how to make a sunlit basement

This tutorial will show you how to place a basement next to the swimming pool and how to place windows in the basement walls, thereby creating sunlit basements for The Sims 3.

Step 1

Choose the basement tool and create a basement.

build a basement in Sims 3

Step 2

Choose the swimming pool tool and place pool next to the basement. You won’t be able to place pool right next to it, so just leave one box without anything.

build swimming pool next to basement

On the basement level it will look this way.

basement level appearance

Step 3

Depending on which EP (patch) you have installed, this step will vary.

how to make a sunlit basement in Sims 3

If you have Late Night (or your game is fully patched) select swimming pool tool and while holding “Ctrl” drag the tool on the empty area between the basement and the pool.

If you do NOT have Late Night and your game is NOT fully patched you will have to use basement tool instead of swimming pool tool. So select basement pool tool and while holding “Ctrl” drag the tool on the empty area between the basement and the pool.

Now the pool wall or basement wall (depending on which EP/patch you have installed) should disappear.

Step 4

As the wall is gone it will be possible to add swimming pool (if you have Late Night or if your game is fully patched) or basement (if you do NOT have Late Night and your game is NOT fully patched) between the main basement, that you have created earlier and the swimming pool.

remove the wall

On the basement level it will look this way:

basement view

Step 5

Again this step will vary depending on which EP (patch) you have installed.

place windows between the pool and the basement

If you have Late Night you do not need to do any tricks to place a window on the wall between the basement and the pool.

Just select a window that you want to use and place it in the wall.

If you do NOT have Late Night and your game is not fully patched you will have to use “moveobjects on” cheat. Open the cheat line by clicking “Ctrl + Shift + C,” type it in and press “Enter.” Then select a window and place it in the wall.

Step 6

Build the rest of the house, and let your Sims enjoy the sunlight.

finished Sims 3 sunlit basement

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