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Potion Generator: Input your ingredients, get a list of possible potions

Discussion in 'Skyrim Guides and Tutorials' started by jimmyrcom, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. jimmyrcom

    jimmyrcom New Member

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  2. M'aiqaelF

    M'aiqaelF Castle Rock, CO

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    awesome, i'll have to check that out when i get home!
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    Garrison Active Member

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    Wow, that's great Jimmy! I love how the list expands to include the different possibilities.

    Without having any understanding of the complexities involved in your program, it would be great if you could a reverse lookup of sorts, where the user inputs the desired effect and the recipe is generated. That way the user could go search for that missing ingredient.

    Nice work!
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    Rayven Global Moderator Staff Member

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    Moved to tutorials.
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    jimmyrcom New Member

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    Thanks. I dunno. Maybe in the future. The skyrim wiki is pretty good about that sort of thing
    http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Ingredients

    I might add more complicated things like filters later. I started playing skyrim because I was frustrated from programming so not in the short term.
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    jimmyrcom New Member

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    ok updated to support 3 ingredients. I think. Filters maybe next.
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    Finalchrono Time Bandit

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    Actually, not to knock you but this one does the same thing and actually lists the most profitable potions to level up your alchemy the fastest and make the most money: Link
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    jimmyrcom New Member

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    this will generate all possibilities based on what is in your inventory. that one gives you all possibilities for any single ingredient or effect you search. Mine gives estimated worth now too, and the value of the potion levels alchemy fastest.
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    Finalchrono Time Bandit

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    Yes, but the benefit is that it gives you the most profitable to level up faster and make more money. Like I said, I wasn't knocking you just suggesting an alternative.
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    jimmyrcom New Member

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    Mine also sorts by estimated profitability.
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    Finalchrono Time Bandit

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    So it does. Sorry, I haven't gotten sleep in over 24 hours. If you want i'll delete the post with the link if you feel it is disrespectful.
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    jimmyrcom New Member

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    No problem, I don't know that site well so I didn't know if I was understanding you right. I don't even know if my estimates are that accurate. I just got them from here http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Alchemy_Effects . Mine doesn't handle quirks like the giants toe giving bonus to fortify health.
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    Filters have been added. You can now select pure positive or negative effect potions and you can add multiple filters for certain effects.

    edit:fixed, works in IE
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    jimmyrcom New Member

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    updated again. faster and now with icons
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    this is a great help. I wasted a ton of ingreditents messing around the other day. Now i can make some good profit! Thanks a ton.
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    Note: You don't have to grind picking up ingredients all day. Go to someone that sells alchemy ingredients. Buy their cheaper ingredients (under 100 gold). Save the game. Kill the merchant. Reload the game. Buy more ingredients. Do this until you can't buy more, then use my tool to make expensive ones. After you have enough money, only make the type of poisons/potions you need.
  17. TheListener

    TheListener Dark Brotherhood Assassin.

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    I found this useful for making up poisons for my hunting.thanks man!
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    This helped so much! Too bad making about 50 potions with 3+ effects only levels me up twice at 33. :/
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    Squirrel_killer- The blade in the dark and the hand at your throat

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    A good tip for this is to have it add all ingredients with no other filters and then start at the top of the list, if you run out of something that tell it to not use that ingredient or if you find you don't have an ingredient do the same. This lets you make the best potions in value from most to least valuable. Maximizing your profits and experience gain from one trip to the alchemy table.
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    makes it so much easier thanks

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