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ratkinzluver33

ratkinzluver33
United States  


  1/14/2010

How do I adopt creatures! Where do I put the creature file? :(

~Soso <3
 
Laura
Tea Queen

Laura
United Kingdom  
Administrator


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  1/14/2010

Once you've unzipped the .creature file - if you're playing C3 or DS, the file goes into your "My Creatures" folder, but if you're playing C1 or C2, it goes into the main directory. Then you just have to import it into your game. :)
 
Melody

Melody
United States  


  1/14/2010

On C3 or DS if it is zipped, I go to Program Files/ Program Files x86 and put it in the My Agents, they don't show up in my import section if I don't put them in the My Agents file.


 
ratkinzluver33

ratkinzluver33
United States  


  1/15/2010

TY... but how do I post my own creatures up 2 the site? Ty so much already tho

EDIT: It does not show up anywhere in the imports thing what do I do?


~Soso <3
 
Melody

Melody
United States  


  1/16/2010

What folder did you put them in?


 
Papriko
Peppery One

Papriko
Germany  


  1/16/2010

Okay, slow and detailed guide how to adopt creatures on C3/DS:

1. Get any Creature from the website of your choice.

2. Use a file browser and go with it to the folder you saved the download to.

3. Usually they come as ZIP or RAR archive. Unpack it.

4. sometimes a folder pops now up, but not always. However, you should get now a .creature file or a .ds.creature file.

5. Cut or Copy the file

6. Go to the folder you installed C3 or DS to.

7. Paste the file into the subfolder "My Creatures"

8. Start up the game

9. Import the adopted creature and have fun with it.


Lets play plants! Photosynthesis... Photosynthesis... Photosynthesis...
 
Laura
Tea Queen

Laura
United Kingdom  
Administrator


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  1/16/2010  1

Ratkinzluver33 wrote:
TY... but how do I post my own creatures up 2 the site?

To post a creature for adoption:

While in your game, press the 'Print Screen' (or 'Prt Scn') button on your keyboard once to take a screenshot of your chosen creature. Next, open an image program, (like 'Microsoft Paint') and hit Ctrl+V on your keyboard to paste your screenshot into it. Then save it as a .jpg file.

Please note, that the recommended dimensions for adoption images is 120 x 150 pixels. For example, your adoption image should ideally be the size of this one:


Next, export the creature from your game, and then copy and paste its .creature file (or they're called .exp files if the creature’s exported from C1 or C2) into a zipped folder by right-clicking anywhere on your Desktop background, scrolling to 'New' and selecting 'Compressed (Zipped) Folder'. Then copy and paste the .creature file inside it.

Once you've done that, you're ready to submit your creature using the Post Adoption Form in the adoption section:
Simply fill out the required 'Name', 'Sex', 'Age', 'Game' and 'Species' details accordingly, and then use the 'Browse' buttons, next to the 'Jpg Picture' and 'Zip File' fields, to locate the .jpg image you made earlier and your creature's zip file. I tend to save both the image and the zip file to my Desktop for simplicity – so that I can find them again easily. You can also write a short description of your creature in the 'Description' box if you want.

Finally, click the 'Post' button, and you’re away! You just have to wait for your adoption to be approved by a manager or by an administrator, before it’ll appear in the adoption section.

I hope this helps. :)

 
Melody

Melody
United States  


  1/16/2010

When I use prt sc to take a screen shot it brings me to the Meso, when I got into paint the option to paste is grey and it won't let me paste.


 
Papriko
Peppery One

Papriko
Germany  


  1/16/2010

Strange... For me does that Pos1 and not Prt Sc...

Lets play plants! Photosynthesis... Photosynthesis... Photosynthesis...
 
Melody

Melody
United States  


  1/16/2010

On the same key as prt scr the word home is on it.


 
Hellfrozeover
Tartan Badger

Hellfrozeover
United Kingdom  

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  1/16/2010

What they all said....C3 folder might be in My Documents depending on the version you own.

DUNDUNDUUUUUN!
 
ylukyun
Chaotic Chimera

ylukyun

Manager


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  1/16/2010

Have you tried pressing num lock? Does it change what the print scr/home key does?

If not, it might be worth using a program like GIMP that has a built-in screenshot function (no keys involved) These can be a little hard to get the hang of though.

 
Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
Manager


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  1/16/2010

You can also use TCR's C3 Creature Picture Extractor to extract all the photos of your norn - if you choose the 'jpg' option there, the photos will be perfect for Creatures Caves. :)

Hi HFO! :D


My TCR Norns
 
ratkinzluver33

ratkinzluver33
United States  


  1/16/2010

Thanks I will try that ty very much.
Edit: Luara... i put them in the my creatures folder..
Edit: Nope the putting it into the my creatures folder didnt work and exporting creatures from the game didnt put anything in the my creatures folder?


~Soso <3
 
Melody

Melody
United States  


  1/16/2010

I want to take pictures of my world though, Malkin.


 
Malkin

Malkin
Australia  
Manager


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  1/16/2010

ratkinzluver33, are you on Mac or PC? If you're on Windows, what version of Windows do you have? Are you playing with Creatures Exodus or an older disk? Sometimes these can factor into where you need to put your .creature files.

My TCR Norns
 
rainbowcat1

rainbowcat1
United States  


  1/16/2010

Melody, are you using a laptop to take the screen shot? If so, you may have to press the function (Fn) button while you press the Prnt Scrn button for it to work.

If this is the case, Prnt Scrn will likely be in a different color than the Home text, and you can probably find the Fn button in the lower left corner of the keyboard. Hope this helps.


"Everything you can imagine is real" ~Pablo Picasso



 
Melody

Melody
United States  


  1/16/2010

Yes, I am using a laptop, I will try your advice, thanks.

edit: Oh, thank you rainbowcat1 it worked!



 
rainbowcat1

rainbowcat1
United States  


  1/16/2010

No problem! I figured that was the problem when you said there were two texts on one button. Happy screen shot-ing! :)

"Everything you can imagine is real" ~Pablo Picasso



 
Melody

Melody
United States  


  1/17/2010

I have one last question, if I cut out the image I want from the screenshot, how do I get rid of the rest of screenshot but save the cut out image?


 
Papriko
Peppery One

Papriko
Germany  


  1/17/2010

That is basic picture editing. I use Gimp and do it about so:

1. Add Alpha Channel to the layer with the screenshot

2. Make a rectangle-select around the area you want

3. Invert Select

4. Let the selected area float

5. delete floating selection

6. autocrop image

7. saving


Lets play plants! Photosynthesis... Photosynthesis... Photosynthesis...
 
Melody

Melody
United States  


  1/17/2010

Where is the invert select button?


 
Papriko
Peppery One

Papriko
Germany  


  1/17/2010

In the main window with the pic itself you should have a selection-menu.

Lets play plants! Photosynthesis... Photosynthesis... Photosynthesis...
 
ratkinzluver33

ratkinzluver33
United States  


  1/17/2010

I am using vista. And I am using docking station. Not exodus.

~Soso <3
 
Melody

Melody
United States  


  1/17/2010

I looked in every menu and I couldn't find it.


 
Zesvotzashni

Zesvotzashni



  1/17/2010

See if the program comes with a "Crop to Selection" option. I have no idea about Gimp but most usually do..
 
Melody

Melody
United States  


  1/17/2010

Yep, it does. I clicked on it. I got my cut out image with the image with the alpha channel background, now what?


 
ratkinzluver33

ratkinzluver33
United States  


  1/17/2010

Hey? Uh... What do I do?

~Soso <3
 
Melody

Melody
United States  


  1/17/2010

So you have Docking Station.... try putting the creature in the My agents in Program Files, if that doesn't work try My Creatures in Program files, if that doesn't work try putting the creature in the My Documents My Creatures folder.


 
ratkinzluver33

ratkinzluver33
United States  


  1/17/2010

My documents my creatures? I don't have that!?

~Soso <3
 
Melody

Melody
United States  


  1/17/2010

I meant documents. XD
My Creatures should be in your Docking Station folder in program files/x86.



 
ratkinzluver33

ratkinzluver33
United States  


  1/17/2010

ok? g2g tho

~Soso <3
 
Melody

Melody
United States  


  1/17/2010

I figured out how cut out images, thanks.


 
ratkinzluver33

ratkinzluver33
United States  


  1/18/2010

HELP I still don't know what 2 do!

~Soso <3
 
eprillios
Geek Ettin

eprillios
Netherlands  

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  1/18/2010

Here is a guide from myself:

1. Open a explorer window.
2. Go to your hard drive with Windows on it.
3. Click on Program Files, and then on Docking Station (the folder).
4. Download the creature zip and move the .creature file in it to the My Creatures folder (in the Docking Station folder).

I hope this is working for you! ;)




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ratkinzluver33

ratkinzluver33
United States  


  2/1/2010

I know how to do it but it doesn't work! :( I think I'll try again but I'll let u know later if it doesn't work.. sry about the trouble guys :( :$

~Soso <3
 

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