As a young veterinarian, it's your job to help animals regain their health. Working at an animal rescue center, your caseload involves everything from drooling rabbits to dogs that have been hit by cars. Nurture each of these ailing animals and help put them on the road to recovery, then do your best to seek a permanent home for each so they can go on to continued health and a happy ending.
In Pet Pals: New Leash on Life, you'll encounter more than 30 different animal cases, all based on input from practicing veterinarians. Treat more than 15 different breeds of animals, including dogs, cats, birds, iguanas and chinchillas. Wield more than 45 realistic medical tools to help you gather samples, examine animals and even perform surgery. Prioritize cases as they crop up over the course of your workday, making sure you address dire emergencies first to ensure the best chance of recovery for each of your patients. Do your best to find an adoptive home for each animal to earn yourself promotions and ensure the animals continue to receive good care.
Work on more than 30 different cases derived from practicing veterinarians
Treat animals with various types of ailments, including a drooling rabbit, a kitten that has swallowed a piece of string and a dog that has been hit by a car
Heal more than 15 types of animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, chinchillas and macaws
Use more than 45 realistic medical tools to treat your patients' ailments, and groom, feed and take care of them to speed the healing process
Pay attention to audio and visual feedback during emergency situations to help you ensure the right form of treatment
Follow an in-game daily task system and weekly schedule to complete necessary tasks, and advance to more difficult cases and a greater number of tasks as you progress through the game
Earn rewards for your actions, including trophies, answering machine messages and staff encouragement
Find the perfect home for each animal, and follow up with the adoptive owners to ensure each animal is doing well
Extend the fun with bonus mini games and a trivia quiz on the game's office computer
Minimum PC System RequirementsPC Processor TypeIntel® Pentium® II processorPC Processor Speed600MHzPC Operating SystemWindows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me), Windows XP, Windows VistaPC Video128MB 3D video cardScreenshots
With the holidays just around the corner, many people will be shopping for new desktop and laptop computers. However, computer shopping can be an overwhelming task. It's difficult to know where to start, how to make your decisions, or what to avoid. Below are some tips for buying a computer that might make things a little more manageable for you.
1. Do your research
Before you go shopping for a computer, you should be willing to spend some time online getting information about brands and models that might work for you. There are several different places you can get information, and you should utilize all of them. The first source is user reviews. Although it will be very apparent to you when you begin reading user reviews that some are useless, don't let that discourage you from looking for the valuable ones. Often a legitimate problem or positive experience with a machine can be more informative than hours spent shopping in the store.
Another useful source of information is editor's reviews. Editor's reviews allow you to get an opinion from someone who should be a non-biased expert in technology. Their insight can be valuable, but they haven't spent as much time with the machine as a user. So, their perspective is limited at the same time.
Finally, read the manufacturer's description of their machine. Although your won't find out about flaws, you'll get accurate specifications for the computer; this can help you decide if it matches what you're looking for.
2. Get more RAM
When someone complains of their computer being slow, the problem often is that they are short on memory. When the computer runs low on memory, it starts using extra memory called virtual memory. This really is just part of the hard drive and, although it keeps the computer operating, it slows things down considerably. While the hard drive space on most new machines is usually sufficient, RAM may be low because many people aren't focused enough on it when they buy to make manufacturer's beef it up. Most users find RAM between 2 and 4 GB to run the smoothest.
3. Use specials to your advantage
New computer models hit store shelves on a regular basis, which leaves stores with little option but to get rid of their old models as fast as possible. If a new model appears while their inventory is still high, they risk a significant loss when the old model's price takes a nosedive. Thus, specials on computers are a regular occurrence, especially around the holidays. After you've done your research and have a brand and model in mind, look for a discount on it. If you plan your shopping ahead enough and are patient, you're bound to find one.
4. Look for good customer service
A broken computer is a frustrating occurrence, but even more so if you don't have good customer support to rely on. Get some feedback from others who have the same brand computer and find out how their customer service experience was. It can make the difference between a happy and disgruntled computer owner.