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#1 Old 2nd Nov 2006 at 11:33 PM Last edited by eedgan : 15th Nov 2006 at 5:40 PM.
Default Sideways Garage Templates
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
Attached files:
File Type: rar  PackagedLots.rar (1.38 MB, 951 downloads)

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Sideways Garage Tutorial
#2 Old 3rd Nov 2006 at 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!
Mad Poster
#3 Old 3rd Nov 2006 at 4:53 AM Last edited by niol : 1st Jan 2007 at 7:20 AM.
Wow, This is shortcut to it...

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


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
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Original Poster
#4 Old 3rd Nov 2006 at 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.

I've never been married, but I tell people I'm divorced so they won't think something is wrong with me.
- Anonymous

Sideways Garage Tutorial
Test Subject
#5 Old 7th Nov 2006 at 9:43 AM
I keep checking back but still your files are pending? How long does approval take?

Test Subject
#6 Old 8th Nov 2006 at 12:10 AM
so how long is it going to take to get approved?
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Original Poster
#7 Old 8th Nov 2006 at 5:26 PM
No clue. I will try sending a PM to a moderator. Wish me luck.

I've never been married, but I tell people I'm divorced so they won't think something is wrong with me.
- Anonymous

Sideways Garage Tutorial
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#8 Old 11th Nov 2006 at 1:13 AM
These are great! Thanks eedgan!

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Test Subject
#9 Old 12th Dec 2006 at 2:13 AM
Default Thank you!
Thanks for the lot templates. I appreciate them. I suck at advanced building of anything. :P
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 21st Dec 2006 at 4:38 PM
*hugs* thank you. im branching out to new building ways...and have discovered that they are not that easy. lol.

Stewie (after tripping Peter): Ha ha ha, oh my God! I almost didn't do it, I almost didn't do it! I thought, is this in bad taste? But you know what, I went for it. I went for it and I'm so glad I did! Ooooh, worth it, totally worth it.
Test Subject
#11 Old 24th Dec 2006 at 4:14 PM Last edited by SirWolfguar : 24th Dec 2006 at 4:17 PM. Reason: change text
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
Mad Poster
#12 Old 24th Dec 2006 at 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.

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

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Test Subject
#13 Old 11th Aug 2009 at 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!
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 8th Feb 2010 at 10:47 PM
Are there any templates for AL? And do the templates still work if one uses the lots adjuster?
Site Helper
#15 Old 9th Feb 2010 at 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.
Test Subject
#16 Old 11th Feb 2010 at 2:12 PM
thanks alot... I need this!!!
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 13th Feb 2010 at 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.
Site Helper
#18 Old 13th Feb 2010 at 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:

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:
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 14th Feb 2010 at 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.
Site Helper
#20 Old 14th Feb 2010 at 5:15 AM
Believe me, we've all had this kind of problem. The limitations of the game often seem quite arbitrary.
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