Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Newlife 0.3.23

Hello everyone!

Version 0.3.23 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 0.3.22 is now public. You can download it using the links on the right-hand side of the blog. The 0.3.22 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.

Here's the full changelog for 0.3.23:
Major changes & additions:
  • Fixed the issue of the player being able to cook dinner in the apartment even if she was treated to a meal by an NPC earlier in the evening, an incongruous date night behaviour that could immediately pull players out of their immersive Newlife experience. As the most important change in this release, it deserves pride of place at the top of the Major Changes section.
  • Added custom female NPCs. See the custom NPC guide for details. This is linked from
  • You can now ask a man to be “just friends” with you, which will deter him from making sexual advances in most circumstances. This is currently done via the “important talk” action at home, although I may add other opportunities for it if it proves to be a popular change. This status is automatically removed if you act provocatively towards him. This functionality is not related to friendship directly: you can be “just friends” with someone who isn't actually your friend – you don't even need to like each other. Maybe I should think of a less confusing name for it!

Minor changes & bugfixes:
  • Fixes to text issues. Thanks to Kayla, Saur, NotYou and Cubano for reporting problems they found.
  • Fixed the problem reported by Cubano where the custom NPC tooltip was just appearing on one line.
  • Fixed a bug reported by Mihir where men with the jerk personality didn't have a reduced chance of being conscientious, and a second one where character types weren't being checked properly when determining if they got the Magic Fingers trait.
  • Men can now invite themselves back home with you at the end of a date. The player can refuse them, but only when passing a willpower test.
  • Added quite a few alternatives to the “his penis twitches inside you” line that appears when your sexual partner is about to orgasm during unprotected sex.
  • Added some more descriptive text when changing into a sexy outfit at home, if that outfit means you're naked or just wearing panties.
  • Added a new nightclub action for NPCs where they can stop by briefly to talk with you instead of chatting you up. This is primarily intended for those under the “just friends” curse, but can be used by others in some circumstances.
  • Fixed a bug with uneditable character creation where some checkboxes were being re-enabled on loading templates or selecting the “block rough content” option – this was reported by NotYou on the 0.3.13 version and is finally off the todo list.
Enjoy the new version, and let me know if you find any bugs! 

A screenshot

Hi all, I'm just doing some final testing for the next release. I thought I'd make a quick post to share this screenshot. Is it a bug, or is Adam just that seductive?

And yes, I did notice that it says "gives reaches". No need to report that one - unless it's still there when you get your hands on the next version!