Princess Unikitty Aug 23, 2013 @ 7:51pm
How to apply medicine?
I click on the buttons to buy medicine for my sick family, but they just get sicker and after the third day they die. Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong?
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BitHorizon Aug 23, 2013 @ 7:57pm 
They also need food and heat.
Princess Unikitty Aug 23, 2013 @ 8:03pm 
So I need to give them food, heat and medicine AT THE SAME TIME?
Aidinthel Aug 23, 2013 @ 8:10pm 
Originally posted by Cabbit:
So I need to give them food, heat and medicine AT THE SAME TIME?
You can save money by giving them heat and food on alternating days (i.e. food one day and heat the next). Your son will probably get sick a lot doing that, but buying medicine is still cheaper than food.
{BFG} Alfadorfox Aug 23, 2013 @ 8:13pm 
Sometimes. If they have food, heat, and medicine, they WILL recover. If they have medicine, but no food nor heat, they will get sicker and eventually die. If they have no medicine, they will get sicker and eventually die, and if they also have no food or heat they will die faster.

If you give sick family members medicine AND take care of the problem that caused them to be sick in the first place, they will get better. What this means is that if they got sick from being hungry, but the heat was on, then you can give them food and medicine and turn the heat off and they will still recover. Ditto for getting sick from cold, and turning the heat on and giving medicine but not feeding them.

You really can't get away with letting your family go hungry or cold for more than a day without getting sick, and your son will often still get sick from just a day without food. The practical way to save money from the very beginning is to alternate food days and heat days, applying medicine every day a family member is sick. Even if your son gets sick every day, you will still save money over paying for both food and heat every day, and nobody will die since they don't go without either resource for more than a day.
{BFG} Alfadorfox Aug 23, 2013 @ 8:14pm 
Originally posted by Aidinthel:
Originally posted by Cabbit:
So I need to give them food, heat and medicine AT THE SAME TIME?
You can save money by giving them heat and food on alternating days (i.e. food one day and heat the next). Your son will probably get sick a lot doing that, but buying medicine is still cheaper than food.
Doh, you beat me by three minutes. ;)
Aidinthel Aug 23, 2013 @ 8:16pm 
Originally posted by {BFG} Alfadorfox:
Doh, you beat me by three minutes. ;)
Yeah, but your post was a lot more informative, so I think you still "win".
{BFG} Alfadorfox Aug 23, 2013 @ 8:21pm 
Originally posted by Aidinthel:
Originally posted by {BFG} Alfadorfox:
Doh, you beat me by three minutes. ;)
Yeah, but your post was a lot more informative, so I think you still "win".
Aww, thank you. :) I do try to go for completeness.
Princess Unikitty Aug 24, 2013 @ 5:23pm 
Awesome. I'm really getting the hang of this game. Beat it with three endings now. Thanks everyone!
insert name here Aug 24, 2013 @ 8:25pm 
just let my whole family die, except for wife (for obvious reasons), is there a negative consequence for family members dying, eg: score?
fnord3125 Aug 24, 2013 @ 8:28pm 
Originally posted by Cabbit:
So I need to give them food, heat and medicine AT THE SAME TIME?
I find this hilarious. Yes, people tend not to recover from illnesses (or remain healthy) if they aren't eating or are living in freezing temperatures.
Princess Unikitty Aug 24, 2013 @ 9:11pm 
Well excuuuuuse me for using video game logic. People usually don't die in three days from "catching cold" either. My family spent probably 80% sick. For a game where it's so difficult to make enough money to provide both food and heat at the same time, it was missleading for the text to say "you need to give your family medicine or they will die" when in fact you needed all three--correction, just two of them actually. I found that the best way to keep my family happy and healthy was to alternate heat and food on separate days and invest in giving medicine when someone gets sick cause it was cheaper than food or heating. I don't think that's what the game intended.

Originally posted by fnord3125:
Originally posted by Cabbit:
So I need to give them food, heat and medicine AT THE SAME TIME?
I find this hilarious. Yes, people tend not to recover from illnesses (or remain healthy) if they aren't eating or are living in freezing temperatures.
Last edited by Princess Unikitty; Aug 24, 2013 @ 9:17pm
Aidinthel Aug 24, 2013 @ 11:02pm 
Originally posted by insert name here:
just let my whole family die, except for wife (for obvious reasons), is there a negative consequence for family members dying, eg: score?
It locks you out of one of the "good" endings (with its accompanying achievement), but other than that the campaign doesn't really have anything you could really call a score. It's just a bunch of things that happen and you can make of it what you want.
Last edited by Aidinthel; Aug 24, 2013 @ 11:03pm
fnord3125 Aug 24, 2013 @ 11:51pm 
Originally posted by Cabbit:
Well excuuuuuse me for using video game logic.
No offense was intended, so I hope what I said didn't bother you too much. It wasn't your way of thinking that I found funny, just the way that you stated it.
Princess Unikitty Aug 25, 2013 @ 12:04am 
lol It's cool, I'm not offended. Frankly the thought crossed my mind when I was buying the medicine but I couldn't afford anything else and the game didn't give any such instructions.

It's hard to figure out what "common sense" is in faux 20th century Soviet Satellite Country.

Originally posted by fnord3125:
Originally posted by Cabbit:
Well excuuuuuse me for using video game logic.
No offense was intended, so I hope what I said didn't bother you too much. It wasn't your way of thinking that I found funny, just the way that you stated it.
PazuruAi Aug 25, 2013 @ 10:20am 
Originally posted by insert name here:
just let my whole family die, except for wife (for obvious reasons), is there a negative consequence for family members dying, eg: score?

You can't get the ending with (SPOILER ALERT)
your whole family escaping to Obristan, but it's a good strategy for getting some achievements, such as the Class-5 apartment since upkeep is less expensive (though I did it with all family alive including the niece). If you're having trouble with your money it's a good idea. Otherwise no. Though (again, SPOILER ALERT)
there is a bad ending where you let all your family die, so if you want all the endings it does get you that.
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