Anonymous July 13, 2009 9:36 AM

What is the trick to getting twins and triplets?

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Twins and Triplets
There is no trick - it is a random event. I have a family in the 11th generation without twins and triplets. And another one is the 5th generation with 3 times twins and 2 times triplets.
You can only be patient and let them try to make babies as often as possible ;)

Greetings, Kayleigh

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julia z! July 13, 2009 7:46 PM

I belive everybody knows were to click for tips on vv3 (aka the mask) and i found were to click on VF:


To get tips: click on the darker line right above the Details button. It took me sevral tries because it is so close to the actual Details button.

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Question.... Has anyone accepted a package? Is there a difference in the brown, green, or white package? I have been too nervous to accept. Thx

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Hello. I want to ask something. I want to back up my Virtual Families. When I copied the data from drive C: then I tried to play on another computer, the data cannot be detected. Could you give a solution? Where does the system save my data in my computer? Thanks a lot.

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To MsMaple:

The packages contain different things. One is bad and the other two are good.

The white package contains ants. The green and brown package contain free groceries.

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Does anyone else find it odd, that with all the other modern conveniences they have, there's no telephone? Would provide some interesting and fun interactive possibilities!

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Hello

How do you make a latte ?

Groetjes, Marij

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Marij -

Making a Latte is a random behavior. It is best seen in the morning, between about 6 and 9 am.

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About the packages... there is also one that is free pharmosuticals... umm I can't spell it, but its free medicine (unfortunately, I mix it up with the ants all the time) I just accept any package that comes... there are more good than bad and the bad doesn't really hurt.

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gallen2002 July 14, 2009 5:26 PM

I am so mad. I got the final piece of the picture and I thought that if you moved them it would automatically go to the chest. I sold it! Hopefully I will get it again. It takes so long to get the collections. I finally have one family that has all the collections but the bugs. Has anyone noticed any patterns like certain bugs come after dark or after rain?

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Gallen2002 -

The insects usually only come out when it rains, and I've found the rare ones mostly at night.

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I figured out that by pausing the game, praising someone 3 times while they're lying in repose, and by praising their ghost 3 times while it's waving, you can revive a person and their ghost. If you leave that person, go to another family, and then come back, their ghost becomes a solid person, so you've just cloned your person. You can keep doubling up on people and ghosts! I have a screen shot with 6 "Francines." Wish I could send you the link but I'm not sure how. All of the "clones," though not controllable, will choose to work, sleep, watch TV, etc. It's really bizarre.

[Edit: That's part of a bug in earlier versions of the game. They don't "lie in repose" in the current versions. There's no status for them at all and they just wave and go. However, you can still post your screenshot. Just copy and paste the link into a comment and it should automatically work. -Pam]

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Omg! Attack of the clones! 14 solid Francines and 1 ghost Francine.
Francine Clones Screenshot

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SpinnWild July 15, 2009 6:19 AM

What can i do to get rid off the mole in my garden?

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SpinnWild -

Sorry, the gopher is just a fact of life. You can't get rid of him.

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SpinnWild - mole in the garden

After getting the trophy for chasing a gopher, I did not see the mole again. For the way how to get the trophy please have a look at the FAQ section on top of the comments. If you have further questions, please feel free to post and we will be happy to help you :)

Greetings, Kayleigh

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pedro95 July 16, 2009 4:32 PM

If you have a single male person, how old will he be when the marriage requests stop?

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Hey!
every time i think its night it rains so im not sure if its night or not. does that happen to anyone else? and can (and if you can how) can you make 2 families on the iphone/itouch app of this game?

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pedro95 - I believe marriage requests will randomly appear for any unmarried person no matter their age throughout their life.

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hi, I would like to ask how to praise someone who is making latte? thanks :)

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clepe - grinnyp just answered this question above: "Making a Latte is a random behavior. It is best seen in the morning, between about 6 and 9 am."

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clepe - praising for making latte
From time to time one of your familiy members goes to the coffee machine and instead of making a coffee it says "making latte". Then just praise with the green glove as for other things also.

It's a random event and it might take a while till you see them doing it.

Greetings, Kayleigh

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YeahBut July 17, 2009 6:19 PM

HELP I have all upgrades, on 7th generation, over $200k in the bank, but I cannot get the last twig or the last two bugs. Also, i cannot seem to marry same occupation.

What to do?

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YeahBut -

The twigs and the bugs pop up randomly. With the twigs all you can do is watch for them. With the bugs you can help your chances of finding them by searching when it rainss because the bugs like come out in the rain. You can also make it rain by purchasing "tropical rain" in the store. As for marrying the same occupation, it is also random. Nothing you can do to force it.

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Anonymous July 17, 2009 7:57 PM

my people never die younger than 60 (does that happen with everyone? ) i am on the 5th generation and i got all the age trophies , so now i don't need them to last , i need them to die faster , so is there any hope they may die younger , or can i help it ? ( i know it seems mean and rough :D but ... )
thanks and wishing everyone goodluck

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JIGuest -

Well, you can't murder them, but if they get sick don't cure them, they'll die eventually. Getting sick is a random event, though.

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thank you kayleigh and eileen for answering, hope to noticed my virtual families making latte, how about throwing out rotten fish? when will it happen? thanks :)

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clepe- rotten fish

You will have to wait, till they go looking for that strange smell (something like this, can't remember the correct sentence right now). They will go to the fridge and take out a fish. Praise them, when they do have the fish in the hand and you will get the rotten-fish-trophy.

Greetings, Kayleigh

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~Shauna~ July 18, 2009 9:35 PM

I am so frustrated...
I have been playing this game for a very long time (I couldn't remember when I started so I looked back on this site to find the date of my first post on this site and it was May 8th on the second page A long time) I have been caring for my families in the hopes that I could collect all trophies. The one trophy that none of my families had was the married the same proffesion Well it finally just happened and I accidently rejected it!!! So I am closing my game today.. and saying goodbye to everyone and thank you with all the help I have received from you guys on this site.
On a happier note while I was visiting this site for the last time, I read that they have released Virtual Villagers 3. Its downloading now and I can't wait to start.
I hope you all have better luck than I have...
My most successful family was in their 12th generation and collected 92 of 100 trophies.

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To Shauna:

So sorry about your frustration!

Virtual Villagers 3 was released over a year ago and we have a very good walkthough guide if you need any help.

Virtual Villagers 3 Guide

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~Shauna~ July 18, 2009 10:05 PM

For some crazy reason (I guess it was just a lot of hoping) I thought I haven't played VV3. I competed that game a long time ago. I had the crazy idea that it was a new virtual villiagers....Oh well I hope a new one comes out really soon I need a new game to play!!!!

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~Shauna~ July 18, 2009 10:16 PM

Just went to lastdayofwork site...
Virtual Villagers 4 is 50% complete

Oh well at least it is in the works!!

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thanks kayleigh.. :)

[Edit: You are very welcome :). And maybe you would like to have a look at the FAQ-section here on top of the comments. You will find a lot of questions answered there. So you do not have to wait for one of us. But please feel free to come back and ask, when you have further questions. We will be glad to help you :) ~ Kayleigh]

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Shauna,

Thanks for the update!

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HELP!!!! My characters died in the second generation, but I can't continue the game. There ARE kids. The first time this happened, the kids were left to continue in the house alone until they all left for college. Then, the house was empty. This time, the 6 kids were all in college when the parents died. Once again, I have an empty house. I don't want to restart it again and lose all my points. Did anyone else have this problem? What can I do? Help!!!!

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To Tracy:

After the parents die, you need to click on the Family button. Once you get to the screen of the family tree, there should be a "New Generation" button at the top. Click that button to start the new generation with one of the children.

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I tried that and it just showed me each persons bio. Is there anything i can do now?

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To Tracy:

Are you sure you're clicking on the correct button? You get their individual bios when you click on the "Details" button. The one you need is next to it and says "Family." That's the one that will bring up the family tree.

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1) My male is a Dress Designer, Where am I suppose to place him for his job?
2) My little kid parents aren't making any kids! Whenever I try, after they've done their thing they go back to work.
How do I know if the mother is pregnant?
And how do i get more kids? I can't afford the baby fertilizer thing!!

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eileen July 20, 2009 5:08 PM replied to Somebody!!

Somebody!! - Dress designers work in the workshop. You will know the mother is pregnant if she starts carrying around a baby. :)

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bearthur July 20, 2009 6:33 PM

So I've been playing this game and reading your comments for a while and I've not had anything great to add.

Until today...the first family I created is in its 11th generation. The husband died young at age 57. She was depressed for a short time and the next time I logged in she was lying in repose. I paused the game and gave her some vitamins and some energy drink and she came alive.

Then....the e-mail dinged. I answered it and there was an incoming marriage proposal! She is having a second marriage! He was pretty happy, is 54, and is just bouncing all over the house. She is still quite close to death so she is less interested. The new hubby is not in the family tree, though.

I'll keep you updated on this strange occurance..

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~Shauna~ July 20, 2009 9:19 PM

Wow Bearthur! That is strange...I've heard in earlier versions of the game about rising from the dead, but nothing about a second marriage! That's pretty cool... When I downloaded VF that glich had already been fixed...I have been trying but I am unable to find the unfixed version. Just to play around with the ghosts.

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i have a question. pam how do you know when your peeps need a vancomycin?

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? -

Use the doctor's visit (which you can buy in the store) and it will tell you if one of your people has an infection that needs penicillin or vancomycin.

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Vancomycin
I'm not Pam, but I guess, that does not matter *lol*

When your people
do not really recover from their sickness (very weak or extremly week over a longer periode)
or
you can't find out, what they have
or
when you give them the needed medication and as soon as you gave it, they do get sick with another illness
Than it is time to call the doctor.
You do this by buying the stethoscope in the shop. Place the stethoscope at the one, which is ill and you will get immedeatly get a diagnosis from the doctor. If there is an infection or something else real serious, he will tell you to get Vancomycin or Penicillin.

Greetings Kayleigh

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gallen2002 July 22, 2009 3:03 PM

JIGUEST if you have a kid in college you could stop feeding them.

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gallen2002 July 22, 2009 3:05 PM

Shauna, I have downloaded and played artist colony and I enjoyed that not as much as virtual families though.

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gallen2002 July 22, 2009 3:06 PM

Does anybody know any other sim's game. I have artist colony and tried VV3 but didn't like it. Any more out there?

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How do you get the "A Gleaming Estate" award?

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eileen July 22, 2009 6:26 PM replied to Tay

Tay - The "A Gleaming Estate" trophy is won by..

.. picking up all wrappers, socks, weeds in the yard, cleaning all dirt spots, and returning the remote.

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Lol my pregnant girl had a pimple popping in front of the mirror

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My little people are in the 6th generation and so far they've all died soon after turning 60. Is there anything that will prolong that (I want the 70 yrs old trophy) or is this something that comes with time?

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Anon -

Here are a few things to do to keep your pople alive longer: Feed them organic groceries, give them healthy snacks (bananas, oranges, mangoes) instead of candy treats, have them run on the treadmill, and give them multi-vitamins from the store if their health is getting low.

You might check which version of the game you have, which you can do by checking the main menu screen. The version number is on the lower left of the screen, and it would be something like 1.00.0x. The reason I ask is that in the latest version, 1.00.05, that trophy is for 65 years old instead of 70.

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I have 1.00.01, so the trophy is for 70. I do feed them organic, not so much candy, do give them healthy snacks and vitamins when they show up. But I never actually make them run on the treadmill, so I might try that. Thanks!

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VFlover July 24, 2009 3:22 PM

Hey! I have seen some comments about this already but i didn't find replies. I have four families going and two families where it is very hard to have kids!! So i was wondering if there is any way to help them have kids?

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To VFlover:

The Baby Boost from the store helps couples have children. Other than that, you just have to keep trying. If they argue about it, just ignore it and keep trying.

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I found the red ball, but i do not know what to do with it. Also, i bought the wall compound stuff, but it won't work.......I cant fix the hose or the holes in the floors.

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Anonymous July 24, 2009 4:06 PM

I found 2 red balls. There was another one to the right and further down the screen from the other red ball. :) PS- I like this game. I think it's better than Virtual Villagers.

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can someone explain the cash for me...it says my person makes $105 but hes really only making $1.05 can someone please explain it to me ty

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Anonymous July 25, 2009 2:30 PM

Hi, I usually use the computer clock to speed up the game events, for example, i add five hours to the clock to jump the events for the same period (without pausing the game). However, when I open the game, I find the store empty, only clothes, medicines and food. What's up?? Note, I have produced a lot of generations.

[Edit: We strongly advise against changing the computer clock. As you can see, it messes up the game and it can also mess with other functions that rely on the clock. -Pam]

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hey does anyone know when the doorknob for the shed will show up because i dont know what to do? thanks

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oh ya i figured out how to fix the hose, you need to buy tape from the store, the place the tape on the hose and then place two people from your family on top of the hose and they will work together to fix it. Its the same thing for the bird bath, but you dont use the tape you use the pump that you buy from the store.
hope it's helpful

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Anonymous July 25, 2009 5:18 PM

If the career sheet doesn't have an ending wage for a certain job, does this mean my peeps can earn an unlimited income? He just changed careers to a non-fiction writer.

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Virtually Hooked July 25, 2009 8:54 PM

When I first played VF I thought the game play was slow and game itself unexciting....but, I kept playing and now I can't stop collecting coins and starting new families...absolutely addicting!
After many hours of play,I've found that if you want to see more coins and collectables pop up around the yard you must:

Keep your adults working, the children playing either in the sand box or with the bedroom toys AND you must buy the bird house...believe me it works.I've tested it between family games and the bird house family made upwards to $2,000 more in the same amount of time as the non-birdhouse family.

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Orchid -

$105 is their daily salary. Each time they earn money they earn 1% of that salary. Over the course of the day it will add up to $105.

JIGuest -

If you messed with the computer clock then that can affect the store in a bad way. Try tapping the "r" key on your keyboard when you have the store up and see if it will refresh. If not, you may need to contact the vendor where you bought the game and reinstall it for a fix.

bribri -

The doorknob:

Is in the sandbox. It is there from the start of the game. Drop an adult on it and they will pick it up and take it to the shed to fix the door. For more information see the walkthrough above.

JIGuest -

Just because the career sheet doesn't mention a top salary doesn't mean there isn't one. Every career has a top (level 8) salary. No one in the game can earn an unlimited income.

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ktadkins July 26, 2009 10:47 AM

How can you make the bugs appear. I only need 3 for 1 of my families and these 3 never appear and I've been waiting a long time.

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Just bought the game yesterday July 26, 2009 2:13 PM

How do you take out the trash? The family stands around it and there are alot of flies. Says bad smells are coming from it.

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How do you return the dog back to the store?
Cause I tried to drag the dog to the item side bar thing but it doesnt work. And I (obviously) cant return it. -__-"

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mary102696 July 26, 2009 4:57 PM

I have a question. I've noticed several people say they have more than one family. Now I have the BigFish version of this game but I can't figure out how to have more than one family.

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ktadkins July 26, 2009 4:58 PM

I just made my red ball disappear. I moved it to the toy area like someone had suggested and was going to move it again and when I clicked on it, it just diappeared.

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mary102696 July 26, 2009 4:59 PM

just bought the game yesterday: you have to drop a person onto the trash to get them to take it out

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To mary102696:

Check the FAQ at the top of this page. Your question about multiple families is answered there.

To Rawr:

You cannot return a pet to the store. You can only replace it with another one.

To ktadkins:

The bugs come out more when it's raining.

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gallen2002 July 26, 2009 10:12 PM

been waiting for a new collectable for almost a week. I haven't been making the people work. I will have to try that.

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gallen2002 July 26, 2009 10:13 PM

Does anyone know if a person changes career awhile into the game, if they change career and it is the same as partner will they get the same career trophy?

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gallen202 - Career Trophy
I'm not absolutly sure, but spontaneous I would say: No. The trophy says, it is given for "marrying a partner with the same career".
But when you married the carreers weren't the same.

Greetings, Kayleigh

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Gallen2002 -

So far no one has reported that happening, so we just do not know. I'm hoping the answer is yes.

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diane weyker July 28, 2009 1:45 PM

hi do open the garage? Also how do I find parts to the puzzle? thanks

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Argh! There is a wrapper dropped on top of the desk in the office, so that everytime I try to get someone to pick it up, they just browse the internet instead! It's been there for multiple generations, preventing me from getting the gleaming estate trophy!!

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Rachelle July 28, 2009 7:34 PM

Why do I have to wait until the adult is 30 to get a marriage request? For the last two generations the adult waits until 30 and a marriage request comes.

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To Diane Weyker:

Check the walkthrough guide at the top of this page. You'll be able to find answers to all of the puzzles there.

To Nina:

Unfortunately, that happens from time to time. Sooner or later, you'll get an event that will have a maid service clean your house. Say yes to it and the wrapper should disappear.

To Rachelle:

I've never heard of late marriage proposals. Anytime I start with a new person, a marriage proposal comes first thing. Sorry I can't offer any advice.

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Rachelle July 29, 2009 12:58 AM

I can't find the last coin. I found all of them but one. It is the one at the bottom left hand corner. When will it show up?

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Rachelle -

The coin shows up when it wants to, collectibles are a random event. It is a rare coin, so it doesn't show up as often as some of the others.

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I cannot drop my wall repair compound anywhere. i bought it and tried to lay it down everywhere and it says u can't use this here. i have also fixed the leak in the hose so i can clean the wall. where do u drop the compound?

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Rachelle July 29, 2009 8:45 PM

My little person still hasn't married. Why? She is 33 and no marriage request. Usually they marry before 30 but not this one. Why hasn't she gotten a marriage request?

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To Jenni:

The answer to your question is in the walkthrough guide located at the top of this page. Look under the spoiler for Repairs.

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engaged July 31, 2009 7:47 PM

is there any money cheats? i need more money but my peoples money isnt coming in fast enough, what can i do?

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Some of the info isn't correct. The first time I played, I had a twin in the first generation. Also I collected four pieces of pictures before anything else popped up. So it's all really random

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I was wondering how do you know what time and day it is? I know it said real time when I ordered it but I just wasn't sure if that meant our time or just that it was as if it were real time in the game.

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To Engaged:

No money cheats that I'm aware of. But you'll have enough money to buy food for them and the less expensive upgrades as they earn their salaries and get raises. It builds up fairly well, too, so you'll eventually be able to buy whatever you want.

To Cherice:

You family is in your time zone. Whatever time it is for you, that's what time it is for your family.

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One of my families has completely lost their tv remote! I cannot find it anywhere in the house. They stand around the coffee table when they want to watch tv looking confused. How do I get another remote, or make the old one show up? I just know one of those darn kids hid it like they do the toys!

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To Latasha:

The lost remote will be somewhere on the floor in your house. The office, laundry room, and kids' room are common places for it to turn up. It also shows up in difficult places, like on the edge of the stairs. Look carefully for it and you will find it. As a last resort, take the random event for a maid to clean up your house. It will return the remote to its proper place.

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phenomenal August 3, 2009 1:07 AM

I have made it through maybe 8 generations. I bought everything they needed for their home and all the upgrades. My problem is the store no longer offers anything except clothes. How do I complete the trophies if there is nothing left to purchase?

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Quicktwitz August 3, 2009 2:51 AM

I've been enjoying Virtual Families for a while now and have one of my families up to generation 17. I'm just wondering how long a player is able to keep the game going - how many generations can be reached.

Thanks for all the tips. I was still trying to figure out how to repair the hose and the walls with the compound and now I know!

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To Phenomenal:

Your problem with the store is a bug in one of the earlier versions of the game. Try tapping the "R" key while you've got the store open. That's supposed to reset the store and fix the bug.

To Quicktwitz:

As far as I know, the game can go indefinitely if your family surives each generation.

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Hi:
Has anyone ever had a child die? I had one die in one of my families (just once) everybody mourned for about a day and then everyone just got over it???

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To AJ:

They get over being depressed quicker if you're taking good care of them.

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crystluncrn24 August 4, 2009 12:52 AM

Help!!! I have lost the remote. I have checked the whole house and even had the maid service clean and it is still missing. What do I do?

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I have 3 red balls. 2nd and 3rd balls appeared around the sandbox. If I drop 2 balls, they get together. One will disappear. Then missing ball appears again. Weird.

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I still cannot find the remote for my little peeps, even after 12 generations. I have held them over the study desk--no remote. I have had the maids clean the entire house--no remote. They only miss it once in a while and then it says they are "confused." Could this be a glitch?

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