Friday, 25 December 2015

Happy Xmas, and Newlife 0.3.14

Hello everyone! I hope you're having a happy Christmas, or a happy non-Xmas holiday, or even just a happy Friday if you're from somewhere where this is just a normal week.

Version 0.3.14 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.


I'd normally release the public version of 0.3.13 now, but unfortunately due to a lapse in planning, I don't have it available. I couldn't come up with a way to get the correct files this week, so instead I've uploaded the supporter version from Patreon. I hope you'll forgive this mistake and it won't prove too troublesome for you. The 0.3.13 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.

The main change for this version is the new date alternative - this will appear as a separate action on some weeks that'll replace the usual "go on a date with <name>" one and has different text in the week planner screen. 
It's fairly rare as it isn't an event that makes a lot of sense to be happening repeatedly - I might change this if I add more paths to the scene, but there are lots of scenes that could use new paths and I don't know if this one will take precedence. Ideally you'll see it 1-3 times in a 52-week game - let me know if you think it's showing up too often.


Here's the full changelog for 0.3.14:



Major changes & additions:
    Added a new scene which will occasionally show up as an alternative to the usual date in town.
    Some new groping content for the new scene is also now available in some older ones in a slightly modified format. While it currently only shows up in some very specific situations, it'll eventually be available as part of one of the standard makeout scenes, and so these additions bring the game closer to a major update to one of them.
    When starting a new game you’ll find a Christmas present in your character’s wardrobe.


Minor changes & bugfixes:
    Fixes to text issues. Thanks to Cubano, Axeon, Death25 & OrangeJuice for reporting problems they found.
    Implemented a suggestion from Cubano - if you have a framed photo of your boyfriend and go to bed with another man seeing the picture will now remind you that you're cheating and make you feel guilty. Romantic characters can get a point of stress from this.
    Added a stat to track how many times you've been unfaithful. This is currently quite forgiving and won't count times you stopped things partway.
    The custom NPC test output now includes the path to the directory the game is checking for npcs.
    Npcs who disliked you are now less likely to ask you on dates, although this can still happen if theyre in love or find you very attractive.
    Reduced asking-out chances for men with the impregnator trait when youre pregnant, and men who dont want kids if youre pregnant or have children.

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

48 comments:

  1. I find that the condoms could be available not only for the flat after the character buy them but also brought with her randomly and also available to be used in an intercourse randomly too (forgetful ro drunkness could be parms to influence it). Also miss some male on female oral sex and som penetration from behind (not anal). A thresome scene with Horse, maybe after one or two regular intercourses with him and/or his partner alone, doesn't seem that complicated to manage in my opinion. Maybe just missed it.

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    1. Doggystyle is already implemented i dunno whatchu talking about

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  2. Happy Christmas Ostrich :) Hope you didn't work too hard!

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  3. You uploaded the patron version of 3_13. Thought you should know.

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    1. He made a point of saying that in his post, actually. His apologies are for Patrons that might be annoyed/offended that he did so, I guess. Personally I don't much care; in fact, it'd probably do him a world of good patron-wise if he occasionally released the Patron version of an old version to give people an idea of what they get by donating, on top of the early access.

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  4. Actually, I'm a dumbass and you said that you uploaded it willingly in the post! Don't mind that comment, then.

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  5. Ahhh, the new scene is great! I also feel like I'm just now noticing flavor text, like when a boyfriend cooks breakfast randomly. Thought it was adorable. I hope to see more of those little details. For example, maybe different reactions to when he joins you in the shower based on personality? Kinda like how you can react in a cutesy way when waking up.

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  6. I think that one goal for this game could be that instead of having a 12 person list for npcs, would be much better having a list of 12 (or 10 or whatever) UNKNOWN npcs, so when you get to know one it'd shift to the (unlimited) known npcs list, and leave place to a new randomly generated npc in the unknown list. This way you could always meet new people even if you keep playing forever, because what's so good about this game is this sense of randomness and unlimited possibility that makes it feel quite realistic, but if you set a huge number of playing weeks you eventually feel trapped in a cage with 12 people, losing interest completely afterwards. Besides, unknown npcs could be randomly removed and replaced after a while too, so you don't get stuck with the same unknown people either.

    That said, another important think that feels necessary is the opcion to continue playing endlessly after the last meet with ivy. And also, if you find a way to make savegames compatible with the new game versions, it would be so good that we would give up our real lifes to keep masturbating in front of the computer till we rot.

    Cheers, and congratulations for the best erotic video game ever. Potentially, at least. Seriously.

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    1. The continued randomly generated NPCs was brought up and shot down. I can't recall the reasons, but someone had the same thoughts as you. It does get repetitive after awhile with the same people.

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    2. I assume that when female NPCs get coded into the game that the number of NPCs per game will expand somewhat.

      I'd be curious about how having endless NPCs on tap would effect the way certain events work, as you could end up with a lot of guys competing for those limited gym or nightclub slots. I could see an in game reason for swapping an NPC for another, such as Ivy getting the kinks worked out of her machine and asking the player if she knows anyone who wants to voulnteer to be put through a harmless DNA scrambler. In goes middle eastern condom loving fashion guru Brad, out pops south asian party animal impregnator Carlos.

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    3. btw, cubes, you've been honored.
      http://new-life.wikia.com/wiki/Cubano

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    4. Finally a wiki article about me that doesn't contain a section called "Trial and Sentencing".

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    5. Won't take long, i'm pretty sure one of your neighbors is going to hear the voices and inform the police about the illegal drugged harem you have going on in the basement of your house, meh.

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  7. Is there any chance you can code this so it's a position independent executable? I'm trying to get it running on android, but it isn't working like a standard java game. (I Have adapters installed to make then work.)

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    1. The UI uses Swing, which won't work on Android.

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  8. I don't want to be a bother, but I had a question: do you think it'd ever be possible to let people write and submit events themselves? Kind of like how Fenoxo has it so people can write and submit a scene to possibly be implemented, I thought it would be interesting if it would be possible later down the line. Your games are different so how it'd be handled would be different (like how to credit someone when their scene procs), but I still have hopes.

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    1. Fenoxo's projects were pretty much ruined by third party writers and backer requests, because it caused a lot of inconsistency in style and quality.

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    2. Well, it would be up to SO to give the final say so. If he felt they weren't good enough, he'd pass on them. Besides, these aren't wall of texts we get in the game. At most we get a paragraph or less.

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    3. That pretty much already exists, see the 20$ level on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/splendidostrich?ty=h
      But it looks like January will be the last month for it.

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    4. it's similar, but not quite the same. SO would still be the one having to write the stuff, which would ultimately slow his other releases down. My suggestion is that it's written by others which means SO doesn't have to spend as much time on it besides reading it over and giving it a thumbs up or thumbs down.

      also, this had me wondering what the end game plan was. i think SO said he had it planned to be done 2016/2017? once it's done, is that it? i was thinking maybe once it's all done it would be nice to allow people to add content of their own to it, kinda like the one person did with Fenoxo's CoC with the sub/dom/slave addon.

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    5. SO's code is vvvv messy, i doubt anybody would be able to work on that.

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  9. I really hope we can start seeing more Office scenes. If I have ideas where can i reach you? I was thinking maybe wardrobe malfunction and a few other things, workplace harassment gets me going :v

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  10. Any chance for a public vote for whats next? Also when or if anal scene are introduced would there be butt preferences for example big, medium, small, like there are for boobs?

    Great game by the way i enjoy a lot and i am always finding something interesting, keep up the amazing work!

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    1. Thanks, I'm glad you're enjoying it!

      With the end of the Lottery reward I'll be working more on voted-content, and I hope to have patron votes more often next year. Probably not this month though.

      Anal may not end up getting added. If it does then there won't be new body type variables - those would add more complexity to already-complicated physical description text which would slow down development on all of the many scenes involving mention of the player's behind.
      Descriptions of the pc's bum are currently based on her figure attribute, and I expect that to keep on being the case.

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  11. I'm actually grateful for SO's mistake in putting up the patron's version, as it gives the rest of us a taste of what we're missing. In fact, I'd like to suggest that he do the same thing every six months or so.

    And Happy New Year everyone!

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  12. Why can you only choose the "talk to him" option once in your apartment? You can drink endless beers, but only talk to a guy once before sitting around awkwardly waiting for him to make a move...

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  13. I've got a date-actions suggestion. Is it possible to get a 'suggest going to see a naughty film together' so that dating a sleazy guy isn't the only way to access those scenes?

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    1. I want to keep it limited to those npcs, as having unique content helps give a different feel to dating different guys.

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  14. These two lines contradict eachother when you're straddling a guy:

    "Thrusting manfully upwards, his thick, rubber-covered cock finds the entrance to your body and enters you deeply."

    "You straddle Jake and guide his thick, rubber-covered cock into your vagina."

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  15. Hi -

    I found some text not being blocked by the "no rough content" filter. It's from when you're making out standing up:

    "He drives his fingers savagely into you, once, twice, and a third time. Then he pulls his hand backwards and, with finger and thumb slick with your juices, sharply pinches your clit. You let out a yelp of distress at such a brutal assault on your unready nether regions and urgently tug his hand away."

    Thanks for making that filter, btw!!!

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    1. You're welcome! I'll add a check to that action for the next release

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  16. I've been testing out the custom npcs.

    I wonder, is it possible for custom npcs to end up as your boss?

    I've tried to start new games with the custom npc in place, but so far it has never come up as the boss. Do you think it would be possible to add a trait to set a custom npc as the boss?

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    1. There are a few NPCs, the boss for example, that I want to say have been specified not to be replaceable with a custom NPC, I think because there are some more complicated underlying factors or something, not 100% sure, but I do know that that result isn't currently planned or intended.

      Of course, SO could change their mind, so who knows, might get lucky. Just based on what I've heard around I wouldn't expect it.

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  17. Hi,

    I have one question, if NPC has traits misanthrope and cold hearted, can the PC (with low self-esteem trait) fall in love with him?

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    1. Yes, those traits only affect their attitude towards you, not yours to them.

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    2. Thank you for your answer. That's what I have thought.

      I've tried this setup, but after many days my PC still hasn't fallen with love with that NPC. What could go wrong here?

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    3. Probably he isn't attractive enough for your character to fall in love with.

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    4. Yeah that might be the case!! Thanks and looking forward to next release (and stockings!).

      Best erotic game ever :)

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    5. I've experienced the same. Had custom created two characters that were cold/misanthropic jerks. One was charming, the other crude. Both were 'perfect specimens of manhood'. Yet the PC hated the crude one now matter how many times the pc boffed them and had kids. The charming one though was instantaneous almost. I'm guessing charming either gives a large bonus to you liking them, crude the opposite, or both combined that account for that.

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    6. Characters with the refined trait will usually not get on with crude men.

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    7. Is the disdain mutual, or are crude men just less attractive to refined women?

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    8. Just one-way. It affects liking and love, but not attractiveness so you can still use them as disposable man-meat.

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  18. I've found a bug, when the repairman is also PC's boyfriend:

    "You show him the broken television. He gives it a quick look-over, and tells you that the cost of repairs isn't important, because he obviously isn't going to charge his girlfriend. will still need to be paid, even though you're his girlfriend. The price will be £30. "

    Then you have both options, to pay him and to let him get to work without paying.

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    1. Thanks, that's fixed in the new version

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  19. Some thing small, maybe add a 'Back' button when you click on 'quick start', 'new game' etc

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  20. Hi!
    Sorry for asking, but how i get framed photo of my boyfriend?

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    1. It's a possible anniversary present - although only a boastful man would be so big-headed as to give you a picture of himself as your gift.

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