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Offline gerrr00

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New mailbox
« on: October 07, 2010, 03:23:14 AM »
Not sure if this is the correct place for this post, sorry in advance if it is not.

When I bought Barnacle Bay, one of the new items is an awesome ship steering wheel mailbox.  Any ideas on how to change mailboxes?  Either from an existing home lot or when building on a new lot?
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Re: New mailbox
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2010, 04:22:51 PM »
I think it just depends on where you live, unless there might be one in Buydebug?
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Re: New mailbox
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2010, 01:07:01 PM »
There are no mailboxes in Buydebug.

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Re: New mailbox
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2011, 07:39:00 AM »
Have you tried placing the new mailbox and then deleting the old one?
I'm not sure if it works, but you could try it.

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Re: New mailbox
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2011, 01:36:40 PM »
have you tried placing the new mailbox and then deleting the old one?
I'm not sure if it works, but you could try it.

The only way to place a "new" mailbox is to clone it.  And if you clone it, the mailbox will look exactly like the one that is already there.  It will likewise be in the same condition as the old one, so if it's broken (i.e. annihilated by a meteor), the cloned version will be broken, too.

I am not absolutely certain, but it might be possible to take an empty lot from another world and drop it into an empty lot in Barnacle Bay to get the regular mailbox.  However, I've never actually tried this, so for all I know the style could change automatically when you do so.

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Re: New mailbox
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2011, 01:43:28 PM »
In one of my stories, I have put a house from Swap Shop (the house was built by Lilygirl) into Barnacle Bay via Edit Town, and the mailbox was not the ship one (that came with BB), but the normal usual one. I hope that helps.
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Re: New mailbox
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2011, 02:04:24 PM »
So that means that it's likely that whatever mailbox is on the lot you place will be transferred to that town.  So you could save an empty lot from Barnacle Bay and put that mailbox in another town, or put a regular mailbox in BB by reversing the process.  Yes, that was quite helpful!  Thanks.  :)



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Re: New mailbox
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2011, 02:47:28 PM »
So that means that it's likely that whatever mailbox is on the lot you place will be transferred to that town.  So you could save an empty lot from Barnacle Bay and put that mailbox in another town, or put a regular mailbox in BB by reversing the process.  Yes, that was quite helpful!  Thanks.  :)

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Re: New mailbox
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2011, 10:46:15 PM »
OK, let me see if I have this correct. If I copy a blank lot from BB and place it in my current town it will have the BB mailbox that I want. How would I clone it so I could put it on an existing lot?

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Re: New mailbox
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2011, 10:47:56 PM »
You can't. If you want the wall mailbox, you need it in the lot when you place it down.

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Re: New mailbox
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2011, 10:48:46 PM »
You would just have to use the lot you brought over.

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Re: New mailbox
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2011, 02:35:00 PM »
geroo, try doing a recolor of the mailbox, except you don't really recolor it you just save it to the menu of existing mail boxes.  Then try using it, if it's actually there, on a house in a different town.  Kind of like saving patterns.  I don't know this will work but it might.
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Re: New mailbox
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2014, 09:30:28 PM »
You can only change the color. Just go to build and buy and then go and find "Create a Style." Click on the mailbox and then you can change the color. Hope this helped

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Re: New mailbox
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2014, 06:47:23 PM »
There ARE mailboxes in BuyDeBug on the Misc. Objects tab.  I have the Benvenuto! Mailbox, Colonial Mailbox, a second Colonial Mailbox with a modern look, Future Mailbox, Junk-Free Mailbox, Mailbox (from World Adventures), Modern Mailbox, Monolithic Mailbox, Post Box, Tropical Mailbox, and Wall Mailbox (for apartments).  I don't own Barnacle Bay so I don't have that mailbox but I own several of the other worlds.  You can also find alternative trashcans in there.  To remove the existing mailbox, press Ctrl+Shift and click on the mailbox and you should be able to delete it.  Then you place your new one.

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Re: New mailbox
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2014, 06:55:23 PM »
Dellena, I edited your post because you accidentally wrote a bad word instead of "shift," which rendered it as a bunch of asterisks.

I've never had luck finding mailboxes in BuyDebug. I know that they're under Misc. Objects, but what objects are they near in the catalogue?

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Re: New mailbox
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2014, 07:43:00 PM »
Thanks for the edit :)  That's what I get for being up late. :)  They're in alpha order in the catalogue.  So, for example, the Benvenuto! Mailbox is between Bed & Breakfast Topical Cot and Big Show Crowd.

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Re: New mailbox
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2016, 09:53:27 PM »
Sorry for necroposting, but I hope this will help anyone who wants to change mailboxes and trash cans without any cheats and mods, as I haven't seen these solutions anywhere on Internet. I regularly use these methods and both work fine. Notice that they work only with the original expansion or store worlds, not with custom versions of the worlds.
If you want to have a different world's mailbox and trash can on an empty lot, create a save with the world where you can find the mailbox and trash can. Choose an empty residential lot, or create one in edit town. Go to build mode, and add something so the lot won't be totally empty : a wall, a tree, whatever. This will allow you to save the lot to your library so you can export the lot to another world.
If you already have a house and want to change its mailbox and trash can, you absolutely can do it too. Select the lot you want and place a copy of it in the same world. If the lot copy is inhabited, throw its inhabitants out. Change the lot type from residential to community, which will automatically delete the mailbox and trash can. Save this community lot to your library. Start a save with the world that has the mailboxes and trash cans you want. Go to edit town. Place the community lot in this world. Change its type to residential. A new "local style" mailbox and a new trash can will be automatically generated. Save this residential lot to your library.