Andrea: about the birdbath, I think it's just sparkly to be pretty, I don't think there's anything special you do with it once it's fixed.

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To Minty:

The picture pieces start showing up after you get the shed door open. Have you done that yet?

To kjm:

You're right that some of the items in the shop don't really do much. They're just something to do.

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jess159 June 20, 2009 6:15 PM

Hi. I hope someone can help me in this. I put my players in bed and close the game, I open it 2 hours later or something and they are out of bed working and doing stuff, but they are still "EXHAUSTED." What should I do? Put them in bed and then close the game till the next day?

And what if I put them in bed and then pause the game and closed it till next day? Will this be considered sleeping for them? Will they get enough sleep and not be exhausted anymore? Or they are not considered sleeping while the game is paused?

Am facing this problem in my 5 families, so I will be really grateful if someone can help me.

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To Jess159:

I don't see a response from you about my post asking if you've checked your version number. There was a problem with energy levels in earlier versions of the game. Look in the lower left corner of the menu screen to find the version of your game. If it's earlier than 1.00.05, you should go back to the site where you originally purchased the game and download it again.

If you do have the most current version, come back and we'll try to help you some more.

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Hey it's me again. Remember my depressed little girl who I thought was delusional? She now owns the house, she is 23 and she is a lens crafter! Only child, she was 13 when she saw her parents die side by side holding hands in their bed at age 63. The very second she walked in that house, she went in that bed to go to sleep and she woke up elated! That's so weird. How she can just watch her parents die, inherit the house, sleep in the bed her parents died in, and wake up elated? What is wrong with her?!? And when she woke up, I had her read an email I had and it was an email that her mother sent to her! But she was still elated! Is she mentally insane? How can she not be upset about losing her parents? She was 13! I am seriously worried about this kid......

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gallen2002 June 20, 2009 7:23 PM

I finally got my families to make a latte. I still have one family that hasn't but the other 4 did. I reversed night and day like suggested, seems like they will only make it if their energy is low though.

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Max salary for Envelope Stuffer is $210

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I gave (Vitamins) to a mother at age 45 and i have another baby on the way =-)

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Brenette June 20, 2009 9:14 PM

Twins/triplet's don't appear on the second generation first. I've had twins and triplets many times in my first generations.

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To Cammieo:

You said she's 23 now, so it's been 10 years since her parents died. That's plenty of time to start to be happy again. Even elated. Not sure what to think about an email from her mother, though. The only emails that come to family members are from kids in college.

Once the new generation starts, the emotions and health all reset. I haven't seen any depression spill over to the new generation. Even when you keep playing the family after a death, they come out of their depressed state pretty quick if you work with them. :)

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Ok, I just discovered this. If you click on the dollar sign in the lower right corner, you can see the information and graph about the interest on your money!

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stuck-collectibles June 21, 2009 3:54 AM

I have 43 collectibles since the 4th generation.

11/12 picture pieces
12/12 coins
9/12 bugs
11/12 nuts and twigs

Now the seventh generation is running and still no new collectibles have turned up. All I keep getting are duplicates.
Has anyone been able to collect everything? How long does it take to do so?

[Edit: It takes a long time to get all of the collectibles, especially the insects. Just be patient. :) -Pam]

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hi i have been playing for about 4/5 weeks with 1st family (&generations) cant get oven to burn again have all upgrades and over 80 trophys. also kongfu i tried energy drink they just exercise any ideas pls pam?

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shad0w - oven and Kung Fu
Both are random events you can't force to come. Just be patient :)
Greetings, Kayleigh

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Eileen and all:

I've been trying to get my adult characters to do kung fu and I gave them an energy drink as suggested while their energy bar is above mid-level, however all that does is makes them hyper and excercises outdoors..

Am I doing something wrong?

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HI! I"M BACK! fabila is 54 and her hubby fargolo is 55 both are depressed and/or sick all the time, i have a feeling they won't be around much longer, they never reproduced but they just adopted a 3 year old named Yuri when they were 50 and 51, so now i wonder what it will be like starting the generation with a guy and getting proposals from women....... i mean all of my other generations have started with girls so... nice new expirence for me! i'll keep keeping you guys updated, bye!, cammieo

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I love this game. I have 5 families going. I got my frist set of twins the other day. I have adpoted a total of 6 kids. The one that was just adpoted was to a single father. I like that. He had just taken over the house and rejected his frist marriage proposal and then a knock at the door. It was a little boy looking for a home. In his info it said he did not want kids. If this a glitch please don't fix it. I like it.

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jess159 June 21, 2009 3:43 PM

to Pam

yes i checked that i have the latest version , i think the problem is about the time i put them in bed and about pausing the game , i wish u can help me with this??

and i was wondering about two other things , first ,two of my families sent me an email asking for "drum roll" and i do not see something called drum roll in the store , how can i get it for them ??

my second question is , which home improvement is better ?? i have 1500 $ and i do not want to waste them on useless improvements but they have been asking for new things , so please tell me which is best to buy, i was thinking about "the barbecue grill" or the "fish tank" ....what do u think??

waiting for the reply .... and thanks :)

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i could be being sillt here but my lady is means to earn $105 but only seam to be gettin $1.05! can anyome explain?

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Hi again. Just wanted to share what's going on in my game and also to ask about a few things.

One of my families has 3 kids and no matter how hard I try, they just won't have the 4th. I used the baby booster and I used those perfumes (they used to help in making babies in the other families, but not in this one). They try to make a baby but they ALWAYS fail. And now they are almost 40:( Can anyone help me with this?

In another family, the mother is repeatedly sick, itchy , then headache, then cough, etc. She is always in need for a medicine and when she is not sick she is "WEAK" :D I give her the energy drinks and I give her the vitamins. She becomes better for few minutes but then she is "SICK" or "WEAK" again. I think she is going to die young! Does anyone know how can I help her?

Oh and I just got the cutest twins ever :) I am so in love with them, They are both girls with long wavy dark hair. They are just lovely. I think I am going to give the house to one of them on the next generation.

Thanks and hope all your families are doing great :)

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Jess159 -

For the tiredness: Put them to bed around 10/11 pm and close the game. Don't open it for at least 4 - 5 hours. Hopefully they will get some sleep. Every time you open the game you wake them up again, so just let them sleep.

My people often e-mail and complain about the food, etc. I usually ignore them.

The home improvement depends on how much money you have and what you are trying to accomplish. If you are trying to make them happier the best items to go for are the bathroom upgrade, the radio, the hammock, the pool, or the pinball machine, depending on what you can afford. If you are going for health then the best items are the air filter or the treadmill. Remember to praise them for walking/running on the treadmill. It keeps them very healthy.

Bekki -

Their salary might be $105 a day, which means every time they earn money they earn a fraction of that, it adds up over the length of the day.

Adel -

I've had women who were able to get pregnant at 49, so don't panic yet. Just keep trying, and do not keep using the baby boost. It loses efficacy every time you use it. There is also still time for you to adopt.

For the woman who is constantly getting sick, buy the doctor visit. When I have someone who keeps getting sick like this sometimes there is an underlying infection that you will only find with the doctor visit. If there is, it will tell you how to treat it.

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To Jess159:

Yes, try what grinnyp said about letting them sleep. I don't think pause will work because that stops the entire game and they'll still be at the same exhausted point as when you put the game on pause. Also, they tend to be more tired at the end of the day because their energy drains out during the day, just like real people. If you always play at night, you might want to think about switching the day and night on the options menu.

As for the "drum roll" in the emails, that's just a way to announce the new baby. Big events are sometimes announced with a drum roll and your little person is just sort of making a joke with it. It's nothing you buy or anything.

To Bekki:

The salary will be added to your bank account in increments of 1/100 of their daily salary. If the salary is $105, then, yes, the amount you see added will be $1.05. But it gets added to your account all day, every day and it builds up quickly.

To Adel:

I've even had babies at age 51! It doesn't hurt to give more baby boost. It's true that it's effeciency drops each time you use it, but that just means that it doesn't give as much of a boost. It doesn't mean that it will decrease the ability to have a baby. It's a little confusing.

Definitely get the doctor visit, like grinnyp said, if you have the money. Sounds like you've got something more serious. You'll get a trophy for treating it, too! :)

To Mimi:

You're not doing anything wrong. They don't always do Kung Fu when you give them the energy drink, but it's your best chance for the Kung Fu trophy.

To Cammieo:

Try praising and candy for the depression. Drop them on anything that makes them have good behavior and praise them twice. Make sure they have plenty of food and that the house is clean, too. And if they are sick a lot, get the doctor visit to see if they have an infection. Then follow the treatment recommended. You should be able to get them to good health, which should get them to at least age 60.

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I read that it is possible for the couples to have twins, has anyone had a set?!?! Just curious :)

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To Sarah:

They can have twins and triplets. There are trophies for both. I'm playing 5 families and the oldest is in the 9th generation. I've had a few set of twins and one set of triplets so far. :)

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By the way, max income for history tutor is

210 at master level.

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Can anyone tell me when will they make latte, do Kung Fu, remove cobwebs, have twins and triplets, chase gophers? Please help me!

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Risha -

If you check the Walkthrough and the FAQ at the top of the page (http://jayisgames.com/archives/2009/04/virtual_families.php#walkthrough) you'll find the answers to your questions. If you can't find what you need there let us know and we'll be glad to help.

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Hi. Thanks a lot for the advice. I got the doctor visit and he recommended pencillin, but since I gave it to her, she is always "exhausted " :D:D .. I really wonder what's wrong wih this mother! I put her in bed almost all time till now. Should I get her the doctor visit again?

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Adel -

The cure will take away most of their energy. If you can get the energy drink from the store go ahead and give it to her. Otherwise, just keep putting her to bed until she gets her energy back.

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gallen2002 June 22, 2009 11:00 AM

well, I got all my families to make the latte, which is good. I was really enjoying this game but it is getting a little boring. Just sitting around trying to complete the collection. I have 1 family in 7th generation and the other 4 in the 6th and still haven't got twins. Hey does anyone know if you marry someone with a different career than you and then you get the offer to change jobs if you change to spouses profession will you get the trophy?

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Thanks Pam and Grinnyp for the suggestions. I tried switching day/night, and it's making a slight progress till now in their energy levels.

So now that i have $5000, which room upgrade is the best to start with? Or should I wait till I have more money, in order not to be moneyless after I buy the upgrade?

Thanks again.

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To Gallen2002:

I haven't heard if the changing jobs after the game starts will get you the trophy, but it would be worth a try.

To Jess 159:

I'd say wait until you have a little more money so you don't get stuck if you need food or medicine. As for which room to buy, take a look at the careers of the parents and choose one that they work in. That way, one of them will get the benefit of faster career progression. :)

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Polywog June 22, 2009 4:52 PM

Max salary for Soup Inventor

$285

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hi again

just wondering at what age do children go to college (many of my families' children have already gone but i never noticed at what age did they leave :D )?and if there's a twins will they leave at the same time ?? and how can i follow up with the children at college? i can find them on the family tree screen but can't find them in the details screen !!

and , 2 of my families got the 4th child while the mother is 45 years old (after using the baby boost many times ), is there any hope they will get the 5th or this one will be the last ??

one last thing, is the patio furniture worth the money ,or it's just useless ??

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My people stopped aging. Any help? Thank you

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dodi -

the children leave at age 18, sometimes they hang around even though they are 18.. just wait a bit and they will go. and yes twins will go at the same time. You will get a pop up screen for one and then immediately for the other (and another if you have triplets).

Unfortunately, once they go off to college you can not follow their progress. They may email you but other than that there is no more contact with them, unless they inherit the home.

As for the 45 year old having more children... it may not happen, but don't give up hope, my last generation I had surprise triplets at age 50!

Not really sure about the patio furniture.. I just think its something for them to do and look pretty in the yard.

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To Dodi:

I've had families who had children up to age 51! And just now, one of my 9th generation families adopted a child at ages 60 and 61.

The patio furniture probably isn't any more worthwhile than the other upgrades, but it counts toward one of the trophies.

To Lotoss:

I haven't heard of that before. How long have they been stuck? Try shutting down the game and re-opening it.

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Rochelle June 22, 2009 11:31 PM

How do you fix the door on the shed? Neither me or my husband have been able to figure this out...please help.

Thank you...Rochelle

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I found that the best way to get the Kung fu trophy was to give them the energy drink and keep dropping the person in the back yard by the back door. Worked for all five families. Persistance is the key. Same with the latte. In the morning keep dropping them in the kithen. It sucks that my computer died today and I have to start all over tomorow when it's fixed.

Lori in louisiana

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To Rochelle:

Your answer can be found in the walkthrough section at the top of this page. Look under the spoiler for repairs.

Virtual Families Walkthrough Guide

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TO: shad0w - Kung Fu
Hey everytime i have tried to get them to do Kung Fu, whether it is on a child or adult, try giving them the energy drink when they are sleeping (or napping), it has worked for me everytime. Hope it works for ya.

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Anonymous June 23, 2009 1:55 AM

Kung Fu
I found the best way to get them to do Kung Fu whether its on a child or adult give them the energy drink when they are sleeping or napping (the trophy kinda is a hint..."Sleeping Dragon") it works everytime.

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I always thought (and read here) that you will only ever get 1 each of the picture pieces. So when I had 11 pieces, and saw another piece in the yard, I was SO happy...until my peep picked it up and sold it online. It was a DUPLICATE RARE picture piece! *gasp*

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Anonymous June 23, 2009 11:53 AM

Ermm... if anybody wants to know about the energy levels... Your Little Peoples energy levels go up if you go off the game cause if you stay on u will just wake them upp silly! :P

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Connie -

It happens, but rarely. The only time I've personally seen it happen is when you get the e-mail from the neighbor about a rare object in the yard. Sometimes that rare object is a duplicate picture piece.

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I just thought this was odd. When I signed in to my game today my little couple was dying but I quickly gave the father vitamins. He "died" and a second ghost came up and left with him, but one copy of his ghost is still wandering around my house. He's gone so far as to continue working on his career and earning money. I was even able to change his outfit. The only difference is he's semi-transparent and sometimes disappears altogether, also, he has doesn't show up on the detail screen. I wonder if he'll just disappear and not reappear or if he'll die again and get his own ghost. :)

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Oh my! My dead father just wrote me an email telling me that he's been sad since Ink died. He is Ink. I have screenshots but I don't know where to upload them.

[Edit: You can upload your images to any photo hosting service, such as Photobucket or Flickr. Then just post the link here. -Pam]

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Anonymous June 23, 2009 1:46 PM

Is there a max age for making baby's? like in virtual villagers?

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JIGuest -

The max age for making babies for the women is about 50 years of age, although a few people have reported managing it with a 51 year old.

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Just wanted to say that pets don't deserve the money spent on them. I just got a dog for my family, you can't interact with it or feed it or anything. Even the family members do not interact with it. It just follows one of the family all the time and everywhere. Even when they were trying make a baby, the dog went on bed with them :D

And i was wondering about something, in one of my families the mother is 50 and father 51, all children gone to college (they had 5 children) and i have been trying so hard to make them make the 6th child. Is there any hope still or they are too old for it? I know you said the max age for women is 51, and my mother is almost 51, so this year (in her age) will be my last chance??

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jess159 June 23, 2009 3:38 PM

hi ... hope everyone's virtual families are doing great , and thanks again for all the help

but i still have some questions , in 2 of my families , all children went to college , except the last two , they are twins and they are 18 , but they are still there , and every time i open the game i expect that they will be gone , but they are always still there , are they stuck or something?or it's because they are the last children remaining in the house and they don't want to leave the parents alone that fast ??

and do the next generations inherit the house upgrades ?? , improvements ?? and the pets ? and all the money in the bank ??

will i be able to see the sons and daughter's carriers before i choose one to inherit the house? and is it possible that any of the children will be married when it's time to choose the next generation ? or they will all be single and then receive marriage emails after i adopt one??

sorry if i asked too many questions ... and thanks :)

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Dodi -

You can still try for a baby, but it might not happen. However, the couple can still adopt. I had a couple in their late 50s who adopted, and people have reported adoptions as late as 61.

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Liashin June 23, 2009 7:37 PM

Thanks for the info on the Latte! I haven't tried it yet, but I'm hopeful. I have 5 families now, and haven't had any problems having triplets or twins. I have one family now with a set of twins and a set of triplets.

I was hoping to find out how to get the funky smell trophey. It talks about throwing out a fish, but none of my families ever had. Help!

Thanks!

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jess159 June 23, 2009 8:12 PM

hello again
about my first question (about the twins not going to college ) they just left , so thanks a lot .
i am still waiting for the answer to my other questions , plz!

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To Jess159:

About inheriting the house -

Everything about the house will be inherited. All of the upgrades, the money, the pets... all of it will be there for the new generation.

Each of the children will have a career already when it's time for them inherit. They will all be single and the marriage proposals will come just like they did for the original adoptees.

To Liashin:

To get the funky smell trophy -

Watch for when your people go to check a "strange smell" in the kitchen. They'll pull a fish out of the refrigerator and put it in the trash. Praise them while they're doing it for the trophy.

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DopeyMoo June 24, 2009 7:22 AM

Salad Packager Max Salary

$210

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I am trying to get my remote down, it is on top of the wall in the master bedroom, I waited for the maid services to come and clean up for me but the remote still stayed there I thought, when that one family died that it would move, no it has been up there for 3 different familys. What do I do. Please help me.

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thought i would add some pointers careers i mainly praise as they earn some money then they return to work
when people are depressed i find candy or fruit bring them out of it much faster
collections duplicate pieces when u find new item still drop 2 people 1 will earn face value other goes into collection even picture pieces which pay $50 i find it best to pause put 1 person on piece bring next person to piece but hold in air release pause and drop works a treat

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i am still playing verision 01 so above tips may not work on version 05
still cant get oven to burn again i praised as my person was putting it out but never got trophy for some reason (maybe glitch)i am on 7th generation have all possible upgrades any ideas? i have 84 trophes and yes i like it tough will upgrade after completing version 01

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Anonymous June 24, 2009 12:33 PM


hi .. some of my people reached the master level so i thought about sharing the max salaries if someone needed it

spammer maxed at 285
candy designer maxed at 300
eyeglass repairer maxed at 300

oh and i was wondering about the maids! how does this happen?? do u receive an email offering them or what ?? and are they useful ? and how much should i pay for it ? i never had something like this but i see some people talking about it !

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re salaries
fiction writer is highest earner i have had $390 as a master

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Vicky -

Try using a small child. Drop the child all around the area where the remote is and see if he/she can pick it up.

JIGuest -

The maid service is a random e-mail that you sometimes get. I think the price is $50, but maybe Pam can remember if I'm wrong. I think it's only useful if you house is a complete mess or there is an object that you cannot get the people to pick up because it is in an awkward location. Otherwise I don't use it.

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how do u make a latte?

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To try to get family members to do different activities (from kungfu, making a latte, cleaning the nightstand, etc).

If you put the game on pause and keep dropping them, they will each start to do a different activity.

Eventually, one of the activities above might pop up. And just praise them.

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making babies
ihave found its best to try when they are not tired. i praise the man as he does his funny dance and the woman as she scatters flowers. if this fails u have to wait for 20 minutes before the will try again

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Michelle June 24, 2009 5:55 PM

Hey does any1 know how to get someone to live to 70yrs. I've been playn for weeks now and still cant do this.

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Grinnyp thank you for the hint on dropping the kids by the remote, that worked. Thank you again. Now I hava another problem. I bought the wall compound and had it done then my guy walked away then it said that the compound and harden and then it back to the way that it was before now I am out of that money cuz everything is gone what happened? Please tell me. Thanks.

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Michelle -

It can be difficult to get them to 70. Make sure they have good food, lots of exercise, vitamins if your store has them, and keep them from snacking.

Vicky -

What happened is the wall compound will harden if they walk away from it before the task is done. All you can do is wait until you have more money and it is available in the store again. A tip for getting the wall repair done quickly:

Use two adults. Drop one on the wall compound and wait until he/she starts repairing. Now drop the second adult on the wall compound and they will head to the other wall and start working. Keep an eye on them both. As soon as one starts walking away drop them on the compound again. Keep rotating them on it until the repairs are done.

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oh dear that elusive dragonfly i have been waiting for it for 10 days now grrr (lol) anyone got it yet? if so what weather? its last collectable to complete all the collects hoping pam or someone has collected it and hi all

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Shad0w -

In the two months I've been playing the game I have seen the elusive dragonfly ONCE. At night. In the rain.

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Anonymous June 24, 2009 9:17 PM

Hi.

What is the elusive dragonfly, please? lol

And 1 of my families can't read their emails. I dropped all the family members on the computer. They just shake their head or say "no" and then walk away. What's the problem? Does anyone know?

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How do you get the latte machine? I've never seen it come up in the store.

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To JIGuest:

The elusive dragon they are talking about is one of the insects that you need to collect.

The email problem is a known bug in the game. Check the lower left corner of the menu screen for the version number. If it's prior to 1.00.05, you should go back to the site where you originally purchased the game and download the current version.

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To Pat:

There is no latte machine in the store. It's just part of the kitchen setting.

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How you fix the birdbath is -

You have to make sure you have the pump, which is 85 dollars in your store and you set it by the birdbath then drag 2 people to the bath and it will tell you they are fixing the bath.

[Edit: Spoiler tags added. -Pam]

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max salary for salad packager is

210

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JGuest, do you have kid? I found that I couldn't read emails..or take showers even tho it looks like no one is there, if someone is on the way to use the computer or the shower. Try disturbing every one in the house and try again. That's what I had to do in 3 families now LOL

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I have a question... I know they have to work to advance their careers, but once they have mastered a career, does the money come automatically during the day, or do they have to continue working to get it? I don't want to work them to death LOL. Any help would be appreciated :)

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Melody - Yes, once they have maxed out professionally the money will just continue to come in at that salary.

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Eileen- Thanks so very much. I think I haven't got the age 65 trophy cuz I've been working the poor things to death. I really appreciate the info :)

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Anonymous June 25, 2009 7:34 PM

to Melody ... thanks a lot for the help ,and about the 65 trophy , i got it only once till now although i am playing with five families , and have been taking good care of their health , i have the treadmill and always buy the organic food and all these stuff , and when they reached 60 their health bars were really high , but one day i opened the game and they just started dying one after the other,in the whole 5 families (all vanished in the same day , lol )

so does anyone know where these people work?
Artist
Board Game Designer
Census Taker
Domain Name Seller
Envelope Stuffer
Lobbyist
Paralegal

i just wanted to make sure about the places because i am starting a new generation and i want to choose the ones whose work will be in a room that i have already upgraded .. so if anyone is sure about the places they work please tell me...

and i was wondering , can we redecorate or upgrade any rooms other than the career rooms ?? because it's a bit boring to have the same bedrooms , living room , and bathroom through many generations .. so can we make any changes in these rooms or just the career rooms??

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To JIGuest:

Domain Name Seller, Lobbyist, and Paralegal work in the office. I can't say for sure about the others.

As for redecorating, you can add mods (modifications) to your game. There has been a discussion about them earlier in this thread. You have to be very careful, though, because you're messing with the image files of the game and something like that is always tricky.

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hi again .... something strange is happening in my new generation , after the first child reached 4 years old i started putting the parents together to make a baby but they keep saying it's too early to make a baby again! .. although in the previous generations they could make babies while the youngest child was 3 years old! are these new generations just stubborn or there's something that i don't understand ??
and i am not sure should i give my child to the talent scout or not? did someone try this ?
also if someone can tell me how to use the weed pump?
thanks for all the help , i really like it here , i come and read the latest posts and it's usually helpful .. many times i was coming to post a question but after i read some of the latest questions i find the answer to mine and did not need to post it... so thanks a lot and i hope all your families are doing fine :)

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HELP!!! i have just started virtual families game. Already my couple has a problem with the dryer lint burning. how do i stop it? do i need to buy something?

[edit: Check the Virtual Families Walkthrough section above for common questions about repairs and more! -eileen]

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ok something really weird happened. i made one of the kids( he was 18 years old) clean a dirt smudge in the parents' room. and then i tried to make the parents have a baby so i dropped the mom on the dad in the same room. so then under their status it said trying to make a baby. but underneath the 18 year old's status, it also said trying to make a baby. so the mom ended up trying to make a baby twice in a row. has this happened to anyone else?

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To Adel:

The time between babies varies from two to four years, depending on the couple. It's rare that it happens at two years, but I've been able to do it a couple of times. You're just dealing with a different couple and they have a different timeframe. It shouldn't be a problem in the long run.

If you're talking about the weed bomb, just click it anywhere in the yard and it will kill all the weeds. However, they won't go toward your weed trophy. Only the ones you actually pull from the ground go toward that.

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Ok, I got all the career room updates and all the house upgrades.Is that it other than trophies? I could have sworn that I saw on here somewhere pictures of different couches and stuff but I couldn't find it today when I checked. Was that my imagination or is there a way to continue upgrading?

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Tina -

What you were seeing are called "mods", unofficial modifications to the items in the game. They are not official upgrades. You can use mods to change the decor of the house and other items in the game, but be warned: always back up your original image files first before using mods. If something goes wrong, you might need them to restore your game to the original settings.

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Hi there.

I'm curious to know if the orange birds that randomly appear are significant or not.

Thanks

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grinnyp - thanks for your answering. Sorry - I just saw that someone had the same question a few comments above mine. Where do you get the mods? I probably won't do it since you said it's tricky but I'd like to check it out. Thanks!!

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Tina -

You can find mods in several places, but the ones I use I found in the Last Day at Work forums. You can go to ldw at http://www.ldw.com. From there click on "forums" and then "forum list". That will take you to their main forums page. Once there scroll down to the bottom of the page and you'll find the mods forums. Click on the one for Virtual Families and start reading the messages. There is a message with instructions on how to install mods.

Warning about using mods 1: Remember to back up all your original image files! I cannot stress this enough. If something goes wrong you need to be able to restore the original image files.

Warning about using mods 2: When modifying the actual rooms of the house, be sure to stick with mods from one person only. When you're modifying something like the pool or the radio -- which are stand-alone objects that come into the game when you buy them -- you don't have to worry much. But the rooms in the house are at a 45 degree angle on the screen. That means something that modifies the living room will extend into the yard or into the master bedroom. In order to make everything match you might have to mod more than one room. So if you are going to use one person's living room mod, you're probably going to have to use their bedroom mod as well.

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It's been a while since I put any mods in my house so I decided I'd like a change. Here's a couple of screenshots of my 10th generation family:

New living room
New patio

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jess159 June 27, 2009 4:34 PM

Just thought this might help some people, so I decided to share. I just got the latte trophy by putting them to work at 6 a.m. Once they finish the work, they go to the kitchen and make latte. And O got the kung fu one by giving them energy drink while their energy is already high.

Well, so I have a couple with difficulty in having children (although they both Iwanted children). I had to put them together about 10 times before they finally made their first child (they never argue they always try and fail). When this child reached 4, I started trying with them again. It seemed impossible. I finally gave the father the baby boost and tried two or three times after it and then they made their second child. Now the parents are 36 and 37. I wonder if they will still face difficulty in making more children. I wish they would get a twins or triplet to make it easier. I think it will be impossible for them to get 6 children. Is there any other way I can help them with other than the baby boost?

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My people always disagree to make a baby and I have had 20 different families so far with 0 children and they in a good mood.
What should I do? :(

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Rose -

While they are arguing about it, keep dropping them on each other. Eventually they will kiss and give it a try.

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Anonymous June 27, 2009 7:04 PM

What are the encyclopedia and the antibacterial hand gel used for? And should I buy them?

To Jess15 .. your couple seem really strange. I don't know how to help. Maybe Pam or Grinnyp know. They always helped me .

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JIGuest -

The encylopedia can be used to give your people "likes" in their details. Not much use otherwise. The antibacterial hand gel helps keep them from spreading illness. That's helpful if they get sick a lot.

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To Jess159:

The baby boost will help. You can give it to them more than once, too. It won't be as powerful as the first does, but it will help some. Besides that, the only thing you can really do is keep trying. It actually doesn't matter if they want children or not. Sometimes a couple has lots of kids and sometimes they don't. At least you've got a couple so that you'll be able to continue into the next generation. :)

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Ohhhh! I like the new patio, grinnyp! I might need to get that one! :D

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To AME:

The birds aren't significant. They're just pretty!

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