Someone earlier posted that their Golden Child was about to die...mine has stayed at age 5 for some reason. Everyone else has aged, but he hasn't, which, considering the good he's doing, is fine by me.

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Yes there is going to be a sequel and even a series of Virtual Villagers games. It is all explained in this interview with the creator 'Arthur Humphrey'. Here is the web-site

If you can't be bothered to look at the whole interview here is the part where he explains and gives upcoming games:

Can you give us any hints of your upcoming games?
It is known that we are developing Plant Tycoon for Windows and Mac, Fish Tycoon 2 is in design discussions, and we are also beginning work on a 2nd chapter for the Virtual Villagers series (yes, it is intended to be a series). With the infrastructure and AI we have invested in Virtual Villagers--not to mention how much fun we have working on it--continuing the story of the little villagers on the island of Isola is a natural choice. After some of these titles are complete, we will be creating something completely new and untested.

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I started playing the game on a free time trial... I was hooked! I bought it and now I stuck! I have 5 more puzzles but I can't figure out what to do. I need the last row and the flower with the little stars around it. Can anyone help?

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Just started the game and need some advice... I left my villagers on for a night, and when I got back there was no food. Therefore, I sent everyone to the research table to be able to purchase farming, and had the kids picking mushrooms. (By the way dragging more than one kid onto a mushroom yields more than one mushroom!) I was successful, but now alot of my villagers are 'weakend'. And it is not something that the healer can help with, I've tried. Any suggestions?

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yllasb, Feed your villagers. Take the weakest to the food trough. You have to repeat this over and over but eventually their health will improve.

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How do you move the rock? i have done nearly every thing a part from some of the puzzles, some one help, put a step by step....

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Woo hoo!! So glad to hear there will be a series for the villagers. I love this game! (hope it doesn't take too long...) :)

I played through on regular mode, now I'm playing the 'hard' game. It's a lot more challenging just to keep your five little people going in this one.

Hint...if you happen to be lucky & get a villager who likes 'running' (they run all the time)...use them for farming...they get the food built up much faster!

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Is there anything after all puzzles are solved or just waiting for the other version to come out?

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Howcome when I first planted crops, there was little over a half hours wait for them to be harvestable, yet now, my timer says 153 minutes!?!
This is awful! My 8 villagers have only 130 food left, and have exhausted the berry bush. I have 25000 tech points - any ways i can use them to indirectly feed my poor little people??
Thanks

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just some points to say, to create a golden child you don't have to have a mother who is a master parent. The oldest villager I have is 99.... :D

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I don't care what you tell me about that little kid... THIS don't look too good!

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I need to know how to get the fish thing with stars or whatever? i tried evereything i can think of

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Josh, you have to "buy" the third level of farming with your tech points before you can fish. Once you do that,

take a master farmer and drop him in the lagoon repeatedly until he "fishes" out a very special fish

Hope that helps.

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To Complete the puzzle with the fish and the star, get a master farmer into the lagoon, it will say "hunting for fish" you need to try that for abit, note you have to unlock the third farming on your tech points....

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Love this game, but I think it's over too quickly (especially if, like me, you paid $20 for it instead of using the demo!). And since my first run through was problem free (no villagers dying of starvation, etc...) playing again now that I know how to solve the puzzles seems kinda dull. I was really hoping that once I'd solved the 16, a new set of 16 would need to be solved and that my villagers could go into the cave..possibly to another part of the island. So, I'm a little disappointed.

Maybe I'm wrong and it isn't over yet? I've solved the 16 puzzles, have bought all the tech, and have a pop. of 90 villagers, which the game says is the max. However, all my huts are small and when i drag a villager to the school they 'think this building could be converted'. I've tried dragging masters of every possible occupation over there (even a villager who's a master at everything 'cept breeding), but they just think it can be converted and then walk away. Also, noticed a villager worrying about the amount of living space recently.

Anyone know how to get them to build bigger huts? Has anyone been able to convert their school to something else?

To Alli~ I'm ranked #2 for villagers burried. 9 have died from old age. :)

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um... im not sure but is the special fish the same as one of the 7 fishes in fish tycoo?

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Ahh I killed my villagers so many times, I clicked pause but not play and it was on 2x the entire night and I killed them all waaaah....
but it's okay because I HAVE A CHILD PRODIGY!!!!! Has anyone else ever gotten one?

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hello everyone! i have finsihed the game and am willing to help anyone who has any questions about the game or need tips on how to finish the game. feel free to ask! i'd love to help! btw, i know many of you have already posted your questions but i don't want to read the whole page! lol. so would you please post your question again? sorry! :)

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Just wondering if watering the field makes a difference.. and how important doctors are, anyways...
I also found to my dismay that I can't navigate this mage by clicking the middle of the screen and dragging it

"Oh just great. You knocked up the Master Farmer-congratulations on starving and kissing your medical degree goodbye"

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Tonya Jones September 24, 2006 12:50 PM

Hi to the person who said they finished the game, How do I get the villagers to move that boulder? And who has to carve that big rock, and what about those ruins who dsicovers those. Thank.

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I don't know how to fish, I have level 2 of everything.

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VV addict, watering the field makes a BIG difference! you need to water it until it grows into a flower garden. it is one of the 16 puzzles! also, make sure you are watering the field with the lagoon water!

tonya jones, always here to help! anyway, i'll start with the ruins. you need level 3 in construction, then, just drag a MASTER builder there and he should start building. now, the big rock. you need to have the ruins built and level 3 in spirituality. anyone can carve the stone. finally, the boulder. this is complicated. you need to have the stone carved, the lagoon un-blocked and level 3 in fertility. once you have everything, drop a nursing mother in the lagoon. you will then have the golden child born. he is very important, he will remove the boulder. here's the catch, you cannot force him to move the boulder, he will move it by himself when he is ready. sorry that was so long!

jnsblk31, you need level 3 in farming to be able to fish.

hope that helps!

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I meant watering the field for harvesting crops... if it doesn't make a difference, I'd just as well have my villagers fish

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VV addict, sorry! oh, well, if you mean watering the crops, then no, it does not make a difference. yeah, might as well just fish. :)

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VVaddict, sorry again. i missed part of your question. to me, docters are not helpful, well, it depends. it is nice to have a docter around to heal people. sometimes, my villagers won't heal sick villagers because they are not a docter. but, you can always teach a untrained villager to heal someone, so then you don't always need a docter. overall, i think it is good to have @ least 1 docter.

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Virtual villagers is a very cute game. Takes a lot of patience! So far I have 54 population...half of which are little children running around.I also have 5 dead and buried elderly. I have about 10,000 food at the moment. In the beginning it was hard because my food was running out way to fast. The pregnant women had to eat a lot of mushroom. lol I had to many mothers sitting around holding babies. I did not realise once you started the breeding and walked away from the computer all the women would end up pregnant. The little women appeared to be fighting for the males attention. Sometimes 2 women went in with 1 guy and both came out with little babies.Sometimes they came out with twins. They had a small baby boom. Now the baby boom children are all grown which is how I have so much food. The elderly are even still having children...but you have to help them along because the elderly move really slow and by the time they reach each other they have both forgotten what they started out to do. lol I usually play games that are fast paced. So this game is taking a lot of patience. Its kinda like those giga pets. There really is not an end or a major victory. You just raise and help your people along. I almost bought it but continued to play the trial version. I told myself that when the game went off I would buy it. It never did go off. I mean I never logged off or restarted my coomputer on purpose that is. I went about my business and checked in on them from time to time.I can't wait to see my electric bill. The computer was restarted by accident 3 times. I never lost the work I did. I just logged back in. I really hope it doesnt go off before I am done. I will buy the virtual village 2. However, I do not think virtual village 1 is worth paying 20 dollars for. Perhaps both of them together for 20 bucks might work. By the way... Does anyone know how to convert the school building? And for those of you who havent figured out how to bury the dead please read the spoiler below...And excuse me for the long post.

To bury your dead you must have level 2 of Spirituality. Drag and drop an adult villager into the barren cracked dirt area in the upper right hand corner of the village. The graveyard is discovered and flowers will bloom.

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angie, once you have converted the big building to a school, you cannot convert it again. it is kinda strange how they say you can convert it but you can't.

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hey does anyone know how to move the big
rock i've tried everything. what am i doing wrong?

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I have everything done and still can't find the treasure chest. I have dropped the master builder by the food bin and around it and by the temple and nothing happened. HELP!!!!!

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what happens when you get the chest is that the end?

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Julie, do you have the golden child yet? if you don't have it yet, here is how you get it:

you have to buy level 3 of fertility, have the temple builtand have the lagoon unblocked. then, just drag a nursing mother in the lagoon.

once you have the golden child, he will remove the boulder for you. but, he will only move it when he is ready, you can't make him move the boulder.
jnsblk31,

the treasure is left of the temple and right of the food bin, it is close to the ocean.

after you have bought everything with your tech points and finished all the puzzles, you will be done.

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How do I get the puzzle with the butterfly and the puzzle with the flower? Thanks ahead for any answers.

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it took around 5 count em,FIVE days to build a hut!!!!!!!!1

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When the kids go to school do they actually get any skills or do they become trained at anything.

What is the point of having the kids go to school?

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Cheryl, i'm not sure but i think this is the flower puzzle: once you have the lagoon un-blocked, just drag a villager to the place where the children do the "nature is calling". the villager should start to water the field with lagoon water, not the well water. patience! it takes a lot of water!
the puzzle with the butterfly: you have to have the golden child born. once he is born, drag him to the field and he should summon the butterflies. it might take a few tries.

gameman, it took you that long?! it usually takes me 1 day!

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car, sadly, the kids don't get smarter. i dunno, i guess it's just fun to see all the kids in front of the school. :)

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Thanks for the answers. I need the 10th puzzle the one with the flower and 4 stars around it. I already have the flower garden, But don't know what the 10th puzzle is. Thank You for answering.

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cheryl, for puzzle 10, you need to have the golden child summon the butterflies. once the butterflies are following him, drag him to the orange herb (the one above the berry bush). the butterflies will pollinate it and the herb will grow berries!

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Yes, there are numerous things floating around that hints that you can get a larger population. On Yahoo, they show a screenshot of over 300 villagers!!! also, if you click on the tiki head in the game, it will give you little hints and it tells you that you can grow your village to large numbers. I just haven't figured it out yet and it is driving me nuts!!!
here is a link to the yahoo screen shot. I think it may have something to do with converting that school house into something else... any ideas?

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what is with the area to the left that it looks like there should be water running through a stream? i have finished all the puzzles......did I miss something?

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kiki, i saw the screenshot. the only thing is, the population stops @ 90 because there aren't enough huts to support more than 90 people. in the screenshot, it shows about 800 people but they haven't even built their 1st hut! (you will see people building huts to the right.) i'm starting to think those screenshots aren't exactly true.

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mel, where exactly is the stream of water? top left or bottom left? if it says you have finished all the puzzles, then i think you are done. but i don't see a stream of water anywhere in my game.

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How do I get the villagers to go into the cave?

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doc, villagers can't go into the cave.

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how do you move the rock from the stream and how do you move the boulder?

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kim, once you have level 2 in comstruction, drag a villager to the rocks. once you have the golden child, he will remove the boulder for you.

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how do you get your population to more than 90 and build more huts

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Any hints about the butterfly, box, or flower puzzle. I have tried everything. Also does the whale just show up?

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stef, you can't get more than 90 villagers (the most is 91 or 92, if you get twins or something like that.) also, you can't build anymore huts.

doc, for the butterfly puzzle: put the golden child to the garden, you'll see.
the box: are you talking about the tresure? i don't exactly remember anything about a box. if it is the tresure, drag a master builder left of the temple, close to the water. he should start digging for tresure.
the flower: drag a villager to the " nature calls" area. they should start watering the field with lagoon water.
the whale: you might not even get the whale puzzle. it's just one of those pop-ups. you probably will get it though.

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i meant that if you look to the far left of the screen along the tree line it looks like there should be water running through the dirt crevace.....it looks like somehow you could open up the lagoon and water should run down the tree line on the left....

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mel, oh.......well, there nothing there that i know of. you're the first person i know who noticed it though!

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hey im sorta new at this but does anyone know who to get triplets or twins?

thanks

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Mel, I agree it looks as if there should be water in that little ditch on the left. I haven't seen the whale yet. Does anyone know what happens if you keep the whale? I noticed on the details that some of my people like whale meat. Also, other than the golden child, is there anything else associated with the "pure magical waters of the lagoon?"

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doc, if you keep the whale meat, you get a lot food. there's really nothing else to do with the lagoon after the golden child is born.

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how do you start fishing? also my people dont want to breed

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dan, to fish, buy level 3 of farming. for your villagers, click the breeding box in their details.

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so im like lost i wanted a more detailed walkthrough for virtual villagers...or i just cant find :(
lost in the web page

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hi , i`d like to know how to finish this game!! i got the 16 puzzles and i don`t know what to do next .
so anyone can help ??

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Dawlatly, once you finsihed 16 puzzles, you're pretty much done!

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how long will it take 2 build a hut!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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karl, it won't take long if you put as many villagers as you can to the hut. if you can only put one villager to build the hut, it will take a while.

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How come my villagers keep wanting to do laundry?!?! I need them to research!!!! Not wash clothes!

With that said....I really like this game!! It's fun and addicting. I have 12 villagers (3 women, 3 men, 4 little girls, and 2 babies). I've gotten the hut, the lagoon, the school, the healing, cleaned beach, and the farm.
I'm working on getting 12000 tech points for the 2nd level of science. (Went with 2nd level farming first for food).

Ack! I was reading though this and after commenting on the female breeding on top of the men....one of my three adult men impregnanted my master scientist!

Oh well...at least he is an adept scientist.....

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I just wanted to know if anyone knows which skill you need to unlock the 15 puzzle...

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Puzzle #1 - Get a builder to clean the well. This is the village water supply. Get a villager with building skill, drag them to the well and let them fix it.

Puzzle #2 - Build a new hut. Population is maxed out at 7 until you build a new hut. A villager trained in building is required to build new huts.

Puzzle #3 - Clean up the beach debris. You need to clean up the debris so the villagers can fish. Drag a villager to the debris and it will start cleaning.

Puzzle #4 - Starting a village school. You need a master scientist. Drag them to the long building north of the reasearch table to start a school.

Puzzle #5 - Remove the blockage of the creek in the northwest corner of the village. Villagers need level 2 in construction to work on this. Drag a villager to the rock pile blocking the water flow from the creek. When the blockage is cleared, water will flow to the lagoon. This puzzle is the key to solving three more puzzles.

Puzzle #6 - You need to complete puzzle #5 first and have a villager with level 3 harvesting. Take a master farmer to the lagoon and they will start hunting fish. This may take awhile.

Puzzle #7 - Discover the graveyard (requires Level 2 of Spirituality). When a villagers dies, drag an adult villager to the northeast corner of the island. The villagers will provide a proper burial the pile of bones in village center. After this first burial, villagers will automatically have burial ceremonies for any deceased villager.

Puzzle #8 - Discover the medicinal properties of 4 plants. One plant is the cactus near the boulder, one plant is near the lagoon, two are on the east side of the island. Drag a villager to each plant until all four are mastered.

Puzzle #9 - You need to complete puzzle #5 first. Drag a villager to the field on the east side of the island (where the dead flowers are). They will water the field with water from the lagoon. Make sure to use a villager with building skill so that the watering continues until the flowers bloom.

Puzzle #10 - Solve puzzle #14 first. Wait for the butterflies to follow the golden child, then drag the golden child to the strange plant north of the berry bush where the butterflies will pollinate the plant.

Puzzle #11 - Restore the temple at the ruins (requires Level 3 of Construction). Drag a villager to the ruins in the southeast of the island and they will begin restoring the ruins.

Puzzle #12 - Requires puzzle #11 complete and Level 3 Spirituality. Drag a builder to the shiny rock on the west side of the village and they will chisel the rock to create an idol.

Puzzle #13 - the birth of the golden child (requires Level 3 of Fertility) . This requires puzzle #5, puzzle #12. Drag a nursing mom to the lagoon.

Puzzle #14 - Requires puzzle #13. Drag the golden child to the magic flower garden and wait for the butterflies.

Puzzle #15 - Buried treasure (requires Level 3 of Construction and Level 3 of Science). Search the sandy areas on the south part of the island between the food bin and the temple.

Puzzle #16 - Moving the boulder (requires the golden child). This one just happens on its own when the golden child is ready, you can't force it.

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kira, like eve said: you need level 3 in construction and science.

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ok so im maxed out with the last 2 puzzles left and search as i might no luck on treasure is there a specific character ? or somethin im doin wrong?

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it takes forever for the vilagers to clear the beach,clear the rocks, and for tec points to rise. please help. i need it to go FASTER.

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amy, the treasure is left of the temple, close to the ocean. also, make sure you have level 3 in construction and science and that you use a master builder.

GEORGE, go to the menu, click options. you will see "speed", click 2x. or you can always change the time of your computer, but that is kinda risky.

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I have really enjoyed my little village. Does anyone know if there are any plans for an upgrade. I would love to continue at a new level and it appears there could be so many possibilities.

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thanks i know that but is there a diffrent way to make it go faster for sure.

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doc, here is a forum for vv2

GEORGE, no, i don't think there is another way.

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I LOVE this game. I came across it by accident and now I stay up late to see what my little guys are doing! My only problem is that I think I need more huts and I don't know how to build them. The scaffolding seems to just appear sometimes.

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mad costomer November 2, 2006 5:48 AM

ya i was almost finished the game and all the food i gathered went bad and i only had 3 villigers left i had no twins or trips and not enough villagers to keep the game going and they all died i guess couse no food and old and weak and im verry dissapointed that i almost finished the game and spent ALOT of time and lost everything i worked for now i have to star over ARGGGG!!!!!not happy

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how do u get the builders to build more huts...?

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hazza, you have to wait until you get 15 villgers, then you will get another hut to build.

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how do you make a builder a master builder? i keep telling him to fix the hut but he wont advance! and i want the lagoon! help plz!

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oh never mind. but now i have 5 kids and 6 adults. 4 of the adults can research (master) and 2 can farm and research and one can heal, build, and breed. I have 20,218 food, so how should i set my people up?

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oh, and a master farmer too. *

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moo moo, hmmmmmmm......this is just my opinion though: just make farmers farm, breeders breed etc. well, that wasn't much help but, oh well! :)

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is the game finished when you open the cave and unlock all of the puzzles??? Or is there something better than this??

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Salty Pepper November 4, 2006 10:43 PM

hey i know this is a dumb question but is there anyway to make an adept builder get more building points apart from fixing the hut thingo, like how do you make a new hut? coz i cant get my builder to be a master (but hes close ) and i dont know how to give him more building point .....

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I have been trying to get info on how you solve each puzzle in my villager game and nobody seems willing to help. Can anyone here help? thanks kat

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LL, you are done!

Salty P, the only way for a builder to get better is to fix the huts. you will get another hut when you reach 15 people, i think.

kat, i don't remember seeing one of your questions. oh well, post it again, i'm always here to help! :)

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Does anyone know where the secret path is?

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i bought this game and everything and i have every milestone done except for the treasure chest milestone is there anyone else who has bought the game and finished that milestone? any hints on how to find it or get it in someway?

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does anyone that has over 90 people know how to breed more people cause as soon as i reached 90 people a message told me that i have reached my sustainable population! did anyone else get that message and if you did how did you get to breed more people?

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does anyone know what skill you have to have to dig up the buried treasure cause i drag my people there but its not working. and one other thing what skill is it that they have to have to convert the school. cause some of my people ill drag them over the school and it says "he or she thinks this building could be converted.
plz help.

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Hey when you enter the cave it says a painting showing the old villagers leaving the island is on the wall and the fresh bereies what is that about? does it mean something??????

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CHRIS and Justone, there is no secret path......yet. wait till' vv2 and your questions might be answered!

k, you need level 3 in construction and science to find the treasure. drop a MASTER builder left of the temple, close to the ocean. the treasure is around there. also, you can't get over 90 people. in vv2, you can way more than just 90 people.

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whats w2 cause "someone" said that only in that i could get more people whats that?

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hey i do wanna say thanks to everyone who has been helping me.
thanks

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k, vv2 is virtual villagers 2. always here to help! :)

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where do i get virtual villagers 2? anyone know? aparently i have to have that to have more people.

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i was wondering the same thing justone said does the food in the cave that sounds like someone was there recently and the messeage that said something about the second part to isola? anyone knows that that would be some helpful info.
thanks

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I've finished all 16 puzzels, but they continue to work and walk around... What should happened now? What i've got to do?

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k, virtual villagers 2 will be coming out in winter, before Christmas. in virtual villagers 2, your maximum population is a lot more than 90. hopefully, all your questions will be answered in virtual villagers 2.

ines, you are done!

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"someone" i owe you one for helping me! can't wait tell virtual villagers two comes out!

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hey how do you know so much about virtual villagers "someone"?

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i finished all my milestones yea! now just to wait for the 2nd one to come out im excited!
thanks "someone" for helpin me out now that im done i pretty much have no reason to play much anymore anyless i start a new game. how sad :( all that work and now i have to restart. thats ok it was fun but at least now i know what to look for and where to find it.
he he

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where do people get the idea of a secrate path? i don't have any suspicion of one so i don't know what there talking about.

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