Registers were introduced in The Sims: Hot Date, reintroduced in The Sims 2 and carried forward later in expansion packs for later games. They allow Sims to make purchases on community lots. Except for the register from The Sims: Makin' Magic, which is a kiosk with a cashbox, registers must be placed on a surface, usually a counter.
|Buyability||Community lot only|
Hot Date included two registers, one cheap and one expensive, and each subsequent expansion pack added a new type of register. Any register can be used on any community lot, and each register will spawn an NPC clerk or cashier. These NPCs are functionally identical, but their appearance will depend on the register that spawned them. The clerks spawned by the Hot Date registers will be generic downscale or upscale, depending on which register was used. Clerks spawned by the registers from expansion packs after Hot Date will generally fit the theme of the community area introduced in the expansion the register is from.
List of cash registers
The Sims 2
|Game||The Sims 2/Open for Business/The Sims 2: H&M Fashion Stuff|
The Sims 2 included a normal-looking register, Open for Business added a second, antique-looking register, and H&M Fashion Stuff added a third, fashionable register. Without Open for Business, or on unowned community lots with it, the cashier will be one of several teen NPCs set aside as cashiers. NPC cashiers wear a pale yellow shirt, blue jeans, and a green apron.
With Open for Business, the cash register is necessary for most player-run businesses and for learning the Register talent badge. Unlike other employee positions, Sims can be assigned to be the cashier without having to approach them. Additionally, the cash register can be used to quickly set the price of all objects marked for sale on the lot. Players should note that while NPC cashiers may demonstrate gold talent badge proficiency on unowned community lots, they may not actually have a talent badge in cashiering when hired for an owned business.
If a cash register in an owned business is left unattended or is staffed by a slow employee, customers may lose their temper, drop their shopping bags in frustration, and leave. If the owner leaves the lot before all customers have paid for their merchandise, they will pay the next time they visit the lot.
List of cash registers
The Sims 3
|Game||The Sims 3: World Adventures|
The Sims 3: Ambitions
The Sims 3: Supernatural
The Sims 3: University Life
The Sims 3: Into the Future
The Sims 3 Store
|Price in game||Varies|
Cash Registers in The Sims 3 were first reintroduced in The Sims 3: World Adventures and come in four different forms:
- Bookstore Register
- Nectary Register
- General Store Register
- Food Register
- Relics Register
Each register spawns its respective merchant Sim at markets in vacation sub-neighborhoods. These registers can be placed in home neighborhoods like Sunset Valley or Twinbrook, but will not contain full purchase inventories. For example, the bookstore register will only sell those books sold in the bookstore rabbit hole when it is placed in a main neighborhood, and not the rare exclusive books sold in the respective sub-neighborhoods. These objects can only be placed on community lots, and they have three recolorable channels.
Unemployed NPCs will be used to staff the cash registers on a lot. If there is more than one cash register on the lot, it may take a while for all of them to be staffed. This may or not pertain to cash registers from other expansion packs.[confirmation needed]
New registers were added with other expansions, buyable in the community lot objects under build mode. With Ambitions came the consignment shop register. The limited edition of Pets came with a pet register for the pet shop, Supernatural came with a register for the elixir consignment store, University Life came with a register for the nerd shop, and Into the Future came with a register for the bot emporium.
Another The Sims 3 Store set, Baker's Bazaar Collection, allows Sims to sell food.
While the registers are purposed to be places in their own dedicate lot type, these will still function regardless where they're present at.
List of cash registers
||§0||They are separate objects, but they look similar to one another.|
|Consignment Register||§0||For Consignment Store|
|Pet Store Register||§4||For Pet Store (Limited Edition only)|
|Elixir Store Consignment Register||§0||For Elixir Consignment Store. Sells alchemy skill books, elixirs, ingredients for elixirs, recipes and even sometimes gardening skill books.|
|Roentgen Register||§0||For Nerd Shop (Comics)|
|Coortena Holo-Register by Arasika Industries||§250||For Bot Emporium. Sells bot building skill books, crystal flowers, nanites, processors and trait chips.|
|Savvy Seller's Register||§100||Can be used with Savvy Seller's Collection from The Sims 3 Store.|
|Sweet Nothing Simoleon Register||§100||Can be used with Baker's Bazaar Collection from The Sims 3 Store. Sells food.|
The Sims 4
Cash Registers in The Sims 4 are introduced in Get to Work. So far there has only been registers for retail businesses.
|Bizoleans Cash Register||"It's not just a POS, it's an all-in-one owner solution! Open and close your store, hire (and FIRE) employees, set your prices, and view your daily finances. You're a management maven with the Bizoleans Cash Register in your POSsession!"||§50|
|Suros Pecuniary Cash Register||"Suros engineers designed the Pecuniary Cash Register using recovered Golden Age schematics. Forced out of production by a crippling shortage of Simoleans, the few remaining models are cherished by those shopkeepers fortunate enough to trade perk points on the black market to procure one."||§330||Unlocked by purchasing the Register of Tomorrow Retail Perk|
The Sims 2
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