View Full Version : Help plz
9th Feb 2006, 09:14 PM
I'm trying to figure out how to place a window or door diagonally on a wall. I entered the cheat boolprop allow45degreeangleofroation true but even then it still said cannot be placed on diagonal wall. Anyone know how to do this? :anime:
9th Feb 2006, 09:24 PM
You don't need any cheats to place diagonal windows. In fact, you need to have a certain cheat turned off.
Make sure that moveobjects is "off". If you have moveobjects "on", then you cannot place diagonal windows.
9th Feb 2006, 09:34 PM
ok i get the window but i need to place a door diagonally, and i have no clue what to do
10th Feb 2006, 12:13 AM
Placing doors diagonally works just like windows.
10th Feb 2006, 12:17 AM
If the moveobjects cheat is off, then when you move a door/window near a diagonal wall, it will put it there. Only objects cannot be placed diagonally unless the diagonal cheat is on. Oh, and multi0story windows and multi-story door cannot be placed diagonally, either. That is one thing that maxis needs to fix, along with making roofs avalible to put diagonally. If you use the moveObjects cheat, the diagonal cheat, and the snapObjectstogrid false cheat together, then you can place just about any object anywhere, including wall pics and wall lights. But not doors or windows.
10th Feb 2006, 12:42 AM
I'm doing what you guys are telling me , and when i put a window on the diagonal wall it will let me, but when i try to place a door it keeps saying cannot be placed on a diagonal wall :(
10th Feb 2006, 12:44 AM
wait nevermind.. i figured out the problem.. my custom doors and windows won't go diagonal but the others will.
10th Feb 2006, 12:45 AM
is it a custom door?
some custom doors and windows aren't made to go diagional, i have often found
10th Feb 2006, 01:26 AM
When a creator makes a door or a window, they have to set them up specifically to work on diagonals; if they fail to do this (as many of them do, just not knowing it or forgetting to do so), the door or window won't work right on diagonal pieces of wall. If it's something you -really- want, try checking where you downloaded it originally, see if it's been updated for diagonals. If not, maybe you can request the diagonal from the original creator.
10th Feb 2006, 01:46 AM
Ok thanx everyone for the help! :) Yeah, I figured with the custom doors and windows, it needed to be set up to work on diagonals.
10th Feb 2006, 06:13 AM
Anyway, just some additional infos,
Diagonal windows, arches and doors of those build objects with diagonal versions can be used with the moveobjects cheat on only when one has placed them on diagonal walls with the cheat off before turning the cheat on. i do that a lot...! :bandit:
Beside, one may try the 45 degree rotate cheat to try to rotate those cutom windows, arches and doors without diagonal versions and by means of snapobjectstogrids cheat to plaace them on a wall and then reload the lot for graphical correction to see if this approach works.
Whenever one is using the moveobject cheat to place a window, arch, door or garage on a wall, the wallmask will not work graphically immediately (Upadte: ...for placements it wasn't intended for), and it takes the lot to be reloaded in order for the wallmasks of these build objects to work.
10th Feb 2006, 11:33 PM
ah thanks for that niol :)
i was unaware that one had to reload the lot before that would work. for some reason i'm sure it used to work without reloading before NL but after it didn't seem to and as i am averse to keep typing in the boolprop cheats (and can't be bothered to set them up in my user startup cheats) hadn't bothered with them
11th Feb 2006, 04:05 AM
Actually, I build lots primaily under the base game, so most of the lots I make can work with all game versions...except those with swim-pool-tool iinvolved.
So, that should be true for all known game versions up to the present moment, and I can't assume "Open for business" must be true, but I personally believe it should be true still.
Lol, indeed, I've only lately realised that there's a common belief that diagonal windows, doors, arches or else cannot work with the moveobjects cheat or that these build objects do not work with this cheat. Hopefully, this can help clear up tthat.
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