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#1 Old 10th Jun 2006 at 10:59 PM Last edited by CynicalChick : 26th Mar 2008 at 1:46 AM.
Default Sideways Garage Tutorial
I was really excited when I sucessfully created a sideways garage. So excited that I wanted to share my success with all the great peeps here. However it does not appear to work on all types of lots. It would appear (I am hoping for some feedback from other players) that for a sideways garage, the lot must be on a corner plot. Can someone confirm?

It seems simple, but I had to play around on several different lots before I found one that worked. It seem the lot adjacent to an L shaped street corner works best? See the pictures for the type of lot I mean.


Sideways garage:

I used the "move_objects on" cheat

How To Build A Sideways Garage
(Images attached)

1. Place Driveway as you would normally.

2. Remove the sidewalk strip on the opposite side of the lot.

3. Select the driveway extension piece. You will notice that it has already rotated ie. It is now parallel with the street. Place one or two pieces. (I used two)

4. Build you garage around the extension pieces.

5. Insert garage doors.

6. Add cars. I used additional flooring to extend the driveway to the additional garage. This will not be noticeable if you use an invisible driveway like the one by Roddyaleixo here at MTS2.

7. Finish house, and tada!!! A sideways garage!

I have sucessfully managed sideways entrances from both the left and right of the pictured lot. (See image with yellow car). However I am not having any luck with lots not on a corner. Am I missing something? If anyone knows why this happen please feel free to correct me.

Feedback is most welcome.
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#2 Old 11th Jun 2006 at 5:20 AM
That's great eedgan!! I will try it asap! I 've tried before with other tutorials w/o luck whatsoever, i hope this one works! lol

Thanks SO much for sharing!

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#3 Old 11th Jun 2006 at 2:19 PM
Meaning no offense to anyone else who's tried to explan how to do this, but this is the only one that made sense to me. Thanks eedgan!

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#4 Old 11th Jun 2006 at 5:11 PM
Its not a foolproof method. I have noticed that the garage door does not always face the dirction you want. Sometimes it opens to the left of your garage when you need it on the right. I have been experimenting all day. I think it happens at random. When that happens I simply open a new lot and try again.

I suggest that you build the garage before the house. You don't want to build a magnificent four story split-level hacienda in all its splendor - only to find that the garage must go on the opposite side of the lot!

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#5 Old 11th Jun 2006 at 7:14 PM Last edited by niol : 15th Apr 2008 at 1:12 PM.
Just in case, can "<", ">" help rotate the garage door?

Different readers may understand things through different ways of descriptions. With more varied tutorials, more readers may understand more and/or better. Thanks for sharing it..
Although some may get confused with certain ones, but the probablity one my find a way that works for oneself may increase.


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

MTS2 Wiki
http://www.modthesims2.com/wiki.php...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?d...640064588&hl=en
http://www.modthesims2.com/showpost...3&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/sto...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/sto...ory&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/showthre...ghlight=SteveUK
http://www.insimenator.net/showpost...01&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
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#6 Old 11th Jun 2006 at 10:10 PM Last edited by eedgan : 2nd Nov 2006 at 11:13 PM.
The garage door, driveway piece and driveway extension piece cannot be rotated with any keys incl. "<" and ">". Somehow when the paving on the opposite lot is remove the game rotates the pieces for you 90 degrees - left or right. I can't figure out why sometimes it goes left and why other times it goes right.

(Now I see why Jonesi made a template. Think I'll end up making one for each lot size and saving them for when I need a lot. Will be far easier that way.)

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#7 Old 12th Jun 2006 at 2:32 AM
THANKS!!!!!
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#8 Old 12th Jun 2006 at 8:30 AM
Hate to spoil the fun as the tutorials are great, but I recently read a parking cars on the sidewalk tutorial can't fins the link tho sorry but it was somewhere on here, anyway it said on there that if you don't replace the sidewalk the lot is unplayable. Has anyone tried using this tutorial on a playable lot?
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#9 Old 12th Jun 2006 at 2:50 PM
I believe that if you don't put those sidewalk pieces back, it affects the lot portal. Didn't think about that when reading the tutorial.

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#10 Old 12th Jun 2006 at 3:08 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by fi5404
Hate to spoil the fun as the tutorials are great, but I recently read a parking cars on the sidewalk tutorial can't fins the link tho sorry but it was somewhere on here, anyway it said on there that if you don't replace the sidewalk the lot is unplayable. Has anyone tried using this tutorial on a playable lot?


I make houses with sideways garages quite a bit, and I have found nothing untoward happen if I don't replace the tile.
In actual fact I don't take the sidewalk tile out at all, I just use the moveObjects cheat and just cover the tile with any floor tile!!
Nothing strange has happened....Yet!
lol

fev
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#11 Old 12th Jun 2006 at 11:52 PM
how exactly do you take the sidewalk tiles out?
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#12 Old 13th Jun 2006 at 4:54 AM
I thought the only option was deleting the tiles, but after reading the reply by shrekheatherbelle, I tested it and found that you could simply replace with another tile. Press Ctrl+Shift+C to get your cheat window , type in "move_objects on", simply select any tile from your build catalogue and tile over the paving on the opposite lot.

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#13 Old 13th Jun 2006 at 7:00 AM Last edited by shrekheatherbelle : 13th Jun 2006 at 7:05 AM. Reason: Update
About what you mentioned in your main tutorial above, about not having any luck with sideways garages on a corner lot....Well I have just uploaded a home with a 3 car sideways garage, and am awaiting aproval. I tested the garage with 3 cars, and have had noting unusual happen.
Here is a pic...





I havnt had any problems with placing a driveway sideways on a corner lot either. But when it is approved, I will give you the link to its download, and you can test it,
Have you been taking out or replacing just one tile on the sidewalk oposite? Only need to cover one tile, & has to be on the very corner on thee opposite side of street. I think you get my drift!!

fev

Update:
The lot was aproved if you want to test it & see what I've done. Heres the link.....
http://forums.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=165315

fev
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#14 Old 14th Jun 2006 at 4:24 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by eedgan
I was really excited when I sucessfully created a sideways garage. So excited that I wanted to share my success with all the great peeps here. However it does not appear to work on all types of lots. It would appear (I am hoping for some feedback from other players) that for a sideways garage, the lot must be on a corner plot. Can someone confirm?

It seems simple, but I had to play around on several different lots before I found one that worked. It seem the lot adjacent to an L shaped street corner works best? See the pictures for the type of lot I mean.


Sideways garage:

I used the "move_objects on" cheat

How To Build A Sideways Garage
(Images attached)

1. Place Driveway as you would normally.

2. Remove the sidewalk strip on the opposite side of the lot.

3. Select the driveway extension piece. You will notice that it has already rotated ie. It is now parallel with the street. Place one or two pieces. (I used two)

4. Build you garage around the extension pieces.

5. Insert garage doors.

6. Add cars. I used additional flooring to extend the driveway to the additional garage. This will not be noticeable if you use an invisible driveway like the one by Roddyaleixo here at MTS2.

7. Finish house, and tada!!! A sideways garage!

I have sucessfully managed sideways entrances from both the left and right of the pictured lot. (See image with yellow car). However I am not having any luck with lots not on a corner. Am I missing something? If anyone knows why this happen please feel free to correct me.

Feedback is most welcome.


I have read at the tsr forum that removing the sidewalk strip on the opposite side of the lot can corrupt the whole neighborhood as those sidewalk tiles have their own guid even though they look like the ones in the game, and they do have a specific function.
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#15 Old 14th Jun 2006 at 6:26 PM
I guess you're "damned if you do and damned if you don't" kinda situation. Remove or replace the tiles - and voila - a sideways driveway/garage. You always have the option of not using the lot opposite the sideways garage. I think I will experiemnt and see what, if anything happens.

Watch this space...

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#16 Old 17th Jun 2006 at 12:57 AM Last edited by <iAMellieSWEETY> : 17th Jun 2006 at 12:58 AM. Reason: error
okay, I tried the sideways garage tut and I had no luck. I did everything that is states, and when It came to placing the extension, It didn't turn the way it's supposed to as stated. Help me..please?
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#17 Old 17th Jun 2006 at 11:58 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by <iAMellieSWEETY>
okay, I tried the sideways garage tut and I had no luck. I did everything that is states, and when It came to placing the extension, It didn't turn the way it's supposed to as stated. Help me..please?


1.)There is no need to use the piece of driveway that conects to the road.
I never use that, I just use the extension piece.

2.)Also no need to take out that piece of sidewalk, just cover it with any floor tile. This floor tile has to be on the opposite side of the road of where you want the sideways garage.

3.)After this step you may now begin to lay your driveway extension piece.
If you have covered the tile in the correct spot, the driveway extension piece, when going ahead to place, will now be sideways or paralell to the road
Wallah!.. now you can begin to bould your garage!

Hope this helped

fev
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 19th Jun 2006 at 9:12 PM
okay..I'll try it. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 19th Jun 2006 at 9:58 PM
Horray! It works. Thanks a million! Ciao.
Test Subject
#20 Old 20th Jun 2006 at 10:57 PM
By far, this is the best sideway garage tute i've seen. I did find a few problems with it though, but those are expected.

I've tried this in Veronaville, and for me, only the lots PARALLEL to the lake, not perpendicular seems effective. Second, as stupid as i'm, i built walls intersecting the extension pieces [great going!]. I've cued my sims to interact with the car, but they just stand around. Not a good idea to place items crossing or on top of the pieces.

You can find my bodyshop contents at Garden of Shadows as Nthdv.
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#21 Old 21st Jun 2006 at 1:07 AM
Default ok
I have played a little with the sideways driveway ..... and this is what I have noticed .... The driveway will always turn the same way ..... sooooo ...... once you figure out the direction it will turn ..... you can choose a lot according to your needs. Some lots the driveway does not turn ..... this is because the lot is already pointed in the direction that the driveway will turn if you do everything you are supposed to. Remenber the driveway will only turn in one direction that is also why sometimes you get the garage doors backwards.

Suggestions ..... plan your house ahead ..... when you print your plans .... print a revesed plan as well ..... most of the sites have this opption available ..... if not most good image editing software can do it for you .... I know Fireworks does as well as adoby. Some printers will also allow you to Mirror your prints ..... see bellow screenshot ..... so just build the house the opposite. Hope this helps some.



Test Subject
#22 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 7:31 AM
But, how can I return the driveway back to normal after building sideway garage, coz i wanna built another vertically...
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#23 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 8:42 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by DeJay
But, how can I return the driveway back to normal after building sideway garage, coz i wanna built another vertically...


I have posted a possible solution in your other post '
Sideway Garage Problem + Boundary problem'...so go there to see lol

fev
Test Subject
#24 Old 22nd Jun 2006 at 10:56 AM
Default You need to plan
you need to plan ahead ...... get all your vertical parts done first ..... then turn the rest sideways. Becarfull you don't click on a driveway by mistake .... as it will turn ..... but then you have the go back button which will fix it.
Test Subject
#25 Old 24th Jun 2006 at 2:28 PM Last edited by kirstyback : 24th Jun 2006 at 2:39 PM.
:S I still don't get it.
Whats this "sideway path" we need to re-tile?

Updated:
Figured it out
Dw.
xD Tyvm
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