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.
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
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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!!