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Newbie / Setting up a Darwinbots Aquarium
« on: March 24, 2014, 01:22:55 AM »
Hi all, I'm messaging here looking for some help and tips for a project of mine.

I'm in the process of buying a new laptop and am planning on setting up my old laptop as a 24/7 ALife Simulation machine. Essentially an aquarium, with the idea being that you can come by and check it out over time and watch things change.

So some of the features I'm looking at trying to achieve to set this up:
  • A simple starting population with lots of scope to evolve and change over time
  • An environment set up which encourages interesting evolution and ideally avoids wipeouts
  • Ideally an environment that is somewhat dynamic and changes over time so stable solutions never evolve

For the most part I'm much more interested in tweaking environments and seeing what creatures evolve than I am about inventing or coding species from scratch.

Do you guys have any tips on setting this sort of thing up?

PS. A couple of other notes:
1. My old computer is a Macbook Pro, I'm going to trying to get Darwinbots to run on it using WINE. I'll let you know how I go with that.
2. I work in Biology/Computer Science research and ALife is a long term passion of mine, its great to see the work you've done on this and I hope you keep it up into the future.

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