Why is it that when I pause the game and exit out when I come back whatever potion I was working on in the alchemy lab and all the ingredients are gone and some of the villagers are in different places than where I left them?

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To Slcam:

That's a weird thing. I've never had a problem with the pause feature.

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Is there anything you can do to get your scientists to get tech points faster?

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To Slcam:

About tech points -

  1. Scientists earn more tech points when they become Masters.

  2. They will also earn more tech points each time you purchase Science technology.

  3. Lastly, you can earn extra tech points when you pick up duplicate collectibles. Common items are worth an extra 100 points, uncommon items are worth 250 points, and rare items are worth 1500 points. You can also use a little trick when picking up collectibles. Pause the game using the spacebar. Drop one child onto the item. Tap the spacebar twice quickly to unpause and re-pause the game. Drop a second child. Tap the spacebar once more to unpause the game again. If you are quick enough, both children will pick up the item for double the points for items you already have.

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I've got all levels of alchemy, but I have still not received my sixth herb! ('tubular' plant) Do I need to purchase a second level of nature, or what? Nothing's happening, and I need to get rid of the sharks! I've already completed puzzles 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,&10. I've also got level 2 on Leadership, Restoration, Medicine, & science, and like I said before, level 3 in Alchemy. So what am I supposed to do now?

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To Dani:

About the sixth herb -

The sixth herb appears after you purchase level 2 of your Faction. Nature Faction gets the Pitcher Plant and Magic Faction gets the Berry Bush.

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How do you get three kids to pick up one thing? I have tried several times but I can't get them to do it.

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To Slcam:

I can never get the third child to pick up items, although I've heard that some people can do it. It would be a matter of very quick timing with the unpause and re-pause thing. I don't even bother with it because I'm apparently not quick enough. :)

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Help! No matter where I put my chief, he won't direct work on the statue. I have level 3 leadership and building. I don't get it.

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To Slcam:

About your chief and the statue -

You need level 3 Restoration. The first thing is that you need a Master Builder to build the scaffolding. Then the chief can direct work and you can add your trained builders.

Let me know if you still have trouble.

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lorilou2009 August 26, 2008 10:47 AM

I have completed most of the puzzles. I only have the aromatherapy and the sun-dial puzzle. I am merely waiting on tech points to buy level 3 medicine to do the aromatherapy puzzle. My question is this. I finished the puzzles to unlock the sundial room and have dragged villagers to the ghosts and to the sundial. I have also seen the secret message, but for some reason, my puzzle screen is still saying that the puzzle is not complete. I've taken my chief up there with a nursing mother, an elderly woman and a teenager, I've also tried just using a regular villager. I've gotten the secret message...it should be complete, right? So why does my puzzle screen say it's not?

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lorilou2009 August 26, 2008 10:56 AM

Short term solution to food problem:

I really sweat this one out, and I had to actually work on it for a while, but this is what I did. First make sure that you have your lift working. Then, also make sure that you have mastered the weather. Make it rain by doing a rain dance. place a villager on the lift as soon as it starts raining. Don't touch them till the fruit falls to the ground. Then drag the villager to the fruit. They will either plant it or store it. It does take a while for trees to mature or replenish their fruit. in the mean time, I kept rain dancing, gathering fruit, and also made sure I had AT LEAST one child that could pick mushrooms. Mushrooms are more plentiful during and after rain. The more you make it rain, the more mushrooms you get. Also try the pause/unpause thing with the kids. I've never done that, but people say it works. It was a little tiring creating storm after storm to create mushrooms and gather fruit, but it worked...I was able to build up enough food till my chief could magically create food, and until my other trees matured.

Hope this helps.

[Edit: Spoiler tags added. -Pam]

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Where can I go to find a picture of all of the collections? I have done all the puzzles and all I need is to get all the collections. Can anyone show me what they all look like?

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To Lorilou2009:

It sounds like you've done everything for that puzzle. Try exiting the game and going back on to reset it.

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To Amanda:

I don't have a picture of all the collectible items. They all appear randomly, so you can just pick up anything you see. Sooner or later, you'll pick up something new.

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lorilou2009 August 26, 2008 3:40 PM

RE: Puzzle 16---sundial room

I've tried everything I can think of. I exited, and restarted, waited till all my babies were done nursing and tried a female villager that wasn't elderly or too young...still nothing...perhaps It has to be the las puzzle finished? could my not having the aromatherapy puzzle completed have anything to do with it? Guess I'll just play it and find out...

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I'm having trouble keeping stocked with food. I have used up the honey, I have 3 fruit trees and I occasionally drop food with the lift. But they all don't seem to be re-generating fast enough to keep my 12 !!! people going. Lucky for the mushroom trick or they'd all be dead. :( Any suggestions?

gravy

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To Gravy6:

About your food situation -

You need to work toward getting the unlimited food supply by getting rid of the sharks so your villagers can fish. You will need level 2 of your Faction, which gives you a sixth herb. You then make a potion using that herb that will get rid of the sharks.

Are you using the trick to pick up each mushroom twice?

If you need more help, just come on back. :)

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I'm curious. How do the villagers get the top of the statue turned around in puzzle 9. I just can't figure it out.

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My thoughts on the order to buy technology

I would suggest buying Level 2 Restoration before Level 2 Alchemy. All you can do with Level 2 Alchemy is start to make potions, which is useful, but doesn't do well in keeping your villagers alive. If you buy Level 2 Restoration, you can fix the lift, grow more fruit trees, and feed your villagers until you earn enough tech points to buy Level 2 Faction and get rid of the Sharks.

Just my opinion... take it or leave it.

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To Slcam:

The villagers don't do anything special to turn the statue. I've seen it progress up the hill, then when I come back to the game later, it's finished.

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I fixed the alchemy lab, but why is the other side of the lab still all broken and gross?
There is oil on the floor and brown muck on the wall! How do I clean it up?

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To Tiffany:

About the dirty science lab -

It will be that way until you purchase level 3 Science. Then it will be clean and tidy.

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Ohh, Pam, thank you so much! It was driving me crazy! I just had to reinstall my game because I had put it in windowed mode instead of full-screen and I couldn't put it back on full-screen, nor could I pick up villagers. Luckily I hadn't gotten very far.

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Amelia Kannapien August 28, 2008 11:09 PM

On puzzle #9, one of my villagers built the scaffolding. But now none of my villagers will bulid on it even when I put the chief there. They just say "so and so sees a good place to anchor the statue." Help!

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Amelia Kannapien August 28, 2008 11:57 PM

What's the deal about the clothing Hut?

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To Amelia:

About the statue -

First of all, make sure that you drop your chief onto the statue first. He/she must direct work before anything else can be done. Secondly, you must have trained builders. They only require Trainee level to start, but they must have some training in building before they will work on the statue. Note: if you have built all of your projects and need more builders, you can train them by having them repair the existing huts.

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To Amelia:

About the clothing hut -

The foundation to build the clothing hut shows up late in the game. For me, it usually comes after all puzzles are finished and after I buy the last level of Science technology. Once built, you can change the clothing of a villager for the price of 5,000 tech points.

I hope this answers your question. :)

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Go over to the dry wood and pick it up. Your villagers will bring it to the center and drag one more to start the fire.

[Edit: You also need dry grass to start a fire. -Pam}

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question regarding chiefs.

My chief is a 2 year old child, who is now 10, I am unable to get her to lecture to children, she will to adults, but not kids. Do I have to wait till she is an adult?

Question about tech points -

it takes so long between each tech requisit, and so many hundreds of thousands of points, that I lose my masters to old age, before I get the next one where I need a master to do it. How can I get tech points faster to relieve this stressor? And which order should I purchase the level 3 techs and faction?

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To Nicole:

About your chief -

Chiefs who are children will not lecture to the other children until they are adults. I'm not sure if they need to be 14 or 18. Even then, you'll need level 2 Leadership.

About tech points -

Earning tech points is the big thing and always the challenge. As your tribe grows, you will be able to have more scientists. One thing that will help is duplicate collectibles. After you already have an item, the duplicates of it will earn tech points for you. Common items earn 100 points, uncommon items earn 250 points, and rare items earn 1,500 points. You can also double that amount by dropping two children on the item: pause by tapping the space bar, drop the first child, unpause and re-pause by tapping the space bar twice quickly, drop the second child, unpause one last time. If you do it quick enough, both children will pick up the item (or mushroom) for double the points.

About the order to purchase tech and faction -

The most important thing is survival of the tribe. They must have food. I suggest buying level 2 Restoration so you can repair the lift, which will let you plant fruit trees. Next I would suggest you obtain level 2 Faction, which gives you the sixth herb that you need to get rid of the sharks for unlimited fishing. Once you have the food taken care of, the rest is your personal choice.

I hope this helps you. If you get stuck on anything else, come back and I'll be happy to help you. :)

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Pam thanks for answering my chief question, that is what I wanted to know.

Unfortunately I don't think I have made myself clear with the other question, or you read it completely wrong.

I have read every post on each of the 15 pages here, (I think more people should, that way duplicate questions won't happen so much) and was not looking for a way to get food. I was wondering about collecting tech points before my master builders die so I can build the statue...I know how they work.

I also asked which order I should purchase my level 3 techs and faction, I have all of level 2, plus level 3 restoration. I am unsure which one to buy next. Do I buy science to collect points faster or leadership so I can build my statue? Or something else?

Thanks for your help

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Hi Nicole.

I just realized that I misread your question and then saw your new post! Sorry about that.

As for which level 3 techs to buy first, it's hard to say. It's mostly personal preference at this point. Each has specific benefits. I have 5 tribes going and I try something different with each of them. Leadership is a good one because not only can you build the statue, but you can also get some help from the chief in finding rare collectibles.

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Hello everybody. I'm new in the game, but I have here that I need to change it to the new version. I have the not fixed one, but I cannot get the new one from the original provider! Please help me!

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I'm confused about the relationship between tech points and potions. I have my level 2 restoration and my third tree growing. I also now have 7000 tech points I am unsure where to spend. I see level 2 alchemy helps with potions, but does creating potions earn more tech points than consistent research? (I have 1 master and 1 adept scientist.)

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To Raven:

The bug with the statue was fixed in version 1.00.04. If you have the version prior to that, you may not be able to finish the statue puzzle. However, you may have a game that doesn't have that bug. You won't know for sure until you try to complete the statue puzzle.

The only thing we can do for you here at JIG is recommend that you go back to the site where you originally purchased the game and download it again if you do have the version with the bug.

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To Raven:

The bug with the statue was fixed in version 1.00.04. If you have the version prior to that, you may not be able to finish the statue puzzle. However, you may have a game that doesn't have that bug. You won't know for sure until you try to complete the statue puzzle.

The only thing we can do for you here at JIG is recommend that you go back to the site where you originally purchased the game and download it again if you do have the version with the bug.

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To ikcaj:

About the order to buy technology -

Buying level 2 Alchemy will help prevent your potions from blowing up, which will make them more successful and cause less injury to your scientist. However, it does not help with tech points.

I suggest that your first priority be the actual survival of your villagers. Those fruit trees will only support 12 to 15 villagers until you can secure an endless supply of food. Level 2 Faction gives you a sixth herb that is needed to make a potion that will get rid of the sharks.

I hope this is helpful. :)

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Anonymous August 31, 2008 3:22 PM

Has anyone completed the second award: A villager has lived to age 90? Its driving me crazy because it is all I have left and the longest anyone has lived is to age 79. And that's out of 160 villagers already on the roster of the dead! Please help!

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I can't build a population of over 90 people. What am I missing?

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I'm having trouble with puzzle #9. My villagers have pushed the statue half way up the hill and every time I drop my master builders or any builder on it, nothing happens. They go off and do something else. Same happens when I drop my chief on it. It says they see a fallen statue then run off to other things. Hope someone can help me. I have tried droping them on different parts of the statue, too.

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If one of my villagers is an esteemed elder, can I make him a master? Because I think one of my villagers is not "upgrading" anymore on his skill. Please answer.

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scoobydoo August 31, 2008 10:20 PM

Hey guys. While I was playing the game today a pop up appeared about a villager finding a crystal and I had the option to keep it and look into or leave it alone. I looked into it and got an exact replica of the villager it was awesome. Has this happened to anyone else? And can anything bad happen from the other twin?

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To JIGuest:

I've had several villagers live past age 90. It does take awhile, though. One of my rosters has over 400 people on it. As long as you keep your village in good health overall, it will happen. :)

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To Lora:

About your population -

90 is the starting point of max populations. If you have Magic Faction, it will go to about 95. For each collection that you complete, you will add 5 more to your max population. If you have Nature Faction and no completed collections, it will be 90.

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To Ana:

By definition, an Esteemed Elder is a Master in three trades. That is what makes him/her an Esteemed Elder. You can also make him/her a Master in the last two trades if he/she lives long enough and is a good worker.

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To Kylie Hall:

About the statue -

Be sure that you are dropping your chief first. The builders won't do anything unless the chief is already directing work.

If it still doesn't work, check to see which version you have. There was a bug with the statue that was fixed with version 1.00.04. If you have the earlier version, you'll need to go back to the site where you originally purchased the game and download it again. Safe it on top of your existing game and you shouldn't lose your progress.

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To Scoobydoo:

I've had that one a couple of times and never had anything bad happen with the new twin. It's just another member of the tribe. :)

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Ok, I will try. Thanks.

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excellentgal September 1, 2008 3:46 AM

For the award of "Child Prodigy" or the "Jack in All Trades": if you don't want to wait until your villages get a new-born with aptitude, you can still have a child prodigy by

letting a kid (less than 14 year old) start healing the sick, and let the kid study the medicine when you have a Level Two Medicine as soon as the kid is 14. Normally, an ungifted kid starting working at 14 would not be a master in a trade.

Or if you can wait until your Chief has Leadership 2,

Let your Chief lecture the kids. The more lectures the kids have, the more skills they have and the more experienced they become.

Some thoughts about the parenting:
It seems that women will not have babies after 50, whereas men can still have babies as long as the women can still pregnant. At least in one of my villages, a man who was as old as 64 succeeded in having babies. Once I worried about the parenting thing, i.e, if a man and a woman have a same father or mother they may not together produce babies, which turns out to be fine. Besides, if you can wait to let the nature do its work, the woman who chose her husband would have more parenting skills.

My question for you:
I hope my villages can produce twins or triplets, is there anything I can do about it besides waiting till I purchase Factor 3. It seems that having them drinking the fertility potion right before parenting does not help. Any ideas? Thanks!

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To excellentgal:

About having twins and triplets -

The fertility potions seem to have no effect in producing twins and triplets. It is a random occurence that starts happening very late in the game after you have purchased all levels of Medicine. There's nothing you can to do make it happen. It will just happen on its own.

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HELP!!!!!!
my fire just keeps getting bigger....I have never put wood on it...and it is now up to 5200 hours...how can I get the diamond out of a fire that never burns down?

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tripleItemGather September 1, 2008 8:59 PM

I just read that quick unpause-repause technique and applied it to my game. It worked! I got three of children to gather one shell and they look so funny carrying the same thing :D Next up, four in one! hehe.

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tripleItemGather September 1, 2008 9:15 PM

Wow! I finally got four children to get one feather. I'm quite desperate for tech points you know. hehe...

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To smb:

About the fire, try exiting the game and see if it resets. It takes about 65 real time house for the diamond to appear.

The fire will have white sparkles when it's ready. If you see the sparkles, you can have villagers douse the fire by carrying water from the waterfall.

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I exited the game and left it running. I came back in about an hour later and the fire was then at 5,800. So I paused it and left the game and when I came back in the fire was up to 18,000. So I guess there is nothing to do but wait for sparkles.
Has anyone else had this problem?
Thanks.
smb

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excellentgal September 2, 2008 3:23 PM

Thanks Pam!, Though I haven't got the baby triplets, a pop up brings me two duplicates of one villager. ^_^ It would be fun and helpful if the "POP-UP" spoilers are added to the walk through.

Smb, would the time for fire become shorter if you change your speed to fast? Hope that helps. If you are lucky enough to wait when the fire dies out, here is the tip for getting the gem out of the fire quicker when it shows up:

put as many kids as you can to the waterfall until you see one is really "getting a drink" instead of having a bowl, then you will know it's the right time to pick the gem up ^_^

There seems to be a trick about the speed mode, though I'm not sure if it's correct. If you set the mode to "slow" when building (huts,cleaning leaves, etc.), it would take less years to accomplish a long project. It works for me! Correct me if I'm wrong.

Also, Pam is right that when you set the speed to fast, the tech points gain faster.

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Virtual Villagers 3 - FAQ

We see a lot of the same questions on this game, so here is a FAQ from JIG. Please read through these questions and answers before posting your question on the thread.

Question #1 - I've bought level 2 Faction, but I can't find the sixth herb. Where is it?

Nature Faction will give you the Pitcher Plant and Magic Faction will give you the Berry Bush. Both are located to the left of the Alchemy Lab. Here are screenshots to help you.

Pitcher Plant:
http://images.jayisgames.com/hs_pam_virtualvillagers3_pitcherplant.jpg

Berry Bush:
http://images.jayisgames.com/hs_pam_virtualvillagers3_berrybush.jpg

Question #2 - My villagers are starving. How can I get more food?

  1. Plant all three fruit trees. You'll need level 2 Restoration to repair the lift. It will take three Adept Builders at the same time. After repairing the lift, put a villager on it when it starts to rain. The villager will be lifted up to the tree and a seed will fall. Do this twice to plant the fruit trees. You can support 12 to 15 villagers with the fruit from these trees.

  2. Make it a priority to get level 2 Faction so that you can get the sixth herb. You must have this herb to make the potion to get rid of the sharks. Check the list of potions in the walkthrough to find the one you need.

  3. In the meantime, your chief can create magic food every 24 hours and have your children collect mushrooms to help with food points. You can use a trick to double your food points when a child picks up a mushroom. Pause the game by tapping the spacebar, drop the first child on the mushroom, unpause and re-pause quickly by tapping the spacebar twice quickly, drop the second child. Unpause and both children will pick up the mushroom if you are quick enough. You can try to get three children if you're really quick.

Question #3 - I put two Adept Builders on the lift, but they won't fix it. What am I doing wrong?

You need three Adept Builders to fix the lift. Put them on it at the same time.

Question #4 - How can I get more tech points?

One thing that will help is duplicate collectibles. After you already have an item, the duplicates of it will earn tech points for you. Common items earn 100 points, uncommon items earn 250 points, and rare items earn 1,500 points. You can also double that amount by dropping two children on the item: pause by tapping the space bar, drop the first child, unpause and re-pause by tapping the space bar twice quickly, drop the second child, unpause one last time. If you do it quick enough, both children will pick up the item (or mushroom) for double the points.

Question #5 - My statue is stuck at the top of the path. My chief won't direct work. What do I do?

This is probably a bug that has been fixed in Version 1.00.04. Check the lower left corner of your details screen for your version. If you have the older version, go back to the site where you originally purchased the game and download it again. Save it on top of your existing game and you shouldn't lose your progress.

Question #6 - My chief died and I can't find a new one. What do I do?

One of your villagers is definitely your chief. You can use the details screen to make sure you test every villager or you can pause the game and drop everyone on the robe at the same time. Keep in mind that nursing mothers cannot try on the robe. If none of your villagers is the chief, have the mothers and babies try on the robe when she's through nursing.

Question #7 - How do I get my villagers to have babies? How do they have twins and triplets?

It's somewhat difficult to have babies at the beginning of the game. It gets easier as you buy Medicine technology and villagers gain parenting experience. However, until then, you need to be persistent. Also, you don't have to wait for them to actually go indoors. When you hear the kissing sound after dropping them, that's when it happens. You can immediately pick the villager up and drop him/her again. Do it over and over until you see the population counter go up or the female is carrying a baby. Don't give up and it will happen eventually, even if you have to drop them 15 times in a row!

Twins and triplets occur randomly. They come late in the game after you've purchased medical technology and your villagers are in overall good health. Fertility potions don't help with twins and triplets..

Question #8 - I don't have any more building projects. How can I train more builders?

Your villagers can still gain building experience after all the projects are finished. Drop a villager onto a completed hut for repairs. There is also an energy potion that will sometimes (not every time) increase building skill. The potion is:

Cactus+Tiger Lily+Black Orchid

Question #9 - How I get a villager over the age of 90?

There's not really anything specific to get a villager over the age of 90. It will come late in the game when you have most, if not all, of the puzzles solved. They help with the overall health of villagers. Also, maintain good conditions for the villagers. Keep the fire burning. Train lots of doctors. And keep in mind that the aromatherapy puzzle, for example, may not immediately produce longer life for the existing adults. However, children born after the aromatherapy puzzle will be healthier and will live longer. Also, having Nature Faction increases longevity. You'll get 90+ villagers eventually. I have a few who lived past 100.

Question #10 - How do I train doctors?

Once you purchase level 2 Medicine, you can train doctors at the hospital to the right of the science lab. It works just like training scientists. Drop a villager on the table area where the beds are and he/she will gain experience as a doctor.

Question #11 - Where are all of the herbs?

Here is a list of all the herbs, plus screenshots of each.
All the herbs:

Tiger lily - At the top of the path.
http://images.jayisgames.com/hs_pam_virtualvillagers3_tigerlily.jpg

Rose - At the base of the cliff, where the children play in the dirt.
http://images.jayisgames.com/hs_pam_virtualvillagers3_rose.jpg

Cactus - To the right of the science lab.
http://images.jayisgames.com/hs_pam_virtualvillagers3_cactus.jpg

Lotus Plant - To the right of the bath.
http://images.jayisgames.com/hs_pam_virtualvillagers3_lotusplant.jpg

Black Orchid - Below where the children play in the dirt, against the wall.
http://images.jayisgames.com/hs_pam_virtualvillagers3_blackorchid.jpg

Pitcher Plant (Nature Faction 6th herb) - To the left of the alchemy lab.
http://images.jayisgames.com/hs_pam_virtualvillagers3_pitcherplant.jpg

Berry Bush (Magic Faction 6th herb) - To the left of the alchemy lab.
http://images.jayisgames.com/hs_pam_virtualvillagers3_berrybush.jpg

Question #12 - Will I be able to collect all of the tablet pieces after the rubble is cleared?

Yes. The tablet pieces will continue to appear in the same area even after the rubble is cleared.

Quesion #13 - I've finished the bath, but the plans won't clear from the chalkboard so I can draw the ones for the statue. What should I do?

This is a known bug in the game. According to the game's developers, you can still write the plans for the statue on top of the bath plans by dropping a Master Builder on the chalkboard once the bath is completed. It will look messy with both drawings on top of each other, but you will still be able to do the statue puzzle.

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1. About the last puzzle...I'm not sure why, but nothing happens after I interact with the spirits. The milestone won't appear and the ghosts just appear again and again afterwards whenever the sun reaches the left corner.

2. Does anyone know what the ending is? Is there even an ending to the game? It's been 154 Isola years, I've completed all the puzzles except the last one which wouldn't work, all the huts are completed, the food storage is jam-packed, all my villagers are now all either untrained, master farmers, master scientists, or master doctors. Now I don't know what to do anymore. Is there anything else left to do? Or am I stuck in some kind of endless game?

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To Argh:

If you have solved all of the puzzles and seen the story told by the spirits, you are pretty much done. Yes, this is a neverending game, unless something happens to kill off your village. You also have the collections and the awards that you can complete, but you're basically done when you finish the puzzles.

Hopefully, there will be a Virtual Villagers 4 that will continue the saga. :)

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Smb, I think you may want to change your time o'clock back to when you were before you changed it to the real time, if you know what I mean.

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How do you get a villager to be 90 years old?

I also only have 2 collections things left. Is there a way to generate them?

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Thanks so much for responding! I have been looking everywhere to see if Virtual Villagers 3 had an ending, and couldn't find anything. At least now I know that it'll never even end at all. o_O

I'll just go back and watch my huge amount of villagers (since I had stupidly mated too many of them a few days ago, hadn't been on my comp, and now I've come back and found that they've all become rapid baby-generators with kids running all over the place...)

(even as I type this message, two more women have breeded and now my total population has increased yet again x__x aaah...)

And once again, thank you! :]

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I have put my chief on the fire with 2 then3 theneven 4 master builders and i still cant get the rain can anyone help

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To tomzuk:

A 90 year old villager will likely come late in the game as you purchase Medicine and complete the puzzles.

There's no way to generate collectibles. They are random.

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To dream:

You need to use farmers with the chief for the Weather Dance.

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Anybody have the event with the clear stone and an evil twin?? and how do you get rid of it?? killing potions?? sharks??

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Is the cactus the one with purple flowers right above the alchemy lab? If so i cant seem to get any of my villagers to harvest it!! What should I do?

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picklegeuce September 6, 2008 4:20 AM

Is the cactus the one with the purple flowers on it? If so none of my villagers will harvest it!!What should I do?

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Tina Burnell September 6, 2008 8:46 AM

How do you get a "Jack of all trades"?

I have complete all my puzzles, only got one collectable to get, and I can't get any builder to keep building, i.e. fixing huts. They all walk off, unless you keep putting them on a hut?

Help!

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Macon Hogan September 6, 2008 9:41 AM

Hi, I have been playing Virtual Villagers for a few days and trying desperately to grow my population. However, I can't seem to get any of the women to have a baby. They have "gone indoors" multiple times, but no babies. I have also tried the feeling fertile potion, but that didn't seem to do anything. What am I doing wrong?

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To blueminx:

There's really no need to get rid of the evil twin. They don't do anything evil that I know of.

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To picklegeuce:

The cactus is to the right of the science lab and left of the fire. It doesn't have any flowers on it.

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To Macon Hogan:

About having babies -

It's somewhat difficult to have babies at the beginning of the game. It gets easier as you buy Medicine technology and villagers gain parenting experience. However, until then, you need to be persistent. Also, you don't have to wait for them to actually go indoors. When you hear the kissing sound after dropping them, that's when it happens. You can immediately pick the villager up and drop him/her again. Do it over and over until you see the population counter go up or the female is carrying a baby. Don't give up and it will happen eventually, even if you have to drop them 15 times in a row!

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To Tina Burnell:

There's no special trick for Jack of All Trades, although it is easier to get earlier in the game when there are plenty of building projects. You just have to be persistent and keep an eye on your chosen villager.

The villagers will gain building skill by fixing huts. Again, you have to be persistent until they get enough experience to stay with it on their own.

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To Pam:

Yay you're here too. Now I know I'll get past this game too. I was wondering if there is a detailed list for the quest and how to do them. I have gotten past a few already but I know it will only be a matter of time before I'm completely stuck again.

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Hi angie!

I'm all over Virtual Villagers! :)

The walkthrough thread on this game is very helpful. Lots of hints and information about the specific puzzles. I also did a FAQ for this game that is at the beginning of the comments with all of the information. But sure, if you get stuck, absolutely ask me about it. I have 5 Virtual Villagers Lost City tribes going. Heh.

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Abbie Carroll September 8, 2008 10:36 PM

I need help with the Aromatherphy Puzzle. I had my Master Dr fill the bowls with lotus but when I place him on a fire to light the torches he just dances poorly.

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To Abbie Carroll:

Do you have level 3 Medicine? And you're certain that you're dropping a Master Doctor on the fire?

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I'm trying to get my villagers to clear leaves for the graveyard, but when I bring them over to that area, no one ever does anything. Can someone tell me why?

Also, I can only get two adept builders at the same time. Is there anything else I can do to get a third one? I set three to build the hut at the beginning, but one is left as a trainee.

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Hi Kitty.

First, let's make sure that you are dropping villagers in the correct place to clear leaves. Here is a screenshot of the location. You need to drop the villagers on exactly the spot shown in the circle.

http://images.jayisgames.com/hs_pam_virtualvillagers3_clearleaves.jpg

As for the Adept Builders, just keep after them. They will eventually get the needed experience. Some villagers just learn slower than others.

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Thank you so much Pam!

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I can't seem to get anyone to pick the dry grass by the waterfall. all they say is they see it and then leave. No fire as of yet.HELP

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To Holly:

Any adult villager will pick up the dry grass. Just make sure you are dropping on exactly the right spot. Here's a screenshot to help you.

http://images.jayisgames.com/hs_pam_virtualvillagers3_drygrass.jpg

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I have two questions.
First, I just got a pop up telling me there are yellow geckos in the huts. Is this significant in any way or is it just an FYI?
Second, I have had six villagers die, but when I click on the roster of the dead or the grave stones only one name shows up. Is this a glitch anyone else has experienced, and is there something I can do about?
Thanks for this site. It has been very helpful

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To Confused:

The pop up telling you about the yellow geckos is what they call a "random island event". You'll get those throughout the game. Sometimes you get something from them, like food or tech points. Sometimes you lose something. There are ones where you have to choose an action for the villager, which will give different outcomes. They mostly just make the story a little interesting.

On the dead villagers, once they are buried, each villager should have a gravestone, unless the graveyard is full. Even then, all villagers should show up on the roster of the dead. Not sure why yours aren't showing up.

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Please help! All of my villagers are female. I tried to use my last male villager to create male babies for days, but it didn't happen. And now he's dead! Is there any way to make more babies with no males? So frustrating.

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To Arcanepsyche:

You won't be able to have babies with only females. However, there are random island events that sometimes bring another person to the village or a barrel full of babies. It's random, so you can't control it. Just hope someone new will show up.

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Oh no!
I turned on the game and almost everything was reset. I still have my tech points, all of my villagers' experience, the same people, but I have to start building everything from the beginning and plant the trees. None of my puzzles are completed--- after I shooed the bees, away, nothing popped up telling me that I completed a puzzle... but when I clicked on puzzles it said it's completed.

This sucks!

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ELLEN RIFANBURG September 14, 2008 4:35 PM

I have not been able to find help with Virtual Villagers 3: The Secret City. I have completed all of the puzzles, but my villagers say that they see something in the tree above the lift on the mountain, but I don't know how to get them up there to do any exploring. It also appears to have a ladder of some sort on top behind the tree that hangs over the cliff and the ocean. How do I get them to explore that tree they see?

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Barbara Roberts September 14, 2008 8:50 PM

Hi everyone! This is my first time playing Villagers 3 but I have played the other two without too much difficulty.

My problem is I cannot get any of the villagers to recognize the grassy area in Key pad 3. Once in a while I get a glimps of the grave #2 but no villager will clear the grass. Has anyone else had this problem and can you help me?

Thanks so much!

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To Barbara Roberts:

Please check my response to Kitty above on September 8 at 11:33 p.m. Hopefully, it will help you.

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To Amanda:

I've never heard of that happening. It sounds like the game glitched on you.

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To Ellen:

If you've solved all the puzzles, then you've already gotten the things that the villagers see up high. They don't explore the clifftop.

The pink gem and the fruit for planting the orchard are the only things up high.

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Tried light and springy potion. The villager that uses it says 'it burns'
rose + cactus+ lotus picked up in that order
Help!

Thanks!

Wayne

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Where is the mystery door located? I got a key from the ashes and it said it was for a mystery door. I cannot find this door. I have all the puzzle done and all the tech points done. This was a random event. Please help.

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To Wayne:

I tested that potion and it's correct for light and springy. I wonder if perhaps you've got the herbs mixed up. Here are screenshots of cactus, lotus, and rose to make sure you're getting the right ones.

http://images.jayisgames.com/hs_pam_virtualvillagers3_cactus.jpg

http://images.jayisgames.com/hs_pam_virtualvillagers3_rose.jpg

http://images.jayisgames.com/hs_pam_virtualvillagers3_lotusplant.jpg

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To grams:

I haven't seen a random island even like what you describe. It sounds like the ash key puzzle where you find the diamond in the ashes of the fire, cool it off with water, and carry it to the door at the top of the path. If you've done all the puzzles, then you've done this one as well. There's not another secret door... just the one at the top with the three keys.

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I've played through the game once already with no problems. This morning I started two new tribes and now my trees keep disappearing! I had 946 fruit on one tree, went to harvest and it just reverted back to a spot of soil saying 4 hours to harvest. On the other tribe, the tree went back to two hours, then matured with only 7 fruit on the tree. Help?

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To ikcaj:

That's very strange. Did you change your computer clock? If not, it sounds like the game had a hiccup or something. I've never heard of that particular problem.

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