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Offline candyraver69

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Help with nanites and parts
« on: October 22, 2013, 10:07:23 PM »
Has anyone found any wild nanites yet? I am working to get a collection helper but without that after looking high and low I have not found even one.

Also can anyone figure out if there is somewhere to get the blank processors besides the consignment at the bot store? Its painstaking having to keep checking for one or two a day.

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Re: help with nanites and parts
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2013, 11:49:12 PM »
Haven't found anything in the wild, but you get the blank processors if you do the reverse engineering to the nanites
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Re: Help with nanites and parts
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2013, 09:34:22 PM »
I've found a few nanites in the wastelands and in the solar panel lots.

If anyone finds the spawn for the uber nanite, I'd be very appreciative.

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Re: Help with nanites and parts
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2013, 11:48:33 PM »
I finally earned my collection helper and tried finding nanites with it. There are some on the map but when I scroll in, they are invisible besides the little shiny thing you get with collection helper. I'm guessing a mod is messing things up or I need to clear my cache so I will try that.

Thanks for the help guys :)

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Re: Help with nanites and parts
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2013, 09:56:30 AM »
I finally earned my collection helper and tried finding nanites with it. There are some on the map but when I scroll in, they are invisible besides the little shiny thing you get with collection helper. I'm guessing a mod is messing things up or I need to clear my cache so I will try that.

Thanks for the help guys :)

Indeed, when you're looking for nanites using the Collection Helper, they seem to be invisible at first. What I did was to wait 5-10 seconds for them to appear. It felt like the game did not render them as fast as I clicked the nanites' spot.

Did anyone find the uber nanite? I'm not having any luck looking for it in the wild and the opportunity chains I'm doing aren't leading me to it either.

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Re: Help with nanites and parts
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2013, 01:59:52 PM »
Has anyone found any wild nanites yet? I am working to get a collection helper but without that after looking high and low I have not found even one.

I have always noticed in my game, towns take usually three days or so after traveling before the spawners really start generating. Doesn't matter if I am traveling to or from a vacation spot, to and from university, etc. The first day in a town, there are the collectibles that were there when I left, or when it was loaded for the first time. If I run around and collect them, the collection helper doesn't show too many new ones at all generating for the next several days. Same is true when I start a new game, the main town takes about three days to start regularly generating collectibles.

But after that time has past, towns really start cranking out the collectibles. I had a plumbot on my trip to the future that couldn't keep up with the nanites and other collectibles in the wasteland when I was using the jet pack and a collection helper. By the time I got to one end of the wasteland, they were already popping back up on the other side where I started. But this was after I had already had them there in the future for four sim days.

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Re: Help with nanites and parts
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2013, 03:16:39 AM »
I've found dozens of nanites in the wild in the wastelands. The only ones I haven't found yet are the Polar and the Uber. I don't have the collection helper yet, but they are easy to spot when you go and look around down there.
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Re: Help with nanites and parts
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2013, 02:26:35 PM »
I've discovered that it's easy to find them in the evening.

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Re: Help with nanites and parts
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2013, 04:01:32 PM »
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Did anyone find the uber nanite? I'm not having any luck looking for it in the wild and the opportunity chains I'm doing aren't leading me to it either.

I don't know if there are better spots to check for it (so far I've just been catching all I see in the wasteland). I suggest checking the bot consignment shop periodically, in case they get one in stock. You can reverse engineer that on just as effectively as one found in the wild. :)

I've discovered that it's easy to find them in the evening.

It certainly is. I love how they glow in the dark!

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Re: Help with nanites and parts
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2013, 06:17:05 PM »
I got my uber nanite from the bot consignment store and reverse engineered it so that I can create more, if you have enough money just buy everything and consign the ones you don't need, it will show up.
on official forum I saw this post in which someone has showed a screenshot of the location he found, another one says,
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Yeah, they are pretty rare. So far I've found two; one in the wastelands, but closer to in behind the Zephyr station, and another in the top right-hand corner of the map (not sure how else to describe its location).
Hope that helps:) I think the nanites vanish somewhere around 12am and will gradually start to show up again in a few hours.

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Re: Help with nanites and parts
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2013, 11:29:30 PM »
I'm pasting this directly out of my notes so it's a little rough, but I thought this might be helpful to some of you.

Rare Nanite spawns –

outside loel's lounge, near the 3-way intersection in an open area
corner of the big solar array near the Zephyr Terminal
beside the castle household, near the playful public pool
along the footpath leading back to town by Pleasant Meadows Cemetery

calling the town north, east of the site named barren wasteland, near a rock.
Another on the northern side of the barren wasteland site.
At the sunken houseboat south of the barren wasteland site.
At the sunken house north of the crash site
Southwestern corner of the wasteland, near another sunken houseboat, up on a  hill

Reverse Engineer Nanite
receive design
common nanites yield 2-4 small blank processors
uncommon nanites yield 2-4 random small or medium blank processors
rare nanites yield yield 2-4 random small to large blank processors

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Re: Help with nanites and parts
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2013, 11:31:21 PM »
Hi everyone. I found some uber nanite behind the Landgraab house on 1100 Serenity Road.

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Re: Help with nanites and parts
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2013, 11:43:12 PM »
Hi everyone. I found some uber nanite behind the Landgraab house on 1100 Serenity Road.

Thank you and welcome to the Forum! I added that to my notes so that it will make it to the page I add to the collecting section on Nanites.

As you all can see, there are many spawn points for these compared to other types - the values are quite low, so they are not meant to be too hard to get... spotting them is the problem, since they take a minute to start floating around when you pan the camera around to them. I did find it easy to spot them in the wastes, and with all these spawn points we should be able to easily inform people on how to get all designs through reverse engineering and create Sentient Plumbots.

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Re: Help with nanites and parts
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2013, 12:31:45 AM »
In the Dystopian Future you can have nanites eat the huge piles of rubbish. They'll reappear a few seconds later, but they are often a different variety. This can be more or less valuable than the original. I managed to get one of the rare varieties using this method, having sacrificed only an uncommon breed. :D

Update: In my excitement, I posted this immediately. I tried feeding nanites quite a bit more and had incredible success! Using uncommon nanites, I found them returned as rare breeds about half of the time. I even caught an uber in no time flat! Just be quick about catching them after they've fed... they disappear after only a few seconds.

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Re: Help with nanites and parts
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2013, 07:26:22 AM »
I found an Uber nanite in the wastelands. Near the edge of the map (where the sim can go to anyway) about half way between the crashed ship and the houseboat remains (when you are heading toward the little old house at 1504 Desolation Drive) there is a large rock. There is a spawner there for the Uber nanite.
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Re: Help with nanites and parts
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2013, 02:02:04 PM »
Lexmechanic, thanks for the post about them eating garbage. Sounds so cool! Will have to try that as I haven't gone to a dystopian future yet.

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Re: Help with nanites and parts
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2013, 07:29:29 PM »
I just published the Guide to Nanites but didn't mention garbage. I've got to get more experience with that area of the game but thanks for making sure we're all aware of that. I'll get around to editing the page to include that information, or if forgotten I'm sure it'll make it to the page through the Comments section.

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« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2013, 03:27:32 PM »
I just published the Guide to Nanites but didn't mention garbage. I've got to get more experience with that area of the game but thanks for making sure we're all aware of that. I'll get around to editing the page to include that information, or if forgotten I'm sure it'll make it to the page through the Comments section.

Well I am guilty of excited, disorganized comment spam. I'll be eagerly awaiting your take on that, once you've gotten to explore things.

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« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2013, 05:07:19 PM »
The only thing is, once the nanites eat the garbage, the garbage comes right back in a few minutes.  Getting different nanites would be almost worth it though. :)
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Re: Help with nanites and parts
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2013, 05:14:22 PM »
Well I am guilty of excited, disorganized comment spam. I'll be eagerly awaiting your take on that, once you've gotten to explore things.

I noticed you there. Thanks for the comments, they are helping to improve the pages I've already put out. I don't mind the 'spam' of it at all, because it's assisting our visitors when I am in the position of learning all these mechanics myself :D I'll get around to looking into the nanite garbage thing and possibly find it in the code to see percent chances of upgrades to those nanites :)

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Re: Help with nanites and parts
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2013, 01:05:47 PM »
I found an Uber nanite too, it was between some trees near the solar panel things. I saw it and I was so excited, but the darn thing disappeared before I got there. It was so disappointing that they stop spawning at 11pm Sims time, I haven't seen another one spawn since  :(

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Re: Help with nanites and parts
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2013, 08:16:16 AM »
I would love to buy nanites and trait chips at the bot shop - but when I click on "Buy" the window comes up empty. There is nothing on consignment to buy at the register.  My sim can put things on consignment but there is nothing to buy!  I tried deleting and replacing the register with no difference.  Anyone else had this problem?  Did you solve it?   :)

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Re: Help with nanites and parts
« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2013, 08:44:46 AM »
Just throwing my two cents in on this here. I seem to have the best luck finding the better nanites, including the Uber, when I look around the derelict houseboats and the abandoned power station, or whatever it's called, there in the wasteland. Goofing around with the new stuff in Into the Future, I've explored the wasteland a fair bit so far, and I always seem to have the best luck in those areas. The areas around the rocks seem alright, but every time I've found an Uber, it's been near one of the derelicts.

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Re: Help with nanites and parts
« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2013, 08:48:32 AM »
Bijou, I had that issue at first as well. In fact, I wasn't getting much in the way of moodlets either until I took a hard look at the mods I was running. After trimming it down to almost nothing but the Nrass mods, there is stuff in the buy menu at the bot shop every time I visit. It also might help to wait until the second day in the future to check so that things have time to spawn in that inventory.

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Re: Help with nanites and parts
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2013, 04:18:34 PM »
Thanks so much for the guides, Carl! 

Without the Collection Helper in the Wastelands, I noticed that there is usually something of interest around the rocks that have nanites, like a space rock or flower.  So you can queue to pick that up while you wait for the nanites to appear. I found that a bot with the Solar Powered chip in the Wastelands is perfect for catching nanites all day.  After 10pm (11pm?) he can excavate debris without getting dirty or simply power down.   A holodisk or computer will keep him from going home while you search.