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Creating a custom Creatures 2 World   
TheDrunkenNorn

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  7/11/2017  2


(This snippet was taken from Page 2 of my Creatures 2 Wolfling Run series.)

Just as this snippet points out, I'm incredibly interested in creating a Creatures 2 world with very specific... specifications. I know it is possible; for we have the Albian Sea Bay and Montu. I'd love ANY leads on how one would go about creating a custom world. That'd be more than amazing.


That cute little bugger in my avatar is <UnNamed> from my Creatures 2 Wolfling Runs! Click here if you'd like to know more.
 
Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
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  7/11/2017

http://creaturescaves.com/community.php?section=Resources&view=13

There's a tutorial in the list there about creating a new world.


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TheDrunkenNorn

TheDrunkenNorn


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  7/11/2017

Thanks.

Here's my progress; this is scaled down obviously. The real version is very high-resolution.

Compared to vanilla map size.


That cute little bugger in my avatar is <UnNamed> from my Creatures 2 Wolfling Runs! Click here if you'd like to know more.
 
TheDrunkenNorn

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  7/11/2017

The "Tools" that it says to get seems to be a dead link. I have step 1B done in that I have a pixel-perfect map the exact size of the original game world.

That cute little bugger in my avatar is <UnNamed> from my Creatures 2 Wolfling Runs! Click here if you'd like to know more.
 
TheDrunkenNorn

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  7/11/2017

So far I was able to get Back2Spr. However, the readme for Back2Spr asks for a Dos.Bat file in the Creatures 2 directory, something that isn't there. Where do I get this file?

That cute little bugger in my avatar is <UnNamed> from my Creatures 2 Wolfling Runs! Click here if you'd like to know more.
 
Geat_Masta

Geat_Masta
United States  


  7/11/2017

what do you want?

I can convert an image to a C2 background file if you want. Its one of the features of the map editor i posted in the development forum in fact. The option won't be selectable if you don't have the right dimensions for the file.

I can't help with adding rooms though, i don't know how the C2 format for rooms works.

 
TheDrunkenNorn

TheDrunkenNorn


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  7/11/2017

That's fine, Geat_Masta! I'll send it over to you after I make an update to my Wolfling Run series. Thank you.

That cute little bugger in my avatar is <UnNamed> from my Creatures 2 Wolfling Runs! Click here if you'd like to know more.
 
TheDrunkenNorn

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  7/11/2017

Okay, I sent it.

That cute little bugger in my avatar is <UnNamed> from my Creatures 2 Wolfling Runs! Click here if you'd like to know more.
 
TheDrunkenNorn

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  7/11/2017

The backdrop linker isn't accepting the .S16 BAKN file, despite that it is the exact size as the original Back.S16. I don't get it; what did I do wrong here?


I used Geat_Masta's converter to convert a pixel-perfect to the original map's size .BMP into a C2 file, then put it into the images folder of the NATH Creatures 2 directory. I don't know why the Background linker isn't working here.

It detects the correct worlds fine, but it doesn't detect any .S16 files except for Back.s16.

The Readme isn't exactly helpful here:

Creatures 2 Background Linker
=============================

Allows you to change the Creatures 2 background file
for any world file. For use in creating new worlds.

Please to not redistribute this zip file or its contents.

Downloaded from

Don
AmberCreatures
www.creatures.amberz.net


Great, thanks. Mind putting into your readme why your executable doesn't work?


That cute little bugger in my avatar is <UnNamed> from my Creatures 2 Wolfling Runs! Click here if you'd like to know more.
 
Geat_Masta

Geat_Masta
United States  


  7/11/2017

If you open eden.sfc in a hex editor it starts with "CGallery...back" don't you just change "back" to whatever you want? Thats how it worked in C1.
 
TheDrunkenNorn

TheDrunkenNorn


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  7/11/2017

I don't know. I'm following this guide

http://nornenmeister.creaturesforum.de/help_weltenerstellung.html

I haven't the slightest clue how to do any of this.


That cute little bugger in my avatar is <UnNamed> from my Creatures 2 Wolfling Runs! Click here if you'd like to know more.
 
Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
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  7/11/2017

Maybe it needs the file name to be S16, not s16?

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TheDrunkenNorn

TheDrunkenNorn


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  7/12/2017  1

@Malkin

Already tried that. It turns out that it's just an error in Geat_Masta's conversion thingy. He said he'll update it soon.


That cute little bugger in my avatar is <UnNamed> from my Creatures 2 Wolfling Runs! Click here if you'd like to know more.
 
Geat_Masta

Geat_Masta
United States  


  7/12/2017

Updated the map editor, new download is in same place
 
TheDrunkenNorn

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  7/12/2017

^ With that released, the next problem arises from the fact that the Room Editor doesn't work on my computer. I'll have to find a workaround.

That cute little bugger in my avatar is <UnNamed> from my Creatures 2 Wolfling Runs! Click here if you'd like to know more.
 
GimmeCat

GimmeCat
United Kingdom  


  7/12/2017

You should be able to run it inside a VM such as VMWare Player or VirtualBox running Windows 98/XP.
 
TheDrunkenNorn

TheDrunkenNorn


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  7/13/2017  2

Got that done! Thanks GimmeCat.

Update: This world is well underway.


That cute little bugger in my avatar is <UnNamed> from my Creatures 2 Wolfling Runs! Click here if you'd like to know more.
 


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