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PostSubject: How to make a "Basement Garage" Tutorial   Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:50 am

Created By: CowHunter17

Created: 02.25.2006 - Last Updated: 02.25.2006




This tutorial will show you how to make nice, space-saving basement (underground) garages.

Notes:
- You need Nightlife, but not necessarily University to make this work.
- Always turn the "boolprop constrainfloorelevation true/false" to true before deleting any foundation or it will mess it up and look funny.
- Do not try to buy driveways when the "Move objects" cheat is on, as it will not work.





"Why, hello!
My name is Jimmy, and today, I'm gonna show you how to build a basement garage. This is very useful for 2X2 lots. There is a great example of it's space-saving capabilities on my "Tiny Urban" if you're interested.
Let's get started shall we?"






First and foremost, Make sure to level out the whole lot. It is easier to build the garage that way. Don't worry, you'll still be able to edit the terrain after.






Then, count exactly 10 spaces from the sidewalk and build a row of 5 or 7 squares of foundation after them. It's easier if you make 7 of them, by the way.






The result should look somewhat like this.






Then, Put any wallpaper with top and bottom borders on it. You can choose any one you want that has a border. For this, I'm using a brick wall with pale borders.






Use the "lower terrain" tool to lower the terrain at the level of the bottom border...






... As seen in this pic.
Then, level out the first row of terrain as shown above.






The result should look somewhat like this.






Then, Buy and put on any driveway you like.

-Before you continue, Turn on this cheat:
boolprop constrainfloorelevation false

Don't worry, this boolprop cheat can't mess up your game. Just remember to turn it off after you're done using it.






Then level out from the first row of the foundation up to two spaces apart from the sidewalk as shown above.






The result should look like this.






Be sure to enter boolprop constrainfloorelevation true and delete the foundation as it is useless as of now.






Then, start raising the terrain using the following pattern: (The numbers represent the amount of clicks).

First row:...........10-10-10-10-10-10
second row:.............8-8-8-8-8-8
Third row:................6-6-6-6-6-6
Fourth row:..............4-4-4-4-4-4
Fifth row:.................2-2-2-2-2-2

The next pages will show the work in progress.






8-8-8-8-8-8






6-6-6-6-6-6






4-4-4-4-4-4






and finally,
2-2-2-2-2-2

It should now look like this!






then, select the driveway with the hand tool...






And delete it...






Then click on "undo", and magically, it will be back with the shape of the slope you made!






To make another section of the driveway,
level out the terrain in front of the first driveway until it touches the final row. (Don't level out the driveway itself).






It should look like this.






Then, buy another section of the driveway and drag it around until it snaps, you then just click to buy it.






Then. level out from the last row of the first driveway to the last one of the second. Look above for some guidelines.






It should look like this!






then, once again, select the driveway with the hand tool...






and delete it!






Then, click undo, and it shall have taken it's place again!






Then put the usual garage door where it belongs.






build some walls...






and there!
You can then put in some stairs at the last row of the garage and it will be accessible and beautiful!






The final results should look like this!

Well... I'm done now and I sure hope you like it!
As I said before, I used this technique on my Tiny Urban if you need an example.

Good bye and happy simming! :-)





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PostSubject: How to make a "Basement Garage"   Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:42 am

Thanks for bringing this tutorial over, CindaLove! bravo

It never ceases to amaze me when I see the wonderful things that can be done with my TS2 game. I never would have figured this one out. But it looks so easy. I think the tricky part is deleting the driveway and later the extension and then clicking "undo" and they are back matching the terrain. Amazing. And, othe overall results is wonderful. It really is a space saving building tool. This will allow for some wonderful houses to built on smaller lots. I love having my Sims buy a car so this space saving tool will be an excellent addition. Very Happy

Thanks again.

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PostSubject: Re: How to make a "Basement Garage" Tutorial   Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:00 pm

Hello Ms. Cinda!  Love  heartpump  your tutorial for Basement Garage, but I now have a question. You know me, I always find something to ask about.  whacky  

Okay... In the first part you say,  
Quote :
- Always turn the "boolprop constrainfloorelevation true/false" to true before deleting any foundation or it will mess it up and look funny.

Now is this where I change the cheat back when it says,
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Delete the foundation as it is useless as of now.

I'm at the step just before you start "Raising the Terrain"...

I get confused at to what means what as far as the True/False thing goes.  The instructions are saying to turn it to False, but you say to turn it to True.  So I'm totally confused now.   scratch  bounce   buggout 

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PostSubject: Re: How to make a "Basement Garage" Tutorial   Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:31 pm

Hi BB, I didn't make this tutorial, I just posted it from the Sims 2 Exchange and I've never built one so I don't know much about it. But I believe the part you're talking about means is that the foundation creates the correct level of indentation needed to make the driveway, it's not the actual part of the house you will build - this tute is for making a garage under the house.
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PostSubject: Re: How to make a "Basement Garage" Tutorial   Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:51 am

Hi Cinda!  mickeywave  Yeah, I know, but my question was asking about the True/False part of it.

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PostSubject: Re: How to make a "Basement Garage" Tutorial   Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:32 am

Oh, okay hunni, I see what you mean now.The fella that wrote it made a mistake in this tutorial. According to Snooty Sims, it is boolprop constrainFloorElevation false to turn it on. I will correct this tutorial.
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PostSubject: Re: How to make a "Basement Garage" Tutorial   Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:13 pm

mickeywave   lol1  Ok, thanks. I just wanted to make sure I did it correctly. I like that Snooty Sims!

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