Heatlamp screenshot
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[Tool] The Heatlamp

Here we are again with a small release!

I was lurking on the Norn Nebula when Dragoler started talking about an agent they wanted to create. I thought it was a nifty idea, so I offered to create the code.

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It’s the Heatlamp, an agent that allows you to set the Heat CA level of the room the agent is currently in, while when disabled it displays the current temperature in the room. When the temperature is high enough, the heater also acts as a portable incubator, speeding up the hatching process of nearby eggs. If the temperature is set to zero, eggs will be frozen and will not hatch.

The agent also has three pretty buttons with a norn, grendel and ettin face that, when enabled, make the agent emit Home Smells for these creatures.

The graphics are lovely! Just look at those happy creatures! 😀

– Download Heatlamp here –

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(Artifically) Intelligent Choices #4

Surely I’m not the only player that encounters this, right? Right? Riiight?

Those stubborn eggs and the wonky timer on that egg layer. The grendels just want to live I guess. 😀

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Enjoy this new comic. Woo!

Have you encountered similar annoyances when playing C3/DS? Or some weird quirks? Put them in the comments below, maybe I’ll draw them into a comic.

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(Artifically) Intelligent Choices

Sometimes I feel like drawing comics. I’m not particularly good at drawing, but hey, that shouldn’t stop anyone from trying! 😀

Anyways, have a comic!

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I’ll try to make more than this one, but no promises. Yep I know I should be coding, sssh, taking breaks is sometimes allowed too. 😛 It’s a game, it has to stay fun.

The comic I drew is totally inspired by this awesome and much-better-than-mine comic which was drawn by Cuil long, long ago, but only recently got posted over at the Norn Nebula Discord Server!

Awesome comic drawn by Cuil a very long time ago.

What’s not to love about these awesome cute maybe-not-so-intelligent creatures? 😀

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Metaroom survey

Hello folks!

Things have come to life in the CCSF Discord. It looks like something is definitely gonna happen during the CCSF 2018. Yay!

I would love to actively contribute some content. I think I’m gonna try to make a blog post about something every day. Maybe I’ll do some wolfling runs and stuff, I don’t know yet. I’m sure looking forward to the CCSF either way!

Anyways, for one of my blog posts I thought it would be really neat to know what the current Creatures 3 / Docking Station players value in a metaroom. I like making metarooms, so I like knowing what you people like. 😀

I made a survey, please fill it in! It only takes 5 minutes and it’s for SCIENCE. I’ll blog about the results. Everyone wins. Really! 😀

Metaroom Appreciation Survey

^ Go go, fill it in! Thank you ❤

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CCSF 2018 organization poll

 

Howdy! This blog has been quiet lately, but I haven’t stopped doing stuff!

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Meili, the Albianwarp mascot. Art by Civvi

Since the AlbianWarp project has reached a semi-usable state, I’ve been way too distracted with alphatesting and poking around with stuff. I occassionally code some stuff in between, but I haven’t gotten to any serious blogging yet. I have some almost-ready agents I should release sometime buuuuuuuuuuut

Back to the subject of this post! There’s a new survey for the CCSF 2018, created by the wonderful Layla. The survey asks about how you want the CCSF to be organized.

CCSF 2018 Organization Poll
CCSF promo picture by Layla

>>>>>>   CLICK HERE FOR THE SURVEY  <<<<<<

The options are as following:

  • Organized by one coordinator
  • Organized by a coordinator pair or team
  • Organized by a committee led by a coordinator
  • Decentralized ( No coordinator, community run. )
  • Other:

 

Personally I’m really fond of the decentralized approach. This means people only have to decide on a date and the length of the CCSF, but other than that everyone should be free to do whatever they want. It’d be nice to have some kind of calendar where everyone can add their own events/blogposts/whatever so everyone is informed about all the events, and everyone can blog/twitter/make a website/post on CCaves/pin/tumblr/whatever they’re good at, so that the events reach a public that might not be reached otherwise by just a conventional website.

I can’t wait to see what kinds of awesome sparkly pretty stuff everyone would contribute. The CCSF discord is already going wild with ideas, love it!

Ham5ter/KeyboardInterrupt wrote up a “thought about a central hub” (which has been posted on the CCSF discord), you can find it here. I like it!

So. Yep.

Go fill in the survey. 😀

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Art

*fanscream* AAAA I got art. <3

LOOK AT THIS PRETTY ART!

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Civvi’s norn, Milk, with my dragon Pearl.

Look at how pretty it is. Please go shower Civvi with all the spare love you’ve got! ❤

Also, I made some blarf drawings. From now on I’ll try (try!) to make some drawings every now and then. And comics. And pictures. And I’ll collect them on my art page. 😀

 

On another note: Ham5ter announced he’ll take up the Albianwarp development again.

Woo! Yay! Such awesome!

For updates you can check in at the Caos Coding Cave‘s #AlbianWarp channel. Sometimes, cool streams are happening!

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[code] Picking a random letter in CAOS

Malkin approached me on Discord, asking me how to pick a random letter. I’ve been using random numbers in CAOS with the RAND command for like forever, but I hadn’t found a reason yet to pick random letters. The question made me think, though.

Of course, there’s the old-fashioned, boring and bulky-code-way of just picking a random number between 1 and number-of-letters-in-the-alphabet. Then you can set a variable to a letter depending on the value of that number, in an if-elif-elif-elif-elif-… scenario.

Surely there should be a cleaner/easier way!

Recently I learned more about the CHAR variable thanks to Amaikokonut’s blog post over at Naturing :: Nurturing. I noticed char has two commands, one that returns a variable and one that sets a variable.

The command returning the character returns the ASCII number for that character.
I wondered if the one setting a variable also uses the ASCII code for a character: Yup!

So, all that’s left is to figure out the ASCII numbers of the characters you want to use.

For the characters A to Z, that’s 65 to 90. For the characters a to z, that’s 97 to 122.

So if you want a character between a to z, the resulting code would be this:

sets va00 “a”
setv va01 rand 97 122
char va00 1 va01

Nice and clean, right? 😀

 

Testing Room screenshot 1
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[meta] Testing Room

Just skip to the bottom if you’re only here for the download.

While I was lurking in the Discord channels, someone mentioned Randoms Room. I remembered having fond memories of using that room, since it was so versatile.

There is a small issue though: the rooms inside the metaroom stretch from left to right and thus cannot be “divided” into multiple parts. So if you want to keep a norn in this specific place you have to use a stopperplant or freeze the creature or… figure out something else. Changing the doors between the rooms won’t work because there aren’t any.

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I CANT FIX DIS WITH MAGIC WORDS WHAT I DO

I started chatting with xRAINxOFxBLOODx about this issue and decided to create another “testing room” where there’s a bit more variety in room shapes.

xRAINxOFxBLOODx provided the beautiful background for this metaroom. Here it is:

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Pretty, right? The room spans 4 floors, of which the upper floors are divided into 2 or 3 compartiments.

As a fun little extra, there’s the option to toggle the room doors so they have a permeability of 100, 50 and 0. A permeability of 50 only allows some things through.

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It’s a bit similar to Randoms Room as in it’s just a plain room: no CA, no lifts, no doors, no resources. Just a different lay-out.

Anyways, without further ado, have a download!

— Download Testing Room here! —

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[Art] Fan buttons!

I’ve been feeling artsy lately.

Since I can’t seem to find a wordpress plugin that shows the last blog posts of people’s blogs, and I think plain links are not pretty enough to click on, I changed the links to pretty buttons! You can see them below:

 

 

Now, I would like more pretty buttons but I can’t seem to find many linkback buttons to sites that are still active, therefore I offer to create a button for your website!

Continue reading “[Art] Fan buttons!”

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[CCSF 2018] The CCSF Preliminary Forum is up! And icons!

The preliminary discussion for CCSF 2018 has been created. Here you can see the results of the survey and post your own ideas! You can discuss and team up with other members to make this year’s CCSF a succes.

http://ccsfdisc2018.ylukyun.com/index.php

Register an account and join the community, make the CCSF 2018 come true!

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Civvi

Oh, and for whoever would like to help with this year’s CCSF, Civvi offered to create beautiful icons! I got one and I love it. I love it to pieces. She’s an amazing artist. ❤

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My icon!

Do I need to say more? Make an account, I’ll see you there. Let’s have a wonderful year together with the community!