Monday, 18 July 2016

Newlife 0.3.24

Hello everyone!

Version 0.3.24 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.

The previous version is now public. You can download it using the links on the right-hand side of the blog. The 0.3.23 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 version adds the House Party scene, which is one of the two really key large scenes that were remaining before going to 0.4. Originally envisioned as a large socialisation scene with the pc and her friends, I decided that this limited it too much due to the small number of friend NPCs, so it will now include a number of non-friends. 

The scene is modelled after a student or even a teen house party. It might seem a bit odd that you can get a group in their 40s and 50s together to play spin-the-bottle, but I think it makes for a more interesting setting than a dinner-party would.

There are a lot of potential extensions to this scene, and I'll be revisiting it before the 0.4 update. In particular, there's scope for another sexy party-game: probably some sort of strip card game. In fact, there's almost no end to the potential for these sort of scenes. It would be possible to make an entire adult game just for one party or even just a single party game. In fact, that's something that has been done, although not by me.

Here's the full changelog for 0.3.24:

Major changes & additions:
  • Added a new House Party scene. This can be accessed in the weekend-evening timeslot as long as you have at least one friend. After hosting a party, you need to wait four weeks before hosting another, or three if you're outgoing.
  • Added a scene for a sexy party game (spin-the-bottle) which can be accessed from house parties. There might well be other games added in the future as well.
  • Added a new event for when you get a boyfriend, which lets you drop other man back to acquaintance relationship status instead of dating. This will also make them less likely to ask you on dates although the effect is weaker than “just friends” status. Some characters can also decide to keep quiet about their new relationship and continue getting some on the side.
Minor changes & bugfixes:
  • Fixes to text issues. Thanks to Saur, Max Mustermann, Cubano, Nameless, NotYou, Kayla, Atc & Classique75 for reporting problems they found.
  • Fixed a bug reported by Cubano where the condition for the “let's be more than friends” action was incorrect.
  • Fixed a bug reported by Saur where a lowlife NPC transitioning from the oral scene to the makeout one was losing the flag that blocks the PC's rejection actions.
  • Fixed a bug where custom special NPCs with low priority might not get loaded, even though they don't count towards the total NPC limit.
  • Following an issue reported by NotYou, added some alternative lines for when your friend encourages you to sleep with an npc so she can hook up with his mate. If she dislikes the NPC she'll now make it a bit clearer that she thinks he's a loser even though she's asking you to have sex with him.
  • Added an alternative line requested by Saur for when you're thinking back to your first time and it was with an ugly man who's also your boss, and the pc has the ambitious trait.
  • Following a bug report by NotYou, added alternative outcomes to the “flirt” and “butter up suggestively” actions if you've given the pervy client a thrashing in a previous meeting.
  • Added GYM_JERK to the custom NPCs, see the updated male Npc guide for details. Please note that the gym jerk has several required traits and the game will override what you set for the custom NPC if they don't meet the requirements.
  • Added a new male orgasm description to the missionary scene: this one can trigger for male-start romantic girls having unprotected sex with a man they love. It won't appear if there are higher-priority descriptions so if you're looking for this one then avoid Romantic-personality men as they have an option that's higher in the list.
  • Also a new one for the standing scene – this time for when he lies about pulling out (it won't trigger if he does try to pull out but fails).
  • As suggested by NotYou, you can now check your stats while shopping for clothing: use the 'C' key to access the character screen.
  • Some small adjustments to the conditions unlocking the Romantic behaviour to make it less ubiquitous for romantic characters meeting strangers but easier for other characters towards their boyfriend.
  • Added some new dialogue suggested by Saur where a repairman can reference how the PC paid last time.
  • When you call a repairman, if you lied and didn't pay him on his previous visit then you'll now need extremely high charm to get away with lying again. This only applies if you didn't pay him at all. Lying but then paying with either money or sex doesn't count.
Enjoy the new version, and let me know if you find any bugs! 

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Plans for the near future

Hi all, I wrote a rough outline of upcoming releases for a comment on Patreon, so I figured I'd copy them here.

As with all such discussions of future additions, these are my thoughts at this moment in time and might be subject to change. You shouldn't consider them a binding promise.

0.3.24: Big new friendship scene (no details here... beg the inner-circle for info if you must know!)
0.3.25: Another big new scene that I'm keeping secret-ish but will involve the outcome of a current vote.
0.4.0: final touches to friendship scenes (e.g. adding sophisticated friends to the bar scene). This ends the friendship update. I might need two releases if there turn out to be a lot of final touches - I'll go over my notes at the time and decide then.
0.4.1: A release covering additions that aren't based on a particular major update. This might include things like UI improvements, legwear, or generally any changes that don't have an obvious place.
0.4.2: Probably the PMW release, assuming the vote's done in time.
0.4.3: probably similar to 0.4.1, as I doubt I'll have finished the 0.5 vote yet.
0.4.4: Assuming the vote has finished, this will be the start on whatever voters chose for the 0.5 major update.