Sims 3 SimBot Making Quest Guide
The Uber Cheat Method
Don't have endless patience and time for completing this quest? Why not use cheats!
- ctrl shift c gets you into the cheats window
- 'testingcheatsenabled true' enables your cheat mode and allows you to ctrl click away negative moodlets that stop your sim getting things done.
- 'buydebug' after inserting this command, go to buy mode, click on the '?' and you can buy all the spawners (the things that produce gems and fruit) that your little heart desires. Life fruit can be 'auto planted' from the plants menu. Gems require spawners to be placed on your home lot. These can be placed overlapping one another. It may take some waiting after you place the spawner to produce what you're looking for. (Thanks to Flipflip for the buydebug tip.)
Building a simbot is the end game reward of persevering through the Inventor skill chain without electrocuting yourself to death. You can't build a simbot until you finish several quests, which require not only skill, but luck as well. Before you embark upon this quest, I must warn you that it is both perilous (largely to your mental health) and somewhat tedious. It is a time sink, which is not really typical of Sims 3 gameplay, so you may hate it at first, and you may hate it at last because: SPOILER ALERT. If you get 40,000 lifetime rewards points, you can have a simbot join your household without the need of spending a week mucking about collecting various rocks and gems and seeds (including two of the most rare materials in the game) and whatnot.
But, if you insist, here is a guide that will get you through this quest.
Step 1: Deliver Palladium To The Science Center
Finding Palladium on your own is a right royal PITA. So it is wise to invest in the collection helper. Even after you're invested in the collection helper, you should be prepared for long and tedious sim weeks of looking for palladium. Plutonium will probably show up at some point during your search and momentarily you'll be terribly excited only to have your hopes cruelly dashed as you realize that you have to keep looking. This part of the quest is a horrendous time sink and somebody should be punished for it. (Just a note, Palladium may show up as a special note on your Collection Helper, it did eventually do so on mine.) Palladium obviously has a pretty low spawn rate, so if you see it, grab it!
Note: Collect as many gems as you can during this stage, and have them cut. This will save you hassle later on.
Step 2: Deliver 10 Pieces of Life Fruit
Well. Aren't you just buggered now if you don't happen to have a life seed. Yes. Yes you are. It's time to level your gardening (sitting down and reading a bunch of gardening books works best) and use the collection helper to find seeds. If the first task took you sim days, this one has the potential to take sim weeks.
The best place to look for life seeds is around the Mausoleum, and the best way to get 10 is to plant the first few fruits that your Life Tree produces. However you do it, this is a tedious, tedious task.