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'''tlife''' is a [[non-totalistic Life-like cellular automaton]] devised by [[M. I. Wright]] on September 6, 2015. It is very closely related to the much more commonly known rule [[Conway's Game of Life]], differing by only two transitions. It is likely the best-studied non-totalistic Life-like cellular automaton.
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'''tlife''' is a [[non-totalistic Life-like cellular automaton]] devised by [[M. I. Wright]] on September 6, 2015. It is very closely related to the much more commonly known rule [[Conway's Game of Life]], differing by only two transitions. It is likely one of the best-studied non-totalistic Life-like cellular automaton in existence.
  
 
==Rules==
 
==Rules==
 
tlife is identical to Life in all transitions, save for two:
 
tlife is identical to Life in all transitions, save for two:
  
* Cells with two adjacent cells in a straight line (as in [[blinker]]) will die, and
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* Cells with two adjacent cells in a straight orthogonal line (as in [[blinker]]) will die (2i), and
* Cells with four adjacent cells (as in the dense phase of [[beacon]]) will survive.
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* Cells with four adjacent cells (as in the dense phase of [[beacon]]) will survive (4q).
  
 
The two differing transitions, illustrated:
 
The two differing transitions, illustrated:
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==Patterns==
 
==Patterns==
Although many patterns from Conway Life still function identically in tlife, some do not; for example, the [[blinker]] dies in tlife, and the [[beacon]] evolves into an 8-cell still life. Conversely, some patterns from tlife work in normal Life, but some do not.
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Although many patterns from Conway Life still function identically in tlife, some do not; for example, the [[blinker]] dies in tlife, and the [[beacon]] (depending on the phase) is or evolves into an 8-cell still life. Conversely, some patterns from tlife work in normal Life, but some do not.
  
 
===Spaceships===
 
===Spaceships===
{{EmbedViewer|pname=ttetromino/tlife|viewerconfig=#C [[ THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 THUMBLAUNCH AUTOSTART GPS 5 THUMBSIZE 2 TRACKLOOP 5 0 1/5 HEIGHT 480 ]]|caption=The [[T-tetromino]].}}
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The [[glider]] exists in tlife, and there are two other basic elementary spaceships: a slightly bigger c/4 diagonal called ''ant'' and a c/5 orthogonal (the [[T-tetromino]], usually called simply ''T'').
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|caption=The [[T-tetromino]].
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The [[glider]] exists in tlife, and there are two other basic elementary spaceships: a slightly bigger [[c/4 diagonal]] called ''ant'' and a [[c/5 orthogonal]] (the [[T-tetromino]], usually called simply ''T'').<ref name="tmain">{{cite web|url=http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=22549#p22549|title=tlife (B3/S2-i34q)|author="M. I. Wright"|date=September 13, 2015|accessdate=May 11, 2018}}</ref>
  
Alongside these, other elementary spaceships have been discovered. One such spaceship, which travels at [[c/2 orthogonal]], is dubbed the ''disemiMWSS'', referencing the fact it looks like two [[middleweight spaceship]]s interacting with each other; there is also a skewed variant. There is also another c/2 orthogonal spaceship that evolves from a phase of the [[queen bee]]. Other important spaceships include chains of interacting Ts, a small 2c/6 orthogonal ship, and a small-to-medium c/4 orthogonal ship. There exist eaters for the glider, T, and ant.
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Alongside these, other elementary spaceships have been discovered. One such spaceship, which travels at [[c/2 orthogonal]] (period 4), is dubbed the ''disemiMWSS'', referencing the fact it looks like two [[middleweight spaceship]]s interacting with each other; there is also a skewed variant. There is also another c/2 orthogonal spaceship that evolves from a phase of the [[queen bee]], which has several minor variants. Other important spaceships include chains of interacting Ts, a small 2c/6 orthogonal ship, a small-to-medium [[c/4 orthogonal]] ship, and a large 8c/282 orthogonal ship consisting of many copies of a puffer of the same speed.<ref name="ships1">{{cite web|url=http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=23546#p23546|title=Re: tlife (B3/S2-i34q)|author=[[Arie Paap]] (wildmyron)|date=November 29, 2016|accessdate=May 11, 2018}}</ref><ref name="hypership">{{cite web|url=http://conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=63228#p63228|title=Re: tlife (B3/S2-i34q)|author=[[Luka Okanishi]] (AbhpzTa)|date=September 1, 2018|accessdate=September 23, 2018}}</ref> There exist eaters for the glider, T, and ant, as well as for the queen bee ship and its variants.<ref name="tmain"/>
  
The only spaceship other than the glider known to function in both CGOL and tlife is the [[crab]].
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In all, c/2, [[2c/5 orthogonal|2c/5]], 2c/4, 4c/8, [[c/3 orthogonal|c/3]], 2c/6, c/4, c/5, and 8c/282 orthogonal, as well as c/4 diagonal, spaceships are known to exist, discounting higher-period c/2 technology.<ref name="ships1"/>
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The only named spaceship other than the glider known to function in both CGoL and tlife is the [[crab]]; however, several other, unnamed c/4 diagonal spaceships work in both rules.{{citation needed}} All known spaceships that function in both B3/S23 and B3/S2-i34q travel at a velocity of (1,1)c/4.
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===Oscillators===
 
===Oscillators===
[[File:tlifegatekidp5.png|frame|left|"Gate Kid" (named after its apgcode), a period 5 oscillator which works in both tlife and tdrylife<br>{{LinkCatagolue|code=xp5_g8kid52z121|rule=b3s2-i34q|style=brief}}<br>{{LinkCatagolue|code=xp5_g8kid52z121|rule=b37s2-i34q|style=brief}}]]
 
  
There is a common statorless rotating period-160 oscillator that often evolves from a [[loaf]] predecessor or a [[honey farm]] predecessor. Multiple copies of this oscillator can be combined to form interesting patterns such as guns, higher-period oscillators, and glider or T duplicators. A single copy can also reflect a glider or T, or convert it into the other. There is also a somewhat similar period 33, several p20s based on a failed replicator, a p14 shuttle, small rule-specific period 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8 oscillators, and an infinitely extensible family of oscillators consisting of replicating signals traveling up and down two diagonal lines of connected blocks.
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There is a common unloopable (non-classical) period-160 [[reflectorless rotating oscillator]] that often evolves from (what would, in normal Life, be) a [[loaf]] predecessor or a [[honey farm]] predecessor. Multiple copies of this oscillator can be combined to form interesting patterns such as guns, higher-period oscillators, and glider or T duplicators. A single copy can also reflect a glider or T, or convert it into the other.<ref name="tmain"/> There is also a somewhat similar period 33,<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=30352#p30352|title=Re: tlife (B3/S2-i34q)|author=[[Nico Brown]] (glider_rider)|date=April 23, 2016|accessdate=May 12, 2018}}</ref> several p20s based on a failed replicator, a p14 shuttle, a variety of p2 oscillators, small rule-specific period 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8 oscillators,<ref name="tmain"/><ref>{{cite web|url=http://conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=24323#p24323|title=Re: tlife (B3/S2-i34q)|author="Sphenocorona"|date=October 29, 2015|accessdate=May 12, 2018}}</ref> larger billiard tables of all periods up to 10,<ref name="billiards1">{{cite web|url=http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=54077#p54077|title=Re: tlife (B3/S2-i34q)|author=[[Aidan F. Pierce]] (A for awesome)|date=December 14, 2017|accessdate=May 12, 2018}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=53676#p53676|title=Re: tlife (B3/S2-i34q)|author=[[Aidan F. Pierce]] (A for awesome)|date=December 22, 2017|accessdate=May 12, 2018}}</ref> and an infinitely extensible family of oscillators consisting of replicating signals traveling up and down two diagonal lines of connected blocks.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=27818#p27818|title=Re: tlife (B3/S2-i34q)|author=[[Aidan F. Pierce]] (A for awesome)|date=February 28, 2016|accessdate=May 12, 2018}}</ref> P4, p6, and p8 [[sparker]]s have also been found, allowing p16 T-hassling oscillators and p6N glider loops for certain N > 4 (exactly which N is unexplored, but it is likely to be all N), as well as p96+40N T shuttles for all N.<ref name="billiards1"/><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=53787#p53787|title=Re: tlife (B3/S2-i34q)|author=[[Aidan F. Pierce]] (A for awesome)|date=December 16, 2017|accessdate=May 12, 2018}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=44057#p44057|title=Re: tlife (B3/S2-i34q)|author=[[Aidan F. Pierce]] (A for awesome)|date=June 4, 2017|accessdate=May 12, 2018}}</ref> Combinations of lower-period oscillators may lead to p12s and p15s; however, no examples have been explicitly constructed.
  
 
===Infinite growth===
 
===Infinite growth===
As mentioned above, multiple copies of the period 160 oscillator can interact to form guns. There exist guns for the glider and the T consisting of only two copies, as well as two double-barreled T guns. By combining multiple basic guns, larger guns have been formed for the ant, c/2, 2c/6, disemiMWSS and skewed variants, as well as pairs of interacting T's. A period 231 T gun is also known, using an [[over-unity reaction]] supported by reflectors formed from the p33 oscillator.
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As mentioned above, multiple copies of the period 160 oscillator can interact to form guns. There exist many guns for the glider and the T consisting of only two copies, as well as two double-barreled T guns.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=35966#p35966|title=Re: tlife (B3/S2-i34q)|author=[[Aidan F. Pierce]] (A for awesome)|date=September 20, 2016|accessdate=May 12, 2018}}</ref> There is also a gun for the ant consisting of 3 interacting p160 oscillators.<ref name="tmain"/> By combining multiple basic guns, larger guns have been formed for the c/2, 2c/6, disemiMWSS and skewed variants, as well as pairs of interacting T's. A period 231 T gun is also known, using an [[over-unity reaction]] supported by reflectors formed from the p33 oscillator.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=30990#p30990|title=Re: tlife (B3/S2-i34q)|author=[[Luka Okanishi]] (AbhpzTa)|date=May 14, 2016|accessdate=May 12, 2018}}</ref>
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Several puffers are known. Most known puffers travel at c/2 orthogonal and use one of three engines: one or more [[B-heptomino]]es escorted by at least two disemiMWSSs, a [[Schick engine]]-like tagalong to a pair of disemiMWSSs, or a p8 engine derived from a 4c/8 ship.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=23553#p23553|title=Re: tlife (B3/S2-i34q)|author=[[Aidan F. Pierce]] (A for awesome)|date=October 9, 2015|accessdate=May 12, 2018}}</ref><ref name="puffer2">{{cite web|url=http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=23563#p23563|title=Re: tlife (B3/S2-i34q)|author="Sphenocorona"|date=October 9, 2015|accessdate=May 12, 2018}}</ref><ref name="ships1"/> These engines can be perturbed by still more disemiMWSSs to form rakes for the glider and the T, as well as presumably for other spaceships.<ref name="puffer2"/><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=23559#p23559|title=Re: tlife (B3/S2-i34q)|author="EricG"|date=October 9, 2015|accessdate=May 12, 2018}}</ref> There is also an 8c/282 (mod 141) puffer made up of an ant bouncing between two [[boat]]s, displacing each in a forward direction while creating a block and a forward T, discovered by user [[dani]]; [[Luka Okanishi]] used this to construct a large 8c/282 ship.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=63228#p63228|title=Re: tlife (B3/S2-i34q)|author=[[dani|"dani"]]|date=August 29, 2018|accessdate=September 23, 2018}}</ref><ref name="hypership"/>
  
Several puffers are known, all traveling at c/2 orthogonal and using one of two known engines: one or more [[B-heptomino]]es escorted by at least two disemiMWSSs, or a [[Schick engine]]-like tagalong to a pair of disemiMWSSs. These engines can be perturbed by still more disemiMWSSs to form rakes for the glider and the T, as well as presumably for other spaceships.
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A [[sawtooth]] has been constructed, Sawtooth 1761.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=24988#p24988|title=Re: tlife (B3/S2-i34q)|author="EricG"|date=November 12, 2015|accessdate=May 12, 2018}}</ref>
  
A [[sawtooth]] has been constructed, Sawtooth 1761.
 
  
There is a breeder consisting of four Schick puffer-based glider rakes repeatedly synthesizing double-barreled T guns.
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There is a breeder consisting of four Schick puffer-based glider rakes repeatedly synthesizing double-barreled T guns.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=23565#p23565|title=Re: tlife (B3/S2-i34q)|author="EricG"|date=October 9, 2015|accessdate=May 12, 2018}}</ref>
  
 
No wickstretchers or spacefillers are known.
 
No wickstretchers or spacefillers are known.
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This rule is commonly known as "tHighLife" or "Thigh Life", due to it sharing a B6 transition with [[HighLife]].
 
This rule is commonly known as "tHighLife" or "Thigh Life", due to it sharing a B6 transition with [[HighLife]].
  
Very interestingly, it has a simple orthogonal [[replicator]] which replicates at [[4c/11 orthogonal]], very similarly to HighLife's own replicator. 'AbphzTa' used this to construct a 4c/11 orthogonal spaceship.
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Very interestingly, it has a simple orthogonal [[replicator]] which replicates at [[4c/11 orthogonal]], very similarly to HighLife's own replicator. [[Luka Okanishi]] used this to construct a 4c/11 orthogonal spaceship.
  
 
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Unlike DryLife, it is not explosive, and has a lot of very interesting patterns. The only two relatively common oscillators are the [[cap]] and the [[toad]], neither with a usable spark, resulting in no guns having been discovered so far (as opposed to the well-known rakes).
 
Unlike DryLife, it is not explosive, and has a lot of very interesting patterns. The only two relatively common oscillators are the [[cap]] and the [[toad]], neither with a usable spark, resulting in no guns having been discovered so far (as opposed to the well-known rakes).
  
Many interesting spaceships have been constructed in this rule. For example, there is a naturally occurring [[2c/23 orthogonal]] spaceship involving the T trying to escape a [[pre-beehive]]. AbphzTa used this spaceship to create other patterns moving at this speed. A T forward rake was also built using known reflections for gliders and Ts when colliding with the 2c/23 spaceship.
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Many interesting spaceships have been constructed in this rule. For example, there is a naturally occurring [[2c/23 orthogonal]] spaceship involving the T trying to escape a [[pre-beehive]]. [[Luka Okanishi]] used this spaceship to create other patterns moving at this speed. A T forward rake was also built using known reflections for gliders and Ts when colliding with the 2c/23 spaceship.
  
 
[[File:Tdrylife2c23spaceship.png|frame|center|The 2/c23 ship.]]
 
[[File:Tdrylife2c23spaceship.png|frame|center|The 2/c23 ship.]]
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[[File:Tdrylifec2spaceship.png|frame|center|The c/2 ship.]]
 
[[File:Tdrylifec2spaceship.png|frame|center|The c/2 ship.]]
  
It has a [[?c/240 diagonal]] glide symmetric [[pond]] [[puffer]], which is actually the [[century]]. It parallels the [[R-pentomino]] based [[9c/28 orthogonal]] pond puffer from DryLife. No spaceships have been made from this as of yet.
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It has a [[11c/776 diagonal]] glide symmetric [[pond]] [[puffer]], which is actually the [[century]]. It parallels the [[R-pentomino]] based [[9c/28 orthogonal]] pond puffer from DryLife. In June 2017, [[Luka Okanishi]] managed to build a 22c/1552 diagonal spaceship using pond puffer interactions.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2266&start=50#p44806|title=Re: tDryLife|author=[[Luka Okanishi]] (AbhpzTa)|date=June 21, 2017|accessdate=June 22, 2017}}</ref>
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[[File:Tdrylifepondpuffer.png|frame|center|The pond puffer.]]
 
[[File:Tdrylifepondpuffer.png|frame|center|The pond puffer.]]
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[[File:Tdrylifeshippuffer.png|frame|center|The ship puffer.]]
 
[[File:Tdrylifeshippuffer.png|frame|center|The ship puffer.]]
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==References==
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<references/>
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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tlife
tlife rule
Rulestring 2-i34q/3
B3/S2-i34q
Character Chaotic

tlife is a non-totalistic Life-like cellular automaton devised by M. I. Wright on September 6, 2015. It is very closely related to the much more commonly known rule Conway's Game of Life, differing by only two transitions. It is likely one of the best-studied non-totalistic Life-like cellular automaton in existence.

Rules

tlife is identical to Life in all transitions, save for two:

  • Cells with two adjacent cells in a straight orthogonal line (as in blinker) will die (2i), and
  • Cells with four adjacent cells (as in the dense phase of beacon) will survive (4q).

The two differing transitions, illustrated:

000            110
111 -> 0       110 -> 1
000            001

Patterns

Although many patterns from Conway Life still function identically in tlife, some do not; for example, the blinker dies in tlife, and the beacon (depending on the phase) is or evolves into an 8-cell still life. Conversely, some patterns from tlife work in normal Life, but some do not.

Spaceships

x = 3, y = 2, rule = tlife 3o$bo! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 THUMBLAUNCH AUTOSTART GPS 5 THUMBSIZE 2 TRACKLOOP 5 0 1/5 HEIGHT 480 ]]
The T-tetromino. (click above to open LifeViewer)
RLE: here Plaintext: here

The glider exists in tlife, and there are two other basic elementary spaceships: a slightly bigger c/4 diagonal called ant and a c/5 orthogonal (the T-tetromino, usually called simply T).[1]

Alongside these, other elementary spaceships have been discovered. One such spaceship, which travels at c/2 orthogonal (period 4), is dubbed the disemiMWSS, referencing the fact it looks like two middleweight spaceships interacting with each other; there is also a skewed variant. There is also another c/2 orthogonal spaceship that evolves from a phase of the queen bee, which has several minor variants. Other important spaceships include chains of interacting Ts, a small 2c/6 orthogonal ship, a small-to-medium c/4 orthogonal ship, and a large 8c/282 orthogonal ship consisting of many copies of a puffer of the same speed.[2][3] There exist eaters for the glider, T, and ant, as well as for the queen bee ship and its variants.[1]

In all, c/2, 2c/5, 2c/4, 4c/8, c/3, 2c/6, c/4, c/5, and 8c/282 orthogonal, as well as c/4 diagonal, spaceships are known to exist, discounting higher-period c/2 technology.[2]

The only named spaceship other than the glider known to function in both CGoL and tlife is the crab; however, several other, unnamed c/4 diagonal spaceships work in both rules.[citation needed] All known spaceships that function in both B3/S23 and B3/S2-i34q travel at a velocity of (1,1)c/4.

x = 7, y = 7, rule = B3/S2-i34q 4b2o$3bo2bo$2bob2o$bo2bo$ob2o$obo$bo! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]]
"Gate Kid" (named after its apgcode), or
"honeyloaf p5" (its original name), a period
5 oscillator which works in both tlife
and tdrylife.
Catagoluehere
Catagoluehere
(click above to open LifeViewer)
RLE: here Plaintext: here

Oscillators

There is a common unloopable (non-classical) period-160 reflectorless rotating oscillator that often evolves from (what would, in normal Life, be) a loaf predecessor or a honey farm predecessor. Multiple copies of this oscillator can be combined to form interesting patterns such as guns, higher-period oscillators, and glider or T duplicators. A single copy can also reflect a glider or T, or convert it into the other.[1] There is also a somewhat similar period 33,[4] several p20s based on a failed replicator, a p14 shuttle, a variety of p2 oscillators, small rule-specific period 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8 oscillators,[1][5] larger billiard tables of all periods up to 10,[6][7] and an infinitely extensible family of oscillators consisting of replicating signals traveling up and down two diagonal lines of connected blocks.[8] P4, p6, and p8 sparkers have also been found, allowing p16 T-hassling oscillators and p6N glider loops for certain N > 4 (exactly which N is unexplored, but it is likely to be all N), as well as p96+40N T shuttles for all N.[6][9][10] Combinations of lower-period oscillators may lead to p12s and p15s; however, no examples have been explicitly constructed.

Infinite growth

As mentioned above, multiple copies of the period 160 oscillator can interact to form guns. There exist many guns for the glider and the T consisting of only two copies, as well as two double-barreled T guns.[11] There is also a gun for the ant consisting of 3 interacting p160 oscillators.[1] By combining multiple basic guns, larger guns have been formed for the c/2, 2c/6, disemiMWSS and skewed variants, as well as pairs of interacting T's. A period 231 T gun is also known, using an over-unity reaction supported by reflectors formed from the p33 oscillator.[12]

Several puffers are known. Most known puffers travel at c/2 orthogonal and use one of three engines: one or more B-heptominoes escorted by at least two disemiMWSSs, a Schick engine-like tagalong to a pair of disemiMWSSs, or a p8 engine derived from a 4c/8 ship.[13][14][2] These engines can be perturbed by still more disemiMWSSs to form rakes for the glider and the T, as well as presumably for other spaceships.[14][15] There is also an 8c/282 (mod 141) puffer made up of an ant bouncing between two boats, displacing each in a forward direction while creating a block and a forward T, discovered by user dani; Luka Okanishi used this to construct a large 8c/282 ship.[16][3]

A sawtooth has been constructed, Sawtooth 1761.[17]


There is a breeder consisting of four Schick puffer-based glider rakes repeatedly synthesizing double-barreled T guns.[18]

No wickstretchers or spacefillers are known.

Similar rules

Various rules similar to tlife have been constructed.

B36/S2-i34q

This rule is commonly known as "tHighLife" or "Thigh Life", due to it sharing a B6 transition with HighLife.

Very interestingly, it has a simple orthogonal replicator which replicates at 4c/11 orthogonal, very similarly to HighLife's own replicator. Luka Okanishi used this to construct a 4c/11 orthogonal spaceship.

The replicator.
The 4c/11 spaceship.

B37/S2-i34q

This rule is commonly known as "tdrylife", taking its B7 from DryLife.

Unlike DryLife, it is not explosive, and has a lot of very interesting patterns. The only two relatively common oscillators are the cap and the toad, neither with a usable spark, resulting in no guns having been discovered so far (as opposed to the well-known rakes).

Many interesting spaceships have been constructed in this rule. For example, there is a naturally occurring 2c/23 orthogonal spaceship involving the T trying to escape a pre-beehive. Luka Okanishi used this spaceship to create other patterns moving at this speed. A T forward rake was also built using known reflections for gliders and Ts when colliding with the 2c/23 spaceship.

The 2/c23 ship.

A c/2 orthogonal spaceship based on 2 B-heptominoes has been seen to occur naturally.

The c/2 ship.

It has a 11c/776 diagonal glide symmetric pond puffer, which is actually the century. It parallels the R-pentomino based 9c/28 orthogonal pond puffer from DryLife. In June 2017, Luka Okanishi managed to build a 22c/1552 diagonal spaceship using pond puffer interactions.[19] .

The pond puffer.

Most interestingly, there is a (2,6)c/21 (slope 3) ship puffer. This can be stabilised into various interesting patterns, such as a two-engine knightship. Also, Alexey Nigin has created a quadratic growth pattern which uses oblique spaceships to create pond puffers, based on a reaction discovered by Rhombic. A much slower quadratic growth pattern was discovered later by Rhombic, based on the synthesis of pond puffers with a T and a pond.

The ship puffer.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "M. I. Wright" (September 13, 2015). "tlife (B3/S2-i34q)". Retrieved on May 11, 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Arie Paap (wildmyron) (November 29, 2016). "Re: tlife (B3/S2-i34q)". Retrieved on May 11, 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Luka Okanishi (AbhpzTa) (September 1, 2018). "Re: tlife (B3/S2-i34q)". Retrieved on September 23, 2018.
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External links

  • tlife (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums
  • thighlife (discussion thread) at the ConwayLife.com forums