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Dinos Always Unhappy
« on: December 29, 2008, 05:33:33 AM »
whenever i put dinos in zt1 they always get unhappy even if the exhibit is well suited. :angry in zt2 extinct animals there always happy.

AND I NEVER PUT DINOS AGAIN !! :angry

help Pleeeeeeeeease!!!!

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Re: Dinos Always Unhappy
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2008, 01:20:07 PM »
With dinos your exibit has to be Perfect

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Re: Dinos Always Unhappy
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2008, 05:05:46 PM »
I make it perfect still it dosnt work there always unhappy. the Trexes are always very very unhappy.The happiness is always zero.
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Re: Dinos Always Unhappy
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2008, 06:53:24 PM »
Have you tried any other dinosaurs other than T-rex?
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Re: Dinos Always Unhappy
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2008, 08:11:23 PM »
Especially with the T-rex you need to do the research so the Scientist has the T-rex training.
Also what a lot of people do is get the exhibit right, then sell the original unhappy animals and buy new ones..
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Re: Dinos Always Unhappy
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2008, 08:39:16 PM »
Have you tried any other dinosaurs other than T-rex?
yeah all dinos.

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Re: Dinos Always Unhappy
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2008, 08:42:24 PM »
Especially with the T-rex you need to do the research so the Scientist has the T-rex training.
Also what a lot of people do is get the exhibit right, then sell the original unhappy animals and buy new ones..
even after the exhibit right the dinos were still very unhapy but little happier than before.
What is T-rex training?
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Re: Dinos Always Unhappy
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2008, 09:21:52 PM »
There are suitability guides at ZTCDD and at ZTUF.
ZTCDD: http://zooadmin.org/DD/index.php?topic=2334.msg2899#msg2899
ZTUF: http://zoxaeus.com/ZTForums/index.php?showtopic=4875

I used the one from ZTCDD. The T-Rex is meant to be alone. But I wanted 1 male and 1 female. So I doubled everything in that guide, creating a 400 grid square exhibit (using 20x20) surrounded by an electrified fence and containing 240 grid squares of Grass, 20 grid squares of Fresh Water, 100 grid squares of Gray Stone, 40 grid squares of Deciduous Floor, 20 grid squares filled with 4 Broadleaf Bushes, 48 of the smallest Small Rocks, 1 Dino Cave, and 10 elevated non-adjacent grid squares. In order to reduce the chance that the dinos will zap themselves with the fence, some people sink the exhibit. Instead of that, I used the required water, bushes, rocks, and cave to line the fence, except near the gate and cave entrance. After creating the exhibit, I put in 1 male T-Rex egg and 1 female T-Rex egg. I added 2 scientists and assigned them to the exhibit. After the eggs hatched, the exhibit was 100% suitable and they always stayed in the happiness range of 96-100.

As for "T-Rex training", Zoo Tycoon has a button where one can spend money to research things. Some things are for general research and some are for conservation. For the general research area, there is a "T-Rex" category. So you can turn off all of the other categories except that one and increase the research spending from 0 to 66 max. I was able to reach the above stats even before doing the research.
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Re: Dinos Always Unhappy
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2008, 03:15:18 AM »
My Tyrannosaurus Rexes are now happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :ty :ty
Their happiness is now 95!!I'll check with other dinosaurs. :))

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Re: Dinos Always Unhappy
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2009, 10:44:41 PM »
Ah yes, I know this is frustrating since I've experienced it quite a few times. Yep, dinosaurs are easily upsetted, and once they are, it takes while for their happiness to rise even though exhibit suitability might be high. Try attempting to complete all the T-rex related researches, etc and build a suitable exhibit first before purchasing the animal. You can try wisco's zoo tycoon website to see suggestions of greatly improving animal exhibits.

But I'm glad to hear the rexes are now doing okay!
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Re: Dinos Always Unhappy
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2009, 10:56:24 PM »
There's a sutabillity guide at ztcdd

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Re: Dinos Always Unhappy
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2009, 07:32:50 PM »
Dinosaur happiness ideas:
1) get exhibit suitability into the 90's (don't stop just cuz the ZK says the exhibit is suitable)
2) do #1 BEFORE you adopt the dinosaur (this, of course, assumes that you are using a good suitability guide)
3) if you don't want to do #2, then pause the game the minute the dino hatches and improve the suitability with the game paused. (this keeps the dino from stomping around in its exhibit while you work feverishly to try to keep him happy)
4) sink every dino exhibit 2 squares down & use regular fencing.

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Re: Dinos Always Unhappy
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2009, 10:44:34 AM »
make them happy with food
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Re: Dinos Always Unhappy
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2009, 01:20:40 AM »
with all your tips my rexxes are still ANGRY!?

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Re: Dinos Always Unhappy
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2009, 10:45:25 AM »
Give them over 20 fence lengths and they will be happy, likely. Don't always follow the ZK orders.

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Re: Dinos Always Unhappy
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2009, 01:01:31 AM »
ok ok ok if ur rexes are angry and trying to escape use double fences overlapping them

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Re: Dinos Always Unhappy
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2009, 12:49:05 PM »
Or use double fencing with a tile of water between the fences they don't like the water so will stay out of it.

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Re: Dinos Always Unhappy
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2009, 05:27:35 PM »
Yellowrose says it best. Tha's what I do. I also put my trees along the unused portion of the fence and used water to make sure no dino can rumble and make them rubble.

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Re: Dinos Always Unhappy
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2009, 10:31:49 PM »
i have the same problem

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Re: Dinos Always Unhappy
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2010, 03:37:10 PM »
ive always noticed the animals in zt2 were always happy, but in zt1, they are always unhappy. i don't think there is anything you can do about it.