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Unread 02-28-2022, 11:48 PM
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Default Math help

I'm trying to figure out why I can't do basic math.

HealthAmount and WardAmount are variables.
WardAmount uses event OnTextChanged.
Test is display.
<Text Name="HealthAmount" Text="0.000" DynamicData="/GameData.Stats.HealthRange" Visible="false" />
<Text Name="WardAmount" Text="0.000" DynamicData="/GameData.Maintained.Spell_1.AmountRemaining" Visible="false" OnTextChanged="..." />
<Text Name="Test" Text="0.0" ... />
 Name="WardAmount" OnTextChanged="

	HasHealth = Parent.HealthAmount.Text &gt; 0
	HasWard = Parent.WardAmount.Text &gt; 0

	HealthValue = HasHealth ? Parent.HealthAmount.Text : 0
	WardValue = HasWard ? Parent.WardAmount.Text : 0

	Parent.Test.Text = HealthValue + WardValue"
If I set Parent.Test.Text = HealthValue, I will see my total health.
If I set Parent.Test.Text = WardValue, I will see the ward amount (I must make sure to be unbuffed so that it finds "Spell_1").

If I instead use A="5" and B="6" and OnTextChanged="Parent.Test.Text = (A) + (B)", it works, but I don't know how to use variables in A="" and B="".

Does anyone know whether this is a string conversion, null, or syntax error?

I'm guessing this is because /GameData.Stats.HealthRange contains a comma.

Last edited by Regn : 03-01-2022 at 12:49 AM.
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Unread 03-01-2022, 08:22 AM
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It's worse than that. HealthRange is actually a multi-line string with two values: current health and max health, separated by a CRLF. If you look at the stats sidebar on the Character window for example, current and max health are displayed together in a multi-line label.

You can strip out the current health value with INT(HealthAmount) and it won't have any commas, but manipulating the resulting value is messy. As you get into large current-day health values you may start getting math results in scientific notation. One workaround is to divide the value by 10,000 or 100,000 etc. to get smaller numbers to work with.

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Unread 03-01-2022, 05:16 PM
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Thanks for the reply, Darq. And long time no see.

The following code seemed to work, with only one creepy hiccup.
        WardAmount = (INT(Parent.WardAmount.Text) ## ',' ## '0')
        HealthAmount = (INT(Parent.HealthAmount.Text) ## ',' ## '0')
        Parent.Test.Text = WardAmount / HealthAmount"
My Ratonga started to shout "I-I-I-I-I----" until I cancelled the Ward, then he began to repeat the phrase "I'll be just a moment, talks amongst yourselves," indefinitely.

But even if I find a way to solve this creepy bug, I'm not sure if CurrentHealth is enough. What I'm trying to accomplish is to make a ward bar that overlaps the health bar: As the ward (or wards) gets damaged, its progress bar shrinks. This way the ward is a visual cue, and there's no need for a list of wards with icons and text.

The best I can do is probably make the health bar purple when the target is protected by a ward, and display the sum of wards.
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