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The ArianeB 5.7 walkthroughs (1): What's New Pussycat?

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NEW: THE ARIANEB WALKTHROUGHS have now got their own domain:

ArianeB, or Virtually Date Ariane, if you prefer, has got updated and listens now to version 5.7. The previous update (5.6) had only modified some internals of the game and took care of some bugs, but this one, with its 70,747,121 bytes download, contains 55 new or updated images (and 102 new or updated html files since version 5.5).

The Life in the Metaverse blog, home of ArianeB and her friends, has got the following to say about it.

I’ve been tinkering around with the dating simulator again, making some improvements to the backyard activities, especially the swimming activity, which has not been changed much since version 1.0.

The rest of that article has got some very interesting background information how the new graphics were made (using some techniques from Second Life). As a whole the Life in the Metaverse blog is very recommended for those that are interested in the virtual 3D life out there.

The story and scenarios from ArianeB 5.5 haven’t changed, as far as I am aware of, so the different walkthroughs should still be - more or less - correct. What has changed is that a new situation has been added at the swimming pool and that most of the pool pictures have been redesigned.

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

Under Water Games Challenge her to a race

If you don’t know how to get in the pool you can consult the following walkthrough Meet, Greet and Meat and head for the skinny-dipping scenario. Once in the water you can proceed as described before or choose a new hotpoint that reads: challenge her to a race.

A new mini-game has been implemented in ArianeB and you can now have an underwater swimming race against ArianeB. Obviously the game takes place in the swimming pool and it can be done during a regular bikini swimming session, a monokini swimming session or while skinny-dipping. Needless to say I only tried the skinny-dipping variety.

Basically you need to click the letters A, B and C in the right order and in the right time. A new game parameter has been implemented called racetime. This parameter measures the time (in milliseconds) between the first and the last mouse click and decides who is the winner.

To win the game you need to click the three hotpoints in between 2000 and 3000 milliseconds (or 2 and 3 seconds). If you click too fast the game tells you are out of breath, if you click too slow it means that you are… just way too slow for ArianeB.

The walkthrough for the swiming contest can be found at Pool Party.

The complete idiot’s guide to hacking

File text19.htm contains the necessary code deciding who wins or loses the race. This file can be opened in any text editor, Notepad will do fine, and by changing a few numbers you will always win (or lose) the race. This can come in handy when you are a slow clicker (like I am). It doesn’t matter if you win or loose the swimming race for the rest of the simulation; it just helps those with a frail ego.

Warning: changing the game parameters is not a sportive thing to do!

Race3 – swimming pool wall picture

Open file text19.htm in Notepad.
Look for the segment that starts with function race3().
Altering the number at the
(parent.racetime < 3000)
line will lead to a different intermediate picture. Changing this figure, however, will have no impact on the final result of the mini-game; it only decides which intermediate image will be shown.

Race4 – finish

Open file text19.htm in Notepad.
Look for the segment that starts with function race4().
This segment contains two triggers;
(parent.racetime < 2000)
is for the fast clickers: 2000 means that you lose the race if you clicked the 3 points in less than 2 seconds of time. Changing the 2000 to a ridiculous low number, 10 for instance, means that you will never click too fast;
(parent.racetime < 3000)
is for the slow clickers: 3000 means that you lose the race if you clicked the 3 points in more than 3 seconds of time. Changing the 3000 to a ridiculous high number, 30000 for instance, means that it will be difficult to click too slow.


Page end19a.htm contains a typing error, one line of code leads to the gropeskin.jpg image but spells the filename wrong. Replacing the
line with
should do the trick.
(This bug was found by qbv8)


Several rumors are going round that other game situations have changed as well in version 5.7 (the strip scene?). Version 5.7 will be tested against the already existing walkthroughs and updates will be posted where necessary.

Trivia game

One significant change in version 5.7 is the trivia game that has been increased to 80 questions. Here is the new list of questions, and noblesse oblige, the answers as well. If you don't know how to get to the trivia game, please consult the following Fast Food, Fast Games, Fast Girls... 

Books What 19th century author is often credited with inventing the mystery novel?  C 
What was the title of Sherlock Holmes first adventure?  C 
Celebrities Who was not born in Canada?  D 
Comic Books What super hero group was Iron Man a part of?  A 
What Super Hero is a member of a Galactic Police force based on planet Oa?  C 
Geography The longest river in Asia is?  C 
What is the continent with the fewest recognized countries?  D 
Which of the following countries is not in Africa?  D 
History The descendants of the Persian Empire are associated with what modern country?  D 
The famous Peruvian ruins of Machu Picchu were built by?  D 
The Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China were completed during what Chinese dynasty?  A 
The oldest 'European' city in the US is?  C 
What British sovereign signed the Magna Carta in 1215?  B 
What famous 'Doc' was a participant in 'The Gunfight at the OK Corral'?  B 
Who was crowned Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire on Christmas, 800 AD.?  A 
Math The number 6 is considered the first 'perfect number', whats the second?  D 
Whats the 5th number of the Fibonacci sequence?  A 
Which of the following is not a prime number?  C 
Movies In 1935, what was Bugs Bunny originally called?  D 
The Will Smith movie I Am Legend is a remake of what classic Charleton Heston movie?  C 
What actress played Tom Cruise`s love interest in Cocktail ?  A 
What popular young actress played Kitty Pryde in X-Men: The Last Stand ?  B 
What Vampire vs Werewolf movie was based on a novel by Stephanie Meyer?  C 
What year were Bladerunner, Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Poltergeist released?  C 
What year were Office Space, Fight Club and The Matrix released?  B 
Which Johnny Depp film involved a search for Satan?  B 
Which of the following heavily awarded movie won the least Oscars?  D 
Which of these war movies was set mostly in Iraq?  D 
Who directed the Carl Sagan movie Contact ?  B 
Who directed the underwate adventure The Abyss ?  D 
Who played Bond in On Her Majesty`s Secret Service ?  A 
Who sang the theme song to Pump Up The Volume ?  A 
Music Goat`s Head Soup was a 70`s album by what famous rock band?  D 
How old were Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, and Jimi Hendrix when they died?  B 
If It Makes You Happy and 'Everyday is a Winding Road' are hits for what 90`s female singer/songwriter?  A 
Smile, 'The Fear' and 'LDN' are hits by what female singer?  B 
The hit song 'Right Round' by Flo Rida was a remake of a hit by what 80`s New Wave band?  C 
What 80`s band had hits 'She`s A Beauty' and 'Talk to Ya Later'?  D 
What 80`s New Wave band sang Hungry Like The Wolf ? (Duran Duran) ?
What band is famous for creating rock operas like Tommy ?  B 
What British Rock band has members 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle, and Russel Hobbs?  A 
What song has the lyrics 'doo wop, doo be doo doo wop, doo wah doo lang, blue days, black nights, doo wah doo lang'?  C 
Which Beatles song has lyrics mentioning 'Father McKenzie'?  A 
Who is considered the first rap star?  B 
Who was the first African American to have a music video air on MTV?  A 
Mythology Who was the Greek Godess of Wisdom?  B 
Science Drug resistant bacteria is a perfect demonstration of?  C 
Einstein`s formula E=Mc² is a formula for what Einstein discovery?  C 
In Physics a Newton Meter (Nm) is a unit measure of what?  A 
Organic Chemistry is the study of molecules containing this element?  B 
What order of species is a 'Slow Loris'?  A 
Which of the following is not a sub atomic particle?  B 
Television Booth and Brennan are the crime solving duo on what drama?  B 
How many human looking models of Cylons are there in the new version of Battlestar Galactica ?  D 
In CSI: Miami , what is Heratio`s last name?  B 
In Gilligan`s Island , the Skipper`s actual first name was?  A 
In Three`s Company , what was Jack`s restaurant called?  C 
In Seinfeld, Jerry`s dad was called?  C 
In the A-Team, Mr. T had a fear of ...?  C 
On Star Trek , what race had laws called The Rules of Acquisition ?  A 
On The Gilmore Girls , Rory Gilmore`s roomate through most of Yale was?  D 
On The Simpsons , who shot Mr. Burns?  C 
The short lived series Birds of Prey was about the illegitimate daughter of what fictional hero?  B 
What corporation aired the first commercial on television?  B 
What fictional 'paper' company is the setting for The Office ?  A 
What is NOT a race from Babylon 5 ?  A 
What superpowers do Superman and Nathan Petrelli share in common?  D 
What talk show host holds the record for most hours on television?  B 
What TV show was about the secret organization SD-6 and their search for info on Milo Rambaldi?  A 
What vampire did Buffy the Vampire Slayer send to hell?  D 
What was the evil organization on the show Dark Angel ?  B 
What was the name of the fictional bakery in Pushing Daisies ?  C 
What was the name of the slayer that rose after Buffy died?  D 
Which show was NOT a spin-off of Happy Days ?  A 
Which TV show was the first to air a toilet?  D 
Who is the first winner of American Idol ?  C 
Who is the host of Show Me the Money ?  D 
Who killed Lillie Kane on Veronica Mars ?  B 
Who lived at 1313 Mockingbird Lane?  C 

Here are the ArianeB 5.5 related posts, so far:
ArianeB 5.50 final and finally! 
The ArianeB 5.5 walkthroughs (1): The ArianeB Chronicles 
The ArianeB 5.5 walkthroughs (2): Meet, Greet and Meat 
The ArianeB 5.5 walkthroughs (3): Bistro Dinner and a Fight 
The ArianeB 5.5 walkthroughs (4): Rock Paper Scissors 
The ArianeB 5.5 walkthroughs (5): Rebecca 
The ArianeB 5.5 walkthroughs (6): Fast Food, Fast Games, Fast Girls... 
The ArianeB 5.5 walkthroughs (7): Photoshoot by the Lake 
Here are the ArianeB 5.7 related posts, so far:
The ArianeB 5.7 walkthroughs (1): What's New Pussycat? 
The ArianeB 5.7 walkthroughs (2): Pool Party 
Here are the ArianeB 5.8 related posts, so far:
ArianeB 5.8 
The ArianeB 5.8 walkthroughs (1): Kitchen Talk 
The ArianeB 5.8 walkthroughs (2): Whiskey in the Jar