lilrikku32
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Re:Tips and Tricks for Virtual Villagers: The Secret City

[Post New]by lilrikku32 on Jan 4, 12 8:32 PM
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Hints and Tips:
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* Make sure to plant your first seed right away! Drop an adult villager on the
seed near the lift. That seed may be a mango, papaya,or banana (random).

* The collectable tablet pieces will start to appear near the rubble when the
rubble clearing project is at least 2%.

* You will need more builders and scientists than any other profession. The
builders are required for many of the puzzles and of course to expand your
village by building huts. Scientists give those precious tech points that
you'll spend on upgrades.

* Village Chief powers (can be used once per day, based on Leadership):
1. Magic Food - drop the chief on the food bin to create 100+ food.
2. Teaching - drop the chief on the podium in the ampitheater (where the
chief's robe hung) to give a lecture. The children will sometimes gain
skill points.
3. Collectables Locator - drop the chief at the top of the stairs (by the
door). S/he will "look" for a rare collectable. One will appear within a
few moments and will only stay on screen for a short time. Either pause
(space) the game or carry a child around while you are looking.

* Drop the Village Chief onto a project (such as hut building) and s/he will
direct work. This will help complete the project faster.

* Mushroom Cheat! When you see a mushroom pause the game. Drop a child onto
the mushroom. Grab a second child, unpause the game, and drop them onto the
same mushroom. If done quickly both children will pick up a mushroom and
you'll get double the food. This works with other collectables as well.

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The six herbs:
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* The Cactus is located just above the Science area.
* The Black Orchid is on the edge of the grassy area below the orchard
* The Rose is located on the right edge of the orchard, below the hanging thing
* The Lotus is to the left of the stairs near the bath
* The Tiger Lily is partway up the path to the door (orange flower on right)
* The Berry (Magic) or Pitcher Plant (Nature) is located to the left of the
alchemy lab where the kids go when nature calls. These plants only appear
when you have purchased Level 2 in your faction.

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Potion Combining:
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Key:
R - Rose
O - Black Orchid
C - Cactus
L - Lotus
T - Tiger Lily
P - Pitcher plant
B - Berry


Ingredients Result
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R + R + R = Romantic/Embrace
R + R + O = Feels Lonely
R + R + C = Fertile
R + R + L = Happy feet - Dances
R + R + T = Stinky Breath - Villager burps green cloud
R + O + O = Stomachache - minor health gone
R + O + C = Burns - minor health gone
R + O + L = Awful - makes Villager sick
R + O + T = Burns - minor health gone
R + C + C = Yummy - Kids drink
R + C + L = Light & Springy (able to get pink diamond)
R + C + T = Blannesamagawa loomajoobamooga!! (crazy!)
R + L + L = Fertile
R + L + T = Woozy - Villager spins and sits
R + T + T = Fun - acts like child
O + O + O = Yikes! Half health gone
O + O + C = Stomachache - minor health gone
O + O + L = Stomachache - minor health gone
O + O + T = Woozy - Villager spins and sits
O + C + C = Awful - makes Villager sick
O + C + L = Energy - runs short while
O + C + T = Must exercise!
O + L + L = Nasty, bitter
O + L + T = Has to Go! Nature Calls!
O + T + T = Sleepy - sits/lies down
C + C + C = Minor Health given
C + C + L = Medium Health given
C + C + T = Nasty, bitter
C + L + L = Medium Health given
C + L + T = Feels Hungry (eats a lot)
C + T + T = Nasty, bitter
L + L + L = In a Trance
L + L + T = Hiccups - Villager hiccups & jumps
L + T + T = Nasty, bitter
T + T + T = Fun - acts like child

-=NATURE FACTION=-
P + P + P = Itchy
P + P + R = Feel Better
P + P + O = Sleepy - sits/lays down
P + P + C = Feel Better
P + P + L = Feel Better
P + P + T = Awful - makes Villager sick
P + R + R = Soapy - hiccups floating bubbles
P + R + O = Burns - minor health gone
P + R + C = Feel Better
P + R + L = Fertile
P + R + T = Hiccups - Villager hiccups & jumps
P + O + O = Gets rid of sharks (several villagers take to ocean)
P + O + C = Nasty, bitter
P + O + L = Burns - minor health gone
P + O + T = Has to Go! Nature Calls!
P + C + C = Too hot - tries to cool off
P + C + L = Feel Better
P + C + T = Nasty, bitter
P + L + L = Having an epiphany in a trance nothing
P + L + T = Stomachache - minor health gone
P + T + T = Nasty, bitter

-=MAGIC FACTION=-
B + B + B = Paralyzed ...can't move...
B + B + R = Burns - minor health gone
B + B + O = Sleepy - sits/lies down
B + B + C = Nasty, bitter
B + B + L = Burns - minor health gone
B + B + T = Awful - makes Villager sick
B + R + R = Gets rid of sharks (several villagers take to ocean)
B + R + O = Burns - minor health gone
B + R + C = Scientific Clarity
B + R + L = Yummy!
B + R + T = Yummy!
B + O + O = Nasty, bitter
B + O + C = Who turned out the lights?!
B + O + L = Feels Smarter
B + O + T = Has to Go! Nature Calls!
B + C + C = Freezing - Tries to get warm
B + C + L = Feel Better
B + C + T = Nasty, bitter
B + L + L = Epiphany/Trance
B + L + T = Stomachache - minor health gone
B + T + T = Whoa! Teleports villager near beach

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Puzzle Walkthrough:
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TIP: puzzles do not have to be completed in any certain order (with a few
noted exceptions). I suggest you complete 1 and 2 immediately. Do #3 next.
Depending on your tech points complete 6 and 11 as soon as possible. The
lift (#6) will help you get more seeds in your orchard. Getting rid of the
sharks (#11) gives you an unlimited food source.


-=Puzzle 1=- THE FIRST CHIEF
Villagers Required - Any (all)
Tech Required - None
Drop all your villagers on the robes in the amphitheater. If you can't find
your chief right away wait until the moms no longer have babies and drop them
on the robe. You will need to repeat this process each time the chief dies.

-=Puzzle 2=- THE BEEHIVE
Villagers Required - Any
Tech Required - None
First light the fire (collect wood and dry grass in the firepit, then light the
fire). Then drop an adult villager on the burned out torches near the hive.
S/he will return the torch to the hive and calm the bees so you can collect
honey.

-=Puzzle 3=- THE ALCHEMY LAB
Villagers Required - Adept Scientist
Tech Required - None
Scattered randomly around the village are five items: 3 pots (red/white,
yellow/white, and brown), a bowl with spoons, and a spear (orange/brown with
a gray blade). Drop your scientist(s) onto each item and they will return to
the lab. Once the fifth item is returned the lab will be complete and you
may begin brewing potions. (Collect all three ingredients, drop a scientist
onto the alchemy table, and when the potion is finished drop a villager onto
the potion pot and they will drink it.)

-=Puzzle 4=- ROSTER OF THE DEAD
Villagers Required - Any
Tech Required - None
At the far right of the map is a grassy area - at the upper right of this area
is a big leafy bush. Have some villagers remove these leaves which uncovers the
roster of the dead (they will gain building skill; trained builders can
accomplish this faster).

-=Puzzle 5=- WEATHER DANCE
Villagers Required - Chief, 3 Adept Farmers
Tech Required - Lvl 2 Leadership
First drop the chief on your lit fire. S/he will begin weather dancing. Then
drop the farmers on the fire and they will join in. You will know they are
successful when sparkles appear over their heads and under their feet.

-=Puzzle 6=- THE LIFT
Villagers Required - 3 Adept Builders
Tech Required - Lvl 2 Restoration
Drop your 3 builders on the "strange machine" in the orchard. Make sure their
action line reads "repairing the lift". If you have done this correctly, the
lift will be repaired.

-=Puzzle 7=- THE RUBBLE
Villagers Required - Any (builders are faster)
Tech Required - Lvl 2 Restoration
Drop a villager on the pile of rocks at the bottom of the map. S/he will clear
away the rocks, gaining building skill.

-=Puzzle 8=- THE ANCIENT BATH
Villagers Required - Master Builder
Tech Required - None
You will need to have completed Puzzle 3 before this one. Drop your
builder on the chalkboard in the alchemy lab (s/he will "see" it if you fly
them over the lab) - s/he will create the plans for the bath. Drop your
builders on the bath to complete the project.

-=Puzzle 9=- THE STATUE
Villagers Required - Chief, Master Builder
Tech Required - Lvl 3 Restoration, Lvl 3 Leadership
You will need to solve puzzle 8 (the bath) before you can complete this
puzzle. Drop the Master Builder on the chalkboard and s/he will draw up plans
for the statue. Drag an adult villager up the path to the door until s/he
"Sees a good place to anchor the statue" -- this villager is more likely to be
successful if s/he has some building skill. That villager will then build
scaffolding to help anchor the statue. Your chief must direct work on the
statue, so drop him/her on the statue to begin this process - if the chief
stops directing work, then progress will halt until you return the chief to
his/her duties. Once the chief is directing, you can then drop builders on the
statue to help "pushing the statue". The villagers must push the statue up the
path towards the door. This will take several hours. Drop a few extra builders
to make it go faster.

-=Puzzle 10=- THE ORCHARD
Villagers Required - Any
Tech Required - Lvl 2 Restoration
You will need to plant three seeds to complete the orchard. You should have
planted the first seed already. If not, it's to the right of the lift. Drop
a villager onto it and s/he will plant it. For the next two seeds you will
have to complete puzzle six (the lift). When a rainstorm starts put an adult
villager on the life (their action will say "standing on the lift) and wait
for the bucket to fill with water. When the lift rises to the top a seed will
drop. Put the villager on the seed and s/he will plant it. When all three
trees are mature the puzzle is complete. If you are having trouble getting a
villager on the lift in time, pause the game as soon as it starts raining.
Drop a villager onto the lift and then unpause. You can do a weather dance
to force rainfall.

-=Puzzle 11=- SHARK REPELLENT
Villagers Required - Scientist
Tech Required - Lvl 2 Faction
You will have to complete puzzle 3 (alchemy lab) to do this puzzle. Make a
potion depending on your faction. NATURE: Black Orchid, Black Orchid, Pitcher
Plant. MAGIC: Rose, Rose, Berry. Have a villager drink the potion. S/he will
take it to the ocean and get rid of the sharks. You may now go fishing in the
ocean.

-=Puzzle 12=- AROMATHERAPY
Villagers Required - Master Doctor
Tech Required - Lvl 3 Medicine
You will need to have completed Puzzle 8 (the bath) to do this puzzle. Drop
your Master Doctor in the bath. S/he will fill the bowls around the bath with
lotus plants ("doing aromatherapy"). Then drop a Master Doctor on the fire to
light the burners and finish the puzzle.

-=Puzzle 13=- THE ASH DIAMOND (Key)
Villagers Required - Any
Tech Required - None
After playing for a while you will notics sparks around the fire. Let it go
out and a diamond will appear in the ashes. Drop villagers by the waterfall
(the rightmost one where they drink/wash) and they will carry water to the
hot diamond. Continue dropping villagers on the waterfall until they start
drinking water again. The diamond is then cool enough for a villager to carry
to the door.

-=Puzzle 14=- THE PINK DIAMOND (Key)
Villagers Required - Any
Tech Required - None
You must have the alchemy lab to solve this puzzle. Make a potion from a
Cactus, Rose, and Lotus. Have a villager drink it and s/he will feel light
and springy. Drop him/her by the pink diamond (far right of the lift, above
the orchard) and s/he will try to reach the key. They will jump up, grab the
key, and carry it to the door.

-=Puzzle 15=- THE BLACK PEARL (Key)
Villagers Required - Chief, Master Builder
Tech Required - None
You must restore the statue (puzzle 9) before you can solve this puzzle. A
pearl will appear below the statue. Have a master builder pick up the pearl.
S/he will will take it to the waterfall to be finished. Then have the Chief
pick up the pearl. S/he will take it to the clam and switch it for the key.

-=Puzzle 16=- THE SUN DIAL
Villagers Required - Any
Tech Required - None
You will need to have solved Puzzles 13, 14, and 15. Once all three keys are in
the door the sun dial room will be revealed. Drop a villager on the sun dial
until it reaches the position at the furthest left (there are three locations
for the sun dial). When a beam of sunlight hits the sun dial, ghostly figures
will appear in the room. Drop a villager on those ghosts and the mystery of the
secret city will be revealed!


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FIN - Thanks for reading!
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lilrikku32
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Re:Tips and Tricks for Virtual Villagers: The Secret City

[Post New]by lilrikku32 on Jan 4, 12 8:53 PM
I reccomend that when you start this game. When you start to get the honey,get the fruit next to the lift & plant it , so that you get fruit from the tree, it takes the tree to grow. At the same time repair the lift, so that you can get two more fruits to plant. Also you can use your chief to make magic food once every 24 hours. Just put the chief on top of the food bin & your food will be a little more. Get the kids to collect mushrooms, red ones are more food. If you leave your game , pause it by using the space bar. After you get about 800 or more food you should be ok. You need to upgrade your faction & alchemy to get the potion to get rid of the sharks , to get fish.

This game , out of the first four Virtual Villagers games was the hardest to play. Good Luck & Happy Gaming

 

Re:Tips and Tricks for Virtual Villagers: The Secret City

[Post New]by Waggajag on Feb 10, 12 7:44 PM
Hi all
I got Virtual Villagers for my Granddaughter but she cant work out to save the games as it seems there's no 'save game' in the menu.

HELP!!

 
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Fantastic trick for rare items and mushrooms

[Post New]by sandrahollie on Jul 16, 12 4:52 PM
If you have 2 children and a rare item or mushroom appears, pause the game (space bar). While paused pick up first child and place on item. Still paused, pick up second child and hover directly over first child. Unpause game (space bar) and drop second child onto item. Both children will carry item or mushroom back to huts. Two for the price of one. May take a few tries to get your timing but works like a charm.

 

Re:Tips and Tricks for Virtual Villagers: The Secret City

[Post New]by kkbuggy on Jul 22, 12 5:12 PM
hi! the latest post on this forum was in 09, but i recently started playing this hgame again and i have done some research on this forum so if anyone needs any help, i could probably help. meanwhile, there are still a few things i need help with, so please reply.
thanks!
~kkbuggy

 

Re:Tips and Tricks for Virtual Villagers: The Secret City

[Post New]by KimerleyCrockett on Sep 1, 12 8:16 PM
How do you get your cheif to make magic food? i have read about it in a few different forums but cant find out anything about it how it works. And i am really low on food, can someone help me with this too?
Happy Gaming

 

Re:Tips and Tricks for Virtual Villagers: The Secret City

[Post New]by beanolee1027 on Dec 23, 12 4:47 PM
help.....i only have one female left and she is 55 she will not get pregnant what should I do?

 

Re:Tips and Tricks for Virtual Villagers: The Secret City

[Post New]by beanolee1027 on Dec 23, 12 5:01 PM
help.......................I have a 55 yr old female she is the only female left. Can she get pregnant cuz I am having a hard time doing so.

 

Re:Tips and Tricks for Virtual Villagers: The Secret City

[Post New]by flicka_1982 on Jan 20, 13 4:16 AM
There is tonnes! of tips and tricks i know but here is a special one! Basically it's a glitch. So all you have to do is when you see a mushroom, put a child on it then quickly hop out and pause the game. Then hop back on and place another child on there. Then go and unpause the game and you should get two mushrooms. You can also do this with turtle shells and collectibles etc.
BEWARE!!! If you put more than two children on the item, it will go away!

Send me a message about your troubles and I will help you with everything!
Trust me I've mastered the game!
Please remember to not be embarrassed about your problem, It took me awhile to get the hang of things

 
gtagta
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Re:Tips and Tricks for Virtual Villagers: The Secret City

[Post New]by gtagta on Feb 14, 13 8:03 PM
i think Weather Dance requires adept or master farmers.

Please correct me, if wrong.

trhx!


 
Beehead
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Tips and Tricks for Virtual Villagers: The Secret City

[Post New]by Beehead on Mar 2, 13 10:32 AM
QuickStorm wrote:
bfgAegean wrote:

Pink Gem - Have your chief drink an alchemy potion of 1 part rose, 1 part cactus, and 1 part lotus to make him feel "light and springy" so that he can jump up to grab the pink gem in the orchard.



Correction for this key -- you DO NOT need the chief.


In my experience you do need the chief to drink the potion and get the key. I tried it with a master scientist and nothing happened. I tried it with the chief and he got the key.

I had to make the chief drink the right potion, drop him as far right of the rose plant as possible and then the caption said "trying to get the key." Then he jumped up and got it. Make sure not to bother him while he is trying.

Then the chief walks up and puts the pink diamond in the door on top of the hill. Then you still need the black pearl and the ash from the fire but other topics here tell how to get those. You will need certain tech levels for those.

 

Re:Tips and Tricks for Virtual Villagers: The Secret City

[Post New]by LaDeanLandon on Mar 8, 13 8:36 PM
where is the picther plant or berry plant

 
Beehead
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Re:Tips and Tricks for Virtual Villagers: The Secret City

[Post New]by Beehead on Mar 23, 13 11:43 PM
LaDeanLandon wrote:where is the picther plant or berry plant


It only appears after you get to Level 2 of your main game. Then it will appear back where they all go to the bathroom. To the left of the alchemy lab.

 
Beehead
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Re:Tips and Tricks for Virtual Villagers: The Secret City

[Post New]by Beehead on Mar 23, 13 11:44 PM
Can anyone please tell me how to get the statue built.

I am level 3 of the game. I have level 3 leadership and level 3 build. So why won't they build it? I tried to put the chief and two master builders on the statue and the top of the path. Nothing happens.

 
Beehead
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Re:Tips and Tricks for Virtual Villagers: The Secret City

[Post New]by Beehead on Mar 23, 13 11:51 PM
lizmargaret wrote:hey guys, i always run out of food. everytime i start playing, some of my villagers are already dead because of starvation. what do i do? do you pause the game whenever you are not playing?


Yes! Until you get unlimited food (when the sharks go away) always pause game when you are not playing. Otherwise they just starve too easily.

I also always have at least a few master doctors. You might only be able to spare one or two at first. Also make sure there is at least one male doctor because if the female doctors are carrying babies around they don't work.

That way if anyone gets sick your villager will probably go to the little hospital and get cured. But if they get sick and you see it in time just drop any villager on them.

Try not to let them over pick the tree. Make sure to get the lift soon as you can so you can plant all three trees. Up until then it's very touch and go. You have to constantly look for mushrooms. Don't have too many babies until you have the food. Get them building the hut, and working on tech points. If it gets lower than about 200 food they keep saying they are worried about food but there's nothing you can do. Ignore it.

Soon as you get enough tech points you can get rid of the sharks, then you finally have enough food. Unlimited food.

Until then just get those trees planted soon as you can, because just about when they are all starved, those other trees finally bear fruit. Then you're still not out of the woods yet if you have too many people. It's a tricky balancing act up until you get the sharks gone.

Even when I did get rid of sharks and got unlimited food, I still pause when I go to sleep because I don't want them all dying before I can see how they turn out, and also that way you can't train them. I try to train them in different things until they are masters at it. Just keep dropping them until they work. Some will like some types of work better so I let them do that.

Once they are esteemed elders I let them do what they want unless I really need their help in one area because, you get things done faster if they are working on it. You still can't stop them dying, usually around age 60 unless you are at level 3 medicine.

So yeah, don't let the game just run while you sleep. It won't end well. :p

My first village was all skeletons by that next morning so I learned.



 
Beehead
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Re:Tips and Tricks for Virtual Villagers: The Secret City

[Post New]by Beehead on Mar 23, 13 11:54 PM
Oh I forgot to add this: Drop your village chief on the food hut once a day. Every 24 hours he can create 100 food.

It's literally every 24 hours, so try to remember what time it was when you dropped him on the hut before. That can help too. Especially if you are scouring for mushrooms to feed them.

Brown mushroom = 6 food

Red mushroom = 35 food

Village chief = priceless

 
Beehead
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Re:Tips and Tricks for Virtual Villagers: The Secret City

[Post New]by Beehead on Apr 5, 13 3:43 AM
violet15 wrote:How do I get the gem out of the fire pit? Everytime I try they get burned


Drop the people on the waterfall and they will keep pouring water on the ash diamond until it is cool enough to pick up. It will take a while so keep dropping a lot of people on the waterfall until they pick it up.

 

Re:Tips and Tricks for Virtual Villagers: The Secret City

[Post New]by davidblyth007 on Jul 3, 13 2:25 AM
kkbuggy wrote:hi! the latest post on this forum was in 09, but i recently started playing this hgame again and i have done some research on this forum so if anyone needs any help, i could probably help. meanwhile, there are still a few things i need help with, so please reply.
thanks!
~kkbuggy

My masterbuilder drew plans for the bath instead of the statue... the bath is complete! How do I get the statue plans now?
DB

 
Beehead
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Re:Tips and Tricks for Virtual Villagers: The Secret City

[Post New]by Beehead on Nov 6, 13 7:27 PM
Waggajag wrote:Hi all
I got Virtual Villagers for my Granddaughter but she cant work out to save the games as it seems there's no 'save game' in the menu.

HELP!!


Make SURE to pause the game (in the game menu, game speed, pause.) before you quit the game. Each time!

Do this until you have gotten rid of the sharks, and are good enough in the game that you have at least one trained fisherman who is reliable and at least one trained doctor that is reliable.

After that you can let the game run...the main worries are running out of food or an illness sweeping through the camp. So always have at least one doctor, preferably male (pregnant women don't work in the game) or an older woman or both, studying medicine. Then they will automatically go to cure a sick person if it happens overnight.

The fishermen you will drag to the ocean again and again until they do it on their own. Do this only after you got rid of the sharks (use the shark potion described elsewhere in the forums - you can only do that at a certain point in the game.)

The career for fishermen is actually farmer, so check farmer in his job on his details page (or hers.)

Until all of that happens, just pause before you quit the game. Every time.

Use the chief once every 24 hours to make 100 food. Drop the chief on the food tent. Once per 24 hours they can make 100 food. That will barely get you by.

Do not overpopulate until then. One or two families.

I woke up to a village of skeletons first time I played. I learned the hard way. Now I have millions of food and tech points and all the levels won. I am only having trouble with the silly statue. That's because I took the words "drop them at the door" too literally. You actually drop them midway up the path.

Good luck, it's a fun game because you can just play a little a day or a lot. I do wish they made more you can do once the levels are complete.

 

Re:Tips and Tricks for Virtual Villagers: The Secret City

[Post New]by horse1991 on May 23, 14 4:36 PM
I need some help getting other food, my honey is almost gone and there getting
hungry . can you help me.

 
 
 
 
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