Thursday, 2 July 2015

Newlife 0.3.6

Hello everyone!

Version 0.3.6 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 0.3.5 release has been made public. I've updated the links here on the blog, so you can download it now from here. The 0.3.5 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.

Here's the full changelog for 0.3.6:
  • Fixes to text issues. Thanks to Death25, cubano & phantombird for reporting problems they found.
  • Implemented a change suggested by cubano where having a friend who lives near you gives you a small chance of being with them when you’d otherwise be mugged, and therefore avoiding attack. For now you’ll have to take pot luck as to whether your friend lives in your area as this isn’t shown anywhere – although if he’s tried to save you from mugging before then you know he lives nearby. When the Homes update gets added this will become more important and will probably be easier to discover.
  • Fixed a bug reported on a blog comment where an exception was being thrown if you told someone you were pregnant while being single, they asked you to become their girlfriend, and you refused.
  • Added a check for heavily pregnant characters trying to climb the watertower, as suggested by cubano.
  • Changed the ‘pain and suffering’ action in the dance contest to test against the Fitness skill instead of a flat success chance.
  • Following a problem report by death25, modified the starting relationship bonuses for npc traits so they couldn't push you all the way into the second liking category.
  • A new event chain that can fire once you've been promoted past the starting job.
Enjoy the new version, and let me know if you find any bugs!

28 comments:

  1. I quite sincerely wish Patreon accepted PayPal payments for creators labelled as NSFW.

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    1. Well, paypal has issues with adult content, so it's in paypal's hands not patreon.

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  2. No doggystyle still :/

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    1. Its an event that happens when you have a friend, theres a chance you'll trigger this event each week I think. Theres one of treasure hunting, and other with this watertower.

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    2. There's a third one too - the factory.

      The one where you actually find treasure is rarest, but you can have a choice of 2 or 3 in the event if you're lucky. The perceptive trait makes it easier to find more places to search

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    3. I wanted to keep it something of a secret, for others to find on their own ._.

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  4. Indeed What water tower :/

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  5. Have you thought about adding a salon scene and or hair length/style stat anytime soon?

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    1. Probably with the femininity major update, so I can have masculine haircuts for characters trying to keep their manliness.

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  6. Add some stockings/pantyhose theme ;)

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  7. Will there ever be bdsm content on New Life?

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    1. Certainly nothing very extreme. I don't mind things like light bondage, spanking etc but they aren't in the core dev plan. I don't like actual pain, serious humiliation content, or anything involving injury or blood so these are on the "definitely not" list.

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  8. Okay, is everyone here just bullshitting around or is there actually a way to play the damn game? Because I can't get either version of 0.3.5 to start!

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    1. 1) Do you have the latest version of Java?
      2) Are you trying to run the .exe or the .jar? (Try the .exe)
      3) Check this; http://splendidostrich.blogspot.co.uk/p/getting-started.html

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    2. Thanks anon :)

      MOMF:
      The game (obviously) runs on my machine, so I need more information in order to help. I'm assuming you're using windows and it's just failing silently (i.e. you double-click the jar or exe but nothing happens). In that case:
      - Go to the getting started page that anonymous linked
      - Scroll down to the bottom, to the troubleshooting section. This is after the "how to play" part with the screenshots.
      - Find the section on how to run via command prompt and do that.
      - This will show you the error message that's happening when you run the file instead of just failing silently
      - Also run "java -version" in the command prompt, to confirm the version of java that your computer is actually trying to use.
      - Post another comment with the output you get in the command prompt to both those things.

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  9. I do love the game. Lots of content, very well written.

    If I may make a suggestion, though...perhaps allowing an option to initiate making out in the bathroom at the club instead of hoping one of the guys will do it? Also, maybe allowing the option to seduce your boss, client, or dance partner/instructor.

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    1. I support letting the player initiate club bathroom sex. I'd like the player to be able to be more forward in a lot of scenes and situations; right now you mostly have to wait for the guy or random chance to initiate many scenes. I'd also like to be able to call men to ask them out on dates, not just wait for them to call you; another good one would be letting us girls ask men at the gym to work out with us directly instead of waiting for them to approach us. For that matter, letting us call up a guy to come over for some quick, no-strings attached sex would be great too.

      Speaking of, any possibility of/how difficult would it be to add alternate relationship categories? Right now we're either in a committed relationship or we're just friends, but there's so many more variations than that already in the game! There's already friends with benefits, where you're just friends with someone, no romantic feelings on either side, but have sex regularly; and there's fuckbuddies, where you have no feelings and don't know a guy well but regularly wind up having sex with him, like a series of one-night stands that just happen to be with the same guy each time. Then there's the whole range of variations on how your relationship with your boyfriend works, like if it's your boss there's the unexplored content regarding him being married and you being the girl he's cheating on his wife with; plus he can be a workplace mentor helping you or a hardass pushing you more because of your relationship or a sugar daddy going easy on you at work in exchange for sex...
      alright, I'm starting to ramble. You get my point.

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    2. One of the big changes that I'll need to make for the friendship update is allowing the player to have non-sexual relationships that will deter the npc from making sexual advances - there'll be a large update before too long where I rework a lot of the liking/love/enjoyment game mechanics.

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    3. @Anon:
      Thanks :)

      One of the main reasons I made Newlife was because I was frustrated with how many other games I played were either rape-fests or required the player to make the first move and initiate everything. The sims is a big example of that - you can play a pretty girl who goes to clubs, but nothing beyond some light flirting will ever happen unless you explicitly make it happen.
      The intention with Newlife is that the pc usually takes the "traditional" girly role: you might dress or act in a certain way to encourage the man to take certain actions, but at the end of the day he's the one to actually make the move, be it asking you out, going for a kiss, or taking you to bed, and you then decide whether to go along with it or to reject him.
      I think initiating bathroom sex was requested in the preliminary prove-me-wrong ideas thread on patreon. I'll be doing an initial vote soon to cut the number of suggestions down to a manageable number, and then we'll see what comes out of the main vote itself.

      The boss & dance characters can be seduced like normal npcs - if they ask for your number then they'll ask you out on dates if they fancy you enough, and things can proceed from there.

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  10. First off, great update, love the new work scene. I'll try to keep this simple since I tend to run on for paragraphs, but I there's numerous extra little scenes I'm having trouble getting to, so I figure I'll both ask and fill in what I know for others who are looking. Until/unless a wiki gets set up this is probably my best shot. If anyone knows any details about these scenes that could help me or others find them, please comment:

    Content I haven't seen yet:
    Modeling scene? It was mentioned a few updates back but I haven't seen it yet. Possibly involves bakery that gives you cupcakes when you're stressed but has an ugly sign. Likely requires high fashion, fitness or dance skill, possibly triggers after dance class, dance competition or gym workout.

    Gym sex scene? Mentioned a few comment threads ago, involved being pulled out of the gym into alleyway sex scene, possibly a red herring that started in another scene, not the gym. I've had guys fondle my breasts while working out together and watch me working out alone, but never seen any other gym sex scenes. Anyone seen any others, or is that all the gym has?

    Adventure!/Explore! scene: triggers randomly, requires friend with hidden Adventurous trait. I've seen the 'explore abandoned building for lost treasure' version, which involved a rival female treasure hunter showing up; I kissed her to distract her then got a few hundred bucks to split with my friend. Any alternate versions of this one?

    Adventure!Watertower? Variant of the adventure scene that apparently involves climbing a watertower? Haven't seen it. Anyone got details?

    Client scene: work-related scene that starts when you're sent to convince a client to buy your product. Client is a lech and will feel you up while you talk, but the extended scene only triggers if you manage to have an orgasm from him fondling you, which is hard in the time available. Apparently leads to the client inviting to to show up at his house, which has another sex scene in which you can be caught mid-coitus by his wife. Haven't seen it yet personally.

    Newest work scene: added this release. Involves being recruited by your boss for some big sales presentation of some electroshock sleep aid device. After several quick scenes of you working on the presentation, the version I saw had the boss strap himself into the device to show he trusted it completely, which involved him stripping to his undies. The machine gave him an erection, and I had five minutes to get him off before the presentation was to start, which allowed a handjob, oral, a titjob or straight-up vaginal sex, all of which seemed like short, custom scenes just for this. I succeeded and cleaned him up fine with time to spare. Anyone seen what happens if you fail to get him off in time? Is there an alternate version? There was a branching choice at the beginning of the event that I think might lead to the PC being the one strapped to the machine in her underwear, getting aroused in front of a crowd. Can anyone confirm this?

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    1. Hi, good to hear you're enjoying it. I don't intend to set up a wiki myself, but I'm fine with a player creating one, as long as it isn't on a site that risks exposing people to malware.

      Some short answers:

      The bakery modelling is primarily based on cuteness.

      There isn't a sex scene that's accessible directly from the gym, but this may well be changing in the next month or so.

      There are 3 places where you can look for the treasure, each with different paths through the scene. You get a choice of 1-3 at the start of the event, with perceptive characters being more likely to get more options. The one where you actually find the treasure is the rarest, and also has the most content.
      There isn't an adventurous trait as such - I use "Interesting" as an approximation.

      Getting the invite back to the client's place can also be triggered by successfully making the sale - this is mostly based on your charm skill.

      The new work scene only has a version with the boss being restrained. Having an alternative with the pc strapped down is an obvious extension that might happen at some point, but it would mean re-doing most of the content.
      If you fail to deal with the boss' problem then you get a short ending description and it's bad for your job performance. Success is based on using your special skills (clever hands, skillful tongue, snug pussy), matching his sexual preferences, and avoiding doing things that he doesn't like. Putting a condom on a boss who hates wearing them is a good way to fail.

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  11. I know a couple of these, but can't seem to find others, so maybe some other friendly commentors can help. To get the modeling scene you have to stressed out. You will get grabbed while walking around town by a cake lady. If you want to model for them, you have to be cute enough. The cute personality helps, and it will be based of your casual clothes, so choose dress accordingly. I think you just get some money and stress relief (maybe only if you are nice? Not sure).

    After a promotion or two your boss will send you to meet a client at his office (being ambitious helps with the promotions, as does a work background in sales). Depending on your personality, you will get options to flirt with him. This will make him get handsy. From what Mr. Ostrich said a few updates ago, having a low self esteem and an overactive imagination helps you enjoy the experience, though I have yet to get my character off before being sent on my way. Having a loud orgasm is supposed to have a different end to the scene, but again, I have not gotten this one to work.

    If you make the sale, the client will invite you to give a presentation at his house next time. During that scene he will potentially undress you, ask for some relief or pull you into a guest bedroom.His wife will randomly come in and get super pissed (for some reason) if either of you are in a state of undress/post sex. I don't think she can interrupt during the actual sex scene though.

    I haven't found any adventurous friends yet, and my support can only be moral and not financial atm, so the rest are up to you.

    -engai

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  12. Will you add some new events like exhibitionism in the following updates?

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    1. Eventually I intend to add more voyeur content and probably exhibitionist scenes as well.

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  13. I got a event that involved my charter making out with the girl at the cafe that you go to with your friends dose any one know how I did that

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    1. It's one of the things your friend-to-be may ask you to do in order to become friends with them. I believe it happens when your friend has the "sleazy" trait.

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  14. Hi!

    1) do you plan to add shemale/futanari/dickgirl NPCs and/or women NPC?
    2) if a NPC is "of advanced age", what's his age? Beyond sixties?
    3) I've noticed that there's an option "Ask him to come inside" when the PC is riding her partner. Why it isn't available in every scene, especially when PC has maternal and/or like bare sex traits?
    4) I've also noticed that some men have more initiative than others - e.g. one will enter the PC even without your action or will switch positions from PC on top to him on top, and some do not - where it comes from?

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