Current Version: 1.0.6 (released June 20, 2003) Whats New?
This is the page to download buildCalc, the NERO Build Calculator.
buildCalc is a program that given your current statistics, can do the math to figure out what future events will be worth to you. It can handle simple blankets, max outs, and turning in a specified amount of coin for training.
It also has features that allow currently existing characters to calculate how many blankets they have obtained, and to add an arbitrary number of blankets without clicking the button over and over again.
If you are new to NERO and would like an overview of just how the experience system works (and what the numbers buildCalc spits out really mean), try this page.
How the hell do I use this thing!?
I never claimed to be good at creating easy to use User Interfaces. :)
Basically, the first thing you do is go down to "Set Starting Values" in the bottom left, and put in your character information. You can then use the "Set" button to make that stick. If you don't do this, the program uses a Level 1 character by default.
After that, you pick your event length. The program on the right hand side will now show your current stats, as well as how much build you will get for your next event of that length. If you want to see how you will look in a few events, you can use the "Add Blanket" and "Add Maxout" buttons to add some event experience to your character.
A better interface would be nice, but I think I would save that for something a bit more elaborate, such as a full blow character designer. :)
- If you get an error about missing libraries, you need another download which has some special Windows files to make it work. I haven't made that yet. Sorry.
- Reverse Calculate Build shows its value in standards blankets. This is a Goblin Blanket, and the equivalent of a "Normal" length event with 0 training.
- Note for you AGS People: A "normal" length event is a full weekend, friday night to sunday morning (or the equivalent amount of time on other days). A single day event is an "Adventure Day" and is only worth half the normal amount of build.