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What is the most gold you can have on a vendor?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by ACB1961, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. ACB1961

    ACB1961 Lore Keeper
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    What is the most gold you can have on a vendor?

    I know this question has been answered before, but I just don't remember.

    tyvm in advance
     
  2. Theo_GL

    Theo_GL Grand Poobah
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    I believe the number is 2 billion.

    I can confirm at least 100 mil. I don't put any more than that on a single vendor.

    Best way to transfer it to the vendor by the way is to put bod books with high priced bods in them and 'buy' them from your vendor. No vendor cost for a bod out of a book and the money can be xfered from even the account that placed the vendor.


    And I actually have switched to a different currency - I buy xfer tokens when my gold stash gets too high. They retail for about 20 mil each and are easier to store than 20 million GP gold checks. I keep a stash of xfer tokens that I could sell for quick cash if I ever need the cash as opposed to trying to manage gold checks or trust the vendor system.
     
  3. Cogniac

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    The limit is 2 billion gp, as the amount of gold on a vendor is stored in a 32-bit signed integer, which has a maximum value of 2,147,483,647. (This is also why gold piles max out at 60,000gp: each gold pile stores its amount in a 16-bit unsigned integer, which maxes out at 65,535; 60,000 is much more pleasing to the eyes.)

    It would seem the devs of the distant past were smart enough to place a programmatic limit at the largest round number before the integer limit, as otherwise, the number would either overflow, or wrap around to -2,147,483,647.

    Unfortunately, they were not smart enough to make it so that it immediately prevented you from breaching this limit. Example: I have 2,000,000,000 gp on my vendor. I sell an item off it for 111,111gp. I now have 2,000,111,111gp on my vendor. Server down hits. I come back the next morning. I now have 2,000,000,000gp on my vendor. The server ate the other 111,111gp to keep me under the limit. I'm not sure if this bug was ever fixed.
     
  4. ACB1961

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  5. BlissMarie

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    I am not positive (I could have been dreaming or something :p), but I thought I once heard Mesanna say the max gold you could have stored on a vendor was 1,999,999,999. I thought she said it would reset if it reached 2,000,000,000.

    It would be good to have confirmation from a dev. That would be an awful lot of money to lose.

    BlissMarie