As any building game on the market sometimes can be quite challenging completing your dream house in Sims 4 in spite the fact that the developers worked hard to ease as much as possible the building process. The following are some tips that will improve your skills in enhancing the look of your house and make you proud of your work.
Suggestions for roofing
While construction can be generally demanding, the roofing part sometimes is the worst. Especially the little flaps visible at the bottom end of the roof’s edge called eaves. By holding shift button you can just add one eaves at a time. If you want to see the process from different angles hold alt key and then you can adjust better all the other eaves.
Buildings can be placed on different foundation heights
In the past, this wasn’t the case. With the new update for the “Get Famous” expansion, this is now possible. The two buildings must not be jointed and you can accomplish that by ensuring that they are fully enclosed with four walls or that they are on flat foundations that can be on different heights.
Stairs in sort of L shape
The first thing to do is placing the foundations in a shape of letter L as in the photo. The first square foundation can be four notches high, another at eight and the last one can be made of walls.
It is a matter of keep fiddling with the heights, up and down closer or further until you will get it right.
Even more challenging than this is to enclose all this in a room. Use the old wall tool as the room tool won’t help you. If you get an error message in game reading “conflicting block clusters” then just draw a small part of the wall somewhere else on the same lot and afterwards moving it will fill up the gap in your room.
A small nuisance is the painting as you will not be able to automatically fill the room with paint color so just do it manually using the mouse across each all and problem solved.
Like many other games from the same genre, The Sims 4 is built on a grid system and the objects you place will snap according to that. This is why sometimes your interior design will look amateurish as objects will have to be placed far from walls.
Pressing together control+shift+C will pop a text in the upper corner. Type in that bb.moveobjects on and the grid will not be anymore a problem. Holding alt and left mouse will allow you to rotate the objects as you please.
Once you sort out your issues related to roofing, L shaped stairs, objects placement another thing you have to consider is landscape. With the new updates, The Sims 4 can now manipulate the terrain using tools that will swallow parts of foundations and roofs.
We are confident that with the new updates and these tips many players will be inspired to enjoy to the fullest the experience of the building.
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