Finally managed to infect every nation! I managed to pull it off by day 60, with a 100% death toll before day 100. Well done!
I'd love to see a version where you start as an animal virus, and have to evolve to infect humans--like bird flu needs to do before it becomes wholly dangerous to us.
For all the people who still have trouble...
Here is how to do it easy:
Just click "go" a couple of times, after you made some points go to the virus edit section.
Make sure you UNCHECK EVERYTHING except "sneezing" and "human only" This way you will have a lethality of 0, infectivity of 1 and visibility of 1.
Then just keep hitting "GO" untill you've infected every country (beware: this takes a while!) Then simply buy all the rest of the stuff and watch humanity suffer...
This is not the fastest way, I'm aware of that. If you want to do it faster, figure it out for yourself (took me a while). This is just for the people who keep trying and keep failing... Not for people who are too lame to figure stuff out for themselves and still want a high score ^_^
I love this game. It really illustrates the dangers of illness and disease, and how quickly the entire human race could be wiped out. Took me forever to complete it, but I finally did so with about 150 days remaining and a final score of 6725.
For those who can't infect west europe, you need to focus all the points you earn on the Transmission/Infectivity section. Keep your visiblity low, and try to buy everything in the above mentioned section before the countries shut down public transit. If they do, don't worry, it's still possible. After you've infected west europe, then start buying stuff from the symptoms column.
Hope that helps.
At first I really disliked this game.
But now I love it. Once I figured out how to infect everyone without them shutting down their country. I think, if more time and some hardcore detail went into this game, it would the best! But, either way, its a really good game!
I just can never infect the entire world, I've gotten every country except Western Europe