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Getting Sea Monkeys to Work?   
Sonicfan2525

Sonicfan2525
United States  


  3/6/2020

Hey everyone. It's been a hot minute since I have been on the forums (since 2016 actually). I've been on a bit of a Creatures binge again lately, so I thought it was time I returned.

Anyways, I recently re-bought The Amazing Virtual Sea Monkeys by Creatures Labs for a future project I plan on doing. I installed it and everything seems to be in order. However, when I go to start the game, nothing happens. I troubleshooted the problem and it supposedly fixed any compatibility issues. But I still can't seem to get it to come up. Everything works fine right until I click play, and then it just won't start. No error messages or anything. Any ideas on what could be wrong?

For clarification, I have a HP laptop with Windows 10. I know this technically isn't Creatures related, but I thought maybe someone here could help.


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ylukyun
Patient Pirate

ylukyun

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  3/6/2020

Perhaps not technically Creatures-related, but considering how similar the engine is to those of the newer Creatures games, you have a better chance of getting help here than anywhere else. I'm afraid I don't have any suggestions myself.

Edit: There's probably an error log somewhere. Even if there were no visible errors at the time, there might be something in the log. Worth a look. They're usually found in the game's root directory under an obvious name.

 
Namiraja

Namiraja
Germany  


  3/7/2020

I'm no windows user, but I remember reading similar issues about DS or something:
Started as administrator?

 
FlyingEttiNorn

FlyingEttiNorn
United States  


  3/7/2020  1

stick it in a Windows XP virtual machine? Creatures Village was made around the same time iirc and i couldn't play it either, though the game actually spat out an error message for me

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Doringo
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Doringo
United Kingdom  

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  3/10/2020  1

On Windows 10 the game should run fine in administrator mode with no specific compatibility settings if you run it directly from engine.exe instead of the launcher. You might have some low FPS though, I don't remember if the game was like that on older OSes or not but it it can slow down significantly in some parts of the marina.


 


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