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D.M. Candidate Release Notes [message #107] Sat, 08 July 2023 20:33 Go to next message
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We are pleased to announce that Discipline Master: Candidate has been released!

Going Forward
Our immediate focus post-release is patching any bugs or other issues that come up. Beyond that we are planning to implement a "Respanker/Replay" mode of sorts for the first major post-release update. [This has been implemented as of v1.1.]

Bugs & Scripting Errors
As almost always with a new release you may encounter some bugs during gameplay. Our team has been hard at work debugging the last few weeks, but it is certainly possible some remain. Whereas our previous release, Monitor & Prefect, was a more classic linear adventure, Candidate is the opposite. For example M&P had about 30 triggers and 6 variables; Candidate has over 250 triggers and 80 variables. There are large number of possible choices and an absolute myriad amount of possible choice decesion combinations.

So if you encounter a bug please let us know! We can usually fix them quite fast once we are made of aware of them!

Known Issues
If you are in a corporal punishment session and the instrument and marks go invisible or begin to behave strangely usually saving the game, exiting the game and reloading will clear the issue. This issue tends to manifest itself more often during extended playthroughs.

Console Commands

What is the console? It's basically a command line that lets you input instructions directly to the game's internal command parser. It is opened and closed using the tilde ~ or F10 key. The console is mainly used by the developers for debugging, but in some cases can help players bypass an unpatched bug or scripting error. (Update in DMC: The console now saves the last command entered; open the console and then press the up arrow key)

"unlockall" - unlocks all doors in the game
"cp.disablecontrols" - disables the CP mode control panel
"cp.enablecontrols" - enables the CP mode control panel
"cp.freeze" - prevents mouse from spanking
"cp.unfreeze" - allows mouse to spank
"cp.tooldown" - moves a tool's position (if applicable)
"cp.swing" - executes a spank manually

[Updated on: Wed, 13 September 2023 15:03]

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Re: D.M. Candidate Release Notes [message #117 is a reply to message #107] Sun, 09 July 2023 14:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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First of all I think this is my favorite DM game so far in terms of concept and content and I look forward to seeing where this style of game goes. I'm no expert in how games are built but it seems like there are a lot of potential pathways so it might take some time to iron out all the issues. I'll share the few I've noticed so far.

During the dorm inspection punishment scenes sometimes changing clothes can swap out the whole character model instead. Also sometimes ending the cp scene kept the same text options instead of showing the dialog.

Twice I've seen what I think is the Thursday morning queue (the one with Andre and Patrick) trigger a glitch where the CP control panel stops labeling the buttons, although they're still clickable. Restarting the game fixes this but using console commands to cycle the panel doesn't.

Once I've encountered a glitch where no strokes actually land in CP mode or in the on rails scenes, even with console commands. Not sure what triggers this but restarting the game seems to fix things.

A few graphical issues with floating cane marks, I think mostly caused by switching in and out of the calf punishment mode. Also using the feet position restores the model to fully clothed.

Thanks for all your hard work, I'm looking forward to exploring all the options!
Re: D.M. Candidate Release Notes [message #118 is a reply to message #117] Mon, 10 July 2023 15:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for the report; a patch will out soon to hopefully address most of those issues
Re: D.M. Candidate Release Notes [message #120 is a reply to message #118] Wed, 12 July 2023 15:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I can't get past Wednesday morning, i click on the close button but nothing happens. tried restarting many times, also going back some steps... nothing works. can you please help? Sorry i uploaded in the bug reports linux topic as well but that is the wrong section, I play on Windows.

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Re: D.M. Candidate Release Notes [message #122 is a reply to message #120] Wed, 12 July 2023 16:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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authoritarius@yahoo.com wrote on Wed, 12 July 2023 15:48
I can't get past Wednesday morning, i click on the close button but nothing happens. tried restarting many times, also going back some steps... nothing works. can you please help? Sorry i uploaded in the bug reports linux topic as well but that is the wrong section, I play on Windows.
Try clicking on the blank second button and the conversation should close and progress.

Looking at the script of the conversation panel in question it seems text and associated commands are erroneously mapped to separate buttons in the script instead of one.

Re: D.M. Candidate Release Notes [message #123 is a reply to message #117] Wed, 12 July 2023 16:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The Cappadocian wrote on Sun, 09 July 2023 14:59

During the dorm inspection punishment scenes sometimes changing clothes can swap out the whole character model instead. Also sometimes ending the cp scene kept the same text options instead of showing the dialog.
I'm having trouble recreating this on my end. Do you recall which character / clothing swaps were incorrect?
Re: D.M. Candidate Release Notes [message #124 is a reply to message #122] Wed, 12 July 2023 16:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I tried, no luck.
Re: D.M. Candidate Release Notes [message #125 is a reply to message #123] Wed, 12 July 2023 17:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I had a few issues with the dorm inspection scene. The "underwear" option and the "shirtless" option are the same. When William is given any clothing option other than clothed, he turns into Dennis. Also after finishing his scene it shows Connor and Dylan standing in the dorm with the same corporal punishment options and Connor saying "Here we go". Is there meant to be a scene with Connor punishing Dylan? Because I've been trying to trigger it and get this result instead.
Re: D.M. Candidate Release Notes [message #127 is a reply to message #125] Wed, 12 July 2023 18:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I've made quick a hotfix. You can grab it here:
[[This hotfix is outdated; download the latest game client instead.]]
Unzip it. Copy the Scenario folder into your DMC install folder; when prompted say yes to overwriting.

This should fix:
-Wednesday morning "no formal write ups" stuck conversation panel
-William's clothing options in the dorm search cp
-Trigger for Connor to punish Dylan if Dylan made a wrong choice in the inspections

The underwear/shirtless option being the same in the dorm I need to look into a bit more; this seems to be a case of the actual graphic files being duplicated rather than a scripting error.

[This hotfix has been integrated into game clients downloaded after 9:00 PM U.S. Eastern time on July 12th]

[Updated on: Wed, 13 September 2023 14:32]

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Re: D.M. Candidate Release Notes [message #128 is a reply to message #127] Wed, 12 July 2023 18:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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worked! thanks
Re: D.M. Candidate Release Notes [message #130 is a reply to message #128] Fri, 14 July 2023 20:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Cp mode stopped working after Dylan used cp on Aiden. CP mode did not work when Conner was trying to cp Dylan. Clothes could not be changed, cp could not be administered. After reboot the same with the first office scene, Clothes could not be changed, cp could not be administered.
Re: D.M. Candidate Release Notes [message #131 is a reply to message #130] Sat, 15 July 2023 02:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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As Liam searching for the person streaming porn, I cannot figure out what to do after you see where the signal drops on both sides. Logic would dictate the offender must be in the dorms, but there is nobody there.
Re: D.M. Candidate Release Notes [message #133 is a reply to message #130] Sat, 15 July 2023 08:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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As Liam searching for the person streaming porn, I cannot figure out what to do after you see where the signal drops on both sides. Logic would dictate the offender must be in the dorms, but there is nobody there.
Try another place...

Hint: What place would need to be cleaned very frequently

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Re: D.M. Candidate Release Notes [message #134 is a reply to message #133] Sat, 15 July 2023 14:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Horemheb wrote on Sat, 15 July 2023 08:16
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As Liam searching for the person streaming porn, I cannot figure out what to do after you see where the signal drops on both sides. Logic would dictate the offender must be in the dorms, but there is nobody there.
Try another place...

Hint: What place would need to be cleaned very frequently
The Canteen is not clear that there is an entry there.
Re: D.M. Candidate Release Notes [message #135 is a reply to message #134] Sat, 15 July 2023 19:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Does the game not progress if you send nobody to the assembly?
Re: D.M. Candidate Release Notes [message #136 is a reply to message #135] Sat, 15 July 2023 22:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It should, but if it's not for you, could you attach a save file before the assembly?
Re: D.M. Candidate Release Notes [message #137 is a reply to message #135] Sun, 16 July 2023 12:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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[Quote=Jeremy wrote on Sat, 15 July 2023 19:45
Does the game not progress if you send nobody to the assembly?
Horemheb wrote on Sat, 15 July 2023 22:00
It should, but if it's not for you, could you attach a save file before the assembly?
This is where I am stuck. I got past it with "conversation.55.panel.12" Short of that the game is stuck there.
/community/index.php?t=getfile&id=14&private=0

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Re: D.M. Candidate Release Notes [message #138 is a reply to message #137] Sun, 16 July 2023 12:56 Go to previous message
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We have released a third hotfix. You can grab it here instead of downloading the entire game client over again (60 MB):
[[Hotfix is outdated; download the latest game client]]

-Fixes progression freeze if there are no students to punish at the Friday assembly
-Fixes Dennis cp underwear graphics in the dorm inspection

To install:
Unzip and copy the 'Content' and 'Scenario' folders into your DMC installation folder; when prompted say yes to overwrite any existing files

Note:
You do not need to have installed either of the previous hotfixes to use this one; those fixes are integrated in this one.

[Updated on: Wed, 13 September 2023 14:33]

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