[TS1] Building Houses

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I hear in TS2 you can build houses without having to worry about staying
within a predefined budget (ie, the 20k Simoleons a new family starts with)
and, I assume, put them in neighborhoods to be bought later on. Is there
any way to do this in TS1, or am I stuck with creating a Sim who exists only
to have the money cheat used many, many, many times, and then moved out and
deleted once the house is done?
[and, no, I can't update to TS2 - wimpy computer :P]

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work every day and has a job to do." [Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods"]
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    Joseph William Dixon wrote:I hear in TS2 you can build houses
    without having to worry about staying within a predefined budget (ie,
    the 20k Simoleons a new family starts with) and, I assume, put them in
    neighborhoods to be bought later on. Is there any way to do this in TS1,
    or am I stuck with creating a Sim who exists only to have the money
    cheat used many, many, many times, and then moved out and deleted once
    the house is done?
        [and, no, I can't update to TS2 - wimpy computer :P]


    I think you have to have Livin' Large to do that.
    Munch.
  2. Archived from groups: alt.games.the-sims (More info?)

    On Tue, 25 Jan 2005, munch simmons wrote:
    > I think you have to have Livin' Large to do that.

    Got it (since I have Deluxe Edition)...

    --
    "...there are hardly any excesses of the most crazed psychopath that cannot
    easily be duplicated by a normal, kindly family man who just comes into
    work every day and has a job to do." [Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods"]
    http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/~aa343/index.html
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    Joseph William Dixon wrote:
    > I hear in TS2 you can build houses without having to worry about
    > staying within a predefined budget (ie, the 20k Simoleons a new
    > family starts with) and, I assume, put them in neighborhoods to be
    > bought later on. Is there any way to do this in TS1, or am I stuck
    > with creating a Sim who exists only to have the money cheat used
    > many, many, many times, and then moved out and deleted once the house
    > is done? [and, no, I can't update to TS2 - wimpy computer :P]

    Unleashed brings the ability to enter a lot without moving a family in
    first, or without using a cheat. Keep in mind that any improvements you make
    to the property will bring its value up. There is a cheat to enter a
    pre-Unleashed lot, however I think this cheat was disabled with Hot Date and
    above: bring up the cheat box by pressing Ctrl Shift c simultaneously. Then
    type "house#" and press enter (# represents the specific lot number of the
    house you want to modify, such as house07). It's been so long since I've
    used this cheat I can't remember whether you're supposed to put a space
    between . . . just try and see I guess.

    Good luck :)

    Lib

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    > I hear in TS2 you can build houses without having to worry about staying
    > within a predefined budget (ie, the 20k Simoleons a new family starts with)
    > and, I assume, put them in neighborhoods to be bought later on. Is there
    > any way to do this in TS1, or am I stuck with creating a Sim who exists only
    > to have the money cheat used many, many, many times, and then moved out and
    > deleted once the house is done?
    > [and, no, I can't update to TS2 - wimpy computer :P]
    >
    Everything in the house will depreciate in value. So if you move someone
    in for a while before the family that you want to live there, then
    everything will become cheaper, so the house will become cheaper. There
    were full instructions somewhere - possibly on the official site. I
    normally just bung 'em a load o' cash...

    CK
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    I think it was Unleashed that allowed you to go into a lot and build without
    a family there. One of the later expansions anyway.

    Best wishes
    Maxon

    "Joseph William Dixon" <aa343@chebucto.ns.ca> wrote in message
    news:Pine.GSO.3.95.iB1.0.1050126042343.926A-100000@halifax.chebucto.ns.ca...
    > On Tue, 25 Jan 2005, munch simmons wrote:
    > > I think you have to have Livin' Large to do that.
    >
    > Got it (since I have Deluxe Edition)...
    >
    > --
    > "...there are hardly any excesses of the most crazed psychopath that
    cannot
    > easily be duplicated by a normal, kindly family man who just comes into
    > work every day and has a job to do." [Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods"]
    > http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/~aa343/index.html
    >
  6. Archived from groups: alt.games.the-sims (More info?)

    Joseph William Dixon waved a magic wand at the 'puter, changed into a
    moose (OOPS!) - tried again and came up with:
    > I hear in TS2 you can build houses without having to worry about
    > staying within a predefined budget (ie, the 20k Simoleons a new
    > family starts with) and, I assume, put them in neighborhoods to be
    > bought later on. Is there any way to do this in TS1, or am I stuck
    > with creating a Sim who exists only to have the money cheat used
    > many, many, many times, and then moved out and deleted once the house
    > is done? [and, no, I can't update to TS2 - wimpy computer :P]

    You can always use the "Real estate scam"

    1. Build your house (click on an empty lot and build and decorate to your
    liking). Note the address.
    2. Once you're done, go to your neighborhood view.
    3. Tab out to Windows
    4. Use Windows Explorer to go to your neighborhood's Houses folder
    (C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims\Userdata##\Houses)
    5. Make a copy of the house you just built (the default is "Copy of
    House##.iff", which is fine)
    6. Tab back to your neighborhhod view
    7. Bulldoze the lot
    8. Move your family onto the empty lot
    9. Go back to your neighborhood view
    10. Tab out back to Windows Explorer
    11. Delete House##.iff
    12. Copy the "Copy of House##.iff" file to House##.iff
    13. Tab back to your neighborhood view
    14. Click on the lot. The family's icons will have red dots, and the
    family itself will not show until you click on each individual's icon.

    If you follow this procedure, the family will not only have the home of
    their dreams, but their net worth will be increased by the cost of the home
    you built. This process can be used with even the basic game - no
    expansions are necessary.

    --
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