[Tool] Mapmaker's friend: Bonus Calculator 1.1

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[Tool] Mapmaker's friend: Bonus Calculator 1.1

Postby natty dread on Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:45 pm

This is a very simple mapmaking tool - it 's a small windows application which calculates a bonus value for a bonus area.

The calculator uses the base formula from Widowmakers' bonus spreadsheet although with some extra modifiers. Extra options may be added in future releases.



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* Download Bonus Calculator v1.1 *
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v1.1
- added copy to clipboard button
- added field for outgoing attacks
- added map size selector
- removed bg image to reduce size

TODO in next versions:
- add more (optional) modifiers
- add an option to stick window on top of other windows
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Re: Map bonus calculator - help me beta test

Postby Evil DIMwit on Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:55 pm

Sorry for being Mister Negative all over the place, but the spreadsheet already does exactly the same thing as this, and more. One of the nice things about having everything in the spreadsheet form is that you can change the multipliers around to reflect different styles of gameplay. The spreadsheet also lets you keep track of multiple continents and compare them at a glance.

If you want to try to improve the spreadsheet, you might try to find some good default multipliers for new values, like number of territories and continents bombarded by the region, or number of auto-deploy troops on the inside and on the border of the region.

Works like a charm, though. Good job.
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Re: Map bonus calculator - help me beta test

Postby natty dread on Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:04 pm

Evil DIMwit wrote:Sorry for being Mister Negative all over the place, but the spreadsheet already does exactly the same thing as this, and more. One of the nice things about having everything in the spreadsheet form is that you can change the multipliers around to reflect different styles of gameplay. The spreadsheet also lets you keep track of multiple continents and compare them at a glance.

If you want to try to improve the spreadsheet, you might try to find some good default multipliers for new values, like number of territories and continents bombarded by the region, or number of auto-deploy troops on the inside and on the border of the region.


Well the purpose for this was to provide a convenient mini-tool to offer the same functionality as the spreadsheet... but without having to start a spreadsheet software just to calculate a few bonuses... and this has a small window so you can view the map on background...

I could look into adding features though.

Anyway, the main point... the program works ok for you?
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Re: Map bonus calculator - help me beta test

Postby owenshooter on Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:21 pm

isn't this already on the menu of the game?-the black jesus
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Re: Map bonus calculator - help me beta test

Postby natty dread on Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:38 pm

owenshooter wrote:isn't this already on the menu of the game?-the black jesus


This is a tool for mapmakers to calculate bonus values for their continents. Sorry, I guess I should have clarified that.
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Re: Mapmaker bonus calculator - help me beta test

Postby natty dread on Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:45 pm

Ok here's version 1.1 wiht some added functionality

http://www.fileden.com/files/2010/2/7/2 ... %201_1.rar
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Re: Mapmaker bonus calculator - help me beta test

Postby natty dread on Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:21 am

Can a mod move this to the foundry tools forum. Thanks
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Re: Mapmaker bonus calculator - help me beta test

Postby chipv on Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:29 am

Moved.
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