# EVE Online Gunnery Simulator?

I'm interested in doing some theorycraft around signature radius, transversal velocity, and mismatched-class PvP in EVE Online. I'm sure someone's built tools to show the effects on damage from various factors in EVE combat (frigate sig radius vs. battleship guns, etc, etc).

I'm looking for a tool that lets me put in some numbers and does the math for me (excepting, perhaps, some basic trig for figuring out the angular velocity of a target vessel). Any suggestions?

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If I recall correctly, EFT will give average DPS when you correctly fill in the target's properties (sig radius, damage resists, etc), but I don't think there was any way to have it work with moving targets.

The equations seem to be fairly straightforward, however, so you should be able to plug them all into Excel or the like to get fairly good estimates. The equation at the EVE Wiki page Turret Damage includes signature resolution/radius, tracking/traversal speed, target range, and turret optimal/falloff range.

If you un-fubar the single-line equation on the page, I think it looks like this:

Where:

• D is the range
• d is the size
• ω is the (angular) speed
• phit ends up determining things like if it hits at all and/or if it's a 'wrecking' hit (see the article for details)

I tried looking for spreadsheets on the forums, but all the ones I found were gone (deleted off share sites).

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I can't find the means by which I put target information into EFT. I figured out how to do that to calculate my own tank and EHP just fine, though. Moving targets are, in fact, my issue. – qoonpooka Jun 2 '11 at 12:09
Thank you for un-fubaring that equation! In particular I'm interested in looking at the extent to which sig radius plays a role and low-speeds. I understand that a stationary target gets no benefit from its sig radius and takes full damage - but I don't know if a small sig (say an inty) gets its full sig radius effect if it's moving at 1m/sec, for example. (While irrelevant for inties, this makes a HUGE difference in how you'd fly a Maulus or Griffin, say.) – qoonpooka Jun 2 '11 at 12:12

Eve Fitting Tool (EFT) can simulate two ships with their respective fittings, and also what speed they are going relative to each other as well and will show you DPS graphs based on Range. It has been able to do this for quite a few versions now.