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.

Heatlamp norn terrarium image

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! ๐Ÿ˜€

– Download Heatlamp here –

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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. ๐Ÿ˜€

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! ๐Ÿ˜€

Metaroom Appreciation Survey

^ Go go, fill it in! Thank you โค

Milk and Pearl
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! โค

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. ๐Ÿ˜€

 

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 streamsย 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? ๐Ÿ˜€

 

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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[Blog] The Creatures Community Spirit Festival

The Creatures Community Spirit Festival of 2017 has now ended. It’s been a fun time.

During this CCSF, there were mostly releases, no real activities or events, which was a bit of a missed chance. The releases quite made up for it though.

If you haven’t checked the CCSF website yet, please do! You can find it atย https://ccsf-2017.blogspot.com/. A lot of agents have been released. I haven’t had time to check out all of them, but I’ll talk about some here. Continue reading “[Blog] The Creatures Community Spirit Festival”