Building mode

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Building mode

Postby pearlbay » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:26 am

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To design your café, first open the building mode. Click the furniture building on the top left to do so. Make sure to close the building mode after having placed a new item in your café in building mode, or after having rearranged something in your café., as otherwise you won't be able to interact in your café.


Placing items purchased in the shop in your café

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Choose a category, or enter the item's name in the search field. Found the item? Then click it. The item will now appear in the middle of your café. Click on the spot you want to place it on.

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The circular interface on the left lets you turn the item. If the item fits on the spot you selected, it will be tinted green. If it's tinted red, you won't be able to place it.

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If it's tinted red, you won't be able to place it. o purchase the item, click on the big green button on the interface's left bottom rim.

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o abort your purchase, click on the "x" in the same interface.

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If you haven't yet reached the required level to buy the item, you'll be able to unlock it prematurely in exchange for Kitty Coins.

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Moving items around

f you want to move an item already placed in your café to another spot, click on the furniture icon on the bottom left, then on the item in your café. The interface will open. Now click on the spot you wish to place your item on. If the item can be placed on the spot, it will be tinted green. If it's tinted red, you won't be able to place it on the selected spot. You like the new position? Then confirm your choice by clicking the green tick in the interface. To abort the process, click on the cross in the same interface.

How can I return an item to my inventory?

To move an item from your café to your inventory, click on the furniture icon on the bottom left, then on the item in your café.

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The interface will open. Click the "Store" button in the interface. To abort the process, click on the cross in the same interface.


How can I place stocked items in my café?

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To place an item you have on stock in your café, click on the furniture icon on the bottom left, then on the red "Furniture inventory" button on the bottom left of the interface. Choose a category, or enter the item's name in the search field. Found the item? Then click it. The item will now appear in the middle of your café. Click on the spot you want to place it on. The circular interface on the left lets you turn the item. If the item fits on the spot you selected, it will be tinted green. If it's tinted red, you won't be able to place it. Confirm your choice by clicking the green tick in the interface. To abort the process, click on the cross in the same interface.


Can I sell items I no longer want or need?

Of course you can.

To sell an item placed in your café, click on the furniture icon on the bottom left, then on the item placed in your café. The interface will open. Now click on the red "Sell" button at the bottom rim of the interface, which indicates the selling price.

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Decided you don't to sell the item after all? To abort the process, click on the cross in the same interface.

Important items

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Aside from decoration, you'll also find quite a few other items that are of importance for your café in the store.

  • Kitchen appliances: you need them, to prepare dishes. Each appliance is able to produce specific dishes.
  • Counters: you need them, to prepare dishes. Guests can only be served, quests and tasks only be completed, if the fully prepared dishes are placed on the counter. Items that are still placed on your stove, for instance, won't be taken into consideration.
  • Preparing ingredients: these appliances allow you to produce your own ingredients. On a long-term base, this will be cheaper than buying the ingredients - plus, it will gain you quite a few experience points.
  • Dining sets: you need sets of tables and chairs, so your guests can take a seat in your café. You don't want them having to line up in front of your café and wait, after all, do you? ;)

Decoration and bonuses
Except for kitchen appliance, all decorations placed in your café, will gain you decoration points when placed in your café. The more decoration points your café has, the higher the tips you'll receive from your guests. You'll see the bonus in the percentage display next to the happy smiley.

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Hover your mouse-pointer over the percentage display, and you'll see how many decoration points you still need to unlock the next higher bonus. Click on the icon, to get further details.

Special Katzenberger items will give you a special bonus. They are marked with the Katzenberger logo, so you can tell them apart from regular items.

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To find out, how many decoration points an item will give you when placed in your café, hover your mouse-pointer over the pink flower next to it, while you are in the shop:

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Hovering your mouse over a still locked item, will tell you the level you need to reach for it to be unlocked automatically.

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Changing floors and walls

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Open the building mode, then click on "Walls & floors". Here, you'll be able to choose from a variety of different walls and floors. Once purchased, floors and walls can be exchanged and reused at any time, thus letting you change your café's looks as often as you like. Haven't reached the required left to buy a specific floor or wall? In that case, you'll be able to unlock the desired item prematurely in exchange for Kitty Coins.

The terrace

You'll find the terrace on the bottom left of your café. It will give you additional space to seat and serve new guests, and place decorations. Click on the button above the terrace door, to unlock the terrace. The terrace, too, can be equipped with different floors and boundaries. To change them, simply follow the guidelines under "Changing floors and walls" - the method is exactly the same.


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