Welcome to the FTL: Captain's Edition WikiEdit


Welcome! This wikia is dedicated to the FTL: Faster Than Light mod known as Captain's Edition, created by Sleeper Service and dozens of contributors. The mod can be found on the FTL forums. Link

This is not a wiki to learn more about Vanilla FTL, please refer to the main FTL wiki for that type of information.

Large parts of Captain's Edition were created before Advanced Edition came out. Because of this the mod is designed to be played on easy/normal.

General Features Edit

  • Hundreds of new events, including many new distress events, scripted combat encounters, dozens of new quests and cut vanilla events
  • Many new blue options; most of CE's custom gear also gets its own new blue options
  • A new playable crew faction, the AI Avatars, roam the galaxy. They have unique abilities, as well as their own ship style and sector type.
  • Empty beacons: Beacons not containing anything now give various options from socializing with your crew, to producing items on-board, and many other options, making them a useful new kind of resource.
  • Crew Interactions: Socialize with your crew to learn more about their background and the game world. You might even get access to unique quests this way.
  • Long range jumps: Travelling to a new sector requires more fuel, but also gives you a chance to outrun the Rebels if your engines are good enough
  • Player surrender: Offer surrender to your enemies whenever you are actively attacked by non-Rebels; make good or bad surrender offers, with a large range of possible outcomes depending on your offer and the enemy's faction
  • Extended Ship Customization: Engineer equipment at empty beacons to customize your ship for a certain role. Engineering options depend on your ship type and what other gear you have equipped.
  • Lore perks: Ships can be customized to fulfill certain roles; become a trader, bounty hunter, miner, hospital ship or follow one of dozens of other possible play-styles
  • Faction perks: Ships of certain factions will enable certain blue options that globally change how the ship plays (For example: If you command a Zoltan ship you can negotiate peace with enemies, Rock ships enable piracy...)
  • Piracy: Take advantage civilian ships that are in distress or just passing by and become a space pirate
  • Breaking Truce: Betray enemies that have surrendered to you and open fire on them again
  • Crew Morale and Desertion: The crew of most player ships will expect you to uphold Federation values and might even desert your cause if you engage in piracy, take slaves or break truces
  • Attempt to salvage from the Rebel Fleet if they catch you and you are able to defeat them, yes it's as bad an idea as it sounds
  • Combat Events: During battle, a lot of random things can happen, some just for flavor and some that will actually affect the battle
  • And many more new options...

Ship Gear Edit

Weapons Edit

  • Close to 100 new weapons
  • Many new weapons categories introduced (Focused Beam Weapons, Light Anti-crew Lasers, Swarm Missile Launchers, Mines, Scatter Lasers, Burst Ions and many more)
  • Enemies will use the new weapons against you; enemy faction determines which weapons they have access to

Artillery System Edit

  • Artilleries are allocated depending on faction and ship layout

Drones Edit

Augments Edit

  • About 25 new augments
  • Some new augment types introduced:
  • Production Augments that allow you to produce or convert resources aboard your ship
  • Combat Augments that can be activated before fights and cost some power, each giving you a distinct edge during battle
  • Contextual Augments that allow you to tackle various situations and or enable unique new tactics and options (dodge dangerous event outcomes with a smart navigation AI, send mapping drones into a sector to gather data, link up with the bounty hunter guild to get paid for taking down a mark, requisite goods from civilians, and many other things...)

Enemies Edit

  • Immovable space stations have been added for all factions; these enemies cannot move but will often be well armed
  • Dozens of new enemy classes (Interceptors, Medevacs, Troopships, Infiltrators, Cargo Ships, Pleasure Cruisers, to name just a few)
  • Enemy classes all have distinct system configurations and often use noticeably differentiated tactics in combat (troopships have additional crew and board relentlessly, Interceptors use their evasions as their main means of defense...)
  • Many enemy ships now use the Type B and C paint jobs from the player ships

Sectors Edit

  • Many new sector types (Civilian Homeworlds, Industrial Sectors, Pirate Homeworlds, Quarantine Sectors, AI Controlled Sectors, Federation Controlled Sectors, Auto Sectors)
  • Sectors all have unique custom sector names, with keywords that indicate their actual sector type
  • New and old sectors can feature various new hazards (Acid clouds, Minefields, Nano Bot Swarms, Magnetic Anomalies, Black Holes, even Planetary Artillery Weapons, and more)

Trade Edit

  • About 50 different goods to trade
  • Supply and Demand: Goods will not be in demand in a sector where they are produced, but can be sold in other sectors for profit
  • Transport goods between sectors to gain scrap on the side, decide when to pick fights and when to focus on commerce
  • Find out where goods are in high demand and try to plan your sales to make even greater profits
  • Scattered hints in the game world indicate where goods sell for the best price
  • Raid civilians for their goods, then sell off your bounty at stores

Visuals Edit

  • Various new enemy ship and station models, including Rebel cruisers and Stations for all factions
  • Various new hazard backgrounds
  • Various new crew sprites (by Gencool); crew appearance and clothing has a much greater level of variation and detail
  • Detailed crew portrait graphics (by LordTrilobite)
  • Detailed greeble graphics for all player ships (by LordTrilobite)
  • Many new projectile and effect graphics
  • New contextual UI prompts that warn of certain weapons and hazards
  • Reworked loading-, title- and hangar-screen; new animations for the hangar
  • CE is also recommended to be used alongside Better Planets and Backgrounds (by Sanmonku), which adds many hi-res background images to make the game more immersive

Addons Edit

While CE itself makes drastic changes to the game, some of the available addons can be used to change the game even further, to some extend creating an entirely new and different FTL experience. All the addons here are optional and require the Captain's Edition base mod to work. Links to the mod and the Addons can be found in the CE thread.

CE Infinite Addon Edit

  • Turns FTL into a semi endless sandbox game, completely changing the games scope and premise
  • Open-world, grinding-based gameplay instead of the usual linear game progression
  • Greater Game Scale: The Federation base is extremely far away, the events that lead you there could theoretically happen during months or even years of travel (a single Infinite run can easily take more than ten hours)
  • Provides a less harsh CE experience
  • Infinite amounts of "contested deep space" sectors for you to visit
  • Limited fleet pursuit; the Rebels are still there, but will pose much less of a threat
  • Pretty much any event of main CE can happen in contested deep space; creating a extremely large range of possible encounters during infinite play
  • Player controlled difficulty scaling: Decide yourself when to travel to later sectors that have stronger enemies, but also yield greater rewards
  • Exponentially growing upgrade costs provide a contentious challenge
  • Facing the final boss still possible

Endless Loot Addon Edit

  • Uses procedural content generation to create thousands (!) of weapon, drone and ship variations
  • Ships and gear can have hundreds of prefixes applied
  • Prefixes can have good, bad or mixed effects (weapons might be upgraded or modified, enemy ships might be damaged or out of ammo for example)
  • Prefixes also affect how weapons and drones look
  • Also adds special "rare" and "epic" loot
  • Designed to be used together with CE Infinite, but an experimental version for standard CE exists too.

Flagship Randomizers Edit

  • Randomizes the flagship by combining a huge amount of possible room layouts, systems, weapons, drones and augments
  • Provides a fresh challenge for players that no longer fear the final boss in vanilla
  • Potentially creates a unique endgame for every run you play, featuring hundreds of possible boss configurations
  • Adds about a dozen custom new boss weapons
  • Adds a large range of room layouts the boss can have, some of which can drastically change the fight
  • Allows you to read the secret data you carry at the beginning of the game and every new sector, giving you all the information you need to prepare for the randomized flagship boss fight
  • Keep a boss until you beat it, or randomize the flagship for each run you play, even share your boss seed with other people
  • Also compatible with vanilla FTL and CE Infinite

Additional Music Addon Edit

  • Adds a custom soundtrack for CEs new sector types, consisting of 8 new songs
  • All songs have a separate battle and explore tracks, just like the vanilla music
  • Some songs included were created by Ben Prunty, the composer of the original FTL Soundtrack

Latest activityEdit

  • discussion page Talk:Endless Loot Drone Modifiers
    new comment by Sleeper Games Stefan 4 days ago
    Comment: Yep. (Evade chance also applies if they get hit by stray shots.)
  • discussion page Talk:Endless Loot Drone Modifiers
    new comment by A FANDOM user 5 days ago
    Comment: What does 'evade' do for the drones? give them a higher / lower chance to dodge anti-combat drones?
  • discussion page Talk:Secret Ending
    new comment by ZQFMGB7 6 days ago
    Comment: Well, the Rebel ship in the Zoltan event can be real if you play dumb and attack it. And even if it's not, I don't see why it'd be saying it if the...
  • discussion page Talk:Door Reshaping
    new comment by A FANDOM user
    Comment: The event is supposed to upgrade your door system, I think it was a typo, however I do think there is more to be added to this page, because when I...
  • discussion page Talk:Door Reshaping
    new comment by A FANDOM user
    Comment: So I assume even though this event is named DOOR reshaping the crewmember upgrades the player's sensors? Is the wiki wrong or is it an oversight?
  • edit Crew Interactions
    edited by A FANDOM user diff
    Summary: X. (AI Avatar Crew) Converse with the AI Hologram:
  • edit Crew Interactions
    edited by SgtYep diff
    Summary: X. (Lanius Crew) Try to converse with the Lanius crew member.: This previously said "This probably gives you an extra lanius crew member, maybe 2 lanius crew member", but I tried the event and it simply gave me 1 Lanius.
  • discussion page Talk:Rebel Cruiser in Debris
    new comment by MarkusMcCloud
    Comment: I wish they named it 'Batteries Not Included' instead of Taxes And Licenses Not Included'. I think it would've been funnier.
  • discussion page Talk:Federation Cruiser Rescue
    new comment by MarkusMcCloud
    Comment: "Stop The Game And Take A Break" is undoubtedly the best ship name EVER.
  • edit Prisoner of War
    edited by A FANDOM user diff
    Summary: Negotiaton Outcome: is now Negotiation Outcome