Sunday, November 7, 2021

The Maintenance Release - v0.52

 


I'm really happy to announce this release because we've put so much work into it. We've been working really hard to improve the game by finding bugs, fixing mistakes, balancing things, putting in things that were forgotten, and generally just trying to make AW a more polished experience. This release has probably our biggest change log to date.

That said, we're planning on continuing our work next month to keep improving the game as we close in on our version 1.0 beta. This release wasn't strictly about fixing things though, there's also a lot of new content to enjoy. There are about 25k new words in the sex scene system. The neglected birth control system got a massive overhaul. There's a new robbery event that can occur in Appletree at night, with multiple outcomes/scenes possible based on your choice. A re-written intro into the cam girl system (that's also been spruced up considerably). 

Well, the change log is big enough by itself, so let's get going with that. From all of us working on AW, thank you for your support! We hope you enjoy this release!

Change Log

Words: 2,000,227 (17,798,050 characters)
Code: 145,715 lines of TypeScript
Capybara Jokes: 3

  • Fix to the Lil Monster semen bottle.

  • Fixed issue with texting display that caused the blue “send” button not to be clickable in an Interact window by players using slower computers.

  • Male and Female Start renamed Male and Female Story.

  • 25K new words of action text for the sex scene system.

    • Split between adding more “standard” text options, and adding content to action kink text options that didn’t have any.

    • For comparison purposes, this is about 1/3rd the length of the first Harry Potter novel.

  • Polished several things in the female story prologue.

    • Better spacing/centering on some elements.

    • Adjustment of starting messages, particularly to make the lack of tutorial and setting information in the female prologue more obvious.

    • Some minor grammar/typo fixes as well as some minor editing.

  • Companionship adjustments.

    • The nightly drop of companionship stat (no dates/hangouts) has been adjusted to be less severe for extroverts (was unintentionally too high).

    • Companionship changes are now modulated by difficulty level, with easy and fap mode difficulty levels having companionship drop more slowly and increase faster.

    • Working at your job will now add a small amount to companionship based on your focus and effort level due to interacting with coworkers.

  • The Big Brainer supplement has been updated to limit to a single daily use as intended. (Big Brainer reduces bimbo level. It does not repair brain damage.)

  • Added job event check randomization.

    • When checking to see if a job event occurs, checking will now occur in random order except for a set of “key” events that should always be checked first. 

    • This means that you should now see a more even distribution of events, and events that were previously extremely rare will now occur more frequently.

    • Overall job event probabilities were adjusted.

    • Anenn claims to have fixed many of his mistakes in the job events… we’ll see (more testing to come).

  • Tons of minor fixes, such as a bug that prevented masturbation in the T2 home bedroom.

  • The Institute map now has proper highlighting and will function with clicks again.

  • Limits for the number of home items allowed in each room have been adjusted, allowing for a larger number of items in the kitchen, and fewer in the bedroom/s.

  • Setting your character’s lactation ability to “Very Productive” is now properly restricted by the “Meta Tits” unlock.

  • The Bullseye and Oedipus Rx pharmacy shopping menus have been differentiated.

    • Oedipus Rx, a “real” pharmacy, has a wider selection of goods.

    • The Bullseye pharmacy focuses more on everyday goods, so doesn’t have the less common items like the Tummy Hugger or Pump-O-Tron breast pump.

  • Added a new drug called “Violet Milk Reduction”

    • Reduces your lactation training over a course of 12 hours.

    • Has a chance to permanently reduce your body’s lactation ability.

    • May disable the hyperlactation mutation if you have it.

    • Intended primarily to stop lactation for those who don’t want it.

  • Fixed a bug where clothing received in the prologue wasn’t sized and therefore may not fit.

  • Fixed a bug preventing a clothing attractiveness bonus for certain types of outfit coordination.

  • Lactation training info is now on the character details page.

  • The quest button will no longer remain visible after meeting Lily for the main quest.

  • The way lactation reduction works has been altered slightly and balanced.

    • Reduction can now occur more rapidly when overfull, but will not occur at all while at work or sleeping.

    • Rate of reduction (and max level of reduction) is now coordinated with the character’s lactation ability. Higher lactation ability = slower lactation reduction.

    • The Hyperlactation mutation will now prevent the total reduction of lactation training, meaning you will always be producing milk.

    • The Hyperlactation mutation now gives a bonus to the amount of milk produced.

    • Notification for lactation-related events like leaking or training reduction has been improved.

  • Breastmilk info in the character status menu now includes a percentage in addition to fluid ccs.

  • The Bovinex transformative will now give you the Hyperlactation mutation.

  • Brain damage is now properly tracked.

    • Brain damage is associated with bimbo in that some of the same sources can cause both, but they are not the same. Not all sources of bimbo cause brain damage.

    • Healing bimbo does not heal brain damage.

    • Reaching a sufficient threshold of brain damage (amount determined by difficulty) will result in a “bad” end.

    • Brain damage can be viewed in the “Cognitive” section of the character details page in the character menu.

  • The character details menu has been expanded with some more info.

    • The player can now see their current exercise level.

    • The player can now see their ear type and if they have a tail.

    • A Cognitive section has been added to the page.

      • Shows current brain damage (with info button)

      • Shows current bimbo level (with info button).

      • Shows if the player is over-stressed, depressed, over-angered, or under-satisfied, conditions that make managing the related stats more difficult.

  • New “bad” ending involving brain damage (see above entry).

    • Fairly mild as far as bad endings go, the character winds up happy.

    • Involves being committed to the Thornton Institution for the Sexually Insane.

  • Huge code linting review of all TypeScript code in the game. Found several minor (but non-obvious) bugs that prevented things from working exactly as they should.

  • Added a hint to the main Hoden Springs swimming area about the existence of the Hoden Springs Caverns.

    • (There is an adventure to be had there, but the location is not obvious on the map)

  • Major fixes to the cam whoring system.

    • Function controlling earnings now works properly, gaining income proportionally as popularity increases.

      • Now considers player attractiveness when determining income.

      • Income is now limited to about 70 credits for a 2-hour show, though it will take considerably longer to reach that level of popularity than in the bugged Anenn version.

    • The entire opening scene has been re-written and is now consistent with the world’s setting.

    • The system now exists inside its own scenario window, rather than as a popup.

      • Includes stat info and some images.

    • All cam shows have been changed to take exactly 2 hours of time, so the player isn’t advanced an uncontrollable amount of time all at once.

    • The laptop home item (purchasable at Bullseye) has been significantly reduced in price, and the item itself has been improved.

  • The system for determining the PC’s current attractiveness [ATR] (before NPC modifiers have been applied) has been improved for better results. It now properly considers the current status of your outfit, cleanliness, hairstyle, makeup, jewelry, tattoos, etc. at the time the ATR score is requested.

  • Removed a large amount of Anenn’s capybara graffiti from the game.

  • Tons of new encyclopedia entries, completing it.

    • Every entry in the encyclopedia has been completed!

    • Tons of new information is available, particularly in the fertility and world/setting areas.

    • Many entries have been revised/edited for accuracy.

    • Thousands of words - over 2500 for the world entries alone!

  • Birth Control Expansion!

    • Greatly improved birth control functionality, it now works at the same level of accuracy/complexity as the rest of the fertility system.

      • Missing a day of birth control, different choices in birth control, and fertility factors (and mutations) now affect the effectiveness of birth control. Uses a 15-day rolling record to accurately represent efficacy at the time of ovulation.

    • Multiple new birth control options.

      • Two new types of BC pill for a total of three, with different levels of efficacy.

      • New birth control patch that lasts for one week at a time. Patch has a chance to fall off at a random time during the day, potentially interrupting birth control and reducing its effectiveness. 

        • The Player has a chance to catch the patch peeling or have varying levels of “noticing a problem” depending on how observant they are. (An oblivious character is less likely to notice it falling off.)

        • The odds it falls off increase the longer it has been on.

      • New emergency contraceptive pill. Works like a morning-after pill, delivering a large dose of hormones in the hope of preventing ovulation. Effective if taken w/i the 5 days prior to ovulation.

        • Causes intense uterine cramps briefly after taking.

        • Has a nausea status effect lasting 3 days.

      • Permanent birth control implant that can be obtained (and removed) at the Doctor’s office (Dr. Weiner) in the medical district. 

        • Most effective form of hormonal birth control.

        • Includes a scene for implantation along with new custom images for the procedure.

        • New temporary status effect after implantation/removal.

    • Pregnancy kink (and to a lesser extent risky sex kink) now gives a happiness penalty when taking birth control.

      • Having a permanent BC implant / IUD with these kinks gives a significant negative happiness penalty.

    • Pregnancy kink gives a small positive happiness bonus each day you don’t take birth control.

    • NOTE: Kinks are now removable at Dr. Lecter’s clinic, so getting the pregnancy or risky kinks added is not a permanent penalty.

    • Having the pregnancy or risky kinks will prevent you from getting a permanent birth control implant or IUD. 

      • Trying to use the Womb Doom with one of these kinks has a minor scene of you aborting the attempt.

    • You now must unlock the complete list of birth control options by talking to the pharmacist in the location you wish to purchase them. Otherwise only the two less effective BC pill options are available.

      • At Bullseye, this is the normal interaction with the pharmacist, when she mentions seeing her for the “good stuff”.

      • At the Oedipus Rx pharmacy, there is an option to discuss birth control with the pharmacist.

    • If you forget a BC pill, being on the pill in your phone quick status info will not be removed until you’ve forgotten the pill for the third day rather than showing up the next day.

    • Overdosing on birth control no longer has any significant bonus toward efficacy.

    • Taking conflicting categories of birth control now has the potential to interfere with the overall effectiveness.

    • Because some people may not realize: Homeopathic birth control doesn’t work. In fact, its only effect is a slight decrease ineffectiveness of other types of birth control (if any).

    • Better tracking of the birth control invalidation flag and whether the player knows it’s been invalidated (rarely used).

    • The birth control affecting mutation now has a stronger effect for reducing the effectiveness of birth control.

  • A new drug “Samurai” is now available from the Cum & Go convenience store.

    • Immediately cleanses your body of hormonal birth control chemicals.

    • Amusing description that hints at a future use of removing a NPC’s birth control.

  • Getting emergency medical treatment will now restore a greater amount of health, especially if at a lower health level.

    • This radical treatment makes hormonal birth control ineffective. (IUDs will still work as normal, they are not hormonal.)

  • Improved the item text on several items in the consumable inventory.

  • You can now drop firearms and the milk savers (milk collecting nipple shields) from your inventory so you no longer have their effect.

  • Having the mutation that prevents you from having a period also obscures your phone’s cycle estimate (risky day, safe day, etc.).

    • This information will reappear if you get the Fertility Seal tattoo or install the advanced toilet probe in your bathroom.

  • Downtown map has been improved!

  • Large amount of images have been converted to webp format to reduce the size of the resource files (and memory used keeping them all loaded).

    • Over 200MB reduction in resource size

  • Minor fixes to the male story prologue to remove information that is no longer relevant, and improve the appearance/layout.

  • Information in the end of week display has been condensed into fewer tabs.

  • NPC list setup has been overhauled to use an on-access system for polling relevant NPCs.

    • Used to quickly grab groups of NPCs such as males, or NPCs you have various relationships with, and other purposes.

    • It is no longer possible for these lists to become “broken” or not be updated correctly, leading to NPCs disappearing or not being included when they should be.

    • Better handling of NPCs to determine if they are “interested” in you.

  • Signing up for a school class will now add the instructor to your list of contacts. This will make it much easier to date Besty or Hans Gruber if you wanted to for some reason!

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the banking system from being accessible. 

    • You can now get a credit card, take out a loan, or start a savings account.

    • Savings accounts are good for protecting your money!

  • You can now have kinks added or removed at Dr. Lecter’s office in the medical district.

  • Change to the system for unlocking hair and makeup styles.

    • You will now automatically learn the hair/makeup style when you have the style applied at the salon.

    • Just because you know a style doesn’t mean that you have the skill level to apply it regularly.

    • Hair skill check difficulties adjusted to have a wider range between easiest and most difficult styles.

  • The female story character starts knowing more hair and makeup styles (because she was a woman to begin with).

  • You can now purchase jewelry at The Family Jewels in the Applewood Mall.

  • Added ability to restrict closing the interact window for situations that depend on user input.

    • Interact window system has had a fallback method for closing the window added, that will occur if the close button doesn’t have an attached trigger function.

  • New robbery event that can happen at night in Appletree.

    • Has 4 different outcomes depending on how you choose to handle the situation.

    • Having a gun in your inventory will lead to an aborted robbery instead.

    • The criminal will steal a limited number of credits from you (unless you convince him not to, or you’re broke.)

    • Pretty much every outcome involves sex.

  • Some tutorials are updated to be more consistent/accurate.

  • “Likes Bare Sex” name for risky kink has been updated to reflect its actual use (liking risky sex).

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