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'''Docking Station''' is a game in the [[Creatures series]], set on the [[Lone Shee]]'s spaceship, the ''[[Capillata]]''. It is known for being the first [[Creatures series|Creatures]] game with online networking capability (see [[DS Server]]), and is available to '''[[Docking Station#External links|download for ''free'']]''' on [[Windows]] and [[Linux]], or can be purchased as part of [[Creatures Exodus]] for the [[Macintosh|Mac OS X]]. To play the game online you will need to register for a free [[Docking Station id|Docking Station ID]].
 
'''Docking Station''' is a game in the [[Creatures series]], set on the [[Lone Shee]]'s spaceship, the ''[[Capillata]]''. It is known for being the first [[Creatures series|Creatures]] game with online networking capability (see [[DS Server]]), and is available to '''[[Docking Station#External links|download for ''free'']]''' on [[Windows]] and [[Linux]], or can be purchased as part of [[Creatures Exodus]] for the [[Macintosh|Mac OS X]]. To play the game online you will need to register for a free [[Docking Station id|Docking Station ID]].
  
Creatures Docking Station gets its name from the fact it can be [[docked]] with the retail [[Creatures 3]] to make the [[world]] even larger. In addition, [[third-party]] [[metaroom]]s are available for download, along with many new [[:Category:C3/DS Breeds|breeds]], both officially and fan designed. Each of the official [[breed]]s has an entry in the [[Docking Station Story]].  
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Creatures Docking Station gets its name from the fact it can be [[docked]] with the retail [[Creatures 3]] to make the [[world]] even larger. In addition, [[third-party]] [[metaroom]]s are available for download, along with many new [[:Category:C3/DS Breeds|breeds]], both officially and fan designed. Each of the official [[breed]]s has an entry in the [[Docking Station Story]].
  
 
Docking Station features an improved version of the [[Creatures Evolution Engine]] including the [[NetBabel]] protocol, which is responsible for internet-based things such as the [[warp]]. Some [[agent]]s are specifically designed to work only with DS, while others require [[Creatures 3]] to be installed if they use [[script]]s or [[sprite]]s from it.
 
Docking Station features an improved version of the [[Creatures Evolution Engine]] including the [[NetBabel]] protocol, which is responsible for internet-based things such as the [[warp]]. Some [[agent]]s are specifically designed to work only with DS, while others require [[Creatures 3]] to be installed if they use [[script]]s or [[sprite]]s from it.
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==Rooms==
 
==Rooms==
The game is quite small, and docking with [[Creatures 3]] or adding [[third-party]] [[metaroom]]s is a must in order to make a reasonably-sized world to play in. [[metaroom|Metaroom]]s included are:
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The game is quite small, and docking with [[Creatures 3]] or adding [[third-party]] [[metaroom]]s is a must in order to make a reasonably-sized world to play in. [[metaroom|Metarooms]] included are:
  
 
*[[Norn Meso]] - the main area of Docking Station containing the [[egg layer]] and [[learning machine]], allowing you to play with and look after your norns.
 
*[[Norn Meso]] - the main area of Docking Station containing the [[egg layer]] and [[learning machine]], allowing you to play with and look after your norns.
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*[[Banshee Grendel]]
 
*[[Banshee Grendel]]
  
There are also many [[third-party]] breeds available for free download. <br>
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There are also many [[third-party]] breeds available for free download.<br />
 
''See [[:Category:C3/DS Breeds]] for a listing of breeds for DS!''
 
''See [[:Category:C3/DS Breeds]] for a listing of breeds for DS!''
  
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* [http://www.gamewaredevelopment.co.uk/downloads.php?id=C0_25_8 The online Creatures Manuals] from [[Gameware Development|Gameware]]
 
* [http://www.gamewaredevelopment.co.uk/downloads.php?id=C0_25_8 The online Creatures Manuals] from [[Gameware Development|Gameware]]
 
* [http://www.simons-rock.edu/~rlovison/dsmanual/index.htm Docking Station Manual] - an online version of the manual at [[Artificial Life for Linux]]
 
* [http://www.simons-rock.edu/~rlovison/dsmanual/index.htm Docking Station Manual] - an online version of the manual at [[Artificial Life for Linux]]
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* [http://epicapillata.webs.com/ The Ongoing Diary of a Norn on the Capillata (Fiction, Sorry!)]
 
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Revision as of 13:22, 24 November 2010

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Docking Station is a game in the Creatures series, set on the Lone Shee's spaceship, the Capillata. It is known for being the first Creatures game with online networking capability (see DS Server), and is available to download for free on Windows and Linux, or can be purchased as part of Creatures Exodus for the Mac OS X. To play the game online you will need to register for a free Docking Station ID.

Creatures Docking Station gets its name from the fact it can be docked with the retail Creatures 3 to make the world even larger. In addition, third-party metarooms are available for download, along with many new breeds, both officially and fan designed. Each of the official breeds has an entry in the Docking Station Story.

Docking Station features an improved version of the Creatures Evolution Engine including the NetBabel protocol, which is responsible for internet-based things such as the warp. Some agents are specifically designed to work only with DS, while others require Creatures 3 to be installed if they use scripts or sprites from it.

Want to know who was involved in making Docking Station? Read the credits!

Rooms

The game is quite small, and docking with Creatures 3 or adding third-party metarooms is a must in order to make a reasonably-sized world to play in. Metarooms included are:

  • Norn Meso - the main area of Docking Station containing the egg layer and learning machine, allowing you to play with and look after your norns.
  • Comms Room - a metaroom which allows you to communicate with other online players, inject new agents, and tweak several different aspects of the current world.
  • Workshop - the entry point for the warp, the location of the Containment Chamber, and where Warp Portals can be configured to be put around the ship.
  • Hub - a central room that connects the other three, allowing travel between them. It also provides a way to the Creatures 3 ship in docked worlds.

To see third-party metarooms, check out Category:Unofficial_Metarooms!

Agents

Agents of note include:

Breeds

Docking Station includes the ChiChi Norn, but there are many other official breeds that come as part of Creatures 3 or can be bought from the Creatures Mall to be used with it:

Included

Free Official Addons

In Creatures 3

Breed Packs

There are also many third-party breeds available for free download.
See Category:C3/DS Breeds for a listing of breeds for DS!

Key characters in the DS storyline

Game information

Related links

External links