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    The Sims: Bustin' Out (Nintendo Gamecube)
    Secrets Guide
    By explodingjellogun
    
    Copyright 2004 Michael Eng
    Current Version- 0.75
    Last Update- 7/14/04
    
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    #Table of Contents#
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    1. Opening Information
       a. Legal Information
       b. Version Updates
    2. Introduction
    3. The unlockables
       a. Furniture
          1) Chairs/Beds
          2) Surfaces
          3) Decorations
          4) Electronics
          5) Appliances
          6) Plumbing
          7) Lighting
          8) Other objects
          9) Skill-building objects
       b. Build Objects
          1) Plants
          2) Pools
          3) Fireplaces
          4) Windows
          5) Doors
       c. Vehicles
       d. Services
       e. Social Interactions
       f. Malcolm Cinematics
    4. Closing statements
       a. Outroduction
       b. Contact information
       c. Acknowledgements
    
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    #1. Opening Information#
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    a. LEGAL INFORMATION
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    This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for 
    personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or 
    otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. Use 
    of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display 
    is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright.
    
    The only website that may use this guide is Gamefaqs.com.  No other sites are
    allowed to use it.
    This guide is copyright 2004 by Michael Eng.
    
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    b. VERSION UPDATES
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    Version 0.1 (7/13/04)- Created guide.  Completed up to section 3, subsection 
    a, sub-subsection 2.
    
    Version 0.75 (7/14/04)- Completed everything except for section 3, subsections 
    e and f (unlockable social interactions & Malcolm cinematics)
    
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    #2. Introduction#
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    Welcome to my secrets guide for The Sims: Bustin Out for Gamecube. This 
    guide's purpose is to (obviously) show you what the various unlockable things 
    in this game are, and what they do.  Since this is a SECRETS guide, anyone who
    doesn't want the game spoiled for them should probably leave now.
    
    *Waits*
    
    Alright then, let's get started!
    
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    #3. The Unlockables#
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    a. Furniture
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    Here's the format for this part and the next.  Possibly the next one after 
    that too.
    
    Name of object
    Motives given, if any
    Skills built, if any
    Cost
    My own description of the object
    Unlock at (where you need to live to get the goal to unlock this object)
    Unlock how (how you complete the goal to unlock the object)
    
    1) Chairs/Beds
    **************
    NOTE: THIS IS ARRANGED BY PRICE.
    
    Rustyredneck Stump Chair
    Comfort 2
    Cost- 110 simoleons
    Description- A wood stump in the form of a chair.  Not very good unless you're
    low on cash or just a nature-lover.
    Unlocked at- Pixel Acres
    Unlocked how- Complete the goal "Find out what `ghost' of a problem the Goths 
    are having".  With a creativity level of 9 or above, visit Goth Manor and play
    their synthesizer.  You will unlock this and the Pixel Booty song, which makes
    everyone get naked (used in a different goal not covered in this guide).
    
    Big Mouth Chair
    Comfort 6, Room 1
    Cost- 390 simoleons
    Description- A chair that looks like... a mouth!  The part you sit on is the 
    tongue.  A pretty good deal for the price.
    Unlocked at- Dudley's Trailer
    Unlocked how- Complete the goal "Visit Mimi and get her to Pull your Finger".
    First, you have to complete the goal "Get to know Dudley better" to unlock the
    Pull My Finger interaction.  Then just visit Mimi and use the interaction on 
    her.
    
    Sili-Camp Tent
    Comfort 6, Energy 7
    Cost- 415 Simoleons
    Description- This is a bed with a tent on top of it.  It has blue sheets, and 
    sleeps two Sims.  Don't buy this bed.  If you're that short on money, then buy
    the futon bed, which is cheaper and gives 7 Energy.
    Unlocked at- Casa Caliente
    Unlocked how- Get promoted to Transcendalist in the Counter Culture career 
    path.
    
    Autocrat by Emporium Imperium
    Comfort 5, Energy 5 (Napping), Room 1
    Cost- 550 simoleons
    Description- This is a couch (not loveseat) that has a white body with blue 
    and white stripes on the cushions.  Kind of ugly IMO.  Also, the Country Class
    Sofa is 100 simoleons cheaper and has the same stats minus the room 1.
    Unlocked at- Tinsel Bluffs
    Unlocked how- Get promoted to the Hall of Famer position in the Jock career 
    path.
    
    Q3 Recliner
    Comfort 9, Energy 3 (Napping)
    Cost- 825 simoleons
    Description- A golden yellow recliner.  Very Hollywood looking.  It has the 
    same statistics as the Von Braun recliner, so personal preference rules here.
    Unlocked at- Club Rubb
    Unlocked how- Complete the "Throw the Ultimate DJ Dance Party Goal".  First, 
    you must buy $1500 worth of stuff for Club Rubb (easy, get some beds, a 
    fridge, and cooking appliances), then buy the Dance Floor.  The day of the 
    party, skip work, and call to throw a party.  Have one of the roomates 
    (whoever's best at cooking, if they're all the same, then it doesn't matter) 
    serve two platters of food up.  Have the other clean up the club.  When the 
    partygoers get to the club, have the Sim with highest creativity Spin on the 
    DJ booth, and get the other two on the dance floor to dance.  Get everyone 
    else to join the dancing by using the "Join Dancing" interaction on them.  Get
    at least 5 Sims on the dance floor at once to complete this goal.
    
    Miss Memo Sleeper
    Comfort 7, Energy 11
    Cost- 1290 simoleons
    Description- A capsule-shaped sleep chamber.  Very cool and futuristic 
    looking.  Not too bad for the price either.  Energy 11 means that your Sims 
    will have shorter sleeping times with this bed.  Sleeps one.
    Unlock at- Toane's Gym
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Chopper Pilot in the Paramilitary career path.
    
    The Vibromatic Heart Bed
    Energy 8, Comfort 10, Room 2
    Cost- 4500 simoleons
    Description- A bed with a heart-shaped headboard, red pillows and sheets, and 
    a white mattress.  This lets two Sims "Play in Bed" to increase their 
    relationship and Social scores.  There's a chance that you'll be offered to 
    have a baby after playing in the bed.
    Unlock at- Casa Caliente
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Yoga Instructor in the Counter Culture career 
    path.
    
    
    2) Surfaces
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    Boomtowne Redwood Table
    Cost- 250 simoleons
    Description- A dining table that is carved from a tree trunk.
    Unlock at- Pixel Acres
    Unlock how- Complete the "Find someone interested in Chase's Secret Formula" 
    goal.  To complete this goal, you must first befriend Chase to unlock his 
    "Tell Secrets" social interaction.  Then, visit Shiny Things Labs and "Tell 
    Secrets" to either Vaughn or Makino.
    
    Constructed Table
    Room 2
    Cost- 600 simoleons
    Description- A blue-white table that is low to the ground.  Pretty cool 
    looking.
    Unlock at- Tinsel Bluffs
    Unlock how- Buy 2000 or more simoleons worth of objects for Tinsel Bluffs.  
    Buy a body building machine, and buy a fun object to replace the TV that 
    Malcolm takes.
    
    
    3) Decorations
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    Atlantean Column
    Room 1
    Cost- 120 simoleons
    Description- A white Corinthian column, I think (someone email me for 
    verification of this).  Very good if you are into the Roman/Greek look for 
    your house.  One of the more expensive decorations that offers only 1 Room 
    point.
    Unlocked at- The Octagon
    Unlocked how- Buy 2000 or more simoleons worth of objects for The Octagon.  
    Upgrade the kitchen, the beds, and the TV.  Pretty easy to do.
    
    Toy Parrot by Fauxfriend
    Room 2
    Cost- 300 simoleons
    Description- A fake parrot.  One of the more expensive decorations that offers
    2 Room points.
    Unlocked at- The Octagon
    Unlocked how- Complete the "Find and Suppress Antiwar Protesters" goal.  Visit
    Club Rubb and attack Bing or Mona.  Win the fight to complete the goal.  Both 
    residents will have 1-2 Body points, so try to have 4-5 Body points so that 
    you'll beat them.
    
    Anatomical Skeleton Display
    Room 3
    Cost- 550 simoleons
    Description- What looks like to be a display of a gorilla skeleton.  Good 
    price for the motive points.
    Unlocked at- Goth Manor
    Unlocked how- Complete the "Exorcise the Ghosts by Having a Seance" goal.  You
    first have to buy 1000 or more simoleons worth of objects for the Manor to 
    unlock the Seance Table.  Then, use the action "Exorcise Spirits" at nighttime
    (7PM to about 3AM) twice to complete the goal.
    
    Warkraft Radar Dish
    Room 3
    Cost- 900 simoleons
    Description- A radar dish connected to a scaffold.  Fairly good deal for the 
    price.
    Unlock at- Shiny Things Labs
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Secret Agent in the Paramilitary Career Path.
    
    Sham-Shag Polar Bear Rug
    Room 6, Comfort 1-3 when relaxing on it (don't know exact number, if you know,
    email me)
    Cost- 3650 simoleons
    Description- A white polar bear rug.  Two Sims can relax on it.  When 
    relaxing, they talk, and if they're in love, they'll occasionally start making
    out on it.  It's required for a goal later on, so don't sell off the one Casa 
    Caliente has already.
    Unlock at- Casa Caliente
    Unlock how- Buy 1500 or more simoleons worth of objects for Casa Caliente.  
    Buy some beds, another hot tub if you want, some kind of fun object, and 
    upgrade the kitchen.  Pretty simple.
    
    Manila 1000 Marine Aquarium
    Room 10
    Cost- 8500 simoleons
    Description- A very large wall-mounted aquarium.  It has fake fish in it, so 
    you don't need to do anything at all with it.
    Unlock at- Tinsel Bluffs
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Director in the Movie Star Career Path.
    
    Temple of the Simoleon
    Room 10
    Cost- 8999 simoleons
    Description- A fountain with seven golden pedestals around it.  Career gnomes 
    are stored here.  When you activate it, the gnomes you've unlocked (one for 
    each career track) do a little dance, one by one.  Pretty amusing.
    Unlock at- Malcolm's Mansion
    Unlock how- Get promoted to level 10 of every career path.
    
    
    4) Electronics
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    Great Big Adventure Japanese Arcade Cabinet
    Fun 5
    Cost- 99 simoleons
    Description- Only unlockable on the Gamecube, it lets you play minigames from 
    the GBA version of the Sims: Bustin Out on your GBA to get money for your GCN
    Sim.  Pretty sweet for a Gamecube-only object.
    Unlock at- Anywhere
    Unlock how- Connect your GBA to the Gamecube and turn on the GBA.
    
    Simsentry CDXLVIII Motion Detector
    Cost- 350 simoleons
    Description- Same as the burglar alarm, except mounts on walls and has moving 
    searchlights on it.
    Unlock at- The Octagon
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Intelligence Director in the Paramilitary Career 
    Path.
    
    Floyd Co. Laser Light Show
    Fun 3, Comfort 3, Energy 3 (which one depends on the show activated)
    Cost- 2700 simoleons
    Description- A red half-sphere with laser emitters resting on a white 
    pedestal.  There are 3 different shows for it.  The best one is the Chakra 
    show (Energy 3).  The other 2, the Soma (Comfort) and the Cubella (Fun) are 
    pretty worthless.  Buy two and set them on Chakra shows whenever you need 
    energy to build skills or satisfy other motives.  Their combined effects give 
    the same energy boost as sleeping in the Spartan Special Bed (Energy 6).  
    Costs 50 simoleons per use.  This is better than the Aromaster because it 
    doesn't break down as much.
    Unlock at- Studio 8
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Fingernail Painter in the Fashion Victim Career 
    Path.
    
    Hellagraphix 1024 Diamond Edition
    Fun 9
    Cost- 4999 simoleons
    Description- A holograph-producing video game system.  No TV needed, and a 
    great group activity for early to late-mid game.  Great price.
    Unlock at- Dudley's Trailer
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Boot Polisher in the Paramilitary Career Path.
    
    Bounce My Booty Dance Floor
    Fun 10
    Cost- 7999 simoleons
    Description- A dance floor to go with the DJ sound system.  Required for a 
    goal at Club Rubb (Throw the Ultimate DJ Dance Party).  Pretty cool, except 
    the only thing is....Sims can't dance well to save their lives.  Oh well.  
    It's amusing to see Sims dancing on it.
    Unlock at- Club Rubb
    Unlock how- Buy 1500 or more simoleons worth of objects for Club Rubb.  Get a 
    kitchen and beds.
    
    Information Overload by Bu Butubu
    Fun 9, Room 8
    Cost- 9499 simoleons
    Description- The ULTIMATE TV.  9 screens + snack dispenser + all channels 
    showing at once + easy to unlock = BEST ELECTRONIC OBJECT EVER.  9 screens 
    means no more changing the channel to suit your Sims' needs.  The only bad 
    thing might be the price.  The Hellagraphix will tide you over until you can 
    get this thing though.
    Unlock at- Tinsel Bluffs
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Head Coach in the Jock Career Path.
    
    
    5) Appliances
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    Broilbastard Stone Grill
    Hunger 5
    Cost- 451 Simoleons
    Description- Better than the other grill.
    Unlock at- Pixel Acres
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Hit Man in the Gangster Career Path.
    
    
    6) Plumbing
    ***********
    Boggs' Memorial Commode
    Bladder 8
    Cost- 300 Simoleons
    Description- Looks like one of the first real toilets ever made.  Exactly the
    same as the Hygeia-O-Matic Toilet, except for the look.
    Unlock at- Goth Manor
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Chemist in the Scientist Career Path.
    
    Fontis Publicus
    Hygiene 2, Room 1
    Cost- 400 simoleons
    Description- A golden, free-standing sink.
    Unlock at- Tinsel Bluffs
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Centerfold in the Fashion Victim Career Path.
    
    Wicked Breeze Outdoor Shower
    Hygiene 5
    Cost- 599 simoleons
    Description- The shower you would see outdoors or in a gym locker room.  
    Purple and pink tiles.  Sims can shower in it with no need for privacy.  
    Convenient, but it doesn't give lots of Hygiene.
    Unlock at- Club Rubb
    Unlock how- Complete the "Find Out what is going on at Toane's Gym" goal.  You
    have to perform three Triple Flip dives off the High Dive at the gym to 
    complete the goal.  I recommend having at least 5 body points so that you'll 
    most likely pull off the dives perfectly (higher body points= less chance of 
    missing the dive).
    
    Flush Force 5 XLT
    Bladder 8, Comfort 4
    Cost- 1200 simoleons
    Description- A blue and white toilet.  Automatically flushes, so you don't 
    have to worry about clogs.  As soon as you get this, get it for every house 
    you live in.  The most convenient toilet ever.
    Unlock at- Toane's Gym
    Unlock how- Buy 1000 or more simoleons worth of objects for Toane's Gym.  Get 
    some good beds and upgrade the kitchen.
    
    Sonic Shower
    Hygiene 10, Comfort 8
    Cost- 3999 simoleons
    Description- A circular speaker on top of a blue and black tile.  It 
    supposedly "vibrates" all the dirt off you with sound.  Pretty cool.  It's 
    convenient in that it doesn't flood.  Which is good if you live with a bunch 
    of slobs.
    Unlock at- Toane's Gym
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Mugger in the Gangster Career Path.
    
    Klassiklean More-saic Tub
    Hygiene 10, Comfort 8, Room 1
    Cost- 4500 simoleons
    Description- A tub that looks like a Roman tub.  This looks cooler IMO than 
    the Hydrothera tub.
    Unlock at- Club Rubb
    Unlock how- Either A) Invite a Sim your character is in love with over, or B)
    Fall in Love with someone at Club Rubb.
    
    Hot Spring Conversion Kit
    Hygiene 3, Comfort 6, Fun 2
    Cost- 5000 simoleons
    Description- A hot spring.  Better than the other four-person hot tub, but 
    since it is a hot spring, it tends to erupt every so often.  If a Sim is in it
    when it erupts, then that Sim's Comfort and Energy will go down.
    Unlock at- Pixel Acres
    Unlock how- Buy 2000 or more simoleons worth of objects for Pixel Acres.  Buy 
    better beds, buy a fridge and dishwasher, and upgrade the toilets.
    
    Niagara Love Tub
    Fun 3, Comfort 5, Hygiene 2
    Cost- 7999 simoleons
    Description- A hot tub in the shape of a heart.  It's a two-seater, and two 
    Sims in love can Play in it to increase their relationship score.
    Unlock at- Casa Caliente
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Arsonist in the Gangster Career Path.
    
    
    7) Lighting
    ***********
    Spartan Special Desk Lamp
    Cost- 24 simoleons
    Description- A black desk lamp with an (I assume) Army star on its base.  Good
    price.
    Unlock at- The Octagon
    Unlock how- Complete the "Find and Shut Down the Hackers" goal.  Visit Shiny 
    Things Labs and Steal one of their Computers to complete the goal.
    
    Confucius Wall Lamp
    Cost- 75 simoleons
    Description- A Chinese lantern hanging from a branch.  Gives off a fair amount
    of light.
    Unlock at- Mimi's Place
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Basket Weaver in the Counter Culture Career Path.
    
    CMYK Floodlight
    Cost- 95 simoleons
    Description- A small uplight that gives off a light blue beam of light.  The 
    bulb doesn't burn out.
    Unlock at- Tinsel Bluffs
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Runway Model in the Fashion Victim Career Path.
    
    The Apoplectic Photolectric
    Cost- 115 simoleons
    Description- A blue box that gives off white (normal) light.  The bulb seems 
    to burn out a lot.  Good outdoors.
    Unlock at- Club Rubb
    Unlock how- Complete the "Show off some Club Rubb moves at Studio 8" goal.  
    Become friends with Bing to get his "Break Dance" interaction, then visit 
    Studio 8 and Break Dance for Artie or Charity.
    
    Neon Flamingo Sign
    Cost- 150 simoleons
    Description- A black neon light with a pink flamingo and a palm tree on it.  
    The bulb doesn't burn out.
    Unlock at- Dudley's Trailer
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Rookie in the Jock Career Path.
    
    8 Step Love Yourself Wall Lamp
    Cost- 150 simoleons
    Description- A red neon light in the shape of a heart.  The bulb doesn't burn 
    out.
    Unlock at- Studio 8
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Massage Therapist in the Counter Culture Career 
    Path.
    
    Hawaiian Fantasy Tiki Torch
    Cost- 180 simoleons
    Description- A tiki torch that lights up at night.  There is no bulb, so 
    there's no maintenance necessary.
    Unlock at- Casa Caliente
    Unlock how- Do the same thing as you did to unlock the Klassiklean tub.  Just
    search for "Klassiklean More-Saic Tub" on your browser or whatever you opened
    this with.
    
    SLP Lamp (too lazy to write out the whole name)
    Cost- 199 simoleons
    Description- A lamp that looks like a cylinder.  Gives off LOTS of light.  
    Bulb does and will burn out.  One of the better and brighter floor lamps.
    Unlock at- Shiny Things Labs
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Gene Splicer in the Scientist Career Path.
    
    Exoticalistism Floor Lamp
    Room 1
    Cost- 210 simoleons
    Description- Similar to the Confucius lamp, but a floor lamp rather than a 
    wall lamp.
    Unlock at- Mimi's Place
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Stunt Double in the Movie Star Career Path.
    
    Torchemada Wall Torch
    Room 1
    Cost- 250 simoleons
    Description- A gray arm holding a torch.  Creepy.
    Unlock at- Dudley's Trailer
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Potion Tester in the Scientist Career Path.
    
    Experimental Lamp
    Room 1
    Cost- 275 simoleons
    Description- A circular base and two prongs.  The light is generated in 
    between the prongs.  Pretty cool.  The bulb (there doesn't seem to be one) 
    does burn out.
    Unlock at- Dudley's Trailer
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Pyro in the Scientist Career Path.
    
    Ritelite Spotlight
    Cost- 300 simoleons
    Description- A black streetlight.  Gives off a lot of light.
    Unlock at- The Octagon
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Space-Time Tinkerer in the Scientist Career Path.
    
    Torchemada Candelabra
    Room 2
    Cost- 400 simoleons
    Description- A chandelier turned upside down with the light on the top of it.
    Lights up at night.  Gives off a fair amount of light.  No bulb, just candles,
    so it's maintenance-free.
    Unlock at- Casa Caliente
    Unlock how- Complete the "Find a neighbor who knows about Candelabras" goal.  
    First, you have to complete the "Score with two Sims at the Same Party" goal 
    to unlock the Kiss Romantically interaction (more on that later).  Then, visit
    Goth Manor, and fall in love with Mortimer or Bella.  Then, use the 
    interaction on the one you're in love with.  All done.
    
    
    8) Other Objects
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    DOT-55C Disposal Drum
    Cost- 65 simoleons
    Description- A large trash can with a nuclear symbol on it.  It holds more 
    than the other trash can, but less than the trash compactor.
    Unlock at- Dudley's Trailer
    Unlock how- Complete the "Clean up the Mess" goal.  You can do two things.  
    You can clean up the mess YOURSELF, or be lazy and hire a maid to do it for 
    you (you DID unlock the maid, correct?).
    
    Venuspice Dresser by Polly Vinyl
    Room 1
    Cost- 400 simoleons
    Description- A pink armoire.  It goes well with the pink carpet and wallpaper.
    You can change your clothes with this.
    Unlock at- Mimi's Place
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Body Waxer in the Fashion Victim Career Path.
    
    Tetherball
    Fun 3
    Cost- 450 simoleons
    Description- A pole with a blue ball tied to it.  This is a group activity, so
    multiple Sims can use it and socialize.
    Unlock at- Pixel Acres
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Love Guru in the Counter Culture Career Path.
    
    Table Tennis from Slammo
    Fun 6
    Cost- 700 simoleons
    Description- A ping-pong table.  Two Sims can use it.
    Unlock at- Pixel Acres
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Extortionist in the Gangster Career Path.
    
    Specter Detector Seance Table
    Room 3, Fun 4
    Cost- 1225 simoleons
    Description- The action "Tell Fortunes" gives fun.  "Exorcise Spirits" makes 
    ghosts on the lot leave and stop haunting you.  Requires a chair to use.
    Unlock at- Goth Manor
    Unlock how- Buy 1000 or more simoleons worth of objects for the manor.  Buy 
    better beds, upgrade the kitchen, upgrade the bathrooms, get a fun object (TV,
    video games, etc); that should do it.
    
    What the Puck Air Hockey Table
    Fun 5
    Cost- 2200 simoleons
    Description- A yellow air hockey table.  Less fun than table tennis, but 
    unlockable earlier on.  Two Sims can use it.
    Unlock at- Dudley's Trailer
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Ball Collector in the Jock Career Path.
    
    Aromaster Whifferpuff Gold
    Energy, Comfort, or Fun 3 (depends on what scent you choose)
    Cost- 2500 simoleons
    Description- An aroma-producing device.  Breaks down often.  There are 4 
    different aromas you choose from.  Peppermint and Juniper gives Comfort, 
    Lavender and Marjoram gives Fun, Juniper and Rosemary gives Energy, and 
    Rosemary and Peppermint increases the chance of positive reactions to social 
    interactions.  It costs 50 simoleons per use.
    Unlock at- Toane's Gym
    Unlock how- Get promoted to All-Star in the Jock Career Path.
    
    Overlord Pool Table
    Fun 7, Room 1
    Cost- 4500 simoleons
    Description- A red pool table.  Put it in a BIG room with lots of space, 
    otherwise the games end early.  Up to two Sims can use it at once.
    Unlock at- Tinsel Bluffs
    Unlock how- Complete the goal "Find out where you can score a red pool table".
    First, you have to have 7-10 body points.  Then, visit Club Rubb and play Bing
    in pool.  If you have high enough Body, you'll win.
    
    
    9) Skill-Building Objects
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    Artists' Block
    Builds Creativity
    Cost- 300 simoleons
    Description- A giant block of marble.  You carve statues out of it.  Statues 
    made by really creative Sims have high Room ratings.  You can sell statues 
    when they're complete.
    Unlock at- Studio 8
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Flower Child in the Counter Culture Career Path.
    
    Beejaphone Guitar
    Fun 2
    Builds Creativity
    Cost- 580 simoleons
    Description- A red electric guitar.  The more creative your Sim is, the better
    he or she will sound on this.  Other Sims can listen to a Sim play, and if 
    they like the music, the relationship will go up, and they might start 
    dancing.  If not, well, the relationship goes down.
    Unlock at- Studio 8
    Unlock how- Buy 1000 or more simoleons worth of objects for Studio 8.  Upgrade
    the kitchen, beds, and bathrooms.  Get a fun object.
    
    Nostalgico Microphone
    Fun 3
    Builds Charisma
    Cost- 1100 simoleons
    Description- A microphone.  Technically, the more Charismatic your Sims are, 
    the better they sing, but IMO they sing bad no matter how high their Charisma
    is.  Fastest way to get Charisma.
    Unlock at- Tinsel Bluffs
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Sex Symbol in the Movie Star Career Path.
    
    Kraftking Potter's Wheel
    Fun 3
    Builds Creativity
    Cost- 1300 simoleons
    Description- Operates basically the same as the Artists' Block, but finished 
    pots can be sold or given to other Sims as gifts.
    Unlock at- Studio 8
    Unlock how- Complete the "Rearrange the Art and Have a Great Opening" goal.  
    Technically, the goal is to have a party, then have every Sim's Room rating 
    almost filled up (about 90%).  Thus, the "Rearrange the Art" bit.  There's a 
    way around this though.  Move the art to the front right room (the one with 
    the dresser).  Then, buy a video game system.  Start playing, then get 
    everyone else to join the game.
    
    Slushrush Portable Bar
    Hunger 1, Comfort 1, Energy 1
    Builds Cooking
    Cost- 1500 simoleons
    Description- You can make drinks at the bar.  A white countertop with bar 
    equipment on top and inside it.  Boosts cooking faster than the bookshelves, 
    but slower than the gourmet stove.
    Unlock at- Mimi's Place
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Lingerie Model in the Fashion Victim Career Path.
    
    Horrowitz Stark-Track Telescope
    Fun 4
    Builds Logic
    Cost- 2100 simoleons
    Description- A white and black telescope.
    Unlocked at- Shiny Things Labs
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Covert Ops in the Paramilitary Career Path.
    
    Turnablitz DJ Booth
    Fun 3
    Builds Creativity
    Cost- 2295 simoleons
    Description- A black DJ booth.  It's a huge stereo, but you can spin on it.  
    Other Sims can watch you spin like they can watch you on the guitar.
    Unlock at- Toane's Gym
    Unlock how- Complete the "Get 4 Sims to Join the Gym" goal.  Get 4 friends 
    aside from Goldie and Max Toane, then throw a party and invite your 4 friends 
    individually on the phone.  Get food served up, then while the party's going, 
    ask your friends to join the gym.  Pretty straightforward.  The only other 
    thing that I recommend is getting an Aromaster or Laser Show and setting it on
    the energy setting to keep yourself awake.
    
    Epicurious Gourmet Stove
    Hunger 8, Room 1
    Builds Cooking
    Cost- 2600 simoleons
    Description- A large, silver stove.  It's twice as big as a normal stove.  It 
    looks like the kind used in restaurant kitchens.  You can make hors d' vours 
    or actually use it as a stove in cooking real meals.  It builds up cooking the
    fastest.
    Unlock at- Mimi's Place
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Leaflet Distributor in the Counter Culture Career 
    Path.
    
    Kraftking Inventor's Workshop
    Builds Mechanical
    Cost- 3330 simoleons
    Description- A white table with green canisters to its side.  Three inventions
    are possible with this- a normal gnome, a big flamingo, or a rocket gnome.  
    All can be sold for increasing prices depending on your Sim's skill.  The most
    money you can make from an invention is 100 simoleons.
    Unlock at- Shiny Things Labs
    Unlock how- Buy 1500 or more simoleons worth of objects for the lab.  Upgrade 
    the kitchen, and get a fun object (video game system, TV, etc).
    
    Gene Genie Incubator
    Builds Logic
    Cost- 3950 simoleons
    Description- This lets you produce mutant plants that can be sold for 
    increasing prices depending on your skill.  Feed the plants garbage.  If you 
    feed one enough, there's a chance it could eat you.
    Unlock at- Goth Manor
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Virus Breeder in the Scientist Career Path.
    
    Life Rocks Climbing Wall
    Fun 2
    Builds Body
    Cost- 4500 simoleons
    Description- A large rock-climbing wall.  Two Sims can use it.  If you're 
    really active, you'll gain body faster.
    Unlock at- Toane's Gym
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Starter in the Jock Career Path.
    
    Tumultech Sim-Phony Synthesizer
    Fun 6, Room 3
    Builds Creativity
    Cost- 5900 simoleons
    Description- A giant organ/piano/synthesizer.  Just like the guitar, the 
    better skill, the better you play.  Sims can listen to you play, and yada yada
    yada, etc.  Check the guitar for the full scoop on the listening.  Once you 
    unlock the Pixel Booty Song, a Sim that has high creativity will play it 
    whenever they play on the synthesizer, making everyone get naked.
    Unlock at- Goth Manor
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Horror Movie Extra in the Movie Star Career Path.
    
    Gyrosport Abdominator
    Fun 3
    Builds Body
    Cost- 8000 simoleons
    Description- A yellow ring with a blue base with a guardrail around it.  
    Builds Body the fastest.
    Unlock at- The Octagon
    Unlock how- Complete the "Seek and Destroy Bioweapons" goal.  Visit Goth Manor
    and use the "Destroy Bioweapon" action on the incubator.
    
    Tesla Coil 3.0
    Builds Mechanical
    Cost- 8595 simoleons
    Description- A giant yellow coil on top of a copper colored support.  You can 
    create ball lightning with this.  Due to a glitch in the game, you can sell 
    the ball lightning for 50 simoleons each.  Builds Mechanical the fastest.
    Unlock at- Shiny Things Labs
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Vivisectionalist in the Scientist Career Path.
    
    Miss Gyrotic
    Builds Logic
    Cost- 9995 simoleons
    Description- A robot pod, similar to Servo's pod in the PC versions of The 
    Sims.  You can program Miss Gyrotic to do chores, socialize with other Sims, 
    or turn her into a Sim for a while.  The actions are as follows: Program for 
    Chores, Program for Human Relations, and Program for Experimental Prototype.  
    Another action, Program for Defense, is used in a goal in the Octagon.  It's 
    useless outside of that goal.  Builds Logic the fastest.
    Unlock at- The Octagon
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Robotician in the Scientist Career Path.
    
    
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    b. Build Objects
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    Well, this is a lot shorter than the Furniture section.  The format stays the 
    same, except motives are excluded because these things don't GIVE any motives.
    
    1) Plants
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    Topiary Skull
    Cost- 101 simoleons
    Description- A bush that looks like a skull.  Freaky.
    Unlock at- Mimi's Place
    Unlock how- Complete the "Visit Dudley and use sign language on him" goal.  
    First, you have to "Get to know Mimi better" to unlock the Sign Language 
    interaction.  Then, visit Duds, and use it on him (btw, "sign language" in 
    this game means giving them the finger).
    
    Bird of Paradise
    Cost- 125 simoleons
    Description- It doesn't look like a bird.  Kind of like an orange 
    plant..thing.
    Unlock at- Shiny Things Labs
    Unlock how- See the Klassiklean More-saic Tub description for this.  Just do 
    the same thing while living in Shiny Things Labs.
    
    Giant Fern
    Cost- 190 simoleons
    Description- Just like what it's called.  A giant, green, leafy fern.
    Unlock at- Shiny Things Labs
    Unlock how- Complete the "Find out where the contaminating spores are coming 
    from" goal.  Visit Goth Manor and Steal a Fern.
    
    Swamp Cypress
    Cost- 299 simoleons
    Description- A tree you would see in a swamp.  Kind of hard to describe.
    Unlock at- Tinsel Bluffs
    Unlock how- Visit Shiny Things Labs and use "Steal Script" on the green think 
    tank.
    
    
    2) Pools
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    Official High Dive Platform
    Fun 3
    Cost- 900 simoleons
    Description- A high dive.  Three different dives are available- Swan Dive, 
    Backflip, and Triple Flip.  The chances of hitting a dive are determined by 
    your Body skill.  You don't technically need a pool under it to use it.  But, 
    making Sims jump off a high dive only to land and break their necks would be 
    cruel, wouldn't it?
    Unlock at- Toane's Gym
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Car Thief in the Gangster Career Path.
    
    Frigidarium Colossicus
    Room 9
    Cost- 5995 simoleons
    Description- A massive pool with Roman tiles around it and a diving board.  It 
    has a Simoleon symbol on the bottom of it.  The BEST pool in the game.
    Unlock at- Tinsel Bluffs
    Unlock how- Complete the "Muscle the Muscle at the Gym" goal.  Visit Toane's 
    Gym and attack Max or Goldie.  It doesn't matter if you win or not.
    
    
    3) Fireplaces
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    Varmenkozze Euro Fireplace
    Room 4
    Cost- 800 simoleons
    Description- A rounded silver-red fireplace.  Very modern-looking.  IMO, the 
    best fireplace in the game.
    Unlock at- Pixel Acres
    Unlock how- Complete the "Seduce someone at Casa Caliente" goal.  Fall in love
    with Randy or Paisley, then relax on the polar bear rug and have the one you 
    love join you.  You'll talk with them for a while, then start making out.  
    After you make out, you're done.
    
    
    4) Windows
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    That 70's Window
    Cost- 75 simoleons
    Description- A white window shaped like a heart.
    Unlock at- Casa Caliente
    Unlock how- Complete the goal "Go to Studio 8 and Help with the Outsider Art".
    To do this, you have to visit Studio 8 and paint on the easel for a while.  
    Charity or Artie will tell you when the goal is complete.
    
    
    5) Doors
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    Nevagess Secret Door
    Cost- 300 simoleons
    Description- A door that looks like a wooden door on one side, and a bookshelf
    on the other.  Pretty cool.
    Unlock at- Dudley's Trailer
    Unlock how- Get promoted to Shoplifter in the Gangster Career Path.
    
    Pathmatic Sliding Door
    Cost- 420 simoleons
    Description- An automatic sliding door.  Looks like the kind you see in 
    laboratories or factories.
    Unlock at- Shiny Things Labs
    Unlock how- Complete the "Go to Studio 8 and Change their Minds about 
    Scientists" goal.  First, you have to complete the "Show off rocket gnomes at 
    a launch party" goal to unlock the Hypnotize interaction.  Then, visit Studio
    8 and Hypnotize Artie or Charity.
    
    
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    c. Vehicles
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    This section will exclude the price, motives, and skills for obvious reasons.
    Price is free, and cars don't satisfy any motives and they don't give any 
    skills.  If only driving was a skill in the Sim world.....
    
    
    Super Scooter
    Description- A red electric motor scooter.  Upgrade from this ASAP.
    Unlock at- Mom's House
    Unlock how- Get a job using the newspaper.
    
    Dude Buggy
    Description- A dune buggy- monster truck sized.  Your Sim literally has to 
    swing out of it.
    Unlock at- Dudley's Trailer
    Unlock how- Get a promotion while living at Dudley's Trailer.
    
    Matsuura Imposter Type-S
    Description- Think a blue Mitsubishi Eclipse (sports car, large spoiler on the
    trunk) without the roof and with green and purple stripes on the sides.  
    Pretty cool looking.
    Unlock at- Mimi's Place
    Unlock how- Get a promotion while living in Mimi's Place.
    
    RGB Flashback
    Description- A black roofless car with an orange pattern in front.  Hard to 
    describe, since I don't know cars too well.  Anyone have a better 
    description?)
    Unlock at- Goth Manor
    Unlock how- Complete the "Get back the fern that was stolen from the Goths" 
    goal.  Visit Dudley's trailer and steal the fern near the broken down car in 
    the back.
    
    Maximoto Tsunami X-Teq
    Description- Similar to the Imposter Type-S, but red, has no stripes, and is 
    about half as long.  It's a sweet ride.
    Unlock at- Toane's Gym
    Unlock how- Complete the "Go to Dudley's Trailer and PARTY" goal.  The goal is
    to have at least a relationship of 5 with Dudley and everyone at the party.  
    You also have to interact with every Sim at the party.  Complex?  Not really.
    Just takes a few precautions and steps.  Number 1.  Visit Dudley and get the 
    party started in the MORNING.  That way you'll have a lot of time to socialize
    with everyone.  Number 2.  Get your motives FULL before leaving.  Dudley's 
    REALLY stupid.  He doesn't cook, so everyone leaves in about 4-6 hours because
    they're starving.  Number 3 (for the TRULY paranoid).  When you're living in 
    Dudley's Trailer, serve two platters of food right before you move out so that
    everyone will stay longer.  Number 4.  SAVE right after you arrive at Dudley's
    Trailer.  That way, if things do go wrong, you can re-load and try again.
    
    Limo Ultimo
    Description- Think a black stretch limo.  Plus a HOT TUB where the trunk is.  
    Yeah, that's right.  A HOT TUB.  Easily the sweetest ride in the game.  And, 
    easily unlockable too!  SWEET!  Your Sim will actually change to their bathing
    suit, get in the back, and pop up in the hot tub in the back.  That's a pretty
    sweet reward for getting so far in the game.
    Unlock at- Malcolm's Mansion
    Unlock how- Spend 20000 Simoleons or more on objects for the mansion.  It's 
    actually not too hard.  Buy a video game system for the sitting room on the 
    right wing.  Upgrade the bathrooms if you wish.  Upgrade EVERYTHING if you 
    can.  Splurge on burglar alarms and buy a few laser shows and Aromasters to 
    keep that energy up while you do stuff in the mansion.
    
    Spritzenfunken Q3
    No description yet, haven't unlocked it
    Unlock at- Casa Caliente, Shiny Things Labs, Club Rubb, The Octagon, Pixel 
    Acres, Tinsel Bluffs, or Malcolm's Mansion
    Unlock how- Get married.  Fall in love with a Sim from the Free Street Houses,
    then Propose.
    
    Schnellmeister Technik Edition
    Same as above
    Unlock at- The Octagon, Pixel Acres, Tinsel Bluffs, or Malcolm's Mansion
    Unlock how- Have a baby, then survive for three days until it becomes a child.
    Easier said than done.  First, make out a LOT with your spouse until the game 
    asks if you want to have a kid.  Say yes.  Then, either have your spouse (if 
    unemployed) care for the baby for the three days, or alternate between you and
    your spouse caring for it.  Babies need a lot of attention.  When it starts 
    crying, feed it first, then sing to it.  ALWAYS do that.  NEVER play with it.
    While it sleeps, you can replenish the caretaker's motives.
    
    Sataniti Diavolo GT 1000
    Same as above
    Unlock at- Malcolm's Mansion
    Unlock how- Send your Kid to Prep School with Straight A's.  Not too hard.  
    Have your kid be in a good mood, study a lot, and go to school every day.  
    Then they'll leave for prep school (polar opposite of military school).
    
    
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    d. Services
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    Maid
    Cost- 10 simoleons per hour
    Description- Ah, the maid.  The BEST service EVER.  She does things no other 
    Sim should have to do.  She CLEANS.  And she looks good doing it too! ^_^
    Unlock at- Mom's house
    Unlock how- Use a toilet to empty your bladder.  Yeah, that's right.  Pee and 
    you get the maid!  Pretty easy, huh?
    
    Repairman
    Cost- 50 simoleons per hour
    Description- The repairman is the guy who fixes things that would get you 
    electrocuted if you tried to fix them.  He's essential if you don't have a 
    high Mechanical skill.  Even if you do have high Mechanical skill, it's 
    sometimes better to pay his high fee rather than waste tons of time replacing 
    lightbulbs or fixing the appliances for the millionth time.
    Unlock at- Mimi's Place
    Unlock how- Fix all the broken things.  This includes the Espresso Machine, 
    and sometimes the dishwasher.  Study to get at least 3 Mechanical points 
    before trying to fix the broken things.
    
    
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    COMING NEXT UPDATE!
    
    
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    f. Malcolm Cinematics
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    COMING NEXT UPDATE!
    
    
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    #4. Closing Statements#
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    a. Outroduction
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    Well, there's my secrets guide!  I hope you liked it!  I put a lot of work 
    into it, and it's the first guide I've actually TRIED to finish.
    
    
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    b. Contact Information
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    Questions?  Comments?  Suggestions?  Corrections?  Send them to me at 
    nintendofreak225@yahoo.com.  I can also be found occasionally wandering around
    the Gamefaqs message boards as explodingjellogun.  You'll need to ask me via 
    email for my AIM sn.
    
    
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    c. Acknowledgements
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    Here's the list of people and companies I'd like to thank.
    
    Me, for writing this
    My parents, for buying me the game AND the memory card for it
    dwarfman1990, even though I didn't tell you, I used your item guide for 
    verification of some of the prices when my sister was hogging the TV
    Gamefaqs, for having such a great site
    Maxis and EA, for making this awesome game
    Nintendo, for getting the exclusive arcade cabinet onto the GCN
    Prima, for making the strategy guide for the game that I referred to when my 
    sister was hogging the TV
    
    and of course
    My Sims, for tolerating the things I've put them through to write this guide 
    (multiple pixel booties, forced marriages, forced broken hearts, etc, etc)
    
    
    END OF FAQ