Life illusions

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drc
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Life illusions

Post by drc » April 4th, 2017, 11:15 pm

1. Copy the pattern below
2. Paste into Golly (I'm using 2.8 )
3. Turn off gridlines, press play and hold F, look at the center.
4. It looks like a knightship! Probably. At least it looked like it for me.

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x = 11, y = 53, rule = B3/S23
2b2o$o4bo$6bo$o5bo$b6o3$2b4o$b6o$b4ob2o$5b2o4$2b6o$bo5bo$7bo$bo4bo3$6b
2o$2b4ob2o$2b6o$3b4o$4b2o$2bo4bo$8bo$2bo5bo$3b6o3$4b4o$3b6o$3b4ob2o$7b
2o4$4b6o$3bo5bo$9bo$3bo4bo3$8b2o$4b4ob2o$4b6o$5b4o$6b2o$4bo4bo$10bo$4b
o5bo$5b6o!
\100\97\110\105

Saka
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Re: Life illusions

Post by Saka » April 6th, 2017, 8:07 am

A fun one with lifeviewer

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x = 36, y = 9, rule = B3/S23
24bo11b$22bobo11b$12b2o6b2o12b2o$11bo3bo4b2o12b2o$2o8bo5bo3b2o14b$2o8b
o3bob2o4bobo11b$10bo5bo7bo11b$11bo3bo20b$12b2o!
#C [[ STEP 29 AUTOSTART ]]
Airy Clave White It Nay

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x = 17, y = 10, rule = B3/S23
b2ob2obo5b2o$11b4obo$2bob3o2bo2b3o$bo3b2o4b2o$o2bo2bob2o3b4o$bob2obo5b
o2b2o$2b2o4bobo2b3o$bo3b5ob2obobo$2bo5bob2o$4bob2o2bobobo!
(Check gen 2)

Ethanagor
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Re: Life illusions

Post by Ethanagor » April 7th, 2017, 6:00 pm

Saka wrote:A fun one with lifeviewer
It took me longer than I am willing to admit to figure out what was happening...

Sidenote: A Gosper Glider Gun in Golly on Hyperspeed mode alternates between a few different illusions: one where the whole stream of gliders is a big blur, a few where the gliders turn into random blobs, and one where the gliders look really slow.
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Rich Holmes
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Re: Life illusions

Post by Rich Holmes » April 7th, 2017, 9:45 pm

drc wrote:1. Copy the pattern below
2. Paste into Golly (I'm using 2.8 )
3. Turn off gridlines, press play and hold F, look at the center.
4. It looks like a knightship! Probably. At least it looked like it for me.
Pressing and holding F doesn't seem to do anything on my computer. It centers the pattern once and that's it.

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Re: Life illusions

Post by drc » April 7th, 2017, 9:55 pm

Rich Holmes wrote:
drc wrote:1. Copy the pattern below
2. Paste into Golly (I'm using 2.8 )
3. Turn off gridlines, press play and hold F, look at the center.
4. It looks like a knightship! Probably. At least it looked like it for me.
Pressing and holding F doesn't seem to do anything on my computer. It centers the pattern once and that's it.
It should be like the autofit feature...maybe an outdated version of golly?
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Re: Life illusions

Post by fluffykitty » June 1st, 2017, 3:02 pm

Holding F doesn't seem to work on Mac :(
I like making rules

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