Himeros Hotel - Adult Adrift Adventure 1.01

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Re: Himeros Hotel - Adult Adrift Adventure 1.01

Postby Seztworks » Mon, 17Jan23 13:29

Hiya guys

@Dole
Thanks for the feedback. I will look into that. Seems like a clear oversight on my part.

@arthurlim
You task list is empty because you need to stumble across an event. See spoiler.
The path that is blocking you right now has to do with the restaurant. I would try to show up either very very early or very very late :)
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Re: Himeros Hotel - Adult Adrift Adventure 1.01

Postby Shepard » Sat, 17Jan28 10:32

Hey, Setzworks! Great job with the finished game. I'm currently trying to finish it in order to play the sequel, but I have no idea where to go next [img]images/icones/icon11.gif[/img]

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Himeros Hotel - Adult Adrift Adventure 1.01

Postby Seztworks » Sat, 17Jan28 18:17

Hiya Shepard

Let me take a look.
You should have an event in the restaurant around 20.
A lot of the remaining events are somewhat waiting for that to continue.


Hope that helps
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Re: Himeros Hotel - Adult Adrift Adventure 1.01

Postby Guntag » Tue, 17Feb14 09:44

Thanks for this game Seztworks !

I am stuck at L : 201012101721179151210

I gave the notebook to Taylor. She is supposed to scan the pages and tell me when she's done. I can't find any event anywhere. Rain is there at 16 but no event, and no event with Taylor even after many days.


I hope you can help !
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Re: Himeros Hotel - Adult Adrift Adventure 1.01

Postby Seztworks » Tue, 17Feb14 10:52

Hello Guntag

There is a single event blocking your progress in a bunch of paths right now.
You should have an event in the restaurant at 19.


I hope that helps you get over that hump.
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Re: Himeros Hotel - Adult Adrift Adventure 1.01

Postby Guntag » Tue, 17Feb14 16:15

Seztworks wrote:Hello Guntag

There is a single event blocking your progress in a bunch of paths right now.
You should have an event in the restaurant at 19.


I hope that helps you get over that hump.
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I don't know how I missed it ! I guess I was too focused on Rain's path. Thanks for the quick answer !
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Re: Himeros Hotel - Adult Adrift Adventure 1.01

Postby Guntag » Tue, 17Feb14 23:35

I finished it and really enjoyed it ! It's really a unique ADRIFT game because the gameplay is really different from what we are used to.

I love games that start like a regular story then we encounter mysteries later. I also really liked how you added Rain later in the game, it was a nice surprise to encounter a new character.



I appreciated how you made the game "not punishing". No game over, possibility to complete a task/event an other day instead of the same day. The energy/money stats were also nicely balanced and not too grindy. The Check Display command was really very helpful. The game felt quite linear though, especially towards the end (maybe the last part took too long with only 1-2 events per day). I haven't tried part 2 yet, I hope we'll have to make choices that matter in the story. After playing part 1, I already know the story/dialogues will be great, no doubt about that ! I also loved the mix of Pornstars / Fake Celebrities. I don't mind non interactive sex scenes, but a few interactive sex scenes would have been nice.

My ratings :

Characters : 10/10 Interesting and a lot of them !
Story/dialogues : 10/10
Pictures : 10/10
Gameplay : really hard to rate because there are awesome things (like the unique ADRIFT gameplay you used and all the player friendly features like the check display command) and others not so great like the lack of choices. Let's say 8/10 ?

Thanks again for making this game, I can't wait for the complete Part 2 !

If you are interested, my ending code : 918384368


If you are looking for pictures/ideas about the wrist display device, you can google "cicret bracelet" (if you haven't already).
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Re: Himeros Hotel - Adult Adrift Adventure 1.01

Postby Seztworks » Wed, 17Feb15 11:31

Hiya Guntag

Thanks for the very kind words. I am happy you liked the game and can only agree with your comments about choices and linearity.
In the early development we had different conversations on this forum about choices and missable content. I wanted to make a less punishing game like you said, but that also lead to some design decisions that removed choices that locked out content for players. I could only make different experiences with non-linear paths, but these all had to end at the same point to make the transistion to game 2 possible. This in turn made the endgame feel somewhat railroaded as the paths converge and move towards the finish.

My plan for the game 2 and 3 are to solve some of those issues. There will be optional content, there will be many more choices and the game will be slightly faster to play. I am still new to this and game 1 served very much as a learning tool for me.

Thanks for your time and interest
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Re: Himeros Hotel - Adult Adrift Adventure 1.01

Postby Guntag » Wed, 17Feb15 13:23

Hi, I just started playing Part 2 and I encounter very frequent but random crashes when I move from a zone to an other. I click on the map to move from one zone to an other (I don't use e w n s in your games, I find map clicking more convenient for "event hunting"). They happen a lot but not always at the same place and are not related to events (I had about 10 crashes and it's just day 2). It happens from moving over multiple zones at a time, but also when moving to a contiguous zone. I haven't got any crash like this when playing Part 1. When moving from a zone to an other in Part 2 and it works, I notice it's much faster than in Part 1, so maybe that is what is causing the crashes ? I consider this quite game breaking for me. The crashes only start to happen after I enter the Staff Area for the first time (which unlocks a lot of areas), but does not necessarily involve the Staff Area, it can (and does) happen anywhere. Probably not really helpful, but here is a screenshot from a crash : https://i.imgbox.com/aSUau8TZ.jpg

I tried to change my regional settings from French to English, since I know it can cause bugs in ADRIFT, but still have the same problem. I'm not sure if it matters since it's an .exe file, but the ADRIFT installed on my computer is ADRIFT v5.0.35 I'm using Windows 7

An other thing, less important : pictures display. I use the "Actual Size Centered" 'since "Fit Window Keep Aspect" option isn't "saved" and I'd have to change pictures every time (because it goes back to the Stretch to Window option afterwards which deforms the picture). It's fine, it was the same in Part 1. I'd like to report that 2 pictures are too large to fit the window when using Actual Size : Huo's full picture (used when we first encounter her). Her portrait is fine. This one is not so bad but the other : Alexandra's huge portrait is quite spooky with those huge eyes staring at me, almost like we are nose to nose :) I think the size should be reduced. Screenshot : https://i.imgbox.com/oWicw6qW.jpg

Last thing : I can't see the save files where I saved them (while I can for the saves from Part 1). I can only see them when I want to load a save from ADRIFT. It doesn't really bother me, but I find it weird enough to be mentioned. Screenshots : https://i.imgbox.com/2vOppdaR.jpg and then https://i.imgbox.com/5mXf2wn7.jpg Is this science or supernatural ? :)

About the discussion on missable content I have to disagree with players who prefer linear games. Linear games are actually the games with more missable content since there is only 1 path, so we miss all the content that wasn't even created. In a non linear game we'd have all the content from your game + the content from other paths, and this is content that we actually miss :) Of course it requires a lot more work from the author that could be invested in the main story or even a new game, so I guess that in the end it's up to you to decide !
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Re: Himeros Hotel - Adult Adrift Adventure 1.01

Postby Seztworks » Wed, 17Feb15 13:40

Alright. The crashes sound weird. I haven't had any feedback about that until now. I will have to look into possible causes.
Same things with save files. I did not know there was a difference between the two games. Will have to investigate.

I have fixed the two pictures for the next release. Thanks for that. I run resize and sometimes the larger images slip through.

Edit: Not sure if the installed 5.0.35 can mess with the standalone. I am coding in 5.0.34 since the upgrade to 5.0.35 broke everything.
I hope that is not the case.
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Re: Himeros Hotel - Adult Adrift Adventure 1.01

Postby Guntag » Wed, 17Feb15 14:09

Ok, I asked a question about the standalone vs installed version on the AIF Yahoo group. Maybe we'll have an answer. Actually it would be ok if that was the cause, I'd just have to use an other ADRIFT version !
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Re: Himeros Hotel - Adult Adrift Adventure 1.01

Postby Guntag » Wed, 17Feb15 15:47

I uninstalled all the versions of ADRIFT and still encounter the crashes, so that's not the problem :(
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Re: Himeros Hotel - Adult Adrift Adventure 1.01

Postby thinman873 » Mon, 17Feb27 05:35

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Am stuck. Have tried going into different places at different times, but don't get any triggers. Celeste and Rain have made up. Don't know what to do.
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Re: Himeros Hotel - Adult Adrift Adventure 1.01

Postby avantissimo » Sun, 17Apr16 17:55

Some hints please :)

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Who can translate the note?
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Re: Himeros Hotel - Adult Adrift Adventure 1.01

Postby nezumi69 » Mon, 17Apr17 18:25

I don't remember who first, but you can ask people about the note. You'll eventually find someone who can help you, then another, and so on.

Dunno when Seztworks might be back. Last post I saw from him anywhere indicated he had some kind of personal loss, and would be a while trying to work through it.
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