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UPDATES
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HISTORY
(2001 to 2010)

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For 2011 onward go to
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2010

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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!

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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:

Fern
Carrot Variety Pack
Bridge Flowers
Olympia
Allotment Potatoes
Subter Grubs

On a more interesting note, I finally completed the Red and Green Apple Trees that I began in early 2004, better late than never!

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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.

 

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2009

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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Some stats for my site as of today:

171 pages (22 are frames)
594 pictures
413 downloads (66 meg)
including:
375 creatures and
418 cobs

 

22nd September 2009

Created the Spore Ettins!

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... and a page for them.
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.
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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.

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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.

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8th September 2009

Added the Cob Author's Guide that was written by Slink.

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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:

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28th July 2009

Found and converted the Nano Norns. Also created some montages for the GES pages.

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7th July 2009

Converted the Snail Ettins.

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2008

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

Human Hand

 

26th July 2008

Added a note on the original description of Grendels. Updated Macro Gregoid to fix a minor glitch now v1.1.

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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.

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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.

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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, StarliteCardinal 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.

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Replaced all links to my old email address with the new one johnkenwright@lycos.com

 

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.

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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.

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10th January 2008

Put Weird norns on their own sub-page of Weird Albia.

 

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2007

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23rd December 2007
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Converted C2 Albian Grays from Hell

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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.

 

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2006

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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.

 

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2005

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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*.

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14th August 2005

C12DS Released, a conversion of Creatures 1 for DS, for those missing the truth and beauty of the original game.

 

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2004

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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.

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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.

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Also created the Ickle Treehouse from altered C2 sprites.

 

16th July 2004

Creatures: The Albian Years re-released by Good Old Games!
It contains an updated version of Creatures and Creatutes 2 for modern machines.

They also have Creatures Exodus (C3 and DS) and Creatures Village (Adventures and Playground)

 

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2003

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July 2003

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.

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9th May 2003

Created my very first *good* cob, Muddy Swamp Carrots.

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23rd April 2003

Created the Ghostly Norns and a page for them.

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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."

LOL :-D
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.

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2002

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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

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20th February 2002

Fruition of the Immortal Project and Hungry Dead project

 

18th February 2002

Second version of YinYang norns finished.

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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.

 

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2001

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15th July  2001

First version of YinYang norns finished.

YangaYinny

 

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.

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28th January 2001

Earliest evidence I can find for any Creatures content on my website.

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