I've been using all materials - Walls, Eletronics, Powered materials, Radioative, Decoration but I have not got a single clue what is the purpose of the Game Of Life section...and I sometimes see things like GOL and MYST in people's saves but I don't understand in what they serve.
@Lagnadium41 (View Post)
@jacob1 (View Post)
What he said. Still life like GOL squares are used for infinite and easy cooling to min. temp. "Moving" life (REPL and DANI are some popular ones to use) can be used for infinite heating to max temp. You can also just in general make cool looking gliders and patterns with it. Here is a good little tutorial showing the basic rules of GOL.
@dom2mom (View Post)
Ok so one of their features is cooling and heating. I don't know what you mean by 'the cell' though
GOL stands for Game of Life
Game of Life is a simulation were you can make awesome looking somehow animations. It's a little bit hard to make whatever you are imagining because you will have to calculate things
it works like this:
for every Game or Life element, there are two letter, B and S, B=begin and S=stay, after each letter, you are going to find numbers, for example:
for GOL: B3/S23
for HLIF: B36/S23
So what do they mean?
B3 means IF there are a died pixel surrounded by 3 live pixels of GOL, that dead pixel is going to be created in the next frame.
S23 means IF there are a live pixel of GOL surrounded by 2 OR 3 pixels or GOL, it's going to survive in the next frame.
For example, if [y] means a live pixel and [y] means a died pixel, lets see what GOL is going to do
don't forget, for GOL, B3/S23
This is what they are going to look like in:
PixelNum.5 is going to be alive because it was surrounded by 3 alive pixels
PixelNum.8 is going to survive because it was surrounded by 2 alive pixwls
PixelNum.4 is going to die because it wasn't surrounded by 2 or 3 alive pixels
PixelNum.6 is going to die because it wasn't surrounded by 2 or 3 alive pixels
PixelNum.5 is going to die because it wasn't surrounded by 2 or 3 alive pixels
PixelNum.8 is going to die because it wasn't surrounded by 2 or 3 alive pixels
For more information, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conway%27s_Game_of_Life
Edit: Btw cell=pixel
Where's Einstein when you need him?
One question: Why did the devs make so many types of life when there are only 3 useful ones? And is all life just GOL with different tmps or something or are some seperate?
@bowserinator (View Post)
All life is just LIFE whith different ctypes.
They used to be seperate elements but they combined them to make more room for more useful elements.
They made so many different types because they can.