Free Patch to upgrade Date Ariane HD to 2021 version

If you still have the Date Ariane HD version, I am releasing a free patch to upgrade your game.

The patch is available here, and part of this release is to test how well the store can handle free files.

The patch is a 16MB zip file containing all the recent changes to the game.

For PC or Linux, extract the zip file to the directory where the DateArianeHD.exe file is located.  Let it replace all files.

On Mac you control-click (right-click) the Date Ariane HD app, Show Package Contents, go to Contents/Resources/autorun/ and drag the patch game folder, and if a window pops up, choose “Combine”.

This patch includes:
* The 3 new achievements
* The new translations
* Discord integration
* New GUI to match the other Ariane games
* An improved German translation as of 1/13/2021 incorporating Thorston Frei’s 2017 translation, with new lines translated by Max

This patch will not work on Android

27 thoughts on “Free Patch to upgrade Date Ariane HD to 2021 version

  1. David Holland

    After downloading the patch and extracting it into my folder the game no longer runs. Fortunately I still have the original download file and nothing has been lost, but I would like to play the new version. There is a traceback file that I don’t understand and I’m not going to paste into a comment unless you ask. But it looks like it is looking for a module named “Queue” that does not exist. “Import error: No module named Queue”. There is alot more but like I said I don’t understand it and don’t know what is important.

    1. Sorry about that, not sure what happened. Errors like that indicate the patch was either loaded in the wrong directory, or you are trying to patch an older game.

      1. Jason Allen

        For some reason when I get to the drive downtown part it only lets me get in the car as a passenger. Any idea how to fix this?

  2. redfox

    Hi, I have version of the game, downloaded here in your site but with this patch the game doesn’t work well, missing some art file (es. allwet3.jpg, etc).
    How can I check what version I have?

    1. You have the right version to upgrade. Are you getting errors or missing file messages?

      I loaded a HD version and applied the patch for testing purposes, but I admit my test was not thorough. Allwet3 might be listed in the code, but it does not come up in the game as far as I know.

      1. redfox

        Yes, I got a missing file message (allwet3.jpg). I notice there is this file in the android version, but there isn’t in the windows (DateArianeHD) version.

    2. You are right. There are two missing images. Funny thing, they never existed in the HD version of the game, but there are calls to them in the code, so this is at least a 3 year old bug.

      I had to find the files and do HD re-renders:

      I’ve updated the downloads, and will post about them soon.

      1. car7 never comes up. It was replaced by car7a and car6. The only reference to car7 is in the CarGarage list and that is if you go to the store wet after skinnydipping. That should be car7a

        Patiodrink12 is more problematic. It is a placeholder for a picture that does not exist. This would only be a problem if you drink wine in the back yard after skinnydipping. The picture should look like patiodrink6 but with wet hair. I’ll have to check if it ever is an option in the first place. A faster patch is changing line 215 in backyard.rpy to read “Have a drink” if dress < 10:

  3. rajamukh

    I can not play the game with the patch. because whenever i am trying to play to play with the update patch it is showing the text i am copying below.
    by the I have the DateArianeHD-Win which i had downloaded in 2019.

    the error text as below:

    (I’m sorry, but an uncaught exception occurred.

    While running game code:
    File “game/script.rpy”, line 3, in script
    init -20 python:
    File “game/script.rpy”, line 4, in
    import discord_rpc
    ImportError: No module named Queue

    — Full Traceback ————————————————————

    Full traceback:
    File “game/script.rpy”, line 3, in script
    init -20 python:
    File “E:\SR3\DateArianeHD-win\renpy\”, line 862, in execute
    renpy.python.py_exec_bytecode(self.code.bytecode, self.hide,
    File “E:\SR3\DateArianeHD-win\renpy\”, line 1912, in py_exec_bytecode
    exec bytecode in globals, locals
    File “game/script.rpy”, line 4, in
    import discord_rpc
    File “E:\SR3\DateArianeHD-win\renpy\”, line 723, in load_module
    exec code in mod.__dict__
    File “python-packages/discord_rpc/”, line 30, in
    File “E:\SR3\DateArianeHD-win\renpy\”, line 723, in load_module
    exec code in mod.__dict__
    File “python-packages/requests/”, line 43, in
    File “E:\SR3\DateArianeHD-win\renpy\”, line 723, in load_module
    exec code in mod.__dict__
    File “python-packages/urllib3/”, line 7, in
    File “E:\SR3\DateArianeHD-win\renpy\”, line 723, in load_module
    exec code in mod.__dict__
    File “python-packages/urllib3/”, line 28, in
    File “python-packages/urllib3/packages/”, line 203, in load_module
    File “python-packages/urllib3/packages/”, line 115, in _resolve
    File “python-packages/urllib3/packages/”, line 82, in _import_module
    ImportError: No module named Queue


    Sun Feb 07 01:31:24 2021)

    I have copied the whole Traceback.txt file for your convenience. please help me fix this issue coz i would very much like to play the game with the updated patch.

    1. I think I found the problem with the patch that some people are having. Instead of patching the correct directories, it is adding a new directory DA2021Patch, and putting the whole patch in there. I am correcting the download, but if the patch did not work, or breaks the game look for a folder called DA2021Patch in the same place the “game” folder is located. Open the folder, copy the “game” folder from the patch folder, and paste it on top of the current game folder.

      In your case the “python-packages” directory, which is part of the patch, got put in the wrong place where the game can’t access it. It is supposed to be in the “game” directory

      1. rajamukh

        Thanks for the reply. I will try to merge according to your instruction. once successful I will let you know. 🙂

      2. rajamukh

        I tried merging the “game” folder from the patch as you instructed, even one time I tried to merge the files separately from the “game” folder in the patch folder to the directory where the main “game” folder is located i.e where I have the DateArianeHD.exe file but still no luck playing the game.
        is it something to do with the operating system i am using (windows 7.6 SP1) ?

  4. redfox

    Now I notice, following the walkthrought 25:

    Keep the Hoedown going
    Go somewhere else
    Go for a drive
    Let’s go for a drive naked
    Get in the Drivers seat
    Go Downtown

    There isn’t “Get in the Drivers seat” but only “Get in the passenger seat” and it finishes to nightclub security.

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