View Full Version : How do you build Double Foundations?
21st Jul 2009, 02:05 AM
I've seen some houses built with double foundation. How do people do this?
21st Jul 2009, 03:52 AM
I'm not sure, but I believe what your seeing is not a double foundation, but rather just a raised foundation. I haven't tried to make one in the sims 3, but i've done it in the sims 2 and i would bet the method works just the same. All you do is raise a portion of land to a height you want the foundation to be at then just use the foundation tool over the raised piece of land. When you do this the foundation will be the height of the land. You can now flatten the land and the foundation should remain the same height. Just continue building more of the foundation off the one you just built.
21st Jul 2009, 09:50 AM
i'm not entirely sure what you mean by double foundations but like Joefish has said theres when you raise a foundation OR theres when you can use walls and layer it so it has multiple heights (meaning you can create multi story basements.. which is one of the projects i'm working on at the moment)
If you expand on what you meant by double foundations we might be ablke to explain it better if u want :D .
21st Jul 2009, 02:50 PM
Double foundation is = to...
4 clicks high + a foundation
Foundation + a 4 click high wall
21st Jul 2009, 04:30 PM
I've only built one house so far with a double high foundation so it could have a 2 floor basement.. http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=356462.
Basically the way I did it was to dig a hole using the modular stairs, 3 stair sections each 1 square long digs far enough to place a standard height wall at the same level as the default foundation height and if you dig down 6 stair depths then two levels of wall will be the height of a double high foundation.
To actually make it work right you have to use the CFE cheat to level off the walls.. basically dig your basement, line the inside with 2 levels of wall then put an outer line of wall (also 2 levels high) and use CFE and the Level Terrain tool to drag from the top level inside the hole across all the outer walls and they'll shrink down to a double foundation height.. two walls both 4 clicks high on top of eachother.
I've attached a few quick screenshots of what I'm talking about and how I did it.. is that what you mean by "double foundation"?
[EDIT] - Just thought I should mention that's a technique I use in Sims 3, been a while since I played Sims 2 but since it's fairly basic use of CFE and wall levelling I don't see any reason it won't work the same way in both games.
22nd Jul 2009, 01:10 AM
Thank you. The Goth house (pretty much the only EA-made sims I play) has the raised foundation, and since the majority of the EA houses are rather...fugly...interesting I didn't really think that they would actually take the time to use CFE.
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