I have searched high and low around the internet, but haven't been able to find Dean Hickerson's original 13-engine Cordership. Does anyone have a copy of this or know where one can be found? Nathaniel 21:02, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
- Okay, I dug around some, and I'm not sure if this works, but it's dated May 1st, 1991, and includes (although is not limited to) "a cordership". Sadly, just saving the file and trying to load it into the java page failed, so I'm too lazy to actually verify if it's what we want or not. Elithrion 22:08, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
- Hrm I'll have another look at it tomorrow because it's not making any sense to me right now. The date corresponds to the date of discovery of the first caber tosser (1991), but the cordership that it uses seems to be 7-engine Cordership, which wasn't found until 1993 (unless I'm looking at the cordership the wrong way or something). I've saved the cordership part of it to the online database so that it can be viewed here: caber tosser. As for why it was causing loading problems, the file seems to be halfway between RLE and Life 1.05 in file format. I'll see about trying to make the loading capable of handling mix-breed files like that. Nathaniel 23:38, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
- So, still looks 7-engine, doesn't it? The 7-engine ship on its own also oddly appears in the same collection, with the expected date and all. As does an 11-engine one. There's also a Sawtooth 469 dated May 14, 1991 that uses the 10-engine version. To be honest, if it was outdated in under a month, I doubt there's much chance a copy even exists any more. All that rambling aside, I may have solved the 7-engine mystery - observe that the pattern is the same but here has a small note: "improved 9/2/94". Elithrion 06:46, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
- Ah that's too bad... everyone seems to have overwritten the 13-engine Cordership when the smaller ones were found. I may e-mail Dean himself and ask if he still has a copy. Nathaniel 11:32, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
I tracked down the 13-engine Cordership
I found a copy of this on an old floppy disk. It took some effort to read it and translate it to a usable format!
I haven't figured out how to get the LifeWiki software to respect the line breaks in RLE format; it turns them all into spaces.
x = 97, y = 98, rule = B3/S23 54b3o$53bo2bo$52bo4bo$52bo2b3o$52bo5bo$53b7o$59bo$59bo$57b2o12b2o$71b 2o7$79b2o$79b2o$36b3o$35bo3bo$34bo4bo$34bo2bobo35bo$34b2obobo34bo$36b 2obo2bo32bo$38b2o2bo44b2o$39b3o45b2o$28b3o38bo$27bo2bo36bobo$26bo4bo 34b2o$26bo2b3o$26bo5bo14b3o7bobo$27b7o16b3o5bo$33bo16b3o42b2o$33bo17bo 34bo8b2o$31b2o53bo$86bo$87b2o$87b3o$39bo47b2o$39bo$39bo$40b2o$40b3o$ 40b2o44bo$10b3o74bo$9bo3bo72bo$8bo4bo52b2o$8bo2bobo52b2o$8b2obobo25bo 27bo$10b2obo2bo21bobo$12b2o2bo21bo2bo$13b3o$2b3o62b3o7bobo$bo2bo32bo2b o29b3o5bo$o4bo31b2ob3o27b3o$o2b3o33b2o2bo27bo$o5bo27b2o4bo2bo$b7o22b2o 3bo4bobo12b2o$7bo11b3o7bo6bo18b3o$7bo14b3o5bo3b5o21bo$5b2o15b3o6bo3bo 24bo$23bo11bo2bo21bo$36b2o23b2o$61b3o$4bo56b2o$3bobo$2b2obo$2b2o$3b3o$ 4bo55bo$5bo2bo52bo$2bo6bo50bo$2bo6bo$2bo4b3o5$41b3o7bobo$44b3o5bo$7b2o 35b3o$7b2o36bo4$34bo$34bo$34bo$15b2o18b2o$15b2o18b3o$35b2o5$34bo$23b2o 10bo$23b2o9bo!
- This is awesome! I've already added it to its respective page (13-engine Cordership). Now all we need is David Buckingham's original p28 'Newshuttle'.
~Sokwe 17:37, 17 October 2009 (UTC)
Naming - Pooping Alien 09:52, 13 April 2012 (CDT)
Possibly they were named that way not because of finding the Engine itself, but because of finding BLSE. Note that most Corderships drop blocks to be eaten by another engine or some other reaction.