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#1 Old 12th May 2022 at 12:40 AM Last edited by LemonyLin : 14th May 2022 at 10:13 PM.
Default Seeking advice for make a tower that is still functional?
I am trying to recreate the following image as a lot in the sims 3:


But the problem I'm running into is the walls are just too short to make it a tall and thin tower while still having functional floor space. I'd like to make the floors wider and with taller walls.
I was wondering if anyone knew of some build hacks that might help me re-create this type of structure more accurately?
Thanks so much for your time!
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#2 Old 14th May 2022 at 10:57 AM
Hello, Sims 3 only allows 5 floors above ground and 4 below ground. If you make a wall paint you can fake the look of more window levels
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#3 Old 14th May 2022 at 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by porkypine
Hello, Sims 3 only allows 5 floors above ground and 4 below ground. If you make a wall paint you can fake the look of more window levels


1. That idea is actually brilliant and I'm gonna whip out a windowed wall point ASAP. Thank you SOMUCH for this great idea!
2. My issue is more that I can't get the tower to LOOK tall. It always seems kinda short and fat, I know there are some build hacks that can make the first floor walls taller with the constrain floor elevations,but is there a way to do so for higher floors?
3. Thank you for your time and have a great day!
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#4 Old Yesterday at 4:46 PM
You can use constrainfloorelevation cheat (cfe) on every floor, it's not restricted to the first floor. You will just first have to place all elevator shafts so that the floors will be still accessible. You can see an example here: https://modthesims.info/d/489229/th...ed-1-5bath.html
Here is a tutorial for it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOQU7IrxYAM But I'm sure there are more out there.
With cfe-increased wall height, it will be difficult to place windows. So the usual way is to make the walls taller only on one or two floors but keep the others at regular height. That's what the windowed wall paper is for - to make the taller floors blend in as you cannot put windows on those taller walls.
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#5 Old Today at 3:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Norn
You can use constrainfloorelevation cheat (cfe) on every floor, it's not restricted to the first floor. You will just first have to place all elevator shafts so that the floors will be still accessible. You can see an example here: https://modthesims.info/d/489229/th...ed-1-5bath.html
Here is a tutorial for it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOQU7IrxYAM But I'm sure there are more out there.
With cfe-increased wall height, it will be difficult to place windows. So the usual way is to make the walls taller only on one or two floors but keep the others at regular height. That's what the windowed wall paper is for - to make the taller floors blend in as you cannot put windows on those taller walls.

This was really helpful, thank you!
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