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Fully Functioning Working Basements

by snappledude21 Posted 30th Jun 2005 at 6:23 AM - Updated 23rd Jul 2005 at 4:21 AM by snappledude21 : works again
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UPDATED IMPROVED AND FIXED FOR ALL, AND FOR NUMENOR, AND SO THAT ITS MORE UNDERSTANDABLE
NOTE: If you downloaded very early on there was a critical error which is now thankfully, fixed. Just redownload, everything is fine now


Simple mod that shouldn't have taken this long. TADA doors (and windows) in a foundation. This will work with university and original (or any future expansions, i should think) and has compatibility with any other mod's like Numenor's invisible walls and the extra pools by foreverjardon.

INSTRUCTIONS
Attached are two .txt files that you can use to edit your foundations. The files you will need to look at are in C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2\TSData\Res\Catalog\Scripts. Copy and paste the original walls.txt and deckfoundations.txt files into a seperate folder first (somewhere safe, on your desktop). Take the two attached files and open them, then copy and paste the text of wall hack.txt into walls.txt at the end at the end of the file, and the text of deckfoundations hack.txt into deckfoundations.txt at the end of the file. Close the txt files and save where prompted. You can now start the game and enjoy the hack.

Upon opening the build mode and choosing foundations, you'll see two new options. The thumbnails are messed up, and I don't know how to fix them, but its OK i swear And they are labeled correctly, one foundation, one latticed deck.

At this point you put down the new foundation (you could as easily use the new latticed deck, but it helps make things more complicated). This should be the size/shape (any shape works) you want your foundation to be in the end.

If placing your new deck/foundation at ground level, there are less steps.
Put a piece of wallpaper on the foundation that has a top and bottom on the foundation. Lower the ground so you can see the bottom of that piece of wallpaper ONLY (not the top of the next piece of wallpaper) and level the ground around the entire area of the foundation (including under neath). You will need to drag outside the existing foundation otherwise it will not let you level the land under the foundation.

Now, place a piece of the new foundation around the entire deck area in any shape, so long as it covers every piece of the deck wall. Now (and this is important) DELETE the foundation you just surrounded the deck with *UNDOING WILL NOT ACHIEVE THE DESIRED EFFECT*. Once you delete the foundation around your deck, the deck will have magically become a foundation, full with recolarable walls, and placable doors and windows! Its like, wax on, wax off, the surrounding new foundation passes its traits to the deck that you placed. However, foundations placed underground will (fairly obviously) not allow light in through windows. It just won't work....however...

If you want an above ground foundation, the doors and windows will allow in light. To get an above ground foundation, simply raise the ground
*12 CLICKS* (or multiples of 12) in a square (12 is the number of clicks that a floor is), and place a deck at that height at the size you want, and repeat the above process.

Once windows are placed, don't lower the ground inside the foundation or the wall will get all messed up (easily undoable by clicking undo....but still). To keep the basement the height you want it at, just place a tile down over the entire surface, and then add water around the outside of the basement, lower the ground around it, etc. Another very neat trick i'd suggest, is to place a standard wall inside the new foundation. This allows for perfectly level ground next to the apparent foundation wall, though it will actually be a false wall...i'll post a picture showing the different neat ways to exploit this.

THE PICTURES
The whole point to these is to show that you can put water under the walls, showing the foundation goes to infinite depth, proving its a foundation and not simply walls at a low ground level. I have several happy residents living in this type of house and you'd be AMAZED at the types of situations you can create with this new feature. Obviously you don't want to flood your basement...though now you could . And the last picture is to show some options for clever placement of inside walls to allow a more realistic look.

CLOSING

ANY questions, post them in here. ENJOY. And thanks to Delphy for moving this over here now that its a finished hack, to higgens534 for his objects on walls hack that gave me the idea for this, and Numenor for a bit of help at getting this more community friendly (AKA registered and done a better way than i had originally done). I'll repost something similar in the hackers database.

Snappledude21

I'll post more pictures

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

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
walls hack.txt

Size: 593 Bytes · Downloads: 13,228 · 21st Jul 2005
593 Bytes 13,228 21st Jul 2005
deck hack.txt

Size: 303 Bytes · Downloads: 17,696 · 21st Jul 2005
303 Bytes 17,696 21st Jul 2005
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
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Test Subject
#51 Old 17th Apr 2006 at 9:49 AM
truly amazing

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Default use arows to move sims where ever
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#52 Old 24th May 2006 at 7:32 PM
hello !!

It doesn't work correctly on my game !!
Please, send me the originals "walls.txt" and "deckfoundations.txt" by mail !!
[email protected]

I've just forgot to save the original files !! :o(

Thanks !!
Excuse my english, i'm french !!
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#53 Old 12th Sep 2006 at 12:20 AM
But why can't I find "TSData\Res\Catalog\Scripts"?? I don't have these files!! What should I do? Q_Q

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Scholar
#54 Old 21st Sep 2006 at 8:15 AM
This crashed my game. I'm gonna stick with the old way of making basements, thanks anyway.

I made some mods for The Sims 1 -- yes, The Sims ONE :-) -- which you can find at http://corylea.com/Sims1ModsByCorylea.html
Scholar
#55 Old 21st Sep 2006 at 7:34 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ailsa1208
But why can't I find "TSData\Res\Catalog\Scripts"?? I don't have these files!! What should I do? Q_Q


The Sims 2 has files in two places: My Documents, where the Downloads folder is, and Program Files, where the TSData, etc. stuff is. So you need to look in a completely different place on your computer than the place where you put your downloads.

Snappledude21 has given the path that should take you to the right place: it's C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2\TSData\Res\Catalog\Scripts

This crashed my game, though, so back up EVERYTHING before you try it.

I made some mods for The Sims 1 -- yes, The Sims ONE :-) -- which you can find at http://corylea.com/Sims1ModsByCorylea.html
Lab Assistant
#56 Old 10th Mar 2007 at 9:07 PM Last edited by MorriganRane : 13th Mar 2007 at 2:56 AM.
its either your config or numenors custome walls that cause problems with seasons new curved pool tool ...you may want to look into that

I'm not sure wether its the custom walls config of the foundation config that caused the problem as it takes quite a long time for my game to lode and i don't get to play very often so i have to get the most out of my time, so i have not been able to have them in sepratly to see which one, so i left this comment in both.

here some pictures of the problem i had before removing them.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...c0_32fb642d.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...c0_12fb4a95.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...c0_92fb4a7f.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...11_12fc5711.jpg

I tried to get decent pics of this, As you can see (hopefully) instead of the curved tool it was acting like the squared tool, but it was leaving ground tiles above it, and mearly removing the ground under it ...err ...my written description is akward. the word tile is not exactly the right word for what is left above the pool ..or for what is removed under the ground.

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Lab Assistant
#57 Old 11th May 2007 at 9:12 AM
wow awesome idea, i am too crazy to understand though
Test Subject
#58 Old 22nd Jun 2007 at 4:40 AM
OK, I know that this hack has been up here for a long time, but oh well.

You technically don't have to have this hack to place items on foundation walls; if you just edit the walls.txt file in your "C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2\TSData\Res\Catalog\Scripts" : you can easily make it so you can put things on them. Just scroll down to # foundation walls and change "mayAttachObjects false" to "mayAttachObjects true," without the quotation marks. And if you wish to cut away foundation walls like regular walls, change the "mayCutAway false" to "mayCutAway true."

Just remember to BACK UP the original walls.txt file. So far, this is compatible with all custom walls I've tried, and it hasn't ruined my game at all.
Test Subject
#59 Old 13th Aug 2007 at 1:54 AM Last edited by ajonesy101 : 13th Aug 2007 at 2:27 AM.
Why do you need this hack to make a basement? If your lay a brick foundation and lower it down one length of wallpaper, then delete all of it but one square of bricks around the outer border then put a floor over the hole you can make a fully functioning basement with doors and walls and everything. plus if you have the slope in the one foundation brick, there are no slopes outside of the foundation.
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#60 Old 13th Aug 2007 at 2:21 AM
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Originally Posted by eddyg86
i want a basement.. not a room in a hole.. how does one get rid of that one-square slope surrounding the 'basement' room? if you make a basement the old way.. it had the extra wall bit around which hid that 1 square slope.. but you couldn't attach anything to the walls.. that was the issue.. now we only have one wall.. cool.. but we have that slope visible..

what do i do to remove that?


To remove the slope, build a foundation and lower it the correct amount. After that delete all of the foundation except one square around the border. Then put a floor over the hole. even the floor of the hole to the foundation walls. that way the slope should be encased in the foundation walls and not around the house or in the basement. After that you should be able to delete the remaining foundation and put a wall at the bottom of the slope. But then put a foundation back over the slope. Then you can add walls and doors and wall hangings. It's a bit much to do but it's saves a lot of space and makes a more realistics basement.


i hope you can understand this! enjoy P.S. I don't use this hack or any hack in this method, this hack doesn't really help for this purpose.
Lab Assistant
#61 Old 18th Apr 2008 at 2:32 AM
I'm an idiot. To keep using the separate text for a modified foundation, the 93 and 94 on both the deck and wall text strings need to be changed to something like 120 and 121 to make sure that they are not using the same number as the seasons pool corner which is 93.

What I would like to do is use numenors scriptorium instead of modifying my core files, but I am unsure if the deck modification would work from there.

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Lab Assistant
#62 Old 8th Jul 2008 at 2:05 AM
Isn't there just a way to allow slopes to be 90 degrees down instead of a less angle?
Test Subject
#63 Old 16th Oct 2008 at 5:23 PM
Err... I don't find the C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2\TSData\Res\Catalog\Scripts... Can anyone help me?
Test Subject
#64 Old 3rd Feb 2009 at 12:01 AM
TXT instead of ZIP
Can you make it with zip too? I don't know how to use TXT. Ty
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#65 Old 15th Feb 2009 at 12:38 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by schwarzdrossel
Err... I don't find the C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2\TSData\Res\Catalog\Scripts... Can anyone help me?

Dude, go to my computer\Prespario C:\and take it from there!
Test Subject
#66 Old 3rd Sep 2009 at 11:02 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by eddyg86
i want a basement.. not a room in a hole.. how does one get rid of that one-square slope surrounding the 'basement' room? if you make a basement the old way.. it had the extra wall bit around which hid that 1 square slope.. but you couldn't attach anything to the walls.. that was the issue.. now we only have one wall.. cool.. but we have that slope visible..

what do i do to remove that?


here is how i remove the slope issues
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=242420
and
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=313232
both are great for hiding the slope left after making a basement, hope this helps

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Instructor
#67 Old 28th Jun 2010 at 6:44 PM
how do we install if we have the Scriptorium

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