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Offline Enyawnej

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Mini bots
« on: November 03, 2006, 01:21:33 PM »
I have been troubled by a phenomenon I can not fix and perhaps someone has an idea. Shortly into all my runs the bots devolve into tiny little bots that, without magnification look more like little white dots with a touch of color. Any ideas?
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Offline EricL

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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2006, 01:31:28 PM »
Quote from: Enyawnej
I have been troubled by a phenomenon I can not fix and perhaps someone has an idea. Shortly into all my runs the bots devolve into tiny little bots that, without magnification look more like little white dots with a touch of color. Any ideas?
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If you post a sim, that would help.

Reproducing quickly and being tiny is a powerful adaptation that occurs frequently unless the costs in your sim are set up to select against it.

One thing to check is if you are using dynamics costs with an age cost as yoru primary cost but are delaying that age cost some number of cycles, that set up will select for rapid reproduction and you will see an explosion of tiny bots since if you can use all your nrg to reproduce and reproduce fast enough, you never get charged a cost.
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