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Construction Site


This time the day was spent pretty much entirely on the construction site!  My 2nd building project has turned out be a little more elaborate than the 1st as I learn more about the building toolls and just what can be done with the customisation tools.  Gone are the days of none matching furniture and it's so easy to recolour everything and that includes the walls and floors.  No Homecrafter tool needed here!  Everything can be fine tuned to just the shade that you want.

The landscaping tools are also more detailed.  As you place plants from the inventory they automatically change shape and in some cases size so that you never get a row of identical flowers/shrubs.  Much more realistic.  It is also easier to achieve more realistic effects with the terrain spray paint tool which now comes with both a circular and square paint brush in 3 sizes.  Not only that but you can adjust the hardness/softness of these brushes which makes blending terrain paints much more effective.

Some of you might be familiar with the new roof tool that came with Mansion & Garden Stuff.  That also appears here although one drawback is that there is currently no ability to adjust individual roof slope angles.  Ceilings can be placed in the same way as in Apartment Life but are currently uncolourable.

One of my favourite features is the ability to place objects on an angle without having to resort to cheats and your sims will still be able to interact with those objects.  Also by holding down the ALT key you can place things more freely (like using the snapobjectstogrid cheat).

After a hard day on the construction site it was time for dinner which turned out to be quite an event!  If I'm a little worse for wear in the morning then I'm blaming Steve and Tug!

If there's anything in particular you want to know about the building side of the game then feel free to pm me and I'll do my best to tell you about it.  I'll try and remember to write up a more detailed blog once I get home.


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#1samantha__Jan 16, 2009

Hey Hatshepsut, hope you're having a bomb time and I assure you, we are all very jealous \;\)
I had a few questions about build mode... can we build apartments like we can now or no? Can we build home businesses still or not yet? Also, besides snapobjectstogrid and the rotation cheat, what other cheats do we not need anymore?
THANKSSS \:\)

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