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Pyromaniac44
16th Jul 2006, 1:59 AM
:howdy:

I like to give you this turtorial on how to make a basement!
In this turtorial we'll make a simple house basement

First make a foundation (any shape you like)
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/1838/1ststepjg0.jpg

Then cut the centre NOTE: I suggest that you put it 2 spaces away from the corner
http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/3585/2ndstepmp0.jpg

Click downstairs and lower the ground so it is below a normal wall or just click the ground 12 times!
http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/9775/3rdstepmi0.jpg

Get rid of the wall and make it leveled around the foundation walls
http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/3866/laststeppct6.jpg

Go back upstairs and open build mode/foundation stairs, not the normal stairs

On the rim of the foundation metal flooring, choose where to put the stairs and hold click and make the stairs reach down in the basement
http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/2011/4thstepcm7.jpg

Then here's the easy part!
Choose the flooring you want for the house and cover it with it
http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/1817/5thstepli6.jpg

keep going until the basement is enclosed
http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/1386/6thstepmc6.jpg
and you're done

OPTIONAL: You can make a fence around the stairs:

http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/6691/75thstepfz3.jpg

Or a wall

http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/7230/75thsteppri5.jpg

Now you can continue on making you house building with your new basement
http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/6615/laststepgo5.jpg

an example of a house with a basement is here (http://modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=172309)

Hope this helps!

Pyromaniac44

PS: (I would appreciate it if a moderator could review this tutorial and move it to the tutorials section if approved)

Jonesi
17th Jul 2006, 5:28 PM
Just for ur info - the number of clicks down is 12

Pyromaniac44
17th Jul 2006, 11:11 PM
its all good! lol

yukonpizza
19th Jul 2006, 2:11 AM
Good tips! Thanks a lot!

patul
19th Jul 2006, 3:16 PM
To count 12 clicks : place modular stairs, if they have 15 steps (i dont count the 2 floors) it is the good heigth. you can also dig building these stairs 3 stairs down = 1 level. it's easier than visual adjus.

Pyromaniac44
28th Jul 2006, 8:56 AM
ok ill fix it but i can be still taller than a wall LOL

lilyandsnuggles2
29th Apr 2011, 12:13 AM
Wow! Thanks. Now I can make basements :D . This was really helpful.

LuvSims2011
14th Aug 2011, 11:31 PM
"Now you can continue on making you house building with your new basement"

it should be "Now you can continue on making YOUR house building with your new basement"

and thanks for posting this! now i can make a house with a basement in it! (i like that in sims 3 its easier to make a basement, but its so freaking dark once u get in there...:( )

plus, with sims 2's nightlife, the "downtown" neighborhood it came with had a very expensive house in it with a basement. the sad thing was sims couldnt go down there because the ground wasnt fully evened out and the game thought what was supposed to be the ground was a wall because of that...stupid EA. i was going to use that as a playroom for the 2 kids that family had. :(

and again, THANK U SO MUCH 4 THIS INFO!!! i luv it! :)

OliviaReed
27th Aug 2011, 11:09 AM
Thank you! :D Going to try this now...

plyHarryPotter1
17th Feb 2012, 7:17 PM
Thanks for posting this! Really helps.

Violet Yurkiw
17th Aug 2012, 2:54 AM
Hi there, just wanted to find out where can I find the foundation stairs you mentioned? I have searched and searched to no avail.

Mootilda
17th Aug 2012, 3:20 AM
They come with the game. Even the base game has some.

Violet Yurkiw
17th Aug 2012, 5:21 AM
They come with the game. Even the base game has some.

Thank you very much, I finally found them.

I wasn't able to find any full height modular stairs so I had to use 3 sets of 4.

Afarin12
8th Sep 2012, 10:53 AM
thank you so much for this.
I realey need this!:)

hrhmercy
31st May 2016, 11:24 AM
I feel bad reviving a thread not replied to for 44 months (????!) but I really really just want to say a massive thank you for this guide! At first, I was going crazy trying to figure it out and even though your pictures didn't load, your descriptions, and added help from others, made me able to complete my basement! The house I'm building right now is probably the most classy and thought-out of all lots I've done from scratch and if I hadn't been able to use your help, I probably would have given up. I plan to upload it when I'm 100% satisfied with it, so hopefully you'll be able to see it! Thank you again!