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Missing Upgrades[edit source]

I Know One Is Missing, The "Always Good Fortune" On Fortune Cookie Maker, March 5, 2010 (UTC)
In ambitions, the Fuss no Muss Styling Station has the Look-Good Mirrors upgrade, and the Digital Tattoo Applicator has the Inkinization 2.0 upgrade. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Omegasdx (talkcontribs) 19:26, Jun 9, 2010 (UTC)
Also in Ambitions, the Washing Machines have the Clean Polymer Injection System upgrade. It gives you the very fresh clothing moodlet +25 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Omegasdx (talkcontribs) 19:33, Jun 9, 2010 (UTC)

I added the upgrades mentioned above to the main page now. Duskey 03:53, June 11, 2010 (UTC)
There's another one. "Upgrade Extinguisher", for Firefighter Simbots. UBFunkaneer 21:40, June 17, 2010 (UTC)
Ah yes, I forgot about that one. It's not exclusive to Simbots though. You can also upgrade the fire engine. Unfortunately my firefighter died some time ago, so I cannot add them. Duskey(talk)(blog) 21:47, June 17, 2010 (UTC)

Description on upgrades[edit source]

There seems to be confusion on what to add under Note in the upgrades table. I suggest we make two colums: Description & Player Notes. Description will say what you can read ingame by hovering your mouse over the upgrade in the handiness skill window and player notes will clarify since some of them can be abit ambiguous. Duskey 08:50, June 11, 2010 (UTC)

Official Downloadable Content Upgrades[edit source]

Any descriptions on the official store downloadables and upgrades? I know that I can upgrade solar panels and wind turbines from the store (though what it actually does is a bit unclear)...

I think it would be a good idea to add these when we have the info as long as there is a note that says they don't contribute to the % of available upgrades. For instance, currently my Sim has 100% of available upgrades, yet I have never upgraded the solar panels or wind turbines.Trimalynn 17:53, July 9, 2010 (UTC)

Challenges[edit source]

Why does Handiness has the easiest challenges? Just because things don't break so often or just because Handiness takes a bit of time to master (unless you buy Fast Learner lifetime reward and also get handiness skill books from the bookstore)?

Unique Upgrades[edit source]

I've upgraded everything on the list, even the windmill and solar panels which don't affect percentages, but my unique upgrades complete is still 86%. Anyone else having this issue? I don't know what else there is to upgrade, I have all the expansions and stuff packs (expect Master Suite stuff).? Trimalynn (talk) 19:02, November 24, 2012 (UTC)

Here's the list I found from the GameplayData.package.
  • Unbreakable
  • Self Cleaning
  • Change Fire Color (non-expensive fireplace)
  • Auto Light (non-expensive fireplace)
  • Improved Crushing (trash compactor)
  • Fireproof (non-expensive stove)
  • Improved Cooking Quality (non-expensive stove)
  • Faster Cooking (non-expensive stove)
  • Silent (cheap dishwasher)
  • Boosted Channels on TV (cheap TV)
  • Custom Doorbell Sound (front door)
  • Improved Graphics (computer)
  • Improved Speakers (stereo)
  • Wire House with Speakers (stereo)
  • Auto Water (sprinkler)
  • Improved Memory (food replicator)
  • Perfect Teleportation (teleportation pad)
  • Improved Pressing (nectar maker)
  • Flavor Enhancement (nectar maker)
  • Always Good Fortune (fortune cookie maker)
  • More Efficient (windmill/solar system)
  • Inkinization (tattoo chair)
  • Improved fire alarm (fire alarm)
  • Polymer Injection (washing machine)
  • Look Good Mirrors (styling station)
  • Upgraded Extinguisher (fire extinguisher)
  • Improved Jets (hot tub)
  • Never Loses (dartboard)
  • Auto Fill Water (water trough)
  • Singing Synthesizer (karaoke machine)
  • Improve Speaker (MP3 player or wall-mounted speaker from Showtime? Somehow this one is considered different than the other one)
  • Dimensional Gate (ElectroDance Sphere)
  • Inertial Stabilizer (ElectroDance Sphere)
  • Space Travel (UFO?)
  • Laser Cannons (UFO?)
  • Glow (umbrella)
That's all I can find in the game file. I don't know if you miss anything or what, but that's what I got. :/ Nikel Talk Vote! 12:31, November 26, 2012 (UTC)
Thanks  Nikel!  That was very helpful.  I was able to upgrade the new speaker and the karoake machine, but for some reason can't upgrade the umbrella or the space ship.  That might be due to cheats in my game.  I bet it would take me to 100% if I did though.  I can see ugrades are available with my NRAAS debug cheat thingy.  Thanks again! Trimalynn (talk) 01:13, December 8, 2012 (UTC)
Sure thing! :) Nikel Talk Vote! 03:58, December 10, 2012 (UTC)

Social Interaction[edit source]

Sims can "Admire Handiness Skill" to those that have the trait or is skilled in it at level 4. Though can't tell which factor it applies, nor I know where to put this trivial information if applied here. (talk) 22:24, April 6, 2020 (UTC)