How to OCTA Metapixel

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How to OCTA Metapixel

Post by Math » April 13th, 2021, 4:14 am

Hi everyone,
I've heard of OCTA Metapixel, and that it can simulate the game of life itself.
However, I have a few Questions:
  • Is there is the .rle File of the Metapixel
  • How to construct a basic Game of Life in the Game of life? eg. Still box
  • Is there an easy way to turn the Metapixels on and of
Note: I am using the golly editor.

Thanks,
Math

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Re: How to OCTA Metapixel

Post by Dylan Chen » April 13th, 2021, 4:23 am

Hi, friend of math and code, welcome to the forum.

in another post a few days ago:
GUYTU6J wrote:
April 3rd, 2021, 6:03 am
After drawing a pattern in Golly, select it and run Scripts/Lua/metafier.lua, and you'll get the metapixel presentation of the pattern.
1.yes, you can metapixelize everything. just select and click the metafier.lua script.

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2. in the left side of each meta-cell, the initial configration has 'on', 'off' switches.



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Re: How to OCTA Metapixel

Post by Math » April 13th, 2021, 4:36 am

Wow, thanks, going to try it out.

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Re: How to OCTA Metapixel

Post by Math » April 13th, 2021, 4:39 am

Really nice, thanks again.

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Re: How to OCTA Metapixel

Post by dvgrn » April 13th, 2021, 8:48 am

There are also a few pre-built examples of OTCA metapixel patterns in Golly's Patterns/HashLife folder -- the three files that start with the word "metapixel".

Turn up the step size in Golly to somewhere between 8^3 and 8^6 before running these. The 'galaxy' pattern is Life in Life, and the others are different outer-totalistic rules with different neighborhoods being emulated inside Life by properly programmed OTCA metapixels. Hit the 'i' key to see information about the specific rules.

For these and many other patterns in the HashLife folder, there will be a "warm-up" time period while Golly runs the pattern slowly. Once it has calculated all the different hashtiles that the pattern needs to use, the simulation will tend to speed up, usually by a significant amount but this depends on how much memory you're making available to Golly -- see File > Preferences > Control > Maximum memory to adjust this.

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Re: How to OTCA Metapixel

Post by BokaBB » April 14th, 2021, 9:44 am

It is rightly said OTCA.
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