you'll get experience points from the quests you haven't done yet... can you complete any of the three you have without using dynamite? also, building a town building for the first time will give you experience. for the future, its good to have a trading post or a sheriff's office to avoid this issue because they both offer side quests that give you experience!
Gilbert - are you sure you're trying the correct arch? there are several - you want the one in the south-east by a pile of rocks near a lone tree...
Hi Eileen, thanks for getting back to me. Unfortunately I haven't got any new bulidings to build and the 3 quests I need to complete are 3 Keys, Mine The River and Hidden Supplies and I think I need dynamite to finish all 3!!
Is it looking likely that I need to start the whole game over?? (forgot about the multi saving strategy I learnt with Westward 1!!)
Has the guy come yet to offer to sell you a box of dynamite for $50?
I just wanted to join in with what others have said, Andi . . .
You'll find a way to get the dynamite; just keep working with what you have. Anything you haven't built yet can be built to gain experience... make sure you've employed all those buildings also.
On the Northeast edge of your map, someone will offer to sell dynamite.
Only problem I can see you running into is if you bought that dynamite but used it up in the wrong spot.
Toy around with things -- utilize the "save game" feature in multiple spots to be safe -- and you should find you gain experience points.
Evna-- Thanks for the info. I'm usually too lazy to keep records and was always just satisfied to have everyone fed and uncomplaining.
It would be nice to update the walkthrough with data like Evnafest's.
I'm having a problem with the Level 4 Trading Post Challenge. My first task is to collect 30 water. The water capacity when I get there is only 20, and no matter how many wells or water towers I build, it never increases. How am I supposed to collect 30 water if I can't increase the water supply? Help!!!
AntiMaim - Hm, sounds like you are encountering some kind of glitch. Wells and water towers should both increase your storage capacity. Sometimes it takes a minute for your stats to catch up to your building capacity, but if it doesn't sort itself out, I would advise you just restart the quest or reload from a save point.
Hi guys, thanks for your replies and help. I did buy the dynamite and use it in the wrong place!! I think I'll just start over, shouldn't take me too long to get back to where I was and I love the Westward series so it won't be much of a chore!!
Next time I'm gonna have a printout of this walkthrough next to me as I play! Lesson learnt ;0)
[Edit: 2 other points, which might be helpful, are: 1. Save often - you can load a saved game any time over the menue. Like this, you won't have to redo too much, when something goes wrong. 2. All quests can be restarted over the menu. You don't have to restard at your last save point, when this was before starting a quest. - Hope, that helps a little ~ Kayleigh]
how to employ the threeProspector Trio - Employ three prospectors at the same gold mine.
I'm sure this has been answered before, but how do I get the horses out of the corral? I've fixed the stew and blew up the wagon. Also~ Someone said to "save" from time to time in the "earthquake' quest~ OMG!! Best info ever!!
I'm having a problem with the Rescue the Mechanic quest. My build button is grayed out, I can't build anything. The townspeople are not responsive to be put to work, and I cannot repair any buildings. Have I missed something or is my game glitched???
Thanks for the help.
Does anyone know how to give Laura Lang her new hat in the side quest -- "Fancy New Hat"
I have built a Tannery, a Hat Shop and have all but two of the hats.
I did all the quests, but have never been able to give her a new hat.
Help, please..... Thanks!!
Gami - to open the horse corral,
walk up the ramp to the left of the enclosure, stand next to the water tower, and have your hero shoot it until it falls.
jvbs - sounds glitchy but maybe you haven't completed something you need to proceed? is there anyone you need to talk to? have you already found the mechanic and fought the bandits for the first time?
i'm encountering an issue after mcallister and willy show up and claim the gold mines. the quest is to meet willy across the river or something like that, and i have absolutely no idea how to do that. any ideas?
Jvbs- I had the same problem once.I tried loading another saved game and the problem was still there.I ended up closing the game and then opened it again and all was fine.
Tiffany- Did you try employing Laura at the hat shop? I think,from memory,that's what did it for me.
truegiftiechick- You will need to walk down to the island (south part of river)and talk to the 2 people there and then do the lumberjack saving quest to be able to build bridges.
ok so I am having a really hard time saving the mechanic...I can not keep enough hired power... is there a fast way to get through this?
Save the mechanic/can't build-- As Eileen mentioned, it's most likely you still need to talk to someone. I've found that my build button is disabled until I've completed the first steps to get the quest going, which usually involve talking to various town people.
Meeting Willy -- If you click on the western edge of the small map (left side of bottom menu), you'll see Willy standing at a trail that leads out of "town."
To find a way across, you'll have to complete some other tasks and a quest. Explore everywhere you can go, talk to as many people as you can, and build up your town as best you can (make sure you are choosy about where you use your dynamite, also).
Hired power in save the mechanic -- I'm not quite sure what you mean by hired power... gunslingers or employed citizens? Also, Could you give more details about what is happening?
Before leaving on the quest, it's best to have a LOT of hired guns and deputies. Building, hiring, destroying, and rebuilding is my prefered method of building an army ;)
Once you get to the mechanic's town, that method is a little tougher since resources are sparse. Are you able to leave the quest and go back to town to better prepare?
I hope that helps a little at least.
I went into the haunted town and came back out. I could not get back in at first.I built 4 more lights with no luck, so I destroyed all the lights and walked away for a bit, came back and built a new light post. IT WORKED! Only problem is now I am stuck in the haunted town!!!!! LOL
to anyone, how do you start the egg hunt????? Thanks.
Justme, the egg hunt is triggered by having 2-3 chicken ranches and carrot farms. One of your citizens will start it. If you've also gotten the treasure hunt rabbit, that helps, too.
justme - to start the egg hunt,
have two ranches raising chickens.
Just wanted to say a quick thanks for all the help you guys give. I started the quest over and I'm well away now!
Thanx so much for this forum!! Ok~ new problem.... i can't get my Easter egg that is at the bottom of the waterfall. Unfortunately, I have a bridge blocking my from walkinf upstream~ which I tried to blow up, but it wouldn't. Help!!
(or am I just out of luck?)
Hi Eileen, I found the right arch. Thanks
Gami - yikes. are you trying to blow it up with dynamite, or with the demolition button? i can't imagine why the demolition option isn't working - maybe a glitch?
Select Laura and then right-click on the hat shop (make sure the hat shop is staffed). This will give Laura a new hat. It costs 5 gold.
Ah~ there's a demolition button???
The demolition button is in the form of a bomb which is at the top right of the window that opens up when you click on a building or other structure. ;)
I'm having trouble finding the last egg. I have looked in the spots previously listed. Did I read somewhere that I could rotate the screen? Like the sims?
jaime - which number are you missing, from the walkthrough?
I think I'm missing the egg from behind the big tree above the Blue Rock circle..the walk through says turn screen to see it.
but I'm confused, too. I haven't found an ostrich egg. I've blown up every rock available on the screen, cut down every tree (or am in process of it). Not sure what else to do.
well, don't worry about the ostrich egg- after you find all the easter eggs, one of your citizens will tell you that one is an ostrich egg.
Can someone tell my why sometimes you have houses built they remain empty and people don't come to live in them? It's very frustrating! Is there something I can do to stop that happening?
Jamie, to rotate the screen, hold down the space bar and move your mouse. It won't stay that way, but if you do that in the area or areas you think you are missing an egg, you will see it hiding behind a rock or tree. Then you can blow up either to get it.
Pip, you will be stuck at 15 people until you build a Sheriff's office. That may be why nobody is moving into your houses. Max population is 41 by the end of the game, so build a Sheriff's office and watch the people pop up.
I need some help with the trading post quest...I read the tips but I am not quite sure how to gather the food and return it to the owner of the trading post...can someone help me please!!
kwright514 - to gather food for the trading post quests,
Either build granaries until you have enough storage space to fulfill the request and then gather food from bushes/hunting/fishing, or build farms (these also increase your storage space by 5).
Anybody heard any news about the solution to fix the cant-get-into-the-well issue?
I tried WWII a couple of weeks ago and hated it. I couldn't get anything accomplished because of bandits. Still, decided to try WWIII, and have really gotten into it - so much so that I'm all the way to hiring a mayor.
Now I'm so confused, though.(I'm making the rest a "spoiler" assuming it gives some of the game away)
As soon as I built the Town Hall, Redd has a fit and leaves town. Then I make Jake mayor, as the task list indicates to do, and now he is going over to the bank and walking out with bags of money! This is why the other mayor in one of the quest town was fired and forced to leave. I don't get it...I'm supposed to be gathering votes for this guy! What is going on? How do I stop him? I'm playing Shawnee and she thinks this guy is so great, I'm feeling a bit disillusioned for her...:-)
Jenni - Afraid not. If you are absolutely sure you've completed all the quest requirements, I can only suggest restarting from a save.
Tara - I noticed that too!
I interpreted it as an innocuous animation of the mayor funding the town projects or something though - I didn't notice money actually disappearing from my bank. Did you?
Please help. I can't get to the haunted town.
[Edit: Did you check the walkthrough at the top of the page? -Pam]
Tara, Jake is the good guy so when he takes money out of the bank, it's OK. And Redd will be back, don't worry. Not sure why he isn't around if Jake and Emily are, but he's immaterial if you've already installed Jake in the Town Hall.
I've played WW3 four times already from start to finish (gotta say the last two went fast due to the hints and tips here), but I'm looking for a little more variety. Does anyone know of any games similar to Westward? I love the story line and quests that you have to do with Westward, so any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. I'm looking for something with a little more pizazz than just the Diner Dash knockoffs. Thanks!
[Edit: Give Totem Tribe a try. It's really very good, and full of quests. Highly recommended. :) -Jay]
[Edit: I also recommend Virtual Villagers 3. :) -Pam]
HELP S.O.S I'm stuck In the town after
(solving the trading post mystery) have gone to next town ( Hidden Supplies ) have looked every where can any one please help me....
I am stuck in the place where you have to get the silver ring. I think I already mined that silver pile!!! I don't kow what to do?
Tonya - what do you need help with? what are you looking for?
I didn't notice anything off in the bank account, either. I have Town Hall marked as no taxes, so I found it questionable, and he just looks so shifty! He makes as many trips back and forth as the corrupt mayor, but I imagine he has a purpose. I wonder if it was designed that way to make us suspicious...?
laina, Redd has since returned. Don't know what that huff was about, oh well. And, I have to totally agree about Totem Tribe and VV3 - two of my favorites! My Tribe is fun, too.
i'm stuck on "mine th river" i cannot figure out how to mine the 3rd one. i have no dynamite to blow up the rocks? i got past the hidden supplies but can't figure out where to go from here. please help! lol
sorry, I should have mentioned that I have built the lamp at the cave but I still can't get in. is there a special spot I should build it?
decota - are you sure you're in the right town and the right cave?
Jessie, you won't be able to set up the third panning mine until you have dynamite to blow the rocks blocking the river. Build a General Store and get the dynamite upgrade, then you can buy it to blow the rocks. Just a hint, don't build the third until you have completely mined the first two or you will lose those resources when McAllister takes over.
Sandra, if you already mined the pile of silver that is located near where the log trapped your citizen, I think you might be out of luck. I don't recall another silver stash anywhere else. You may have to restart the quest--which is why we all save, save, save, so we don't necessarily have to start from scratch again.
To Jay, Pam and Tara--thanks for the suggestions. I'm going to try both games and will let you know how addicted I get to those.
I'm so excited! I spent a very long time looking for one of the easter eggs. I thought I would try to help others. A picture is worth a thousands words. The one that almost got away...
The hint from above was:
13. Just above #11 in the alcove of the little hill
I blew up a dozen trees or so when I found it in an unexpected location.
Maybe they could add this image to the tutorial?
I'm playing the sandbox mode. The one with disasters. Near the river is a treasure chest, but I can't get to it, because it is surrounded be a hill. Can you help me?
Another thing. English isn't my mother language(as you sure have noticed), but I thougt the sandbox mode was free play. But it did start with some kind of quest, but now there are only trding post quest and wanted poster quest. Is'nt there going to be anymore?
I need to rebuild the outpost, but can't find anything to rebuild, please help
I had the same problem. If you click on the outpost, there is an option in the bottom right rectangle area (where you select build or plant etc...) to rebuild the outpost. Pointing at it tells you how much wood and gold you need to do it. Hope that helps.
I got the white bunny for the perfect gift quest but when I click on him he just runs away. Do I need to drag him somewhere to put him in the cage?
For anyone having trouble killing bears this is what you must do:
Build a tannery in your town so you can collect the bear skin. Use your hero to shoot the bear. I have to die 3 times from the bear before the bear finally dies. Bears will not attack unless shot at.
pianoma32, this is how I caught the white bunny -
I placed my hero next to the bunny then boxed them together. The bunny is then instantly put into a cage.
pianoma2 - to get the white rabbit,
try lassoing it in the same circle as a citizen.
hilary - to rebuild the outpost
click on the outpost (the abandoned building above the trail in the north), an icon will appear in the menu to rebuild.
I think I am in the right town, I am in the town that you have to do the egg hunt? Thanks
decota - yes, that's right. the cave in the northeast.
I built the lamppost right in front of the cave, and dragged my hero to the entrance. That isn't working for you?
JIGuest, which scenario are you playing in sandbox? The canyon, dam or glacier?
I can't remember which one i chose, but there are no snow, hmm... maybe the one with only prarie, i'm not quite sure.
Okay, so I have a problem finding deer for the chilli cook off - there are none on my screen I swear!! Is this just a glitch do you think? And, which rocks do I blast after I have assembled the drill bit - the ones to the right of the hill behind the drill?
Hi absolutely loving this game - have gone all the way through and am now trying to get all my trophies and finish everything. How do I complete SAVE THE FARM? I have tried it several times, getting the gold before I build the third mine so the money is sitting there but as soon as Willy shows up they won't send the money. Anybody know? Thanks.
[Edit: Did you check the walkthrough at the top of this page? -Pam]
Where the heck is willy? And why haven't I been asked to save the lumbermen yet? Help please.
[Edit: If you would like some help, it would help those who might be able to help you if you would provide a little more information than this. A comment like this is likely to go unanswered as it is since there's so little to go on here. -Jay]
Hmm, frustrating. Just won't let me in that cave. Thanks for helping.
i could use a little help i have completed all the tasks that are avalible except meet willy, the only thing is that i haven't been offered the task of saving the lumberjacks, just wondering if i have a problem with the game and need to redownload it but not sure, has anyone else found they had such a problem??
franki - have you explored the map? you have to find some folks before you are offered the lumberjack quest.
rebuilt the lampost 5 or 6 times and finally I am in. Thanks for your help.
I am at the Maze... I know how to get out and go to the arrow... but there is another room with a big box in it with a cave entrance, but I can't seem to go through the right one to get to it... Help!!! Anyone??
Ok so I need a little help please,
Saving the farm quest------
I have tried to do this even by making sure I had plenty og gold before I build the third mine, and have not managed to do it, and before u ask yes i looked in the FAQ and did not see a refrence to it.
The easter egg hunt---
I havr built to ranches raising chicken and i still havent been offered the easter egg quest in the 1st town. i even build a 3rd ranch to be sure. Am I missing something?
Thax so much for ur help ahead of time.
Amy - Saving the farm -
Its not possible to complete the Save the Farm Quest. As far as the Easter Egg hunt, that quest is for the second town!
How do you start off the Resource Smuggling quest? Is this in the 1st town or the 2nd town? I have the grapes but unable to get a winery. Many thanks
Tre- resource smuggling quest:
A man will appear in the second town who offers this quest.
can someone tell why wine doesnt stay put in store..and how to get rid of second headless horseman in base town after getting rid of gunslingers...thanks
I found out something that hasn't been posted before. Not sure if you want to add it to the walkthrough questions as I found this bad gunslinger very helpful. In the fact that he kills bandits very quickly!!
You can get a super bad gunslinger that takes longer to kill than a regular gunslinger. To get him, you have to first build 3 cemeteries. Then fill all 3 cemeteries with dead gunslingers. Each cemetery holds 8 graves so you will need a total of 24 dead gunslingers for this. The easiest and probably the fastest way to fill the cemeteries is to hire some gunslingers and then send them 1 by 1 to hunt a bear by themselves. The 3rd gunslinger will probably kill the bear first, but the bear will get the first 2 gunslingers. After the 24th gunslinger dies and is buried a subject with a pumpkin for a head will appear. He will be dressed in all black, riding a black horse, and carrying a scythe instead of a gun. The only thing is if you get him and he gets killed, I don't think you can get another one. I tried filling 3 more cemeteries and it didn't work. So make sure if you get any first aid kits to give them to the pumpkin head gunslinger as he can't be replaced.
I'm having problems with recovering the engine. The fires keep going out. HOW do I feed wood to the fires?
Vicky - Doesn't a bubble appear over the fire when it starts getting low? I think you just click on it... as long as you have enough firewood.
so im stuck at the treasure bit.. ive got everything and done everything.. but when i build the well in the blue stone circle my hero wont jump in it.. ive rebuild the well at least 5 times in different places within the circle but im still not able to jump into the well..
is there some easy fix? or is it a bug meaning i have to start over again..
had a bug with building a bridge.. somehow it decided to start building on a side of the river my hero cant get to. and its impossible to build 2 bridges at the same time.
i really dont wanna start over :S
Can anyone help me? I have found the first hidden treasure and the sunken treasure but didnt get the hidden treasure trophy. did i miss something?
Wendy - you mean you got both
the rabbit treasure in the first town, and the sunken treasure in the well? That should do it... maybe a glitch?
jeske - it seems that many people have had this problem with the well.
When you say you have everything, do you mean you've found the note and the chest? Can you tell me what the status of your quest is in your quest log? What is it saying your next steps are? Just trying to figure out if this is a glitch, or maybe something is still incomplete..
Thanks Trevina.that explains the second pumpkinhead.have you had disappearing wine in the store?
I have tried the Haunted Town so many times I have lost count. I have taken out all the bad guys, I have built a church and 3 cemeteries, but it did not end the quest. Do I have to have a certain number of villagers left for it to end? Do I have to build the cemeteries in particular places? I tried to rebuild them over the old ones, but that doesn't work. Please, someone, help me. I cannot go any further in the game until I get this figured out.
Also, I got the trophy for Master Merchant, selling all 3 special idtems in the General Store, but no cheese shows up and I do not have the cheese hat. I have cow ranches and 3 butter churns. Any ideas.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any suggestions.
Terry- For the haunted town quest,
you do need to build the cemeteries over the old ones. Place the new one overlapping the old one as much as possible - it probably won't be exact, but should be in the same general area.
Bluefire - I haven't had any problems with disappearing wine. Perhaps you changed your crops from wine.
I got to re-start now and get 3 prospectors as I have missed that trophy and then do the 2 Sandbox ones.
I did find it easier to kill bandits when having the pumpkinhead slinger.
thnx for helping
my quest says,
find the treasure
find the old entrance
when i say i have everything i do mean i have those things yes.
i also finished all the other quests in this town. the treasure and election are the only things left.
I am trying to get the treasure chest in the second town. Due to the nature of this request I am putting the rest in a spoiler.
I built the water well in the circle of blue stones. A small box popped up saying that it was connected to an underground river. Then I dragged my hero over to the well. Nothing happened. So I did it again and again (this is repetitive but true LOL). Once I had determined it wouldn't work I destroyed the well and tried building it in a slightly different spot. Now it won't say it's connected to an underground river. Should I have done something else?
Jeske - Sounds like you are encountering the same glitch as others. I guess try demolishing and building a few more times, but otherwise you will probably have to start over! It is critical to create multiple save files for this reason, in this game! Wish I had better advice, sorry!
maybe I am not catching somthing, but I can not find anywhere that they will let me build a gold mine. I already have a blacksmith shop, so what am I missing? Thanks!
I have the boots in my general store, but I cannot seem to be able to buy them. To buy hats, I can drag my citizens onto the hat shop and they pick their own, but it doesn't seem to work that way with the boots. Are they not meant to be for sale?
I have looked in every location for every easter egg and I am still missing one - been looking for 2 days. Does anyone have screen shots of each location or a diagram? I can't figure out which one I don't have!
Can someone please help me?
I am having trouble finding the last easter egg. i even used the walk thru. i am looking for #13 here is the tip given in the walk thru
13. Just above #11 in the alcove of the little hill
11. Behind the pile of rocks east of the upper pond
I have looked and looked it is not there. am i missing something?
Problems with treasure in second town-------
I also had the problem of my hero not jumping in the well. Then I realized it was because I had not went to the little cave in the river,were u begin in the town. You have to walk up to the cave and a crate will appear and give u the key to the sunken cabin. After u have done this ur hero will jump in the well. good luck
I am in the collect 20 water trading post. I have tried and tried. I see where someone said build wells. Wells go dry before I can make enough supplies to build more. Whats the catch here guys? I build gold panning and wood shed but can never get wells built up angain.
callilili- wells generally collect water continually, unless there is a drought - you don't have to build them multiple times. Sounds like you are doing everything right, except perhaps build an extra well or a water tower for storage.
Lisa - Can you say more about what you're doing? What town are you in? Where are you trying to build a mine?
oh my... had an "old" minute. I couldnt get my water in the traders post because I didnt give it to him.. I was looking at food!
I have missed some things. How do you get into the baracade in the moat with the tresure chest and I believe it is an egg?