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Old 08-10-2017, 10:57 PM   #1
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Default Trouble changing skill cost progression

Hello, I'm trying to modify the costs of existing skill types (inspired by, what I have now seems to stop working if skills go above 17 or so. And the program seems to behave strangely if I enter a higher skill value; seeming to accept the result, but then incrementally lowering the skill value when I click empty space in the program.

Am I doing something wrong, or am I coming across a technical limitation?

full GDF attempt:


DX/E, cost(1/1.5/2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/50/70/100), base(-1), defaultstat(ST:DX), relname(DX)
DX/A, cost(1/1.5/2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/50/70/100), base(-2), defaultstat(ST:DX), relname(DX)
DX/H, cost(1/1.5/2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/50/70/100), base(-3), defaultstat(ST:DX), relname(DX)
DX/VH, cost(1/1.5/2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/50/70/100), base(-4), defaultstat(ST:DX), relname(DX)

IQ/E, cost(1/1.5/2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/50/70/100), base(-1), defaultstat(ST:IQ), relname(IQ)
IQ/A, cost(1/1.5/2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/50/70/100), base(-2), defaultstat(ST:IQ), relname(IQ)
IQ/H, cost(1/1.5/2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/50/70/100), base(-3), defaultstat(ST:IQ), relname(IQ)
IQ/VH, cost(1/1.5/2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/50/70/100), base(-4), defaultstat(ST:IQ), relname(IQ)

HT/E, cost(1/1.5/2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/50/70/100), base(-1), defaultstat(ST:HT), relname(HT)
HT/A, cost(1/1.5/2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/50/70/100), base(-2), defaultstat(ST:HT), relname(HT)
HT/H, cost(1/1.5/2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/50/70/100), base(-3), defaultstat(ST:HT), relname(HT)
HT/VH, cost(1/1.5/2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/50/70/100), base(-4), defaultstat(ST:HT), relname(HT)

Will/E, cost(1/1.5/2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/50/70/100), base(-1), defaultstat(ST:Will), relname(Will)
Will/A, cost(1/1.5/2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/50/70/100), base(-2), defaultstat(ST:Will), relname(Will)
Will/H, cost(1/1.5/2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/50/70/100), base(-3), defaultstat(ST:Will), relname(Will)
Will/VH, cost(1/1.5/2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/50/70/100), base(-4), defaultstat(ST:Will), relname(Will)

Per/E, cost(1/1.5/2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/50/70/100), base(-1), defaultstat(ST:Perception), relname(Per)
Per/A, cost(1/1.5/2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/50/70/100), base(-2), defaultstat(ST:Perception), relname(Per)
Per/H, cost(1/1.5/2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/50/70/100), base(-3), defaultstat(ST:Perception), relname(Per)
Per/VH, cost(1/1.5/2/3/5/7/10/15/20/30/50/70/100), base(-4), defaultstat(ST:Perception), relname(Per)
Similar problems happen if I change the 1.5 to an integer, as well

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Old 08-11-2017, 01:21 AM   #2
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Default Re: Trouble changing skill cost progression

It looks like some technical limitation - possibly a bug. I do notice that if you set the points for a skill (instead of level or using the spin buttons) that the program behaves as you'd expect, so that's a workaround if you ever find anybody who wants to put more than 50 points in a skill.
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Old 08-11-2017, 03:05 PM   #3
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Default Re: Trouble changing skill cost progression

Yes, there's a bit of bad code preventing cost progressions of more than about ten steps from working correctly.

I've identified it, and fixed it for the next version, but I'm afraid there's nothing to be done about it in the current release.
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