Tutorial Decoding Weapon Damage&Energy Formulas

Discussion in 'Starbound Modding' started by Markelius, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. Markelius

    Markelius Space Kumquat

    For creators of weapons, creating the stats may be a bit confusing, as the stats shown ingame are not the same as the ones written in item files. This thread is aimed at figuring out the formulas to make weapon stats that match what you want to see ingame.

    Please correct me if you see anything wrong! I don't want to give out false information, so any information you can provide would be helpful to everyone.

    First, let's start with guns:
    • (Level*Power)*Life = ~ingame energy per shot [works better with round numbers]
    • Power*68 = ~ingame damage per shot [works better with round numbers]
    • (Power*68)*fireTime = ~ingame dps
    • "recoiltime" is just seconds based, so 0.1 would be a tenth of a second.
    • 1/firetime = Ingame Rate of Fire
    And swords:
    • (todo)
    Hope this helps!
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2015
  2. The | Suit

    The | Suit Agent S. Forum Moderator

    >.< you should change the word stat - as it means something else currently in starbound.
  3. Markelius

    Markelius Space Kumquat

    What should I change it to? Also, I can't seem to change the thread title. :confused:
  4. The | Suit

    The | Suit Agent S. Forum Moderator

    You change it through Thread Tools. Don't press Edit post.
    Weapon Damage Formula?

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