Monday, 21 March 2016

Newlife 0.3.19

Hello everyone!

Version 0.3.19 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.


Version of 0.3.18 is now public. You can download it using the links on the right-hand side of the blog. The 0.3.18 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 a zipfile containing Newlife. Once unzipped, you'll see a folder containing .jar and .exe files. Either one of these will run the game. 

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.

This update finally has female NPCs appearing in the game. Right now they don't appear in many scenes, but there's a big new befriending scene with individual paths for the different character types.

Here's the full changelog:

Major changes & additions:
  • Yet more internal changes for female NPCs. It turns out there was more still to do here than I'd expected.
  • Female NPCs will now appear in the npc browser
  • Female NPCs can be befriended and will appear on the friends screen.
  • Added one female NPC to the nightclub scene, with a minimal “chat” action. While there isn't much interaction here, it lets you see the npc character description.
  • Added a befriending scene for female NPCs with different paths based on their character type. To get your relationship up to befriending levels, go to the nightclub and choose the new “Chat with another girl” action. You can do this once per visit, and it has a large impact on relationships – I'll be reducing this later but for now this action is the only way to improve your relationship so it needs to be powerful.

Minor changes & bugfixes:
  • Fixes to text issues. Thanks to Ted, Kayla, Pintapau and several patrons over PM for reporting problems they found.
  • Added the pc's breast size to the character screen, as suggested by NotYou on Patreon.
  • Added a new trait (“LOWLIFE”) that's available with custom characters.

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

60 comments:

  1. Updated my creator with LOWLIFE (Just got around to adding PREFERS_SEX yesterday, good timing:P) NewLifeCC 0.3.19

    Also added the new traits to the wiki if you want more information:LOWLIFE, PREFERS_SEX

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    1. I noticed that with your editor, you're able to select both "likes_sexy/cute" and "likes_casual/elegant" on the same NPC. I was under the impression that NPCs only get one of those preferences. I.E. You can't have a dude that likes sexy and elegant, the game would just default to one or the other.

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    2. It's ok to have e.g. likes_sexy and likes_elegant together: the npc would get the effects of both. You just can't combne likes_sexy with likes_cute or likes_elegant with likes_casual, as they're opposites and that wouldn't make sense in the game.

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  2. Hello! I played a bit of 0.3.17 yesterday and I enjoyed the Secret Tweaked start. I love it, trying to find what traits my character has and which guy fits me best, but when we go to bed he always ends up being a despicable jerk and I got low self esteem so I can't kick him out.

    Could you please add the option to disable Rough Content to the Male creation screen or the Options menu?

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    1. Hi, the next version will allow cheats for secret, but not blocking rough content.

      I've made a note to look into it. For the time being, you can reduce the likelihood of these issues by using either custom npcs or the personality % cheat to make jerks less likely to show up.

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  3. Loving the game's development. You've done a fantastic job.

    Figured I'd toss this idea out there to see what people think: A reputation stat. A sort of tracking that builds up with the more -different- people that you have sex with. With the stat building faster when done in more public areas --> such as the bathroom, gym, heavy groping done to the character in public and such.

    The idea is that as the stat builds higher, those NPCs of the right qualities will become further and further bolder with their approach of the PC. They will be more apt to proposition for sex and grope the PC openly. This naturally will cause potential issues for low-will characters maintaining relationships if they've had a rather openly sexual past of getting around a lot.

    Whatcha think?

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    1. Thanks :) I'm glad you're enjoying it.

      I don't plan to add reputation. It strikes me as a difficult addition without constraining how the player approaches the game. It'd also be another layer of complexity on top of the already-complicated personality+relationship system, and that would make it slower to put in new content.

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  4. This update is pretty nice, especially the Shy(?) girl one. I do feel that you missed an opportunity in that befriend scene though. It was the perfect setup for a gangbang (PC is willing). Could have been done with like the theater scene, with just description and an option or 2 somewhere in there. Is there a way to reinitiate that sequence?

    All in all wonderful update and hope to see more

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    1. I've been assuming that a group sex mechanic is intended but not done yet. The theater, locker room, adult shop, and gig all would be great places for 3 or moresomes. I know every time Horse or his pal try to pull me away in the locker room I wish there was a "both of them" choice.

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    2. Expectations for group sex have always been set kind of low due to the complexity of involving multiple NPCs in a scene. Splendid Ostrich has said that if it did happen it would be similar to how anonymous put it, with limited descriptions and options.

      I do think that the sex scene in the Innocent befriend event would be better if it acknowledged the existence of the lowlife's nearby companions. I wonder if the game could cheat a little and have some sex descriptions that show up for NPCs with the lowlife trait that do just that; instead of "David tells you that he's about to come all over your slutty face" you'd get something like "David tells his leering companions that your slutty face is about to be covered with his cum." Although the lowlife trait can be added to custom NPCs, so it wouldn't make much sense from that perspective.

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  5. Good time to unsubscribe, ill be back when all this gay stuff wll be done and over.

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  6. So, I downloaded version 0.3.18 as I am not a patron, however I appear to have the cheats available. I was just wondering if this was intentional?
    Also, since I am commenting, this is my favorite adult game on the web, thank you.

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    1. Odd. It looks like I made a mistake when I created the file. Might as well leave it online now that it's there, but thanks for letting me know!

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  7. Hey, thanks for the update! I'm making a game also(still pre-release), I put a shoutout to fenoxo in the game with a poster for his game TiTs in the main room and I wanted to find a similar way to include something about your game but I'll admit I'm stumped on how to add in artwork that shouts out your game since its all text, I guess I was wondering if you had any ideas or any specific art/logo I could use on a poster in-game that when clicked gives a shoutout to New Life.

    Love the game!

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    1. Hi! You can use the official Newlife art by Elanwye that appears on the patreon page - you can see the whole image at:
      http://splendidostrich.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/newlife-art.html

      As an aside, if anyone reading this is looking for an artist for commission work, then I recommend giving Elanwye a shot - I was very pleased with her work on the Newlife art. Her website's http://elanwye.deviantart.com/

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    2. Oh, and good luck with development! I see it's inspired by the x-change pill reddit - that's a really fun one and it well deserves a game.

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    3. As luck would have it I got a big increase in work hours and am going to be using commissioned art, I'll contact Elanwye some time soon and let her know you sent me over.

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    1. And thanks to Axeon for all the work you do on the wiki. There's a lot of useful stuff on there, and even though I don't actually write wiki pages I still like to poke around on it sometimes.

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  9. Just a quick typo report, and not related to the most recent update:

    When experimenting with a few different possibilities with the men's change room scene, when your current boyfriend is present, and other changing males are your fuck-buddies, or people you've had sex with. When both of the other males are friends you've slept with, the line after your your boyfriend's boasting reads: "Thankfully John1 and John2 both of them." and nothing else: this looks like a placeholder line, rather than an actual one.

    When only one of them is a friend you've slept with (and the other not a friend or a lover), it reads: "Thankfully John1stays quiet about how you've had sex with him," etc., the typo simply being the lack of any space between the character name and the next word.

    Also, just wanted to say... Finally, FINALLY after much playing around and checking the wiki, managed to see the impregnator event, and for me, it was fantastically hot as hell: It's a crying shame that it's so specifically difficult to get access to or see, and also a bit unfortunate that there's no 'aftermath' at the tail end of the event, and that it eventuates in what is effectively a 'normal' sex scene.

    -Erica

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    1. Alliterative Acolyte23 March 2016 at 12:55

      I have to agree, the Tanya arc was awesome. Hell, it was so potent it gave me an impregnation fetish.

      While Splendid seems to presently have their hands full with the female friends update, we'll hopefully see more consequences fleshed out in the future. Speaking for myself, I'd love to see a blackmail scene where your impregantor friend threatens to tell your boyfriend about your past indiscretions unless you sleep with him.

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    2. I especially enjoyed checking the 'describe the scene' in between each stage of the second event, where there's special attention to detail on it mentioning what's been happening that your character hasn't noticed.

      I think I'd like it even more if the events were more parallel... as in, your character might shift and resettle her head on the pillow unconsciously while the man describes lying Tanya down on the bed... getting caught up in imagining the feeling of him hovering right at her entrance, and not connecting the dots that it's actually happening to her...

      I think it would be amazing, for me personally, if failing all of your willpower checks sufficiently thoroughly would let the entire event progress alongside the story without your character ever connecting the dots properly at all (though that probably only makes sense on the alcohol route), or only after it's already well too late.

      Either way though, finally achieving this scene and then loading up to read through it multiple ways multiple times... Cost me multiple changes of knickers ^.^ Major cheers for this scene, wish it was more accessible, more visible, and achievable with more different personalities; He might approach non-bitchy targets with a slightly altered or more sympathetic story, for example.

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    3. Alliterative Acolyte25 March 2016 at 17:18

      Nice catch with the Describe Scene button! That's a staggering level of attention to detail by Splendid. While we probably won't see a non-bitchy version of the Tanya path, I'd be very surprised if we didn't eventually get one or two similar events for nice and regular girls. Maybe something similar to the nobble scene from the dance competition, but where you're the unwitting victim? Or what about a scene where you're hiding at the club (after having one to many) and a jerk takes the opportunity to fool around with you? I could go on, but I probably shouldn't.

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    4. Thanks! I've no idea how that line got in there - it doesn't even look slightly like a meaningful sentence. I've fixed it for the next version.

      As for variants to Tanya, I think I'll keep it restricted to Bitchy, but certain other traits will get their own special scenes eventually. In particular, I want to give Nice a "volunteer for charity" activity and a chain of events around helping the homeless. Probably with a good homeless man you can help get his life on track and have a romance with and an evil one who'll try to use you for sex.

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    5. For what it's worth, I think Alliterative Acolyte's idea of having Nice girls get the 'other side' of the nobble scene from the dance competition is pure genius. :)

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  10. Got this after the end of the innocent befriending sex scene
    ERROR when starting scene z.d.
    Please report this to the developer as a bug including the text of the message below. The scene will now finish.
    Exception was: java.lang.NullPointerException: null
    z.d.a(FemaleBefriendScene.java:222)
    z.d.a(FemaleBefriendScene.java:184)
    l.l.a(ScenePanel.java:311)
    l.l.actionPerformed(ScenePanel.java:342)
    javax.swing.AbstractButton.fireActionPerformed(Unknown Source)
    javax.swing.AbstractButton$Handler.actionPerformed(Unknown Source)
    javax.swing.DefaultButtonModel.fireActionPerformed(Unknown Source)
    javax.swing.DefaultButtonModel.setPressed(Unknown Source)
    javax.swing.plaf.basic.BasicButtonListener.mouseReleased(Unknown Source)
    java.awt.Component.processMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
    javax.swing.JComponent.processMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
    java.awt.Component.processEvent(Unknown Source)
    java.awt.Container.processEvent(Unknown Source)
    java.awt.Component.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
    java.awt.Container.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
    java.awt.Component.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
    java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.retargetMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
    java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.processMouseEvent(Unknown Source)
    java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
    java.awt.Container.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
    java.awt.Window.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
    java.awt.Component.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
    java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEventImpl(Unknown Source)
    java.awt.EventQueue.access$500(Unknown Source)
    java.awt.EventQueue$3.run(Unknown Source)
    java.awt.EventQueue$3.run(Unknown Source)
    java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
    java.security.ProtectionDomain$JavaSecurityAccessImpl.doIntersectionPrivilege(Unknown Source)
    java.security.ProtectionDomain$JavaSecurityAccessImpl.doIntersectionPrivilege(Unknown Source)
    java.awt.EventQueue$4.run(Unknown Source)
    java.awt.EventQueue$4.run(Unknown Source)
    java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
    java.security.ProtectionDomain$JavaSecurityAccessImpl.doIntersectionPrivilege(Unknown Source)
    java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(Unknown Source)
    java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpOneEventForFilters(Unknown Source)
    java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForFilter(Unknown Source)
    java.awt.EventDispatchThread.pumpEventsForHierarchy(Unknown Source)
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    1. Are you on 0.3.19c? That looks like the oral sex bug that should be fixed in that version.

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  11. I have to say I love the Concept for this game, I have put 100+ hours in just really messing with the variables and seeing what I can and can't do so I will let you in on some features I would like added.

    1. The game length being longer in the public release, I have played both the public releases and the Patreon releases you have released to the public and honestly the play time in the public release is too short with how random the game is. I would say but up the public release play time to 104 weeks, seems like the average length I could get before everything starting repeating.

    2. Do more with the certain variables, main one I have a problem with is the virgin one because so far it doesn't do much besides adds flavor text, or if you happen to raise your relationship with your bf to max changes the first time slightly.

    Maybe if you happen to make it through the whole game being a virgin, it changes some of the ending stuff because right now it is a pretty useless variable and I kind of wish you could turn it off in the regular mode like you can in the female start.

    3. More consequences for your actions in the game, really the only consequence right now is getting pregnant other than that sure you might miss work if you look like shit if you have a high position and your boyfriend might dump you if you sleep around but it is rare for both of these things to happen.

    Maybe make it is so using birth control has a chance to stay female if you use it because unless you feel like having the chance to get pregnant not using it has no side effects, maybe it raises your femininity.

    Now onto condoms, why are they in the game, since there is no stds in the game you don't have to worry about them, and birth control is in the game so you can take that not to get pregnant, so I ask again why are they in the game.

    maybe make it so if you have sex with a condom it doesn't raise your femininity as much, other than that I have nothing on condoms.

    4. Now you said you are adding female npcs into the game so, I am wondering how much you want to play with the impregnator trait here.

    What I suggest is if you have a friend with the impregnator trait, and you want to get pregnant, maybe you could ask them to impregnate you or your girlfriend.

    Maybe you could add a sperm bank, so if you want to be a strictly lesbian on a play through you could get pregnant without having to have sex

    5. Honestly add more things to do with your kids if you have them because right now they are just a number, maybe add an event where you can play with them to lower stress or take them to a park.

    6. Add more stuff to be able to buy or maybe upgrade your flat/apartment because right now it gets to a point where you have so much money it doesn't really every cause a problem

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    1. 7. Add an option for the client to start actually dating you and maybe you could add more interaction between the wife and you if you guys get caught, if the client loves you maybe instead of always getting thrown out, he could stick up for you.

      8. Maybe change up the impregnator even if you happen to have the maternal variable on, so instead of the guy trying to force himself on you, or even going through with the plan you offer yourself up to be impregnated willingly.

      9. Add more to the friend late night trips instead of only finding stuff in the secret room maybe add stuff you can find on the other two trips. Would also like to see more to, you distract the female in the secret room event when female npcs are added fully.

      10. It would be nice to see some resistance from the PC about sleeping with males seeing as they themselves were male.
      Maybe add a variable to the male character creator for their sexual orientation. So far example if they were straight as a male they would have more resistance to sleeping with males when they are female, then if they were bisexual or gay, initially

      11. Maybe when you are dating an asshole and you are in labor and they won't come you could give and option to call one of your friends to be with you instead

      So far that's all I can think of I know it is a lot but I feel like these would all make the game much better in the long run.

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    2. Heya, I'll let others talk more about the rest, but I will say that in regards to condoms, it's about choice.

      The pill isn't an absolute guarantee, and especially not if you have either of the traits that affect its effectiveness. Add to that, some people prefer to have double protection, or even other situations where you want to be selective - say you're trying to get pregnant with your boyfriend, and you want to be certain it's his... but you don't really want to stop getting nookie from your various other boy-toys on the side. The pill isn't an option there.

      One might be a virgin wiht no real thoughts or plans of sex, and thus not on the pill at all.. but clear headed enough to want to prevent risks that time that you do end up wanting to go all in with a partner - being able to ask them to use protection in a case like that is equally important.

      Mostly, it's about choice and freedom... and potentially about giving jerks someway to sabotage your efforts, later down the track....

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    3. Also, as an afterthought... some people -like- condoms in a kink/fetish way. I suppose it's in the same vein as people who have a latex fetish? I can't claim to understand it myself, but I know some do, so, there's another reason ^.^

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    4. I get that to simulate at least some part of reality there is the option, but for now in the game there really is not a need for both, is where I was going with it. Maybe if there were more benefits/Cons for using either or but for the most part in the game birth control is just easier, most of the time.

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    5. Ehh, I can understand what you're saying, but I can't, personally agree. On one playthrough, for example, I had an established partner, but also a great many boy-toys for casual fun - at one point I decided to get knocked up to my boy, and had to go off the pill, so at that point, until I was confirmed pregnant, making sure to use condoms with everyone else was rather important, you know?

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    6. I've always liked having condoms in the game just for the sake of variety. But I had always hoped that some of the safe sex descriptions would get buffed eventually, since aside from the obvious effect of preventing pregnancy, the gameplay effect of having an NPC wear a condom is usually less detailed sex descriptions showing up during the orgasm scenes.

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    7. Ah I see Erica, I play differently where if I am trying to get pregnant from my boyfriend and have other people on the side I would get the enhanced fertility treatment and only have sex with my boyfriend till I was pregnant. Doing what I was doing just sounded easier overall seeing as most of the time I ask for a condom the guy's I were with didn't have any, and buying them seemed to only work when you are at your place

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  12. During the found phone event, you should have the opportunity to 'exchange phone numbers'. I mean, his phone is right there, you should be able to record his number, so you should be able to call him up. I guess you're going for the sexist woman behaviour of not calling for dates, but since you offer assertive traits (unfeminine or outgoing or flirty) you should have the option.

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    1. Heck, you should have the game remember the traits you learned about him when you puck up the phone.

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  13. How do I meet the people with lowlife trait?

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    1. Nevermind I got it

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  14. Just a simple comment/suggestion. I find it quite tedious to get the clothing options I want. I may spend a month shopping before I can get, say, a matching bra to my panties, or a top that is appropriate to my character. Could either more options be present, matching options be more likely to appear together, or perhaps some character stat(s) influence what appears?

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    1. I agree! Sometimes it's taken over a month to get even basic things like a white bra to appear. The whole shopping system doesn't work for me

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    2. Yeah I wish the clothing was less RNG based myself. Common tops should be a dime a dozen, maybe allow "online ordering" once you get a computer in the game to get exactly what you want more or less.

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    3. I suggested online ordering before where you should be able to select whether the clothes were lowcut, thin, cling to your bum etc but got no reply unfortunately.

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  15. Having a weird bug where NPCs that I make don't load into the game. I have ten of them, but only two will load. All of the are valid, and I've tried multiple games, but it's still only the same two which load. I've gone in a triple checked formatting and everything, but it still won't work.

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    1. Please use the Test Npcs button on the main menu and copy-paste the results here. I might also need to see the full yml file, but let's start with that.

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    2. File: Calem.yml Name: Calem Status: Valid
      File: danny.yml Name: Danny Status: Valid
      File: Gabriel.yml Name: Gabriel Status: Valid
      File: hona.yml Name: Hona Status: Valid
      File: john.yml Name: John Status: Valid
      File: Liamr.yml Name: Liam Status: Valid
      File: lukas.yml Name: Lucas Status: Valid
      File: Michael.yml Name: Michael Status: Valid
      File: reno.yml Name: Reno Status: Valid
      File: steve.yml Name: Steve Status: Valid
      Michael and Gabriel both load. And sometimes Lucas does. This has only been an issue on this last update. I've had the NPCs since the character creators came out.

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    3. No obvious issues there. The npc tester uses the same code as the game does to load npcs so they should be appearing.
      Are you on 3.18 or 3.19? Whichever, you should be using a patreon version as I accidentally uploaded the patreon version of 3.18 instead of the public one. Could you checked with the Psychic cheat to see if they're appearing in game? psychics can use the npc browser to see all npcs that exist at game start.
      In particular, NPCs with the new Lowlife trait won't appear in any scenes except their special one.

      If that doesn't explain it, then I guess upload the yml files to Mega and I'll take a look.

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  16. When we can walk while naked in midnight

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  17. any plans for futa NPCs? Been looking forwards to that since I first played this :P

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    1. No, it'd be much too large an addition - far too big to even consider for PMW, let alone as part of normal development.

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  18. Great job with everything so far and glad to see you making progress regularly. So many developers give up halfway and leave so much unfinished.
    Any chance of opening up clothing to be modded like custom npcs?

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    1. Thanks :)
      I'm afraid custom clothing wouldn't work with how they're created.

      If you have ideas for clothes that would fit the current system & undressing actions then you can suggest them and I'll consider adding them.

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    2. There's a spot where "legwear" appears -- like perhaps hosiery? That would be a nice addition.

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  19. Pregnant with another man's child, and I hope to fool it into her boy-friend's child.

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    1. Is that even possible? I tried it, but I had no option to lie to the boyfriend about the child. Could only tell the real father that the baby is his.

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  20. When's the next release? :)

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  21. you can't type "c" in outfits window, beacause of the change of hotkeys/shortcuts

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    1. The shortcut is replaced with a button in the latest patched version (0.3.24c).

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