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1:07 AM
OK I think I understand how cbranchhi4 is supposed to work
maybe
probably not
 
 
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12:06 PM
@MartinEnder Awesome! ... Ugh, they didn't use the permalink. They actually just told people to go to the QFTASM page, set RAM to 3-32, and hit "Run", but don't say anything about replacing the code.
 
you could leave a comment
 
12:19 PM
Alright, just did.
 
 
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3:19 PM
How do you run it?
What is a .mc file?
 
@Mego: ^ I think these questions are for you.
 
I found a Tetris.zip
on the github repo
 
4:07 PM
@trinalbadger587 You'll need Golly. Download it, and open Tetris.mc (for VarLife) or TetrisOTCAMP.mc (for GoL). You can also use the online QFTASM interpreter for a more-playable version.
 
OK
I get the following errror:
File could not be loaded by any algorithm.
Error from QuickLife:
Cannot read macrocell format.
Error from HashLife:
Bad character found.
Error from LargerThanLife:
Cannot read macrocell format.
I got it to work.
 
4:47 PM
You also need the VarLife.rule file somewhere where Golly can find it
 
5:26 PM
Hey all, is Kritixi Lithos on a bit of a holiday?
Not been on the sites for a few weeks.
 
@MartijnPieters We don't know either
 
(Cows quack, now)
check, will have to find some other path to contact em then.
 
6:02 PM
@MartijnPieters What's the question? One of us might be able to answer it
If it's about the language @muddyfish might know
 
@quartata It's not directly related to the QfT effort.
 
Ah, OK.
 
Thanks though. :-)
 
 
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9:41 PM
Re: the "256x256 metacell" in Golly's pattern collection --
yes, it's 512x512 as a later commenter mentions,
and it's hard-wired to work only for B3/S23, so a lot of it would have to be rebuilt to work as drop-in replacements for VarLife cells.
This wouldn't be terribly hard to do -- but it's not worth doing in practice.
See the comments for the pattern -- Golly's Patterns/Life/Signal-Circuitry/Unit-Life-Cell-512x512.rle --
the period is 5760, which just like the OTCA Metapixel is not at all Hashlife-friendly.
It was built in the previous millennium (1996). In the last twenty years signal circuitry has gotten so much more compact that we could now fit a programmable metacell with a pure power-of-two period, into the same 512x512 box as that hard-wired B3/S23 unit cell.
That might actually allow Golly to run the GoL version of the Tetris computer at a reasonable speed, though the display would still be an issue -- 512x512 doesn't leave much room for a pixel area.
The bare beginnings of a 512x512 design using stable circuitry can be seen here:
 
10:32 PM
Technically all we care about is bounding box since it's code golf
 

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