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Original Poster
#1 Old 23rd Jul 2005 at 7:57 PM
how to build a swimming pool upstairs
hi
does anyone know how to build a swimming pool upstairs like on a roof? i am at the moment building a cruise ship (was inspired by watching titanic last night) and want to put a swimming pool on the back of one of the upper decks like real cruise ships have. anyone got any ideas how to do this?
thanks in advance for any help anyone can give me on this
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 23rd Jul 2005 at 8:01 PM
I'm pretty sure that you can't do this, but I may be wrong.
Forum Resident
#3 Old 23rd Jul 2005 at 10:39 PM
i am just doing upstairs pools since I found out how. you need a dummy level. then, wall the dummy level and the level below in the shape of the pool, tile the walls, open the floor above the dummy level in the pool area, fill the dummy level floor with rgiles's transparent blue floor tile and add diving boards and ladders to the level above dummy with moveobjects.
Mad Poster
#4 Old 24th Jul 2005 at 9:33 PM
Forum Resident
#5 Old 24th Jul 2005 at 9:41 PM
but that only work partially outside and next to the walls sims dive, so bad solution
Mad Poster
#6 Old 25th Jul 2005 at 6:14 AM Last edited by niol : 7th Oct 2005 at 12:12 AM.
It depends on how one masks it to make it look the way one wants it. No offense... I'm listing that as an alternative only. In fact, I'm gonna try your method, too. I think both are cool...



Links to similar topics/ contents: (ordered in terms of characteristics, no offense, but just a list of choices.)


TYPE 1 (no default pool at all and so unbound to the ground at all, with moveobjects on cheat)(Fat D)
how to build a swimming pool upstairs [tutorial]
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=79002
Upper level/roof "fake" pool tutorial.. [tutorial](with a very similar approach)
http://forums.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?p=783760

TYPE 2 (no default pool wall, mostly unbound to the ground, with "moveobjects on/off" & "boolprop constrainfloorelevation false/true" cheats)(Metranisome)
Creating pools on multiple floor levels [tutorial]
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=83325

TYPE 3 (still with default pool walls, mostly bound to the ground, with "moveobjects on/off" & "boolprop constrainfloorelevation false/true" cheats) (Incompitent8 @ Maxis)
1. The Atlantian Family [tutorial]
http://thesims2.ea.com/exchange/sto...&user_id=811289
2. invisiblesims2.com's tutorial aquarium pool for 2nd floor level [tutorial]
http://invisiblesims2.com/stairtuto...um01/index.html
3. how to build a swimming pool upstairs [thread]
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=79002
4. Swimming pool trick [thread]
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?p=690562
5. 2nd Story Pool [thread]
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=35617

TYPE 4 (still with default pool walls, completely bound to the raised ground, with moveobjects on cheat presumably)(rld6869)
Building Swimming pools upstairs (Updated Guide) [tutorial]
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=79144

TYPE 5 (still with default pool walls, completely bound to the raised ground, no cheat)
pool on roof [thread]
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=7654
Instructor
#7 Old 27th Jul 2005 at 9:39 PM
Fat D I'm somewhat confused by the method in your post. Could you clarify it more?
Forum Resident
#8 Old 14th Aug 2005 at 9:42 AM
OK, I've prepared a picture guide, the first 2 pictures are for both, the next 2 are for with, then the next 6 are for without.
Remember to wallpaper and to have "moveobjects on" and boolprop constrainfloorelevation false activated. the pictures should speak for themselves.

EDIT: Crap, the order is scrambled.
I'll try to reorganize them soon.
Mad Poster
#9 Old 14th Aug 2005 at 11:12 AM Last edited by niol : 14th Aug 2005 at 11:19 AM.
Fat D,

so in your method, some essential points I've got so far.

1. there's no pool water except transparent tiles.
2. by means of compression of the second level to a 4 click high one to shorten the distance a sims has to travel to reach a lower level to swim. Simply because moveobects cheat enabled dive boards or ladders will normally draw sims to swim a level lower than where dive boards or ladders are located just like the beaches.


A big thank for your pictures! They've told me the most important things I need lately.


If you're interested to visit an another type of aerial/raised pool, too,

Creating pools on multiple floor levels
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=83325



I find linking all these infos together, I'm getting much better picture for how to manipulate aerial pools by means of pool-tools... Tons of thanks to you all involved... Gonna experiment more now... Wow, there're already at least 3 types of aerial/rised pools...!
Forum Resident
#10 Old 14th Aug 2005 at 11:27 AM
Right, I tested it and found out the uni fence version doesn't work for that reason.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#11 Old 4th Oct 2005 at 9:37 PM
i want 1 that doesnt have the pool attached 2 the ground (the pool is above the dining room
Mad Poster
#12 Old 5th Oct 2005 at 11:11 AM
madmangeek,

FatD's type of pool is already unbound to the ground.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#13 Old 5th Oct 2005 at 1:49 PM
FatD if i email u the packed lot 4 my ship could u add the pool 4 me?
many thanks
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