Acceleration & Turn - How is 600 converted to "Very Good"?

Umm, just as the Topic says. You know in EVN in the shipyard it shows the Acceleration and Turn as words; poor, good, very good, excellent, etc. While in programs like Mission computer and Output from ConText, you get numbers.

Is this an Engine driven thing (the EVN engine converts the numbers to the correct words) or is there a word file some place with replaceable words so that someone might change how those things read out?

My money is on the engine, if only because what plugins I have seen and the only TC out (Polycon) didn't change anything but could have.

In any case, does anyone know what the conversion values are? In other words, what number value equals a poor rating, what number value equals a good rating, etc.

Thanks

Well, since no one else was responding, I went and did some quick testing to find the answer.

In each chart, the number on the left is the actual data value, and whatever is on the right is what the Shipyard Info box reported.

(EDIT) In regards as to whether or not the actual words are engine-fixed:
As I can't find any resources either in the Nova Data Files, or the Application itself with those words, I'm going to have to assume it's engine fixed.

On a related note, I found that at certain points, the Shipyard Info box will have an off-by-one (always less) error when reporting a ship's speed (I wasn't paying attention at first, so I wasn't looking thoroughly for where it broke):.

Speed:
0    0
1    0     <--
2    1     <--
3    2     <--
4    3     <--
5    5
6    5     <--
7    7
8    7     <--
9    9
10   10
100  100
110  110
120  120
126  126
127  126   <--
128  127   <--
129  128   <--
130  129   <--
140  139   <--
150  150
200  200
210  209   <--
220  220
230  229
240  240
245  245
246  246
247  247
248  248
249  249
250  250
300  300
310  310
320  320
330  330
340  340
350  350
360  359   <--
370  370
380  379   <--
381  380   <--
382  381   <--
383  382   <--
384  383   <--
385  384   <--
390  390
400  400
410  409   <--
420  419   <--
430  430
440  440
450  450
500  500
510  509   <--
520  519   <--
530  530
540  540
550  550
551  551
552  551   <--
553  553
554  553   <--
555  555
560  559   <--
570  569   <--
580  580
590  590
600  600
650  650
700  700
710  709   <--
720  719   <--
730  730
731  730   <--
732  732
733  732   <--
734  734
735  734   <--
740  740
750  750






Turn:          Conclusion:
0    N/A           0 = N/A
1    Terrible   1-10 = Terrible
10   Terrible  11-20 = Poor
11   Poor      21-30 = Average
12   Poor      31-40 = Good
13   Poor      41-50 = Very Good
14   Poor      51 ++ = Excellent
15   Poor
20   Poor
21   Average
22   Average
23   Average
24   Average
25   Average
30   Average
31   Good
32   Good
33   Good
34   Good
35   Good
36   Good
37   Good
38   Good
39   Good
40   Good
41   Very Good
42   Very Good
43   Very Good
44   Very Good
45   Very Good
50   Very Good
51   Excellent
52   Excellent
53   Excellent
54   Excellent
55   Excellent






Accel:         Conclusion:
0    N/A             0 = N/A
1    Terrible    1-129 = Terrible
10   Terrible  130-249 = Poor
100  Terrible  250-380 = Average
110  Terrible  381-550 = Good
120  Terrible  551-730 = Very Good
125  Terrible  731 +++ = Excellent
126  Terrible
127  Terrible
128  Terrible
129  Terrible
130  Poor
140  Poor
150  Poor
200  Poor
210  Poor
220  Poor
230  Poor
240  Poor
245  Poor
246  Poor
247  Poor
248  Poor
249  Poor
250  Average
300  Average
310  Average
320  Average
330  Average
340  Average
350  Average
360  Average
370  Average
380  Average
381  Good
382  Good
383  Good
384  Good
385  Good
390  Good
400  Good
410  Good
420  Good
430  Good
440  Good
450  Good
500  Good
550  Good
551  Very Good
552  Very Good
553  Very Good
554  Very Good
555  Very Good
560  Very Good
570  Very Good
580  Very Good
590  Very Good
600  Very Good
650  Very Good
700  Very Good
710  Very Good
720  Very Good
730  Very Good
731  Excellent
732  Excellent
733  Excellent
734  Excellent
735  Excellent
740  Excellent
750  Excellent

This post has been edited by Eugene Chin : 19 October 2008 - 05:01 PM

I confirm the results of Eugene Chin for the current version EV Nova 1.1 on Mac OS X.

I checked the Turn and Accel cutoffs exhaustively, and I can verify that the speed does display off by one for some values, although I did not try to list them all.

EV Nova ship info words

Turn
N/A 0
Terrible 1-10
Poor 11-20
Average 21-30
Good 31-40
Very Good 41-50
Excellent 51+

Accel
N/A 0
Terrible 1-129
Poor 130-249
Average 250-380
Good 381-550
Very Good 551-730
Excellent 731+

This post has been edited by Qaanol : 26 January 2011 - 02:31 AM

I thought you could change the names for those values, but not the values themselves. I think there is an #STR resource in one of the Nova Data files which has the labels, but it's been awhile since I've dug around in the #STR's. You might not be able to edit them without ResEDIT, which can be hard to find and is Mac-only.

@meaker-vi, on 26 January 2011 - 11:38 AM, said in Acceleration & Turn - How is 600 converted to "Very Good"?:

You might not be able to edit them without ResEDIT, which can be hard to find and is Mac-only.

I can’t do anything about the latter, but ResEdit is here.

MissionComputer can edit STR# resources - is EVNEW not able to?

@david-arthur, on 26 January 2011 - 12:38 PM, said in Acceleration & Turn - How is 600 converted to "Very Good"?:

I can’t do anything about the latter, but ResEdit is here.

MissionComputer can edit STR# resources - is EVNEW not able to?

Yes it can.

@meaker-vi, on 26 January 2011 - 11:38 AM, said in Acceleration & Turn - How is 600 converted to "Very Good"?:

I thought you could change the names for those values, but not the values themselves. I think there is an #STR resource in one of the Nova Data files which has the labels, but it's been awhile since I've dug around in the #STR's. You might not be able to edit them without ResEDIT, which can be hard to find and is Mac-only.

Good call. STR# 2002 “misc strings” entries 245-250 are:

245 Excellent
246 Very Good
247 Good
248 Average
249 Poor
250 Terrible

And entry 396 is “N/A”, though I suspect that might be used for other things too.

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