https://web.archive.org/web/20131022180 ... php?t=2294
The .zip package was saved on the ARK server and anyone may download the copy from the legacy link. Alternatively, I saved the .zip at the ARK page at:
From the archived thread:
Skill Drain Calculator beta release
Postby someone_Else on Sat Jul 22, 2006 1:04 pm
Awhile back, we worked on a small application to calculate skill drain laddering. The goals were to calculate the highest drains you could ladder up to, to display which nanos to cast and in what order to achieve your highest drains, and to calculate how to get to the highest ones with the fewest castings possible. So far all but the last goal is complete. The math needs some slight reworking to perfect the Fewest Castings result, but is fairly close even now.
You enter your current skill as whatever value it would be before casting any skill drains (including mochams, other buffs, Agent nanoskill penalties, etc.), then hit the calculate button. There is an openable table where you can check off which individual nanos you do or do not have uploaded. Currently also retains the last value you entered and uploaded nanos in the table. All nano information is stored as an .ini file for easy changes if the properties of the nanos were to ever change. (unlikely, but hard-coding this information might have proved a liability)