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Anthropic Dreams
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Name: Anthropic Dreams
Manager: Susume
Type: Closed
Formed: 04/21/10
Description: We stand together, with hope and determination.


We are a very large and very active folding team, with many highly ranked players. We have team members who can work with you if your interest lies in scripting, and members who are experts in every stage of the game.

We're here to help you become the best Foldit player that you can be! By working with each other, we hope to be an important part of helping science to help all.

This team is temporarily open by invitation only - but you can join easily. Talk to some of our members in global before you make a decision to join, to see if you think that we would be a good fit for you.

If you think that you'd like to join, please write a message to Susume. Our main restriction is that we will not allow any clones by any members of our group, other than irc only accounts. We also ask that you have completed at least a week of folding - this gives you a chance to decide whether you enjoy the game, and a chance to chat with people from all teams and soloists in global.

Please finish the tutorials before you think of joining any team… We know that they can be frustrating (or boring to some), but you need to familiarize yourself with the basic tools before you can become a really good folder. Ask any team members, or anyone in global for help - everyone at Foldit wants you to be successful.


Anthropic Dreams was formed in Spring of 2010. Pletsch and Renton, two top folders, decided to create a team open to all Foldit players whether they were in teams or not, to make the best possible folding team for CASP 9. They hoped that by pooling all of Foldit talent, Foldit would have the best chance of winning CASP.

When CASP 9 was over, the active team members decided to stay together. We've grown since then, and have managed to become one of the top folding teams.


Because we are a very large group, from time to time we delete inactive members to keep the group manageable. If you have come back to folding after a hiatus, please join us again!



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Joined: 04/11/2013
When Going High/Med

Here is something you might want to try.
Take your best Low Ci score in auto.
Place zero length bands.
Put into Low Wiggle Power.
Set to full ci.
Wiggle out.
Set to Auto wiggle power.
Disable bands.
Wiggle out.
Set to High/Med wiggle power.
Wiggle out.
Repeat whole process from enabling bands in Low wiggle power until no gains are found.
Now enable these bands in High/Med for short iters and disable for wiggling out until you are tired of playing around.
Not sure how it affects the end game but it certainly gains at least an extra ten points or a lot more, before rebuilding in High/Med.

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Let's Try Teamwork

FOLD.IT puzzle results vary widely because of the random factor. I'd like to explore that idea by solving puzzle 1627 as a group with the following strategy:

1. Agree on a list of recipes that we will use. I propose these but am open to any suggestions:
LOW, ci=.10, ZLB secondary structures, wiggle shake, wiggle shake, wiggle shake. Remove bands.
2. DRemix on AUTO, ci=1.0.
3. Idealize on AUTO.
4. Cut and WIggle on AUTO.
5. COMP on HIGH.
7. endgame recipes????

Feel free to modify or propose your own. We can decide in a day or two on one set of these. For the purpose of this experiment, I don't think its critical that we get it just right at first.

2. Then, we all begin running the first recipe on as many clients, as many times as we can. After a period (say one day, i.e.) submit your best result and take the best of the team's result and run the next recipe. Repeat until we have gone through the entire set of recipes. Of course, you can revisit any team result.

3. IMPORTANT: When you're saving to the team use the script name that was used in the name. For example, "DRemix"

That's it. Any suggestions? Changes? Comments? Shall we try it?


Joined: 09/03/2010
Teamwork continued

I love that idea Phi. Better teamwork and establishing a standard for documenting actions performed on shared puzzles as well as increased communication will definitely result in better overall results for us as a team. I'm going to be making more of an effort to utilize our group forum and I encourage others to do so as well!

Joined: 09/24/2012
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VHL small molecule puzzle

Many congrats on your score in the VHL puzzle. Do you have any tips to share? Thanks.

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