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16th Mar 2012, 9:06 PM
Hello! This is a question that might take a while to answer if you're like me and you haven't gone through the trouble to figure it out before.
I'd like to know how many little squares are in each lot size.
I can't access my Sims 2 game for a while and I'm already salivating over the possibility of making better houses by starting on paper. Knowing how much "square footage" I have to work with would be quite helpful!
16th Mar 2012, 10:22 PM
1 tile is about 3 feet. I believe the last time this topic was floated it was mentioned that the tiles are in 10's. Meaning a 2x2 is 20 across and 20 down for a total of 400 tiles minus the two tile dead space you cant build on without lot adjuster.
*that doesn't seem right do we multiply or just add to get total?
16th Mar 2012, 10:53 PM
Yeah, this question was asked in the past. I was going to prepare a visual example for that past thread, but didn't feel like it was necessary after it received so many replies. Now I can post it here, lol!
This is an example of the 6x5 lots:
- Fences can encompass the edges of your lot's gameplay.
- Subtract 1 tile for each of the 3 sides not connecting to the sidewalk for floor tiles.
- Subtract 2 tiles for the 3 sides, ANd subtract 1 floor tile from the sidewalk for walls.
- Pools are included with wall placement limitations.
- The measurement of 60 tiles by 50 tiles is only inclusive of your green space before reaching the sidewalk.
The measurements are in "squared units". There's no real conversion to feet, meters, etc. although you probably knew that, lol.
EDIT 1: I added the other lot sizes. Perhaps there can be a wikipage for this information?
17th Mar 2012, 4:24 AM
With moveobjects on, the floor placement line should be flush with the fencing line. I always use it, especially in lots that are really too small to accommodate unused grassy areas.
17th Mar 2012, 4:40 AM
With moveobjects on, the floor placement line should be flush with the fencing line.Ground level only, I presume?
You can also increase the wall and floor placement by one tile using the LotAdjuster.
17th Mar 2012, 5:35 AM
Ground level only, I presume?
Actually I haven't ever tried it on a second floor. I'll have to see if it's possible on more than just ground floor.
17th Mar 2012, 4:48 PM
This all sounds useful. The diagrams especially will help me in creating floor plans! Thank you all, and I'm glad I could give d_dgjdhh an opportunity to post these diagrams. Hopefully they'll benefit other builders as well.
Edit: I've started looking for a list of lot prices as well, but they're as hard to find as the sizes! Does anyone know if there's a list of prices for empty lots somewhere?
18th Mar 2012, 1:09 AM
*1x1 = ($400)
*2x1 = $300
2x2 = $1,600
3x1 = $1,000
3x2 = $2,900
3x3 = $4,800
*4x1 = $1,600
4x2 = $4,200
4x3 = $6,800
4x4 = $9,400
*5x1 = $2,200
5x2 = $5,500
5x3 = $8,800
5x4 = $12,000
5x5 = $15,200
*6x1 = $2,900
*6x2 = $6,800
*6x3 = $10,700
*6x4 = $14,600
6x5 = $18,500
Some lots adjusted with LotAdjuster (those in *). No wonder folks are able to make nice starter homes. The game throws in an extra $400 for a 1x1 lot, lol.
18th Mar 2012, 11:21 PM
I did not yet test the following with lot-adjuster but the in-game cheats allow some thing too
driveway - garage door for a garage without outside driveway is possible but only at the border-line where the fence is (or should go)
with 'moveObjects on' you can build next to the "walkpath tiles" and place floor tiles everywhere even the road can change
but oops don't delete those tiles, you can't re-place those (or you must have that picture tile set custom made)
the only thing that can't be build(as far as my testing it goes) in the tiles next to that path (or above it) is a roof that one needs to stay 1 tile inward (and 2 from the sides)
also you can build an outside area on a higher floor even over the whole of the street (handy for helicopter pads on small lots)
21st Mar 2012, 2:25 AM
Thank you again for your help! Now I'll be able to start playing this neighborhood in no time at all, once I get my hands on the disc. :)
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