Definitive bug.

• September 2017 Member 0

I know, I have already made a topic about this, but I have a feeling I can prove it this time:
Polonium is currently not behaving as it should.

My experiment consists of a ball of gold with large quantities of Polonium inside.

At first, the polonium generates lots of neutrons, as it should, but then it slows down and eventually stops.

However, this should only occur once all of the polonium is depleted, which (if I understood that correctly) means that it should have a tmp of 5.

The thing is: Only very few particles actually have a tmp of 5. Most of them actually hover around 1 or 2.

Furthermore, as the wiki states, depleted polonium hovers around a temperature of 115 degrees celsius.

My obviously not depleted polonium also hovers around that temperature.

This save shows that.

if I misunderstood how polonium works, then please tell me what is supposed to happen before every POLO particle has a tmp of 5.

• September 2017 Member 0

Ben_Ger:

I know, I have already made a topic about this, but I have a feeling I can prove it this time:
Polonium is currently not behaving as it should.

My experiment consists of a ball of gold with large quantities of Polonium inside.

At first, the polonium generates lots of neutrons, as it should, but then it slows down and eventually stops.

However, this should only occur once all of the polonium is depleted, which (if I understood that correctly) means that it should have a tmp of 5.

The thing is: Only very few particles actually have a tmp of 5. Most of them actually hover around 1 or 2.

Furthermore, as the wiki states, depleted polonium hovers around a temperature of 115 degrees celsius.

My obviously not depleted polonium also hovers around that temperature.

This save shows that.

if I misunderstood how polonium works, then please tell me what is supposed to happen before every POLO particle has a tmp of 5.

Dont quote me on this, but i think you misunderstand. I dont know how it works, but from a short test, it seems that in general polonium decays if its tmp is 0, its tmp goes to 1, and if it gets hit by a neutron (and has the probability to decay) it increases its tmp by 1 and increases its heat. When tmp hits 5, the polonium turns grey, like stone, and it no longer will produce heat when subjected to neutrons.

• September 2017 Member 0

It would be good to get jacob1 to comment on this.

I have no idea if I really just misunderstood, but how I understood it, it will produce Neutrons until its tmp reaches 5 and then try to stay at about 115 heat.

• September 2017 Member 1

Ben_Ger:

It would be good to get jacob1 to comment on this.

I have no idea if I really just misunderstood, but how I understood it, it will produce Neutrons until its tmp reaches 5 and then try to stay at about 115 heat.

Honestly i prefer jacob2

• September 2017 Member 0

https://github.com/ThePowderToy/The-Powder-Toy/blob/e458d675bf8756a22a69636852e1eba2921de85d/src/simulation/elements/POLO.cpp#L58

It's checking in this line whether the tmp of the pixel of POLO is zero or not. If it is not zero, it does not create a neutron. Ever. I think this is in error.

• September 2017 Member 0

Shipping war. NOW.

it seems counterintuitive, yeah.

• September 2017 Developer 0
I'll look into it later. I didn't make this element.
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Edited once by Potbelly. Last: September 2017