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Difference between -7 and -8 shoot
« on: August 05, 2012, 11:44:31 AM »
What is the difference between -7 and -8 shoot? I am trying to update the internal help docs.

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Re: Difference between -7 and -8 shoot
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2012, 04:38:01 PM »
IIRC, and I'm reading the code right, -7 is a virus shot and -8 is a sperm shot.

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Re: Difference between -7 and -8 shoot
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2012, 06:40:51 PM »
eh thx

I thought .vshoot was shooting viruses, what is going on there?
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Re: Difference between -7 and -8 shoot
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2012, 11:53:46 PM »
Internally viruses are treated as a special shot type.

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Re: Difference between -7 and -8 shoot
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2012, 11:58:04 AM »
oh, ok

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Re: Difference between -7 and -8 shoot
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2013, 03:32:39 AM »
sperm shot? i thought that sperm were individual cells?  :huh: arent the bots in DB induvidual cells?
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Re: Difference between -7 and -8 shoot
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2013, 11:49:27 PM »
The sperm shot sends a copy of the robots dna over to the robot that is hit. The hit rob can then decide to reproduce sexually using this dna.
The dna only stays for a limited time indicated by *.fertilized (10 cycles).

These shots act like the other shots found in the sim. There is not much need for simulating tiny sperm cells. Also, I don't think single-celled organisms use sperm anyways.

If you wanted, you could make a multibot that released sperm "cells" to go shoot sperm shots. That would be fun to figure out.

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Re: Difference between -7 and -8 shoot
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2013, 02:52:03 AM »
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