22nd June 2016
Finally finished the Creatures + Update, a compilation of updates for creatures.
15th June 2016
Added a few cobs, a couple of utilities, some pictures and an Artwork Page.
Currently it only has Cyberlife's promotional material.
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 2016
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 2016
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 2016
I finally finished converting the Aardvark norns from Creatures 2 into the Anteaters, a new shee breed for Creatures!
3rd June 2016
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 2016
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 2016
I created and added a food web to the Flora and Fauna page.
31st May 2016
I fixed the Training Plant cob by Markham Caroll
I also fixed the Undertaker cob.
30th May 2016
Today I made a new food plant the Jungle Banana Plant.
Its bananas are a bit of an aphrodisiac.
I also added icons for cobs without images.
29th May 2018
27th 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:
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
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.
Little creatures-related activity on my part.
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.
25th August 2016
Added some cobs to the Cob Vault.
24th August 2016
Updated a few pages.
24th August 2011
Created the Norgrenorndel breed and The Music Room cob.
22nd August 2011
Converted the Micro Ettins by EttinTrix as Minim Ettins:
20th August 2011
Added some more banner images to the Links page, and created them from screenshots of the page if there
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.
Created a lite version of Geatville on Weebly.
12th January 2011
The Denali Ettins by Lazlo becomes fourth ettin breed to be converted this year.
10th January 2011
The Turquoise and Pink Striped Ettins by Norngirl becomes the third ettin breed I convert this year
9th January 2011
Converted the Hivemind Ettins using sprites by Christian Werwitz.
3rd January 2011
Converted Silvak's Leopard Gecko Ettins.
30th December 2010
I finally completed the Blond and Brunette counterparts to the Horse norns. This project started around August 2008 and is finally complete!
19th December 2010
I had to update the following cobs after I discovered that their affects when eaten affect the currently selected norn instead of the norn that ate it:
Carrot Variety Pack
On a more interesting note, I finally completed the Red and Green Apple Trees that I began in early 2004, better late than never!
Also completed a conversion of Marcus's C3 shee breed.
18th December 2010
After a hiatus of several months, Geatville is back up and running, I have a few things in the pipeline such as a new breed of shee and various cobs.
Watch this space.
13th January 2010
Received 68 of the 84 cobs missing from the Cob Vault, from my co-conspirator GirlySatan.
7th January 2010
Finished Beta 0.2 version of Pacifica. Now has forcefield for a doorway and a Seaberry fruit vendor,
I'll upload it when it has a lift and computer added.
2nd January 2010
Started the Pacifica Project. This is a new room for the ocean, inspired by Atlantia and graphics in C2.
1st January 2010
Got to bed at 5AM, but still enjoying adding cobs to the Vault, added 54 that I had complied over the last couple of days from old backup CDs and websites I found on ReoCities.
I love ReoCities, a diligent attempt to preserve the websites being lost in the GeoCities implosion.
29th December 2009
Completed the main phase of Cob Vault earlier than expected.
Last step is to hunt down as many the remaining cobs as possible.
The current grand total is 670 which breaks down into:
126 third party, 91 of my own, plus 453 new ones.
28th December 2009
After an awesome Christmas, I'm looking forward to completing the Cob Vault then moving on to other projects I've neglected.
So I added cobs from drink, food, mover and music families to the Cob Vault.
17th December 2009
Added links to the Cob Vault of all cobs already on this website. Then added links to all cobs in the "animals" family.
Later on uploaded these cobs. One family down, many more to go!
11th December 2009
Added the links to the main cobs on my site to the Cob Vault. Next step is to upload the 473 other cobs I have :-P
11th December 2009
Made a few alterations in various places. I also continued work on the Cob Vault, which now has just over 400 cobs.
10th December 2009
Started work on the Cob Vault, a store of all C1 cobs for posterity.
Also finished the People page, a description of C1 cob makers, and a summary of their creations.
9th December 2009
Started the People page.
7th December 2009
Updated the tired old text-only menu bar with what you see above. I'm quite happy with the icons I came up with, well worth the effort methinks.
Added new pictures to this page for the main trilogy. Also fixed a few typos.
19th November 2009
Discovered that GeoCities had finally cannibalised another of it's products.
Here's a quote from Rupert Godwins that shows a very capitalist sort of mind:
"the first proof that you could have something really popular and still not make any money on the internet."
Vijay Mukhi was quoted saying:
"a lost opportunity for Yahoo! They could have made it a Facebook if they wanted."
Which is another good point, it could have been a renaissance. Ah well.
18th November 2009
Only added a few things, fixed the occasional typo and broken link. Received an email showing gratitude from the organisers of the CCSF2009.
Great stuff! I shall have to resist the urge to make an awards page. LOL.
November 3rd 2009
On the third day of the Creatures Community Spirit Festival 2009, my website was relaunched with this review on the CCSF09 website:
Our next release comes from MuppetBoy, who has relaunched his site, Geatville, for this year’s CCSF.
Geatville is a site with a heavy focus on Creatures 1 development, so this one’s for all you long-time members of the community who remember a time when agents were cobs and ettins were nothing more than speculation. For those of you who still have their old copy of C1 lying around, this is a great opportunity to get it back up and running. MuppetBoy has a truly massive amount of content available on this site for the original game, and it’s definitely worth taking your time to browse through it all.
You can reach Geatville by clicking on either of the images in this post, or by simply going to www.geatville.com.
October 26th 2009
GeoCities is closed by Yahoo. Thirteen Creatures 1 websites deleted in the process, including one that was eleven years old.
Many more creatures sites lost, though to be fair many had not been updated in years..
A severe blow to fansites generally and the online community.
23rd October 2009
Added the Plant and Tropical norn breeds, renamed the "World" page to "Places" as it seems more appropriate,
this meant I could move all cobs and data pertaining to rooms to it.
19th October 2009
GirlySatan of GirlySatan's Creatures, who I have had a bit of email rapport with for a while now, has agreed to be my official Beta Tester.
She has already worked on Olympia, and has begun on several new breeds. I also added candles to the front page, specifically for SteerPike (Max Jerome) who is not mentioned on the list as he is no longer with us.
Rest in peace SteerPike
18th October 2009
Concluded the Hungry Ghost Project.
16th October 2009
Moved the geography section to the worlds section.
Started the Hungry Ghost Project. Details can be found on the Page of the Undead.
15th October 2009
I added a guestbook.
14th October 2009
Finally uploaded all the zips. Took ages as I had to use their crappy online file uploader which only allows the upload of three files at a time.
As this site is composed of 1,214 files, you can imagine how long this took!
But finally it is done!
11th October 2009
After messing with a couple of other websites, I found AwardSpace.
I uploaded all my .htm and image files.
29th September 2009
Completed Zebra Geordie norns & made them a page.
The sprites for the female are converted from the
C2 fantasia norns,
the male's sprites come from C2 zebra norns both created by Mummy.
23rd September 2009
Finished uploading the website, just need to wait for my payment to go through to remove the super annoying adverts, and to allow me to upload zip files.
If anyone reads this and wants any downloads I can email them to you, if you email me.
Some stats for my site as of today:
171 pages (22 are frames)
413 downloads (66 meg)
375 creatures and
22nd September 2009
Created the Spore Ettins!
... and a page for
Finally started to upload my website, joy :-)
21st September 2009
Added pictures to the Patches and Updates download page and to the cob pages.
20th September 2009
I spent quite a while in the wee hours, then later after sleep updating the links page, found a few new ones,
and checked the update status of quite a few sites.
Then I created a new page for my norns, adding a few more downloads here, such as the Super Breeders.
Finally I updated the front page, moving a chunk of basic information about Creatures from the main page to a new page.
I decided that I would try to time my website's relaunch for this year's CCSF, so I added this banner to the main page,
so and upped my search for free webspace, I also re-bought geatville.co.uk.
11th September 2009
Created a new page to hold norns released by Cyberlife, including the original Six Pack and the Ten Pack.
10th September 2009
Added pictures to the Useful Cobs pages.
8th September 2009
Added the Cob Author's Guide that was written by Slink.
7th September 2009
Altered some of the images on the front page, also updated this update page, including adding some more pictures and links.
18th August 2009
Created this image for the Rooms page:
28th July 2009
Found and converted the Nano Norns. Also created some montages for the GES pages.
7th July 2009
Converted the Snail Ettins.
10th October 2008
I amended the updates page, and mulled over the fact that I've not played in a couple of months.
Well it's my birthday soon, so I may be inspired by the party cheer to play again next week...
Also updated the Nualbia
Page, go there for a separate update page and an origin story.
Finally I updated the Medical Book page.
27th August 2008
Joy! I discovered that the Life Kit is now freeware, so I've added it to my downloads section.
Also updated the Links page :-)
26th August 2008
Created a separate page for Documentation downloads.
24th August 2008
Added Steve Grand's mythography to the downloads pages.
17th August 2008
Created the Wave File page in the Information section.
16th August 2008
Added the new egg Collector cob to my Advanced Breeders Pack.
Like it sounds, it collects all eggs and puts them in the kitchen. Inspired by a similar C3 cob.
14th August 2008
Created the Biochemistry page in the Information section.
To this end I also made several diagrams such as the one above using PowerPoint.
13th August 2008
Replaced the Hex Editing program Axe with Cygnus as it does not have an annoying 30 day trial thing.
I also added a few .pdf files to the downloads pages.
12th August 2008
Continuing my cobbling, I've *finally* completed the Allotment Potatoes and also made The Undercanopy.
10th August 2008
I brought together my new Heliotrope Butterflies with the Scarlet and Cloud Butterflies in the Butterfly Pack.
I also collected several cobs into the Jungle Bugs Pack:
Yellow Idae, Spider, Wasp Nest & Cave Flies.
Finally I created the Lycopersicum, or Tomato plant, to most people, created from C2 sprites and my Acornium cob scripts.
9th August 2008
Realised I've not made cobs for over two years, so I've created the Saltwater Goldfish, Heliotrope Butterflies and the Acornium Plant.
The Goldfish provided a bit of a head ache, but I got some help from studying Steve Dismukes' Ornamental Fish.
Heliotrope Butterflies were a simple case of converting sprites and altering Cloud Butterfly scripts.
The Acornium was quite fun to make, even though it took a while to weed all the bugs out.
7th August 2008
Laboriously rehashed all the data on the New Cyberlife Genes page to help me re-create the YinYang norns. Then I used this genome to create V2 of the Pedigree Norns.
I also worked on an old project of mine, the
Brunette and Blond norns. This is to split Horse norns into two breeds, one with both
sexes having blond hair, in the Santa 95 slot, and the other with both sexes having
brunette hair, remaining in slot 2. Here's a picture of the brunette baby girl:
5th August 2008
Created this Updates Page, it very accurate down to 2006, beyond that its mostly relying on file dates to achieve a reasonable level of accuracy.
I also used dates from such sources as the Creatures Wiki. Updated Links a bit more, I noticed that The Original Creatures Webring has no organiser and tried to take control but they are currently updating their site :-s
1st August 2008
Laboriously completed the Scripts page an amazing page called Girly Satan's Creatures helped a lot as did the Creatures Wiki.
30th July 2008
Added Slink's Multiple Grendel Button cob. Also added documentation for Darwinia.
28th July 2008
Added Freya's Human Hand sprites.
26th July 2008
Added a note on the original description of Grendels. Updated Macro Gregoid to fix a minor glitch now v1.1.
Added Dr §mile's Yellow Idae and Markham Carroll's Training Plant cobs.
25th July 2008
Created the Greih & Nottin Norns. Greih look like Shee and Nottin look like Ettins.
Added the Cooking
Pot, TV and VCR cobs by Stefan
Kuske & Purple Mountain Hooch by Malkin.
Also rearranged the Information pages to relegate some part of the Medical Book .
Found and added CJ's Genome Editor, its an amazing find :-D
Also added a new text file to all norns and cobs I host. Phew that took ages!
Also made a tally of Cobblers that I'll add to this site at some point.
23rd July 2008
Added a note on the Santa Page about C2 Santa norns.
Discovered and added Tomte Grendels and Norns, I'm especially impressed by the norns.
16th July 2008
Updated the comments on my own norn pages. Ahh nostalgia, again realising how long I've been playing, its been over a decade!
Although my gameplay has been far from continuous, I still have the same family. :-)
Added Pezz, Dude, Peanut, Starlite, Cardinal Mountain
& Sagewood norns. The latter being the best by far.
I also bulked up the Medical Book considerably.
Added a funky syringe image to the Consumables page.
Replaced all links to my old email address with the new one firstname.lastname@example.org
26th April 2008
Added names to the Pedigree norn page.
Added the Chronicles of Nornia to the downloads page.
23rd January 2008
Converted and added C3 Plague Ettins by Snapdragon.
Technically a re-conversion of NornenMeister's C2 version.
15th January 2008
Updated Island Food cob AGAIN, must be v3 by now.
14th January 2008
Created the Concept space for remembering cob ideas.
Converted the C2 Pumuckl Norns.
10th January 2008
Put Weird norns on their own sub-page of Weird Albia.
23rd December 2007
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* * * Yay going home for Christmas tomorrow! * * *
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Converted C2 Albian Grays from Hell
29th June 2007
Created norn Comparison page.
28th February 2007
Sozu and his son Tenner exported, some of my favourite norns,
from generations 140 and 141 respectively.
24th December 2006
Rearranged the directory structure of my website to make it easier to use.
31st November 2006
Created the Learning Room cob, inspired by Slink's Sheif cob.
Also created The Roof Garden, a compilation of several earlier cobs.
26th June 2006
Started playing again. I'm up to generation 137 now.
9th September 2005
Briefly played this day, only time I played in this entire year.
Probably because it was my last year at university, the second time around,
don't worry my messing up university twice was not due to addiction, Creature related or otherwise,
but to Learning difficulties I learned I had far too late in the day for effective support to be put in place.
Ah well *shrugs*.
14th August 2005
C12DS Released, a conversion of Creatures 1 for DS, for those missing the truth and beauty of the original game.
8th September 2004
Version 2 of Olympia released. Probably not the last version though, there's a few things I want to add at some point.
1st September 2004
Created Universal Remover 2 cob, a fixed version of the original.
30th September 2004
Created family tree images of my norns and added them to their own pages with stories outlined.
28th August 2004
Converted C2 Alba & Golden Desert norns, then created Pedigree norns.
Also created the Ickle Treehouse from altered C2 sprites.
Finished my early profusion of cobbling.
25th June 2003
Added generations fifty to seventy eight to the Mine section.
15th May 2003
Began work on Olympia, my new room cob. The biggest project I have done so far.
9th May 2003
Darkling Cave and Hunny Carrots created then added to site.
9th May 2003
Created my very first *good* cob, Muddy Swamp Carrots.
23rd April 2003
Created the Ghostly Norns and a page for them.
23rd April 2003
According to an email I recently (7th Nov 2009) found, at this time my site had:
"over a hundred pages of accurate information, over two hundred quality pictures and over 15 meg of downloads! Not boasts, just facts."
At this time, my site was still a sub-website of the website my other half at the time.
25th March 2003
Began to convert my norn family tree into pictures and add them to my website.
(up to generation forty nine)
20th January 2003
Created my very first cobs, the rooted plants.
15th January 2003
Created Munchkin norns and a page for them.
14th May 2002
Around this time I began to play around with COBbling.
26th February 2002
Created the CAOS language pages. What a farce that was, satisfying for the most part, though I wish a knew a few more things.
21st February 2002
Created Transgendered & Orkan norns
20th February 2002
Fruition of the Immortal Project and Hungry Dead project
18th February 2002
Second version of YinYang norns finished.
14th June 2002
Added C2 and C3 pages for highlights, later removed to make mine a specialist site.
Created the main Genetics & Linguistics pages.
21st February 2002
Started playing again after a year long hiatus. Generation 52 of my norns was born.
15th July 2001
First version of YinYang norns finished.
12th June 2001
Added a contact page, this later fell into disuse and so was removed.
27th March 2001
Docking Station released, a great addition to the C3 world.
28th January 2001
Earliest evidence I can find for any Creatures content on my website.
Nothing found for this year at all, probably did not play as I was at university getting drunk and doing dumb, but fun, student things.
28th December 2000
Arborium, a new world for Creatures released.
22nd July 2000
Darwinia, a new world for Creatures released.
7th January 2000
The Museum of Albian Natural History and Science, a new world for Creatures released.
1st November 1999
Creatures 3 released, I probably attained it for my birthday (October 13th) or Christmas I don't remember which.
I remember being especially impressed with the
social interactions the new norns were capable of,
and played a lot for a few months, but eventually I recognised the superiority of the original ;-)
11th August 1999
Stopped playing to make time for University preparation.
23rd June 1999
CreaturesLife.net , a website hub, launched by Ping.
Another hub called HomeCreatures, was launched this year staffed by
Lis Morris, Helen, fuzzie, Dan, Julianne, LummoxJR and Jcarrcwalk.
6th March 1999
Mooki, my favourite daughter of immortal Dawn born.
3rd January 1999
Earliest evidence I can find for any sort of website of mine existing,
before I added Creatures content.
This was somewhere near the beginning of my
back then it was in a subfolder of my other half's site.
21st October 1998
Eco Disk a new world for Creatures released.
6th October 1998
Haven a new world for Creatures released.
2nd September 1998
Terra Nornica, the first new world for Creatures released.
27th August 1998
Creatures 2, the anti-Creatures was released.
Many, including myself flock to toy with its
poorly constructed scripts and idiotic norns hidden under mesmerising graphics.
To be fair to the game, these problems were later fixed by patches and cobs.
29th April 1998
The website Tortured Creatures is launched by AntiNorn, to much controversy.
15th March 1998
Started playing again, but played sporadically, I didn't even play over the Christmas period! I obviously didn't inhale back then.
28th February 1998
The Secret Adventure Mode is discovered by David Wood.
17th February 1998
Albia2000, a website hub, was launched by Ali.
15th January 1998
I finally took a break!
For two months, my hands, neck and eyes probably thanked me.
28th December 1997
The Bacchus mutation was reported to a.g.c.
25th December 1997
Grendel World, probably the first edited Albia, was released.
It allows grendels to also breed in your world
17th December 1997
The Genetics Kit was released, originally for sale.
At some point in this month the second Xmas Pack for Creatures was released.
16th December 1997
The Santa norn genome was created, trimmed of breeding genes.
30th November 1997
My notorious, very populous, generation 9.
21st October 1997
Genomes of Foxy and Vixy the Ron Norns were created.
19th October 1997
Genomes of Sid and Nancy the Forest Norns were created.
10th October 1997
Just before my birthday I geekout over my own copy of Creatures. My mate Sarah aka SazStar bought one around the same time.
I then played it virtually every day for the next six weeks.
In this month Object Pack 2 was released.
1st September 1997
The term "feral run" was coined.
Object Pack 1 released, along with the Observation and Preview Kits.
2nd July 1997
Genomes of Sandy and Aaron the Purple Mountain Norns were created.
They were the first full new breed for Creatures.
The term "wolfling run" was coined.
23rd December 1996
Strippy, my first ever norn was born. Later that day Blotchy was hatched to keep her company and they had a single son, Glob.
Psychiatrists will note the ancient beginnings of
I was forced to stop playing sometime after Christmas, when my sister took her computer back with her to university.
I backed up my norns onto a floppy disk and their descendants still breed in my worlds today.
18th December 1996
The first Norn 6-Pack was released, containing Buffy, Dion, Jarvis, Melvin, Sharla, and Teesha.
Most of them were hatchery norns, and thus few mutations, all were well raised though.
At some point in this month the first Xmas Pack for Creatures was released, it was quite good.
It included the first version of the Object Injector.
11th November 1996
Creatures was released for general sale.
Also my elder sister's birthday, so this was probably when she acquired her copy.
21st March 1996
Cain, the first natural norn born in captivity hatched on this day at 10:50 AM.
Throughout the year, those destined to be Nornoholics or Creatures players,
toyed with such games as Full Throttle, Abuse & Discworld some still played Doom 2, SimAnt and even Lemmings.
But something wasn't quite right, all were expectantly awaiting something to change their lives forever ;-)
20th November 1994
Cyberlife was set up.
A strange time, I was born, before that my sisters, parents, grandparents, the Queen, Henry VIII, Muhammad, Jesus, Cher, Noah, Methuselah, all the way back to Adam. Supposedly.
At some point we evolved from some other ape, then at one point we we were tarsiers, before that tree shrews - whatever they are.
At some point we came out of the sea, and before this we were some sort of primordial self-organised chemical gloop.
Before this the gods switched on a computer and loaded their favourite game...