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#1 Old 6th May 2018 at 9:36 PM Last edited by justJones : 6th May 2018 at 10:11 PM.
Default Sharing Sims 4 Apartments
In the Sims 4, there are two types of apartment lots, regular apartments and penthouses. These two function differently. I am going to explain the differences and the ways of saving and sharing for each.

Regular Apartments:

The regular apartments in the game are:
Spice MarketArts QuarterFashion DistrictUptown
17 Culpepper House910 Medina Studios701 Zenview1010 Alto Apartments
18 Culpepper House920 Medina Studios702 Zenview1020 Alto Apartments
19 Culpepper House930 Medina Studios1310 21 Chic StreetVIII Landgraab
20 Culpepper House121 Hakim House1313 21 Chic StreetIX Landgraab
2A Jasmine Suites122 Hakim House21 Chic Street888 Spire Apartments
2B Jasmine Suites

These apartments are limited by their exterior walls. You can change anything within the footprint of the apartment, including interior walls, not just furnishings. You cannot, however, change any "outside" walls (even if it's only leading to a shared hallway, it's still considered an outside wall in this case).

Regular apartments must be saved and shared as rooms, not full lots, because they are rooms within a bigger lot.

There are two ways to do this:

Method 1 - Save each room in the apartment as it's own individual room. This will give you 4 tray files per room, a .trayitem, a .room, and two .rmi files. So if your apartment has four rooms, you would have 16 tray files. Downloaders will have to place each room individually.

Method 2 - Delete one tile of wall where needed to allow the apartment to be "one room", and instruct downloaders to replace the sections of wall once they have placed the apartment. This means you would only need the four tray files to share the whole apartment and downloaders would only have to place one room.

Both methods have their merits. Personally, I prefer method 2, as it allows the whole apartment to be saved and shared as one.


There are two penthouse lots in San Myshuno, Fountainview Penthouse in the Arts Quarter and 1 Torendi Tower Penthouse in the Fashion District. These two lots are not like regular apartments. The game treats these as normal, full lots. You are allowed to change the exterior walls. You can plop any lot that fits on the penthouse lots, as long as you replace the elevator where it was. Therefore, penthouses can, and should, be saved and shared as regular lots. There is no need to save penthouses as rooms, since the game treats them as full lots. They are just on the top of a building

So share away but remember...

Regular apartments are saved and shared as rooms; penthouses are saved and shared as full lots. Have fun and let the creativity flow!
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