Friday, October 27, 2017

TLS 0.30.0 Released!

NOTE: Updated post with new section for the unusual 0.30.2 release, see below.

New update for patrons! Version history updated, you know what to do, etc.

TLS 0.30.0
 - Intro to chapter four.
 - Base customization, expansion, and upgrading.
 - One new plot sex scene.
 - Many affection scenes are now available for the first time.
 - Nine new synergy skills.
TLS 0.30.1
 - General bugfixing. An expansion update may be coming, so this is mostly for new players.

So... things did not go as planned at all and I'm releasing this early instead of the side project (which is complete but waiting on art assets). I am super behind schedule, so I won't say a lot here. Check Patreon for links, or the usual forums for screenshots and more info.

Rather than focusing on story, this update introduces a first for the game: a heavily customizable home base. You can expand new rooms, upgrade various systems, and so on, but that includes cosmetic customization.

I'm not sure about a public release for this one. It will depend on how many changes I make based on patron feedback and how soon I think the next update will be. See everybody then!

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TLS 0.30.2
General Changes:
 - NOTICE: There have been minor affection changes added to the investments at the end of the war. These only affect the very end after the final battle, but you may want to re-select investments to optimize affection.
 - New sex scene when accessing your bed, if certain relationship points are high enough
 - New character interaction, requires unlocker event
 - Two new synergy skills
 - Misc bugfixing
Customization Stuff:
 - The courtyard is now customized by your wall choice and you can choose your ground type.
 - The courtyard now contains training orcs to test new skills
 - Nine new wall choices
 - Nine new floor choices, including wood floors
 - Six new carpet choices
 - Thirteen new statue options available, including pillars
 - Many statues now have left/right versions
 - Two new big statues
 - Eight new banners, including other wall ornaments
 - One additional bed, one additional throne
 - The library shelves are now symmetrical. A few of you are quite pleased, I'm sure. =P
 - You can now sit on your throne. It doesn't do much, but you can feel thronely?

As you can see, a lot of effort went into base-building stuff. There are a few quirks that seem to be built into the script I'm using, but otherwise we cleaned up a lot of bugs as well as adding a bunch of new options. Also replaced some of the drabbest default options.

Those of you not really interested in base-building, rest assured that we are done with that for the foreseeable future. For my sanity, if nothing else. Those of you who enjoy it, though, please have fun!

Unlike the usual secondary updates, this one actually has a little content expansion. Full description above, but I think you'll want to check out the bed for a scene that I've been waiting to write for a very long time.

65 comments:

  1. HHAHAHAHAHAHA i decided to save up last 2 TLS updates for together and wanted to wait on this one as well so would have nice bulk of game to play but gave in temptation and just finished content from last 2 patches 5 mins ago
    then i check the site (just out of sadness that always comes after out of TLS to play) again even thou i last checked few hours ago and here is new patch <3 just~ in~ time~ (well will have to wait 1 week cuz am filthy casual leacher :9)

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    2. Haha, glad you're enthusiastic! I'm sorry to tell you that this update is a bit of an experiment (with the customization mentioned above), so I'm not sure about a public release.

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    3. aah no no there is ofc no rush what i mean by it is that you kinda announced a break XD so it could be a month or even 2 more of no TLS :9

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  2. Last Update: I'll take a break from TLS for awhile.
    A month later: PRANKED.

    Also, what are your though on Patreon's new policy?
    It hit several hentai developers so hard.

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    1. Right now it's difficult to be certain what Patreon actually means by this, given how they've enforced the policy. I'm taking what preparatory steps I can, but right now we'll just have to see where this goes.

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    2. I dunno, TLS passes any obsecnity test I can think of, given that it has far more "redeeming social purpose" than it does actual graphic sex or violence...

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    3. SJW strikes again...... I'm talking about the new Patreon policy ofc, this is the same bullshit as Adpocalypse on YT and such nonsense (meanwhile the same companies crying out about YT wholeheartedly support advertising on mass murder on TV news)... Where is this world going to... SHIT, that's where...
      My point is, if ANYONE making any games got struck by this, while their new rules strictly state: "fiction such as Game of Thrones or Lolita are allowed on Patreon", it's the same double standard policy YT is doing... Fuck this. Because you know what? If GoT is ok, then ANY FICTION IS OK! Have they fucking seen GoT? It's literal medieval times... I'm sick of this shit, fuck this... Double standard everywhere, meanwhile everyone pretends they are "doing their best to protect people" or some such meaningless phrase. Just to look good in media, meanwhile not giving a fuck about real problems. Fuck humans in general is my point (not all, just most of them... sadly). Sorry to sound so negative, I wish a nice day to all the nice people still out there.

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    4. I'm sorry to be that guy, but what/who is YT?

      Because I'm pretty sure about this guy and his really cursed game (fun trivia: the prologue was first released one month or so later than TLS' prologue back in Dec 2014 but if oyu compare their development progress..., well let's just say that it hadn't been that successful).

      And yeah, I concur that both Game of Thrones and Lolita are very, very strange...

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    5. He means YouTube :P.

      NoMoshing who works on Harem Collector did get a response from someone at Pateron.

      http://www.badkittygames.net/nomoshingblog/?p=938

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  3. WHOA, i was ready to take a long break from TLS and boom, UPDATE!, Thank you Sierra!

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    1. This post is announcing the patron-only version. The most recent public links can be found here:
      https://the-last-sovereign.blogspot.com/2017/09/tls-0293-public-release.html

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  5. there is a slight problem when i try to run the game, it comes up with an error message saying "unable to find vl gothic fond" any help with this please?

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    1. menaged to fix this problem but now it says its unable to find a sound file of the selecting

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    2. Both of these sound like one of your downloads was corrupted. I would recommend doing a clean download of the RTP first, then the game.

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    3. i redownloaded both but it came up with the same error
      unable to find file
      error ocurred, check the debug console for more information
      what do i do?

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    4. When downloading the RTP, do you actually have it installed on your computer as well? Or you could just try the game link with rtp included (second link that says RTP), since it definitely sounds like you're missing rtp files.

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    5. thank you cyberforte it worked

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  7. I finished my second playthrough and was ready for a break, but fuck it, still wanna play it a third time...and a fourth, and a fith.... see ya in a decade! :D

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  8. Is the new game you made coming out public this month

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    1. It was only betatested last month, it will come out for patrons this month.

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    2. Does it come out week after or is that just for TLS

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    3. Just for TLS. What's being given to patrons is a complete game that has only partial CGs - I hope to get the art for those over time and eventually release it commercially.

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    4. Will there be an option to turn CGs off? Like how Crimson Grey does it when the NSFW patch is applied.

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    5. Nevermind... I seem to have gotten the games mixed up e_e.

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    6. Sorry, not sure which part you mixed up, so I will just do my best to answer in general.

      The new game will be a NSFW game akin to TLS, where the sex scenes are a major part of the story. Because I've basically finished the game except for all my trouble with artists, I'll be releasing the text version to patrons.

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    7. No worries! Somehow I got TLS mixed up with your new game, as if it was getting partial CGs. Reading it again, it doesn't say that at all ._.

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    8. For the record, if I ever do manage to find an artist for TLS, I will likely try to implement some kind of option to make CGs optional. You're not the only person to inquire about or request such.

      Of course, finding a long term artist doesn't seem terribly likely at the moment, but that's my intent.

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    9. I think you mentioned the latter before, and that's completely understandable. Finding the right artist for adult games, particularly for longer games like TLS, and also keeping that same artist, doesn't seem easy. I've played a few other games to know that is the case.

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  9. Um, quick question, can we have any clarification by what you mean when the notes say "New character interaction, requires unlocker event"? What exactly do you mean by unlocker event? Does this mean we have to do something in the 0.30.2 to get this interaction, or does this mean it's conditional of something from the previous versions of this game? Is it a particular event requirement e.g. missable investment, or is it optional character dependant e.g. Min?

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    1. This update includes both content you can access right away, and content that will only be revealed later in the game. So that players could see all the content, I added an event that unlocks the other finished material, including that conversation.

      In the next version this will occur organically: the interaction will occur when the characters in question return to the base.

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    1. Not yet determined, but it's less likely in this case.

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  11. This update just taunts me. One of my favorite things in video games is base building and customization. Sadly im a poor public pleb. If only i had the money to help suport this. T.T Anyway looking forward to the day this becomes public.

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    1. Sorry for the taunting, but I hope you'll really enjoy the customization once it comes out!

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  12. We're coming up on nearly a month since the original Patron release. is there a rough ETA for the public release, or are you still busy with development and bugfixing on this version?

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    1. There won't be a public release of this one, sorry. While patrons got an early look at the content, I feel that 0.30.x and 0.31.x content combined would make for a more effective public release. However, I can tell you that bugfixing on 0.30.0 ended weeks ago and I am hard at work on all the new content!

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    2. Ah, OK. That's completely fair, and thanks for the update. I'll look forward to the double update when it becomes public. :)

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  14. I am hitting W key in the attack on Incubus Emperor and it isn't switching parties so I can open the doors, so I am just stuck as Simon.

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  15. I got it working. Oddly by hitting ALT+W instead of just W

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    1. Glad to hear you got it working! I'm not sure what would cause that, must be something odd with the keyboard setup.

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  16. discrepancy: the western Aram desert(save name) is listed as the eastern desert in the travel selection. Eustrin, chapter 3.

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  17. Been over a month. dunno if you ever decided on a fixed schedule for these things but public release soon?

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    1. Ah, I apologize for not clearly communicating on this. I've addressed it in some comments, but not made a post about it.

      There will not be a public version of 0.30.x. However, the Patreon version of 0.31.0 is nearing completion, and a week after it is released, there will be a public release. I feel that these combined releases will be a more satisfying update for everyone.

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    2. Or if you're desperate you could try 4chan and their adult cartoon section they often have a games thread there that may have it.

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    3. I recognize that I can't stop piracy, but please don't come here and rub my face in it.

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    4. Sorry about that, it wans't may intention I have no problems waiting for the public release for TLS even this one I look forward to playing it when 0.31.X is released. I simply wanted to let them know instead of whining about the wait the could probably/maybe find what they were after with a little searching.

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    5. Either way it won't happen again. My sincerest apologies.

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    6. That's fine, no harm done.

      I am working as hard as I can to make this next release one that will be enjoyable for everyone as soon as possible.

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    7. Don't sweat it, Sierra Lee. Something like 90% of all free users are just quietly and patiently waiting for a new release. We recognize that since we aren't paying for access to beta builds, that we get what we get when you're ready to release it.

      I have to say thanks for so consistently releasing such high-quality updates - this has been one of the best in-progress games I've ever followed because you tend to release things on a fairly regular schedule and you communicate so well what the status is.

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    8. Thank you for the encouragement; I appreciate your patience. The next update is going to be a big one, I want to release it in as polished a form as possible.

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  18. I have to say, working on my own project has given me a new insight into the work you put into this; even on the plot-line alone. As I'm creating my characters, their stories, and their psyche's, I find myself hoping I can create their interactions together as endearing and relevant as your characters are to each other and the world you've created. It's a lot tougher than it looks! Also, do you have to have one of those creepy, "connect the dots", crazy person charts on your wall; with the thumbtacks and the string; somewhere? because those are a lot of variables to keep up with. My little flow-charts can barely keep up! :p

    I can't wait for the next public release! Thanks :)

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    1. Thank you for the kind words. ^-^

      Honestly, my habit is to try to hold everything in my head. That's fine when you just have one project, but the more you work on, the more it's a liability. I do have a big design doc including how all the hidden variables are supposed to work together, and a spreadsheet tracking which threesomes I've done so far.

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  19. The wait is killing me, although I know it will be worth it.
    It's just that I need a decent rpg experience. I just got the Hack GU remaster and my cringe levels went to eleven, I can't digest edgy teeneager fantasies anymore :(
    I hope I can enjoy a hollyday update of the TLS as a remedy.

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    1. We're getting closer, just have to hold myself together. >.<

      I'm glad this game is to your taste! I certainly aim for a specific kind of story, so I'm glad to find that many people enjoy it.

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  20. Umm .. when i use a military reserve to clear slimes on the road i didn't see what goos i got but the items will be added to the inventory. I'm still going to recheck when i returned from zirantia i can already speak with wynn in the inn even though i still haven't seen the scene where wynn ask sarai for a place to stay this was all in ver.0.29.5
    Sorry i can only play the public one always looking forward for the updates.when the public comes gonna play the new content from the last save and gonna replay again from the start

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    1. Hey there! Thank you for your reports, but I don't know how quickly I'll be able to get to them, as I am cross-eyed with 0.31.0 content. >.<

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