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#1 Old 27th Jul 2020 at 3:32 PM
Default Apartment Error I cannot resolve
I have spent days building this apartment but every time I entered the lot zoning cheat, it says I need to change lot architecture. I cannot see anything wrong looking at any guidelines I can find, and I've never had this issue before when building apartments. I am definitely using the right doors and there are no passages I can see between apartments. I did have balconies for most apartments, but I removed all access to them in a desperate attempt to make it work, though there was only access to them through select apartments. I am at a loss as what to do.

I don't know if there is anywhere I can upload the package for people to look at, so if that is an option please let me know! I've never posted in any forums before.
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#3 Old 29th Jul 2020 at 12:22 AM
Likely some sort of access issue. Seconding the request for floorplan images to investigate
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#4 Old 6th Dec 2020 at 3:29 PM
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Originally Posted by gould98
I have spent days building this apartment but every time I entered the lot zoning cheat, it says I need to change lot architecture. I cannot see anything wrong looking at any guidelines I can find, and I've never had this issue before when building apartments. I am definitely using the right doors and there are no passages I can see between apartments. I did have balconies for most apartments, but I removed all access to them in a desperate attempt to make it work, though there was only access to them through select apartments. I am at a loss as what to do.

I don't know if there is anywhere I can upload the package for people to look at, so if that is an option please let me know! I've never posted in any forums before.


I have just discovered the same issue and it has never happened to me previously.
On occasion perhaps one of the apartments was not fully enclosed but I was able to fix; but this is different as not any of them are registering to be rented.



There is no custom content except for two wallpapers I created using Homecrafter plus.
I also generated a new EA Game folder as this was to be my first attempt at uploading a lot to MTS to avoid any corruption of files.
I started building this last week so has never been occupied (never got that far to be able to ). I changed the roof and gave each town house a separate roof; I moved stairs as two of the stairs were sharing a wall.
I have attached the ground floor plan: -

Is it because I am not using spiral stairs?
Any help would be most welcome.
Thank you in advance!
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#5 Old 6th Dec 2020 at 8:15 PM
Those stairs work fine, it's stages that cause issues.  Did you use the invisible fence in back to enclose the back yard?  You cannot just have a backyard when on a foundation without tricking the game into thinking it's enclosed.
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#6 Old 7th Dec 2020 at 8:41 AM Last edited by Ladysimplayer8 : 7th Dec 2020 at 9:17 AM.
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Originally Posted by HugeLunatic
Those stairs work fine, it's stages that cause issues.  Did you use the invisible fence in back to enclose the back yard?  You cannot just have a backyard when on a foundation without tricking the game into thinking it's enclosed.

Hello HugeLunatic,
Thank you for your reply.
I have replaced the wooden fence with the invisible fence...but still the same error message.
All fences have been enclosed - at first I had used a black fence (modern unsure of name) then opted for this wooden fence as used in apartment lots built by Maxis.
How do I trick it?
I could opt to make to make the backyards a decking area as an alternative.

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#7 Old 7th Dec 2020 at 10:25 AM
Probably the stages breaking it.
https://www.simfansuk.com/wp/buildi...ivate-backyard/

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#8 Old 7th Dec 2020 at 10:46 AM
I can't see the images in that thread Jo- is it just me? Here's an image from the Wiki that might help.

Niol's invisible fence is good for this also, it is meshless.
https://modthesims.info/download.php?t=219292
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#9 Old 7th Dec 2020 at 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by simsample
I can't see the images in that thread Jo- is it just me? Here's an image from the Wiki that might help.

Niol's invisible fence is good for this also, it is meshless.
https://modthesims.info/download.php?t=219292

Thank you for this and the simple guidance of how to achieve it.
Earlier today I tried just making a decking area and surprisingly when I change the lot from residential to apartment base it worked and I have apartments to let (albeit $4000 per week!)
Now I know what the building issue is, I am currently changing the apartments back to the way I had them originally before changing roofs, some stairs etc.
With this new info guidance, I will also be having my small back garden - just the way I wanted it to be.
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