help to find the adequate formula

rogerdv 101 Jun 08, 2004 at 14:24

I need to find a formula to implement the life and mana regeneration process. Life regeneration depends on a primary statistic (constitution) and maybe some external modifier provided by items. Mana regeneration depends on constitution, but also on life level, the more damaged you are, the lower you recover your energy. And of course, on external modifiers. the returned value must be the amount of points to regenerate per minute of game time.
Can somebody suggest me a way to calculate this?

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anubis 101 Jun 08, 2004 at 14:45

liferegen = hp * (constitution * (1 / maxconstitution))
manaregen = liferegen - (liferegen * (maxhp - hp) / maxhp)

ok, a bit simple but maybe this is enough for you :) you might want to use some kind of interpolation. this way you can adjust how much influence each constitution upgrade has (like take an interpolation that has little influence with low const and increases later on).

bladder 101 Jun 10, 2004 at 10:46

I dont know if you’ve already checked it out. But if you go to and seach for the FAQs dor some RPGs, there is usually a formula FAQ lying around somewhere as well. You can use those to get ideas on how to implement your own formulas. I know for sure that there are Xenogears and Final Fantasy formula faqs. Im sure you can find otheres as well.