Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Back online

Hello everyone, I'm back online now and I'll catch up on answering comments & forum posts over the next week.

I've had a bit of a tough time over the last week, so there are a few delays in the next release. I was aiming to finish it today, but instead it'll be out tomorrow.
I think I'll also need to delay the doggy-style scene for version 0.3.7 - the next version has a mini-sex-scene anyway, and adding a new big one is proving to be slower than I'd expected. I'll try to get 0.3.7 out fairly soon after 0.3.6.

My apologies for the wait. I hope you've had a good couple of weeks and you haven't been up late tonight hoping for a new release!

Monday, 15 June 2015

Newlife 0.3.5

Hello everyone!

I probably won't be able to answer many messages or forum posts for the next few weeks. I do expect to be able to keep up with my development though, and I'll get back to everyone when I can.

In the meantime, version 0.3.5 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 0.3.4 release has been made public. I've updated the links here on the blog, so you can download it now from here. The 0.3.4 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.

0.3.5 extends the befriending scene with a new path, adds a new random event and of course has the usual selection of tweaks and bugfixes.

Here's the full changelog:
  • Fixes for text issues. Thanks to Cubano, Erica, Middling emu, UnLimiTeD, Death25 & KTDid for reporting problems they found, as well as one patron over pm.
  • Fixed a bug where having sex for someone if they agreed to be your friend was showing an error message once the sex scene finishes. This doesn't actually affect gameplay because the game's response to the error is to end the befriending scene, and it's supposed to finish there anyway.
  • Added a “mental changes” option to character creation as requested by essdee on tfgs. This is sort of an opposite to the “physical changes only” one in that it has a high chance of mental changes but that your physical traits will be the same as in fixed mode. As with the other randomisation choices it isn't available in quick start (for now) or when starting as a female (obviously, as they don't have a male body to base the randomisation on).
  • Following a post from UnLimiTeD, changed the conditions for the “start touching yourself” action while pleasuring a partner. This is now only blocked if you're busy giving him a full titjob. Other actions that require both hands will stop you touching yourself the same turn but won't stop you from selecting it for the next one.
  • Fixed another issue reported by UnLimiTeD where you could make coffee the morning after a date even if you didn't have a kettle.
  • Slightly reduced the effect of alcohol on willpower.
  • Added a willpower bonus to the “stop having sex” action when your partner is being rough with you and you aren't ready for that sort of thing yet.
  • Added a cute version of the babydoll for sexy nightwear outfits.
  • The stat screen now tracks the number of times you've been mugged – this includes both successful and unsuccessful attempts.
  • Fixed a bug reported by Cubano where the “watch men” action at the gym wasn't properly acting as a rest action.
  • Added an alternative activity for when you try to make a friend.
  • One new random event.

Enjoy the new version, and let me know if you find any bugs!