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Picked upload! Subtle Build Grid Active Level Only

by alverdine Posted 7th Apr 2018 at 4:26 AM - Updated 7th Apr 2018 at 1:19 PM by alverdine
32 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 20 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
I've always found the grid in build/buy mode slightly distracting, especially the terrain grid which is always visible unless you select the terrain paint tool. This mod makes it so only the active level has a visible grid - like in Sims 4. You can still manually toggle the indoor grid on and off as usual. Grid opacity has also been lowered and the terrain grid made white instead of blue. Now you get a clearer view while you're building and you can just switch to the top level when you want a totally unobstructed view of your build!

I would have preferred if all the grids could be made to toggle with the "indoor placement grid" toggle, but I couldn't figure out a way to do that, so this is my imperfect workaround - If anyone else can, I'd be ecstatic! Would also love for the "B" hotkey to be bound to the wall tool instead of the basement tool like it is currently

This is a really simple edit. If the grid is too faint for you, just extract the DDS files from the package and tweak the alphas to your liking.

Hope somebody else finds this useful, enjoy! :3

Overrides the following _IMG resources:
floorGridWhite_0xb4e5af810da55a00, floorGridBlack_0x7b02622769d6ceea, floorGridBlackActiv_0x3b184f362b253a28, floorGridWhiteActiv_0x61b1cf3cf420f3ae

Shouldn't conflict with anything except another mod that changes the grids
Tags: #override, #build, #buy, #grid, #replacement

Type: Other

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 1.67
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
alverdine_SubtleBuildGridActiveLevelOnly.zip 1.7 KB 2,045 7th Apr 2018
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 7th Apr 2018 at 9:11 AM
Must be some site issue.
Original Poster
#3 Old 7th Apr 2018 at 10:51 AM
@qahne thanks!
@kittythesnowcat @mars97m lol sorry file should be there now
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 7th Apr 2018 at 3:11 PM
Amazing! Thanks so much for this. The grid lines have always been so distracting for me when building. I can't wait to try this out. (Love the house too!)

--Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.--

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Test Subject
#5 Old 9th Apr 2018 at 12:20 PM
Such a great idea! I always found the grid super distracting and way too opaque so this is really awesome! Thank you for your effort and time making this
Original Poster
#6 Old 10th Apr 2018 at 10:22 AM
@simsi45 thanks :3 the hedges are from this set and the other shrubs/flowers are my own recolours that I haven't uploaded yet cause i'm not quite happy with em
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