Westward II: Heroes of the Frontier


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Westward II: Heroes of the Frontier

Ms.45The sequel to Sandlot's Virtual Villagers-esque hit sim Westward has finally arrived! Westward II: Heroes of the Frontier continues the old west drama with a whole new batch of improvements, including 3D visuals, new buildings to construct, more scenarios to complete, and a brand new sandbox mode. Keep your townspeople happy, fed, and busy gathering resources as you expand across the uncharted territory in search of the elusive Copperhead Gang.

westward2b.jpgFor those of you unfamiliar with Westward (hi, both of you), it's a casual strategy game in a similar vein to Starcraft or Age of Empires. Unlock buildings and skills, recruit workers and fighters, and battle natural disasters and bad guys in the wild west. You elect to play as one of three heroes who have the same abilities but different bonuses. For instance, if you play as Marion Morrison you get free farm upgrades, as Maureen Fitzsimmons you get access to a bank you can use to raise taxes, and as Terence Stevens you can build a trading post to trade gold, food and wood.

Once you've set up a profile, selected a hero and completed the tutorial, the main adventure begins. You only have access to a few buildings at this stage — as you gain experience, you unlock new buildings, such as a windmill to make your farm more efficient. To complete the adventures you need to complete the quests you are given, simply talk to the characters with a big exclamation mark over their head. You don't have to accept the quest until you have enough gold, wood, experience or whatever is needed to complete it successfully.

If taking on the challenge of quest after quest isn't your cup of tea, you can exit the main game and play in Sandbox Open Range mode to get a feel for how the citizens behave, what makes them happy, and what the buildings do. Open Range starts with all buildings unlocked, so you only need pay to build them, not to unlock them. If you've already beaten the game and want a greater challenge, or you want the challenge without specific quests, try Sandbox Natural Disasters. Buildings are locked as normal, plus as you gain experience, the likelihood of an earthquake, fire, typhoon or bandit attack is steadily increased.

westward2a.jpgAnalysis: As we would expect, the artwork in this game is gorgeous. You can now zoom in to walk amongst the townspeople, the happiness-boosting fountains and the flowers. Characters change clothes to fit their jobs, so you can sack a gold miner, make them mayor, and they'll dress up and walk around in a top hat collecting taxes. Interactively speaking, the designers have heard our complaints about the click and drag method of moving characters. The method still exists, but you can now right click to get the character to go where you want them to. There's also trophies — some are clearly labeled, like the ability to ranch three different kinds of animals at once, but there's also several hidden trophies. Personally, I've been enjoying spotting the pop culture references contained in the dialogue and building names — that's another game in itself.

On the down side, Westward II can be mighty slow going, especially if you're new to the series. You may like to intersperse gameplay with real-life housework or tinkering, although this could expose you to unexpected catastrophes. The right-click method of movement generally works extremely well, but I managed to get Marion Morrison stuck outside a mine. He isn't even surrounded by anything — characters can walk around him, but he won't move! And if the soundtrack gets stuck, you can end up having to listen to a character saying "That's a blue-chip idea!" over and over and over. These technical quibbles are pretty minor, though — Westward II is challenging, gorgeous, funny, and a bargain.

When you consider the amount of artistry, humor and depth of gameplay that has gone into the Westward games, I'm amazed that they're so cheap. Westward II: Heroes of the Frontier offers gameplay rich as blockbuster titles costing four times as much.

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Walkthrough Guide


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Westward 2 walkthrough/strategy guide!
General Strategies and Tips

  • You can get a good overview of how your town is doing in the "Town" tab. Here you can monitor how much food and water you are using versus how much you have coming in. There is a lot of other useful information on this page as well.

  • Always make sure you have more food and water coming in than you do being used. If not your town will be in big trouble really fast.

  • Your Hero can not fall in combat. If he or she runs out of health they will get back up shortly ready to fight again. Keep this in mind during missions that where you would otherwise be using a lot of gunslingers.

  • Honey pots are a great way to get an additional food source that doesn't require any man power. Build 10 flower pots to unlock the beehive. You also need a general store to supply the honey to the town.

  • There are tons of resources scattered through out the different towns that you can use your hero to collect when they would otherwise be idle.

  • If a building is damaged due to bandits or tornados, repair it as fast as you can. It is always cheaper to repair a building than to build a new one.

  • If you can't repair a building faster than it is being damaged then demolish it. This way you will at least get back some of the resources used to build it.

  • As you progress through the game you will come to realise that there are specific buildings you need to have unlocked in order to progress any further. Because of this I suggest you try to save up some experience points, 30 at least, so that you will always have enough to unlock a building you might need in a pinch so you don't get stuck.

  • Building ten flower pots will not only give you 9 happiness points, after the 10 mark you get to build 3 beehives, which produce honey.

  • You can only hire 3 deputies and a Sheriff per Sheriff's office and 3 gunslingers per Saloon. If you build more Saloons, which are cheaper, you can hire more gun slingers to put at key places of the town or have with you. If you hire the mean Sheriff or gunslinger, the people get angry at you.

  • Since this game is not in auto save mode, save after you do something you are happy with. If something bad happens, you can go back and try again at the point you were happy about.

  • The healing boxes you can buy from the general store, VITAL. You can carry 10 at a time and I make sure I am stocked when using my hired help in gun battles. Saves me from having to go to another spot and rehire, losing important fight time.

  • Keeping bandits from attacking the town:Look around the edges of your town (this is not in all the towns BTW) and see if there is a gathering of bandits- they are usually near a road going off screen. Build several saloons and get as many gunslingers as you can and gather them near that part of the road, so they can outnumber any bandits that show up and have one collect the gold once in a while. You lose very little men (none if you heal them), and collect a bunch of little gold bags!

Quests

Food for Thought

  • Goals

  • Build a farm

  • Gather 22 units of food for Logan James

  • Rewards

  • Unlock the Grainary Building

  • Tips

  • First you will need to build a well, and then the farm. Once the farm is built, build a shack so there will be someone to operate the farm.

  • Before you give away the 22 units of food, make sure you will have some extra food afterwards so that your town doesn't starve.

A Golden Oppertunity

  • Goals

  • Give Freemont Auren 100 gold

  • Rewards

  • Unlock the Log Cabin Building

  • Tips

  • Simply give him the gold. You should still have plenty at this point.

My Mine

  • Goals

  • Give Evan 100 units of wood

  • Find the secret mine

    Rewards

  • Discover the secret mine, and gain access to Evan's lumber shack

    Tips

  • Evan will stick around in your town after you give him the 100 wood, so make sure you have enough wood ontop of that 100 to build him a house.

Hope River Refugees

  • Goals

  • Gather 50 food, and give it to the refugees

  • Rewards

  • 15 EXP

  • Tips

  • Make sure you have enough food after giving away the 50 to support your town so your villagers don't starve and leave.

Evans Dream Job

To get Evan whoever his name is to move into a house, have him build it himself. I just have him build a hovel and he is happy. He will only work on a ranch however, so if you have not unlocked it, don't bother trying or he will move away, and you need those experience points and the wood and money he offers to complete other quests down the road.

Bad Seed

  1. Right away, build a wood hut. Put two people on wood cutting and one on farming. You need to collect as much wood as possible before Mr. Jasper takes your wood hut.

  2. Build a couple of shacks. (NEVER build houses, because if Mr. Jasper takes that building, you're out -2 housing. Whereas if he takes a shack, it still counts as a whole building, you're only -1 housing, and they're cheaper to replace. Town Happiness doesn't matter on a Quest!) Put those new people on woodcutting first, or one on the farm if you need.

  3. Build a saloon while you still have some of the initial gold and wood. Move a farmer or woodcutter to work the saloon. Hire a gunslinger. Move the bartender back to the farm. Demolish the saloon**.

  4. Take the gunslinger and hero out to the west of the town. Confront the two bandits there. Collect the gold all around the area. At this point, you don't need the gunslinger again until the end of the quest... but they can always collect gold sacks, berries, wood stacks and crates, if you need a hand.

  5. At this point, if you've got the resources, build a couple more shacks. Assign the people to the woodcutting, then the farm, then the gold as needed.

  6. Build a lumber mill. Don't assign anyone to work it... you just need it in order to build the bridge.

  7. Build a bridge across to the island to the south.

  8. Collect all the crates, gold and wood from the island. This is good work for a hero or gunslinger.

  9. By now, Mr. Jasper has started reclaiming your buildings. Hopefully, he started with shacks. But if he takes your farm, rebuild it right away. (You can stretch out food with the fruit and fish in the pond to the south of town.)

  10. If Jasper hasn't taken any "valuable" buildings that need replacing (farm, well... in my experience he never takes the mine), and you've got a surplus, build a new gold mine on the vein to the west, and a second farm for insurance. You don't have to assign anyone to them yet. You can even build a second well for insurance if you've got the resources.

  11. Now, fill one farm, and move everyone else onto gold mining. Put your hero onto the small veins. When he/she has drained those, put him onto panning for gold in the river.

  12. When you get to 1200:

    You'll talk to Jasper, and he'll go away mad. P.S. He's sending bandits.

    1. A banker will appear and ask if you're ready to pay the 1200 to get the deeds. Say no. Instead, build a second saloon, hire a second gunslinger, and then demolish the saloon. Continue to collect gold.

    2. Two new bandits will appear at the original mine. Use your three guns to dispatch them.

    3. When you're back up to 1200, pay the banker.

Why not leave the saloon, you might ask.

  • Every time I tried this quest, it seemed that Jasper took a job or home that I couldn't replace quickly enough—and that person turned into a drunk right away. Drunks don't work and they just use up food! ...but, the only way to correct drunks is with a sheriff—which requires too much expense and time. Easier and cheaper to just rebuild the saloon later when you need it.

Outpost explination

Is usually called platform 9 3/4 (from harry potter strangely enough) or something like that and it is usually along a dirt path (wagon tracks) that spans all the way across your area of land from east to west or whatever. It is just a run down square of wood and when you click on it if you have enough resources you can make it into a wagon station. I think the first time you come across it there will be a person and if you walk one of your characters near he will ! and explain. If you have the resources to build the station a picture will appear of it when you click on the platform. It is NOT something you build from the build menu, I think that is why people have been confused. And then once you have the station it will have 3 options, for mining, lumber, and food. You can choose to do whichever you want first and it will take you to a seperate place where you will need to build another small town (6-8 people is usually enough to get things going) and more tasks like build 3 farms or build three wood shed and a lumber mill etc. The task for find an alternate source of food or alternate source of lumber etc. is completed once you have finished all of the tasks because the alternate source IS the place you have just created. The idea of it is that the new place you have just set up is on your wagon trail and once you get back to your original location you can choose the station and choose what to import from your outposts. Its kind of a dumb feature of the game and you get to do it in sandbox mode also which is a little annoying.


Outpost Quest - Mining Settlement

You need three gold mines. Two large veins are easy to find and access -- but the third, you'll have to work harder for.

You have three choices:
1. Build a bridge across the river to the east (which means building a wood hut, so you can build the lumber mill, so you can build the bridge)
2. Blow up the rock-covered vein on the island to the north (which means building a general store so you can get dynamite)
3. Confront the bandits to the northwest (which means building a saloon and saving up the gold to hire a gunslinger)
I went with #1, simply because I needed the wood hut anyway and it seemed like the easiest option.

Also, it's not enough to build the mines -- afterward, you then have to save up some gold too. So plan to build a couple of shacks for workers.
I didn't bother with a farm; I just let the hero collect food from the ground as needed.

Outpost Quest - Food Settlement

I played this several times, and the least frustrating path to success was to basically not build anything or bring in any people until I absolutely had to. Every time, I had both a famine and a fire, which drained resources and set me back. What finally worked the best was this:

1. Send your hero around to gather as much wood and gold from the ground as possible. I got to well over 500 each just from roaming around. Have him feed from berries and apple baskets as he goes around -- but only as much as needed to keep from going hungry. Do not just pick up every food source you see, if you do not have the storage for it. You might need it later.
2. Build two shacks. Have the new citizens build a well and a wood hut. Put them to work in the wood hut.
3. Meanwhile, have your hero collect gold from small veins and the river, and food as needed. Once you've exhausted the small veins, it's super-easy to drop hero into the lake and just let him switch back and forth from panning to fishing as needed.
4. Don't build ranches; only build farms, which are cheaper. You don't need to have anyone working on the farms for them to qualify for the Quest. Keep your citizens on the wood hut as long as you can.
5. After the farms, build the granaries.
There are two more parts of the Quest still to come after the 3 farms / 2 granaries:

you have to rebuild the platform (140 gold and 140 wood),

and you have to collect 50 food. As soon as you complete the platform, move all your workers onto the farms.

The town that always seems to starve:

Boy was this tough until I figured it out! The farms and ranches need lots of WATER to thrive- build at least three water towers for each well, and make sure there is a water tower or well in the remote spots (where you get resources like wood and gold), so if there is a fire, you have water to put it out right next to the buildings. Check the water levels and if they go to the max, then add a water tower until the max amount of water stored is just below the max level. Your town should thrive then!

A Note on the Tornado Alley scenario:

It is almost impossible to make a big town here and maintain it. You will not be able to collect resources fast enough to make repairs, especially once you run out of wood. This is where the "minimal population" strategy worked well. Build a mine, a lumber shack, a farm, and a few houses. Put 1-2 workers at each and then be patient while you stockpile resources! Keep your population to 8 people. Use your people to repair things while your hero stands guard. When you can, build a trading post and a sheriff's office. Make sure you have enough lumber at all times to replace your trading post if need be (or save often!) so that you don't get stuck without access to wood. Don't build buildings RIGHT next to each other - a little space between will prevent fires from spreading and minimize the possibility of one tornado taking out EVERYTHING. Also make sure you have ample wells spread around for fighting fires and in case of drought. Build only small buildings for luxury if you need them (a gazebo or some flower pots make small targets for a tornado!). Use your townspeople to make repairs or build new wells, etc. Use deputies, your hero, and/or a bear to guard the gate (to the east) and build everything but your one wood shack inside the gated area. (If you keep your population small, you can complete the scenario without touching the two large gold deposits to the north and east of the compound.) Once you have about 1000 gold and 1000 wood saved up (or traded for), then go on a building spree and build as quickly as possible to meet the quest goals. It's a boring way to win, but it works!

Quest for a blacksmith:

PLEASE make sure you have the bank bought before you do this! I didn't and had no XP to get one, so I had to start back at a previous save.

The Four Wells

The solve for the well is that there are 4 wells to solve and not just 3. The gravel goes in the Sulfer well, the Net goes in the garbage well, and just be sure you don't put the same thing in either of the other two wells (they didn't hide anything next to the well it would fix) which gives you exactly what you need to fix those two.

To aquire sheep

you need to wait until the horse shows up in your town (this is at the final level). The hero says something like "he looks thirsty". Take the horse to the well, the horse will drink (although it looks more like it's just standing there) its owner will thank you, and then you will be lead to another task which will be explained below (it's called the animal roundup task)

Animal roundup

if you don't know how to get to that task read the spoiler above...once you get to that task, you need to get each animal (one of them looks like bigfoot) into seperate pins. Sometimes the gate doesn't close right away and they end up chasing you in and out of the pins, just make sure you go in the pin and out the oppisite way you came in. ALSO keep your people moving, otherwise they will shoot and kill the animal and you will have to go back and get it.

Cakey Makey

IMMEDIATLY create a ranch...employ both people at the ranch. Take your hero and have him create a wood hut and a cabin, and employ one person at the wood hut and the other person back at the ranch. Create as many graneries as possible and have your hero roam around looking for food. Also don't bother buidling a mine, just get money from the small mines that anyone can get money out of just drag them on top of the mine when your curser turns to a hand with a bag over it (just like it does when you pick up food) the person will start hacking at it. Just a tip the "mines" in the water produce more gold then the mines on land. Also have your hero fish AND BE SURE not to produce more food than you can hold because it's a waste. The MINUTE you get enough money buy another graniery. When the three new people arrive in town, only build a log cabin, and employ both at the ranch if the ranch still needs people, if not employ one at the wood shack. The person who has no home and no job will leave eventually, but it's expenesive to try to hold all of them. Make sure that you have your hero fish it's an excellent source of food...if i remember correctly eventually you need 55 sacks of food WHICH MEANS that you need at least 60 storage. Because it wont take you down to zero.

The Mad Russian Scramble

If you cannot let the game let you upgrade the platform in order to build train tracks needed to complete the level.

  1. Have your hero walk to the platform, click on the hero and drag to the platform or click the hero and right click the platform. then try clicking on the platform to see if it gives you the option to upgrade.

  2. Go along the sw corner of the circle of your town and make sure you have defeated all of the bandits down there, INCLUDING the watchtower guy. Get as close as you can and have your hero or someone else with a gun shoot at the tower until it collapses.

  3. Go along the river in your town. On the north side of the river on a part of that side of town that you can't get to without crossing the river and then building a bridge there are 2 or 3 bandits next to a tent and maybe a crate or sack of gold or two. make sure you have defeated these bandits. You can try walking to the platform at this point and see if it will let you upgrade, if not:

  4. (This part might not be necessary, it's just what I did and afterwards it let me upgrade my outpost.) Get some dynamite. There is a fence alongside where the train tracks would be in that area where the previously mentioned bandits were (the track that runs along where the platform is) Blow up the fence and then try walking your hero over to the platform.

This guide was put together using comments from: freemommy, Aurabella.ella, Lisa, SillyPoet, JJ, Rose, Pineapple, and Myself. Also a big thanks to everyone who helped out in the comments!

488 Comments

Oh my gosh I can't believe this game has been reviewed on this website! I have been stuck playing this for the last 2 days straight. The first westward was so much fun, I had to try this. I have to say I was disappointed at first in some of it and I still think I like the first one better but there are some things about the 2nd that are better too. I really liked the graphics in the first one. I think the story line is better in the first one, it's been a while since I played it but it seems to make more sense where you are going and why. However I like (in Westward II) that there is a main hero character and that he has the ability to heal over time so you can just send him around to collect things. Also I like that you don't have to have to have a mine set up to dig for gold, you can pan for gold in rivers, and even fish. And you can get wood from big logs to have enough to get a mill going or build cabins so people will come to your town. I haven't used the sandbox feature yet but I think I will really like it, I'm glad they did that.

There are some glitches I have noticed, a couple of times I will have a new person move into town, and they come out of the cabin door like they are supposed to and when i click on them they say something ("I don't wanna stand around in the street!" is my favorite) but the blue circle doesn't appear and I can't control them. So I have them in my population of the town but I have no way to get rid of them, or give them a job or anything.

I've found that if you get someone stuck somewhere, like the game won't let the character move, that you can have someone else walk near enough to them and then lasso the both of them (so you're selecting them to move together) and they will usually become unstuck.

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If anyone else has trouble running this, and they eventually figure out a solution, please post it. I've been working with the support team (absolutely fantastic people, by the way, who have been doing everything they can) to get the game running, but still no luck. Thanks!

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I can see how someone who plays a game just long enough to review it can give it such a rave review. But I will not see how someone who may have been a hardcore Westward Addict could rave. Not yet anyway! I've been playing WWII nonstop for about a day now (that's NONstop!) because I just loved WW I! And so far - other than compliments on the (almost) 3D-ishness, and the better graphics, and aesthetics - I don't have a whole lot to rave about! I have more complains/problems - one of which is HUGE! No idea how to get a large gold mine vs. the small gold vein! For someone who is new - maybe the learning is easier because there's not a whole lot in WWII that is comparable to WWI. It's just different all the way around.

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Rosie,

I've been playing this since it came out on Sandlot and I love it!! I actually pefer the 2D graphics and some of the dialoque fom WW1...but for the most part the 2nd game is very similar to the 1st.

What issue are you having with the gold mines exactly?? Maybe we can help you...

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Anonymous April 12, 2008 4:14 PM

To mine the smaller veins, select your hero and right click on the vein. Took me a while, figured it out by accident.

Now if someone could tell me how to get people to fight fires... Characters can be standing right next to a well, working on the farm and letting it burn to the ground. Any tips?

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For the firefighting you should have done the tutorial.

That shows you that you need to drag a person (or people) over the building on fire and then they will go and collect water and put it out. If they are too slow the building will still burn to the ground. So it's a good idea to make sure that there is water near to every valuable building. I also get another person repairing as it's being put out as it prolongs the time before it's razed to the ground.

Having answered that, I have a problem:

On the treasure quest, I can't get the final cow skull. I can see it in the water. I can get in the water near it but there is a boulder in the way and I can't use dynamite anywhere to blow it.

?In general, this is a fantastic game but I've noticed that glitches do appear when I've been running it for a long time. Examples such as no text when somebody wants to speak to me or instructions running one on top of the other rendering them illegible. Sometimes the mouse clicks are very sensitive too.

It's fast becoming a favourite though, it eclipses Virtual villagers as there is so much more to do.

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hey there, well I am stuck on quest for getting 1,200, tried 3 times now, only the farmer always takes the things I need , got close 1,900odd, no food left and last shack taken, so no one to dig the mine .And yes this is the 1st time for playing this game.. heeeelp pls, what is it I am not getting here?

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Everytime I start to go on the missions I come back and my town has no food and everyone is complaining about irrigation. How do I fix this?

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Deb,

I was stuck on that part for a long time...

Here's what you need to do:

Place the dynamite on the land portion directly north of the boulders. Put the dynamite as close to the boulders as you possibly can.

Also, more importantly....You need 2 sets of dynamite. Put 1 set down and let it explode, then put down another and the boulders will finally disappear...:o)

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Brie,

Make sure you have built a lot of wells and at least 1-2 water towers. Producing enough water is essential to having your farms and ranches run to their full capacity. Also make sure your farms have a windmill and your ranches have a smokehouse.

Also, if you have farms make sure it's havesting corn or wheat. And for ranches, the cattle give you the most food.

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I need help, I'm stuck1!!

I'm on the cross the river/Jack Cooper goal. I finished all the other possible goals up to this point. I need more experience to build the lumber mill so I can complete the goal. I've waited a long time to see if any other goals came up but so far none have....
Any suggestions on how to get more experience???
Thanks

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Shannon, thanks so much - I've dynamited once there already! Shall go and have another go at that.

Erin, can you not just go with Jack Cooper? Surely by doing the Quest you will gain the Experience points you need for the mill

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Already stuck! First town, and Joe-Jim or whatever his name is, who wants a job, won't go into any of my housing! I build more to create more space... I get new people. Thought residents were supposed to have priority? I wish WWII had the ability to assign housing like WWI did!

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At first I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first but eventually it grew on me.
Some improvements over the second one: There is now a main screen where you can view all of the towns statistics at a single glance. Great for planning. I also like the fact that the buildings are now purchased with experience points. This ability to choose what you want certainly adds to the overall strategy. They have also improved the interface slightly , you can now map characters to numbers using the ctrl key. Did you know you could do a 360 rotational view? just hold down the spacebar and rotate your mouse.

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Shannon,

Thanks for the advice. I did actually have most of that going before I would go on the missions. I had restarted what semed like a billion times and nothing I trie worked. However, last night I did dscover the problem. My townies were unhappy and I hadn't noticed. My populaton grew and the didn't want to work anymore so I resolved this buy getting some luxuries and therefore boosting happiness. I thought I'd let you and anyne else know. Just in case someone encounters the same problem. I guess in this game sometimes you have to waste money to make money. Sort of.

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Hi.. I have a problem with the destroy the bandit camp quest... u need to search the swimming pools for 2 halves of the keys to the bandit camp.. have found one but cant get the other.. I only have one more pool to check but u need to build a bridge over to it but... the bridge can't b built there.. what am i doin wrong??

would appreciate the help :)

as for the find joe/jack/john or whatever a job quest u dont need to house him u just have to find him his dream job.. hope that helps

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Michelle April 13, 2008 2:01 PM

Hi there, stuck in the decontaminate the wells. In Lightening Bluff there are 4 wells and a crate next to each well. The crate next to the Well doesn't belong to it. any help would be great. thanks

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For those who have purchased the game, or even for those on the edge wondering if a purchase of the game is worthwhile, Sandlot has made a number of additional downloadable levels available that add even more value to the game:

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hi
i need to build an out post but dont know how can any one help please luv the game
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LS,
The job that is needed for Joe? now I don't know how to hide spoilers, so, the job he needs is outdoors with animals! As in a ranch :-)
And I still need help with quest for getting £1,200 to buy the deeds back, pls help, I need the 25 experience to build the outpost so can get the train working ? Unless you know another way I can get it? Great game though have to say, but pls, someone help me now....
cheers and thanx. Chezza

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OK, the outpost: just click it. You can select an obtion to rebuild it then.
The 1,200 Gold: I built several shacks and sent everyone to the mine. Then I took my hero to the Northwest corner and killed the two bandits. There's more gold here. Then once you get the 1200, build a sheriff's office and hire sheriff & deputies to guard the mine.

I too am stuck on the bandit camp. I got the first half, but I can't get to the lastt pool....

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Have you noticed that the river has the trace of a road on it's bottom? This could perhaps indicate that it is shallow and that you may be able to wade through it to get to an otherwise inaccessible spot...

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S.O.S. Does anyone have the list of Decontaminated Wells and which product goes to which one. I'm going nutz thank you so much! Have a great day!
Also, stuck in the decontaminate the wells. In Lightening Bluff there are 4 wells and a crate next to each well. The crate next to the Well doesn't belong to it. any help would be great.

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Use common sense on the well/crates quest.

Move them all clockwise

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Tressnut April 14, 2008 5:16 PM

The solution to the "wells quest" is as follows:

Iron = Baking Soda
Salty = Pine Sap
Junk = Netting
Sulphur = Black gravel

Anyone solve how to find the traitor???

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the traitor is the first lady you talk to in the camp

can anyone tell me hoe to build railroad tracks?? i'm in the mad russian scramble and thats all i like......help plz!

chris

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ok tried the spoiler, it didn't work sorry guys and gals, as for the Decontaminated wells.. sulfer well the black whatever, junk well, netting,Iron soda, guess u can work the last one :-) I have got stuck on bad seed, also the farming on outpost, neither seem possible? so yes heeelp pls. not alot has come forward on these requests?? and, I have to start all over again because I saved on on the farming quest and coulodn't get back. arrrrgghh...
thanx for anyone who wants to help:-)
Chezza

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sorry stoat, didn't see that earlier, but i have to start all over again.:-( the one with farm quest on the boat house.. I collected everything and still couldn't build 3 productive foods. or. do I not build a ranch? but 3 farms? anyways, that will be along ways off now.. oh, and have to say playes sanalot when I got stuck on quest. and, at the moment not sure what the aim is??
Chezza :-)

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freemommy Author Profile Page April 15, 2008 6:21 AM

Ok, I just found this site, so bear with me please. But I have been playing WWII for a few days now, and LOVE IT. So Here Goes...

The solve for the well is that there are 4 wells to solve and not just 3. The gravel goes in the Sulfer well, the Net goes in the garbage well, and just be sure you don't put the same thing in either of the other two wells (they didn't hide anything next to the well it would fix) which gives you exactly what you need to fix those two.

To get Evan whoever his name is to move into a house, have him build it himself. I just have him build a hovel and he is happy. He will only work on a ranch however, so if you have not unlocked it, don't bother trying or he will move away, and you need those experience points and the wood and money he offers to complete other quests down the road.

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freemommy Author Profile Page April 15, 2008 6:30 AM

I have been playing in the Sandbox and am wondering how to find the new food source, new wood source,and new gold sources for each of the missions. I was able to complete each mission, but think that this information would be very useful when playing the regular game as well. I know that the food source is fishing, but can't figure out how to do it. And I can't figure out how to get into the water where there is a drop off. I found gold and wood and food there, but can't seem to find a path into the pools. Any help would be appreciated.

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Carolinepc Author Profile Page April 15, 2008 6:51 AM

I can't figure out how to get experience. Please help! You may email me at Caroline_sPlace@yahoo.com

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I am adicted !!!! LOL
I cant get the second half of the key for bandit camp? Help please.
Also I got into river but bridge I built is in the way can i blow it up? I cant get to pool with boxes in it maybe that is where the second half the key is.. I have been working ion this for several hours and am really frustrated
thanks for any and all help.
love the game!

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Hi,
I'm having the same trouble as Trace. I can't find the plat form for the outpost. At this point I am happy for a spoiler on this.
Thanks,
jclives

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Jennifer April 15, 2008 8:12 PM

I really need help with this. Someone had this very same problem earlier but I didn't really read anyone else that helped them out. Basicaly, I need to meet that guy across the river and build a bridge to move further in the game. But I guess I got a little to store happy and used all my experience points but 8. Now I have no way to unlock the lumbermill so I can build a bridge. There doesn't seem to be any missions popping up and I'm starting to wonder if I have to start over again... =( Any help would be greatly appreciated. Is there any other way to gain experience points?

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Hey! I am really enjoying this game. However, i am stuck on blowing up the second set of boulders to open up the trade route. It won't let me set dynamite there. Any suggestions! Thanks!

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Explaining the platform for outposts/ alternate sources:


Is usually called platform 9 3/4 (from harry potter strangely enough) or something like that and it is usually along a dirt path (wagon tracks) that spans all the way across your area of land from east to west or whatever. It is just a run down square of wood and when you click on it if you have enough resources you can make it into a wagon station. I think the first time you come across it there will be a person and if you walk one of your characters near he will ! and explain. If you have the resources to build the station a picture will appear of it when you click on the platform. It is NOT something you build from the build menu, I think that is why people have been confused. And then once you have the station it will have 3 options, for mining, lumber, and food. You can choose to do whichever you want first and it will take you to a seperate place where you will need to build another small town (6-8 people is usually enough to get things going) and more tasks like build 3 farms or build three wood shed and a lumber mill etc. The task for find an alternate source of food or alternate source of lumber etc. is completed once you have finished all of the tasks because the alternate source IS the place you have just created. The idea of it is that the new place you have just set up is on your wagon trail and once you get back to your original location you can choose the station and choose what to import from your outposts. Its kind of a dumb feature of the game and you get to do it in sandbox mode also which is a little annoying.

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I need help, I'm stuck1!!

I'm on the cross the river/Jack Cooper goal. I finished all the other possible goals up to this point. I need more experience to build the lumber mill so I can complete the goal. I've waited a long time to see if any other goals came up but so far none have....
Any suggestions on how to get more experience???
Thanks

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You get a little bit of experience just from expanding your town, and making people happy. so keep that up and hopefully you can build enough withoiut having to restart. :)

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I read the comment about the Outpost, but I am still having trouble. I have plenty of resources, but when I click on the platform, nothing happens. Can anyone offer any suggestions?

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Carolinepc Author Profile Page April 16, 2008 1:08 AM

I notice I continually run out of experience and can't seem to get any. What are ways to gain experience aside from building. You can't build when you run out of gold and the bandits close the gold mine down or you run out of wood and can't afford it....vicious circle...

What things do you do first when getting started?
I start with farm, lumber, then mine, then build up farm and get the mill as quick as I can so I can build a bridge to put a woodshack across the river for more wood.

Does the mill keep working, even when the lumber is out?

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bubbaloo02 April 16, 2008 1:12 AM

My hero won't move, he is just sitting at the bottom of my screen and I can't get him to do anything. Has anyone else experienced this?? I can't figure out how to make him do stuff. Am I being blonde and there is an obvious answer I should know? Please help!!

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Carolinepc: I'd suggest slowing down. You don't need a bridge that quickly, the wood in that one forest will last you quite a while.

i would suggest trying to get a trading post fairly early because even if you run out of wood you can always buy more using gold or trade food for gold and then use that to buy wood. since food is easy to keep in abundance.

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The lumber mill will stop working if there is no lumber being procesed.

**I am stuck in Tornado Valley!** I have the requried 25 buildngs but there is a tornado every couple of seconds it seems like. Does anyone have any suggestions? I am running out of resources and have no lumber but have a trading post but not enough gold to buy it.

It is best to build a lumber mill ASAP as well as a saloon for gunslingers because of bandits.

About experience points:

Build some buildings you haven't built before, complete missions and sometimes you get points from killing the bandits.

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Hiya im am totally addicted to westward 2.
However for my to complet the quests i need to complete i need experience. so does anyone no a quicker way in gettin experience?please get back as soon as possible.
thank

x

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Please help!! I cannot build the outpost. I have 3922 gold, 944 wood and have completed all the quests that do not need the outpost. I have built all the buildings I thought might help, such as the blacksmith and my town is happy and well fed. But still can't get that darn outpost!! Any help would be appreciated.

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I need help passing the Bandit Base - the one with the two broken halves of a key and a gate.

I found the rusted key (where you build a well in the middle of three cow skulls) that opens up the locked cabin on the bottom right of the map.

My problem is this:

(1) How do I get across to the other watering holes? It won't let me build bridges to the some places on the west side of the river (like the one watering hole on the south part of the map).

(2) How do I get to the crates and treasure chest that's in the river - on the east side of the map? I've read somewhere that you have to find a shallow part of the river, but hello! There is no shallow part of the river - my hero refuses to walk in the water!

(3) How do I get across the "rickety bridge"? I can't go under it since my side seems to be blocked off by a fence.

Any help would be truly appreciated. I'm at my wit's end and can't get passed the level.

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Lee-Ann Howell Author Profile Page April 16, 2008 12:07 PM

I have been playing now for about 5 days and restarted about 5 times because I get stuck on experience and food, my people keep leaving due to hunger and I've tried buying a trading post and that helps for a while.
I love this one, it's better than the first one, where you get to pick your player and the graphics are better.

I'm stuck on the bad seed quest,I can collect the 1200 but he buys all the buildings and i don't know how to buy back the buildings, can someone help

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I am having trouble keeping my people happy. I get negative points for a low, medium, high or very high population. I dont understand. I have plenty of resources and luxury buildings but my happiness meter is only 60. Are there any strategies on keeping my people happier.

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i'm having trouble getting to the third town... i have completed all the quests that i know of on the second town... and i see the third town open on the world map...does anyone have any ideas?

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Ok what do i do with the bear and the horse? And how do i get the sheep award? Thanks for any help out there

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Hellllllllllp! I'm stuck on the bandit base quest. I find 1 half of key, then wade in water for other half (have to blow up my bridge first to get to the watering hole) then for some reason, when I try to get back onto dry land, my character refuses to go past a certain point and is just standing there in the water! I cant see any obstacles in her way, shes just being difficult lol, any help?

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Hey! I need some help on the outpost food mission.
I'm all outta wood :[

I've gathered everything and chopped up all possible logs.

I apparantly still need to 'establish a source of additional food' and build three food production buildings'

I have a ranch, a farm and the two graneries needed but I need one more food production building and I have no wood!
And what is the source of additional food?

Help please!!
Thanks
Lou x

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For all those just asking for help and not offering any help to others, why not give it a try? :)

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Lou x,

Restart the mission. Build 1 farm and 2 shacks have your 2 people work the farm. Then search the entire area for everything you can find. Key is you must build a logging site really early.

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Lee-Ann Howell: you can't buy back the buildings, the best option is to quickly rebuild whatever he buys.

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gabsimom April 17, 2008 2:08 AM

For those asking about more food: You can fish in the river but this resource is limited.
Just take a person where you see fish swimming. :)

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This is weird: I didn't have the same problem all of you had with finding the other half of the key, it was like the game just gave up on me finding it and gave it to me. I don't know it was weird. I think I missed something though, you guys are talking about this thing with decontaminating wells? When does that happen?

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Carolinepc Author Profile Page April 17, 2008 4:41 AM

I decided to try the sandbox and am in an outpost to build 3 sources of food. I did a ranch and 2 farms. I built a mill that keeps shoving wood through, but it isn't counting wood or giving me credit.

I figured to fish here, I drag people over to the lake and they throw poles in. I left my hero there once and she had gone in and was panning gold!

I actually have 4 sources of food. Do they want me to build a post? I built a church and sherriff's office. I built 2 hotels rather than lots of cabins. The mine is working.

Still, no more wood. Is shows production going on, but no counting. The wood shed is empty. Since the mill isn't counting wood, I'm stuck. I noticed this on the regular game.

Also, I killed bandits and found the dynamite, but how do I pick it UP?

Hope this helps some. I still need to know 2 things: 1. why isn't lumber milled wood counted,
2. How do I pick up dynamite, oh
3. How do I get rid of the burn' down place across from the wagons in the center of town?!

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Lee-Ann Howell Author Profile Page April 17, 2008 10:28 AM

Thanks for the help, with the farm building windmills to increase production and have 3 farms producing 3 different resources wheat, corn, pumkins, go to the store and upgrade the farm, then click on the farm and double click on the resource you want for that farm, the same works for the ranch, you will get award and experience.

how do you complete the bad seed quest?

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I'm stuck on the bad seed quest too...I have the money, blah blah blah...and someone said something about buying the sheriff's office? In the store, it has 2 requirements to buy it, and one is "???", therefore, buying it is impossible. Rawr this. I've tried this about 4 times. Is my experience too low? (17) Thanks-

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where is the big oak tree with the treasure? i have been looking for ever and cannot find it...HELP!!!!!!!

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to carolinepc: your mill wont supply wood without a wood shack.

Anyone: i still need help figuring out how to blow the second set of boulders to open up the trade route. Thanks!

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saraliesen April 17, 2008 9:46 PM

I have beaten the game but have'nt gotten all the awards To get the sheep,

you have to wait for the horse to show up, your hero will say something like that horse looks mighty thirsty. You find the horse near the top of the town. Build a well, lead the horse to water, then his owner will show up and give you a quest.

I need help with the lady that needs the flour to bake things. Heeeelp! I got more stuff too, but never posted before so i'm keepin this short for now

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how do you start the 2nd hidden treasure quest?

i'm just completing the awards. i already defeated all of the bandits

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just use dynamite to blow up the boulders. and use your hero to place the dynamites.

i don't know if it is a bug but when i used on of the citizens to place the dynamite the boulder didn't break but when i used my hero it did.

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to ness:

the oak tree is below the map between the headstone and the cabin. just scroll there and you will find it.

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Hi guys!

I've also been adicted with this game for the past 2 days and I need a bit of help...

In the treasure hunt quest I'm missing the fifth part of the sentence and I know that it's the skeleton under the water on the river bed, but I have no idea how to reach it, I built a bridge so that i can go in the river but I don't know how to explode the boulders blocking the way...

please if anyone can tip me on how to do it, i'd appreciate a lot.

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I am having so many problems with this game even staying loaded. I have played a lot of games and this one has been a total pain. When I scan the boarders of the property near the red X posts, the game freezes. This has gotten worse and worse as the game has gone on. I now have to restart it like every 5 minutes...and it takes 5 minutes to even load.

Now, I am in the Copperhead Bandit Destroy the Camp part and I too am having a heck of a time finding the second part of the key. I could never get any people to go into the water..and when we first arrived and set up camp, I saw a bandit hiding in the trees on the property lines at the North end. So I have been keeping my hero there with 2-3 gun holders to keep them off. It is just one gun battle after another.

I have been using town people to build things instead of my hero, who is standing at that North spot gunning bandits, find things, go with deputies to search etc because I am afraid if I remove my hero from the spot, the bandits will kill my hired help and shoot up my town. They just KEEP COMING from that spot. It is right between two tree lines where a path is.

Some tips:

Building ten flower pots will not only give you 9 happiness points, after the 10 mark you get to build 3 beehives, which produce honey.

You can only hire 3 deputies and a Sheriff per Sheriff's office and 3 gunslingers per Saloon. If you build more Saloons, which are cheaper, you can hire more gun slingers to put at key places of the town or have with you. If you hire the mean Sheriff or gunslinger, the people get angry at you.

Since this game is not in auto save mode, save after you do something you are happy with. If something bad happens, you can go back and try again at the point you were happy about.

The healing boxes you can buy from the general store, VITAL. You can carry 10 at a time and I make sure I am stocked when using my hired help in gun battles. Saves me from having to go to another spot and rehire, losing important fight time.

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thanks for your help before! Ive done it now :]

I just got the 'Town Traitor' Quest and have no idea how to go about looking for him!

A few tips would be mucho appreciated!

Thanks

Loux

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Ty for the help on the sheep gonna give it a try later.

As to the cakey makey quest someone asked about

i got through it buy building farms and granaries to meet the food requirement...

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does anyone know how to trigger the second hidden treasure quest and the 2nd unknown award?

that's the only awards i wasn't able to get yet

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first part of the key

it is in pond near where you find micah allen and his family's trading post

the second part of the key

it is in the pond besides a tree at the end of the river that crosses the middle of the map to the bottom. there is a way to the river at bottom left island near where the river splits. if you built a bridge to connect the lower 2 islands, you have to destroy so you can go at the end of the river

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Hi for those of you searching for the second part of the key. I found the first part in the waterering hole centre bottom. You need to walk alond the river bed to get to it. The second one I walked towards the door in the cliff face and was given it.

Lisa, great tips there! Here's one for you - don't just hang around the borders or the bandits will just keep coming! Hang back a little and although you may be able to see them, they won't attack.

Now, I need some help. I'm on the quest for rounding up the animals, I have Bigfoot, I have the bear and I have collected the Deer three times but the gates don't close on him and he ends up getting shot so I have to go back and find another (luckily another appears).

Anybody got any clues on how to get the Deer into the corral please? Or if I need to do things in a different order?

Thanks!

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To Taffy and Chris:
If the problem your are having with the outposts and platforms is in the mad russian scramble level try this because i was having that problem too but i am not sure which step resolved it so try all of these things.

The MAD RUSSIAN SCRAMBLE:
If you cannot let the game let you upgrade the platform in order to build train tracks needed to complete the level.

1. Have your hero walk to the platform, click on the hero and drag to the platform or click the hero and right click the platform. then try clicking on the platform to see if it gives you the option to upgrade.

2. Go along the sw corner of the circle of your town and make sure you have defeated all of the bandits down there, INCLUDING the watchtower guy. Get as close as you can and have your hero or someone else with a gun shoot at the tower until it collapses.

3. Go along the river in your town. On the north side of the river on a part of that side of town that you can't get to without crossing the river and then building a bridge there are 2 or 3 bandits next to a tent and maybe a crate or sack of gold or two. make sure you have defeated these bandits. You can try walking to the platform at this point and see if it will let you upgrade, if not:

4.(This part might not be necessary, it's just what I did and afterwards it let me upgrade my outpost.) Get some dynamite. There is a fence alongside where the train tracks would be in that area where the previously mentioned bandits were (the track that runs along where the platform is) Blow up the fence and then try walking your hero over to the platform.

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For loux
The town traitor quest:
When I played it it was:

Candace

The game randomizes names so it might be a different name for other people, but if you listen to the sheriff's "rules" it's just a matter of deciding who is lying, or you can sort of cheat and just pick 2 people at random, accuse them, and restart the mission if you are wrong and pick different people until you get it I guess that would probably work.

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SillyPoet Author Profile Page April 19, 2008 12:02 PM

Okay, this is what I learned from playing through once.

The guy wants a job:

don't even try to give this guy a job until you build a ranch! He will try a few places you stick him for work, but eventually will leave if you don't have the right job. Build a ranch and employ him there.

The town that always seems to starve:

Boy was this tough until I figured it out! The farms and ranches need lots of WATER to thrive- build at least three water towers for each well, and make sure there is a water tower or well in the remote spots (where you get resources like wood and gold), so if there is a fire, you have water to put it out right next to the buildings. Check the water levels and if they go to the max, then add a water tower until the max amount of water stored is just below the max level. Your town should thrive then!

Quest for a blacksmith:

PLEASE make sure you have the bank bought before you do this! I didn't and had no XP to get one, so I had to start back at a previous save.

Keeping bandits from attacking the town:

I found this pretty handy, especially later in the game. Look around the edges of your town (this is not in all the towns BTW) and see if there is a gathering of bandits- they are usually near a road going off screen. Build several saloons and get as many gunslingers as you can and gather them near that part of the road, so they can outnumber any bandits that show up and have one collect the gold once in a while. You lose very little men (none if you heal them), and collect a bunch of little gold bags!

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hi..i am a westward fan.. played the first one now going on to the second game.. my problem is this..when i buy a building etc etc.. it says sold but then i can't figure out how to build it.. i look all around for an icon for the building but don't see one.. please help me to learn how to build the sheriff's office etc etc after i buy it.. thank you..

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krisu50
To get rid of any rock..in or out of the water just place some dynomite near them.

Maybe you can help me??? I got 1 part of the treasure quest (the second part I think..in gun slingers pass) but I missed the first part. any hints?

Also to anyone who put a bridge where they don't want it or no longer need it...just get your hero to walk just a little past it and click on the bridge there is a little icon in the bottom right corner that will distroy the bridge (just like any of the other building).

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How do you pass the maintain 25 building and 120 happiness

I have like 27 buildings and 130 happiness but nothing happens
I am addicted to the game

Been playing for 3 days now

Thanks

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SamanthaCNM Author Profile Page April 19, 2008 8:01 PM

General help with this fun game (some may be obvious, but weren't to me):

1) attacking bandits - use health kits to keep your "destructible" (i.e. not your hero) staff healthy

2) when town happiness is not an issue (i.e. in most of the quests) build shacks/hovels (whatever the cheap building are called) instead of log cabins - much less expense!

3) hero can enter water when there is a ramp leading into the water. once in the water, hero can collect fish, treasure, etc.

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SamanthaCNM Author Profile Page April 19, 2008 8:12 PM

Specific help for finding the second key and getting the treasure out of the water.

Make sure you have a blacksmith working before you do this. Hero can walk into the water on the other side of the water north-west of the ramp to the beach you are trying to reach. do not get confused by comments posted and destroy your bridges, until you have your hero in the water. Heroes can enter the water anywhere there is a ramp. Go north-west, across the river and you will see a spot (ramp) for the hero to enter the water. Before you do this, you want to set a dynamite charge to the boulder at the narrow end of the pool containing the sunken treasure. Just stand on the bank near the half-submerged boulder and place a charge. The boulder will disappear. Then go to the ramp and wade in the water. Heroes cannot walk under bridges, so click on bridges to demolish. Walk to the sunken treasure and pick it up. Walk to the beach that you can't otherwise reach - as soon as you step on shore, you will be given the second half of the key - and immediately given the choice (not really - game doesn't proceed otherwise) of going to another town to get a blacksmith to repair the key.

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SamanthaCNM Author Profile Page April 19, 2008 8:30 PM

Specific help for cakey makey (very annoying quest)

DO NOT GO TO THE BAKERY.
First collect every scrap of wood and gold. If you don't know how to mine gold without a mine, I'll tell you, but it is a sub-spoiler, just warning you.
You can collect gold from a small glowing pod of gold just by leading your hero to it until you see the "grab bag" symbol over the pod. Your hero will then use a pick to extract the gold.
Go south and collect wood and gold, carefully adding food only as needed (if you go over 20 food, the rest is wasted). Then move east and then north and continue to collect wood and gold. You will need around 500 of both gold and wood to compete the quest (sorry I don't have more specific numbers). There is plenty of food scattered around, but you might need to pass it up the first time you see it and come back later to get it.
Once you have enough gold and wood, click on the bakery lady.
She will tell you that you need 15 of flour (which just means 15 food).
Suddenly, two workers appear.
Build a well. Build a farm or, better, a ranch with cattle. Employ the 2 workers.
Collect the last 2 food areas to the right of the bakery, meeting the first deadline.
For the remaining challenges, if you have collected enough gold and wood, you can employ no more than 4 workers and create enough food. You won't need a windmill or smokehouse. Build 3 granaries.
Save the 3 pots of food in the area to the east of the bakery in case of famine.
Always build a little more than you need, to allow the workers to eat.
Ignore the 3 extra workers who arrive at the 3rd level. DO NOT build them houses. They will go away. They seem to be there just to eat food and make the level more challenging.
If you need extra food or gold, wade in the river. Pan for gold or fish for fish.

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SamanthaCNM Author Profile Page April 19, 2008 8:33 PM

HELP!

I have completed bandit quest and now need to build train tracks. I have bought the upgrade.

How in the world do you build train tracks????

thanks for your help

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I am stuck where you have to build 25 buildings and have 120 happiness. Well I find it very hard to keep my happiness above 80, any help? I've been playing this quest for a while and I just keep losing. =(

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SamanthaCNM Author Profile Page April 19, 2008 9:28 PM

TRAIN TRACKS

Rediculously easy, once you get the hint (annoying). I found the clue on the sandlot.com page.

Once you have purchased the train track upgrade, move your hero to the outpost.
R click on the outpost. There will now be 4 icons.
The one on the bottom vaguely looks like a toy train.
Click on it.
You will now have a train station.
Employ someone at the station.
Click (can't remember if it is R click or not, sorry) on station.
The bottom icon will now look like a train. Click on it.
Magically, train track appear.
jeez

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To the people who are finding all the badges n' stuff!!!

Is there anything else like the bee bear badge? I read somewhere somebody said something about sheep or something but I think I can figure out how to get that. There are more empty spots on the build menu so there must be something.

I don't know if anyone has already found this but

Bee Bear badge:


If you build 10 flower pots you get the option to build bee hives and when you build a bee hive you get a bear that you can control as a character.

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Hi I need help on WWII-my computer screen blacks out most of the items. I cannot see people unless I click on them, same for buildings, farms, trees etc. I am pretty sure I have all the system requirements, is there something else I should do? I changed my screen resolution and all that stuff...Help, I love this game, but it is frustrating not to see it all

Thanks,
Cari

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You are "pretty sure" your system meets the minimum requirements for the game?

The problems you mention sound like your graphics card does not support what's needed for the game.

I would check to be sure it meets at least these requirements:

  • OS: Windows Vista, Windows XP

  • Memory: 512 MB

  • DirectX: 9.0 or later

  • CPU: P 1.0GHz

  • Video: 32MB 3D Hardware Accelerated Video Card

If so, where did you purchase the game from?

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I really love this game, it's highly addictive! I've been playing it for some days now, and there are some things which I had to learn the hard way. So I decided to lend a helping hand on some general issues to those who are stuck, so they can enjoy it like the rest of us.

For those of you having problems with town happiness:

There are some things which influence your town happiness negatively:

1. Population: The more people, the less happiness. If you need high happiness, try to have less than 15 people. Just destroy some houses if you have too many people, and they will leave after a while.
2. Hunger, unemployment, no home: Your people can get really upset because of this. They will leave eventually, but before they do, they will drop your town happiness. Get enough food, jobs and houses for all of your citizens.
3. Damaged buildings: If your buildings get damaged by fire, earthquakes, tornadoes or bandits, repair them as soon as you can. People get unhappy, if the buildings are not 100% perfect.
4. Shacks: They drop your town happiness, so build houses or hotels instead, as soon as you can afford it.
5. Taxes: Even low taxes drop your town happiness by 15 or so points, so be careful about that.
6. Mean sheriff: People don't like him. Hire the nice sheriff instead. He's not much of a help when it comes to shooting, but he will keep your people happy.

Other things let your town happiness rise:

1. Special buildings: Some buildings give you extra happiness points: saloons, hotels, trading posts and so on. Left-click on a building to see how much happiness it generates. But be careful: you won't get the same amount of points for every further building of that type! For example, the first hotel you build will give you 5 points, the second 3, the third 1, and the fourth won't give you extra happiness points at all.
2. Town decoration: You can build outhouses, flower pots, welcome signs and so on to boost your town happiness. Don't concentrate on the outhouses too much though, if you build too many, they can drop your town happiness again.
3. The nice sheriff: Hire him, and he will make your people happy.
4. Different kinds of food: People are happier, if you grow different kinds of crops at your farms and/or different animals at your ranches. You can unlock more crops and animals in the upgrades menu.
5. Celebrations: Build a town hall and let the mayor throw a party for your citizens. This effect is not permanent, still it may be helpful if you need a certain amount of happiness to fulfill a quest.

As to the quests, where you need a certain amount of buildings in your town:

Town decorations don't count as buildings! You can build as many flowerpots as you like, it won't help you. To quickly reach the number of buildings you need, build wells or water towers, they are the cheapest buildings that count towards the limit.

If you have troubles with fires in your town, you should play the tutorial about fires first. If you're still stuck, remember this:

Build enough wells and water towers close to your buildings. Your citizens will run there to get water in case of a fire. Anyway, sometimes they just don't seem to care if the building next to them burns to the ground. That is because usually people only protect their homes and the places where they work automatically. Try to employ people near to their homes, because they will run there in case of fire. If you need people to fight a fire, select one person, then left-click on the burning building. It doesn't work if you select a couple of people at the same time. Also, gunslingers and deputies won't fight fires.

If you have troubles reaching some spots, try this:

Watch out for ramps leading into the water. Your hero and other people can walk into the water at this places. This way they can walk through rivers or lakes to reach treasures, small gold mines, or simply the other side. Bu be careful! People can't walk under bridges! If you need to reach a certain spot, make sure there's no brigde blocking the way. Also, you hero tends to get stuck if he needs to walk through water to get somewhere. In most cases, he just won't find a way. You have to lead him to his destination manually, by clicking ahead of him an guiding him through the water.

Finally, if you have troubles getting enough ressources:

Build a trading post as soon as possible. You can buy and sell food and wood there. Most maps don't have enough wood and/or gold, so you can help yourself by producing lots of food and selling it at the tradingpost. Remember to build granaries, so that you can stock at least about 100 food, if you want to sell it.

That's it so far, I hope I didn't miss any major issues. Enjoy the game!

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I dont know if any of you noticed but if you do the bees and click on the general store, next to dynamite and first aid there are 3 shelves and 1 has honey on them, what are other 2, ive done sheep and they dont put stuff there

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Auntydot Author Profile Page April 20, 2008 8:36 AM

Hi, can anyone please help me. I am in the sandbox section - Outpost Wood Mission - my problem is there is hardly no gold to get so how do I get gold supply. I have built a farm,log cabin, well, built a wood cutting house, built a general store but now I don't have enough gold to buy dynamite.
I cannot build a gold miner thingy on a gold mine as it is saying its obstructed. and I can't afford to buy dynamite....
Can anyone help me with some ideas.
Thanking You in advance :-)

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auntydot

See if there is any gold you can mine that doesn't require a mine...(what looks like "mini gold spot") or if you just need to take down a building there is in the way, there is a "destroy" icon. Click on the building that is in the way...(all things that can be built have a small "wrecking ball" in the lower right corner of the building) This will remover the building without having to use dynamite. This works on ALL building(anything you can build) including bridges...with bridges you just need to be away from them befor you can destroy them.
Hope this helps.
Does anyone know about the mystery quests?? I got 1/2 of the secret gold one but don't know about the other half or what the other secret one is...any clues???

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hi again.. I NEED HELP.. i dont know how to build the sheriff's office. trading post.. etc etc.. i buy the buildings in the store then i can not find the icon to place the building on the map... please please help me since this is my second post.. if i don't know how to build these buildings once i buy them then i can't defend my town from the bandits or buy supplies and the such.. so i beg you to please help me.. i did play the first westward and it was easy to build the building you needed but this is a stumper to me.. thank you so much.. answer soon please..

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Grace,
To build more buildings that you have already bought
with experience points, go to the build menu for a character and you will notice build one, build two,
and build three. Good luck.

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SamanthaCNM Author Profile Page April 20, 2008 12:56 PM

Grace

To build anything, you simply click on a character (doesn't have to be your hero) and then click the "build" icon on the bottom of the screen (looks like a saw and a hatchet - upper left icon). Then click on the item you want to build. The building will appear in red at the bottom of the screen. Drag it to where you want to build it. Sometimes the program will tell you the site is obstructed, in which case you move it a little bit.

Hope this helps

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I am on the very first town and having lots of problems. I built the gold mine but the Copperhead Gang keeps coming by and destroying it. I don't have enough gold to build a Sheriff's building because they keep destroying the gold mine and now I don't even have enough gold to build another mine! I built the 15 buildings you need to have a Sheriff's office but how in the world do you keep the gang away long enough to mine enough gold to build the Sheriff's office? Thanks for any help or suggestions!

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May

The best suggestion I can make for your bandit problem is to have your hero guard the mine and have you people fix it AS it's being attacked...This is NOT the best but it works..it costs you lumber and gold but in most cases the mine stays standing..because your "hero" will keep attacking the bandits...or if you can..build a saloon. and hire gunslingers to protect it.
Hope this helps

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walkinthepark April 20, 2008 2:17 PM

I have a problem with the build bridges quest. I cant build them because I dont have a lumber mill...thats what the game tells me. However, I own two lumbermills...Still no bridge building. Anyone else have this bug?

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HELP!!!! Ok, so my hero is stuck. You know the quest where you have to find two keys for the gate. Well I found them and got the blacksmith to make a copy, but I had originally placed my hero at the upper right cornor to fend off teh bandits that kept reappearing. Well that planned worked well and my town has been safe since. But now my hero can't move from the spot she's at. She's also invincible!?! When ever the bandits appear they don't even leave a scracth on her. I have tried to lasso her aournd other townies and gunslingers but to no avail.. =( Does anyone know of a different way to fix this. I really really don't want to load at my previous save.

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Help me

If the lassoing didn't help..see if you can click on her and have her build something..lol (anything) away from where she is standing....this sometimes works.
good luck

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Maria Petre October 25, 2008 8:55 PM

I can't get pumpkin pie. I have 2 wheat farms, 2 pumpkin farms and 1 chicken ranch fully employed, but in the General Store is no pumpkin pie. What do I have to do?

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I'm done with the whole game and I just need one more award. What are the treasure quests?

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hi, I am trying to find how you can build an outpost. How can I get some experience points too and more gold and wood too?

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mommytwish November 7, 2008 9:09 PM

I'm stuck in the decontaminated well town. I already used all the boxes, but I got them all wrong. How do I get out of there or at least do it all over again? Thank you!

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Can someone please help. I can't figure out how to take care of drunk people?

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Questions
1. When you return from a quest, do you get to keep the resources you gathered while there?

2. What are the other 2 items sold in the General store. I have the honey pot.

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ok...i still don't understand the traitor mission.
I don't how to "bring the people to the sherif"
do I have to rebuild the sherifs office?
is the sherif supposed to talk to me?

I couldn't find any info in the walkthrough.

oh and is the cow skull mission before or after the traitor mission? Cuz I have found all the dead cow's but i don't know what I am supposed to do with them
thanks
in advance
mowarsh

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Hi all,

Being lazy and not wanting to face great adversity, I decided to play Sandpit mode (the one without the natural disasters).. i've reached a population of 40 people and it doesn't seem to let any new ppl move into my town despite having one unoccupied Hotel and one unoccupied Cabin available.

Is there something specific that I must build that will increase the population or are my plans for world domination at an end? :(

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Mowarsh,
Sounds like you missed an outlaw. You have to kill them all and take the traitor to the sheriff at the bottom of the page.

The cows have clues that pop up. When you have them all you will know where all the gold is located.

Dash,
Your plans are at an end. 40 is top pop.

Now for my problem…
What is the last piece of merchandise to go in the store? That is the only thing I am missing in the whole game. I thought it might be eggs so I built 3 chicken farms complete with employees and nothing. I have tried 3 of every type of farm. Does anyone have a clue?
Dinca

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I have looked through the comments but can't find info on how to build bridges to cross the river while defending the lumber mill. I built bridges to the islands but can't get one all the way to other side of river. Thanks.

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Jurpy,
Keep building to the left.

it's the next to the last that will go across

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i had a problem with typhoon valley.. i already had 25 buildings with 120 happiness. yet i cant proceed on to the next level. what happen?? help!

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I have 3 grayed out spaces in my bldgs 2 & 3. In bldg 2, I have 2 gray spots after the bridge (what goes there). Also in bldg 3 i have 1 gray spot empty after the beehive. Does anyone know what goes in those gray boxes? Thank you.

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Rhubarb,
As far as I know, nothing. The last message from my hero said I had completed all the challenges but could continue to play. I checked the awards list under menu and then completed the remaining 2 badges, 3 amigos and capital gains. The disaster badge has to be completed in Sandbox mode.

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does anyone experience error during the game?
i cant save the game :(

i also have a problem in completing quest "build a bridge"..
i cant deliver the crate to Lonnie,
where should i go to meet Lonnie??

thank u so much,

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So I've played the first one... twice and beast it the 2nd time in 2 days...but not im playin the 2nd one... but... I've been playing this game for about a week... im at the bandit camp... ive done everything possible that i can think of... I've destroyed the bandit camp all of them even blew up the tents thinking that would help me but i can not find the leader and move on to the next level... I've done every quest i can think of to find this guy and still can't can any one help me?

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TO DINCA, ty for the info, thought maybe there was other buildings to get like the honey, thank you rhubarb

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sita,

The mad russian is hiding in one of the buildings. Shoot them down.

As for the crate delivery...

pick it up and walk back to Lonnie.

rhubarb
You are welcome.

Here are 2 General Store spoilers

2 pumpkin farms and 2 wheat farms will get you pumpkin pie for the general store.

2 sheep ranches will get you wool for the general store.

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I just can't get anywhere in this game...
my farms produce only 7 food each with corn, 6 with wheat and 4 with pumpkins... and I have a windmill and lots of water!
The farmers barely produce the sufficient for themselves...
What should I do?

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Dead Mine quest help please. I have tried this quest several times and never get the quest completed checkmark. I have fought the bandits to get the horse; returned the horse to her master; bought dynamite from him; read the tombstone; blasted the white rocks to discover the gold mine; have fought for the gold mine claims; have killed all the bandits. The hero says that the work is done & we can return to the town, but if I do, the quest is not complete. Any help would be appreciated.

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Capture Mad Russian
I have infilterated the camp, gunned down many bandits and places. Found the Russian, but he wont die or come with me. Do I need to blow everything up and kill every bandit? I can not build anything or use anything there. Found lots of gold and lumber.

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Yes. Shoot everything.

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I'm trying to collect the easter eggs but when I went to build the bridge the start of the bridge was on the wrong side of the river so I'm not able to get over there to build it, and its not letting me build anymore bridges. Is there anyway to blow up the bridge without starting over?

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Can anyone explain me when the quest the four wells appears?
I think I missed it.
Thanks.

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Can anyone help stuck on the part were you find two halfs of key and go to the bandit camp but cannot get the key fixed at the blacksmiths can anyone help thank you.

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I found both parts of the key and I built the blacksmith, but the door doesn't unlock.
Please help!!!

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I am stuck on Dead Mine, I have killed the bandits and met everyone, 3 people have! But all they say is ok. I can't seem to get anymore dynamite, though I have over 300 gold. I can't get to the grave stone.

How do I get back to the main town?

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Hilary.
Have you looked over the entire area? Go back to the general store in the left side of the screen where you left the horse. You should be able to buy more dynamite.

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Has the blacksmith come into the town yet? He needs to rebuild the key.

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On outpost wood mission, I have built 3 wood camps and a lumber mill built the outpost and got someone working there
but all Marion will say is OK how do I get back to my main town

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Hilary,

Any time you are on a quest and want to go back to town. Click the Menu.

Wood Mission

collect 400 wood and you don't have to have anyone working at the outpost or the lumber mill.

Dead Mine

pick up all the lose pouches of gold. Go in all the caverns looking for them. Sounds like you're missing the writings on the wall.

Sofoula

Click your Hero. You need to go on a quest. And the blacksmith there will make the key. Take the time to read all the pop ups they guide you to the next steps.

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Ok when playing in sandbox mode my max pop is only 40 I have all the extra maps done and keep building on the new one. Plenty of food water and wood and gold. Plenty of new homes with no occupants. Any suggestions or is there a max population.

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I can't find the right tree for the teasure hunt. I get all the cow skulls, but can't find the money. Where the heck is it???

Thanks!

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I love this game and have spent hours and hours playing it--but now I've hit a brick wall and don't know what to do. I've set up one mining outpost and one farming outpost, so I know that when you click on one of the outpost options you go to a separate location (like a separate quest) to set up that outpost, then you return to the main game. Well, when I click on the second "Mining Outpost" option, it doesn't take me anywhere. It takes my gold, lumber, and food away like it's going to send me on that quest, but nothing happens. I can click on the second Farming Outpost or the second Lumber Outpost and go to those as usual--but the second Mining Outpost won't take me anywhere. Is this a bug in the game?

Also, when I click on my platform and click to have gold brought in from the outpost, the time clocks wind down, the horse and wagon arrive, but no gold arrives. Why? Help!

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Hey Amy --

You might be able to answer a question for me that I haven't been able to find on the forum here. How do you get that last cow skull that's lying in the river? I've tried building a bridge over the river and walking down the ramp into the water, but those boulders are in the way of getting to the cow skull and there's no way to blow them up. Help? (Thanks!)

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To get the last cow skull, buy dynamite from the store and blow up the boulders. It's the only way to get it.

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Do you have someone employed at your outpost?

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i was on here for the keys, so I will answer a few questions too... max people is 40. Here is a good hint that will solve most everyones problem. once you put some one to work at a mine,farm,store ect.. you can make them go pick up gold, wood or fish. So get everyone a job and then make them go get wood and gold and fish from around the map... when they have gotten all the wood, gold or whatever they will return to where they worked. The amount of people working somewhere makes it produce more. make your people build stuff too- get one dude at the first of any quest and employ him and then make him help you. build a windmill to get more food from farms; build a smoke shack to get more food from a ranch; upgrade the blacksmith to better picks;axes and guns.. this helps. to make people happy build hotels and blow up all your one person shacks. log cabins are nutral happyness but hotels give some joy ! build 8 hotels and blow up all your houses. hope this helps - I am off to try to find the other key.

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I am really stuck. I completed the town traitor and now I'm on the Pack Your Bags quest. It says to build an outpost and for the life of me I can understand why I can't. I've read all of the advice here and I still can't do it. I have over 1100 gold and over 950 lumber and still no outpost. I am wrong in assuming that I'm supposed to build it on the 9 3/4 platform? If not, then where do I put this @#^%@#$%ing thing!!!

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ok, either I am totally dumb or the explanations @ dead mine is not that good. PLEASE HELP. I have killed everyone, returned horse, dynamited and it still shows that figure out where the gold is going is not complete. Dynamite deal and golden deal show completed, but Dead Mine does not. What am I missing?

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NCwriter Author Profile Page March 31, 2009 1:02 AM

First, THANK YOU to everyone for the terrific hints and helps! I love figuring out things on my own, but a few of the things in this fantastic game had even me stumped.

Now I'm sitting here with a wonderful, functioning, happy town, and nothing at all is happening. I'm in the Mad Russian Scramble, and all I need to do is employ a mayor and I'll be done--but I have to build the town hall first and I have only 77 experience. Just 3 points away from being able to build it! So I sit and wait. Any suggestions on how to build experience? I've walked all around hoping a mini-quest would pop up, to no avail...I have four farms, three ranches, have won almost all the awards, but I just can't get that extra experience I need. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance to anyone who might be able to help!

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how do you get the cow skull and what are they for.

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Anonymous April 11, 2009 1:36 PM

For the Dead Mine Quest - I'm really confused and have no idea where I'm supposed to blow to find the entrance. Is there a picture somewhere that shows it?

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all of you have givin great hints and tips Thank You very much. now my problem is do i have to build a town up in the mad russian part i have white and wong with me.but not sure if i need to build a complete town or not. Thanks

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Kim

Build your town in the lower left corner near the gold mine. You will need a farm, gold mine, wood shed, lumber mill, and general store, saloon, and sheriffs office. Build the saloon as soon as you can and hire gunslingers. Be diligent as you will be attacked over and over.Mr. Wong and Wright will fight and can't be killed.

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White place/wong
Please help. After I put out the fires I can't employ anyone. I assumed this was because the buildings were too damaged? If I run around looking for gold, everybody becomes a drunk. Thanks. This game is great!

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George T SLC Author Profile Page May 11, 2009 6:37 PM

First, my thanks to everyone here who's helped me--esp. in the places I didn't know I needed help! I'm delighted to discover there is ONE place I can help someone else in return.

juryp writes: After I put out the fires I can't employ anyone.

Actually, you can--if your problem is what I think it is! When a building is damaged by fire or in any other way, dragging someone onto it defaults to repairing it, rather than getting employed. To bypass that:
1. Click the character.
2. Click the character's Employ icon, so the mouse pointer changes to the glove w/ the tool box (or whatever that thing is).
3. Use THAT pointer to right-click the building.

It helps if the desired employment site is visible, but if necessary you can scroll to it.

Try it; this gets much easier after the first time or three!

This method is also very helpful in other situations, esp. getting unemployed characters back in the work force before they crawl into the Demon Rum bottle--without having to pull someone accurately across the landscape onto a possibly distant building.
1. Click the yellow Unemployed-Character hat.
2. Right-click the mini-map to display the employment site. (You do not even HAVE to wait for the display to stop on the character.)
3. Click the character's Employ icon.
4. Use the resulting mouse pointer to click the building.
Repeat for the other 2 or 3 freshly Unemployed.

P.S. Did you know you could select a character and then left-click the MINI-MAP to get him or her to approximately the right place very quickly? Really useful in spiriting your Hero or other fighter to near where the bandits (the red blobs) are currently attacking!

P.P.S. Near the very beginning of p. 1 of these postings, george (not me) writes, April 13, 2008, 10:37 AM, in part:

"you can now map characters to numbers using the ctrl key."

Huh? HOW?

(BtW, thanks for the fun spacebar+mouse tip there, george.)

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George T SLC Author Profile Page May 11, 2009 7:08 PM

The actual components (by experiment) for getting the first product in the column to be available in your General Store:

PUMPKIN PIE requires only 4 staffed Farms: 2 Pumpkin and 2 Wheat. Corn need not be present. If at least those are not present, the pies disappear; when it is restored, they reappear.

Each product generates Gold for you every turn:

Honey generates 10, pie and wool 5 each.

BtW: Has everybody noticed that it's the middle choice in BOTH Ranches and farms--Pigs and Corn--that generates the most food per turn? I assumed beef-cattle were more productive than hogs, and was wrong!

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MickyTeddy Author Profile Page May 23, 2009 5:25 AM

Hi new here!
A Mac player and like the game.
But......

The map for the Mac game is not as described so completing the game objectives is not easy.

In my version I am in a V shaped piece of land in the north with the river snaking around me.
There are no bandits to the west.
Just bandits if you go to the north boundary.
There is no island to the south.

The bandits are right at the bottom south east of the map with gold etc. and I need to build a bridge to get to them.

However after I build the saloon, my initial 2 gunslingers are now dead and the miner is not mining hard enough to keep funding a new one at the saloon.
And I have not got enough food to send to the other town yet.
Not enough gold to build a new farm or houses for people to work on the farms.
and when the 2 refugees come from Hope River I have to have them build housing taking up the gold on that to keep them.

I certainly cannot afford the sheriff after the saloon as I cannot get to 15 buildings- not even flower pots or outhouses or wells or granary etc...., as not enough gold or wood unless I build more shacks and then they need food and I have not completed the Hope Valley one yet.

This is the first game in the series I have played as the original game was not done for Mac's.

So, pretty please does anyone know of a Mac walkthrough or a cheat to get more gold?!!

Thanks!

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grammajoe Author Profile Page May 27, 2009 3:59 PM

Where do I get the key to the gate to get Mr. White?

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grammajoe Author Profile Page May 27, 2009 4:17 PM

Oops. I meant Mr. Wong. It says to defeat the bandits at the southern camp to get key, but I can't find that camp.

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grammajoe Author Profile Page May 27, 2009 4:47 PM

yippee!! I found it!!

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grammajoe Author Profile Page May 27, 2009 4:56 PM

My hero said I am free to keep playing. Does that mean the game is over?

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Boopbug Author Profile Page May 27, 2009 9:31 PM

Did you finish the Mad Russian Scramble? If so, it's over.

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I've completed the game but am playing again in the hopes of finding some of the quests that I missed the first time. I keep seeing people mentioning cow skulls--is this a quest I never got? How do I reach this quest?

Also, a really useful piece of advice: the small gold deposits, logs, and fish can be worked by any townsperson, even if that person is employed somewhere else. More importantly, if your townsperson is employed at say, a gold mine, the mine will continue to produce the full amount of gold even if the person is currently working on one of these other items.
So a great strategy for early on in a town is to employ all your townspeople, then set each person to working on a small gold deposit or a log. When the source is depleted, they will just go back to their place of business. Be careful when fishing, since you can only store a certain amount of food! Any fish you catch when you are already at the max will just deplete this useful food source! Also, if you are in a situation where fires are likely (like Tornado Valley), don't send ALL your townspeople off on other tasks; you need them available to put out fires!

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MickyTeddy Author Profile Page June 8, 2009 10:25 AM

A hint I felt made the Cakey Makey quest easier.

I had my hero collect all the wood nad gold around the edges before they began the quest itself.

Do not move your mouse to the lady and her buildings/settlement as then immediately your quest time starts.

Leave the 4 lots of food ( I think it is 4 maybe 3 but they give about 18 food or more) by a section of trees that look like a square and collect them to add to the food supply to make up the necessary numbers.
My hero ate some on the route around as they chopped wood and mined the small gold caches and crates etc., but not all and I left all the ones close to the settlement. Always there as back up.
Leaving chopping wood and collecting gold in the short time you have to build up the required amount of time is hard if you start straight off.
I had enough gold and wood collected from my detour before I began the quest proper and to also build a farm as well as the ranch and the required number of granaries to win the quest.

Save often!

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I was wondering if anyone could tell me where to find the cow skulls.

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Boopbug Author Profile Page June 16, 2009 7:53 PM

Cow Skulls

One is by the stream near the small pool. One is in the water. One is on the other side of the river near the outpost. One is above the road on the other side of the river. You will have to blast the rock to clear the path. One is on the bottom right near the gangsters hangout. You will have to blast rocks to get to this one too.

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When you need to lower your population in order to get 200 happiness points, blow up your taverns before you blow up houses. Otherwise, they will become drunks. When you blow up cabins, the people will eventually leave and thus will raise your happiness.

Also on the Cakey Makey quest. I took a couple of the ideas here and put them together. Have your hero go all around the edges (staying away from the lady so you don't trigger the quest) and mine all the gold and chop all the wood. After he has done that, have him meet the lady. The 2 people that show up can build a mine, house, trading post, while your hero starts building silos. Make sure there is always enough food in the silos to give the lady for each request. Turn your gold into food at the trading post. Let your hero talk to the lady while you wait for each request to become due. Mine did his little dance for her and they waved to each other. This is a boring way to do it but you will succeed without any trouble.

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Those who asked about cow skulls:

This is another treasure quest in the first town you build. When you finish catching all the fish in the river (but possibly you only need to do the ones in the upper left hand corner, because that's when the message appeared), the last fish has a message that tells you, "Find five cow skulls and my treasure will be yours."


As far as solving the puzzle goes,

The cow skulls are scattered about the town, and as you walk up to each one you will receive a piece of the clue. Putting them all together will reveal that the treasure is "under the biggest oak tree." This tree is the one on the ridge by the log cabin across the river (the one that was too noisy because it was right by the trade route. You can get up onto the ridge without blowing anything up, and if you walk up to the tree the treasure will be revealed to you.

Treasure quests:

I found this cow skulls one and the one when you go into the cave to investigate where the gold is going. Are there any others?

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question July 8, 2009 5:51 PM

how do i build a railroad?

The quest is titled Mad Russian Scramble, and I have done all the other things inside the quest including putting out the fire in my town, hire a mayor, and hire a sheriff. The only thing left to do is "get a rail line set up to keep you in supplies when you head off." I'm assuming I need to use the rundown station on the west side of the map, but my town doesn't own it so I can't upgrade it to be a railroad... where did I go wrong?? can someone please help??

thanks so much!

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I was sooooo angry and did not know how to find out how to get the train set up well simply go to the platform with your hero... then click on the platform... taaadaaa :-)

Chrissy

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Anonymous October 3, 2009 12:55 AM

Does anyone know anything about the cow skulls? It says I need to find 5 of them to get some kind of treasure.

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Ok, I am on the 2nd town, and have completed food for thought, my mine, golden opportunity, hope river refugees, keep the peace, cross the river, trade route,bad seed, dead mine, treasure hunt and job hunt, it is saying I need to complete the "whose the traitor," who blew up the sheriff's office, but Im not getting a quest, or anything else..
Please help?

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ChristineB October 29, 2009 12:49 PM

Scotty59,

Search for the traiter on the west side of the map a bit east of where you met the "guy accross the river".

You won't see him on the map until you get close to him.

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ChristineB October 29, 2009 1:30 PM

The Well-Found Treasure quest in Gunslinger's Gultch:

There is only one part to this quest. Build a well in the depression where the three skulls are in the north part of the map. Go to the cabin in the south east part of the map. Go to the mine along the north part of the river on the west part of the map. Rewards are 600 wood and gold each and the plans for the fountain. If you have already bought the fountain you may think there is another part to this quest but there isn't.

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On the quest about the outpost - I can't build it. Read numerous comments but can't find the "built" link. Could someone please explain why to me in detail. I have been working on the trade route and pack your bag quest for two weeks already!!!!

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hi im stuck on finding jo's dream job he was there at the start then he left now it says rehire him but from were?? I have no idea how to get him back lol

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Please help

I destroyed the bandit base, defeated the mad russian, and mr. White. Found two halves of the gate key. Finished the rail. Finished the snake valley, cake valley and tornado valley.
I dont have more quests, but I am still in my town.
Did I miss something or what to do?
Help

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Dead Mine: Find out what's happening to the Gold

Has anyone actually solved this quest? I see questions posted regarding this level but no answers.

I love the entire WW series, played them all over and over. I've beat WW2 several times over the years but never figured why 'my mine is running low on gold.' Now, stuck on that level again, I've decided to ask for help.

This site has the best information so I'm certain someone out there has the answer.

Much appreciated,

Leelee

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Finished and loved it! Haven't had a thirsty horse show yet but will wait for that. But what is the story with Michael Rush (last level). He's always drunk, has only a yellow circle so is not controllable, can't arrest etc. Is he a joke I don't know about?
This is a great series of games. And thanks to whoever came up with the additional links for more!

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Thirsty horse showed up! Rounded up the "wild animals." Great!

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I can't seem to be able to build an outpost platform. I have the two quests that say build an outpost and I have 4000 gold and 2500 wood but I am not getting an option to build anything. What am I doing wrong?

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Anonymous August 1, 2010 9:46 AM

the game is telling me my hero has something to say to me but there is not speech bubble above his head how do i access what he wants to say?

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Scotty59 Author Profile Page August 3, 2010 4:14 PM

Hey Everyone,
One more question that I havent seen here.
How do you get the Lamb in the Sandlot games? I have the other two, but not getting the lamb farm for wool..
Thanks!!

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Bad Seed quest is simple.
You need to build a saloon. Get some gunslingers and go take over the second mine. With two mines working it becomes a whole lot easier. You also need the gunslingers to defend your first mine at the end. Another tip is build lots of shacks. Then there is a high chance that they will take over the deed to a shack which is easily replaced instead of something valuable. Make sure you have enough resources to replace resource buildings if the deeds get bought

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So after trying the suggestion of a couple posters here to build 2 wheat farms, 2 pumpkin farms and a chicken ranch in order to get the pumpkin pie for the general store shelf, I couldn't figure out why it wouldn't work.

What you need is 3 pumpkin farms and 2 wheat farms. A chicken ranch is not necessary, and you need only employ at least 1 person at each.

Happy baking! :-)

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Please can anyone tell what the "outpost" requires to build it? I cant continue without it....... please help!

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Where is the safe place in escort mission for my spy bandit its so hard i kill all the bandits and the sheriff with horse in the south east has no anything to do pls help me

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Paul Guillot Author Profile Page April 26, 2011 7:15 PM

ESCORT MISSION: Easy solve hint. Before moving any characters. USE your arrow buttons to scan the entire screen before you start. You will find the bad guys and the sheriff (located bottom right) Figure out a path then take the traitor and you only around all of the bad guys using the edges of the trip circle. That is the area where the bad guys come after you. Take the traitor to the sheriff and leave him. Return to your deputies and go kill the bad guys. If all the deputies get killed keep killing the bad guys with the Duke until gone. Then go see the sheriff again.

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Kimmi Ramone May 25, 2011 12:45 PM

I have built like 30 flower pots and still no beehive in my build menu. Am I doing something wrong?

Also what is the other unknown award? I have the 3 Amigos one, I just need one more.

I have 4 blank spots on my build menu. I know the beehive must go on one but what are the other 3?

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My bear took a lot of damage and I would like to heal him. He has three boxes, like he can carry health kits, dynamite etc but when I go to the general store and buy a health kit, it goes to the hero and only the hero can use it. How do I heal the bear? Thanks

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Hey guys, please help! I'm in the 1st outpost food trading mission, and seem to have a glitch! Once I have made my 3 food sources and 2 granaries, Hero says something about getting it back to camp, and I click okay n build the outpost, but hero has a ! speech bubble still. I build the outpost, click on hero, but it comes up with an empty speech box, and Okay button. I have tried reloading and starting mission again, but keeps happening. Help!!
And thank you to everyone for their input, helped me with ww3 so much :)
Cheers, Samm

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I'm in the "bridge defense" quest. I have to build bridges to get to the other side.
I have a lumber mill and all, but I just can't build a bridge. It says I need to have a lumber mill to be able to build a bridge. I even built extra lumber mills, but it just won't go!

Can somebody help me? Thanks!

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Hi I am having problems with Westward 2 Repair the Gate Key. I have found both halves & done side quest Tornado Valley, snake Valley & Cakey Make. The only quests I have left are Bandit Base & Repair the Gate key at a blacksmith. I have been all over & cant find anything else to do. How do I fix the gate key please help. I know there is another quest to get the blacksmith but where is the quest?

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Please Help Me!!!!!!!! (TORNADO ALLEY)

I have over 25 buildings and a town happiness of 125... Why is the Quest not ending? And before u ask, all my buildings are repaired... What am I doiing wrong?

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elle Author Profile Page May 24, 2012 4:10 PM replied to Amy

Tornado Alley quest has a number of requirements:

*Maintain a certain number of buildings (never drop below!)
*Maintain a certain population (make sure you have enough citizens.)
*Keep town happiness up for a certain time period (I think it might be several days).
*etc.

Check quest requirements by clicking the quest info icon at the top of the game window. There, you'll find a complete explanation of what you need to do for each quest. If you see a quest has been greyed-out instead of a nice check-mark, it means that, at some point, you fell below requirements.

Best advice: use the save option frequently, alternating between save spots, especially during a quest. Then, if you make a mistake, it's easier to go back.

If you don't mind fudging a bit...

I used the save button every couple minutes. Because disasters are random, whenever one occurred to cause damage, I reset to a save point before the tornado was generated. I was able to avoid a LOT of damage that way!

But...some might call that cheating. ;-)

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I can't find the door on the left island the rusty key I found at the damaged shack on the right island fits. Help please.

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