For example, say I wanted to price an average quality (MQ) plate gorget and an above average quality (HQ) viking sword. I would click the MQ button to select medium quality, then the armour button to list armour. I would select plate gorget from the list and my price would appear in the numerical display. I would then click or press + and click the HQ button followed by the weapons button. I would select viking sword from the list and finally click =. My total price would be displayed in the numerical display.
To configure the options, click the SmithCalc icon (pile of gold, top right). It is very easy to change the sale price per ingot in the option menu.
The default ingot values provided are not neccessarily representative of the true worth of any item. I had to put something in as default and I chose those values to act as a rough guide ONLY.
Users can modify the lists of items (armour.txt, shields.txt, weapons.txt) to add or change items available in the SmithCalc drop-down lists. Bowcrafters, for example could add all the items that they can make and use SmithCalc to calculate prices. Just make sure that each item is on a line of its own in the format Description=number.
Invitation for Comments
Feedback is always good. If you like SmithCalc tell me, if you don't like it tell me, if you find a bug tell me and if you can think of a way to improve SmithCalc tell me! In short please email comments, questions, suggestions and problems to: Oakstride
*note* please make sure you have fully read both this web page and the readme.txt that comes with SmithCalc before mailing Oakstride.
Finally a note to thank Excalibur Bane and all those over at United Blacksmiths of Britannia who were the first to take notice of SmithCalc.