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Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin' FAQ and Walkthroughs
01-10-2014, 11:30 PM
Post: #1
Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin' FAQ and Walkthroughs
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin'?
Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin' is a free-to-play game about antique-collecting. It includes hidden object scenes and mini-games, as well as a town-building feature. Currently, it is available for PC and iPad.

Where do I download the game? How much is it?
You can download Antique Road Trip: American' Dreamin at Big Fish Games for free! You can also purchase premium content and in-game currency using real money, but you are not forced to pay in order to progress.

Do I need to sign up for an account?
Since this game is free, you can download it even without a Big Fish account.

How do I install the game?
Click 'Play Now' on the game page to download it or select it on the 'Free to Play' menu in your Game Manager. Open the file to start the installation. If it's your first time to download a Big Fish game, you will need to install the Game Manager first. The game will be added to your queue and after successful installation, just click on 'Play'!

Do I need to be connected to the internet to play?
No, you can still play the game even if you're offline but you won't be able to participate in the auctions or add/message your friends.

My game is too slow and always crashes when I’m playing. What do I do?
You can check the system requirements specified on the download page and make sure your computer meets them. We also recommend closing all other programs to prevent your computer from slowing down.

How do I uninstall or re-install the game? Will I lose my previous progress?
To uninstall the game, just click on the trash can icon beside the game title on your Game Manager. To re-install the game, just go to the 'Free to Play' menu on your Game Manager and click on Antique Road Trip American Dreamin'. Uninstalling and re-installing will not remove your game progress.
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01-20-2014, 04:17 PM
Post: #2
RE: Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin' FAQ and Walkthroughs
How to Play

My antique shop is still empty. How do I decorate it?
You can decorate it by clicking on a space and buying an item. Visiting hidden object scenes and completing quests will give you coins or gold bars that you can use in the store.

What is energy? What do I use it for, and how do I refill it?
Energy is used to play hidden object scenes in Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin’. You gain 1 energy back after every 5 minutes, and you can also regain energy with food.

What is food and where can I get it?
Eating food restores your energy. You can earn food as a reward for completing hidden object scenes, certain achievements and you can purchase them from the item shop as well.

What are keepsakes?
Keepsakes are special items that can be used for a limited time to increase coins collected, increase experience earned or decrease energy used while playing. Keepsakes can be bought from the stores or earned as rewards.

How do I buy items from the store?
The store will be available once you build at least one of the food buildings. You can buy items using coins, which can be earned from quests or playing hidden object scenes and mini-games.

Some of the items in the stores are still unavailable. How do I unlock them?
Upgrading the store will give you access to more valuable items.

What are gold bars? What do I use them for, and how do I get them?
Gold bars are used to purchase food items and keepsakes from the item shop. Gold bars can also be used to speed up building times and to skip quests. Gold bars can be earned by leveling up or purchasing with real life currency.

What are antique ratings? How do I earn them?
Antique ratings are points earned by upgrading your antique shop, completing collectible sets and helping your neighbors.

What are achievements?
Achievements are milestones in the game that will bring you rewards once you complete them. You can find the list by clicking on the Settings icon in the upper left side of the screen.

What is the highest level available?
Currently, the maximum level a player can attain is level 100.

Quests

What are quests? How do I play them?
Quests are tasks that different characters in the game give you. The quest icons are on the left side of your screen. Just select the icons to get started!

How do I collect the rewards after completing a quest?
Select the completed quest icon on the left side of the screen.
Press the ‘Get Reward’ button to close out the quest and receive the reward.

Do I need to do all the quests?
The game can be played without needing to complete quests. You can 'Skip' the quest using gold bars. If you choose to complete the quests, they’ll give you tons of coins and experience to level up in the game!

I finished all my quests and have run out of things to do. What now?
More quests will be added in succeeding game updates, especially during events like Thanksgiving and Christmas. While waiting, there are plenty of things to do like earning trophies in hidden object scenes, playing mini-games, upgrading and decorating buildings, customizing your pet and completing achievements. All these will give you rewards and experience that will help you level up.

Hidden Object Scenes

Can I still play a hidden object scene after I completed it with a quest?
Yes! You can re-play hidden object scenes as often as you’d like. Each play will use up energy, but in each round you will earn a trophy for that particular hidden object scene. There are also three mini-scenes per location that can be unlocked through quests.

How do I unlock mini-scenes?
Mini-scenes can be unlocked through quests. After completing the quest, you will be rewarded with an item that you can use in the main hidden object scene. Just drag the item to the area to open it.

What are trophies and what do they do?
Trophies are earned every time you play a hidden object scene or a mini-game. A certain number of trophies correspond to a rank or title. Higher ranks unlock more modes of gameplay which are more challenging but with more rewards.

What are the different modes in playing hidden object scenes?
There are four modes available: Normal Mode, Picture Mode, Silhouette Mode and Picky Shopper.

Puzzles and Mini-Games

What are mini-games? Where can I play them?
Mini-games can be accessed via the different buildings in town. You must upgrade a building to at least level 1 to access its mini-game! More mini-games with varying difficulties can be unlocked by completing quests and earning trophies.

Do mini-games require energy to play?
Mini-games don’t require energy to play, however they require certain resources that can be found in hidden object scenes or purchased from the item shop.

What do the trophies in mini-games do?
Like in hidden object scenes, trophies are earned every time you play a mini-game. More trophies bring in higher rewards.

Buildings and Pets

How do I upgrade buildings?
You can upgrade buildings by selecting it, then selecting the fix button. You will need a certain amount of resources to upgrade a building, and these resources can be earned by playing hidden object scenes or you can purchase them from the item shop. More items and mini-games will be available when you upgrade your buildings.

What, I can customize buildings?
Yes! The building must be at least level 5 before you’re able to customize it.

I need to upgrade the Wharf but I don't know where it is. Where can I find it?
You can find the Wharf at Breezy Bay. It is the platform beside the Diner made up of wooden planks. Click on it then select the Fix icon to upgrade it.

There's a dog on the lower-right side of my screen. What does it do?
Pets are very useful in sniffing out items. If you're stuck in a hidden object scene or a mini-game, just click on your pet for a hint.

Can I change and customize my pets too?
Yes! You can change the look of your pet by going to the pet shop.

Collections and Auctions

What are collectible items? Where do I find them and how are they used?
Collectible items can be found in hidden object scenes and mini-games. You can also buy them through a real-time auction with other players like you. Each item is part of a collection and once you complete the set, you can exchange it for coins, gold bars, experience points and other in-game items.

What about the Special Collection items?
Items from the Special Collection are only available during certain events like Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Where are the other items for the Guises of Ran the Owl collection?
There is only one new version of Ran the Owl Cookie Jar for each event. So far there is Puritan Ran from Thanksgiving and Yuletide Ran from Christmas.

How do I buy from the Auction House? Can I also sell my items?
To buy a specific item or from a particular seller at the Auction House, you just need to type the information in the search bar. The available listings will be shown on the screen and you can choose to bid or to buy out. You can also sell by clicking on your items in the Collections menu.

Antique Explorers Society (AES)

How do I join the Antique Explorers Society?
You will receive the AES Membership quest by reaching at least Level 18, upgrading the Wharf in Breezy Bay, getting the float plane, and talking to Yokohama Chris. To complete the quest and join AES, you will need at least 1000 antique ratings.

What are the Antique Explorers Society collectibles?
The AES collectibles are special items which serve as clues to the locations of the missing AES paintings. The items are listed in the purple tab in the Collections menu and can be found by playing minigames. Once you complete a set, click 'Get Reward' to unlock a clue.

Where can I find the AES paintings?
The location of the paintings will be revealed by completing AES collections. A note will appear containing a clue about the hidden object scene where you can find the item and mode you need to play.

I still can't find the paintings even if I am at the correct scene and mode. What do I do?
Make sure that you click on the clue and check the 'Items to Find' list for the painting. They are rare items, but you can increase the droprate by purchasing the cat left by the art thief at the Animal Shelter.

Friends and Messaging

Can I add another player as a friend?
Yes! You can add them as a friend by entering their social code, or choosing from the list of players that appear daily.

Can I send messages to my friends?
Yes, just click on the Post Office in Breezy Bay or the 'Messages' icon on the lower-left side of the screen, choose a player and type your message.

Can I add send gifts to my friends?
Yes, you can unlock the Gifting feature by upgrading the Auction House and the Storage Room in Dinhammer Alley to at least Level 1. In the Storage Room, there are treasure boxes which will reward you with exciting prizes. To open a treasure box, you must request keys from your neighbors. You can give keys by going to the Friends menu and selecting friends that are labeled with an exclamation point ("!").
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01-22-2014, 08:02 PM
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RE: Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin' FAQ and Walkthroughs
Technical Issues and Game Bugs

I can't solve this puzzle/find this hidden object! Can you help me?
You can check the FAQ if there is something you are doing wrong or read through the walkthroughs and guides posted on this thread. If you can't find an answer, you can always post it in the forum so the moderators and other players can help you.

I think I have a bug/glitch in my game. How do I report it?
To report a bug, you can post on the forum or contact a moderator. Remember to explain the problem in detail. In some cases, Boomzap will request for your username, player code and save files. You can also check other threads to see if the bug has already been reported.

Where can I find my save files?
For Vista and Windows 7 users, the files can be found at C:\Users\<Your Computer Name>\AppData\Roaming\Boomzap\Antique Road Trip American Dreamin. If you are using Windows 8, just type "%appdata%" in the search bar to go to the Roaming folder. The AppData folder is hidden and if you're unable to find it, just modify the settings for showing hidden files and folders. The game folder contains .rms and .log files. You can zip this entire folder and email it to us for checking.

The moderators said they already fixed the glitch, but I still see it!
Bug fixes are installed during game updates. Make sure you are using the latest version of the game.
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01-22-2014, 08:03 PM
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RE: Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin' FAQ and Walkthroughs
Links to Walkthroughs and Game Reviews
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