Version 0.1.8 beta - development news (updated 07/09/2019)

Hi guys and gals, this post offers you a collection of news about the next full version of Holiday Island (0.1.8 beta) and the smaller updates towards it. 

There will be smaller, more frequent content updates, called content addons. They will include bug fixes and new content as well.
The change log below is based on the beta 0.1.7.0 release.

The next release is 0.1.8.0 beta which will be a new full update!
It will include a lot of new features and some bug fixes.

The update from 0.1.7.0 to 0.1.8.0 has 570 new renders, videos and sound files right now!  

New features and content

  • Lacey gets a beach pose scene --> will be postponed to 0.1.8.1
  • The user interface (UI) gets a new look and a lot of improvements, freeing up a lot of space in the process --> will be part of 0.1.8.0 (this will be ongoing until 0.2.0) 
  • Jennifer's transformation story will be concluded (and it will include an animated happy ending)  --> will be part of 0.1.8.0  
  • Mercedes' quest where you can visit her in her room will be finished --> will be part of 0.1.8.0 
  • Delizia gets an extended workout weight lifting scene --> will be part of 0.1.8.0 
  • Delizia gets a quest to help her get strong enough to train weight lifting --> will be part of 0.1.8.0 
  • Lacey gets an extended pool play scene --> will be part of 0.1.8.0
  • Yumiko gets an arrival scene, a new sexting image and a new dream image --> will be part of 0.1.8.0  
  • Ivy gets all the reception uniform renders  --> will be part of 0.1.8.0
  • Lacey gets the pool jump in and climb out images --> will be part of 0.1.8.0
  • Lacey gets all the reception uniform renders --> will be part of 0.1.8.0 
  • Delizia gets all the reception uniform renders --> will be part of 0.1.8.0  
  • Mercedes gets a posing scene --> will be part of 0.1.8.0
  • Mercedes gets a nude shower scene --> will be part of 0.1.8.0
  • Lacey gets a short even in the hotel corridor --> will be part of 0.1.8.0
  • Heather gets two pool distraction events --> will be part of 0.1.8.0 
  • Brenda gets a beach yoga event and the achievement --> will be part of 0.1.8.0  
  • Delizia gets a beach yoga event and the achievement --> will be part of 0.1.8.0 
  • Desire gets a beach yoga event and the achievement --> will be part of 0.1.8.0 
  • Amy gets a beach yoga event and the achievement --> will be part of 0.1.8.0 
  • Jennifer gets a beach yoga event and the achievement --> will be part of 0.1.8.0  
  • The first binocular where you can watch the girls doing beach yoga will be added --> will be part of 0.1.8.0
  • Desire gets one new event in the gym shower --> is part of 0.1.7.1  
  • Eva gets two new event in the gym shower --> is part of 0.1.7.1  
  • Aly gets one new event in the gym shower --> is part of 0.1.7.1  
  • Renée gets the additional reception images with possibility for all intimate actions --> is part of 0.1.7.1   
  • Jessica gets two pool distraction events --> is part of 0.1.7.1  
  • Amy gets one pool distraction event --> is part of 0.1.7.1  

Minor improvements and changes 

  • Amy's base character renders are in double resolution and webp format now --> will be part of 0.1.8.0  
  • Delizia gets two new dream images --> will be part of 0.1.8.0   
  • Faye gets the walk on the beach scene with option to take a closer look in webp format --> will be part of 0.1.8.0 
  • Jennifer gets two context realted sexting images and one new dream image --> will be part of 0.1.8.0 
  • The girls' lust will be auto reduced at night on certain conditions --> will be part of 0.1.8.0  
  • You can now spike teh girls' drink with a "purple tablet" to reduce lust --> will be part of 0.1.8.0   
  • All MC shower scenes have been replaced by a function call. "Blue pill" effect is shown now and MC is using the shower of the correct room (new/old player room) --> will be part of 0.1.8.0  
  • Weight training with Jennifer will reduce endurance and add "smell" effect --> will be part of 0.1.8.0  
  • Delizia gets girl specific "talk about her" chat lines --> will be part of 0.1.8.0  
  • Sexting images now support ".jpg" and ".webp" image format --> will be part of 0.1.8.0
  • You will see the girl's body type now on the phone when you know bra, waist, hips and weight  --> will be part of 0.1.8.0  
  • Miriam gets one dream image and two new phone images --> is part of 0.1.7.1  
  • Stink/smelly player attribute has been added. You'll have to take a shower every now and then to get rid of it.  --> is part of 0.1.7.1  
  • Several image transitions with "empty screens" in between have been fixed --> will be part of 0.1.7.1  
  • A number of language and spelling errors have been fixed --> is part of 0.1.7.1   
  • High tech binoculars will be available in the shopping app --> is part of 0.1.7.1  

Bug fixes 

  • Scheduling/calendar has been changed to support up to 2 am. Also "change of day" for calendar has been changed to 2 am. This will avoid problems with dates at 1 am --> will be fixed with 0.1.8.0  
  • Nightbar "last call" scene was shown with wrong bartender or could result in a crash when you did it on day 1--> will be fixed with 0.1.8.0  
  • In certain cicumstances during the Miriam and Mercedes poster scene, the recpetionist overlay image was still shown --> will be fixed with 0.1.8.0  
  • There was a possible endless loop when you arrive at the island (it occurs only very rarely) --> will be fixed with 0.1.8.0 
  • The other shower scene with Faye should also count to get the shower symbol --> will be fixed with 0.1.8.0 
  • There is still abug when Aly is the plane girl and another girl arrives on the island early. --> will be fixed with 0.1.8.0 (or you can use the quick fix from the post where you get 0.1.7.2, see link below)
  • The fix for the memory allocation error has been moved from "chaning locations" to "change of day" to avoid lags when changing locations. --> fixed with 0.1.7.2  
  • An image was for the player in the gym shower, leading to a crash. Two other images had teh wrong name. --> fixed with 0.1.7.2  
  • One of Renee's achievements has disappeared. She Used to have 3 Hot Shots achievements: was an accident, no idea how the line of code got deleted. wasn't fixed when you upgraded a game from 0.1.7.0 --> fixed with 0.1.7.2 
  • Random out of memory errors. Since I'm unable to reproduce the problem, I've made an attempt to reduce the probability. First reports are saying that it helps --> included in 0.1.7.1 
  • Playing hotshots when teh girl's lust is 99 or 100 could result in a crash: File "game/loc_nightbar.rpy", line 5339, in get_random_text IndexError: list index out of range --> fixed with 0.1.7.1  
  • When visiting Heather in her room,  game crashes with: could not find image. (u'images/locations/loc_girls_room1_door2.webp') --> fixed with 0.1.7.1    
  • Locations for girls currently not on the island were still showing on watch and phone --> fixed with 0.1.7.1  
  • Masseuse could be in thw spa before her arrival scene --> fixed with 0.1.7.1 
  • When reception shift changes on day 1 or 2, error: File "game/script.rpy", line 767, in  IndexError: list index out of range could occur --> fixed with 0.1.7.1 
  • After Alice pole dance for you and the end is right when the last call scene starts, you got a crash: "could not find image. (u'scenes/Ivy/Ivy_nightbar_poledance4.jpg')" --> fixed with 0.1.7.1 
  • One of Renee's achievements has disappeared. She Used to have 3 Hot Shots achievements: was an accident, no idea how the line of code got deleted --> fixed with 0.1.7.1 
  • When Aly is the plane girl, other arrival scenes on day 0 or 1 will crash with a missing image (you should be able to use ignore to continue) -->  fixed with 0.1.7.1

Is the update going to break save games?:  
0.1.7.1 beta --> Save games from 0.0.8 and later can still be used. Earlier saves are no longer supported.
0.1.7.2 beta --> same as for 0.1.7.1 beta
0.1.8.0 beta --> same as for 0.1.7.1 beta 

Estimated release dates:  
0.1.7.1 beta --> available since 13/07/2019
0.1.7.2 beta --> available since 14/07/2019  https://www.patreon.com/posts/28364132
0.1.8.0 beta --> available since 07/09/2019  https://www.patreon.com/posts/29780507 

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