CFE Tutorial: A Mid-Century Living Room, Method One

I was asked last weekend by the author of Sim Creates to write a tutorial to help people use the constrainfloorelevation off cheat to create sloped ceilings.

Sim Creates provided me with a lovely picture, which I’ll be recreating in my game.

Here is the picture.

slanted-ceilings-living-room

I’m going to show you two different versions over the course of two posts, one without 3D ceiling beams and a more advanced version with them. Both will be step-by-step guides and should be comprehensible to people who have never done any cfe work before, but the second one will take longer and might get stressful for beginners.

Of course, to make a basic sloped ceiling you don’t have to use cfe at all: simply don’t put any tiles under the roof. But if you want to be able to paint the ceiling, read on!

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Maple Heights

Welcome to Maple Heights, a luxurious modern mansion, ideal for one or two singles or couples. The larger of the two double bedrooms connects to a walk in closet, en suite WC and shower, and bot building lab; the larger, to a gym, master bathroom, office, and sizable balcony. The house’s other facilities include a home cinema, small nursery, pool, further office, four car garage, and grand reception room.

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New Barnacle Hall

An elegant, Dutch Colonial-style home, shown here 1720 New Barnacle Blvd. On the ground floor you’ll find formal sitting and dining rooms, a study, and a master suite. Upstairs are three further double bedrooms and two further bathrooms. The double garage and the space above have been part-converted into a single bedroom (no space for a double here), but could also function well as a skilling/workshop addition to the master suite, from which it is accessible by a covered gangway.

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Driftwood Corner

Any sims looking for some new artwork, a bottle of nectar to take home, or just to grab a coffee with friends, will find everything they need at 61 Driftwood Drive. The building consists of three self-contained units: a nectar shop; art shop (check the chests for paintings); and coffee shop. I’ve zoned it as a Java Hut, open 5am-1am, but you may wish to play around with different lot types.

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Sea’s the Day

Shown at 47 Rock Pool Park, this eclectically decorated home features: open plan kitchen, dining, and living areas; a master bedroom with balcony, desk, and crib; a guest bedroom with en suite bathroom; a twin bedroom; a further (shared) bathroom; parking for two cars; a pumpkin patch; and a tiny weights room.

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Casa de la Cumbra

This luxury Spanish Revival home features six double bedrooms, a large 3-crib nursery, 5.5 bathrooms, a pool, various indoor and outdoor areas for entertainment and relaxation, and parking for six cars. I built it for 604 Vista Blvd. in Starlight Shores, which is technically a corner lot, but if you want to place it somewhere else all you’ll have to do is erase a little bit of terrain painting at the side.

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