Also, I have never had a red ball. I keep looking, but no red balls. I feel left out.

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what is the purpose of the red balls, i have several families that have found one, but i don't know what to do with them?

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Deborah -

The red balls are an "easter egg", basically a little something the programmers threw in for fun. You can bounce them around your house or the yard, but that's all you can do.

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gallen2002 August 5, 2009 2:26 AM

i just found out that if a couple with a child of 2 or more says that it is too soon to have another baby that if you pause the game when you come back to it as long as it has been several hours you will be able to try for another child while the other is still 2. I am up to 93 trophies and it is starting to get tedious

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crystluncrn24 August 5, 2009 12:33 PM

Hi Everyone. I wrote earlier stating that I couldn't find my remote. Well I found it, but now I can't pick it up. It is at the top of the screen near the birdhouse, on top of the hedge near the red flower. How do i get it??

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Now I have 4 balls. What can I do? It's too much.

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How come I can only have one red ball? The other families wont let me have one? how are you people finding more?

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To crystluncrn24:

Try using a small child to get the remote. Sometimes they can get it when it's in a cramped place like that.

To Kate:

If you put a red ball in the hoop on the floor in the children's room, then then go to your other families, you'll be able to pull the ball through that same hoop.

To Cocoj:

I've never found a way to delete the red balls. Just put them someplace out of the way and let them sit.

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I NEED HELP!
In my second gen. the family is always weak, sick or tired. They make a lo of money really fast but eat fast, an sick so often. I need help! They wont do anything but go to bed. I would buy the air purifier but A) i cant afford it and B) I still need the trophies of getting them way sick. Any ideas hints or personal experiences would be appreciated. BTW the son now dad was from the first gen. he was weak when he went to collage but he was my Fav. and so i picked him. He was healthy for a while than it all went down hill. The dad mom and daughter are all weak and or tried or sick. sorry for it being so long. thanks in advance.

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To Adrola:

First, make sure that you have the most current version of the game, which is 1.00.04. It fixes the issues of being tired all the time and wanting to go to bed.

Next, make sure that you are taking good care of your family overall. They need good food, praising, and happiness. If they are actually getting sick, get them the doctor's visit if you can afford it, and treat them with medicine.

If you have something specific that you can describe about illness or weakness, I'll try to help you more.

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I'm having trouble with the weeds. I picked all the weeds I could find, but I didn't get the trophy, so there must be one left. Can anyone help?

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To speed up the game can and will be sudden death if you go too fast.

While in the game (ctrl + esc) or exiting the game. Click on your time stamp in the corner of your comp. You can adjust the day, time and date. However, take each day at a time, otherwise you have sudden death and end up starting all over again. You can adjust it up to 1 week in advance depending on the health. Be sure your fridge is full, they have rest, are happy and have kids. In case they do die you can still continue. This is a fair warning. and your collections plus trophies will grow. $$$

[Edit: We strongly advise against changing the computer clock. It can mess up your game and other functions that rely on your computer's clock. Do this at your own risk! -Pam]

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Thanks! The mom is always coughing, besides having and upset stomach like the rest of the family. The dad and daughter both have throat problems that can be cured by throat thingies. All of the sickness can be cured its just that they happen so often. And a weird thing - the daughter didn't go to collage until she was 19, unlike the first gen.

Pam I don't know what version I have, so probably the newest one. I'm always buying them food. Especially organic fruits and vegetables because its healthier. Thanks so much.

Bye!

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I'm in a jam, i'm going on vacation for a week and i don't have anyone to take care of my families, i don't want then to die, WHAT DO I DO???

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It's lil ole me again. I tried to create an account and at the end it asks for a website or homepage or something like that? Well, I don't have any that I know of.... and so when I don't give them one they say I can't join. What do I do about that? Otherwise, you will not be able to get rid of me, and I'll have to always be anon. And I want the whole advantage that the signed up people get. HELP!

[Edit: A website/homepage is optional. You don't need to enter that to sign-up. -Jay]

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Anastazia August 6, 2009 10:02 PM

How do you get a cat!? My store showed it once, then it went away! I'm trying to get more money, any suggestions how?

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Candy designer's ending salary is 300.

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Anonymous August 7, 2009 2:39 AM

Deborah just put game on pause it will stay that was as long as you want. Its under options.

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Courtnie August 7, 2009 5:13 PM

I have two families where one of the parents died and the only child died. Both remaining spouses are in their late 30s. Will it give me another husband/wife so I can have more generations? If not what will happen when they die?

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To EvilLOLZ:

Other than looking very carefully for the weed, you can take the maid service random event when it comes up. It will make your house and yard perfect.

To Adrola:

You can find your version number in the lower left corner of the main menu screen. If it's anything earlier than 1.00.05, you should go back to the site where you originally purchased the game and download it again. (Note: The current version is 1.00.05, not 1.00.04).

As for all of the sickness, my guess is that they have an infection. Repeated sickness is what happens with an infection.

You can try penicillin and see if it helps. You can also try vancomycin, but you should get a doctor consult before giving that one. Note that both medications drain their strength and they'll need to go straight to bed and sleep it off. Afterward, they shouldn't get sick all the time. You also get a trophy for successfully using both medications.

To Anastazia:

The cat will return to the store eventually. You can purchase it any time it's available.

To Courtnie:

If your remaining family member had a child with his/her spouse, they most likely will not get another marriage proposel. However, adoptions can come at any time. That's your best chance for continuing the family. If they die with no more children, the game will be over.

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EvilLOLZ -

You can also look for weed killer, it is sometimes sold in the store. Use it to kill all the weeds in the lawn.

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Anonymous August 8, 2009 9:18 AM

I can't find the tv remote. Any help please?

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Remote
As said many times in the comment and in the FAQ's above the comment ;) : The remote is somewhere inside the house. Where, is random.
If you can't find it at all, you will have to wait for the random event, that maids are cleaning up house and garden. They will place back the remote for you.

Greetings, Kayleigh

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brittany August 8, 2009 3:51 PM

i just wanted to mention that you have to fix the leaking hose before you can repair the walls. if you do the adult will not mix the compound because the is no water pressure.

just saying it bugged me so much

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its always raining and night time! even @ 3:00pm pst? how do i stop it?

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I got the red ball on only one profile, but that one is just for fun and i was bored, how do i get it to the other family????
Oh and someone asked how to pause time? You press space bar

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How do I find our about my job as a Paralegal? I've looked on the walkthrough guide and nothing. Can anyone help me please? Thanks.

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To Heara:

That sounds like a glitch. Have you closed the game and re-opened it? If that doesn't help, you'll probably need to download it again from the site where you originally purchased the game.

To Fuzzkitty:

Look for my post dated August 5 for information about the red ball. Also, look in the FAQ in the walkthrough guide located at the top of this page.

To Dawnii3:

What exactly do you need to know about a Paralegal?

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I have some sort of large bug or insect in the lawn. When I place any of the players on the top of it they just walk away. It is not the shape of any of the insects in the trophies. Does anyone know what it is ? Am I supposed to get rid of it somehow ? Thanks for any help.

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Elizabeth August 13, 2009 2:31 PM

The R button is not a one time fix, nor may you refresh the store at will. It will work at 30ish minute intervals.

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is the game runing on real time because im not making any money from the mother because she has a baby what should i do

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Anonymous August 14, 2009 12:00 AM

I was finally offered a lottery ticket but I didn't win! Has anyone won anything? If so, how much?

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Yeddow -

Is it possible for you to post a screenshot of this mysterious bug?

Elizabeth -
It was designed as a one-time fix. You are one of the lucky ones it works for more than once, for most people it only works the once.

Ariel -
The mother is not going to work while she's carrying the baby. Once the baby is 2 years old (about 4 hours in game time) she will go back to earning money.

JIGuest -
Despite buying numerous lottery tickets, I have only won once, and it was like $10.00. Not much money but it gets you the trophy.

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Anonymous August 14, 2009 1:59 PM

Hey all!!!

I have been experimenting with the mods and I love them. On a prev. page I saw where someone had a mod that made the collectibles glow!!! Where is this mod? I can't find it.

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i won a lottery scratch off and i got $80 not $10 and im not lying. and to put out a fire you need to open the shed then drop an adult on the fire then drop the same adult on the fire estinguisher. to fix clogged showers and toilets drop an adult on the duster thingy in the laundry room andthey will take the plunger inside and unclogg the shower or toilet. and im new here and im a big fan of Last Day Of Work.

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Pam,
i dont know what version i have. I have the iPhone/application. Thanks for the infection idea tho. i need to try it. iTouch

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To raise health of a player just drag them to the sink in the bathroom so that's one way. I have this game on my iPod Touch and it's a lite version so i cant buy house improvements and repairs. So my question is: How can I fix the hose?

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LOL! The family i had before usually would squeeze their pimples 5 times per day.

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I think 9 year old girls start to play cook.(idk about boys)

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margatuti August 15, 2009 12:52 AM

I finally got the gleaming estate trophy.

Had scoured the house for socks and wrappers -- remote was in it's place -- even the trash was emptied. Pulled all the weeds. No trophy. The weed bomb showed up in my store -- used the weed bomb -- no trophy. Although I already had the cleaning cobwebs trophy -- it had been a while ago -- so I tried placing someone to clean them again. INSTANT trophy. I think that might be the piece lots of folks are missing!

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Web designer's ending salary is 300.

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What's the bucket beside the hose near the sandbox for? I put someone on it and they were confused. Please help!

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Mae -

I've seen boys as young as 4 playing cook as well.

Taytay -

The bucket is part of the solution for fixing the walls of the workshop. See the walkthrough for more details.

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My picture pieces have stopped showing up. I'm missing 2 in most of my families. Is there something I need to achieve before they show up?

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To Deborah:

You don't have to achieve anything for the picture pieces. They are random and the closer you get to finishing the picture, the harder it will seem to get the pieces. They will turn up eventually. :)

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Does anyone know how to dig a hole to China? I need to chase a gopher lol thanks.

[Edit: Please have a look at the FAQ - Section at the top of the comments. You will find all tasks during the game (and how to solve them) there. ~ Greetings, Kayleigh]

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gretkaleel August 16, 2009 10:40 AM

Finally found the remote after 12 generations. It is in a bush under the tray that holds all the gloves, commodities, etc. I can only see it when I slide the screen up and down and single it out in the little space above the tray. I cannot maneuver any of my peeps over to get it, because the screen moves and the remote moves away. Any suggestions?

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Thanks for answering Pam

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ok, let me get this straight, the goal of the game is to get all the trophies? So for now all i can do is clean the house, feed them, and wait for collection things to show up? Feels like thats all there is left to do, is anyone else getting bored or is it just me.I'm still showing up to feed them, I really don't want them to die.But, is there something else i should be doing , or is that it?

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I'm really getting bored but its a great game!
My only problem is all the kids have gone to college and scouts so parents are alone and sleeping all day!! So I'm playing this game waiting for them to die!!! So how old is the oldest person in this game? And how long does it take to reach that age? Ps this is this is the problem for all my families so no more space for new ones.
Any suggestions? Someone please help!! Thanks.

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gallen2002 August 18, 2009 4:04 PM

deborah, that is about it. I am having the same thoughts about getting bored. I started a new family on another computer. I was lucky, it gave me 3 of the bugs and 4 of the coins right off

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How do you fix the broken birdbath?

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Why do my people keep getting out of bed if they are tired? I have to keep putting them back in bed.

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To Paula:

You'll find instructions in the Walkthrough Guide located at the top of this page.

To Deborah:

In addition to the trophies, you've got all of the repairs that can be done. Check the Walkthrough Guide to see if there's any you've missed.

To zob:

They can live up to around 70 years. If you're playing on fast speed, it takes two hours to live a year.

To Karri:

They'll do that if you've got the game open and are actively playing. The best way to make them get a good night's sleep is to close the game for awhile.

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how do you know if you're on fast play on not??

[Edit: Check the game options menu. -Jay]

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A glitch happened on my game! I got on my game, and both of the parents were dead, but I was too busy to make the next generation, so when the ghosts were still "waving" at me, I got off my game. After a while, I got back on, and there were FOUR dead bodies and FOUR ghosts, two of each parent. Then, I had four "Your person has died" messages. I took a picture of it, but I'm not sure how to put it on here. Has this happened to anyone else?

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I love this game, and find it very entertaining on my way to work or when I have the occasional odd hour free but how do I play with multiple families on an iPod??

And what is a gopher?

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I see above where you say there's an option for fast play but I went into my options and thre's nothing there about fast play. Is there another place to look?

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I can't get my couple to procreate, they argue when I put them together. How can I make them have babies or can I get them a divorce?

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how do you win a lottery ticket?

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How do you get the gravely ill and not just a virus trophy? I have most of the trophies and can't get them.

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What do you do with the bucket? i have no idea

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Anonymous August 25, 2009 4:39 AM

I have a question. I got this game yesterday and love it but... how do i have kids?

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To Taytay:

Sometimes there are glitches with dying and ghosts. I believe it's been corrected in the most recent version of the game (1.00.05).

To Van1989:

A gopher is a small brown furry rodent type animal. :D

To Kari:

This game has only one speed of play. Virtual Villagers have different speeds, but not this one.

To J Dub:

Just ignore their arguing and keep dropping them onto each other. Eventually they will try to have a baby.

To Lisa:

The lottery is a random event that pops up from time to time.

To Darlene:

Sometimes they just get sicker than normal. When you have to use penicillin or vancomycin to cure them, that's when you get the trophies. The best way to tell is if they just keep getting sick all the time even when you cure them with other medicines, or use a doctor consult to get a diagnosis and treatment.

To Carra:

The bucket is part of the home improvements. Please take a look in the Walkthrough Guide located at the top of this page for instructions.

To JIGuest:

You have babies by dropping one parent onto the other. Please read through the Walkthrough Guide for more specific information about various issues.

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thanks pam your the best!

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Okay, so I have figured out and used this site to do most everything, and I am just waiting for my people to collect ect. to get most of the trophy's. However, I can not figure out how to get the stinky fish trophy. I'm sure some one else has asked, but going through 18 pages hoping for one little post about it is just not appealing to me right now. So if someone knows how to do it, I would appreciate it. And I don't see the trick to the Kung fu trophy in the last few pages so I'm gonna post that one. Thanks for the help.

To get the Kung Fu trophy. Give someone an energy drink, especially children, then highlight them. You will find them doing Kung Fu. Then just praise them. Doesn't work 100% of the time, but it helps more often than not.

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Lizzy -

Throwing out the stinky fish is a random behavior. If you see one of your people going into the kitchen click on them to see what they are doing. If it says "investigating the bad smell" (or something like that) then they are on their way to throwing out the stinky fish. Let them get the fish out of the refrigerator and then praise them.

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I have repaired the leaky hose and put the wall compound near the sandbox and bucket; However, anytime a place an adult on the compound they NEVER begin to fix the walls. They usually go dry hair, work on career, etc. Any suggestions here would be great.

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To Melody:

Try dropping someone on the bucket instead of the wall compound.

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I really like this game, and there's one reason why I haven't been completely bored yet: SUSPENSE!!

The father in the 1st generation was still alive at 67, and I started watching his every step... he was "elated", and then he died 5 minutes later... oh wow, that's drama.

I'm also suprised by 2 things: all the adopted kids are redheads, and pretty ugly (??); and the 2nd generation couple is totally lazy, they both refuse to work, have very little money and prefer dusting the furniture than having kids. No matter how hard *I* try, they keep daydreaming or talking to plants.... now that's original haha
Thanks for all the tips about the hose, walls and shed!s

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When you see a character's activity is 'making coffee,' praise! Eventually the character will change from coffee to latte. It doesn't take any kitchen upgrades.

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I'm not sure someone said it before, but there might be a guy knocking at your door and asking if you want to help one of the parents achieve the next level of their career for 5$.

Just say no, or he's going to eat your whole fridge :s

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Does anyone know if the floor repair kit is for only one area in the house? I purchased the floor repair kit and placed the father on it and he only repairs one hole. Can the kit be moved so that it can repair the other holes? thanks

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Miss Y- repair kit

As long as the repair kit is still standing on the floor, the hole is not completly fixed. For a second or more holes you will have to wait, till you can purchase the repair kit again from the shop. One repair - kit = on hole.
There is no way to move it or doing more than one hole with it :).

Greetings, Kayleigh

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Help please!

This is my 2nd generation, and every time I try to go into the store, the game would automatically close on me. I could go into the store for about 2 seconds, and it would exit! Why is it like this?

Msg me back. Thanks.

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email -

What version of the game are you running? Is it earlier than 1.00.05? Go to the main menu page and check the lower left corner. You may need to contact your vendor for the most recent version, as this sounds like a bug.

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Thanks for all the info on this page.

Just thought I'd let you all know the oldest I've had was 65 and I didn't give him anything very special apart for vitamins.

One question ... What is the red ball and why do you need to find it?

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Sarah - red ball
The red ball is an easter egg. You do not need it for anything, its just a joke. Please have a look at the FAQ Section above the comments, to read all about it.

Your people can reach an age from 70.

Greetings, Kayleigh

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I've had to use the spoiler on how to clean cobwebs, but no matter how much I try or how many times I do it, the people do not clean the cobwebs. HOW? Is there another way to clean it?

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I need help. My person is exhausted but everytime it says she is going to bed, she doesn't sleep and she is still just as tired. How do I get her to actually sleep?

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Sara - don't want to sleep
You can either try to let her rest in the hammock or give her chamille drink from the store. The best way to make them having a long good sleep, is sending them to bed and close the game (at least for this family). As soon as you will open it again, the person will be up again.

Greetings, Kayleigh

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Hey everyone. I want to say that I think I'm very lucky and I'm happy. I got triplets in my second generation and my girl was 29. After that, I made another account just like this and I got triplets again in the second generation. Lol.

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Hey I can't get my people to make a latte so I can get a trophy for it. Any hints?

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To cherayl:

There's a screenshot in the walkthrough section that shows where to drop your little person for cleaning cobwebs. The best advice I can give is to be very careful about the spot where you drop them. You'll see a little shadow spot under your person when you pick him up and that spot needs to be centered exactly on the cobweb. If that fails, there's a maid service that shows up as a random event that should take care of the cobwebs, but you won't get the trophy until you successfully have someone clean them.

To Tara:

Making coffee and lattes almost always come in the morning hours. Watch their activity during the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and praise them when you see they are making the latte. If you are in the habit of playing only at night, you'll need to use the option to switch day and night.

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i have a great problem i only get emails for marrying i never got any events i have allready try reinstaling it and start over but nothing please help

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For help in finding bugs

Bugs come out most often during a rain storm. I usually get three bugs per storm. If you're impatient, take a bottle of tropical rain when it appears in the store and drop it outside.

This is a great resource site, but would it be possible to eliminate the repetitious postings? It's hard to go through so many questions that are easily answered by reading the general walk through!

Thanks!

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i have a weird problem. the girl i picked to continue in the generations always walked slowly, even as a child. i thought it was just a glitch and would go away, but, apparently, i'm wrong. i've given her the energy drink, but she is still slow. is this just a characteristic of the girl, or can i fix it somehow?

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Christa -

Check her details. If she has "running" under dislikes, then she's going to move this slow for the rest of her life.

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Christa --

Every now and then a de-sensitivity kit will show up in the store. Your little girl probably doesn't like running. Give her the kit and she might change her mind.

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Sally Patters September 13, 2009 4:32 PM

I don't know if this is a spoiler or not, so -- just in case --

About catching bugs

The emerald green grasshopper can be very hard to see when it's on the grass. Try to move your little people around the perimeter of the house slowly to catch it. Same for the moth, when it's on the gravel. Patience is the key!

Remember, too, that little mothers carrying babies can still pick weeds and collect stuff to store or sell on line.

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Sally Patters September 13, 2009 8:54 PM

Has anyone ever seen a purpose for the dog? On other hint sites (which are so inferior to this one, I'm not going to give any links), it's been suggested that the dog points to rare collectibles, but mine sure doesn't. I even wasted $75 to give it an encyclopedia and it still doesn't do squat.

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Sally -

The dog has no function other than to be there as a pet.

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Sally Patters September 15, 2009 2:50 PM

About bugs.

They show up most often during rain, but that doesn't mean they *only* show up then. Some bugs appear during dry seasons as well.

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Sally Patters September 16, 2009 12:53 PM

I (finally!) managed to read through all eighteen pages of comments and once saw a reference to bugs which said

there are some bugs which only come out at night

Which bugs might this be? I've never seen this happen.

Thanks!

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Hi everyone,

I have the version of VF for iPods and I have just found the doorknob for the shed, but whenever I place someone to open it, it's locked. Where is the key?

I see something that resembles a key in the laundry room, but neither adults nor kids can interact with it?!

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Sally Patters September 17, 2009 7:59 AM

FunFun:

Read the walkthrough! This is one of the earliest things to do and it's clearly there.

To repeat, the key to the shed:

The key is under the welcome mat. Once the doorknob is in place, drop a little person on the welcome mat. S/he will get the key and open the shed door.

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I have the game for the iPhone and I love the game. For some reason, whenever I exit the game and try to play again I have to start the game over! Do you have to save the game manually or something? Help!

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Hi!
I have a question, not actually about the game, but more about the version. I have now the latest version, but i was trying to find this one:
http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg87/strevers/screen2-19.jpg
But i can't!
It is for Mac,iPod,iPhone?
Where can i find it?
Thanks!

[Edit: Yes it's for iPhone: http://bit.ly/VirtualFamilies -Jay]

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Cjm -

The game should save automatically. If it is not, contact the vendor where you purchased it and see if they have a fix.

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Thanks, Jay!

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