What is CAOS?
CAOS stands for "Creatures Agent/Object Scripting." The CAOS tool is a stand-alone application developed by CyberLife Technology Ltd and was used to create all the scripts for the objects in Creatures 2. In summary, CAOS is used for the following:
Creating and editing COS files in a syntax-aware editor
Injecting scripts into the game in real-time while the game is running
Viewing, navigating and manipulating the game's script library (the so-called "Scriptorium")
CAOS is designed in such a way that the interface is friendly to use. There are several different ways of performing the same action, so you are free to choose the one that you prefer. All possible actions may be performed using the application's menu bar. However, many of these actions may also be performed using the toolbar or via keyboard shortcuts.
Key features of the CAOS Tool include:
Full Scriptorium control - allows you to easily view, add, remove and edit any script stored inside the game
Full COS control - opening, saving and editing COS files in a colour-coded, syntax-aware environment. No more syntax errors!
Multiple COS windows - have as many files open as you like. Use Cut and Paste to easily create new scripts from existing sources
Two-way communication - send information to, and get information back from, the Creatures 2 OLE server, very useful for development and problem solving.
Many useful editing functions including live syntax checking, Cut and Paste, find and replace, block commenting, block indentation, document reformating and colour coding.
Important: You need to enter the following case-sensitive username and license key to install this product: