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Beach Life

WALKTHROUGH/FAQ

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By: Ervina Christine

Version 1.1

Hi again. Guess I won't change the layout above for now. There are more 
to do than thinking the layout for hours.

CONTENTS 
I.	CONTENTS
II.	WHAT IS BEACHLIFE??
III.	WHO AM I?
IV.	WARNING!!
V.	HOW TO PLAY
VI.	THE BASIC PANEL
VII.	BUILDING SCENARIO AND HOW TO FINISH IT
VIII.	FAQ
IX.	CREDITS AND DISCLAIMER

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CONTENTS
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Version 1.2 -2003, Oct 10-
Finally, uninstall the sims.. able to get a life and continue on. I 
can't believe I spend months just playing it... anyway, more episode 
finished, FAQ added and send this to Gamefaqs.. might take a little 
while again.. for you who's waiting forever to this guide..

Version 1.1 -2003, Jul 18-
Maybe I kinda mixed up with hints and instruction. I separate those 
finally. More scenarios finished. Sorry, the walkthrough will be 
written little by little as I get addicted as always to the sims: 
superstar. Hehe, I think everybody should play the sims!! 

Version 1.0 -2003, Jun 25-
Yesterday is my birthday, and I finally stop write this at 02:00 in the 
morning. I still have many things to do, but this is the basic. Hope 
Gamefaqs post this. Yawn. 

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WHAT IS BEACHLIFE?
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What do you mean, what is Beach Life? If you don't know what it is, 
then why do you open my walkthrough?? 
Beach Life is a simulation game of running a resort near the beach. You 
control everything, build everything, and most of the time, ruin 
everything. Here, you will be guided to know more about this 
interesting game. 
That is what you need to know. Now, shall we continue?

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WHO AM I?
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Nobody, I'm just a person who playing Beach Life. Even if I don't get 
addicted to it as much as another game I've been writing about (You 
wanna know? Go figure it out yourself) this game was fun and 
interesting. I can't get addicted, because when I start to be it, the 
game was over!!
What the?? I think. Oh well, at least it was fun for 15 hours. Unlike 
another sim game, this was end up too quickly. Maybe that's the reason 
I don't get bored. 
OK, that's it. Enjoy my walkthrough.

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WARNING!!
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You probably don't know this, I AM NOT A COMPUTER EXPERT. I probably 
won't be able to answer all your question about the glitch and things 
about your computer while you play the game, but I accept those mail 
and try to solve it in my capability. Don't worry, I won't give you a 
tips that will damaged your PC. At least I know how to avoid that :) 
But if you send me mail that related to the game, I will answer it as 
soon as possible, because I know about it. As always, I don't accept 
any unrelated and junk mails.

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HOW TO PLAY
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What you need:
-	a computer
-	time
-	basic knowledge of playing simulation games
What your PC needs:
-	a nice master that doesn't force him to play all night long
-	a Beach Life CD
System requirements:
- Minimum: 	
     COMPUTER: IBM PC or 100% compatible
	OPERATING SYSTEM: Microsoft Windows 98/2000/XP
	CPU: Intel PII-450 or equivalent 
	RAM: 128 MB
	GRAPHICS: 100% DirectX 8.1 compatible 16Mb Graphics Card
	SOUND: 100% DirectX 8.1 compatible Sound Card
	CD-ROM: Quad-speed (4x) CD-ROM drive
	HARD DRIVE: 950 MB free disk space (more will be required for  
save games)
	INPUT DEVICES: 100% Windows 98/2000/XP-compatible mouse and 
keyboard
 - Recommended:
     CPU: PIII-800 or equivalent
	RAM: 256 Mb 
	GRAPHICS: 100% DirectX 8.1-compatible 16 MB Graphics Card
SOUND: 100% DirectX 8.1-compatible Sound Card
	CD-ROM: Eight-speed (8x) CD-ROM drive or faster
	HARD DRIVE: 950 Mb free disk space (more will be required for 
save games

Autoplay beachlife...

In the menu you will see some option.
Start - allows you to play scenario game
Sandbox - allows you to play game with no objections
Load - load your previous game
Extras : credits 
         Reset game - reset the completed game 
Exit

After you choose to play, the game will load.
I'll tell you the basic panel.

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THE BASIC PANEL
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- The Map
Once you enter the game, you will see the map on the upleft. 
The blue colour shows you the building, the red one shows you your 
staff. Other than that, the map was drawn exactly like it is. 
- Control
Watch five circle icon on your bottom left. Those icon gonna help you 
for the rest of the game. Let's start from the left side.
1.	Construction icon
If you click on it, the construction panel will shows up. At the 
right side of the panel, you can choose from 3 type of building: 
hotel and related, eating and drinking, or leisure and pastimes. 
The building will be explained later. To begin the construction, 
click the construct icon on the bottom right.  
2.	Scenery icon
Watch 7 types of scenery on the left side of the panel. There are 
also a bulldoze icon on the bottom left of the panel. 
3.	Guest and Building browser
Here, you can see a list of your guest and their percentage as 
well. If you choose the building icon you will see the list of 
your building. 
4.	Finances
Watch for the money issue; it was the most important factor 
throughout the game. If you have played this before you will 
understand what I mean. See the overview, income and costs around 
your resort. Make sure your costs doesn't charge more than your 
income.
5.	SHO
You can take a picture around your resort here.
- Status icon
There are 7 of them, which are:
1.	Money stat
Shows you how much your money now.
2.	Electricity stat
Shows you the amount of electricity you have and how much you've 
been using.
3.	Island stat
Shows in stars. The better you are, the higher the stars.
4.	Clock 
5.	Day
6.	Ferry summary
If you click on it you will get a list of the departure and 
arrival time.
7.	Guest stat
- Staff portrait
Six portrait you will see there is the portrait of your staff.
1.	Mechanics
Mechanics is vital if you already pass the 3rd scenario. It repairs 
your broken things, maintain the building and repairs it if 
something went wrong.
2.	Representatives
You should hire holiday rep if you want to make the guest happy. 
3.	Cleaners
Cleaners are totally important since the beginning till the last 
scenario. They cleaned all the litter your guest making.
4.	Lifeguards
To secure the beach area. And to make your beach more beautiful, 
too...
5.	Securities
If your guest throwing a litter or breaking the lamp or bench, he 
is the one you wanna go for.
6.	Builders
This is the most important staff you should have. They build 
everything you order; though it not as fast as you hope.
- Another panel
You can see the most bottom left icon; The zoom panel and the speed 
panel. You can't pause the game but at least you can make it faster, so 
that means in this game there is no way you could do another things 
except if you press the Alt + Tab. The bottom right icon show you the 
music panel (not the speed panel as most people think). Those two last 
icons is the objective panel (trophy icon) and options (wheel icon)

Whew, I think that's the basic you should know... for now.

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BUILDING 
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This section contains the list of the building on Beach Life. 
- hotel and related
1. Power generator
2. Watercleaning plant
3. Accomodation Block
4. First aid post
5. Toilet Block
6. Representative Chalet
7. Cleaners Shack
8. Mechanics Hut
9. General Store
10. Lifeguard Tower
- eating and drinking
1. Poolside Bar
2. Theme Bar
3. Beach Bar
4. Beach Barbeque
5. Cafe 
6. Restaurant
7. Ice cream stall
8. Soft drink stall
9. Fastfood stall
10. Theme Club
11. Coctail bar
- leisure and pastimes
1. Beach furniture shack
2. Hotel pool
3. Jaccuzi
4. Funpool
5. Beach equipment hire
6. Party boat
7. Beach disco
8. Beach event stage
9. Beach shower
10. Jetski hire
11. Windsurfing hire
12. Amusement arcade
13. Casino
14. Speedboat hire
15. Pedalo hire
16. Fishing Trip

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SCENARIO AND HOW TO FINISH IT
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I only tell you the scenario for the normal mode. On the sandbox mode, 
the island is completely the same as the scenario mode, unless there is 
no objection. If you have finished one scenario, you will unlock the 
next one as well as the sandbox mode. 

1.	At the Deep End
Location  : Mistbuyam Isle 
Map size  : medium
Weather   : good
Hazards   : none known
Difficulty: Easy
Objections: Place any building the island doesn't have by 17:00 
on day 3
Instruction: First, hire 2 more builders. Believe me; you'll need 
it. Then, build a beach bar, cleaner shack and a lifeguard tower. 
While waiting for beach bar to complete, build a soft drink stall 
near it and put a lot of trash can around the structure. You'll 
see why.  Hire many cleaners and raise their wage. After the 
beach bar and lifeguard tower complete, you can build beach 
barbeque and beach equipment hire apart. Put a lot of trash can 
around the beach barbeque. It should be night soon. Build a beach 
disco near a place that visited most by the guest. Build a toilet 
block as soon as possible and put it near the soft drink stall 
and the bar. Then, build a beach shower. Next, build everything 
that left behind. 
- Hints: This scenario was very easy. Just build anything the 
island still don't have. To make your builder work faster, raise 
their wage to 13-15 every hour (a lot of expense, huh?)
 
2.	If It Ain't Broke
Location  : Catchet              
Map size  : medium
Weather   : good 
Hazards   : none known
Difficulty: easy
Objections: Build another 15 structures
            Hire 3 mechanics
            Let no more than 5 drown guest
Instruction: First, build two lifeguard tower apart. Build a 
general store and a mechanics hut. Build a beach barbeque and 
soft drink stall near that toilet. When the lifeguard tower is 
completed, put both the lifeguard into a different shift. Hire 3 
mechanic, raise their wages and put them on a different shift. 
Build a cleaners shack and hire more cleaners. Build cafe and 
restaurant then finish building the structures. 
- Hints: Okay, this maybe tough. You should always hire maximum 
number of builders and raise their wages. If two lifeguard isn't 
enough, make another tower with the third lifeguard on a 
different shift.  

-----
HersheyLoneWolf write this: Here is another smaller version of your 
strategy (think of it as as an add on) for the scenario where you can't 
lose more than 5 guests to sharks.  close down the beaches throughout 
the entire scenario and build up on water entertainment on land (pools, 
pedaloo hires etc) I didn't have any trouble with the guests. 
-----   

   3. Something In The Water?
Location  : Tempest Island             
Map size  : Large
Weather   : Occasional light rain
Hazards   : Poor water supply
Difficulty: Easy
Objections: build a water cleaning plant, litter below 20 items 
and resort rating 3.5+ stars all before day 5.
Instruction: Build a mechanics hut, a cleaners shack and a 
representative chalet quickly. Build a water cleaning plant, a 
beach bar and a toilet blocks after the three buildings finished. 
While waiting, hire more cleaners, mechanics, raise their wage 
and put them into a different shift. Build a beach barbeque, a 
lot of trash can nearby, a beach disco and an amusements. Build a 
restaurant quickly, then make a lifeguard tower. Continue with 
the leftovers. 
- Hints: Hmm... looks hard? Nah.  Remember, always put a lot of 
trash can near the soft drink stall. Make your rep waste more 
time with the guest. Put the smiley beer effect to the strongest. 
If you feel the cleaners don't clean the litter quick enough, 
build more cleaners shack. 
  
   4. Scorcher
Location  : Sol             
Map size  : Medium
Weather   : Mixed; heatwaves and light rain
Hazards   : none known
Difficulty: medium
Objections: collect $1500+ in fine
            Build general store
            At least 150 people in resort, all before day 10
Instruction: Build a general store, security office, soft drinks 
stall and a beach bar. Build a mechanics hut in emergency, build 
a beach barbeque without a trash can. Make beach disco, beach 
shower, hire more mechanics and cleaners, you'll understand soon. 
Build representative chalet and make them closer to the guest. 
Build lifeguard tower, an accommodation block and give your guest 
all they need. 
- Hints: Raise the smasher beer effect and don't put a trashcan 
near the soft drinks stall. If the fine is still below 1500, 
build more beach barbeque, more bar and raise the smasher effect. 
Or build more security office.

   5. Don't Cramp My Style!
Location  : Tinsay             
Map size  : Small
Weather   : Occasional light rain
Hazards   : Sharks, poor water supply
Difficulty: Medium
Objections: Construct at least 14 diferrent building and lose no 
more than 5 guest to sharks before 17:00 day 5
Instruction: build a cleaner's shack and a toilet near the ice 
cream stall. Build a beach barbeque and lifeguard tower near the 
main hotel, then another lifeguard tower at another beach. 
Squeeze softdrinks stall building next to the toilet, build a 
general store, beach disco and beach shower near the loungers. 
Last, build amusement arcade, a restaurant and a cafe. Complete 
the building list with anything you want. 
- Hints: Now that's what I call small. Always watch the sharks 
route and close the beach wherever they goes. Just bulldoze some 
lamps and trashcan near the main hotel and the ice cream stall. 
Hire cleaners soon and change the beer to smiley. Thumpers make 
the guest fight. As the water supply may getting worse, build one 
water cleaning plant and first aid post.
 
   6. Girls, Girls, Girls!
      Location  : Isla Man             
Map size  : Medium
Weather   : Mixed; heatwaves and rain
Hazards   : none known
Difficulty: medium
Objections: Get at least 50 couples to have a romp on the beach 
            Keep the island population of above 100 guests
            Get an average totty opinion of 3+ stars, all before 
day 8 
Instruction: build a cleaners shack and representative chalet 
first. Then a softdrink and a toilet, but build it far from the 
bar. Let's continue with general store and a mechanics hut. Next, 
build a 'women bait' like beach shower, theme club, Jacuzzi, 
casino and pedalo hire. 
- Hints: You should make enough mixed gender in this island. 
Build more building that interactive to women. Raise the cape 
horn beer effect and lower the price. Raise the price for 
softdrink. 

   7. It's A Beauty!
      Location  : Emerald Isle             
Map size  : Medium
Weather   : Mixed; heatwaves and heavy rain
Hazards   : Sharks
Difficulty: medium
Objections: Get the average beauty opinion up to 4+ stars
            Get 75+ guest drunk at any one time
            Get at least 200 guest on the island, all before day 
6
Instruction: Build a general store, a representative chalet, a 
toilet, restaurant, and any bar. Build more accommodation block 
is a good idea.  Next is up to you, even if you might want to put 
a security office near your softdrink stall.
- Hints: to make the island look beautiful, put a lot of scenery, 
preferably a fountain and trees. Don't let any trash piling up 
and don't choose smashers or thumpers as a beer. Watch out for 
the sharks. 

   8. Milk It!
      Location  : Lotto             
Map size  : Medium
Weather   : Volatile; heatwaves, rain, thunderstorm
Hazards   : sharks, poor water supply
Difficulty: hard
Objections: Raise the safety opinion up to 4+ stars
            Generate $ 30.000 income in any one day, both before 
day 10
Instruction: put 2 security office and hire more security man, on 
a differ shift. Build a higher income building, such as: hotel 
pool, fun pool, Jacuzzi, party boat, restaurant, cafe, theme 
club, and cocktail bar. Raise the price a little. You might have 
to build a water cleaning plant and a first aid post. 
- Hints: Don't choose smashers or thumpers as a beer. You might 
just be able to choose smileys, as cape horn make some of your 
guests feels cautious. Also careful for the sharks.   


   9. Don't Leave Me Now!
      Location  : Sortee            
Map size  : Large
Weather   : Volatile; heatwaves, rain, thunderstorm
Hazards   : lightning, beer shortages
Difficulty: hard
Objections: until day 5, no more than 8 unhappy leavers.
Instruction: Build general store, cafe, beach shower and beach 
bar to keep your guest at place. Then continue building a beach 
equipment hire, an amusement arcade, souvenir store and a beach 
event stage. 
      - Hints: make the guest happier by hiring more rep. Change the 
beer effect to smiley and lower the rate of your security man's 
harshness. If the beer problem came to an issue, change it to 
smasher, but lower the effect and raise the price. If there are a 
lot of queue on one building, build another one. Lighting might 
make some of your guests upset, build more indoor entertainment 
will stop them from leaving you. Oh yeah, lighting also make your 
building broken down faster. 

  10. Party On!
      Location  : Larjanit             
Map size  : Large
Weather   : Mixed; heatwaves, rain
Hazards   : none known
Difficulty: hard
Objections: coming next
      Hints: coming next

  11. Big Spender
      Location  : Sabot              
Map size  : Large
Weather   : Mixed
Hazards   : Shark 
Difficulty: Hard
Objections: coming next
      Hints: coming next

  12. Happy Endings?
      Location  : Isla Finale             
Map size  : Large
Weather   : Volatile; heatwaves, rain., thunderstorm
Hazards   : none known
Difficulty: hard
Objections: coming next
      Hints: coming next

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FAQ
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Q: Hi!
I'm in a mission with objectives:
- 4 stars
- 75 drunked men
- 200 guest
The problem is that i have always 4 stars for good standard and more 
than 200 guest, but never ever 75 drunked people (max 55)!!!
What is the strategy for this mission. I play this scenario more than 
20 times. 
Q2:I find difficulty to complete "It's a beauty" level,
where we have to make the guests drunk ( 75+) at any
one time..What kind of beer and level of strength
should i use ??
thanx

A: Well, all you have to do is raise the cape horn beer effect and make 
sure there are mixed gender to pair with. The Smiley beer effect are 
the way too weak. Lower the beer price (really, lower it as low as you 
can) and clean up the beach so the drunker love to pair there. Don't 
make much disco because everybody who have dance tends to lower down 
their beer effect. Just make sure you build enough drink stall for 
another guest who is tired of drinking beer, but make the price higher.

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Q: hiya.
im on level 'girls girls girls' and ive just managed to get the romp 
level to what it needs to be, but i cant get the totty rating up far 
enough. what does this mean and how will i go about increasing it?

A: hiya too. I definitely can't tell you what totty is, but maybe I 
know what to do. Build more building that attractive to women and raise 
the cape horn effect. Lower the price, then raise the softdrink effect 
for preventing them to choose softdrinks. Totty rating is achieved if 
anyone gets drunk and try to match over. Maybe a beach showers and a 
beach event stage also help (choose the event as wet T-shirts, cabaret 
or weightlifting). 

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Q: Hi Ervina, 
I just read yr Beach Life walkthtrough & I actually can't wait to use 
yr guide. From what I've played so far yr guide is excellent. 
See, my problem is in Level 2 If It Ain't Broke, I can't build a pedalo 
hire. I tried placing it everywhere along the beach but I foun nowhere 
I can put the staircase on the ground and the platform on water unlike 
in Level 1. It's also the same in Level 3. It's frustrating not being 
able to build a pedalo hire when it's the last item you need to build. 
(Though I've one time made 5 people drown in less than half a day) 
Would appreciate your help in the pedalo hire issue. Thanks. 

A: In level 2, the problem is because there is not enough place to put 
the structure, so in my guide I suggest to build the most important 
structure first (the structure that most guest complained about), so 
there is a possibility of not enough space for pedalo hire. If you 
really want to put the ride, bulldoze all the scenery first (you can 
build pedalo hire with a compesation of lack scenery that your guest 
will complain.) If all the structures have been build, then complete 
the scenery by choosing the most beautiful one (a lot of star).
The problem in level 3 is, a lot of litter and unhappy guest because 
the water is horrible. You can try to put any structure you want first, 
but I think it will make the guest mad if the most primary structure 
wasn't build for them. Try to change a representative chalet with the 
pedalo hire if you want (this might reduce the number of happy guest)

---- 
Q: i wanna rotate buildings but dont know how!!! please show me!!!!
A: Did your mouse have a WHEEL??

 

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