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icon5.gif  JAPE: what's the meaning of the +SKILLS[message #348592] Tue, 31 January 2017 02:13 Go to next message

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I have been using the save editor JAPE for Jagged Alliance 2 (v1.12):

It is a real life saver! Kudos to Douglas Greiman!!!

Back to the topic...

Next, to the skills section, there's a +(___) section (see image below). For reference, let's call it +SKILL section/field.

  • What's the purpose of that section?
  • What is the maximum integer allowed in the game?

Also, what is the maximum skill integer allowed in the game? Is it 99, or 100, or can it go beyond 100?
Example, Marksmanship 99999 + 99

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Re: JAPE: what's the meaning of the +SKILLS[message #348593 is a reply to message #348592] Tue, 31 January 2017 02:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message

Registered:April 2009
Location: Germany
The reasonable assumption is that this represents the points gained per stat since the start of the campaign.
Technically stats can have values from -127 to 127, but the game expects values from 0 to 100 (Exp lvl from 1 to 10). Anything else is risky, knowing vanilla code.

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Re: JAPE: what's the meaning of the +SKILLS[message #348630 is a reply to message #348593] Wed, 01 February 2017 18:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message

Registered:July 2016
Location: Latvia
Yes, as Flugente said and what I recall, that's the gain. It does show up in your stats page. Is that just informative or additional, I don't remember, experiment and see (my assumption is it just informative so 56 +32 means effective 56 still, but I might be mistaken).

For what I recall game truncates any stats that goes over bounds so you can't have effective stat of over 100. Was the autocorrect to 99 or 100 I don't remember. As said, there can be wonders and risks in playing with values outside expected, experiment on your own risk.

[Updated on: Wed, 01 February 2017 18:47]

Re: JAPE: what's the meaning of the +SKILLS[message #348631 is a reply to message #348630] Wed, 01 February 2017 18:54 Go to previous message
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Registered:March 2009
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altering the plus column doesn't alter the totall stats, it just changes the "learning history" when You look at the mercs stats

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