Check all the connections to make sure they’re tight. Also make sure the Barbie Girl™ USB connector is popped all the way out of the device. If it is, plug it firmly into the docking station. Then be sure to plug the USB cable firmly into a USB port on your computer.
If the device is still not recognized, plug the docking station into a different USB port. Remember…the Barbie Girl™ device software only works on a PC computer. Your Barbie Girl™ is not Mac compatible. Ask a grownup for help if you need it!
Playing with InteracTV requires you to insert an activity card into the controller. When inserting the activity card, make sure to point the controller at the DVD player.
If the controller is programmed correctly, the footage on the TV should change when the activity card is inserted. Some DVD players respond slower than others, so give it a second. The wait should be no longer than 5 seconds.
Footage of your favorite TV character will play on the TV. At some point the character will ask the child a question and footage on the TV screen will match the icons on the activity card. Wait for the character to finish asking the question or giving directions.
Then you can input your answer by pressing one of the icons on the activity card. Make sure the controller is pointed at the DVD player when you do this. Your selected answer should light up on the TV screen and the footage should continue.
At anytime you can press either the forward or back arrows to forward to the next section or skip back to the previous section. The green indication light will light up whenever you press an icon or arrow button.
Removing the activity card brings you back to the main menu screen. You can then put in a different activity card and continue playing. An activity card must be in the unit in order for the controller to work.
You can copy music from your CDs and transfer it to your Barbie Girl™. You can even copy photos and other files to your Barbie Girl™. You can customize your Barbie Girl™ with cool snap-on outfits and accessories, and decorate your earbuds with snap-in earrings and beads.
After the game has finished (or when prompted to save) select the export option from the menu. The program will then display the location that the file will be saved to on your computer (C: \ Documents and Settings \ My Documents \ Ucreate). The project file will be saved with an extension based on the game type (name.pz = puzzle file, name.mua = mash-up, name.bd = ball drop, name.pb = pinball). Next, attach this file to an e-mail and send it to your friend. Your friend can then import the file to their Ucreate game to play the file. See steps above for importing a file. Note: they will need a UCreate unit to view and play the files.
A solid colored screen when opening Barbie® iDesign™ indicates an issue with the compatibility of your video card and DirectX®.Verify that your video card is compatible with DirectX® 9.0c and the driver is up to date.This can be done on your computer or video cards manufacturer’s website.
In Puerto Verde, click on the laptop icon in the lower corner of the screen. On the laptop screen that opens, click on the "Mystery Journal" icon--the list of all available mysteries will show up there.