Its biggest change, that isn't useful for now, is that the player gets a five digits hexadecimal code at the end of the game that will continue the simulation once the sequel will be finished. This code can already be visualised by playing the game in 'debug' mode, by opening the default2.htm page.
When the sequel will be published - but don't expect this to happen this year (2011) - the game will remember past situations and interact accordingly. If you went to the bistro with ArianeB in part one, she will give you a rendez-vous "at the restaurant we went to last time”, if not, ArianeB will give you directions how to get there. The same goes for Rebecca and the sequel will remember if you already have met her at the lingerie store or not.
ArianeB 7.1 contains several new graphics to be in-line with its sequel:
|The strip club owner has been replaced with a more modern 3D equivalent, apparently she will be one of the new encounters in part 2, but probably (or logically) only if you haven't visited the strip club before with ArianeB or Rebecca in part 1.|
|The Carlsberg beer has vanished and has now been replaced by a new brand of beer. That is a pity, I kinda liked these green cans. Well I can always pretend it's a Guinness.|
|The amusement park scenario has been (slightly) rewritten. The log ride with its wet ending has been replaced with a ride on the Ferris wheel and a few rounds on the flying swing. ArianeB eats a giant corn dog and gets sick when you arrive home. So the end result of this scenario stays the same.|
Several backgrounds have been changed as well and a new cola advertisement can be seen on various images. The woman advertising the soft drink will play a role in ArianeB Part 2 as well, so it is rumoured.
Bug correction (repaired if you have a recent 7.1 download, July 2011 or later)
In one particular situation (see: In Bed with Three) the game halts when you follow ArianeB into her bedroom. This is all due to a typo in the script (the game's author is aware of the bug and has included it into a so-called stealth upgrade, recent downloads will not have the issue).
Open the file text12.htm in Notepad (or any text editor) before
playing the game and look for line 179 that reads:
parnet.shower = 1;
change this into
parent.shower = 1;
and don't forget to save. The bug has now been repaired.
At first sight none of the scenarios, except the amusement park one, have changed so all walkthroughs should still be valid. They will all be tested and the 7.1 logo will appear in the upper right corner. Update 2011 07 18: done!
More information about ArianeB 7.1 can be found at the official Arianeb
Sim 7.1 Bridge to the Sequel.
The download location of the new update can be found at: Go on a virtual date with me, Ariane.