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Re: Race Wizard disection Mon, 10 September 2007 03:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Not really, for two reasons.

Firstly, out of the 1331 test planets, not all that many fall into this category.
Second, those that do are, by nature, lower value planets. So you are only omitting lower value planets that are having their value lowered further.

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Re: Race Wizard almost done (but not quite) Wed, 03 October 2007 15:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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race algo in c++ can be downloaded from http://constb.5u.com

Who should I credit with the code/algorithm?

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Re: Race Wizard almost done (but not quite) Wed, 03 October 2007 19:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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yartrebo wrote on Wed, 03 October 2007 21:16

Who should I credit with the code/algorithm?


Obviously, the Jeffs themselves. Rolling Eyes

ConstB just extracted it from the exe and made it readable Sherlock which was no mean feat in itself. Cool



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Re: Race Wizard almost done (but not quite) Wed, 03 October 2007 21:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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// Advantage point and habitability calculation code based on ConstB's
// reverse engineering of code written by Jeff McBride (stars!).

Does that sound like a proper way to give credit in my stars! clone?

PS: It being reversed engineered from the binary would explain the odd hexadecimal variable naming and comments in the code.

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Re: Race Wizard almost done (but not quite) Thu, 04 October 2007 03:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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yartrebo wrote on Thu, 04 October 2007 03:26

// Advantage point and habitability calculation code based on ConstB's
// reverse engineering of code written by Jeff McBride (stars!).

Does that sound like a proper way to give credit in my stars! clone?


I'd say it looks nice enough. Cool


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PS: It being reversed engineered from the binary would explain the odd hexadecimal variable naming and comments in the code.


Plus the convoluted & kludgey nature of some important parts. Sherlock Twisted Evil Whip



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Re: Race Wizard almost done (but not quite) Sat, 06 October 2007 12:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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yartrebo wrote on Thu, 04 October 2007 08:26

// Advantage point and habitability calculation code based on ConstB's
// reverse engineering of code written by Jeff McBride (stars!).

Does that sound like a proper way to give credit in my stars! clone?

I don't care much about credits, this work is sorta 'public domain'. So any credits you feel right is ok.

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Re: Race Wizard almost done (but not quite) Sat, 06 October 2007 14:39 Go to previous message
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I don't care much about credits, this work is sorta 'public domain'. So any credits you feel right is ok.

The general formula was public knowledge, but the formula for an exact calculation was a secret and it was your skills that unlocked it. I certainly feel that you deserve credit for that.

That it is public domain matters not. I still feel you deserve credit.


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