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Question From matt
Submitted on 3/16/2005
Dear Laura,
     I really want to get the Norn packs but I'm not old enough to buy them and my parents won't get them for me, what should I do?
- matt


Dear matt,
     The only way to get the Norn packs is to purchase them from the Creatures Mall. It's actually illegal to download them from anywhere else which doesn't have the consent of Gameware. You can however, legally download the Magma Norns for free from their site.
- Laura
Question From ali
Submitted on 3/15/2005
Dear Laura,
     I was wondering, where the door that leads to the Aquatilis Caverna is located?
- ali


Dear ali,
     According to AquaShee, there is no door as of yet, as it still needs to be created. Bear in mind that the Aquatilis Caverna is still in its beta stage. To enter and exit the room, you have to click on the room icon on the "Favourites" toolbar or use your keyboard's PgUp and PgDn keys.
- Laura
Question From robomonkeyfan
Submitted on 3/13/2005
Dear Laura,
     I downloaded a new room for C3/DS called the Abyss but I cannot find the door to it! Whereabouts on the ship is it?
- robomonkeyfan


Dear robomonkeyfan,
     Apparently there is no door, you'll just have to gain access to the room via the "Favorite Place" toolbar and place a DS teleporter in there, so that your Norns will be able to get in and out.
- Laura
Question From Chaos2
Submitted on 3/11/2005
Dear Laura,
     I need Grendel sprites for DS, do you know where I can find some?
- Chaos2


Dear Chaos2,
     Try this page at Creatures Unlimited, I think there's a few floating around there. I hope it's what you're looking for. :)
- Laura
Question From robomonkeyfan
Submitted on 3/7/2005
Dear Laura,
     What does the C1 Creature Graveyard look like?
- robomonkeyfan


Dear robomonkeyfan,
     If you follow this link, I have made you some screenshots of the C1 Creature Graveyard. You'll see that it's very similar to the one in Creatures 2.
- Laura
Question From Chaos2
Submitted on 3/2/2005
Dear Laura,
     (DS) I downloaded the Grendel Egg-Layer and it appeared in Mucho as a question mark. When it hatched it was a ChiChi Norn with mixed up body parts! What went wrong?
- Chaos2


Dear Chaos2,
     It seems that you don't have Creatures 3 installed. Unfortunately, the Grendel Egg-Layer can only be used in Creatures 3, because a Docking Station standalone world doesn't include the Grendels.
- Laura
Question From EttinGirl
Submitted on 2/27/2005
Dear Laura,
     What is a metaroom, and how would I download it onto Creatures 2?
- EttinGirl


Dear EttinGirl,
     A metaroom is a third-party addon for the Creatures 3 and Docking Station games. They are primarily composed of a bio matter super structure with various themes. A vast list of metarooms can be found right here, at Creatures Caves. They can't be downloaded into Creatures 2 as the Creatures 2 worlds are completely different.
- Laura
Question From Lamina
Submitted on 2/27/2005
Dear Laura,
     My Norn laid both eggs at the same time, then a different egg a few moments later. The first egg was born, then the third after a few minutes. Is the second twin dead?
- Lamina


Dear Lamina,
     No I don't think so. You can't actually tell if a Norn is dead until it is born. Depending on what game you're playing, an egg won't hatch if it's been touched. So to hatch the egg, just place it in the incubator. :)
- Laura
Question From Lamina
Submitted on 2/27/2005
Dear Laura,
     My Norn just got pregnant with two Norns at the same time! Is that healthy?
- Lamina


Dear Lamina,
     The likelihood of a female Norn getting pregnant by two males at the same time is virtually impossible. Two kiss-pops simply mean that a couple have conceived twice and it'll probably result in twins.
- Laura
Question From Lamina
Submitted on 2/25/2005
Dear Laura,
     I have seen the adoptions page and I've seen some lovely Norns, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to adopt them. What should I do?
- Lamina


Dear Lamina,
     To download the Norns you want, you just need to click on their picture next to their details. :)
- Laura
Question From Miiksy
Submitted on 2/24/2005
Dear Laura,
     I've just installed my newly bought Treehugger Norn pack, and everything's available in the injectors as expected, but I can't get the Quirky Cookie Machine to work. I add ingredients as per recipes found on the web, but every time I click on the machine, It just disappears, leaving the ingredients just lying (or flying) there, no cookie. Do I need to install cookie sprites? I thought some at least would come with the pack...
- Miiksy


Dear Miiksy,
     It sounds like autokill is enabled, and the agent is causing a problem that makes the game stop it. According to Don, the sprite "cookie.c16" has the Cookie Machine and cookies in the same image, so it might be the catalogue file that didn't extract. So you can disable autokill and read the error message, or just reinstall the breed to get the files re-extracted correctly. I hope this helps.
- Laura
Question From robomonkeyfan
Submitted on 2/19/2005
Dear Laura,
     (C3/DS) I did what you said but now I had something even more strange happen... The learning thingy will not stop! There is no Norn, Grendel or Ettin under it! :o What do I do now?
- robomonkeyfan


Dear robomonkeyfan,
     The learning device will stop if you remove it. Open up the CAOS command line, (Ctrl+Shift+C) and type "kill hots", then hover the hand over the learning device and press enter. Don't worry, it should replace itself later on. (Be careful though since some objects cannot be replaced very easily).
- Laura
Question From robomonkeyfan
Submitted on 2/19/2005
Dear Laura,
     (C3/DS) This is weird: My Norn Glamor used the learning thingy in the Norn Meso and it will not put her down! Please can you help me?
- robomonkeyfan


Dear robomonkeyfan,
     Hmmm... Try pressing Shift+Right-click together, it should get Glamor unstuck. If that doesn't work, I suggest that you simply export and re-import her again.
- Laura
Question From Elenore Linsell
Submitted on 2/19/2005
Dear Laura,
     I got the Lilac Bengals from Adventures in Nornsitting, then a few days later I got the Siamese Norns. Now instead of Siamese Norns, I get Lilac Bengals! How can I get the Siamese Norns working?
- Elenore Linsell


Dear Elenore Linsell,
     You need to uninstall the Lilac Bengals from Norn slot "L" first as they share the same breed slot with the Siamese Norns. There is a tool to do it available from here: Breed-Uninstaller. (This tool will ask for the breed slot and the letter).
- Laura
Question From EttinGirl
Submitted on 2/17/2005
Dear Laura,
     I am a Creatures 2 player in a very miserable state of mind: I cannot find "Palace of the Evil Shee" by Lis Morris. The site has some COBs that are very valuable to me, such as the Angel Norn sprites, and the MerNorn sprites. Every link that I click on sends me to shee.demon.co.uk, and the page only informs me that it can't find shee.demon.co.uk. Please help me!
- EttinGirl


Dear EttinGirl,
     Lis Morris took her website down long ago, including the hosted COBs and sprites. :( I could only find very few remains of the site using the "Wayback Machine Internet Archive" - follow this link. However, some of the COBs and sprites are still floating around on other Creatures sites, if that helps. I suggest that you try AmberCreatures for starters, you may find what you're looking for.
- Laura

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