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Original Poster
#1 Old 8th Sep 2006 at 9:22 PM Last edited by dogman : 8th Sep 2006 at 9:30 PM.
How To Build A Backwards Garage
This is a tutoral on how to make a backwards garage

1. Buy any lot thats 5X5 maybe 6x5 faltten all land and leave room in the back

2. Bulid a drive as you normally would, but bring it all the way back, then you go left or right buy putting any floor tile.

3. Note [ cars will just disapear ]

4. Delete the sidewalk fron the otherside of the lot. The driveway and garage door should appear backwards if not PM me and i will experiment.

5. Put your garage door and drive ay in and your done.

6. The driveway should not be sideways.

Questions,Comments pm me Here

Field Researcher
#2 Old 9th Sep 2006 at 3:40 AM
Wow thanks for that!!!

I've been meaning to experiment with this very idea.

You have saved me the trouble

Have to go experiment, & will let you know if there is any problems.



On mules we find two legs behind
and two we find before.
We stand behind before we find
what those behind be for.
Mad Poster
#3 Old 9th Sep 2006 at 7:34 AM Last edited by niol : 1st Jan 2007 at 7:18 AM.
Thanks... Never thought of that...

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

TUTORIAL: building a house on a foundation with attached garage (nothing to download!)

Sloped Driveway tutorial

How To Build A Backwards Garage

Sideways Garage Tutorial
Sideways Garage Templates

TUTORIAL: How to build a Driveway / Garage (Nightlife Only)

4 Modules of basement garages + Tutorial

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
My tutorial for placing a garage in the middle of a split level house on a foundation
Sideways Garage template

Basements & Garages - I made some video tutorials

A Simple Way With Underground Garages

Neveah223 @ sims2.EA
Slopped driveway tutorial

niol (without EP2 garage)
An easy way to build a garage along with a house on foundation...

Easy Tutorial for Connecting a Garage To A House on a Foundation
Tutorial For Circular Looking Driveway

SimsSherry2 @ TS2 exchange,
Nightlife Garage on a Foundation Tutorial

Sideways driveways & shadows - problem solved

Nightlife garage and tutorial: {hint: about basement/underground garage}
{Old or outdated:
tutorial for building a working garage on a downward slope
(downloads) http://www.insimenator.net/download.php?id=3227
(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
Sideway Garage Problem + Boundary problem
Test Subject
Original Poster
#4 Old 9th Sep 2006 at 2:52 PM
Thanx this is my first tutoral
Test Subject
#5 Old 11th Nov 2006 at 4:25 PM
Default confused
I don't really understand #2... go left or right with floor tiles? can you include some pictures?
Test Subject
#6 Old 12th Jan 2007 at 5:11 PM Last edited by abbeyb21 : 12th Jan 2007 at 5:13 PM. Reason: typo
if the lot has a ?x5 dimension, it will work. You only need the second dimension to be 5 for this to work
#7 Old 13th Feb 2007 at 1:07 AM
thanks man that's sweet!
Top Secret Researcher
#8 Old 13th Feb 2007 at 1:21 AM
The size lot doesn't matter. However, the initial orientation in the neighborhood does. I'd suggest that the first thing you do when you want a different direction driveway is to delete that far sidewalk and then see how the driveway turns.

For backwards --
-- If it doesn't turn at all, bulldoze and lay a new lot out on the opposite side of the street.
-- If it turns sideways, bulldoze and lay out a new lot on a street that runs perpendicular (crosses) to the initial street. Check to see if it is now backwards.

The orientation of the lot doesn't change if you move house to bin and reposition it. What ever orientation it has when built is the one it will always have. Do not build until you know you have the orientation you want -- it can NOT be changed later. (... or at least, as best I can tell, it can't.)
Mad Poster
#9 Old 13th Feb 2007 at 8:24 AM Last edited by patul : 13th Feb 2007 at 8:37 AM.
Bluetexas : just follow these threads
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=97102 for the relativeorientation of lot/garage
and this one http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=168266 for the turn back to a normal orientation

You know a site allowing re-upload of free build/buy stuff in lots ? Help us to update the list !

* Plus j'échoue plus je m'approche de la réussite
* The more I fail the more I approach the success

(Lao patul MMVI AD)
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 22nd Apr 2007 at 7:25 AM
This tutoral isn't very helpful. I followed each step exactly hundreds of times and it never worked. It's almost like a step is misssing. How about you includ some screenshots along with your steps and explaining, that would help everyone out a lot. Or why not upload a basic lot with the backwards garage in it, so it would be better to understand.

Please list the expantion packs/stuff packs needed for your downloads and give credit where it's due. It does make a difference.
Mad Poster
#11 Old 22nd Apr 2007 at 7:37 AM
Foxy, This tutorial is a fake, some ideas are good but the layout is wrong,
Have a look to the wiki driveway tutorials http://www.sims2wiki.info/wiki.php?...torials:Garages

You know a site allowing re-upload of free build/buy stuff in lots ? Help us to update the list !

* Plus j'échoue plus je m'approche de la réussite
* The more I fail the more I approach the success

(Lao patul MMVI AD)
Test Subject
#12 Old 1st Dec 2010 at 5:46 AM
Cazn u put a picture up of this? im not sure what it should look like o-o
#13 Old 5th Sep 2014 at 8:10 PM Last edited by ScaryRob : 5th Sep 2014 at 11:55 PM.
Sorry for resurrecting this old thread, but there is new relevant information (see below) regarding rotatable driveways and driveway extensions.

Quote: Originally posted by patul
This tutorial is a fake, some ideas are good but the layout is wrong

The tutorial isn't fake. In post #8, bluetexasbonnie has it right. The "orientation" she basically refers to is the direction from which sunlight hits the lot, which determines which way a driveway may be turned, or whether it can be turned at all. This has been discussed at length elsewhere since the creation of this tutorial. The OP simply wasn't aware of this, which is why this method sometimes worked and sometimes not.

Regardless, this tutorial has become obsolete.
Players wishing to create sideways driveways and garages should use Mootilda's Rotatable Driveways mod, along with HugeLunatic's Rotatable Garage Doors mod.
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