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niol
22nd Sep 2005, 7:08 PM
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001. Build the two level side blocks (determine the garage size before that) (reserved at least a grid row from the foundation for wall-deformation)
http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/6102/foundationgarageconnexion0019t.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

002. Now activate the cheat box "Ctrl-Shift-C", type in "boolprop constrainfloorelevation false", and then start to build the foundation.
http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/7939/foundationgarageconnexion0020o.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

003. Without tiling the floor above the first level, foundation will bend the surrounding down. (With such tiling, the surrounding will raise the foundation instead. Read the foundation tutorial for more infos.)
http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/6800/foundationgarageconnexion0038r.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
(upper floor view)
http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/6201/foundationgarageconnexion0043w.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
(lower floor view)
http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/4539/foundationgarageconnexion0055h.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

004. Build the second level on the foundation
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/7621/foundationgarageconnexion0061g.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
(full-wall view)
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/8100/foundationgarageconnexion0071q.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

005. Now, level the sides with levelling tool.
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/438/foundationgarageconnexion0081b.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/7721/foundationgarageconnexion0097u.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/365/foundationgarageconnexion0107v.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/8522/foundationgarageconnexion0112t.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

006. this's what it looks after levelling. Let's colour them according to the level and compartments
http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/5057/foundationgarageconnexion0121u.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

007. type in "boolprop constrainfloorelevation true", and then (a) add some tiles on the garage side of the foundation, or (b) delete the wall to set the wall more inner the foundation area to skip the tiling.
http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/631/foundationgarageconnexion0133w.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

008. add modular/connecting stair for sims accessment
http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/7896/foundationgarageconnexion0149d.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

009. Now, open the area for the garage...
http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/2959/foundationgarageconnexion0151h.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/6899/foundationgarageconnexion0163z.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img330.imageshack.us/img330/4377/foundationgarageconnexion0178k.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img330.imageshack.us/img330/4201/foundationgarageconnexion0184k.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

010. Choosing some wallpapers or whatever with pattern will end up like the right-hand-sided side while those non-patterned. This is what it can be like.
http://img330.imageshack.us/img330/6342/foundationgarageconnexion0190q.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
(from another angle)
http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/8039/foundationgarageconnexion0200z.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Limitation: I've no EP2 yet, so adding the garage and/or driveway is your job.


Jonesi has also made some great tutorials on this topic with EP2 garage
1. My simple tutorial for connecting a garage to a house with a foundation and adding a garageto houses already made pre nightlife
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=93917
2. My tutorial for placing a garage in the middle of a split level house on a foundation
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=93926


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

MTS2 Wiki
http://www.modthesims2.com/wiki.php?title=Tutorials:A_sideway_garage_-_tutorial_problems_and_solutions_-

cwin1024
TUTORIAL: building a house on a foundation with attached garage (nothing to download!)
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=201764

cwirsing
Sloped Driveway tutorial
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=90496

dogman
How To Build A Backwards Garage
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=188960

eedgan
Sideways Garage Tutorial
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=164641
Sideways Garage Templates
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=200969

Envious
TUTORIAL: How to build a Driveway / Garage (Nightlife Only)
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=90174

hexameter
4 Modules of basement garages + Tutorial
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=99315

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
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=93917
My tutorial for placing a garage in the middle of a split level house on a foundation
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=93926
Sideways Garage template :)
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=97235

khakidoo
Basements & Garages - I made some video tutorials
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?p=1527988
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5220756246640064588&hl=en
http://www.modthesims2.com/showpost.php?p=1581013&postcount=122

mirelly
A Simple Way With Underground Garages
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=128450

Neveah223 @ sims2.EA
Slopped driveway tutorial
http://thesims2.ea.com/exchange/story_detail.php?asset_id=116775

niol (without EP2 garage)
An easy way to build a garage along with a house on foundation...
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=91504

shrekheatherbelle
Easy Tutorial for Connecting a Garage To A House on a Foundation
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=178018
Tutorial For Circular Looking Driveway
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=168860

SimsSherry2 @ TS2 exchange,
Nightlife Garage on a Foundation Tutorial
http://thesims2.ea.com/exchange/story_detail.php?asset_id=53552&asset_type=story&user_id=370

Sotalia
Sideways driveways & shadows - problem solved
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=97102

SteveUK
Nightlife garage and tutorial: {hint: about basement/underground garage}
http://www.insimenator.net/showthread.php?t=1108&highlight=SteveUK
http://www.insimenator.net/showpost.php?p=19701&postcount=20
{Old or outdated:
tutorial for building a working garage on a downward slope
(downloads) http://www.insimenator.net/download.php?id=3227
or
(view threads) http://www.insimenator.net/viewtopic.php?t=1499}



Linkage for garage or driveway trouble-shooting-threads:

Method of returning the horizontal driveway back to normal
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=168266
Sideway Garage Problem + Boundary problem
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=167953

rhondalatte
4th Nov 2005, 1:44 PM
This is the easiest tut I've found so far to explain this process, thank you for writing it Niol. Now I can make an attached garage.
xo

niol
4th Nov 2005, 5:33 PM
Rhonda,

since, I've no EP2 installed, so I could only leave out the gap for it.

Jonesi has made one with EP2, so it may help better for that.

xstreetxsexiiex
7th Nov 2005, 12:59 AM
This is a great tutorial hun!

Phoenix06
26th Feb 2006, 5:30 AM
Nice tutorial!

simsjeanie
27th Mar 2006, 6:42 PM
SimsSherry2 @ TS2 exchange,
Nightlife Garage on a Foundation Tutorial
http://thesims2.ea.com/exchange/sto...ory&user_id=370

Thank you so very much! This link above was a wonderful help.
Now my sims have really nice - if not elegant - garages right beside their homes.
Wonderful! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
I love this mts2-webside. It's the most helpful one I know. (And with the help of my dictionary I'm more and more often quite successful :heyhey: )

minigateangel
11th Apr 2006, 5:06 AM
Wooooo! This is so great! Thank you so much. I spent the whole afternoon trying the garage trick out. This is really cool. But I noticed one thing that's kinda bugging me: you see, when I connect a garage with a house that has a foundation, technically, the cars in the garage are on the first floor, and all the furnitureís and everything else inside the house (above the foundation) are on the second floor. So usually Iím on the second floor, but then I canít see the cars, even though there are no tiling in the garage. The only time I can see the cars is when I switch to the very first floor, which is not very pretty because of the foundation. Is there anyway (hacks or cheats) that I can see the cars from the second floor? Thanks.

niol
11th Apr 2006, 6:07 AM
it's answered here
http://www.modthesims2.com/showpost.php?p=1161026&postcount=2

minigateangel
11th Apr 2006, 6:58 AM
Thank you! You are the best! :)

porkypine
1st May 2006, 10:08 PM
Thankyou! I was banging my head against the keyboard cuz I didn't know what boolProp command! :-)

crystalmj924
4th Jul 2006, 1:00 AM
Just what I was looking for thanks!

Jmaster3265
7th Jul 2006, 11:12 PM
Copyright Issues:
1. This short note is banned to be for any direct or indirect commercial usage.
2. No permission is necessary for redistribution, reformating, media-transformation of this note unless stated.


001. Build the two level side blocks (determine the garage size before that) (reserved at least a grid row from the foundation for wall-deformation)
http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/6102/foundationgarageconnexion0019t.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

002. Now activate the cheat box "Ctrl-Shift-C", type in "boolprop constrainfloorelevation false", and then start to build the foundation.
http://img61.imageshack.us/img61/7939/foundationgarageconnexion0020o.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

003. Without tiling the floor above the first level, foundation will bend the surrounding down. (With such tiling, the surrounding will raise the foundation instead. Read the foundation tutorial for more infos.)
http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/6800/foundationgarageconnexion0038r.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
(upper floor view)
http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/6201/foundationgarageconnexion0043w.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
(lower floor view)
http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/4539/foundationgarageconnexion0055h.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

004. Build the second level on the foundation
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/7621/foundationgarageconnexion0061g.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
(full-wall view)
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/8100/foundationgarageconnexion0071q.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

005. Now, level the sides with levelling tool.
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/438/foundationgarageconnexion0081b.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/7721/foundationgarageconnexion0097u.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/365/foundationgarageconnexion0107v.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/8522/foundationgarageconnexion0112t.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

006. this's what it looks after levelling. Let's colour them according to the level and compartments
http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/5057/foundationgarageconnexion0121u.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

007. type in "boolprop constrainfloorelevation true", and then (a) add some tiles on the garage side of the foundation, or (b) delete the wall to set the wall more inner the foundation area to skip the tiling.
http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/631/foundationgarageconnexion0133w.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

008. add modular/connecting stair for sims accessment
http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/7896/foundationgarageconnexion0149d.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

009. Now, open the area for the garage...
http://img65.imageshack.us/img65/2959/foundationgarageconnexion0151h.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/6899/foundationgarageconnexion0163z.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img330.imageshack.us/img330/4377/foundationgarageconnexion0178k.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img330.imageshack.us/img330/4201/foundationgarageconnexion0184k.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

010. Choosing some wallpapers or whatever with pattern will end up like the right-hand-sided side while those non-patterned. This is what it can be like.
http://img330.imageshack.us/img330/6342/foundationgarageconnexion0190q.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
(from another angle)
http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/8039/foundationgarageconnexion0200z.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Limitation: I've no EP2 yet, so adding the garage and/or driveway is your job.


Jonesi has also made some great tutorials on this topic with EP2 garage
1. My simple tutorial for connecting a garage to a house with a foundation and adding a garageto houses already made pre nightlife
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=93917
2. My tutorial for placing a garage in the middle of a split level house on a foundation
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=93926



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

cwirsing
Sloped Driveway tutorial
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=90496

eedgan
Sideways Garage Tutorial
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=164641

Envious
TUTORIAL: How to build a Driveway / Garage (Nightlife Only)
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=90174

hexameter
4 Modules of basement garages + Tutorial
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=99315

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
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=93917
My tutorial for placing a garage in the middle of a split level house on a foundation
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=93926
Sideways Garage template :)
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=97235

mirelly
A Simple Way With Underground Garages
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=128450

niol (without EP2 garage)
An easy way to build a garage along with a house on foundation...
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=91504

shrekheatherbelle
Tutorial For Circular Looking Driveway
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=168860

SimsSherry2 @ TS2 exchange,
Nightlife Garage on a Foundation Tutorial
http://thesims2.ea.com/exchange/story_detail.php?asset_id=53552&asset_type=story&user_id=370

Sotalia
Sideways driveways & shadows - problem solved
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=97102

SteveUK
Nightlife garage and tutorial: {hint: about basement/underground garage}
http://www.insimenator.net/showthread.php?t=1108&highlight=SteveUK
http://www.insimenator.net/showpost.php?p=19701&postcount=20
{Old or outdated:
tutorial for building a working garage on a downward slope
(downloads) http://www.insimenator.net/download.php?id=3227
or
(view threads) http://www.insimenator.net/viewtopic.php?t=1499}



Linkage for garage or driveway problem-threads:

Sideway Garage Problem + Boundary problem
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=167953

I skimmed it, loosk too complicated lol i hate tutorials. Also i ahte to minimize the game and keep doing it over and over just to use this..

niol
8th Jul 2006, 5:28 AM
Jmaster3265,

Oh, I dislike tutorials, too, sometimes, and I feel I'm just so slow to understand right away... but I don't give up so easy either...
But you can use a higher screen resolution so, the windowed sims window can be placed side by side with the brower.

PS:
1. please delete the quote coz it's unnecessary and most people will know what you're refering to.
2. This's just a way to do that, may check out other ways...

bitznbats
27th Jan 2008, 9:33 PM
This may be a stupid question buts what's 'The levelling tool'? I tried everything I could think of but nothing worked!

niol
28th Jan 2008, 5:51 PM
May follow 1 to 4 in the pix to find it...

bitznbats
29th Jan 2008, 1:30 AM
Thanks!

gazania
4th May 2008, 9:59 PM
When it comes to "ConstrainFloorElevation". my brain suddenly becomes a heap of mush. I have had the worst luck with that cheat. But after a few tries, I actually did manage to make a cute little house with an attached garage using this tutorial! Thank you. Maybe there's hope for me yet!

Mogan44
28th Jun 2008, 10:08 PM
Thank you for this!!!

ftemegan3
7th Jul 2008, 5:32 PM
I\'ve tried to find a way to build a sideways garage, but none of the tutorials seem to work. I\'ve tried multiple times and i cannot succeed. is there a very simple way to do this?

niol
9th Jul 2008, 2:30 PM
ftemegan3,

If the cheat is not working, then you may have to check if your game copy is still working well. coz it can mean that game copy is becoming corrupted.

FYI, infos on how the cheat works:
http://thesims2.ea.com/exchange/story_detail.php?asset_id=27882&asset_type=story&user_id=197655
http://thesims2.ea.com/exchange/story_detail.php?asset_id=27877&asset_type=story&user_id=197655

ftemegan3
14th Jul 2008, 5:23 PM
Niol,

Thank you! I simply typed in the cheat wrong. I have used to create quite a few houses with attached garages on a foundation. now if only i could do teh sideways garages. haha.

Thanks again :)

GoldKey
20th Jan 2009, 3:36 AM
This tutorial is awesome! But I ran into a problem. I spent an hour building a house according to an actual floorplan, and when I tried to save it my game crashed! And I had to have really high celings on the first floor...:P

Simsowoman
16th Feb 2009, 11:43 AM
Мне не очень

kerivkennedy
1st Mar 2009, 2:42 AM
I am still a sims newbie, but it was bugging the you know what out of me to not be able to build a real attached garage (onto a house with a foundation. By using your tutorial I was easily able to do so (and create a nifty split level house, at the same time). It looks really cook! Thank you!!

Woohoo!