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The GirlFriend 1.0 FAQ List

1.0  What is GirlFriend?
1.1  What versions of GirlFriend are available?
1.2  Where's the documentation for GirlFriend?
1.3  What patches are available for GirlFriend?
1.4  How much does GirlFriend cost?
1.5  What do I need to run GirlFriend?
1.6  Common GirlFriend problems and solutions.
1.7  What can we expect in future versions of GirlFriend?
1.8  Comments from users of GirlFriend.
1.9  Where can I get a copy of GirlFriend?
2.0  What is Wife 1.0?
2.1  What versions of Wife are available?
2.2  Why isn't my GirlFriend compatable with Wife?
2.3  Why should I buy Wife?
2.4  What is Prenup?
3.0  What is Mistress?
4.0  What is Hubbie?
5.0  Future releases from GODco.
6.0  Bugs



1.0  What is GirlFriend 1.0?

  GirlFriend 1.0 and its sister programs are the very latest in
conventional software from GODco.  You must supply the hardware.  
All our programs are completely Plug-N-Play, although system 
requirements may vary. Be sure to read the requirements for each 
copy of GirlFriend very carefully, as not all States allow refunds 
after you have registered.  Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee 
that our programs are virus-free, or that you will be the first 
person to open the box. 
  Accept no substitutions! Pirate copies of GirlFriend are available
on the market, most notably the French "Menage 3.0", but that GroupWare
program is only in beta testing!  Come with the classic GirlFriend for
all your daily needs!



1.1  What versions of GirlFriend are available?

  A short version of the history of the various GirlFriends:

Version 0.91B
 - doesn't suck

Version 1.0 
- sucks

Version 1.01
 - the 'clean' version of GirlFriend, the "sex" function is disabled 
until you register, and it goes into worship mode on Sundays.

Version 1.07
 - a little better than 1.0, but still very difficult to understand.  
You think you figured something out only to have it crash on you. You 
just gotta reload and try again. 

Version 1.10
 - the latest version, it looks better than your present version, until 
you actually get it.  Three months after you get GirlFriend 1.0, GODco 
will release version 1.11

Version 1.69
 - this is a PIRATE version of girlfriend that GODco does not support!  
This version causes all sorts of hard drive interface problems, and 
also requires several new device drivers to run properly.

Version 2.0
 - GirlFriendPlus! (also known as Fiancee 1.0)  This version of the 
program trades guaranteed features and system stability in return for 
long-term memory commitment.



1.2  Where's the documentation for GirlFriend?

  Sorry, but GODco doesn't produce documentation for any of its products.
However, you can find several strategy guides at your local bookstore.



1.3  What patches are available for GirlFriend?

  We here at GODco are devoted to constantly keeping up with the 
cutting edge of technology.  As a result, we offer several patches 
for our GirlFriend products, from the ever-popular Blonde patch, to 
the Redhead patch (discontinued due to safety concerns).  Air pumps
are not included with any of our patches, however.  The favourite
patch is not for sale, however; the Kinky patch proved to dramatically
increase your chance of catching a virus.  On the flip side, Kinky
allows multi-user use.
  In addition to these, we also offer the hexedit "headache" patch for
users of our "BoyFriend" or "Hubby" programs. Another patch used fairly 
commonly is "but the children will hear".



1.4  How much does GirlFriend cost?

  Price varies at random, but in general, the more you pay, the more
your copy is worth.  While we do offer a Shareware version of GirlFriend, 
we at GODco highly reccomend buying the registered version of GirlFriend 
(Wife 1.0) from us, as our free versions are all NagWare that nags you 
every 30 days to buy it if you like the software. A caution to users who 
use cracked Shareware copies of GirlFriend--viruses are common, and we 
don't support such copies in the event of a Fatal Error 101 
(Contraception Error).



1.5  What do I need to run GirlFriend?

  About the only thing you really need is an operating system, some
hardware, and the money to buy GirlFriend.  However, the enhanced
graphics versions require extra RAM and costs more.



1.6  Common GirlFriend problems and solutions.

Problem:
  My version of GirlFriend has an audio problem. I can't seem to turn 
the volume down. Even after the game is over, the damn thing keeps 
yakking.

Solution:
  While we don't have a patch available, our hardware experts recommend 
you insert the plug a little deeper, or stick it into the rear connector.
If that fails, try logging onto our BBS so we can screw around with your 
copy. If all else fails, you may have to decide whether your joystick is 
more important than your speakers, as the two are interconnected in some 
versions of GirlFriend.


Problem:
  There's a known modem problem when Girlfriends talks to Wife. My copy 
of Wife crashed the first time it talked to Girlfriend, and this has 
meant I've had to spend a lot of time fixing Wife with the lies-patch.

Solution:
  Use a null-modem link unplugged at one end.


Problem:
  Last year, my friend upgraded his GirlFriend3.1 to GirlFriendPlus1.0. 
Recently he upgraded Fiancee1.0 to Wife1.0 and it's a memory hogger, it 
has taken all his space; and Wife1.0 must be running before he can do 
anything. Although he did not ask for it, Wife1.0 came with Plug-Ins 
such as MotherInLaw and BrotherInLaw.  When he made some facetious 
remarks about how the MotherInLaw program is so dumb, he got into some 
access problem: pretty strange, he says the error msg was something like 
"socket exists, but permission denied." He's confused...he knows he gets 
"Access denied. Memory leak found, try again later!" three times a month, 
but "Permission Denied" that's new...

Solution:
  Sorry, but there is no solution short of uninstalling your copy of Wife.
Unfortunately, the Plug-Ins are part of the regular program and we cannot 
guarantee customer satisfaction.  Read the fine print in your contract!


Problem:
  I tried running girlfriend 2.0 with girlfriend 1.0 still installed, 
they tried using the same i/o port and conflicted.  Then I tried to 
unistall girlfriend 1.0 but it didn't have an uninstall	program. I 
tried to unstall it by hand, but it put files in my system directory.

Solution:
  For multiple copies of GirlFriend, you'll have to try our new program 
Harem 1.0.


Problem:
  Another thing that sucks in all versions of girlfriend that I've used 
is that it is totally "object orientated" and only supported hardware 
with gold plated contacts.

Solution:
  Unfortunately for you, we have no solution to your problem, as most 
users prefer their versions of GirlFriend to suck.


Problem:
  The only problems I have encountered with Girlfriend v.1.0 is that 
after a few months on your system it starts to eat up your resources, 
and begins acting like some sort of OPERATING SYSTEM.

Solution:
  GODco has subcontracted GirlFriend out to Microsoft, to be cumlinated 
in the release of GIRL99 due out in February 14th, which will replace 
all earlier versions of girlfriend.  Microsoft has promised to get rid 
of this and all other bugs in the system.


Problem:
  I'm currently running the latest version of girlfriend and having some 
problems. I've been running the same version of Drinking Buddies 1.0 all 
along as my primary application, and all the Girlfriend releases have 
always conflicted with it. I hear the Drinking Buddies won't crash if 
you run Girlfriend in background mode with the sound switched off. But 
I'm embarrassed to say that I can't find the switch to turn it off. I 
just run them separately, and it works OK. Girlfriend also seems to have 
a problem coexisting with my Golf program, often trying to abort my Golf 
program with some sort of timing incompatibility.  I probably should have 
stayed with Girlfriend 1.0, but I thought I might see better performance 
with Girlfriend 2.0. After months of conflicts and other problems, 

Solution:
  You probably didn't have enough cache to run Girlfriend 2.0 and that 
eventually it would require a Token Ring to run properly. Unfortunately
as soon as you purge cache, it will uninstall itself.



1.7  What can we expect in future versions of GirlFriend?

 - A "don't remind me" button.

 - A minimize feature for Windows users.

 - A shutdown feature.

 - An install shield to completely uninstall GirlFriend if so desired
   (so you don't lose cache and other objects)

 - A "noecho" feature.



1.8  Comments from users of GirlFriend.

  "I have been very happy with Wife ver 1.0 so never upgraded to
GirlFriend ver 2. Besides, I'm not very good at multitasking."  
 -Jack



1.9  Where can I get a copy of GirlFriend?

  GirlFriend has proven to be so successful that you can now find a copy
in almost any local store or shopping mall.  In fact, GirlFriend is so
popular that you can even pick up a copy at your local bar!!  In addition, 
some copies of GirlFriend can be found in homes as well! Unfortunately, 
ShareWare copies of GirlFriend have no ownership and users cannot determine 
whether a copy is new or used without some investigation.
  WARNING:  There are some stores or individuals offering trial use of
GirlFriend for a limited time (typically one night).  These are hacked
versions of GirlFriend with many functions taken out entirely.  You
should always get your copy from a reputable source.



2.0  What is Wife 1.0?

  Wife 1.0 and its sister programs are our registered versions of
GirlFriend.  We at GODco highly recommend you take your time in
registering your copy of GirlFriend, as upgrades are NOT available,
and an uninstall may wipe out your hard drive.  Despite all this,
millions of Americans keep coming back to Wife 1.0 year after year.



2.1  What versions of Wife are available?

  We at GODco offer many versions of Wife. However, not all are legal,
depending on your State or Country laws (check local listings).

Wife 1.0
 - the upgraded version of GirlFriend 1.0, unlocks the "sex" feature

Wife 1.69
 - this rare version is completely compatable with GirlFriend, as long 
as your bring them home for dinner.



2.2  Why isn't my GirlFriend compatable with Wife?

  Wife 1.0 automatically searches for and erases all unregistered
GirlFriend programs on your system.  For those of you who find this
untenable, we have recently developed several solutions:  You can buy
a version of wife that is compatable with GirlFriend, or, if you're
stuck with an existing copy of Wife, you can make them totally
compatable with our new patch: Co-Worker.
  You need to put GirlFriend in a hidden folder, and mask it with
Co-Worker.  Then you can run both Wife and GirlFriend at the same
time.  Every once in a while, Wife locks up, but a re-boot gets 
them both working together again.



2.3  Why should I buy Wife?

  When you buy Wife 1.0, you automatically hear about all our new
releases.  In addition, Wife 1.0 removes the need for you to own a
separate operating system!  Plus, some versions of Wife offer other
functions, and may come with a warranty for parts and service.  In
addition, Wife 1.0 allows you to create your own subprograms for
personal use (Note: use of Daughter1.0 is illegal in most states, 
but ownership is not).  In addition, in some countries you may be 
able to buy upgrades from our Polygamy1.0 collection!



2.4  What is Prenup?

  The new plug in for Wife 1.0 is out- Prenup 0.5 (beta version only)- 
this plug in will make Wife 1.0 uninstall easier. When installing Prenup 
you will guarantee that only 1/2 of system resources will be lost when
uninstalling wife.
 
  Prenup has to be installed before installing Wife 1.0 (it usually will 
be installed when upgrading from Girlfriend 4.0 to Wife 1.0).
  It should be stated that installing Prenup might seem like a waist of
resources for the period of time that you wish that Wife 1.0 will remain 
in your system, but the real benefit of prenup is at the time you'll wish 
to uninstall Wife 1.0:
 
  Prenup will not probably lower the amount of loss to your system, but it
will make the uninstall procedure run faster, cutting down the needed use
of Lawyer 5.0 software (always needed to uninstall wife- it deals with the
changing of all the dll, ini, and various autoexec and config files).
  The savings in use of Lawyer 5.0 will be very noticable- for the following
reasons:
   1) Lawyer 5.0 will take less resources (it destroys HD memory as a
function of time- the less time Lawyer5.0 operates the less memory you
will loss.
   2) Lawyer's GReed(tm) option will be disabled as default on Prenup thus
GReed(tm) will not have a chance to influence Wife 1.0 (GReed(tm) affects
the amount of potential damage to the system- and it has been noted that
frequently Lawyer 5.0's GReed(tm) option have great effect over Wife 1.0
desire to damage the system when uninstalling.)

 (you can download the beta version from http://www.devorSoft.com)  


   
3.0  What is Mistress?

  New from GODco, here comes Mistress 1.0!  This new utility works in
harmony with Wife 1.0 and requires no multitasking on your part with
the new AssureAvoidance(tm) software. 
  Yes, with the Mistress 1.0 upgrade you can be sure of perfect harmony
and pleasure without corruption or reduced performace of Wife 1.0.
Wife 1.0 functionalities will not be effected by use of Mistress 1.0
so you can use them together without fear.

  WARNING:  Some versions of Wife are incompatable with Mistress 1.0!!
When you try to install Mistress 1.0 on such systems, Wife 1.0 produces 
a fatal error and will attempt to reformat your hardrive!  As a matter 
of fact, one notable user (John B) had his Wife 1.0 reset his port 
settings, and was worried that he would permanently lose use of his 
joystick.  This is an early bug in Mistress 1.0 and is caused by you 
failing to select the "Blissful ignorance" option when configuring for 
Wife 1.0.  This is clearly detailed in Chinese on page 210 of Appendix C 
which you could have ordered for an additional $500 as recommended on 
page 38 of the manual under the heading "Cop out clauses or how you 
take the blame" this section is clearly printed in 2 point font in the 
right hand margin.  We at GODco suggest you keep using Mistress 1.0 and 
when ResolveStickSituation comes out in 2nd Quarter '99 all you problems 
will be solved.
  In addition, Wife 1.0 has an undocumented bug. If you try to install
Mistress 1.1 before uninstalling Wife 1.0, Wife 1.0 will delete MSMoney 
files before doing the uninstall itself.  Then Mistress 1.1 will refuse 
to install, claiming insufficient resources.



4.0  What is Hubbie?

  Hubbie is our latest program for the ladies.  With an expanding female
clientele, we at GODco are anxious to show our stuff in this era of
changing tastes.  After years of work, we are proud to present our new
product--Hubbie1.3!

Problem:

  I recently got the 'hubbie v1.3' and found that the 'dustbusting' and 
'cleaning' option didnt work, anyone got any suggestions? The 'cuddle' 
and 'play' works too well though, it completely wears me out!

Solution:
  We have been getting several complaints on some of the features of 
hubbie v1.3.  This is normally however due to incorrect installation of 
the Software using either the "meaningful conversation" upgrade wizard 
from hubbie v1.2 or (as I guess you are using here) the "marriage" 
installation wizard.
  When you installed hubbie v1.3 using the marriage wizard you should
have specified the "guilt and pliability" option by pressing the modify  
batchelor characteristics, this menu also allows you to place an ordering 
on the available tasks.  I would guess that your old version of Boyfriend 
v2.0 (2.1 would has the automatic "meaningful conversation" upgrade to 
hubbie v1.3) had been self configured with "cuddle" and "play" as the two 
highest items (maybe with a low "responsibility" rating ?).
  So now how to solve the problem, using the provided hardware and the
instruction manual you should implement the actions on page 24 of the
manual using the "dowdy" Dynamic REassignment System Software (DRESS for 
short). Once the DRESS is installed you should follow the instructions 
on page 24, the beginning is quoted here to get you started.

  "Using the DRESS activate the "Hurt Look" option and the "Too Tired"
protection software, at this stage you may select either the "meaningful 
conversation" or "emotional blackmail" options....

  This will initially result in a reduction of the 'cuddle' and 'play'
features.  If you wish to increase these to their previous levels then
I suggest you read appendix X , which cannot be reproduced here for
legal reasons.
  I hope that you continue to enjoy our products and I draw your
attention to the available upgrade to hubbie v1.3:

  The standard Rich Aunt who dies attachment can be made to hubbie
v1.3 as with all our products.  In addition hubbie v1.3 has the 
following possible upgrades:

* Dislike sports addition

* Get fit regime

* Full DIY kit with competent and "don't bloody touch anything" options

* Extra Life battery pack (Can go for longer without a re-charge)

* Cordon Bleu qualifications additions

* Full massage kit (hardware included)

  We see from our records that you have already purchased the "Personal
Organiser" attachment as recommended.  We would urge any other owners
of our software to purchase this add on to prevent "Not found at 
address", "Out of Time" and "Required action was not found at Address 
XXX at time YYY".
  Once again I thank you for purchasing our products and hope you have
many years of happy use.

  In addition, one of our users has emailed in another possible solution
for you:

  User: You should be worried about the major bugs in hubbie 1.3
Many users report that the copy they received worked fine for about a
year, but shortly after the warranty period, the 'cuddle' feature only
works in 'fast-sim" mode, and the play function is no longer compatable 
with your own play function. I would recommend getting the patch asap. 
It also will check for recently detected compatability problems with 
3rd party packages such as "Grass Manager". And many versions of hubby 
shipped with an odd virus that will automatically install Links 
AllSaturday (c) on your system and tie up system resources on weekends.
  I would SERIOUSLY suggest you run a memory manager with any version 
of Hubby(tm) as they tend to crash fifteen minutes after getting home 
and do not respond to user queries such as "how was your day?" and 
"can we talk about something?"  You might consider getting a seperate 
unit to your network and installing BoyToy Gold. But this can lead to 
network shutdown, lost data, and Hubby 3.1 tends to wipe BoyToy from 
the system, and you could find yourself at a boot prompt.



5.0  Future releases from GODco.


Future upgrades for Mistress 1.0


TeenageBabysitter 1.01 
  (previous version has been upgraded to include an age check)


WifesSister 0.9a
  (still in Beta testing but looking good although some problems have 
proved difficult to recover from, we will solve the "Fatal Exception" 
raised by Wife 1.0 before release)


Harem1.0 
  Mutliprocessing capabilities allowing you to run up to 10 Mistress 1.0 
sessions at once.


HaremServants1.0
  Same as Harem1.0 but you are allowed more than 10 Mistresses at once.


and of course the eagerly awaited

ToyBoy1.0 
  attachment for Wife1.0 this allows Wife1.0 to use the extended bank 
account option and allows Husband1.0 to use the Chapter 11 bankrupcy 
option included in ToyBoy1.0.


And for our younger clients GirlFriend1.0 now can be configured for

GirlNextDoor1.2.1,
 this fixes the previous bug with Father1.0 that resulted in a 
"Fatal Exception" being raised.


OlderWoman2.0


RichOlderWoman1.0
 this requires a remote Wife1.0 and ToyBoy1.0 to work correctly.


All versions (except those sold in the Republic of Ireland) now 
come with Contraception4.0 protection as standard.


  A special note on TeenageBabysitter1.01:  Don't buy the hype 
on this one.  You can't even disable the Tellall function or the 
"auto-broadcaster modes."  Seems to be a deliberate bug, by the 
manufacturers, since there's no trace of it in ver 1.00.  If you 
accidently leave TeenageBabysitter1.01 running while connected 
to a live modem, you've had it.  Not only will it spawn your 
dialer, tie up your phone lines, and run up your bill, if left 
to its own devices for too long, it'll eventually patch itself 
thru to the M-I-L reporting service, operating IMHO more like 
Mistress1.0. The only way to shut this bug (?) down is to 
overload the input cache-buffer, with not fewer than four 
diffrent credit-card numbers (preferable VISA-Gold or above), 
BEFORE leaving TB1.01 unattended for lenghty periods. Otherwise 
the Mother-In-Law reporting service will more-than-likely revoke 
your Wife1.0 registration, recalling & poisoning your working copy 
of Wife1.0.  This will of course lead to either an Unrecoverable 
Lifestyle Error or XMS/EMS TrialSeperation buffering crash, 
depending upon which Excuse Mode you were running Wife1.0 under 
at the time. Neither of which is particurlarly pleasant.  We've 
had much better luck running TB ver 1.00. Aside from the obvious 
lack of an age-check, it accepts the new SlumberParty0.8a plug-in 
(Available for $29.95 from PlayTechs(tm), the creators of the 
uplifting WonderDOS). This multiplicative state gives the user the 
illusion that they're surrounded by a Harem1.0 shell environment, 
albeit scaled down to TeenageBabysitter's operating parameters. 
 ---> Just make sure you crank your Wife1.0's delay-mode down to 
either "Unexpected" or "Indeterminate," to limit active system 
interference.
  Now, you're playing with power!



6.0 Bugs
 
  Shortly after that, I installed Girlfriend 3.0 beta. All the bugs were 
supposed to be gone, but the first time I used it gave me a virus. I had 
to clean out my whole system and shut down for a while.
  I very cautiously upgraded to Girlfriend 4.0. This time I used a SCSI 
probe first and also installed virus protection. It worked OK for a 
while until I discovered Girlfriend 1.0 was still in my system! I tried 
to run Girlfriend 1.0 again with Girlfriend 4.0 still installed, but 
Girlfriend 4.0 has a feature that I didn't know about that automatically 
senses the presence of Girlfriend 1.0 and communicates with it in some 
way, which results in the immediate removal of both versions!
  The version I have now works pretty well, but there are still some 
problems. Like all versions of Girlfriend, it is written in some obscure 
language that I can't understand, much less re-program. Frankly, I, think 
that there is too much attention paid to the look and feel and not enough 
to the desired functionality. Also, to get the best connections with your 
hardware, you usually have to use gold plated contacts. And I've never 
liked how Girlfriend is totally 'object-oriented'.
  A year ago, a friend of mine upgraded his version of Girlfriend to 
GirlfriendPlus 1.0, which is a Terminate and Stay Resident version of 
Girfriend. He discovered that GirlfriendPlus 1.0 expires within a year 
if you don't upgrade to Fiancee 1.0. So he did. But soon after that, you 
have to upgrade to Wife 1.0, which he describes as a 'huge resource hog'. 
It has taken up all his space, so he can't load anything else. One of the 
primary reasons that he upgraded to Wife 1.0 is that it came bundled with 
FreeSexPlus 1.0. Well it turns out that the resource allocation module of 
Wife 1.0 sometimes prohibits access to FreeSexPlus, particularly the new 
Plug and Play items he wanted to try. On top of that, Wife 1.0 must be 
running on a well warmed-up system before he can do anything. And, 
although he did not ask for it, Wife 1.0 came with MotherInLaw 1.0 which 
has an automatic pop-up feature that he can't turn off. I told him to 
install Mistress 1.0, but he said that he heard that if you try to run it 
without first uninstalling Wife, that Wife 1.0 will delete MSMoney files 
before doing the uninstall itself. Then Mistress 1.0 won't install anyway 
due to insufficent resources.



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