Just a quick question, but is there anyway to make an exception to RandomInRange? For example, a random number in a range of (1,9), but I don’t want to pull an 8.
Not via the expression, no.
You could just set up your condition for that action to happen again if the variable you’re setting = 8.
Parent event conditions here | No actions (Sub event 1) Trigger once | Set Variable to RandomInRange(1,9) (Sub event 2) Variable = 8 | Set Variable to RandomInRange(1,9)
If I were to go with that approach, I’d do it more like this:
<No condition> | Set RandomValue to 8 While: Value of RandomValue == 8 Do: Set RandomValue to RandomInRange(1,9)
This approach works, and does so especially well especially on big ranges with a small number of forbidden numbers.
If I have on the contrary a smaller range with a lot of forbidden values, I’d use this alternative approach:
- Make an array with all the authorized values once at the beginning of the scene
- To select a random authorized value, do
Variable(TheArrayOfAuthorizedValues[RandomInRange(0, VariableChildCount (TheArrayOfAuthorizedValues)])
What’s good about this approach is that it has a constant time of execution, where the other approach may repeatedly generate a forbidden number and cause a momentarily lag every now and then.
What’s less good is that you have to build an array of authorized values, which is more tedious than the other method
Thanks for the replies! Everything worked well, and I went with @arthuro555 's while loop approach for anyone wondering, as I had a larger range to work with.