How to use the Skill Calculator
You will find the menu on the upper part of the screen; this displays the skills that are in the calculator. However, before clicking a skill, take time to click "Enter a character name" next to the 'Character' heading.
This will bring up a pop-up window. Enter your Runescape username and your stats will be automatically filled into the calculators.
There's an experience table on the lower part of the screen which can be used for manual calculations.
Using the Calculators
First, click on the skill you are going to be using. I will use the Ranging calculator for my example. You
can enter either your current level or current experience in the "Current" box. Enter the level you want to get to or the desired amount of experience in the "Target" box. So, if you want to get from level
67-76 range, then you would put "67" in the "Current" box and "76" in the "Target" box.
Finally, go to the right column and select the options you want. It should mostly be self-explanatory. It should automatically give you the calculation - such as, how many Ogres you would need to kill to reach your goal in Ranged.
In the right column you'll find a "Use planning mode" checkbox. Checking this box allows you to input the number of items you use and find out what level you will be at. For instance, if you go to the Ranging
calculator, indicate that you will be using 20k iron arrows and are currently 70 range, then it will tell you what level you will probably reach after using the arrows.
Hide member options
The "hide member options" checkbox (also located in the right column) is useful if you are an f2p player. It will tell the calculator not to display any of the member's parts of the skills.
Changing XP bonuses is as easy as clicking the right box.
Unchecking this box lets you set your own starting level for the progress bar.
If you happen to be particularly lazy, you can change any of the "level" fields just by using the arrow keys on your keyboard.
You can also re-sort the table any way you want just by clicking the associated header.
Credits go to No1 1000 for the pictures
Zybez Skill Guides
If you have a question about the best method to use to train a skill (such as what monster to train your ranged on), then this is the place to look. The Skill Guides will provide detailed description of what you can achieve as you level, what items are available to the skill aand what they do, and even how to train it at certain levels. This is also useful if you have a question about a certain item - if you know what skill it is associated with, you can check the Skill Guides to see if they have it.
Step's SXS Sniffer
Some people have complained that Step's SXS Sniffer is not working for them. He has information about errors on his website; check there if you are having problems. You may also want to see through the rest of the website. If that fails, the best course of action would be to contact Stephimself about it, but please realize he is a busy person and may not be able to respond right away.
Questions CL's can try to help you, but we are not experts on his calculator and our ability to help is limited.
Edited by Noble Truce, 10 November 2010 - 01:56 PM.