Quick Question Thread

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What do team members think of forum games?

I remember hhyyrylainen saying many times that he sees FGs as a “post-farming method”, so not in a good light.

Edit: Now that makes me wonder, how far away are we from FGs being banned off the forum?


from what i see forum games are basically the backbones of forum activity
straight up just taking them off the the forums would harm activity and new user retention significantly
so I don’t think they’ll be going anytime soon


Came back here just to ask 1 question… is Thrive going to have Natural Disasters like: Meteor shower, Volcanic Eruptions, Earthquakes, Tsunami and Etc.

If yes… There are plans that them could happen in Microbe Stage and Multicelular Stage where you haven’t reached land yet… And will it affect your gameplay and affect the Microbe and Multicelular Stage environment?

The game will not feature random events which could just wipe out your species without warning. I think there are still plans to have a Great Oxygenation Event which will require adapting your species to survive a sudden abundance of oxygen in the water. I think all other types of natural disasters are planned to only occur in macroscopic.

I have a question: How do you use toxins with a pilus? Do you need to have a toxin-producing organ already? If so, what’s actually the advantage of using the pilus, rather than shooting out toxins?


You just select the injectisome upgrade. It doesn’t actually consume any toxin or anything like that, it just literally swaps the damage type to toxin and also deals the exact same damage on each hit (no matter how slight the physics touch was, the normal pilus deals damage proportional to how strong a collision it got).


Are pulling cilia meant to suck toxins towards them? I found in multicell that if I fired toxins while in engulf mode, my toxins curved towards my own cells, and got stuck.

FYI, I was doing both at the same time to maximise my chances of killing other cells.

Well, theoretically the pulling cilia work by creating water vortices, so from that physics standpoint it would make sense for it to also pull in toxins. Btw, does it look like the cilia can pull in cell corpse chunks (floating organelles) from dead microbes? I haven’t gotten anyone to test that thoroughly.

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Just tested this in multicell, and it pulls those organelles in like a beast.


…so there’s a chance that they’ll be gone if Thrive becomes popular and it’s community will not depend on them for activity?


1: what exactly would happen if i turned on cell growth in early multicell and made a hexagonal organism consisting of 7 cells?
2: is the edge of the cell membrane somewhere you can have an entity stuck to?

For first one, if you are wondering if it will cause much lag, then not likely (It didn’t lag much on my laptop from what I remember)

i’m more wondering if the cells start overlapping or doing other weird, physically impossible IRL stuff.

But this already happens? I moved this to the quick questions thread as this was not related to programming Thrive.

Nothing special happens if you place 7 cells in a hexagon in the body plan editor. The body plan editor pre-calculates the cell positions based on the full cell hex layouts ensuring they don’t overlap.

Membrane edges are not in any way special in the physics. The entire microbe is a single collision body. The membrane area is converted into a convex collision shape.

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How do I export the code documentation (ie. all /// comments) to DocBook? I have no experience with C# projects and it seems like the build system doesn’t provide any option to export the documentation.

There’s no simple way to export the documentation from the code. There’s nothing setup to do that. I just use my IDE to read the documentation on the code. So it’s not been a high priority.

If someone finds a tool to generate nice HTML from the code (probably doxygen? as we now also have C++ code so a tool that can handle both C# and C++ would be optimal, though not absolutely required if just having a C# tool would lead to much better results), I’d approve and merge that.

So I 've made a concept for underwater metalworking and I really like drawings I made, should I share the drawings or wait until I finish the thesis?

I would say that it’s fine to show the drawings either as long as you have a working thesis on underwater metalworking OR those are just some silly non-scientific arts.


I have the metalworking part largly finished but I am struggling with the electricity part, I’m thinking about them using magenets as a replacement but it’s up in the air. Thank you for responding ^.^

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