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BY : Mike Singer email (remove spam text)

I would suggest:

How to get randomly-biased dice number.

1. Associate six 8-bit registers with six dice numbers.

2. Init them with 128 values.

3. On each loop subtract 5 from that register which

number was hit until it reached 0, of course.

And add 1 to other registers until they reached 255.

4. Get 16-bit Sum of the registers.

5. Get random value from 0 to the Sum.("White noise"-Jinx

is a Guru, "Black noise"-Roman is a Master ;-) :o)

6. Summarize register values until this sum reached

previous "The Sum". Last register's number involved

with this summarizing is the "randomly-biased dice

number".

7. Go to "3."

No multiplication. No 32-bit calcs. "Numbers which had

been rolled less often" are of more probability to be hit.

Mike

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