Lab Rats 2 - Down to Business (v0.44.1, 9/8/2021)

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Re: Lab Rats 2 - Down to Business (v0.33.1, 10/8/2020)

Postby vrengames » Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:38 pm

Lab Rats 2 v0.34.1 is finished it's week of bug testing and ready for it's release to everyone! You can find the download links and the full changelog on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/lab-rats-v0-34-1-43665638
This update introduces a punishment system to help you maintain order and instill obedience in your ethically questionable pharmaceutical company. Girls who break the rules generate infractions of varying severity, which can then be used to justify a wide range of punishments.

Business policy infractions range in severity from 1, for the most minor violations, to severity 5 for intentional betrayal or sabotage. Infractions are most commonly generated by random events triggered when an employee isn't obedient or slutty enough to comply with your business policies. The update also introduces new business policies that boost the severity of infractions, or let you create new infractions for a girl on demand. The punishment must fir the crime, so the update includes 14 different punishments ranging from a stern talking to, to turning an employee into the office freeuse slut for the week.

Alongside the new content there has been the usual host of bug fixes and behind-the-scenes improvements. The android version of LR2 has been updated to support a new image storage system that bypasses a previous maximum file limit. A ton of typos have been fixed, crashes patched, incorrect game mechanics resolved, and user interfaces improved.

Enjoy!

Changelog(v0.33.3 to v0.34.1):
Spoiler (click to show/hide):

*CHANGES AND ADDITIONS*
- Refactored several sections of code to improve maintainability and modability.
- Roles may now have functions assigned to them that are run on each turn, during each move phase, or on the end of each day.
- Added support for dynamically modified character dialogue.
- Extended Ren'py support for Person, dialogue may (and should, to support dynamic dialogue changes) be written as the_person "dialogue", instead of the_person.char "dialogue"
- give_serum function now returns the serum given instead of True, if any. If nothing is given returns False.
- Added generic strip description function to help centralise a number of related event actions.
- Added infraction Class and related functions
- Added punishment system. Each infraction has a severity ranging from 1 (least serious) to 5 (most serious). More serious infractions unlock more severe punishments.
- Added 3 severity 1 punishments
- Added 3 severity 2 punishments
- Added 3 severity 3 punishments
- Added 3 severity 4 punishments
- Added 2 severity 5 punishments
- Added office punishment policy. Unlocks basic punishment options and the ability to record infractions for a number of things.
- Added corporal punishment policy. Unlocks physical punishment options
- Added three other punishment related policies.
- Replaced several of Jennifers event specific strip descriptions with a call to a generalised function, providing more varied feedback.
- Jean hotpants now only constrain the pelvis region (removed upper legs), reduces over-constraining when tall boots and other legwear is worn.
- Business vest now hides stomach region when half-off, more accurately matching the way it would be opened.
- Birth Control field in the detailed girl information screen no longer contains perfect information, now is updated any time a girl tals about her BC.
- Updated several Rebecca events to use generalised strip function, making it more descriptive and complete.
- Updated several Lily events to use generalised strip function, making it more descriptive and complete.
- Added group display support to the generalised strip function.
- Updated the Lily and Jennifer insta-pic event to use the generalised strip function.
- Updated the tit comparison break event to use the generalised strip function in a number of branches.
- Added personality based grope rejection dialogue.
- Updated naked_strip, underwear_strip, and top_strip commands to use generalised strip function.
- Strip_naked command now has girls ask if you want them to take off their footwear.

*BUG FIXES*
- Fixed android file system access.
- Fixed a number of typos.
- Fixed crash in case where group display had primary speaker removed from group
- Fixed work jerkoff event improperly displaying the group in some cases.
- Fixed employees not being properly removed from one department when transfered to another.
- Fixed girls not clearing from screen after some events.
- Fixed Alexia photography option being available before she had brought up the subject in the first place.
- Fixed some events always using taboo break dialogue, even if that taboo had already been broken.
- Fixed clothing items not allowing lower level items to be pulled half off properly.
- Fixed facial accessories that varied with expressions not being properly displayed.
- Temporarly sluttiness gains no longer contribute to goals that require core sluttiness to be raised.
- Fixed one girl not stripping in tit comparison break event.
- Free_Memory() is now called before and after generating group of candidates, reducing memory usage.
- Improved serum review screen. Clicking on a design now locks it, letting you move over to the tooltip and scroll to see full details for complex serums.
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Re: Lab Rats 2 - Down to Business (v0.34.1, 11/8/2020)

Postby RunningAroundInCircles » Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:49 pm

I am having problems extracting the image files. Does anyone know a good programm for that?
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Re: Lab Rats 2 - Down to Business (v0.34.2, 11/8/2020)

Postby MaxTheDark » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:53 pm

Are there any ways to actually get Severity 5 infraction? Ive only managed 4 (lab accident with all upgrades bought).
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Re: Lab Rats 2 - Down to Business (v0.34.2, 11/8/2020)

Postby vrengames » Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:26 pm

Lab Rats 2 v0.35.0 is finished and ready for it's week of bug testing by patrons! If you're already a patron, or want to become one, you can find the download links here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/lab-rats-2-v0-35-44523483. This update focused on tidying existing content and fixing many long standing bugs. This update also includes two new random events, as well as a half-dozen new clothing items.

Update 0.35 comes with one of the largest change logs of any Lab Rats version so far. Many events have had new dialogue branches added, mostly after having sex and referencing the results. Random events that had you design an outfit now properly tie into the outfit manager, letting you choose if you want to design an outfit from scratch or select one you already have put together. Any screen that displays a serum design tooltip now lets you click to lock the tooltip in place, allowing you to scroll through complex designs. The list of active serums has also been updated to display serum tooltips, making it much easier to see what is currently affecting a girl. Six new clothing items have been added to the game: two dresses, a shirt, panties, a bra, and a bracelet set. A bunch of default outfits have been added to make use of these clothing items, and they are available to the player to make completely new outfits with as well.

v0.35 includes more than minor tweaks and additions. Two new random events have been added. The first is triggered when an employee is caught not wearing your company mandated uniform. This event is more likely to trigger for characters who have low obedience or who think that their uniform is inappropriate. The second is a new random event that can sometimes be triggered while walking into Jennifer's or Lily's room in the early morning or late at night. It contains over eleven thousand words of dialogue and description spread over many branching options.

I hope you enjoy!

Changelog (v0.34.2 to v0.35.0):
Spoiler (click to show/hide):

*CHANGES AND ADDITIONS*
- All distributions of Lab Rats now share a .zip file format for storing images.
- Rebecca outfit design event now allows you to select an existing outfit from your library if you want.
- Added support for facial accessories setting a mandatory special modifier.
- Jennifer and Rebecca will now only wear outfits to their weekly euchre games that the other would approve of.
- Added Pinafore clothing item.
- Added Frilly dress clothing item.
- Added Frilly shirt clothing item.
- Added Colourful Bracelets clothing item.
- Added Kitty Panties clothing item.
- Added Kitty Babydoll clothing item.
- Updated piledriver outro to be consistent with comdom useage and more properly tie into personality specific dialogue
- Updated some text to prevent overflow.
- Jennifer's payment offer now triggers on Saturday morning instead of Friday night. Provides more opportunities to make use of serum effects.
- Bedroom walk-in event now leads directly into a conversation instead of kicking you back to the main room menu.
- Detailed person info screen now provides a hoverable and clickable button for active serum effects to show included serum traits.
- Updated serum select screen to leave serum tooltips up, allowing you to scroll through all effects for complex serums.
- Person info ui now only displays the bonus sluttiness due to arousal when arousal is higher than 20 (meaning the sluttiness bonus is at least 5)
- Expanded Rebecca dialogue branches when you have sex after drinking with her.
- "Keep going" option now displays energy and arousal costs for the next round.
- Tweaked Judge Outfit function so girls with an opinion about showing tits or ass judge those outfits more favourably.
- Added support for polcies with on_move functions.
- Updated out of uniform event. Is now a limited time event, chance of triggering based on difference between girl sluttiness and uniform sluttiness.
- Added large night and morning limited time event for Lily and Jennifer.
- Added immaculate conception style dialogue if you somehow manage to get a girl pregnant without actually breaking the appropriate taboo.
- Changed how the bathroom location is defined and when it's background is shown in some events.
- Added simple .zip error handling to avoid most issues while grabbing files.
- Added November patron rewards
- Added multiple outfits using new clothing items.
- Small talk Love gain is now capped at 20.

*BUG FIXES*
- Fixed background buttons still being clickable while the serum select screen was being shown.
- Fixed sexual performance reward giving incorrect results based on outcome.
- Fixed person info ui not being tied properly to screen layers.
- Fixed a set of facial types not being enabled on android and not being used.
- Fixed training seminar event displaying the improvment as if it applied to the current person being talked to.
- Fixed dresses not properly displaying their top or bottom regions being moved when made half-off.
- Fixed other inconsistencies likely related to the above problem where the bottom of a dress was not properly identified as being linked to the top.
- Fixed the temporary happiness modifier to sluttiness not being removed after sex.
- Fixed anchoring code not properly recognising when some clothing can be moved half-off.
- Fixed Summer Dress Clothing item counting as underwear.
- Fixed garter and fishnets clothing item improperly displaying pattern.
- Fixed infractions not properly reporting how many days they were valid for.
- Fixed error when using Obedience to have a girl strip
- Fixed infinite loop when having girls strip during broken AC event.
- Fixed birth control influence on asking for a condom being inverted.
- Fixed incorrect Emily masturbation sluttiness requirement.
- Fixed "begs you to finish" option being infinitly repeatable when you stop having sex early.
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Re: Lab Rats 2 - Down to Business (v0.35.1, 12/8/2020)

Postby vrengames » Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:38 pm

Lab Rats 2 v0.35.1 is finished and ready for its public release! This update focused on tidying existing content and fixing many long standing bugs. This update also includes new random events, half a dozen new clothing items, and a huge new family event in the morning and evening. You can find the download links here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/lab-rats-2-v0-35-44804060

Update 0.35 comes with one of the largest change logs of any Lab Rats version so far. Many events have had new dialogue branches added, mostly after having sex and referencing the results. Random events that had you design an outfit now properly tie into the outfit manager, letting you choose if you want to design an outfit from scratch or select one you already have put together. Any screen that displays a serum design tooltip now lets you click to lock the tooltip in place, allowing you to scroll through complex designs. The list of active serums has also been updated to display serum tooltips, making it much easier to see what is currently affecting a girl. Six new clothing items have been added to the game: two dresses, a shirt, panties, a bra, and a bracelet set. A bunch of default outfits have been added to make use of these clothing items, and they are available to the player to make completely new outfits with as well.

v0.35 includes more than minor tweaks and additions. Two new random events have been added. The first is triggered when an employee is caught not wearing your company mandated uniform. This event is more likely to trigger for characters who have low obedience or who think that their uniform is inappropriate. The second is a new random event that can sometimes be triggered while walking into Jennifer's or Lily's room in the early morning or late at night. It contains over eleven thousand words of dialogue and description spread over many branching options.

I hope you enjoy, and here's a changelog (v0.34.2 to v0.35.1):
Spoiler (click to show/hide):

*CHANGES AND ADDITIONS*
- All distributions of Lab Rats now share a .zip file format for storing images.
- Rebecca outfit design event now allows you to select an existing outfit from your library if you want.
- Added support for facial accessories setting a mandatory special modifier.
- Jennifer and Rebecca will now only wear outfits to their weekly euchre games that the other would approve of.
- Added Pinafore clothing item.
- Added Frilly dress clothing item.
- Added Frilly shirt clothing item.
- Added Colourful Bracelets clothing item.
- Added Kitty Panties clothing item.
- Added Kitty Babydoll clothing item.
- Updated piledriver outro to be consistent with comdom useage and more properly tie into personality specific dialogue
- Updated some text to prevent overflow.
- Jennifer's payment offer now triggers on Saturday morning instead of Friday night. Provides more opportunities to make use of serum effects.
- Bedroom walk-in event now leads directly into a conversation instead of kicking you back to the main room menu.
- Detailed person info screen now provides a hoverable and clickable button for active serum effects to show included serum traits.
- Updated serum select screen to leave serum tooltips up, allowing you to scroll through all effects for complex serums.
- Person info ui now only displays the bonus sluttiness due to arousal when arousal is higher than 20 (meaning the sluttiness bonus is at least 5)
- Expanded Rebecca dialogue branches when you have sex after drinking with her.
- "Keep going" option now displays energy and arousal costs for the next round.
- Tweaked Judge Outfit function so girls with an opinion about showing tits or ass judge those outfits more favourably.
- Added support for polcies with on_move functions.
- Updated out of uniform event. Is now a limited time event, chance of triggering based on difference between girl sluttiness and uniform sluttiness.
- Added large night and morning limited time event for Lily and Jennifer.
- Added immaculate conception style dialogue if you somehow manage to get a girl pregnant without actually breaking the appropriate taboo.
- Changed how the bathroom location is defined and when it's background is shown in some events.
- Added simple .zip error handling to avoid most issues while grabbing files.
- Added November patron rewards
- Added multiple outfits using new clothing items.
- Small talk Love gain is now capped at 20.
- Virgin Killer bottom is now layer 3 (overwear), letting girls wear skirts/pants underneath.
- Transitioning between positions no longer prompts a second time for you to put on a condom.
- Mandatory special uniforms are now worn for the rest of the work week instead of just until the end of the day.
- Added finer gradations for opacity in clothing manager.

*BUG FIXES*
- Fixed background buttons still being clickable while the serum select screen was being shown.
- Fixed sexual performance reward giving incorrect results based on outcome.
- Fixed person info ui not being tied properly to screen layers.
- Fixed a set of facial types not being enabled on android and not being used.
- Fixed training seminar event displaying the improvment as if it applied to the current person being talked to.
- Fixed dresses not properly displaying their top or bottom regions being moved when made half-off.
- Fixed other inconsistencies likely related to the above problem where the bottom of a dress was not properly identified as being linked to the top.
- Fixed the temporary happiness modifier to sluttiness not being removed after sex.
- Fixed anchoring code not properly recognising when some clothing can be moved half-off.
- Fixed Summer Dress Clothing item counting as underwear.
- Fixed garter and fishnets clothing item improperly displaying pattern.
- Fixed infractions not properly reporting how many days they were valid for.
- Fixed error when using Obedience to have a girl strip
- Fixed infinite loop when having girls strip during broken AC event.
- Fixed birth control influence on asking for a condom being inverted.
- Fixed incorrect Emily masturbation sluttiness requirement.
- Fixed "begs you to finish" option being infinitly repeatable when you stop having sex early.
- Fixed background sometimes not changing properly when Gabrielle's storm-in event triggers.
- Fixed some dresses that contained underwear layer components being listed as valid for overwear outfits.
- Fixed deepthroat outro text overrun.
- Fixed weekly euchre game not properly recognising when it's triggered before.
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Re: Lab Rats 2 - Down to Business (v0.35.1, 12/8/2020)

Postby MaxTheDark » Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:23 am

These guys will never cease to baffle me...
- Person info ui now only displays the bonus sluttiness due to arousal when arousal is higher than 20 (meaning the sluttiness bonus is at least 5)

And why, pray tell, did you do this? I mean, all the other changes make some sense (even shifting rent event to Saturday) but this is just random...

Anyhow, what this game REALLY needs at this point is some way to manually encourage events. I've waited 3 in-game months for the new Morning/evening events to trigger. Now I know the devs dont actually visit this forum, but if this is (somehow) read by someone who is their patron, here's some ideas on how to encourage event trigger:
1. Weekend breakfest: help with dinner the day before, only if you chipped in on the rent this week
2. New sleeping event: add an option in Player's room to either go to bed on evening (and have both girls stll asleep when wake up on Early Morning) or stay up late (reducing energy recharge and/or skipping Early Morning timeslot
3. Mother's help at night event could be triggred by Jennifer having over 80% arousal when player goes to sleep
4. Conditioner dies work event: sabotage it.
5. Grabbing tea event - manual start with a percentage change of a girl wanting one as well.
You know, something proactive, rather than just skipping and grinding days, hoping for something to happen.

And for fuck's sake, can you move the event log at the bottom right so it's not covering girls' feet please?

Although if there was one thing I would ask the devs is to actually read players' feedback regardless of whether they're patrons or not

[EDIT]

AND THEY STILL DIDNT FIX THE TEXT IN EMILY'S TUTORING about being able to hire her in 30.1! Are you taking the fucking piss?!
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Re: Lab Rats 2 - Down to Business (v0.35.1, 12/8/2020)

Postby vrengames » Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:01 pm

Lab Rats 2 v0.36.0 is finished and ready for its week of bug testing by patrons. If you're already a patron, or want to become one, you can find the download links here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/lab-rats-2-v0-36-45672723

This update brings new dialogue, a new event, and refinements to old features. The outfit management system has been updated to provide a more seamless experience. All personality types have a new "sex report" dialogue branch to let them know how you've done after having an intimate encounter. Jennifer has a large new event related to character dating, and dates in general have been updated with new branches and possibilities! All of this comes with the usual host of bug fixes and minor tweaks.

This new version of Lab Rats 2 brings some major improvements and expansion to the dating system. All night time dates now have the possibility of a girl inviting you home with her. When you get to her place there are now multiple variants of the date that can trigger depending on her relationship status, Sluttiness, and Love. Girls with high Sluttiness will skip the foreplay and want to get straight to the fucking. Some may change into lingerie to try and seduce you, while others will just strip down and beg you to get started. New dialogue has been written to go along with the new date options, with a focus on the dialogue triggered when a girl invites you home. There are separate branches for girls you are having affairs with, girls you are dating, or just girls you don't have any special relationship with (yet).

Your Mom also has a new event related to the dating system added in this update. If she's at home she may notice when you're getting ready for a date. If her Love is high enough she may start asking you to stay home and spend time with her instead. With enough Sluttiness, she'll start trying to seduce you to stop you from seeing other girls. All the enjoyment of a successful seduction attempt in the comfort of your own home.
There have been a number of other additions to the game this update. The outfit management system has been updated to make selection, duplication, and creation more seamless during events. Sluttiness limits are now displayed inside of the outfit creator when appropriate, and that same limit is displayed when asked to select or design an outfit for an event. New dialogue has been added, triggered after having sex with a character. This dialogue has different variants for each personality type, different Sluttiness levels, character roles, where the encounter took place, and who had an orgasm. The chance of random events triggering has been increased across the board to make each game day feel more lively. Using obedience to select a sex position while having sex can now also trigger different dialogue.

I hope you enjoy!

Changelog (v0.35.1 to v0.36.0):
Spoiler (click to show/hide):

*CHANGES AND ADDITIONS*
- Outfit designer now presents clothing items ordered by clothing layer, followed by sluttiness modifer.
- Added clothing layer tokens. Outfit designer now displays what layer a piece of clothing covers.
- Outfit designer is now handed the same slut limit as the outfit section screen when an outfit is created inside of it and prevents an outfit from being created if it is too slutty.
- Outfit designer now displays slut limit, if one exists, on the save button.
- Outfit designer now displays only the sluttiness for the relevant outfit type, instead of listing all of them.
- Events that brought up the outfit selection manager now let you duplicate clothing items even if they are too slutty for the event.
- Girls no longer take control when having sex if you try and leave after you've made them cum.
- "Help Jennifer with dinner" option now allows you to give serum to Rebecca and Gabrielle if they are present.
- Sex reports now include if the encounter was in public or not. Other events can use the information for dialogue, ect.
- Most encoutners where you fuck a girl now trigger a "sex_report" dialogue. Varies by personality, special role, stats, and what was done in the encounter.
- Refactored information for dates. Date descriptions are now in dates.rpy.
- "Go home with her" part of the dinner date is now it's own label so it can be called from multiple events.
- Added "turn her down" option when you go home with a girl and she's open to being seduced.
- Added affaire-role specific date seduction dialogue.
- Added girlfriend role specific date seduction dialogue.
- Girls can now invite you back to their place after a movie date.
- Generalised strip function now supports girl stripping in any position, not just their default pose.
- Adjusted handjob and blowjob positions so a girl can usually bring you to orgasm if they have any amount of skill and full energy.
- Added large event for Jennifer. Triggers with moderate Love/Sluttiness when you have a date planned with another girl.
- Using Obedience to pick a sex position now has a confirmation stage.
- Using Obedience to pick a sex position is now recorded and affects a girls reaction after.
- Girls with high arousal (50% of their max, modified by their oppinion) will masturbate at night, generating a small amount of sluttiness and reducing arousal.
- Increased total chance that a random morning crisis is generated.
- Increased total number of limited time events generated.
- Added half-off specific descriptions to the generalised strip description.

*BUG FIXES*
- Fixed pregnancy dialogue not triggering properly in some situations.
- Fixed crash sometimes caused when a girl strips
- Fixed crash caused when an inappropriate behaviour infraction was generated.
- Fixed a number of typos, some causing minor incorrect event behaviour.
- Re-exported several backgrounds as .pngs instead of .jpg, which should fix crashes in some locations on Android.
- Fixed sleeping walk-in event being infinitely re-triggerable
- Fixed improper group draw call causing crash in catfight event.
- Fixed generalised strip function incorrectly supporting pulling clothing half off.
- Affair related fuck date no longer asks about a condom multiple times.
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Re: Lab Rats 2 - Down to Business (v0.36.1, 1/8/2021)

Postby vrengames » Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:29 pm

Lab Rats 2 v0.36.1 is finished it's week of patron bug testing and is ready for it's public release! You can find the download links on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/posts/lab-rats-2-v0-36-45957947

This update contains new dialogue, new events, and refinements to existing features. The outfit management system now provides more stats feedback and integrates more consistently with random events. All personality types have had a large blocks of dialogue written, providing their responses after an intimate encounter. Jennifer has a large new event related to you dating other girls, and dates in general have been expanded with multiple new branches that can be triggered with higher Sluttiness and Love. All of this comes with the usual host of bug fixes and minor tweaks.

This new version of Lab Rats 2 brings major improvements and expansions to the dating system. All dates that take place at night now have the possibility of a girl inviting you home with her. When you get to her place there are multiple paths that can trigger depending on her relationship status, Sluttiness, and Love. Girls with high Sluttiness will want to skip the foreplay and get straight to the fucking. Some may change into lingerie to try and seduce you, while others will just strip down and beg to get started. New dialogue has been written to go along with these new options, with a particular focus on the moments when a girl invites you back.

Your Mom has received a large new event related directly to the dating system. If she is at home she may notice you getting ready for a date. If you have her Love high enough she will try and convince you to stay home with her instead of going out. As you increase her Sluttiness she'll be willing to go further to stop you from seeing other girls. Corrupt her enough and you have all the pleasure of a successful date with none of the effort

There have been other additions made to the game this update. The outfit management system has been improved to make selection, duplication, and creation of outfits more intuitive and consistent during random events. Sluttiness limits on outfits are now passed through to the outfit design screen if they exist. Sluttiness limits are also shown when browsing your existing library of outfits you have designed. New dialogue has been added, triggering after you have sex with a girl. This dialogue varies based on personality, stats, character roles, and relationship status, and provides feedback about how much she enjoyed herself and what you did. The chance of random events of all types has been increase, making each game day feel more lively. Using obedience to select a sex position will now result in different dialogue, and girls that are having sex with you as part of an event will no longer automatically stop because their stats are too low.

Enjoy!

Changelog(v0.35.1 to v0.36.1):
Spoiler (click to show/hide):

*CHANGES AND ADDITIONS*
- Outfit designer now presents clothing items ordered by clothing layer, followed by sluttiness modifer.
- Added clothing layer tokens. Outfit designer now displays what layer a piece of clothing covers.
- Outfit designer is now handed the same slut limit as the outfit section screen when an outfit is created inside of it and prevents an outfit from being created if it is too slutty.
- Outfit designer now displays slut limit, if one exists, on the save button.
- Outfit designer now displays only the sluttiness for the relevant outfit type, instead of listing all of them.
- Events that brought up the outfit selection manager now let you duplicate clothing items even if they are too slutty for the event.
- Girls no longer take control when having sex if you try and leave after you've made them cum.
- "Help Jennifer with dinner" option now allows you to give serum to Rebecca and Gabrielle if they are present.
- Sex reports now include if the encounter was in public or not. Other events can use the information for dialogue, ect.
- Most encoutners where you fuck a girl now trigger a "sex_report" dialogue. Varies by personality, special role, stats, and what was done in the encounter.
- Refactored information for dates. Date descriptions are now in dates.rpy.
- "Go home with her" part of the dinner date is now it's own label so it can be called from multiple events.
- Added "turn her down" option when you go home with a girl and she's open to being seduced.
- Added affaire-role specific date seduction dialogue.
- Added girlfriend role specific date seduction dialogue.
- Girls can now invite you back to their place after a movie date.
- Generalised strip function now supports girl stripping in any position, not just their default pose.
- Adjusted handjob and blowjob positions so a girl can usually bring you to orgasm if they have any amount of skill and full energy.
- Added large event for Jennifer. Triggers with moderate Love/Sluttiness when you have a date planned with another girl.
- Using Obedience to pick a sex position now has a confirmation stage.
- Using Obedience to pick a sex position is now recorded and affects a girls reaction after.
- Girls with high arousal (50% of their max, modified by their oppinion) will masturbate at night, generating a small amount of sluttiness and reducing arousal.
- Increased total chance that a random morning crisis is generated.
- Increased total number of limited time events generated.
- Added half-off specific descriptions to the generalised strip description.
- Added multiple new ways for a girl to try and convince you not to fire her.
- Reduced prices when paying a girl to strip.
- Taboo breaks that would be triggered when paying girls to strip are now indicated with a text token
- Taboo breaks caused when a girl strips in a payed strip scene now trigger the appropriate dialogue.
- Now limited to groping a girl once per turn.
- Girls no longer stop having sex if an event forces a position that they normally would not allow.

*BUG FIXES*
- Fixed pregnancy dialogue not triggering properly in some situations.
- Fixed crash sometimes caused when a girl strips
- Fixed crash caused when an inappropriate behaviour infraction was generated.
- Fixed a number of typos, some causing minor incorrect event behaviour.
- Re-exported several backgrounds as .pngs instead of .jpg, which should fix crashes in some locations on Android.
- Fixed sleeping walk-in event being infinitely re-triggerable
- Fixed improper group draw call causing crash in catfight event.
- Fixed generalised strip function incorrectly supporting pulling clothing half off.
- Affair related fuck date no longer asks about a condom multiple times.
- Fixed occasional random crashes due to .zip file access collision.
- Fixed public sex sluttiness modifier not being cleared properly after the encounter.
- Fixed vagina region and wet nipple region offset being improperly stored, and thus not displaying correctly.
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Re: Lab Rats 2 - Down to Business (v0.36.1, 1/8/2021)

Postby vrengames » Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:52 pm

Lab Rats 2 v0.37.0 is finished and ready for it's week of bug testing by patrons. You can find the download links on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/lab-rats-2-v0-37-46957867

This update adds one major section of storyline content for Jennifer and introduces the framework for the phone and texting system. It also includes a collection of bug fixes and minor improvements throughout the game.

Jennifer's new content is focused on what happens after she secures a promotion at her office job. The sluttier she becomes, the more things she is willing to do to convince her boss to keep her around. You can encourage Jennifer by helping her pay for a boob job, practice her servicing skills, and giving her the confidence she needs to impress her boss. If you don't feel like sharing you can instead march on over to her office to tell her boss to back off. If that doesn't work, you may have to look into alternative ways to convince him...

On the back end a significant portion of the game has been modified in preparation for the introduction of the phone and texting system. Current functionality is limited, but allows you to text girls and ask them where they are. Future updates will add a fully fleshed out phone UI, multiple website hubs accessible from your phone, and more texting options. It will also tie in with Lily's Instapic storyline heavily.

As always, this version also includes bug fixes, quality of life improvements, and general refinements.

Enjoy!

Changelog (v0.36.1 to v0.37.0):
Spoiler (click to show/hide):

*CHANGES AND ADDITIONS*
- Added Jennifer's office as a location.
- Added Jennifer's office lobby as a location.
- Added large sections of content to Jennifer's storyline.
- Story content includes ability to convince Jennifer to get a boob job.
- Added new randomly generated character related to Jennifer's boss.
- Added start of storyline related to Jennifer's boss.
- Added ability to visit Jennifer at work.
- Editted Jennifer's schedule so she is at work during the day.
- Added ability to visit Jennifer's office lobby and ask for her to come down and visit you.
- Improved internal logic for how outfits should be worn.
- Added is_wearing_uniform() function for People. Many events that checked if outfits did or did not match uniforms now properly implemented.
- Added basis for the new phone system.
- Added ability to text girls and ask where they are right now.
- Updated all dialogue calls to use Person "dialogue" instead of Person.char "dialogue to integrate with text system.
- "Wait" or "Sleep" options now always take priority in the action list.
- "Go somewhere else" option now takes second priority in the action list.
- Updated all events that made reference of texting to use the texting system.

*BUG FIXES*
- Fixed taboo dialogue crash when paying a girl strip for you.
- Fixed strip dialogue cascading properly when a taboo break was triggered.
- Fixed crash in catfight event cause by improper group redraw call.
- Fixed crash caused when you're caught in an affair.
- Fixed a crash when you go home with a slutty date.
- Fixed girls not properly returning to their uniforms after they had been commanded to strip.
- Fixed many events improperly checking if an outfit being worn was the characters uniform.
- Corrected logic error in "review_outfit" code.
- Fixed crash in the "horny at work" random event.
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Re: Lab Rats 2 - Down to Business (v0.36.1, 1/8/2021)

Postby vrengames » Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:54 am

Lab Rats 2 v0.37.1 is ready for bug testing! Get it here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/lab-rats-2-v0-37-47273167

Lab Rats 2 v0.37.1 is finished it's week of bug testing by patrons and is ready for it's public release! This update adds one major section of storyline content for Jennifer and introduces the framework for the phone and texting system. It also includes a collection of bug fixes and minor improvements throughout the game.

Jennifer's new content is focused on what happens after she secures a promotion at her office job. The sluttier she becomes, the more things she is willing to do to convince her boss to keep her around. You can encourage Jennifer by helping her pay for a boob job, practice her servicing skills, and giving her the confidence she needs to impress her boss. If you don't feel like sharing you can instead march on over to her office to tell her boss to back off. If that doesn't work, you may have to look into alternative ways to convince him...

On the back end a significant portion of the game has been modified in preparation for the introduction of the phone and texting system. Current functionality is limited, but allows you to text girls and ask them where they are. Future updates will add a fully fleshed out phone UI, multiple website hubs accessible from your phone, and more texting options. It will also tie in with Lily's Instapic storyline heavily.
As always, this version also includes bug fixes, quality of life improvements, and general refinements.
Here's a changelog (v0.36.1 to v0.37.1):
Spoiler (click to show/hide):

*CHANGES AND ADDITIONS*
- Added Jennifer's office as a location.
- Added Jennifer's office lobby as a location.
- Added large sections of content to Jennifer's storyline.
- Story content includes ability to convince Jennifer to get a boob job.
- Added new randomly generated character related to Jennifer's boss.
- Added start of storyline related to Jennifer's boss.
- Added ability to visit Jennifer at work.
- Editted Jennifer's schedule so she is at work during the day.
- Added ability to visit Jennifer's office lobby and ask for her to come down and visit you.
- Improved internal logic for how outfits should be worn.
- Added is_wearing_uniform() function for People. Many events that checked if outfits did or did not match uniforms now properly implemented.
- Added basis for the new phone system.
- Added ability to text girls and ask where they are right now.
- Updated all dialogue calls to use Person "dialogue" instead of Person.char "dialogue to integrate with text system.
- "Wait" or "Sleep" options now always take priority in the action list.
- "Go somewhere else" option now takes second priority in the action list.
- Updated all events that made reference of texting to use the texting system.
- Added event paths that can generate infractions when you find a girl masturbating at work.
- Removed Obedience requirement when asking a girl to stop masturbating at work, and added a refusal branch for the event.
- Increased happiness impact of liking/hating certain days.

*BUG FIXES*
- Fixed taboo dialogue crash when paying a girl strip for you.
- Fixed strip dialogue cascading properly when a taboo break was triggered.
- Fixed crash in catfight event cause by improper group redraw call.
- Fixed crash caused when you're caught in an affair.
- Fixed a crash when you go home with a slutty date.
- Fixed girls not properly returning to their uniforms after they had been commanded to strip.
- Fixed many events improperly checking if an outfit being worn was the characters uniform.
- Corrected logic error in "review_outfit" code.
- Fixed crash in the "horny at work" random event.
- Fixed several crashes in investment opportunity random event due to incorrect variable names.
- Corrected Jennifer not properly moving from her office when you ask to see her.
- Fixed incorrect logic when checking if a girl will ignore your set uniform.
- Fixed incorrect logic when adding serum during the game night event.
- Fixed introvert personality not being picked when generating random characters
- Fixed crash when calling taboo break dialogue during strip scene.
- Refined the clothing item comparison function to incorrectly identifying to items as being the same when they differ in colour, pattern, ect.
- Fixed end of day crash when girls masturbate to relieve arousal.
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Re: Lab Rats 2 - Down to Business (v0.37.1, 2/8/2021)

Postby MaxTheDark » Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:42 am

You know what? Fuck Lab Rats.
The game has a plethora of errors and bugs the creator does not fix. The creator does not fix them because only patrons can comment on his posts so he seems to have no idea.

He starts new systems and ideas without finishing the old ones:
The Emma's dialog still says you can hire her in version 33 - it's 37 and you still cant.
Mother's rent conversation ends with bj and nothing else
Lily's Instapic (cool name, btw) story is barely started
And now he started playing around by adding a mobile phone, which is completely FUCKING useless (you can check where a girl is - which you already could because you jump between locations at will.
Inappropriate behaviour infraction fails to register.
And a lot of things that made the game easier and more fun have been nerfed.

I really want this game to be great, but it's impossible if the author does not care to listen to fans. Im so fucking sick of sitting around waiting for him to fix old bugs and finish all the content, only for the next update to contain some pointless fucking bullshit addition like punishment system or a fucking mobile phone that doesn't do shit.
I believe text dump is not a valid form of storytelling in video games. Video games are for interaction, not reading, therefore the story should be woven into gameplay instead.
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Re: Lab Rats 2 - Down to Business (v0.37.1, 2/8/2021)

Postby dannub » Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:39 am

Strong agree. I said this several months (years? has it been that long?) ago, and it bears repeating: this game is a shadow of the original because too much development time is being spent on creating more and more systems and making the game needlessly complex. Most of the content in this game (generic NPCs, locations that have no purpose, etc.) is superfluous, and could be cut out to allow for more focus on developing the actual named NPCs' storylines. The game as a whole could have (and in my opinion, should have) been focused on the characters in the original game, plus the aunt and cousin, I guess, and your efforts to hire them for your company and gradually corrupt them. Imagine instead of having to hire boring, interchangeable paper dolls, you could recruit your sister or mother, or get Nora to work for you, etc.

This game exemplifies the saying "a mile wide and an inch deep." There's endless systems and no depth to any of them. I left this game alone for over a year and came back to it recently and was shocked that there wasn't much that had changed. Old storylines hadn't been developed. New clothing had been added as if that was the main draw of the original game. A few new locations and a couple new named NPCs, neither of which was fully developed.

I said this months ago, but more effort needs to be made into completing the already existing storylines, then work on adding new systems or expanding current ones. As it is, there's no reason to feel invested in a new update. You may as well stop paying attention for months at a time and hope next year there's something worth downloading.
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Re: Lab Rats 2 - Down to Business (v0.37.1, 2/8/2021)

Postby vrengames » Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:24 pm

Lab Rats 2 v0.38 is finished development and ready for it's week of bug testing by patrons! If you're already a patron, or want to become one, you can find the links here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/lab-rats-2-v0-38-48174790

This update brings the internet right to your virtual smartphone, letting you browse sites like InstaPic and DikDok to see what girls in your life are posting. Their posts may start tame, but as their Sluttiness rises they will begin to do, and show, more to enhance their online popularity. Some girls may even turn to posting on OnlyFanatics, looking to make a quick buck while being worshipped by their horny online fans.

Also included in this update is a new phone UI and new texting functionality. Your phone now properly displays chat logs and system messages from different girls, and all existing events that mentioned texting have been moved over to the new system. You can now text with any girl who's phone number you have from your phone, instead of having to track them down and meet up with them. This all lays the groundwork for a ton of new phone and online based content that will be coming out over the next couple of updates.

Updates to InstaPic are of particular interest to one character: Lily. Lily's dreams of being an InstaPic influencer make her an easy target to corrupt on the platform. Send her private requests for underwear pic, topless shots, or even full nudes, and then convince her in person to fulfil those same requests.

Enjoy!

Changelog (v0.37.1 to v0.38.0):
Spoiler (click to show/hide):

*CHANGES AND ADDITIONS*
- Added texting UI images
- Updated texting system to use new texting UI.
- "Say" and "Choice" screens can now optionally display a text conversation underneath.
- Texting system now supports narration, choices, and dialogue with other characters while showing texting UI.
- Lily will now pull clothing half off to show her tits instead of stripping fully for related Instapic event.
- Added a couple of new responses to Lily Instapic event when she is at high Sluttiness.
- Added Instapic role.
- Added ability to check Instapic profiles of girls you know.
- Added ability to leave comments on Instapic posts.
- Added ability to make special requests via private message on Instapic.
- Updated requirements for some character titles to have higher sex requirements (ie. 5+ vaginal creampies for "your cumdump")
- Added some new titles available to all personality types.
- Added ability to make smalltalk by texting girls.
- Added new DikDok role.
- Added ability to view a girls most recent DikDok video post, if one exists.
- Added new OnlyFanatics Role.
- Added ability to view a girls OnlyFanatics page, and subscribe to see content.
- Added multiple tiers of DikDok videos for different Sluttiness levels.
- Characters now generate with a chance to have an InstaPic or DikDok account.
- Chance to have an InstaPic or DikDok account varies based on personality type. Introverted or Reserved characters are much less likely to make one.
- Added ability for girls to create an InstaPic, DikDok, or OnlyFanatics account during the game. Chance is based on personality type.
- Modified InstaPic/DikDok/OnlyFanatics generation chance to consider a girls opinions of showing her tits, ass, and public sex.
- Lily and Jennifer never randomly generate any online pages - events specifically for them will be added in the future.
- Lily now generates an InstaPic account at the start of her "Instathot" storyline, and gives you her profile name so you can check it.'
- Integrated InstaPic content with Lily's storyline. Helping Lily take pictures will guarantee she has a new Instapic post to view.
- Sending Lily a special request on InstaPic will result in her asking you to help her with a "special request" the next time you take pictures with her.
- Added requirement to learn the profile name of a girls online account to view it's content.
- Girls will now tell you about their InstaPic account while making smalltalk.
- Girls will now post about their DikDok or OnlyFanatics on InstaPic, giving you those profile names.
- Girls will now tell you about their OnlyFanatics page while making a special request on InstaPic.

*BUG FIXES*
- Fixed clothing comparison crashing for some items that do not support clothing patterns.
- Fixed crash while having sex with your affair partner at her place.
- Fixed plaintext buttons not being properly generated by main choice displayable.
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Re: Lab Rats 2 - Down to Business (v0.37.1, 2/8/2021)

Postby MaxTheDark » Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:50 am

vrengames Wrote:Some girls may even turn to posting on OnlyFanatics, looking to make a quick buck while being worshipped by their horny online fans.


This is what happens when your game dev has ADHD:
Okay, here's what Im gonna do. You can pay your rent by making your mother strip for you, then you can make her suck your dick, then you can make her... BORED NOW! Actually I'm gonna introduce a system where your sister is taking InstaPic photos with which you can corrupt her. We're starting with boobs, then... BORED NOW! Let's implement a weekly card game event where you can win, and see Lily and Jennifer naked, or you can lose and... BORED NOW! I'm gonna introduce a girl who is player's student and you corrupt her via punishments. Then you can hire her and... BORED NOW! I'm gonna introduce a complex system of punishments where... BORED NOW! I'm going to fully implement a mobile phone which... BORED NOW! I'm going to create internet in my game! Therefore you can... BORED NOW! Implementing a system specifically as a OnlyFans stand in (and coming up with a shitty name for it) where girls can... And on, and on.

This game will never be fully finished because whenever something needs extra polish, creator moves on to something else. If I was Vren's patron... Well, first of all I'd be commenting on their Patreon, but other than that, I'd just pull my support for him, because it's throwing money away for someone who has no coherent vision or discipline.
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Re: Lab Rats 2 - Down to Business (v0.37.1, 2/8/2021)

Postby vrengames » Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:08 pm

Lab Rats 2 v0.38 is finished it's week of bug testing by patrons and ready for it's public release! You can download the new version here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/lab-rats-2-v0-38-48485374

This update brings the internet right to your virtual smartphone, letting you browse sites like InstaPic and DikDok to see what girls in your life are posting. Their posts may start tame, but as their Sluttiness rises they will begin to do, and show, more to enhance their online popularity. Some girls may even turn to posting on OnlyFanatics, looking to make a quick buck while being worshipped by their horny online fans.

Also included in this update is a new phone UI and new texting functionality. Your phone now properly displays chat logs and system messages from different girls, and all existing events that mentioned texting have been moved over to the new system. You can now text with any girl who's phone number you have from your phone, instead of having to track them down and meet up with them. This all lays the groundwork for a ton of new phone and online based content that will be coming out over the next couple of updates.

Updates to InstaPic are of particular interest to one character: Lily. Lily's dreams of being an InstaPic influencer make her an easy target to corrupt on the platform. Send her private requests for underwear pic, topless shots, or even full nudes, and then convince her in person to fulfil those same requests.

Enjoy, and leave any bug reports in the comments below!
Changelog (v0.37.1 to v0.38.1):
Spoiler (click to show/hide):

*CHANGES AND ADDITIONS*
- Added texting UI images
- Updated texting system to use new texting UI.
- "Say" and "Choice" screens can now optionally display a text conversation underneath.
- Texting system now supports narration, choices, and dialogue with other characters while showing texting UI.
- Lily will now pull clothing half off to show her tits instead of stripping fully for related Instapic event.
- Added a couple of new responses to Lily Instapic event when she is at high Sluttiness.
- Added Instapic role.
- Added ability to check Instapic profiles of girls you know.
- Added ability to leave comments on Instapic posts.
- Added ability to make special requests via private message on Instapic.
- Updated requirements for some character titles to have higher sex requirements (ie. 5+ vaginal creampies for "your cumdump")
- Added some new titles available to all personality types.
- Added ability to make smalltalk by texting girls.
- Added new DikDok role.
- Added ability to view a girls most recent DikDok video post, if one exists.
- Added new OnlyFanatics Role.
- Added ability to view a girls OnlyFanatics page, and subscribe to see content.
- Added multiple tiers of DikDok videos for different Sluttiness levels.
- Characters now generate with a chance to have an InstaPic or DikDok account.
- Chance to have an InstaPic or DikDok account varies based on personality type. Introverted or Reserved characters are much less likely to make one.
- Added ability for girls to create an InstaPic, DikDok, or OnlyFanatics account during the game. Chance is based on personality type.
- Modified InstaPic/DikDok/OnlyFanatics generation chance to consider a girls opinions of showing her tits, ass, and public sex.
- Lily and Jennifer never randomly generate any online pages - events specifically for them will be added in the future.
- Lily now generates an InstaPic account at the start of her "Instathot" storyline, and gives you her profile name so you can check it.'
- Integrated InstaPic content with Lily's storyline. Helping Lily take pictures will guarantee she has a new Instapic post to view.
- Sending Lily a special request on InstaPic will result in her asking you to help her with a "special request" the next time you take pictures with her.
- Added requirement to learn the profile name of a girls online account to view it's content.
- Girls will now tell you about their InstaPic account while making smalltalk.
- Girls will now post about their DikDok or OnlyFanatics on InstaPic, giving you those profile names.
- Girls will now tell you about their OnlyFanatics page while making a special request on InstaPic.
- Added option to flirt with a girl via text. Gives choice to be romantic, flirty, or to ask for nudes. Response depends on girl Sluttiness.

*BUG FIXES*
- Fixed clothing comparison crashing for some items that do not support clothing patterns.
- Fixed crash while having sex with your affair partner at her place.
- Fixed plaintext buttons not being properly generated by main choice displayable.
- fixed major memory use issue that sould cause crashes when many girls were interacted with on the same day.
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Re: Lab Rats 2 - Down to Business (v0.37.1, 2/8/2021)

Postby MaxTheDark » Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:37 pm

vrengames Wrote:Enjoy, and leave any bug reports in the comments below!


Tried enjoying, too many bugs, text messaging system is messy and clunky and the 'new phone UI' is bullshit.
Bugs that I can think of are
- crashes when convincing Lily to do stuff on the Instapic,
- crash when you mouse over outfit when asking her to use a specific outfit. It does not seem like the comments make any difference either.
- most crashes mention missing 'unicode' element
- Crash when Lily is taking a pic of her tits (seems like the code is using wrong reference for pulling her top aside to show tits)
- at the end of sexual encounter the character's image is carried on from the sex scene
- character's images are too low and their feet are covered by event log

In other words, it's a buggy mess thrown in on top of a pile of other buggy messes. And if Vren doesn't respond, you should either lock this thread, or start charging him for advertising space.

Also:
This all lays the groundwork for a ton of new phone and online based content that will be coming out over the next couple of updates.

Or, more likely, will be forgotten about and abandoned just like every other aspect of the game.

[EDIT]
Judging by the title of the latest post on his Patreon, the problem will only get worse.

[EDIT]
AND IT STILL SAYS THE EMMA'S STORYLINE WILL BE EXPANDED IN V30 WHAT THE FUCK VREN?!

[EDIT]
Oh shit, the script files can be edited with a notepad! And are commented! Vren says he's going to update the script files, but still.

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Re: Lab Rats 2 - Down to Business (v0.38.1, 3/8/2021)

Postby vrengames » Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:23 pm

Lab Rats 2 v0.39.0 is finished development and ready for it's week of bug testing by patrons! If you're already a patron, or want to become one, you can find the new version here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/lab-rats-2-v0-39-49484084

This update introduces Clarity, a resource that is built up whenever your character is turned on, and made available to spend when you cum. Clarity is needed to unlock new things for your pharmaceutical company to research, giving you a new reason to corrupt the girls in your life!

All of the existing content in Lab Rats 2 has been updated to interact with this new resource. Many events have new dialogue or choices available, and all now hand out Clarity when appropriate. Along the way a ton of typos have been corrected and bugs squashed. The code base of LR2 has also received some much needed love. This should make future development and maintenance easier, both for the core game and for modders.

Enjoy, and here's a changelog! (v0.38.1 to v0.39.0):
Spoiler (click to show/hide):

*CHANGES AND ADDITIONS*
- Added skeleton of Clarity system.
- Added Clarity requirement to unlock Serum Traits.
- Redesigned research screen to display Clarity costs. Now uses click to view instead of click to select behaviour.
- Added Locked Clarity stat. Locked Clarity is generated by any event that would sexually excite your character.
- Added Clarity stat. Clarity is produced by "releasing" Locked Clarity by climaxing.
- Locked Clarity is now generated while having sex. Amount is Girls Skill * Male Arousal Gain.
- Added ClimaxController class, which is responsible for displaying different orgasm options and related Clarity information.
- Different climax types now act as a multiplier for the amount of Clarity produced from Locked Clarity.
- Refactored massive sections of the LR2 code base. Should make the project easier to browse through, mod, and maintain.
- Moved fonts into seperate folder for better game file organisation.
- Added indicator to all business policies if they are toggleable or permanent after purchase.
- Added three new policies that allow you to turn idle R&D Research Points into Clarity.
- Updated all sex positions to use new ClimaxController class to control climax dialogue flow.
- Updated all crises to include Clarity increases where appropriate.
- Updated all limited time events to include Clarity increases where appropriate.
- Updated all role events to include Clarity increases where appropriate.
- Updated all personality dialogue to include Clarity increases where appropriate.
- Updated all crises to use ClimaxController and release Clarity where appopriate.
- Updated all limited time events to use ClimaxController and release Clarity where appropriate.
- Updated all role events to include Clarity increases where appropriate.
- Updated many existing events/role events. Added some new branches, fixed typos, incorrect triggering conditions, ect.
- Added Novelty stat to girlsNovelty goes from 100% to 50% and acts as a multiplier on Clarity gain. Reduced by 2 each time you cum, increases by 1 per day.
- Added Masturbation Novelty. Same as novelty for girls, but used when you masturbate.
- Added Serum Tolerance stat to girls, default 2. Girls under the effect of more serums than their serum tolerance suffer progressively higher penalties.
- Added Toxic side effect. Lowers serum tolerance by 1 for the duration.
- Added Novelty and Serum Tolerance to girl character sheets.
- Added Serum Tolerance to serum select screen.
- Breaking taboo increases girl Novelty by 5.
- Added ability to try and cum early (up to 20 arousal early) or hold back and avoid cumming. Success chance depends on Focus stat and how close you are to cumming.
- Daily serum policy now does not give girls doses of serum unless their current dose would expire during the work day.
- Refactored daily serum code and simplified out of stock messages.
- Tweaked tooltip behaviour. Now appears more quickly and disappears when no longer hovering the item (previously remained for inconsistent delay).
- Added patron content.

*BUG FIXES*
- Fixed animation rendering crash due to some draw calls attempting to show sceens that have already been handled.
- Typos, tons of them!
- Corrected several event paths that had the potiential to soft lock the game if no option was possible.
- Fixed incorrect triggering conditions for many events.
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Re: Lab Rats 2 - Down to Business (v0.38.1, 3/8/2021)

Postby vrengames » Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:56 am

Lab Rats 2 v0.39.1 is Live! Get it here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/lab-rats-2-v0-39-49778098

Lab Rats 2 v0.39.1 is finished it's week of bug testing and is ready for it's public release! This update introduces Clarity (as in post-nut clarity), a resource that is built up whenever your character is aroused. Before Clarity can be spent it must be released, which you do by cumming in the most interesting and exciting place you can find. Clarity is needed to unlock new research topics for your pharmaceutical company, giving a new and pressing importance to corrupt the girls in your life!

To go along with the introduction of Clarity all existing events and actions have been updated to properly hand out this resource. This includes a new climax management system, which is responsible for giving out more or less Clarity depending on where and how you cum. Many events have had completely new branches and dialogue written to ensure they make use of this new system.

There have been plenty of other additions made in this new version of Lab Rats 2. Six new serum traits, one new serum side effect, and six new business policies have been added. A serum tolerance stat has been added to motivate the use of serum designs with multiple trait slots. The code base for LR2 has been refactored to make modding and development easier going forward. Many of the game screens have been updated to display Clarity, Serum Tolerance, or serum tooltips properly. Finally, a swath of bugs and typos have been fixed up.

Enjoy, and here's a changelog!

Changelog (v0.38.1 to v0.39.1):
Spoiler (click to show/hide):

*CHANGES AND ADDITIONS*
- Added skeleton of Clarity system.
- Added Clarity requirement to unlock Serum Traits.
- Redesigned research screen to display Clarity costs. Now uses click to view instead of click to select behaviour.
- Added Locked Clarity stat. Locked Clarity is generated by any event that would sexually excite your character.
- Added Clarity stat. Clarity is produced by "releasing" Locked Clarity by climaxing.
- Locked Clarity is now generated while having sex. Amount is Girls Skill * Male Arousal Gain.
- Added ClimaxController class, which is responsible for displaying different orgasm options and related Clarity information.
- Different climax types now act as a multiplier for the amount of Clarity produced from Locked Clarity.
- Refactored massive sections of the LR2 code base. Should make the project easier to browse through, mod, and maintain.
- Moved fonts into seperate folder for better game file organisation.
- Added indicator to all business policies if they are toggleable or permanent after purchase.
- Added three new policies that allow you to turn idle R&D Research Points into Clarity.
- Updated all sex positions to use new ClimaxController class to control climax dialogue flow.
- Updated all crises to include Clarity increases where appropriate.
- Updated all limited time events to include Clarity increases where appropriate.
- Updated all role events to include Clarity increases where appropriate.
- Updated all personality dialogue to include Clarity increases where appropriate.
- Updated all crises to use ClimaxController and release Clarity where appopriate.
- Updated all limited time events to use ClimaxController and release Clarity where appropriate.
- Updated all role events to include Clarity increases where appropriate.
- Updated many existing events/role events. Added some new branches, fixed typos, incorrect triggering conditions, ect.
- Added Novelty stat to girlsNovelty goes from 100% to 50% and acts as a multiplier on Clarity gain. Reduced by 5 each time you cum, increases by 1 per day.
- Added Masturbation Novelty. Same as novelty for girls, but used when you masturbate.
- Added Serum Tolerance stat to girls, default 2. Girls under the effect of more serums than their serum tolerance suffer progressively higher penalties.
- Added Toxic side effect. Lowers serum tolerance by 1 for the duration.
- Added Novelty and Serum Tolerance to girl character sheets.
- Added Serum Tolerance to serum select screen.
- Breaking taboo increases girl Novelty by 5.
- Added ability to try and cum early (up to 20 arousal early) or hold back and avoid cumming. Success chance depends on Focus stat and how close you are to cumming.
- Daily serum policy now does not give girls doses of serum unless their current dose would expire during the work day.
- Refactored daily serum code and simplified out of stock messages.
- Tweaked tooltip behaviour. Now appears more quickly and disappears when no longer hovering the item (previously remained for inconsistent delay).
- Added patron content.
- Prostitutes now have situational sluttiness added when hired. Situational obedience has been reduced, but not removed.
- Removed Sluttiness and Obedience effects from objects. Resulted in strange progression for many positions.
- All serum effects are now handed the serum being applied, allowing them to track effects specific to that application.
- Added effect_dict to SerumDesign class. Used to hold information related to a specific application of a serum, so that it may be used by serum effects.
- Added inhibition suppression trait. Increases Sluttiness by 10, to a max of 30.
- Reduced Obedience loss from Aphrodesiac trait to 1/turn instead of 2.
- Added 4 new serum traits. Each increases a girls sex skill in one particular area.
- Added Pleasure Center Stimulator serum trait. Reduces girls max arousal by 20 for the duration, making it easier to make her climax.
- Added new serum trait that raises max arousal for girls. Makes it harder for them to climax, but may be useful for generating extra arousal based Sluttiness.
- Rebalanced several on-turn trait effects. Decreased amount of permanent resources lost.
- Added three new business policies that provide a way to raise Sluttiness of all girls at company passively, at the cost of increased HR requirements.
- Updated LR2 license.

*BUG FIXES*
- Fixed animation rendering crash due to some draw calls attempting to show sceens that have already been handled.
- Typos, tons of them!
- Corrected several event paths that had the potiential to soft lock the game if no option was possible.
- Fixed incorrect triggering conditions for many events.
- Fixed crash when using Instapic to ask for special pictures.
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Re: Lab Rats 2 - Down to Business (v0.39.1, 4/8/2021)

Postby MaxTheDark » Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:42 pm

Starting the game, going to the RnD, trying to start Basic Medical research, tells me I can't because of lack of clarity.

Go back home, masturbate, try again. Works this time but I lost a time chunk.

Researched it over two days, created new serum design, trying to start the research... Nope, not enough clarity, gotta go home, masturbate for a time chunk, then come home and select research.

Okay, I know I've given Vren shit in the past, but I cannot express how FUCKING RETARDED, UTTERLY NONSENSICAL and COMPLETELY UNWANTED that ridiculous fucking feature is.

Vren, go fuck yourself, you useless hack.

In the end, I just stopped playing. I can't be bothered to deal with this idiotic bullshit.
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Re: Lab Rats 2 - Down to Business (v0.39.1, 4/8/2021)

Postby RunningAroundInCircles » Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:37 pm

...I've managed to play a bit longer than you and found that the clarity stuff isn't all that bad once you do stuff with girls. But then you get so much of it, that it's essentially irrelevant.

Anyway... giving a girl a serum results in a game breaking bug....
Did anyone test this? Are we two the only players?
Vren made a definition error. The time progression funktion needs 3 arguments, but has only two in serums, resulting in time not propperly progressing, which meens the serum lasts for ever and PC doesn't regenerate stamina.
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