Fallout 1 & 2 Sneak Formula?

Discussion in 'Fallout RPG Gameplay & Tech' started by QuantumApprentice, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. QuantumApprentice

    QuantumApprentice First time out of the vault

    Feb 9, 2018
    Hey everybody, I've got another weird technical question about original vanilla Fallout.

    So I've noticed a youtube video and a couple of forums where people claim sneak has a really good combat ability (), and I was wondering if anybody here had come across the formula used by the engine?

    The manual says "When you first start Sneaking, and every minute after, the computer rolls against your Sneak skill. If successful, all critters will have their Perception halved when trying to notice you."
    I'm curious if their perception continues to be halved for each successive minute, meaning after 2-3 minutes all enemies have a perception of 1 as you continue to sneak? Or if it just resets and does a new calculation on base stats again.

    Any info up to and including the actual game formula I'd love to see. TIA :)