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Photoshoot By The Lake (ArianeB 5.0 Walkthrough part 6)

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ArianeB or Virtually Date Ariane, probably the best - free - adult dating simulation game in the world, has been recently upgraded to version 5 .0. The game has been revised, half a dozen of new scenarios have been added, and there are now over 900 pictures and situations to be cherished.

Here is the sixth of a series of walkthroughs I am planning to publish. I’d like to warn you first that playing by the book would take most of the fun out of the game. But if you are one of those guys in a hurry…

Warning: this 18+ game contains some exquisite, sorry explicit, nudity. To put it in other words: if your mommy forbids you to look at thongs and titties you are not welcome.

The Swim Duo It is not that I am passionately playing ArianeB all day long. To paraphrase the great advise given by Canadian philosopher William Shatner: "I sometimes go and get me a life but mostly it is life that gets me first".

The various walkthroughs for ArianeB 5.0 have been dealing with all major scenarios, except the one that I called Photoshoot By The Lake on the previous series (ArianeB version 4.x). But as this walkthrough can be used in its entirety on version 5.0 I don’t see the necessity to repeat it all over again.

So if you want to play (the excellent) nude photo shoot at the lake scenario go to Photoshoot By The Lake (ArianeB Walkthrough - Part 3 for 4.8 - Part 6 for 5.0) and have some fun. At the same time I have been testing the old 4.8 scenarios this morning and some of them still hold their liquor.

The following 4.8 walkthroughs are still playable (please note that the lingerie shop questions are different in version 5.0 though):

Photoshoot By The Lake (ArianeB Walkthrough - Part 3 for 4.8 - Part 6 for 5.0)  
The Couch Trip (ArianeB Walkthrough Part 5) 
Take The Long way Home (ArianeB Walkthrough Part 7) 

The others will go somewhat astray:

Sport'n Spicy (ArianeB Walkthrough Part 2) will change its course when trying to take the car for a ride.
Skinny Dipping With A Twist (ArianeB Walkthrough Part 4) will change its course when trying to take the car for a ride.
It's A Gas! (ArianeB Walkthrough Part 6) will change its course in the hot tub.

The nice thing about ArianeB is that you can take many sidesteps while playing, some of these will show you extra scenes, others will trigger events that are still far away, but others will just screw up the scenario you had in mind. Exploring all permutations would lead to hundreds of ArianeB tutorials so I will not attempt to publish them all. (Here is one called Hot Beach Romance sent in by Daniel).

This simply means that you can reach several goals in several ways (and here are just a few of the many examples):

  • You can visit the strip joint and win the competition without Rebecca;
  • ArianeB can jump in the pool with a bikini and come out naked;
  • Rebecca and ArianeB will throw you out if you decide not to join the Marco Polo game... (Pity that the game ends with the intriguing swimduo10.jpg image and doesn’t allow you to go on with a girls only scenario.)

Viewing the ArianeB code

Most ArianeB warriors don’t go unprepared on a trial and error quest but have a look at the code first. As ArianeB is entirely written in html and Javascript this is quite easy. Any html page can be opened in Notepad and looked at. I use a freeware called 2xExplorer that has been on my pc since my XP SP1 days to look at the code.

Suppose that you want to reach the third option of the previous paragraph: after the Marco Polo skinny dipping game Rebecca and ArianeB say farewell and continue the party without you.

You know (by using a thumbnail viewer such as IrfanView) that swimduo10.jpg is the picture you are hunting for. Now we need to find the htm file inside the datingsimulator folder that contains a link to that particular picture. 2xexplorer takes about a second to find a file called end96b.htm. The code of end96b.htm doesn’t reveal anything so probably everything is triggered from another page.

Searching for an end96b.htm string inside other pages reveals the following code inside text96.htm:

function getout()

...and the getout function is hidden inside: pic96d.htm, pic96e.htm, pic96f.htm and pic96g.htm. Those 4 pages all contain a mapped area on the picture that will trigger the picture we are looking for…

<map name="FPMap0">
<area href="#" ONCLICK="parent.footer.getout();return false;" title="Get out of the pool" shape="rect" coords="2, 2, 798, 112">

Theoretically you can – by reading all the code in all the pages – predict every possible situation in ArianeB. But there are of course nearly 1000 possible situations and nearly 1000 htm pages to deal with.

Hacking the ArianeB code

Htm pages can be altered in any text editor, such as Notepad. Erana at Shark's Lagoon gave me permission to post the following hacks. I didn’t try these so use them at own risk:

Strip show hack: if you'd like to watch the entire strip show, just open the file text82.htm in your favorite plain text editor, and make the following changes…
The slideshow trick.
The beach scene hack.

I guess this is my last ArianeB post for quite a while. I still have my Adrian Berry book to read, my Orb Dream record to listen to, in a weak moment I promised to make a Dutch translation for some nifty software and I am in the middle of a new Unfinished Project that will be published here somewhere in this millenium...

Oh, by the way, I found out, not so long ago, that the ArianeB logo on the Metaverse website changes 9 times a day. This is done by a Javascript-script that checks the hour and publishes the appropriate picture. Neat, very neat…

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