gameoflifemaniac wrote:So what rules can the 0E0P metacell simulate?

Any

MAP rule, not including the B0 ones. Actually also a much larger pile of 8-state BCC rules, also with B0 forbidden of course --

calcyman wrote:-- 8^4095 non-B0 8-state 4-neighbour rules (2^35 gens per metagen);

-- 2^511 non-B0 2-state 9-neighbour rules (2^36 gens per metagen).

See

Talk:0E0P_metacell for discussion on which is the 0E0P's true period, 2^35 or 2^36.

EDIT: For the purposes of KittyTac's questions, 2^36 is the right answer, because a 2-state 9-neighbor rule is being emulated. That means that all periods get multiplied by 68719476736, and all speeds get multiplied by 68719476736/262144 = 262144.

So a glider is period 4*68719476736 =274877906944, speed c/(4*262144) = c/1048576.

The Caterpillar is period 270, so the metapillar is period 270*68719476736 = 18554258718720. The Caterpillar travels at 17c/45, so the metapillar travels 17*262144c/45*68719476736, or 17c/11796480. Further multiplication problems will be left as an exercise for the interested reader.