Author Topic: Complicated question about transforming a home lot previously saved to library  (Read 336 times)

Offline vgamer1991

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So a long time ago I built a replica of the house I grew up in, and saved it to the library looking like it did when we first moved in in July of 1993, when I was not quite 2 1/2 years old. I plan on having my personal Sim, her parents and her siblings living there until the point in the story where my parents split up and the family sells the house, with dad finding his own place and me going with mom to live in a two-bedroom apartment (which happened in real life in December of 2006, when I was 15 years old). But with the house being the way it is now, I want to make a copy of it and put the garage to the left of the house (it's to the right of the original house, typical of my personal design style) and once I've done that I'll add new outside walls at the left side of the house, big enough for what I would like to be a one-bedroom apartment. In real life, sometimes people have extra space in their home that they rent out. When my personal Sim is married and has kids of her own, I want this planned family of 4 to all live in the main house (which itself would have been updated to match my vision of my dream adult life), but I want the "apartment" to be separately occupied by a Sim living on his or her own. I understand this can be accomplished through the Apartment Controller mod, which I already have installed. But what I would really like, is for the main house to be seen by the game as a house, with a mortgage, and for the apartment to be seen as an apartment, with rent. I would also like the rent to be paid to the family living in the main house, and for the apartment to be considered "next door" to the main house, with an address that the apartment does not share with the main house. My last issue is lot size. The original, unmodified house that the new one will be recreated from, is on a 64x64 plot of land. I was wondering, is there any way to take bits of the property apart (the house, the garage), and replace the split property as I see fit on the new (possibly smaller) lot, or have two appropriately sized adjacent lots as necessary? Could I accomplish this with the blueprint mod?

Like I said, this question was complicated and it took me a long time to explain everything. Can anyone please help me? Thanks in advance for your help, guys!

Offline MrsFlynn

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I'm thinking that it may not be possible to have the main house have a different address than the other building on the lot.

Nor is it possible to split the house up and put it on a smaller lot. The only way to do that is to sketch it out on graph paper and build it on a smaller lot. -- Learned this from experience.

However for future builds, try building the house on smallest lot and then you can move it to whatever sized lot you'd like. Though I am not sure if it can be moved to one side of the lot or the other. When I tried it, it didn't move to the other side as well as I had hoped it would.
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Offline vgamer1991

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I've posted this question over at MTS, maybe they have better knowledge on what my options are. Thanks anyway! :)