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Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
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  6/16/2008

Installing Aquatilis Caverna FAQ


This is a FAQ for installing the popular metaroom Aquatilis Caverna, which was a collaboration by the Metacore development team.


What system patches do I need?


If you're running Exodus on Windows, you should install the Creatures Remastered Patch. If you're running Exodus on a Macintosh, read Macintosh Creatures Evolution Engine on the Creatures Wiki for details on how to install objects.


What's a RAR file?


A RAR file is like a ZIP file - it's used to group a bunch of files together and make them smaller for downloading ease. It's similar to how folding clothes neatly in a suitcase makes them smaller than just chucking the clothes in. RAR gives better compression than ZIP which is why it was used for AC and the Pod. You will need to install something to unpack the RAR file, like WinRAR, or 7-zip or The Unarchiver (Mac).


What should I install first?


Firstly, I strongly recommend that you install the Aquatilis Pod - not only is it a preview of what's to come, it includes some files which are missing in the main AC download. Install the pod by placing it in your My Agents and inject it. Play with it for a while and enjoy it. If you do not wish to download the pod first, try putting this c16 file in your images folder and then go on with the rest of the instructions below. I'm pretty sure that's what's needed from the Pod to play it. If the "AC plants v2" agent still gives you errors, then install the whole Pod.


Okay, so the Pod is nice, but I'd like the full AC!


Then go to the CC.com download page and download the ACV2 file. Go to the freewebs site and download both patch V1 and patch V2 from there. Patch V1 has the toy images in it. Then go to CC.com's Misc Agents and download the 3.1 plant patch.

Put agents in your My Agents, pictures in Images, catalogues in Catalogues, etc.


Where are the doors?


There are no doors in AC or the Pod. To get norns into the room, pick them up and scroll into the room using the page up page down keys.


Where are the toys?


In your agents window there should be an agent saying "AC toys v2" - if you have installed the toy patch from the Freewebs site, injecting this agent should put the toys into your AC. If you have not installed the toy patch (patch V1), it will display "The agent file does not have the image contained within it, and it can't be found on your machine. Unable to inject."


Where are the plants?


In your agents window there should be an agent saying "AC plants v2" - if you've installed the Pod or the waterweed c16 file, injecting this will put plants into your AC.

Where are the critters?

In your agents window there should be an agent saying "AC critters v2" - injecting this will put critters into your AC.


Hey! My plants are out of control! And what's with that black box around the bulb plant?


Moe has patched the plants so that they are not so prolific and fixed a sprite error on the bulb plant.


Please note that after you install the plant patch, you will need to manually replant plants from the main AC into the Pod, as the plants do not reinject into the Pod. You may not be able to manually replant the multicoral, as the seeds are too small and quick to catch easily.

Why are the bubbleballs wobbling about erratically on their own?

They're meant to do that.


What breeds go well with AC?


Anything that can breathe in water is good - it may also be a good idea for them to breathe in air too, just in case they somehow end up on land. The German site SeeYou7.Net's breed list has a special list "Schwimmfähige Wesen" of aquatic breeds.


What are some other agents that go well with AC?


A mobile teleporter to connect aquatic rooms (I'd suggest Marcus Kurzbach's Torii), Marcus Kurzbach's underwater eggs agent, Grendel Man's swimmer agent, Grendel Man's shrimp vendor, AquaShee's C2 Crabs (they eat the shrimp carcasses). Also, some kind of a home scent device, as Aquanorns get homesick easily. Moe's Heat Transfer agent and Heater agent would also be useful if your aquatic norns are cold. It is recommended that you do not transfer the C3 Aquarium life to AC, as they have been reported to destroy the ecology. Some source of food, fruit and seed on the island may also be useful in a pinch, even if you don't plan on raising norns on the island.


Who maintains AC?


Sadly, Metacore split up some time ago, and several of the former members have semi-retired from the community. However, Liam has given express permission for anybody else to try their level best to patch AC. This means it is up to you to fix AC yourself, or to document any errors as much as you can so that perhaps future generations can fix it.

Are there any known bugs with a fully patched AC?

The one known bug thus far is that if a norn wallbonks too much in the section shown, it will rise up through the ceiling.

What's the 12 Days of Christmas gift?


During the CCSF 2008, Liam released to the public as many old, unfinished projects as he could find, including a planned Aquatilis Caverna room 2 and extra animals for Aquatilis Caverna. They are available for download here.

How do I uninstall AC from a world?

By deleting that world. Sorry!

Hey, I have a question and it's not in the FAQ!

Then ask nicely. ;)

Updated 1 August 2009 to incorporate the plant patch 3.1 and the 12 Days of Christmas gift.


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Liam

Liam
Australia  

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  6/16/2008

Two thumbs up! Thank you, malkin! :)

- Liam / K'aeloree

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ElasticMuffin

ElasticMuffin
United States  

 visit ElasticMuffin's website: The Creature Repository
  6/17/2008

Isn't the version of AC here really, really old? I thought the latest one was here:

http://www.creatures.org.uk/ccsf2006/news.php?id=29


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Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
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  6/17/2008

Muffin, when Rascii came back recently, I asked him to update the link to AC. :) The one linked from the CC.com download page is the same file as the one linked from the CCSF 2006. :)

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Arnout

Arnout
Netherlands  


  6/22/2008

I injected the toys and plants from AC metaroom but the injector says: "there is a missing file"

E:They work now! :)

 
Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
Manager


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  6/22/2008

Arnout, are you sure you installed all the patches from the freewebs site, and this c16 file, and this c16 file?

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Arnout

Arnout
Netherlands  


  6/28/2008

My pc can,t find the freewebs site :(
 
Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
Manager


 visit Malkin's website: Malkin's page at CWiki
  7/6/2008

Try another browser?

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nekurashimo

nekurashimo



  9/27/2008

I don't understand why the plant fix has to be uninstalled before injecting?

Oh, and, the black box won't go away. Probably because the instructions confused me for the patch. I don't have the large plants in there, because when they are there the weed grass goes out of control, even after I inject the patch.

Yeah, I'm probably injecting it wrong.

 
Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
Manager


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  10/2/2008

The plant fix has to be uninstalled first to clear out the buggy plants before replacing them with unbuggy plants.

I'm sorry to hear that you find the instructions confusing. :( The black box on the bulb plant is not fixed by Moe's plant patch - so you need to first install Moe's plant patch and then install the bulb plant fix. I've updated the link for the bulb plant fix. Hope this helps.


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Gumbo

Gumbo
United States  


  7/29/2009

Umm.. sorry, but the links to the plant patches are down, so could anyone post their's here? I cant find the floor anymore.


in the spring you gotta let the flowers fully blossom

 
Wiimeiser

Wiimeiser
Australia  


  8/17/2009

There's an AC2 here:
(Somewhere on Creaturetopia, I can't find it.)

I also plan to make a door leading between the "wallbonk ditch" and Banshee Bridge


Hashikin ko Tyni Kong Taria Haju'Rumia'an Klodz'Proddi. Terdish oxen saur yessi atai Kongo Dolpik!
 
ElasticMuffin

ElasticMuffin
United States  

 visit ElasticMuffin's website: The Creature Repository
  12/1/2009

Per my recent trend of hosting a bunch of Creatures files, I can now offer to you all this mirror, complete with downloads for all files and patches and an easy-to-read version of Malkin's tutorial:
http://files.diagonalfish.net/creatures/ac/

Hope this helps!


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