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I have the GOG version of Creatures Exodus, which I just installed on my computer. This is a new install, but I have installed the game before on a different computer. LAst time, it did not work, because a .dll was missing. This time, I was able to install it correctly, but it will not run. If I try to run Creatures 3, it just shows a completely black screen, and I eventually have to close it with Task Manager. On Task Manager, it was shown as: Creatures 3 - Engine 2.296 - Autokill Enabled . When I checked my desktop, almost every icon there had been changed to different pictures. Later, when I tried running it again, they all changed back. Also, Docking Station worked, however I was not able to register for some reason and so I could not actually test it, or see if it would dock with Creatures 01:59, November 6, 2012 (UTC)

I don't know about the first part, but there's a patch to play offline for DS available here: http://www.creaturesdockingstation.com/ There's a thread on the GOG.com forums which appears to deal with the issue, (seems to be an issue with the screen resolution used for C3 being 16 bit). Hope it helps. --Malkin 02:22, November 6, 2012 (UTC)

Thank you! I checked both of those URLS, and now both Creatures 3 and Docking Station are working, though the icon issue has/hasn't come back. Thank you for finding those links for me. 21:32, November 6, 2012 (UTC)