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    Tools Guide by biominion

    Version: Final | Updated: 09/15/04 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    			Harvest Moon A Wonderful Life
    				Tools Guide/FAQ
    			Contact: biominion@hotmail.com
    
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    Table of Contents
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    I.     Version History
    
    II.    Introduction
    
    III.   Basic controls
    
    IV.    How to get tools  (overview)
    
    V.     What the tools do (overview)
    
    VI.    Detailed tool explanations
    
    VII.   FAQ
    
    VIII.  Legal rights/copyright
    
    IX.    Credits
    
    X.     THE END
    
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    < I.Version History >
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    1.0 Very first version. Pretty much finished, need descriptions.
    
    <July 31st 2004>
    Final Added in all of the Tool descriptions, and fixed up the Strange
          Hoe, Weird hoe information. Added one more FAQ. Final Version.
    
    <September 15th 2004>
    Final 2 Apparantely... Added in a What the SPECIAL tools do section.
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    < II.Introduction >
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    HI You all! It's me biominion. If you were ever on the board I made a
    topic about FAQ/Guides.A Wonderful Life is third most requested, yet
    no one seems to be making any more FAQ/Guides. So I've decided it's
    time that I come up with a bunch of Guides. So here is a little taste
    of a bunch of guides that are coming so help yourself! If you have 
    suggestions for other guides/faqs, or wish to comment about something
    send me a mail at biominion@hotmail.com
    
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    < III.Basic Controls >
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    A button - Use, Talk, Look, Pick, Dig, Show, Ride, Put, Take, Wash, 
    Door, Milk........
    
    B button - Cancel/Put in a current item from your hand into your 
    rucksack
    
    Y button - Hug, Eat or something else special 
    
    X button - Open Rucksack/Put item in rucksack/ View town map
    
    Z button - Free View (outside), Nothing (inside)
    
    L button - Straighten View
     
    R button - Whistle
    
    Start    - Open Menu
    
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    < IV.How to get tools >
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    There are three ways to get tools. One you start with them, two you
    buy them, and three you receive them. All tools can be either put in
    the tool shed or your rucksack. There are 22 tools you can get and
    each one is unique. You can buy tools either from the ledger or from
    Van. Receiving them is a tougher job because you must become friends
    with certain people and trigger event in order to get them. 
    
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    < V.What the tools do >
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    There are 7 different type of tools. Hoe, Sickle, Watering Can, Wool
    Cutters, Fishing rods, milker, and Brush. Each one has a different
    function and for each type there are better and worse ones. Here is
    an overview of what each tool does.
    
    Hoe 	     - Hoes till fields so you can plant seeds.
    Sickle	     - Sickles can cut down trees, plants, or grass (fodder).
    Watering Can - Watering cans obviously water plants/trees.
    Wool Cutters - Cuts wool from sheep.
    Fishing rods - Catch fish with this in various places.
    Milker       - Milks your FEMALE cows.
    Brush        - Brushes your BARN animals so they are happier.
    
    *Special Tools such as Weird and Strange What do they do?
    
    Well the two Strange and Weird tools are alike, I don't think one is
    better than the other. They do help you though, because the more you
    use the tools the more your stamina grows (ironic huh, the first tools
    wear u out and don't do anything when these tools don't wear you out
    and help you......) so if u want to run around the village the whole
    day without tiring that's ur way. And also the tools are considerably
    faster than the normal tools and they do look a lot cooler.
    
    So there u have it all those ppls asking me. Strange and weird tools
    increase your stamina and are faster.
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    < VI.Detailed tool explanations >
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    HOE
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    Name: Heavy Hoe
    
    Use: Plow fields, so you can plant seeds.
    
    Get: Starting Tool, get it from the Tool Shed after introduction.
    
    Description: Takakura's hoe. Heavy. Hard to use.
    
    Buy/Sell: Sell for 35g
    
    Event trigger: Introduction
    
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    Name: Hoe
    
    Use: Plow fields, so you can plant seeds.
    
    Get: Buy from ledger in the Food Storage Room.
    
    Description: Lighter and easier to use.
    
    Buy/Sell: Buy for 800g / Sell for 400g
    
    Event trigger: You "CAN" see Takakura bring it.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Name: Light Hoe
    
    Use: Plow fields, so you can plant seeds.
    
    Get: Buy from ledger in the Food Storage Room.
    
    Description: Very light and easy to use.
    
    Buy/Sell: Buy for 1000g / Sell for 500g
    
    Event trigger: You "CAN" see Takakura bring it.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Name: Strange Hoe
    
    Use: Plow fields, so you can plant seeds.
    
    Get: Receive from Tim at the inn, must be friends with Ruby as well.
    
    Description: From Tim. Very heavy, but...
    
    Buy/Sell: Sell for ???g
    
    Event trigger: Befriend both Tim and Ruby. Enter their in at around
    	       8:00pm when they are still in their room. 
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Name: Weird Hoe
    
    Use: Plow fields, so you can plant seeds.
    
    Get: Get from Vesta in Chapter 2
    
    Description: From Vesta. Very heavy, but...
    
    Buy/Sell: Sell for 500g, and haggle for 600g
    
    Event trigger: Befriend Vesta. Enter either house (I think) at around
    	       noon when Marlin is not with her
    
    =====================================================================
    
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    SICKLE
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    Name: Heavy Sickle
    
    Use: Cut trees down, cut dead crop, cut grass for fodder.
    
    Get: Starting Tool, get it from the Tool Shed after introduction.
    
    Description: Takakura's sickle. Heavy. Hard to use.
    
    Buy/Sell: Sell for 35g
    
    Event trigger: Introduction
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Name: Sickle
    
    Use: Cut trees down, cut dead crop, cut grass for fodder.
    
    Get: Buy from ledger in the Food Storage Room.
    
    Description: Lighter and easier than the Heavy Sickle.
    
    Buy/Sell: Buy for 600g / Sell for 300g
    
    Event trigger: You "CAN" see Takakura bring it.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Name: Light Sickle
    
    Use: Cut trees down, cut dead crop, cut grass for fodder.
    
    Get: Buy from ledger in the Food Storage Room.
    
    Description: Very light and easy to use.
    
    Buy/Sell: Buy for 750g / Sell for 435g, haggle for 450g
    
    Event trigger: You "CAN" see Takakura bring it.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Name: Strange Sickle
    
    Use: Cut trees down, cut dead crop, cut grass for fodder.
    
    Get: Receive from Gustafa.
    
    Description: From Gustafa. Very heavy, but...
    
    Buy/Sell: Sell for 375g, haggle for 450g
    
    Event trigger: Befriend Gustafa, enter his yut at any given time that
    	       he is in it (night time is good).  
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Name: Weird Sickle
    
    Use: Cut trees down, cut dead crop, cut grass for fodder.
    
    Get: Receive from Dr.Hardy in Chapter 2.
    
    Description: From Hardy. Very Heavy, but...
    
    Buy/Sell: Sell for 375g, and haggle for 450g
    
    Event trigger: Befriend Dr.Hardy. Enter his NEW house in Chapter 2 
    
    =====================================================================
    
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    Watering Can
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    Name: Watering Can S
    
    Use: Waters plants. 35 squares.
    
    Get: Starting Tool, get it from the Tool Shed after introduction.
    
    Description: From Takakura. -- Squares left. (Max 35)
    
    Buy/Sell: Sell for 50g
    
    Event trigger: Introduction. 
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Name: Watering Can M
    
    Use: Waters plants. 70 squares.
    
    Get: Buy from ledger in the Food Storage Room.
    
    Description: Bigger than Watering Can S. -- Squares left. (Max 70)
    
    Buy/Sell: Buy for 600g, Sell for 300g, haggle for 360g.
    
    Event trigger: You "CAN" see Takakura bring it.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Name: Watering Can L
    
    Use: Waters plants. 140 squares.
    
    Get: Buy from ledger in the Food Storage Room.
    
    Description: Very big. --- Squares left. (Max 140)
    
    Buy/Sell: Buy for 750g, Sell for 375g, haggle for 400g.
    
    Event trigger: You "CAN" see Takakura bring it.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Name: Watering Can W
    
    Use: Waters plants. 1 square. For trees.
    
    Get: Receive from Romana.
    
    Description: A wooden watering can from Romana. 
    	     - Squares left. (Max 1)
    
    Buy/Sell: Sell for 375g, haggle for 450g.
    
    Event trigger: Befriend Romana, go to her house, than to her room 
    	       on the first floor.
    
    =====================================================================
    
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    Wool Cutters
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    Name: Wool shears
    
    Use: Cuts wool from sheeps.
    
    Get: Buy from ledger in the Food Storage Room.
    
    Description: Push the A button next to a sheep.
    
    Buy/Sell: Buy for 400g / Sell for 200g, haggle for 240g
    
    Event trigger: You "CAN" see Takakura bring it.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Name: Electronic Clippers
    
    Use: Cuts wool from sheeps.
    
    Get: Buy from ledger in the Food Storage Room.
    
    Description: Push the A button next to a sheep.
    
    Buy/Sell: Buy for 1300g / Sell for 650g, haggle for 780g
    
    Event trigger: You "CAN" see Takakura bring it.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Name: Wool Clippers
    
    Use: Cuts wool from sheeps.
    
    Get: Receive from Wally.
    
    Description: From Wally. Shear sheep.
    
    Buy/Sell: Sell for 150g, haggle for 180g.
    
    Event trigger: Befriend Wally. Go to his house when he is there.
    
    =====================================================================
    
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    Fishing Rods
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    Name: Fishing Rod
    
    Use: Catches fish in various areas.
    
    Get: Buy from Van.
    
    Description: Bought from Van. I can go fishing now.(How to fish) Feel
    	     small hits, then reel in after a big hit.
    
    Buy/Sell: Buy for 500g / Sell for 250g
    
    Event trigger: Wait for Van, go buy it from him.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Name: Fishing Rod G
    
    Use: Catches fish in various areas.
    
    Get: Receive from Galen in Chapter 2.
    
    Description: From Galen. Go fishing in the Forget River, Spring
    	     and Turtle Swamp.
    
    Buy/Sell: Sell for 1000g
    
    Event trigger: Befriend Galen, go to his house really early in the
    	       morining (around 6:00).
    
    =====================================================================
    
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    Milkers
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    Name: Milker
    
    Use: Milks your FEMALE cows.
    
    Get: Starting Tool, get it from the Tool Shed after introduction.
    
    Description: Push the A button next to a cow.
    
    Buy/Sell: Sell for 150g, haggle for 180g
    
    Event trigger: Introduction.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Name: Goat Milker
    
    Use: Milks your Goat.
    
    Get: Receive when buying the Goat from Van in Chapter 2
    
    Description: Push the A button next to a goat.
    
    Buy/Sell: Sell for 75g
    
    Event trigger: Buy Goat in Chapter 2/3/4/5/6
    
    =====================================================================
    
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    Brush
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    Name: Brush
    
    Use: Brushes/Washes your barn animals so they like you more.
    
    Get: Buy from Van.
    
    Description: Push the A button next to an animal.
    
    Buy/Sell: Buy for 500g, sell for 250g
    
    Event trigger:  Wait for Van, go buy it from him.
    
    =====================================================================
    
    
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    < VII. FAQ >
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    Q: What do you mean by Event trigger?
    A: What I meant was how you trigger the event that will allow you to
       get the certain tool.
    
    Q: Where is the ledger?
    A: Inside the food storage.
    
    Q: I can't trigger events what's the problem?
    A: Check if you are friends with the person (their heads tilt when you
       walk by. If so then just keep trying, you will get it sometime.
    
    Q: Why can't I find the tools I bought?
    A: Go check on the toolshed (Scroll with R)
    
    Q: Why didn't I see the cutscene with Takakura?
    A: You only get it when you are on the farm, by the time he arrives.
    
    Q: Can I sell all my tools except for the best ones?
    A: Sure, but I kept mine for a collection.
    
    Q: I heard something about Two brushes and two fishing rods.
    A: You can buy a second one if you put it on the tool shelf and go to
       Van again.
    
    Q: So what do the Strange and Weird tools do?
    A: Since so many have asked me, they increase your stamina as you use
       them and of course they are so much faster than normal ones.
    
    (have any other FAQ? mail me at biominion@hotmail.com)
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    < VIII. Legal Rights/copyright >
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    Copyright 2004 Jason Minkyu Hong
    
    This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for 
    personal,private use. It may not be placed on any web site or 
    otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. 
    Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public 
    display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright.The FAQ 
    may be used with the permission of the author.This FAQ should only 
    be seen on http://www.gamefaqs.com/
    
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    < IX. Credits >
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    Credits go to Natsume and HM AWL for making one of the greatest games ever
    Also to these websites
    
    http://www.gamefaqs.com/
    for its valuable resources and existing so I can post this
    
    any my Prices FAQ (biominion)
    
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    < X. THE END >
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    THE END