Dee -

Those are called "mods", they are fan modified image files that can upgrade your house and yard. They can be found in several places but the best place to find them is at the Last Day at Work Web site in the forums. They have a special forum dedicated to mods.

WARNING! Read the instructions carefully on how to use mods and always backup your original image files before using mods. If something goes wrong when using mods you need the backups to restore your game to its original settings.

If you look back in the previous posts some folks have posted the web-site link for the LDW mods forum.

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for multiple red balls

drop one red ball anywhere, say in the middle of the hose, pick it up and place it in a free space on the tool tray, then click and drag on the exact spot you placed the red ball and another one will appear. Repeat this until your tool tray is full up.

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is there another page to the store? because when i have it open it doesn't display tons of items that i look for. like pets. there are none in there. help.

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Anonymous June 2, 2009 5:19 PM

how do i fix my burning stove? i cant get anyone to fix it or eat... they are too distracted from the stove. HELP before they die!

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To Ashley:

The items in the store change every four hours.

To JIGuest:

Please check the FAQ located at the top of this page. You'll find help with all of the repairs.

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danijoy June 2, 2009 9:05 PM

"Soup Taster" Ending Salary is: 210

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Anonymous June 2, 2009 10:55 PM

Watch repairer tops out at 300

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How do you open the shed? I've been looking everywhere and I don't know how. Someone help please. =)

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tina - how to open the shed
Please have a look at the top of this page. You will find your questions answered in the FAQ-section.
Thanks.
Greetings, Kayleigh

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Anonymous June 3, 2009 8:23 AM

How do you get them to get a latta?

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hello!

im having problems with my couple. The guy wouldn't go to bed when the wife is sleeping in the same bed. Is it that they cannot occupy the same bed or that they just dislike each other? hehe! thanks! =)

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JIGuest -

Latte making is a random behavior which usually happens in the morning. All you can do is hang around and see if they do it.

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To get the latte - trophy
This is a random event - when they are on their way to the kitchen, you have to have a look, what they want to do.... There is no way to make them do this.

Greetings,

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roanne - The guy probably won't go to bed because he's not tired, not because of the wife. Check his stats and see what his exhaustion level is. Usually mine won't sleep unless their status is "tired" or "exhausted".

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DopeyMoo June 3, 2009 12:06 PM

Is there any failsafe ways to increase the peeps' happiness? I swear my Gipsi is about to commit suicide!

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To Dopey Moo:

There are some things to increase happiness, but it also depends on the situation? Is she single or married? Does she have kids? Praising them and giving treats increases their happiness. Also, buying upgrades seems to help. I had one who was single for a long time and she was getting more and more depressed, so I finally accepted a marriage proposal for her and then she was fine. So, it depends on the situation, too.

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Hey.
I've tried to make a baby for a while now and it is not working.
My guy is actually depressed. Trying to make him better, but nothing is working. Can that be the case of not being able to make babies?

Some help! :) Thanks .

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To Tina:

What happens when you try to make a baby? Do they argue? Or do they try, but just don't produce a baby?

If they argue, you need to just keep dropping them on each other until they try to make a baby. If it's not producing a baby, you can try baby boost.

It's possible that being childless is making your father be depressed. Does his profile say that he definitely wants kids? You can help him get over being depressed by making sure there's plenty of food and praising him a lot. Also, give him treats. And make sure the house is clean.

If you need more help, let me know.

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hey everyone, i have the wildest little adopted girl ever lol..i wish i knew how to take a picture of her i cant find where i read it on here. anyways i think i'll use her in the new generation just to see what kinda kids i get lol. i try to figure all the stuff out on my own but there has been questions and ya'll have been very helpful on those...maybe i'll figure the pic out later.

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The statement about twins only coming in the second generation is false.

On my very first couple, on their very first try, they had twins.

Just thought I'd share! :)

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I had a wierd little kid... he had this Elvis kind of look on his face and under likes it says MAKEUP. I chose him to start the next generation and he is currently in his late 40s and has 4 kids.. but he is an awful worker.

One time, I had a couple I tried to get them to have a baby. I focused on the other kids getting weeds up or something and then checked on my couple. They were IN BED... not jumping on it, but litarally in the bed. Trying for the baby must have totally wore them out and they went directly to bed!

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Eleonor June 3, 2009 9:31 PM

The remote is on top of the wardrobe and I don't know how to get it down. Can you help please?

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To Eleonor:

I had the remote show up on top of the wall by the bedroom closet. I was still able to drop a person on it and pick it up. Other than that, I don't know how else to get it. :(

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Eleonor June 4, 2009 1:41 AM

is it the kids that get the tv remote off the wall?

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Eleanor and Pam - remote control not to get
I had the same problem and couldn't drop either kids nor adults on it. But it worked out, when I agreed to let the team clean the complete house. After this, the remote was at its place again.

Greetings, Kayleigh

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Just sharing...
I feel it's so easy to get anything.
now i just started the 2nd generation.
The 1st is so easy to handle.
they are good worker,mastered their work.
and they make a lot of money in just 1 day.
Both of them were dead together when they were 65.
Just keep them elated then they will die at 65.
hopefully the 2nd is easy too.

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DopeyMoo June 4, 2009 4:48 AM

Thanks Pam,

She is a bit better now, but both her and her husband def want kids, but as depressed they either argue or are unsuccessful...will keep trying though :)

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zue-anne June 4, 2009 6:40 AM

hey pam, i found out that a lyricist tops to 270 only..thats all :)

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DopeyMoo June 4, 2009 8:47 AM

Hey Pam

Have just found another career that is not on your list. Dress Designer starts at 105, havent got a top figure yet should be a couple of days.

Dopey

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Can anyone tell me how can I make babies? I have tried millions times but they always arguing about babies. Please help!

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BabyHands June 4, 2009 11:54 AM

Hey everyone! I just started a new family, and she has a job that isn't on the list, Essay writer, starts at 45$.
How many levels are there for the jobs??

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i take good care of my peeps, they are almost always maxed on happiness and health. I run 4 different households and they are all 3rd generation or better and i have never had anyone who had a serious illness yet for me to cure. Am I taking too good of care of them? Should I discourage exercise and let them stay up all night? How do you get them really sick. My Old people always die in their sleep with full health.

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Shandra - I've been able to get mine to try to have a baby by just repeatedly putting them together, even if they argue. You can also scold them for arguing, and try again.

BabyHands - There are eight career levels, the highest is Master.

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Help! I changed the time on my computer today--fast forwarded it a few hours ago. Checked back on my VF, and they had aged a few years (same as the time)! I fast forwarded the clock again, and now it says that my Internet isn't working! I cannot play my game! What happened? Please, help me! And yes, I changed the time back to what it really is!

[Edit: We strongly advise against changing your computer clock. Not only can it ruin your game, it can also mess up other functions that rely on the computer clock. -Pam]

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Coco, is it that the internet isn't working in the game? If so, just drop an adult on the router box, to the right of the left-side computer in the office.

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Is it just me or does it make your family get sick twice as much when you get the air purifier? Before I had it, my little people almost never got sick, but, afterwards, I immediately noticed them getting sick more often. Is this a coincidence?

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I need to cure someone for the "Not just a virus" and "Gravely Ill" trophies. I have a little kid with a headache, If i let him go without medicine will it develope into something worse? I'll let you know if it works. Are serious illnesses random?

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ok, so i let the kid with the headache go for a little while and then I got him a doctors visit and it said he had an infection and needed penicillin and some asprin for his headache. So now i got the "Not just a virus" trophy

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Here is a screenshot of where a red ball can be found "exactly"

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To Angela:

It's probably coincidence. The air purifier is generally bought early in the game, so there's not much time to really establish that they don't get sick before you buy it. There will be many illnesses after it's purchased because that's just the nature of the game.

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I've read through about everything in here but have found no answer to my problem... can anyone PLEASE tell me how to use the weather jars? I bought them but there's no instructions LOL

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Melody -

Just take the bottle and put it on any of your people, they will run outside and pour it on the lawn. Voila, instant rain or sunshine!

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Melody
Just give the weather bottles to someone in the family and they will take them outside and pour them on the ground. I use the rain one alot cause it seems to cause more collectables to appear

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I just noticed that I have a boy I named Casey and he likes "talking and makeup." I'm not even going there. LOL.

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Deborah June 4, 2009 8:09 PM

I would really like to ask some questions about the game, but I can't even sign up. I don't have a url or website or homepage, so it says try again all the time. Can you help me?

[Edit: The url, website, or homepage field is optional and shouldn't be the reason you're not able to sign up for a Casual Gameplay account. Is perhaps your response to the captcha incorrect? If you continue to have problems, please contact us using the contact link located at the bottom of every page. In the meantime, you are welcome to ask questions anonymously. We also have a helpful guide in the blue walkthrough section located at the top of this page. -Pam]

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Kristinna June 4, 2009 8:15 PM

I just started and i havent seen the question here, how long do the moms carry around the baby?

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This question may have been asked already, sorry If I'm repeating.

Do you get to keep your money when your second generation takes over, or do you have to start all over again?

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Dress Maker is 285

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ashleya198312 June 4, 2009 8:31 PM

Ok I need help I can't get them to watch a movie someone please tell me how to do that.

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ashleya198312 June 4, 2009 8:37 PM

And I did the whole red ball thing but what are they good for? Can you sell them to the store to make money or something?

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Dazary
Yes you get to keep your money, whichever one of the kids you pick to take over gets it

Ashley
Give the movie to an adult and the whole family will watch it. And the red ball isn't good for anything that i've found

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Thank you Shari

I still don't have the red balls, I've tried to get the one up in the corner, but no luck. Not too worried about it.

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I haven't been able to find my remote for two generations. I drop my people everywhere and can't find the darn thing! The mom will even ask me to help her find it. Has anyone else come across this, and how do I find it again? Also, if I buy the new tv, will a remote come with it, or will I still need to find the remote?

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Kristinna June 4, 2009 10:44 PM

Oh, and they watch wheel of fortune on tv also

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Christina June 4, 2009 11:33 PM

Joanne,

One of my families also lost the remote about a week ago. I tried buying the flat screen tv but it didn't work. Someone said that if you have a chance to have the maids clean your house, they will find it for you. That's what I'm counting on.

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To Joanne:

The remote should be somewhere in the house on the floor. I've found mine just about everywhere.

To Ashley:

The red balls aren't good for anything. It's just something the developers added to drive everyone nuts for no reason. xD

To Kristinna:

The mothers carry the baby for two years, which is about four hours in real time.

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My caterer finally topped out at $300

On another note.. I have a family that is now in its 5th generation. During the first generation started with twin girls it continued in this fashion... girl, girl, girl, boy, girl, girl. With the youngest being called Flash.

The next generation only had 2 boys and no girls. The third generation had 5 boys and no girls. The fourth generation, didn't seem to want to have kids.. got one soon after marriage, but everytime I tried after that was a no go... until the son was 17 years old and the parents were in their late 40s.

I thought no more kids for them, but one more shot before they get to old. They finally had another boy! So the 4th generation ended up with 2 boys... but both were kinda ugly! Was wondering what kind of kids they would have!

I chose the first born to start the 5th generation... simply because he had a workshop job and thats the one I needed. With all the mating problems I had on the previous generation, I chose the first marriage proposal to get started on children immediately. He ended up marrying a girl that looked just like his MOTHER!

Right away they had a little boy... the cutest thing ever! When he was only 2, they tried again and were finally blessed with triplets... all boys! But cute as buttons! They are now 4 years old and their parents just added another bundle of joy to the house. FINALLY A GIRL!!! and lo and behold her name is FLASH!

(sorry this is so long, just wanted to share)
Wish I knew how to capture the screen so I could share photos

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Hi Pam!

Here's another career that's not on your list. Music Critic. Starting salary is $60

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OH DUH!!! Sometimes I am so blond... thanks everyone who responded about the bottles!!! You guys are great... I should have realized that you have give stuff to the family to use it. Maybe I should go back to being a redhead?? LOL

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How do you unclog the shower?

I have been playing Virtual Families for several days now. My main family is on the 3rd generation. :)

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Kat -

To unclog the shower:

You need to look in the laundry room, on the north wall (where the closet is). Against the wall in the middle is a bucket that has a feather duster and a plunger. Drop one of your adults on that and they will unclog the shower (also the toilet).

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thank you so much! you are all so nice! best of wishes with your virtual and real life families!!

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Siobhan June 5, 2009 2:18 PM

A Denture Maker starts out a $60.

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valkyrie June 5, 2009 4:43 PM

I bought a book in the store that said it would give my person a career advancement, but when I placed it on my person he was confused and didn't make any progress in his career! Does anyone know how to make this book work properly?

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We have a good walkthrough section located at the top of this page. Look there for help with general information, repairs, and FAQs. If you have a question that's not answered in the walkthrough section, we'll be happy to try to help! :)

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Thanks to everyone for posting salary information. It's all being added to the online list. :D

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I'm having problems I've just started my second generation and hes just got his first email but everytime I drop him on the computer it comes up reading email then he just stands there shakes his head then goes and does something else. How can I make him read the email?

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A really weird thing keeps happen to the father in my family. Every now and then he'll go and fix a hanging painting and he gets stuck there. I haven't tested how long he will actually stay there, but I have seen him stay there a few minutes before I physically drag him away.

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valkyrie, that happened to me once but I realized right afterward that I dropped the book on the wrong person. Could you have dropped the book on the wrong person, or dropped a book that advanced a career that wasn't the career the person had?

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Jayjay -

This sounds like a bug that was present in earlier versions of the game. While in your game go to Menu and check the lower left hand corner of your screen, it should say "Version 1.00.0x". 1.00.05 is the latest version. If you have an earlier version you can talk to the vendor where you purchased the game to see if you can download the latest version.

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I had a set of triplets once, and 2 sets of twins.

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every member of every family is exhausted and has been for the 3 weeks. i try and make the sleep but it doesn't seem to help. i have given them treats and energy drinks as well. is there something else that am not aware of?

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Suzie Q June 5, 2009 9:25 PM

Can someone tell me what the red ball is for? I got it, but I don't know how to use it. They don't even see it.

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To Brandi and Suzie Q:

The answers to both of your questions can be found in the FAQ in the walkthrough section located at the top of this page.

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How do I save my money in a [or get] a bank account?

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Sienna - bank account
There is no bank account needed. You're money is automatically saved and new earnings will be added. The amount you can see in the low right corner.

Greetings, Kayleigh

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Hi All! thanx so much for helping me find some bugs! Now i have parents who won't cook for their kids. The kids are starving! The dad just will work on his kitchen based career and the mom just looks for snacks. Help!

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To Gami:

Drop them onto the kitchen table to start preparing a meal.

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~Shauna~ June 6, 2009 11:26 AM

I'm so sick of my double cat! How do I fix it? The only image file I see pretaning to pets is the petgrid.png so I deleted it and I still have this double cat running around looking weird! Does anyone know how to fix it?

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Shauna did you back up your files before altering them? I have the petgrid but it isn't a png, but don't know if thats because I have paint shop pro because it is coming up a paint shop pro image. If you did backup, try to restore that original file. That is the only thing I know to help.

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If a woman who is nursing a baby dies, does the baby die too? (or vice versa) It's just a random thing I was thinking about, but if you know, please let me know!

One of my families (not my "main") had triplets a day ago! They are all identical girls, and their names are Poppy, Petal and Rose. I found it interesting that, Poppy seems to be the lazier of the three (even though they all have the same likes/dislikes; they all dislike dirt--ha!). Petal and Rose... I can't tell their actions apart; they are both hardworkers. :)

My main family that is on the 3rd generation had a 2nd child--a girl named Deb! But I think I will rename her something that matches better with "Sandry" (girl name btw). What name do you guys think will go well?

I also found it interesting that, of all of the generations, all the wives were brunettes/redheads and all the husbands were blondes! In the 1st and 2nd generation, all of the kids were either brunettes or redheads. However, in the 3rd generation, both of the girls are blondes like their father!

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Hi everyone,

I've been playing my 3rd generation and was really getting frustrated because my bugs weren't showing up. Glad to see I'm not the only one with the same problem too bad there isn't a solution. Sometimes it helps when I

Turn day into night not sure it has to be raining though

I read the comments on making a latte and that is usually is around the same time they make breakfast, well i'm not an early bird so i

turned night into day in the beginning of the evening around 5.30 and they started making a grand latte

I really think it's a shame they don't make babies after 50 because i had 5 self-made babies and then they turned 50 and i could kiss my "having 6 babies" trophy goodbye.

Then I have a question it's been like 3 days since i last picked a weed, does anyone know how long it takes to grow a weed and if they sometimes just stop growing? never used a weedbomb, still trying to get the weed-whacker throphy

Would really like to see where in the world you all play the game, I'm from the netherlands so excuse me if my english is wrong sometimes.

to Pam and grinnyp: Your hints and help are awesome. I've read the whole 11 pages of this, just couldn't stop....
Really like the glow-mod!

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Have a question about a workshop career? How many levels are in a workshop career? I am on level 7 and want to know how much longer i have until I get the trophy for it. How many level are there in this career?

BonM

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BonM -

All careers, regardless of location, have eight levels.

Irma -

Weeds show up when they feel like it, it's random. And bugs usually only show up when it's raining.

I'm playing in the US, in Utah. My family has eight generations now and still 93 trophies. I need more socks!

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How do you get them to move up a level in the workshop? Is there a fast way to move up? If so what is the fastest way to move up a level. Time is running out for my person and I need to move up- and get this workshop trophy before she dies which could be at any time.

BonM

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When I try to fix the hose the people are confused and say there is too much water pressure, and i even used the waterproof tape! what do I do?

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To Shauna:

If you have money to burn, maybe try buying a different pet to see if it does the same thing.

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To Sienna:

Please check the Repairs spoiler in the walkthrough section located at the top of this page.

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BonM -

What level upgrade is your workshop? The higher upgrade level the workshop, the faster they will make the next level of their career. When people work on their career, their level goes up, so make sure you praise her (no more than 2 times) for working in the workshop. Sometimes the store will stock a book/magazine called "Workshop Professional". If you buy that and give it to her it will increase her work experience. And there is a random e-mail event that will move someone up a complete level, but it is unfortunately random and not something that you can make happen.

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To grinnyp:

I am on level 7 and need the trophy for the workshop. My person is 67 years old. Like I said it can die at any minute so getting the trophy has to be rushed. I have been making my person work in the workshop over and over again. I just don't see the progress bar moving up. Am I doing something wrong? I make the person work as much as possible. Is there anything else I should try?

BonM

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So I have yet to get people to reach master in their jobs. How can I accelerate the process?

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BonM -

The higher the person's level, the longer it can take the progress bar to get to the next level. Have you upgraded your workshop in the store? That can help. Otherwise, unless one of those random events I mentioned earlier happens, then you may not make it to level 8 before she dies.

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To Pam:

thanks!!
your help is really useful.

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one more question:
how does a kid go off to college or the talent scout? My child is 18 but nobody did anything yet...

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To grinnyp:

Thanks for all your help.

BonM

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Anonymous June 6, 2009 6:30 PM

I love it

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~Shauna~ June 6, 2009 6:50 PM

ShhhQ:
Yes, I have used the backup file. It doesn't work.

Pam:
I'll try that, but even the pets in the store are doubled.

[Edit: Tell me exactly what you are doing to restore the original image, step by step, with details, please. -Pam]

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~Shauna~ June 6, 2009 7:13 PM

I read the comment by irma. It's the same with me about the latte. I'm not an early bird. Just would like to know from the people who got the trophy. About what time in the morning did you see your person making the latte?

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To Shauna:

Mine happened around 6:00 to 6:30 a.m.

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What happens to the minors living in the home if the parents die? Do they live with the older sibling that takes over the house or just disappear?

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