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Mad Poster
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#1 Old 22nd Feb 2020 at 7:37 PM
Default Tutorial: For Building Basic Split-level Houses
I was asked a while long, long, time ago to write up a tutorial about how I go about building split-level houses...
Then, a year later, another person gently reminded me that the first person had asked... so... I finally did it.
Sometimes it takes me a while. I'm sorry it took this long I hope this information is still useful?

This tutorial is presented through 30 pictures. They are numbered, and fairly self explanatory (I hope!) Please let me know if you have any questions.
The best piece of advice I can give you is: know where the undo button is, and make it your friend!
Experiment, be creative, hit "undo" a zillion times, and have fun


Things you will need before we get started:
- Numenor's Unlevel Wall - #90 - this is a "Must!" for split-level houses!
- tBudgett's Retaining Wall - another terrific split-level tool
- Life Stories Build Bundle - It's the second link in the top post - extracted by Argon @ MATY. This Maxis-made collection of wallpapers and floors are superb, especially for split-level construction.

And, you may also want:
Psychosim's Default Wall with Scale


Without further ado ~ here is how I build a basic split-level house...




























































How did you do? Don't give up!
You can download this house (and reverse engineer it any way you want to!) from my profile here on MTS.
Thank you for thinkin' with me ~ I hope this info useful for someone

Please ~ support my TS2 habit! Shop at my Etsy shops:
CatherinesJewelry ~ Artisan Jewelry
Catherine's MOUSE ~ Up/Recycled Jewelry
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#2 Old 23rd Feb 2020 at 4:06 PM
Oh I'm so excited to try this out!!! Thank you so much @CatherineTCJ!! I will share pictures in the gallery when I've done it! This is wonderful though - I'm always such a fan of your building skills and this is no exception!!
Mad Poster
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#3 Old 23rd Feb 2020 at 6:19 PM
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Originally Posted by terula8
Oh I'm so excited to try this out!!!

Please let me know if you run into any problems.
Remember, this is the 'basic' technique - it can be configured in different ways. Just remember to "mind the gap"
Have fun experimenting!

Please ~ support my TS2 habit! Shop at my Etsy shops:
CatherinesJewelry ~ Artisan Jewelry
Catherine's MOUSE ~ Up/Recycled Jewelry
and Vintage Stuffeths
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