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Re: [FREQ] 5.14.0 RC1. Need better way to enter "Purchase Mode Configuration", pt 1

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  • Martijn Verburg
    Trackered as a bug for 5.14, when entering a value directly into teh min or max box, the table above does not update - K
    Message 1 of 2 , May 6, 2008
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      Trackered as a bug for 5.14, when entering a value directly into teh
      min or max box, the table above does not update - K

      > Hi,
      >
      > I am always having troubles creating or re-creating the Purchase Mode
      > Configuration tables. Although re-creating the table would be less
      > necessary when future PCGen releases relocate the location of this
      > information (as I understand they will), it is still a pain to do the
      > first time, regardless.
      >
      > The table starts out with a value like:
      >
      > 10 0
      >
      > and I then try to add the lower figures, re-starting at the common
      > "min" of 8, which creates a table like:
      >
      > 8 -2
      > 9 -1
      > 10 0
      >
      > Of course, I was looking to have the "min" score of 8 cost 0 points,
      > not -2. No matter how much I try to change the min score of 8 to cost
      > 0, or hit the buttons in different sequences, I always get something
      > like that.
      >
      > Adding costs for the scores of 11 to 18 comes next and just means that
      > I have to carefully delete values in each slot and put in the values I
      > want (0 to 16), slot by slot. (The selecting also seems to work
      > differently compared to most form behaviors, so that getting rid of
      > the "-" takes extra work.)
      >
      > Sometimes, this gets all messed up, and I get something awful like
      > this (an actual result):
      >
      > 8 0
      > 9 1
      > 10 -2
      > 11 -5
      > 12 -8
      > 13 -11
      > 14 -14
      > 15 -17
      > 16 -20
      > 17 -23
      > 18 -26
      >
      > (*Sigh*) At best, I get something like this:
      >
      > 8 -2
      > 9 -1
      > 10 0
      > 11 1
      > 12 2
      > 13 3
      > 14 4
      > 15 5
      > 16 6
      > 17 7
      > 18 8
      >
      > ... which is a logical sequence, but a logical sequence that is wrong
      > at every score and so needs every score edited.
      >
      > If there was someway of properly establishing '8' (or whatever) as the
      > new, real 'min' score (from which point buys are based), then I could
      > probably get something like:
      >
      > 8 0
      > 9 1
      > 10 2
      > 11 3
      > 12 4
      > 13 5 (etc)
      >
      > ... which would solve about half of my Purchase Mode Configuration
      > table, at least.
      >
      > ~~ Matt
      >
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