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LotAdjuster 2.8 (Updated Jan 31, 2010)

by Mootilda Posted 19th Apr 2008 at 5:40 AM - Updated 27th Nov 2013 at 4:31 PM by Nysha
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LotAdjuster 2.8

Version 2.8 fixes a bug where the error "can't intersect other objects" can occur even when no such object exists.

Occupied Apartment Life apartments cannot be modified.


LotAdjuster 3.x
There is a new version of the LotAdjuster available here:
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=384656

Version 3.x allows you to adjust lots in lot-sized tiles, rather than neighborhood-sized tiles. This alternate version also allows you to shift buildings on a lot by expanding one side and shrinking the other. Several other bugs have been fixed in 3.x which remain in 2.x.

Version 2.8, which adjusts in hood-sized tiles, will remain available here. It's a bit easier to use, but provides less flexibility.


Description:
The LotAdjuster allows you to modify a "Sims 2" lot in a variety of ways, including:
- Enlarge a lot up to a size of 6x6, which is the EA-imposed TS2 limit.
- Enlarge a lot over the road; allow building on both sides of the road.
- Shrink a lot; allow building to within one tile of the edge of a lot; create pseudo rowhouses.
- Move a lot within a neighborhood; move a lot away from the road.
- Add and remove roads; create a roadless lot; create a lot with multiple roads: corner lot, alleyway, service road, square.
- Unlock tiles on a lot.
- Fix vehicle and pedestrian portal locations, as well as the location of the mailbox, trash can, and phone booth.
- Fix the edges of a lot: smooth, flatten, or match neighborhood terrain.
- Fix crashing beach lots. See this link for further details: http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?p=3168813

This version of the LotAdjuster works with all expansion and stuff packs, up to and including The Sims 2 Mansion & Garden Stuff.

The LotAdjuster is the successor to the LotExpander: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=175884

Requirements:
- The LotAdjuster is released under the GNU General Public License.
- The program uses some DLLs from SimPE; they are included in the zip file.
- You need the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...s.aspx?id=20137

Installation:
To install, just download LotAdjuster.zip and unzip it. Run the EXE from the unzipped location. This is "alpha" software and is still in development; it is not guaranteed to work and may corrupt your lot. Be sure to backup your game before using this tool.

I have included the source code for version 2.8 in LotAdjusterSource.zip. There is no need to download this file unless you are a C# programmer who wishes to look at or modify the code.

I left the previous version (PreviousLotAdjuster.zip) available, in case there are any unforseen problems. There is no need to download this file.

Running under OS/X:
Please read this thread for information about running the LotAdjuster under OS/X:
http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=366580

Instructions:
At this time, there are no instructions available for the LotAdjuster; hopefully, some will be available soon. In the interim, please see the LotExpander instructions and substitute "LotAdjuster" for "LotExpander". The screenshots will be different than the LotAdjuster, but the basic method is the same.

Advanced options are changed by clicking the "Advanced" button on the lot information screen. Options in this category are more likely to require special handling. Be sure to test your lot thoroughly before sharing it.

If you have any problems with the new LotAdjuster, or if you have suggestions that you would like to see implemented, please let me know.

LotExpander Tutorial: http://www.modthesims2.com/showpost...3&postcount=410

Known Issues: http://www.modthesims2.com/showpost...80&postcount=47

LotExpander Error and Warning Messages.
LotAdjuster messages may be different:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showpost...7&postcount=422

Recovering from Problems: http://www.modthesims2.com/showpost...5&postcount=411

Research Thread: General discussion about modding lots: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=250693

Release History: http://www.modthesims2.com/showpost...29&postcount=50

To-Do List: http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=328158

Pseudo-Rowhouses: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=286909

How to Help:
1) I'm trying to get together a list of "Search Keywords" for this post. I would appreciate people telling me what keywords they used to search for this program. This is especially useful if their initial search failed, since I can add these keywords to help other people find the LotAdjuster.

2) The LotAdjuster is a general purpose tool with a wide range of applications. The main thing that we need right now is tutorials on how to use the various features to create special types of lots. If you create a tutorial which is relevant, please post a link to your tutorial and I will include it here. Some of my thoughts on tutorials which might be helpful: http://www.modthesims2.com/showpost...82&postcount=48

Additional Credits:
This program is derived from the LotExpander, which was designed and developed by Andi8104. Without his work, the LotAdjuster would not exist.

Thank you to all of the people who helped to make this tool a reality, including aelflaed, baratron, ebonyspiral, ikbod, Inge Jones, ingeli, KariMinger, ladykatsim, Mutantbunny, niol, plasticbox, pljones, Quaxi, and Rascal.

I'm sure that I've forgotten some people, since so many people have helped with the development of this program. If you know of someone who's been missed, it was not intentional. Please let me know and I'll add them to the list.

Useful Links: http://www.modthesims2.com/showpost...83&postcount=49

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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LotAdjuster.zip | The current verison of the LotAdjuster V2.8

Size: 856.3 KB · Downloads: 23,503 · 16th Feb 2009
856.3 KB 23,503 16th Feb 2009
PreviousLotAdjuster.zip | A previous version of the LotAdjuster V2.7 - do not download

Size: 855.0 KB · Downloads: 2,292 · 16th Feb 2009
855.0 KB 2,292 16th Feb 2009
LotAdjusterSource.zip | C# source code V2.8 - for programmers only

Size: 238.7 KB · Downloads: 3,261 · 26th Nov 2008
238.7 KB 3,261 26th Nov 2008
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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#76 Old 4th May 2008 at 7:57 PM
Hi Mootilda,

May I post some detailed instructions with screen shots on how to get to a lot in AnyGame? I know I need step by step intstructions with pictures for a lot of things.

Sometimes the Dragon wins and I AM the Dragon!
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#77 Old 5th May 2008 at 2:32 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Winterhart
May I post some detailed instructions with screen shots on how to get to a lot in AnyGame? I know I need step by step intstructions with pictures for a lot of things.
Please do. I've been hoping that people would post tutorials. I'll gladly put a link to your tutorial in the main post.
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#78 Old 7th May 2008 at 1:29 AM
Hi Mootilda,

I love the new toy!! I can finally make a piece of property that will look like where I live. I have found a couple of things that may need fixing if I am doing things right. First, I'll tell you what I did and show you the screen shots. What I was trying for was removing the road from the 6 lots that make up my property. The add and remove roads option did not seem to do anything at all. So I went with expanding each lot over the road by 1 and removing the road tiles. As you can see from the third screen shot cars still drive where the road used to be. Also if you are looking at the lot next door you still see the road. I also packaged the two lots for you. I don't know if this helps or not.
Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar Sims2Lots.rar (205.2 KB, 6 downloads)

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Forum Resident
#79 Old 7th May 2008 at 1:49 AM
I have a question that has nothing to do with LotAdjuster, but I don't know where to post it. I have had a problem once in awhile with one of my lots turning blue and totally useless. I can't enter it, I can't bulldoze it, I can't do anything with it. In order to get rid of it I have to delete the neighborhood. I have made it a practice to packages of my lots. Have you ever heard of this? Attached is a screen shot.
Screenshots

Sometimes the Dragon wins and I AM the Dragon!
Alchemist
#80 Old 7th May 2008 at 5:24 AM Last edited by aelflaed : 8th May 2008 at 3:14 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Winterhart
(...) What I was trying for was removing the road from the 6 lots that make up my property. The add and remove roads option did not seem to do anything at all. So I went with expanding each lot over the road by 1 and removing the road tiles. As you can see from the third screen shot cars still drive where the road used to be. Also if you are looking at the lot next door you still see the road.


Winterhart, you will have to manually remove the road tiles from the lots. LA deletes nothing.

Within the lot, if there is no road, there should be no car portals and therefore no cars coming or going. (Edit - LA will not delete the portals - do that manually if you want it. Thanks Mootilda.) You can check portals with Inge's portal revealer.

If you are looking at the neighbourhood screen, the game will believe the roads to be there, and let neighbourhood cars drive accordingly. Neighbourhood roads are not altered by the LA.

If you want no road at all for your property, maybe you'd be better to move your lots away from the road edge with the LA, and go from there.

Hope this helps! Correct me if I'm getting something wrong, Mootilda.
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#81 Old 7th May 2008 at 6:00 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by aelflaed
Winterhart, you will have to manually remove the road tiles from the lots. LA deletes nothing.

I get the portal thing and the neighborhood thing. What is supposed to happen when you check the box for "add and remove roads". I can remove the road tiles if I am expanding the lot but not if all I want to do is remove the road tiles. I'm confused.

Sometimes the Dragon wins and I AM the Dragon!
Alchemist
#82 Old 7th May 2008 at 7:51 AM Last edited by aelflaed : 8th May 2008 at 3:10 AM. Reason: added safety warning about front roads.
Default adding/removing roads
Quote:
Originally Posted by Winterhart
What is supposed to happen when you check the box for "add and remove roads". I can remove the road tiles if I am expanding the lot but not if all I want to do is remove the road tiles.
If you just want the tiles removed, that is done with Moveobjects. Then you can lay terrain paints or other tiles for a custom road it you like. Nothing to do with the LA.

Quote:
What is supposed to happen when you check the box for "add and remove roads".
After checking the box on the advanced panel for releasing the roads, you will be able to use the checkboxes on the first half of the screen. If you want to remove the original road, untick that box. Add a tick where you want a new road (or not).NOTE - The game will be really unhappy if you have a road on the lot, without having one at the front. The next release will prevent this scenario, but for now, don't do it. It's okay to have no roads at all.)

Let the LA finish. It will give you a message that the grid has been unlocked until the lot is re-placed in the hood.

In-game, the lot should have a set of road tiles where the original road was. You can remove them, using Moveobjects where necessary. If you use Inge's portal revealer, you will see the portals still in line with the original road. Shift them or delete as necessary.

If you added another road, make sure you have made a structural change (removing the old road tiles should do it, or build a piece of wall and then delete it again). Save and exit the lot, pick it up and re-place in the neighbourhood as usual. It should 'snap' to the road on its new side. When you re-enter the lot, everything should look normal.

If you have removed all the roads, you cannot move the lot within the neighbourhood any more.

(EDIT) I'm going to post the above in case it is helpful, but I've struck a problem while getting screenshots for you. Mootilda will have to check what's happening - I got a BIG hole in my hood when I snapped the new road.

Mootilda, I just made this new 3x3 lot. I added road to the left and removed it from the front, no other changes. In-lot, the new road didn't appear. Pics attached show what happened when I did the str. ch. and re-place routine. The hole is very deep - cars disappear into it and come out a loooong time later. I don't see any way of selecting or retrieving the lot, so I can't give it to you. I do have a copy of the original.

I'm off to try another lot and see what happens to that one.

Edit - Nope, same thing. This is a community 6x1, sun front right. Removed front road, added left road as before. No other changes. This time, both roads (old and new) were visible in-lot. Removed most of the old road tiles. Portals and trash aligned with old road. Packaged this stage. (Phew!) TRried to re-place in hood - another deep hole. Both holes are now filled with water.

Looks like I'll need an new neighbourhood! Reminder to everyone to back-up your games.
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Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar Roadtest CL 6x1.rar (124.3 KB, 5 downloads)
Mad Poster
#83 Old 7th May 2008 at 9:02 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by aelflaed
(EDIT) I'm going to post the above in case it is helpful, but I've struck a problem while getting screenshots for you. Mootilda will have to check what's happening - I got a BIG hole in my hood when I snapped the new road.

Mootilda, I just made this new 3x3 lot. I added road to the left and removed it from the front, no other changes. In-lot, the new road didn't appear. Pics attached show what happened when I did the str. ch. and re-place routine. The hole is very deep - cars disappear into it and come out a loooong time later. I don't see any way of selecting or retrieving the lot, so I can't give it to you. I do have a copy of the original.

I'm off to try another lot and see what happens to that one.

Edit - Nope, same thing. This is a community 6x1, sun front right. Removed front road, added left road as before. No other changes. This time, both roads (old and new) were visible in-lot. Removed most of the old road tiles. Portals and trash aligned with old road. Packaged this stage. (Phew!) TRried to re-place in hood - another deep hole. Both holes are now filled with water.

Looks like I'll need an new neighbourhood! Reminder to everyone to back-up your games.


May open the Lot description (LD) file of that lot from the neighbourhood package file in simpe, get the "z" value from other surrounding lot and use it to replace the one in the LD file of the lot in question.
Hopefully this works for you too.

it sounds like a mismatched issue between U10 and U11.

The water is the neighbourhood water. That's a cool way to make in-land lake lot! :D
Alchemist
#84 Old 7th May 2008 at 11:56 AM Last edited by aelflaed : 7th May 2008 at 1:17 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by niol
The water is the neighbourhood water. That's a cool way to make in-land lake lot! :D
Yes, I know - but sadly not usable. I'll try SimPE to retrieve the lots. Thanks Niol.

Update - z value had gone to 0, other lots were 315.1875. Altered the two chasms to match. In-game, islands appeared. Entered the original lot and found it looking fairly normal, with two roads (original one still aligned with portals etc). Removed some road tiles. Re-placed the lot in the hood - down to 0 again. I did manage to get a view down the chasm, using the Tab key. Images posted. Next suggestion?

I've tried a few options to narrow down the problem. Same hood all the time, no point ruining another one until I have to. I'll put the report on the discussion thread to save drama here.
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#85 Old 7th May 2008 at 3:33 PM
I love this! I hated it when I would have a perfect house, but the property would be too small to do anything outdoors. My only question is, is there or could there be a problem of overlapping properties?
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#86 Old 7th May 2008 at 3:57 PM Last edited by Mootilda : 7th May 2008 at 4:03 PM. Reason: Add picture
Default Add and Remove Roads
Quote:
Originally Posted by Winterhart
The add and remove roads option did not seem to do anything at all.
This option enables the road checkboxes, located beside the numeric up-down controls which allow you to change the size of the lot. You need to check or uncheck the road checkboxes for a change to occur.
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#87 Old 7th May 2008 at 4:17 PM
Default Corrupt Lot
Quote:
Originally Posted by Winterhart
I have a question that has nothing to do with LotAdjuster, but I don't know where to post it. I have had a problem once in awhile with one of my lots turning blue and totally useless. I can't enter it, I can't bulldoze it, I can't do anything with it. In order to get rid of it I have to delete the neighborhood. I have made it a practice to packages of my lots. Have you ever heard of this? Attached is a screen shot.
Can you tell me how this happened?

In general, a blue area like this implies that the neighborhood believes that the lot is larger than the lot actually is. However, your picture looks like the entire lot is missing.

You can check this using SimPE. If you open the neighborhood package and select Lot Description in the left pane, select your lot in the right pane, then select the Plugin View from the tabs at the very bottom, you will see the Width and Height for your lot. This is the neighborhoods view of what's happening.

To open the lot file, you need to know the lot number. You can determine this by converting the lot's hexidecimal Instance number to decimal. See:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showpost...542&postcount=3

The lot file will be in the Lots subdirectory where you find your neighborhood package. If a lot package exists with the decimal number that you calculated above, then there is a possibility that the lot is either corrupt or is a different size than what the neighborhood expects.

Let me know what happens and I'll try to give you further instructions.
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#88 Old 7th May 2008 at 4:20 PM Last edited by Mootilda : 7th May 2008 at 4:34 PM. Reason: Add title
Default Portals
Quote:
Originally Posted by aelflaed
Within the lot, if there is no road, there should be no car portals and therefore no cars coming or going. You can check with Inge's portal revealer.

Hope this helps! Correct me if I'm getting something wrong, Mootilda.
The LA will not delete any objects, including portals. You need to remove the vehicle portals yourself.
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#89 Old 7th May 2008 at 4:30 PM Last edited by Mootilda : 7th May 2008 at 5:10 PM. Reason: More information
Default Recovering from Problems
Quote:
Originally Posted by aelflaed
(EDIT) I'm going to post the above in case it is helpful, but I've struck a problem while getting screenshots for you. Mootilda will have to check what's happening - I got a BIG hole in my hood when I snapped the new road.

Mootilda, I just made this new 3x3 lot. I added road to the left and removed it from the front, no other changes. In-lot, the new road didn't appear. Pics attached show what happened when I did the str. ch. and re-place routine. The hole is very deep - cars disappear into it and come out a loooong time later. I don't see any way of selecting or retrieving the lot, so I can't give it to you. I do have a copy of the original.
I do not recommend removing the road at the front if any other road exists on the lot, the game *really* doesn't like it. The LA has the following warning:

"Moving road from front may result in a drastic change in the lot's height above terrain."

I have a limited space for warnings, but if you had better wording, I'd be happy to hear it. How about:

"If there is a road on the lot, you must have a road at the front."

The game is happy to have roadless lots and it is happy to have lots with any number of roads, just so long as there is a road at the front.

I will make sure that this can't happen with the next version of the LA.

Another thing to remember: it's easy to recover from an error if you do it immediately: just restore the automatically generated backup versions (.BAK) of the neighborhood and lot packages. However, if you have used the LA or SimPE again after noticing the problem and before restoring from .BAK, the auto-backups may be destroyed.

Recovering from problems:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showpost...5&postcount=411

Quote:
Originally Posted by niol
it sounds like a mismatched issue between U10 and U11.
Yes, you are correct. There is now a mismatch between U10 (roads) and U11 (lot rotation). The game is now very unhappy. There are two ways to fix such a lot:

1) Fix U10 by adding a road at the front of the lot. You should be able to do this using the LA. However, you will still need to fix the Elevation (Z-Value) using SimPE.

2) Fix U11 to rotate the lot so that the front of the lot is where the new road is. The LA will not rotate lots, so you'll need to use SimPE. Again, you will also need to fix the Elevation.

Here is a tutorial on the U10 and U11 fields:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showpost...32&postcount=10

Here is a tutorial on adding and removing roads using SimPE:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showpost...52&postcount=11

Here is a tutorial on rotating a lot using SimPE:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showpost...75&postcount=12
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#90 Old 7th May 2008 at 4:53 PM Last edited by Mootilda : 7th May 2008 at 7:36 PM.
Default Overlapping properties
Quote:
Originally Posted by kletus4pres
I love this! I hated it when I would have a perfect house, but the property would be too small to do anything outdoors. My only question is, is there or could there be a problem of overlapping properties?
I'm not sure what you mean by "problem". The LA will allow you to overlap properties, if that's what you ask it to do. If you don't want the properties to overlap, you have several options:

1) Before doing an expansion, make sure that there is enough space around your lot.
OR...
2) During the expansion, move the lot to the left or right so that it is in an area with enough space.
OR...
3) After doing an expansion, move the lot to an area which has enough space for it. You can either move the lot in-game, or using the LA.

I hope that this answers your question.
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#91 Old 8th May 2008 at 12:09 AM
Default corupt lot
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mootilda
Can you tell me how this happened?
In general, a blue area like this implies that the neighborhood believes that the lot is larger than the lot actually is.


I don't know how it happened. I was working on another lot. and when I went back the the neighborhood the lot shown was just blue.
As far as checking it with SimPE I can't. I packaged the remaining lots deleted the neignborhood and started over. The next time it happens I'll try and check it out. Thanks for the information on how to check it. I'm sure it will happen again.

Sometimes the Dragon wins and I AM the Dragon!
Alchemist
#92 Old 8th May 2008 at 12:12 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mootilda
I do not recommend removing the road at the front if any other road exists on the lot, the game *really* doesn't like it. The LA has the following warning:

"Moving road from front may result in a drastic change in the lot's height above terrain."

I have a limited space for warnings, but if you had better wording, I'd be happy to hear it. How about:

"If there is a road on the lot, you must have a road at the front."

The game is happy to have roadless lots and it is happy to have lots with any number of roads, just so long as there is a road at the front.
Thanks for all that, Mootlda. I was getting a few things wrong. Hard to keep track of every single feature of this program - it's getting so huge.

I've been using LA for ages, and didn't realise that warning meant I had to keep a road at the front. Do change it for your suggested warning, it's much clearer.

However, there is still something odd - some of the other lots I tried last night had roads at the front as well as others added, and still made a hole. Perhaps this is just because the others have corrupted things.
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#93 Old 8th May 2008 at 2:05 AM
aelflaed, I'm sorry to hear that this neighborhood is still having problems. It's possible that removing the road at the front makes the game so unhappy that there is no way to recover, short of restoring from your full game backup.

I've changed the LA to give the user a warning message and refuse to continue until the situation is fixed. This will be included in the next release.
Alchemist
#94 Old 8th May 2008 at 3:15 AM
Thanks Mootilda. And congrats on being featured - I was wondering why it hadn't happened!
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#95 Old 8th May 2008 at 5:22 AM
Default Corupt Lot ... again
HI,
Well I said I was sure it would happen again and it did. I just spent all afternoon finding the right neighborhood to set up my property. It consists of 6 lots that I moved away from the roads. I had fenced each lot so I could be sure they were lining up right. I removed the fence on all but one side of my main house lot and when I exited to the neighborhood it was black. I noticed that when I rotated the camera it changed to blue. See screen shots. I opened the neighborhood and the lot in SimPE but I have no idea what I am looking at
Here is what I am seeing in plugin view. Picture of lot in upper left corner. To the right of that is:

Version: Business Original
Instance: 0x0000006
Lot type: Residential 0x00

Below and to the left is:

Width: 5 Left: 98 z: 313.3125
Height: 4 Top: 50
Orientation: Right

Across the top is:

u4: 0x0 u0: 0x00000023 u10: 0x08 u5: 0 u11: 0x03 u6: 00000000

I hope this will help us figure out what the problem is. Thank you for your time.
Screenshots

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Original Poster
#96 Old 8th May 2008 at 7:46 AM
It looks to me like your lot is under the ground level. Can you use a camera mod to look down on the blue space from above?
Alchemist
#97 Old 8th May 2008 at 12:06 PM
Winterhart, if you press the Tab key you should be able to manoeuvre to look down there too, that's what I did yesterday. I don't use a camera mod.
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#98 Old 8th May 2008 at 12:51 PM
Default Add and Remove Roads from Neighborhood
Quote:
Originally Posted by Winterhart
The add and remove roads option did not seem to do anything at all. So I went with expanding each lot over the road by 1 and removing the road tiles. As you can see from the third screen shot cars still drive where the road used to be. Also if you are looking at the lot next door you still see the road.
While re-reading your post, it occurred to me that you may be interested in another tool.

The LotAdjuster can remove roads from your lot. However, to remove roads from your neighborhood, you need to use HoodReplace:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=279992

To modify the roads in your neighborhood, you need to have SimCity 4. If you are interested in removing all roads from your neighborhood, I can give you instructions which do not require SimCity 4.
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#99 Old 8th May 2008 at 6:04 PM Last edited by Winterhart : 8th May 2008 at 6:13 PM. Reason: add text
Default WOW!! and corupt lot
[QUOTE=Mootilda]It looks to me like your lot is under the ground level. Can you use a camera mod to look down on the blue space from above?[/QUOTE

aelflaed,
Tab key rocks!!! and to think I was looking at mods to do that. Thanks.

mootilda,
It just looks blue from above. I went back to LotAdjuster and checked out sun placements. I don't know if that could have anything to do with this. In 4 out of the 6 including the corupt one the sun is back right. The other 2 are front right. After looking at niol's response to aelflaed's problem. I went back to SimPE and check the "z" values for all the lots and they are the same. I did think of something else I did. I removed the car portals. But I don't think that could have caused it because the very first time it happened I didn't even know about the portal revealer.

I also have a question about pedestrian portals. Will they let my sims move from lot to lot? Say I have a Echo's Harvestable garden in the next lot over. Can I send my sims there to harvest? If not with the portals, is there any way to do that?

As far as adding and removing roads I am interested in all three options that you mentioned. I have SimCity 4 but have been too focused on Sims2 to check it out. I will check out HoodReplace and I would like to know how to remove all the roads with out SimCity4

Thank you for all your help :D

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#100 Old 8th May 2008 at 7:19 PM
Default Roadless Lots and Neighborhoods
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Originally Posted by Winterhart
I also have a question about pedestrian portals. Will they let my sims move from lot to lot? Say I have a Echo's Harvestable garden in the next lot over. Can I send my sims there to harvest? If not with the portals, is there any way to do that?
From the information that you supplied, you have Open for Business. I believe that the ability to walk to a community lot was added with Bon Voyage. Can anyone verify that?.

As far as I know, sims cannot travel to another residential lot with any EP. Again, does anyone know of any way to enable this?

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Originally Posted by Winterhart
As far as adding and removing roads I am interested in all three options that you mentioned. I have SimCity 4 but have been too focused on Sims2 to check it out. I will check out HoodReplace and I would like to know how to remove all the roads with out SimCity4
OK, I will work on a quick tutorial for removing all roads, and attach it to the HoodReplace thread when it's available.

You should be aware that roadless neighborhoods can impose a lot of restrictions on what you can do: for example, there will be no way to add a new lot. Well... unless you use HoodReplace to put back the roads, then add the lot, then use HoodReplace to remove all of the roads again.

You should also be aware that roadless lots can impose a lot of restrictions. For example, there may be no way to have service people like the maid, handyman and gardener come to the house. I'm not sure whether your sims can have a job without the ability to carpool or drive to work. Your sim children may be taken away by the social worker because they can't take the bus to school. Then again, it's possible that the social worker won't be able to get to your house, either.

The whole thing is very experimental (but interesting).

As for the corrupt lot, nothing that you've mentioned helps me at the moment. The best thing would be if I could see the entire neighborhood, but I imagine that it's quite large when zipped. Perhaps you could walk me through the process that you were using to create and change the lots. I might be able to reproduce the problem on my machine.
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