Restore the Balance

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How hard is Restore the Balance?

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Restore the Balance

Post by K-man » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:10 pm

Substrate: https://www.dropbox.com/s/fpoywctckuttb ... trate?dl=0
A green alien organism has invaded the plate. If not destroyed, it will eventually take over the substrate. Can you get rid of it?
Max cells inserted: 2
Difficulty: Superhuman AI
Cells allowed: All except virocyte
Win conditions: Destroy the green organism. You can keep your solution in the plate as long as it doesn't destroy the others for 200 hrs.

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Re: Restore the Balance

Post by Alast » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:34 pm

Did you solve it?

Sometimes it solves itself.
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Re: Restore the Balance

Post by K-man » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:52 pm

I know. I think it's a bug since when you reload it it's supposed to be always the same. And no, I didn't solve it.
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Re: Restore the Balance

Post by Alast » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:41 pm

Then why didn't you say so?

And no, it's not a bug. It's just a premature substrate with a challenge you don't even know whether it's solvable...
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Re: Restore the Balance

Post by K-man » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:07 am

It probably is. I almost solved it once.
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Re: Restore the Balance

Post by K-man » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:18 am

I did it! A devourocyte species kills the offspring and the initial swimmer dies of starvation.
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Re: Restore the Balance

Post by Alast » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:57 am

Does it solve this 100%of the time? Because luck seems the only way to kill the initial green swimmer. And where's the fun in that?
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Re: Restore the Balance

Post by K-man » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:24 pm

With very strategic positioning, it solves the challenge with a 95% success rate. With less strategic positioning, it has a 80% success rate.
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