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trouble building balconies

Post by scarletbegonias » 30 May 2015, 23:28

is there any reason why i cant build a balcony more than 3 squares out from my house? even with support posts? :?
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Re: trouble building balconies

Post by kls1st » 30 May 2015, 23:39

scarletbegonias wrote:is there any reason why i cant build a balcony more than 3 squares out from my house? even with support posts? :?
The only way is to back up the room adjacent and bring the balcony over the downstairs room. Support posts are decorative only.
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Re: trouble building balconies

Post by scarletbegonias » 31 May 2015, 01:45

im not sure i understand? make the room that the balcony is coming off of smaller and you can then build over the downstairs? did i understand that correctly? :lol:
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Re: trouble building balconies

Post by mockingbird288z » 31 May 2015, 02:07

You understood correctly. :)

The balconies only go 3 spaces out from a room but you can get around that by build small temporary rooms to extend the balcony boundary. It's hard for me to explain. But there is a great video on youtube by Lyla L that explains it better. The video is about making balcony bridges specifically but it explains how you can make balconies larger, too.
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Re: trouble building balconies

Post by kls1st » 31 May 2015, 02:08

scarletbegonias wrote:im not sure i understand? make the room that the balcony is coming off of smaller and you can then build over the downstairs? did i understand that correctly? :lol:
Exactly! :). If you go from one building and from another you can cover 6 spaces and make walkways and get creative. Save before you do much though. It's pricey and can also be rather tortuous! :lol: in a good way?
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Re: trouble building balconies

Post by kls1st » 31 May 2015, 02:18

mockingbird288z wrote:You understood correctly. :)

The balconies only go 3 spaces out from a room but you can get around that by build small temporary rooms to extend the balcony boundary. It's hard for me to explain. But there is a great video on youtube by Lyla L that explains it better. The video is about making balcony bridges specifically but it explains how you can make balconies larger, too.
Too good for words! I'm going to have to redo my Retreat! :lol: I see there's a vid for making an indoor pool! Going to check it out now...
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Re: trouble building balconies

Post by mockingbird288z » 31 May 2015, 23:05

I took some photos to show how you can get around the 3 square limit.

1. This is the standard 3 square limit:
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3 square limit
2. You can extend the limit by building another room:
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Extending the limit
3. Extending the limit:
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Extending the limit
4. You can then build a patio that is longer than 3 squares. Build that patio so that it doesn't touch any temporary buildings:
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Patio longer than 3 squares
5. If you want the patio to be longer you can move a room 2 squares at a time and then keep adding to the patio:
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Moving the room, adding to the patio
You can see as you move the room the yellow boundary line goes back to the standard 3 squares where it is not next to a room.

6. By doing that you can make a large patio:
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Large patio
7. As long as you don't have the patio touch the temporary rooms you can delete them and still have the large patio.
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Large patio, standard boundary
You don't need two temporary rooms, you can do it with only one:
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One temporary room
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Re: trouble building balconies

Post by mockingbird288z » 31 May 2015, 23:06

You are left with a patio that is extended beyond the 3 square limit:
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With lots of little rooms you can make a really long balcony:
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I did this to make walkways in one of my houses:
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Re: trouble building balconies

Post by scarletbegonias » 31 May 2015, 23:29

ahh! great replies, thanks everyone! mockingbird288z, your house is awesome :lol:

admittedly, i havent played in about a month except for doing quests and i havent touched any thing from this update so im feeling a tad overwhelmed and dont know where to start! looks fun though. gonna go build me a balcony :lol:
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Re: trouble building balconies

Post by mockingbird288z » 31 May 2015, 23:31

scarletbegonias wrote:ahh! great replies, thanks everyone! mockingbird288z, your house is awesome :lol:
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