Thursday, 15 September 2016

Newlife 0.3.26

Hello everyone!

Version 0.3.26 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 0.3.25 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 version has two main strands of work. 
The first is the implementation of the latest Patreon milestone, a new cheat option that lets players choose a full starting wardrobe instead of having to save up and buy their own clothes. As part of this, I've added some new clothing items that were requested by patrons, although there are still plenty of their ideas that I've added to the todo list for future consideration.
The second strand is a new event chain based around making a friend through work. This potentially allows club-hating characters to make a female friend without relying on talking to them randomly in a nightclub.


Here's the full changelog for 0.3.26:

Major changes & additions:
  • Added a new NPC to the sales career, along with 4 events involving them. This branches after the second, which means that you'll get at most 3 of these events in any single playthrough – which ones will depend on your decisions.
  • Added a new cheat option to meet the final milestone. This lets you choose from a number of different starting wardrobes instead of beginning with Ivy's ill-fitting hand-me-downs.
  • Added a number of new clothing items, mostly based on ideas from patrons.
Minor changes & bugfixes:
  • Fixes to text issues. Thanks to Alliterative Acolyte, Drgong, Max Mustermann, Death25, Cubano and Secondarian for reporting problems they found. I also found some myself, but do I get credited in the changelog? Like hell I do!
  • Forcing information out of your friend now counts as an act of evil. Thanks to Cubano for reporting this omission.
  • Fixed a bug reported by pgiac6 where a mistake in the conditions for the actions following on from a disappointing anniversary made it possible for no actions to be enabled.
  • Fixed a bug reported by jayjay78 where a guest could leave but then use some sex-teleportation magic to still try to sleep with the player later in the evening.
  • Fixed a bug where knee-length skater dresses weren't being generated.
  • Added an alternative description for when you return home with a new baby after giving birth if it isn't your first child.
  • Automatic success for befriending attempts now require the highest liking level, rather than the second-highest or better as before. This affects both female and male friends.
  • Adjusted colour choices for most clothing to allow Brown and Purple to be picked for some clothing styles they previously wouldn't appear for. This includes the default style used to populate the shop.
  • Plunge bras now give a small boost to attractiveness when worn with a lowcut top, as their description says that this is what they're designed for. Yet another reason for people to raise bug reports because their outfit stats aren't the sum of the individual items of clothing...
  • Modified outfit-level modifiers for women going braless for many outfit types. In particular, wearing a partially-transparent top with no bra is both very naughty and not very elegant.
Enjoy the new version, and let me know if you find any bugs! 

32 comments:

  1. May have missed something obvious...but how do I break-up with a person?

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    1. I don't think there's a direct way to do that. I think the only way to do it is to somehow have a new guy ask to be your boyfriend. I forget the details exactly, but I got a guy suggest I become his girlfriend instead of friend when doing the "Befriend someone" option. I was already dating someone else, so that broke me up with them to date the other guy. I think he was a jerk+impregnator trait.

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    2. You cant, at least not directly, which is a major flaw of the game imo. You are, more or less, pretty much stuck with him or another guy until the end of the game.

      There are other, non direct ways though, get a new BF like Yoju said.

      Getting pregnant and telling him can lead to your bf breaking up if he has the trait of not wanting children.

      Another way is to treat him like shit, which is restricted to non "nice" characters. Seriously, bitchy characters gets all the good stuff in this game. :p

      I seem to remember than you can dump him if he acts like an asshole when you go on an anniversary date too. Might involve your character not liking him either. It's been a while since I tried it, so I'm not 100% sure of this one though.

      Those are the only ways to get rid of a BF so far in the game atm. A proper brake up function should be have been implemented long ago imo.

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    3. Break-ups, cheating and certain other commonly-requested features will be in the Relationship update. Voting on the next major update will be quite soon - I think Relationship should be one of the front-runners as it'll add a lot of interesting features. The vote won't be in October though, because the PMW vote needs to be done first.

      One big question on that sort of thing will be when to allow it. A lot of relationships in Newlife involve your character falling in love with the NPC, at which point it might not make sense for her to dump him.

      Of course it's possible to go too far in that direction too - in the pre-release version the game wouldn't give you a choice about becoming a girlfriend or wife if your relationship was too high and especially if you had the romantic trait. It'd just pop up with "considering your feelings you don't even consider refusing" and that would be that. I think that's going a bit too far though.

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  2. Hi dude,ihave a some ideas maybe u liked.
    -Add exibicionit trait and events.
    -Add beach location(With exibicionit thinks)
    -Add go lo alone to adult shop(Maybe add gloryholes)
    -Add masturbation scenes.
    -Add event The protagonist find some boy masturbating(And only watch or help her)
    --Add event The protagonist is caugth masturbating
    -Add lesbian sex.(With toys)
    -Add maybe more locations(Library,grocery, more shops,events like carnivals,adult exposition(Like e3 for sex and adult porn hahah)
    -Add events for ur computer and Add webcam sex(maybe like omegle.com with a random pervert or in a good page for money)
    -In future add more jobs like maid,model,whore,etc.
    -Maybe add gangbangs,sex partys,orgys etc.

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    1. there is a list of content that will make it into the 1.0.0 version of the game.
      If you want to influence what comes sooner, than you need to be a $10 patreon.

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    2. its only a sugestion for add more content in the next versons,not in the next

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    3. A lot of your suggestions probably aren't gonna happen, but if it makes you feel better, lesbian content is already on SO's list of things to do.

      I hope I don't upset SO, but there's another game very similar to Newlife in the sense that it's a genderbender game that lets you live day to day. It's called Cursed by anonymousman. It doesn't get updated nearly as much as Newlife since the creator is very busy, but it has some of the things you have listed:
      Exhibitionist traits and content
      A beach location
      A mall/shopping area
      A maid job among others
      Lesbian content

      But once again, this game gets updated once in a blue moon and is likely to get put on hiatus again by the creator.

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    4. I remember quite a few of those "events", (or similar events anyway) very up for voting a while back. I lowered my patronage a while back, since a release every 3-4 weeks without that much to show for it wasn't worth 10$+ a month though, so I haven't seen what last couple of votes were about. If events like thees ever gets put into the game, only SO and the current voters knows for sure. Hell, just get your credit card out and you too can influence which events eventually gets to be put in.

      Lesbian content is supposed to be coming some time in the future as is different career paths. the game is far from even being close to the V 1.0 though, we're at the .3 version right now and the game is far, far from being finished.

      There are a few fetishes that SO stated never would be put into the game though, so don't expect some golden showers, bestiality, rape, scat and the like ever to appear in the game.

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    5. @ Yoju

      About Cursed.

      The main problem with Cursed, aside from the fact that the creator frequently takes long brakes, is the massive amounts of endless clicking, timed events, where one mistake could lead to certain paths/events being closed for good.

      The endless amount of micromanaging is both dull, annoying and frustrating. Sleeping, showering, picking clothes, eating, working out, buying new supplies, going to the tailor to adjust your clothes due to you gaining or losing weights, going to work at a specific time, or you miss it etc every single day, gets boring fast. Not to mention, it runs on the memory hog known as RAGS, which slow the game down a lot for what is essentially a text game. Newlife is 10000x faster in comparison, without any of the tedious daily chores.

      That being said, Cursed is truly a great erotic life sim game though, with a lot of focus on the "sim" aspects. It really has a boatload of content that can keep you occupied for ages. Unfortunately it's unfinished, which means that most of the career paths and event chains in the game just ends and abruptly.

      It's creator goes on long hiatuses due to his or hers poor health and most recently a new job if I remember it correctly. The game is completely free though and the creator does all the work alone, so It's not like I'm being ungrateful. It's a wonderful game and a milestone of western adult life sim games. Everyone interested in the genre should give it a try.

      There have popped up quite a few other games in the "sim" genre the last couple of years as well. Try finding some on this site for example.

      https://www.tfgamessite.com

      The site and the games there are more focused on transformations than the sim aspect though, however there is quite a few games that are really good though.

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    6. If you need any more recommendation, i suggest SweetGames from anakox.

      http://anakox.blogspot.co.id/

      It seems promising, similar theme with newlife, although you play a younger girl and there are PICTURES!!

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  4. First of all, let me congratulate you on making an awesome game. Each time I'm playing I discover something new, it never gets boring!
    I've got a question though. My character befriended an impregnator and had the option to help him impregnate his ex-girlfriend. I could pick the "correct" option once or twice but then each other time I only had the "honesty" option, which resulted in the guy failing to achieve his goal. Is there a trait that prevents the "correct" option from showing up? Or is it the relationship between the impregnator and PC? Thanks in advance, and let me say again that I absolutely love this game!

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    1. see this: http://new-life.wikia.com/wiki/Tanya_Event_Chain

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    2. Thanks! I'm glad you're enjoying it :)
      Apologies for the delay in answering - I'm a bit behind on all my posts & messages at the moment. The link NoOneButMyself gave to the wiki should have the information you want about that particular event.

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  5. can you add where the condom broke and other way the condom fail

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    1. There are plans to allow ways for impregnators and perhaps other NPC types to be able to try to sabotage birth control as such.

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    3. Yes, there are plans on the todo list. Not sure when it'll be in though as it isn't obvious which major update it'll be a part of. I might try to get it done in the between-major-releases updates I'll be doing once 0.4.0 comes out, but there'll only be a few of them so there's a lot of competing possibilities - I think adding legwear will be higher priority, for one.

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    4. I'm looking forward to the impregnators being able to sabotage birth control. Cool idea.

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  8. What's the trigger for a party-girl to have sex in the taxi as opposed to a BJ? I've tried all kinds of different traits for both the PC and the Party-girl, but the BJ scene always triggers instead of sex.

    The only thing I can think of that I haven't tried yet is maternal traits on the PC, but I'm not sure how that would affect the NPC.

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    1. Ah, did you ask that on tfgamessite as well? I'm a bit behind on replying to a lot of the Newlife forum threads. Sorry about that.

      The conditions are:
      Does not have "Likes Oral"
      Is wearing a skirt (or dress, but not jeans, hotpants etc)
      She then has a 50% chance to choose sex normally, or 100% if she has the Prefers Sex trait.

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    2. The skirt might be it. It was a custom NPC, so maybe the fashion choice I selected didn't have dresses.

      I would never have guessed that in a million years, thanks!

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  9. Sorry to say this since I'm not a patreon but I thought we were done with the month long wait times :(
    I'm sorry to complain, it's just that I love this game and really want to see new content.

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    1. No, he never said that would be the case. The creator of the game said that the large updates were mostly done but he would go back and start to fill in some holes that popped up. Another poster said that the size of the game makes every new release that much longer to code, which makes sense.

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    2. And, than the "small addition" SO decided to work on this round involves a lot of text, and coding. XD

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  10. will there be a way to simply drag the guy to the bathroom in the club instead of waiting for him to ask?

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  11. any thoughts on adding to the innocent befriend scene? you and your new friend being stripped and instead of offering yourself, trying to reassure your friend into the both of you going along with the lowlifes?

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  12. legwear...are we ever getting legwear?

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