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Offline Zinc Avenger

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What is "Amplification"?
« on: November 16, 2006, 08:13:11 AM »
In a super-long-term sim I've seen "Delta mutations changed Amplification from X to Y" a couple of times, but never before or since. What is this "Amplification"?

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What is "Amplification"?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2006, 10:16:11 AM »
A delta mutation is a mutation that changes the rate of another mutation.

An amplification mutation takes a random length of DNA (specified as a gaussian curve that you can play with), copies it, and places it elsewhere in the genome.

Delta mutations can happen any cycle, but amplification mutations occurr only if you reproduce.

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What is "Amplification"?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2006, 10:31:18 AM »
Amplification doesn't seem to exist anymore. At least, it doesn't appear in the mutation settings panel.

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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2006, 12:56:29 PM »
I disabled a couple mutation types at one point, due to problems with array bounds.  It was right before I switched to the C++ source, so they probably never got fixed.