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Help with Fallout 2 Character Generator

Hello, I wanted to create a random character creation "thing" for Fallout 1 & 2. I got the idea from this https://bgautochar.com/ But I have a small problem, or I dont know how to export or make it outside the editor program. I am using PyCharm, and created a Project. It looks very similar to programs for making websites and stuff. I have a "work in progress" code, that seems to be on track. So far I am able to create a character and output the info to a text file while using PyCharm.

Update: I installed Visual Studio Code. And started with a html page and css style sheet. then wrote the script using javascript. It was mainly to learn a bit of code writing. and I also want to try a random character in fallout 2 next time.

Thanks for any advice.



(The HTML file is blank or default. I just thought I perhaps needed one since the program made it easy to create one.) 

from random import seed
from random import randint

# Makes this a function that I can call hopefully
def generate_character():
    # seed random number generator
    seed_input = input("Enter the Seed number 5 digits: ") # User can enter in any positive number
    # Selects filename used to store all date
    output_file = "output.html"

    # Determines gender
    gender = randint(0, 1)
    # Convert gender to written form for the user to read
    if gender == 1:
        gender = "Male"
        gender = "Female"
    # Determines the age of the character
    ageNum = randint(16, 35)
    # Convert the age to written form for the user to read
    ageText = {
        16: "Sixteen", 17: "Seventeen", 18: "Eighteen", 19: "Nineteen", 20: "Twenty",
        21: "Twenty One", 22: "Twenty Two", 23: "Twenty Tree", 24: "Twenty Four", 25: "Twenty Five",
        26: "Twenty Six", 27: "Twenty Seven", 28: "Twenty Eight", 29: "Twenty Nine", 30: "Thirty",
        31: "Thirty One", 32: "Thirty Two", 33: "Thirty Three", 34: "Thirty Four", 35: "Thirty Five",
    # --- Generate character skills ---
    # List to store the 3 skills selected.
    skills = []
    # generate weapon skill, usable skill and passive skill and adding to skill list.
    weapon_skill = randint(1, 6)
    usable_skill = randint(7, 14)
    passive_skill = randint(15, 18)
    # Convert the skills to written form for the user to read
    skill_text = {
        1: "Small Guns", 2: "Big Guns", 3: "Energy Weapons", 4: "Unarmed", 5: "Melee Weapons", 6: "Throwing",
        7: "First Aid", 8: "Doctor", 9: "Sneak", 10: "Lockpick", 11: "Steal", 12: "Traps", 13: "Science", 14: "Repair",
        15: "Speech", 16: "Barter", 17: "Gambling", 18: "Outdoorsman",
    # Writes text to the output file
    export_file = open(output_file, "w")
    export_file.write("<h2>Character Generated by Seed number " + str(seed_input) + ": </h2>")
    export_file.write("<p>You are a " + (ageText[ageNum]) + " year old " + gender + ".</p><p> Skills: ")
    for output in range(len(skills)):
        export_file.writelines([str(skill_text[skills[output]]) + ", "])
    # --- Generate character Traits ---

    # list to store the 0, 1 or 2 traits
    traits = ["", ""]
    # Convert the Traits to written form for the user to read
    traits_text = {
        1: "Fast Metabolism", 2: "Bloody Mess", 3: "Bruiser", 4: "Jinxed",
        5: "Small Frame", 6: "Good Natured", 7: "One Hander", 8: "Chem Reliant",
        9: "Finesse", 10: "Chem Resistant", 11: "Kamikaze", 12: "Sex Appeal",
        13: "Heavy Handed", 14: "Skilled", 15: "Fast Shot", 16: "Gifted"
    # Determine how many traits you will have
    traits_num = randint(0, 2)
    if traits_num == 2:
        # To prevent 2 identical values
        while traits[0] == traits[1]:
            for numberoftraits in range(traits_num):
                generate_trait = randint(1, 16)
        for numberoftraits in range(traits_num):
            generate_trait = randint(1, 16)
    if not traits:
        export_file = open(output_file, "a")
        export_file.write("<p>You did not get any traits.</p>")
        export_file = open(output_file, "a")
        export_file.write("<p>Traits: ")
        for output in range(len(traits)):
            export_file.writelines(str(traits_text[traits[output]]) + ", ")
    # --- Generate character Main stats ---

    # Stores the value of S.P.E.C.I.A.L
    stats = [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1]
    stats_text = ("Strength: ", "Perception: ", "Endurance: ", "Charisma: ", "Intelligence: ", "Agility: ", "Luck: ")
    total_points = 40
    if traits.count(3):     # If Bruiser, add 2 Strength
        total_points = total_points + 2
        stats[0] = stats[0] + 2
    if traits.count(5):     # If Small Frame, add 1 Agility
        total_points = total_points + 1
        stats[5] = stats[5] + 1
    if traits.count(16):    # If Gifted, add 1 every stat
        total_points = total_points + 7
        for attribute in range(len(stats)):
            stats[attribute] = stats[attribute] + 1
    while sum(stats) < total_points:    # 1. Checks if all stat points is distributed
        variable = randint(0, 6)        # 2. Determine what S.P.E.C.I.A.L to increase
        if stats[variable] < 10:        # 3. If value is 10(MAX) don't add and repeat from step 1
            stats[variable] = stats[variable] + 1   # 4. Adds 1 to the selected stat in stats table and repeat from step 1.

    # Writes text to the output file
    export_file.write("<p>S.P.E.C.I.A.L Stats:</p> <p>")
    for output in range(len(stats)):
        export_file.writelines([str(stats_text[output])] + [str(stats[output]) + "!"])
    export_file = open(output_file, "r")
    # Prints all the data in the console

# Without this line, nothing happens

Here is the current output to output.html that I would like to generate and view in a browser window, using local files on the pc. The formating and layout might change

Character Generated by Seed number 66414:
You are a Twenty Six year old Male.

Skills: Energy Weapons, Repair, Speech,

You did not get any traits.

S.P.E.C.I.A.L Stats:

Strength: 4!
Perception: 10!
Endurance: 6!
Charisma: 7!
Intelligence: 3!
Agility: 4!
Luck: 6!


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pycharm is just running it through the python interpreter in a terminal. if you want a gui you'll have to program it. if you want it to be a website you need to either do it in javascript or use a framework like django.

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On 7/15/2020 at 2:33 PM, Sauron said:

pycharm is just running it through the python interpreter in a terminal. if you want a gui you'll have to program it. if you want it to be a website you need to either do it in javascript or use a framework like django.

I realized that. I made it in javascript. thanks for the advice. here is a working version. (not 100% finished) https://fallout2rcg.000webhostapp.com/

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The program is working, but I am not that great at coding. do you think it could be improved?

// Collects and stores data from the HTML page's 4 inputs. startButton, versionInput, traitSelect and skillSelect
const startButton_div = document.getElementById("startButton");
const version_input = document.getElementById("versionInput");
const traits_select = document.getElementById("traitSelect");
const skills_select = document.getElementById("skillSelect");
var traitChoiceValue;
var skillsChoiceValue;

// Stores the Traits. Is used in assignTraits() and assignPoints()
var traitsStored = [0, 0];

function assignTraits() {
    // Translate Traits to a readable message from random generated numbers.
    const traitsText = {
        1: "Fast Metabolism", 2: "Bloody Mess", 3: "Bruiser", 4: "Jinxed",
        5: "Small Frame", 6: "Good Natured", 7: "One Hander", 8: "Chem Reliant",
        9: "Finesse", 10: "Chem Resistant", 11: "Kamikaze", 12: "Sex Appeal",
        13: "Heavy Handed", 14: "Skilled", 15: "Fast Shot", 16: "Gifted"

    // Resets the Traits stored to a equal value so that the "while" loop runs every time the Generate button is clicked
    traitsStored[0] = 0;
    traitsStored[1] = 0;

    // Prevents the program to give you the same Trait twice.
    while (traitsStored[0] == traitsStored[1]) {
        // Randomly selects 2 Traits and stores them for later use.
        for (i = 0; i < 2; i++) {
            var traitSelected = Math.floor(Math.random() * 16) + 1;
            traitsStored[i] = traitSelected;

    // Finds if the user wanted Random, No, One or Two Traits.
    traitChoiceValue = traits_select.options[traits_select.selectedIndex].value;

    // If the user choose "Random" it desides how many traits you will get here.
    if (traitChoiceValue == "random") traitChoiceValue = Math.floor(Math.random() * 3);

    //Values from traits_select was Strings and gave errors. This makes then Numbers before the Switch.
    if (typeof traitChoiceValue == "string") traitChoiceValue=Number(traitChoiceValue);

    //Chooses a message to be displayed on the page depending on what the user selected.
    switch (traitChoiceValue) {
        case 0:
            document.getElementById("traitResult_p").innerHTML = "You have no Traits";
        case 1:
            document.getElementById("traitResult_p").innerHTML = "Trait: " + traitsText[traitsStored[0]] + ".";
        case 2:
            document.getElementById("traitResult_p").innerHTML = "Traits: " + traitsText[traitsStored[0]] + " and " + traitsText[traitsStored[1]] + "!";
            document.getElementById("traitResult_p").innerHTML = "There was an error in the script! Received " + traitChoiceValue + " from the drop-down box." ;

function assignSkills() {
    // Translate Skills to a readable message from random generated numbers.
    const skillText = {
        1: "Small Guns", 2: "Big Guns", 3: "Energy Weapons", 4: "Unarmed", 5: "Melee Weapons", 6: "Throwing",
        7: "First Aid", 8: "Doctor", 9: "Sneak", 10: "Lockpick", 11: "Steal", 12: "Traps", 13: "Science", 14: "Repair",
        15: "Speech", 16: "Barter", 17: "Gambling", 18: "Outdoorsman",
    // Used in Math.random when the user selects Weapons (1-6), Usable (7-14), Passive (15-18).
    const skillesRangeIndex = [[6, 1], [8, 7], [4, 15]]

    // Stores the 3 Skills that is randomly selected, and Orderly Selected.
    var skillsStored_random = [0, 0, 0];
    var skillsStored_randomOrder = [0, 0, 0];

    // Finds how the user wanted his Skills picked.
    skillsChoiceValue = skills_select.options[skills_select.selectedIndex].value;

    // Makes sure that you don't get the same skill twice. You want 3 different skills.
    function skillsStored_random_Repeated() {
        if (skillsStored_random[0] == skillsStored_random[1]) value=true;
        if (skillsStored_random[0] == skillsStored_random[2]) value=true;
        if (skillsStored_random[1] == skillsStored_random[2]) value=true;
        if (skillsChoiceValue == "random_speech" && skillsStored_random.includes(15) ) value=true;
        return value;

    // Generates 2 sets of Skills, used depending on user choice.
    while (skillsStored_random_Repeated()) {
        for (i = 0; i < 3; i++) {
            var skillSelected = Math.floor(Math.random() * skillesRangeIndex[i][0]) + skillesRangeIndex[i][1];
            skillsStored_randomOrder[i] = skillSelected;
            var skillSelected = Math.floor(Math.random() * 18) + 1;
            skillsStored_random[i] = skillSelected;

    // Sorts the Array Alfabeticly, so they are displayed in the correct order.
    skillsStored_random.sort(function(a, b){return a - b});

    //Chooses a message to be displayed on the page depending on what the user selected.
    switch (skillsChoiceValue) {
        case "random":
            document.getElementById("skillResult_p").innerHTML = "Skills: " + skillText[skillsStored_random[0]] + ", " + skillText[skillsStored_random[1]] + ", " + skillText[skillsStored_random[2]] + ".";
        case "random_order":
            // Gives you a Weapon skill, a usable skill and a passive skill.
            document.getElementById("skillResult_p").innerHTML = "Skills: " + skillText[skillsStored_randomOrder[0]] + ", " + skillText[skillsStored_randomOrder[1]] + ", " + skillText[skillsStored_randomOrder[2]] + ".";
        case "random_speech":
            // Gives you 2 random skills along with Speach as Skills.
            document.getElementById("skillResult_p").innerHTML = "Skills: " + skillText[skillsStored_random[0]] + ", " + skillText[skillsStored_random[1]] + ", " + skillText[15] + ".";
        case "first_char":
            // Gives you Small guns, Lockpick and Speach as Skills.
            document.getElementById("skillResult_p").innerHTML = "Skills: " + skillText[1] + ", " + skillText[10] + ", " + skillText[15] + ".";

function assignPoints() {
    //Stores the SPECIAL values. starts at 1 because its the minimun in the game.
    var stats = [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1];

    //Contains the ID="" of the 7 <td></td> elements that is used to display the stats on the screen.
    const statsText = ["Strength", "Perception", "Endurance", "Charisma", "Intelligence", "Agility", "Luck"];

    //If you are a Bruiser, Small framed or Gifted. You start with more stat points. They are added here.
    if (traitChoiceValue>0) {
        for (i=0; i<traitChoiceValue; i++) {
            if (traitsStored[i] == 3) stats[0]+=2;
            if (traitsStored[i] == 5) stats[5]++;
            if (traitsStored[i] == 16) 
                for (j=0; j<7; j++) stats[j]++;

    //Distributes points Randomly untill all 40 points (33+7) have been given out. One point at the time.
    var statsTotal = 0;
    while (statsTotal < 33) {
        var statsDist = Math.floor(Math.random() * 7);
        if (stats[statsDist] < 10) { //Max 10 points in each stat.

    //Updates the webpage by writing the SPECIAL stats to it. One number at the time.
    for (i = 0; i < 7; i++) {
        document.getElementById(statsText[i]).innerHTML = stats[i];

//This is triggered when you click the Generate button image. It starts the 3 main functions.
function main() {
    startButton_div.addEventListener('click', function() {

//This is needed to start the function above when the page is loaded.


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@Kimmaz Afaik, the only way to "import" a character in fallout2 is by modifying a savegame. Your character stats are supposed to be stored in the SAVE.DAT file.


A possible way to reverse engineer what you need is to modify a savegame with a existing character editor like falche2, only changing a single stat at a time, and checking which byte(s) changed by comparing the before and after. That way you can one by one find the relevant locations in the save file.

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@Unimportant Good idea, but I have no idea how to write that. I am pretty happy with a web-page that you can look at while starting your game. I leaned a bit of python and javascript and re-learned a bit of html and css. My creation can be fund here if you missed the link: https://fallout2rcg.000webhostapp.com/


I guess you mention it because https://bgautochar.com/  has that. Baldurs gate character creation has stats rolling, meaning you would have a hard time just looking at the web-page and creating the character in-game without a bit of lucky. you roll 3 x 6 sided dice for each stat so you get 3-18 in Strength, Dex, and so on. and so the total amount of points are not always the same. In Fallout 2 the sum of the SPECIAL is always the same before traits.


Perhaps I can try and learn how to write the website so its easier to use on mobile phone as a extension of the project. And also make it look a bit nicer on computer too.

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