For anyone who misses Stump's Armor Optimiser: (in General)
April 13 2006 12:50 AM EDT
find it at cbstuff.nl
then click on the armor optimiser NEW! link.
- Yes, the armor optimiser is atm still outdated
- Yes, the armor optimiser will be made to work for cb2
- Yes, I will try to make it even better than it used to be
- No, I will not change the name but will add some other thank you's to it
- Yes, armor optimiser should be written as optimizer
Good Job Shade now bring back stump
That's awesome, I can't wait to see it! I loved the old one, and one for CB2 would be great.
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!
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. :)
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.
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 :\
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.
April 13 2006 2:26 PM EDT
Perhaps yes :)
Time will tell, my friend. Time will tell.
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 ;)
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. :)
April 13 2006 3:21 PM EDT
Yay Shade, you continue to make CB run a little smoother in your own special way :-)
April 13 2006 3:46 PM EDT
I like it. I especially like the fact that HoFs and CB Ts are still on it. : )
the good old days :-)
Go knock us out Shade :-) but be gentle on me, lol
Looking forward to it.
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 ;)
April 13 2006 4:14 PM EDT
The thought that Shade is learning to program in Perl really horrifies me ;)
April 13 2006 4:17 PM EDT
Do you have an alternative for me? ;)
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 ;)
ActiveState's python distribution comes with pywin32 built-in. I'm not into that myself but my co-worker says it's quite good.
for perl in windows? use ActivePerl !
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.
April 14 2006 5:39 AM EDT
And how does this all help me? ;)
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 ;-)
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...
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:
Any other languages I could ask a friend of mine to check.
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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