Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Still Bug Fixing

Hi,
the bug fix is fairly close, at this stage I am aiming for a release in a couple of days or the weekend.

A few slave specific issues have been reported for Miku, Rei for instance so the bug fix will be a bit larger than planned, around 200Mb

I have done some small speedups for loading, not hugely but noticable.

Also I improved the debugging menu for xml developers, you can now type arbitrary xml statements and have them executed. Useful for tweaking values or event simple testing.

My apologies this is taking so long, basically a combination of hard to find bugs and some personal issues.

96 comments:

  1. is FP out of order ?
    not the easiest way to make bug reports or look at the other reports

    betatester

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    1. Right at the moment it's working for me ...

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    2. I still can't find FP since several days
      ok as far as I can tell with a traceroute from france a routeur of my FAI in amsterdam which is on my route to FP seems out of order and I can't go to germany where FP seems to be

      betatester

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    3. I just connected then, but I do often get the site running slow or get 503 errors connecting. In the general support thread someone mentioned this is where the site is getting too many users, or near their limit.

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  2. For some reason I cant get the tentacle whore ending, after one encounter with a tentacle beast the other encounters are blank and show no visual or text, also the converted by tentacles background says you always know where they are, yet I cant tell where they are, I remember I use to be able to before I downloaded the full game instead of the update, and I verified this when I went to my old version of the game, ive tried uninstalling and redownloading using another link but still nothing, it could very well be a glitch on my end but if you havnt encountered anything like it then im puzzled by it, but maybe its worth looking at a little since your fixing some bugs any ways, thanks for your time reading this, I love the flash game :) got 3 people addicted to it over the past year xD goes to show you made something amazing :D

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    1. Thanks for the compliments.

      The ending "Tentacle Whore Ending" is not currently implemented, it is pending time for me to implement.

      For the background you should see a tentacle icon on the "Take a Walk" map showing where they are. Also you will have the option to secure your home from the tentacles.
      I was not aware this was broken for 3.3.04, I will check just in case.

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    2. thanks for letting me know, like I said, I don't see the tentacle icon, cant wait for the next bug fix, :)

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  3. According to the Slavemaker Wiki, after getting Catslave Trainer Lv 2, you can become a Servant of Benten, and by doing so, the Blunt (dis)advantage gets removed. It's not working for me (I get to the first night of my next slave, Benten shows up, and accept, and it works as stated, but the Blunt disadvantage stays there).

    I carefully planned all my skills at the start with Advanced Creation, so I could get as many skills and Slavemaker Actions as I can which can't be aquired normally without Advanced Creation. My selections are: True Catgirl, Inhuman Ancestry, Fangs and Claws, Weapon Master, Blunt, Masochist, Ponygirl Trainer + Pony Expert, Expert Trader + Experienced Trader, Minor Noble, Wealthy, Sex Addict, Dominatrix, Attractive to Tentacles, Alchemy level 1. I obviously had to decrease my stats as much as possible to get all these skills.

    I trained Shampoo as my first slave (due to obvious advantages) as a Fairy Catslave, then went on to Felicia. While training Shampoo, I also learned Catslave Trainer and Lesbian Trainer through normal methods.

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    1. This is a known and fixed bug for 3.3.04, the bug fix will correct it

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    2. Oh, ok. I also think I updated with the March 24th (date on blog post) release shortly before finishing Shampoo's training (about a couple weeks prior). I'm supposed to copy/paste/replace the files in the same folders, correct?

      I think after doing that I went and started over, completely, deleting all saves as well because the training log lost everything before updating. (I started playing recently so I didn't lose too much data.) I think I backed those saves up, however.

      I also downloaded all the files on the March 31st update. Would that fix the Benten error?

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    3. Nothing posted in the blog fixes the bugs, I have posted betas at the futanari palace forum, but not here.

      As noted, please wait for the bugfix

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  4. Starting a new game, I am unable to see the pictures of houses, so I can't choose the one I want!

    I love the game and appreciate all the work you put into it. If you could just drop me a quick reply if this is a known bug on the fix list, or I need to re-install, that would be really helpful. The game worked fine for me until I update to 3.3.04 :)

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    1. This is usually an indication you have installed the updates/new version incorrectly.

      Did you just download the update and install it into a new folder and try running from there? If so that is your issue.

      Otherwise check your game installation
      a) is there a folder
      Images
      b) a folder
      Images/Cities/Mardukane
      c) a folder
      Language

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  5. Don't worry about taking awhile to debug this. When I took programming (C++ and Pascal) debugging always drove me nuts and was always one of my least favorite things to do in the world. I really enjoy the game and I'm more than willing to wait awhile longer for a FREE game that obviously took you and others a long time to work on.

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    1. Reminds me of a button I saw at a con once:
      Debugging is anticipated with dread,
      done with reluctance, and
      bragged about forever!

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    2. My experience usually was like:
      Step 1: start the program, it runs almost flawlessly but there's one minor bug you have to fix with the character movement.

      2:"Fixed" the bug only to have the entire program crash.

      3:Search line by line looking for the &*$%**&&;:& problem.

      4:Find what you think is the problem. Unfortunately now the program is all green. Why the &-#&:'*+'% is the screen green!? It makes no #&:/"%;;' sense!?

      5:Look through the code line by line again twice, then remember that the screen going green was part of the death animation. Bug is now easily fixed!

      6:*$$*:'-(:"&-* stupid thing won't compile! Go through the code line by line until you find the missing semicolon that started this whole &$/:"*-;' thing. How did you miss it when you went through the code line by line 4 times!?!?

      7: Decide to upgrade the program with another feature. It'll be easy!

      8: repeat steps 1-7 except with more cursing!

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    3. It is slightly worse in actionscript as th compiler does not report a lot of elementary typo's and it is not strongly typed.

      So you can do a typo in a variable name, this means acionscript treats it as a new variable, of value undefined, similarly a function name and it searches for the function, fails and returns undefined.

      For some cases were it does detect and error it tells you the line number the error is on, but not what file it is in!

      Breakpoint type debugging is essentially impossible on my system.

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  6. ^^ I'm with them. We certainly appreciate your continued work on improving and expanding this game. Thank you.

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  7. I can't do Cum Bath using Hermaphrodites, is it a bug?

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    1. Yes, found and fixed in the bug fix release

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  8. Sorry for asking for the impossible, dear cmd would you please improve the quality rather than increasing the girl quantity. There are a lot of minor slaves, and assistant that wonderful please give them sort of quest or new order or something....

    Thanks for the furry brothel tough it is very helpful when increasing catgirl

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    1. I second that, theres a lot of useless Assistant & Minor Slaves =x

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    2. Cmac works mainly on the Core Game. That is where the Lion's Share of his time is spent. The number of slaves *he* has made are rather small and found with the Basic Pack, although Crystal the Starfox is one he is still working on.

      The *majority* of Assistants, Full, and Minor Slaves are made by 3rd Party Developers, and have virtually zero impact on Cmac's time beyond his answering coding questions.

      What this means is that someone *exactly like you* decided they wanted to see a certain character and or do *something* to help the Game, and invested their time and energy (which could be spent with family, friends, making money, studying, sleeping) and in many cases FAAAAAARRRR outside their programing comfort zones to provide what y'all are considering as "useless".

      In the same way you thank a relative for a gift you may not fully appreciate, these 3PDs deserve thanks as well. Certainly Cmac, who *knows* exactly what a labor of love doing anything for Slavemaker3 is, appreciates all, and refuses very little, done for it.

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    3. You can suggest custom content for the assistants and minor slaves if you want.

      Otherwise as Love Robin explained I did not write most of these, and it is up to their developers to choose to expand on them

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  9. Can someone post the directory tree for the full game. I want to update with the torrent and i don't want leftovers in wrong folders. Thanks.

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    1. http://exoshare.com/download.php?uid=0YQMJ66L

      Note this is for 3.3.04b. There are some differences to the 3.3.04 release, as some images were fixed that were incorrectly named, notably for Usagi, Ami, Zelda.

      1) all .jpeg renamed to .jpg
      2) all files with trailing . renamed to remove it
      3) all extensions changed to lowercase

      a few renames for Zelda.

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  10. Guys why my slaver (me) cant get lvl up after numerous day... Somehow after update cant lvl up

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  11. I'm having a problem when creating a female slave maker where after I go through creation and select a portrait, when I go to actually start training slaves, the portrait reverts to the first (I am guessing default) portrait. This would be the lady in the blue overcoat, white pants and sword. This also appears to be happening with the male slave trainer portraits too.

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    1. This means you are missing the images. Do you have a complete set of images in the
      Images/Assistants
      folder and are they valid. I had a case where a person reported this and the image file was faulty due to a bad download/

      Give an example of an image you have piocked with this issue

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    2. It is for the slavemaker not the assistants, and I have looked in the images/appearances/human and they all appear to be there and good. I can select for instance female9 but after I leave advanced creation, and select my first slave and assistance when I check on my avatar it has reverted to female1

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    3. one thing I do notice is that female1 and male1 are the only ones that have the avatar.xml in them

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    4. avatar.xml is optional, the game will load the file Appearance 1.jpg otherwise

      Sorry I meant
      Images/Appearances

      Can you open the image file for the ones you cannot open

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    5. Yes, all the images are readable just fine. That is I can open them in other programs eg. firefox paint internet explorer etc.

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    6. I generally open with the .exe if that helps any. I have not tried it with the .swf as this is a cosmetic bug as opposed to a play bug I just wanted to mention it as I don't see that it has been before.

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    7. I think I have figured it out. It appears that if I select the furry advantage it resets the avatar but it does not change it in the avatar window of the creation screen. Thus if I select the avatar after selecting the furry advantage I get the correct avatar when starting out the slave training

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    8. I've found that player avatars are easily customizable. You can actually replace the images in the image folder with your own, as long as you figure out which folder the game is reading from and they have the same file name that the game recognizes.

      Some slavemaker avatars only have one picture, but you can expand on them if you like (ex. anything that's a True Catgirl pretty much has one pick and one picture only). You can also make another folder (so True Catgirl has folders Female 1....4, you can make your own avatars in a folder called Female 5), and then start a new game with your race as female True Catgirl. The game will pick up on the new folder and you can use thoes images.

      Anyways, the point is that I just wanted to say that game's coding is better than most people give credit for, if it can work dynamically like this without errors (and various formats were supported -- jpeg, png, even bmp). So great work there, as it allows us to have some personal customization without changing the game whatsoever.

      I personally changed my slavemaker avatars into Renamon as there were lots of images available to pick from. :3

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    9. You can just add a new folder as the next sequential number (ie added Female 6 where the last is Female 5) and the game will recogise and use the avatar

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  12. Hi, how can you get Akane's Mallet. The wiki says she will offer it to me when I tried purchasing a weapon.

    I put her on rest under supervision by my assistant, and go to the armory myself. I bought the naginata, but Akane have never offered me the mallet. I tried buying the sword and same result. I'm a weapon master, if that's any help.

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    1. A known and fixed bug, please wait for the bug fix version

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  13. pictures of assistant Arcueid not shown when you speak and I are not intimate instead are the slave and the lady also okynu not carried the slave to your event though has his conversation in 100 says that I need to learn more

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    1. Thanks for your effort but try to relax cmac already a little late for your health care beyond not go to decay by strive to take it easy but we can still expect the time you need, good luck with the fix

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  14. Evening! I missed something in the description of 3.3.x release or a bug: there is no special actions for daytime/nighttime training for slaves Akane, Misako(maybe any other)? in older versions(3.2.x) it worked.
    And one more - tentacle event not shown in training log. How fix it? Thanks

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    1. Known and fixed bugs, will be corrected in the bug fix version

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  15. Cmac is the best! Thank you so much! I'm not sure if you can truly appreciate how thankful we are for this awesome, awesome game, and your continued work on making it even better! I only wish there was someway we could show our appreciation!

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  16. What program language you used for this game?
    Is it hard to use/learn?

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    1. The core game is programmed using actionscript, it is very much like Java.

      Otherwise parts are using and xml scripting system I wrote for the game and entire slaves and assistants can be developed using it.

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  17. Can anyone help me? I am a freelancer and i'm training aeris but i am having a hard time finding the three faeries that can be assistants (i have talked to the dance instructor already) Also whenever i talk to minor slaves their descriptions would repeat multiple times until the game becomes very lagging is there a fix for this?

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    1. Known and fixed bugs, will be corrected in the bug fix version

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    2. Wooo the 3.2 version it was working fine ( i unlock every fairy huahahaha) Hopefully that does not happen in the current version....

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  18. help download full version of game, for the first time. working download link

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    1. There are multiple links provided, check the previous posts. at least 2 torrents of the entire game, and file host downloads.

      Please check the previous posts here

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    2. I have a magnet with the current version : magnet:?xt=urn:btih:DECE4466DEFC59A01EDFD3B62F71754EEFC81A91&dn=SlaveMaker%203.3&tr=udp%3a%2f%2ftracker.openbittorrent.com%3a80%2fannounce&tr=udp%3a%2f%2ftracker.publicbt.com%3a80%2fannounce&tr=udp%3a%2f%2ftracker.ccc.de%3a80%2fannounce

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  19. I don't know if this has been addressed elsewhere and I've just missed it or I'm just an idiot who can't install anything correctly (totally possible) - but I can't seem to find any version of Slavemaker 3 wherein either the weekly (near weekly) contests happen and/or the random encounter-type morning events take place (traveling merchant/seer/etc).

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    1. Both those work in version 3.3.04, there were bugs in walking to locations but the contests and daily events work. Some custom contests did not work in 3.3.04

      I am not sure why these standard things fail for you. Any particular slave or all slaves

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    2. This afternoon I downloaded the earliest version 3 I could find a working link for, then upgraded from there. I'm getting some events now (pregnancy notices from Cora; and the abduction via farmer that follows the milk-slave farm encounter), but still no contests, no seer and no traveling merchant. I'm going to try out a couple more slaves w/ custom contests and see if any of them trigger.

      To answer your question this has been the case with every slave I've tried so far, whether I've been a guild member or independent and regardless of background or gender. And both with the .exe and the .swf.

      (A side note, How is Rikku's interrogate supposed to work? I don't get any sort of options or see any buttons for that)

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    3. ^^ive been wondering the same thing

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  20. Will there be any changes to combat in future updates? make it a little more appealing:like make some dungeons that can alway take a walk to & combat? or revamp Work for Guild/Militia, or add a new job for Slave Maker like Dungeon Exploring or Slave Hunt (make some trainable slave need to be hunted to unlock)? xD

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    1. I have wanted to add some more of this, but it is a matter of prioritising the work, other changes have generally been more important or interesting.

      So, yes there will, but no idea when

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  21. Unsure of if this has been brought up or not already, but for the past few versions the auction has always shown the same picture instead of different ones like before. Any chance of this getting fixed in the bug update?

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    1. slave markets. Whenever you visit and click view exhibit it's always the same picture. (sorry, don't know why I thought auction. Just double checked to make sure.)

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  22. Can someone explain for me about "Look at an exhibit"? Never meet anything with that, is it bug or need trigger?

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    1. Pending more work, so nothing currently happens

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  23. I can't find the list for how the images should be re arranged.

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    1. Which list do you mean? To develop a slave or what?

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    2. the ones for after downloading the many torrents.
      What this is referring to:
      a) rearrange the image folders as described above for the upgrade, moving selected folder from Images to Image/Slaves

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    3. All slaves except for Morrigaa should be moved from
      Images
      to
      Images/Slaves

      (not all folders just the slaves)

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  24. I have no images for Matsumoto, is that one of the known bugs?

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    1. No,
      she is one of the slave show image folder moved a while ago, 3.3.03

      Check in the folder
      Images
      is there a foler Matsumoto?
      if so move it to the subfolder Slaves

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    2. No, there is no matumoto folder in images, no matsumoto folder in slaves, no folder anywhere that I can find.

      And as I mentioned, I even downloaded the slavepack she's in hoping that would fix it, thinking it was a corrupted file or something from my download, but no such luck.

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    3. Matsumoto is in Slave Pack 5, if you re-download and install you will get her images and files

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    4. I did that, slavepack 5 from rapidshare, re extracted it, still nothing, extracted that folder specifically finally worked.

      Perhaps my extractor was at fault? I don't know, but thanks for the game, and for trying to help.

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  25. cmac, thx for the great game. I know this may be rude, but is there estimate time for the fix release? :D

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  26. This is a very fun game. I'd like to thank you for all your hard work. But the save function doesn't seem to work at all. No LSOs show up in my caches, or temp folders. I downloaded a third party cookie finder, and still can't find anything.

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    1. i had the same problem on an old version of the game, I manually made a save folder and it worked again, I never got this issue with the newest version though

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    2. This has nothing to do with the game as such. The saves a local shared objects are are effectively cookes. As such they are controlled by your conputer and browser settings for cookies.

      Your computer is not set to save cookies or it deletes them on exit.

      Check your browser and in its preferences/setting about cookies. Make sure it keeps cookies and does not delete them.

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  27. I've made comments previously and when I stopped to think about it, i realized I had made a major mistake, so let me correct that now...
    That you, cmac, for all your hard work, I truly love this game!

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    1. Thanks!

      I am not sure about you previous comments, so no problems at all.

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  28. It seems a random event in the forest doesn't work right, it says something about thugs or bandits or something wanting you to pay a large sum, 2000 gold or some sort of large expense, and it gives the option to run or pay up, it always pays up rather than follows what you choose, ive tried multiple things to see if there is a way around it but I havnt found one, seems a few other of the random events arnt working right either, such us the rape scene in the slums sometimes bugging and giving dialog from another event rather than make you fight them, and the bad event in the mines glitching and not giving the options to fight, thanks for reading, love the game, and can not wait for the next bug fix, its amazing how this game has turned out

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    1. There are a number of bugs with the events when walking like the one you mention.

      These are fixed in the bug fix

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  29. Is there a working Imari around for download somewhere?
    The Imari in the slave Package is missing a dress, so she is bugged.

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    1. That is the latest release for Imari

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    2. I fixed her myself a bit.
      On the wiki her missing dress is there.
      And after a few edits (wrong filepath, spellcheck, etc.) she is fine.

      Although the item placement still needs to be fixed, though.

      Strange thing is that in the putlocker slave packs quite some stuff is amiss which isn't wrong in the full game torrent.

      Oh, and thanks for all your hard work!


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  30. I can't find the strange mushrooms or seed during the Peach event. I keep returning to the cave, but nothing aappears. Is that bug or something else?

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    1. a known and fixed issue, please wait for the bug fix release

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    2. Thank you for the hard work :D

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  31. With version 3.3.04b, Lady Okyanu is accepting my slave for the parties, but she isn't offering courtesan training and I'm not getting "credit" or whatever it's called for attending her party. When I visit her the next day after attending the party she say's "Sorry you missed the party, the next one is in x days.", where x is however many days the next party occurs, somewhere around 6-8 days.

    Just thought I'd let you know and also wanted to thank you for working so hard on making such a cool and FREE game.

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    1. Also wanted to point out that when I choose the Freelancer option, I'm still limited to the guild member training limit, but when I finish training a slave I still have to find a seller, like if I were a freelancer

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  32. Did anyone mention this? I found an issue when I go to visit a few slaves. It's pretty consistent with Shampoo but it happens with a select others. When you go to 'Talk to Slaves'. If you go to schedule them to do a task, then 'Leave' back out, the Leave button to go back to the list of slaves vanishes. I haven't found a way other than loading to get back out.

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