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 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 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! 

63 comments:

  1. I download 3.19. However, I can't find the Advance tab in Character Creation that allows players to cheat.

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    1. Are you a Patron (donated money through Patreon? If not, then Cheats aren't supposed to be available to you.

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    2. I'm not fussed about money but I think the 52 weeks is too short extending it too 100 weeks makes it easier to play , because after I built my character up I could not enjoy it and have to keep resetting to my last save. just an idea.

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    3. Can I second this? I don't care for the cheats but I do like to be able to play my character for more than 52 weeks

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    4. PRetty sure the cheats in the public release version was a accident. Cheats are only for the patron version.

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  2. Any possibility of making it so that non-clear headed girls can win the drinking contest? Maybe something like a 40%-50% chance, just so clear headed isn't mandatory?

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  3. Updated my character creator, you can find it here.

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  5. Its posible sex with grils?

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    1. Sarcastic answer: There are no grills (caught that spelling for you!) in the game so no.
      Real answer: There is currently no sex with girls by the player character.

      Unless you count 1 scene in dancing which is a special case and pretty much non-interactive.

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    3. I will be adding lesbian content, but it'll be a while before that can go in. It'll be a major update on its own, so it'll go to a patreon vote once the friendship update is done.

      Even once it gets voted in it'll be a very large change, so it'll take some time to do.

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  6. Is there special content for the lowlife trait yet?

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    1. Yes - any version with the trait will have a section in the female befriend scene where they appear. That's the only scene they'll show up in.

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  7. What exactly does the new female friend event involve, out of curiosity?

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    1. It's the one that was voted in - the party-girl friend has some fun in a taxi while the pc's there.

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  8. Any word on adding the option to extend the game (weeks per "game")? The last version unintentionally had patreon cheats, as far as I understand, but with it came the option to extend the game for how long you wanted.

    Seems a bit counter-productive to limit the game, don't you think? I'd love to play it for as long as I want - setting up relationships and making my "life" as I see fit. I've yet to see what going to my old life is, instead choosing to stay with my current life but it just ends the game and brings me to the main menu (female start).

    Any feedback on this would be appreciated. Love the game, too! Just wish I could play it without restarting over each time I reach 52 weeks...

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    1. Indefinite play time is a perk for those that support the game. If you want to play for longer, it's just $5 a month.

      It's not counter-productive, it's creating an incentive.

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    2. I thought the cheats were an incentive.

      Thanks for the answer anyway. Guess I'll stick to 52 weeks, then.

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    3. Just because one guy said it was an incentive to pay doesn't mean its true, ostrich said something about adding something like this after marriage is done, but I agree it's stupid having to stop playing especially when you pick stick to this life and it bumps you back to the main menu.

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    4. The game, when it has more content, might become similar to CoC or TiTS, where you will often spend hundreds, if not more, in game days slowly building your character. Artificially limiting it is pretty disappointing. I will say it's a strong incentive, but I hope theres at least some way to extend play time eventually.

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    5. The cheats "milestone" is why I decided to sponsor the game through patreon. The cheat menu is really amazing in so many ways and was implemented way better than I ever would have expected. The fact that it lets you play the game more customized to your own taste, cant be stressed enough when it comes to this kind of game. I would say that it's a pretty damned good reason to sponsor the game on top of getting the latest version of the game.

      The added playtime adds a whole new dimension to the game imo, and turns it into a relaxing erotic life sim game instead of a frustrating race against the clock as I recall the normal version of the game were. Personally, I think that adding more time to the free version would make the game more enjoyable in general, but that's just me though.

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    6. Yeah. Making the game be at least doubled would be fine with me.

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  9. I just started following this, and I admit to not wanting to scour the blog for the answer to this question: Is the Female Quick start game different from the Male Start? I have tried the male start several times now, and haven't seen a taxi scene or some of the other things mentioned in the most recent changelogs.

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    1. Same with me, I've tried both starts, made multiple characters now, and a lot of saves, but I still haven't gotten the taxi scene, please help

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    2. If you are using the cheats, turn off the hug box one. You have to have like early friendship with the girl and when you drink with her and win, it leads to the taxi scene

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    3. The different starts only changes your starting stats and clothing, except from that they are mostly identical. (Females don't have any text referencing that you used to be a man.)

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    4. Deuce & MrDaVinciKoden have summed it up quite well.

      The female-start has different intro and endgame sequences.

      You also start with high femininity. Depending on your choices in the intro, you also might not be transformed. This lets you keep an outfit from your previous life, which means not just starting with Ivy's cast-offs. Quickstart assumes no transformation.

      Otherwise, the differences are mostly textual - gameplay effects are mostly based on femininity rather than directly checking for male/female start.

      The taxi scene is only in the latest version 0.3.20, so it isn't in the public one yet: that's still 0.3.19. Otherwise, just follow deuce's instructions and you should be fine. You need to befriend a party-girl type female friend when you have the clear headed trait and a relationship level low enough that you have to pass a challenge before she'll be your friend.

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  10. Is there any way to have a thresome with Horse and other guy at showers (both at the same time). Join in shower with both of them of smthing like that?

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  11. Ostrich have you thought about adding opposites to many of the traits you have already?

    Like thin_cock, thin_cock_head, small_balls and gentle_lover. and hair trigger/hard to please for the guys, I always found it odd that the girl could have high stamina but not the men. Finally what about long_cock and short_cock, it's always seemed weird that no man is above or below average length just girthy or non girthy.

    Anyway great game!

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  12. The game is great! The thing I'm missing the most is - anal. I hope to see it implemented in some future update. Great job. Good luck!

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  13. Hello! I'm still having trouble accessing the taxi scene. Specifically at the bar I don't seem to be able to enter the 'drinking contest', any thoughts on how? Thanks all.

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    1. The contest has a chance to show up in the befriending scene if you and the npc has a low-ish relationship. (You can un-friend and befriend the girl every week and your relationship will slowly degrade.)

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    2. The new event (the 3.20) only triggers when you have the clear headed trait.

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  14. Just an idea, in case you would still consider the possibility of adding new body types:

    I recall you mentioned it would be too difficult to adapt the belly size modifier/descriptor for use with body types rather than just pregnancies, so I thought, why not instead of using the belly size, you use some other descriptor dedicated only to body types, like waist size?

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  15. It really sucks that the game went from 'a couple updates a month' to 'updating once somewhere around the end of the month with zero communication in-between'. Honestly, I think some kind of communication or small updates telling us what's going on would be nice.

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    1. Yeah the game updates have definitely slowed down to which is disappointing might unpledge soon if this lack of communication keeps up.

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  16. This is still appearing when block rough content is on: "Oscar grips your nipples between thumb and forefinger and cruelly pinches them. He gives them a sharp tug and you stumble against him, steadying yourself against his rock-hard torso. A pained whimper is forced from you and your normally placid hazel eyes glower with fury."

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    1. Thanks, I'll fix it for the next version

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  17. Am I the only one wanting more rough content? Well, not rough...but non-con? Not straight up rape but stuff that just makes you spiral out of control. I always play with weak will but it just seems I'm so horny I just go with whatever the guy wants to do. I'm not objecting to anything. I just wish the guy would be teased so long he just fucks me and I try to get away.

    Sorry if this isn't the type of game you want to develop but it would be interesting to see a harsher side to this game as I can basically fuck or not fuck who I want as I always have a chance to stop them even at weak will (unless I'm super turned on, even if I'm not and can't back out I just enjoy it anyway like all sex is good). I purposefully made characters with the bad sperm trait and the jerk personality and they're still fucking likable. They're not jerk enough. There should be a super jerk trait or something that makes you GO to the bathroom to make out with them and pushes you on the bed and RIPS off your clothes (to which the clothes are ruined and you need to buy them again).

    Let me know what you think, Splendid, and if any "rough but not enjoying it" content is planned.

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    1. Oh, if I can add why it would be interesting:

      You've created an amazing game with a character system where you can meet all types of guys but the power always comes down to you, the player. You can accept or deny anyone and while I don't condone this I wish the game would show a more real side of guys...bad guys. You know, if you turn down someone at the bar they may nag you over and over and if you refuse them too many times they'll start insulting you or you may have a scene where if you leave alone you can be followed back to your apartment and you can fight the guy (similar to the mugger scene).

      I don't want to seem ungrateful nor am I disappointed that my fetish/ideas isn't implemented in the game, I'm just wishing that you at least consider that your system can benefit from variation (which it already does with personalities yet all sex scenes can be acted out the same with little changes).

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    2. I think this idea might be better implemented by adding more options to "say no" without really meaning it. I'm sure most of us enjoy the "bad guy" fantasy, however, I personally enjoy nothing more in these games than always having the option to stop the sex if it takes a turn I don't like. I always play with Iron Will, because I find little to no point nor enjoyment in playing a submissive if the option to say no is literally taken away. The choice has to be there or it isn't the player making the decision anymore, and nothing is more annoying than having to follow a mindless NPC on what should be the player's adventure, especially if I have to sit through a sex scene I didn't want. That is a major turn-off for me.

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    3. Actually I have to say, this game is good and I just love it.
      I'm just a little bit crazy, and think yeah play as unwilling weak willed cock addicted slut...but there is the point, it doesn't really work.
      I would like to see the "stop sex" option always....but when i try to choose i would like to see different outcomes. I mean, hey I'm weak willed, and this handsome guy is trying to get in my panties, but i'm in love with another guy, so NO...but my will is a little weak so it goes to: "okay a little bit further, but i have to stop him soon" and so on...
      Bring it to the extreme: I'm in the club, party is fun, got some drinks (what is the strongest? tequilla?) and some ugly guy comes over. I don't like him, but I'm drunken....and he says lets go to the restrooms... if i say "no" check: weak willed, drunken, low self esteem... "maybe he want to talk..." (haha sure...)
      Also the man are a little bit passive, I made a NPC with vigorous lover, and all the other bad traits to be perfect asshole who prefers to get a blowjob, 20x "do nothing"+"push him away"+"move cock away" and then, sex....or he cums on my pussy...
      I know the more we want as complexer it will be. More stats would offer a lot more options, but I think, would take 1-2 Months for just one small scene...
      By the way, would be nice if the NPC's would try to trick you into bare sex like: Okay put Condom on, Fuck you doggy....get his dick out to slap your ass with it, then gets back in...and where the fuck is the condom gone?
      Or just limit the amount of condomns at home, and we need condoms in the purse, why would we go out without some???
      And if I start as virgin, I would like to see how my "sex-skill" rises. Okay maybe a little bit to much, but I think Stats are a damn good way to portrait a character without pictures.
      Counting all the times i swallowed, get a creampie etc. I prefer to have something like this, but I know not everyone is in this.

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  18. Well as it goes for adding in content such as Non-Consent, or anything else that may upset certain players, the writer(s)/developer(s) of a text game can easily with a little sweat add in a toggle to allow players to have the choice if the new extra content should be allowed, since he/she has already stepped into the "rougher" edge of realities more consentual(although not, since some of the jerk lines would more then likely follow some of the more non consenting situations) situations then i dont see why he/she wouldn't add in a toggle for non-consent then add into the saying no function a probability of if said person will allow it or not determined by how much they like you and how bad they truly are via traits and personality, just as a basic function, however as it stands the worlds itself in this game paint a rather Dull look on the "rougher" side of reality, and its understandable in most cases why some people do not want to have that in there fantasy worlds, but from my experience with writing, has proven to me at least that there's just as many people who want to see the rougher side of things as there are people who want the romantic and subtler side of things.

    But as it sits, if any of the rougher stuff does come in, he/she does from what i can see realize that some people wont enjoy it and has even added the disable rough stuff toggle to the "consentual rough" variants so i don't see why people would be fighting against extra content that can help a player shape there fantasy world to more depth then they already can, granted some more work, but this kind of content does open alot of doors for the developer and can lead into a more diverse creation in the end, one that can fit a larger communities kinks and fetishes.

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    1. Oh, that is simple. The maker of the game doesn't want to add "Non-Consent" for legal and work related reasons.

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    2. Alliterative Acolyte29 April 2016 at 06:42

      There's also something to be said for purity of vision. Splendid has their own kinks and preferences when it comes to writing scenes, and I think it's within those kinks that they most shine as a writer. I understand the desire to want to broaden the appeal, but in doing so you risk diluting what makes the game great. When I first found Newlife, I didn't really care for the focus on pregnancy and NPC driven sex, but now I think it's amazing. I experienced something similar with the Masculine Mystique. Sometimes if you trust an author to write to their strengths, they can make almost anything sexy. True, it might not always appeal to everybody, but I think that's a fair trade-off.

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  19. This is kind of random, but I really feel like there should be a version of the Bitch/Impregnator scene for... Well, non-bitches. It's a pretty fun scene, but the requirements to get it are kind of a pain, and it'd be neat to see a variant where, say, the guy is just asking for help hooking up with an old flame, not being specific about the why, same sort of "get your suggestion for how to impress her" and only telling you he worked to knock her up right at the end before he does the same to you. Seems like it'd be a fun dynamic for a lot of other character types as opposed to, like, having to take "bitch" every single game if you want full access to possible scenes.

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    1. Alliterative Acolyte30 April 2016 at 09:45

      I'd be very surprised if something like that wasn't already planned. I mean, we know Splendid has already done some groundwork for weddings, so maybe we'll see nice PC brides getting a visit from their impregnator friends on the morning of their big day.

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    2. I was hoping that if there were another impregnator event, it might involve the female NPCs now in the game. There could be a bitchy player setting up one of the new innocent NPCs on a date with a male NPC she swears is a nice guy and definitely won't try to underhandedly knock anyone up. Or a sneaky female NPC who talks about a guy she knows that would be perfect for the player to have drinks with and can always be trusted to wear a condom.

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  20. "I usually release around three times a month" when new version come?

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    1. You read the blog posts, the creator's dropped significantly to maybe 1 a month and with limited interaction with the rest of the fans, you see a corresponding drop in patron support.

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  21. i just hope you made something like this... small-penis trait, Premature Ejaculation trait, Poor sexual technique trait...

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  22. still waiting for shoe. how could you have a game of playing as a female without the SHOE!!!

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  23. Oh, actually, one other thing I thought of... When you can ask for condoms to be removed seems really random? Like, I don't know if it's an arousal thing (though I'd find it weird if you could be too turned on to not ask?) or what, but even with like the maternal trait (and/or the prefers bare sex, I think), I seem to end up with cases where the option never shows up, and you'd think that with "Maternal" it'd always be an option on risky days or whatever. How does it work? And is there any chance of tweaking it?

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  24. Right, didn't think my comment about wanting more non-con stuff would start some debate.

    I'm just saying that it would be nice. I'm no patreon, I'm no special individual and my wish is simply that; a wish. I'll play the game no matter if non-con is in or not, I love newlife. It's pretty amazing and I check this blog whenever I can (not the comments, though).

    As for the argument of "well, people may not like it". Adult games shouldn't cater to everyone BUT also not babysit everyone. Trap Quest has fetishes locked behind options. Newlife also has a rough content block. So fuck those that want to be held by the hand. Damn, the internet has gotten so sensitive over the years. You're playing a text game where you're a chick fucking guys, being offended shouldn't be a goddamn concern. Honestly, it all comes down to the dev, not the players.

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    1. SO should make a perma-link to this list:
      http://splendidostrich.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/the-event-lottery.html

      I'm pretty sure that suggests you have made are technically illegal under UK laws regarding sex. But I am not 100% sure what exactly S.O. bases the legality off of. S.O. adding a link to his basics and keeping it up to date would be nice.


      For UK laws I ended up at http://www.fpa.org.uk/factsheets/law-on-sex

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    2. From the other posts, SO has stated that they are following UK laws, as they are understood, which prevents the inclusion of such acts into the game. It also hinges on SO's tastes and preferences (some extremes are PMW-release bound)

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  25. Splendid has been rather quiet lately, update never?

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    1. Too busy spending those patreon money. Updates are tiny and not that often, no communication, no nothing. A shame, Newlife is a great game with HUUUGE potential.

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    2. One month of no communication and you start to get mad?
      Maybe he has gotten ill, get on a vacation or something else. I start to get angry after 2 or more months without any information, I hope this will not happen...

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    3. I would get mad as well, he makes 4,000$ a month off a game that honestly isn't that hard to upkeep and he doesn't really update it that much.
      If he is spending most of his time working on it like he implies he should be bringing out a lot more content especially since he's making 4k a month.

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