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GoG Creatures Exodus problems Win 11 x64   
Nostalgia

Nostalgia



  11/14/2022

Hello!

I bought creatures exodus today but I can't get CS3 to work at all (black screen) and DS runs as a tiny screen and i'm not able to log in or get it to full screen.

I tried several things since my CS3 started with NLE0001 errors which went away after changing machine.cfg but I can't get it all to work.

I tried the options on the GoG support page but those didn't work.

I also tried the options from https://creatures.wiki/Creatures_3_%26_Docking_Station_Community_Recommended_Fixes_and_Addons but that didn't work either..

I installed my Creatures 3/DS in c:\\users\\<Username>\\documents\\creatures\\ to allow agents and other mods to work and tried to change the Machine.cfg for CS3 to
"Main Directory" "C:\\Users\\<User>\Documents\\creatures\\Creatures 3\\"
"Backgrounds Directory" "c:\\users\\<User>\\documents\\creatures\\Creatures 3\\Backgrounds\\"
"Body Data Directory" "c:\\users\\<User>\\documents\\creatures\\Creatures 3\\Body Data\\"
"Bootstrap Directory" "c:\\users\\<User>\\documents\\creatures\\Creatures 3\\Bootstrap\\"
"Catalogue Directory" "c:\\users\\<User>\\documents\\creatures\\Creatures 3\\Catalogue\\"
"Creature Database Directory" "c:\\users\\<User>\\documents\\creatures\\Creatures 3\\Creature Galleries\\"
"Display Type" 2
But that gives me a black screen and no error.

I tried to run both CS3 and DS in 16 bit but neither solved the problems.
CS3 starts as a black screen and DS is a tiny screen I can't log in to because the servers aren't used anymore...

I thought buying it from GoG would be a guarantee it worked but.. not.

Someone please help me, thanks.

 
Kazooo

Kazooo
Canada  


  11/15/2022

Steam is the most up to date best functioning version of the game.
Gog also has the infamous split install glitch.

I have no experience with windows 11 so cant be much help sorry.

 
lobb

lobb



  11/15/2022

For the offline issue, there's patches that skip the need to be online. Here's a post with instructions on helpful things you should do: https://www.gog.com/forum/creatures_series/complete_instructions_for_how_to_get_c3_docking_station_to_work_properly

I don't know much about Windows 11, but have you tried running in compatibility mode and changing the resolution it runs as?

If you can, I'd recommend returning it and trying the Steam version instead -- it seems to fix a lot of the issues people have had with the GOG version.

 


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