Monday, 16 March 2015

Newlife 0.2.10 released

Hello everyone!

The 0.2.10 release of Newlife is finished and I've released it on Patreon. Early-access Patrons can find it in the creations section here. The changelog is below.

That also means that the 0.2.9 release has been made public. The links to the right of the blog have been updated. The 0.2.9 changelog is here.

As usual, saved files & templates from older versions won't work with newer ones.


For new players - just use one of the links to the right to get either the jar or the exe version. You only need one or the other - not both. I recommend trying the jar first.

For either version you'll need to have Java installed. A lot of programs use Java so you might well already have it. If the jar shows up as an unrecognised file type, then you probably don't. In that case you can get it from http://www.java.com/.

0.2.10 is the first part of the pregnancy update. Some of the changes in this version won't be obvious until the game's length gets extended, because the game isn't currently long enough for you to get into the third trimester of pregnancy. That will change soon.

Here's the changelog:

  • Fixes for text issues. Thanks to cubano, josey14 & death25 for reporting problems they found.
  • Fixed a bug where casualness/elegance wasn't being described properly in clothing details.
  • While making out you can now ask your partner to put on a condom even if you're already pregnant. This obviously doesn't have any contraceptive benefits at this point, but might be of interest to people who prefer protected sex. There's a penalty to the willpower check for pregnant women.
  • Added a short description of your tummy to the character description.
  • Added crop-tops, which show your stomach even when they're fully worn.
  • Extensive changes to how pregnancy works, some of which are listed below:
  • You now won't find out you're pregnant until some time has passed or you get a checkup at the doctor. Getting tested the same week you got knocked up won't work - you need to wait until at least the week after before going to the doctor.
  • When you're pregnant your stomach will grow over time. There are four different stages from a flat tummy to heavily pregnant, although you probably won't have time to see the later two until the game's length gets extended.
  • Lots of little changes throughout the text to take pregnancy into account.
  • New short scenes to mark milestones in pregnancy.
  • You can in theory give birth now, although in practice this version doesn't give you time to carry a child to term so you won't get to test this until next release.
  • Removed the dance skill requirement to get reduced stress from the sound system and slightly increased its cost to compensate. Stress & relaxation will get more balancing work at some point in the future so this might change again in later versions.
  • Fixed a bug reported by Josey14 where sleeping with your client in exchange for a sale doesn't give you the option to complete the sales call that same turn.
  • Restricted some activities for women in the last stages of pregnancy, although it won't be possible to get so pregnant that you can't do them until the game length is extended: dance class & tournaments, clubbing. You also can't get in fights when you're heavily pregnant. 
  • Added a selection of suggestions from HF user cubano to the oral scene male conversation options.
  • Fixed a bug in the nightclub dance scene where actions like dancing sensually weren't setting you to be dancing close together.
  • Improved the code that handles impregnation.
  • Once you enter the second trimester you can get an ultrasound test at the doctor which will tell you the baby's gender.
  • You can get a test at the doctor which will confirm your unborn baby's father. For now the father will appear as unknown until you get this test, even if you've only had sex with one man.


Have fun, enjoy the new version, and please report any bugs!

21 comments:

  1. I still think anal sex would be the best contraceptive :D

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  2. AntisocialSocialist17 March 2015 at 09:43

    Uhhmmm... this may have been pointed out before, I don't know, but this sentence struck me as kind of.. redundant? Are there other times to wear a condom that I'm not thinking of?

    "He hates wearing a condom, even when he's having sex."

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    1. Hmm, it's supposed to be a joke, but this isn't the first time I've been questioned about that line. I think I will change it.

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  3. Hi! Great game SO! Can I ask, has anyone had an orgasm by the client event? The time always ends before that for me, even with the sensitive traits and hair trigger. Is there anything else one needs for that?

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    1. It might just need some balancing, but are you doing anything to encourage him? If you use an action like flirt or butter up suggestively he takes it as a sign he can go ahead and be extra touchy.
      You also get more into it if you have low self esteem, and of course if you find him more attractive.

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    2. Yeah, I've tried all of the above and have never seen this through. At best, I was told my girl was nearing her peak and after the next flirt action, sales time was up and she had to return to the office. I've tried shy girls, sultry girls, posh girls, with sensitive breasts and vaginas, hair trigger orgasms, low standards on men, ambitious, flirty, outgoing... Can't seem to cum (at this particular scene, not generally). Oh well, no worries.

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    3. Hmm, sounds like it does need some work. I did go to the effort of writing up orgasm responses, so it'd be a shame if no-one gets to see them!
      You even get kicked out of the building in shame if your orgasm is too noisy. I'm sure that's something you all want to enjoy :D

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  4. Found a bug, when going to work, before a sales call, i was yelled at for wearing Ivy's Hand Me Downs even though i was wearing store bought clothes

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  5. Forget above comment for some reason i was wearing ill fitting work skirt

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    1. No worries. Thanks for making the effort to let me know about it anyway. The more people report bugs, the better the game will be!

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  6. Hi, I was wondering if you could do something with the UI. Can you move the "save outfit" and the "delete outfit" buttons higher up in the wardrobe window?
    I had bought a new laptop with Windows 8.1 bit and both of those buttons falls just below the taskbar.
    The screen is, I think, 15.6"
    Thank you for reading

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    1. Hi, I'm guessing your resolution is 1366x768 or something similar. I plan to reduce the Newlife window to a height of around 750 in the 0.3.1 update, so that should fix your problem then.
      0.3.1 will probably be out in April sometime - most likely early April.

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    2. it's 1366x768.
      I'll wait for it then. Thanks for the quick answer :)

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  7. I love your game. Have played it for hours now  Have supported you on patrion as well. I have some ideas/hope to see in a later update
    -Anal
    -Trait for Exhibitionist
    -more public play, not only fix your cloth but «show more off yourself»
    -You can talk dirty to men.
    -Lesbian play?
    -Ask the men to lick your pussy (don’t know if there is a chance for this, haven’t found it)
    -Show event for evry choise you have made in the week planer.

    Thanx for your time reading this. Looking forward to next update 

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    1. Hi, sorry it took me so long to answer, and thanks for your support!

      Generally speaking, I intend to add one new large sex scene for each major release. There'll be a new one for 0.4. What it'll be hasn't been decided yet – cunnilingus is definitely a possibility, and in fact that might be my number one choice if I don't put it up for a vote.
      I might also consider some exhibitionism/ public sex as another option too. That's in addition to the bonus scene from the first milestone reward which is going to be doggy-style sex.

      Anal isn't in the core dev plan because it isn't something I'm particularly interested in personally. It was an option for the recent vote but came second behind doggy style. I imagine it'll be a strong candidate next time there's a vote for non-core scenes.

      There's some dirty talk in the game already, although the various scenes aren't exactly consistent there. I think the porn movie scene has the most speech from the player. I have some comments about improving the speech parts of the makeout scenes on my todo list, although I think npcs will get looked at first before the player.

      Lesbian content is something I do plan to add, but it'll be a huge change - far bigger than any other changes I've made so far to the game. The 0.4 update will add female NPCs without sex scenes, and once that's finished I'll put lesbian content up as a voting option for future major releases.

      As for showing events in the week planner, do you mean showing what event is going to happen if you choose that option? That doesn't get decided until the week starts processing, so it isn't really something I can display then. Besides, a lot of the random events are supposed to be a surprise!
      Still, the week planner is clearly the worst of the screens, and it could use a lot of improvement. At least it could use something that shows information on the activities that you've chosen – a description, some comments on its effects and so on.


      The next update will be more work on pregnancy content. There'll still be scope for more pregnancy improvements in the future, but I'm hoping to finish this particular release with the next update.

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  8. Found a minor typo while dancing:

    [name] leads you into a series of spins. As he uses one hand to turn you, the fignertips of the other glide over your waist. [snip]

    In the second sentence, "fingertips" is spelled incorrectly, as "fignertips."

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    1. Thank you! That'll be fixed in the next version :)

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  9. I just stumbled onto this the other day, and am thoroughly enjoying what you have going so far. So much potential already. I am curious though, do you have any sort of 'planned features' list? I am really intersted to see what directions you plan on taking.

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    1. Glad you're enjoying it :)
      I have my todo list, but it isn't really structured at all and it's not in a state where I could show it to people. The closest thing to a list of future major changes would be the voting candidates for the 0.4 release:
      http://splendidostrich.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/newlife-04-release-voting-candidates.html
      In the end, the friendship update won so that'll be 0.4. That means that lesbian content will be a candidate for the 0.5 vote along with the others that lost the last vote and anything new that comes to me.

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    2. Fair enough. Keep up the good work!

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  10. I think I found a couple of errors in the stats. Putting it here because this is the version I'm using (2.10).

    One, total orgasms doesn't increase after pleasuring yourself in the shower even if the text says you had an orgasm.

    Two, if you choose stop having sex, the numbers for sexual partners and times had sex don't increase. This led to the stats showing number of partners / times had sex = 0, but the orgasms from sex stat = 1 in one of my games.

    Also, this means I got the losing virginity text twice in the same game!

    Finally, are there plans for stats for blow jobs/hand jobs/tit jobs? Or even one stat lumping them all together? It seems odd that you can blow four guys in the club restroom in a night, and it doesn't show up anywhere.

    I realize I may care too much about stats. Anyway, this is a fantastic game, the best mtf tf game I've played! Thanks!

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