Joined: 06/03/09 04:17 AM
My inventor sim is at level 6, and all he can do with them is blow them up. I read somewhere that eventually they can repair them, but I haven't figured out how to do that yet. He has fun blowing them up though!
I'm really having fun blowing things up with my inventor. Be careful though, don't blow up anything in (or too near) your house. I blew up a salvage item in front of the house and caught the whole thing on fire. lol!
Joined: 05/29/09 09:02 AM
I also have an inventor but he's only level 1 right now. I'm loving the inventor job though, I really like going ot the junk yard. My sim salvaged a bunch of old firnature but since I didn't know what to do with it I had him sell it all.
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The first time I salvaged some items I put them in my house since my sim was very poor at the time. A while later they because un-grimy. I'm not sure what caused this =/. I had picked up a dishwasher, phone and couch. All unusable except the couch. And then one day they just started looking like new and worked.
Since this I have gone back to the junkyard and have picked up a bunch of stuff but so far magic hasn't happened to any of the numerous items I have collected =/
Calling over the repair technician will restore salvageable items... at least this has been working for me. Whenever something I have bought on my lot breaks I call them and then they repair the one broken item and then stand around for a bit before announcing they are leaving. Then *poof* instantly restored.
The only way to advance this career is to sale any items you create from eather your back pack icon or the family items (under the buy items icon which is the box)
just eather grab the item and place it in the square to the left OR hold the item and press Delete key on key board.
Each item you sale goes toward your career, just like with any career it does go to level 10 I think at 10 you build the robot, BUT you have to do ALOT of item gathering.
bven49 wrote:Calling over the repair technician will restore salvageable items... at least this has been working for me. Whenever something I have bought on my lot breaks I call them and then they repair the one broken item and then stand around for a bit before announcing they are leaving. Then *poof* instantly restored.
Joined: 06/05/09 07:42 AM
Location:Center Ossipee, NH
My inventor could not fix salvaged items until he had his handy skills to 4, nearly 5 and his inventor skill was about the same. I recall he had to fix three items for people in town or the rabbitholes in town, and upgrade 5 items in his own house, and then he could fix any salvage. The higher his handy skill the better the item ends up being. He fixes up some unbelieveable things now, he's just a hair shy of a 10th level Inventor, his handy skill is level 9, and he's in just under the boss at the science facility where he only has to work from 9am-1pm three days a week and gets megabucks. But everything he salvaged is self cleaning, unbreakable or super comfortable, and looks like the highest priced items with perks now. He just reached this point tonight when he also turned adult from a YA. So it happen real fast with becoming an inventor via the science lab.
His wife became a ghost hunter through the science lab also, but she never has to go to the science lab, she only has one -2 houses or businesses to clean of ghosts a night, and one of her perks now is the ghost become her permanent friends so it has made hermax the charisma skill without even trying, among other things. She is a 10th level ghost hunter and gets big money for each trip to a house, plus she gets sent a weekly stipend pay check from the lab every Sunday as well.
I'm not sure if it has been fixed or not, but there is/was a glitch on salvaged items. If you take all of your items out of your inventory (it won't work if you leave them in there) and place them anywhere around your home lot, then call a repairman,once he leaves you things will be as good as new. All he does is stand there, he doesn't touch any of your items. Its weird but it works. Once the items are fixed they are worth the same as the identical item in the catalog.
I haven't found any other ways of fixing them and I'm not sure if you are supposed to. I belive the main purpose of them is to detonate them for scrap.
Hope this helps!