Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are you working on right now? What is currently planned for the game? Where does all the money go? What the hell takes you so long to develop this game?
A. I have a job, a partner, a social life, and a competitive video gaming team. It's a miracle I have any spare time to develop this game! I currently make sacrifices in some of the above to accommodate my desire to keep going with this project. Detailed answers for all these questions can be found in the Development Plan.
Q. Can save files be opened by different versions of the game?
A. No I'm afraid not, Inform 7's save system is completely in-built and will only work with exactly the same game file.
Q. I tried to use undo and it said "You cannot undo any further".
A. Some people seem to have this problem, it's to do with how much memory the interpreter has been allocated. If you go into settings you can turn "file based undo" on, this essentially creates a save file every turn and makes sure that you can always undo. But make sure you have the game in its own folder rather than just in your downloads folder or whatever, because it creates a bunch of annoying files next to it and you don't want them to clutter up a folder that you use often!
Q. Why does the game freeze at "press enter to continue"?
A. Because you are using Gargoyle as your interpreter and you didn't set Text Delay to Instant.
Q. Is there an interpreter for my phone / tablet / browser?
A. No, there are currently no iOS or web-based interpreters that can handle complex glulxe games like this. There is an android app that works now available at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.luxlunae.fabularium but since phone screens are small you need to turn off both the map and character window in order to play properly.
Q. How do I access the donators features?
A. To see what donations get what rewards, and find the latest links, go here: http://www.trapquest.com/restricted-features/
Q. I used the donators unlock file but undo is still disabled.
A. Make sure the unlock file is in the same folder as the main game file and that you have opened the file as if it was a game. Also, the game only checks the donators file when you start a new game. To update the file in the middle of a playthrough, type 'update donators file'.
Q. Is XYZ only for patrons?
A. No, once it is completed it will become available to everybody. The only things that are completely restricted to patrons are essentially cheats, i.e. undo and debug commands.
Q. The game seems to be running very slowly.
A. I'm afraid there's a limit to how much I can help with this, the game is really big now and it has lots of stuff to calculate every single turn. If you're not using Windows Git, try Windows Git. If you are, and you're using the Danaume character window, try disabling the character stat wheels. If you already have, try saving the game, closing the program, re-opening it and then loading your save by using 'Quick Start' and then typing 'restore'.
Q. I think the game needs way more focus on X and less time spent on Y.
A. That's cool, but others disagree, including myself. Feel free to make your own game which focuses on X, Inform7 is a pretty easy platform to learn.
Q. I think the game needs way more focus on the flavour and descriptions of sex and less time spent on the gameplay mechanics.
A. The mission statement of this game is to have interesting gameplay and lots of randomised outcomes which will give the game replayability. I understand you guys love the flavour, but my main issue with lots of other adult text based games is that there was not enough time spent on designing a good gameplay system or considering replayability, and you're left with some (very hot) cutscenes that get boring after you've read each one twice. And then there's nothing else to do but grind.
Q. Are you going to put pictures in for X body part in the porn version?
A. The porn window is no longer actively developed as it is technically against the rules of Patreon to fund the development of stuff to do with real pornogrpahic photos.
Q. You never responded to my email! Not cool.
A. I do apologise I am absolutely awful at meaning to reply to emails and forgetting about it. I'm slowly getting better but am still not perfect. Feel free to poke me after a few days if I've failed to get back to you.
Q. Why can't I massage my breasts any more?
A. It was a skill you learned from the gladiator which was changed to titfuck, and then to big breasted combat. It may return in the future, who knows.