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guys. check out these cars.

redheadredhead Registered User regular
edited February 2011 in Social Entropy++
i am making this thread because i think it should exist

http://www.boxcar2d.com/

this is the new version of that car thing. it's pretty self-explanatory and it owns. post about your horrific failures of cars gogo

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    SwillSwill Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    you make the cars or just watch them

    cause i am just watching them now

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    RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    you just watch them for now

    it's like the 2nd version though, so I wouldn't be surprised if he added other things

    as it is, it's still fascinating

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    KadithKadith Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I do not plan on using the addition of the up and down voting.

    seems like cheating

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    TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Just had a car make it 264, this is fun.

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    KadithKadith Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    new best car was a triangle with wheels on each point.

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    RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    ehhh

    I do get sick of some cars and wish to cull them from the gene pool, like the sloooowwwww crawlers and just won't stop, I don't like those and occasionally cull them

    the up vote I don't use too much, they'll get to the finish eventually, I guess it protects against a weird chance flip over or game messup that ends its run too soon

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    RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    haha i just set it to allow as many as 8 wheels, just to see how that goes

    first guy in the new generation has 7 wheels

    fucker was just WAITING for that chance

    oh sweet jesus the next one has 8 wheels

    seven of them spread on the front over what looks like 4 points

    one tiny wheel in the back

    fucker is an animal

    edit: OH COME ON THIS ONE IS JUST CHEATING

    IT'S ALL WHEELS

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    KadithKadith Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    the frustration you get when a car that looks like it can totally make past the new selection point on the track, or obviously slow and rather flawed design ends up being selected by luck, totally amplifies the excitement when a new design starts rocking the track

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    redheadredhead Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    i'm playing with max wheels 2 and frequency 100 to make it similar to the old one for now

    Classic Version

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    RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    redhead wrote: »
    i'm playing with max wheels 2 and frequency 100 to make it similar to the old one for now

    Classic Version

    1 or 2 wheels

    MAYBE 3, I'll think about it

    but 8 wheels is CHEATING, they're all huge wheels too

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    KadithKadith Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
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    best way to deal with clearance problems.

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    RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    invented suspension is my bane

    it follows me in every cource

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    MKRMKR Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    [14:42:44] <MKR> It's hilarious to see these hideous forms try to move
    [14:43:02] <MKR> They know they wont make it, but they want to please their algorithmic creator

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    KadithKadith Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    The way I have the wheels, 2 wheels seems to be what it's selecting for on this track so far

    gonna see where it's gone after i take the dog for a walk.

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    jackaljackal Fuck Yes. That is an orderly anal warehouse. Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    It's strange. I ran it once and it ran fine. I restarted it and now it runs really choppy.

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    miscellaneousinsanitymiscellaneousinsanity grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, i hurt peopleRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Is there any way to view these cars for more than a half second before a new one spawns?
    And as far as horrific failures go I have seen pointy blocks with zero wheels and cars with wheels completely encased within their geometry.

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    MaceraMacera UGH GODDAMMIT STOP ENJOYING THINGSRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Select you gun, and then, select your car
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    though sometimes it'll reject a design that running along just fine

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    RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Is there any way to view these cars for more than a half second before a new one spawns?
    And as far as horrific failures go I have seen pointy blocks with zero wheels and cars with wheels completely encased within their geometry.

    they run for longer as the shittier ones are bred out and the course end gets further out

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    KadithKadith Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    oh no, went to put in my contacts and the retards have started breeding

    huuge drop in my generational performance

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    NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Kadith wrote: »
    I do not plan on using the addition of the up and down voting.

    seems like cheating

    Up voting simply ensures that a design wins any tournament selection it ends up in. Roulette wheel is nice starting place and for something like this, it probably was picked because the randomness of it benefits the point, which is to watch something emerge slowly out of really wacky designs.

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    miscellaneousinsanitymiscellaneousinsanity grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, i hurt peopleRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Gotta just let it run then, okay.
    I love it when they have absurdly tiny, single wheels.

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    RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    after 30 generations on this, if I don't have any interesting cars coming along, I'm gonna shoot for a viable 1-wheel design on a new course

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    NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Macera wrote: »
    Select you gun, and then, select your car
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    though sometimes it'll reject a design that running along just fine

    That's roulette wheel selection.

    Of course, the possibility of a mutation or crossover screwing up a perfectly fine chromosome always exists too.

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    jackaljackal Fuck Yes. That is an orderly anal warehouse. Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    One giant wheel, almost no body. Nothing could stop it.

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    RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    jackal wrote: »
    One giant wheel, almost no body. Nothing could stop it.

    judging on what I've seen already, yep probably

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    NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    This guy is doing really well because every time he tips forward that front wheel just bounces him back:

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    George Fornby GrillGeorge Fornby Grill ...Like Clockwork Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I had one get to 480 points but it hasn't generated another one like it

    fuckin' evolutionary outliers need to be more reliable.

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    George Fornby GrillGeorge Fornby Grill ...Like Clockwork Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    YES I GOT ONE AGAIN

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    NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I had this baby carriage looking one just grab some mad air and land on it's back.

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    SyphonBlueSyphonBlue The studying beaver That beaver sure loves studying!Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Kadith wrote: »
    oh no, went to put in my contacts and the retards have started breeding

    huuge drop in my generational performance

    Just like real life

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    PaPaPaPa Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    i've been breeding these elongated, low-slung drag racers - unfortunately none of them can get past the jagged area around 370 :/

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    EdcrabEdcrab Actually a hack Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Macera wrote: »
    though sometimes it'll reject a design that running along just fine

    Yeah I've noticed that a lot of late, never saw it in the older version

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    NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Oh, I had completely missed the part where he wrote that sometimes it will randomly skip roulette wheel selection all together.


    EDIT: He needs to update his page...
    Tournament Selection replaces Roulette-Wheel selection. Also removes the 40% random chance of selection.

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    Mr. ButtonsMr. Buttons Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    This would be wonderful as a state saving screen saver

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    NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I just did a whole big study on genetic algorithms and I wanted to write a demo program. I just need a good thing to test.

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    KadithKadith Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Up to 23 generations, made up for the retard generations pretty fast it seems

    Mostly rear weighted dragsters now

    but then there was this
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    kept flipping and going backwards until it got back to the side with the small wheel

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    DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    god dammit

    had a perfect two-wheeled dragster type car with excellent ground clearance
    but nope it hit the limit or something and back I go to fucking cars without wheels or cars that spawn in upside down and fail because of it

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    EdcrabEdcrab Actually a hack Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I wonder how long it'll be before this is cited by anti-evolution pundits

    "Look how shit it is! God must be behind it all!"

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    NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Edcrab wrote: »
    I wonder how long it'll be before this is cited by anti-evolution pundits

    "Look how shit it is! God must be behind it all!"

    My initial reaction to this is to angrily explain all the ways that a genetic algorithm is different from evolution and also point out that well-written ones converge on a pretty good answer in a reliable way, but then I remembered that it's Friday and I'm home from work and I have a bottle of Port here, so I'm just going to watch funny cars bounce around.

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    jackaljackal Fuck Yes. That is an orderly anal warehouse. Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Edcrab wrote: »
    I wonder how long it'll be before this is cited by anti-evolution pundits

    "Look how shit it is! God must be behind it all!"

    Personally I prefer my cars designed... intelligently. *puts on shades*

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