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by rowett
October 28th, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: 8-bit microprocessor in a 7-state vN CA
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: 8-bit microprocessor in a 7-state vN CA

Excellent video and amazing work! Here is the 7-segment display from your repo: x = 193, y = 334, rule = DECA 101.47C$101.C$99.51C$99.C$97.55C$97.C$95.59C$78.18C$78.C16.59C$78.C18. C$78.C12.C.C3.55C3.C.C$78.C12.C.C5.C55.C.C$78.C10.C.C.C.C3.51C3.C.C.C .C$78.C10.C.C.C.C5.C51.C.C.C.C$78.C8.C.C.C.C.C.C3...
by rowett
October 21st, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Creating a Better CA notation (because all the others suck)
Replies: 13
Views: 2596

Re: One String to Rule Them All

Ideally, the major CA software (Golly, LifeViewer, Lifelib, etc.) would all support this new standard and so it would be generally ok to canonicalize. I think this is actually the hardest problem to solve if you want to introduce a new "standard". There are countless tools, scripts and patterns out...
by rowett
October 19th, 2020, 1:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0b1
Replies: 25
Views: 913

Re: Golly 4.0b1

I've found it. The rulestring above is a bit wrong. Pasting this into the "Enter a new rule:" textbox crashes golly after a while (try running a pattern with the rule if it doesnt crash immediately): R2,C0,S2,3,18,27,B3,27,NW09000900090001010100090100010900010101000900090009 Fixed, thanks for the r...
by rowett
October 18th, 2020, 5:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0b1
Replies: 25
Views: 913

Re: Golly 4.0b1

Thanks for the information. The crash should now be fixed.
by rowett
October 17th, 2020, 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Short Documentary About Conway's Game of Life
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: A Short Documentary About Conway's Game of Life

Alan thank you for making this. It was beautifully done, informative and engaging. I thoroughly enjoyed watching it!
by rowett
October 15th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1734
Views: 439892

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

PHPBB12345 wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 6:18 am
Suggestion: Margolus Generation (multi-state)
e.g. M0,8,4,3,2,5,9,7,1,6,10,11,12,13,14,15,3 is 3-state rule
Thanks for the suggestion. This isn't a priority at the moment and would be quite tricky to implement (especially for reversible rules) so I don't know if and when I'll get to it.
by rowett
October 9th, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1734
Views: 439892

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

GUYTU6J wrote:
October 9th, 2020, 5:44 am
Why is SHOW IN VIEWER displayed on a code box containing no pattern codes?
Because ! marks the end of an RLE pattern so it's valid. Everything after the ! is considered as comments.
by rowett
October 8th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1734
Views: 439892

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

bubblegum wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 12:04 pm
The 101% is rightfully fused to the end of the slider area.
Thanks. I've posted a potential fix but still can't reproduce so please let me know if you still see it with build 567.
by rowett
October 8th, 2020, 2:38 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1734
Views: 439892

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

bubblegum wrote:
October 7th, 2020, 1:09 pm
And the slider which controls the fill amount of the random fill, 100% is not at the end of the bar and it's possible, if you slide it slowly, to set it to 101%
Please will you post a screenshot of both the slider at 100% but not at the end of the bar, and also the 101%.
by rowett
October 7th, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1734
Views: 439892

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

I have another alias: Thanks LV thinks the multistate rule Gnats is HROT. Because there is a Weighted rule alias called Gnats. See Help -> Aliases -> Weighted And the slider which controls the fill amount of the random fill, 100% is not at the end of the bar and it's possible, if you slide it slowl...
by rowett
October 1st, 2020, 5:11 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Colorised CA
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: Colorised CA

On a side note, I'm new to the forums so I'd like to ask something: When I click "preview" before submitting a reply, it shows my patterns without having to click "show in viewer". Is this how you see it or just me? Welcome to the forums! If you use the [ viewer ] tags then it shows the pattern inl...
by rowett
September 27th, 2020, 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly suggestions
Replies: 226
Views: 114854

Re: Golly suggestions

A few problems in Golly 3.4: The Minstrel Remover and Detector in Help→Online Archives→Very Large Patterns→Signal Converters contains a broken AND gate near the label M4, where a boat is missing; When applying showinviewer.lua, weekender-distaff.rle.gz under Rakes folder gives an error claiming "TH...
by rowett
September 26th, 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Life Lessons...?
Replies: 27
Views: 1218

Re: Life Lessons...?

I agree that the sharing and productivity part is a big deal, and it is certainly enabled by LifeViewer. (I'd still like a moon base though.) I was thinking about Catagolue, the plethora of search tools and SAT solvers, Discord with Caterer, the glider synthesis database, LifeWiki, the Forums here,...
by rowett
September 26th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1734
Views: 439892

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Should be fixed now. Please hard refresh your browser and try again.
by rowett
September 26th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Life Lessons...?
Replies: 27
Views: 1218

Re: Life Lessons...?

I discovered Conway's Game of Life several decades ago. It immediately became my go to problem for implementing in every new computer language I stumbled across, like a rosetta stone for programming. Simple to implement yet fascinating to watch. An excellent return on investment: a little time, a bi...
by rowett
September 26th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1734
Views: 439892

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

bubblegum wrote:
September 26th, 2020, 12:41 pm
Multistate rules now draw with 1 if the selected state is not 0, and smart drawing is effectively off.
Please post a pattern that reproduces that behaviour.
by rowett
September 25th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1734
Views: 439892

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

On Chrome on Mac, I'm newly (today) getting a bug, which seems to be exclusive to INT rules (but happens both for history and non-history rules), where trying to draw using any state results exclusively in drawing with state 0, which makes LifeViewer's pattern editing capabilities largely unusable ...
by rowett
September 25th, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: lifeviewer bug
Replies: 8
Views: 757

Re: lifeviewer bug

ENORMOUS_NAME wrote:
September 25th, 2020, 8:36 am
also yeah another bug: no matter what step size you use it first just goes one generation and then the cell dies instead of the step size you chose
It's not a bug. When stepping LifeViewer stops as soon as the pattern dies.
by rowett
September 20th, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1734
Views: 439892

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Pasting in some rules causes LifeViewer to freeze It's because: the rule specified only has 18 states (0 to 17) you're using PASTEMODE 7 (which is OR) and you're pasting state 16 over state 2 and (16 OR 2) = 18 State 18 is illegal so LifeViewer gets upset at that point. I'll have LifeViewer ignore ...
by rowett
September 16th, 2020, 3:01 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1734
Views: 439892

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

by rowett
September 12th, 2020, 4:11 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1734
Views: 439892

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

1- Is the LifeViewer documentation available somewhere online, rather than scrolling through it all inside the application itself? Maybe it's a good idea to put a version of those scrollable Help files in the LifeWiki LifeViewer article. You can copy the Help information from LifeViewer to the clip...
by rowett
September 7th, 2020, 2:34 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1734
Views: 439892

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

lemon41625 wrote:
September 6th, 2020, 11:58 pm
There seems to be a difference in behaviour of this...
Fixed, thanks for reporting!
lemon41625 wrote:
September 6th, 2020, 11:58 pm
Also can B0 HROT be supported on an unbounded grid (or at least rendered in a way that stops the background from strobing)?
I'll take a look.
by rowett
August 29th, 2020, 1:15 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1734
Views: 439892

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Will LifeSuper cells be made to have the fading history and longevity effects that other rules do (if shortened from the usual amount to account for the amount of states used for other purposes, and possibly for only the first state)? Yes but not sure when. Playing with Golly at the moment... super...
by rowett
August 28th, 2020, 2:33 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1734
Views: 439892

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

Just noticed that autofit works inconsistently between usual rules and their history versions AutoFit will fit to the non-zero state cells in the pattern: #C [[ AUTOFIT ]] x = 3, y = 3, rule = Life 3o$o$bo! For rules that support it you can optionally include the (cosmetic) history states also by t...
by rowett
August 28th, 2020, 2:13 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1734
Views: 439892

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

So the WIDTH 840 argument only throws an error when quoted? Depends on your screen width. For embedded LifeViewers it's not allowed for the LifeViewer display to be wider than the text area containing the RLE. When you quote a post containing an embedded LifeViewer it narrows the available width be...