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'''displayrand''' <gamevar><br>
'''displayrand''' <gamevar><br>
generates a random number between 0 and a certain maximum value and assigns it to <gamevar>. With EDuke32 revisions prior to r2105, the maximum values may differ between EDuke32 builds produced with the GCC and MSVC compilers, and/or operating systems. Revisions r2105 and up always generate numbers from 0 to 32767 (inclusive).
generates a random number between 0 and a system-specific maximum value and assigns it to <gamevar>. Specifically, the maximum values may differ between EDuke32 builds produced with the GCC and MSVC compilers, and/or operating systems. Use of this function is thus discouraged.


'''displayrandvar''' <gamevar> <maxvalue_constant><br>
'''displayrandvar''' <gamevar> <maxvalue_constant><br>
'''displayrandvarvar''' <gamevar> <maxvalue_gamevar>
'''displayrandvarvar''' <gamevar> <maxvalue_gamevar>


The '''displayrandvar''' commands limit the number to be between 0 and <maxvalue>, inclusive.
The '''displayrandvar''' commands limit the number to be between 0 and <maxvalue>.


'''displayrandvarvar''' takes a [[gamevar]] rather than a constant or a [[define]]d label for <maxvalue>.
'''displayrandvarvar''' takes a [[gamevar]] rather than a constant or a [[define]]d label for <maxvalue>.


Since this function is sync safe, it can be used in unsynchronized code.
This function must ONLY be used in unsynchronized code. Use in syncronized code is almost certain to cause desyncs.


See [[randomseed]].
See [[randomseed]].

Revision as of 02:45, 10 November 2011

displayrand <gamevar>
generates a random number between 0 and a system-specific maximum value and assigns it to <gamevar>. Specifically, the maximum values may differ between EDuke32 builds produced with the GCC and MSVC compilers, and/or operating systems. Use of this function is thus discouraged.

displayrandvar <gamevar> <maxvalue_constant>
displayrandvarvar <gamevar> <maxvalue_gamevar>

The displayrandvar commands limit the number to be between 0 and <maxvalue>.

displayrandvarvar takes a gamevar rather than a constant or a defined label for <maxvalue>.

This function must ONLY be used in unsynchronized code. Use in syncronized code is almost certain to cause desyncs.

See randomseed.