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How to game? Edit

How do I download Newlife?Edit

Click one of the links to the right on the blog.

How do I play/install the game?Edit

Newlife is distributed as a zip file that contains jar and exe versions as well as some libraries needed to run the game. Just unzip it and run either the jar or the exe.

Troubleshooting Edit

I found a bug, what do I do? Edit

Great, report it in the comments on a blogpost or on a forum that SplendidOstrich frequents.

I found a typo, what do I do? Edit

Copy a sentence or two and report it like you would a bug.

The jar is an unrecognized file type, why? Edit

Download Java and it will be fine.

The jar opens like a zip file! Edit

First of all, check the file name, downloads from mediafire sometimes get ".zip" appended to their name, so they'd appear as e.g. "newlife_0_3_6_public.jar.zip". If that happens then just rename the file and remove the .zip part so it's just "filename.jar".

The last tip didn't work. Edit

Try this:

  1. Click Start
  2. Enter cmd in the “search programs” bar
  3. Open the cmd program – this is the command line
  4. Navigate to the folder where Newlife is stored using the cd command (this stands for “change directory”). For example, cd C:\Users\<your_username>\Downloads
  5. Enter java -jar followed by the newlife jar name. For example, for 0.3.1 you'd type java -jar newlife_0_3_1_public.jar

I got an error like Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NullPointerException at org.eclipse.jdt.internal.jarinjarloader.JarRsrcLoader.main Edit

That may be because you are using the 32 bit version of Java on a 64 bit OS.

I've started getting catcalls on the street! Edit

Sorry, increased sexiness is one of the possible side-effects of playing Newlife. Try borrowing badly-fitting clothes from your most insane friend.

Future content Edit

Can Splendid Ostrich add a longer time limit or give us an option for an unlimited number of weeks? Edit

The date of the endgame events can be set by patrons and it will remain patron-only. I'll(SO) eventually add the ability to keep playing after the endgame sequence but only when I feel there's sufficient late-game content for it – things like advanced career options, marriage and so on.[1] 

Will the game contain rape? Edit

No, the innocent befriending scene is probably the most rapey thing that is ever going to be in Newlife.

Will the game contain incest? Edit

Not likely.

Will the game contain a male pc/pov? Edit

No it would require the whole game to be rewritten.

Will the game contain gloryholes/strip clubs/prostitution? Edit

Probably not.

Will the game contain blood/furry/STDs/futas? Edit

Not even maybe.

Will the game contain bestiality/scat/vore/watersports? Edit

No.


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