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eedgan
2nd Nov 2006, 11:33 PM
Want a sideways garage but still cannot figure out how? I decided to create a new thread featuring 6 different lot sizes with sideways garages already built on them. The larger lots have double garages. Just delete what you don't want.

The attachment includes the following lot sizes:
3x1, 3x2, 4x4, 2x2, 2x3, 3x3 (The 3x3 lot has a double sideways garage as well as a single facing the street - as pictured below). If you require a siedways garage for another size lot just give me a PM and I will do it for you.
Note: I have all EP's. (If my game ever crashes again...I will make templates with the Base game and NL - but I pray that does not happen any time soon).

Happy Simming
Eedgan

poplers
3rd Nov 2006, 12:47 AM
thanks a lot! even though i make my own, i still can't wait to download these!
they will save so much time!

niol
3rd Nov 2006, 4:53 AM
Wow, This is shortcut to it...
Thanks...

Now, I'm linking them altogether. Hope you don't mind. If do, pm me.

Thanks... :)


Linkage for garage or driveway tutorials or threads (alphabetically ordered in terms of username):

cwin1024
TUTORIAL: building a house on a foundation with attached garage (nothing to download!)
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=201764

cwirsing
Sloped Driveway tutorial
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=90496

dogman
How To Build A Backwards Garage
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=188960

eedgan
Sideways Garage Tutorial
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=164641
Sideways Garage Templates
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=200969

Envious
TUTORIAL: How to build a Driveway / Garage (Nightlife Only)
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=90174

hexameter
4 Modules of basement garages + Tutorial
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=99315

Jonesi(with EP2 garage)
My simple tutorial for connecting a garage to a house with a foundation and adding a garage to houses already made pre nightlife
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=93917
My tutorial for placing a garage in the middle of a split level house on a foundation
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=93926
Sideways Garage template :)
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=97235

khakidoo
Basements & Garages - I made some video tutorials
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?p=1527988

mirelly
A Simple Way With Underground Garages
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=128450

Neveah223 @ sims2.EA
Slopped driveway tutorial
http://thesims2.ea.com/exchange/story_detail.php?asset_id=116775

niol (without EP2 garage)
An easy way to build a garage along with a house on foundation...
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=91504

shrekheatherbelle
Easy Tutorial for Connecting a Garage To A House on a Foundation
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=178018
Tutorial For Circular Looking Driveway
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=168860

SimsSherry2 @ TS2 exchange,
Nightlife Garage on a Foundation Tutorial
http://thesims2.ea.com/exchange/story_detail.php?asset_id=53552&asset_type=story&user_id=370

Sotalia
Sideways driveways & shadows - problem solved
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=97102

SteveUK
Nightlife garage and tutorial: {hint: about basement/underground garage}
http://www.insimenator.net/showthread.php?t=1108&highlight=SteveUK
http://www.insimenator.net/showpost.php?p=19701&postcount=20
{Old or outdated:
tutorial for building a working garage on a downward slope
(downloads) http://www.insimenator.net/download.php?id=3227
or
(view threads) http://www.insimenator.net/viewtopic.php?t=1499}



Linkage for garage or driveway trouble-shooting-threads:

Method of returning the horizontal driveway back to normal
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=168266
Sideway Garage Problem + Boundary problem
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=167953

eedgan
3rd Nov 2006, 6:59 AM
Of course I do not mind Niol. I always look out for your posts - 'cos I know they will be filled with lots of relevant links. You keep things so well organised. Thank you.

twink
7th Nov 2006, 9:43 AM
I keep checking back but still your files are pending? How long does approval take?

Twink

chickenlittle91
8th Nov 2006, 12:10 AM
so how long is it going to take to get approved?

eedgan
8th Nov 2006, 5:26 PM
No clue. I will try sending a PM to a moderator. Wish me luck.

megativity13
11th Nov 2006, 1:13 AM
These are great! Thanks eedgan!

lioness817
12th Dec 2006, 2:13 AM
Thanks for the lot templates. I appreciate them. I suck at advanced building of anything. :P

jay-min
21st Dec 2006, 4:38 PM
*hugs* thank you. im branching out to new building ways...and have discovered that they are not that easy. lol.

SirWolfguar
24th Dec 2006, 4:14 PM
I have NF and OFB installed no pets after downloading your templates and went to buy then they were a ungodly price like $700,000.00 each? Am i'm missing something? the only way I could get them to install was to use clean install, Is OFB the issues?

thanks thoe for the templates

patul
24th Dec 2006, 4:54 PM
They are pets templates, but it is easy to redo : when you see the lot from the road
when you place the lot :
for the back of the car left side <--sun must come from left back corner
for the back of the car back side <-- sun must come from right back corner
for the back of the car right side <-- sun must come from right front corner
left front corner --> no change

to do that : move... on just put a tile on the right corner on the oposite side of the road (where you are looking from in my example) and all new drive way rotate.

dmblnd229
11th Aug 2009, 3:03 AM
I love building huge houses, and unfortunately, I cannot get your tutorial to work for me. Do you think you could make templates for the larger lots? I would REALLY appreciate it!

therebel292004
8th Feb 2010, 10:47 PM
Are there any templates for AL? And do the templates still work if one uses the lots adjuster?

Mootilda
9th Feb 2010, 4:35 PM
You shouldn't need special templates for AL; the only thing that really matters is the sun direction and the game should be able to convert lots from previous EPs to work with AL, since they aren't really Pets-specific.

Yes, the templates should work with the LotAdjuster, so you can expand them to be any size that you'd like. This is fairly easy to test, just backup your neighborhood and use the LotAdjuster; then let us know if there's a problem.

SNClay
11th Feb 2010, 2:12 PM
thanks alot... I need this!!! :)

therebel292004
13th Feb 2010, 5:52 AM
Okay, just how do you do anything with the sun? I'm not quite clear on that. I have looked for buttons, options, and such for controlling the sun, and can't find them. Am I missing something?? I ask cause I'm tryin to build a 4 unit apartment with sideways garages.

Mootilda
13th Feb 2010, 7:21 PM
The sun direction for a lot is set when the lot is created. So, it is basically fixed for any lot.

When you place a new empty lot, notice the direction that you are placing it in the neighborhood. Then, edit the lot and build a wall to check whether the sun is where you want it. If not, delete the lot and place a new lot in a different direction in the neighborhood (for example, if you originally placed it with the road at the top of the screen, try placing it with the road to the right). You'll obviously need to place it in a different location. However, once a lot has been created, the sun direction is fixed and you can then move and rotate it to where you want it.

aelflaed has a tutorial for changing the edge which is considered the "front" of the lot. This can sometimes be used to change the sun direction, but will not change the sun direction relative to any existing buildings. Let me find you that link... Here it is:
http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=255110

Rotating an existing built lot is not currently possible, although it is something that I have on my to-do list. If you are interesting in following the progress, you can check out this thread:
http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=328167

therebel292004
14th Feb 2010, 4:45 AM
Existing lot not possible?? Ouch. Guess I should have waited on getting started, lol. No biggy, right? Some lots can be practice, lol. After hours of tinkering and such, I have the layout down, so recreating it should be much quicker.

Mootilda
14th Feb 2010, 5:15 AM
Believe me, we've all had this kind of problem. The limitations of the game often seem quite arbitrary.