Sunday, 31 May 2015

Newlife 0.3.4

Hello everyone!

Version 0.3.4 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 0.3.3 release has been made public. I've updated the links here on the blog, so you can download it now from here. The 0.3.3 changelog is here.

As usual, saved files & templates from older versions probably 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/
The exe should tell you if you don't have the right version on your computer, but you'll still need to install java to run the game.
There's a guide for new players here which includes some troubleshooting tips for installation & downloading.

0.3.4 adds a new scene for making friends. For now you can only do this on the weekend and only by having coffee together, but I'll be adding new befriending activities soon. It should also be much easier to make friends in this version, although your initial friendships might not be as strong.

Here's the full changelog:
  • Fixes for text issues. Thanks to cubano for reporting problems they found.
  • Added a character creation section for 'mutation' traits, which are ones like rapid pregnancy that don't exist in real life.
  • Added two new traits to the mutation category.
  • Added Fashionable as a new npc trait, and put a bit more variety into some npc outfits.
  • Fixed a bug reported by Pintapau on TFGS where many makeout actions weren't able to make the player orgasm. As part of this fix, most characters will orgasm about 1% more easily now ;)
  • Fixed a bug reported by Neokenka on patreon where you couldn't set a game length over 999 turns because the field was adding a thousands separator (so 1000 became 1,000) and this was viewed as non-numeric.
  • Reduced the minimum game length in the cheat options to 1, for people who really like the endgame scenes.
  • Fixed a bug reported by Anlu where your count of children with a man wasn't always being properly increased.
  • Fixed a second bug reported by Anlu where you wouldn't get the chance to be walked home from a date if it ran out of time as you exited the porno cinema.
  • Fixed a bug reported by cubano where the game would sometimes think you were being bought a drink, when in fact you were on your own. This same bug also meant that you weren't being charged for soft drinks.
  • It's now much easier to unlock the befriend action for someone, but your attempt to make a friend is no longer guaranteed to succeed.
  • No more tissues in the shower.
  • Fixed an oversight reported by laevus where getting a drink after the dance class wasn't increasing the appropriate stat.
  • Added a fertility treatment to the GP, as suggested by Kao Rock on a blog comment. This significantly increases your chance of conception, but doesn't guarantee it.
  • Due to mass player outrage, renamed the DVD player to “media player” and the associated action to “watch a film”.
  • Added a new scene for making friends. If your relationship is good then it'll be easy, but otherwise you might have to convince him...
Enjoy the new version, and let me know if you find any bugs!

54 comments:

  1. Porn cinema? I've never been to a porn cinema. What do you have to do to go there?

    Thanks for your hard work, enjoying it very much.

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    1. You're welcome :)
      It's one of the places men can take you when you're on a date, but you need to let them decide what to do, and only sleazy men will take you there.

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  2. Heya!

    There's something I've been fiddling around with recently to test, but I'm not sure if it's deliberate, or if there's a bug involved:

    If you're being intimate with a partner, but not engaged in penetrative sex, and you bring him off in a risky way, the scene will make a note that his seed has gotten all over your bits, and your "Risky Inseminations" will go up, as though he came inside you... this is good!

    As a result, though, I've been trying to get a character 'virgin pregnant', but so far, despite a very high risky insemination count, haven't had any luck achieving it. So I'm curious to know if this is a possible thing, or if there is some kind of bug involved in this somewhere along the way (Though, I would be very pleased to learn that it is indeed deliberate and possible, and had some unique text upon that event, if it were so ^.^)

    Love the game so far elsewise and consider it patronage well given ^.^

    -Erica

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    1. It is possible, and it does result in some unique text in the stats screen.

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    2. Thanks for the confirm, though it does make me wonder what's going wrong with the game where I've been trying to get it; something else must be interfering, or else she's just getting unusually lucky/unlucky.

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    3. It is possible, but the risk is lower than if he finishes inside you. Try taking the fertility treatment from your doctor.
      The slim and womanly figures also have small decreases/increases to your fertility respectively* and that sort of small effect can end up being quite significant when your base risk is low.

      *This isn't intended to be realistic, but more of a fun extra considering the "child-bearing hips" description of the womanly figure.

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  3. Any girlfriends progress? Maybe a one time, random trigger where Ivy drops by to check on you when you're especially stressed?
    -mke

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    1. Female friends are still a way off, probably not this month. I want to have the friendship content with the existing npcs at a much more advanced stage first.

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  4. So the version with cheats are for patreons only?

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  5. I know I'm getting old when a DVD Player is considered so archaic that it's immersion-breaking, and I'm only 31. Jesus.

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  6. I'll admit that I thought the DVD thing seemed a little behind the curve, but I just chalked it up to the player staying off the grid by sticking to physical media. Streaming video means an internet connection and an online presence that can be traced to the player by mean government thugs and/or criminal gangs.

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    1. Well, there's the streaming video thing, and also the bit where Blu-Ray players can now be had for under a hundred quid.

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  7. LOL at "mass player outrage"! =D

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    1. How many people play this game? Like... seven?

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    2. Not even. It's pretty much just you and me. All the other comments are just my alts.

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    3. It's true. Starting 500+ patreon accounts turns out to be a great way to launder all of the money from my not quite legal exotic pet import business. Not sure why I felt the need to admit that through one of my alts though...

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  8. Hi! Great game! One of my favourites ever!
    I have a couple of questions (sorry, they probably have been asked before...)

    1) is there a plan to add height to physical character customization?

    2) seeing as you are adding mutations, are there any plans on putting more beside pregnancy accellerator? (i would love something that makes your breasts grow more the more you get aroused... or if you plan on making height a stat something that grows you the more semen you ingest... i'm a BE/giantess fetishist too :P)

    3)any plan on adding milking scene/statuses while pregnant?

    Btw, as soon as i can i'll try a support this game on patreon anyway, great job!

    LowKey

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    1. 1) Not soon. Perhaps not ever. While it would be a nice thing to have in the game, it's yet another level of complexity to all the descriptions. Instead of assuming that the pc is shorter than her male dates I'd need to compare heights and have shorter/similar/taller alternate text anytime you do something like kissing. I already find that the number of traits and character variables can make adding content very slow, so I'm reluctant to put more in if they aren't in the core plan.

      2) I don't really plan to add really strange effects to character creation. I may consider some when the storyline update goes in and I need to think up side-effects for mistakes with the mad science skill.

      3) Yes. There'll be a further update based on pregnancy ( I call it.... more pregnancy!) and that'll have all the things I didn't get into 0.3. Lactation is right at the top of that list.

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    3. Thank you very much for answering my questions!
      I'll try and keep my fingers crossed for the height thing ;)

      LowKey

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  9. Is there a way to tell which guys are going to treat me like crap in this game? I encountered one so far and I really enjoyed it. Reminded me of when I was back in my first year of college. Had a boyfriend who treated me like scum but I loved him too much to care. I enjoyed my encounter in this game and would love to meet another guy in the game like that. I can't remember the settings I used for that character, and never encountered it before. I was working out in the gym, the guy took me out in the alley called me a cow and was very demeaning throughout it. All the other guys I have met in all my play throughs have always been pretty nice to me.

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    1. There are five personalities types, as I understand it; nice guys, romantic guys, selfish jerks and absolute arseholes, as well as 'average' ones.

      These, and several other more specific personality traits go into deciding how a guy will act or react around you. In the normal course of the game, you discover these traits by spending time with them and getting to know them, though if you're playing the patron build, you can tweak the rate at which different types of guys are encountered (so if you want you can set them to all be jerks), and also pick up a cheat trait that reveals their entire personality to you immediately in their character screen.

      Some npcs are generated separately from the normal algorithms, though I'm not completely sure which ones. I know that, for example, the rich client is always a sleezebag.

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    2. I didn't know there was a sex scene attached to the gym activity, and was about to piss and moan about that part of the game lacking in x-rated activities. Instead I'll just have to whine about how it isn't handled in the way I think it should be.

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    3. Hi there.
      This is something that I may need to look into at some point, but guys who treat you badly usually have bad personalities combined with low liking for your character.
      I've had a few people tell me they don't like that asshole npcs will "mellow out" as your relationship improves, so perhaps there should be something that keeps them mean the whole time. I do want to keep it so that at least some scumbags can be "won over" and start treating you better if they grow to like you. Of course, they'll still be scum in their evil little hearts.

      If you want guys to treat you badly in the current version, then consider taking traits that'll make it harder for them to like you. The obvious one is Bitchy, but Shy also makes guys enjoy conversation with you less, unless they prefer cute girls.

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    4. What activity were you doing at the gym? I've been going to the gym almost every week on multiple character types, but have never found any scenes there other than men eying you up when you work out alone or feeling up your tits if you agree to work out with them.

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  10. Not sure where you most like to receive bug and text reports, Splendid Ostrich, so if there's a better place, then please do let me know, but I did promise to go through and pick out some of the text oddities that were still hanging around, so, here are the ones I'm aware of, as of the newest build. Most of these are text oddities arising from female starts, however, a couple are equally applicable to any start:

    While in bed, Straddle position, while wearing pajama bottoms or other restrictive pants:

    If you straddle while fully dressed, you have the option of pulling the bottoms down to your thighs - a situation that a little bit close to physically impossible. Many of the 'Bed' scene actions don't make a lot of sense if performed while straddled, but this one jumped out at me, as an actual option (subsequently, the description also mentions, of course, that they're at your thighs, and holding your legs together... while you're straddling him).

    Another one while in Straddle position:

    “Mason pulls your black shift dress down over your full hips. You lift your legs to let him take it off completely, and he drops it to the floor.” - Dress removal doesn't make sense.


    When touching self during oral:

    “With your finger in this position, you know exactly how to please a woman, and your new body is certainly no exception. With a curling motion, you rub your fingertip against the front wall, and gasp out loud as your sensitive body responds with a near-overwhelming pulse of pleasure that feels like an electric shock going through your lower body.” - 'New Body' reference


    When coming from sex for the first time:

    “You feel pleasure mounting in your lower belly, and you realise that you're about to have your first orgasm from sex as a woman right here up against this graffitied toilet wall.” - 'as a woman' bit should probably drop out for female starts, as it's a bit oddly superfluous.

    While watching the smutty movie on a date, and masturbating your date:

    “You stroke his hard meat, your hand expertly stimulating him, your familiarity with male masturbation giving you perfect knowledge of just how to make him feel good.” - Familiarity with male masturbation? Maybe we gave a lot of handies in high school, but this still feels a little odd.

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    1. Thanks :) I've fixed some of these. Others have issues that make them hard to fix based on how the scenes are structured, but I've left notes to look into possible solutions.

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  11. Not sure if this has been asked recently but i was wondering if there will sometime be clothing options for the legwear such as stockings and such?

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    1. Oh, absolutely. I'm not sure exactly when, but it'll definitely get added at some point.
      The major update that would really require these would be relationships & marriage, so you can have stockings in your bridal outfit. It's likely to get added before then though.

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  12. Are there any plans for holiday content?

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    1. Not at the moment. Maybe later in development, but not especially soon.

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  13. So I've just managed to catch-up to 3.3 (as I am a poor, and can't afford to give to Patreon yet). I'm glad to hear that making friends is now going to be easier.

    A couple of suggestions, though:
    1. Maybe add a physical trait "super fertile", for those who, like me, keep save-reloading to get pregnant when having sex with *that* guy?
    2. Maybe have an option when having sex with certain guys to ask them to knock you up, not just warn them that you're unprotected? (With varying reactions based on desire to have kids/relationship with you)
    3. It kinda annoys me that I have to go to the clinic twice when pregnant - once to find out I'm pregnant, another to get the acceleration treatment. Would it be possible for the PAT to be offered to you as soon as you find out you're preggers?

    Anyway, thanks for all the work on this game!

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    1. 1. You can get a fertility treatment from the doctor in 0.3.4. I might put in a fertile trait, but not yet. I think I'd pair that with "infertile" which will go in when evil npcs get to sabotage your pill so people who hate pregnancy stuff will always have a guaranteed 'out'.
      2. Yup. This will come with the relationship update. There'll be the option to set a "trying for baby" status.
      3. No, but 0.3.4 adds the "fecund" trait which basically acts as a permanent PAT. It stacks with the others, but of course the first one you get halves the time taken for pregnancy so you get a big impact even from just one.

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    2. >I think I'd pair that with "infertile" which will go in when evil npcs get to sabotage your pill so people who hate pregnancy stuff will always have a guaranteed 'out'.

      Uh, infertile has negative implications (have a couple of friends who are having problems because of it) which may lead certain people who might otherwise enjoy your game to be seriously miffed. Maybe just put an option somewhere to turn on/off fetish content? Since I know that not every person likes preg, or rape-play, or, uh, I don't know what other problematic fetish is in the game.

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  14. Hmmm this game mechanics would be great for a guy gameplay where you chase girls with different traits and stuff but thats definitely not what you are planning for his project.

    Would it be possible to simply play as a girl without any gender bender stuff- it kinda breaks the immersion imo

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    1. Good news there - that's in the game already. Choose one of the "female start" options and you'll get an alternative storyline where you begin as a woman.

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  15. Any chance this will get converted/ported to android in the future?

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    1. Not really, no. The changes needed would be massively excessive - in particular the UI would need to be completely rewritten from scratch.

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  16. LOL "Player outrage". Great work regardless my friend.

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  17. Maybe this has been aswered before, but is it impossible to breakup with the current boyfriend ? I've been kicking him out and ignoring him forever and he keeps asking me out!
    Talk about obcession! xD

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    1. Proper breakups will come with the relationships major update.

      Right now, there are a few ways a relationship can end if you get pregnant, although they won't always be available. There's also a situation when you make a new friend in 0.3.4 where he can ask you to dump your current bf and go out with him instead.

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  18. Accidentaly stumbled across this gem, and my god, cant put my finger on why, but it has made me cum many times in one day of playing it :)

    Keep up the good work sir/lady, and if i may ask some questions :)
    1. Do you plan to add more stuff in the cinema like, if some other man joined in?
    2. Do you plan on adding threesomes at all in the game? 2 guys ofc :)
    3. Do you plan to expand on the going clubbing scene at all?

    If you do any of those i will support the living shit out of yoy :D

    Regardless, thanks for making this awesome game

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    1. Oooh, and one more, is there ever going to be anal? :)

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    2. Glad you're enjoying it :) I actually thought I'd answered this, but apparently not. Sorry for the wait!

      Threesomes are a bit of a writing/coding nightmare so they aren't in the main dev plan. Even if I chose to do one, it'd have to be quite limited. Consider the lesbian dance scene - it's ok to have 2 npc girls there, but only because their appearances and personalities are mostly fixed. Any threesome content would be likely to be along those lines, which means it'd probably be restricted to specific events.
      I'll be running a vote this month for the "prove me wrong" milestone, and I think there's some threesome-type requests there, so we shall see what wins.

      Clubbing, well, I do plan to add more nightlife options. The existing nightclub scene has had quite a few improvements recently with the addition of dancing so it isn't due much rework soon. What sort of thing were you hoping to see there?

      Anal isn't one of my personal preferences, so it's also not in the core plan. However, it's an option for this month's vote and I consider it one of the most likely choices to win.

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  19. Your work is amazing so far! Nice job!
    I expect to see relationship with other girls, not only guys, is that possible?

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    1. Thank you :)
      Friendship with girls will come as part of the current major release, lesbian sex & dating with another one after that.

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  20. Sorry be that person but more cash from paneton you are getting, updates are less frequent.

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  21. Just wondering what the "convincing" is that you added for trying to make a new friend. Is it just the part where they say they'd prefer you to be their girlfriend?

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    1. Nahh. What i encountered were 3.
      Be my girlfriend instead (break up with existing partner/have them as a partner)
      Prove that you're a cool girl by..............., i don't want to spoil the scene, but yay rainbows ^_^
      And convince them, as in 3 options- Be vulnerable (damsel in distress approach, offer sex or give up)

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    2. Yup. Also, if your relationship is very good they can accept outright. That's the best approach because then you get to avoid all that pesky sex stuff :P

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    3. But who'd want to avoid sex? Isn't casual sex the basis of all friendships? If not, I'm doing something wrong...

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    4. OP here, still can't get that to trigger, every time they just say they want to be GF/BF instead. Are there any traits or stats I should look out for to make the other scenes trigger instead?

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