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by rowett
January 7th, 2021, 3:50 am
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: lifeviewer bug
Replies: 22
Views: 1901

Re: lifeviewer bug

In LifeViewer, changing the rule from Conway's Life to B3S23 pulls up the theme menu without a button to close it (although if one clicks the button to pull up the help menu, a back button appears). I can't reproduce this. In general if it's not possible to provide a repeatable set of steps or a pa...
by rowett
January 2nd, 2021, 11:19 pm
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: lifeviewer bug
Replies: 22
Views: 1901

Re: lifeviewer bug

ENORMOUS_NAME wrote:
January 2nd, 2021, 10:19 pm
run 2 gens and delete everything
click the tab thing at the bottom left
it will still say 1 alive
Fixed, thanks for reporting!
by rowett
December 27th, 2020, 5:56 am
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: LifeViewer erroneously killing gliders
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: LifeViewer erroneously killing gliders

If there's a sufficiently wide (6 hd is definitely sufficient) diagonal strip* between the glider and the rest of the pattern, we can remove it. This follows from the proof of the c/4 diagonal speed limit. That will get rid of most of the gliders, but there will be occasions where two parallel glid...
by rowett
December 25th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1784
Views: 482619

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

bubblegum wrote:
December 24th, 2020, 6:41 pm
Running a pattern in a rule with a theme with history states and then turning Rainbow on can behave somewhat strangely sometimes. (Try it on the forums, and without waypoints.)
Please post a pattern here that demonstrates the issue.
by rowett
December 25th, 2020, 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LifeSuper rule
Replies: 54
Views: 14711

Re: LifeSuper rule

Donald K Trump wrote:
December 24th, 2020, 11:49 pm
All cells disappear if the pattern is a spark, even killer cells.
Fixed, thanks!
by rowett
December 24th, 2020, 4:20 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1784
Views: 482619

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

bubblegum wrote:
December 23rd, 2020, 6:30 pm
can LifeViewer have an option to turn off triangular cells too?
Yes, added in build 580. Toggle with hotkey /, or Settings->Display->Triangles. Override default (Triangles) with [[ SQUARECELLS ]] script command.

Thanks for the suggestion!
by rowett
December 23rd, 2020, 4:41 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1784
Views: 482619

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

I'm confused about how to get a state to change to a different color if it's been alive for more than one generation. I tried using ALIVERAMP, but that makes it slowly change to a different color over time. I'd like any living cell which wasn't just born to immediately switch to a completely differ...
by rowett
December 19th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: LifeViewer erroneously killing gliders
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: LifeViewer erroneously killing gliders

dvgrn wrote:
December 19th, 2020, 12:17 pm
does KILLGLIDERS work on other rules where gliders exist
KILLGLIDERS is only processed for range 1 [R]Standard and [R]History rules.
by rowett
December 19th, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: LifeViewer erroneously killing gliders
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: LifeViewer erroneously killing gliders

dvgrn wrote:
December 19th, 2020, 8:00 am
Is that a deliberate rough approximation for efficiency reasons?
To some extent yes. But the actual question is how do I know when it's safe to delete a glider?

I can imagine a pattern where it's an arbitrary number of generations until an "escaped" glider is caught by a faster moving spaceship.
by rowett
December 19th, 2020, 4:24 am
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: LifeViewer erroneously killing gliders
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: LifeViewer erroneously killing gliders

I just found an example that doesn't As escaping glider is one that is found on the edge of the pattern bounding box ahead of any other cells in the pattern. This is true for that example - when the gliders are killed they are on the right edge of the pattern bounding box and one or two cells furth...
by rowett
December 19th, 2020, 4:07 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1784
Views: 482619

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

... a rainbow appeared. x = 50, y = 50, rule = Conway's Life:T200 3o3bobo4bobo2bo3b2o2b2obobobob2o2b5ob5o$o2bo2b2ob4o2b4o3bobo2b3o5bo3b ob2ob4obo$obo3b4obo3bo2bo2b5o2bob6o2b3o2b2ob3o$2o3bo2bob2ob4o2bo3b2o4b 2o6bob3o$o4bob4o2b7o3b2o3bo2b2obob2o3b4obobo$bobob3o3bo5b2ob3o2bobo3b 3o4b2ob2ob2o2bo$3bobo3b...
by rowett
December 18th, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1784
Views: 482619

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

As if by magic... #N Twin Sailboat Engine #O otismo x = 49, y = 53, rule = LifeSuper 11.Q8.Q4.2W7.2W$3.2U6.3Q4.3Q4.W2.2W.2W2.W8.2U$4.U.U4.3Q4.3Q5.2W.W.W. 2W7.U.U$.U5.U19.W5.W7.U5.U$.2U3.U5.3Q2.3Q7.W5.W8.U3.2U$12.2Q4.2Q8.5W$ 2.U.U19.O4.3W4.O7.U.U$3.U19.O.O3.W.W3.O.O7.U$24.O4.3W4.O$29.3W$8.2Q 12.5O3.W...
by rowett
December 17th, 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: LifeViewer erroneously killing gliders
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: LifeViewer erroneously killing gliders

This should be fixed. Thanks for reporting!
by rowett
December 17th, 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Larger than Life
Replies: 415
Views: 194505

Re: Larger than Life

Stuff about strange rule with hidden internal crystal sturcture c/22o spaceship: x = 25, y = 16, rule = R2,C2,S4-7,9-12,B4,11-12,NB 7$8bob3obo$7b2obobob2o$7b3obob3o$7b2ob3ob2o$8b2o3b2o$11bo! How could I convert between a HROT rulestring and an LtL one? I would like to run this rule in Golly. Golly ...
by rowett
December 17th, 2020, 1:45 am
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: LifeViewer erroneously killing gliders
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: LifeViewer erroneously killing gliders

MathAndCode wrote:
December 17th, 2020, 1:28 am
I mean internal gliders. The relevant glider seems to be deleted at generation 1,528, four generations before it would have interacted with a blinker.
Please post the pattern here you are referring to.
by rowett
December 17th, 2020, 1:17 am
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: LifeViewer erroneously killing gliders
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: LifeViewer erroneously killing gliders

The kill gliders function on LifeViewer apparently kills internal gliders even though it shouldn't. The glider formed at T=94 gets killed correctly because it is alone on the edge of the bounding box (in this case the left edge). If you step the pattern below one generation to T=94 you'll see a gli...
by rowett
December 14th, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1784
Views: 482619

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

fluffykitty wrote:
December 14th, 2020, 3:04 am
The clipboard would probably be more convenient.
Experimental support for this has been added. Please let me know how you get on with it. Please hard refresh your browser.

Settings->Pattern->Copy Rule will now copy current rule definition to the clipboard. Note that blank lines are removed.
by rowett
December 14th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1784
Views: 482619

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

yujh wrote:
December 14th, 2020, 7:59 am
Is there a way to stop lv from identifying patterns?
Press "Esc" or "F6".
by rowett
December 14th, 2020, 2:53 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1784
Views: 482619

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

fluffykitty wrote:
December 13th, 2020, 8:14 pm
Feature request: Button somewhere to go to the Lifewiki page for a rule used in LifeViewer (preferably the source version for easy copying).
Do you actually want to go to the LifeWiki Rule page or do you just want to copy the rule definition to the clipboard?
by rowett
December 13th, 2020, 5:56 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1784
Views: 482619

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

How about a mode that helps debug commands? In this mode, the scripts can be run line by line and displayed on the screen real-time. Specifically, the "previous step" key runs the previous line of command, and the "next step" key runs the next line of command. Which commands are you trying to debug...
by rowett
December 12th, 2020, 12:31 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1784
Views: 482619

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

A for awesome wrote:
December 11th, 2020, 6:49 pm
One slight issue: LifeHistory patterns are copied as "B3/S23History" now...
Fixed, thanks for reporting!
by rowett
December 10th, 2020, 6:45 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1784
Views: 482619

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

dvgrn wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 4:28 pm
bubblegum wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Which build of LifeViewer automatically aliased rules when copying to clipboard for the express purpose of reliably erroring when pasting into Golly and can that not happen?
Ow, this is a grumpy and slightly cryptic bug report.
True.

However, despite the grumpy report it's still been fixed.
by rowett
December 10th, 2020, 6:43 pm
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: lifeviewer bug
Replies: 22
Views: 1901

Re: lifeviewer bug

EvinZL wrote:
December 10th, 2020, 4:32 pm
When copying, lifeviewer swaps B3/S23 for Conway's Life, making clipboard patterns unusable
Fixed, thanks.
by rowett
December 9th, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1784
Views: 482619

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

I don't seem to be able to change any LifeSuper colors, but it works fine for other rules. Fixed, thanks. The LifeHistory colouring example only works if you manually switch the rule to LifeSuper. At the moment [R]History rules need state names for the colouring to work. I'll allow state numbers in...
by rowett
December 9th, 2020, 5:51 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1784
Views: 482619

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

dvgrn wrote:
December 7th, 2020, 9:32 am
An associated minor issue: the Help for this says COLOR <0..16> R G B. The "16" doesn't seem like the right maximum value nowadays.
Fixed, thanks.
dvgrn wrote:
December 7th, 2020, 9:32 am
I don't seem to be able to change any LifeSuper colors, but it works fine for other rules.
Fixed, thanks.