A forum where anything goes. Introduce yourselves to other members of the forums, discuss how your name evolves when written out in the Game of Life, or just tell us how you found it. This is the forum for "non-academic" content.
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Re: Introductions

Post by yujh » October 26th, 2021, 9:59 am

Avengium wrote:
October 25th, 2021, 2:31 pm
Maybe you could name it if it's your discovery.

I saw your post on some alternative rules called 熠熠种花 - Glimmering Garden (B3-jknr4ity5ijk6i8/S23-a4city6c7c). That rules look great too.

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You don’t have to name everything, if you do so, you are actually getting into some trouble. But it is just my personal opinion. Also if you want to try smooth life you might want
Nothing to apgsearch? Try b38s23/C1!





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If you need someone to apgsearch, or if you want to search for an explosive rule, contact me on discord!

Bored of Conway's Game of Life? Try Pedestrian Life -- not pedestrian at all!

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Re: Introductions

Post by nezclaw » November 21st, 2021, 6:42 pm

Howdy, I'm Nessie, and I just started playing with Golly the other day after looking up Mystic Smoke on wikipedia (where i learned that the term i was after was Magic Smoke) and falling into a rabbithole of software engineering that eventually landed me on the page for CGOL. I like to draw, and like games that involve science, apparently. Kerbal Space Program's another one I play with. I made a forum account after happening on a weird pattern after writing something in cursive using a drawing tablet and i didn't know how to search to see if it's a known phenomenon. The lexicon is extremely confusing, but considering that i play Dwarf Fortress, the learning curve for which has been described as a 'cliff' i'll probably get the hang of it eventually.

my one big question is if anyone's managed to run DOOM in CGOL yet.
my desire to be scientifically rigorous vs my short attention span: fight!

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Re: Introductions

Post by jwfa » December 22nd, 2021, 11:46 am

Hi I'm Jakub. I think Game of Life is fascinating and cool thing to code. :)

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Re: Introductions

Post by peteyboy » February 11th, 2022, 3:22 pm

Hello, I stumbled up on this site after playing wordle awhile and my brain connecting the wordle score grid with something from CGoL. Such a cool community here that I see! It was so easy to do the thing I wanted to do, which was convert wordle scores to something runnable in Life.

I made this little web-app, as you can see in a different thread.

Doing this little project opened my eyes to all this crazy Conway stuff that is way more interesting than I had imagined. It's been a long time since I learned about it in school.

Anyway, I just wanted to say hi and say I did this (obviously very minor) thing, and leveraged cool resources here.

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Re: Introductions

Post by Seawolf » February 21st, 2022, 9:04 pm

Last edited by Seawolf on July 21st, 2022, 12:17 am, edited 1 time in total.
This account has been deactivated. I am Louis Davidson, and I am bismarckisbestgirl.

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About me

Post by Period1GliderGun » March 9th, 2022, 2:33 pm

Hello. My name is Period1GliderGun, and I like to play around with non-totalistic rules.

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x = 29, y = 34, rule = B2ein3cijn4cnrwy5cnq6e/S1c2-ai3acny4anqy5c6ek8

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x = 88, y = 23, rule = B2n3-q5y6c/S23-k

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x = 5, y = 5, rule = B37c/S23-r

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x = 64, y = 64, rule = B2ein3cijn4cnrwy5cnq6e/S1c2-ai3acny4anqy5c6ek8

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x = 27, y = 26, rule = B2ein3cijn4cnrwy5cnq6e/S1c2-ai3acny4anqy5c6ek8

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x = 27, y = 25, rule = B3-q4y/S23
It's OK to abbreviate my username to "P1GG," but never, never, call me "pig."

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x = 36, y = 9, rule = B3/S23
[[ STEP 30 ]]

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Re: About me

Post by dvgrn » March 9th, 2022, 11:11 pm

Period1GliderGun wrote:
March 9th, 2022, 2:33 pm
Hello. My name is Period1GliderGun, and I like to play around with non-totalistic rules.
Welcome! That was a lot of viewer tags, so they got converted into code tags -- and introductions don't usually go in their own thread, or we'd have hundreds of people introducing themselves in their own lonely little threads, so your post got reported and then moved here.

Sorry about that. We don't always treat newcomers in the friendliest possible way -- in particular, people have a strange habit of grumpily reporting posts that don't measure up to the "community standards" without actually responding directly to the problematic message, even if it's a complete newcomer doing the posting. But we do mostly mean well.

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Oh, hey!

Post by squareroot12621 » March 23rd, 2022, 5:40 pm

I discovered Conway's Game of Life sometime in 2021. (I usually forget dates; I typically remember years, if I remember anything, in that situation). I got "Simple Game of Life" by Dmitry Sinyov when I wasn't very far into it, but I got Golly later, and boy, it works well!
I've experimented quite a bit since I first heard about it, and I'm working on something really big. (Hint: I spent a day memorizing LV's commands, and I got frustrated with 2 hours of errors. [insert :diablo: from AoPS here])

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  AoPS — Art of Problem Solving (I have the same username there)
  CGoL — Conway's Game of Life
   Dom — Domino spark (see Fig. 1)
   Dot — Dot spark (see Fig. 2)
Forums —
     G — Glider
     H — Herschel
  Hive — Beehive
  HWSS — Heavyweight spaceship
    LS —
    LV — LifeViewer
    LW — LifeWiki
  LWSS — Lightweight spaceship
  MWSS — Middleweight spaceship
   Obo — Obo! spark (see Fig. 3)
  OWSS — Overweight spaceship
P-pent — P-pentomino (see Fig. 4)
 Queen — Queen bee
   QBS — Queen bee shuttle
     R — R-pentomino
   Rep — Replicator (not necessarily the one in HighLife)
  Spsh — Spaceship
 T-tet — T-tetromino
    TL — Traffic light
   Var — Variation (of a rule or pattern)
     V — V spark (see Fig. 5)
  XWSS — [something]weight spaceship

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# The five figures
x = 26, y = 3, rule = B3/S23
[[ ZOOM 25 GPS 3 ]]
[[ LABEL 0 -2 15 "Fig. 1" ]]
[[ LABEL 5 -2 15 "Fig. 2" ]]
[[ LABEL 11 -2 15 "Fig. 3" ]]
[[ LABEL 17.5 -2 15 "Fig. 4" ]]
[[ LABEL 24 -2 15 "Fig. 5" ]]
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Re: Introductions

Post by Thatguythemen » March 31st, 2022, 9:03 am

Hello! i am pretty new here, i got into it by just finding it, and now im hooked. so yeah

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x = 9, y = 9, rule = 23/3

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Re: Introductions

Post by Ascen » March 31st, 2022, 11:41 am

nice golly :D
By the way, I'm new, too. I was fascinated by the patten of "Breeder".

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Re: Introductions

Post by wirehead » June 18th, 2022, 2:54 pm

Hi everyone... I'm new, but I'm not new. I just joined today, but I have been following these forums for several years now, since before Sir Robin existed, I think.

I'll mostly be hanging around the OCA forums because I like Wireworld and its variants the most. I'm less interested in Life and other two state cellular automata.

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Re: Introductions

Post by BokaBB » June 28th, 2022, 7:57 am

Welcome here , you all newbies ! Hope that you like this place !
Good morning / afternoon / evening / night !
Enjoy your life and all the best !
Have a suuuuperior day !

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Good morning/afternoon/evening/night!Enjoy your life and all the best!Have a suuuuperior day!BokaBB

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Re: Introductions

Post by dl-rs » July 4th, 2022, 10:34 pm

Hey I'm new, and I have about nothing to say except that I'm careless and one fifth of my posts turned out to be rediscoveries. Also, I love playing simple 2D games (and also love making them).
I wanna Advertise this map.
I'm someone who loves hanging around the sandbox but don't make much discoveries.

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Re: Introductions

Post by Chai » July 7th, 2022, 1:30 pm

Hey - I'm new, and have an unhealthy obsession with growing spaceships.
I got into Life (and CAs in general) through a friend, who should be around here... somewhere.

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Re: Introductions

Post by stheia » July 18th, 2022, 2:18 pm

Today, I'm going to stop lurking.
(Yes, I'm new here.)

~ stheia

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Re: Introductions

Post by Pyry Virtanen » July 22nd, 2022, 3:17 pm

Hi, I'm new here but I have been a fan of cellular automata for a long time. I have studied many kinds of rules in a hexagonal grid using a self-written program. None of them were quite as interesting or versatile as the Game of Life but some came close. I might share some of the stuff I found at some point but this is probably the wrong place for that. In Life, I recently found an 8-cell diehard in 5x7 bounding box with a lifespan of 140. Probably not particularly significant but I have been unable to find almost any information about diehards with a small population and bounding box, other than the classic and well known 7-cell diehard with a lifespan of 130. Has anyone ever looked further, e.g. for a given n, what is the longest lasting n-cell diehard in an nxn bounding box? I would love to hear.

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Re: Introductions

Post by Stepan Babintsev » August 3rd, 2022, 3:43 am

Hi! I am almost new here, I have been interested in CGoL and other ceular automata for 1 year. I'm 12, and I am Russian, so my English isn't good, but I often read English sites or forums, so I'm good at understanding english. I love programming and maths. I know Python, C++, HTMl, CSS, JS. I like doing syntheses of oscillators and like writing Golly scripts. Also, I have a few rules. Unfortunately, I have Windows, and I can't run apg search for them :cry: . My rules:

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Post by HotWheels9232 » Today, 12:33 am

Hello!!! I am hotwheels9232. I am already here for 3 months, but I haven't introduced myself. I love custom rules and OCA, but I don't research any OCA which can be written in that B2-k/S3a format found by other people except 38life. See the Symbiosis thread for me.
My rules:
B34q/S23-k(ObliquePufferLife) and

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x = 21, y = 32, rule = B3/S23
PM me to get some help on making rules!

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