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Re: Brothel King - Playable version (alpha) - Download and information
« Reply #180 on: May 09, 2017, 04:21:06 am »

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if I go back to previous screens with the mouse wheel, the game says also:
You cannot do the same thing more than 3 times a day with a girl
even if that has been my first interaction (not only with her, I mean the first AP spent that day with any girl)
I cannot reproduce it, please give me additional context if this keeps happening
Hi Goldo, I did a short test and it looks fixed after installing your last patch. :)
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Re: Brothel King - Playable version (alpha) - Download and information
« Reply #181 on: May 09, 2017, 09:10:04 pm »

Goldo

Another exception after trying to convince a girl to stop fighting. I have all the patches applied
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EDIT: After this exception I have the same issue with the rivals. I have got the message where it says they are no longer rivals, but the mood is still at -1. I would post a save if I knew where to locate it...:)

EDIT2: Found it!
« Last Edit: May 09, 2017, 09:19:48 pm by Dybbuk »
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Re: Brothel King - Playable version (alpha) - Download and information
« Reply #182 on: May 10, 2017, 07:49:14 am »

Hi everyone,

This should fix the problems with relationships: http://www.mediafire.com/file/aj5hbrj6ekka2jr/Game.zip.

I had written 'change_relation' instead of 'change_relationship', that's how dumb it was... I don't know how proper programmers keep track of all the variable and function names!  ::)

Sadly, Dybbuk, your girls will still be enemies... It turns out the 'reconciled' event was improperly showing. :P
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« Reply #183 on: May 10, 2017, 10:51:19 am »

Hi Goldo,

First and foremost, thanks for your game and congratulations for making it this far. :) I've been playing it a lot over the last few days and like it a lot. I only ran into a bug occasionally, most of which you've already fixed, too.

I also want to praise you for the story. The writing and the characters are interesting, and the choices make you think, more so than in many games that are more story-focused. I especially like the Thieves Guild, and am curious for what's going to happen with what they have in their basement. (Don't want to spoil anything ^^)

Anyway, I've sadly completed the story (for now). Now that I moved my brothel and the first girl reached level 6, I ran into a strange bug, though. It happens when I level her up. I can assign the stats points just fine. After that, the perk screen appears, telling me that I can give her a third perk. But when I click on one, the game instantly throws an exception. (see spoiler below)

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I've taken a quick look at the sourcecode, but it isn't something that immediately catches my eye. I guess it ends up in visit_district by accident, since I'm not in a district but the girl detail screen, and then tries to interact with a free girl. Maybe. ^^ I sadly have no experience with Renpy or Phython.

I have attached the savefile. It happens when you level up the first girl (Rangiku). Also, somewhere, mistreatment-counters must get added wrongly. I've been super-nice to my girls, they are ecstatic, I barely ever disciplined them, and yet they are either "mistreated repeatedly" or "their life is hell". The poor things. :( I've only noticed it when looking at the bug above though, so I cannot even say when it happened, sorry. Although maybe it gets added by something I'm not aware of being cruel? Like when I find out what she doesn't like during sex, or something?

Anyway, keep up the great work, and I cannot wait for the next chapter. :)
« Last Edit: May 10, 2017, 11:02:33 am by Chris12 »
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« Reply #184 on: May 10, 2017, 12:30:58 pm »

Hi guys! Thanks to your saved games, I was able to pinpoint the remaining bugs and get rid of them. Thanks a lot!

Here's the fix: http://www.mediafire.com/file/aj5hbrj6ekka2jr/Game.zip

The bug Chris12 encountered was especially vicious, some girls would get their 'add_perk' overridden in the course of an interaction and become broken... It is fixed now.

Still, I felt sad about Chris12 and potentially other people losing their saved games, so I added a cheat in the help menu (Cheats/Other) to repair your saved game is you've run into this problem. Hope it helps!
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« Reply #185 on: May 10, 2017, 02:14:41 pm »

I've been playing this a bit over the past few days and really like it. You're doing many thing right!
First, I love your sense of humor.

The GUI is good, although I'd like a 'home' button to get from talking to a girl in a district without hitting RMB or Back multiple times. Perhaps there is one and I missed it.

I like the balance you've struck between single girl games like slavemaker and brothel sim games like whoremaster. My preference is to grow to the point where there is a working brothel, but still be able to keep tabs on most individuals, so games that have a sweet spot of a dozen or so girls for a functioning mid-game (not hundreds!) is to my liking. Jasbro had been my favorite for this but development died off a year ago. Pytfall was very similar (3 years ago), and when it finally gets its 2.0 release maybe this year, I'll look at that again.

From a development viewpoint, I also appreciate:
1- enabling use of existing girl packs from other games
2- bksetting file to allow easy customization (the more 'dials' in here, the better)
3- hotfixes with just the changed file so you don't need huge downloads
4- inclusion of a faq file
5- your active participation here

Keep on keeping on!
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« Reply #186 on: May 10, 2017, 02:49:24 pm »

Hm, the wonders of dynamic languages. Reading stuff like this makes me wonder if the time you save during coding isn't just moved to the testing phase. ^^

Anyway, I tried the fix but I think something went wrong. After overwriting all the files with the patch, I found the "Repair perk bug" in the help menu (Cheats/Others), but it throws an exception when I click it. I tried it from different points in the game - the main screen as well as Rangiku's detail screen, but it's always the same.

This is using the same savefile I already uploaded. Stacktrace:
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Even so, it isn't really a big problem. If the initial bug was corrected, then it shouldn't occur anymore. I'll just not assign a perk to Rangiku, and sooner or later I'll probably start a new game, anyway. ^^
« Last Edit: May 10, 2017, 02:51:32 pm by Chris12 »
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« Reply #187 on: May 10, 2017, 03:44:41 pm »

I would also like to provide some suggestions for possible improvements for future versions:

*) Add more finegrained transition options to the preferences screen. I soon set Transitions to Off in the Preferences screen, since I didn't want to wait for a second everytime I go from one screen to another. But then I have to turn them on for the Story sequences again. I think a "Transitions only in the Story" or something similar would be nice. Or make the transition time shorter for the most important screens or something. I think that was the only thing that really annoyed me. I'm also a rather impatient person, though. :)


*) Like Geo30 above me, I really like the balance you try to find between SlaveMaker and SimBrothel. I think it will be very tricky, though.

Don't get me wrong, I really like the interaction possibilities. However, already with the fourth girl it was getting somewhat tedius. At the moment, theoretically I have to train five girls, every turn. Leaving action points aside, it's slow having to read (or even skip) five sex scenes every turn. Which is a shame, because the system is interesting.

I guess my advice would be to allow only one or two trainings per turn globally. In return, make the stats increase more as the player gains levels. Maybe it's my own fault for leveling Speed more than intended. At first, I did it to cast more Auras, but then found training to be a more effective use. Hm, I guess some people might actually like just training them... So maybe keep both options available (many trainings and more effective trainings), but keep it somewhat balanced.

Anyway, pretty much every game in this genre has struggled with this contradiction. You've done a much better job at this than many before you, so I hope you will continue to come up with good ideas in that regard. :)


*) Maybe make casting an Aura cost no action points, and in return just allow casting one Aura per turn, period? Just like with Auto-casting. Especially at first, two action points is very expensive.


*) Considering that your game seems more in-depth than SimBrothel or Whoremaster, I don't think you have to "clone" the same girl multiple times. You could go the "Named Girl"/"Random Girl" route of Whoremaster, but I think you would be just fine with each girl being unique. Just like Geo30 above me, going dozens or hundreds of girls is not my cup of tea. Considering your writing skills, I would recommend to prefer depth over breadth as you continue to develop your game.


Just my thoughts. If it could give you an idea or two, I'm happy enough. :)
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Re: Brothel King - Playable version (alpha) - Download and information
« Reply #188 on: May 10, 2017, 04:40:06 pm »

Hi and thanks for this great little game. i really like it so far. buuut i have a problem with creating new girls.
as far as i experimented with the files, you can not use .gif for the girls. is there any possibility this gets changed or is that a renpy thing? all other sim brothel type games i know use java or something else.

edit: scrap that. i didnt know that as soon as you start a game the files are loaded and cant be renamed or modified without it either crashing or not loading -.-...
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« Reply #189 on: May 11, 2017, 03:51:54 am »

I still have the issue that perks with one (1) prerequisite do not unlock when that prerequisite is met. Perks with two (2) prerequisites unlock properly. Does anyone else have this issue?
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« Reply #190 on: May 11, 2017, 06:44:41 am »

Hi guys, and thanks a lot for the encouragement! You make my day  :D

I will look into the cheat and perk bugs. I just wanted to address some of the points you've made.

Faster transitions and going back home quickly : there are shortcuts, they will make your life simpler :)
They were lost somewhere in this thread, so I added them to the OP.
Also, please note that you can use the 'Ctrl' key to skip scenes faster. This works wonders for the 'End day' events, if you don't feel like looking at them.

In-game shortcuts
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Disabling transitions : This is tricky, because the preference menu is native ren'py and I don't know how the disabling works exactly. I'll look into it eventually, but I'm not sure selective disabling/enabling is doable

Gifs : Gifs should work; however, Ren'py doesn't do animated gifs, to my dismay (and yours maybe). See here for a possible workaround.
As for changing/renaming pics while playing, I recommend avoiding it. I've tried in the past to dynamically reload girl pictures, but this put too much drag on the CPU, causing lag and being more trouble than it was worth. Instead, girl pictures are refreshed once per week (when the slavemarket updates).

Game design: This is something I am keen to discuss with people here, so if you are willing to read a wall of text, here goes!
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« Last Edit: May 11, 2017, 06:50:52 am by Goldo »
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« Reply #191 on: May 11, 2017, 07:07:15 am »

I like the automated training option that you are planning on developing, Goldo. At the moment it takes a lot of effort to raise a girl's skills, and though I am still with one girl in this playthrough (I went for two a couple of hotfixes back, but I was making pennies...), I remember from the initial version of the game having several girls and having to focus on one each night.

Like I said back then, I miss an option to track energy and rest. I donĀ“t remember having the automatic allowance option before (nice one), so maybe an automatic rest for each girl if their energy drops below something defined by the player would make our life easier, rather than having her exhausted and "loosing" her for a few days.

By the way, attached a screenshot. It seems that the final result of sex acts do not count bonuses properly. I have noticed a few time, but here the skill bonus, plus the roll of the dice, plus the sensitivity bonus do not add up to 5, unless there are more hidden modifiers.
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« Reply #192 on: May 11, 2017, 11:47:19 am »

Hi guys, here's a hotfix for the issues you've encountered with perks and the perk cheat.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/aj5hbrj6ekka2jr/Game.zip

This will not fix saved games automatically, however, so I have updated the 'Repair perk bug' cheat to cover both Chris12 and oratorio's problems. I recommend everyone using a saved game apply this cheat (it isn't necessary for new games).

As for the issue with energy and resting, I am torn. Introducing an automatic mechanism for resting is an interesting idea, but won't it take away all incentives to set up a sensible schedule?

Of course, we could do away with scheduling altogether. What do you guys think?
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« Reply #193 on: May 11, 2017, 02:21:04 pm »

when i run the game with last patch and imp_girls_pack, i get this message;
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I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.

While parsing D:\Users\pusth\Downloads\Brothel_King-0.11\Brothel_King-all/game/BKhelp.rpy.
ScriptError: Name u'help' is defined twice, at game/BKhelp.rpy:8 and game/spells/BKhelp.rpy:8.

-- Full Traceback ------------------------------------------------------------

Full traceback:
  File "D:\Users\pusth\Downloads\Brothel_King-0.11\Brothel_King-all\renpy\bootstrap.py", line 277, in bootstrap
    renpy.main.main()
  File "D:\Users\pusth\Downloads\Brothel_King-0.11\Brothel_King-all\renpy\main.py", line 354, in main
    renpy.game.script.load_script() # sets renpy.game.script.
  File "D:\Users\pusth\Downloads\Brothel_King-0.11\Brothel_King-all\renpy\script.py", line 259, in load_script
    self.load_appropriate_file(".rpyc", ".rpy", dir, fn, initcode)
  File "D:\Users\pusth\Downloads\Brothel_King-0.11\Brothel_King-all\renpy\script.py", line 738, in load_appropriate_file
    self.finish_load(stmts, initcode, filename=fn + source)
  File "D:\Users\pusth\Downloads\Brothel_King-0.11\Brothel_King-all\renpy\script.py", line 414, in finish_load
    bad_node.filename, bad_node.linenumber))
ScriptError: Name u'help' is defined twice, at game/BKhelp.rpy:8 and game/spells/BKhelp.rpy:8.

Windows-8-6.2.9200
Ren'Py 6.99.10.1227
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im not a coder, so could you pls help me ? :)
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« Reply #194 on: May 11, 2017, 04:16:01 pm »

when i run the game with last patch and imp_girls_pack, i get this message;
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I'm sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.

While parsing D:\Users\pusth\Downloads\Brothel_King-0.11\Brothel_King-all/game/BKhelp.rpy.
ScriptError: Name u'help' is defined twice, at game/BKhelp.rpy:8 and game/spells/BKhelp.rpy:8.

im not a coder, so could you pls help me ? :)

Hi, duplicate files. Delete the file:
D:\Users\pusth\Downloads\Brothel_King-0.11\Brothel_King-all\game\spells\BKhelp.rpy
or just change its extension to .txt and see if this fix your bug.
Anyway, that file should not be there.  ???

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As for the issue with energy and resting, I am torn. Introducing an automatic mechanism for resting is an interesting idea, but won't it take away all incentives to set up a sensible schedule?

How about Sill (or the current trainer) alerting the MC when a girl needs some rest? I mean, she already supervise the slaves to prevent them from running away.
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