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Giant Crops

Hi Rkagerer -- regarding your comment on the admin noticeboard, yes it's a "new user" thing that you can't post external links. If you make more edits, that restriction will be lifted.

I read the reddit post you tried to use as a reference, and only one person claimed to have not watered crops while still getting giant crops. The rest were just guessing.

In fact, the entire code block that creates giant crops is inside an if statement that requires the center crop to be watered. This can happen on its own if it rains, but otherwise a giant crop won't form unless the center crop is watered. I've looked at the code, and tested in-game just to be sure.

So, I'm going to undo that edit to the Crops page. But I appreciate you trying to make the wiki better, and wish you a warm welcome to the wiki! margotbean (talk) 13:24, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Reply from Rkagerer:

Thanks! I'm impressed you checked the codebase and tested this in detail - I'm grateful for the attention you paid and for keeping the wiki accurate. Can I ask how you got access to the code? e.g. Do you work for the ConcernedApe, are you a "trusted individual", or is it open source and I totally missed that? Just wondering in case I want to check on some obscure detail myself.

Also any thoughts on whether the content here is worth incorporating into the Pig or Truffles articles: https[colon-slash-slash]steamcommunity.com/app/413150/discussions/0/405693392908315075/#c357286663691895551

Hope this is the right place / form to respond to your message.Rkagerer (talk) 06:29, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi again, the decompiled code is viewable with any decompiler of your choice -- the two I know of are called "ILSpy" and JetBrain's "dotPeek". You may find others if you do an internet search for ".NET decompiler". The game is not open-source, and the decompiled code cannot be easily recompiled and run from this decompiled code. It can be viewed, which is sometimes helpful for mod makers or wiki editors.
The comment on Steam that you linked to is from May of 2016, so that person was basing his/her opinions of v1.07 of the game. That was a few versions ago, so things may have changed. It also seems he/she was basing opinion on in-game observation without verifying in the game code. I took a quick look at the code and didn't find what he/she described. Truffles don't exist on the farm before they're spawned, and 2+ can spawn in the same 3x3 grid. I also can't find anything that would prevent a truffle from spawning in the same spot as a previous truffle spawned (assuming the player picks up the first one). So, not so much something we should add to the wiki at this point, I'm afraid.
The comment might be a good source of hypotheses for some interested code-diver to prove or disprove, though. (hint hint) --margotbean (talk) 12:40, 17 February 2018 (UTC)