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20070901

iPod Statistics August 2007

Entry 326 posted in: 9. I, Pod


Again a bunch of useless iPod stats on my MySpace page.

For the top 10 list of the songs I've been listening to since January go to http://www.myspace.com/atagong.

For the top 10 list of the songs I've been listening to in the month of August, go to the MySpace blog section.


If you liked this post - you might be interested in this one as well: iPod Statistics July 2007

20070902

Donuts and doctors

Entry 327 posted in: 3. Gamebits


Doctor I have been a fan of Theme Hospital for over a decade now and although the gameplay is a bit old fashioned, even to my standards, the game has never left my PC. It was only a matter of time, I hoped, before a fan-based clone, remake or upgrade would be made as the game still has some fervent admirers today.

Other classic games have their 21st century versions for ages, one of the most famous is Transport Tycoon Deluxe that has two very active open source upgrades: Open TTD and TTDPatch. Both clone, copy and patch the original Chris Sawyer software and their first goal was to make the original game XP and multiplayer compatible. But as these patches made it also possible to add new graphics, new vehicles and new industries the open versions have grown into something quite new and refreshing.

My heart skipped a few beats when I found out in 2006 that an open Theme Hospital remake was announced under the name Open Theme Hospital. But alas the website didn't change in months and in the beginning of 2007 it simply vanished. Not long after that buzz was going around that a commercial Hospital Tycoon game was nearly finished. This made me conclude that the people behind the free version had gone commercial. To add insult to injury the new Hospital Tycoon is, to say the least, a medical error. Due to time and or money pressure the game was released with a lot of bugs still inside and with some functions and situations hiding inactivated inside the software. To add yet another insult to the one that was already added the makers of Hospital Tycoon then decided not to release any patches. Some fans are now trying to hack into the software to find some solutions themselves.

And then, out of the blue, a brand-new open openHospital Mk 2 was announced. The big brain behind the project, Leeor, also was involved in the first attempt to made an open-source version but, to put it in his words:

"openHospitalTycoon was my project. I didn't sell it to CodeMasters -- they created a commercial game before I even got a chance to start it. So I had to rename it in order not to potentially end up in a legal situation." (Source: Theme Hospital Clinic Forum)

And

"I have no idea who that Liam (Studham, creator of Hospital Tycoon) guy is but he definitely did not start the openThemeHospital project. I later renamed openThemeHospital to openHospitalTycoon in an effort to avoid attention from Electronic Arts. I figured there was no sense in getting in trouble with EA over a game concept.
Not long after I changed the name, Hospital Tycoon was announced so I ended up changing the name again to simply openHospital.
Essentially, openThemeHospital, openHospitalTycoon and openHospital are all the same project... the intent has always been the same despite the name changes." (Source: Round Donut)

So let’s hope this second start is the good one. To celebrate a brand new website has been created that can be found at : Round Donut. It can still take a while though before any downloads see the light of day, so for the moment it is best to stick onto your old copy of Theme Hospital.


If you liked this post - you might be interested in this one as well: Tentacle Day

20070908

Fasten your anoraks!

Entry 328 posted in: 5. The Pink Thing


No Pink Floyd release nowadays without a controversy between the fans, the (ex-)band members and/or record company. The Pink Floyd's first album 'The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn' has been celebrating its fortieth birthday and boys and girls that gravy train is riding again. Out comes a luxury package containing 3 disks: Piper in stereo, Piper in mono and a third disk containing the first 3 singles - 5 tracks, one B-side is exactly the same as on the album version and is not repeated - plus 4 alternative versions of Interstellar Overdrive (twice), Apples And Oranges and Matilda Mother.

So what is the controversy all about then?

1. EMI seems to release a special edition every decade.

Apart from the normal CD-issue that was basically just an analogue copy onto a digital carrier without fuddling we have already had a 1994 remastered stereo version and a limited (only a few million copies or so) 1997 mono version. The card box of the 1997 mono version was far too large to contain a single CD so that everyone could insert The First 3 Singles inside the box (that CD-EP had to be bought separately).

So basically this new edition combines the 1994 and 1997 versions in one package, adding 4 alternative takes. I know that EMI claims that the tapes have been remastered again (Why? Did James Guthrie do a bad job the previous times?) and the odd anorak will be able to tell you that the mono version of 1997 and the mono version of 2007 have a different fade out on one single track.

2. The tracks we are waiting for since decades are not included.

I don’t want to sound too ungrateful, collectors will find the 4 unearthed tracks worthwhile, but the tracks everybody was really waiting for are the final real tracks that Barrett recorded with his band: Scream Thy Last Scream and Vegetable Man. But perhaps these will find a place on an anniversary edition of A Saucerful Of Secrets.

And of course there are dozens of other (un)finished tracks and demos, believed to be lying in the EMI vaults that could have been included.

It would also have been a nice gesture to include the Pink Floyd's very first demo that has been circulating in bootleg circles for decades. Lucy Leave was Barrett's first song that was recorded by the band, including guitarist Bob Klose who would leave between the demo sessions and the band's debut at Abbey Road. The flip side of that acetate was the Slim Harpo classic (I'm A) King Bee, that has also been covered by Muddy Waters, The Rolling Stones, The Doors and The Grateful Dead.

3. One page is missing on the Fart Enjoy booklet.

Included with the Piper deluxe edition is an 'art' booklet that Syd Barrett made around 1965 for his friend Andrew Rawlinson. The existence of it was revealed in the Tim Willis biography Madcap that printed 6 out of the 12 pages (although a bit truncated). The remaining 6 could be found in the British Mojo music magazine (BTW, this month's issue of Mojo has a free CD entitled In Search Of Syd, containing 15 Pink Floyd inspired tracks).

One of the first people who confirmed that Fart Enjoy would be included on Piper was Ian Barrett, Syd's nephew. The official reason why the twelfth page of Fart Enjoy is missing is cryptically confirmed on the booklet:

This particular page has been left blank for legal reasons.
For further details see www.pinkfloyd.com.

Of course going to the official website of Pink Floyd doesn't give you extra information at all. Enough reasons for the fans to start speculating. The missing page contains 9 times the word 'fuck' and variations of the same verb such as 'fuk' and 'fuc'. According to a Pink Floyd manager who spoke with Keith Jordan, the webmaster from Neptune Pink Floyd, the reason was not the smutty language on the page but the accompanying copyrighted picture that couldn't be released. Very strange as the missing page has been published in Tim Willis's book before and can be found on the NPF website as well.

We haven't been amused like that since the Publius days.


Some of my Pink Floyd related goodies on this webspace (in Flash):
Syd-a-choo-choo (click-n-play puzzle/game)
Pink Floyd Pie Chart (quiz)

20070915

Cyberhugging

Entry 329 posted in: a. ArianeB, e. Adult Oriented Games


Porn for women While my LA girl is scrutinizing the latest Ikea catalogue I have been messing around with a witty point'n click Flash game called Horny Afternoon. I'm not really ashamed to admit that, Ikea is pornography for women anyway, so I can have my share of the pie as well, just don't tell the misses...

Erotic inspired computer games have been around since, well since the computer was invented, I guess. Probably I was first confronted with it during my Amstrad CPC days when we all liked to play Samantha Fox Strip Poker. It hat tatty graphics, a tatty soundtrack and the lady herself has never been one of my favourites anyway, but the mere fact that you could actually watch some pixelated boobs made us lust for it like a water buffalo yearns for a mudbath.

I still have a soft spot (?!) for the original Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards.

Sure we got lubbers.
What kind lubber you want? Smooth or libbed?
Coloured or plain?
Lubricated or rough-cut?
Striped or plaid?
Peppermint or spearmint flavour?
Hey everybody, this weirdo just bought a spearmint flavoured, plaid, rough-cut, coloured, smooth lubber!!!
WHAT A PERVERT!!!

Later on Larry would perform in several sequels including The Laffer Utilities that contained a database of the raunchiest jokes ever (the blonde who peed in a canoe is my all time favourite) and that promised the buyer to ‘provide you with non productive pastimes that make you look busy when you're doing absolutely nothing worthwhile'.

Eroticism seems to be an old fashioned word now; coming from the days that gay still meant 'keenly alive and exuberant'. Here is a fine example of the clash between the old and new culture.

Mr. Rumbold: Let's try to keep it light and gay.
Mr. Lucas: [to Mr. Humphries] I'll handle the 'light' part.

Erotic pictures and movies nowadays only seem to be made to please the amateur gynaecologist amongst us. Gone are the days you could have actual dialogue in an x-rated movie:

If you listen,
if you concentrate and listen,
I close my eyes,
I pretend I'm asleep,
you must sit very still,
pretend you're asleep,
then he comes out.

What comes out is not what one expects to come out... the scene is set in a Tartaros prison cell were a lost soul is eternally trying to kill a fly. His cellmate, Ms. Jones, who can only find salvation in sex, is confronted for eternity with a man who isn't at all interested in her. Put this awkward scene in a Pier Paolo Pasolini or a Federico Fellini art movie and we would have spoken of a classic.

Fast forward to the 21st century.

I like Shark's Lagoon games; they're witty, funny and sexually overt without being smutty (or at least, not too much). Shark's recent work is getting better and better, technically and creatively, although his latest creation, Horny Afternoon, has neglected the game side a bit and is more an interactive movie than a puzzle game.

His best creations, in my opinion, are the rather difficult 'A Late Night At The Office' and 'Don't Wake Her'. Shark has recently teamed up with HornyGamer, a simple glance at the links on that website show you that Shark's creations are well above average, avoiding the average smut the other (often Hentai) games show.

Probably the best dating game ever is not Flash based, but has been fabricated out of pure html and Javascript. It is called ArianeB (actually: Virtually Date Ariane) and it contains over 670 situations. I strongly suggest downloading the package, as the server is often overloaded. It can be a very frustrating experience indeed when you finally have found the way to get ArianeB out of her knickers and only get rewarded with a 404 error. As there are quite a few scenarios playability isn't limited to one go as well.

Catch me in a few days when I will put some ArianeB walkthroughs on this spot. First my hormones have to settle down a bit.


If you liked this post - you might be interested in this one as well: ArianeB 5.50 final and finally! 

20070916

Behavioral Studies (ArianeB Walkthrough Part 1)

Entry 330 posted in: a. ArianeB


NEW: THE ARIANEB WALKTHROUGHS have now got their own domain:
http://arianeb.atagong.com


ArianeB or Virtually Date Ariane is an adult dating simulator with a lot of different scenarios and outcomes. The story is fairly simple, make a date with Ariane and try to get her in the sack! Of course this sounds easier than it is and that is exactly what makes this game worthwhile. The best way is to experiment with the different situations the game offers and to learn from past mistakes. But for those with a restless mind I will put some walkthroughs for the game on this space. It takes out most of the fun though.

The dating simulator can be found on the following website: ArianeB. I strongly suggest downloading the offline version as the online game (that has some minor changes) is often down or produces connection errors.

Update: latest version is 6.xx - walkthroughs can be consulted at: The ArianeB 6.21 walkthroughs: All in one  


Never mind the moustache This first instalment isn't really a walkthrough but shows you the different parameters ArianeB looks for before taking a decision.

Getting started.

As the game is completely browser based no installation has to be done. Unzip the files on the harddisk and double-click the index.htm file in the DatingSimulator folder. An alternative way to start the game (bypassing the intro page) is to double-click the default.htm file in the DatingSimulator/dateariane folder. The game uses standardized JavaScript and HTML. It works on IE 6.0 (and 7.0), Safari and Opera (IE users: you need to click the yellow bar to unblock the script). Firefox and Mozilla based browsers are not compatible.

To start the game you need to put ArianeB in a good mood. I usually do this as follows although there are other, perhaps better, ways to accomplish this. The strength of the game lies in the fact that a change of action and even a change in the order of events, will lead to different behaviour.

Introduction

Introduce Yourself.
Compliment her outfit.
Say something smart.
Kiss her cheek.
Turn on some music.
Jazz.
Kiss her while dancing.
Stop kissing.
Change music or dance again.
Soft Rock.
Kiss her while dancing.
Stop kissing.
Dip and kiss her neck.
Stop necking.

ArianeB is now in a positive,read romantic, mood and will allow you to take further action.

ArianeB parameters (pinched from the html files)

The JavaScript uses several variables to predict the mood, actions and scenes of ArianeB. I've put the most important here:

Bathroom: you can use the bathroom after dinner. Don't do it too often, don't too it too early in the game.
Shower: you can shower after a swim. Sometimes ArianeB invites you into the bathroom.
Clothes: Ariane will change clothes now and then. Sometimes she will allow you to have a look.
Dancing: too much dancing will wear Ariane out. If she is only dressed in a towel it might fall off.
Downtown: you can visit several places downtown, a restaurant, a lingerie shop, a nightclub, a museum, the home décor store or the dress shop.
Drinks: Ariane likes a drink, but not too much. She will pass out after 3-4 glasses if she hasn't had lunch, otherwise she can handle 6 to 7 glasses. Be very careful with liquor.
Food: Ariane is a carnivore. You can have steak at a candlelight dinner, by the pool or in a restaurant.
Foreplay: you'll need it. Too much isn't good either.
Gas: driving to the mountains without filling up the tank isn't very intelligent.
Spin bottle: the spin bottle game can lead to a unique scenario.
Swimming: too much swimming wears ArianeB out.

You can now experiment with the game or follow the walkthroughs to get all playable scenarios. These have all been tested on version 4.8.

Sport'n Spicy (ArianeB Walkthrough Part 2)

Entry 331 posted in: a. ArianeB


NEW: THE ARIANEB WALKTHROUGHS have now got their own domain:
http://arianeb.atagong.com


ArianeB or Virtually Date Ariane is an adult dating simulator with a lot of different scenarios and outcomes. The story is fairly simple, make a date with Ariane and try to get her in the sack! Of course this sounds easier than it is and that is exactly what makes this game worthwhile. The best way is to experiment with the different situations the game offers and to learn from past mistakes. But for those with a restless mind I will put some walkthroughs for the game on this space. It takes out most of the fun though.

The dating simulator can be found on the following website: ArianeB. I strongly suggest downloading the offline version as the online game (that has some minor changes) is often down or produces connection errors.

Update: latest version is 6.xx - walkthroughs can be consulted at: The ArianeB 6.21 walkthroughs: All in one


Sporty ArianeB This scenario is for waterlovers. After a nice steak dinner you take ArianeB to the lake for a boat trip. She will reward you with several nice surprises.

Start the game and do the basic introduction as explained in Behavioral Studies (ArianeB Walkthrough Part 1). Then follow the next steps:

Steak Dinner  

Get back to the couch.
Go to another room.
Kitchen.
Get wine to drink.
Finish drink.
Get steaks for dinner.
Drink wine.
Finish drink.
Wait for the steaks.
Eat steak dinner.
Compliment her.
Talk to her.
Drink wine.
Go somewhere else.

Backyard Blues

Go to the backyard.
Get in the hot tub. Like what you see?
Change clothes.

(Alternative scenario: instead of jumping in the hot tub you can also:
Go swimming.
Yell.)

Follow her into the bedroom. You're in for a nice surprise.
Let her finish getting ready.
Go somewhere else.
Take a shower.
Follow her into the bathroom. ArianeB surely is in a good mood.
Wait for her to get out.
Take a shower.
Go for a drive. Get dressed and go downtown. (If you are using this walkthrough on version 5.0, here is were the scenario takes an entirely different route.)
Follow her into the bedroom. What do you think of that?
Let her finish dressing.

At The Lake

Go downtown.
Head to outskirts.
Take a scenic drive out of town.
Let's rent a boat for a late night cruise.
Park the boat here.
Suggest water skiing naked.
Watch her take off her dress.
Help her put on the ski vest.
Hand her the ski. Yeehaaa!
Tell here to come in.
Watch the moon set.
Suggest spending the night on the boat.

Kiss her goodbye.
End kiss.

20070917

Photoshoot By The Lake (ArianeB Walkthrough - Part 3 for 4.8 - Part 6 for 5.0)

Entry 332 posted in: a. ArianeB


NEW: THE ARIANEB WALKTHROUGHS have now got their own domain:
http://arianeb.atagong.com


ArianeB or Virtually Date Ariane is an adult dating simulator with a lot of different scenarios and outcomes. The story is fairly simple, make a date with Ariane and try to get her in the sack! Of course this sounds easier than it is and that is exactly what makes this game worthwhile. The best way is to experiment with the different situations the game offers and to learn from past mistakes. But for those with a restless mind I will put some walkthroughs for the game on this space. It takes out most of the fun though.

The dating simulator can be found on the following website: ArianeB. I strongly suggest downloading the offline version as the online game (that has some minor changes) is often down or produces connection errors.

Update: latest version is 6.xx - walkthroughs can be consulted at: The ArianeB 6.21 walkthroughs: All in one 


Photoshoot by the lake This scenario is a variation of the previous, but with a different outcome. Instead of taking the boat at the lake ArianeB prefers a nightly photoshoot. Start the game and do the basic introduction as explained in Behavioral Studies (ArianeB Walkthrough Part 1).

Steak Dinner  

Get back to the couch.
Go to another room.
Kitchen.
Get wine to drink.
Finish drink.
Get steaks for dinner.
Drink wine.
Finish drink.
Wait for the steaks.
Eat steak dinner.
Compliment her.
Talk to her.
Drink wine.
Go somewhere else.

Go for a drive.

From here on the scenario differs from walkthrough 2...

Go for a drive.
Go to gas station.
Fill up tank. ArianeB has bought a camera.
Hit the road.
Head to outskirts.
Take a scenic drive out of town.
Continue drive.
Get out and look around.
Enjoy the view.
Ask to take her picture.
Take snapshot.
Offer to take her pic.

Modeling

ArianeB will only model if you encourage or compliment her after each picture. If you forget this or go to fast she will end the session.

Update: version 4.6 added 7 new shots to this scene.

Ask her to try a modeling pose. Say 'Georgeous'.
Ask her for an even sexier pose. Say 'Very sexy'.
Ask her to pose topless. Say 'You could sell jeans to me'.
Ask her to be less modest, more sexy. Say 'You are so beautiful'.
Ask her to take her pants off. Say 'I couldn't help it, you have a nice butt'.
Ask her to pose in her underwear. Say'Wow, now that is sexy!'.
Face the camera and slowly lower your panties. Say 'The innocent look is so cute'.

By now ArianeB is getting a bit scary and she asks you what to do next.

Say 'I'll let you decide. You can quit anytime.'
Say 'That was a brave sexy move.'
Say 'Let's try an artistic nude by the car'.
Say 'You are too hot to be arrested'.
Ask her for something more erotic. Say 'You are really getting into this'.
Ask her for full backside nudity. Say 'Nice ass'.
Ask her for a tigh boob shot. Say 'Your breasts are beautiful in any position'.
Ask her to touch her lower regions. Say 'Very nasty, but there are only two pics left'.

Money Shot

As there is nearly no more film in the camera you may want to...

Give her the camera.
Take off your clothes and pose nude.
Is this sexy enough?
How about my P in your P. (I let you guess what these P's are standing for. Did I just say standing?)
Got the money shot!
Ungh!

Alternative ending

This scenario has an alternative ending. Follow the walkthrough Introduction - Dinner - Modeling but skip the Money Shot section. Do the following instead:

Give her the camera.
Take off your clothes and pose nude.
Is this sexy enough?
How about you touching my P?
Blimey, just ask for it. Do I have to explain everything to you?

Alternative ending in version 4.6: After the BJ and before returning home you can return the favor to ArianeB. This results in a new image and text: "A little to the left... AAAUUUUUHHHHH..." You can also take ArianeB home and have some extra fun...

Update version 5.0: This walkthrough also works with version 5.0.

Skinny Dipping With A Twist (ArianeB Walkthrough Part 4)

Entry 333 posted in: a. ArianeB


NEW: THE ARIANEB WALKTHROUGHS have now got their own domain:
http://arianeb.atagong.com


ArianeB or Virtually Date Ariane is an adult dating simulator with a lot of different scenarios and outcomes. The story is fairly simple, make a date with Ariane and try to get her in the sack! Of course this sounds easier than it is and that is exactly what makes this game worthwhile. The best way is to experiment with the different situations the game offers and to learn from past mistakes. But for those with a restless mind I will put some walkthroughs for the game on this space. It takes out most of the fun though.

The dating simulator can be found on the following website: ArianeB. I strongly suggest downloading the offline version as the online game (that has some minor changes) is often down or produces connection errors.

Update: latest version is 6.xx - walkthroughs can be consulted at: The ArianeB 6.21 walkthroughs: All in one


I'ts just a bottle! In this scenario ArianeB (together with the horny wanker behind the computer screen) will go to the city instead of the lake. Start the game and do the basic Introduction as explained in Behavioral Studies (ArianeB Walkthrough Part 1). After the basic introduction you take the Steak Dinner, as in walkthroughs Part 2  or Part 3 so I won't repeat those steps here (I know, that is just an easy way to generate some extra traffic on this blog). If you are using this walkthrough on version 5.0, the outcome will be different from here on...

Go For A Drive

Go for a drive.
Go to gas station.
Fill up tank.
Hit the road.

Downtown

Man's way to a woman's heart is done by... shopping.

Go downtown.
Go lingerie shopping.
Go in the lingerie store.
Wait for her to model the choices.
That's pretty...
Very nice...
Ooh...
Buy lingerie piece 2.
Wait for her to get dressed.
Agree to drinks at the club with Ariane and Rebecca.

Nightclub

Ask Ariane to dance.
Go back to the bar.
Buy the next round of drinks.
Watch the two of them dance together.
Let them continue to dance.
Take Ariane and Rebecca back to Ariane's place.

Pool Games

Vote for skinny dipping.
Take your clothes off.
Get in the pool.
Say POLO.
It is Ariane's turn.
Say POLO.
Close your eyes and say MARCO.
Chase after Ariane.
Let go of Ariane's breast.
Say goodbye to Rebecca.

Inside Job

Go back inside.
Take a shower.
Follow her into the bathroom.
Wait for her to get out.
Take a shower.
Get liquor from kitchen.
Drink whiskey.
Finish drink.
Kiss her.
Kiss her.
Stop kissing.
Gee! Find the right spot. (3 possibilities, don't be too much of a gentleman)
Finish the bottle.
Carry her to bed.

Alternative Ending

Go back inside.
Take a shower.
Follow her into the bathroom.
Wait for her to get out.
Take a shower.
Get liquor from kitchen.
Drink whiskey.
Finish drink.
Kiss her (once, not twice).
Grab her breasts.
Stop fondling her boobs.
Gee! Find the right spot. (3 possibilities, don't be too much of a gentleman)
Finish the bottle.
Carry her to bed.

Listen to the Blind Boy Fuller tune: What's That Smells Like Fish?

20070918

The Couch Trip (ArianeB Walkthrough Part 5)

Entry 334 posted in: a. ArianeB


NEW: THE ARIANEB WALKTHROUGHS have now got their own domain:
http://arianeb.atagong.com


ArianeB or Virtually Date Ariane is an adult dating simulator with a lot of different scenarios and outcomes. The story is fairly simple, make a date with Ariane and try to get her in the sack! Of course this sounds easier than it is and that is exactly what makes this game worthwhile. The best way is to experiment with the different situations the game offers and to learn from past mistakes. But for those with a restless mind I will put some walkthroughs for the game on this space. It takes out most of the fun though.

The dating simulator can be found on the following website: ArianeB. I strongly suggest downloading the offline version as the online game (that has some minor changes) is often down or produces connection errors.

Update: latest version is 5.5 - walkthroughs can be consulted at: ArianeB 5.50 final and finally! 


Still PG-13 rated, I hope? This scenario is a bit different than the others. We wait before we start dancing and we keep those actions for after the wining and dining. Also the steak dinner is a bit different...

Short Introduction

Compliment her outfit.
Say someting smart.
Kiss her cheek.
Go to another room.
Backyard.

Steak Dinner

Have a barbecue steak dinner.
Get wine and go outside.
Wait for the steaks.
Eat steak dinner.
Compliment her.
Talk to her.
Drink wine.
Go somewhere else.

Go for a drive

Go for a drive. (2x)
Go to gas station.
Follow her into store.
Buy snackfood and head for the Jeep.
Go downtown.

Have Some Culture  

I'm not sure if you need these steps, probably not, but it shows you one of the several mini games inside the simulation.

Go to the art museum.
Start tour.

ArianeB will show you some paintings. If you can persuade her to be an art lover you will get some extra attention (she loves smart guys). The possible answers are:

Bougereau
Cubism
Durer
Rembrandt
Renoir
Van Gogh

Shopping Is Fun

If you are using this tutorial on version 5.0 go to After Dinner Mints (ArianeB 5.0 walkthrough part 3). After answering the lingerie shop questionnaire you can get back here and continue.

Hang out downtown.
Go lingerie shopping.
Go into the lingerie store.
Wait for her to model the choices.
That's pretty...
Very nice...
Ooh...

Buy lingerie piece 2.
Wait for her to get dressed.
Politely decline and take Ariane home.

Home Again

Go freshen up in the bathroom.
Wait for her in the hallway.
Use the bathroom.
Go to the livingroom.
Turn on some music.
Jazz.
Kiss her while dancing.
Stop kissing.
Dip and kiss her neck.
Stop necking.
Go back to the couch.
Drink some wine.
Stop drinking.

Body Fluids

Kiss her.
Stop kissing.
Kiss her
Stop kissing.
French kiss her.
Stop kissing.

Anatomy For Dummies.

Massage her shoulders.
Stop massaging shoulders.
Drink some wine.
Stop drinking.
Caress her breasts.
Stop fondling her breast.
Take of her shirt.
Help her take off her top.
Caress her breasts.
Stop fondling her breast.
Kiss her nipples.
Stop sucking her tits.
Give her a back rub.
Quit rubbing her back.
Take off her pants.
Grab her butt.
Take off her panties.
Help her out of her pants.
Grab her butt.
Quit massaging her butt.
Take off her panties.
Continue.

You can handle it yourself from here right?

There are two satisfactory endings. Afterwards you can go home or, to quote Steely Dan, do it again... (This alternative ending may have disppeared in version 3.8 or maybe it is triggered at random.)

It's A Gas! (ArianeB Walkthrough Part 6)

Entry 335 posted in: a. ArianeB


NEW: THE ARIANEB WALKTHROUGHS have now got their own domain:
http://arianeb.atagong.com


ArianeB or Virtually Date Ariane is an adult dating simulator with a lot of different scenarios and outcomes. The story is fairly simple, make a date with Ariane and try to get her in the sack! Of course this sounds easier than it is and that is exactly what makes this game worthwhile. The best way is to experiment with the different situations the game offers and to learn from past mistakes. But for those with a restless mind I will put some walkthroughs for the game on this space. It takes out most of the fun though.

The dating simulator can be found on the following website: ArianeB. I strongly suggest downloading the offline version as the online game (that has some minor changes) is often down or produces connection errors.

Update: latest version is 5.5 - walkthroughs can be consulted at: ArianeB 5.50 final and finally! 


Skinny dipping It doesn't always need to be elaborate, here is something short and sweet... Start the game and do the basic introduction as explained in Behavioral Studies (ArianeB Walkthrough Part 1). Dining will be at the patio, it is a fine chance to see ArianeB in her bikini.

Steak Dinner Pt. 1

Go back to the couch.
Go to another room.
Kitchen.
Get wine to drink.
Finish drink.
Get steaks for dinner.
Drink wine.
Finish drink.

Waiting for The Moon  

Probably this is not necessary, but it shows one of the mini games.

Sit and look at the sky.

ArianeB wants to check your knowledge of astronomy. Only one question out of 4 will be asked, and you better have it right. ArianeB will ask you to pinpoint:

Moon (medium): Crater Copernicus
Hotpoint: point here
Location: 317-188-371-240
There are 2 hotpoints with the same label, be sure to choose the right one. It is a small round crater a bit up and left from the center, NOT the big grey area a bit up and right from the center with the same label.

Moon (easy): Sea Of Tranquility
Hotpoint: may be here

Stars (very hard): Triangulus
Hotpoint: pick here
Location: 231-253-449-359
All hotpoints carry the same name but the one we are looking for is situated in the middle of the screen.

Stars (easy) : Aries
Hotpoint: Maybe here?
Situated left and up from center.

If you win the game ArianeB gives you two choices: flash my boobies or eat dinner in a swimsuit.

Eat dinner in a swimsuit.
Wait for her in the hallway.

Steak Dinner Pt. 2

Eat steak dinner.
Compliment her.
Talk to her.
Drink wine.
Go somewhere else.

Hot Tub Truth Or Dare  

Get in the hot tub.
Kiss her.
Stop Kissing.
Have some wine.
Stop drinking. If you are trying this tutorial on ArianeB 5.0 this is where the story takes a different path.
Suggest playing 'Truth or Dare'.
Truth.
No.
Have you ever had sex in the bath tub?
Dare.
Dare her to take her top off.
Help her.
Dare.

I consulted different walkthroughs on the web and most say you should choose 'Dare her to go to a convenience store only dressed in a towel'. This has never worked out for me (well, not without cheating anyway). I take the following option instead:

Dare her to go skinny dipping in the pool.

Skinny Dipping

Take off your clothes and skinny dip.
Keep swimming naked.
Get out of the pool.
Go back inside.
Take a shower.
Follow her into the bathroom.
Wait for her to get out.
Take a shower.

Lot Going On On The Parking Lot

Go to the convenience store.
Offer her 20$ to buy beer naked.
Offer her 20$ to buy beer naked.
Buy snack food and head for the jeep.
Drink some beer.
Have sex in the parking lot. Why not?

(Alternative endings include a nude drive through the city.)

20070920

Take The Long way Home (ArianeB Walkthrough Part 7)

Entry 336 posted in: a. ArianeB


NEW: THE ARIANEB WALKTHROUGHS have now got their own domain:
http://arianeb.atagong.com


ArianeB or Virtually Date Ariane is an adult dating simulator with a lot of different scenarios and outcomes. The story is fairly simple, make a date with Ariane and try to get her in the sack! Of course this sounds easier than it is and that is exactly what makes this game worthwhile. The best way is to experiment with the different situations the game offers and to learn from past mistakes. But for those with a restless mind I will put some walkthroughs for the game on this space. It takes out most of the fun though.

The dating simulator can be found on the following website: ArianeB. I strongly suggest downloading the offline version as the online game (that has some minor changes) is often down or produces connection errors.

Update: latest version is 5.5 - walkthroughs can be consulted at: ArianeB 5.50 final and finally! 


Chair dance This is the longest scenario, or better said a combination of different situations that seem to fit well together. It involves going out to dinner, starting a fight at the nightclub, going to a sleazy striptease bar and collecting the physical reward for saving the damsel in distress. Start the game and do the basic introduction as explained in Behavioral Studies (ArianeB Walkthrough Part 1).

Wine

Fueling ArianeB with two glasses of wine here will trigger the strip show later on.

Go back to the couch.
Go to another room.
Kitchen.
Get wine to drink.
Finish wine. First glass.
Drink wine.
Finish drink Second glass.
Suggest going out to dinner.
Wait for her in the hallway.

Restaurant

Go out to dinner.
Be seated.
Order dinner.
Continue to eat.
Compliment her.
Talk to her.
Drink wine.

Don't be a scrooge and...
Pick up the check (it triggers the events that will follow).

Nightclub

Head out.
Go to bar.
I'm driving so club soda please.
Ask her to dance.
Keep dancing.
Protect Ariane.
Get her away from this guy.
Get out from the club.

Meeting Rebecca

The lingerie shopping scenarion has completely changed in version 5.0. An updated version can be found at After Dinner Mints (ArianeB 5.0 walkthrough part 3).

Go lingerie shopping.
Go into the lingerie store.
Wait for her to model the choices.
That's pretty...
Very nice...
Ooh...

Buy lingerie piece 2.
Wait for her to get dressed.

Normally Rebecca would ask you to dance at the nightclub, but since you have been kicked out there, she looks for another place to go.

Discuss other options with rebecca.
Be adventurous and take a chance.

Stripclub Contest

Rebecca doesn't mind stripping at all.

Stay and watch Rebecca's show.
Continue watching (4 x until Rebecca's show is over).

See if you can talk ArinaeB into stripping (she needs to be a little drunk for that).

See if Rebecca can talk her into it.
Encourage Ariane to dance.
Offer her to be her coach.

Showtime

Probably this is not the only solution but the wrong move stops the show.

Remove Jacket
Pole Dance
Remove Skirt
Pole Dance
Remove Vest
Rub Body
Sexy Dance
Chair Dance
Remove Bra
Rub Body
Chair Dance
Sexy Dance
Remove Thong
Sexy Dance
Chair Dance
Rub Body
Live Sex Act
End routine.
Contest results
Get dressed and celebrate victory.

Celebration

ArianeB is exhausted and wants to relax in the hottub.

Take her back to her place.
Follow her in the bedroom.
Let her finish getting ready.
Go naked hot tubbing.
French kiss.
Stop kissing.
Massage her shoulders.
Stop massaging.
Grab her breasts.
Stop fondling her breast.
Kiss her nipples.
Stop sucking her tits.
Rub her lower back.
Quit rubbing her back.
Grab her butt.
Quit massaging her butt.
Massage her pussy.
Continue.
Make love.
Finish.

Encore

You can leave ArianeB after the hottub debauchery or you can have some extra nookie.

Suggest spending the night...
Ung!

20070921

Odds And Sods (ArianeB Walkthrough Part 8)

Entry 337 posted in: a. ArianeB


NEW: THE ARIANEB WALKTHROUGHS have now got their own domain:
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ArianeB or Virtually Date Ariane is an adult dating simulator with a lot of different scenarios and outcomes. The story is fairly simple, make a date with Ariane and try to get her in the sack! Of course this sounds easier than it is and that is exactly what makes this game worthwhile. The best way is to experiment with the different situations the game offers and to learn from past mistakes. But for those with a restless mind I will put some walkthroughs for the game on this space. It takes out most of the fun though.

The dating simulator can be found on the following website: ArianeB. I strongly suggest downloading the offline version as the online game (that has some minor changes) is often down or produces connection errors.

Update: latest version is 5.5 - walkthroughs can be consulted at: ArianeB 5.50 final and finally! 


Country girl I think you're pretty... The previous walkthroughs all guided to the moment suprême with ArianeB (and she likes to enjoy these at different places). But as there 670 possibilities inside the simulation one can understand that it can be very funny to go off track and try another way out.

Alternative Starts

The walkthroughs on this blog mostly started with the same sequence. Other paths can be followed that will add (or in some cases: subtract) some credibility or romance credits:

Say something funny.
Read some poetry.
Run fingers through her hair.
Give her a hug.

Some moves will (obviously) result in an early exit:

French kiss her.
Touch her boobs.

Dancing can be done at a later stage. ArianeB will dance in her bikini (after the patio lunch) or only dressed in a towel (after skinny dipping).

Peek-A-Boo

On several occasions ArianeB will change clothes, take a shower, go to the bathroom. You can decide if you will follow her or not. If she is in a romantic mood and has had a few drinks she will let you take a peek. Do this on the wrong occasion and the game ends. Some scenarios will only be triggered if you have taken a peek, others require you to stay in the hallway...

Clothing

Most situations can take place at different intervals. Depending on the situation ArianeB's garments will be adjusted accordingly. The simulation has kitchen, living room, patio and gas station shop scenes with ArianeB in dress, jeans, bikini, towel or no towel at all. There is even a nude driving scene through the city.

Inside Games

Several mini games are present and the previous walkthroughs already guided you through some of these:

Truth or Dare

The Truth or Dare game is used in walkthrough but can lead to other situations as well. Walking naked in front of the house to name just one.

Art Museum

The art museum game is explained in The Couch Trip (ArianeB Walkthrough Part 5).

Astronomy

The astronomy game is explained in It's A Gas! (ArianeB Walkthrough Part 6).

Rock - Paper - Scissors

At the introduction there is a possibility to play some Rock - Paper - Scissors.
If you win ArianeB will let you choose what to do next, otherwise she will decide the next move.

Home Decor Store.

Downtown you can go to the Interior Design Store. ArianeB will show you some pictures she is interested in.

First test: vote for the right picture.
Second test: vote for the left picture.
Third test: vote for the right picture.

ArianeB will buy the picture and will take you back to the living room.

Dress Shopping

The dress shop is a memory game. There are 12 clothing racks with 6 blouses and 6 skirts.You need to find a matching outfit to win the game. If you hand ArianeB two skirts or two blouses the game is over, if you hand her a skirt and a blouse you can try again until a match is found. If ArianeB goes dress shopping in her evening dress you might want to lose...

Spin The Bottle

Directly after lunch you can go to the kitchen to have dessert, drink some liquor or play Spin The Bottle. The bottle will pick a random situation out of four possibilities (these 4 situations may not always be the same). One of these contains an alternative scenario that can only be accessed through this mini game:

Park Fountain Photo Shoot.

Go take modelling photos.
Wait for her in the hallway.
Follow her to the park.
Ask her to drop the towel.
Looks fine for the first photo.
Ask for a sexy pose.
Perfect.
You pose, I shoot.
Nice.
Are you willing to pose topless?
Let's take the chance.
Help her.
Very nice.
OK, on my count, 1, 2, 3...
Nice, but a silly picture.
Go for it.
Wow.
All right.
Wow.
Go home.
(The Park Photo Shoot will end the game.)

Other Alternative Places

Amusement Park

Sometimes after a restaurant lunch ArianeB wants to go to the amusement park. She will try the roller coaster and the log ride. The amusement park scenario will end the game.

Beach Walking

Instead of doing the photo shoot or water skiing you can also opt for a romantic walk. ArianeB will fall in the water, undress and ask you to bring her home were the game will end.

Dancing

Jazz and Soft Rock will add points to ArianeB's romantic mood. Country and Rock will raise her amusement level. If she is only dressed in a towel she might drop it.

20070923

The Italian Job (Not An ArianeB Walkthrough)

Entry 338 posted in: a. ArianeB


NEW: THE ARIANEB WALKTHROUGHS have now got their own domain:
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Bad Dinner This is probably my last ArianeB or Virtually Date Ariane post for a while, listing some loose stuff I encountered during my enquiry.

Spaghetti

Some people have written about loose ends inside the ArianeB game and often give the Park Fountain Shoot as an example. That scenario, however, is playable, although it depends on cheer luck to get it triggered. More info can be found on walkthrough 8 of this blog.

Browsing through the 670 and even some more pictures the simulation contains brings up an intriguing situation that really is a loose end. In an early version of the game the player had the choice to have a steak or spaghetti dinner with ArianeB. Giving ArianeB spaghetti with meatballs to eat would result in a bad garlic breath and abruptly end the game. The only trace that is left of it in the game is this image as the actual code has been deleted from the game. Update 4.6: this picture has been deleted in version 4.6.
Update 5.0: he spaghetti scenario has been restored (and improved) on version 5.0 

ArianeB Blogspot

ArianeB has a blogspot of her own. It contains some saucy pictures that I didn't dare to publish on my own blog. So you young and innocent juveniles out there beware!

ArianeB Comics

ArianeB Aspiring Video Game Star is a series of comic strips with ArianeB.

ArianeB FAQ

Querycat collected some questions about ArianeB that actually seem to have been ripped off from the previous blog.

ArianeB Modelling Portfolio

ArianeB (or a very close relative of her) has a portfolio on the official site of the game.

ArianeB MySpace

ArianeB has a somewhat neglected MySpace page as well.

I'm gonna get me a life now, perhaps watch some vintage Star Trek (not the restyled ones, whaddayathink!) or listen to some Pink Floyd. In mono, of course.

20070928

Freeware Poker

Entry 339 posted in: 3. Gamebits


Alien Poker There is a lot of suffering in this world and that is perhaps why we play a lot or, better said, I play a lot of computer games. It is a matter of turning the wolf (homo homini lupus est) into a softer me, a homo ludens. Unless you prefer first person shooters of course (which I don’t).

A few posts ago I wrote how I liked Samantha Fox's strip poker on the Amstrad CPC. But the poker simulation that I liked most was a DOS program called Alien Poker. I tried to Google it but apparently the game has been completely forgotten since. Even Abandonware and DOS sites don't mention this game, which is a pity.

Alien Poker 1993

Alien Poker 1.1 was made by JD Software in 1993 and was distributed under the shareware flag. You could play five-card draw poker (aka closed poker) against a bunch of extra-terrestrials, each with their own skills, strategies and GPP (Genuine People Personalities).

Alien Poker is a game in which you are pitted against the most skilled poker players that the galaxy has to offer. You are one of the select few Earthling to know about a casino located on the dark side of our Moon. And every Saturday there is a game where you can invite up to five alien opponents to test their luck and skill against you.

Five computer players were included in the free version of the game, but if you paid 20 $ to Jeff Bogan in Nova Scotia, Canada he would send you the full game with extra characters included. As the game used full 256 color VGA graphics there was also a warning saying:

If the processor you use is fairly slow you may have irritating long waits while images are decompressed in the program.

I feared that I had to take my 80286 of the attic to grab a screenshot of the game, but the local black hole that is also known as my software cabinet made me find the disk within 3 minutes. This could be a sign, if only I knew what for...

The next positive point was that XP still allowed the program to be installed but alas, trying to play it resulted in the dreaded divison by zero error. Good there is such a thing as Dosbox that did the trick, the game behaves reasonably well under that emulator and that is how I could take the screenshot.

As the game can't be found anywhere on the web I have given it a safe place on my site. Vintage game addicts will not be disappointed. I still hope that one day someone will come up with the complete version, but as I said before, a Google newsgroup search only lead to some very snotty people who were looking for that as well.

Smoke'em Poker 1996

When my DOS days were over and I finally went into Windows 3.11 I found this magnificent poker game that was presented as follows:

Smoke'em Poker is a BeerWare program that I wrote to simulate a weekend game of five-card draw poker. You play against five opponents simulated by the computer. The simple interface includes lots of options, statistics (including a graph of winnings), auto-play mode, saveable games, and online help.

This application was written in 1996 by David O' Brien whose archived website still is around somewhere. As I am in a very good mood today I offer you this link that contains a favourable review of the game and the obvious download as well. Ay caramba!

I am not a trendsetter, on the contrary, so when the tidal wave called XP hit the software shores I did everything that was in my ability to ignore that piece of sh......oftware. Windows 98 was my thing and it would stay that way until computer dealers started to laugh at me in public.

But my first XP computer finally made it possible to have a go at Hoyle Poker, a commercial game from Sierra, which I had found in the sales bins of my local computer shop. The game contained 24 poker variations such as the classic 5 card draw, but also Baseball, Chicago, Cincinnati, Criss cross and an unattractive poker deviation called: Texas Hold'em.

But like I mentioned before, you can't stop a tidal wave and before one could say floccinaucinihilipilification Texas Hold'em was conquering the world. And just like I learned to appreciate XP I learned to enjoy Texas Hold'em.

PokerTH 2007

PokerTH 0.5 is a Texas Hold'em application, allowing people to play the game against AI players or over the net against real people. The only thing that is not real is the money. Finally there is an online computer game that doesn't try to rob your Visa or American Express account.

For the moment there isn't a dedicated server yet and people are asked to host their own games. But as more and more people (who don't want to lose money) will discover this software more and more rounds will be available to join.


If you liked this post - you might be interested in this one as well: The Sandbox Of God

20070930

ArianeB 4.6

Entry 340 posted in: a. ArianeB


NEW: THE ARIANEB WALKTHROUGHS have now got their own domain:
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The human landscape My fingers were still hurting from making all those different ArianeB (aka Virtually Date Ariane) walkthroughs, eight in total, when the website in question announced that a new version was ready for download.

Download is version 4.6 as of 9/24, more bug fixes, slightly modified photo shoot.

The walkthroughs on this blog have been tested with version 4.6 and they still function. There are 3 main differences with the previous version.

First: most scenario endings seem to be a bit longer. ArianeB now asks if you want to stay the night or not, an offer which you are free to accept or decline.

Second: the photo shoot at the lake has been upgraded with 8 new darkish pictures.

Third: after an exquisite cutaneous treatment by ArianeB you can now return her the favour in a fine gustatory way. Call it dessert if you want. Photoshoot By The Lake (ArianeB Walkthrough Part 3)  has been upgraded and explains how to get there.

The spaghetti incident

Version 4.6 omits some pictures that have become redundant. Amongst the deleted pictures is the famous spaghetti dinner that was a leftover from the very first version of ArianeB.

Update : the latest walkthroughs for the ArianeB 6.21 game can be found at: The ArianeB 6.21 walkthroughs: All in one