The Sims 3 Objects Buy Mode Guide
Where to find items in Buy Mode for Regular Sims 3
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Welcome to my guide to the objects in buy mode in The Sims 3. This guide will be helpful in several scenarios. I'll provide some commentary about good deals you should look for, and objects that can get lost in the crowd. Many players come to the guide looking for where to buy things, so I felt it would be helpful to give them a landing area for searching. It will also be nice for anyone who wants to see a summary of all the things that can be owned in a normal installation of The Sims 3. The expansions have their own pages which give a fair amount of information about the new offerings they bring, and where they're found.
Some items are not listed in the Sort by Room section of buy mode and may go unnoticed by players. They may be oversights by EA or just couldn't be easily categorized. This mainly pertains to objects like the display case and nectar racks from World Adventures. You'll need to go to sort by function to find these. This is also the only way to see items unlocked by the buydebug cheat.
If you really want to view all of your decorating options, you should consider going into sort by function. That way, you can see every painting and sculpture available to you all in one area, along with other miscellaneous decor that may have gone unnoticed.
Buydebug is the Sims 3's buy mode cheat. It will allow you to purchase anything in the game. That way, if you accidentally delete something when editing a lot, you are sure to be able to replace it. To do this, activate the cheat console by typing Control + Shift + C, type testingcheatsenabled true, then a second command: buydebug. You can find under sort by function a question mark item in the bottom right corner where the special objects can be found.
In Buydebug you have a lot of power over your expansion content. You can buy martial arts, nectar making, and photography equipment here without actually traveling. You can also buy items like seed and metal spawners to aid in collecting. Celebrities in the Late Night expansion can get special perks and those can be bought here as well.