Something’s In The Air Redux FAQ

What is Something’s In The Air Redux?

Something’s In The Air Redux is a major graphical update of Something’s In The Air, originally a sequel to Date Ariane, Something’s In The Air Redux (or SITAR for short) is a sequel to Date Ariane Remastered, the graphical update to Date Ariane. For more info on Something’s In The Air, see the Something’s In The Air FAQ.

Why make Redux a separate game, why not just an update?

Something’s In The Air is a historic game as the first ever Renpy game with 3D graphics. Redux has all new graphics and has changed several characters enough that people might be upset if I replaced the original completely. Redux uses Date Ariane Remastered versions of Ariane and Ariane’s house making it a sequel of the remake than a sequel of the original Date Ariane.

If it’s a sequel, do I need to play Date Ariane Remastered first?

No! While the original SITA was a direct sequel and heavily reliant on what you did in DA to generate a story, I removed all that content in SITAR, so you can play Something’s In The Air Redux all by itself without knowing anything except that Ariane is someone you dated before, which is explained in the game. There are DAR characters like Rebecca that appear in SITAR. Whenever she appears there will be choices that include that you don’t know her so you can get properly introduced.

Basically, I wrote Something’s In The Air Redux from the perspective that Date Ariane Remastered did not exist to avoid new players from getting lost, even though I suspect 90% of SITAR’s audience will be DAR fans.

What are the big changes from Something’s In The Air and Something’s In The Air Redux?

Too many to list on a FAQ, so I wrote a new post on the topic located here.

Why do I have to pay to download now?

The same reason I had to switch from online to stand alone, popularity.  The bandwidth cost of hosting a free game made it no longer economically feasible to offer the game for free.  More info here.

I play on my phone/tablet, and can’t get the Renpy version, so where is our version?

I have released a Android version, but due to android being difficult to update via the store site, it is only available on the store. There is currently no IOS version in the works as 1. It is very hard to make without a Mac, 2. Apple would not let an erotic game into their app store.

What’s a Visual Novel?

A Visual Novel is a story based video game. They are extremely popular in Japan. Think of it as a cross between a “Choose Your Own Adventure” comic book, and an adventure game with puzzles to solve. While comic books traditionally feature action stories involving super heroes, and computer adventure games traditionally feature mystery stories, visual novels are traditionally romantic stories. Visual novels (like comic books and adventure games) can really be about any genre, though Something’s in the Air Redux is a romantic comedy in the Harem tradition. Actually, I wrote it to be a satirical harem game, poking fun at harem game tropes. More info on my blog or on wikipedia.

Can I share and redistribute the game?

No, this version of Something’s In The Air Redux is Copyrighted. You are not allowed to sell the game or make money off the game, nor are you allowed to edit or change the game in any way for redistribution.

How do I start the game over?

In the PC/Mac versions there will be a option in Gallery after you completed the game to reset the settings to the beginning. Then you must start a new game and agree to the reset. This will not erase any saved games, only settings.

Saved games are located in two places, so you need to erase both to completely 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 “sitar”.

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.

How do I do _____ in the game?

I have two guides. The first is a guide to get through the 26 date stories. The second is a guide to unlock the Notebook entries.

What about other languages?

Something’s In The Air Redux is only available in English at this time, and I have no plans to translate it. If there is interest, I may release templates for other languages if anyone is interested in translating it. I wlll gladly add voluntarily created translations for others to use and put your name in the credits if you do, but unfortunately I cannot afford to pay anyone.

Bonus Question #1: How do I unlock Rachel Meets Ariane?

Once you reach around 20 endings, you will unlock the “first” ending. Start a new game and look for “ENDING INTRODUCTION” in the text, this is how you know you are in the ending, because I decided to make it look exactly like the beginning as you start. Once you finish the first ending it will unlock Rachel Meets Ariane as well as a couple of replay options in the gallery section.

There is a “second” ending that unlocks after you complete all 26 endings. This second ending will start immediately after finishing the 26th path, and can be replayed by replaying the first ending from the gallery.

Rachel Meets Ariane is voiced?

Yes, I recently discovered the advantages of AI voicing of games and decided to start with Rachel Meets Ariane. I started there because the technology is far from perfect. It feels odd going from voice to not voiced, so I decided to start voicing the game starting from the end of the game and working my way forward as the technology improves. I eventually want to voice the entire game, at least the important to the plot parts. Narration, player character, and dialog trees will not be voiced. The “Self Voicing” feature (pressing V) will still work with non-voiced sections.

You can turn AI voicing off in Preferences by turning “Voice” volume to zero, it will not affect any other audio settings.