ALIEN.sim. Generally, every ALIEN simulation consists of 3 separate files. In this case we have the following:
ALIEN.sim- This is the main simulation file and the one which is shown in the dialog. It contains every particle that is in the simulated world. It should be noted here that sim-files can also be loaded in the pattern editor. But in that case no settings and symbols are changed.
ALIEN.settings.json- All simulation settings including world size, time step, simulation parameters and zones are stored here. These include, among others, physical parameters responsible for damaging, bonding or radiation of bodies. All this properties are encoded here in the JSON format and can thus be edited outside with any editor.
ALIEN.symbols.json- In this file one finds a list of symbols and their defining values. Symbols are user-defined simple substitution rules and are used to simplify the writing of small programs in a certain assembler-like language for computing cell functions. Symbols can be constants or variables.
<button. This only works if a single time step has been calculated beforehand.