The Sims' Architect

Screenshot-61Last week I posted a sneak preview of my newest build; The Swedish Cottage. Now the house is ready and with a bedroom/living room combination, a small bathroom, a cosy kitchen and a nice garden it’s the perfect house for the retired couple who just wants to enjoy life. The garden behind the house is full of plants and trees, it also has a small pond and two areas for relaxation and eating outside. Simoleons needed: 40 000.

I also made  an old couple – The Perssons, based on my grand parents, that’s meant to live in the house. There’s the handyman Olof who loves painting and building things. And then there’s Ruth who loves to cook and watch a good soap opera on tv.

The Perssons.

The Perssons.

Download the lot »
Download the household »

More images after the jump.

Read the rest of this entry »

Wide angled shot achieved by using "cameraman mode".

Wide angled shot achieved by using "cameraman mode".

Taking pictures of your home in The Sims 3 can be a real pain – especially those really small rooms, like a bathroom or a small working area. Yet you keep seeing these perfect wide angled screenshots at every Sims-forum and no matter how much you try to place that damn camera you can’t get the same result.

Search no more – here’s the secret to taking good pictures of your home (right after the jump).

Read the rest of this entry »

Swedish CottageClick image for original size.

Had a burst of inspiration this night, so I decided to make a small, red, classic, swedish cottage. I haven’t finnished it yet, so this is just a small preview of what’s to come.

Enjoy, and don’t forget to check back for the finnished build!

Modern Couple Villa

I was inspired by the style of my last build to make a similar house but much, much cheaper this time. I had the basic lay-out of the house already figured out so creating the “shell” for the house went very fast. I’m very pleased with how it all came out and wouldn’t mind living there in the real life 🙂 The loft area is my favourite, I love the view over the kitchen and the huge windows letting in loads of light (notice the curtains though, for those days you just wanna stay inside in the dark).

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, a small office with a fireplace, big kitchen, a loft with tv area and chill out area. It’s very slick and modern with a scandinavian touch, lots of modern tree-interior and many big windows. Simoleons needed: 60 000+.

Download the lot here, and don’t forget to recommend it. Thanks!

More pictures after the jump!

Read the rest of this entry »

Enormous Luxury Villa

This is my first, and most expensive, creation and contribution to The Sims 3-community. It’s a very big and luxurious villa with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a pool area, BBQ area, home cinema, garage and a huge garden. Since it’s very expensive (about 250-300 000 simoleons) it’s perfect for sims that have reached the highest level at work. Or for just for someone with lots of cash.

I’m a sucker for symetry and clean interiors, which is why there’s a lot of that in this house 🙂

Download lot »

More pictures after the jump.

Read the rest of this entry »

Although I’m not a big fan of cheat codes, you sometimes need to cheat to achieve the results you want when building your houses in Sims 3. So without further ado, here are all the cheat codes known for The Sims 3.

First of all, press Control+Shift+C on your keyboard to bring up the code console (it appears at the very top of the screen), then enter one of the following cheats and press enter to activate.

fullscreen on/off
Adjusts your game screen to full or windowed mode.

constrainFloorElevation [true/false]
Allows all terrain adjustments regardless of objects, Sims, and other structures on them. Walls, floors, and objects will move with the terrain.

enableLlamas [on/off]
Gives a message that says, “Llamas enabled.”

Gives you a joke in the code console prompt.

hideHeadlineEffects [on/off]
Hides all meters and effects in the game, such as the plumbbob and skill meter.

Like it says, quits the game.

Lists all available commands at the moment.

slowMotionViz <level>
Puts the game in slow motion. Optional parameter, value 0 = normal speed and 8 = slowest.

resetSim <fi rstname> <lastname>
Resets the named Sim with neutral motives, no moodlets, and teleports Sim back home.

fps on/off
Shows your Frame per Second in the upper right area while on.

fadeObjects [on/off]
Toggles whether objects fade when the camera gets close to them.

testingcheatsenabled true
Turns on Testing Cheats, just shift+click a Sim, or anything else, like your Mailbox.

unlockOutfits on/off
Unlocks outfits in Create a Sim mode. This must be enabled before going into Create a Sim.

disableSnappingToSlotsOnAlt [on/off]
When on, objects will not snap to slots while holding the alt key.

While on the lot, entering this will give you $1,000 simoleons.

While on the lot, entering this will give you 50,000 simoleons.

moveobjects on/off
With this On, it will allow you to move anything, including Sims, in your Buy/Build mode.

There you go, happy cheating.

Since the Exchange-part of The Sims 3-site is really sucky (you can’t even comment on stuff!) I decided to start my own blog to show my Sims 3 creations to the world. Here I will post tips & tricks, houses, links to fellow architects (let me know in the comments if you want som link love) and other Sims-related stuff.

I hope you like my blog and what I do. Don’t forget to bookmark this blog or follow me on Twitter so you don’t miss out on the good stuff. I’ll also appreciate it if you would link to me from your own blog, I’d love to link to yours.

Kind regards,
The Sims’ Architect


TSA on Twitter