The Arrows Patch is a .cos file which restores lost functionality to the Macintosh Creatures Evolution Engine for C3 and DS. It is only useful for the Macintosh version, as it reinstates keyboard commands which exist in the Windows and Linux versions.
To use Arrows, first get into the package contents for DS or C3 by selecting the application icon and Control clicking, then choosing Show Package Contents. Next, open the following:
- For DS - Contents/MacOS/data/Bootstrap/010 Docking Station folder.
- For C3 - Contents/MacOS/data/Bootstrap/001 World folder.
Place the Arrows.cos file into the listed folder. Launch C3 or DS, and load your world of choice. Open the CAOS command line (Shift + Control + C), type in the code below and hit Return:
ject "arrows.cos" 7
Remember to close the CAOS command line when you're done. More information and precautions about CAOS can be found on the C3/DS CAOS Codes page.
Two previously unavailable functions will now be possible. The keyboard command Shift + S will repeat the last phrase said by the Hand, and holding down any arrow key will move the world in the corresponding direction.
The Arrows Patch was created by Geat_masta and can be downloaded from The Creatures Sub (down, formerly at www.fluffabelle.net/Geat_Masta/index.html)
Key Command Patch
Sarako has modified the script to make scrolling a bit more responsive, as well as adding the command Shift+D to switch between picking up norns and just holding their hands. It is available on her website. The installation is slightly different, so make sure you read the readme file!
To pick up a norn using the Key Command Patch, use Command-click.