There's another interesting angle of attack, whenever we decide to try this again. The 2G and 3G splitters desperately need to be sorted into categories also. It's should be fairly easy to find splitters that can produce various pairs or triples of input gliders directly, with the addition of a 90-degree turner or two. Which means that we might well be able to reduce 7G to let's say 3G by adding very roughly 2*2 + 5*2 objects -- two 3G splitters, and six 90-degree turners with exactly the right timing. Or to be a little less ambitious, use three 2G splitters and get from 7G to 4G at the cost of a couple more objects.

Maybe the brain-dead easy way to do this would be to write a search program that adds all possible 90-degree turners to all of the 2G splitters in every possible way, and then just builds a huge database of all the pairs of gliders that come out. Let's call that another project for another week.

Meanwhile, the seed fits inside 200x200 now. More squishification is very possible, but it starts to require larger and larger rebuilds of various sections. Starting from scratch with a less tangled design (after studying the version below to see where the annoying parts are) would probably be more effective beyond this point.

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x = 200, y = 184, rule = LifeHistory
53.2BA$48.6BABAB$47.8B2AB87.2B$47.11B86.3B$47.10B86.4B$47.8B87.4B$48.
6B87.4B$49.4B87.4B$48.6B85.6B$47.8B83.8B6.2B$46.4B2.4B81.11B3.3B$20.
5B20.4B4.4B79.12B2.4B$20.5B5.2A12.4B6.4B77.13B.4B$19.7B3.B2A11.4B8.4B
75.18B$18.7B2.5B10.4B7.B2.4B73.18B$18.3BA11B8.4B3.B2.4B2.4B71.18B$19.
BABA10B7.4B2.10B2.4B69.18B$18.3BA12B5.4B3.10B3.4B43.B2A21.18B$18.16B
4.4B3.B2A10B2.4B41.2BA21.18B$19.14B4.4B4.ABA4B2A4B3.4B40.ABA2B18.18B$
19.14B3.4B4.ABA4BA2BA4B3.4B35.4B2A4B16.18B$20.3B.8B3.4B4.2BA2B.2BA2BA
5B3.4B30.14B15.9BA8B$21.B2.7B3.4B6.4B2.2B2A2B.4B3.4B3.4B19.16BAB13.9B
ABA6B$25.6B2.4B8.4B2.3B4.4B3.4B.6B17.16BABAB11.11BABA4B$25.11B10.4B.
3B5.4B3.10B17.16BABA2B9.13B2A3B$24.4B.6B5.2BA4.8B5.4B3.9B18.16BA3B8.
18B$16.4B3.4B3.4B.6BABAB3.7B6.4B2.9B19.20B6.19B$15.6B.4B3.13B2AB4.6B
2A5.13BA19.21B4.21B$15.10B3.17B4.6B2A6.6B.4BABA17.4B.17B3.15B2A4B$15.
9B3.4B2.11B5.7B8.4B3.3B2AB16.4B3.16B2.15BA2BA3B$15.9B2.4B4.8B7.5B9.6B
3.5B15.4B5.14B2.16BA2BA4B$15.2BA11B6.6B8.4BAB7.8B2.4B15.4B10.B3.6B.
18B2A5B$14.2BABA2B.6B8.4B9.3BABA5.2B2A6B2.4B14.4B15.5B.27B$14.3B2AB3.
4B8.6B8.3B.ABA3.3BABA5B.3BA14.4B16.23B.8B$14.5B3.6B6.8B8.4B2A3.4BA6B.
2BA.A12.4B16.4B.18B2.7B$15.4B2.8B4.4B2.4B9.4B3.10B2.3BABA10.4B16.4B.
18B4.4B$15.3B2.4B2.4B2.4B4.4B8.4B5.3B7.4B2A5B4.4B16.2A2B.14B2A2B4.5B$
19.4B4.8B6.4B8.4B16.11BA4B16.ABAB.14BABAB4.4B$18.4B6.6B8.4B8.4B14.11B
ABA2B16.B2A18BA2B3.4B$17.4B8.4B10.4B8.4B13.6B2A4BABA16.26B.4B$16.4B8.
6B10.4B8.4B13.4BA2BA4B2A15.10BA20B$4.3B8.4B8.8B10.4B8.4B12.4B.2A7B14.
10BABA18B$4.2B2A6.4B8.4B2.4B10.4B8.4B15.2B.8B12.12BABA17B2A4.2BA$3.2B
ABA5.4B8.4B4.4B10.4B8.4B17.8B2A9.14B2A7B.9BA.A.3BABA4B$3.3BA2B3.4B8.B
2AB6.4B10.4B8.4B16.7BABAB7.23B2.6B.3BA.A3B2A6B$3.7B.4B8.BABA8.4B10.4B
8.4B15.8BA2B6.23B4.4B3.3BA12B$4.10B7.2BABA10.4B10.4B8.4B15.10B5.23B
13.15B$4.9B8.3BA12.4B10.4B8.4B19.3B6.23B14.4B3.8B$4.9B8.3B14.4B10.4B
8.4B26.BD21B23.6B$4.10B7.4B14.4B10.4B8.4B24.2D21B25.4B$4.6B.4B7.4B14.
4B10.4B8.4B22.4D19B25.6B$5.4B3.4B6.2B2A15.4B9.2BAB9.4B20.2B2D19B2.2B
14.4B3.8B$13.4B5.2BABA15.4B5.2B.BABAB9.4B18.23B2.4B12.6B.4B2.4B$14.4B
3.4BAB16.4B3.4BABA2B10.4B16.23B.6B12.10B4.4B$11.2BA.4B.2A5B17.4B2.4B
2A2B12.4BD13.32B11.9B6.4B$6.6BABA4BABA4B19.4B2.7B13.2BDB2D10.33B11.9B
7.4B$.3B.8B2A3BABA5B20.4B2.5B15.2B2D10.35B10.2BA7B7.4B$.2B2A14BA6B21.
4B3.3B16.2D2B8.35B10.2BABA2B.4B7.4B$2BABA21B22.4B3.B14.2B.7B4.38B8.3B
2AB3.4B7.4B$3BA9B3.10B23.4B16.11B3.41B6.5B5.4B7.4B$12B9.4B25.4B14.49B
2A5B7.4B6.4B7.4B$.10B40.4B13.49B2A7B5.3B8.4B7.4B$.11B40.4B11.43B2A14B
2AB14.4B7.4B$.12B40.4B9.43BABA14B2A2B14.4B7.4B$.13B40.4B8.13BDBD12BA
6B.7B2A19B15.4B7.4B$.6B.7B40.4B7.6B2A4B3D12BABA4B3.26B17.4B7.4B$2.4B
3.7B40.4B7.5BABA3B3D12B2A6B2.24B20.4B7.4B$10.7B40.4B.4B.6BABA3BD21B2.
22B23.4B7.4B$11.7B40.16BA10BA15B2.22B24.4B7.4B2A4.2BA$12.7B40.25BABA
14B2.21B26.4B7.3BA.A.3BABA4B$13.7B38.22BA3BA2BA10B2D4.15B2.4B26.4B7.
3BA.A3B2A6B$14.7B37.22BA4BABA6B.2B2D4.8B.2B2.B5.4B26.4B7.3BA12B$15.7B
36.22BA5BA6B.2B2DBD2.4B.B15.4B26.4B7.15B$16.7B35.10BD29BD6B19.4B26.4B
6.4B3.8B$17.7B35.7B3D25B.B2.6B21.4B26.4B13.6B$18.7B33.7BDB2D14B3A.8B
4.4B23.4B26.4B13.4B$19.7B31.9B2D27B3.6B23.4B26.4B11.6B$20.7B30.13B3A
23B.8B23.4B26.4B9.8B$21.7B30.34B.7B2.4B23.4B26.4B4.2B.4B2.4B$22.7B30.
9BA5BA16B3.5B4.4B23.4B26.4B2.7B4.4B$23.7B28.10BA5BA14B5.5B2D3.4B23.4B
26.11B6.4B$24.7B27.10BA5BA13B5.5B2D5.4B23.4B26.9B8.4B$25.7B27.29B4.4B
.2DBD5.4B23.4B26.8B9.4B$26.7B26.11B3A9B2D3B4.4B3.BD2B5.4B23.4B26.7B
10.4B$27.7B26.21B3D2B4.4B5.4B5.4B23.4B.D22.8B11.4B$28.7B25.14B.5BDB2D
5.4B7.4B5.4B23.3B2D21.9B12.4B$29.7B25.11B5.B.3BD5.4B9.4B5.4B23.B2DBD
4.3B12.11B12.4B8.3B$30.7B26.B2.6B6.4B5.4B11.4B5.4B23.DBDB3.7B9.11B13.
4B6.2B2A$31.7B30.2B7.4B5.4B13.4B5.4B23.3B2A.6B2A2B5.11B2A13.4B5.2BABA
$32.7B37.4B5.4B15.4B5.4B23.2BABA5BA2BA2B3.12BA15.4B3.4BAB$33.7B35.4B
5.4B17.4B5.4B23.2BABA4BA2BA2B2.14B3A13.4B.7B$34.7B33.4B5.4B19.4B5.4B
23.2BA6B2A21BA14.10B$35.7B31.4B5.4B12.2BA6.4B5.4B22.18B.6B2A6B15.9B$
36.7B29.4B5.4B11.3BABA4B2.4B5.4B22.5B3.8B2.5BA2BA3B17.9B$37.7B27.4B5.
4B12.3B2A6B2.4B5.4B23.3B6.13B2A4B16.10B$38.7B25.4B5.2D2B13.11B3.4B5.
4B30.19B16.4B.6B$39.7B23.4B5.4D15.10B4.4B5.4B28.4B.13B17.4B3.4B$40.7B
21.4B5.2B2D18.8B5.4B5.4B26.4B3.11B17.4B$41.7B19.4B5.2BDB20.6B7.4B5.4B
24.4B4.10B17.4B$42.7B17.4B5.2A2B22.3B2A8.4B5.4B22.4B7.6B18.4B$43.7B
15.4B5.ABAB22.4BABA8.4B5.4B20.4B10.3B18.4B$44.7B13.4B4.BABAB22.6BABA
8.4B5.4B18.4B31.4B$45.7B11.4B4.3BAB22.4B2.2BAB6.2BA4B5.4B9.4B3.4B31.
4B$46.7B9.4B5.4B22.4B4.3B.6BABA4B5.4B7.6B.4B31.4B$47.7B7.4B5.8B18.4B
4.12B2A5B5.4B6.10B31.4B$48.7B5.4B6.9B16.4B4.4B.11B.4B5.4B5.9B31.4B$
49.7B3.4B7.9B15.4B5.2B2A.10B3.4B5.4B4.9B30.4B$50.7B.4B10.2B2A3B14.4B
5.2BABA.8B6.4B5.4B3.2BA7B28.4B$51.10B4.3B4.BA2BAB14.4B6.3BA2B.6B8.4B
5.4B.2BABA2B.5B25.4B$52.8B5.2B2A3.BA2BAB13.4B7.7B.4B10.4B5.7B2AB3.4B
24.4B$53.7B4.2BABA2.3B2A2B12.4B9.12B10.4B5.8B3.7B21.4B$54.7B3.3BA2B.
6B12.4B10.13B10.4B5.7B3.B2A5B19.4B$53.9B2.13B11.4B11.9B.4B10.4B5.5B2.
2BA2BA5B17.4B$52.11B2.12B10.4B12.10B.4B10.4B5.4B.3BA2BA4B17.4B$51.4B
2.7B.11B10.4B13.6B.4B.4B10.4B5.4B.3B2A5B16.4B$50.4B4.16B11.4B15.4B3.
4B.4B10.4B5.4B2.7B16.4B$49.4B6.16B9.4B24.4B.4B10.4B5.4B2.6B15.4B$48.
4B8.11B.4B7.4B26.4B.4B10.4B5.4B2.6B13.4B$47.4B10.9B3.4B5.4B28.4B.4B
10.4B5.6B2A2B13.4B$46.4B12.7B5.4B3.4B30.4B.4B10.4B5.4BABA2B12.4B$34.
3B8.4B14.7B5.4B.4B32.4B.4B10.4B5.2BABAB13.4B$34.2B2A6.4B16.7B5.7B34.
4B.4B10.4B5.2BA14.4B$33.2BABA5.4B18.7B5.5B36.4B.4B10.4B5.B14.4B$33.3B
A2B3.4B20.7B4.5B37.4B.4B10.4B18.4B$33.7B.4B22.7B2.7B37.4B.4B10.4B16.
4B$34.10B24.11B.4B37.4B.4B10.3B2A13.4B$34.9B26.9B3.4B37.4B.4B10.2BABA
.2B2A6.4B$34.9B27.7B5.4B37.4B.4B10.2BAB.2BABA4.4B$34.10B27.7B5.4B37.
4B.4B10.7B2AB2.4B$34.6B.4B26.8B5.4B37.4B.4B9.15B$35.4B3.4B24.10B5.4B
37.4B.4B12.10B$43.4B22.4B.7B5.4B37.4B.4B10.5B.4B$44.4B20.4B3.7B5.4B
37.4B.4B9.4B.4B$45.4B18.4B5.7B5.4B37.4B.4B8.8B$46.4B16.4B7.7B5.4B37.
4B.4B9.2B2AB$47.4B14.4B9.7B5.4B37.4B.4B8.BABAB$48.4B12.4B8.A9B5.4B37.
4B.4B5.2BABA3B$49.4B10.4B7.BABA9B5.4B8.3B26.4B.4B4.3BA.4B$50.4B8.4B6.
3B2A11B5.4B6.2B2A27.4B.4B3.3B3.4B$51.4B6.4B7.12B.4B5.4B5.2BABA27.4B.
4B2.4B3.4B$52.4B4.4B7.13B2.4B5.4B3.4BAB28.4B.4B2.4B3.4B$53.4B2.4B9.
11BA3.4B5.4B.7B29.4B.4B.2B2A4.4B$54.8B10.10BABAB2.4B5.10B31.4B.6BABA
4.4B$55.6B10.12BA2B3.4B5.9B32.4B.6BAB5.4B$56.4B10.16B4.4B4.9B33.4B.7B
6.4B$55.6B8.4B.12B5.4B2.10B34.10B8.4B$54.8B6.4B2.13B5.8B.6B35.9B9.4B$
52.2B2A6B5.4B4.13B5.6B3.4B36.10B9.4B$51.3BABA5B4.4B6.5B4.4B5.4B43.12B
7.B.4B$51.4BA6B3.4B8.3B6.4B3.6B41.4B.9B5.2B2A4B$51.10B3.4B19.4B.8B39.
4B3.4B.4B4.BAB.A4B.A$53.3B7.4B21.12B2A36.4B10.4B.3BA2BA.3BA.A$62.4B
23.10BABAB34.4B12.8B2AB.2BABA$61.4B25.10BA2B33.4B14.13B2A$60.4B27.12B
32.4B16.13B$59.4B29.4B2.3B33.4B17.13B$58.4B31.4B36.4B20.10B$57.4B33.
4B34.4B21.10B$56.4B35.4B32.4B23.4B2.B$55.4B37.4B30.4B25.B$54.4B39.4B
28.4B$53.4B41.4B26.4B$52.4B43.4B24.4B$51.4B45.4B22.4B$50.4B47.4B20.4B
$49.4B49.4B18.4B$48.4B51.4B16.4B$47.4B53.4B14.4B$46.4B55.4B12.4B$45.
4B57.4B10.4B$44.4B59.4B8.4B$43.3AB61.4B6.4B$42.3BA63.4B4.4B$42.2BA65.
4B2.4B$43.B67.8B$112.6B$113.4B$112.6B$111.8B$111.8B2A$111.7BABAB$111.
8BA2B$112.10B$117.3B!
#C [[ STEP 5 ]]
```

Just to set some expectations: it will probably take my computer a few days to generate several gigabytes of fingerprints for all of these constellation collisions. Further bulletins as events warrant.Kazyan wrote: ↑August 3rd, 2020, 10:15 amWe'd have to find a 1G seed for what we normally think of as the two-glider mess--another job for the manifesting vapors of a synthesise-patt-1G-seed script. A better spark_search-based inserter for the actual 'wick' part of the wickstretcher could possibly remove another. Beyond that, 6G looks like a pretty firm lower limit.