Sunday, 23 August 2020

Schedule Terminated

Well. It seems I have used up a lot of what I had prepared, despite some new things I discovered along the way. So for now I'm no longer going to be on the daily schedule and instead I'll be posting as I come across anything particularly interesting.

Saturday, 22 August 2020

"After Shee Dates" CAOS Command

Have you ever wanted your norns birthdates to actually match up with the Albian yearly cycle? Turns out, we had that ability all along. While snooping around in Docking Stations code, I found this little snippet:
So it turns out, you can switch to this mode at any time ingame. I'm not fully sure if it functions properly but it does display correctly so far. To switch to the after Shee dates, all you need to do is:

  1. Open up the CAOS Command Line with Ctrl + Shift + C
  2. Enter the following: setv game "c3_after_shee_dates" 1
  3. Press Enter, and if you entered it correctly, your date should resemble the topmost image!
To switch back to the old mode, just repeat the above instructions but replace the "1" in step 2 with "0" instead.

Friday, 21 August 2020

MIDI Patch for Creatures Village

While not a lot of people have really managed to get MIDIs to play at all in Creatures Village, with enough messing around it is possible to bug the game into entering both Windowed Mode and enabling music. Anyone who has managed to do this would have noticed that not all of the songs in the game are really set up to play in the areas that they should in Creatures Village.

This quick .cos add-on will properly define some areas where certain songs should be playing but aren't set up to for some reason. This includes Inside Castle, Inside Dungeon, cloudland, Airship, Airgame, Dragon World and Outside Castle.

Google Drive Download

Neocities Mirror (Save As then rename to .cos instead of .txt)

To install, just drop the cos file into your 003 cav_merge folder in your Creatures Village Bootstrap. Nothing will need to be replaced, this cos file is a direct add-on to the game.

Thursday, 20 August 2020

Bubble Game Sweets Patch for Creatures Adventures

Small post today. Any of you that have played Creatures Adventures may have noticed that the hard sweets that you can obtain by playing the bubble game on the Airship cannot actually be eaten by your norns no matter how hard you try. This is because despite having an eating script, the developers forgot to give the sweets the correct BHVR value for norns to even eat it. This quick .cos patch fixes this in new worlds:

Google Drive Download (Can't be archived AFAIK)

Neocities Mirror (Save As then rename .txt to .cos, artificial site limitation, sorry!)

To install: Copy the .cos file into your bootstrap folder, replacing the original "bubble game.cos" file with the new, patched version. If you are on Creatures Adventures (standalone), you will need to copy this into the 001 Main folder of your Bootstrap. If you are on Creatures Village, copy it into 003 cav_merge instead.

Tomorrow will be another small unreleased patch for Creatures Village that I have had around for years.