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Skills

There are three ways to bring up the skills of a droid.

  1. Click the color bar over a monitor with the left mouse button.
  2. Click the group button with the left mouse button.
  3. Click the name of the droid while being in the inventory screen.

Skills

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
Brawling: Level of brawling weapons 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 skills

When you do not have enough skill to use a part or weapon, a small 'S' will appear next to it.

Droid has not enough skills to use this head Droid has not enough skills to use this weapon

Not having enough skill greatly reduce the performance of a body part or prevent you from using a weapon.

Experience points

The 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 skills

Under the experience level are three skills that define the personality of your droid:

Dexterity: Higher dexterity hit harder and better
Vitality: Higher vitality dodge hits better
Wisdom: Higher wisdom gain more experience

These personality skills can have a maximum value of 253 and one them is randomly selected to be increased each time you increase a fighting skill.

Health

Finally, the two remaining values are regarding your health:

Health: The health of your chest
Total health: The sum of the health of all your parts

You can click the name of the droid to switch to the inventory screen.

Skill Costs

The 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.

Level Robotics Brawling Swords Handguns Rifles Automatics Lasers Cannons Sprayguns
11083072216648194438887776
21993277230689206641318262
329103482244732219543898778
440113687259778233246639327
553123892275827247849549910
6671340982928792633526410529
78314431043109342798559311187
810115461113299922973594311886
9121164911835010543159631412629
10144175212537211203356670913418
11170185513339511903566712814257
12199195814142012643789757415148
13231206215044613434026804716095
14267216615947414274278855017101
15308227016950415164545908418170
16354237418053616114829965219306
174062479191570171251311025520513
184642684203606181954521089621795
195302889216644193357931157723157
206043095230684205461551230124604
2168732101244727218265401307026142
2278034107259772231869491388727776
2388536114275820246373831475529512
24100338121292871261778441567731357
2511363539935399353993539935399353993539935399
261286
271454
281643
291856
302096
312366
322669
333010
343394
353826
364312
374859
385474
396166
406944
417820
428805
439913
4411160
4512563
4614141
4715916
4817913
4920160
5022688
5125532
5228731
5332330
5436379
5540934
5646058
5751823
5858308
59 to 6665535
67+35399