Miscellaneous Cobs

These are cobs of varied types, a large number of which are tools.

Picture Cob Date Description
FixCreatures + Update 1.1June
2018
A combination of the following update cobs:

Grendel Friendly - Kinnison
Grendel Machine Changer - Kinnison
Still Alteration - Girly Satan
Submarine SWS Patch - Cyberlife
Elevator Fix - Moogie
Black hole Patch - Slink
Cabinet Shelf - Casey Coco
Garden Shelf - Bibble
Hootch Shelf and Kitchen Table - Mark Boehler
Female Fluffy Norn Neck Fix - Lis Morris
Male PMN Ear Fix - Norn Girl
Bed time Bear Fix; & Human Hand - Freya

*Back up files before replacing*

May 2020 - fixed error in script
MoverSchool TimeMay
2018
Teleports all creatures to the basement so you can educate them using Encomputer Nornica.

Also comes in a targeted version for sending only the current norn to school.
Undertaker
Undertaker v2May
2018
This will alleviate nearby troubled creatures, then remove the body of the deceased. Updated to work for all species.
Tidy upAlbian Tidy UpMay
2018
A simple cob that collects all hooch and honey pots and puts them back by the distillery and hives respectively. It will also tidy up beer glasses by Steve Dismukes, if you have any.
Ruler v2
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Ruler 2.0November
2016
This is an updated version of Slink's Ruler. When installed it removes other rulers. When dropped it switches  between horizontal and vertical angles. There is also a timer script to remove the object after a few minutes. Finally the ruler has been increased in length to 400 pixels and small spikes added along it for ease with measuring.
-Map Locator 3
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Map Locator v3 August
2011
Version 3 is much larger, so has been moved to the upper part of the windmill. It also shows creatures with health of less than 55% as darker symbols.
map_loc.gif (7990 bytes) Map Locator v2 August
2011
Version 2 also detects pregnancy and shows pregnant creatures with dots in them.
spore ettinsSpore EttinsAugust
2011
Version 2 of the Spore Ettin cob creates ettins when their population becomes small.
 
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Encomputer Nornica V2 January
2006
Been a while since I've played Creatures or made any cobs but here are three gems. The Encyclopedia Nornica is a replacement for the Enc Kenny. Version 2 uses the sprites from Enc Kenny. it has an automatic mode as well as choice for selecting individual modes of nouns etc. Compatible with the Renamer cob 
-Grendel Mother New Grendel Machine January
2006
Pauses the old Grendel Mother and places a new one on top of her that vends up to nine multi-coloured breedable grendels. You will need to have a Grendel World or use the Grendel Friendly cob for them to be able to breed though.
map_loc.gif (7990 bytes) Map Locator v1 January
2006
This swanky cob keeps track of all creatures and eggs in your world, it also doubles up as a quick teleporter for the hand. A second cob replaces it with a version that scans for edible stuff instead.

 

 
Encomputer Nornica

 

Enc Kenny v4

August
2004
My version of Slink's Encyclopedia Nornica. Here follows a list of alterations from the original:

Norns cannot torment you by re-activating books other than the one you want them to learn. Each book triggers the next one when it finishes, so you can leave norns learning without supervision. The sprites have been edited, the books are compressed to four and rendered immobile.

The words are arranged by type. Some words have been replaced with the ones I use, such as "call" instead of "red" for the call button. It has the addition of three new words, "shee" and "ettin" so you can teach the names of these species. The third new word is "flag", which along with the replacing of "relax" with "clock" make the new vocabulary compatible with the changes brought about by the Renamer
cob.
Functional Forcefield
Functional Forcefield August
2004
I've been sick of the old force field for a while, and after tinkering with with cob on and off for months I've finally come up trumps. It uses sprites edited from C2 and uses only a single object so does not have the annoying effect of leaving behind forcefield bars, best of all it works even if a norn runs at it full pelt!
super_clone.gif (1689 bytes) Super Norn Cloner August
2004
Using this cob you can make norns of any breed. The genomes used for banana, fluffy, horse, PMN, forest, Ron and golden Santa norns were provided by Cyberlife. Slot 3 is the Santa project norns, slot 8 is the wood norns and slot 9 is the grorns. To see the breeds correctly you will need to install the appropriate breed pack whether it is a  third party or official one. It requires the Shief2 to be installed as it occupies this new room.
Hider- Mover Hider August
2004
Makes all natural movers (the cable car, two rafts, submarine and the cart) lifts, call buttons and teleporters invisible to norns and grendels, making keeping them in place easier. The remover makes them visible again. Remember that although they cannot see these things, they can still ride in them. IMPORTANT - do not install (or remove) the cob more than once in a row or it will malfunction.
  Macro Gregoid
V1

Version 2

July
2003

 

August
2011

This warty egg sac creates Macro Grendels. Macro grendels are a third of the size of regular Grendels, and this particular breed has dramatic sex-linked pigmentation. You will need to install the Macro Grendel Pack first, or the grendels will not look right.

The Basement should be installed first for it to work correctly, as this is the home of the Macro Grendel Gregoid. V2 fixes a few bugs and makes it work automatically to maintain their population.
renamerRenamer 2

SORRY FILE LOST
June
2003
Helps norns to differentiate between foods by placing cheese, honey,  carrots and lemons in separate categories so you can name them different things.
renamerRenamerJune
2003
Reclassifies the shower as "water", so that the clocks can be named "clock". Also makes the ocean waves and the drips of water visible. It puts the three sets of flags into a new family of objects, and reclassifies the flames in the temple and the smoke as "fire".
MAKE SURE YOU REMOVE THE COB "VISIBLE WATER" FIRST IF IT HAS BEEN INSTALLED
visiblewater.gif (1614 bytes)Visible WaterJune
2003
I made this cob as an experiment to see how norns name objects. This proves that all objects of family 2, genus 3, are all named the same as the waterfall. This includes the flags and flames as well as the ocean waves.
Note: this might be incompatible with the following  3rd party cobs:
Joke Book, Grendel Guard, Rain Storm & Balloon.
visible Lazarus Creature Scanner May
2003
Scans all your norns, detects pregnancy, diseases, toxins, death, low health and makes the norn say the results. Named as such as I was trying to make a cob that would bring norns back to life - without success I might add. The remover makes the norn say its most pressing need.

Note that as this works on all norns, living or dead, it can be used as an autopsy device.

remover Functional Universal Remover May
2003
After discovering the Universal Remover made by someone else did not always work properly, I created this streamlined version. It will remove any object that has been picked up using shift-click in cheat mode. Do not try to use to delete objects picked up using right-click!!!
mover Neo World Object Mover May
2003
This cob is to move some objects around Albia to places where they are more useful or not in the way. Similar results from using the Neo World sfc.
Export Grendel, Ettin & Sheeges.jpg (6070 bytes) Exotic Species
(pack of six cobs)
April
2003
A set of exporters and selectors for Ettins, Shee and Grendels.

Four of them were made by me, the other two by Lee Gaiteri and Bean.
remover Removers April/May
2002
Removers for:
The Incubator - it has been rendered useless since the invention of the Egg Unpauser cob (and my Egg Booster cob)

The Computer- outdated by various teaching cobs

The Chimney Smoke - because I don't like it, it clutters up the area and distracts norns.
remover bee2.gif (927 bytes) Excess Bee remover April/May
2002
I found that, after the updated hives have been activated a few times by over-zealous norns, the world becomes full of dangerous swarms of bees. This cob slays them all - but leaving the hives still capable of producing more.