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Yskonyn

Yskonyn



  12/8/2019

Hello Cave denizens!

I’m coming back to Creatures in a long while and have found there are quite a few steps to take to get a working install nowadays. :)

Firstly, is this guide current?
https://creatures.wiki/Creatures_3_%26_Docking_Station_Community_Recommended_Fixes_and_Addons

Secondly if not, what would be the recommended course of action to take?

Thirdly, do I need to install Creatures Village, C1 and C2 in order for their rooms to become available in Docking Station ?

Many thanks!

 
Yomegami
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Yomegami
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  12/8/2019

To my knowledge that is indeed a correct guide (or at the very least the best guide around on getting the games up and running).

For your second (well, third) question: Docking Station docks with Creatures 3 and Creatures 3 alone. It cannot dock to C1, C2, or Village as it was not built with those games in mind (and in the case of C1 and C2 has a completely different and incompatible engine). So no, you don't need to install C1, C2, and Village because they won't show up in DS regardless of whether you have them installed or not.

With that being said, there are third-party metarooms that effectively recreate C1 and C2 within Docking Station. Given the engine difference, it won't be an identical experience to the original games, and furthermore due to technical limitations it's sadly unlikely you'll be able to run both in the same world.


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Yskonyn

Yskonyn



  12/8/2019

Thanks Yomegami!

That is a swift response. I can report that I have seem to have successfully installed C3 docked to DS!
I ran the Remastered patch and I’ve altered the machine.cfg file to get rid of the nagging about a CD, so I think I am set!

I do remember something about the standard Norns having some kind of deficiency where they will all die rather quickly. Has this been addressed in the latest Gog.com build or perhaps the Remaster patch?

Do you have any recommended addons/patches/agents for a re-starting player at this point?

Great to see and hear the little critters roam about again. The game is truely a special ‘breed’ . Lol! :D

 
Malkin

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  12/8/2019

You're thinking of Creatures 2's One Hour Stupidity Syndrome. The standard C3/DS norns don't have that problem.

My TCR Norns
 


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