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Offline Jaaaaks

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Dumpster Diving and Makeshift Furniture Hunting
« on: March 07, 2013, 12:33:13 PM »
I wonder what can be found in the dumpster.

For the most part I've found furniture from the dumpster; specifically end tables and chairs. I also found a lot of collectibles there. I wonder what other furniture types we can find in the dumpster.
In conjunction to that, it seemed like Makeshift Furniture hunting yielded similar results, however I have also found a stereo and most recently, a washing machine.

What else has been uncovered when searching for random furniture?

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Re: Dumpster Diving and Makeshift Furniture Hunting
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2013, 01:15:44 PM »
I've found all sorts of things dumpster diving for example:

Furniture: armchairs, sofas, dining chairs, end tables, coffee tables, bookshelves, dressers, all low to mid quality.

Electricals: cheapest tv, microwave, stereo, cheap computer, expensive tumble dryer, washing machine and even a fortune cookie machine.

Quite a lot of small decorative items, many insects and rocks including some tiberium and those from WA locations, insects don't count for collections at all but rocks and metals will if you take them out of family iventory put them on the ground and collect them again. Oh and the tiberium grew unlike the consignment store one, I guess because you can collect it normally if placed on the floor.

In all when starting out or if you need some cash it's not a bad way to spend an afternoon, you just get a bit nauseous and smelly.

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Re: Dumpster Diving and Makeshift Furniture Hunting
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2013, 07:31:19 AM »
Here is the list of items you can find - they are named in code, so it may be difficult to work out exactly what they are without referring to the code, but I didn't feel like looking them all up individually.

dishwasherCheap
DishwasherStainless
TrashCompactor
StoveCheap
StoveCountry
BarbequeValue
BarbequeModerate
FortuneCookieMaker
dryerCheap
dryerExpensive
ChairDiningCountryCushion
ChairLivingCountry
ChairDiningClub
ChairDiningModerate
ChairDiningOfficeStandard
ChairLivingMission
ChairLoungeModern
ChairLivingDesigner
ChairDiningQuaint
ChairLivingTraditional
ChairLivingColonial
LoveseatCountry
LoveseatMission
LoveseatParkBench
LoveseatDesigner
SofaCountry
SofaDesigner
BedSingleModern
BedSingleCountry
TVModerate
TVRetro
TVModerateFlatscreen
TVLCDFlatscreen
StereoCheapContemporary
StereoModerateContemporary
StereoExpensiveModern
PhoneTableModern
VideoGameSystem
ExerciseMachine
TableCoffeeEndDesigner
TableEndCountry
TableEndDesigner
TableDiningBistro
TableCoffeeColonial
TableCoffeeClub1x1
TableEndLuxury
TableDiningModern
TableDiningQuaint
BookshelfColonial
BookshelfModern
BookshelfMission
BookshelfContemporary
SculptureGlobe
SculptureVenus
DresserDesigner
DresserMission
DresserModern
TrashcanIndoorContemporary
MicrowaveCheap
FoodProcessor
ChairDiningPatioPlastic
LoveseatDanishModern
ChairLivingDorm
ComputerCheap
tableEndDorm
DeskContemporary
deskDormSimple
deskdorm
AlarmClockCheap
ClockWallContemporary
kickyBagCollege
kickyBagSoccer
flyingDisc
musicalinstrumentGuitar
LightingTableLampFun
LightingTableCountry
lightingTableDorm
LightingTableColonial
LightingFloorClubTorch
LightingFloorLampFun
LightingFloorTikiTorch
RugCountryOval2x1
RugCountryRound2x2
RugModernRound1x1
ClutterTableTissueBox
Flamingo
ClutterTableNotepadCupWPens
SculptureKitchenUtensilsCountry
ClutterTablePaperTowelRoll
SculptureKitchenCrockeryCountry
SculptureWallTowelBarWTowels
ClutterTablePerfumes
SculptureWallTowelRing
CurtainMission
PaintingHomeSweetHome

You can also find insects, rocks, gems and metals.

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Re: Dumpster Diving and Makeshift Furniture Hunting
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2013, 02:19:23 PM »
So, stupid query, but I have to ask:

Is Dumpster Diving available in all EA worlds now, or just the University and Sunset Valley (based on patch notes).

I wasn't able to get that option at the junkyard dumpsters in Barnacle Bay, but I don't know if it's because it's not available at all, or just because the diver wasn't on the actual lot at the time (sadly, the file crashed, and I decided to go to bed rather than wait through another load).

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Re: Dumpster Diving and Makeshift Furniture Hunting
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2013, 02:49:56 PM »
Considering that I've seen sims autonomously dumpster dive in both Starlight Shores and Twinbrook, it's available in all worlds. I have better luck with the dumpsters next to the grocery store than those in the junkyard.
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Offline Turoskel

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Re: Dumpster Diving and Makeshift Furniture Hunting
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2013, 06:00:45 PM »
Lots added from the bin such as the Junkyard seem to be buggy, the dumpsters aren't shut properly so you can't dive in them, might be why it wasn't working for you.

You can replace them or just look for one already in town that is shut tight if replacing isn't an option (challenge or dynasty game for example)

My dynasty junkyard was placed pre patch so was fine but ever since in every game I've started the lids have been open slightly, there's usually a working dumpster at some other community lot though.

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Re: Dumpster Diving and Makeshift Furniture Hunting
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2013, 07:11:36 PM »
Grand, thank you!

Edit: Just to add, now that I'm finally back in the file, I found a successful dumpster to dive, in Barnacle Bay. It's located behind the hospital.