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Information on Statistics

Discussion in 'Theorycrafting and Statistics' started by Variable_Angel, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. Variable_Angel

    Variable_Angel IncGamers Member

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    Information on Statistics

    okay. . . i'm relatively new to the Statistics section (mainly been hanging in Sorc Forums)

    well now that i've come here, i don't know how to help anyone! heh, seems like i'm the only one with questions

    anyways, i was wondering where you guys get the information for all this?

    Skill Distribution:
    --- http://66.98.154.13/skills.html
    Mephisto Maps:
    --- http://www.dracoy.1colony.com/
    Whatever you can add:
    --- http://www.yoursite.com/

    Add on any other sites you guys use (mainly specifics, usually i find things on diabloii.net)

    Thanks Guys,
    Roux
     
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    Variable_Angel IncGamers Member

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    Hm. For example I now use ONLY information came from game MPQ files with help of some tools (like MPQView) and some basic knowledge got at university. However such things as algorithms (like item generations) are hardly hidden at executable files and can only be viewed by experienced programmers.
    And I think information published at Arreat or D2Data was god by the same ways. Game files + input from peoples like Jarulf.
     
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    A compliation of links is still a pretty worthwhile thing, as long as people are clear on how reliable and up-to-date the information behind them is. I'll do a dump here of the bookmarks I have in my Diablo folder:

    (Note, we aren't allowed to link to other forums here, although straight factual sites are OK as far as I am aware)

    http://www.diabloii.nu/affixcalc/ - the Affix Calculator, tells you what mods you can get on a cube re-roll etc. Highly reliable, udated for 1.10.

    http://www.d2data.net/ - accurate item information, but out of date monster information (including drop rates).

    http://www.diabloii.net/items/item-generation.shtml - a good introduction to the basics of how D2 items work. There is some incorrect info here but the concepts are right.

    http://diablo2.ingame.de/tips/calcs/weaponspeed.php?lang=english - the best on-line weapon speed calculator. And you might even learn some German :)

    http://www.cs.colostate.edu/~deykea/d2weapons.html
    http://www.cs.colostate.edu/~deykea/d2armours.html
    http://www.cs.colostate.edu/~deykea/d2misc.html - these originally started as a quick way to show people what items became when upgraded in 1.10, but they kind of grew. They can be hard to work out because of how much info is available at once. Extremely reliable, you don't get better info than from adeyke.

    http://www.hut.fi/~tgustafs/diablochars.html - Tommi Gustafsson has written several very comprehensive pages about various game aspects. He gathers this info from the best sources, and maintains them regularly. Pages still listed as 1.09 mean that the info is still correct for 1.10.

    I would trust most of these ahead of Arreat Summit and diabloii.net information.
     
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    How on earth?! you've totally lost me, i know the MPQ are like the games DNA basically, but where did you find all that? and where do you get a MPQ reader or whatever?

    OH! wow, i've been getting some bad info then, heh!

    thanks for the crazy list guys! (i hope some other people add too!)

    -Roux
     
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    MPQ files aren't anything special. They're just archives (like a zip) made with the MoPaQ algorithm. Inside these are piles of text files, tables, graphics, sounds etc. for the game. You too can view this data, just use google to find MPQView or MoPaQ and you'll be set to pry them open.
     
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    ...mmmk!


    awesome! I'ma gonna check all this stuff out!
     
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    lurker lounge and amazon basin are considered the most statistically advanced sites.

    for myself, i just read a lot and try to remember. what i remember incorrectly, somebody else will usually fix it.
     
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    Don't forget PhrozenKeep .. it's more advanced than those two so only the really technical people can follow what is going on in there.

    --T
     
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    hehe i wait for the LL's to explain PK's stuff to me. :)
     
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    you guys don't mind sending links do you?
    thanks
     

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