Starting a Game
About A. Crowther
Sleep & Pause
Tips & Tricks
Did You Know?
There are three ways to bring up the skills of a droid.
The first two skills represent the level of items a droid can use and are the only skills available at the beginning of the game.
Robotics: Level of robot parts you can use
Other skills will appear once skill 9 is achieved in the preceding skill. It is useless to increase a skill higher than 24 since the system only uses these values to know which type and quality the droid can handle. Once you can access the "Super" quality, a higher value won't affect anything. The only point of increasing a skill higher than 24 is to gain personality skills. Also note that the maximum brawling skill value considered when punching is 8 because the skill is used to determine the quality of the punch (from 1 to 8 meaning from basic to super)
Lacking skillsWhen you do not have enough skill to use a part or weapon, a small 'S' will appear next to it.
Not having enough skill greatly reduce the performance of a body part or prevent you from using a weapon.
Experience pointsThe experience points are required to improve skill levels and increases upon any droid action such as using weapons, providing damage, receiving damage and even simply by walking. When an encounter is killed, they are not only given to the droid that killed it, but given to all four droids. To transfer experience points to a skill, click on the name of the skill.
Note that the amount of experience displayed does not exceed 65,535 even though it can internally accumulate up to 4,194,303. The reason for this is that Captive uses a 5 characters buffer to convert numbers to writable strings, so it can't display more than 5 digit numbers. The code that makes the conversion is not meant to work with numbers higher than 65,535 and this is why we don't see 99,999.
Personality skillsUnder the experience level are three skills that define the personality of your droid:
Dexterity: Higher dexterity hit harder and better
HealthFinally, the two remaining values are regarding your health:
Health: The health of your chest
You can click the name of the droid to switch to the inventory screen.
Skill CostsThe cost of increasing a skill increases at each level. A cost of 35399 is set for any fighting skill level above 24 (as said earlier, a fighting skill above 24 is useless) and a cost of 65535 is set for any robotics level above 59.