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Posted 27 November 2008 - 08:06 AM ( #1 )

For a more in-depth guide click here.

This is a quick guide to the TMGC+C for experienced Tamagotchi owners.

Here are links to photos of a V5 next to a TMGC+C - for size comparison: Width & Height and Thickness

Scans of the instruction manual are here: http://www.tamatalk....howtopic=151559

Insert Batteries and Press Reset
There is no pull tab to hatch it. You have to install the batteries. Look at the diagrams at the bottom of page 2 in the instruction manual. While pressing in on the small button in the middle of the battery door, the door can be removed by sliding it sideways. Many toys have one battery facing up, the other down, but in the TMGC+C both batteries are installed facing the same direction. After closing the battery door, press the reset button using something pointy but blunt, such as a straightened paperclip, or a flat toothpick.

Initial Setup
A short tune will play, then the date & time set screen will appear. I don't think I need to go into details for these steps. Anyone who has hatched any model Tamagotchi made in the past five years should be familiar with setting: the date & time, your birth date, and giving it a name.

The Egg
An egg will appear on screen. It will hatch after a minute or so.

Keeping Jr. Alive
The status screens are shown on page 6 in the instruction manual. The first status screen shows hungry and happy levels. Hungry level is shown at the top of the first screen. The display ranges from four empty circles (in need of food) to four rice bowls. Immediately below this is the Happy bar graph. As happiness is increased, a pink bar moves towards the right. Hungry and Happy levels are all I'm going to explain at this point.

Feed Me
Activate the fork & knife icon (second from the left in the top row of icons.) The top entry in the menu is meals, and the second entry is snacks. As usual, meals fill hunger needs, and snacks increase happiness. Each entry has a sub-menu. Built-in meals include rice-ball, sandwich, and oden (boiled things on a stick.) Built-in snacks are banana, chewing gum, and sake (younger characters will refuse sake.)

Oh Poo!
If your character is doing the shuffle and is surrounded by wiggle lines, or if he's already poo'd, activate the toilet icon (middle in the top row of icons.)

Play With Me
To play games you need to go to the Game Center. Activate the door icon (second from the right in the top row of icons.) Note: you can't go out at certain times such as late night and early morning. When the door icon is activated, the destinations menu will appear. The Game Center is the first entry on the first page. Once you've arrived at the Game Center, you'll be be able to select from three games: catch the apples, card match, and target shoot.

Catch the Apples: each apple changes from green to yellow to red before falling. Catch them in the basket. Avoid the insect. A = move basket to the left, B = move the basket to the right, C = quit the game. When the basket is at the left, pressing A moves it to the right-most position. When the basket is at the right, pressing B moves it to the left-most position.

Card Match: you'll get a brief glimpse of the cards before they're turned face-down. Match the pairs, but avoid the demon card.

Target Shoot: hit all three targets within 9 seconds. Avoid hitting the demon balloon(s). A = move the bow down, B = shoot, C = cancel. When the bow is at the bottom, pressing A moves it to the top.

I Don't Feel So Well
If a skull or decayed tooth appears as shown at the top of page 13 in the instruction manual, you need to administer some medicine. To do so, activate the first-aide kit icon (left-most on the bottom row of icons.)

There. That's the basics. Everything else, I'll leave for you to discover on your own.



P.S. a few things you might want to know about:

Turning the Sound On & Off
While inside the house, and while no icons are lit, press and hold the C button, then press the A button. A Sound on / off menu will appear. The top option is on, the bottom option is off.

Adjusting the Date & Time
While inside the house and while no icons are lit, press the B button until the clock screen appears. The B button is used to scroll through inside-the-house, outside-the-house and the clock screens, so you may have to press it more than once to get to the clock screen.
At the clock screen, pressing the A button by itself toggles between 12-hour and 24-hour time formats.
At the clock screen, press and hold the C button, then press the A button to go the clock-set screen.

Adjusting the Screen Brightness
At the clock screen, press and hold the C button, then press the B button to go to the screen brightness adjustment screen. The A button lowers the brightness, the B button increases the brightness, and the C button saves your setting and exits back to the clock screen. Note: even when set to its lowest level, the screen is very easy to see in a brightly lit room. I can't say how well it would look in bright sunlight, since it's been overcast here lately.

The screen just went black - what's wrong?
To save power, the screen automatically turns off 30 seconds after you've last pressed any button. Pressing any button turns it back on. (It seems this button press is otherwise ignored, so you don't have to worry about accidently activating something.)

Taking pictures of the screen
(1) for best colours, turn the screen brightness up, all the way.
(2) to minimize moire, take the picture while holding the camera at about a 45-degree angle relative to the Tamagotchi's screen. (Your pictures will look like this.)
(3) use photo editing software to crop & rotate the image to normal viewing angle.
Here are some results: 1, 2

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 08:18 AM ( #2 )

Thanks Binary! When I get my Tamagotchi Color I'll read this since I can't read Japanese. Thanks!

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 05:35 PM ( #3 )

thank you so much binary :D

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Posted 08 December 2008 - 08:29 PM ( #4 )

binary, is there a way to pause the new TMGC+Cs?

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 07:56 AM ( #5 )

binary, is there a way to pause the new TMGC+Cs?

I haven't tested it for extended periods of time, but I think if you leave it at the clock-set screen it will be effectively paused.

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 08:52 AM ( #6 )

Is that sure? Well, then it will be like the way to pause the Angelgotchi.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 07:26 PM ( #7 )

U CANNOT PAUSE TAMAGOTCHI+COLOR BY LEAVE IT AT THE CLOCK :(

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 10:50 PM ( #8 )

U CANNOT PAUSE TAMAGOTCHI+COLOR BY LEAVE IT AT THE CLOCK :D

Did you leave it at the clock screen or the clock set screen?

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 12:32 AM ( #9 )

Binary, I got my TMGC+C a few days ago...

...and for the life of me, I can't figure out what the circles at the bottom of the hunger and happiness screen are.

Are they just decoration? Or some sort of item holders? :D

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 02:17 AM ( #10 )

Woah tamas get fatter by the year!

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 01:12 PM ( #11 )

Binary, I got my TMGC+C a few days ago...

...and for the life of me, I can't figure out what the circles at the bottom of the hunger and happiness screen are.

Are they just decoration? Or some sort of item holders? :D

Yes, they're holders.

If you find one of the seven hidden happy items, the maximum length of the happy bar will increase, and an icon for the found happy item will be displayed in one of the seven circles.

The lucky items are (left to right):
1.rainbow (? use the rainbow watering)
2.shooting star : use the telescope on a clear night*
3.4-leaf clover : use the magnifying glass*
4.popsicle stick : eat ice-candy on-a-stick*
5.tea : drink Japanese tea*
6.heart-shaped cloud : appears in partly cloudy weather
7.hapihapi : from the 2008 Tamagotchi movie password

* these are random, so it's usually necessary to repeat the process several times.

I don't know if there's a prize for getting all 7.

Note: as far as I've seen, these happy items are not transferred from one generation to the next.

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 08:55 PM ( #12 )

Lol. Binary. People are asking so many questions about the same things that you mentioned in this topic. They just don't see it , do they? :) Well , I must say you di a wonderful job! Very descriptive and helps people who can't understand those japanese instructions (which is most people). Thanks again. Your really helping TT.

Dawnei

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 09:17 PM ( #13 )

Thanks! This will come in handy when I get one... if I get one. D:

I hope the prices on them go down though... $90 is a bit much. :)

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 06:57 PM ( #14 )

A few questions for other TMGC+C owners:

So in the IR communication menu (the heart), the second option appears to be where you enter in number codes. Is there an online TMGC+C town you get codes from? If so, what is the URL?

Is there any place to see your tama's ancestors? I'm on my 4th generation. I tried the book menu, but neither of the two options would work for me.

My tama doesn't seem able to use some items it has purchased, even after maturing into an adult. Among the items: a book (shaken from a book tree), the white coat costume, the guitar, the sheet? costume, the jar labelled "WHITE". Does it have to mature into a specific type of tama to use these things? Or maybe mature past 5 days (instead of having a kid right away)?

Thanks for any insight the tama collective has to offer!

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 07:37 PM ( #15 )

So in the IR communication menu (the heart), the second option appears to be where you enter in number codes.  Is there an online TMGC+C town you get codes from?  If so, what is the URL?

Doh! Nevermind on the TMGC+C codes. I found the other post explaining that:
http://www.tamatalk....0

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 09:51 PM ( #16 )

A few questions for other TMGC+C owners:

So in the IR communication menu (the heart), the second option appears to be where you enter in number codes. Is there an online TMGC+C town you get codes from? If so, what is the URL?

Is there any place to see your tama's ancestors? I'm on my 4th generation. I tried the book menu, but neither of the two options would work for me.

My tama doesn't seem able to use some items it has purchased, even after maturing into an adult. Among the items: a book (shaken from a book tree), the white coat costume, the guitar, the sheet? costume, the jar labelled "WHITE". Does it have to mature into a specific type of tama to use these things? Or maybe mature past 5 days (instead of having a kid right away)?

Thanks for any insight the tama collective has to offer!

There is no TamaTown for the TMGC+C.

The book icon, top menu option is for friends (from connecting to another TMGC+C.) The bottom menu option is for those characters who have died in your care. There is no way to view parents or grandparents.

The items you've mentioned can be used only by certain teen or adult characters.

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 11:06 PM ( #17 )

I cant get a rainbow and 4 leaf clover and i followed the steps

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 02:09 AM ( #18 )

Initial Setup
A short tune will play, then the date & time set screen will appear. I don't think I need to go into details for these steps. Anyone who has hatched any model Tamagotchi made in the past five years should be familiar with setting: the date & time, your birth date, and giving it a name.


i'd just like to mention that in this stage the tamagotchi is actually asking for your name, not the name for your pet. when your pet is sick or hungry it will call out your name (little speech bubble) but you can't actually name him or her. it will have the name of its character such as mamechi or whatever. this can be seen on the screen with the weight and age etc. i was kind of sad about that and the fact you can't see their ancestors.

all the menus are in really simple japanese so if you need a translation let me know.

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 12:07 PM ( #19 )

TMGC+C menus & stats screen translations are in this topic: http://www.tamatalk....howtopic=153319

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 04:57 PM ( #20 )

:unsure: ooooo when will this come into US? =D
looks awsome!@@@@!! :mellow: