If you were caught unawares by Creature Labs' sites going offline and are in need of the update patches you can find them at Broderbund's Support Center. Broderbund were the publishers for Creatures at some point. Don't forget to keep checking DS-Aftermath to see when CL's mirror site will come online.
Phil over at Creatures Unlimited has recently notifed us that over the past couple of days over eighty Bonny Norns have been posted! The Bonnies are for Creatures 3 and Docking Station and are based on the Treehugger genome. Some new features have been added, however, such as 2 hour life limit, colors, and only one color for all of the life of the norn. At the moment you can download Bengal, Civet, ChiChi, Magma and Fallow Bonnies. Download some Bonny Norns for your game today!
Woo! There are some new cool Valentines Norns for Creatures 2 over at Mummy's Creatures. These norns are a must have for any C2 player they're very cute. So hurry up and go get them here.
I noticed today that there was an error on the 2002 layout archive! It was just a tiny little problem and I was able to easily fix it. So you may want to check out how Creatures Caves used to be by clicking this link today!
No, your eyes aren't decieving you, it is back! After a horribly long time revamping, I decided to scrap all the features that didn't work and go for it. It is probrably still a bit buggy, but I'm confident things are mostly ironed out.
*It has a working delete script!
*It has a micro tiny (and rather useless) staff site.
*It has the beautiful Pez to help keep the site in order.
*It has a genome: The Harlequins, though they won't be available until later this today or tomorrow... Sorry!
Hmm, it doesn't look too good from this angle does it? . But I promise more people, more!
So please please have a look at SmartNorn. and submit your comments to my guestbook.
MNB has released a fantastic new version of his Docking Station log-in disabler. Thanks to his work you can now start new worlds again.
Just after you select to create a world and have entered a name, the game asks you to register it online (which is no-longer possible) or exit, so MNB has added an extra 'continue anyway' button. Have a look at the screeenshot and then download it from the DS Agents section of Creatures MainFrame.
It's been a while since I've posted news, a couple of years in fact. It's always best to start with familiar ground, thank goodness for 'The Simpsons'.."Hi! I'm Miff, you may remember me from such places as HomeCreatures or JR Chat, but tonight I'm here to talk to you about A-Norn."
At this point no doubt some of you are no doubt thinking "hey bruv, just who iz A-Norn?", or perhaps "Miff who?", maybe "What am I gonna have for dinner?" ...er..anyway..
These days, A-Norn is better known as Egg-Central webmaster 'Dan'. I've been lucky enough to know Dan for a few years now, when I first met him he lurked under the name A-Norn. It was perhaps a name which did not best reflect the later imagination that A-n would pump into his websites!
Egg-Central, a thriving beast of a web site, and Dan, who according to Sharon is an equally thriving beast of a man, have recently decided to shut shop. It is the latest in a collection of bad news to hit the community. I could easily sit here and take up room on Creatures Caves talking about Dan, his history, his positive points, but I felt a few thought out sentences would perhaps be more appreciated, the idea being you guys will e-mail Dan or leave your comments on the forum, full of nice things to say...! Thus providing news and that fuzzy warm feeling inside, what more could you ask for?! ;-)
Perhaps the first thing that struck me about him when we met was his extreme excitement over his web site Millennium Creatures. I don't recall if it was the new logo, or the domain name, but something had set Dan on over boil and the guy was hyper for about a week! It's this thrive and love of creation that was to mark out him as an individual who would without doubt go on to create huge sites and take extreme satisfaction and pleasure from seeing his hard work rightly adored by many. This is a trait that no doubt he'll be taking to wherever he decides to go next, and one that will serve him very well. This energy for work was only complimented by the amount of time he had for community members, always listening to find out what people wanted and trying to involve everyone in projects. He was a great help on lots of aspects of projects in the community, I benefited from his skills when I had a site and I'm not alone in being thankful! Those who spoke to Dan will also mention his ability to give mature, well thought reasoning to situations. It's no doubt this particular talent is the reason he rapidly became a chat room operator in JR Chat.
I'll wrap this up by saying thanks to Dan, you've been a good friend and I remember our nightly chats on ICQ around the time of websites and before life took us separate ways. I trust that the closure of E-C will not mean the loss of contact with the established friends you have here and wish you the very best of luck with the future.
To the original (and only?) Atomic Kitten fan - adios!
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I was over at the excellent Albia 2000 today and I noticed something very cool in the news... A Community Member quiz that GryphonNorn has created! Not she why she never told me about it, but I decided to take the quiz anyhow! I filled out all of the questions honestly, and when I hit the submit button it said... "You are Rascii. Nothing like a nice hot cup of PHP to start the day." and had a really cool Bengal norn like my icon. Anyhow, I was very impressed that it actually new who I am. Sound interesting? Click here to take the quiz today!
After originally declaring the project dead, Lacota has now gotten a hold of Clucky and received permission from CL to continue! He has announced his intentions of finishing the entire Creatures 1 to Docking Station project, though the date of release is not yet known. Lacota is hoping that it will be released sometime in the near future, however. Check back here at Creatures Caves for more updates on the situation!
Posted by Mark Stamps to the DockingStation-Aftermath group:
"Q. Are we allowed to mirror the Creature Labs sites and files?
A. No, not without permission.
Q. So has anyone got permission?
A. Yes, we have been talking with a well known member of the Community and have already agreed in principle that he can host a mirror of all the sites...
I know that the spiders have been set loose with the best intentions, but unfortunately it's meant that the sites effectively closed down early owing to overload. So please, if you want to enjoy your last few moments on the Forums, switch off your spiders now!"
Yes, the fateful day has arrived, as of Thursday, 3rd April, the Docking Station servers are being taken down by the Creature Labs ISP . No doubt many of you have received the notice by e-mail, and it can be viewed in full here in the Creatures Caves forums for those who failed to get it.
Not all is lost though! Register your worlds quick and they can be played offline, download your spare DS zip files, and then make sure you get a copy of MNB's wonderful log-in disabler! Available at the Creatures Mainframe.
Ooh, and while you're at it, make sure you know what's going on by joining the DS aftermath newsgroup.
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There's a new C3/DS agent out, created by Flonorn, called "Pauses of life". According to its creator, it is a "small apparatus found in a wall cupboard of the laboratory of the shee solitary, able to capture the temporal flu around an object." Sound interesting? Click here to download it!
Something horrible has happened to the guestbook! It has been recently erased. So go check it out and see if your post is there. If not, please sign it again!
I've moved all the Creatures 1 and 2 Norns from Creatures Incorporated to the Creatures Caves Adoption pages so they'll still be available once Creatures Inc has poofed I'll move the C3/DS Norns over sometime at the weekend.
In the backwash of CL's closing, Lacota has decided to cancel his Creatures 1-to-DS project.
I have some sad news. C12DS will not be finished. nor will it be released in its 75% complete form. There were many reasons behind the termination to this project...