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Terence Fergusson

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Chocobo Ranch Explained! (BIG! YOU ARE WARNED!)
« on: 2004-07-17 06:46:35 »
...ugh.  That was more code heavy than I expected.  However, determination won out, and I've completed a draft document.  Unfortunately, it's (1) big and (2) table heavy, so I'm going to have to use those wonderful Code tags.

The document's *33KB* on my harddrive, and has all three parts of the Chocobo Ranch enclosed (Catching, Feeding, Mating).

Before you start reading and stuff, I'd like to ask for a little help: there's a stat that I've decided to call RunType for now (it'll likely be called Personality in later versions though).  Now, it has three possible values: 0, 1 or 2.  I've noticed that RunType 2 chocobos look like they're forever dashing on the setup screen when you play Chocobo Racing.  However, RunType 2 chocobos are *rarer* with the better Ratings (only a 1/16 chance to get a RunType 2 Wonderful Chocobo).  In addition, there's a Green that allows you to *remove* RunType 1 and 2 and replace it with 0 after enough feeding (and if you feed it enough to cause that, you'll get a fanfare and Billy will say that "their personality's improved!").  So... I'm assuming that RunType 1/2 are *BAD*.

But... I don't know what they do.  I've watched the effects of Intelligence and Co-Operation first hand in Chocobo Racing... but RunType doesn't *seem* to affect anything that noticable.  Maybe Intelligence overwrites it on auto... but... eh.  I dunno.

If anyone wants to solve this puzzle, be my guest.

Anyhow, on to the data....

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                          S T A T   G L O S S A R Y
=============================================================================

First, let's define the stats a Chocobo has:
  Dash:      The Chocobo's current sprinting speed
  Max Dash:  The maximum sprinting speed this Chocobo will ever aspire to
  Run:       The Chocobo's normal running speed
  Max Run:   The maximum running speed this Chocobo will ever aspire to
  Stamina:   The Chocobo's stamina, maxes at 9999
  Accel:     The Chocobo's acceleration
  Co-Op:     The Chocobo's co-operation (How well it obeys Manual Control)
  Int:       The Chocobo's intelligence (How well it uses Auto Control)
  RunType:   The Chocobo's running type (0:Normal to 2:Sprinter)
                                           Normal is better?
  RT Count:  A counter connected to RunType regarding feeding
  Races Won: The number of races the Chocobo has won
  Gender:    The gender of the Chocobo
  Color:     The color of the Chocobo
  Rating:    How *good* the Chocobo is.  1 is the best(Wonderful!), 8 is
               the worst
 

  [   Dash / 34] is the Speed that Chocobo Racing will report
  [Stamina / 10] is the Stamina that Chocobo Racing will report



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                          B A S E   C H O C O B O S
=============================================================================

When you catch a Chocobo, it is placed in the yard.  The *only* stat stored
for it is the Rating: Wonderful, Great, Good, etc.  The stats are not decided
until you confirm with Billy that you'll move them into the stable.

The Ratings we will call them by are: Wonderful, Great, Good, So-So, Average,
  Poor, Bad, Terrible

Naturally, all Chocobos caught will be Yellow Chocobos with the Rating they
  were given when you caught them.  As for the rest of the stats, they are
  covered in the following sections:


=============================================================================
 Max Dash and Stamina
======================
For each Rating, the base value of Max Dash and Stamina can be each have up
  to 8 different values.  The values are linked: if you get a certain value
  for Max Dash, you will get the corresponding value for Stamina as well.
  Here's a table showing the 8 choices for each Rating:


                        1      2      3      4      5      6      7      8
Wonderful    MDash   3500   3600   3700   3800   3800   3900   4000   4000
             Stam    4500   4300   4200   4000   4000   4000   3800   3500

Great        MDash   3000   3000   3100   3200   3300   3400   3500   3600
             Stam    3800   3600   3500   3400   3300   3200   3200   3000

Good         MDash   2800   2800   3000   3000   3100   3100   3200   3300
             Stam    3500   3300   3200   3100   3000   2900   2800   2600

So-So        MDash   2400   2500   2600   2700   2800   3000   3000   3000
             Stam    3300   3100   3000   3000   2800   2700   2600   3000

Average      MDash   2000   2200   2300   2400   2600   2800   2500...2500
             Stam    2500   2300   2200   2100   1900   1800   2000...2000

Poor         MDash   1800   1900   2100   2200   2300   2000...2000...2000
             Stam    2000   1700   1500   1300   1000   1600...1600...1600

Bad          MDash   1500   1600   1700   1900   2000   1800...1800...1800
             Stam    1300   1200   1100    900    800   1000...1000...1000

Terrible     MDash   1300   1400   1600   1700   1800   1500...1500...1500
             Stam    1000    900    700    600    500    800....800....800



Once the base values for Max Dash and Stamina have been determined, they
  will be adjusted seperately:

               1/2 chance of being increased by Rnd(0..127)
               1/2 chance of being decreased by Rnd(0..127)



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 Dash
======
A lot simpler than the previous section, Dash is set to merely a percentage
  of the Max Stat.  The formula used depends on the Rating:

  Wonderful, Great, Good and So-So:
                   Dash = [Max Dash / 10] * Rnd(5..8)

  Average, Poor, Bad and Terrible:
                   Dash = [Max Dash / 10] * ([Rnd(0..255) / 50] + 3)



=============================================================================
 Run and Max Run
=================
These are again related, so we will deal with them together.

First, we must define a modifier we will be using.  It differs depending on
 the Rating of the Chocobo:

  Wonderful, Great, Good and So-So:    x = 100 * Rnd(2..4)
  Average, Poor, Bad and Terrible:     x = 100 * Rnd(2..5)


Once this is defined, then:
                         Max Run = Max Dash - x
                             Run =     Dash - x

And that's the base stats done.



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 The Rest of the Stats
=======================
Let's go over the rest.

Co-Op, RT Count and Races Won are all set to 0, naturally.


Gender is randomly determined between Male and Female, 50/50 chance of
  either.


Acceleration and Intelligence are randomly determined multiples of 10, again
  based on the Rating:
                               Acceleration         Intelligence
    Wonderful/    Great:      10 * Rnd(6..7)       10 * Rnd(5..6)  
         Good/    So-So:      10 * Rnd(5..6)       10 * Rnd(3..4)
      Average/     Poor:      10 * Rnd(3..5)       10 * Rnd(0..2)
          Bad/ Terrible:      10 * Rnd(2..5)       10 * Rnd(0..2)


And finally, RunType is randomly determined.  First, you have a chance at
  RunType 0 - the Normal RunType - and this depends on the Rating again:

                                   Chance of RunType 0
    Wonderful/    Great:                    7/8
         Good/    So-So:                    3/4
      Average/     Poor:                    1/2
          Bad/ Terrible:                    1/2


If you don't get RunType 0, then you have a 50/50 chance each of RunTypes
  1 and 2.



And that's that!  The new Chocobo is created.  All that remains is to name
  it and put in the stable.  And then we can get to feeding it...



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                         F E E D I N G   G R E E N S
=============================================================================

Fairly simple: each Green increases certain stats by random amounts per
  Green.  Here's how each of the Greens change a Chocobo's stats.


Gysahl
======
  x = Rnd(0..3)
  Dash increases by x, Maximum of Max Dash
  Run increases by Rnd(0..2), Maximum of Max Run
  Stamina increases by 3 - x, Maximum of 9999

  Co-Op increases by 1, Maximum of 100


Krakka
======
  Int increases by Rnd(1..2), Maximum of 100
  Co-Op increases by 1, Maximum of 100


Tantal
======
  Dash increases by Rnd(1..4), Maximum of Max Dash
  Run increases by Rnd(1..4), Maximum of Max Run
  Stamina increases by Rnd(1..2), Maximum of 9999

  Int increases by 1, Maximum of 100
  Co-Op increases by 1, Maximum of 100


Pahsana
=======
  Int increases by Rnd(1..8), Maximum of 100
  If RunType > 0, Then RT Count increases by Rnd(1..4)
    If RT Count reaches the maximum of 100, RunType = 0
  Co-Op increases by 1, Maximum of 100
  75% chance Co-Op will increase by 1 again, Maximum of 100


Curiel
======
  Dash increases by Rnd(0..3), Maximum of Max Dash
  Run increases by Rnd(0..3), Maximum of Max Run
  Stamina increases by Rnd(3..10), Maximum of 9999

  Co-Op increases by 2, Maximum of 100


Mimett
======
  Dash increases by Rnd(1..16), Maximum of Max Dash
  Run increases by Rnd(3..10), Maximum of Max Run

  25% chance: Accel increases by 1, Maximum of 80
  Co-Op increases by 2, Maximum of 100


Reagan
======
  x = [Dash / 20]
  y = [Rnd(0..255) / 25]
  50% chance: x = x + y
  50% chance: x = x - y, Minimum of 0
  Increase Dash by x, Maximum of Max Dash
  x = [Run / 20]
  y = [Rnd(0..255) / 25]
  50% chance: x = x + y
  50% chance: x = x - y, Minimum of 0
  Increase Run by x, Maximum of Max Run
  x = [Stamina / 100]
  y = [Rnd(0..255) / 25]
  50% chance: x = x + y
  50% chance: x = x - y, Minimum of 0
  Increase Stamina by x, Maximum of 9999

  Co-Op increases by 3, Maximum of 100


Sylkis
======
  x = [Dash / 10]
  y = [Rnd(0..255) / 25]
  50% chance: x = x + y
  50% chance: x = x - y, Minimum of 0
  Increase Dash by x, Maximum of Max Dash
  x = [Run / 10]
  y = [Rnd(0..255) / 25]
  50% chance: x = x + y
  50% chance: x = x - y, Minimum of 0
  Increase Run by x, Maximum of Max Run
  x = [Stamina / 50]
  y = [Rnd(0..255) / 25]
  50% chance: x = x + y
  50% chance: x = x - y, Minimum of 0
  Increase Stamina by x, Maximum of 9999

  Int increases by Rnd(1..4), Maximum of 100
  Co-Op increases by 4, Maximum of 100



And now, on to the final section: breeding....


   
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                          B R E E D I N G   D A T A
=============================================================================

When you're ready to mate two Chocobos to create a newborn one... well, the
  most important choice you get to make is which Nut you'll feed them.
  Therefore, we will go over each Nut in turn.

A few notes before we begin.  The first Chocobo you pick is very important
  when determining the stats of a baby for most of the Nuts.  You'll also
  notice the following:

     1) It is impossible to make your first Green or Blue Chocobo without a
          Carob Nut.
     2) However, it *IS* possible to make a Black Chocobo with any Nut except
          a Zeio.
     3) While it's possible to get a guaranteed Gold Chocobo when mating a
          Black and a Wonderful Chocobo (providing they have won enough
          total races), mating a Black and a Gold is *NOT* a guarantee
          unless the Gold has a Wonderful Rating.

So, some fairly interesting things to see.


In addition, the code is very complicated, and I can't guarantee I haven't
  made any mistakes with translating it into readable form.  This document
  was difficult enough to compile.



=============================================================================
 Pepio Nut
===========
                                 Basic Stats
                                 -----------

  Max Dash : Average of Parents' Max Dash - 100*Rnd(1..2)
             Minimum of 300

  Dash     : Average of Parents' Dash - 100*Rnd(1..2)
             Minimum of 300

  Max Run  : Average of Parents' Max Run - 100*Rnd(1..4)
             Minimum of 300

  Run      : Average of Parents' Run - 100*Rnd(1..2)
             Minimum of 300

  Stamina  : Average of Parents' Stamina - Rnd(0..255)
             Minimum of 1

  Note that the minimums only apply for the initial values; further
    reductions can safely ignore them

  If Dash is greater than or equal to Max Dash, subtract 100 from it until it
    is lower than Max Dash
  If Max Run is greater than or equal to Max Dash, subtract 100 from it until
    it is lower than Max Dash
  If Run is greater than or equal to either Dash or Max Run, subtract 100
    from it until it is lower than both

  If the baby chocobo's Max Dash is under 4000, there is a 1/512 chance that
    a bonus will be applied to the Chocobo's Dash stats, using the following:

                       1/128: Max Dash is set to 4000
                       1/128: Max Dash is set to 4100
                       2/128: Max Dash is set to 4200
                       3/128: Max Dash is set to 4300
                       1/128: Max Dash is set to 4500
                     120/128: No change to Max Dash

    Its Dash is then set to its Max Dash, and then 6 random numbers each
      between 0 and 255 (Rnd(0..255)) are subtracted from it.  That means
      that it could end up anywhere between 0 to 1530 beneath your Max Dash.



                                 Extra Stats
                                 -----------

  Accel    : Average of Parents' Accel
  Co-Op    : 0
  Int      : Average of Parents' Int
  RunType  : See Notes
  RT Count : 0
  Races Won: 0
  Gender   : 50% chance of Male or Female

  Color/Rating:
    If mating a Green and Blue Chocobo together, there is a 25% chance of a
      Black Chocobo

    If that fails or you're not using a Green and Blue, then it's 50% chance
      of the father's color and 50% chance of the mother's color

    In all cases, the baby's Rating has a 50% chance of being equal to the
      father's, and 50% chance of being equal to the mother's



=============================================================================
 Luchile Nut
=============
                                 Basic Stats
                                 -----------
 
  Max Dash :  50% chance of Average of Parents' Max Dash
              50% chance of Average of Parents' Max Dash - Rnd(0..255)
                            Minimum of 300
             
  Dash     :  50% chance of Average of Parents' Dash
              50% chance of Average of Parents' Dash - Rnd(0..255)
                            Minimum of 300

  Max Run  :  50% chance of Average of Parents' Max Run
              50% chance of Average of Parents' Max Run - 2*Rnd(0..255)
                            Minimum of 300

  Run      :  50% chance of Average of Parents' Run
              50% chance of Average of Parents' Run - 2*Rnd(0.255)
                            Minimum of 300

  Stamina  : Average of Parents' Stamina

  Note that the minimums only apply for the initial values; further
    reductions can safely ignore them

  If Dash is greater than or equal to Max Dash, subtract 100 from it until it
    is lower than Max Dash
  If Max Run is greater than or equal to Max Dash, subtract 100 from it until
    it is lower than Max Dash
  If Run is greater than or equal to either Dash or Max Run, subtract 100
    from it until it is lower than both



                                 Extra Stats
                                 -----------

  Accel    : Average of Parents' Accel
  Co-Op    : 0
  Int      : Average of Parents' Int
  RunType  : See Notes
  RT Count : 0
  Races Won: 0
  Gender   : 50% chance of Male or Female

  Color/Rating:
    If mating a Green and Blue Chocobo together, there is a 25% chance of a
      Black Chocobo

    If that fails or you're not using a Green and Blue, then it's 50% chance
      of the father's color and 50% chance of the mother's color

    In all cases, the baby's Rating has a 50% chance of being equal to the
      father's, and 50% chance of being equal to the mother's



=============================================================================
 Saraha Nut
============
                                 Basic Stats
                                 -----------

  Max Dash :   3/32 chance of the *first* Parent's Max Dash increased by
                                        1/33rd, maximum of 6000
               3/32 chance of the *first* Parent's Max Dash decreased by
                                        1/33rd, minimum of 1
              26/32 chance of average of Parent's Max Dash

  Dash     : Average of Parents' Dash
             
  Max Run  :   3/32 chance of the *first* Parent's Max Run increased by
                                        1/33rd, maximum of 6000
               3/32 chance of the *first* Parent's Max Run decreased by
                                        1/33rd, minimum of 1
              26/32 chance of average of Parent's Max Run
             
  Run      : Average of Parents' Run

  Stamina  :   3/32 chance of the *first* Parent's Stamina increased by
                                        1/33rd, maximum of 9999
               3/32 chance of the *first* Parent's Stamina decreased by
                                        1/33rd, minimum of 100
              26/32 chance of average of Parent's Stamina
             
  If Max Run got the 3/32 chance of a 1/33rd increase and Max Run is greater
    than or equal to Max Dash, subtract 100 from it until it is lower than
    Max Dash
  If Run is greater than or equal to Max Run, subtract 100 from it until it
    is lower than Max Run



                                 Extra Stats
                                 -----------

  Accel    : Average of Parents' Accel
  Co-Op    : 0
  Int      : Average of Parents' Int
  RunType  : See Notes
  RT Count : 0
  Races Won: 0
  Gender   : 50% chance of Male or Female

  Color/Rating:
    If mating a Green and Blue Chocobo together, there is a 50% chance of a
      Black Chocobo

    If that fails or you're not using a Green and Blue, then it's 50% chance
      of the father's color and 50% chance of the mother's color

    In all cases, the baby's Rating has a 50% chance of being equal to the
      father's, and 50% chance of being equal to the mother's



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 Lasan Nut
===========
                                 Basic Stats
                                 -----------
 
  Max Dash :  50/256 chance of the *first* Parent's Max Dash increased by
                                        1/20th, maximum of 6000
              25/256 chance of the *first* Parent's Max Dash decreased by
                                        1/20th, minimum of 1
             181/256 chance of average of Parent's Max Dash

  Dash     : Average of Parents' Dash
             
  Max Run  :  50/256 chance of the *first* Parent's Max Run increased by
                                        1/20th, maximum of 6000
              25/256 chance of the *first* Parent's Max Run decreased by
                                        1/20th, minimum of 1
             181/256 chance of average of Parent's Max Run
             
  Run      : Average of Parents' Run

  Stamina  :  50/256 chance of the *first* Parent's Stamina increased by
                                        1/20th, maximum of 9999
              25/256 chance of the *first* Parent's Stamina decreased by
                                        1/20th, minimum of 100
             181/256 chance of average of Parent's Stamina

  If Max Run got the 50/256 chance of a 1/20th increase and Max Run is
    greater than or equal to Max Dash, subtract 100 from it until it is lower
    than Max Dash
  If Run is greater than or equal to Max Run, subtract 100 from it until it
    is lower than Max Run



                                 Extra Stats
                                 -----------

  Accel    : Average of Parents' Accel
  Co-Op    : 0
  Int      : Average of Parents' Int
  RunType  : See Notes
  RT Count : 0
  Races Won: 0
  Gender   : 50% chance of Male or Female

  Color/Rating:
    If mating a Green and Blue Chocobo together, there is a 50% chance of a
      Black Chocobo

    If that fails or you're not using a Green and Blue, then it's 50% chance
      of the father's color and 50% chance of the mother's color

    In all cases, the baby's Rating has a 50% chance of being equal to the
      father's, and 50% chance of being equal to the mother's



=============================================================================
 Pram Nut
==========
                                 Basic Stats
                                 -----------
 
  Max Dash :  50/256 chance of the *first* Parent's Max Dash increased by
                                        1/18th, maximum of 6000
              25/256 chance of the *first* Parent's Max Dash decreased by
                                        1/33rd, minimum of 1
             181/256 chance of average of Parent's Max Dash

  Dash     : Average of Parents' Dash
             
  Max Run  :  50/256 chance of the *first* Parent's Max Run increased by
                                        1/18th, maximum of 6000
             206/256 chance of average of Parent's Max Run
             
  Run      : Average of Parents' Run

  Stamina  :  50/256 chance of the *first* Parent's Stamina increased by
                                        1/18th, maximum of 9999
              35/256 chance of the *first* Parent's Stamina decreased by
                                        1/10th, minimum of 100
             171/256 chance of average of Parent's Stamina

  If Max Run got the 50/256 chance of a 1/18th increase and Max Run is
    greater than or equal to Max Dash, subtract 100 from it until it is lower
    than Max Dash
  If Run is greater than or equal to Max Run, subtract 100 from it until it
    is lower than Max Run



                                 Extra Stats
                                 -----------

  Accel    : Average of Parents' Accel
  Co-Op    : 0
  Int      : Average of Parents' Int
  RunType  : See Notes
  RT Count : 0
  Races Won: 0
  Gender   : 50% chance of Male or Female

  Color/Rating:
    If mating a Green and Blue Chocobo together, there is a 50% chance of a
      Black Chocobo

    If that fails or you're not using a Green and Blue, then it's 50% chance
      of the father's color and 50% chance of the mother's color

    In all cases, the baby's Rating has a 50% chance of being equal to the
      father's, and 50% chance of being equal to the mother's



=============================================================================
 Porov Nut
===========
                                 Basic Stats
                                 -----------
 
  Max Dash :  70/256 chance of the *first* Parent's Max Dash increased by
                                        1/15th, maximum of 6000
             186/256 chance of average of Parent's Max Dash

  Dash     : Average of Parents' Dash
             
  Max Run  :  50/256 chance of the *first* Parent's Max Run increased by
                                        1/15th, maximum of 6000
              25/256 chance of the *first* Parent's Max Run decreased by
                                        1/20th, minimum of 1
             181/256 chance of average of Parent's Max Run
             
  Run      : Average of Parents' Run

  Stamina  :  50/256 chance of the *first* Parent's Stamina increased by
                                        1/20th, maximum of 9999
             206/256 chance of average of Parent's Stamina

  If Max Run got the 50/256 chance of a 1/15th increase and Max Run is
    greater than or equal to Max Dash, subtract 100 from it until it is lower
    than Max Dash
  If Run is greater than or equal to Max Run, subtract 100 from it until it
    is lower than Max Run



                                 Extra Stats
                                 -----------

  Accel    : Average of Parents' Accel
  Co-Op    : 0
  Int      : Average of Parents' Int
  RunType  : See Notes
  RT Count : 0
  Races Won: 0
  Gender   : 50% chance of Male or Female

  Color/Rating:
    If mating a Green and Blue Chocobo together, there is a 25% chance of a
      Black Chocobo

    If that fails or you're not using a Green and Blue, then it's 50% chance
      of the father's color and 50% chance of the mother's color

    In all cases, the baby's Rating has a 50% chance of being equal to the
      father's, and 50% chance of being equal to the mother's



=============================================================================
 Carob Nut
===========

                                 Basic Stats
                                 -----------

  Max Dash : See below

  Dash     : Average of Parent's Dash

  Max Run  :  30/256 chance of highest of Parents' Max Run increased by
                                        1/10th, maximum of 6000
              55/256 chance of highest of Parents' Max Run decreased by
                                        1/20th, minimum of 1
             161/256 chance of average of Parents' Max Run

  Run      : Average of Parent's Run

  Stamina  :  50/256 chance of highest of Parents' Stamina increased by
                                        1/20th, maximum of 9999
             216/256 chance of average of Parents' Stamina
             
  If a Black Chocobo was born (see below for what causes this) and the
    average of the Parents' Max Dash is less than 4000, then the following
    'bonuses' will be applied:

        7/16: Max Dash is set to 4000
        4/16: Max Dash is set to 4200
        1/16: Max Dash is set to 4300
        1/16: Max Dash is set to 4400
        2/16: Max Dash is set to 4500
        1/16: Max Dash is set to 4800

    After this bonus, the Max Dash is further modified:
           x = [Rnd(0..255) / 5]
          50% chance that Max Dash is increased by 'x'
               otherwise, Max Dash is decreased by 'x'

  Otherwise (the baby is not a Black Chocobo or the average Max Dash was
    greater or equal to 4000):
      60/256: The baby's Max Dash will be set to the highest of the Parents'
                Max Dash increased by 1/10th, maximum of 6000
     196/256: The baby's Max Dash will be set to the average of the Parents'
                Max Dash

  If the Chocobo's Max Run is greater or equal to its Max Dash, then Max Run
    is reduced by 100 repeatedly until it is lower than Max Dash.

  Finally, if the baby Chocobo's Run is greater or equal to its Max Run, the
    Run value is reduced by 100 repeatedly until it is lower than Max Run.



                                 Extra Stats
                                 -----------

  Accel    : Average of Parents' Accel
  Co-Op    : 0
  Int      : Average of Parents' Int
  RunType  : See Notes
  RT Count : 0
  Races Won: 0
  Gender   : 50% chance of Male or Female

  Color/Rating:
    If a Blue and a Green Chocobo are being mated, then:
        If the total number of races won by its parents is 9 or more, then
          the baby is automatically a Black Chocobo
        If it's less than 9:
                   10/256 chance: Black Chocobo
                  128/256 chance: Blue Chocobo
                  118/256 chance: Green Chocobo
        The baby's Rating will be either Great (50%) or Good (50%)

    Otherwise, if both of the parents are Great or Good Chocobos:
        If the total number of races won by the parents is 4 or more, then
          the baby is automatically either a Blue (50%) or Green (50%)
          Chocobo
        If it's less:
                   69/256 chance: Blue Chocobo
                   69/256 chance: Green Chocobo
                  118/256 chance: Yellow Chocobo
        The Rating of the newborn Chocobo will be Great if both parents have
          the same Rating, and will have an equal chance of Great or Good if
          the parents were of different Ratings

    If the *first* Parent you picked was a Great or Good Chocobo, but the
      second isn't, then there's a 25% chance that it won't matter, and it'll
      use the above condition (both parents are Great/Good) to work out Color
      and Rating.  The Rating of the newborn in this case will be the same as
      the first Parent

    If *everything else* fails, then the baby will be a Yellow Chocobo, and
      have a 50/50 chance of getting either its mother's or its father's
      Rating



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 Zeio Nut
==========
                                 Basic Stats
                                 -----------

  Max Dash : See below

  Dash     : Average of Parent's Dash

  Max Run  :  80/256 chance of highest of Parents' Max Run increased by
                                        1/8th, maximum of 6000
              15/256 chance of highest of Parents' Max Run decreased by
                                        1/20th, minimum of 1
             161/256 chance of average of Parents' Max Run

  Run      : Average of Parent's Run

  Stamina  : 175/256 chance of highest of Parents' Stamina increased by
                                        1/20th, maximum of 9999
              81/256 chance of average of Parents' Stamina

  If a Gold Chocobo was born (see below for what causes this) and the average
    of the Parents' Max Dash is less than 5000, then the following 'bonuses'
    will be applied:

        7/16: Max Dash is set to 5000
        2/16: Max Dash is set to 5100
        2/16: Max Dash is set to 5200
        1/16: Max Dash is set to 5300
        1/16: Max Dash is set to 5400
        2/16: Max Dash is set to 5500
        1/16: Max Dash is set to 5950

    After this bonus, the Max Dash is further modified:
           x = [Random(0..255) / 10]
          50% chance that Max Dash is increased by 'x'
               otherwise, Max Dash is decreased by 'x'

  Otherwise (the baby is not a Gold Chocobo or the average Max Dash was
    greater or equal to 5000):
      55/256: The baby's Max Dash will be set to the highest of the Parents'
                Max Dash increased by 1/10th, maximum of 6000
     201/256: The baby's Max Dash will be set to the average of the Parents'
                Max Dash


  If the Chocobo's Max Run is greater or equal to its Max Dash, then Max Run
    is reduced by 100 repeatedly until it is lower than Max Dash.

  If a Gold Chocobo was born and its Max Run is less than 4000, then it gets
    a bonus of 1000 to its Max Run.  This can potentially cause it to go
    above Max Dash.

  Finally, if the baby Chocobo's Run is greater or equal to its Max Run, the
    Run value is reduced by 100 repeatedly until it is lower than Max Run.



                                 Extra Stats
                                 -----------

  Accel    : Average of Parents' Accel
  Co-Op    : 0
  Int      : Average of Parents' Int
  RunType  : See Notes
  RT Count : 0
  Races Won: 0
  Gender   : 50% chance of Male or Female

  Color/Rating:
    First, if you are mating a Black and a Wonderful Chocobo, then:
                  1/32 chance: Gold Chocobo
                 31/32 chance: Gold Chocobo *ONLY* if the total number of
                               Races Won by the parents add up to 12 or more

           If you get a Gold Chocobo by this method, then it will have a
             Rating of Great
             
    If you don't get an automatic Gold Chocobo or aren't mating a Black and a
      Wonderful Chocobo in the first place, then you have a 50% chance of the
      father's color and a 50% chance of the mother's color

    Under those circumstances, there's a 50/50 chance it'll get either the
      father's or the mother's Rating



=============================================================================
 FINAL BREEDING NOTES
======================
   
The Parent Chocobos must wait 3-10 battles before they recover.
The Baby Chocobo must wait 3-18 battles before it matures.


There is a 17/256 chance that the new Chocobo will be naturally more adapt at
  dashing than running, which places penalties on its Run stats and grants
  bonuses to its Dash stats.  However, it requires a couple of extra
  conditions:

    First, x = 100 * Rnd(3..10)

    Now, the modifications will only go ahead if the Baby's Run stat is
      greater than x, and that the Baby's Max Dash stat, when increased
      by x, does not exceed 6000.

    If this is true, then:
         Baby's Run and Max Run stats are reduced by x.
         Baby's Dash and Max Dash stats are increased by x.



  Finally, the RunType of the Baby Chocobo is determined like so:

    If both of the parents had a RunType that was not 0, then the Baby has
      a 50% chance each of RunTypes 1 and 2.
    If at least one of them had a RunType that was 0, there is a 50% chance
      that the baby will have either RunTypes 1 or 2 (equal chance).
    Otherwise, what the baby gets becomes slightly more complicated.  It
      *should* be RunType 0, but because FF7 does not reinitialise the
      variable, it is *possible* for the baby to get the RunType of the
      previous chocobo that was born provided you haven't left the screen
      since the last breeding.  Since it's only possible to get two babies
      without leaving the ranch, this generally has very little effect...
      but it is, at least, possible.
    In general though, you should get RunType 0 if the previous conditions
      failed.



=============================================================================



And... uh... I'm done.  Think I'll get some sleep now....

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« Reply #1 on: 2004-07-17 13:41:02 »
Excellent work... but, in case no-one told you yet... you're mad.

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« Reply #2 on: 2004-07-17 15:30:39 »
Quote from: FLiXD
Excellent work... but, in case no-one told you yet... you're mad.


mad as a compliment  :wink:  nice work man

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« Reply #3 on: 2004-07-17 16:35:40 »
Terrance:

Theres one variable that I don't think you've accounted for (I only just glanced at the info).  In the Highwind, theres a chocobo feeding stable.  And i could SWEAR TO GOD that when i use it, my choocbo's stats changed on me.  Can you confirm this?  I realize it's looking at a different part of the game, but since it has to do with chocobos, it still applies.

As for the "dashing" chocobos, I had always assumed them to be better.  However, the fact that they may be "worse" is given credence if you watch a choocbo race with a "dashing" chocobo in it: these are usually the chocobos who sprint halfway through the course before slowing down, and dont have enough stanima left over at the end to win.

Interesting note: If YOU have a "dashing" chocobo, Tieoh, the Black "boss" chocobo, will ALSO be a "dasher".  Hopefully, we can pin down what exactly this does.  I'd certainly like to know...

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« Reply #4 on: 2004-07-17 17:17:22 »
Terrence, do you have a varible map? That should match up to the save game map and help fill the missing data I have for it.

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« Reply #5 on: 2004-07-17 19:51:14 »
I can't check it because the script dumper won't read "fship_5".  However, I did a quick check, and couldn't see any stats change (even when I set stuff to *really* low values, allowing plenty of growth) when I fed the chocobo in the airship.  I think it's mostly for show... but since I don't have the code....

Oh, and Halkun, most of the variables I have so far are either already mapped or have limited uses (Chocobo Ranch, Fort Condor, etc.)  When I get a few things more complete, I'll post up a list.

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« Reply #6 on: 2004-07-18 00:14:21 »
Did you check for each individual feeding?  Like, go up to the choco, hit ok, watch the pile go down, THEN check before depleting the whole bin?  Cuz overfeeding may make the chocobo resort to normal.

I'm not saying you're lyin or nuttin, but this has beeen buggin me since 1998, so i want to make super sure that it has no effect and i am, in fact, insane. =P

I know, i know, if it bugs me so bad, then *I* should learn how to do this stuff and find out myself.  However, you have allowed for an easier way to aquire this information, so, uhm, yeah.

Great work, regaurdless =)