I knew after doing the 7.1 update that I would do one more update to Ariane’s Dating Simulator, or as I am now dubbing it Date Ariane. This update consists of three or four minor changes, mostly updates of the home store and the dress shop. Also the “Date Experience” code shows up at the end of the date. The date experience is a 1 to 5 digit hexadecimal code that you can enter into the Something’s In The Air sequel game (when it finally gets released) to unlock some custom content related to the first date you had. I explain more here.
This is a screenshot of the new dress shop. It is designed to match the one in the sequel. The old dress shop was made from a screen shot of The Sims 2. Above is a picture of the new “Home Place” store, an IKEA like box store, the old pic was a screen shot from a furniture store in Second Life, the new is a bunch of assorted furniture and picture props I have thrown together, which looks a lot nicer. The two photos over her left shoulder are the options to choose from for Ariane’s living room wall. The painting over her right shoulder is the one hanging in my real living room wall (the real one is hanging in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York). The “New Poster” section are posters that show up in SITA.
With these updates, I have now eliminated all video game screenshot backgrounds from Date Ariane, with the exception of one location: the grass and trees from the park scenes come from Second Life. It’s all freebie library grass and trees and all the park foreground is 3D models so I don’t feel obligated to update.
This will be the final version in HTML format. The 800 x 500 graphics are too small to bother with better graphics, and making larger pictures would use up too much bandwidth. One of these days I may release a stand alone version with HD quality graphics, maybe for the 10th anniversary which isn’t for a couple of years yet. Meanwhile, I still have the sequel to finish.