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Zokinin

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Bronze Colossus dimensions?
« on: August 21, 2010, 12:54:04 am »

I was curious about how large bronze colossi actually were, since it will matter when multi-cell creatures are implemented. So here are some calculations (in spoilers so you can skip them if you want):
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From these conclusions I found that a bronze colossus would be 13 meters tall, 3.8 meters wide, and 1.6 meters deep. With my previous assumption of a human being about 2 meters tall and that being the length of one tile, a bronze colossus would be:
7 z-levels high,
2 tiles wide and
1 tile deep.
This is a pretty rough estimation. Just wanted to know what your thoughts might be.

Edit: changed image to be a url its HUGE when i linked it.
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Oxinabox

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Re: Bronze Colossus dimensions?
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2010, 01:31:53 am »

this would mean than broze colosi, are not threat to a fortress, unless, destoryable natural walls are implimented before multitile monsters.

The dwarves are basically ants to it.
Well mice at least.
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ungulateman

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Re: Bronze Colossus dimensions?
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2010, 04:02:46 am »

A single tile contains both infinitely large and infinitely small amounts of space, so your calculations are off.

By infinity.
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Re: Bronze Colossus dimensions?
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2010, 04:16:00 am »

A single tile contains both infinitely large and infinitely small amounts of space, so your calculations are off.

By infinity.

Yes. Infinity. That's a lot.
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Re: Bronze Colossus dimensions?
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2010, 09:54:24 am »

The 70,000 bodysize is actually an average that assumes a 70kg average human, and a density of 1 kg/l, the same as water.  You can think of bodysize as a measurement of volume in ml. 

So basically, the BC is 300 times the volume of the average human.

2 meters, however, is not the right baseline measurement to use, as you want to find the average height of someone who weighs 70 kg, and 2 meters tall is unusually tall.

Using some google searches on height-weight charts, I'd say your 70kg person comes up being about 1.75 meters tall.

So, k should be 13061

I get roughly 11.53 meters height.

Now then, according to my own calculations, the size of a tile should be approximately 3m cube.  This is based off of the fact that every z-level is capable of being a single "story" of a building, using roughly human creatures. (See here: http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=61215.0)

This makes a Bronze Collossus fit in a 4-meter tall stack of single tiles horizontally while standing fully upright.  (Technically, it would spill out to the sides by a small amount, but this could be negligible.)

A single tile contains both infinitely large and infinitely small amounts of space, so your calculations are off.

By infinity.

This exists solely because of the ban on multi-tile creatures.  It can be changed. 
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