Just for reference this is the Bioware documentation for Item Cost:

4.4. Cost CalculationThe cost of an item is determined by the following formula:

**ItemCost = [BaseCost + 1000*(Multiplier^2 - NegMultiplier^2) + SpellCosts]*MaxStack*BaseMult + AdditionalCost**where:

- BaseMult = ItemMultiplier column value from baseitems.2da.
- AdditionalCost = AddCost Field from the Item Struct.
- and the other terms are as defined in the following subsections:

4.4.1. Base CostBaseCost = BaseCost column value from baseitems.2da for all items except armor.

For armor, BaseCost is the cost in armor.2da for the armor's base AC. The armor's base AC is the

ACBONUS from parts_chest.2da, using the part number of the chest as the index into parts_chest.2da.

4.4.2. MultipliersMultiplier is the sum of the costs of all the Item Properties whose costs are positive. That is:

NegMultiplier is the sum of the costs of all Item Properties whose costs are negative.

If an Item Property has a PropertyName of 15 (Cast Spell), then omit it from the

Multiplier/NegMultiplier totals. It will be handled when calculating the SpellCosts instead.

To calculate the cost of a single Item Property, use the following formula:

**ItemPropertyCost = PropertyCost + SubtypeCost + CostValue**Add the ItemProperty's cost to the Multiplier total if it is positive. Add it to the NegMultiplier total if it

is negative.

Note that Item Property Params do not affect Item Property cost.

The PropertyCost, SubtypeCost, and CostValue terms are obtained as described below.

PropertyCostIn itempropdef.2da, get the floating point value in the Cost column, at the row indexed by the

PropertyName Field of the ItemProperty Struct. If the Cost column value is ****, treat it as 0. This

floating point value is the PropertyCost.

SubtypeCostIf the PropertyCost obtained above from itempropdef.2da was 0, then get the ResRef in the

SubTypeResRef column of itempropdef.2da, at the row indexed by the 2PropertyName Field of the

ItemProperty Struct. This is the resref of the subtype table 2da.

In the subtype 2da, get the floating point value in the Cost column at the row indexed by the Subtype

Field of the ItemProperty Struct. This floating point value is the SubtypeCost.

Only get the SubtypeCost if the PropertyCost was 0. If the PropertyCost was greater than 0, then the

SubtypeCost is automatically 0 instead.

CostValueIn iprp_costtable.2da, get the string in the Name column at the row indexed by the CostTable Field in

the ItemProperty Struct. This is the ResRef of the cost table 2da.

In the cost table, get the floating point value in the Cost column in the row indexed by the CostValue

Field in the ItemProperty Struct. This floating point value is the CostValue.

4.4.3. Cast Spell CostsTo calculate the cost of a single Cast Spell Item Property, use the following formula:

**CastSpellCost = (PropertyCost + CostValue)* SubtypeCost**The PropertyCost, SubtypeCost, and CostValue terms are obtained in the same way as for non-

CastSpell Item Properties.

After calculating all the CastSpellCost values for all the Cast Spell Item Properties, modify them as

follows:

- Most expensive: multiply by 100%
- Second most expensive: multiply by 75%
- All others: multiply by 50%

After adjusting the CastSpellCosts, add them up to obtain the total SpellCosts value. Use the total

SpellCosts to calculate the total ItemCost using the formula given at the very beginning of Section 4.4.

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