Thursday, September 17, 2015

ALPHA v. 0.1.05 (September 17)


Lots of minor content additions today, to address some holes in the gameplay pointed out by playtesters.

It sometimes seems like the number of bugs ins't going down (though it is). One of the consequences of so many anons doing so much playtesting is that I don't have the time to playtest each patch as thoroughly as I'd like because I have so many good bug reports to work on. My fixes often break things and I occasionally don't find them before pushing a patch.

Something that needs to be clearer in game is that if there isn't any color to text, there isn't any stat impact in scenes. For example, the freely available miniscenes on the main menu and from the slave interaction screen have no effect unless phrases are colored. For now, they're just there for fun. Another thing I need to explain better in game: nymphomania qualifies a slave for all fetish events.

Not all reported bugs have been fixed. If you've reported it, I've got in in the .doc Wall of Shame; no need to report it again.

Download: Mega.
If you haven't seen it, check out yesterday's post on the future of the game world.

Updates and fixes:
  • Autosaving at the start of the week. If you encounter a bug, load the autosave.
  • New slave job: independent work. This is basically setting a very obedient slave up in a little apartment and telling her to make you money and reputation and look after herself. This is bare-bones, let me know what you think of the idea.
  • Cracked down on fetish content. Now, that content should be restricted to slaves whose fetishes have been discovered (some vendors sell slaves whose fetishes are already known).
  • Broke the old entertainment skill out into two skills, entertainment skill and the new whoring skill, which is for the non-sexual sides of the profession. This will allow descriptions and events to focus on either high class or streetwalker type behaviors.
  • New, context sensitive sex option for slaves with relationships to other slaves that gives threesome content. It needs a lot more content.
  • Abortion reactions. Every so often I sit back from my writing and think, “holy fuck, that's depressing.” This is one of those times.
  • Better accented speech for slaves with big lips and/or heavy oral piercings. Less brain damaged, more lispy.
  • More nicknames.
  • New encyclopedia entries and better context-based linking to them.
  • Fixes for broken events and content absurdities.

41 comments:

  1. Hey man, loving the game so far as well as all the updates/fixes. Thanks!

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  2. Body mod studio is partially broken - you can add smart piercings and the 'full-body tattoo' and 'pierce everything' options work, but the individual ones don't do anything.

    The 'independent slaves' encyclopedia entry has the 'head girl' italic paragraph at the end of it.

    The female slave from the 'fraternal twins' random event starts off contraceptives by default.

    Twin threesome: "Since between them they aren't devoted enough to enthusiastically perform an incestuous threesome", this happens even when both are at maximum devotion. Also happens with non-twin sisters when one is a shemale and the other isn't.

    Shemale slaves are unable to reach 'sex master' status.

    Twins from the household liquidator: "She is Antonella's betaTwin" She didn't have the 'fuck her with her twin' option, but her twin did.

    When a slave is taken off 'working independently', they have 'on none' in their profile where it would usually list her drugs if she was on something when she started working independently.

    Got a virgin mother from the household liquidator.

    'Fuck her with her daughter' and 'fuck her with her mother' are the wrong way around on mothers and daughters.

    Incestuous threesomes seem to be increasing devotion and are infinitely repeatable.

    Rebellious shemale fucktoy: "Herdick stays limp as you rape her." Should be a space between 'her' and 'dick'.

    Shemale incestuous threesome when one's more willing than the other: "lets her mother hold her ass wide so you can use her holes."

    The incest threesome scenes where one's more willing than the other seem to be a little too sensitive - they can fire instead of the enthusiastic threesome when both are devoted but one's more devoted than the other.

    The biologically female sister from the 'selling her trap sister' event starts off contraceptives. So does the bio-female twin from the 'fraternal twins' event.

    From 'abuse her': Error: <>: bad conditional expression in <> clause (#6): state.active.variables.slaves[state.active.variables.i] is undefined - seems to only happen with slaves with vaginas.

    A devoted shemale whoring slave that 'hates anal' will eventually lose the trait, but a bio-female slave in a chastity belt won't. Could be intentional, prostates are pretty great.

    Devoted bio-female slaves in chastity belts are rubbing their clits while getting buttfucked.



    Suggestions:

    A way to sell two family members together for a markup.

    The fucktoy assignment doesn't build sexual skills, leading to some slaves hitting their millenary completely unskilled at cockpleasing. It shouldn't be as efficient a teaching method as whoring, but it should still raise skills a little bit (if you change this, remember that 'fucktoy' doesn't take virginities, so it wouldn't increase skills with virgin orifices)

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    1. Good stuff as usual; all of this will be fixed tonight. Fucktoy suggestion taken on board. Family sale suggestion is a tougher swing in code, but I'll add it to the (long) list.

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  3. Sick today, only got to play for a bit.


    Amputee, Use her holes, "You lay her on the floorso you can take her at will." Should be a space between "floor" and "so"

    No teeth, rebellious, amputation surgery, "You had a good idea what her reaction would be, so you removed her teeth to prevent her from trying to bite. Muffled sobs come through the muzzle anyway,..." Still references having a muzzle despite not having one on.

    Amputee, penis removal, "She absently moves a hand to where her penis would have been and snatches it away with a sob."

    The devoted twins event and devoted mother/daughter event do not take into account if one or both of them is an amputee or mute.

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    1. Fixed. The surgery reactions need a complete rewrite; this is known.

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  4. Gently fucking shemale slaves in the 'build devotion' assignment doesn't take anal virginity.

    Rebellious shemale slaves asking for time off, sentencing them to public use turns them into hermaphrodites.

    Bio-female slaves with pseudophallus clits are using strap-ons when slave training.

    The 'care for her' intervention keeps saying 'her health has improved' even when she's at maximum health.

    Something's up with head girls, I'm not seeing them do anything to teach/care for anyone else at the end of the week.

    "Explore her sexuality" isn't taking anal virginity from buttsluts, and probably from everyone else too.


    Suggestion: Slightly different text for 'she rubs her clit' for devoted slaves with pseudophallus clits during assfucking.

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    1. It seems that is and isnot have different meanings in code. Who knew? Head Girls are indeed busted solid. Will be fixed tonight.

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  5. Couple more bugs with body modifications, Hair length cannot be changed, Breast reduction will reduce Rear size.

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    1. Mods should be fixed tonight. Reductions work fine as far as I can tell; they just show the wrong desc. That's also fixed.

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  6. Pregnant women seem to get automatically implanted with lactation drugs when they start lactating.

    The 'girl selling her trap sister' doesn't display one of the slaves to be bought like similar events do.

    Building devotion in a bisexual shemale slave: "when you take a slave, she uses a her dick" - should be 'uses her dick'.

    Choosing 'massage' in the 'giant tits' event: "gently mathterging her massive tits" - Massaging, maybe?

    From 'build devotion' on a girl with stretched holes: "carefully mathterging her abused holes with oils and lotions" I tried googling 'mathterging' and got zero results.

    From 'build devotion' on a girl with stretched holes who is not an amputee: "Afterward, she gives you a kiss and tries to hug you, but without arms, all she manages is a sort of nuzzle."

    You're probably aware, but the family pairs from the random events are still using the 'X / X's sister/daughter' naming scheme, instead of the new way that the Family Liquidators uses.

    The 'build devotion' assignment sometimes shaves the heads of obedient slaves.

    Devoted buttslut anal virgins serving as fucktoys are 'duly grateful' about you letting them keep their anal virginity, which seems odd to me.

    Public use with chastity belts: "She shows diligence, and with so many cocks to service, her vaginal skills improve." The rest of the text indicates she's not using her vagina.

    Training a bio-female slave in a chastity belt: "She is now a masterful shemale slut, notwithstanding her chastity belt"

    I'm getting requests from slaves I've never owned to buy their relatives, and when I do the new slaves have the same name as the nonexistant slave that requested I buy them and no family listed on their profile. Based on their appearance, they seem to have been based on a slave I previously had but since sold. At the time I had three slaves, all bio-female, two sisters from the family liquidator and an older woman from the 'desperate and pregnant' event.

    The incest threesome scenes ignore chastity belts.

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    1. Also most of my posts have been terse all-business affairs but don't let it give you the impression that I don't appreciate the hell out of what you're doing, everything that's functioning is 100% fantastic so far and I salute you.

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    2. My keen senses detect an overzealous s/Massa/Mather/g; from the lip mod change.

      I also want to join Boney here in praising the hell out of your game and dedication.

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    3. Thank you both.

      Anon, you're right, I failed to consider that the word "massage" includes "massa." Boney M, as usual most of those bugs were just simple oversights but you found a couple of important ones. Selling a slave wasn't dumping some important vars, like the "potential to recruit" stats.

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  7. All of the 'personal attention' assignments start with 'You train X when she isn't otherwise occupied', even when the assignment isn't training.

    The 'public humiliation' event where you prod a slave into telling her life story makes no sense if she's mute.

    Mute slaves with huge lip implants have "She can barely enunciate past her dick-sucking lips; 'Master' comes out as 'Mathter.'" in their description.

    'Her backdoor isn't pregnant' option on the pregnancy random event doesn't take anal virginity.

    Shemale cumsluts on hormones still jack themselves off during 'use her mouth' and 'play with her tits', perhaps their lack of erection should be explicitly mentioned.

    Mute slaves can still verbally request you buy their sisters.

    Relatives that slaves request you buy have their relative listed properly, but the original slave doesn't list their 'new' family member on their profile.

    Shemale during 'explore her sexuality': "forces painfully large dildoes up her vagina and asshole". The bio-female version just has a dildo up the asshole. And neither takes virginities.

    Shemale on hormones during a 'please turn me into a buttslut' event: "her little penis is rock hard"

    The 'please turn me into a submissive' event has the cumslut choices listed below it, though choosing yes turns them into a submissive properly.

    Surgery that angers slaves seems to have the devotion impact added to the end-of-week summary, is this intended?

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    1. On the slave profile, "extreme aphrodisiac drug regime." has an extra full stop after it after it is set (not when you return to that page later).

      Shemale on aphrodisiacs (or aphrodisiacs++) and female hormones: "She's on such a heavy dose of female hormones that she's losing the ability to independently maintain an erection. The aphrodisiacs have her cock at full mast, and a drop of precum glistens at its head."

      Shemale as above, not allowed to masturbate: "Her erect dick sways as she does"

      Shemale on aphrodisiacs++ and female hormones: "as she stands before you she rubs her shaft and pussy with one hand while she fingers her anus with the other". Also, it mentions her painfully erect cock twice, even if she's on female hormones.

      'Use her holes' on a devoted bio-female slave: "She kneels on the floorso you can take her at will" - should be a space between 'floor' and 'so'.

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    2. Good reports. The end of week summary of devotion changes considers all changes since the last week, both those in the report and those in reaction to earlier player actions.

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  8. any chance that we could get some non-sterile herms/shemales? Would love to have the massive, muscular shemale I have as the head girl impregnating the actual females, she's already fuckin' the hell out of them :P

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    1. Sterility refers to sterility for the purposes of becoming pregnant, not making someone else pregnant. (That should be made more clear.) Fatherhood is not tracked. If you've got a hung HG and fertile slaves, implication is she's fertilizing at least some of them.

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  9. Something's odd about shemale anal skills. The end-of-week shows them gaining anal skill from whoring or public use over and over, but their profile keeps saying they're anally unskilled. But then I send them to be independent for a week and their profile then shows their 'real' anal skill.

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  10. Submission Event:
    One submissive slave gets a session, another watches and discovers her submissive side. My choices:
    "Turn her into a cumslut like $cumslutName
    Steer her away from cum obsession for the moment"

    Sick woman enslaving herself event:
    I clicked on "Apply rules" and got
    "Error: <>: bad conditional expression in <> clause: state.active.variables.slaves[state.active.variables.i] is undefined"

    FCNN news feed: ...doping scandal as Slave Games watchdog alleges champion used interal reservior of lube...
    interal -> internal

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    1. Additional comment on the bugs with the body mod room:
      I think the bug was introduced from 0.1.03.1 to 0.1.04. Before you could enter the body mod room, do nothing and continue, and your slave would observe herself and not be affected by the (nonexistant) changes. Now the game simply returns to the main screen, which is good. But if you make minor changes like changing haircolor or give the slave a simple piercing the game somehow doesn't recognize this change and acts as if you did nothing.

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    2. You are correct on the mods, they will be fixed tonight. Fixing one bug uncovered another, causing the problem. Good reports, thanks.

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  11. Found a problem with boob size of lactating slaves.
    Had a slave with G-cups (implants), when assigned to be milked description showed C-cups. After a couple of weeks boobs turned to C-cups for good.
    If lactating slave was assigned to be milked for several weeks and then I assign her for something else, boobs start to shrink all the way to A-cups, even if she had implants.

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    1. Nice catch. Fixed; cast-iron bastard of a bug to find.

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  12. Got a slave through the 'transformed male tenant' event: "Since she lacks a vagina she takes it up the ass instead. Her clit is quite large." Had other slaves from there without clits.

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    1. Fixed, code wasn't zeroing out clits properly. Random events use randomly generated slaves and then alter them to fit the event; that event just didn't address that stat.

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  13. Has become extremely buggy for me, cash disappearing, random slaves with $slavename appearing etc

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    1. Next patch should be better. A couple of yesterday's fixes just uncovered other bugs.

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  14. Started new game with 1 slave, trained her up, sent her to "work independently", then got more slaves. Took the original off independent work and set her up as head girl, but the brief stint there seems to have broken (or just hidden) her head girl abilities. I can't see the "your head girl trained someone" text in the weekly reports.

    Testing with unhealthiness seems to indicate the head girl's "1 free weekly training" effect is not happening altogether.

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    1. Head girls are busted in 0.1.05, nothing to do with working independently. Will be fixed in the next patch.

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  15. Can't seem to get any head-girl effects/events working... it was working in earlier versions although I had one of the default girls assigned to it before.

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  16. The "none" option on the slave training page (that's supposed to result in the PC not training any) is glitched. I have three slaves; clicking "none" results in the game assuming I want to train the middle one.

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    1. Update: now that I have a lot more slaves, I've noticed the "none" option is actually defaulting to my second-ever slave each time. Might have something to do with this being a hard start and only having one slave to begin with?

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    2. I'm having some trouble replicating this. Let me know if you try out the the patch I just posted and have the same issue.

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    3. I'm having some trouble replicating this. Let me know if you try out the the patch I just posted and have the same issue.

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  17. New bug: enslaved a desperate mother, had her give birth, game told me child was moved to an orphanage. IIRC the first child didn't trigger this message in older versions.

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    1. That was a bug that should now be fixed.

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  18. Do you think it would be possible to have a game mode where you start out with no slaves but a larger amount of money? I feel like it would be really fun to start with the option of choosing the slave you want to buy (only rebellious ones, probably)

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    1. You can get to exactly this point by selecting easy starting difficulty, buying one slave, and then selling all your starting slaves.

      The reason it isn't a starting option is that it would be an unnecessary pain in the ass to make the code handle the player having no slaves at all.

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  19. Found a weird interaction: having a slave "work out" to build/maintain muscle mass will occasionally shrink breasts - even if the breasts are all implants!

    If that's intentional, I suppose you could explain this away - "Her shrinking chest won't support implants of her current size; you've had to have them reduced" - in a bit of the weekly update text. If not, that's clearly a bug and you should put in some sort of check for current implant size into the weight loss/muscle gain mechanics.

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    1. As long as she has any significant natural mammary tissue, workouts can reduce it. In other words, if you remove the implants and she has more than an A cup chest, she's liable for that change.

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