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Calculator for building armour suits?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Wenchkin, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. Wenchkin

    Wenchkin Babbling Loonie
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    For the sake of my remaining sanity, is there a legal program that can take a list of my kit and help me put together a few suits? I'm sure I saw something a while ago, but I'll be darned if I can find it again.

    Help!

    Wenchy
     
  2. Wenchkin

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    LOL, yeah, that's kinda what I'm using right now :D

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  3. Maplestone

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    hmmm ... maybe we need to lobby for a bag of identification? (like a recycling bag, but instead dumps an excel spreadsheet of all the item properties of the contents)
     
  4. Wenchkin

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    Aye, that would be nice.... Though it's the putting bits together and working out which piece is best to change out that I fail with. It reminds me of that jigsaw puzzle you used to get that was a picture of hundreds of baked beans :D

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  5. Maplestone

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    Once you can load it into a spreadsheet, the number crunching wizards can take over and provide a "find me a suit" macro (an SQL database would be nicer, but far fewer people have one of those at their fingertips).

    *thinks* It's actually an interesting problem ... a brute force search through a respectable collection of gear would tax even a modern machine and you'd also want something that could offer suggestions as to what items to search for to improve your suit ... or set it up with certain parameters of fashion taste ... or ... or ...
     
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    one could write a script to do something like this
     
  8. Lord Kynd

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    what ??? no flames ????ppl must be :sleep2:
     
  9. walter_mitty

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    there are already scripts that do it, ones also that you use on other people and it tells you what the stats are on their suits
     
  10. Maplestone

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    No flames needed - it could be done with the KR custom UI.

    (alas, I just haven't gotten around to poking around with it yet - I'm spending too much time playing ... well, and straticsing)
     
  11. Dermott of LS

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    ...

    KR's character data sheet does a good job of this, plus you can put each separate item mod onto a hotbar to see the totals of the ones you are desiring at a glance.

    A comparison mod would probably good for the future though (one that works like the color mod we have now, but bases the colors on what would be an increase above the current piece).

    Definitely a room for ideas for KR UI modding.
     
  12. Cailleach

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    I've been meaning to knock out a spreadsheet for one of these for ages - one of the guildies did it. If I make an armour suit, I have to be wearing it, or I can't do it. Yes, I am that bad with numbers, and no, I'll never get any better. I make armour suits up to give to new players, about 10 - 20 at a time, and I end up with a headache every single session I do :(
     
  13. Wenchkin

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    Ah, I didn't think to use the hotbar for keeping an eye on mods. Many thanks for that suggestion, Dermott, that'll make it a lot easier to start with ;)

    Wenchy
     
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    Remember, the hotbar is your friend and quite possibly one of the most powerful UI features UO has ever had... once you start realizing all it can do both visibly and functionally.
     
  15. Wenchkin

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    Aye, one of those jobs you think should be easier... I'm tempted to try a spreadsheet, but whether it'll work is another thing :D

    Wenchy
     
  16. Teeshy

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    As far as I can tell, this one isn't illegal, and it does a pretty good job (IMO) With changes over time, I guess there's a couple things I would like it to do differently, but as it is right now, I rely on it to do everything for me =P

    SWArmorCalc
     
  17. Spree

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    In uoa you can use vendor agent, use item Id to make the list and copy the info to you clip board. But I don't know if you can paste that in to excel I never tryed it.
     
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    Thanks for that link Teeshy, that looks like the program I was thinking of :)

    Spree, from memory I think you'd go edit - paste special and then unformatted text or something like that. It can certainly be done in the Openoffice spreadsheet, but I'm sure I've done it on excel at work too. One of those things I do without thinking and can't remember when it comes to telling someone else though *doh!*

    Wenchy
     
  19. Chaosy

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    I made my own Excel spreadsheet and I just enter pieces of armor in manually when I build a suit.
     
  20. Yep, Excel is an awesome time saver... add a column or two to show totals and resist numbers needed for max resists, AND stat totals. I then start with what I have on hand, put that into the spreadsheet and go shopping one item at a time. It's pretty easy to have this going with 3 or 4 different armor combinations at a time until I find the best possible combo. Last one took me about an hour to find the "perfect" suit for a friend's Christmas present.
     
  21. an SQL would be nice. I was hoping someone might get smart and build an artifact/armor data base of plausible combinations for example.

    have a complete database of artifacts. you type in your desired mods/specifications and minimum expectations in a UI. it goes through artifacts then builds a plausible outcome of remaining pieces required to finish it using armor/jewelry/shield etc. I don't think the complexity is too great to build a system like that. It would just be a bulky list of material.
     
  22. Arch Magus

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    I use my brain, the greatest calculator known to mankind.:scholar:
    (Not my brain in particular, just brains in general).:hug::D
     
  23. drinkbeerallday

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    we all know what the most powerful UI feature UO has ever had is and it is certainly not the KR hotbar.
     
  24. Arch Magus

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    what is it, i dont think I know.
     
  25. drinkbeerallday

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    go to wikipedia, type Ultima Online and poke around
     
  26. Arch Magus

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    Im on it.
     
  27. Nok

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    Hi Wenchkin,
    There are several in the UO Toolbar's Tools|Calculators menu, including these three...

    Hope some of those help.
     
  28. I have a spreadsheet I use for tracking skill gains and armor changes (when I buy or make pieces) ... PM me an email that is not associated with your accounts at all and I'll send ya a copy. several folks have gotten one already.