I just pushed a bunch of new commits. The new fixed guns I added are as follows:
- those from Kazyan's MunitionsDump
- those from simsim's GliderGunCollection
- p20 and p40 as indicated by Calcyman and Sokwe
- overclocked p74 and p75 syringe based guns
- some random pseudo-period guns of low period by me
Variable guns as follows:
p662 and p973 by simeks (EDIT: Also p879. Nice one!)
p708 and p853 by Dave Greene
EDIT2: Also made a p556 by Kazyan in to an official gun family
Thanks guys! The Hall of Shame is now:
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Hall of Shame (p100 or greater)
551 (9295, 'p01038_8_p00551') (7 mod 8)
955 (9198, 'p00803_19') (3 mod 8)
947 (9125, 'p00803_18') (3 mod 8)
509 (9086, 'p00954_8_p00509') (5 mod 8)
471 (9045, 'p00870_9_p00471') (7 mod 8)
942 (9045, 'p00870_9') (6 mod 8)
543 (9024, 'p01038_6_p00543') (7 mod 8)
993 (8988, 'p00921_9') (1 mod 8)
931 (8979, 'p00803_16') (3 mod 8)
447 (8932, 'fixed') (7 mod 8)
463 (8911, 'p00870_7_p00463') (7 mod 8)
926 (8911, 'p00870_7') (6 mod 8)
923 (8906, 'p00803_15') (3 mod 8)
985 (8904, 'p00921_8') (1 mod 8)
479 (8904, 'fixed') (7 mod 8)
958 (8904, 'fixed') (6 mod 8)
997 (8840, 'p00973_3') (5 mod 8)
977 (8820, 'p00921_7') (1 mod 8)
533 (8820, 'fixed') (5 mod 8)
501 (8816, 'p00954_6_p00501') (5 mod 8)
dvgrn wrote:That's the most recent hacked Hersrch from a few years ago, right?
Yes it's from your website Hersrch-4Dec2012.zip.
dvgrn wrote:I decided to get a little more organized, and made the beginnings of a table of 90-degree timing adjusters
This is definitely a good idea. The number of times I have though "Wow, this like it's going to be a good gun" only to later realise that I have made an exact duplicate is quite embarrassing!
dvgrn wrote:It would be nice if the top row included more parity-changing turners besides the Snarks-only ones. The lack of those means that I'm mostly only getting even-period guns by modifying small odd-period guns, usually by swapping out three-Snark loops.
Yes, I remember getting this problem myself. In the end I started putting left hand conduits on the end of the syringe to find other colors/parities. The guns set records at the time I made them but I don't know if they have been surpassed since.
dvgrn wrote:The occasional improvement has popped up <a p708>
This one sets some records and also suggests quite a few record guns at sub-periods. The interesting thing is that, because of the asymmetry, the half-period variants in this family look like they will work at the optimal size without any glider collisions. Some work to do to prove that though.
dvgrn wrote: Are there small G-to-2Gs where the extra glider output was the wrong color, where we might try swapping in the two color-changing turners?
This is another frustration I encountered. What I consider to be the three most natural glider duplicators all have a "backwards" glider that is of the same color and parity:
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x = 163, y = 35, rule = B3/S23
EDIT: Added the p879 by simeks and edited the Hall of Shame above. Thanks!