New update.... ugh, male stuff.
It's Monday, and that can only mean one thing!
No not that!
It's time for a Besti update! 9.6 is live on the servers right now and it's a doozy! The VR Patrons voted to add male friends, and after 94 revisions he's cute enough for launch along with an insane amount of updates around the entire program. Check the changelog at the bottom of this post or watch the WAY TOO LONG Director Commentary on this build to hear me talk (ramble) about it! The commentary contains NSFW content and I curse a bunch for some reason.
It'll take another week of work to make the system handle allowing you to make him drop for you by hand or by stimulation, so right now he's currently all sheathed up no matter what you do (though you can interact with his scrotum with your hands if you have a VR setup thanks to the scrotum physics system.) That's going to be on the vote list!
How the male friends work:
I make a boy friend in the director commentary but it's super easy. You make them in the friend creator. Internally, Besti knows what behaviors require a vagina, a penis, a penis and a vagina, or no genitals needed (in anticipation of adding herm friends I added the 3rd one, there.) Behaviors that don't require a vagina will be available to you for male friends. Once I add the drop function to him you'll be able to poke him in VR to get him to change to a dropped state, and he'll either get to a dropped state or an aroused state if you stimulate him via a behavior that he finds stimulating. Neat!
This week I'm going to do a bunch of back-end stuff that I've been putting off to make sure I got this release out today. Back-end stuff isn't super exciting but I need a post box for Skunkfrakker stuff so I can mail things out to people, I need to make things to actually mail out, and I need to get some crap sorted out with the bank because they've been screwing with me and won't store money produced via adult-oriented work, because it's apparently the 1700s in bank-land. I also have to take kiddo to the dentist and do taxes. Not super exciting but those three things are going to be a week of work. Extra time this week I'll throw into toy R&D. That's good it'll give folks time to vote on what's next, and there are going to be a ton of awesome options.
It's March so you'll need a new key! The Patron key is attached to this post, and VR patrons have their own key which will be uploaded shortly. Grab the key and go kill my servers! If you haven't updated to Launcher 1.3 yet (it was released last Monday) now would be a fine time to do that. That's also attached to this post.
Here's the full changelog though you can also view it in the launcher! Have fun <3
Besti Build 9.6
The AI error corrector has been removed. This is an older set of code that was causing AI sync problems.
Removed multiple helper components from the friend management system and integrated those into the shaders that handle drawing the friend. This reduces RAM use on spawned friends and makes them spawn in a little faster as there's less to load in from the disk.
The system that handles tail collision is a bit more accurate now thanks to some code improvements.
The TV volume controls in the new home environment now work.
The Zebra pattern looks a little nicer from re-making the zebra texture. It still has some problems due to the way that Unity handles textures like this.
Resolved an issue that caused the oral penetration detection system to be interlinked with the upper-body procedural movement system. This could cause sound emitted as a consequence of oral penetration to be inaccurate and was a waste of system resources.
Resolved an issue that caused the horn hand-grabbing position to be in the wrong place if used after the Reverse Cowgirl behavior.
Fixed AI Logic issue on Reverse Cowgirl.
Fixed AI Logic issue on Oral
Ears and hips no longer get weird on some friend setups during the cowgirl pose.
Fixed a few geometry errors on the vaginal area that was causing light reflectivity to be inaccurate in some situations.
Fixed a desync bug with close idle that happened when you went from one behavior to another. The male avatar became desynced with the friend until another behavior was selected if the friend decided to do something autonomous.
Fixed a bug that was causing the male avatar's bodyparts to block teleport pointers.
Male friends can be created in the friend creator.
An alternative more masculine face is available for friends in the friend creator
An option to hide the eyelashes is available for friends in the friend creator
An option to increase the size of the friend's hooves is in the friend creator (will cause clipping issues with some costumes/behaviors)
Created friends can now be made without nipples. This is done in the body pattern section. Pick the one with or without nipples as you prefer.
Created friend can now be made without eyeliner. This is done in the body pattern section.
Eye and head tracking of friends has been improved significantly. The friend can now turn his/her head significantly more to face you, though this can sometimes result in the math making weird decisions about the short way around. Shouldn't be as bad as Commander Shepard though.
Made idle poses a little more "sassy"