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The Sims 3 Collecting Guide

Maps to Help without the Collection Helper

Collecting
MapsBugsButterfliesGemsMetals
NanitesSpace RocksTransfigurationWorld Adventures Maps

This page of the collecting guide will be the single most useful to those who don't have the Collection Helper Lifetime Reward. Here you'll find helpful screenshots of my Sim using the collection helper in both Sunset Valley and Riverview. Note that there is no distinction between, for example, beetles and butterflies on the maps for insects. Likewise, the maps for Rocks, Gems and Metals are non-specific. Find good locations and take note of them, and you'll gradually find some favorite spots to hit up every day to find the rarest gems.

I did not cover every square inch of ground, but this is plenty of data to collect every item in the game. Look for the insect or gem icons on the maps for locations. They generally respawn once a day.

Sunset Valley Insects: Butterflies and Beetles
A collecting map for the Sims 3: where to find bugs (butterflies and beetles) in Sunset Valley




Sunset Valley Rocks, Gems and Metal Ores
A collecting map for the Sims 3: where to find gems rocks and metals in Sunset Valley


A collecting map for the Sims 3: where to find rocks gems and metals in Sunset Valley




Riverview Insects: Butterflies and Beetles
A collecting map for the Sims 3: where to find bugs (butterflies and beetles) in Riverview


A collecting map for the Sims 3: where to find bugs (butterflies and beetles) in Riverview 2


Riverview Rocks, Gems and Metal Ores
A collecting map for the Sims 3: Where to find Rocks gems and metals in Riverview


A collecting map for the Sims 3: Where to find rocks gems and metals in Riverview 2

Collecting
MapsBugsButterfliesGemsMetals
NanitesSpace RocksTransfigurationWorld Adventures Maps
The Sims 3 Skills
Advanced TechAlchemyAthleticBot MakingCharismaCollectingConsignment
CookingFishingGardeningGuitarHandinessInstrumentsInventing
Laser RhythmLogicMartial ArtsMixologyNectar MakingPaintingPhotography
RidingScienceScuba DivingSculptingSocial NetworkingStreet ArtWriting






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K says...
I find that metals, gems and space rocks will spawn near stones and rocks in the town. Not sure whether this is really helpful though, thought I would just share it
2nd December 2012 5:40am
Mrs Tragic Clown says...
Where is the Mushroom Map to mushroom spawnings? There is a Challenge in collecting called Mushroom Collector find 7 unique mushrooms, and quality of mushrooms grown will increase. I have found some mushrooms in Sunset Valley on the way to the Waterfall Stoney Falls and more near Crystal Springs. Truffles & Porcinis are hiding very well or are very rare and I am not able to find Mushrooms using the collector but they do tend to spawn near seeds.
2nd January 2013 4:52pm
Miss Sims lover says...
Where are the maps for the worlds that you can purchase as their own pack, like Sunlit Tides and Monte Vista? I found a few gems and metals and space rocks near one house where my family lives. I just think a bigger guide would be helpful in the long run.
28th January 2013 10:45am
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