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Zurinsel13

Zurinsel13
Austria  

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  4/29/2019  1

Hello everybody,

I decided after almost a year to reinstall the GOG Version of creatures 3 / Docking Station. As always I put it in the /mydocuments folder and start a new game. I do hope that I posted this in the right section.
Now my question is, is there any available backup for creatures where useful and necessary patches ( eg. Remaster plus Vampress Patches, Ds offline, etc) have already been installed so that I can simply drag an entire Creatures folder to my documents and spare myself the time to install everything individually? I would really appreciate the help :)

Second question: Everytime I open the mydocuments folder after having started the game and closed it, Creatures creates an extra folder besides Creatures Exodus ( where the files for C3 and DS are stored ) just named " creatures" where kinda incomplete copies of the game are made.
To explain it better I created 2 screenshots:
Mydocuments

Incomplete_Docking_station

Now the problem is, that if I want to install for example something with a catalouge file, I always need to install it into both folders, otherwise it wont work. I really hope somebody can help me to solve this one.

Best regards,

Zurinsel


"Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others"
-Jonathan Swift

 
Mad_Doodles

Mad_Doodles
United Kingdom  


  4/29/2019  1

You want to install Creatures Exodus to Documents\Creatures so that all of the files are in the right place. A guide on this can be found here.

You may also run into an issue where your registry files, and consequently your machine.cfg file, has the incorrect directory listed, usually by adding a space after "Creatures" (documents\creatures \). This needs to be fixed manually in the registry if it happens. :/


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Zurinsel13

Zurinsel13
Austria  

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  4/30/2019

Thanks a lot :) I will try it out once I am back home in the evening.

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-Jonathan Swift

 
Zurinsel13

Zurinsel13
Austria  

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  5/2/2019

I did a reinstall and installed Creatures Exodus to username/mydocuments/creatures. I edited the machine.cfg and took out the paths that were leading to Creatures Exodus, because the path I installed it to doesn't use that name. Docking Station boots up without a problem, however Creatures 3 / Creatures Exodus won't work at all, even tough I did edit the cfg files :( So DS doesn't recognize, that C3 does exist.
I think part of the problem apparently must be on the Gog site, because if I change the installation path via their Gog Galaxy, then it should apply the changes correctly, instead of creating an Creatures Exodus Folder in Creatures every time I start one of the games.

Hope I it is possible to fix this mess :(

Btw this is the engine log:

LOG STARTED Windows NT/2000 6.2 build 9200 ()
OriginalDisplay DirectX (no modules)
Thu May 02 11:29:43 2019 - zurin - 2.296

Error in: DirectoryManager::ReadFromConfigurationFiles
NLE0001: 'Main Directory' setting not found.



Windows NT/2000 6.2 build 9200 ()

OriginalDisplay DirectX (no modules)

Thu May 02 11:29:43 2019 - zurin - 2.296
Action: Continue

LOG ENDED Windows NT/2000 6.2 build 9200 ()
OriginalDisplay DirectX (no modules)
Thu May 02 11:29:48 2019 - zurin - 2.296

And the error message :

NLE0002: The following directory doesn't exist:
C:\Users\zurin\Documents\Creatures Exodus\Creatures 3\
Make sure the configuration file entry is correct!

Windows NT/2000 6.2 build 9200 ()
OriginalDisplay DirectX (no modules)
Thu May 02 11:38:07 2019 - zurin - 2.296

The edit I did was this :

"Backgrounds Directory" "C:\\Users\\zurin\\Documents\\Creatures\\Creatures 3\\Backgrounds\\"
"Body Data Directory" "C:\\Users\\zurin\\Documents\\Creatures\\Creatures 3\\Body Data\\"
"Bootstrap Directory" "C:\\Users\\zurin\\Documents\\Creatures\\Creatures 3\\Bootstrap\\"
"Catalogue Directory" "C:\\Users\\zurin\\Documents\\Creatures\\Creatures 3\\Catalogue\\"
"Creature Database Directory" "C:\\Users\\zurin\\Documents\\Creatures\\Creatures 3\\Creature Galleries\\"
"Display Type" 0

So instead of Creatures Exodus it now only says Creatures and the path does exist.


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Mad_Doodles

Mad_Doodles
United Kingdom  


  5/2/2019  1

Have you edited the registry yet?

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Zurinsel13

Zurinsel13
Austria  

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  5/2/2019

I managed to reinstall it this time via a download from gog.com instead of gog galaxy. Now the problem with the creating of incomplete copies is gone , yay :D thanks a lot, Mad_Doodles! Also Creatures Exodus/ C3 opened without any problems at all.

The only problem I didn't manage to fix is, that the original mall breed exes won't install at all, because they try to find \\creatures \\ instead of \\creatures\\. However I managed to find a copy of the files, where they have already been installed and therefore I can ignore this problem so far.

[ngrin] I now made a backup on my harddrive with all the fixes already installed, so now installing it again should work a lot easier.


"Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others"
-Jonathan Swift

 
Mad_Doodles

Mad_Doodles
United Kingdom  


  5/2/2019  1

You need to run regedit.exe and find the incorrect registries in there too. :)

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Zurinsel13

Zurinsel13
Austria  

 visit Zurinsel13's website: Random maybe
  5/2/2019  1

I finally found it :D I was a bit of an idiot and tried to find the registry Creatures as a folder, I didn't know it would be in Cyberlife technlogy, thank you so much again [ngrin]!

"Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others"
-Jonathan Swift

 


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