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'''Creatures 3''' is an [[Artificial Life]] simulation game, the third one in the [[Creatures series]]. The game takes place on an abandoned spaceship called the [[Ark]], which was sent into space after [[Albia]] had been destroyed and the [[Shee]] left towards [[Sphericus]]. The Ark has several different [[terrarium]]s in which Albian environments have been recreated, and show up as [[metaroom]]s in the game.  
'''Creatures 3''' is the third game in the [[Creatures series]]. The game features a spaceship called the [[Ark]] with [[terrarium]]s in which [[Albia]]n environments have been recreated, and which the [[Shee]] have now abandoned. The ship can be ''docked'' with the free [[Docking Station]] addon to provide a link to transfer [[Creature]]s to other users through the [[Warp]].
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The game can be '''docked''' with  
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[[Docking Station]], a standalone game with 4 metarooms and support for transferring creatures and messages to other players. Docking Station can be [http://www.creaturesdockingstation.com/ downloaded for free].
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Creatures 3, Docking Station and [[Creatures Village]] all run on the [[Creatures Evolution Engine]].
  
This game is no longer available in the shops in its original form, but it can be purchased as part of the Windows-only [[Creatures Exodus]] for [[Windows]], the Windows+Mac dual format Creatures Exodus for [[Macintosh|Mac OS X]], or the Linux-only [[Creatures Internet Edition]] for [[Linux]].
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This game is no longer available in the shops in its original form, but it can be purchased as part of the Windows-only [[Creatures Exodus]] for [[Windows]], the Windows+Mac dual format Creatures Exodus for [[Macintosh|Mac OS X]], or the Linux-only [[Creatures Internet Edition]] for [[Linux]].  The [[GOG Creatures Collection]] is another remastered edition of Creatures Exodus, compatible with Windows 10.
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==Game Requirements==
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*Windows 95/98/ME/NT
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*Pentium 200MMX or faster
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*4x speed CD-ROM drive or faster<br />
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*16-Bit sound card
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*2MB 16-Bit color SVGA display adapter (800x600 resolution minimum)<br />
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*32 Mb RAM (64 Mb recommended)<br />
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*300Mb of free hard drive space
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Creatures 3 was not made to work on the Windows XP operating system. Though similar, this operating system is different from Windows 95/98/ME and thus it may be unstable or refuse to work at all. However, some users have reported that things work fine as long as:
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:''The game / addon is installed by a user with complete administrator privileges. ''
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:''The game / addon is run only by a user with complete administrator privileges.''So make sure that this is the case. You must install (or reinstall if already installed) under a Windows XP user that has complete administrator privileges. Also, the game can only run (be played) by a user with the same privileges - ie, complete administrator privileges.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
Creatures 3 was widely anticipated prior to its release in [[history#1999|November 1999]]; although many who were still bitter about the rushed release of [[Creatures 2]] decided not to buy it, some later relented. There were indeed a few problems at launch, but not on the same scale as the last game; most notably, some of the [[norn]]s did not use the full range of facial expressions available to them, and a new [[genome]] had to be released to fix this problem.
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Creatures 3 was widely anticipated prior to its release in [[history#1999|November 1999]]; although many who were still bitter about the rushed release of [[Creatures 2]] decided not to buy it, some later relented. There were indeed a few problems at launch, but not on the same scale as the last game; most notably, some of the [[norn]]s did not use the full range of [[facial expression]]s available to them, and a new [[genome]] ([[expressive|expressive norns]]) had to be released to fix this problem.  Although the creatures in Creatures 3 were intended to ship with an [http://www.gamewareeurope.com/GWDev/creatures_more.php?id=481_0_6_0_C "improved social ability"], this was not functional [[FORF lobe|at a brain level]] until the [[Creatures Full of Edits]] were released in [[History#2008|2008]].
  
Read the [[Creatures 3 Credits]], or find out more about [http://www.dreamsstudio.com/DS1-concept.html how the backdrop images were made] ([http://www.flickr.com/photos/greenreaper/sets/72157604748168489/ more here]).
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Additionally, the initial [[ecology]] of the different terrariums, while [http://aliencreatures.de/wwwcreatures3com/non_flash/ecology/printable.htm complex], would often crash, leading to a barren environment: several fan-made patches have attempted to fix this, most notably the [[Norn Woodland Fix Patch]] for the [[Norn Terrarium]]. 
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Read the [[Creatures 3 Credits]], or find out more about [http://www.dreamsstudio.com/DS1-concept.html how the backdrop images were made] ([https://www.flickr.com/photos/greenreaper/sets/72157604748168489/ more here]).
  
==Interesting facts==
 
*The [[Creatures Evolution Engine|engine]] designed for Creatures 3 was actually released first in [[Creatures Adventures]].
 
[[fr:Creatures 3]]
 
 
==Room list==
 
==Room list==
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[[Image:Sheearkback.jpg|right|frame|The [[Shee Ark]] has a modular [[metaroom]] design]]
 
The [[room]]s in Creatures 3 are:
 
The [[room]]s in Creatures 3 are:
 
*[[Bridge]]
 
*[[Bridge]]
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==Machines==
 
==Machines==
 
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There are numerous [[machinery|machines]] all doing different things in C3.  The player must get their creatures to push the [[power-up]]s to make the larger machines work (creatures call the power-ups "tool"), and the larger machines often require [[bioenergy]] to function.
There are numerous machines all doing different things in C3.
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The machines may be [[Connecting agent|linked together]] to do different things.
They may be linked together to do different things.
 
  
 
==Breed list==
 
==Breed list==
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Creatures 3 has the following [[creature]] [[breed]]s:
 
Creatures 3 has the following [[creature]] [[breed]]s:
 
*[[Bruin Norn]]
 
*[[Bruin Norn]]
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Docking Station breeds:
 
Docking Station breeds:
*[[ChiChi Norn]]  
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*[[ChiChi Norn]]
  
 
Free breeds:
 
Free breeds:
 
*[[Magma Norn]]
 
*[[Magma Norn]]
 
*[[Zebra Norn]]
 
*[[Zebra Norn]]
*[[Fallow Norn]]  
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*[[Fallow Norn]]
*[[Siamese Norn]]  
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*[[Siamese Norn]]
 
*[[Astro Norn]]
 
*[[Astro Norn]]
 
*[[Harlequin Norn]]
 
*[[Harlequin Norn]]
 
 
Creatures [[Creatures Mall|Mall]] breeds:
 
Creatures [[Creatures Mall|Mall]] breeds:
*[[Bondi Norn]]  
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*[[Bondi Norn]]
*[[Treehugger Norn]]  
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*[[Treehugger Norn]]
*[[Toxic Norn]]  
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*[[Toxic Norn]]
*[[Hardman Norn]]  
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*[[Hardman Norn]]
 
*[[Banshee Grendel]]
 
*[[Banshee Grendel]]
  
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==Game information==
 
==Game information==
 
* [[C3/DS CAOS Codes]]
 
* [[C3/DS CAOS Codes]]
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*[[Creatures 3 walkthrough|Walkthrough]]
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==Interesting facts==
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*The [[Creatures Evolution Engine|engine]] designed for Creatures 3 was actually released first in [[Creatures Adventures]].
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*During development of Creatures 3, Unix scripting tools were used under Windows to write an automatic build process.[http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/131522/automating_the_build_process.php]
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*Creatures 3 has very subtle [[season]]s on the Ark.
  
 
==Related links==
 
==Related links==
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*[[Modding in the Creatures series]]
 
*[[:Category: Creatures 3|'''Creatures 3 category''']]
 
*[[:Category: Creatures 3|'''Creatures 3 category''']]
 
*[[Creatures Internet Edition]]
 
*[[Creatures Internet Edition]]
 
*[[Creatures Exodus]]
 
*[[Creatures Exodus]]
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*[[Creatures 3 & Docking Station Community Recommended Fixes and Addons]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://www.freewebs.com/alimaggs/creaturescouk/Creaturescouk/www.creatures.co.uk/Library/Science/lib_science_chemlist.htm Creatures 3 chemical list] (backup)
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* [http://web.archive.org/20030501103408/www.freewebs.com/alimaggs/creaturescouk/Creaturescouk/www.creatures.co.uk/Library/Science/lib_science_chemlist.htm Creatures 3 chemical list] (backup)
* [[Gameinfo:Creatures 3|Creatures 3]] in the [[Gameinfo:Main Page|gameinfo wiki]], including a detailed guide
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* [http://www.aliencreatures.de/wwwcreatures3com/non_flash/index.html Creatures3.com website] (approved mirror)
* [http://alien.creaturesforum.de/wwwcreatures3com/non_flash/index.html Creatures3.com website] (approved mirror)
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* [http://www.gamewareeurope.com/GWDev/download_C3.php Gameware's '''Creatures 3 Downloads'''] Free downloads for [[Creatures 3]] including [[Magma Norn]]s, [[Yule Pack]], [[Grettin Switch]], [[BioPellet]]s and Update.
*[http://www.gamewaredevelopment.co.uk/downloads_index.php Gameware's '''Creatures 3 Downloads'''] Free downloads for [[Creatures 3]] including [[Magma Norn]]s, [[Yule Pack]], [[Grettin Switch]], [[BioPellet]]s and Update.
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* [https://www.gog.com/game/creatures_exodus Buy Creatures Exodus at GOG.com] (Creatures 3 and Docking Station)
*[http://www.gog.com/en/search/sort/search/creatures Good Old Games (GOG.com) Shop] Available Creatures games.
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Latest revision as of 11:46, 2 October 2019

Creatures 3 Box Art

Creatures 3 is an Artificial Life simulation game, the third one in the Creatures series. The game takes place on an abandoned spaceship called the Ark, which was sent into space after Albia had been destroyed and the Shee left towards Sphericus. The Ark has several different terrariums in which Albian environments have been recreated, and show up as metarooms in the game.

The game can be docked with Docking Station, a standalone game with 4 metarooms and support for transferring creatures and messages to other players. Docking Station can be downloaded for free.

Creatures 3, Docking Station and Creatures Village all run on the Creatures Evolution Engine.

This game is no longer available in the shops in its original form, but it can be purchased as part of the Windows-only Creatures Exodus for Windows, the Windows+Mac dual format Creatures Exodus for Mac OS X, or the Linux-only Creatures Internet Edition for Linux. The GOG Creatures Collection is another remastered edition of Creatures Exodus, compatible with Windows 10.

Game Requirements[edit]

  • Windows 95/98/ME/NT
  • Pentium 200MMX or faster
  • 4x speed CD-ROM drive or faster
  • 16-Bit sound card
  • 2MB 16-Bit color SVGA display adapter (800x600 resolution minimum)
  • 32 Mb RAM (64 Mb recommended)
  • 300Mb of free hard drive space

Creatures 3 was not made to work on the Windows XP operating system. Though similar, this operating system is different from Windows 95/98/ME and thus it may be unstable or refuse to work at all. However, some users have reported that things work fine as long as:

The game / addon is installed by a user with complete administrator privileges.
The game / addon is run only by a user with complete administrator privileges.So make sure that this is the case. You must install (or reinstall if already installed) under a Windows XP user that has complete administrator privileges. Also, the game can only run (be played) by a user with the same privileges - ie, complete administrator privileges.

History[edit]

Creatures 3 was widely anticipated prior to its release in November 1999; although many who were still bitter about the rushed release of Creatures 2 decided not to buy it, some later relented. There were indeed a few problems at launch, but not on the same scale as the last game; most notably, some of the norns did not use the full range of facial expressions available to them, and a new genome (expressive norns) had to be released to fix this problem. Although the creatures in Creatures 3 were intended to ship with an "improved social ability", this was not functional at a brain level until the Creatures Full of Edits were released in 2008.

Additionally, the initial ecology of the different terrariums, while complex, would often crash, leading to a barren environment: several fan-made patches have attempted to fix this, most notably the Norn Woodland Fix Patch for the Norn Terrarium.

Read the Creatures 3 Credits, or find out more about how the backdrop images were made (more here).

Room list[edit]

The Shee Ark has a modular metaroom design

The rooms in Creatures 3 are:

Many other metarooms have been created as third-party addons - many of these require the use of the free Docking Station addon.

Machines[edit]

There are numerous machines all doing different things in C3. The player must get their creatures to push the power-ups to make the larger machines work (creatures call the power-ups "tool"), and the larger machines often require bioenergy to function. The machines may be linked together to do different things.

Breed list[edit]

Creatures 3 has the following creature breeds:

Docking Station breeds:

Free breeds:

Creatures Mall breeds:

There is an extensive list of breeds for Creatures 3 (and Docking Station).

Game information[edit]

Interesting facts[edit]

  • The engine designed for Creatures 3 was actually released first in Creatures Adventures.
  • During development of Creatures 3, Unix scripting tools were used under Windows to write an automatic build process.[1]
  • Creatures 3 has very subtle seasons on the Ark.

Related links[edit]

External links[edit]