I have the GoG versions of the Creatures games. I'm looking to set up a brand-new, clean C3/DS install – for simplicity's sake I'll be installing under My Documents. I'm hoping to learn how much of what I want to do is prior art and how much I'll have to hack on my own. Be warned: I don't know the proper terms for some things; I never got into the technical side when I played Creatures 2 back in college.
Problem: Creatures Exodus likes to *only* run C3 and ignore Docking Station completely. I currently have to launch C3/DS manually.
Solutions?: Yeah, don't mind this one.
Step 2: Renovating Capillata!
Problem: Cruft & linkrot.
Solutions?: The worst offender here is, honestly, the Comms Room. The problem, though, is that I don't see any easy fixes; it would need a full-on Project-scale rework to be a useful space. While I can theoretically learn CAOS, I am not now and never have been an artist, and that's what the Comms Room needs most. (In a perfect world, I'd love to make the Comms Room a little Ettin playhouse.)
The Workshop metaroom is what it is, I suppose, but could the portal be rewritten to instead connect to 3rd-party metarooms? Perhaps this has been done; I have no idea.
This is more than enough for now, I think!