Community Lots query

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Hi all,

I have a question regarding building a community lot and am hoping someone
here might be able to answer it.

What I want to be able to do is get some residential items to be available
when i am building on a community lot - i.e. comfy sofa's, TV's, (possibly
evn beds of i feel adventerous enough to build a hotel..!).

If anyone could provide me with a quick breakdown of how i could achieve
that, i would be most grateful.

Thanks,

Titania004.
 
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Yes, you can use the changelotzoning cheat.

Overview: You need to start your lot as a residential lot, pick out the
items you want to use, then change it to a community lot.

1. Place and enter a residential lot.
2. Pick out the items you want to use. You don't actually need to build
anything at this stage - I'm not sure it makes a significant difference if
you do.
3. Get the cheat window up.
3. Type: changeLotZoning community. Press Enter.
5. Exit to the neighbourhood, saving the lot.
6. The lot should now be a blue community lot.
7. Re-enter the lot and you should now have the community build and buy
catalogues available to you. Remember to include a pay phone and a litter
bin. You can delete the rubbish bin and mailbox from the residential lot if
you want (I usually keep the rubbish bin).

Lots have to have certain items on them in order to work properly. For the
community lots this is the public pay phone (at least one) and the litter
bin - you can buy both of these in the object catalogue and I think it will
work ok if you just place them on the lot from the catalogue (rather than
generate them with the lot). Residential lots have to have the mailbox and
the rubbish bin (trash can if you're American). You can't buy these in the
catalogues and they only generate on a lot when you place it for the first
time - at least in my game they do. So if you want to build a residential
lot with community items on them (let's say a payphone for communal areas in
a block of flats), you need to make the lot residential first even though
you do nothing on it except go in and immediately change it to a community
lot in order to get the community build/buy catalogues. Creating the lot as
residential first will generate the mail box and the rubbish bin and they
will still be available to you when you finally change the lot back to
residential. If you don't do this, the lot will not function properly as a
residential lot. Incidentally, you can start up a new dorm lot as a
residential lot straight away because a dorm is just a specialised
residential lot.

Finally, when you type the cheat, it's probably a good idea to follow the
capitalisation as shown - for some people it makes no difference but for a
lot of others, the cheats are case-sensitive and if you don't get it (and
the spelling) right, the cheat won't work.

Best wishes
Maxon

"Titania004" <victoria.renwick@btinternet.com> wrote in message
news:d7qfcf$as5$1@nwrdmz02.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
> Hi all,
>
> I have a question regarding building a community lot and am hoping someone
> here might be able to answer it.
>
> What I want to be able to do is get some residential items to be available
> when i am building on a community lot - i.e. comfy sofa's, TV's, (possibly
> evn beds of i feel adventerous enough to build a hotel..!).
>
> If anyone could provide me with a quick breakdown of how i could achieve
> that, i would be most grateful.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Titania004.
>
>
 
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Oh - do you have University installed? Did that cheat come with University?
I'm not sure - does anyone know?

Best wishes
Maxon


"Titania004" <victoria.renwick@btinternet.com> wrote in message
news:d7qfcf$as5$1@nwrdmz02.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
> Hi all,
>
> I have a question regarding building a community lot and am hoping someone
> here might be able to answer it.
>
> What I want to be able to do is get some residential items to be available
> when i am building on a community lot - i.e. comfy sofa's, TV's, (possibly
> evn beds of i feel adventerous enough to build a hotel..!).
>
> If anyone could provide me with a quick breakdown of how i could achieve
> that, i would be most grateful.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Titania004.
>
>
 
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Thanks for that info.

It is really too late at night for me to actually properly digest it but
I'll print it off and read and try it out in the morning.

Oh, and yes, I do have University installed (and I say rubbish bin - not
american).

Titania004


"Maxon" <jen.magson@NOSPAMntlworld.com> wrote in message
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> Oh - do you have University installed? Did that cheat come with
> University?
> I'm not sure - does anyone know?
>
> Best wishes
> Maxon
>
>
 
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"Maxon" <jen.magson@NOSPAMntlworld.com> wrote in message
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> Yes, you can use the changelotzoning cheat.

Errr, which still won't work properly for me. 8(
Honest. So In order to use items I want, ( Like banqueting table and
dish-washer) I just make a special collection and change it in Simpe

Just in case Titania follows your directions and it doesn't work... Look, I
WAS doing it right and I didn;t over-fiddle, honest. I know what you are
thinking, but honest, honest. Three times, I tried,
The road phone won;t work and I have a post-box outside my shop. 8(((
Forget to include one of those buy-a-cell phone booths and the Sim is stuck
there for ever.

Which I tried once, but naturally nowhere to sleep. Sim lived on coffee and
banquets and washed in a sink. For dayyyyys. Was swilling the coffee down
non-stop. <snigger>

Granny.
>
 
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I KNOW - you keep telling me. Yes, you can use the collections method - I
think Julie Carrigon did a tutorial for that on Mod the Sims 2. If Julie's
still reading this list perhaps she can confirm and say where it is. With
the cheats, it seems to be a problem for some people. I can only get them
to work if I make sure I used the right capitalisation - for some people it
doesn't seem to matter. Can't work that one out.

Best wishes
Maxon


"Granny Grumpling" <marrowjam@[reallywild]blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Errr, which still won't work properly for me. 8(
> Honest. So In order to use items I want, ( Like banqueting table and
> dish-washer) I just make a special collection and change it in Simpe
>
> Just in case Titania follows your directions and it doesn't work... Look,
I
> WAS doing it right and I didn;t over-fiddle, honest. I know what you are
> thinking, but honest, honest. Three times, I tried,
> The road phone won;t work and I have a post-box outside my shop. 8(((
> Forget to include one of those buy-a-cell phone booths and the Sim is
stuck
> there for ever.
>
> Which I tried once, but naturally nowhere to sleep. Sim lived on coffee
and
> banquets and washed in a sink. For dayyyyys. Was swilling the coffee down
> non-stop. <snigger>
>
> Granny.
> >
>
>
 

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On Fri, 03 Jun 2005 21:22:38 GMT, "Maxon"
<jen.magson@NOSPAMntlworld.com> wrote:

>Oh - do you have University installed? Did that cheat come with University?
>I'm not sure - does anyone know?
>

You'll find the new University cheats in the readme file on your
University disk.
 

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