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UPDATES
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HISTORY
(2011 to 2021)

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2021

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26th November 2021

We've been very busy in our new jobs, but I've played a little of Creatures, mostly via wolfling runs.
I've uploaded the latest generations and discovered that a Survivor gene I've dubbed the Horny-Lonely mutation has become endemic in my population.

 

23rd November 2021

Today I added some utilities and rearranged by patches and updates somewhat to make irt make more sense.
I have been playing quite a bit lately, to remind me why I maintain this website!

I start a new job soon, so probably not too many updates, but I'll see what I can do.

Last thing I did today was create the Rainbow Shee!

 

22nd November 2021

I finally rooted out the cause of the Starch Synthesis mutation endemic to my Main Population.

I exhaustively checked many norns and found it's origin in Kali, and exported all norns with it.

 

21st November 2021

I added a bunch of artwork both official and by Steve Dismukes to the Artwork section, to the People page,
and worked some more on Yggdrasil.

 

19th November 2021

Today I began working on Yggdrasil in earnest

 

19th November 2021

Today I spent some goodly time rearranging the Rooms, splitting them into several pages.
I also started a diagram. to help understand the complexities of their interactions.

I got carried away with the diagram, it became many, and now I have a page full of them!

I also tracked down the Starch Synthesiizing mutation to Kali, and made some headway towards making the tree,
which is around 24 generations because I forgot about it TWICE!
Atono was probabably the first norn I noticed with it..
Luckily I could breed it out of the population as norns were just learning to rest rather than eat to survive.

 

18th November 2021

I did a bit of reshuffling on the website, relocated some pages and such.
I finally updated the Utilities page and spruced up several others as well.

I also did a bit of Story editing, for my sins, sheesh!

 

17th November 2021

I fixed an error in my Main Sequence where I mistakenly scribed some norns to the wrong norn as I got her moniker wrong.
It's great to be back in my main population again.

I deleted my Guestbook as it became infested with Spambots.

Apparently Chrome now shows some of my pictures as negative images, I've no idea why.

I finally found open source software that can open Mac .sit files and I have a Polar Norn!
Welcome Brad to the PC!
In doing so I found out that Mac norns can open on the PC version of Creatures :-)

 

16th November 2021

Started work in earnest to repair Zeruko for re-release.
I also updated the C12DS page.

 

15th November 2021

I've been updating like crazy, trying to finish my website for CCSF2021.

This morning  I finally updated my Consumables, Releases and Cob Ideas pages.

A financial crisis in our lives, plus lots to do on the allotment mean I'm doing what I can when I have time.
Watch this space!

This evening I  finally updated the Cob Vault and Cob Class pages with a few cobs
I added a few historically significant adnaces to AI, AL and genetics in the 1990s section below.
I brushed up the Breeding Scripts CAOS example page (a chore!)
I edited the behaviour page to change "norn" to "creature." Somehow it missed the earlier edit.

I also squeezed in a bit of SPG checking and link fixing.

 

14th November 2021

I finally created my Relatedness page, showing the results of analasis of the official creature breeds.

 

11th November 2021

Some stats about my site for the last twelve months:

Number
of Files
Root
Folder
Description
7,080TOTAL
2,357/mineMy norns
796/c2Backup of C2 stuff
607/cob_vaultMost cobs
483/expNorns
373/storiesWritings by the Creatures community
368/c3Backup of C3 stuff
337/cob1My favourite featured cobs
322/macEverything Mackintosh
204/Most of the HTML files
200/cob2My own cobs
200/linksBanners for the links pages
171/progProgram files (including C12DS stuff)
104/artworkPictures by Cyberlife & the community
66/infoPictures for the Information section
65/wierdWierd section images
62/creaturesMiscellaneous pictures
48/world1Worlds by other people
41/iconIcons
40/treeFamily trees
Number
of Files
Type
of File
Description
3,061 TOTALImages
1,037.bmpBitmap
973.gifGraphics interchange format
559.pngPortable Network Graphic
483.jpgJoint Photographic Experts Group
2,122TOTALCompressed files
1,850.zipZipped files
221.sitStuffed mac file
34.rarRoshal Archive
618.htmHTML Webpages (225 Stories & 189 My Norns)
692 .genGenetics files
496.expExported creature files
30.midMidi music files

 

Visitors in the last year

7,080TOTAL
Number
of Visitors
Continent
4,472North America
2,829Europe
2,395Asia
221Oceania
95South America
17Africa
0Antarctica
Number
of Visitors
Country
or State
Continent
3,975USA (total)North America
1,534IsraelAsia
1,300OregonNorth America
1,268USA (the rest)North America
873UKEurope
539GermanyEurope
480CanadaNorth America
339FranceEurope
299IrelandEurope
279RussiaAsia
277OhioNorth America
273IowaNorth America
255CaliforniaNorth America
246ChinaAsia
229NetherlandsEurope
196AustraliaOceania
189FloridaNorth America
151WashingtonNorth America
149New YorkNorth America
140IndiaAsia
97SwedenEurope
95New JerseyNorth America
84SingaporeAsia
80PennsylvaniaNorth America
80UkraineEurope
67TexasNorth America
64LithuaniaEurope
60Washington D.C.North America
57MaineNorth America
54ArizonaNorth America
46BelgiumEurope
42ArgentinaSouth America
42BrazilSouth America
40North CarolinaNorth America
40PolandEurope
39Hong KongAsia
39IllinoisNorth America
36GeorgiaNorth America
36South KoreaAsia
34OklahomaNorth America
33ColoradoNorth America
31JapanAsia
30FinlandEurope

 

10th November 2021

I uploaded some more norns from Feral runs, including some fabulous family trees i've kept on the backburner for years.

  

9th November 2021

I edited some stories, including some more I found by SteerPike

  

8th November 2021

Today I edited the History page, and the "What is Creatures" page.

     

I also finished off noting things on Cohorts 5 to 7.

  

7th November 2021

I've been playtesting Zeruko again, with some success.

  

6th November 2021

I worked on linking my seventh cohort of norns and updating data on previous ones.

  

13th October 2021

I turned 40 years old on this day, I've now been playing Creatures on and off for 25 years!!!

 

10th October 2021

Today I polished my CCSF release. I have decided to rewangle my world Zeruko and finish off Arcadia.

  

7th October 2021

I fixed some spelling mistakes and updated a few things. I also worked on my release for CCSF 2021.

  

22nd May 2021

I found and added the epic new Frost Grendels!

  

20th April 2021

Today I  added some diagram I made a while ago to the norn comparison page and
to a new info page about game and addon releases.

I also updated the Blond/Brunette and Santa norn pages.

 

18th April 2021

In between fixing up sheds on the allotment I've been working hard on my CCSF releases,
which I've decided NOT to mention on here in case I accidentally upload this file.

Main mention is that in trawling old websites, i managed to find the page where the Highlander norns have been hiding!
I also dug up their tree:



* marks immortal norns

 

 

3rd April 2021

Apparently I've been nominated to be a coordinator for this year's CCSF.
I was surprized, flattered and then quickly I started thinking of the work involved, then I realised if I am to do it,
I should gather a team to delegate to and share ideas with.

This I can do.

Also I updated my cob and breed ideas pages, without giving too much away.

 

 

29th March 2021

I added a little more information and images to the mythology section.

I also uploaded the stufy I did on pigment genes to the coloured norns page.

 

 

28th March 2021

Finally raining, so I'm back on the website.

I've added links and updated that section, including finally adding a side bar to match the other sections.

I also added Ron and Horse norn pages, as I wanted to honor these breed groups.
These pages still need work

 

 

23rd March 2021

Finished Cohort Six and the start of Seven and now all my Main Sequence norns are linked!

 *woot!* 

 

(Blotchy, generaion 1 and Blaze, generation 175)

              

At some point I'll go back through and add icons for sex & origin, and add some more trees and other data

 

 

 

22nd March 2021

Took a break from gardening and norn uploading to add a C1 to DS page

This wonderful metaroom allows fervent C1 fans to continue playing the original style game on the new C3/DS engine

 

 

21st March 2021

Cohort five is finished, last few generations of Cohort six to go then alll my available norns are linked!

 

 

19th March 2021

Last night I finished Cohort 4, this morning I added some more artwork to my downloads section.

It's sunny, so I'm off to the allotment!

 

 

17th March 2021

This evening I added some more generations to my own norn section,
and added some more images to the weird albia and norns sections.

 

 

15th March 2021

I have been linking my main sequence norns to the website, I have finally finished Cohort 2 and begun 3.

Recently I did some behind-the-scenes stuff to make it easier to navigate my folders, so if any broken links turn up let me know.

 

 

12th March 2021

Okay so it's been a great few days to be on the allotment, but I finally got around to adding
Wingies to my site, they are awesome mods of the original breeds with wings

They have inspired me to continue work on my heavenly cloud rooms.

I also added some more norns to the GM & Undead pages

 

 

11th March 2021

I found a german creatures website called Nornywood with many links for old sites from around the world.
I had a lot of fun adding these links to my pages, and had to split the links pages yet again to make room!

I am also trying to add more icons to the Icons cob

 

 

10th March 2021

Further work on Project Arcadia has borne fruit in terms of several cob updates,
and a new cob I call Icons, which is basically a user interface.

 

 

9th March 2021

I continued work on the Snow Foxes, and took a break to create
a conversion of Ron norns called Geat Rons.

KitsuneReynard

Due to there being a saturation of norn breeds in C1, and there being shee/geat slots free,
I have decided to put both Ron and Snow Foxes there.

 

 

8th March 2021

I took a break from my other projects to update my Temple Cave cob.

It now includes a new Macro Gregoid with Micro grendels,
and Purple Mountain Hooch by Malkin

 

 

7th March 2021

I finally finished my conversion of the Micro Grendels for C2
I couldn't find out their original creators yet.

I also began work on converting the Snow Fox norns made for C12DS,
I like the look of them and I have gotten around to start converting them to C1.

 

 

6th March 2021

I continued work on version 2 of the Blond norns.

I also fixed The Undercanopy cob, it was causing the jukebox to vanish.
It was caused by scripts from the Cave Flies cob, which I've now removed.

 

 

5th March 2021

After spending a few days editing stories, I decided to create the Feliz norns,
designed to be happier and more robust than the average norn.
They are based on Formosa norns so have all their Life kit genes too.

I worked on my Blond norns v2, and used this new genome for them.

 

 

26th February 2021

I rediscovered a whole bunch of cobs I found by a german fella called David Kiefer,
I have been integrating them into my website.

 

 

25th February 2021

I added more artwork to the download pages.

I also finished the Hercules Statue cob.

 

 

24th February 2021

Today I have been mostly editing stories, as well as working on my edited Albia called Arcadia.

 

 

22nd February 2021

I worked my way through untested cobs, and I've found a few gems and added them to my pages.

There remains a few to add yet, then I'll probably return to linking my norns or editing stories.

 

 

20th February 2021

I have been uploading cobs I've found and I stumbled across the second version of the Injector Kit, I'm very enthused.
This will make testing the rest of the cobs much easier :)

 

 

18th February 2021

Continued working on uploading my main norn family, I'm up to generation 29.

 

 

17th February 2021

More uploading of norns.

I also found a great review of my website by Doringo, which was very encouraging.

 

 

16th February 2021

Spurred on by a reminder email about my website, and one about a few mistakes on the Patches page,
I get back into uploading my main sequence norns.

 

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2020

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4th December 2020

Today I have been gathering more cobs for Arcadia.

 
 

3rd June 2020

Still working on Arcadia.

 
 

1st June 2020

I've been working hard on a new Albia called Arcadia, based on the
ancient greek paradise, wiith a statues and lots of nature.

 
 

22rd May 2020

I'm taking a break from editing and uploading my main tree of norns, and all their pictures.
So I took a break from editing a volume of text that almost DOUBLES the page count of my website
to upload just shy of TWO THOUSAND files, lol.

 
 

20th May 2020

I'm still editing / reading and uploading stories, along with a few poems and suchlike.

 
 

16th May 2020

I finally got around to uploading all the stories I collected recently, mostly from archives 

 

 

15th May 2020

Today I updated the Santa page, adding some images
and norns.

 

 

14th May 2020

I added two new pages to the Macintosh download section

100 new norns were added to the new Mac Norns Page

76 new cobs were added to the new Mac Cobs Page

 

  

11th May 2020

I found a great review of my site by Kezune

 

 

8th May 2020

I added a bunch more pictures to the site, especially the Immortals page

 
 

27th April 2020

Created the Formosa norns, containing all of the LifeKit, Santa 97 and PMN genes.

 

 

25th April 2020

Added Pow Wow, Star Trek and Fairy norns to the mac section. I also found some cobs to add.

 

 

20th April 2020

Updated all the links, added a couple of dozen images. I also started collecting old awards to preserve them

 

 

17th April 2020

I added some useful Icons to the links page and split it in two

          

 

 

16th April 2020

Some decorations were added to my orn breed pages.

I spent AGES crafting this logo from the original script, I'm pretty happy with it.

 

 

30th March 2020

Mostly I've been adding images, although I did find time to update the rooms pages.

 

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2019

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1st July 2019

Added some official Artwork to a new page.

 

 

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2018

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22nd June 2018

Finally finished the Creatures + Update, a compilation of updates for creatures.

 

 

15th June 2018

Added a few cobs, a couple of utilities, some pictures and an Artwork Page.
Currently it only has Cyberlife's promotional material.
Tom norn

I also recreated the Tom norns using mum4.gen and gave her
a horse norn head, PMN limbs and banana body. She also has light colouring.
In a later version I'll add silver hair to all life stages.

 

 

14th June 2018

I created some Bacchus norns as I had none and knew exactly what the mutation is.
The new norns are named for spanish words for beauty:
Guapo - handsome
Gentil - comely
Hermoso - beautiful
I packaged them with cobs to make more bacchus norns and test for Bacchus genes.

 

13th June 2018

After spending days working on cobs that are STILL faulty, I took a break to create the Purple Forest Ron Santas,
or PFRS norns. They have all the genes added by the Purple Mountain, Forest, Ron and Santa 1997 breeds.
Their appearance is a random mix of these breeds, I added a cob to make extra eggs of the same kind.

They should work well with Santra the Female Golden Santa.

I also added a few documents and many images to the Norn, Information and Downloads sections.

 

 

5th June 2018

I finally finished converting the Aardvark norns from Creatures 2 into the Anteaters, a new shee breed  for Creatures!
Anteater

 

 

3rd June 2018

Today I made the School Time cobs, for sending creatures to the basement where Encyclopedia Nornica is installed.

I'm also in the process of breeding Daybreak norns with Wacko norns.
So far there is one lame norn, and one stillbirth caused by what I'm referring to as the Reverse-Highlander mutation,
and what might be a genetic form of ME.

 

 

2nd June 2018

I found, tested and added a few more programs to the Utilities page,
and a batch of Sounds to the Patches page.
 
I updated the Passageways cobs, making version 2.

 

 

1st June 2018

I created and added a food web to the Flora and Fauna page.

 

 

31st May 2018

I fixed the Training Plant cob by Markham Caroll

Training Plant

I also fixed the Undertaker cob.

 

 

30th May 2018

Today I made a new food plant the Jungle Banana Plant.
Its bananas are a bit of an aphrodisiac.

Vickey by the Banana Plant

I also added icons for cobs without images.
 
hider   mover   remover   renamer

 

 

 

29th May 2018

I created an adoption page for downloading non-norn creatures.
So far it's mostly grendels, but there are some immortal ettins.
Grendel, Ettin & Shee
I also added a few immortal, mutant and gm norns to their respective pages.
Finally, I added many norn six packs to this page.
 
 
 
 

27th May 2018

I finally got around to adding a Macintosh page to the downloads section.
It has four utilities, two breeds, 13 norns and six cobs so far.
Mac apple
 
 
 
26th May 2018

Today, as a break from adding stuff to my site, I've been working on a new cob,
The Tribble Trouble cob. This screenshot says it all:
Tribbles
Not long after this screenshot, Creatures crashed because it couldn't add more objects, but they wouldn't...stop...breeding.
There's still a few bugs to iron out, but version 1 is out now..


25th May 2018

Searched the Cob Vault to see what cobs are still missing.
Happily I discovered there is only 32 cobs at large, not 83 as the page said!
I also added a new image for it.
Cob Vault
Updated the page accordingly, and fixed a few mistakes.
Then I found a folder called "Missing from Cob Vault" and now I'm missing only 13!
I also added a few norns to the GM section.


4th until 23rd May 2018

I undertook the arduous task of checking the grammar, spelling and punctuation, and fixing the apparently many broken links.
These broken links hark back to when I renamed all my .htm files from "creatures" with affixed numbers and letters to more usefully descriptive ones.

It was well worth the effort to make this site readable and functional!

I also updated the Links page again and spent a long time finding archives for the down sites.

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2017

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All year

Little creatures-related activity on my part.

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2016

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23rd November 2016

Starting On this day I ran a wolfling run for three days.in Zeruko.
I used Choices, Desert, Dracula, Grelloran, Hippy, Plant, Starlite and Survivor norn breeds.

13th November 2016

I added several fungi food objects and began work on the raft. (for Zeruko)

12th November 2016

I altered and installed many toys, music and food cobs to Zeruko.
I also started work on movers, creating a Basket Lift and an edited version of Eric Leif's Teleporters.
Finally I created a version of Spore Ettins and Macro Gregoid for Zeruko and installed them.

10th November 2016

I added and adjusted rooms to my new world Zeruko.

7th November 2016

Today I declared the backdrop for Zeruko completed, or at least complete enough to start using it.

3rd November 2016

Worked on Zeruko, downloading images to incorporate into the backdrop and layering them in Open Office Draw.

30th October 2016

Discovered the One Stop Sprite Workshop, and added it to my downloads section.

29th October 2016

Found some new pictures of Shee and Ettins to add to their respective information pages.

25th October 2016

Updated the Links page, lots of fun trawling through Creatures pages old and new.
I found more banners for some sites.
I also created a separate section for pages for the Creatures Community Spirit Festival to keep them together.

22nd October 2016

Came back to my website, spell-checked and updated links on 58 pages.
Boring work, but it sorely needed doing.

3rd January 2016

I worked on the Cob Vault.

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2013 to 2015

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I didn't keep this page up to date, so I'm not sure what I worked on!

 

 

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2012

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25th August 2012

Added some cobs to the Cob Vault.

24th August 2012

Updated a few pages.

 

 

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2011

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25th August 2011

Added some cobs to the Cob Vault.

24th August 2011

Created the Norgrenorndel breed and The Music Room cob.

 

22nd August 2011

Converted the Micro Ettins by EttinTrix as Minim Ettins:

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20th August 2011

Added some more banner images to the Links page, and created them from screenshots of the page if there weren't any.
Added quotes and a couple of images to the What is Creatures? page.
Also removed a page relating to non C1 grendels, as t has no place on my C1 only website.

 

19th August 2011

Renamed the vast majority of the webpage file names. Makes for easier surfing and makes it easier for me to edit.
More interestingly I created images of four family trees I have previously created for my own purposes, and placed them on the relevant pages as well as the links below:

1) The Hungry Ghost Project
2) The Dawnites
3) Cardinal Mountain Norns
4) The Rage Gene

 

9th August 2011

Added Leopard Gecko Ettins and TPSE to the Spore Ettins cob.
Made new version of Macro Gregoid, by fixing an error, and making it work automatically.

With Spore Ettin and Macro Gregoid, Albia will always have plenty of Ettins and Grendels.

Also updated Map Locator to show pregnant creatures with a slightly different symbol.
...then added edible plant cobs to The Roofgarden to easily provide food to that part of Albia.
...finally created The House Refurb, a compilation of cobs affecting the house.

Busy day! I guess having aches from digging sand all day at a Sandcastle Competition gives you plenty of free time.

 

July 2011

Created a lite version of Geatville on Weebly.
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12th January 2011

The Denali Ettins by Lazlo becomes my fourth ettin breed to be converted this year.

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10th January 2011

The Turquoise and Pink Striped Ettins by Norngirl became the third ettin breed I converted this year

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9th January 2011

Converted the Hivemind Ettins using sprites by Christian Werwitz.

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3rd January 2011

Converted Silvak's Leopard Gecko Ettins.

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