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Peter Ajamian wrote: > > Karl Buchner wrote: > > > > MIN(95, MAX((19 - (thac0 - ac)) *5), 5) > > Won't compile or work (hint, look at the parenthesis). > I don't think he meant for me to stick that in and try it as is. He probably typed it by hand and was showing it as an example. I am sure anyone who put that in would get a parse error and soon realize that it will not work as is. Let alone the variables would have to be changed. > If you really want a true comparison of who's more likely to win you have > to take several (lots of) things into account. The attacker's thac0 and > the victim's ac only account for the chances of landing one hit. To > properly figure the chances of one battle you have to take the result of > that, multiply by the average damage inflicted by the one player, and > divide that into the victim's HP. Note that hitroll is (if memory serves > me correctly) simply the opposite of thac0. You can get thac0 with (20 - > hitroll) and hitroll with (20 - thac0) (for some odd reason the > originators of Oasis decided to use hitroll in thier menu instead of > thac0 and hence all this confusion was born). > > You must then calculate all this mess for the opponent and compare the > two, converting the result into a range between 0 and 100. That should > give you a fairly accurate result. To really know for sure how it all > gets figured out you will have to dredge yourself into the source. Look > at do_hit and just figure it out. I know it's a mess which is exactly > why I'm not gonna dredge through there for you. > Converting the result into a range was the problem, I tried using 0 - 100, 1-20, and a few others. However I made a formula, it would either be good for low levels or good for high levels, but not both. His formula did however give me a different approach and will be testing that out. When I sent the original mail out I accidentally put in '??' after the last sentence. It was not meant as a question, but rather a statement. I already have all the values calculated (with most of the hit function modified). I didn't expect anyone to tell me or suggest a way to calculate all that. My problem was converting that one part to a percentage. But, thanks for the reply. -- +---------------------------------------------------------------+ | FAQ: http://qsilver.queensu.ca/~fletchra/Circle/list-faq.html | | Archives: http://post.queensu.ca/listserv/wwwarch/circle.html | +---------------------------------------------------------------+

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