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The Sims 4: Spooky Building Tips and Tricks for Halloween

Hey Simmers!

It’s Halloween, so I figured today would be the perfect day to give you some tips and tricks for your creepy builds!

First off, if you don’t already have the Vampires Game Pack, consider it for your spooky builds since this pack is chalk full of objects that would be perfect for this type of building.

You can use this pack to create some old, grimy walls and also place the cracks over windows for an extra dose of abandoned!

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If you don’t have that pack, you’ll find it a little trickier, especially if you prefer not to use custom content.

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To create a roof which looks like it was burned out and falling down, place a deck square on top of the top level and apply the tin roof texture.

Next you’ll need to cut out the hole. You can use a low fence. I like this one from Get to Work.

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Create a jagged area and join the ends. Delete the floor in the enclosed space you just made. Now you have a hole!

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I decided to use the roof embellishments from Get Together, but you could probably use normal roofing for this as well. Add a little roofing to the top.

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The hole opening looks a little too clean, so I added a little bit of detail around the edges to make it blend a little better. In order to see this scrapped woodworking object, you’ll need to type in the cheat bb.showhiddenobjects type UNKNOWN into the search bar or you could just search all to find it. Enlarge some by using the ( ] ) key and place around the opening until you’re happy with the result.

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The next tip I have is burning your furniture. Yes, you heard that correctly.

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If you have a spooky, haunted house and want to place some furniture, shiny new objects can look out of place. Even though this isn’t technically custom content, I did use a mod in order to set my furniture on fire. You could do this with fireworks probably (if you don’t want to use mods) but I’d recommend MC Command Center to do the trick easily. With the mod installed, all you need to do is enable the command cheats and shift click on the floor and start a fire!

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It really does make a difference and it’s very helpful if you want that old abandoned look without using any custom content!

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I hope I was able to teach you something new! Stay tuned for more build tips and tricks, and catch my livestreams daily on twitch!

Happy Simoween!

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holliebb

HollieBB is a full-time content creator and a passionate Simmer. She livestreams daily on twitch.tv/holliebb

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