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MTS Speed-Building Challenge - posted on 17th Oct 2018 at 7:25 PM
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Alchemist
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#1 Old 15th Oct 2017 at 2:27 PM
Default How can I make a basement that has the ground leaning over instead of looking sinked-into?
Like this:

Instead of this:
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#2 Old 15th Oct 2017 at 2:32 PM
You can add tiles or plants over those areas using move objects on. I've used dirt or grass, whatever matches the lot terrain, or plants and hedges. There might be other ways, I'm sure more info will be posted. (:

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#3 Old 15th Oct 2017 at 2:43 PM
The simplest way is to build a foundation, then dig your basement inside the foundation. You lose a tile of usable space that way but you get the look you're after. plasticbox's newbie lane houses are a great example of this (as well as of a bunch of other small lot cfe tricks!)

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#4 Old 15th Oct 2017 at 2:46 PM
I either use Moo's GridAdjuster (which I can't praise enough?: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=327439) or I use cover up slope things - either the 'fences'* (of which I've made several) or the placeable objects**.

* dUnit cover up slope is a fence that puts in a ground level flat surface. The versions I have made match CuriousB's (and others) terrains
** hmmm - can't remember atm, I'm just going out, I'll come back and look these up later

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#5 Old 15th Oct 2017 at 3:25 PM
I use the foundation method that Nysha mentioned.

Here's an example- an apartment block:


The only glitch is that apartments which have basements suffer the same bug as beach apartments, which can be fixed easily in SimPE:
http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=302405
Community and residential lots work okay, though.

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#6 Old 15th Oct 2017 at 4:10 PM
Though I would really like to have a wall with a window that doesn't have a hole in front of it. Foundation would just block it.
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#7 Old 15th Oct 2017 at 4:13 PM
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Originally Posted by maxon
I either use Moo's GridAdjuster (which I can't praise enough?: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=327439) or I use cover up slope things - either the 'fences'* (of which I've made several) or the placeable objects**.

* dUnit cover up slope is a fence that puts in a ground level flat surface. The versions I have made match CuriousB's (and others) terrains
** hmmm - can't remember atm, I'm just going out, I'll come back and look these up later

It was a really a long time I had and used GridAdjust, but are suggesting to trim the lot size down to get rid of the steep? If not, how do I go about closing the gap between the wall and the terrain. How wait, this isn't LotAdjuster. I might look up for a tutorial on how to use it.
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#8 Old 16th Oct 2017 at 10:09 PM Last edited by maxon : 18th Oct 2017 at 11:50 PM.
No not Lot Adjuster.

I do that too SimSample - you can work some nice features into walls with it I agree.

This was the other thing I was thinking of: http://modthesims.info/d/313232 - I find that quite useful too. I wish I could find the DL page of the fence things I was talking about. They're really useful. I use a grass covered one to cover over the one square pools I put on lots because of Voielle's water mod.

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Alchemist
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#9 Old 16th Oct 2017 at 10:42 PM
Thank you all for the help. I dediced to try out GridAdjuster. Nontheless, you were are helpful and I really appreciate it.

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#10 Old 17th Oct 2017 at 3:56 AM
The lot adjuster can be tricky to use but it can create nice looking basements.
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#11 Old 17th Oct 2017 at 6:48 AM
I never got the hang of gridadjuster. What I do is just dig a hole for the walls with windows, and use foundation for the rest of it, normal walls for those squares. It doesn't look terrible IMO, especially if you put a brick type texture on the slope. It looks like a basement window does.

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#12 Old 18th Oct 2017 at 10:03 AM
And now I totally want a Downtown full of brownstones...
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