Date Ariane

Play the mega online hit in a stand alone version for PC, Mac, Linux and Android:

Date Ariane was first released as an online game in 2004 and constantly upgraded until 2011.  In 2014 a “10th Anniversary Edition” was released with all new pictures.

In 2015 the code was completely rewritten from HTML/Javascript to Renpy/Python and released as a stand alone game.

Purchase the PC version for $3:

Extract the zip file anywhere you want and run the EXE.  Windows may give you a warning, select “more options” and “run anyways” the first time. You can create a shortcut to make it easier to launch.

Purchase the Mac version for $3:

Extract the zip file and open the .app file.

Purchase this game for Android $1

See included instructions.  This file is experimental, and low resolution, hence the lower price.

Why this is no longer free.

Additional FAQ  Additional screenshots  Wiki

Online Version (beta):

An online version is now available on Newgrounds.  This is in beta, and currently will not run on IOS or Android devices, but if you have a laptop or desktop and are too lazy to download and install, here you go.

Date Ariane Online on Newgrounds

203 thoughts on “Date Ariane

  1. johan bax

    The download doesn’t work. I get the notification that it has been removed or that the link is incorrect

  2. K E N N

    Is there a way to update the game or do we have to install it again? I hope I don’t have to reinstall because I don’t wish to lose my achievements.
    I’m using the Android version.

      1. 1. App Store publishing requires a Mac, I don’t have a Mac.
        2. Apps like Date Ariane get rejected from the App Store.
        3. Non-app Store apps can only be loaded on jail broken phones, which voids the warranty.

  3. Jefferson

    Quando vai sai nova atualização ? ..
    Vcs deveriam colocar a opção de fazer massagem nela toda no pés colocar mais detalhes na hora do sexo nao só na vagina mais no ânus também

  4. Nqfck

    Why can’t you make an ipa file so we can download the game through Cydia impactor and if you make it you wouldn’t have to worry about apples’s rules plz we need this game for iOS we would pay for it 🙏

    1. yetisyny

      Most Chromebooks should probably be able to run the Android version, given that support for Android apps is being added to most existing Chromebooks. (That is along with the Linux version of course.)

  5. Arthur

    Hi, I’m on a dial-up connection (yes, they still exist). My internet provider allows me only 3 hours online at one session. Even your “classic” version file (88MB) takes about 6 hours to download. Normally I can pause a download, log off, then go back to continue it during successive sessions. For some reason when I try to download from your storage area, this doesn’t work (I’m using Firefox browser and Win XP). The only difference I see between other downloads I’ve tried and your files is that with yours the download window power bar does NOT show me the total MB of the file I am downloading. Rather than give an estimated time based on file size, I am told “Unknown time remaining”. Also when I hit the “pause” button to pause the download, the power bar continues to scroll as if the download is still in progress. Of course once I log off the internet & get back on, this bar is no longer scrolling, but when I attempt to continue where I left off (with my next logon), the download fails rather than finishes. An attempt to restart my download results in an alleged almost instant completed download, but it’s only 20.0 bytes long. In reality, the file is empty, not even an error message to give me a clue as to what is going wrong. – I know this isn’t really your problem, but any idea how I might be able to succeed other than to use a friend’s PC, copy the download to a thumb drive and then install to my PC from it?

    1. Joe

      Try downloading wget for your platform.

      Then you should be able to copy/paste the URL to the game file to feed wget. In Linux, you’d just do this on a command line.

      The power of wget is that it’s “robust in failover” – you should be able to stop it at any time and restart it with the same command line later and it will resume where it left off. Very handy when grabbing those 4.6GB Linux distribution DVDs. XD

      Of course, this won’t work for files behind captcha protection and the like, but I think Ariane’s stuff is openly available (but I could be misremembering.)

  6. shane

    when i extract the zip file for windows, it will unzip however it shows 2 errors…. 1) unexpected end of data 2) data error: funsteak1.jpg and when i run the exe file it says its not configured correctly and to reinstall the application

    1. Saved games are located in two places, so you need to erase both to start over:

      1. Not sure where to find it on Mac or Linux, but on a windows computer you can find it by typing “%appdata%” in your computer’s search field, then click, “roaming”, then “renpy”, then “dateariane”.

      2. Another copy can be found in the game directory. Go to where you installed the game, open “games” then “saves”

      In these directories, you will find a file called “persistent”. If you delete both of these files, all the game data will be erased and it will be like you are starting the game brand new. You can also delete old saved games as well.

      1. Nik H

        I went through the images and noticed there is a threesome ending with Rebecca. I can not get that to show up in game no matter what I do. Any tips, hints, or walk throughs?

  7. Rob

    I deleted all of persistent but my game still has all of the saved games. I thought you said I will have brand new game?

    1. Erasing persistent in both directories erases all the achievements, but the saved games are also stored in those same directories, so you can just delete the directories if you want.

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  9. Federico

    Ciao 🙂

    First of all thank you: I have been playing your Dating Simulator about a decade ago and I recall a lot of hours of fun.

    I bumped into your new (?) website almost accidentally and curiosly took a look: at a first guance, I was impressed of your persistency in continuing to update and improve the graphics of your game.

    Also, I found out that you have developed a brand new game, that I will be glad to check out and a “love/frienship” short novel that I just greedly read.

    I noticed that your dating game was rebuilt and translated in french, german and spanish. Now it is natural for me to wonder if you could be interested in an italian translation.

    If so, please let me know (just drop a reply line here) and I would be pleased to translate your script in italian (my native speech) as a “thank you gift” for all the excitement that you have been giving to me and, possibly, to all the other italian gamers.

    I really wish you all the best for both of your real and virtual lifes, Ariane. A warm hug from Italy,

    Federico 🙂

    PS: I will download and try your new version of the game as soon as possible, just for the curiosity to see if my “pick up” skills had a little improvement across the years. Thank you again 🙂

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      1. Where it says “Date Ariane Android Version”, just remember it will not download directly to an android device, you need to download to another device and transfer the APK file to your phone, see notes above.

  11. lojo

    windows says file is invalid when i try to open .zip, says its empty when i try to extract. tried to ope with 7zip but there is error with archive.rpa

  12. B. G.

    idk why but ı wanted to say that I’m not actually Taha Faruk Yüksel, just he WAS my friend and he hates stuff like that

  13. Hi Ariane, i’m a fan and aspiring game dev. So… I can’t download the renpy version, that I will use for study purposes (of course) can you give me some light? Thanks

    1. The rpy files are included in the game. If you have the latest Renpy downloaded it is possible to edit the game. I consider distribution of “custom” versions of the game to be a copyright violations, but I am totally cool with people tinkering with the code. I include the code for that reason.

  14. CharlesHink

    Will the next game or update include the option to play as a female character? Just saying.

  15. SeekNDestroy

    I can’t play the classic version because the after downloading it say it can’t read the file

  16. DJ

    So i tried to open the game after unzipping (windows version) and it says exe is missing so i turn off my antivirus hoping it wouldn’t trigger a false positive and it still doesn’t work also before turning off my antivirus i checked my quarantine folder and it was empty any tips?

  17. Antonio

    Hi, can you please fix the MAC download? I tried different times but it say to me that the zip file is damaged.
    Thanks a lot in advance!

    (The file that is impossible to extract is “Date”)

  18. Seras

    Hi. The Win version also says that file is corrupt on extraction. If you can chek it out would be great!

    Thanks a lot for your hard work!

      1. Ian

        Hey, sorry to bother but are you sure everything is fine? Because I tried downloading and extracting it but it gives me the same error, any ideas of why this is happening? I really would like to play since I haven’t played this in years and miss playing it :/

      2. Munchycat

        I have the exact same issue. Can you please refrain from using for public downloads. They are extremely slow and often have issues, it take me 1 hour to download the game and my internet is just fine and may be due to my living location as I live in scandinavia. Please use something like megasync, this would also stop the link from ever expireing (if that is an issue) and it has a way superior download speed and security, ontop of that is also has a client like dropbox does. Also you can use mega for free you don’t need to pay, hell I am even willing to upload it for you.

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  20. yetisyny

    You should really make an icon for the Mac version of Date Ariane. It currently just uses the default RenPy icon. The icon is the file /Contents/MacOS/Resources/icon.icns inside the package.

    You already successfully did this for Something’s In The Air and gave it its own icon.

    I managed to make an icon.icns file for Date Ariane but I cannot do it as well as you since I do not have the original artwork. For some of the required sizes I had to upscale and downscale things and it is the most obvious that something is wrong with the upscaled ones since there is not enough detail. Also the file size of my icon.icns file for Date Ariane is much bigger than the file size for the one you made for Something’s In The Air. So I think you could do a better job at making an icon file for it on Macs than I could.

    I know for a fact you can do this better than me since you already did it for another game quite brilliantly, just please make the icon file for Macs for Date Ariane, the same way you did it for Something’s In The Air. Having it be the default RenPy icon of that anime girl, I don’t think is good because it doesn’t reflect your creative vision for this game, instead it is just the RenPy icon. And I play multiple RenPy games and it doesn’t do for more than one of them to have the same icon.

    Anyway good job on the HD graphical update for the game itself! An already great game is now even better! Thanks for all your hard work!

      1. yetisyny

        Oops I made a minor mistake in the last post, the icon file location is /Contents/Resources/icon.icns, not /Contents/MacOS/Resources/icon.icns. Anyway Mac .apps use an icon file of the “icns” format in the /Contents/Resources subdirectory.

        RenPy actually has directions on how to bundle your icns icon here, as well as directions on how to convert to this format: Anyway you did a great job with this in Something’s In The Air and it has its own icon. If you follow those RenPy directions it ought to work fine even if you don’t have a Mac to test it out on. Your games work fine on Macs, I have tested them.

  21. mo__

    Hey Ariane,

    Thanks for keeping this game alive and reguarly updating it more than a decade in …
    Unfortunately, I’m also having trouble with the Mac version. The download finishes without problem, but upon unpacking the Zip file I get the message that the file could not be “decrunched” (whatever that means). I can ignore the message, but then it just keeps bringing up errors for other files. :-/

    1. mo__

      Whatever it was, it’s working now. Once again, thank you for this great game, and for supporting it for so long. 🙂

  22. Russo

    Hello. I’m sorry for I am commenting here to complain. The server used to host the files is rather slow, takes ages to download on a really good connection, downloads about 20mb and “finishes”. As soon as you open the error message from WinRAR greets you and, of course, it’s not possible to extract or play. I really with you’d reconsider the file hosting service, since I couldn’t find any other possible download option to this version. I really want to play the HD 2.0 😀

  23. Pedro Schor

    Thrice now I’ve attempted to download the new windows version. Not only does the download go at an extremely low speed – which I’m fine with ignoring, this being a fun FREE game – but all the times it was interrupted before fully downloading, leaving the corrupted file inaccessible. Please see to this issue.

  24. Romulo

    First of all, really nice and well done job of yours.
    While experimenting the game, I’ve found the following bug:
    On the current version (1.1) [Android/Windows/MacOS does not matter]
    When on MakeOut5, with dress=1, the script get an exception for the MOPet / MOThigh / MOBack as for position 1 there is no image defined.

  25. Jambrong

    I can not download the Renpy Windows version. the download always completed at different file sizes, 6mb, 22mb, 124 mb, etc… havent reach 340mb but my browser (I tried using Firefox & Edge) always says that it was completed.
    So whenever I trid to unzip the file, always says that it is not complete.
    could you help to upload it in another free server like mediafire or something else??

  26. Macuser

    help.. I downloaded the zip file on mac and tried to extract then it says “operation not permitted”. and i somehow extracted the file by using “the unarchiver” app, but i still couldn’t open it

  27. Mr. J

    Are you 100% sure that the latest version for Windows (at least) works?
    Windows cannot open the ZIP file, saying it is corrupt.
    I have used the Unzip tool that comes with Windows OS, 7Zip and WinWar.
    I have also tried to repair using WinWar, but WinWar says there is nothing to repair, and just unzips, but the exe still won’t work, saying that the exe is missing, despite me opening the exe, with it’s own exe.
    I have tried other Windows OS machines, ranging from Windows 7, 8, and 10, to no avail.

    1. Mr. J

      Me again.
      The HTML for both the current, and classic versions work fine. HTML duh.
      Just confirming that it is the HD version that has an exe file, not a html file, that I seem to have issues.

      Also the steps i have listed previously are from the reddit page that you have linked above.

    2. Mr. J

      Me again (x2)

      Here is the error:
      “Could not execute
      C:\Users\___\___\DateArianeHD-win\lib\windows-i686\DateArianeHD.exe. Is it missing?”

      I cannot find this lib folder, even when opening the corrupt zip through 7zip and WinWar’s archive explorer.

      1. Either it didn’t download properly, or the extractor is doing something weird. The executable should be located in {extracted location}\DateArianeHD-win\DateArianeHD.exe

    3. Mr. J

      Me again x3

      The exe is in the “DateArianeHD-win” folder. But the exe is looking for a main exe file in the “lib” folder which does not exist.

      Other titles made have both the “game” folder, and the “lib” folder.

      It seems as though the exe found only in “DateArianeHD-win” acts as a shortcut finding the master file which should be located in the “lib (ect.)” folder.
      At least, this is how it seems to be behaving.

      1. Mr. J

        Me again x4

        Well… this time it works, even without the use of a dedicated extractor. Windows 10 could read it perfectly fine natively.

        Thank you!

  28. Faza Faza

    Hi. I previously downloaded both SITA and the previous version of Date Ariane, without any trouble. But now, like so many others, I just simply cannot open the folder. I’ve tried repairing it with Winrar and unzipping it, but nothing helps. And I can see that I’m far from the only one having these issues. I am a huge fan of your games and the work you put in them, but clearly, something is wroing here.

      1. Faza Faza

        I’ve tried this, but it still doesn’t work. It says:
        “Could not execute C:\DateArianeHD-win\lib\windows-i686\DateArianeHD.exe. Is it missing?”
        when I try to enter it.

    1. I did a test download, I got an odd cache error at the beginning, but it downloaded anyways. Maybe try downloading from a different browser if you have one?

  29. Faza Faza

    Hi again.
    Not to keep complaining, because as I said, I am a huge fan of your work. But it seems downright impossible to open the file, as I keep getting the message “Could not execute C:\DateArianeHD-win\lib\windows-i686\DateArianeHD.exe. Is it missing?”, despite doing exactly as you’ve told. This is particularly frustrating, seing as I previously downloaded and played the previous version of this game, along with SITA, without any problems. Whether it is me who aren’t capaple of doing this or if it’s a flaw in the program (which is highly likely, given the numerous other people who are unable to do this), it doesn’t seem logical that you should go through all of this trouble to be able to play it.
    Will you please look into these issues?

    1. My research says that this is always caused by overly aggressive anti-virus software like Norton Security.
      I found this solution from another forum:

      “Okay so it took my like an hour but I finally figured it out. I have Norton Security and every time I tried to open the game it would delete the file, saying it was dangerous. In order to open it and run the application, make sure that whatever virus protection you have restores the file to your computer, or just download it again. For Norton (not sure about any other anti-virus program) before you try to open it, right click and choose the the option under your virus protection to see the file details on the application. In the bottom right corner there should be a button that says something along the lines of “trust this user”. Click on that and then it will say “user is trusted” once you have Norton trust the user you should be able to run the application.”

      Another came from from a Sandboxie forum (another security software):
      “I work around the issue by copying the contents of the windows-i686 folder to a folder in PATH such as C:\tools\whatever. This allows the DLL files to be found, and all of my Renpy games to start even though the contents of that folder differ slightly between games.

      I am on Windows 10 and tried the stable as well as the 5.25.6 (64-bit) beta. I hope this issue helps other users, and maybe the Sandboxie developers can look into why DLL files won’t load from a relative path.”

      1. raphael123

        Unfortunately your game is broke, and you didn’t fix the issues, when are you going to release a new update, please?

  30. foobar

    Cannot extract the zip file on mac. Tried different zip apps, nothing helps. Could you please remake zip file and reupload it?

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  32. Michael

    just downloaded for the mac, it tells me “can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer. Your security preferences allow installation of only apps from the Mac App Store and identified developers.”

    1. You probably need to change your security preferences then. Android users have to do this to get the games to work, too, and Windows now puts a big warning sign when you launch any non-windows store program for the first time, and the “Run Anyways” button requires a couple of clicks to get to.

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  34. Bobby

    I’m not sure what devise I have so I tried both android 7 and under and 8 and over.they both said “there was a problem when parsing the package”

    1. What kind of errors are you getting when you try?
      I’m testing the links and they all go the the files they are supposed to be going to. Some Android devices require turning off extra security settings in order to download APK files directly. If you can’t find the setting to do this you might need to download it to your PC first then transfer to an SD card, or use a USB cable to transfer the file (click on the notification that you are charging by USB, and select file access or transfer).

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  36. lboy0307

    hey,was wondering, is there a version where you can go on the 2nd date? like the eat naked? that would be amazing if you can. thank you

  37. Kelugan

    Le jeu est bien mais ce serais cool de pouvoir choisir le sexe de notre personnage comme dans Ariane In Paradise

  38. Kuba

    Hello! This game gave me a lot of fun. Sadly, I noticed that after first DLC “Something in the air” my lovely girl has changed me for a “new, nerdy super(not) model”. T.T 🙂 Hope you will continiue the story and my character will meet her again. Great work! Congratulations!

  39. Bluecrow

    Hey arise I just wanted to say thank you dorm
    etc play your games for freefriends introducing email or intractable novel , sorry if I’m not saying that right

  40. Faizie

    Why sum scenes don’t work in the recent version, whereas these youtue guys can have more animations, and intimate scenes?

  41. Anthony

    umm lol I don’t know what to say, but I was wondering can the game date Ariane be played on every device???

  42. Marinus

    Hi, played the “classic” version years back… and now found the RenPy version… Nice nice nice…
    I’m currently busy with a RenPy framework to make handling of quests, events etc. more easier in an OO way by using (lots of) python classes an creating new renpy statements.

    But playing the game I get an error that image patiodrink10 can not be found… and indeed that imagefile is missing… and also 11 and 12 are missing I guess.
    I doesn’t make the gameplay less interesting, I just want to let you know….

    Keep up making your great games…

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