Ok, i've been trying to fix this now for hours and i've exhausted every avenue!
I recently discovered plasticbox's Backdoor Lane series, these were made pre apartment life so none are zoned. I've been trying to zone this house... http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=236312
I've made some changes and modifications so i've included the link so you can see what i've changed.
I have tried:
-Removing the stairs to the basement
-Removing the split leveling on the stairs
-checking the apartment doors
-making sure each apartment has basic kitchen/bathroom furniture
-removing gates from gardens (i know you can't have them so i haven't put them back)
I then realised it might be the steps down to the garden...
I tried a method that i have successfully used before which involved adding an extra block of foundation, putting an invisible fence around it, deleting the foundation and putting the stairs within the fence. However, i keep getting told i can't intersect the wall.
I thought it was this but when i deleted the doors and the steps and tried then but it still came up invalid so now i'm really confused!
I've included some pictures so you can see the changes i've made to the original house and the steps i've gone through.
Also, one last thing, i don't know if this makes a difference but its the only thing i can think of! the foundation height is slightly higher than defult...would this cause problems with the steps to the garden?
Packaging is probably the more useful, since we can then see everything as close as we want. Of course, it doesn't hurt to do both.
What we really need is a large image which clearly shows the area that has the problem. Of course, you'd have to know where the problem was to give us that image. Therefore, just give us large detailed pictures of the lot and we'll look them over.
As HugeLunatic points out above, it is possible to successfully change this lot to an apartment by doing the following:
- Remove all front doors and replace with the apartment door.
- Remove all back doors.
So, we know a set of things which work. If you want to have back doors going to the back porches and then into the individual back yards, you'll have to follow the tutorial that HugeLunatic linked above: http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=437141
You'll probably need to use CFE to add the foundations and you'll need to add a fence to fully enclose each of the back yards. If you can't add the stairs after adding the invisible fence, try making the temporary foundation (and area surrounded by the invisible fence) 2 tiles deep, rather than one, so that the fence doesn't conflict with the placement of the stairs.
Oh typical :/ now that one is sorted....i've moved on to another lot from the same series and run into problems. I think i know what it is so just the question, how much split leveling is too much split leveling in an apartment?