By Gordnorn and Rhodent

Last Updated: 12 April 1999

BoBCoB v1.44 Is Available For Download!

Features of BoBCoB

  • Runs on Windows 95/98/NT4.
  • User friendly interface.
  • Supports Creatures 1 and Creatures 2.
  • Context Sensitive Help - Windows Help with a COB command reference and COB-writing tutorials.
  • Script Editor - provides a text editor (with indentation and comment support) to write scripts and have them automatically converted into COB comma format (includes Class Calculator, Attribute Calculator, Behaviour Calculator and STIM Calculator).
  • Injector Kit Picture Viewer - with Import and Export from/to BMP format.
  • Sprite Editor - Easy to use thumbnail view.
  • Sprite Editor - with Import and Export from/to 256 colour BMP format and conversion between sprite file types (SPR to S16 and visa versa).
  • Bitmap importing does automatic colour matching for 8-bit bitmaps with the Creatures 1 palette in Creatures 1 COBs and SPRs but for best results we recommend that you draw your bitmaps for use in Creatures 1 using the Creatures 1 palette. The Creatures palette is provided in 3 file formats, Jasc (Paint Shop Pro), Microsoft (Paint Shop Pro, Adobe Photoshop, etc.) and Raw for you to use with your favourite drawing program. 24-bit bitmaps can be imported into Creatures 2 COBs and S16s.
  • Sprite Editor - Multiple sprite file format converter.
  • COB Injector - injects the COB into Creatures (and will optionally start Creatures if it's not running) directly from BoBCoB.
  • Command Line Interface - For advanced COB writers to send commands directly to Creatures and view the results.
  • AutoScript - Automatically generate COB or RCB files from Creatures or another COB file.
  • Creatures Cheats - Sets Creatures 1 and Creatures 2 cheat modes (Cheese, Darwin, Doctor, Blueberry, etc.).
  • You can select to work with Creatures 1 or Creatures 2 if both are installed (look in Tools->Preferences->Version).
  • Creatures 1 COBs can be converted to Creatures 2 COBs and visa versa (injection picture colour depth conversion is performed).
  • COB Packager - packages all the files needed for a COB (Creatures 1 or Creatures 2) into a self-installing executable.