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The bootstrap is a folder in Creatures 3 and Docking Station that includes CAOS scripts to be executed upon startup. This includes nearly all scripts for CAOS-based game elements, including the world map, the agents that populate a default world (such as toys and ecology), and the game interface. By replacing or modifying these scripts, one can affect the setup of new game worlds. For example, MNBs' 'Please buy...' disabler works by replacing that script on startup of a new world. Bootstrap scripts are executed only once when a new world is created.

In Docking Station or docked worlds, it can be possible to JECT new COS files into older worlds, but this can cause dependency errors if the COS files depend upon new sprites, sounds or catalogues being in their correct folder when the code is injected into the game.

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