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| I seem to recall there being an intrinsic change between the way B+ does random number sequences and B3D, to such an extent that given seed X, Blitz3D and Blitz+ will not generate the same sequence of random numbers. Simple experimentation bears this out.|
I also seem to recall that someone (Mark perhaps?) posted a way to SeedRnd in such a way that you could get them to work together again.
Assuming I'm not getting my threads mixed up (which I probably am), does anyone remember what needed to happen to the value one passes SeedRnd, and in which environment, to get the two sequences to match up?
| I remember it too, but can't spot it. Remind me to update the online docs when we do though... |
| If you want random numbers to match between versions then you should write your own generator. |
| There *is* a way to make B+ random numbers consistent with those generated from Blitz2d / 3d. I think you have to mask out the first 8 bits or something - i.e. SeedRnd $FFFF & MilliSecs(). Or something.|
However, to guarantee the same random numbers across all PCs, you *do* have to roll your own generator - the random number generator will generate different results on different PCs, regardless of whether you apply the above tweak (should we ever find it again...).