This is probably unbelievably thick of me but how do you get whats in the barrels? Im stuck in the mine, there are two barrels of dynamite but I cant get the character to pick them up. Many thanks

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Charlotte May 16, 2008 6:28 AM

Hello,

I finished the tornado valley, now i'm back in my town but I don't get a new quest... Is the game finished or do I have to do something?

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hoosierhotlips May 16, 2008 11:29 AM

chacha,

you have to talk to the girl who wants to bake the cakes before you can build anything. after you talk to her you build button will no longer be grey.

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wong place, wong time


Thanks for the AWESOME tips everyone!!


Grrrrr..... I've gotten through the gates but the game tells me I need a key for the final gate. It says it's in the southern part but I cannot find it. I've checked the waterways, caught all the fish, mined all the deposits [veins & mountains] etc. I think I've 'explored' every inch of the map with 'Terrance' [my hero] but nothing! It is probably something obvious, but...

Thanks!

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doucette63 May 17, 2008 1:19 PM

i need help....what is the key for...it says the hat by the mine??? whats the key for????

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doucette63 May 17, 2008 2:19 PM

i need help it says " find whatever the key opens" what does it open??????????

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Debb- When you defeat the first bandit camp, they'll give you one of the keys. That key will trigger the 2nd key when you hit the bandit camp to the left of the town hall.

Oh and if no one's tried this yet - the statues at the gate of the town hall where Wong or Wight are hiding contain bandits, so if you shoot them up the bandits will pop out. You know, in case you need extra target practice.

Doucette - Instructions for the key quest are posted on pages 2 and 3 of this board. Take a look back and you'll see.

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doucette63 May 18, 2008 12:24 PM

how do you remove a rough sherriff in town??

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Where and how do you get to the cakey makey treasure hunt?

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Kimberly May 19, 2008 11:17 AM

I need help getting my last award.... unlocking the sheep. I have the wandering horse, but my bear got killed in battle (had I known he was going to battle with me, I wouldn't have unlocked him!!). Is there a way to get him back? And even if/when I get him back or start a new game to get him, how do I use the horse and bear to unlock the sheep???
HELP!!!!
~Kim

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Hope someone can help me. I am having trouble get fish out of the water. I click on them but nothing happens. Do I need a certain upgrade?

Also, I can't find the second key to destroy the bandit base. I think I found it by a small pool on the southeast side but can't build a bridge over there. Keeps telling me it's obstructed. Is the correct place and if so, how do I get there?

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GooberSmoocher May 21, 2008 1:38 PM

Sheep reward - lead the thirsty horse to a well. He is thirsty, and will drink. After a while, someone will enter the town and give you the quest.

Food Outpost - I had the same kind of issue - completed the quest, but when I talked to my hero, the dialog was empty.
Save the game in a new slot, exit the game completely, restart and reload, and it should work.

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Anonymous May 22, 2008 2:37 PM

In response to "how do you remove a rough sherriff in town??"...Get him killed off by bandits...round him and your character to fight off bandit. Once he get rid of, hired the nice sherriff. This also is applicable to the tough gunslinger

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Jessica May 22, 2008 4:41 PM

I'm so confused with the contaminated wells! Where you pick up a box sitting next to the well and have to decide which box goes with which well. Would someone please tell me which box goes with which contaminated well? Thanks Jessica

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I am stuck on the Dead Mine quest. I have attempted the quest 4 times and my hero keeps getting killed by the bandits. How do I pass this quest? Please help. Thanks.

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Could someone please help me get to the third part of the key in the destroy the bandit base quest?

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Hi... I have read all the posts and can't find anyone else having a problem w Sasquatch... I got the deer and then the bear in the pens... but when I get Sasquatch back the doors are both closed... how do I capture Sas??? Also.... the following 2 SPOILERS that I don't know how to hide really helped me a LOT.... 1) 3 or 4 wells around a farm or ranch boost the production so you don't have to worry about food as much 2) have your character pick up ALL wood and gold BEFORE you meet the bakery lady and then build a well and a beef ranch first with only 2 workers. I would have been fine if I hadn't had 2 famines lol.... next time around when I passed it I added a farm w 2 workers to the ranch.

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tigertears May 23, 2008 1:44 AM

Hi everybody! I am seriously stuck on Wong Place,Wong Time.How do I get past the boulder at the bandit camp? My general store says my dynamite is sold out.Please help!

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Can anyone please help me on the bandit quest? I have the 2 key parts and I have moved on to the 2nd town where you have to build a bank and blacksmith, but bandits keep destroying town hall before I can get both built. I have hired gunslingers, but they keep dying and if I keep using my gold to buy them I don't have enough to build the buildings. I am so confused...............

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Okay... figured out the prob w Sasquatch... not only do you have to 'pen' the animals in order, but u also have to put them in order into the pens... I had put the deer into the middle pen. Guess nobody is posting lately w anything but questions lol.... tiger...your store will tell you it is out of dynamite if your worker has left and nobody is employed. I made this mistake too. JL... I repeated the blacksmith quest several times before I read here that it really helps to go into the quest already owning the bank. The first thing I built was the blacksmith there instead of any extra stuff. I see a lot of questions here that are answered in earlier posts... its a great game though.

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How can you rotate a building while placing it?

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Starfire May 24, 2008 7:57 AM

Hi everyone, I am in the first town and need to 1)investigate the mine across the river and 2)blow up the boulders blocking the road. Unfortunately I do not have dynamite unlocked and I don't have enough exp to unlock it. I have built everything at least once (that is unlocked) and there are no other quests to get experience from. Is there another way to get experience??? Otherwise, I think I'm stuck!
Thank you for your help, Starfire

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susieque42 May 24, 2008 11:35 AM

can anyone help me. i need experience points. i cant seem to stack them up. thanks

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Nugleybear May 24, 2008 3:30 PM

How I did animal round up

In animal round up put the deer in the middle pen. The sasquatch in the bottom pen, and the bear in the top pen. I did it in that order and it worked. You enter the pens through the door side and go out the open back.
I unlocked animal round up by having 3 ranches. One with pigs, one with cows and one with chickens. A thirsty horse appears north of town and you lasso him with a citizen and take the horse to the well.


You can rotate any building by clicking it and then clicking on the small building icon with the arrow on the bottom right of the building. You can only face buildings 2 ways, facing you or facing left.
Great tip for finding theblacksmith after getting 2 halfs of keys

In the quest where you have to find the black smith to fix the 2 key halfs. You will have to build a bank and a black smith in the new town you go to to get the blacksmith. I made sure to have both the bank and the blacksmith unlocked from the store before going to the new town. That way when I started the quest to build a bank and guard town hall I did not have to use the small amount of resources it gave me to unlock these things. I also took 6 gunslingers with me to help guard the town hall.


Having more than 3 gunslingers

To get more than 3 gunslingers I built a saloon. Hired a worker then hired all 3 gunslingers. I then tore down the saloon and built a new one. I could then employ a worker and buy 3 more gunslingers.


One of the best tips I found is that you can employ a person at a building even if the building is damaged. You simply click on a worker then click on the employ icon and place the worker on the damaged building.
Cakey makey help

In cakey makey I collected all of the wood and gold that was laying around before I got close to the girl to start the quest. I also made sure to have my food full before talking to her. Once the quest starts I had my hero build a trading post, one of the workers build several food granerys (to store 70 food), I employed the other worker at the trading post and had my hero build a gold mine at the gold vein to the right. Pay close attention when she says 30 seconds left and make sure to have the right amount or more stored. At the trading post trade gold for food to keep the silos full. She will give you 3 more workers after the second delivery. I employed all 3 of them at the gold mine. I also built 3 huts for them to live in. Worked like a charm.

Should I follow Mr. Wong or Mr. White?

When you have to choose to follow Mr Wong or Mr. White it does not matter who you pick. The quest is the same either way.

Hope this helps.

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There are 3 items you can 'stock' in the General Store to make more $$.


The three items are:

Honey, Pumpkin Pie & Wool

How to get them:There are

Honey - Build 3 beehives

Pumpkin Pie - Build & employ 2 Wheat Farms, 2 Pumpkin Farms & 1 Chicken Ranch

Wool - Build & Employ 3 sheep Ranches

I hope this helps someone because all the other tips have helped me!

But I was just listing all the "secret" things I was aware of in an attempt to see if there were any I was missing in the build menu. At this point I am assuming they are just blank place holders.

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Starfire May 25, 2008 1:30 AM

Looks like I'm unstuck for now. I don't know how, but I got some exp!

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On the last "main" map, there is a mineshaft that is just north of the river. You have to build a bridge to get to it from the south-east section of the map. When you get to the mineshaft door, it says something like "I don't think dynamite can blow this door open", and I tried 2 dyno blasts with no effect. Anyone figure out what this is there for?

Also, is there anything to do with the Puddy Tat that gets set free in the one quest with all the covered pits? (sorry I forget the names of the quests)

Great tip on the trading post on Cakey Makey, that worked perfectly.

For the animal roundup, the ordering didnt matter for me. I put deer in middle, bear in top, and sasquatch in bottom. The first time I put sasquatch in the bottom, he was too close to me and even though he was trapped, the game didn't recognize it, it kept playing the music like he was attacking me. So I tried again, letting the SAsquatch catch me a little ways before going through the gate. Then I ran (to leave the max distance between me and the Sasquatch) into the pen, and it worked perfectly.

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sorry, I made a mistake - the mine I'm talking about is on the south-WEST corner of the map.

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Is there a way to blow up the white boulder blocking the treasure in the gunslinger gulch town?
Thanks,

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Pam, in order to get the fish, move a character over to the edge of the stream... them right click on the fish. They will then throw their fishing rod in the water.

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To blow something up, click on the object. At the bottom right, you will see a little bomb. Click on it.

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First of all thanks so much to those who are helping. I wish I could help more, but I'm not that far into the game.

I am kinda stuck on the white way, wrong way? I can't find where white or wrong is hiding in the town. I find the bandits, but my hero keeps dying and the mission starts over. how do I find them?

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I was trying to gain some experience in Tornado Alley, I posted my hero at the point where the outlaws regenerate. I discovered that I didn't gain any experience but as long as my hero stayed there and fought and kept coming back, the outlaws never came back into town. I also received an added benefit,most of the time I would collect anywhere from 30 up to a 80 ounces of gold when I'd check back. It saved me from having to buy the healing potion for my gunslingers because I didn't let them get close enough to fight the outlaws, my hero did that job.I could concentrate on the tornado and fires. Having that reinforcement from the sawmill saved me from total destruction from the tornado. The tornado inflicted damage that only cost me two golds and two woods to make repairs. The tornado cannot totally destroy your buildings if you have that reinforcement.

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Could someone PLEASE help me! How do you get to 200 happiness? I am at 157 and nothing I do adds any more happiness. I have stopped taxing the citizens, anything I build from the last page does not give any more happiness.. I have four farms, four ranches, three churches, when I build a cabin, no one lives in it so I cannot employ more people. I have no gun slingers, just deputies and a sheriff... the nice one. HELP!! lol

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I wish I could help you, Vannie, but I think the only way you can get more experience is with quests. Try building some of the luxury buildings, flower pots, etc. Perhaps that will help.

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exactly where is white and wong? I am on the quest where the town burns down and there are like a million bandits and I keep getting killed and the mission ends. I thought your hero couldn't die. Do you have to shoot all the bandits before you find them or what. I have been stuck for like a week!!! Thank you to anyone who can help.

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Thanks krlang, I figured it out and completed that quest shortly after I posted. But, you are right,completing quests and building new buildings is the only way to get experience.

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krlang, I read in an earlier post that if you go to the town hall and have a party/parade it increases your happiness. I tried it and it worked,it raised my happiness temporarily to get that award.

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Hope someone can help! Am I missing something? I'm trying to get the skull in the water. I've built the bridge to the cove but i can't place dynomite in the water. I've tried everything but I can't blow up the rocks in the water. I'd appreciate any help.
Thanks!

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I want to know that how do you start the Tornado valley quest and any particular hints about htat quest are welcome.

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Frustrated June 4, 2008 4:45 AM

I am on the gatekeepers quest I have found the half a key that was in the swimming hole but cannot find the other half. I read somewhere that if you killed the bandits across the river they would give it to you. I have killed both lots and neither did. Can anyone help? Please.

Frustrated

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Frustrated: You would find the 2nd half of the key on the SW {map} corner of the map. You just have to walk down into the river on the SW corner and you would find the key there

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Frustrated June 4, 2008 3:35 PM

Thanks Arjun but I have that half of the key it's the other half I can't find. I think I read somewhere that if you kill the bandits on the outside of the gates they would give you the other half but they didn't. Do I have a glitch?

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Hi, are there any cheat codes for this game i've wrecked my head trying to find some but couldn't.

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the other half of the key is in the pond by the trading post and the best way to do tornado valley is to build a trading post right away for food there are now cheat codes so just take your time and don't be surprised if you have to start over to get stuff you missed. for anyone who needs exp. just keep playing because i finished with over ahundred left

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Hey Lola,
The fifth cow's head is tricky. The game seems to lead you into thinking that you are unable to plant dynamite in the water. The story is that there is only one place that it will allow you to do so. The point is actually closer to the rocks than you would expect. My advice is to activate the dynamite placement and just keep clicking your mouse as you move the cursor one square about the boulder at a time.

Krlang,
Vannie is correct about the parades. If you throw a parade for 40 gold and 20 wood, you will raise your happiness by 25 points for one minute. The funny part to the paradigm is that you are able to throw another parade after thirty seconds. If you do so it will raise your happiness by another 25 points, resulting in a total of 50 points extra. If you are not at 150 'base' happiness then I would suggest destroying some houses to lower your population. If you have less than 20 people in your village, the people are much happier than 30 or 40.

hope this helps,

Leigh

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Chatter June 6, 2008 9:40 PM

Help! I am on the Outpost Wood Mission quest. I have the three wood huts, the lumber mill, and the fixed outpost. I am now being told that I need 400 wood, but I have nobody to hire. What do I do?

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Chatter,
Send someone who is NOT a lumber jack to work on the pieces of wood that are lying on the ground. Good luck!

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Thank you very much for the help in raising the happiness level. I had thrown a parade but did not throw a second one. Thanks!

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Dead Mine, how do I, Investigate Mining Camp Across River ?

If I could buy a General Store, then I could blow the boulders out the way, and cross. I tried building bridges to get to the other side. Nothing is working.

I can't even buy dynamite yet, because I don't have the General Store option.

I was doing so good completing missions, and now I'm stuck. I hope the rest of the game doesn't get this tricky.

I crossed the river, and built a Gold Miner, sense the first one stopped working. Maybe I messed up the mission.

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TheForceQ June 7, 2008 4:50 PM

Dead Mine, how do I, Investigate Mining Camp Across The River ?

If I could buy a General Store, then I could blow the boulders out the way, and cross. I tried building bridges to get to the other side. Nothing is working.

I can't even buy dynamite yet, because I don't have the General Store option. Does that take awhile until I get the green buy button ?

I was doing so good completing missions, and now I'm stuck. I hope the rest of the game doesn't get this tricky.

I crossed the river, and built a Gold Miner, sense the first one stopped working. Maybe I messed up the mission.

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Chatter June 7, 2008 9:28 PM

Dear KRLang...or anyone...

How do I send someone? I am alone in the woods...I don't know how to send another person to my location. When I went on the Outpost Mission quest, they only sent me. I'm all alone (sniff, sniff)...and very lost!

Thanks for your help!

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Chatter June 7, 2008 9:31 PM

Hi, Chatter again...

I forgot to mention, that I don't have any more wood lying around, because I used that to build my huts and stuff. I only have 5 wood left after building all that I needed.

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LadyTonya June 9, 2008 1:31 PM

Ok I am sure this might have been answered already and Thank you to everyone who has left hints. I finished the game but.... I still am missing two awards. Happy Town (200 happiness) and Capital Gains (8,000 gold). I dont think these are possible. Please prove me wrong!

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I acquired the 8000 gold by selling food at the trading post. It was a long a painful process but I did house work and would come back to the computer every few mintues and sell some food. That's what I did, hope this helps.

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hi there! im in a bit of a pickle.
i have 25 citizens and they started to starve, i know have 3 farms, two ranches, granaries and wells and 2 water towers. yet they still dont have enough food! ive employed all the farms and rancehes to their fullest, leaving no citizens to do anything else, but they are STILL starving! why cant they get enough food? what am i doing wrong?! is there still not enough farms?

thanks guys x

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I have done the 8000 gold, just by mining ALL the gold available. It takes a long time, but what I do is put half my people to farming, and the other half to mining. I make sure all the gold veins are exposed and that I have at least one gold mine built on each vein. And wait. And wait. 8000 gold comes up after a while.

I have also done the 200 happiness, but you have to do it when you have like 10 citizens (I build up citizens way late in the game for this reason). It takes a long time. You have to spend your experience points on the "luxury" items, hotel, blacksmith, and town hall and build up enough gold and wood to build them. You demolish shacks and cabins and build two hotels in their place. You hire a mayor. You build all the luxury items. Then you do two parades in a row, and there you have it! 200 happiness!

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I am stuck... the only thing left on my quest list is to build a railroad (after the White/Wong quest), but when I click on the Platform, nothing pops up... as if it doesn't belong to me. What needs to happen to trigger either other quests that I have to do first (I haven't gotten the cakey makey quest, for example, and I don't know what to do to make that happen), or to trigger the platform upgrade? I already have it unlocked in the store area, so that's not the problem.

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TheForceQ June 11, 2008 4:52 PM

IF YOU'VE ALL BEAT THE GAME, AND GOT FAR.

WHY CAN'T ANYONE ANSWER MY QUESTION ABOUT

" DEAD MINE " ?~?~?~?

Thanks alot Westward gamers !!

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Nevermind... I figured it out. To get the platform to function you have to bring your hero to it. Duh!

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Dead Mine - try doing other missions until you get more experience points. Then you can buy the general store.

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Rebekah June 13, 2008 6:12 AM

Help.
I have farms in my town, I have wells next to the farms. The farms were no longer producing food, so I clicked on the farms to see if they were normal. The water is good, but it said windmill boost. So I built a windmill. Still not producing food. Each farm eventually ended up with 4 windmills each. The farms are still not producing food.

Is there a trick to it? Do the windmills have to be in specific place? Is this a glitch?

Rebekah

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I want to know that is it true that the sheriffs office can be unlocked in the first town for free and if yes then how?

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Sharon Ford June 15, 2008 4:54 PM

has anyone had the second treasure hunt? When, where do you get led to it?

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Vanessa - Only 1 windmill is needed to boost production at all farms. I think your problem is that you don't have anyone working at these farms.

TheForceQ - You need dynamites to access the cause of the Dead Mines, either to unblock the wagon trail or to blast boulders.

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After many attempts, finally I solved Bad Seed!

Here were the strategies that seemed to work:

  1. Right away, build a wood hut. Put two people on wood cutting and one on farming. You need to collect as much wood as possible before Mr. Jasper takes your wood hut.

  2. Build a couple of shacks. (NEVER build houses, because if Mr. Jasper takes that building, you're out -2 housing. Whereas if he takes a shack, it still counts as a whole building, you're only -1 housing, and they're cheaper to replace. Town Happiness doesn't matter on a Quest!) Put those new people on woodcutting first, or one on the farm if you need.

  3. Build a saloon while you still have some of the initial gold and wood. Move a farmer or woodcutter to work the saloon. Hire a gunslinger. Move the bartender back to the farm. Demolish the saloon**.

  4. Take the gunslinger and hero out to the west of the town. Confront the two bandits there. Collect the gold all around the area. At this point, you don't need the gunslinger again until the end of the quest... but they can always collect gold sacks, berries, wood stacks and crates, if you need a hand.

  5. At this point, if you've got the resources, build a couple more shacks. Assign the people to the woodcutting, then the farm, then the gold as needed.

  6. Build a lumber mill. Don't assign anyone to work it... you just need it in order to build the bridge.

  7. Build a bridge across to the island to the south.

  8. Collect all the crates, gold and wood from the island. This is good work for a hero or gunslinger.

  9. By now, Mr. Jasper has started reclaiming your buildings. Hopefully, he started with shacks. But if he takes your farm, rebuild it right away. (You can stretch out food with the fruit and fish in the pond to the south of town.)

  10. If Jasper hasn't taken any "valuable" buildings that need replacing (farm, well... in my experience he never takes the mine), and you've got a surplus, build a new gold mine on the vein to the west, and a second farm for insurance. You don't have to assign anyone to them yet. You can even build a second well for insurance if you've got the resources.

  11. Now, fill one farm, and move everyone else onto gold mining. Put your hero onto the small veins. When he/she has drained those, put him onto panning for gold in the river.

  12. When you get to 1200:

    You'll talk to Jasper, and he'll go away mad. P.S. He's sending bandits.

    1. A banker will appear and ask if you're ready to pay the 1200 to get the deeds. Say no. Instead, build a second saloon, hire a second gunslinger, and then demolish the saloon. Continue to collect gold.

    2. Two new bandits will appear at the original mine. Use your three guns to dispatch them.

    3. When you're back up to 1200, pay the banker.

Why not leave the saloon, you might ask.

  • Every time I tried this quest, it seemed that Jasper took a job or home that I couldn't replace quickly enough—and that person turned into a drunk right away. Drunks don't work and they just use up food! ...but, the only way to correct drunks is with a sheriff—which requires too much expense and time. Easier and cheaper to just rebuild the saloon later when you need it.

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Tips for Outpost Quest - Mining Settlement:

You need three gold mines. Two large veins are easy to find and access -- but the third, you'll have to work harder for.

You have three choices:
1. Build a bridge across the river to the east (which means building a wood hut, so you can build the lumber mill, so you can build the bridge)
2. Blow up the rock-covered vein on the island to the north (which means building a general store so you can get dynamite)
3. Confront the bandits to the northwest (which means building a saloon and saving up the gold to hire a gunslinger)
I went with #1, simply because I needed the wood hut anyway and it seemed like the easiest option.

Also, it's not enough to build the mines -- afterward, you then have to save up some gold too. So plan to build a couple of shacks for workers.
I didn't bother with a farm; I just let the hero collect food from the ground as needed.

Tips for Outpost Quest - Food Settlement:

I played this several times, and the least frustrating path to success was to basically not build anything or bring in any people until I absolutely had to. Every time, I had both a famine and a fire, which drained resources and set me back. What finally worked the best was this:

1. Send your hero around to gather as much wood and gold from the ground as possible. I got to well over 500 each just from roaming around. Have him feed from berries and apple baskets as he goes around -- but only as much as needed to keep from going hungry. Do not just pick up every food source you see, if you do not have the storage for it. You might need it later.
2. Build two shacks. Have the new citizens build a well and a wood hut. Put them to work in the wood hut.
3. Meanwhile, have your hero collect gold from small veins and the river, and food as needed. Once you've exhausted the small veins, it's super-easy to drop hero into the lake and just let him switch back and forth from panning to fishing as needed.
4. Don't build ranches; only build farms, which are cheaper. You don't need to have anyone working on the farms for them to qualify for the Quest. Keep your citizens on the wood hut as long as you can.
5. After the farms, build the granaries.
There are two more parts of the Quest still to come after the 3 farms / 2 granaries:

you have to rebuild the platform (140 gold and 140 wood),

and you have to collect 50 food. As soon as you complete the platform, move all your workers onto the farms.

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Westward 2 walkthrough/strategy guide!
General Strategies and Tips

  • You can get a good overview of how your town is doing in the "Town" tab. Here you can monitor how much food and water you are using versus how much you have coming in. There is a lot of other useful information on this page as well.

  • Always make sure you have more food and water coming in than you do being used. If not your town will be in big trouble really fast.

  • Your Hero can not fall in combat. If he or she runs out of health they will get back up shortly ready to fight again. Keep this in mind during missions that where you would otherwise be using a lot of gunslingers.

  • Honey pots are a great way to get an additional food source that doesn't require any man power. Build 10 flower pots to unlock the beehive. You also need a general store to supply the honey to the town.

  • There are tons of resources scattered through out the different towns that you can use your hero to collect when they would otherwise be idle.

  • If a building is damaged due to bandits or tornados, repair it as fast as you can. It is always cheaper to repair a building than to build a new one.

  • If you can't repair a building faster than it is being damaged then demolish it. This way you will at least get back some of the resources used to build it.

  • As you progress through the game you will come to realise that there are specific buildings you need to have unlocked in order to progress any further. Because of this I suggest you try to save up some experience points, 30 at least, so that you will always have enough to unlock a building you might need in a pinch so you don't get stuck.

  • Building ten flower pots will not only give you 9 happiness points, after the 10 mark you get to build 3 beehives, which produce honey.

  • You can only hire 3 deputies and a Sheriff per Sheriff's office and 3 gunslingers per Saloon. If you build more Saloons, which are cheaper, you can hire more gun slingers to put at key places of the town or have with you. If you hire the mean Sheriff or gunslinger, the people get angry at you.

  • Since this game is not in auto save mode, save after you do something you are happy with. If something bad happens, you can go back and try again at the point you were happy about.

  • The healing boxes you can buy from the general store, VITAL. You can carry 10 at a time and I make sure I am stocked when using my hired help in gun battles. Saves me from having to go to another spot and rehire, losing important fight time.

  • Keeping bandits from attacking the town:Look around the edges of your town (this is not in all the towns BTW) and see if there is a gathering of bandits- they are usually near a road going off screen. Build several saloons and get as many gunslingers as you can and gather them near that part of the road, so they can outnumber any bandits that show up and have one collect the gold once in a while. You lose very little men (none if you heal them), and collect a bunch of little gold bags!

Quests

Food for Thought

  • Goals

  • Build a farm

  • Gather 22 units of food for Logan James

  • Rewards

  • Unlock the Grainary Building

  • Tips

  • First you will need to build a well, and then the farm. Once the farm is built, build a shack so there will be someone to operate the farm.

  • Before you give away the 22 units of food, make sure you will have some extra food afterwards so that your town doesn't starve.

A Golden Oppertunity

  • Goals

  • Give Freemont Auren 100 gold

  • Rewards

  • Unlock the Log Cabin Building

  • Tips

  • Simply give him the gold. You should still have plenty at this point.

My Mine

  • Goals

  • Give Evan 100 units of wood

  • Find the secret mine

    Rewards

  • Discover the secret mine, and gain access to Evan's lumber shack

    Tips

  • Evan will stick around in your town after you give him the 100 wood, so make sure you have enough wood ontop of that 100 to build him a house.

Hope River Refugees

  • Goals

  • Gather 50 food, and give it to the refugees

  • Rewards

  • 15 EXP

  • Tips

  • Make sure you have enough food after giving away the 50 to support your town so your villagers don't starve and leave.

Evans Dream Job

To get Evan whoever his name is to move into a house, have him build it himself. I just have him build a hovel and he is happy. He will only work on a ranch however, so if you have not unlocked it, don't bother trying or he will move away, and you need those experience points and the wood and money he offers to complete other quests down the road.

Bad Seed

  1. Right away, build a wood hut. Put two people on wood cutting and one on farming. You need to collect as much wood as possible before Mr. Jasper takes your wood hut.

  2. Build a couple of shacks. (NEVER build houses, because if Mr. Jasper takes that building, you're out -2 housing. Whereas if he takes a shack, it still counts as a whole building, you're only -1 housing, and they're cheaper to replace. Town Happiness doesn't matter on a Quest!) Put those new people on woodcutting first, or one on the farm if you need.

  3. Build a saloon while you still have some of the initial gold and wood. Move a farmer or woodcutter to work the saloon. Hire a gunslinger. Move the bartender back to the farm. Demolish the saloon**.

  4. Take the gunslinger and hero out to the west of the town. Confront the two bandits there. Collect the gold all around the area. At this point, you don't need the gunslinger again until the end of the quest... but they can always collect gold sacks, berries, wood stacks and crates, if you need a hand.

  5. At this point, if you've got the resources, build a couple more shacks. Assign the people to the woodcutting, then the farm, then the gold as needed.

  6. Build a lumber mill. Don't assign anyone to work it... you just need it in order to build the bridge.

  7. Build a bridge across to the island to the south.

  8. Collect all the crates, gold and wood from the island. This is good work for a hero or gunslinger.

  9. By now, Mr. Jasper has started reclaiming your buildings. Hopefully, he started with shacks. But if he takes your farm, rebuild it right away. (You can stretch out food with the fruit and fish in the pond to the south of town.)

  10. If Jasper hasn't taken any "valuable" buildings that need replacing (farm, well... in my experience he never takes the mine), and you've got a surplus, build a new gold mine on the vein to the west, and a second farm for insurance. You don't have to assign anyone to them yet. You can even build a second well for insurance if you've got the resources.

  11. Now, fill one farm, and move everyone else onto gold mining. Put your hero onto the small veins. When he/she has drained those, put him onto panning for gold in the river.

  12. When you get to 1200:

    You'll talk to Jasper, and he'll go away mad. P.S. He's sending bandits.

    1. A banker will appear and ask if you're ready to pay the 1200 to get the deeds. Say no. Instead, build a second saloon, hire a second gunslinger, and then demolish the saloon. Continue to collect gold.

    2. Two new bandits will appear at the original mine. Use your three guns to dispatch them.

    3. When you're back up to 1200, pay the banker.

Why not leave the saloon, you might ask.

  • Every time I tried this quest, it seemed that Jasper took a job or home that I couldn't replace quickly enough—and that person turned into a drunk right away. Drunks don't work and they just use up food! ...but, the only way to correct drunks is with a sheriff—which requires too much expense and time. Easier and cheaper to just rebuild the saloon later when you need it.

Outpost explination

Is usually called platform 9 3/4 (from harry potter strangely enough) or something like that and it is usually along a dirt path (wagon tracks) that spans all the way across your area of land from east to west or whatever. It is just a run down square of wood and when you click on it if you have enough resources you can make it into a wagon station. I think the first time you come across it there will be a person and if you walk one of your characters near he will ! and explain. If you have the resources to build the station a picture will appear of it when you click on the platform. It is NOT something you build from the build menu, I think that is why people have been confused. And then once you have the station it will have 3 options, for mining, lumber, and food. You can choose to do whichever you want first and it will take you to a seperate place where you will need to build another small town (6-8 people is usually enough to get things going) and more tasks like build 3 farms or build three wood shed and a lumber mill etc. The task for find an alternate source of food or alternate source of lumber etc. is completed once you have finished all of the tasks because the alternate source IS the place you have just created. The idea of it is that the new place you have just set up is on your wagon trail and once you get back to your original location you can choose the station and choose what to import from your outposts. Its kind of a dumb feature of the game and you get to do it in sandbox mode also which is a little annoying.


Outpost Quest - Mining Settlement

You need three gold mines. Two large veins are easy to find and access -- but the third, you'll have to work harder for.

You have three choices:
1. Build a bridge across the river to the east (which means building a wood hut, so you can build the lumber mill, so you can build the bridge)
2. Blow up the rock-covered vein on the island to the north (which means building a general store so you can get dynamite)
3. Confront the bandits to the northwest (which means building a saloon and saving up the gold to hire a gunslinger)
I went with #1, simply because I needed the wood hut anyway and it seemed like the easiest option.

Also, it's not enough to build the mines -- afterward, you then have to save up some gold too. So plan to build a couple of shacks for workers.
I didn't bother with a farm; I just let the hero collect food from the ground as needed.

Outpost Quest - Food Settlement

I played this several times, and the least frustrating path to success was to basically not build anything or bring in any people until I absolutely had to. Every time, I had both a famine and a fire, which drained resources and set me back. What finally worked the best was this:

1. Send your hero around to gather as much wood and gold from the ground as possible. I got to well over 500 each just from roaming around. Have him feed from berries and apple baskets as he goes around -- but only as much as needed to keep from going hungry. Do not just pick up every food source you see, if you do not have the storage for it. You might need it later.
2. Build two shacks. Have the new citizens build a well and a wood hut. Put them to work in the wood hut.
3. Meanwhile, have your hero collect gold from small veins and the river, and food as needed. Once you've exhausted the small veins, it's super-easy to drop hero into the lake and just let him switch back and forth from panning to fishing as needed.
4. Don't build ranches; only build farms, which are cheaper. You don't need to have anyone working on the farms for them to qualify for the Quest. Keep your citizens on the wood hut as long as you can.
5. After the farms, build the granaries.
There are two more parts of the Quest still to come after the 3 farms / 2 granaries:

you have to rebuild the platform (140 gold and 140 wood),

and you have to collect 50 food. As soon as you complete the platform, move all your workers onto the farms.

The town that always seems to starve:

Boy was this tough until I figured it out! The farms and ranches need lots of WATER to thrive- build at least three water towers for each well, and make sure there is a water tower or well in the remote spots (where you get resources like wood and gold), so if there is a fire, you have water to put it out right next to the buildings. Check the water levels and if they go to the max, then add a water tower until the max amount of water stored is just below the max level. Your town should thrive then!

A Note on the Tornado Alley scenario:

It is almost impossible to make a big town here and maintain it. You will not be able to collect resources fast enough to make repairs, especially once you run out of wood. This is where the "minimal population" strategy worked well. Build a mine, a lumber shack, a farm, and a few houses. Put 1-2 workers at each and then be patient while you stockpile resources! Keep your population to 8 people. Use your people to repair things while your hero stands guard. When you can, build a trading post and a sheriff's office. Make sure you have enough lumber at all times to replace your trading post if need be (or save often!) so that you don't get stuck without access to wood. Don't build buildings RIGHT next to each other - a little space between will prevent fires from spreading and minimize the possibility of one tornado taking out EVERYTHING. Also make sure you have ample wells spread around for fighting fires and in case of drought. Build only small buildings for luxury if you need them (a gazebo or some flower pots make small targets for a tornado!). Use your townspeople to make repairs or build new wells, etc. Use deputies, your hero, and/or a bear to guard the gate (to the east) and build everything but your one wood shack inside the gated area. (If you keep your population small, you can complete the scenario without touching the two large gold deposits to the north and east of the compound.) Once you have about 1000 gold and 1000 wood saved up (or traded for), then go on a building spree and build as quickly as possible to meet the quest goals. It's a boring way to win, but it works!

Quest for a blacksmith:

PLEASE make sure you have the bank bought before you do this! I didn't and had no XP to get one, so I had to start back at a previous save.

The Four Wells

The solve for the well is that there are 4 wells to solve and not just 3. The gravel goes in the Sulfer well, the Net goes in the garbage well, and just be sure you don't put the same thing in either of the other two wells (they didn't hide anything next to the well it would fix) which gives you exactly what you need to fix those two.

To aquire sheep

you need to wait until the horse shows up in your town (this is at the final level). The hero says something like "he looks thirsty". Take the horse to the well, the horse will drink (although it looks more like it's just standing there) its owner will thank you, and then you will be lead to another task which will be explained below (it's called the animal roundup task)

Animal roundup

if you don't know how to get to that task read the spoiler above...once you get to that task, you need to get each animal (one of them looks like bigfoot) into seperate pins. Sometimes the gate doesn't close right away and they end up chasing you in and out of the pins, just make sure you go in the pin and out the oppisite way you came in. ALSO keep your people moving, otherwise they will shoot and kill the animal and you will have to go back and get it.

Cakey Makey

IMMEDIATLY create a ranch...employ both people at the ranch. Take your hero and have him create a wood hut and a cabin, and employ one person at the wood hut and the other person back at the ranch. Create as many graneries as possible and have your hero roam around looking for food. Also don't bother buidling a mine, just get money from the small mines that anyone can get money out of just drag them on top of the mine when your curser turns to a hand with a bag over it (just like it does when you pick up food) the person will start hacking at it. Just a tip the "mines" in the water produce more gold then the mines on land. Also have your hero fish AND BE SURE not to produce more food than you can hold because it's a waste. The MINUTE you get enough money buy another graniery. When the three new people arrive in town, only build a log cabin, and employ both at the ranch if the ranch still needs people, if not employ one at the wood shack. The person who has no home and no job will leave eventually, but it's expenesive to try to hold all of them. Make sure that you have your hero fish it's an excellent source of food...if i remember correctly eventually you need 55 sacks of food WHICH MEANS that you need at least 60 storage. Because it wont take you down to zero.

The Mad Russian Scramble

If you cannot let the game let you upgrade the platform in order to build train tracks needed to complete the level.

  1. Have your hero walk to the platform, click on the hero and drag to the platform or click the hero and right click the platform. then try clicking on the platform to see if it gives you the option to upgrade.

  2. Go along the sw corner of the circle of your town and make sure you have defeated all of the bandits down there, INCLUDING the watchtower guy. Get as close as you can and have your hero or someone else with a gun shoot at the tower until it collapses.

  3. Go along the river in your town. On the north side of the river on a part of that side of town that you can't get to without crossing the river and then building a bridge there are 2 or 3 bandits next to a tent and maybe a crate or sack of gold or two. make sure you have defeated these bandits. You can try walking to the platform at this point and see if it will let you upgrade, if not:

  4. (This part might not be necessary, it's just what I did and afterwards it let me upgrade my outpost.) Get some dynamite. There is a fence alongside where the train tracks would be in that area where the previously mentioned bandits were (the track that runs along where the platform is) Blow up the fence and then try walking your hero over to the platform.

This guide was put together using comments from: freemommy, Aurabella.ella, Lisa, SillyPoet, JJ, Rose, Pineapple, and Myself. Also a big thanks to everyone who helped out in the comments!

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Xxnubia June 25, 2008 1:08 AM

I am with Charlotte: I have finished the tornado valley and he lady with the cakes but I am still in the town without new qwest, it is asking to destroy the bandit base and I have eliminated all bandits. I see a door close to the bridge but i can't open it. Not even with dynamites

Please HELP!!

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Anonymous June 25, 2008 9:18 AM

seems most are stuck there too, he just wont die!

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Another option for solving Cakey Makey (this one does not use a gold mine, general store, or trading post):

1. First challenge (15 in one minute) - use the two townspeople and your hero, and collect the four closest free food sources: two by the bakery, and then berries or crates in the woods to the west and northeast (there are two crates along the paths, one is food and one is wood). What the game counts as making goal is not the total sum you collect... but whether you have the goal number in storage at the point when time runs out. So, don't do a running count and think, "Berries is +6, bushel was +3, crate was +6, I'm done!" Your people are still consuming food and all that matters is what shows in your storage.

2. Once you've hit your goal, don't just twiddle your thumbs waiting for time to run out. I think the key to this Quest is stockpiling, which means planning ahead. As soon as you achieve and maintain the food count, work on "downtime" activities: tasks you can do in the remaining seconds or minutes after you've met the current challenge, to get you ahead for the next one. There are five total mini-challenges in the quest, so do this advance work throughout:

  • FIRST, have someone build a granary. You need to always keep your food storage capacity 10-20 units higher than what the current challenge demands. FYI, the highest collection amount is 50.

  • SECOND, get people in position before they are needed. (This is easy at first when they aren't employed yet, and stay where you put them.) Drag one person to the mesa (to the southwest of the bakery, with two crates), and drag the other to the copse of nine trees to the far southeast of the bakery.

  • As soon as the second challenge begins: get the two people in position collecting the food. Monitor them on the map, and drag them to other spots when they are done.

  • Have your third person immediately build a well, then a farm. After you've collected the goal #, drag the two collectors back into the farm and employ them.

3. On the third challenge, you will suddenly receive three extra people. (DO NOT BUILD ANY HOUSES BEFORE THIS TIME, or you'll not be able to house and feed the new arrivals.)

Immediately: have one unemployed person build three shacks. Employ the other two on the farm. Now you've got six total people, all housed and only one unemployed, four of them making food via the farm. Leave the farmers alone to work.

Send the hero and other unemployed person out collecting food from around the map, until you've made goal. You can start collecting the one school of fish if absolutely needed... but try to save them.

Watch your granary situation. You might need to build another, or collect wood/gold from the ground in order to build another. Remember, always keep your capacity at 10-15 over current goal. And higher = better. For example, if goal is 35 and you're full at 55 capacity when time runs out... then you'll start the next challenge at +20 food, which means more time and less pressure.

4. If you've got the free time before the fourth challenge starts (45 food in 5 minutes), build a wood hut, down to the southeast in the woods near the school of fish. Put your last unemployed person onto this hut. He can also go around and collect loose wood, gold and food with your hero as needed. Proximity to the river means you can plop him on the fish if you get in a jam.

5. After you've built the farm, the shacks, the well(s) and the wood hut, go for a windmill. It will keep your farm production steady. The last challenge is Harris Pilton's wedding cake (50 food in 6 minutes)

6. If you've got four farmers, most of the food collected from the ground, adequate wellwater, a windmill and two more helpers, you should be able to just sit back and maintain at this point. In the first couple challenges, it seems like you finish with seconds to spare. But once you get the farm fully staffed and producing, it does the bulk of the work for you... the last couple of challenges, I almost had too little to do. I actually pulled my hero and fifth person off of fish and berry collecting, and let them just pan gold or chop trees for the last two minutes. I left one last berry bush free in case I absolutely needed it in the last 30 seconds.

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Ok, I've seen a few entries in here with the same dilemma I am facing, but no real clear answer has been given.

I'm doing the Tornado Valley quest and I have the happiness and building requirements met. Now I am just waiting on the quest to end, but it doesn't. What am I missing? Is there a certain things have to be done in? Is this a bug?

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How do you explore the house in Wong Place Wong time and where is the rabbit hole in Lightning Gulch? Thanks

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Vedder, my guess is that the game needs to see you maintain the 120 happiness. It seemed to me to take about 5 full minutes at 120+ before I could complete.

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I love finding the pop culture references. For example, when you are playing the one part where you have to build several bridges to make it to the other side, the person says, "You shall not pass!" Like Gandalf in the Mines of Moria. I love it.

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pennie:) July 6, 2008 3:16 AM

Hi, everyone! I have just begin playing this game and I am stuck on the Dead Mine quest! i am probably completely dumb but I cannot find out what is happening to the gold! Any help would be greatly appreciated:)

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@Pennie,

please have a look if this is what you need:

1) Give 100 gold to Evan Wilkins
2) Build a mine on the secret gold vein
Evan Wilkins is standing to the north of your town. Talk to him and give him 100 wood and he will show you a gold vein that you can mine. AFter the quest, he'll stick around. Have him repair the wood hut and then you can put him to work harvesting wood. You will need to build a shack for him to live in or else he will refuse to work.

Greetings, Kayleigh

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I've been playing W2 for several days now, I've been reading all of your posts and am very grateful for all of your help, thank you!
I'm stuck on the Dead Mine Quest, is there a post about it that I'm missing? Can anyone help?
Thanks!
Beth

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Anonymous July 7, 2008 12:21 AM

Hi there,
I keep getting stuck on the part where you go help the town of three people, you have to build several bridges to get all the way across and defend the saw mill but everytime I play it I get two bridges built and then it tells me I have to build another saw mill? I have done that but by the time I've gathered enough wood, etc. to build it all my deputies, gunslingers, etc. get killed off and then restart. Is this is glitch? It is very frustrating! Please help!

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Seaclans July 8, 2008 4:51 PM

I have a question about bridge building, I tried to build a bridge to the side of the river that has access into the river itself, but the bridge started building from the wrong side. So my hero couldn't reach it to build it, it wouldn't let me blow it up and when I went to build another bridge, even in a separate quest area it wouldn't allow me to.

Does anyone either know how to fix this or avoid it? My hero was probably on the wrong side of the river if that is what made the difference. I'm going to restart anyway, but don't want to repeat my mistake.

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Love love love the game. Have lost the whole weekend playing this thing.

Question - can you get into the many barrels that are scattered around the various scenarios?

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Anonymous July 15, 2008 3:26 PM

REBUILD THE OUTPOST I keep reading about people having trouble rebuilding the OUTPOST.I was geting very frustrated til I accidently discovered this: The rebuild button is a small picture that pops up in the area between the larger picture and your round map. Just click on this small picture.

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Can anyone please tell me how you beat the mad russian in the gunslingers gluch where you destory the base? I did that. Killed all the bad guys but the mad russian keeps reenergizing himself everytime i kill him. How do you kill him? Please help!

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suranovi July 26, 2008 9:40 AM

For the wells, the solution is; Sulfur well/gravel, Iron well/ soda, Salty well/ Pine and Junk well/ net. Have the hero go round and pick up all 4 boxes first.

to walkinthepark; are you sure you have lumber mills and not just wood shacks? Make sure the mills are unlocked on the store tab.

I also have a question: I am in the second town, have completed all quests but one; I have to build railroad tracks to bring in supplies while I go on the last (?) quest for it. I have bought all building, upgrades (except picks and axes) and luxuries, have about 2,000 each gold and wood and 100 in food, but no button anywhere has a railroad building capability. so what do I do?

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suranovi July 26, 2008 9:41 AM

P.S. Candace is the spy.

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hi has anyone else had the microsoft visual c++ error if so how do you get rid of it because i want to play on my ww2 and this wont let me, thanks


[Edit: tony, it sound like you need the latest DirectX drivers. Go to this page for a download link. -Jay]

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To solve the cow skulls!

the last skull in the water...
you must blow up the boulder that is sitting in the water to the right of the skull with TNT. Then build a bridge to that one section that is blocked by raised land. There is a little ramp-like thing leading into the water. The hero will go into the water using this ramp. you can then walk right up to the skull.

[Edit: Spoiler tags added. -Pam]

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Elizabeth August 20, 2008 4:48 PM

Ok everyone who cant find the second half of the key to the bandit base it's not in the other pool! It's between two rocks near the guy that owns the trading post, if you cant find him, he's near the Faaaarrr left of the map between the train tracks and the bandit base, he's right next to the trading post, the key should be in the rocks sorta across/ in front of him, btw he'll also give you a quest!

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I have only been playing WW II for a couple days now. When ever I get to about 22 to 25 population my food and water production suddenly falls. Before it falls I have about 33 food production and 70 water production. Can anyone tell me why this happens. Do farms ever run out of food prodution (ie do you have to rebuild them)? All my farms have all 4 people working on them when this happens.

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Hi all!

Am confused here. Everybody is talking about "cow skull." What's that all about? Am in Gunslinger Gulch town (I think that's the name) and already did all the quest (I think), but I missed the first hidden treasure. Someone says that it's on the first town. How do I get there? I click the world map and obviously can't go to the other town from there.

Please help. Thanks.

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n about 'the sandbox disaster challenge'..what is that all about?there's nothing in my sandbox but just the heroes..
please help...!!
thx

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I'm stuck on wrong/wright quest. Can't find where they are and my hero keeps dying and quest re-starts. What am I supposed to do? I need help please!

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I know this is a lame question, but I found four of the cow skulls, but where is the last one and how do I get it? Please help. Thanks.

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Master Builder Badge

Strangely...I couldn't get my Master builder badge even after all buildings were built...including the one extra bee hive which appears only after the 10 flowers.
However, I was awarded it after the 3rd church was built.

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Hello, how do I play the quest snake river and so? I downloaded it, but it never shows up. How do I get ther?

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In Bad Seed, you don't need to destroy the Saloon. Just don't employ a Bartender. You'll be able to use the Saloon later, after employing a Bartender for the brief time it takes to hire the Gunslingers.

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Sanbox disaster award: get 14 populations while reaching disaster level 3 and maintain 14 populations until disaster level 6

BTW, 5th cow skull is in water, I blow it twice, first at the nearest bank, second in the water and it works.

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Dear Jay:

I am unable to sign up for an account. Could someone help me please. It keeps telling me that the text is entered wrong. I also was told that I cannot play wwII if I have a 56K dial-up modem. Is this true?

Sincerely,

Karen


[Edit: Hi Karen! The "text entered is wrong" message is from the Captcha, those weird looking letters you have to type in the box provided to prove you're a person and not a robot accessing the site. If you continue to have problems with it, please send me a message to the "contact" address, you'll find it at the bottom of this page, and I'll help you via email. As for downloading Westward 2, you should be able to download it using a modem, but it will take a very long time. What exactly is telling you you can't play? -Jay]

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I am unable to build the outpost. I was told by the place where I bought Westward II from that I had to have a DSL connection to download the game. The game downloaded ok but I am unable to build the outpost. Is there a problem with the outpost or is it my connection.

Karen

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Anonymous October 24, 2008 2:21 PM

I'm in the Lumber Camp Settlement and it won't let me build anything after 2 cabins and one woodhut. What's the deal?

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