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[Archived] Brothel King - Old thread
« on: November 11, 2016, 05:23:58 pm »

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BROTHEL KING, a sim brothel clone - Download and information

Hello, world!  ;D

I am Goldo, a frequent lurker on this forum, and I would like to share with you my first real effort at making a game: Brothel King!

Brothel King is another take on Sim Brothel and gets some inspiration from other games, such as Slave maker. It's made with Ren'py, my objectives being to make a fun game with a clean UI, good art and a full back story (which isn't yet developed).

As it is a personal project, my aim is to bring this to a fully playable state sooner than later, but now I got to a point where I really need some help - specifically feedback from players.

Warning
This game contains adult hentai tropes such as prostitution, rape, slavery, bondage, monsters, and so on. I do not condone any of those things in real life: this is just a game, please don't play it if it upsets you.

Disclaimer
None of the art used in the game is mine, I wish I could credit the rightful authors, but I've lost track of where most of this stuff comes from to be honest. Please contact me by PM if you have an issue with any of the art that is used in the game (pics or music) and I will remove it.

Content
For now, the core game mechanics are in place and more or less work as intended, but I'm sure there are still lots of bugs, and I've been struggling with game balance. As I am just one guy, needless to say the game has not been thoroughly play-tested.

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I would enormously appreciate your feedback on any issue you encounter, and anything else, really.



Download
Many thanks to scrumbles, failquail and nikimaru for helping testing this version.

v0.11
Game: http://www.mediafire.com/file/a17mua60g1tgazf/Brothel_King-0.11.zip
Current patch: http://www.mediafire.com/file/aj5hbrj6ekka2jr/Game.zip

Basic (improved) girl pack: http://www.mediafire.com/file/86l5ari5hhobh5h/improved-girl-pack.zip  (new)

You need a girl pack for the game to work. Installing the latest patch is highly recommended.
As the game is going to be in Alpha for a while, I will mostly upload small patches rather than update the main zip file. This way you won't have to re-download a large file every time I change something.

Feel free to mirror those file anywhere; let me know, and I will add the link to this post.

User made girl packs (Extract directly into the 'girls' folder):
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Previous versions:
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Instructions
Unzip the patch in the 'game' folder and overwrite existing files. Extract the basic girl pack into the 'game' folder (see below for information on picture names and tags).

In-game shortcuts
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How you can help
If you feel like lending a hand, there are several thing you can do:
  • Play the game, and share your thoughts on gameplay and balance (PM me if you want to join the advanced testers)
  • Report any bugs you find
  • Make some girl packs and share (that would be nice as I lack the time to do it myself)
  • You're welcome to have the look at the code, and mod whatever you like, but be warned: I'm no programmer, so the code is clunky and messy... Sorry...
  • Finally, I could also use an extra writer (no coding required!)

Please post here if you want to contact me, I will be monitoring this forum. Thank you!

How to add girls

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« Last Edit: May 17, 2017, 12:34:59 pm by Goldo »
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Re: Brothel King - Playable version (alpha) - Download and information
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2016, 11:19:03 am »

It appears to be impossible to progress if you play through the intro. Once you make it through all the intro text, you can assign your first girl a job and schedule, but all the other options are faded out, and there appears to be no way to progress. The back button under the help icon doesn't appear, so there's no way to exit the current room. Tried to go back and choose different options to see if a particular room or girl was bugged, but while I could choose a different girl at the slave market, the game had locked in my room choice as Onsen, and would skip past it without letting me choose a different option. Skipping the intro sequence seems to let the game play normally just now, and lets you choose a new starting option for your first room, but locks that as the starting room if you choose something else and play the intro again.
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Re: Brothel King - Playable version (alpha) - Download and information
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2016, 12:12:20 pm »

That's odd, I'll look into it. You can right click your way out of that screen.

Edit: Here's a fix (put it in the game folder). Sorry about that, a last minute change I shouldn't have done.

I'm still confused about what is happening with the locked room choice. It doesn't happen if you close the game and launch it again, only when you go back to the main menu during the game. I'll look into it, hopefully it is not a big hindrance to playing right now.

Edit: I found the problem, it will be fixed in the next update. Thanks a lot for your feedback.
« Last Edit: November 12, 2016, 12:49:16 pm by Goldo »
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2016, 11:10:57 pm »

Hi Goldo

I like the idea and the gameplay. But the game is buggy as hell, to the point of being unplayable.

It was ok with one girl, but then when I added more girls I have  an exception nearly everyday, and the energy of my character doesn´t replenishes, nor gold is updated. I do not know how to trigger it or when it dissapears. Sometimes it shows up 3 or 4 days in a row, and then one day ok, and then back to the exception. Edit: A exception I can replicate happens always after levelling a girl and choosing a perk. Another one I see is trying to use a dildo while resting
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I understand that it is an alpha, and if by playing again with a different character helps, let me know and I will do my best to playtest it. Keep the good work  :)

P.S. Attached the exception, as being longer than 2000 character I cannot post it here.

Edit2: Playing with the warrior I have noticed that I can equip as many weapons as I want. I believe that to be the case as well with the mage, as I remember seeing 2 staffs equipped.
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2016, 12:25:28 pm »

Thanks Dyubbuk and sorry about the trouble you're having. I guess there must be a lot of bugs since I couldn't test the game extensively. Please keep the bug reports coming, it is very helpful.

I'll check the bugs and post fixes asap. Thank you for your patience
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2016, 01:32:37 pm »

Hi guys,

This fixes the following issues (unpack in the game folder and overwrite existing files):

- The intro bug (thanks futuredark)
- The free room bug when restarting a game (thanks futuredark)
- The dildo bug (thanks Dybbuk)
- The perk bug (thanks Dybbuk)
- Security events that triggered too frequently
- Gifts not working as intended

I cannot replicate the energy and gold not updating that Dybbuk encountered (please note the updates happen only at the end of the night), nor can I equip several weapons on a character. Please tell me if it still happens and if you can narrow it down to a specific action or item. Thank you so much for trying the game out!
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2016, 03:45:42 pm »

Looks good so far.

I'm no programmer, so the code is clunky and messy... Sorry...

Code: [Select]
list = []
is a really bad code, it's prolly one of the worst things you can do in Python (overriding a builtin). Not mentioning that you've killed off poor Ren'Py console with it.
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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2016, 04:06:02 pm »

Thanks Dyubbuk and sorry about the trouble you're having.

Hey, no need to thank me,  ;) Thank you for taking your time to program a game that we enjoy (or at least I do)

To be honest in this second playthrough with the warrior I have a lot less exceptions, but I definitively can equip all the weapons I want. EDIT: Trying a new game with the mage, I can equip 2 bows and a staff.

I will install your patch and go for the rogue trader.

Oh, now that I have loaded the save with the mague I can see that the spell magic shield was permanently active.
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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2016, 11:21:31 pm »

Been playing, and only really encountered a bug when picking a new perk. Can equip multiple weapons too, but less of a problem for now. Else all in all a very good start, and will definately keep tabs on this.
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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2016, 04:26:22 am »

Hi guys, thanks for your support!

@Xela: Do you mean that 'list' is a built-in function and that I should rename it to something different, or something else? Does this also apply within a function (my understanding was it was created as a local variable)?

@Dybbuk/Humlebien I will check the double equip and the magic shield bug; can you give me more details about the perk bug?

Edit: Here are the game files with some changes. This should fix:

- Double equipping a weapon
- The magic shield bug
- A few other small bugs

I have removed the 'list' variable from the code outside of classes and functions.
The bad news is that I do not fully understand how Renpy saves objects. I have a feeling there might be more bugs when saving/loading/restarting the game, so please keep the bug reports coming!  :-\
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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2016, 07:41:25 am »

Hi! I tried to play as rogue trader, after i choose Retsu slave and bar-type brothel, i stuck on shedule screen.How i can leave this place? I'v tried all i can, all buttons on keyboard and all menus choise. Is this a bug, or end of current story?

UPD: Nevermind, when i install new patch, i found "Back" button in right corner of a screen. So no problem for me right now.
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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2016, 08:25:27 am »

@Zyllean Good, and thanks for your feedback! I added a link to the latest patch in the OP, to make it easier on people.
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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2016, 07:50:43 pm »

@Xela: Do you mean that 'list' is a built-in function and that I should rename it to something different, or something else? Does this also apply within a function (my understanding was it was created as a local variable)?

Yeap, looks like it's fixed. You're right about funcs run their own namespaces but it is still a bad practice to bind stuff to builtin/module names... it's not that something might break, it's just that puppies die every time you do something like that  ;)

The bad news is that I do not fully understand how Renpy saves objects. I have a feeling there might be more bugs when saving/loading/restarting the game, so please keep the bug reports coming!  :-\

One of the major mistakes in that department is that you instantiate inside of init which is a very poor practice in Ren'Py. You write your classes and functions in the init, you declare your constants in the init but you instantiate stuff in labels.
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« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2016, 01:36:44 am »

edit: nevermind I wasnt using the new patch
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« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2016, 03:42:54 am »

@VinGarland Are you using the latest patch? This is among the bugs I fixed, hopefully. It's quite all right to cheat at this stage of the game development to test things out... Cheat away, friends!

@Xela Thanks! I really don't know the first thing about coding...  :(
I will rewrite the game taking out instantiation from the init blocks. This might break stuff, though, so it will take me a little while to test things out. Feel free to point out other mistakes I've made, I'm here to learn... Expect a truck-full of dead puppies before we're finished :p

Edit: Ok, here is a new version of the game files after cleaning up the init blocks (I couldn't move the Rooms for now due to the way the images are generated, but that shouldn't be an immediate problem). I also fixed combo perks which weren't working, and changed a few minor things.

This will break your saved games: you are better off using the previous patch if you want to keep playing a saved game, as the gameplay is mostly unchanged.
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