Stair Corner Fix

Do your custom stair corners look like this?  Very dark when placed under roofs?  Want it to look like the outer corner? The key to making them not turn dark is to change the object type in the OBJD. Edit line 0x0009: type Change to hex 0x000b or dec 11. Note: The one issue this… Read more »

Baby Controller

If you use babycontroller by pescado, it only works for the cribs, changing tables and potties that shipped with the game.  You can add any custom content you have in your game to the list of usuable items. The images shown are for my quaint nursery crib, but the procedure is the same for changing… Read more »

Flatten Neighborhood Terrain

Mini.  Very mini.  Like three pictures.  Because I needed to flatten terrains to place lots that are flat. See how the road is not flat when trying to place a lot? To make the dippy corner flat, open the cheat panel and type in “modifyneighborhoodterrain on”. Use your mouse to left click, hold, then drag… Read more »

Adding CC images to lots

I use the Sunnyside lots by aelflead a lot, but I could never read what the lot was until I clicked on it.  So I’ve replaced the images with something that tells me at a glance (before selecting) what it is. Download  

Compatible Hoods

Each EP added different neighborhood decorations and effects, this tutorial will show you how to make a decorated hood that requires EPs you don’t have compatible with your game. This does NOT include hoods with lots!  All lots require the EPs they were built with. You will need to download Hood Replace by Mootilda at… Read more »

Getting CEP Extras to Work

The CEP by Numenor installs easily, both manually and automatic.  But all those CEP-EXTRAS by Numenor and various creators you have to manually place in the CEP-Extras folder.  Easy again, but if you don’t have the folders listed correctly in the file table in SimPE then it won’t load the subsets properly.  

Homecrafter

HomeCrafter is the custom wall and floor application from EA.  Sometime in the latter half of the EP’s being released, they conflicted and Homecrafter would no longer start.  I personally do not have issues with Homecrafter, since I don’t have the later EP’s, but I hang out in a lot of different help forums.  This… Read more »

Shading in CS3

Creating shading around the edges of an object makes the textures look much better on the object in game.  You will notice that Maxis items all have shading.  To do this easily it is best to have the UV Map from the object.  This can be done with either custom content or even with Maxis… Read more »