Checking in

Hey, sorry for the lack of updates again, I'm not dead yet. I'm still working on the game, I just haven't finished much and I don't like posting without anything new to see.

I'll post a proper update as soon as I have a new feature or the new mod tutorials ready though. Thanks as usual for the comments and bug reports too, they are really helpful.



This weekend I've mainly been tidying the recent features to prepare for new modding files, but I've also put together a small release with some improvements and bug fixes from last week:

DL: SDT1_21_1b.swf

 - Changed layering and adjusted hand job animation to hopefully improve the clipping problems.
 - Added scaling for hand job mode controls so you don't have to keep the mouse all the way to one side when movement is limited (this should improve auto mode slightly as well).
 - Fixed shuffle always ending up in hand job mode.
 - Fixed rendering bug on his foot shadows.
 - Fixed right hand nail polish resetting to black.



DL: SDT1_21b.swf See Download page for latest DL link.
*edit* Last minute bugfix.

This release adds separate controls for her left and right arms, and you can find hand job mode in the new arm position menus. The controls work the same as the previous hand job mode if you set either hand (or both) to the hand job position. There are new dialogue actions to move each arm, as well as a few minor graphical fixes.

I've tried to test all of the combinations of costume and position that I can think of, but let me know if you spot anything broken. The next release will be mostly bug fixes, because I still want to fix some issues with the animation too, but mainly because this has changed quite a lot of the modding elements.


Weekend update

Hey, I finally managed to get back to work on the game this weekend. It's not ready for release yet, but as planned I've gone through and split all of her arm code so that her left and right arm can be set separately, and moved hand job mode into the arm position menu:
I still need to sort out the arm costume and tan elements (and animate her gripping hand properly), but otherwise it works well, and I think it's a lot more convenient than the current Mode option. Arm modding will definitely need an update after this too, but I'll get a working version of the main game out first.


Still here

Hey, sorry about the lack of updates. Ended up away longer than I expected and I haven't had a chance to check in. Should be all back to normal after this week though.


Weekend update

Apart from fixing a few more bugs, I've mainly been working on finishing hand job mode again this weekend. I'm trying to redo her "behind back" arms properly, because adding the animated arms on top of them was originally a bit messy. If I can tidy it up, I'm thinking of replacing the "normal / hand job" mode setting with just a position list for each arm (so hand job mode would toggle on if either hand is in that position).

I need to spend a while concentrating on the mod files after that's all done, because a few things have been broken by hand job mode, and the templates need updating. I'll try to draw some new content or characters as well though so there's something for non modders.

I'm away next week, so there won't be an update on Sunday, but I'll get a release ready for the week after that.



DL: SDT1_20_1b.swf
See Download page for latest DL link.

I spent a while trying out ways of faking a more 3D arm this weekend (as a few people suggested in the comments), but I haven't been able to make something that looks better yet, so I've rolled this release back to a fairly stable version. There are still a few improvements to the hand job and auto modes, but apart from that it's mostly a bug fix release.


Weekend update

Thanks for all of the feedback and bug reports last week. This weekend I've mainly been working on improving the hand job mode, trying to reduce or remove some of the limits, and fixing the bugs spotted in the comments.

I'm not sure if there's a way to keep the movement free in more extreme positions without it looking awkward, but it might be realistic that some of the positions are just awkward. Either way I'll probably upload a minor release next weekend with a better version of the mode.



DL: SDT1_20b.swf
See Download page for latest DL link.

This release has the first working version of handjob mode. There's a new "Mode" toggle near the bottom left of the Scene [Y] menu which will let you switch between normal and handjob mode. Move the mouse as usual to control the game, or click and hold to reposition her head.

The movement is still a bit rough, and I haven't updated the auto modes properly yet, but it will be good to get some feedback at this stage. I've animated her hand slightly so that it should look reasonable for every penis size.

I ended up spending a while this weekend trying to fix a couple of long standing bugs with her arm IK too, so there's a bit of a hack to make her elbow appear in front of his leg even if the rest of her body is actually behind him, and though it's not perfect the IK hopefully won't completely fail in certain positions any more.

I've also adjusted mod loading so that it should remove the shoulder mask when only a top mod is included (thanks again for the forum thread on this).


Monday update

I was hoping to get an early release of this finished today, but it's still pretty buggy in a lot of situations (and I need to redraw her hand a bit), so here's a quick preview for now:
On the plus side, I think mouse control for her hand with click and hold to move her head seems to work quite well, and I might be able to combine that with a partial auto control. That will need some new handjob specific actions, but I'll upload a release next Sunday even if the auto mode isn't completely polished.


v1.19.1b (bugfixes)

Trying depositfiles one more time, feel free to upload mirrors and I'll add links if this one goes down.
DL: SDT1_19_1b.swf
See Download page for latest DL link.

This is mainly just an update, but I wanted to release a version with a few bug fixes even if there aren't any new features in yet.

Mod fixes:
 - Fixed her back not being HSL shifted.
 - Shoulder mask is now automatically removed when loading a mod (also, the mask is no longer re-enabled after taking a character shot).*
 - Fixed chest layer for bottoms being masked.**

 - Fixed costume buttons in character menu stopping other characters from being loaded.
 - Changed dialogue styles to accept lower case names. (So {"style":"thought"} instead of {"style":"Thought"} will work now too.)

This weekend I finally started working on a handjob mode. The mechanics are pretty simple, but I'm still thinking of a good way to handle all of the possible position / auto mode combinations you might want (without just having loads of new menu options). I'll probably start out with a basic one handed release before trying to do anything more involved though. Ideas are always welcome even if I don't get a chance to reply in the comments.

* The shoulder mask is a nasty workaround to force Flash to render the costume and arm edge more precisely. This doesn't matter much for opaque costumes, but any glitches are very visible for semi-transparent tops. If any modders actually want to have the mask, I can add a toggle to the mod files.
** The chest layer for bottoms actually has an intentional new mask which forces it "behind" her leg. This should only be noticeable for very short costumes, and hopefully might even be helpful, but I can try to adjust things if it's still breaking mods.