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#1 Old 25th Oct 2005 at 7:26 PM
Default 4 Modules of basement garages + Tutorial
Answering a request (PM) I want offer a tutorial with pictures how to make basement garages by yourself.
It is in Wordformat because I guess it should be the easiest way someone could edit it for the personal use.
As I don't like to do always the same steps starting to build a house and do the puzzle to find the right hight of the basement I made the attached samples for my own use. Maybe others would use them too as starting point for new buildings. Much fun and success.


The filenames describe their content.
Attached files:
File Type: zip (1.47 MB, 6559 downloads) - View custom content
File Type: zip  20 Steps to your own Basement (2.46 MB, 12514 downloads) - View custom content
Test Subject
#2 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 1:27 AM
Thank You so much for this. This is truly a wonderful idea. So creative!!

Thanks for all of your hard work in this...
Field Researcher
#3 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 1:39 AM
OH MY GOODNESS!!! YOU'RE MY HERO!!! Thanks ever so much for both of these! You so rawk!

is it can be sims tiem now plees?
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 1:50 AM
Thank you, I may never build my own basement garage right (I seem to be rubbish at building anything complex) so I'll have lots of use for your samples!

Lab Assistant
#5 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 3:25 AM
Great work, hexameter. I am assuming that this works even after the Nightlife patch is applied. I have heard that that patch kills the ability to make a basement garage. (if what you mean by basement garage is one where the driveway slopes downward to the basement door)

Birman Kat aka mal1958

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Lab Assistant
#6 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 3:47 AM

I love the idea of partially built modules to kick-start home construction.
Test Subject
#7 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 10:25 AM
Thank you, this is just what I have been looking for.
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#8 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 11:28 AM
#9 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 1:27 PM
Thank you so much!
The Quiet One
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#10 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 4:23 PM
Since this is a tutorial, I've moved it to the appropriate section. Thanks!

Mad Poster
#11 Old 27th Oct 2005 at 11:07 AM Last edited by niol : 15th Apr 2008 at 1:26 PM.
Can anyone convet it into html, please?
Thanks in advance.

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

MTS2 Wiki

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
(view threads)}

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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#12 Old 27th Oct 2005 at 5:07 PM Last edited by hexameter : 27th Oct 2005 at 5:10 PM. Reason: forgot 2 words
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Hallo everybody,
Quote: Originally posted by daysies
Since this is a tutorial, I've moved it to the appropriate section. Thanks!

Thank you very much!

I'm sure all of you could find out these few easy tips. Thank you for the kind comments!
The driveway of this kind was tested in a fresh install of all 3 Sims 2 gameparts, the nl-patch and without any downloads. (last time some minutes ago)
Of course the movements of the cars are not accommodated to the angle of the driveway, but who cares. It works!
Those of you who want another pavement in the driveway or the garage should try to use the invisible driveway which can be found on this site. Put the floortiles in with moveObjects on, then use the driveway. Test it.
Have fun with your sims

Test Subject
#13 Old 1st Nov 2005 at 1:39 AM
This is awesome! I can't wait to try this, thank you for taking the time to post it
Field Researcher
#14 Old 25th Nov 2005 at 4:01 AM
A nice person from SimFamilyTherapy sent me here for these and I am so glad! No matter how manytimes I read the directions I can never remember how to do these things. Nice to just download and build on. Thanks for sharing your creativity!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 26th Nov 2005 at 2:18 AM
Quote: Originally posted by hexameter
Maybe others would use them too as starting point for new buildings. Much fun and success.

Maybe? Try "Fer Sure". That's just what I needed. This page will be in my credit section. Thank you

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Lab Assistant
#16 Old 29th Nov 2005 at 12:25 AM
Quote: Originally posted by hexameter
want another pavement in the driveway or the garage should try to use the invisible driveway which can be found on this site. Put the floortiles in with moveObjects on, then use the driveway.

Invisible driveway? [thinking about grass-colored or mud-looking tiles] That means my Trailer Trash Sims could park in the back yard. Thanks.

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Test Subject
#17 Old 30th Dec 2005 at 3:49 PM
a basement garage is perfect shame i cant do this to save my life (even with your tutorial) i would be well grateful if you could do a double garage on a large plot rather than a 3x3. thank you.
Test Subject
#18 Old 30th Jan 2006 at 1:29 AM
thanx so much for replying to my request I've downloaded your tuturial and I'm gonna try it out right away. Totally grateful!!!

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Test Subject
#19 Old 5th Feb 2006 at 2:11 PM
Default A Very Simple But Effective "Underground" Garage
Hi folks,

I threw this together but I think it adresses most of the issues relating to garages and foundations. No cheats whatsoever are needed to make this work, though moveobjects is described to reposition the mailbox/trashcan.

Like I said. I've thrown it together but if the powers that be here feel that it is worthwhile I will redo the whole thing and optimise it for smallest file size (and make a .doc version as well.

The zip contains an html file plus a folder of images

Please let me have opinions good, bad or indifferent cos, I have yet to see this technique describe in any other tutorial ...
Attached files:
File Type: zip (2.40 MB, 241 downloads)
Mad Poster
#20 Old 5th Feb 2006 at 3:49 PM Last edited by niol : 6th Feb 2006 at 3:12 AM.

This is really a very neat tutorial. Smart uses on the default walls and the wall-foundation.
Is it good to start another new tutorial thread for this tutorial at build mode? Then, just wait for a moderator to move it into this sub-forum...

(After hexameter's following post...)

Lol, I just tried to link similar topics or techniques together to make them easily found. A forum is good for posting modularly, but the infos will get scattered/separate. All I'm trying to do is to link and categorise them back together in my own terms. Errors can occur due to my biases, so I can be misleading sometimes. Trust me, I've been in some cases, it takes a lot of wandering and fooling around just to grab certain pieces of interesting infos I need. Different people express differently with diferent words or phrases, linking them together will also make people aware of what terms they may see.. Making the linkage is for the convinience of other readers as well as myself.

As the amount of tutorials has increased into a long list, I may categorise them more to see if it works or fits.
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#21 Old 5th Feb 2006 at 9:34 PM
I didn't see this thread for a long time. I'm surprised, Niol, you seem to develop it to a place for special building questions. Good Idea, thank you to use this thread for your links to the other tutorials and hints.
#22 Old 9th Feb 2006 at 6:18 PM
i have wanted to build a driveway like this :D
and now i have do it.
thanks for making this tutorial

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#23 Old 27th Feb 2006 at 8:23 PM
GREAT TUTORIAL! I am going 2 build the garage right now!
Test Subject
#24 Old 28th Feb 2006 at 12:53 AM
Thanks for the feedback. I have improved the thing recently but have yet to get around to producing the photos, suitably optimised for a niftier downloading experience ... we all have to pay for bandwidth, don't we? And just cos many of us have mulit-gigabit DSL doesn't mean that a clear 1MB d'l isn't better than 2.4MB one. I have never given much credence to the bigger is better philosophy.
Test Subject
#25 Old 5th Mar 2006 at 11:04 AM
Hi everybody.

First of all thank you 4 that nice tutorial!

I followed every step of this but after finishing my garage, the driveway still "Flyes" over the downway.

After getting a little bit frustratet cause i didnt find a solution for that, i allmost give in. But i finaly found out, that by selling the driveways and then click on UNDO, the driveway will be shown corect. So if annyone else got that problem, maby that will be a solution.

greetings from berlin (Germany)
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