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by Martin Büttner
March 27th, 2016, 9:51 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: B2o3m56/S2om4oH (Hex Life)
Replies: 28
Views: 9430

Re: 24a/256c (Hex Life)

If there was a hex-grid application that supported RLE format, it could simply paste in each row like Golly soes, but offset by 1 unit in the Z direction (SSW) instead of by 1 unit down. I started work on a browser-based Hexagonal Life simulator that will support RLE import/export, because I haven'...
by Martin Büttner
March 12th, 2016, 5:04 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 353
Views: 455408

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

Now that I've signed up to the forums, I just wanted to mention that I'm somewhat disappointed that no one even suggested Guy Fawkes as a name. ;)

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(To be honest, the longer I keep looking at it, the more generations look like faces.)
by Martin Büttner
March 12th, 2016, 7:03 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: B2/S34H (Hexagonal Life)
Replies: 31
Views: 10116

Re: B2/S34H (Hexagonal Life)

A couple new ways to build junctions, and the triangle thingy in the middle is a new p5:

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by Martin Büttner
March 12th, 2016, 6:02 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: B2/S34H (Hexagonal Life)
Replies: 31
Views: 10116

Re: B2/S34H (Hexagonal Life)

Here's a p4 that only works next to one of those 120 degree wedges: x = 23, y = 23, rule = B2/S34H 5bo$6bo$5b4o$4b3ob3o$3b3o4b3o$2b3o7b3obo$4o10b3o$2bo13bo$2b2o12b2o$3bo 13bo$3b2o12b2o$4bo13bo$4b2o12b2o$5bo13bo$5b2o12b2o$6bo13bo$6b3o3b2o5b 4o$6bob3o3bo3b3o$10b3obo2b3o$12b3ob3o$14b4o$16bo$17bo! I als...
by Martin Büttner
March 11th, 2016, 6:57 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: B2/S34H (Hexagonal Life)
Replies: 31
Views: 10116

Re: B2/S34H (Hexagonal Life)

Just found a p18 that is supported by a wedge between two walls. Don't have .rle yet, but here's a screenshot:

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by Martin Büttner
March 11th, 2016, 6:45 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: B2/S34H (Hexagonal Life)
Replies: 31
Views: 10116

Re: B2/S34H (Hexagonal Life)

I'm too lazy to set it up right now, but here's how you get the oscillator: start from the largest ring in this comment http://davidsiaw.github.io/blog/2014/11/22/hexlife-part-2/#comment-2562331065 and insert a normal (empty) hexagon with side-length 4 in the centre. That gives you p14. If you do ex...
by Martin Büttner
March 11th, 2016, 6:14 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: B2/S34H (Hexagonal Life)
Replies: 31
Views: 10116

Re: B2/S34H (Hexagonal Life)

Here is one of the p15 oscillators I found inside one of the stable hexagons Dean mentioned (this RLE is technically p30, but as Dean pointed out, the supporting oscillators can be turned into p3s instead of p2s): x = 23, y = 23, rule = B2/S34H 5bo$6bo$5b4o$4b3ob3o$3b3o4b3o$2b3o7b3obo$4o10b3o$2bo13b...
by Martin Büttner
March 11th, 2016, 4:42 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: B2/S34H (Hexagonal Life)
Replies: 31
Views: 10116

Re: B2/S34H (Hexagonal Life)

John wrote:in case you haven't... selecting view -> show cell icons looks better than the squares.
Yeah, I'm aware but I find that's a very minor improvement. If I don't find a good alternative within a week or so, I might write my own rudimentary, browser-based hexlife with .rle-support.
by Martin Büttner
March 11th, 2016, 2:57 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: B2/S34H (Hexagonal Life)
Replies: 31
Views: 10116

Re: B2/S34H (Hexagonal Life)

Sure, but so far this discussion was primarily about B2/S34H, so I figured it belonged here. I haven't checked what other hex rules already have threads, but feel free to start new ones when you start investigating them.
by Martin Büttner
March 11th, 2016, 1:45 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: B2/S34H (Hexagonal Life)
Replies: 31
Views: 10116

Re: B2/S34H (Hexagonal Life)

It seems like Golly can do hexagonal rules, but it's a bit of a pain because the grid is still displayed as a rectangular one (with funny adjacency rules). I'd also be interested if there's a better tool out there. Ideally even one that supports the more generalised rules like those described by Cal...
by Martin Büttner
March 11th, 2016, 4:26 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: B2/S34H (Hexagonal Life)
Replies: 31
Views: 10116

Re: B2/S34H (Hexagonal Life)

Inspired by http://davidsiaw.github.io/blog/2014/11/21/hexlife/ I was playing around with this rule yesterday (only manually with two hexagonal life simulators). While I didn't find any spaceships (unsurprisingly), I did find some oscillators that I haven't seen anywhere else. Especially the stable ...