View Full Version : Salvaging in the Junk Yard - What's the point?
30th Jun 2011, 10:32 PM
I'm experimenting with an inventor whom I wanted to live in a house full of salvaged items. I figure if I make her a slob, she'll put up with the dirty stuff from the junk yard, but then she can't have anyone over. I had read somewhere that if you put out broken things from the junk yard and called the repairman, he'd fix them, but I tried and he didn't. I know I can use furniture I salvaged (but it makes Sims unhappy), but it seems like there's no way to use electronics or appliances. The one thing I can do is "Replace for" whatever the catalog cost of the item is. Which makes it like buying things, except it takes time and makes you dirty first. Is there any good use for salvaging?
30th Jun 2011, 10:38 PM
You can blow them up
30th Jun 2011, 10:45 PM
Yeah, detonating salvage for scrap is the only thing it's good for. The exploit for using the repair NPC to restore salvaged items got 'fixed' in a patch somewhere.
1st Jul 2011, 02:00 AM
But can't you detonate it in the junk yard, so you don't need to salvage it first?
1st Jul 2011, 02:04 AM
i just savage it and if you pick junk up put it on the ground and "recycle it"
8th Jul 2011, 03:24 PM
I think the idea is that if you detonate items in the junkyard on "public property" you can get caught and in trouble for it.
If you salvage it and take it home to blow it up, you don't get in trouble.
I just can't believe they couldn't make it so "handy" sims can REPAIR these items. That makes no sense at all. Repair it, clean it, and tada - almost like new. Sheesh.
13th Jul 2011, 10:29 PM
I've never had my sim get in trouble for blowing up things in the junkyard. He did get a warning when he blew up the cars in a parking lot that home or a junkyard were the only places that this was permitted, and he was risking a fine if he continued.
(I'm still wondering how a misfire that caught the 2 cars on either side of the one he targeted, and scorched him, failed to damage the plate glass window that was right in front of the cars. lol)
15th Jul 2011, 11:40 PM
i havent even been able to figure out how to blow shi...stuff up yet. how the hell do i blow stuff up? i've been DYING to do it, i've made evil sims, i've made eccentric sims, i've made evil genius eccentric handy sims with charm...
not a pixelated damn one of them can figure out how to blow shi... stuff up.
I WANNA BLOW STUFF UP!
16th Jul 2011, 08:54 AM
Your sim needs to have level 6 inventing skill to blow stuff up.
J. M. Pescado
16th Jul 2011, 11:20 AM
I just think it's funny that you can BLOW STUFF UP and not get anything more severe than a fine, as opposed to an extremely awkward conversation with the HSA.
16th Jul 2011, 01:27 PM
Ok I'll confess ... moveobjectson, buydebug ... get your hands on a GIANT trash pile .. place trash pile in from of Nancy Landgraabs house ... detonate .. Boom!!
16th Jul 2011, 10:04 PM
oooooh. ok then.
am i allowed to piggyback a question? it's totally junkyard related...
i made a junkyard, and put in all the apropriate spawners, and piles, put in a buttload of plants, cause i figure anywhere people toss out their garbage, seeds will sprout.
i even made a bathroom and a fridge. it's like the coolest junkyard/garden EVAR with a weird rest stop and fridge... ok fine, but I LIKE IT!
and my family cant seem to salvage from it. they can dig through the piles, they can gather the fruits and veggies, but they cant pick up the busted up crappy furniture. and she REALLY needed a crib too.
16th Jul 2011, 10:30 PM
Is it a community or residential lot?
The junk spawners will spawn junk on residential lots, but you can't salvage them.
17th Jul 2011, 12:45 AM
it's community, but for some reason it shows up as a park, not a junkyard, i'll need to double check and be sure the reassignment of community lot type "took" cause maybe thats it.
that may have been part of it, it somehow got set to "no visitors" and was still showing up as a park. so i changed that, and now there's something all new and exciting completely jacked up about this entire world, teen i aged to a kid and got him a job as a fireman cant seem to use any lots properly. it's like for him and his alone they turn into halfassed rabbitholes that other sims can wander freely, but NOT HIM! only at his own home can he be a "real" directable (because you can see shit around him) sim.
SO, i'm going to ignore this world for a while, because it's pissing me off. i just hope it isnt anything i did in my junkyard that screwed it all up. i put all the junkyard spawners in it. does that matter? and i think every base game plant harvestable plant, then quite a few "exotic" harvestables.
anyway, yeah, i'm all frustrated
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