- Developer: The Irregular Corporation
- Publisher: The Irregular Corporation
- Genre: Simulation Virtual
- Release: Aug 13, 2019
- ESRB: Not Set
Hints & Secrets
You start with only 1 workbench. You can unlock the second one at Lvl. 3 and the third one at Lvl. 8. Yeah but why should I buy then? 3D Mark. You'll need to run 3D Mark on this machine. And the other machine too. And the other one. AND ANOTHER ONE. I'd say 85% of the machines you pick up, you have to run 3D Mark on it for testing purposes, and the test takes around a minute, plus installation and restart times (around 15 seconds). If you don't have other workbenches, you'll have to sit and wait, and that's not fun.
Workshop and rigs
Try to have 3 rigs at the workshop or in transit the whole time. That's the limit. You won't receive any e-mails while you have 3 rigs in the shop / in transit. When you finish a job and collect the money, you'll get another e-mail with another offer, and when you pick a job, the machine will always arrive the next day, so always try to leave the workshop with no rigs on it and 3 on transit for the quickest profit.
- If you have -$1000 or more, you can still buy stuff. Simple as that.
- If you have less than -$1000, the bank will charge you $10 each day.
- If you have less than -$3000, you can't buy anything! If you reach this value and can't finish your jobs or sell spare parts to get above -$3000, you can't continue on that save file.
Cancel the job
At the time of creation of this patch (March 28th), you can't see the client's specs in the e-mails, so you may or may not get a profit from it. Sometimes the client wants a 2TB HDD, which costs $70, and he'll pay you $60 for the job. In that case, you can just decline. However there's jobs which involves discovering the problem, and the fix might cost more than what he's paying you. I'll just cancel the job then YOU CAN'T CANCEL ANY JOBS AFTER ACCEPTING THEN!. Have that in mind!
Money without penalties
Jobs don't pay you too much. You'll almost always stay on negative balance. However, the game does not punish you for not being honest. There's certain jobs that requires you for example, to just change the broken HDD. You open the rig, and it's a 2TB HDD. You can put a 250GB HDD on its place and still receive the money with no penalties or anything. This works with every job that requires you to only change specific part(s).
3D Mark Scores
Don't accept jobs that wants uber 3D Mark Scores. 3500 should be your score limit. Clients often wants to pay ~$170 for a rig with over 4000 on 3D Mark, and you need expensive VGAs / CPUs for that score, usually around $700 in total price.
More Gameplay Tips
- Tip 1: Don't worry with correctly removing cables or turning off the PC when you're swapping hardware. PC booted up and it's ready for delivery? Just pick it from the workbench and put it on the hallway, no need to turn it off then remove the cables before picking it up.
- Tip 2: The same goes to the Flash Drive and installed programs. You do not need to remove then before returning the rig to the hallway.
- Tip 3: If you don't have enough workbenches, you can pick a rig the way it is and put it on the hallway. It will stay there until the moment you finish the job, so don't worry.
- Tip 4: If a specific part in your inventory have a note with the owner's name, that means you can't change it. That usually occurs on "Diagnose and fix" jobs. If you think for example that the PSU is broken, remove it and there's a note on it, that means it isn't broken. The problem is in another piece.
- Tip 5: 10) The storage on the left (the one you can unlock at Lvl. 6) serves only for putting rigs on it instead of the hallway. Nothing more.
Easy "Sitting on a fortune" Achievement or Trophy Guide
The game counts your inventory at 2nd hand value, meaning if you paid $1550 for a water cooled gpu its value is only $517. You need to buy 400 of those water cooled GPUs that are worth $1550. When they're sitting in your inventory they only sell for $517. 200,000 / 517 is approx 386 gpus so I just bought 400 and the achievement popped. You will need $598,300 to $620,000 to purchase that large amount.
Easy "Hoarder" Achievement or Trophy Guide
You do not have to buy the cases, however under certain case fans there are arrows meaning the fans come in different colours. Buy each colour and the achievement will pop for you like it did for me.
Complete one of the following achievements to collect their Xbox Live Gamerscore points:
|Unlockable:||How to Unlock:|
|1920x1080 (10 GP)||Install a Threadripper 1920x and a GTX 1080 or GTX 1080ti.|
|Back in the black (5 GP)||$1,000 in the bank.|
|Bending over backwards (30 GP)||Get a 4.5 star rating.|
|Blow 'em away (30 GP)||Get a 3DMark score of 20000 on your office PC.|
|Building isn't cheap! (10 GP)||Get out of a $2500 debt.|
|Building momentum (15 GP)||Get to level 18.|
|But can it run Crysis? (10 GP)||Build a PC with parts costing more than $10k and have it boot to desktop.|
|Calling in Sick (10 GP)||Skip work 7 days in a row.|
|Customer satisfaction (20 GP)||Get a 4 star rating.|
|Customer's ALWAYS right (60 GP)||Get a 5 star rating.|
|Double trouble (15 GP)||Buy the second workbench.|
|Easy to forget (10 GP)||Forget to apply thermal paste to the CPU.|
|From humble beginnings... (5 GP)||Get to level 6.|
|Get your wings (10 GP)||Complete How To Build A PC mode.|
|Getting your feet wet (20 GP)||Custom water cool your office PC.|
|Going loopy (30 GP)||Create a watercooling loop with 5 or more radiators.|
|Hoarder (10 GP)||Have every possible part in your inventory.|
|I'm broke, Uncle! (10 GP)||Get into $3000 of debt.|
|If you fail the first time... (10 GP)||BSOD a computer 10 times from overclocking.|
|Keeping things neat (15 GP)||Buy the storage cupboard.|
|Lead by example (20 GP)||Get a 3DMark score of 10000 on your office PC.|
|Majority Shareholder (30 GP)||Buy 51% of the company stock from Uncle Tim.|
|Maybe you should try something else? (60 GP)||$1,000,000 in the bank.|
|Mister Big (60 GP)||Get to level 30.|
|Mr big business (30 GP)||Get to level 24.|
|Overvolted (10 GP)||Break your CPU.|
|Owner (60 GP)||Buy all of the company stock from Uncle Tim.|
|Perfection (10 GP)||Get exactly the requested 3DMark score.|
|Seems you're pretty good at this (15 GP)||$10,000 in the bank.|
|Show off (10 GP)||Get a 3DMark score of 5000 on your office PC.|
|Smashing it (10 GP)||Complete 30 jobs.|
|Stars in your eyes (maybe try squinting) (15 GP)||Add loads of lighting to your office PC.|
|Stop it (10 GP)||Make a PC with full tower case, AIO cooler, RGB fans, max RAM, a 1080 Ti (or SLI), but use a Celeron|
|Taking care of business (15 GP)||Complete 100 jobs|
|That's what I'm talking about (5 GP)||Complete 10 jobs.|
|The Best of Both Worlds (10 GP)||Pair an AMD CPU with a NVIDIA GPU.|
|The Stuart Morton Award For Purpleness (25 GP)||Make your office PC as purple as possible.|
|These high prices are your fault! (10 GP)||Have 100 GPUs in your inventory.|
|Things are under control (10 GP)||Get to level 12.|
|Treat yourself - CPU (20 GP)||Install a Threadripper CPU in your office machine.|
|Treat yourself - GPU (20 GP)||Install a GTX 1080Ti in your office machine.|
|Treat yourself - RAM (20 GP)||Install 128GB of RAM in your office machine.|
|Triple threat (15 GP)||Buy the third workbench.|
|Work ethic 101 (20 GP)||Complete 200 jobs.|
|Wow, you really like PCs (30 GP)||Complete 500 jobs.|
|You rock at this! (30 GP)||$100,000 in the bank.|
Complete one of the following Secret achievements to collect their Xbox Live Gamerscore points:
|Unlockable:||How to Unlock:|
|Amazonian (20 GP)||Get 50 or more items in a single delivery.|
|Hasta La Vista, Baby. (30 GP)||Get to the year 2029.|
|Sitting on a fortune (20 GP)||Have inventory worth $200,000 in career mode.|
|Wow to build a PC! (15 GP)||Get through HBPC mode in less than 240 seconds.|
|You need to plug it in... (10 GP)||Try to use the monitor without plugging in the PC.|
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