- This article is about Gaia for Creatures 3. Gaia was also the original name of the Origin system by Cyberlife.
Gaia (Genetic Ark Interface Apparatus) is an agent. And a breed. And a tool. According to her creator, Lis Morris:
Gaia is an intelligent shipboard computer, capable of controlling the Ark's ecosystem and Bioenergy levels. She also has her own needs and wants, and likes passing the time of day with the hand or other creatures. Unlike a normal creature, she is actually part of the ship, and therefore unable to move. She makes up for this, though, by being telekinetic!
Gaia can be troublesome, eating up almost everything she can get her hands on... despite not actually having hands as such. She never eats unique things, though. Unwanted gadgets are often a good thing to feed her. If she finds a species has gone extinct and has sufficient bioenergy she will attempt to create it in a reasonable location.
Gaia occupies Geat slot G. She can be downloaded from Creaturesfrance (link to geat page - direct link to file) or AmberCreatures (on the Life page). It is a good idea to read the included readme thoroughly to understand the effects Gaia will have on the game.
Note: Gaia will not work on DS standalone, as she is installed onto the bridge of the Ark near the Splicer, unless you use Gaia DS edition.
A male counterpart for Gaia entitled "Gaius" has been developed by Ghosthande.
Gaia does not have sprites for a smiling face, so when her head is inherited by creatures who smile upon birth, it can break the game. A fix (alternative download) has been developed by LordBlumiere for this.
In the Creatures Exodus edition of the game, due to a security feature introduced in Windows Vista, a split installation is created by default. This causes an error with Gaia's catalogue files which can be most easily fixed by reinstalling the game into a folder within My Documents.