One of my members of my family has died (the wife), does the husband marry again?
They should be able to marry again if there are no children.
Lewanda has a whole series done in different styles of brick, stone, etc. I love it!
Okay, I need help, and I have actually read the walkthrough and several posts on the topic. I'm not sure if this is a spoiler or not, but I'm sure the magical Pam will edit me if it is. ;)
Anywho, my problem is with the workshop wall. On two seperate games I fixed the hose in the back, bought the wall compound, dropped it in the right place, but when I drag my people on top of it they just go off to do other things and don't mix up the compound or anything. I've tried many, many times, so please don't tell me to just keep trying. I have the 1.00.05 version of the game. How in the heck do I get them to do it?
I was wondering if you have sold some of your collection, will you still be able to collect those items again. For example one of my families sold the things they had collect early in the 1st. generation. They had three puzzle pieces, now the next generations have collected pieces but are missing three pieces. New pieces have not come up in a long time. Does any one know?
After you've placed the wall compound you don't drop them on the compound itself, but on the green bucket sitting by the hose. Try that.
What is the bucket for? Every time I put an adult there, it says confused!
You will be able to complete the collection again after selling it, I managed to. The picture just takes time due to the fact that the pieces come up so rarely and don't repeat.
I really dont know why but im on my third gen and all the babys have been girls! How do i make them have a boy! (Not that i really care, i am a girl, but i just want them to have a BOY for once)
The bucket is for the use of the wall repair compound, you can check the Walkthrough for more details.
The gender of the children is random. We can't control whether it's a boy or a girl. But the good news is that having both genders isn't necessary to continue the family, like it was in Virtual Villagers.
The key to eternal happiness:
You can praise someone up to two times for a given activity. Praise any more and the person will consider it nagging; however, you can then just have the person switch activities and praise them some more. For example, with children, I might put them in the sandbox, praise twice, then move to the toys and praise twice again. Then back to the sandbox for more praise, then toys, etc., until they are completely elated.
On revitalizing energy:
The nap is the best possible way to replenish someone's energy. Make sure it's daytime (you may need to reverse night and day), and keep picking up your tired or exhausted person until their random activity is napping. Praise them so they are more likely to nap again when they need to. Napping takes less time than going to bed, and it actually gives them far more energy than sleeping in their bed will.
I am adding to the Careers and Max Salaries list the salaries for jobs at the different grades (1-8, beginner-master). Graphic Designer, for example is 90/105/129/144/168/195/234/300. If anyone wants to give me additional info to fill into the spreadsheet that'd be awesome.
I am on my 11th generation and have a lady peep that will not do anything unless I drag her to it. For example, once she collects an item, she stands there after the dance. Any fix for that?
what does the tools and parts kit include that costs 1200?
The toolkit just ensures that your repairs last longer.
I am playing this wonderful addicting game and have twins that just left Mom's arms and they are different ages.... one is 2 years old and one is 3 years old. Is this a glitch?
Also, what are the mods and how can I get them for my families' home?
I just checked my twins and now one is 4 and the other is still 2.................
Your twins definitely sound like a glitch. They should both always be the same age. If it keeps happening or if it really bothers you, I would suggest that you go back to the site where you originally purchased the game and download it again.
As for the mods, they are user-created modifications that you can put into your game to change the decoration of the house and yard. You have to be very careful when using them, though, because you can mess up your game if you're not careful. There is a forum at ldw.com for Virtual Families mods, along with instructions on how to install them. Be sure to back up your image files before you do the installations so that you can replace your original images if some thing goes wrong.
I am on like the 6th generation, but I still haven't found all the collections; also, how do you get your people to make latte or play kung fu, or throw away dead fish? Those are the few trophies I can't get.
Wow, Betty. That is interesting. If you decide not to fix that glich, let me know what happens. Curious to know if the body of the child will match the age of the child when it starts growing, or if it stays a child, or if who knows!
Lol, just curious.
It takes a very long time to complete the collections. I'm on my 10th generation and still don't have them finished!
For your other questions -
This is a random activity that your people do in the morning. If you only play at night, try switching day and night on the options menu. Just watch their activities around 6:00 to 8:00 and praise them when you see them making a latte in the kitchen.
Do kung fu
Give one of your people an energy drink while he/she already has at least half the energy bar. Many times this will make him/her do kung fu for you to praise.
This is also a random activity. Watch for when someone is checking out a strange smell while heading for the kitchen, then praise.
I recently had my second set of triplets! I got the cutest picture of them playing train with their two sisters. I don't think I've been able to have five at a time doing this. The triples are 3, the oldest is 13, and the cutie with the pigtails is 9. Here's the screenshot:
My family has lost the tv remote and I cannot find it anywhere in the scene. I've looked outside and inside and all over. I"m in my ninth generation and don't want my next family to inherit a house without a tv remote. Is this a glitch in the game? what can I do to restore the remote?
Hi--I recently commented on my loss of the tv remote. Still can't find it. I have had a hard time logging on as a member, but finally made it. I have looked for this remote, as I said, all over the house and yard. Please advise. My peeps are unhappy because they can't find it and can't watch tv.
The tv remote is supposed to be somewhere inside the house. I've had it be almost on the wall by the stairs, which was difficult to see. I'm not aware of a glitch, but I'll try to check with the developers about it.
My family won't fix the hose. I bought the tape and the wall compound, but they won't fix the hose. What do I do?
You can find instructions in the Walkthrough Guide located at the top of this page. Look under the spoiler for Repairs.
I just can't figure out how to take out the garbage. Could someone tell me?
I thought I had lost my remote for good also. I eventually found it while placing a child to study. Instead of studing at the desk, it found the remote. I am sure I did not see it there before so I would suggest trying to place a child on the desk in their room, might be there Good luck
You just have to drop someone on the trash can beside the refrigerator.
Just an update .. I wrote of an adorable child named Sophia. She is awesome. She is now 65 (got me my trophy, bless her tiny little heart) and still wants to work. I'm going to miss her when she goes :( Sadly enough although her hubby was cute also.. they had the ugliest kids I've ever seen.
Also on Family number 4... 2nd Generation was able to buy all updates available and had about $7,580 left... but when the son took over he had about 3,758,000 .. did the old guy have a big insurance policy?? or is it a glitch?? Anyone else had this happen?
Thanks for all your help, everyone, in assisting me in finding the remote. I'll let you know what happens.
I have searched all staircases for the remote. No luck. Have placed a child to study at the desk--twice--no luck. I really am upset that I can't find the remote. I'll keep on trying. Thanks for all your help. I'm very near to having my present family leave and don't want my nest family to be without the remote. I'll listen to any advice you may have. Thanks
One last thing you can try is to hire the maids to clean your house. It comes as a random event in the game. I believe the maids replace the remote, as well as picking up trash and socks.
hi all ..... here are some max salaries i have noticed in case it might help anyone
candle maker max 300
publicist max 270
journalist max 270
soap inventor max 690
vitamin inventor 690
dental tool maker 420
just a little thing i wanted some help about , when children refuse to go to bed at night (i keep dropping them on the beds but the go to do other activities ) so i use the chamomile drink , they go to bed , but their parents bed , they sleep next to one of the parents - the one already sleeping - so the other parent can't sleep and seems to stay up all night , why does this happen and what should i do ?
thanks again for all the help :)
So I know that twins and triplets are completely random events, but I'm up to my 7th generation without a single set of multiples!
Anyone else had to wait this long?
I've had a few instances where both parents and children went to sleep in the wrong beds. I don't know if it's a glitch or what. I just moved them to the right bed and let it go.
I'm not surprised that you haven't had multiples yet. I'm playing five families and I'm on my 10th generation in two families. I've have had maybe four sets of twins and only two sets of triplets.
Why is it that the kids are a bit blue
It happens sometimes and could be caused by a number of things. The best way to fix it is to give them lots of praise and maybe some candy. You can praise them twice for any activity before they'll start running away.
what do i use the perfumes for ?? and the stories and DVDs are they useful ?
There's a trophy for using the perfume a couple of times, and there's a trophy for watching, I think, 3 DVDs. Other than that, it can cheer them up.
How do I get my family to fix the hose? I've got the duct tape and placed it correctly, and I know I must have my people get a drink of water, but I cannot get them to drink. I've dropped them on the kitchen sink so many times, but all they ever do is either prepare a meal, or look for snacks. Please help!
[Edit: Try dropping them at the bathroom sink or in the shower. -Pam]
yes, i've done all that. also, it's been six years but they're still arguing about having children.
dad and only child died what shall i do
About the hose -
If you've placed the tape correctly, you just need to have someone reduce the water pressure by getting a drink in the kitchen or bathroom or by taking a shower. Immediately drop someone on the tape/hose to fix it before the water pressure goes back up.
As for the arguing, keep dropping them onto each other over and over until they go to the bed and try to make a baby. Just ignore the arguing and make them keep trying.
Your best bet at this point is to hope for an adoption. There's not likely to be another marriage proposal because there was a child in the first marriage. But adoptions are random and could happen any time.
My twins remaind 2 years apart and have gone off to college but at different times. It was really strange but I have not got to the "next" generation yet to see how they did.
The one that was 2 for the longest time stayed small and the one that jumped to 3 and then 4 years old was bigger. They were both healthy and did fine. It was just weird.
I don't know why it happened and it was funny in a way but it has not affected the game in any way.
I really love this game.
well, finally got my first set of triplets in the 6th generation. It was funny though when I had to chose someone for the next generation they were all different ages. it is starting to get alittle boring now though because all I need is the marriage with same career award and finish collecting.
can my family get a divorce?
how long does it take a baby to grow and start alking?
In one of my families he got a marriage proposal, even though he had children with his first wife. But I never chose his first wife, I went to bed and the next morning he was married, and she never showed up in the family tree, but his second wife showed up in the family tree. I'm wondering if maybe that whole thing was just a glitch.
i keep receiving an email from a neighbour about a weather machine he had built .. what should i do about it??
and when i was choosing the next generation , the children was at different ages , the eldest was the youngest and everyone was at a different age , i even had a twins and they were at different ages too , is that normal or it's a glitch ?
I really liked this game at first but now its so boring. i have fixed everything and opened the shed etc I have collected all the coins and most of the picture pieces but hardly anything appears anymore. Does anything happen when you get all the picture? they sent me an email asking who built the house?!
i have all 5 families on the go but i still get bored. I have managed to get all level 2 career room upgrades and level 3 for the office which by the way is a nasty green colour. the level 3 kitchen is nice. i have 5 or 6 generations now but i just check it sometimes to make sure they have food. I am a massive fan of sims and i got this game for my 6 yr old daughter because i didnt think she could play sims and even shes got bored. why is there a gap in the wall between the lounge and the bedroom? the animals are useless and a waste of money. is it just me or are the outfits way too expensive i mean $225 when they only get $15 a day. theyre not even that nice lol. it has made me get vv3 to see what its like and its loads better if only i could keep them fed and alive.
do you know how much time it takes for mother who just had a baby to start working again and also father and mother are always depressed earn very little amount of money and always either are watching TV or reading newspaper. Please help!!
You cannot get a divorce, but that was a great question! xD
It takes the baby two years to become a child that walks around, which is about four hours in the game.
That's most likely a glitch. I've heard of something similar where the mother never showed up on the family tree and another case where a strange man was suddenly in the house.
You don't have to do anything about the weather machine. It just means it's about to start raining.
The change in ages of your children is normal. When it's time to choose the next generation, they are all different random ages.
The clothes won't seem so expensive when you have over $2 million in the bank after 10 generations. :)
The mothers won't work for two years, which is about four hours in the game. To help with depression, praise them often and give them candy. When they are watching TV or reading the newspaper, you can pick them up and have them work on their career, take a shower, swim in the pool, prepare a meal, etc. You just have to make them do other things.
The mother will carry around the baby and will not work for 2 years (about 4 hours game time). Once the kid is two they will be running around and the mom will go back to work.
To help with depression don't forget to praise them a lot (no more than twice for the same thing, however). You can also give them treats or buy house upgrades, that cheers them up. In the store you can buy DVDs for the family to watch together as well.
I know the store automatically resets every 4 hours, but I found I can refresh it with the "R" button once every hour ( give or take 10 minutes) just thought I'd pass that on for those who are impatient like me. :)
Is there a VF Anonymous? I'm sure I'm addicted, one indication is that I have 2 computers and recently downloaded VF to my 2nd computer so I now have 10 families going. I'm so busy with my little people I'm not getting anything else done. Help! LOL
please help.everytime electric bill comes and they apparently forget to take some money from me , all the time i don`t get it are they doing it in purpose so they can take more money or my peep really forgets to give the whole amount of bill?
The trick with the "r" button was meant to fix a bug in the game when the store doesn't refresh at all. Some people can't use it because they don't have the bug. Some people can use it only once. You appear to be one of the lucky ones who can use it more than once.
Can't help you with the addiction there. "Hello, my name is grinnyp and I'm a VFholic...:-)
The electric bill is a random event designed to take, there's nothing you can do about it. The same thing happens with taxes as well.
what does it mean "elated"? all of my family members have that
[Edit: That means very, very happy. ^_^ -Jay]
ROFL! Well at least I'm not alone! If the other computer was hooked up I'd probably be running 15 families! Geez, would someone notice that I'm "exhausted" and praise me for taking a nap?
You guys are great though for taking the time to answer all our questions and give us tips. Thanks a bunch!!
My people (10th generation) refuse to get in the shower, I only have one person in the house, and it says "someone is already in the shower" Is this a glitch????
Does anybody know of any to put that red ball back in the tree or something? Or just how I can get rid of it in any way?
And, it might be buried somewhere in the 1500+ comments, but what does (a really expensive) workplace upgrade do? Increase career move upness or something I'm guessing. Real lack of info in this game it seems.
In my last comment I forgot to mention my store just WON'T refresh! I've tried the R key and it still didn't work. Its been like this for 3 generations! HOW DO I FIX THIS? The clothes are refreshing, but all my other item spaces are still empty.
For the shower, try closing the game and restarting. That's what works for me.
For the store, if pressing the R key while you have the store open doesn't work, I would suggest that you return to the site where you originally purchased the game and download it again to get the most current version.
I haven't figured out how to get rid of the red ball. I just leave mine with the toys in the corner of the kids' bedroom. It's not so bothersome there.
The workplace upgrades give your people more experience for each work cycle completed. Meaning, the bar on the profile fills faster when they work in an upgraded room.
I am new to this game. I started the game and did not come back on for a few days and there was an oven fire, it took me a while to figure out how to put the oven out which i have now done. I have managed to raise the food levels up on the people, but no matter what i do i cannot raise the other levels, help?
Also, are there second pages at the store? I have seen tips to buy things, like masking tape and fountain repair things and this is not on there?
Any help or tips greatly appreciated.
[edit: If you scan the Walkthrough section above, especially the FAQ and General Information, many of your questions will be answered. -eileen]
The store "refreshes" every 4 hours or so with new stock. Eventually the stuff you need will show up.
To raise health levels: give them treats of nutritious fruit, feed them organic groceries, give them multi-vitamins from the store, and praise them when they exercise.
To raise happiness levels: praise them, give them treats, watch DVDs from the store, and buy house upgrades.
i am trying to give a career book to my peeps but they just get confused and i don`t know what to do. and also do you know at what age kids will leave to college?
and my married couple doesn`t want to have a baby for almost 3 days.
The career book needs to match the area where they work on their career. If you try to give a kitchen professional magazine to someone who works in an office they will get confused.
Kids leave home at age 18.
No matter how much they argue, keep dropping them on each other until they try for a baby.
I'm on my 4th generation and I can't get the award for having my house clean inside and out. I bought the weed obliterator and I checked the house so many times there is nothing in there. Can this be a glitch in the game? If so what should I do?
There may be a wrapper or a sock hiding somewhere in the house where you can't easily see it. There's a random event that comes over the e-mail offering you a maid service to clean the house. Take it and see if you can get the trophy that way. If not, it may be a glitch and you should contact the vendor where you bought the game or Last Day at Work to see if there is a more recent version you can download.
Max salary for camera repairer
Why can't i find the very bottom left green coin. I keep finding all the others but cant even find one of the last green coin.
About how long is eighteen years in the game?
Im on my 17th generation, and my only child went off to college, yet when I tried to make another baby, the game says "Its too soon to try to make another baby"
I tried forwarding the time several (game) years, said the same thing.
I've also tried closing and reopening the game.
NOTHING seems to work! Help?
[Edit: We strongly advise against changing the time on your computer clock. It can easily ruin your game and can also effect other computer functions that rely on the clock. -Pam]
Don't bother answering that, both parents died. I guess that means glitch fixed.
Eighteen years in the game is about 36 hours real-time.
Check your version of the game (you can find the version on the main menu screen). If it is earlier than 1.00.05 you need to contact your vendor to see if they have the latest version to download.
Just keep looking for the coin. It will turn up eventually.
It is a little earlier, 1.00.01, but I downloaded a week ago, but I'll download on a different computer, and see if they do. Thanks for your help! ☺☻☺☻
I think maybe you couldn't make them have another baby because you kept setting the clock up. I don't think that helps because I think there is a certain amount of time before they will try again and changing the clock does nothing
Thank you pam for your reply on finding the green coin. Still looking but guess it will turn up one day.
Just one other question though i know my adults will die soon as their both in their 60's. Now is it true that when the last adult dies and they give the house to one of their kids that the child will not marry or have kids.
Ohh yippee just completed my collection of coins. I think im addicted to this game lol!!
Where did you hear that if you leave the house to one of the kids, that they will not marry and have kids?? That has never been discussed here. When the parents die, you choose the kid that will start the next generation and they will get the house.
If you have more questions about the game, check the walkthrough guide at the top of this page. If you don't find what you need in the guide, we'll be more than happy to help you! :D
Lea - next generation
When the first adult dies, you will get a screen, where you can start a new family at once. When you descide not to do it and wait, till the second adult dies, you will get the same opportunity.
Even when you think, that you want the still living adult first to clean the house and then start a new generation, you can do that always by clicking the "Family" - Button at the bottom of the screen.
When you start a new generation, you can choose between all kids, your couple had. The kid you choose will get proposal per E-mail, as you had it with your first adopted adult. It does not matter, when you start a new generation. The next one will have kids with its wife/husband as well, according more less to their likes or dislikes.
When there was still a kid at home, when both adults are dead, it will not marry or having kids. You have to go the family screen first and choose "next generation" - there you can choose the last kid if you wish. It wil have a random age, that allows him to marry and have children.
My girl refuses to read email. I'm on my 5th generation and do not want to have to start over. She's not married (she won't read her email) and has no kids. She is getting older and I still have had no luck. I have tried praising when it says she reading her email and scolding when she shakes her head, I have sat here for 20 minutes continually dropping her on her computer. Any suggestions? It is very frustrating.
Check the version number of your game on the main title screen. This is a bug that is sometimes seen in the earlier version. If your version is less than 1.00.05, contact your vendor and see if they have the latest available to download.
Just thought I'd let you all know that one of my mom's just had a baby at age 53 so don't give up if they hit 50 and you didn't get a kid.
Pam a friend told me it happened to her guess it was just her bad luck though because im on my second generation and my middle son has had two little girls.
Just a quick question though. I have a very hard time getting my family to clean up after a meal. Was a problem for this generation and my first generation. How do i fix this?
I have had a candy wrapper stuck on my computer desk for 3 generations now. Any time I try to click on one of my people to pick it up, they just want to use the computer. How can I get rid of it?
Well, if you see them cleaning up after a meal, praise them, it makes them more likely to do so in the future. Or you could just quit out of the game for a little while and then come back. The table should be cleaned.
You can either hope for the random event that is a maid service and buy it (they will clean your house inside and out), or try dropping a very small child (2 or 3 years old) all around it and see if you can get him/her to pick it up.
In addition to what grinnyp said, I often prefer to leave the meal on the table because I can just drop them to eat a meal without having to take the time to prepare it. :)
has anyone figured out some way you can start an oven fire? I am on 7th generation and I have been having people prepare a meal and after they light the stove I make them do something else. I wish I could commit arson!! Also, if you are looking for wrappers that are not seen try the children's room. I have found alot there that were hard to see
Oven fires are just random events. They seem to happen after cooking something, but you can't force it. Also, buying certain upgrades actually reduces the chances of such accidents. If you're on the 7th generation, you may have already bought upgrades that limit oven fires.
I play this on my iphone and I don't know how to save the game. If I exit the app and go back, I have to star all over. Can you help me? And after a person prepares a meal it says they are sitting down to a meal, but it also says they are hungry. It's like they don't eat!
Please help thanks!
I haven't played on the iPhone, so I can't say for sure if it's the same as playing on a computer. The game is supposed to save automatically when you close the game. As for the eating, does it still say "hungry" after they've completed the meal? And has this been happening from the start? With every person? You may need to download the game again to fix these problems. Other than that, I can only suggest that you contact the developer's customer support at the following link:
LDW Customer Support
Okay, I've been playing this game for over two months now and after unsuccessfully playing with several families (could not reproduce for whatever reason); I am only left with one family. My dilemma is that this family at the beginning: there was smoke coming from the oven, although I placed the father to out the fire, I completely forgot to praise him to earn the Put smoke out trophy. I've completed all upgrades for the kitchen, but during the course of upgrading, the oven hasn't smoke since. (is there anything I can do?). I'm on my seventh/eighth family and I haven't had multiple births (twins/triplets)(yah I used the fertility injection which hasn't helped), same career. I completed all other collections except for the insects. Is there any way to get the oven smoking again?
Unfortunately the oven smoking is a random event that happens less as you upgrade. All you can do is wait. Sometimes the oven fire will happen after they cook, so you can try having them cook a lot.
I'm enjoying this game but there's one thing that frustrates me so much! I fixed the floor twice and every time I fix it, there's an earthquake and I'm back at square one. It's sooo frustrating!! I wish it would stop happening since the floor repair kits come so rarely :(
this is my first generation and my both parents died. all of my 6 children are in college. it's been a while when they passed on and there's is no one left in the house. how can i get someone in the house?
Click on the Family button at the bottom of the screen. When the family tree comes up at the top is a button labeled "new generation". Click on that and you can then scroll through the kids and decide who to leave the house to.