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A '''metaroom''' is an area in a [[world]], subdivided into [[room]]s with [[door]]s between them. Often they have a [[music]] file associated with them; music tracks can be specified per-room, but the files themselves are usually per-metaroom.
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A '''metaroom''' is the term used for a contiguous area within a [[world]], such as
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the [[Norn Meso]] in [[DS]], the [[C3]] [[Jungle Terrarium]], or even [[C1toDS]]. A metaroom is composed of a background graphic overlaid with many [[room]]s connected by [[door]]s. The rooms define the open space within the metaroom, as well as the contours of the floor, walls and ceiling which [[creature]]s and other [[agent]]s react to. Often metarooms have [[music]] files associated with them; individual music tracks may be specified per room, but the music files themselves are usually per metaroom.
  
Every metaroom in [[C3]]/[[DS]] has a position in the [[world]] (the [[Ark]] or the [[Capillata]]), and this position is not necessarily where they "should" go--the Creatures 3 environments are all arranged in a rough rectangle while the "main" part of the ship is just below them. A map of most of the metarooms can be found at the [[Norngarden]] website.
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Every metaroom in C3/DS occupies a position in the [[world]], although their locations do not necessarily reflect where they "should" go--the Creatures 3 environments are all arranged in a rough rectangle while the "main" part of the ship is just below them. The placement of [[third party]] metarooms is left entirely up to the creator. A map of most of the metarooms can be found at the [[Norngarden]] website.
  
It seems that the "smaller" world is mostly full though there are a few gaps for small metarooms. However there is also a larger map with much more space, about 50 to 100 times as much. There may be some compatibility issues with this larger world but if there are, they are not known.
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It seems that the original world is mostly full, though there are a few gaps for small metarooms. However some creators have succeeded in increasing the map size to encompass much more space, about 50 to 100 times as much. There may be some compatibility issues with this larger world but if there are, they are not known.
  
 
''[[:Category:Metarooms|Browse the list of known metarooms]].''
 
''[[:Category:Metarooms|Browse the list of known metarooms]].''
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*[http://www.creatures.org.uk/ccsf2006/articles.php?id=20 Moe's Room Modelling Basics Tutorial]
 
*[http://www.creatures.org.uk/ccsf2006/articles.php?id=20 Moe's Room Modelling Basics Tutorial]
 
* [http://www.creatures.org.uk/ccsf2006/articles.php?id=16 Photoshop Metaroom Background Tutorial] by [[Zareb]].
 
* [http://www.creatures.org.uk/ccsf2006/articles.php?id=16 Photoshop Metaroom Background Tutorial] by [[Zareb]].
 
 
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Revision as of 23:39, 13 December 2009

A metaroom is the term used for a contiguous area within a world, such as the Norn Meso in DS, the C3 Jungle Terrarium, or even C1toDS. A metaroom is composed of a background graphic overlaid with many rooms connected by doors. The rooms define the open space within the metaroom, as well as the contours of the floor, walls and ceiling which creatures and other agents react to. Often metarooms have music files associated with them; individual music tracks may be specified per room, but the music files themselves are usually per metaroom.

Every metaroom in C3/DS occupies a position in the world, although their locations do not necessarily reflect where they "should" go--the Creatures 3 environments are all arranged in a rough rectangle while the "main" part of the ship is just below them. The placement of third party metarooms is left entirely up to the creator. A map of most of the metarooms can be found at the Norngarden website.

It seems that the original world is mostly full, though there are a few gaps for small metarooms. However some creators have succeeded in increasing the map size to encompass much more space, about 50 to 100 times as much. There may be some compatibility issues with this larger world but if there are, they are not known.

Browse the list of known metarooms.

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