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written by Falsechicken on Apr 27, 2008 08:29
Does anyone know about how many lightyears and dyams a stardrifter gets to the gram? its stupid i know but i wanna know
hello there
written by Duskesko on Apr 27, 2008 08:39
Calculate it!
Make some a bunch of Vimana jumps and calculate lightyears per gram on each and then average them all out.
written by Falsechicken on Apr 27, 2008 08:49
I would but the fuel meter only shows me to the nearest gram and the light years fly by so fast its too hard....i was hoping a developer could just look at the source code and tell me
hello there
written by Duskesko on Apr 27, 2008 09:06
Ahh, well about the nearest gram, that's why I said to make a bunch of jumps and then average.


Hmm, someone will tell you soon enough. We've got several Noctis savvy programmers around here. I have never worked with the code myself, sorry.
written by Bensel on Apr 27, 2008 15:15
Falsechicken said:
Does anyone know about how many lightyears and dyams a stardrifter gets to the gram?
Not really. IIRC, the grams:ly ratio increases as the distance increases, and it takes a good bit of LI+ to even start moving, which also increases based on distance (try jumping to, say, Waypoint Tango and you'll notice that you don't even move an inch before all of your lithium is consumed).
written by Deanfrz on Apr 29, 2008 20:37
Sigh.... I'll see if I can dig up the figures(may have lost um in a hard drive reformat)

It varies greatly I'll give you some measurements I got a long time ago. These are rough, and they may not be of much use.
The first column is how long the jump was, the second it the fuel economy:
9.4 LY = 92 LY/g
9.5 LY = 96 LY/g
18.8 LY = 98 LY/g
25.0 LY = 94 LY/g
570 LY = 81 LY/g
2486 LY = 54 LY/g
2624 LY = 51 LY/g
4447.26 LY = 38.21 LY/g

There is already a thread about this under the cryptic title "Stardrifter Milage?" Mileage is misspelled, so you cant really be blamed for that one. Hence, the tinytext.
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wah... waall-eee
written by Magnulus on Apr 29, 2008 22:24
Put THAT in your graph and smoke it!

No, seriously, put it in a graph please. Oh, go on. Be nice. I actually tried to do it, but I suck at spreadsheets and graphs and all that.
written by Xenomorph on Apr 29, 2008 22:44
Let me see what I can do.

edit: Okay, here we are. It'd be a lot better with more data points, though.

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written by Deanfrz on Apr 30, 2008 00:58
OKay, so as to fill in some gaps....

247.51 LY = 94.8 LY/g
~100 = ~100
~75 = ~105
~50 = ~97.5

An unaccounted for measurement error(~1-2 LY) was only noticed during the final, longest jump.

However, the baseline is apparently 1g per 100 LY.
doing pushups
written by Megagun on May 01, 2008 12:48
That's a nice chart, Xeno. What's it done with?
written by Xenomorph on May 01, 2008 15:39
It's just Excel 2007.
written by Simu on May 27, 2008 12:09
(I'm little late, I know...)
Well as much as I got from the source code (italian is not my "native" language, neither is C/C++), it's not that easy.
The consumed power seams not only be dependant from the distance but also from which devices are on/off like Internal Lights, Field Amplificator, Local Planet Search, and also from the type of synchronization (Drive tracking Mode?); but the effect shouldn't be very big.
Haven't tested it...
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