Txt File Limits

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Re: Txt File Limits

Post by phill » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:08 am

Thanks for the clarification, Aught!

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Re: Txt File Limits

Post by Cypress » Sun Aug 13, 2023 7:54 pm

Additional notes on txt file limits:

Skills.txt supports only the first 1024 rows for ctc-skills, any past that will overroll.
Skills.txt supports only the first 4096 rows for hotkeys, any hotkeyed skills past that will lose their hotkeys when you start a new game.

Automagic.txt: 65536 rows, but realistically less since it seems that magicprefix.txt and magicsuffix.txt take off the top
Charstats.txt: 65536 rows
Properties.txt: At least 67291 rows, didn't test further than that

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Re: Txt File Limits

Post by OrderOfTheScribble » Sun Aug 13, 2023 9:17 pm

Interesting finds, but what's the use of extra rows in CharStats.txt if it's impossible to add classes (which is what I've read)?

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Re: Txt File Limits

Post by Cypress » Sun Aug 13, 2023 10:19 pm

That charstats.txt is almost useless to expand is exactly why it is so useful to expand. StrAllSkills displays even if the character does not exist, so you can use a stat like item_addclassskills to display any string you want. Or more likely, you'd make a new stat that uses the same descfunc=13, with minimum save bits (since the stat value is meaningless, it's just a descriptor) and 16 param bits so you can access every parameter value/row of charstats. I believe mods typically make use of misc.txt or monstats.txt to do the same, and the rows in those files are much more useful. But I suppose either way, it's unlikely anyone would run out of space in those txt files.

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Re: Txt File Limits

Post by Nagahaku » Tue Aug 15, 2023 5:41 pm

Cypress wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2023 10:19 pm
you can use a stat like item_addclassskills to display any string you want
Hmm... How would that work? descfunc=13 seems to be ' + (value) to (class) skills', if i modify this string in the tbl document, the original 'item_addclassskills' stat would also be changed...
anyway to bypass this in properties.txt? maybe similar as the 'elem skills' in modwork?

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Re: Txt File Limits

Post by Cypress » Wed Aug 16, 2023 10:33 am

Hi Nagahaku, Descfunc=13's true form is "+X (StrAllSkills)" or "(StrAllSkills) +X". Descval=0 doesn't work here unfortunately, so the value will always show.

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