Friday, January 22, 2016

Version 0.15.2 Public Release

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Version 0.15.0:
 - Reunion chapter of the game.
 - Four new plot sex scenes, three new affection sex scenes.
 - Scene replay system is now complete!
 - See here for full list of changes.
Version 0.15.2
 - Misc fixes for bugs caused by the back end changes.

This release period was mostly spent on back end stuff - the scene replay system in particular was a lot of work. I hope that as well as some oft-requested features (autodash and text skip) will make this a satisfying release.

Having said that, I didn't want to put out a release without some story content! You're going to get to see the reunion of all the characters this time, including some long-awaited meetings and sex scenes. There's also the first full reckoning of your investments, for those of you interested in that. This chapter will set the stage for some huge events in Ardoheim, so look forward to that next month!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Version 0.15.0 Changelog

This is another release + revamp, though not as major as 0.8.0. Here is the full list of changes.

First, I want to take a moment to thank all the people who helped make this update possible:
 - Lone Wolf, without whom the replay system and most other custom coding would never have gotten finished.
 - RCP, for producing a huge number of custom sprites and animations.
 - Decanter, for solving the Support Slaves problem and noticing a lot of things I missed.
 - Scrambler, both for his sprites and for his patience in waiting for them to be used at the right time.
 - Nomo, for fixing graphical problems I have nowhere near the skill to do myself.

New features:
 - Reunion chapter of the game.
 - Four new plot sex scenes, three new affection sex scenes.
 - Auto-dash. By default, you dash normally and walk with Shift, but you can switch it back to the original way in the...
 - New options menu: control sound, screen color, text speed, and battle animations.
 - Text skipping: press Ctrl to start skipping. Combined with text speed above, this can either progress dialogue steadily or fly through it.
 - New save system (number of saves supported increased substantially). Old saves will not display correctly until resaved in the new version.

Changes to previous sections:
 - Party members now show relationship points early on in Feroholm for the sake of consistency.
 - Clocks on Simon's route now display your exact day number.
 - Small stairs on Simon's route now clearly indicate whether they go up or down a floor.

Balance changes:
 - Support Slaves now works as planned. It also gives the option to be named differently; players who have already obtained the skill can rename it if they use a save from the 0.14.x ending screen.
 - Suppress Lust and Lust Renewal have been entirely rebalanced to better fall in line with the plot.
 - TP gain has been standardized, removing several oversights.

Sex sprites:
 - 24 new sex sprites added, bringing the total up to 39.
 - There is now sprite sex in camp during the free roaming section in Chapter 2.
 - The lovers in the Withered Fortress now have a sex animation.
 - Aka's route now has a custom animation if you approach the Doomed King armor again.
 - The Crimson Bordello trainers on Simon's route now have animations.
 - All harem members have sprite sex on the bed in the new area.

Cosmetic changes:
 - Altina's placeholder sprites have been replaced with custom sprites.
 - New nude sprite for Yarra.
 - Large music files replaced with much smaller formats.
 - Fixes to Yarra's faces for art style consistency.