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The ArianeB 6.4 walkthroughs: How to start the game?

Entry 1631 posted in: a. ArianeB

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

If you are an ArianeB newbie and don’t know how to even start the game this is the guide for you.

If you have downloaded the game, make sure to unzip its contents to a folder of your choice (without destroying the underlying folders datingsimulator and images). The game does not need to be installed and will play in any web browser (well, most modern web browsers anyway).

The starting file is called default.htm, located in the datingsimulator folder, and that is the one to open in your web browser. More experienced players may try default2.htm that gives an overview of the most common parameters of the game and their actual value. I will no longer give the tedious list of all parameters and their function but you can consult these by opening the source code of the default.htm page. The maker of the game did a fine job by adding an explanation of every parameter in the game.

Basically all the parameters follow the rule that none is bad, a couple is better, but too many is worse. An example: if ArianeB gets a few drinks in her, she’ll find you a nicer guy, but if she drinks too much (over 3 glasses of wine without food) she’ll end the game.

As the game is parameter driven many different situations can (and will) occur from many different places. It is simply impossible to bring a complete walkthrough for the game covering all different situations as it would take hundreds of different lists of commands. The walkthroughs presented here pass through most of the different goals of the game and it is up to the player to discover alternatives… Be free to send in your solution to a problem, and if it is valid (and hasn’t already been described), it will be added to the list. So perhaps we will reach a complete overview, one day…

If you get stuck in the game it will often be impossible to press the back button of your browser. Most of the time the parameters will not be reset and the next image will give unwanted results. When you reach a dead end there will be no other option than to completely restart the game and start all over again.

If you have opened the default.htm file by now you will see ArianeB sitting in a sofa. If you move the mouse over her body the following text will appear: Introduce Yourself (also the bottom text will be upgraded and these can vary slightly from the tooltips). Every picture has so-called hotpoints (or image maps for the html initiated) and these will trigger or block certain events. One image can hide several triggers and it is up to the player to take the right decision…

The next FAQ: How do I introduce myself?
The complete FAQ: All in one