Hey! Sorry to keep you waiting. The new video and new build are finally ready!
The changelog for this build is super-long; there are about 37 additions/changes/fixes between this build and the previous one! Click “Continue Reading” to see it!
- Added 9 new characters to the game.
- Added 2 new clubs to the game – Cooking and Drama. (Arguably, it’s 3 new clubs, since the Gaming Club has completely changed).
- Added 1 new task to the game. This is the first task that has utility outside of simply befriending a student; it impacts other characters’ routines.
Changes / Improvements
- It is no longer possible to activate “High School Population” mode, since it was a feature that always required a lot of maintenance, and it’s no longer necessary, since the school’s population is pretty high as it already is.
- When talking to a club leader in a clubroom, it is now possible to switch from discussing the club to discussing other topics by pressing the “F” key (or the X button on Xbox controller).
- A fragile student will no longer agree to meet you to discuss bullying in a classroom; they’ll only agree to meet you in a place with few people (like behind the school or the rooftop).
- It is no longer possible for Nemesis to disguise herself as a club leader, since it could prevent the player from being able to join a club they need to join in Mission Mode.
- Removed Oka Ruto from the game and made Shin Higaku the president of the Occult Club.
- Removed the “Rainbow Girls” and “Rainbow Boys” except for Kokona, Riku, and Saki.
- Musume’s task is now available after cleaning time, instead of during lunchtime.
- The Sports Club will now eat lunch nearby the pool as part of their routine.
- The bullies will now sunbathe at the pool as part of their routine.
- Added new props to the backstage area of the school gym.
- Updated the appearance of male gym uniforms.
Gaming Club Changes
- Improved the “playing video games” animation.
- Changed the Gaming Club accessory to a red cloth. (Every clubmember wears their cloth differently.)
- The “play a video game” feature has been moved from the computer lab into the new Gaming Club room.
- The Gaming Club has been moved to a different room in the school, and has been furnished with props.
- The Gaming Club students now walk around school, playing an “augmented reality” game on their smartphones.
- Yandere-chan can now view “augmented reality” on her smartphone in order to see where the Gaming Club is heading next.
- Yandere-chan can also “play” the augmented reality game; she can shoot energy blasts to kill virtual monsters, which will cause the Gaming Club to change course and head in a different direction.
- Fixed bug that would cause the Sports Club members to swim inside of the gym, if the player attended class during lunchtime while a Sports Club member was swimming in the pool.
- Fixed bug that allowed a Sports Club student to be attacked while he was diving into the pool, while his body was in midair between the diving board and the water.
- Fixed bug that caused the “Rest at Infirmary” feature to print out a line of text about a corpse being at school, even if no corpses were present at school.
- Fixed bug that allowed Yandere-chan to escape from a 4-student group takedown, if the takedown involved a member of the student council.
- Fixed bug that caused a student council to forget about witnessing a murder if they witnessed Yandere-chan fighting a delinquent.
- Fixed bug that would cause the player to hear sound effects even if they were occurring on the opposite side of the map.
- Fixed bug that prevented the day from ending if the player used the “Rest in Infirmary” feature at the end of the day.
- Fixed bug that caused one of the school’s security cameras to remain active when the security system was deactivated.
- Fixed bug that would allow a mind-broken slave to murder a Sports Club member while they were swimming in the pool.
- Fixed bug that would cause grass to appear on the screen of the mysterious laptop in the student council room.
- Fixed bug that prevented the player from changing into a spare uniform inside of the girls’ locker room.
- Fixed bug that allowed the player to take a panty shot of a student wearing pants and a lab coat.
- Fixed bug that caused a text box about joining clubs to appear when talking to student council.
- Fixed bug that caused Art Club students to be unable to perform the “Go Away” favor.
- Fixed bug that prevented students from pathfinding onto the gym stage or walkways.
- Fixed the broken “Riku confesses to Kokona” cutscene.
Hey! Something’s missing!
You’re right! Most of the “Rainbow Girls” and “Rainbow Boys” have been removed from the game.
Each character present at school has an impact on the game’s framerate, so there is a limit to how many characters I’m willing to have in the game. Right now, that number is 100. Because the number of “character slots” is limited, I don’t want any characters to exist in the game without a meaningful purpose. The Rainbow students were not contributing anything of value, and so they were removed to make room for characters who had more meaningful reasons to exist in the game.
With that said, I already miss them and want them to come back. Even if didn’t have purpose, they are still a part of the game’s history and identity. I think they can be brought back and given depth and meaningful purposes…but not until after the game’s framerate is more stable.
In the near future, I’ll do an “optimization pass” and attempt to improve the game’s performance. If the framerate significantly improves, then I may be able to add more characters to the game without any negative consequence. Once that happens, there might be enough room to bring back the Rainbow students! If not, then perhaps they will appear in 1980s Mode, like the old pompadour delinquents and female delinquents.
It’s possible that, in a future build, I’ll allow the player to use a cheat code to spawn the Rainbow Students. They will occupy the empty slots that future rivals will eventually occupy. (But, once it’s time to implement the rivals, I’d need to start removing them one by one.)
I’ll probably finish working on that video I wanted to work on back in July, then start working on the next feature that needs to go into the game – the Light Music Club! My plans for this club are a little elaborate, so it’s difficult to predict when it’ll be ready.
Thank you for following the development of Yandere Simulator!