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Date, create, and share!

Assuming the role of a male high school student in Japan, the player will meet, interact with, and date a number of female characters with the goal of winding up with one of them at the end of a 101-day calendar. Yeah, you've seen this all before...or have you?

In other romance sims, there's little reason to replay the game again once you've pursued all the characters you're interested in. But Heartache 101 allows for a variable female cast. The number of characters in the game is completely open-ended!

You can create new characters and add them to the game, share them with other users, and add characters created by other users. You can create the images for custom characters from a template, or use images you created yourself, or images from any source. (only "standing" images of characters can be imported; there is no event CG in the game) A simple scripting language is provided for writing story events. You can also customize some of the music.

The game system itself is in part a visual novel interface with gameplay that include conversational decision-making, board game-like mechanics, stat management, financial management, and more.

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Offical Custom Content Download

The file, found here, is a ZIP file of all published content we know about (or, at least, that I have backups for) as of the 2nd of August 2017. The characters included in this file are:

Content Name
Author
Content Included
Requirements/Notes
21 Ways
dude797 (Caretaker: Dozen)
Story, profile, music, tachie
Disable Clean Mode (incomplete?)


Content Name
Author
Content Included
Requirements/Notes
? Takuya
Kevincalanor
Profile, tachie, music
Designed for a somewhat similar purpose as flowerthief's pre-made tachie.


Content Name
Author
Content Included
Requirements/Notes
Kuwabara Emiko
Marrend
Story, profile, music, tachie
A shameless self-promotion.


Content Name
Author
Content Included
Requirements/Notes
Tanaka Grace
mysteriousone3
Story, profile, music, tachie
Disable Clean Mode


Content Name

Author
Content Included
Requirements/Notes
Ijona on'nanoko (Itawa Miyuki, Shogowa Yuka, Fujita Suki, Sato Chihiro, Shigoza Izumi)
RukasuWYZ
Story, profile, tachie
Disable Clean Mode, Enable "Lambardia Yuu", incomplete


Content Name
Author
Content Included
Requirements/Notes
Umehara Joruri
Marrend
Story, profile, music, tachie
Disable Clean Mode, Enable "Junko", Enable "Masako"


Content Name
Author
Content Included
Requirements/Notes
Junko (Watanabe Junko, Watanabe Aio)
Nekochi
Story, profile, music, tachie
Disable Clean Mode


Content Name
Author
Content Included
Requirements/Notes
Requirements/Notes
Hayashi Kitsune
Garage
Story, profile, tachie
Some backgrounds are edits/modifications from the SOSC pack, and from Stuidio 74's site.


Content Name
Author
Content Included
Requirements/Notes
Shiraki Kotone
BasedMG
Story, profile, music, tachie
Disable Clean Mode, incomplete


Content Name
Author
Content Included
Requirements/Notes
Maeda Eriko
triad2
Story, profile, music, tachie
Disable Clean Mode, Enable "21 Ways"


Content Name
Author
Content Included
Requirements/Notes
Mistuya Masako
Marrend
Story, profile, music, tachie
First custom content ever!


Content Name
Author
Content Included
Requirements/Notes
Murakami Megumi
Render
Story, profile, music, tachie
Incomplete


Content Name
Author
Content Included
Requirements/Notes
Midori (Konohana Midori, Natsume Rika, Hasegawa Kanon, Kirihara Kana)
LordNight
Story, profile, music, tachie
Disable Clean Mode, incomplete


Content Name
Author
Content Included
Requirements/Notes
Multiending
Garage
Story, tachie (background edited from SOSC pack)
Disable Clean Mode


Content Name
Author
Content Included
Requirements/Notes
Nadeshiko (Sasaki Riku, Yamaguchi Ayame, Kimura Nanashi)
Garage
Story, tachie (background edited from SOSC pack)
Incomplete


Content Name
Author
Content Included
Requirements/Notes
Momohana Nami
GloopMaster
Story, profile, tachie
Disable Clean Mode, incomplete


Content Name
Author
Content Included
Requirements/Notes
Yoshimura Noriko
dewelar
Story, profile, music, tachie
Disable Clean Mode


Content Name
Author
Content Included
Requirements/Notes
Requirements/Notes
Rivalries
Garage
Story, profile, music, tachie
Uses several backgrounds from Studio 74 and SOSC. Music byEric_Matyas(SoundImage link)


Content Name
Author
Content Included
Requirements/Notes
Robin Clark
Wowzer_
Story, profile, music, tachie
Disable Clean Mode


Content Name
Author
Content Included
Requirements/Notes
Katanashi Seira
triad2
Story, profile, tachie
Disable Clean Mode, incomplete


Content Name
Author
Content Included
Requirements/Notes
Tsukino Emi
SilentPhoenix
Story, profile, tachie
Disable Clean Mode, incomplete


Content Name
Author
Content Included
Requirements/Notes
Uchioniko (Monotami Ruri, Nemoto Mayu, Terakado Shoko, Shirazu Izumi)
Marrend
Story, profile, music, tachie
You can get an extra scene with "Masako" installed.


Content Name
Author
Content Included
Requirements/Notes
Winggirl (Harada Himeko, Fujikawa Sayumi, Fujikawa Mayumi)
Garage
Story, profile, tachie
Alternative stories with Clean Mode disabled


Content Name
Author
Content Included
Requirements/Notes
Winggirl - Pathways
Garage
Story, profile, tachie
Optional add-on to "Winggirl"; Includes an optional story if you include "Masako"


Content Name
Author
Content Included
Requirements/Notes
Wolfpack (Yamisaki Eliza, Yamisaki Alessa, Sakamoto Yuriko)
Kevincalanor
Story, profile, music, tachie
Disable Clean Mode


Content Name
Author
Content Included
Requirements/Notes
YAK (Winters Yuki, Winters Koneko, Lee Mae, Isas Akio)
LorSquirrel
Story, profile, music, tachie
Incomplete


Content Name
Author
Content Included
Requirements/Notes
Requirements/Notes
Tanaka Yoko
triad2
Story, profile, music, tachie
Disable Clean Mode, Enable "Masako", Enable "Uchioniko" (may play "solo" in Clean Mode); Incomplete


Content Name
Author
Content Included
Requirements/Notes
Lambaria Yuu
KimotoDragoon (Caretaker: Marrend)
Story, profile, music, tachie
Incomplete







I will endeavor to keep this list updated, and make a comment when I do.

Posts

author=laithplays
Thanks for replying but i want to ask.
What does Clean mode do? Can anyone remind me?
And will i hate my life when i try to find the 8th girl?
That shohiko was hard enough and now this and it's even harder!
I need to have medicine from the looks of it...
You can enable "clean mode" if you want to disable the builtin routes.

And no, trying to find the secret girl shouldn't make you question your life choices.
Is her route harder than Shihoko's? Depends. You don't have to level a bunch of stats, in fact there's not a single stat-check on her route at all, you "just" have to keep your eyes open and decipher the hints she's giving you.

Thanks for replying but i want to ask.
What does Clean mode do? Can anyone remind me?
And will i hate my life when i try to find the 8th girl?
That shohiko was hard enough and now this and it's even harder!
I need to have medicine from the looks of it...
author=Marrend
I don't even remember how one would go about unlocking Clean Mode via regular gameplay. I enable it via...


Edit the "records" file. If one does not exist, make one. Ensure the the first (or only) thing you see in it is a "2". BOOM!


...other means.

That shouldn't have any effect on her route. At least according to her STORY file.

Her very first event isn't on HIGH priority, though. It might take a few tries to get the TRAIN started.

Marrend
Guardian Angel of the Description Thread
17370
I don't even remember how one would go about unlocking Clean Mode via regular gameplay. I enable it via...


Edit the "records" file. If one does not exist, make one. Ensure the the first (or only) thing you see in it is a "2". BOOM!


...other means.
author=laithplays
Hello again!
I want to know something it's about the built in file.
It happened when i was looking in the game file's and organizing it, i notice that in the Built-in file i saw an 8th character.
Based on me while playing the game,I have never seen her? i was like, from when this was here. And i started wondering why i couldnt see this character or how to meet it? My question is,how to meet this character if you know please reply to this comment and thanks! (O O) U

Are you get these unlucky events these girls?
if you win that 8,
You can continue at easiest "clean mode" girl...
or "clean mode " girl group with that longer time...
Be careful,some Players maked girls story at not end :( ...

Just try Garage´s Stories and youre NOT down...
... I like them what i downloaded... One i not downloaded, but it wasn´t scanerio this, it is VN game...

And that group scanerio which Marrend maked...
OK, here's one more spoiler ;)

The hints you get from her always name a (week)day and a place.
If you can't get decode the weekdays, just remember where the game is set.


EDIT: I'm shocked to learn that TV tropes even give her NAME!!!
Marrend
Guardian Angel of the Description Thread
17370
My memory on the 8th character is that the route doesn't start until day 50, or thereabouts?

*looks this up*

Nope. I was wrong. The first event can be triggered starting day 10. The "day 50" part is when that event is locked out.

That aside, she's pretty tricky to get. Even the game's TV Tropes page refers to "Guide, dang it!" in it's blurb concerning her. For what it's worth, I seem to recall somebody making a walkthrough for specifically that character. Probably because the case of "Guide, dang it!" was so bad?
Pssht! It's a secret!
You should look around town, like a lot. And look very carefully at the hints you're given.

You won't actually meet this character until pretty late into her route.

I'm only willing to give you one real hint.
SPOILER:

Her route starts at the station. The event is easy to miss and it's not guaranteed that you get it the first time you go there.
Hello again!
I want to know something it's about the built in file.
It happened when i was looking in the game file's and organizing it, i notice that in the Built-in file i saw an 8th character.
Based on me while playing the game,I have never seen her? i was like, from when this was here.
And i started wondering why i couldnt see this character or how to meet it?
My question is,how to meet this character if you know please reply to this comment and thanks!
(O O)
U
author=Marrend
author=EgyLynx
Why people not look
story files...

It depends on the player, of course. However, I wonder if some players just don't know that it's possible to look things up that way?

Right, whoever reads help-files, anyway ;)
Marrend
Guardian Angel of the Description Thread
17370
author=EgyLynx
Why people not look
story files...


It depends on the player, of course. However, I wonder if some players just don't know that it's possible to look things up that way?
Zakariya
The Jade in the Shadows
72
author=EgyLynx
Why people not look story files...


I...do that consistently. XD
author=EgyLynx
Why people not look
story files...

Some do.



author=Garage
author=laithplays
Wait!!!
What if you dont have the stadium at the stadium and the event of shohiko went by it because you didnt have the stadium before the event but you have it after the event.
The built-ins are designed to wait for you.

You shouldn't rely too much on that of course, since there's still that 101 days time limit ... so if you meet her at the stadium on day 99 you won't be able the rest of her route in the remaining two days - no matter how hard you try.
Thank You very much ^-^
author=laithplays
Wait!!!
What if you dont have the stadium at the stadium and the event of shohiko went by it because you didnt have the stadium before the event but you have it after the event.
The built-ins are designed to wait for you.

You shouldn't rely too much on that of course, since there's still that 101 days time limit ... so if you meet her at the stadium on day 99 you won't be able the rest of her route in the remaining two days - no matter how hard you try.
author=Garage
author=laithplays
It,s where i help her get over the fence there is no more events after that and because of that i can't get the ending!
If you have any tips or tell me something that i have to do please reply to this message.
And Thank You! ^_^
Random events can be a real pain sometimes. For whatever reason Shihoko's route felt a bit more random to me than most of the others' - but that could just have been my bad luck.

As far as I recall, the athletics check should be somewhere in the middle of her route.

Spoilers:
She should at one point start mentioning outings with her friends, you should take note of these locations and you should go there, too.

At one point she'll invite you along. You should try to make her notice you, you have to challenge Masashi whenever he's trying to claim her for himself; but you should always do that in a playful way.

After the athletics tests there's two more tests you have to pass. One is on one of these outings, the other - the final one - is when you call her out on kissing other guys.

I'm not sure if it's a real requirement, but frequent phone calls and one or two dates with her can't hurt your cause.

Basic tips regarding especially Shihoko:
  • You'll need most of your stats at one point in time, try to figure out which of them is the one she values the most.
  • Don't neglect learning new locations, you'll need most of them for her.
  • Be nice, not pushy.


These tips work for almost any of the other girls too, of course. But with her you'll have to try extra hard in a way.
Wait!!!
What if you dont have the stadium at the stadium and the event of shohiko went by it because you didnt have the stadium before the event but you have it after the event.
author=laithplays
It,s where i help her get over the fence there is no more events after that and because of that i can't get the ending!
If you have any tips or tell me something that i have to do please reply to this message.
And Thank You! ^_^

Random events can be a real pain sometimes. For whatever reason Shihoko's route felt a bit more random to me than most of the others' - but that could just have been my bad luck.

As far as I recall, the athletics check should be somewhere in the middle of her route.

Spoilers:
She should at one point start mentioning outings with her friends, you should take note of these locations and you should go there, too.

At one point she'll invite you along. You should try to make her notice you, you have to challenge Masashi whenever he's trying to claim her for himself; but you should always do that in a playful way.

After the athletics tests there's two more tests you have to pass. One is on one of these outings, the other - the final one - is when you call her out on kissing other guys.

I'm not sure if it's a real requirement, but frequent phone calls and one or two dates with her can't hurt your cause.

Basic tips regarding especially Shihoko:
  • You'll need most of your stats at one point in time, try to figure out which of them is the one she values the most.
  • Don't neglect learning new locations, you'll need most of them for her.
  • Be nice, not pushy.


These tips work for almost any of the other girls too, of course. But with her you'll have to try extra hard in a way.
Hello can i ask something?
It,s about Shohiko event, i am having trouble with her i am waiting for the events but they wont come or appear. I dont know why but i passed the Athletic test,

SPOILER


It,s where i help her get over the fence there is no more events after that and because of that i can't get the ending!
If you have any tips or tell me something that i have to do please reply to this message.
And Thank You! ^_^