Not only can our Sims live on land, but now – on water. There are several boats available to download from various fan sites, and this tutorial is going to teach you to make your own. It requires a large amount of time and perseverance, as well as creative input. Stick to it an don’t give up, and you will turn out with some fantastic results.
Choose a nice large lot to build your boat on. You’ll need it to be big so you can create a nice lake around your boat. I’ll be using 467 Farmer Valley Road in Riverview. Once you enter the lot, you’ll need to flatten it with the Flatten Lot button in the terrain tools menu.
Now, you need to cover the entire lot in water. It doesn’t matter about the depth, we’ll adjust this in a minute.
You need the depth of the water to be deep enough so you can’t see the terrain paints, but not too deep. Roughly one storey deep is good. Change the depth of an area in one corner to get it right.
Now you need to flatten the bottom of your lake. Using the Level Terrain tool, drag from the corner with the correct depth to the opposite one.
Now, decide on the shape and size of your boat. Build an island a little larger than that size, and flatten it with the Leven Terrain tool.
Build the basic outline shape of your boat on the island with the Foundation tool. Once that’s done, you must press Shift + Ctrl + C and enter the cheat “constrainfloorelevation false” into the console.
Now, in a similar way to steps 2,3 & 4, lower the island down into the water, submersing the foundation in water. When you flatten the bottom of the lake, the top of the foundation should pop back up above water.
Now we need to get the top of the foundation at the right level; just above the water is about right. For this, we’ll need to build a sort of ‘Scaffolding’ at the side of the lake. At the side, you need to flatten out the bottom of the lake, high enough to let a piece of foundation just poke out of the water.
Using the Level Terrain Tool, level from the piece of foundation ‘scaffolding’ across to the boat. Then, flatten all of the foundation so it’s all at the correct level. Now we’re ready to build on top of our boat base.
Now you can start to build the upper part of your boat. Build the basic outline and interior rooms first.
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