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by dvgrn
March 31st, 2021, 8:20 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: GOL as a font
Replies: 39
Views: 3585

Re: GOL as a font

Turns out the letter Q is really difficult... Have you considered allowing descenders? For example, this Q is still "really" height 12 to match other letters, but it has no pre-block diagonal gaps: x = 12, y = 13, rule = B3/S23 2b2obob2o$2bob2obobo$2o6bobo$o8b2o$bo$2o3b2o2b2o$o4bobo2bo$bo4bob2o$2o ...
by dvgrn
March 30th, 2021, 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly suggestions
Replies: 284
Views: 135113

Re: Golly suggestions

More updates... Thank you again for all this! Experimenting with auto-generating LifeViewer labels is now almost at the top of my To-Do list, finally -- just have to get one item for Nathaniel's Game-of-Life textbook out of the way first. Good Golly, here it is the other end of March already, and s...
by dvgrn
March 29th, 2021, 4:18 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: LeapLife (B2n3/S23-q)
Replies: 947
Views: 130792

Re: LeapLife (B2n3/S23-q)

p114 glider gun... Yowzers, that's quite an improvement -- a much simpler mechanism, and of course it can work for any p19N. Here's a much smaller p361 gun than the last one, for example, based on AbhpzTa's design: x = 213, y = 141, rule = B2n3/S23-q 27b2o$27b2o2$27b4o$27bo2bo2$29bo$30b2o$29b3o$29b...
by dvgrn
March 29th, 2021, 8:30 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Thread for your script-related questions
Replies: 167
Views: 43664

Re: Thread for your script-related questions

I can't even load in a loafer. Why not, exactly? Please try being more specific in bug reports -- it seems silly to have to go through several cycles of posts to painfully extract the relevant information from people. I saved the script to Golly's Scripts/Python directory, entered "xq7_3nw17862z695...
by dvgrn
March 29th, 2021, 8:09 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Thread for your script-related questions
Replies: 167
Views: 43664

Re: Thread for your script-related questions

I know of a script that turns patterns to apgcodes, but is there a script that turns apgcodes to patterns? This script by Ilmari Karonen seems to fit the bill. I haven't tested it, but the comments show a good level of awareness of the different apgcode variants. Tangential note: I knew the name "I...
by dvgrn
March 29th, 2021, 5:31 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here
Replies: 473
Views: 193699

Re: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here

bluecrab2 wrote:
March 29th, 2021, 12:47 am
I would like to help contribute to the wiki! I'd appreciate it if you set me to trusted :)
Done!
by dvgrn
March 28th, 2021, 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: apgsearch v5.0
Replies: 132
Views: 49767

Re: apgsearch v5.0

PkmnQ wrote:
March 28th, 2021, 7:27 am
How do I configure it so it uses a rule other than the standard Life?
Configure apgsearch 5.0? Have you read the instructions?
The options may include, for example:
...
--rule b36s245 Run the custom rule B36/S245
by dvgrn
March 28th, 2021, 7:33 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Periodic Herschel Conduits
Replies: 103
Views: 9297

Re: The Hunting of the Periodic Herschel Conduits

Can this signal duplicator be used in Spartan or Hashlife-friendly circuitry? Well... it _could_ be, but for most purposes a Silver reflector would be enormously cheaper -- maybe a tenth of the cost of this, the best way I can think to do it with current technology. It's not particularly easy to bu...
by dvgrn
March 27th, 2021, 10:13 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Lying Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 5559

Re: Lying Thread

Both {censored} and PHPBB12345 are nice. They are the only ones who doesn't report sandbox threads. One of them is so nice that I totally didn't end up adding that one to my foe list. False note: (Also yes, I have already added so much people as friends because I am very friendly) Yeah that was ver...
by dvgrn
March 26th, 2021, 5:18 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: One Glider Seeds
Replies: 118
Views: 18310

Re: One Glider Seeds

Eight still lifes is enough: Is this wwei? I do wonder 1) if it's possible to get it down to a truly stable seed, and 2) why would anyone need this. Heh, yeah, I should have said "eight objects", meaning "eight cheap slsparse-constructible objects". A Rob's p16 definitely _can_ be constructed with ...
by dvgrn
March 26th, 2021, 5:01 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Random posts 2
Replies: 52
Views: 3523

Re: Random posts 2

Moderator (I guess you) helped set this up?!????!!!!?!!?!!?!!?!!??!!?!?? Can I ask why? This thread was here already, along with several other existing threads, as GUYTU6J pointed out this morning. If the Sandbox keeps being more trouble than it's worth, Nathaniel might eventually decide to shut th...
by dvgrn
March 26th, 2021, 3:26 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Random posts 2
Replies: 52
Views: 3523

Re: Random posts 2

??? What the heck is that my post? I don't remember this at all. What's the original title??? :| Yeah, that's your post. I didn't edit that one at all -- just adjusted the titles of the first and third posts slightly so that the title "Random posts 2" would show up everywhere. And Now... The Rest O...
by dvgrn
March 26th, 2021, 10:25 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Why Word Chains got locked?
Replies: 21
Views: 1016

Re: Why Word Chains got locked?

...we can just keep the original 238-page one locked and allow only one of these to be used. How does " Random posts 2 " sound? Maybe just use that one. We can save the old locked random-posts thread as an object lesson in Just Don't Do Stupid Stuff . If the Sandbox goes back to being a lot closer ...
by dvgrn
March 26th, 2021, 8:13 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: One Glider Seeds
Replies: 118
Views: 18310

Re: One Glider Seeds

A one-glider seed for Rob's p16 showed up last night, thanks to a non-Rob-Liston soup. Eight still lifes is enough: x = 16, y = 27, rule = B3/S23 3b2o$3bobo$4b2o4$10bo$10bo$10bo2$5b2o$4bobo$5bo2$2o11b2o$2o11bobo$6b2o 5bo$6b2o3$b3o2$5bo$5bo$5bo2$3o! Other orientations of input should be possible, as ...
by dvgrn
March 25th, 2021, 9:58 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup search results
Replies: 2382
Views: 1586370

Re: Soup search results

We now have a soup producing Rob's p16 that was not found by Rob Liston. Hey, that might even make Rob's p16 a little cheaper to build. It currently costs eleven gliders, so it's an improvement if this constellation can be built with six gliders or less: x = 38, y = 51, rule = LifeHistory A.A$.2A$....
by dvgrn
March 25th, 2021, 6:33 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Thread for basic non-CGOL questions
Replies: 487
Views: 164787

Re: Tell me the string for each transition

Can someone tell me the string for each transition in a ruletable? I really need it! Sure -- but this is a basic OCA question. It definitely isn't a question about Conway's Life or about the forum website, and even if it were it wouldn't need a whole new thread on the Website Discussion board. Plea...
by dvgrn
March 25th, 2021, 5:17 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 3243
Views: 1305249

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

Port this into CGoL... Please 1) acknowledge that you've read and understood GUYTU6J's recent post , and stop ordering people around . 2) avoid double-posting unnecessarily. The above was definitely unnecessary -- just edit the previous post instead, as the forum rules suggest. If you keep doing th...
by dvgrn
March 25th, 2021, 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2690
Views: 777376

Re: Thread for basic questions

It's impossible to enter CGCC chatrooms in China mainland. 但是讨论生命游戏为什么要在CGCC上?那是最差的讨论生命游戏的地方,没有之一,上面有很多民科。 Google's attempt at translating this last line: But why is the discussion about the game of life on CGCC? That is the worst place to discuss the game of life, there is no one, there are many f...
by dvgrn
March 24th, 2021, 6:32 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Thread for basic non-CGOL questions
Replies: 487
Views: 164787

Re: Thread for basic non-CGOL questions

How do I convert a binary string to base64 encoding for MAP rules? All I can find online is converting text to base64 encoding. Some of the code in MAPper.lua might help, if you don't mind Lua instead of Python. What it does is to create all 512 neighborhoods and actually run them for one tick in G...
by dvgrn
March 24th, 2021, 6:19 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 3243
Views: 1305249

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

You used your profile picture haha that is so funny... Please try to resist making one-liner posts like this one, quite so often. There isn't a single other active forum member with quite this low of a signal-to-noise ratio at the moment. Your more recent post is a StateInvestigator pattern, not a ...
by dvgrn
March 24th, 2021, 5:16 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1642
Views: 742667

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

I know that this is a puffer, but Is there a way to make it a spaceship? Lots of different ways, no doubt. Here's a p12 stabilization using an HWSS: x = 18, y = 23, rule = Life b3o$bo2bo$bo6b3o$bo5bo2bo5bo$2bobo2b2obo4b3o$14b2obo$14b3o$14b3o$3o12b 2o$o2bo$o8b3o$o3bo4bobo$o3bo6bo$o5b2ob2o$bobo3bobo$...
by dvgrn
March 24th, 2021, 12:53 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: "the anti-rule thread"
Replies: 63
Views: 5400

Re: "the anti-rule thread"

We should wait for at least a year before posting in order to be able to post after over a year, i.e. break rule 3b. I think that if we ask dvgrn, he might be willing to help by locking this thread until a year has passed. Happy to oblige! What a horrible, horrible thread this is. I'm breaking the ...
by dvgrn
March 24th, 2021, 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2690
Views: 777376

Re: Thread for basic questions

Cool! How long does it take to get into it? It seemed that I can’t enter it fast Loading The Quest for Tetris Just a second… It loads fairly quickly for me, I'm afraid. So this might not be a good option for your location, either. However, the QFT chat room has actually been closed and archived for...
by dvgrn
March 24th, 2021, 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2690
Views: 777376

Re: Thread for basic questions

Uh excuse me? It looks like that discord is banned. Is there another goal chat room somewhere available to me for now? There must be quite a few options out there. The Quest for Tetris group had a fairly busy chat room set up on Stack Exchange at one point, for example. Maybe someone could try sett...
by dvgrn
March 23rd, 2021, 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2690
Views: 777376

Re: Thread for basic questions

Should the " Skewed pre-pulsar " be considered a "gliderless methuselah"? What's the difference between "xp0_5" and "xp2_5"? Where did those large breeder apgcodes come from? What is a "Long moose antlers"? What does "gosperize" mean? Should that "Long moose antlers" be actually named "Eater siames...