For anyone who misses Stump's Armor Optimiser: (in General)

AdminShade April 13 2006 12:50 AM EDT

It's back!

find it at then click on the armor optimiser NEW! link.

DD34isback(justkidding) [Severswoed Accounting] April 13 2006 12:52 AM EDT

Good Job Shade now bring back stump

Vaynard [Fees Dirt Cheap] April 13 2006 1:23 AM EDT

That's awesome, I can't wait to see it! I loved the old one, and one for CB2 would be great.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 13 2006 1:26 AM EDT

Wow that would be awesome, the tricks of making it apply to cb2 are many.
It's previous goal was to provied the highest AC for the money, now it might be nice if it could tell us if upgrading a weapon or STR boosting armor would add more damage for the buck!

AdminShade April 13 2006 2:05 PM EDT

novice: I will implement weapons in it also, or at least have a weapon calculator also :)

Also adding the ST and DX bonuses will be something i'd need to think about also, it shouldn't be too hard. :)

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 13 2006 2:13 PM EDT

It would be interesting to see how far it could be taken, even to the point of having a char generator, with all the item options...obviously that's a bit far out there, but by the time SNK3R is ready to write the java application we'll be ready.

AdminShade April 13 2006 2:16 PM EDT

Hehehehe, though I wish I had some more replies to this thread as now it looks like only 3 people actually care about it :\

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 13 2006 2:20 PM EDT

Considering the number of people who actually know what it was is a little limited it's not suprising, I actually don't know how much new folks depend on external sites anymore. When I started that was the main way you found anything out, no wiki, and help certainly wasn't going to just TELL you. If we show the new folks what an external site can really offer in the way of data and help building a better char, I think it'll catch on.

AdminShade April 13 2006 2:26 PM EDT

Perhaps yes :)

Time will tell, my friend. Time will tell.

bartjan April 13 2006 2:39 PM EDT

A perfect armour optimiser (it's either armour optimiser or armor optimizer ;) shows you what armor combination and XP distribution gives the highest stats for the least amount of XP needed that you can get for a certain amount of cash.
Problem with that is that there are way too many variables involved ;)

AdminShade April 13 2006 3:14 PM EDT


I managed to insert the placeholders for Alatar's Gloves, Helm of Ecthelion and Mage Shield. They don't actually work yet !!!
Changed the header of the calculator a bit.
Changed the version to reflect new changes!

Should be adding more things to it sooner or later. :)

GnuUzir April 13 2006 3:21 PM EDT

Yay Shade, you continue to make CB run a little smoother in your own special way :-)

BMWheatley April 13 2006 3:46 PM EDT

I like it. I especially like the fact that HoFs and CB Ts are still on it. : )

{cb1}Linguala April 13 2006 3:59 PM EDT

the good old days :-)
Go knock us out Shade :-) but be gentle on me, lol
Looking forward to it.

AdminShade April 13 2006 4:05 PM EDT

True, I left them on it because they still have a link inside the script that I don't yet want to remove.

I have found many nice and not so hard things in the script, but actually making them all work with what i have in mind, will be something different ;)

bartjan April 13 2006 4:14 PM EDT

The thought that Shade is learning to program in Perl really horrifies me ;)

AdminShade April 13 2006 4:17 PM EDT

Do you have an alternative for me? ;)

bartjan April 13 2006 4:38 PM EDT

Well, at the moment I'm trying to find info on MSDN about vbscript.
That's at least 1 language that's *not* an alternative ;)

Anyone knows a better alternative for scripting on Windows? Installing Cygwin for 1 simple script sounds like overkill ;)

AdminJonathan April 13 2006 5:09 PM EDT

ActiveState's python distribution comes with pywin32 built-in. I'm not into that myself but my co-worker says it's quite good.

stabilo [Lonesome fighter] April 13 2006 5:09 PM EDT

for perl in windows? use ActivePerl !

QBsutekh137 April 13 2006 5:18 PM EDT

Python on Windows is damn fine... Can do pretty much anything, including access to .NET libs, I believe. As far as a COM-glue type of thing, it is hard to beat (and an elegant language on it's own). Lots of good database modules as well, including ADO and ODBC stuff.

AdminShade April 14 2006 5:39 AM EDT

And how does this all help me? ;)

stabilo [Lonesome fighter] April 14 2006 1:13 PM EDT

Did you ask for help?

I think learning perl is a great thing to do. It's the swiss army knife for the computer!

So what do you wanna know? There is no programming-language that does what you want .. each will only do what you wrote ;-)

AdminShade April 14 2006 2:34 PM EDT

Well what I want to do, is build an armor calculator, or modify Stump's old one, to calculate the same and some more than Stump's old one does now...


{CB1}Lukeyman April 14 2006 3:00 PM EDT

Go Shadey!

AdminShade April 15 2006 11:25 AM EDT

spydah asked me which availabilities for languages were possible for my web hosting and these are the ones, besides HTML and java script:

CGI, Perl

Any other languages I could ask a friend of mine to check.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 15 2006 12:15 PM EDT

PHP and Perl are both used for programming, one more for the background processing of text, and the other for manipulating web pages with dynamic content.
CGI is a way to use scripts via web pages.
MySQL is a database program, and pop3 is a protocol for checking your mail on a remote computer.
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