Case number:699969-2011213
Opened by:frood66
Opened on:Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 18:32
Last modified:Sunday, February 21, 2021 - 17:21

sandbox is slow...I know not why. and very crashy.

Nevertheless it needs the option of 2 separate proteins.....or symmetry at least. then it would be a real sandbox where we can try out ideas more relevant to the puzzles being set 2day. the option to have additional filters oft used these days would also help.

If this is a sandbox....then Foldit needs to open up the opportunities....give us a chance to concentrate on areas of the game that we are weak at and want to improve.

just my view as a returner

(Wed, 02/17/2021 - 18:32  |  4 comments)

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Players can always play expired puzzles for more practice.

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clearly why have a sandbox at all? especially since it is so slow and has bugs.

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Thanks for the feedback! I agree that the ideal sandbox puzzle would allow you to add symmetry, or additional chains, or custom Objectives. Unfortunately, Foldit is currently set up so that all of these are fixed when the puzzle is created, so there is no way to add these things without creating new puzzles. We have long-term plans to enable this kind of thing, but it will require a lot of work and some fundamental restructuring of the software.

For now, the main benefits of the Protein Design Sandbox puzzle are that players may insert/delete unlimited residues, and we've enabled some tools (like Rebuild) that are typically unavailable in design puzzles.

Alternatively, if you are especially motivated, you can always license and download the Standalone version of Foldit. The Standalone allows you to configure your own puzzles locally, although you cannot play online Game puzzles using the Standalone, or share solutions between the Standalone and the Game.

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many thx for the info bkoep


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