A gardening sprinkler is an object that waters gardens automatically. It is featured in The Sims 2: Seasons, The Sims 3 and The Sims 4: Seasons. While sprinklers were not included in The Sims, some custom content creators made sprinklers for that game. The sprinkler can create puddles.
The Sims 2: Seasons
|Even though the world's gone nuts with the back-to-basics agricultural movement, it doesn't mean that Sims need to resort to rustic low tech. The Garden Schpritzer, modified from a model used on Sims in luxury spas, will leave no plant dry. What once cured dry, crispy skin, will leave gardeners with lush, harvest-laden foliage. It's a must for gardeners stuck in the age of sweat and toil!|
|Game||The Sims 2: Seasons|
|Price in game||Varies|
In The Sims 2: Seasons, the Garden Schpritzer line of sprinklers is found in Build mode's Gardening Center. A sprinkler can cover 90 degrees (for §90), 180 degrees (for §180), or 360 degrees (for §360). Sprinklers operate automatically, and will come on when they are needed. They will not create puddles if they cover areas not occupied by plants.
When the game is in Buy mode or Build mode, the area a sprinkler covers will be marked by a transparent green dome; if any part of the dome touches a square, plants in that square will be watered. Sprinklers will water flowers as well as Seasons garden crops, and can be placed in the same grid square as a plant. If a sprinkler is placed in the same square as a plant, it may not be possible to grab it again without moving the plant. Sprinklers will not overwater plants, but plants can still be overwatered if it rains.
Sprinklers can break, and can be repaired. Broken sprinklers will still water plants, but will leak, and will depress the environment score. Sprinklers are small, so a leaking sprinkler may be hard to spot, and hard to click on, especially if it is in the same square as a patch of flowers. Therefore, it may be best to call a repairman, as a repairman will always be able to find the broken sprinkler.
Players should note that active sprinklers are graphically intensive, and can cause lag. A mod by Numenor at Mod the Sims can prevent this by making the water from sprinklers invisible. Water leaking from a broken sprinkler will still be visible.
The Sims 3
|Schuper Schprinkler from SchprinklerTech|
|SchprinklerTech established their sprinkler supremacy with Der Garten Schprinkler. Now, the Schuper Schprinkler is poised to rejuvenate the lagging sprinkler industry with revolutionary irrigation technology. Brilliantly engineered, this sprinkler transcends the common expectations of sprinkler owners everywhere.|
|Game||The Sims 3|
|Price in game||§90|
The Schuper Schprinkler from SchprinklerTech is a sprinkler in The Sims 3. It can be turned on, and it will water plants in a 5x5 area, with the sprinkler at the center. It will run indefinitely, but will not overwater the plants, as plants in The Sims 3 cannot be overwatered. Sims can upgrade it with Auto-Water so it will run between 4 AM and 7 AM, but it must be turned off so it will run automatically. Sims and dogs[TS3:P] can also play with the sprinkler autonomously.
A Schuper Schprinkler is immune from meteor impact.
The Sims 4: Seasons
|The Sprinkle-O-Matic 2001 is 100% pure sprinkler. This is a no frills model that can be upgraded to make it the only sprinkler you'll ever need in your garden. But that doesn't mean you can't have fun with it too. Don't forget to enjoy some fun when it gets hot out.|
|Game||The Sims 4: Seasons|
|Price in game||§350|
Gardening sprinklers return in The Sims 4: Seasons. They have a 3x3 area of effect for plants, and Sims can also play with them to cool off during hot temperatures.
Just like in previous games, the sprinkler creates puddles when used. It can be prevented, however, by sending a Sim with a high handiness skill level to upgrade the sprinkler with "Puddle Prevention". They can also upgrade sprinklers to be unbreakable.
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