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PostSubject: How to Add Ports and Houseboats to a World   Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:50 pm

These are my notes from the tutorial originally done by EA as I recall. I will try to find a link to it so you can see the pics which did not attach here.

Here is the thread with the original information done by Graham.

http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/690014.page#11001926
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Edit Town Tutorial



Follow this step by step tutorial to learn how to add houseboats to any world in The Sims 3. The tutorial shows off adding houseboats in Sunset Valley, but you can perform these steps in any world that has an ocean.


1) Load into the world that you want to add a houseboat to.
2) Once in-game, open the options menu and select Edit Town.

3) Click the button in the bottom left named "World Editor".

4) Select a lot size from the bin. You're going to want to use a large lot that has enough room to add a houseboat on top of. Place it in the world so that it's partially over the water and partially on land.
5) Click the World Editor button again to return to the normal Edit Town mode.
6) Select the lot that you just placed.
7) Click the button on the window that just appeared named "Change Lot Type".
Cool Switch to Community, and in the drop down box select "Port" and accept.
9) Select the lot which is now a Port, and click the "Build/Buy" button.
10) Enter Build Mode.
11) Select the "Platforms, Foundations & Decks" section.
12) You can select anything within this category with the exception of the Platform. This will be used to make the dock that the houseboat docks at.
13) IMPORTANT: When creating your dock, you must start to create it on the ocean surface and then drag it back onto land. This is the only way to ensure that your dock is at the correct height for a houseboat to dock at. If you do not create it by starting to build it over the water, you will be unable to place the gangway object.
14) If you correctly performed step #13, you should have a dock that's at the correct height above sea level. Ensure that the dock also connects to land so that your Sims can reach it.
15) Add stairs that connect your dock to the land so that Sims can route onto it.



16) Press CTRL + SHIFT + C to open the cheat console.
17) In the cheat console, type in "testingcheatsenabled true" without the quotation marks and press enter.
18) Press CTRL + SHIFT + C to open the cheat console a second time.
19) Type in "buydebug" without the quotation marks and press enter.
20) Switch to Buy Mode.
21) Select "Sort by Function".
22) Select "Debug" - it's a button that has a question mark on it.
23) Select the last tab named "Misc. Objects".
24) Find the object named "Gangway Style".
25) The gangway is a very large object, as it reserves all the space that all houseboats require. This ensures that any size houseboat can dock at any port. You may need to zoom your camera out to be able to place the gangway due to its large size.
26) Move the gangway over your dock. You'll see a large box appear in front of the gangway - this indicates all the space that the gangway needs to be successfully placed.

To successfully place the gangway, it must...
• Be placed along the edge of a dock. Error message = "Can't be placed through a wall." and "Must place the entire object in one of these places: on terrain on floor"
• Be entirely over the ocean water.
• Be placed in deep enough water (it can't be too close to the shoreline where the water is shallow).
• Be placed entirely within the confines of the port lot (it can't extend outside the lot). Error message = "Location out of bounds"
• Be placed at the correct height above sea level (if you followed step #13 correctly this shouldn't be a problem). Error message = "Must be placed at dock height above sea level."
• DO NOT use the "moveobjects on" cheat to place the gangway. If the placement isn't valid without using this cheat, then your houseboat will route fail when attempting to dock with it.

27) After the gangway has been successfully placed, I also recommend adding a mooring post and a parking spot to your port lot. This is not necessary, but will make it much easier to purchase a boat or a car when living on a houseboat in this port. Instead of having to find room on your houseboat for these objects, you can now click on a parking spot / mooring post to buy a vehicle directly from them. You can find these objects under the "Vehicles" section of Buy Mode.
28) Return to Edit Town mode once you're finished editing your Port lot.
29) Click on the Port lot again to select it.
30) Now that the Port lot has a gangway on it, it is now a fully functioning port lot and the "Set Houseboat" button is now available.
• If you simply wanted to add a functional empty port, you're all done.
• If you want to add a empty houseboat, continue on.
• If you want to import a houseboat from the Edit Town bin, skip down to step #35.



31) Click on the "Set Houseboat" button.
32) Use the drop down box to create the houseboat size/style you wish to use.
33) You'll notice that a houseboat is created on your port, and that houseboat has its own map tag. Houseboats and ports are two distinctly separate lots, even though they can exist on top of each other.



34) You now have an empty houseboat that you can build on or move your Sim family to. You may also switch the houseboat to any type of community lot you like using the Change Lot Type button; the same way you would with any other lot in Edit Town. The remainder of the steps are for users who wanted to import a houseboat from the Edit Town bin.


35) If you want to import a pre-built houseboat from the bin, you should have just skipped to this step from step #30. Continue on...
36) Select a houseboat lot from the bin to import and click "Place Copy".



37) You'll see the map tag of the empty port you created switch to a dock icon - click on it.



38) You now have a built out houseboat docked at a port that your Sim family can move to. You're done!


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PostSubject: Re: How to Add Ports and Houseboats to a World   Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:01 am

Excellent! Wonderful. I tried doing a property for a house that went into the water in IP, on one of those larger islands and have a dock for boats. Just want to try again. Lucky Palms has lovely waterways, enough anyway that boats wouldn't look silly.
One of my Sims recently met his spouse on the beach for fishing in SN and he got there by boat. I was very surprised as this has not happened anywhere else but IP before. I know you can put a boat in their inventory or on a trailer on their property which I did with Castle Island in IP but it just looks nicer with mooring on the beach and I'd really rather have a dock.
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PostSubject: Re: How to Add Ports and Houseboats to a World   Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:00 am

It will be fun to see what you do. I am looking forward to seeing pics.  Smile 
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PostSubject: Re: How to Add Ports and Houseboats to a World   Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:17 am

Smile  Thanks, Daisy. Unfortunately my Sim playing has been very sporadic. I did start a waterfront property but have forgotten which save it's in.  Crying or Very sad  I tell myself I will have some fun finding it.
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PostSubject: Re: How to Add Ports and Houseboats to a World   Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:54 am

You'll find it!  Smile 
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