Finally, release! (0.4)

Thu, 08/15/2013 - 00:44 -- BlueWinds

This is a release for supporters only. Until version 1.0, all releases will be supporters only.

Well, here it is, the moment you've all (well, most) been waiting for (probably) in breathless anticipation (not likely). I'm going to go make some brownies, then sleep for twelve hours.

I give you... version 0.4. Download the zip file. Unzip. Open index.html. Enjoy. There are probably bugs. I will try and fix them as quickly as they are reported, but they're unavoidable.

It will *not* load save files from the previous version, so don't bother trying to import from the website. After this, all versions will be backwards compatible - that is, no more loosing your progress every time I make a new release. It's just that, in this case, I completely re-wrote the save format, and it would have been a pain to keep the old format working too (and it never did work quite right).

If your're curious about some stuff that goes on behind the scenes, or want to help out by proofreading, you can open up dump.html. It reads all the game content and spews it out in a single page.

Continue reading below the fold for details on supporter rewards.


For those who had trouble with Offbeatr, or couldn't donate at that time but still want to, stay tuned. I am working out something right now - it just took second place to getting a new version out for everyone to poke and prod.

224 / 375 supporters have claimed their accounts here on this site. Remember, if you're a backer and can't see the zip file, read this previous post.

Rewards other than development access:

$15+ Easy Play code - This will not appear until there's some semblance of game ballance to make easier or harder. Probably not until the game in near release.

$20 Brothel Customer - 3 out of 21 people at this level have contacted me with details on who they want to show up. If you are not Pacha, Kael'in or Kastor, then you still need to contact me with a name and description. I will add your name to the next release.

$35 Minor NPC - This takes more time than a customer name. I will have some of these, but not all of them, in the next release (none are in 0.4). I have information about William Monbach, Torill, Nixa, Janosz von Hofbau and Guraja. That's 5/14 - if you didn't submit one of those, then I ether lost your email (sorry, please resend) or you should still send in your description.

$35+ E-book and short story - These will take a while, sorry. Right now I have started compiling existing content from the first game, but not writing the story yet.

$65 Scene - I have information about Taya the Hunter, and a Male + Ticklish Futa scene only - that makes 2 / 20 supporters that have sent in information. Again, sorry if I've lost your information durnig my server move. I will have one or more of these scenes in every release from now on.

$100 Major NPC - I have information on Tom Makhura. That's 1/10. These will be more of "ongoing projects" than done all at once. Tom will start to show up to help with room construction soon, and whenever there's a good fit for him later.

$100 Location - I have 0 / 3 descriptions (TEA, you should have gotten an email a fow minutes ago). Like major NPCs, locations will see ongoing usage rather than once-and-done.

$250 Girl - I have 0 / 3 descriptions so far (Genis26, you have a message ^^). I have no ETA on adding girls - they're a whole lot of work, best done incrimentally rather than in a lump sum.

$1000+ - You know who you are. If you've already contacted me, I'm sorry that I've lost in it.

Comments

qeadwrsf (not verified) on

Hi,

I may be only blind, but I can't find the link for new version. Did I miss it?

BlueWinds on

I guess I should have mentioned it more clearly - only supporters will get updated versions of the game until 2.0 comes out. That was the whole point of "early access to the development version." ;)

BlueWinds on

I edited the menu to make it clearer - that link is for version 1 - only supporters will get updated versions of the game until 2.0 comes out. That was the whole point of "early access to the development version." ;)

Anonymous (not verified) on

Tried again later and it worked.

Krystle (not verified) on

I suppose this is the supporter's release? xD

If it is, could you make mention of it someone in the post?

Devron on

The new images are not displaying properly for me, they leave a link location instead. Additionally, the moneychanger and initial Wend scene seem to repeat periodically... not sure if this was intentional.

BlueWinds on

Which browser are the images failing to load on? Can you verify that inside the game folder, they're extracted properly: "content/buildings/Onsen/empty.jpg" should exist.

Repeating instruductions are not intentional. I can't figure out how to reproduce this myself - can you please attach two save games:

1) One of them is about to occur a second time.

2) The same save directly after they occur a second time.

Thanks for reporting. :)

BlueWinds on

Nevermind, figured out the problem. Will be fixed soon.

Cupworth on

Where would you prefer bug reports to be made? In the comments of the relevant release, on the forums, the "contact me" link or somewhere else?

 

In Opera 12; When managing the onsen, the job change dropdown doesn't appear when placing someone into a room. 

In Opera 12 and Firefox 23; I get to about day 7 and the only option on the map is to visit the moneychanger in the market, running me through the gender choice, stockade girl, deal/haggle intro sequence. While going through this again (including the get dinner -> wend sequences) the normal onsen work was happening. I did end up with a free gender change and $4500 from it though :). 

BlueWinds on

Here is a good place to report bugs.

Found the issue with repeating events, will be fixed.

I discovered the jb-dropdown problem on my own 10min before reading this. Fixed as well.

wisnu1988 on

Where can I download the zip file

HypnoKitten on

Hihi, yay update!!  So, seconding the 7th day bug (this time in Chrome) where it repeated everything.  On the repeat it also prevents a choice of portraits as well (which I think was a great idea for a place-holder until more images become available).  

It also looks like there is a a missing image as well, its thumnail showing up in the top left and suggesting it is looking for: 'content/paths/room-park.png'

It may also be worthwhile to have a place where you can easily click to see your information / statistics / wealth, and so on?  You can sort of get that for Wendy, but it doesn't go deep - just the basic 5 stats, not a lot to add character depth (like preferences for certain actions and so on)

As for the Inn, it seems slightly strange that even if you have bedrooms left over you cannot sleep in them if you are working a different job?  (like assigned to baths)?

Also, control wise, sometimes using a mouse-wheel to scroll down works, othertimes you have to click the arrows to the right side of the screen.  It may be worthwhile to establish consistency early on - perhaps always requireing pressing a certain key (or a button that appears under the current screen and dissapears once clicked) before advancing to the next screen?  Oh, on that note, if you do something like 'build a bedroom', the result appears below and you can scroll to it (as if the screen had moved on), but you are actually still on the management screen until you click 'done'

I would attach the json file but it seems to be just for that day - early on you may want to have that file track all actions since the start of a game session to make it easier to debug?

 

Totally happy with the game and supportive, I hope this helps and good luck!! 

 

(Oh, and will try to and email you all those requests / suggestions asap, just gotta get a day off from work and stuff :))

BlueWinds on

Haha, I am amused by the room-park.png bug. Why exactly it's amusing isn't entirely clear, but I find it quite funny. Fixed.

> It may also be worthwhile to have a place where you can easily click to see your information / statistics / wealth, and so on?

Wend, not Wendy. ;)

You can get that for same information about yourself whenever you rest (which, I note, was buggily not triggering at all).

> it doesn't go deep - just the basic 5 stats, not a lot to add character depth (like preferences for certain actions and so on)

Those 5 numbers are the only statistics the game keeps for a person - I decided that a large number of numbers made the game more complicated without making it more fun. I may decide to add more later (splitting "skill" up a little is the most likely thing), but for now... number light.

> As for the Inn, it seems slightly strange that even if you have bedrooms left over you cannot sleep in them if you are working a different job?  (like assigned to baths)?

This was a bug. Should be fixed now.

> Also, control wise, sometimes using a mouse-wheel to scroll down works, othertimes you have to click the arrows to the right side of the screen.

Hm, this is a bug I haven't seen before - the mouse wheel should always work. Can you find some sort of pattern to when / how it fails? You can also use the arrow keys.

> Oh, on that note, if you do something like 'build a bedroom', the result appears below and you can scroll to it (as if the screen had moved on), but you are actually still on the management screen until you click 'done'

Yeah, it would take more effort than it's worth to delay their appearance. Hopefully the fact that the window didn't scroll indicated that you still weren't done managing the building. ^^;; Or I suppose I could make changing a room end the action automatcially - but that seems rather "gotcha"ish.

 

Rorschach on

Where's the download at?

J (not verified) on

it's for backers only

Aetrun on

Blast- been so crazy with work the past couple weeks that I forgot I still needed to throw money at you.  Hope you will still let me buy a game location when you figure out how you want to take my money XD

BlueWinds on

See the next comment below - thanks for reporting, can't believe I forgot to test it locally on IE.

Joe (not verified) on

I cannot run the game. The index.html file gets me on the site but clicking on "NEW" creates an error:

Script error.
Line 0
Attach an export of your current game when reporting bugs

What to do?

BlueWinds on

Blast, forgot that internet exploror doesn't support localStorage on local files. The immediate solution is "use a better browser".

Will be fixed in the next release, either today or tomorrow.

Jyeti on

For those interested... meeting the money changer, Wend at the restaurant, and Wend with her contract seems to repeat over and over for me.  I've meet the money changer at the start and then on the 7th, 12th, and 18th day so far.  It seems that on the even meetings Wend won't let you choose which images to represent you, but on the odd meetings she will.  At least that is what it is looking like from my limited sample size.  Wend let me choose the image set at our first meeting and after the 12th, but wouldn't let me choose anything but the random image set after the 7th and the 18th.

BlueWinds on

Yup, I figured out the problem here - the explanation is a little technical, but the cause is that I trim the "game history" to keep saves small, and so it was forgetting that those events already happened.

It will be fixed in the next release, probably later this evening.

Cupworth on

Ignore/delete, I posted in the wrong comments. 

Daedilus on

Doesn;t run for me in Firefox either...After i visit the money changer and rest, i get the following and no further options: 

Script error.
file:///J:/Games/Downloads/BrothelSim-0.41/modules/player/player.js
0

Please attach this export when reporting the error.

Script error.
file:///J:/Games/Downloads/BrothelSim-0.41/modules/player/player.js
0

Please attach this export when reporting the error.

Script error.
file:///J:/Games/Downloads/BrothelSim-0.41/modules/player/player.js
0

Please attach this export when reporting the error.

Script error.
file:///J:/Games/Downloads/BrothelSim-0.41/modules/player/player.js
0

Please attach this export when reporting the error.

BlueWinds on

Did you mean to post this in here? The very first thing to do is make sure you downloaded 0.415. The second thing is to read the error message, and follow its instructions - you didn't attach anything.

Anyway, I'm closing comments on this post, so you can recomment in the new thread if the bug is in the most recent version.