I have built the nursery and I am trying to put and adult on it to teach the kids but they keep refusing and saying that the dont have enough skills. What skills is it talking about and how can i make this work?

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What does meditating do? Over by the pipes you can meaditate; what is supposed to happen from doing this?

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Nelli -

See my reply above your second post. Is your honeymoon hut built?

Cynthesizer -

The foundations for the hut will appear after you get level 2 science, then you can build it. As for having children, have you built the honeymoon hut? Also, do you have level 2 medicine yet?

asdfjkl -

Either that can be caused by a random event, they can be born with that much skill, or they learned it in the nursery. All it means is that when they become old enough to work they will already be a trainee scientist.

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Nelli -

To teach in the nursery an adult needs to be at least adept level in 3 different disciplines. It can be any 3, but they need to be at least adept (and preferably a master) in each skill

Angie -

Meditating is part of the solution for puzzle 15, the hole in the tree. See the walkthrough above for more details.

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Why are the stalks aren't recovering, but I already did the second puzzle?

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puzzle 5-
ok well i hav the river going but the plant on the side will not recover its been lik 4 days. wat do i do???

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What do you do to get the clothing hut?!

Please, HELP!

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how to you get the water to boil

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i have the full version an enormous amount of food but i left my game for a few days while on holiday and for got to pause now i only have two females left all of my other villagers died of old age!!!!!! how do i get more villagers??????

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aaa -

If you solved the second part of the stream puzzle (placing the rock so that the stream flows all the way to the far left of the screen), then you just have to wait. The stalks can take a while to recover.

Chelsy -

Did you solve both parts of getting the stream to flow? Also, do you have cutting tools?

SaraJ-

You use the clothing hut to make cloth, there are detailed instructions in the walkthrough above. The cloth is then used in various other puzzles.

Pancake -

To boil water see puzzle #3 in the walkthrough above. You need to bring both water and a heated rock to the pot to make it work.

Christina -

Unless you encounter a random event that brings a male to your village, you may have to start over. How old are your remaining female villagers?

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how to make a village sick(or die) ?

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Pinky -

Well, the best way is to starve the village. If no one produces food, eventually they all die of starvation. There's no real way to kill a village deliberately, but this is the best way to do so accidently.

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mcmccallen January 2, 2012 10:07 PM

How do you cook the fruit that the villager shakes down from the tree?

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Hi, I have read the tip about if you drop more than one child on a collectable then you get more than one which will help your tech so I've been doing it. The only problem is, is that when I drop the 2nd child on they both run away and the collectable dissapears. Any help? Thank you.

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Can't make babies
So I have six villagers and two huts and a good amount of resources but I can't make babies. Everytime I drag two villagers of the opposite sex onto eachother they go into the love hut but the woman always cones out empty handed. I've tried this many different times with many different villagers (ages ranging from 20-40) but they have yet to produce a child. My only child in the village is 11 and will stop collecting soon once they are of working age so I need another baby. Can anyone help me please?

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How do I make cloth? What all do I need before I truly confuse myself?

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Hey Shadow,

Do you have huts built? You need huts to support a larger population.

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How do you heal the only healer in your village?

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I am trying to complete the crab puzzle and I am playing this game on my iPod touch and I don't know how to press the spacebar without the keyboard. Also, some of my villagers are dead. And there was only one male in my tribe and he is now dead. I have 3 children but they are all boys. One is 3, one is 7,and one is thirteen. IDK WHAT 2 DO! HELP!

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How do you put water in the pot you use to make stew?

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I'm trying to make the grand feast, and keep getting the message that it's unfinished. I put in fresh water, the hot stone, the 3 different herbs (salty, spicy, sweet), then I put adults to get berries, fruit, a fish, and food from the bin, and a kid to get a mushroom. And it's still not finished!

I've tried to watch and make sure everything goes into the stew, not the food bin, and I'm pretty sure it did. I drop an adult on the hot pot to taste, and they say it's unfinished. Any idea what's going on?

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What is the 5th puzzle. And i have picked up about a hundred frogs but it doesn't say the quest is done. What am i doing wrong?

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kj98, for the frogs quest, are you letting the villagers carry the frogs all the way up to the tree and release them there? You should only have to move 6 frogs, so my best guess is you might be picking up the villagers before they release their frogs up in the stream by the tree.

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Jen, You need food from the food bin twice

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i built my nursery but i don't have the puzzle! is this normal or do i have a glitch?

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How long does it take to make a normal stew (not a feast, just a normal stew)? I put two sweet plants and one spicy, but the stew is never done! I'm already on my 5th rock. Help, please!

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I know this is a little mean but how do you kill off a villager? I have one who is just lazy as can be she just stands there looking stupid.

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I have a villiger that even though she is 66 is still having babies!

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i cant seem to clean the tree cause i dont know how can some one help

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@Serina - I don't think you can kill off a villager, not without killing off the whole village!

@katie -

It's kinda hard, but it's have an adult tell a story or teach at the school, then have one villager (I recommend doing it this way so you have a better chance) get clean in the pond while another meditates. Keep an eye on the school/story area, because they don't last long. After that, switch them and whoever is done first place on the hole. They will go inside and retrieve a giant black beetle. They will take it to the fire and the tree will be purified. Good luck!

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Can villagers have babies with half brothers and sisters? one male villager fathered many children off of a few different females, but it doesn't matter if they have babies right? or does it? help please!

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How do you get saltwater?

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Liv,

Drop a villager onto one of the bowls at the bottom of the cliff to have them collect the salt water.

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Help! I went on my VV4 game yesterday and my village of 90, finished game, was gone! The file didn't exist anymore! It was just . . . vanished! I'm freaking out because it took me 2 months to do it (W/out spoilers)!

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what does "only those pure of body can purify the tree" mean ? And how do i purify the tree?

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HI!! I love this game! I have twin boys in my village & both of them play jokes on the adults by putting frogs by the "honeymoon" hut. Is that a glitch?

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how to make the stew finished? I need help!

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Nicole Gadson February 11, 2012 2:23 AM

How do I plant the garden?

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Help please. I have played this game 4 times and completed all the puzzles each time but I can't complete the "collections". I get 9 or ten of each so I've never seen a *ghost* for example can someone help???

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please tell me how I make the stream flow correctly! I put my adept builder/master builders on the keystone all the time after the debris got cleared up, but it says that they are confused and need calculations for this job! Please tell me what I have to do. I know it works, because in my previous game (I started over because everybody died of food loss due to no more blackberries), they did it correctly. But now they don't even want to try! Please help me! Oh and if you can tell me some ways on how to get more food, that would be great also. -Mandy

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Mandy -

There is an extensive walkthrough above the comments. Check it out for some help.

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You have to have a villager who is an adept builder and adept scientist to install the key stone

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If you are making a normal stew add a plate of food. If you are making the grand feast add two plates of food, fish, yellow fruit, mushrooms and blackberries.

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Help! Okay so I don't see any other questions like this, but I have a question about one of the island events: Spoiler Alert...I was playing VV4 and it said one of my villagers saw a sealed box in the ocean, it said it would be risky to try and get to it and gave me the option to either send my villager out to get it or stay on the shore and leave it alone. I figured nothing bad would happen if I sent my villager out to get it, but it said that the waves crashed over her and swept her out to sea and now my population is down one, but her name isn't in the mausoleum so I assume she's still alive? Has anyone else experienced this and if so does the villager ever come back or are they lost forever? Is there anyway to get my villager back?

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Sorry, amberry, but I'm afraid she's gone forever. :(

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HELPPP!! i just started the game and i cant seem to find any fish scales. annnd wheni collect wind flutes my kid brings them to the research lab! do you know why!?!?

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I heard of a way to get food is to farm in a dark brown patch of soil after getting food mastery Level 2. I got Food Mastery Level 2, but I couldn't find the farming patch. People also said it was to the South of the research table and another person said it was near the ocean, but it didn't help, and I still couldn't find the patch. Does it show on the screen if you drag a villager over the place? And anyway, where exactly is the farming patch?

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Hey JessL, if you are talking about Virtual Villagers: The tree of life then there is no patch of soil. There is only the blackberry bush,the fruit on the trees and the fish, for farming. the fruit on the trees need to be cooked by the "earthen oven", that is under the rocks and rubble by the trees. But you have to remove all the rocks and rubble though! The fishing part is when you repair the broken bridges and you research all of your tech points and build a clothing hut. Then you can make cloth by the pulpy vines by the long stairs if you have cutting tools. You make cloth by cutting the pulpy vine,heating a stone, putting salt water in the pot,putting the stone under or in the pot. take the cloth out,set it out and put people on it until it gets to 100%. then put a person on the bridge and (s)he will start building. After it is done then you can fish. You can believe me because I have finished all of the Virtual Villagers games. If you need anymore help I'll be here. Goes for everyone,too!

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inamulhasanmohani April 23, 2012 7:51 AM

To honor the tree, you first have to cook the stew then pause the game, put at least 20 villagers on the pot{not the old villagers} they will take pots full of yellow-like creamy stew to honor the tree.

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jeffreyw.yung April 27, 2012 4:39 PM

I saw one of my dead villagers ghost image in the middle of the village does that mean something?

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jeffreyw.yung -

You'll find your answer in the walkthrough posted above the comments. Check the FAQs.

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I finished clearing the steam but my villagers are still confused when i drop them in the frog stop while its raining. please help.

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How do you catch the crab?

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Zenon Jr. Garque -

The fish scales appear in the tidal pool in the lower right of the screen, where the fish statue is. They usually only come out during low tide.

If a wind-flute is a duplicate, they will take it to the lab.

JessL -

What you are describing is the farming patch in Virtual Villagers: A New Beginning, or the first game. There is no farming patch in VV4. Food is either the berry bush, the fruit trees, or fishing.

Jeffreyw.yung -

If you are seeing ghosts of dead villagers, don't be alarmed. They show up to pinpoint locations of rare collectibles.

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Amanda Aston -

You've cleared the stream, but is it flowing around the tree or is it falling down a hole? Unless you complete puzzle 2 (see the walkthrough above for details) you won't be able to rescue the frogs.

Erica Mangham -

To catch a crab you need two children and one adult. When a crab appears drop one child on the crab. It will then "chase" the crab. Immediately grab another child and drop it on the same crab. Once both children are chasing the crab it will slow down and become visible. Once the crab slows, drop an adult on it and they will catch it.

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It says branch needs to be cleand how do i clean branch after cutting it?

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Erica Mangham -

Once the branch is cut off you will notice that the stump where the branch was has black spots that need to be cleaned. In order to clean you need soap, which is puzzle #4 in the walkthrough above.

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A very important warning:

I found out the hard way...do not ever feed your villagers the black orchids, the pulpy plant. It will kill your tribe and if fed to the tree, it will kill it too. You can only come up with three of the black orchids, my villagers never reap only one or two. Please show this warning in your records. Thank you! Virtual Villagers Fan.

Another thing is

the black orchids may go on the table if there is one or two other healthy herbs there, they will fill in 3 black orchids, probably blending or killing the other herbs and leaving 3 black orchids. This will cause the villagers to get depressed, because there clothing will itch. I don't know any more to help us out about the black orchids. They are used to restore energy, health, and morale in horses in the game on Howrse.com.

Good luck and be careful. Fan

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Danay Roque May 28, 2012 9:47 AM

Okay I have a huge problem. I am playing the mac trial version when it just shuts down, I try to get it up again but it won't stay. any advice?

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EmmaCole June 7, 2012 9:31 AM

I need help because I started my game fairly new but when I drop my master of science on the stone it doesnt work she says "too heavy" she is also got nearly half on bar of builder. Many thanks..

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EmmaCole June 7, 2012 2:05 PM

Ok also How do you make cloth?

Help please!

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EmmaCole -

Please check the walkthrough above in the all puzzles section. Puzzle #8 gives detailed instructions on how to create cloth.

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EmmaCole June 8, 2012 10:28 AM

When I dragged him onto the vines it didnt work.

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EmmaCole June 8, 2012 10:38 AM

Also When I drop People onto the piers to repair the fishing nets they dont I am also starting the game again

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OK I have done every puzzle but 16 and i follow the humming bird but when i drop a kid or an adult on that flower they dont do anything even though it is in full bloom

Help

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Michelle K Summers -

The walkthrough above the comments has an entire section on Puzzle 16 and how to complete it.

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Michelle K. Summers -

Have you gotten an adult to repair the rope needed for the garlands first? The kids won't pick the flowers and take them to make a garland until the ropes are repaired. See Puzzle 16 above for full details.

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EmmaCole June 17, 2012 7:34 AM

Just started a new game because I just bought full version everything is going sooooooooo slow...

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clararuth6 June 28, 2012 3:55 PM

feel stupid for asking this, where is the cliff?

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clararuth6 -

Up the stairs.

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clararuth6 June 29, 2012 12:13 PM

do you have to have a certain level of technology? because i dont see any pots :\

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imoyram July 7, 2012 5:36 PM

Warning if you get the island event thats called The Inspiring Scientist always use the salts. Because if you use algae you lose 1000 tech points

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The strategy guide for the grand feast is wrong.
You need all 3 herbs and the fresh water in the pot, then have an adult go to the food bin TWICE.
Then, you have the berries, fruit, fish and mushroom.
I hope that helps!

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namiadamha93 July 10, 2012 11:47 AM

why I didn't get any baby girl??????? all male and the last 'female' is nearing her menopause
T_T

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how do we get the game

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Ansam Salah -

Links for both the Windows and Mac versions are located at the beginning of the walkthough/strategy guide on this page.

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https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawl0OplKG07s5q8dki70VTddoVNsf26fRRQ July 27, 2012 12:01 AM

i just got a parent with triplets and i want to know how to do it again to finish puzzle hounor the tree faster!

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Cooper911 August 4, 2012 8:06 PM

Hey ive completed the fishing nets but the crabs dont apear what an i doing wrong HELP!!!!

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Cooper911 August 4, 2012 8:07 PM

HOW DO I GET TWINS?

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Cooper911 -

Check Puzzle 10 in the walkthrough above the comments on this page for more information about the crabs.
Multiple births are random.

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Cooper911 August 6, 2012 3:01 AM

thanx :DDD

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How long does it take for a villager to age a year?

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How long should it take to make soap.I used fresh water and not salt water, is that wrong, is there any way to empty the pot???

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Sharri Hall -

Check Puzzle 4 of the Walkthrough Guide above the comments.

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mandarockslol September 29, 2012 3:27 PM

Val-

The same thing happened to me. I have a master parent and when she turned 50 she stopped having babies but when she turned 65 she started having them again!

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I'm guessing there's no wy to beat the game if you have the free version. The devs apparently thought it'd be a good idea to limit population to 9! This was done in 2 and 3 as well which was stupid, but it at least made it possible to win. It's impossible to honor the tree with only nine!

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I cant seem to finish Puzzle #6 i have put 6 frogs but it does not say Im done with it! What is wrrroooonnnnggg?? :(

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None of my villagers are producing offspring. Plz help

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I've gotten farther with the help of this site but my only question at the moment is about the sharp tool that's needed for cutting and cloth making. How do I get that tool?

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Mahalia Redwoman -

Have a look at the Strategy Guide above the comments. Choose Getting Started, On the Island, and check out Puzzle 1.

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Hi , how do you build a clothing hut they say I need a clothing hut to make cloth but i dont know where or how to get/build a clothing hut , please help it would be a great pleasure!

anyone, if u can help me it would be awesome!! see ya.....

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Stella Mariz -

Is the stream completely finished? I mean, is the debris cleared, and is the hole plugged so that the stream is flowing down to where the blackberry bush is?

Erica Mortimer -

You have to keep trying. Do you have the honeymoon hut built?

Safaah Seboa -

The foundations for the clothing hut will appear when you purchase level 2 science. Once the foundations appear, you have to have your little people build the hut. Set your people to building, then drop them on the foundations, and they will build the hut.

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Hi there! So, I've got a villager with what seems to be a crown on her head. I have two other tribes with 95 villagers each and I have never encountered this. Does anyone know if this means anything? Or is it just a sweet hat?

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Alexanna Bonski -

It's probably just a sweet hairdo that looks like a crown. :-)

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once you cut off the branch of the tree , then if i out an adult villager on it then it says that its suppose to be cleaned.... now what does it mean by that????

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Safaah Seboa -

If you check the walkthrough above for puzzle 13, you will see that cleaning the stump is the last step for that puzzle. You need to have made the soap in order to clean it.

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sohailalishah1973 January 1, 2013 12:56 AM

Is there any way to get tech points fast? Thnx

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The hummingbirds are coming and pollinating the flower, i drop the first child on it and it says 'this flower is in full bloom' after a few more drops they refuse and say 'this flower is not in full bloom' what am i doing wrong???? please help.....

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sohailalishah1973 -

Picking up collectibles with the children will help you earn tech points more quickly. Each duplicate collectible earns tech points, see the walkthrough above for details. This is a great way early in the game to get tech points fast.

Mars Bars -

Do you have the braid repaired and ready to go? When you drop the kids on the flower do they pick the flower and take it to the braid?

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I don't know if anyone still looks at this, but if so i hope you can help me. I am working on the hummingbirds. i have followed the hummingbird, waited for the flower to be at full bloom, but my kids will not pick the flower. Any tips?

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