that potion to get elderly walk faster is wrong, that the light and springy potion, or is there a certain order? if so how....ty

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To Shaz:

Which potion are you referring to? Is it one posted on this thread? I'm not aware of a potion that specifically makes elderly villagers walk faster. Note: It does not matter what order you use the herbs, they will produce the same potion.

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Anonymous July 5, 2008 7:35 PM

how do i train a doctor? everytime i put a villager to a herb...it start collecting for potion...but when i have all 3 potion on the alchemy desk...the villager wouldn't study the herbs anymore...can anyone help?

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To JIGuest:

Doctors aren't trained the same way in this game as in the others. They don't study the herbs. Instead...

After you purchase level 2 in Medicine, you can drop a villager onto the hospital area to study medicine. He/she will accumulate medical skill similar to the way a scientist gains skill by researching. It's actually much easier to get trained doctors in this game.

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I have finised all the puzzles except 2, the pearl and the sundial. My builders have died and I have my 3 huts built. I do not see the clothing hut anywhere. How do I build building skills with nothing left to build? And where is the clothing hut? Please help

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To Kelli:

About training builders and the clothing hut -

You can train builders by repairing existing huts after everything is built. The foundation for the clothing hut comes late in the game, usually after all technology is purchased.

If you need specific help with your last two puzzles, post here and I'll try to help you. :)

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ya i cant remember who had said about when the elders get old and slow that a certain potion works. i tried it but it was the light and springy potion not the one they said. it was a rose+catus+lotus.

just to make sure ppl dont get confused

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Ok, shaz. Thanks for the information. :)

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My population has grown to 72 as of this posting. The funny thing is, I'm getting 2 women and one man going into the hut and both women coming out with babies. I have yet to have triplets though.

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Even though the chief doesnt work, he/she will still pick up mushrooms and collectables as a child. He/she will gather herbs and firewood as an adult--frees your tech producing villagers up

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sarabie July 8, 2008 9:28 PM

Just to let you know sarah I had a tribal leader one time that was like 3 years old LOL.

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Please help! every time i put a male on a female (or vise/versa) they go inside and never make a baby and one never apears. I've played tho this many other times and came close to completion but this has never happend to me.

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To gio:

About having babies -

It's harder to have babies if you are in the early part of the game. However, a couple of things might help. You don't have to wait for them to actually go inside. Once you hear the kissing sound, it's done. You can immediately pick them up and drop them again. Do this over and over (even up to 10 or 15 times) until you see the population counter go up or the female is holding a baby.

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Anonymous July 11, 2008 6:55 PM

I have only played 1 & 2 online and am starting VV3 now, after buying it. I have an eight year old who is an apprentice docter. Can I make her a master docter before the age of 14?

P.S.And also, anyone looking for a way to train a docter without buying medicine tech, make an awful potion, get many villagers to drink it, and then you have a handful of sick vilagers to heal!

P.P.S.How Long Does Your Fire Need To Be Burning to get the ash diamond?

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To JIGuest:

About doctors -

A child can only be an apprentice; however, one of the awards is for having a Master before the age of 18, so you could go for that.

About the ash gem -

I normally get the ash gem at around 45 to 50 Isola years, which is probably equal to 45 or 50 hours.

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michael July 12, 2008 3:59 PM

I've built a clothing hut and I've completed all of the puzzles. Is there anything else to do?

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To Michael:

You can complete the collectibles if you haven't already done so. After that, the game will keep on running indefinitely until something happens. I've had tribes get all the way to 90 and then drop to 20 after disasters and such. It can still be amusing after you finish the puzzles and collections.

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michael July 12, 2008 7:52 PM

Thanks.Is there anything special about the tablet.

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To Michael:

Nothing really special about the tablet except that there are no duplicates like there are for feathers, coral, and turtle shells. You might get a slight increase in your max population for completing it, but I think that's true of the other collections as well.

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michael July 12, 2008 8:34 PM

Thanks. is there any secret room inside the antichamber.

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To Michael:

No secret room in the antechamber. Once you talk to the spirits, you're done with that room.

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!*brit*! July 13, 2008 2:50 AM

hey does any one know the max age for the girl having the baby???..thanks

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To brit:

Female villagers can have babies until they are age 50.

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Does anythig happen if you get all the awards?

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To Michael:

I don't think so. Just satisfaction. :)

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reymembeer July 16, 2008 7:30 PM

I need help training builders. I have finished with 3 huts, 1 clothing hut. baths, and the roster of dead. the thing is I have no more builders to work on the statue. How can I train builders? ty

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To reymembeer:

About training builders -

You can train builders by dropping them on existing huts to repair them. There is also an energy potion that sometimes increases building skill. The potion is Black Orchid + Tiger Lily + Cactus.

About the statue in particular -

You will need a Master Builder to draw the plans and build the scaffolding for the statue. After that, they only have to be Trainee level to work on the statue. You'll need lots of them, too. I used at least 15 on my statue. The more builders you have working on it, the faster it goes.

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ImAnElephant July 17, 2008 2:25 PM

Is there like, a youth potion or something? I only have 2 people left. Both women, and one of them is getting old =[ help?

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messed up July 17, 2008 3:40 PM

I messed up. I accidentally drug my chief somewhere else and then my villagers stopped moving the statue. Then when i put anything there, they wont push the statue. It's at the top of hill. someone please help me.

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whoolio July 17, 2008 5:08 PM

Speed up potion is Cactus - Lotus - Orchid. Hope this helps.

[Edit: Excellent! Thank you, whoolio. I tested this potion and it seems to work better on younger adults than on elderly villagers. I don't know how long it will last, though. -Pam]

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To ImAnElephant:

About old villagers -

I'm unaware of a youth potion. I've seen random island events that turned an adult back into a kid, but even that won't do any good because you don't have any males to repopulate your village. Sometimes new people arrive at the village or you'll find a barrel of babies (both are random island events that you can't control). That's about your only chance at this point. It's always a good idea to keep your population growing to make sure you have both genders to keep the tribe alive.

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To messed up:

About your chief and the statue -

You'll have to put your chief back on task first. The villagers won't do anything until the leader is in place. There's a hot spot on the path that will show as being a place to restart the statue project. If none of that works, check your version. There is a bug in the game at the point of the statue that is corrected in version 1.00.04. If you have the earlier version, you'll need to download the updated version on the same site that you originally purchased the game from.

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messed up July 17, 2008 8:29 PM

I'm downloading the other version with the game.

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messed up July 18, 2008 8:29 AM

yay i finished the game but the ocean sweap 15 villers now i got 50 villagers

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I've finished the game for a long time now, and I didn't use any help, but now I'm just wondering - is there any way to get over 90 people? Every hut is done, even the clothing hut, but I've seen people with 500 or more villagers - even in screenshots! Now what? I don't know what to do, I even made a uniform for my villagers, the white dress with blue for girls and white suit with blueish belt for boys. Now that's boring, and I have nothing to do on it. Now what should I do? Any secret puzzles or anything like that?

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To someone:

The max population is 90. It will go higher if you have the Magic faction and possibly a little higher if you have completed the collections. The most I've seen is 110 villagers. I'd really like to see those screenshots that show populations of 500. My guess is that someone photoshopped them and they aren't real. The game simply doesn't go that high.

Unfortunately, there are no secret puzzles.

If you haven't played them already, you might enjoy the first two Virtual Villagers games. You can find them here:

http://jayisgames.com/archives/2006/08/virtual_villagers.php

http://jayisgames.com/archives/2007/03/virtual_villagers_2.php

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Please help!
My villagers doesn`t want to make babies. I count 100 times they are going indoors, and nothing. I have only 10 villagers, and only 1 female. I have 3 small huts. What can I do?

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To Jelena:

About making babies -

You don't have to wait for them to go indoors. Once you hear the kissing sound, it's done. Keep dropping them on each other as soon as you hear the kissing sound until the population counter goes up or the female is holding a baby. It's harder in the early stages in the game, but they WILL make a baby if you don't give up.

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How do you get bowls to put out the fire?

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To :)m -

I've never needed to put out the fire. It burns out on its own if you don't add firewood to it. What are you trying to do?

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This is the best game ever!
I just can't leave it. I am a mother of two months old baby, and is good for me that she is waking up at night, then I can play the game all the time. Thank you for creating it! When we can expect VV4?

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How many villagers can push statue?

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To Jelena:

This game just came out a couple of months ago, so it will probably be awhile before a fourth one comes out. It seems to take about a year between new games. Have you played Virtual Villagers 1 and 2? You can see them here:

http://jayisgames.com/archives/2006/08/virtual_villagers.php

http://jayisgames.com/archives/2007/03/virtual_villagers_2.php

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To Jelena:

About the statue -

Up to 20 builders can work on pushing the statue.

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Random Guy July 24, 2008 7:12 AM

I think i hae a slight problem, i got this game last night andits immense, but i finished building my first hut, and i have 3 adept builders, but now i cant build anything else, the other huts say i need more research, and i cant do the bath or the lift

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I have solved all puzzles, but I can`t complete collections. How long do I have to wait until all pieces show up?
What am I supposed to do with the stones between the bath and cave?

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To Random Guy:

There are some things your builders can still work on -

Clear the leaves in the lower right corner of the island.

Clear the rubble at the lower center of the island.

About the lift -

You need to purchase level 2 restoration to repair the lift. It will take 3 Adept Builders working on it at the same time.

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To Jelena:

The items for collectibles continue showing up randomly like before. It's a matter of luck, timing, and patience to collect all of them.

You don't have to do anything with the stones between the bath and the cave. That's what the villagers used to repair the bath.

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DemonicDiva July 25, 2008 12:30 PM

HELP... my chief died half way thru moving the statue... the top part is at the top of the path but now I can't get any of them to do anything.. anyone have any ideas?

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DemonicDiva - You need a new chief.

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DemonicDiva July 25, 2008 12:39 PM

I have a new chief, I tried dropping the chief at the top of the path, on the statue, at the base.. nothing.. she just goes off to do something else :(

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I would like to find the last piece of the tablet- any hints?

Can the Villagers move up onto the cliff on the right side of the screen?

How many huts can be built including the clothing hut?

Thank you!

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To Demonic Diva:

Look for a "hot spot" when flying your chief over the length of the path. There should be a place that will say something about seeing a good place to start working again.

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To Pat:

About the tablet piece -

If the piece you're missing is a rare piece, the Chief can help find it every 24 hours once you've purchased level 3 Leadership. Otherwise, it will just have to appear randomly like all the other collectibles do.

About the cliff on the right side of screen -

No. They just jump to get the pink gem and use the lift to get seeds for the orchard.

About the huts -

There are three living huts and one clothing hut.

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DemonicDiva July 25, 2008 9:21 PM

I tried flying the chief and the only messages I see are "... Sees a fallen statue" and "This looks like a good place to anchor the statue" but i've already got the statue to the top curve of the path.. I'm very confused as I've tried a number of times and nothing seems to be working.. I am almost done all the puzzles etc and I really don't want to start again

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To Demonic Diva:

Try a couple more things. Exit and re-enter the game to see it if will reset. Also, check your version in the lower left corner of the Menu screen. There were a couple of bugs that were fixed in Version 1.00.04. If your version is prior to this, you'll need to download the game again from the original site where you purchased it.

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Thanks Pam,
I tried to get the chief to point out the rare tablet piece- no luck.
There were lots of shells showing up, no tablet piece.
I have completed all the puzzles and all but the one tablet piece in the collections. This is a tad frustrating... any other ideas for finding the last tablet piece?

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To Pat:

It's just a matter of time and patience. The Chief can point out a rare collectible every 24 hours. Sometimes it's a collectible that you already have. It's pretty random, but there's a chance you'll find your last tablet piece.

While you're waiting, have you gotten all of the Awards?

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THE CLOTHES SHOP
Help!how do you make the clothes shop i just dont get it!!please write back someone!
thanks.

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To Tori:

About the clothing hut -

The foundation to build the clothing hut will appear late in the game. For me, it usually comes after I have puchased all levels of technology.

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Hi Pam,
Yes, I have all but two of the awards- I have so many tech points I can't even tell you!
Just can't seem to get the last piece of that tablet....grrrrr.

I also have a max population of 105.
Someone said they thought it maxed at 90.

21 buried so far.

Fun game even though I hate the wait for the tablet piece.

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To Pat:

The basic max population is 90, but you can get it to increase by having Magic Faction and completing the collections. The largest I've seen is 110.

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Interesting Pam, I played the nature faction, and reached 105 easily. Any additional attempts to "procreate" gives a message that says "There isn't enough housing to support more population."

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Pat,

I think you get an additional 5 villagers added to your max population for every collection that you complete. There might be other things that also let the max increase, too, but I doubt it would be much more.

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Pat Celeste July 30, 2008 8:53 PM

Good Evening Pam,
Well, it's that darn last piece of the tablet--- still missing. Once I get that I guess I can have 5 more villagers.

I have so many buried (59), there is no more room for headstones. The newly buried just get listed on the Roster of the Dead.

Interesting game still.

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Hi Pat.

You're actually doing better than me. I can never seem to complete the collections! I have four tribes running at the moment and probably only one completed collection. I start to amuse myself by having villagers with the same color hair. I have a tribe that is entirely black haired. :)

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I'm confused I have level two alchemy and the pitcher plant but when I try to make the shark solution ( Orchird+Orchird+Pitcher Plant ) it blows up! Same with the light and springy potion!

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To Person:

Level 2 Alchemy is normally enough for these two potions. However, any potion can still randomly blow up. I would suggest you keep trying, but be sure to use a healthy scientist because they can lose a lot of health when a potion blows up.

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help! I am running low on food (trees almost empty) and I need more tech points fast any tips I need the last herb.....:P

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To sar:

About food -

Make sure you have all three trees planted in the orchard. The fruit will regenerate over time. In the meantime, have your chief make magic food every 24 hours and have the children pick mushrooms. Here's a little trick to double the food points for mushrooms. Pause the game using the space bar. Drop a child on the mushroom, then quickly tap the space bar twice more to unpause and repause the game. Drop a second child on the mushroom and unpause one last time. If you are quick enough, both children will pick up the mushroom for double the food points. This is especially helpful with the red mushrooms, which are worth 35 food points each.

About tech points -

Use the mushroom trick on collectibles. If you already have the collectible that appears, it will convert to tech points if you pick it up, double if you use the pause trick. Duplicate regular collectibles are worth 100 tech points, uncommon items are worth 250 tech points, and duplicate rare items are worth a whopping 1500 points. Other than that, just put every available villager on the research table to earn the most tech points.

I hope this is helpful. :)

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Hey Pam,
I just realized we can change the names of the villagers! You are amusing yourself with haircolors? Can we change their hair color or is it "breeding" ha ha...
This is curious to me also-- my Roster of the Dead only has 129 people, yet when another villager dies of old age, their name does not appear..have I reached the maximum allowed?
Pat

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Hi Pat.

The hair color is a breeding thing. I started a village that happened to have mostly black haired villagers. I only let the black haired ones have babies. In this game, children can resemble their parents. Sometimes a blond or a brown haired will show up, but it's about 95% black haired. I have a yellow haired tribe, too. They had a couple of light brown haired babies born, and when those bred they had red haired babies!!

On my newest tribe, I started changing their names as soon as they showed up. I'm finding that I remember them easier if I name them.

About the Roster for the Dead, I've got one with close to 250 names on it, so I don't think it has a limit. Sometimes it just glitches and misses someone.

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SpecialSugar61 August 3, 2008 7:18 AM

hi I'm new here .. can anyone tell me why my people are refusing to do anything with the cactus and the orchid ?

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SpecialSugar61 August 3, 2008 7:51 AM

If a child needs to collect a special item .. go to details find the child .. press done and the child will be found fast to retreive item

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To SpecialSugar61:

I'm not sure what you mean that your villagers refuse to do anything with the cactus and orchid. When you drop an adult or a child on any of the herbs, he/she will collect it and take it to the alchemy table.

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SpecialSugar61 August 3, 2008 2:23 PM

it says lab is in ruins .. and they shake their head in rufusal im using a master scientist to do this with

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To SpecialSugar61:

Ok, I see where you are. Here's the solution:

You need to restore the Alchemy Lab before you can do anything with the herbs. There are various items scattered around the island that need to be collected to restore the lab. Use at least an Adept Scientist to pick them up.

I try to give the least amount of information to help you figure out the puzzles, but if you need more help, come on back and I'll give you more information.

Good luck!

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SpecialSugar61 August 3, 2008 7:05 PM

thank you .. yes now i need to know what items i need to collect.

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To SpecialSugar61:

To restore the Alchemy Lab -

There are a total of five things that you need to locate to restore the Alchemy Lab. You'll find them scattered around the island.

1. Orange urn
2. Red and white striped urn
3. Yellow urn with white stripes
4. Blue bowl with wooden utensils
5. Gray and orange stick

I hope this is helpful.

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I seem to be stuck. I can't get the plans of the bath to disappear even though I have finished it. The puzzle confirms it but the plans are still there and I can't start on the statue because my master builder needs to draw new plans for the statue. HELP! ANYONE!

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To Julie:

First, exit the game and then go back in to see if it will reset the drawing. If it's still there, this may be one of the bugs in an earlier version. Check the version in the lower left corner of the Main Menu. If you don't have version 1.00.04, you'll need to go back to the site where you originally purchased the game and download it again. Save it on top of your existing game and you shouldn't lose your progress.

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To Pam:

Thank you for your two suggestions. I tried the exit and log back in idea but no luck. I do have the 1.00.04, I was hoping that was the problem. I might try to download it again anyway, I can't think of anything else to do.

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Julie,

I'll check to see if I can find out anything else.

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Thank you Pam. by the way, I just downloaded the game again. That didn't work either but it was worth a try.

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Julie,

I've been able to find out that there is a known issue with the bath drawings. However, I believe you can still get the statue drawings on top of the bath drawings, which will allow you to complete the statue. We're also checking to see if the newest version that fixes the bath drawings issue is available for download yet.

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Pam,

Thank You, Thank You, I was beginning to wonder it I some how broke the game. :) I hope the newest version for the bath fix is ready soon. I have been trying to get the master builder to draw plans anyway but he refuses. All my villiagers do now is die of old age and have babies to replace them, Oh and make strange drinks in the science lab. They are at minimum getting tech. points.

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Julie,

You're welcome. I'll post here again as soon as I hear from Jay about the new version.

In the meantime -

The statue will need a lot of trained builders. It will hold about 15 of them. It would be a good idea to keep your villagers trained in building until the new version comes out. They can repair huts to gain building skills.

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Pam,

Thanks for the spoiler. I've been trying to keep them busy repairing huts. Loss my chief to old age and it's tough trying to find the new one with 90 villagers to go through. That will keep me busy! :)

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Julie,

Here's something funny you can try to find your new chief -

Pause the game and drop everyone onto the robe all at once, then unpause and watch them converge on the robe. Heh.

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Pam,

I'm going to try that next time. It sounds like fun! I found my chief this time before I saw your message but I just picked the right person by chance or even the game got tired of me trying so hard to find the chief and let the next villager I picked be Chief. :) Hey, works for me! Chiefs don't last that long and this one is 17. My last one was 3. Old age comes fast. I just got my level 3 nature and that has been helping them live longer. The clothing hut showed up so I am keeping my builders trained on it until the statue can be completed. Thanks for your help Pam.

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help i got the version with the statue glitch and my site i got it off of wont let me download it again! please help! i bought it from club pogo in the end of july:-(( 08

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To Helpme:

You need to contact Customer Service at Club Pogo for this issue. We can't do anything from here.

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To Julie:

Version 1.00.05 is expected to be available in a few days. This is the version that will fix your problem with the bath plans not disappearing from the chalkboard. However, the creators of the game say that the bug isn't game-blocking. You should be able to overwrite the bath plans with the statue plans. Why don't you try again to drop a Master Builder on the chalkboard and see what happens.

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Thanks Pam I'll try again but after the clothing hut appeared and I had even more master builders I tryed to overwrite the plans but the master builders have refused saying that I must complete the current plans.

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Pam,

My Master builders are just refusing to overwrite the bath plans.

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Julie,

I'll post here as soon as I find out when the new version is available. :)

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I keep running into a problem when I get to puzzle #9.

When I finally get the tech upgrades for the statue, all the other building tasks are so long finished that I only have one or two older builders left.

And when I try to hold back on the building tasks, like the rubble, they actually complete the tasks themselves when I'm not actively playing.

Is there any way to build that skill after the tasks are done?

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To Lisa:

About builders -

You can train builders by having them repair the huts. There is also an energy potion that will sometimes increase building skill. The potion is Black Orchid + Tiger Lily + Cactus.

About the statue -

Just as a note, you will need quite a few trained builders to complete the statue. A Master Builder is needed for the plans and to build the scaffolding. The rest only have to be at least Trainee level. Train as many as you can. The statue will use as many as 15 trained builders.

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I think my village is doomed.. the youngest woman I have is 54, most of my elders are dead, I am down to 8 villagers, and the only other girl I have is only 8... is there any hope, or should I start over? I've come so far...

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To Shansu:

About babies -

You're not quite doomed yet! The little girl can start having babies when she's 18. If your village can hang in there for another 10 years, you've got a chance. Once she turns 18, keep her busy!

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