Tutorial on How to Make a Seaport using Canal and Seawall Pieces
- Digging lots
- Seawall or embankment pieces
- Canal or water texture
- Water props
- NAM, RAM or whatever you wish
- More Patience
Digging lots are for precision. You can't use terraforming tools, it messes things too much.
Yep. I hope you know how to use this.
Level your property. Put one-tiled streets on top to anchor it.
Plop the walls facing the road. Notice the graphic glitch. We'll fix that later.
You keep doing that ok?
You see that square? Select street and hover the icon over the graphic glitch like so.
It can also look like this.
Then PLOP! your streets. The square will look like that and your visual glitch disappeared.
You may delete it afterwards.
You are done! But you know, there is another way to do it.
This time, plop streets above and below the slope to anchor both sides.
Plop your seawalls on the slop itself. Arrows facing the uphill roads.
That looks good.
Fill it with water! Or simwater. Whatever.
Yay! It is done! This is not very realistic though.
Bridge on Water
You have to use end-pieces. You can't use offset or overhanging or it looks bad.
Anchor it also.
Use road puzzle pieces. Works with rail and avenues too.
Use this option so it will look better.
Use offset or overhanging lots to cover the ugly bottom.
Ahhh. Looks good yet?
Alternatively, you may want to use Land Bridges instead of this in order to prevent it from being too low.
Land bridges are not covered here.
So layout the land.
UGLY! That will not work.
Do a bit of landscaping. Extend the upper area as such.
This will enable the corner pieces to face a road.
So make sure the corner pieces are facing a road.
And TA DA!
Ah the glitch! You know how to solve this!
Take out that bad boy glitch with a street!
YEAH! What are ya gonna do now glitch?
Finish it off.
Fill it up.
Does it look good?
By the way, you can use some other wall piece. The same mechanics work with most other sets.
You WILL need some experimentation to figure out how to use other sets.
Some cannot be used. Actually, I have encountered one set that is impossible to use in this manner.
See my CJ to see what can be used (because I already used them) and experiment on your own.
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Until next time folks!