Sunday, 17 April 2016

Newlife 0.3.20

Hello everyone!

Version 0.3.20 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 0.3.19 is now public. You can download it using the links on the right-hand side of the blog. The 0.3.19 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
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 adds a new nightlife scene, and also an extension to the female befriending scene. Both of these are currently restricted to party-girl friends, although the bar one will be extended at some point.

This was a tiring update - the bar scene proved a lot more troublesome than I'd expected and the taxi scene was originally planned to be an extra 3-4 steps added to the existing scene, but ballooned into a substantial scene in its own right.

As such, I'm going to take a break from the bar scene in the next release and work on something different that doesn't involve the party-girl! 

Here's the full changelog:

Major changes & additions:
  • A new activity: you can go to a bar with one of your female friends. For now, this is only enabled for party-girl npcs.
  • Added a new scene as an offshoot of the female befriending one. To access this you need to win (not draw!) the drinking contest, which means you need the clear-headed trait. After winning, accept the stranger's help.
  • Some updates to custom NPCs. Special NPC traits (LOWLIFE, REPAIRMAN, SALES_BOSS) are now mutually exclusive. Also, the SALES_BOSS trait can now be added.
  • Patrons can now use cheats on the secret starts, as requested by a number of people. To do this, set the new “use cheats in secret mode” option. This will cause the female character creation screen to be displayed with only the advanced tab showing.
Minor changes & bugfixes:
  • Fixes to text issues. Thanks to Cubano, Erica Heathrow, Deus ExLibris and Novus Operandi for reporting problems they found.
  • Added some alternative text to one of the oral scene orgasm sections, as suggested by Delargante.
  • As suggested by NotYou, changed the home date scene to no longer fix up the characters' clothing on returning from the dance sub-scene.
  • Also as suggested by NotYou, added a chance (50%) for female-start sultry characters to have no underwear in their starting outfit. Male-start sultry characters will now never have the ill-fitting underwear.
Enjoy the new version, and let me know if you find any bugs!