Breeders Beware
 
While there are some very nice lists of cheats already out there, I've found that most of them tend to repeat the same cheats over and over. However, this does not reflect the number of cheats that can be used in the game.

In reality, the "cheats" you use in-game are nothing more than snippets of regular old CAOS coding, the same sort of coding people use to make new agents. The CAOS Command Line, or "cheat box", is nothing but a nifty way to inject an extra line of code into the game, much like the CAOS tool--in fact, if you inject a cheat using the CAOS tool, it has the same effect as if you had entered it into the Command Line. The only real difference is that the Command Line has a limit on how much code you can inject at a time.

To make up for this fact, the Command Line allows you to put more on that line than you could using the CAOS tool, "squishing" your statement together to make it fit. Thus, a statement that looks like this when written using the CAOS tool:

enum 4 0 0
     vocb
next

becomes this when written on the command line:

enum 4 0 0 vocb next

Formatting aside, you can see that the two statements are exactly alike.

So those lists of cheats you see online, are only the commands that are common knowledge in the Creatures Community at large, and the number of things you can do using "cheats" is only limited by the capabilities of the game's engine. Anyone who knows how to program using CAOS, such as to make a new object, can piece together their own cheats from the commands they are familiar with.

This page is meant to be a comprehensive list of the cheats I find myself using, including some of the better-known ones like "kill hots", as well as ones that I or other players came up with from scratch. In fact, you are welcome to contact me if you would like to submit a cheat that you feel should be here! I do hope that you will find them useful. I know I have!

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Egg cheats
CheatDescription
enum 3 4 0 kill targ next kill all Creature eggs
enum 3 4 0 tick 1 next accelerate development of all Creature eggs
enum 3 4 0 paus 1 next pause all Creature eggs
enum 3 4 0 paus 0 next unpause all Creature eggs
enum 3 4 0 setv ov01 1 next make all Creature eggs male
enum 3 4 0 setv ov01 2 next make all Creature eggs female
enum 3 4 0 mvto 450 9200 next move all Creature eggs to the (DS) heating pan
enum 3 4 0 mvto 670 850 next move all Creature eggs to the (C3) incubator
targ hots tick 1 accelerate devlopment of egg under hand
targ hots setv ov01 1 make egg under hand male
targ hots setv ov01 2 make egg under hand female

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Creature cheats
CheatDescription
enum 4 0 0 vocb next teach all Creatures vocabulary
enum 4 1 0 vocb next teach all Norns vocabulary
enum 4 2 0 vocb next teach all Grendels vocabulary
enum 4 3 0 vocb next teach all Ettins vocabulary
targ norn vocb teach currently selected Creature vocabulary
enum 4 0 0 kill targ next remove all Creatures from world
enum 4 1 0 kill targ next remove all Norns from world
enum 4 2 0 kill targ next remove all Grendels from world
enum 4 3 0 kill targ next remove all Ettins from world
kill norn remove currently selected Creature from world
enum 4 0 0 dead next make all Creatures die
enum 4 1 0 dead next make all Norns die
enum 4 2 0 dead next make all Grendels die
enum 4 3 0 dead next make all Ettins die
targ norn dead make currently selected Creature die
enum 4 0 0 paus 1 next pause all Creatures
enum 4 1 0 paus 1 next pause all Norns
enum 4 2 0 paus 1 next pause all Grendels
enum 4 3 0 paus 1 next pause all Ettins
targ norn paus 1 pause currently selected Creature
enum 4 0 0 paus 0 next unpause all Creatures
enum 4 1 0 paus 0 next unpause all Norns
enum 4 2 0 paus 0 next unpause all Grendels
enum 4 3 0 paus 0 next unpause all Ettins
targ norn paus 0 unpause currently selected Creature
mesg writ norn 65 make currently selected Creature give birth

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Miscellaneous cheats
CheatDescription
targ hots paus 1 pauses agent under hand
targ hots paus 0 unpauses agent under hand
kill hots remove agent under hand
targ pntr kill held remove agent currently held by hand

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A few notes:
* It appears tha some versions of the game, at least, require a Creature to die before you use the "kill" command to remove them, or else they will still be counted as a part of the population.

* Pausing a Creature or agent using the "paus" command only lasts so long as you don't pause the game. When you unpause the game, any paused objects will be unpaused as well.
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