Virtual Villagers 3: The Secret City

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Embark on a new journey with a group of villagers in search of a new part of the island to populate. Land on the hidden shores of the northern side of Isola and explore what was once a secret city. Find new sources of food to nourish your villagers and help them rebuild the remains of this mysterious city. Who lived here before? Where have they gone? What is the secret of Isola?

Virtual Villagers 3: The Secret City Game Features:

  • Real- Time Weather! Clouds, fog and sudden down pours drenching your tribe.
  • Real-Time Gameplay: new surprises every time you turn the game on!
  • Discover who among your tribe is destined to become Chief!
  • Investigate and rebuild the remains of a ruined city!
  • Find new sources of food for your villagers!
  • Help your villagers make a variety of unique potions from hidden herbs, many with unpredictable effects.
  • Dozens of new collectibles for children to retrieve.
  • Raise children who resemble their parents.
  • Help your villagers unravel the mysteries of Isola!

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my pitcher orchid orchid potion just keeps blowing up!!! any ideas???

plz tell me some cheats for W3 i need them badly.

I'm losing my mind. My statue is stuck and dropping villagers/builders/chief on the feet or anywhere does not get a response. I have everything but Science 3 and Nature 3.


helpp>>>>>>>>>i hAve beEn rUn off of the food plzzz help how can i get lots of food,,, i got 0 food in my villager and how can i plant more trees because my one of the tree have no plant so i need your help can someone tell me plzzz....??

i always backup all the file in c:\My Documents\LDW\Virtual Villagers - The Secret City ...
just in case i made sum mistake (for example all people died) and i need to restore to previous game i dont need to replay the game from the beginning...

ive tried getting water... to put off the fire.. but it says the villager drinks water.. and only that.. is there any addtional requirement for the task

also, i tried to do the task, dancing... to solve the puzzle thunder but it always say.. dancing poorly, ive tried happy dancing potion.. still the same...

help help....

You have to have your Chief start the dance and then drag other villagers onto the fire and they will start the weather dance following the chief.

Put the chief on the fire then once he starts dancing start dropping villagers on the fire, who all start dancing. The Chief has to lead it.

If the villager is drinking, then you should be able to pick up the gem.

help me out how to get on with the fishing... thanks..
it wasnt clear how to prepare the poison for the sharks... thank

There is a program called 'cheat engine' that can speed up the game a little if anyone is interested. I enjoyed playing the game properly but found it a little annoying how slow the villagers walk and such. Perhaps speeding the game up can be considered cheating but I personally enjoyed it more.

if nothing happend try to do it somthimes more

hallow ^-^ i have ask how to make honey back in honey wave??? so i can get lots of food ?????? can someone tell me???

How do I get 3 adept builders? So far I have only found the hut to repair. Is there anything else to build or repair in order to get 3 adept builders? Thanks for your help!!

Cathie, add to your population until they start to build another hut.

I don't know if this happend to anyone, but when my Tribal Chief died, I didn't find no one to replaced him, until... I put a male child ( age 10 ), and guess what - he became chief! :O
Is this normal? Or Chief always must be adult?
I have "version 02."

To mushymalloe:

Puzzle 6 - The Lift.
You will need 3 Adept Builders and Level 2 Restoration.
Once you have purchased the tech, drop your 3 builders on the "strange machine" in the orchard. Make sure their action line reads "repairing the lift". If you have done this correctly, the lift will be repaired.

Puzzle 8 - The Ancient Bath.
You will need to have completed Puzzle 3 and have a Master Builder.
Drop your builder on the "chalkboard" in the alchemy lab (he/she will "see" it if you fly them over the lab) - he/she will create the the plans for the bath. Drop your builders on the bath to complete the project.

Hope this helps! ;)

yeah.. it was a big help... thanks =}

To Mirina63,

My very first chief was a 5 year old. Blew me away too!! I guess they can be any age or sex.

Someone else said they had a child. That's good because you get an award if someone rules for 50 years. They can't do much though until they grow up. If you scroll around here someone else said it too.

I have a 3 yr old chief and I can have her pick up mushrooms and collectibles. It's nice because I can have everyone else working and still have her do the chief things, like making magic food.

go to art money

how do u get more food and how do u switch ingrediets to get rid of shark

How do I get food while I'm waiting to get Nature 2? I'm lost. I've done the bee hive and the fruit tree.


Have yuo got your chief to magically create food ? Drag him to the food bin and he will.

You need to repair the lift. To do that you need 3 adept builders working on it at the same time. Once it's repaired, when it rains have an adult stand on it. It will lift them up and knock down seeds so you can plant more trees. Also, if you drop your chief on the food bucket he can magically create food once every 24 hours.

Help! How do I repair the alchemy lab? I collected 3 bowls plus the 4th bowl with the sticks and it's still in ruins! Pls answer

Get the spear thingy

There is another item it's a knife or spear towards the bottom near the bath. It's like red and grey or blue and grey. good luck

Location of all alchemy lab items is random, but yeah.. you need the knife as described by Holly.


If you have selected your chief and have level 1 of Leadership...Drag your chief to the food hut and he will magically create food. He can only do this every 24 hours.

I don't have a chief >.<
I've tried all the adults and none of them fit the robe...

Is there any other way??

Sometimes the robe fits a child. Right now I have a 4-year-old chief girl.

how do i get level 2 nature? do i buy it with tech points?


how do you use the lift

put a villager on it when it starts to rain.

you can make it rain at any time by performing a weather dance (see puzzle 5)

When you are training doctors and they are studying medicine, do you get tech points the same as you would if you were doing research?


potions foundso far :
3 roses=love
3 orchids=YIKES!(makes sick)(v. good for trainign doctors up though)
3 lotus=trance
2 rse + lily=stink breath(burps for ages)
2 rose + cactus=fertility
2 rose + lotus= happy feet!(dancing)
rose,rchid + lotus= awful(makes sick)
2 lily + rose=childish behaviour
rose lily + lotus-bitter and nasty
rose and 2 cactus= 'something smells YUMMY'
rose, cactus, lotus=light and springy
2 cactus and orchid= feel ill.

oh my!
can someone please help me how to repair the bath and the lift?

The chief refuses to take the blue pearl next to the sais ur villager lacs of skills...i got all other keys..where do I wrong??

The lift you need 3 adept builders working on it at the same time. I believe you cannot do the bath until you have level 2 restoration.

You could click on the tips and tricks and get help there :-).
I found it a very good help my self.

I put the last stone in the door and the sun dial came up and I put the dial in the sun light and it reaveled two ghosts and I dropped a villager on them and it told me a I finished?...because I went to my puzzles and the last puzzle 16,said milestone not completed. Am I missing something or doing something wrong? How do I open the last milestone?

Please send the food cheat for virtual villagers 3 i run out of food and then poof all dead i go over and over again and the same hapends.thanks i advance!

when the bee hive is empty and the one tree. What do you do for food?

Have you repaired the lift? You need 3 adept builders to repair the lift. After it is repaird, wait until it rains. Then have an elder stand on the lift. You will get 2 more seeds to plant 2 more trees. Once the flourish you will have enough food.

Anyone know the next generation of food after honey and fruit? My tribe has no food and the damn tree wont restore lots of mango!!! =( Please help~~

Create a potion to get rid of the shark and drop your villager to the sea to catch fish...

your chief can make food one time on 24 our to place the chief next to the fooddeposito

the posion cactus cactus lotus makes healtier you give this to your villagers and you can fish wen you have the posion find for the sharks