Gallery Spotlight: Awesome Houses for Windenburg

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Windenburg Chic

Finding the perfect home for your Sim is exciting, but with the millions of options on The Sims 4 Gallery, it can be a little daunting, especially if you are looking for one to match the beautiful architecture found in The Sims 4 Get Together Expansion Pack’s* new World, Windenburg. So we decided to scour the Gallery for you to find some of the most beautiful and creative lots made by the community.

Here are some of our favorites!

Residencia Rústica

Get that old country charm with this 3-story home that comes with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, kitchen, family dining room, and a wonderful den. Perfect for families who love spending quality time together!

Sweet Starter

This starter home is perfect for the Sim that is looking for something with a bit more modern architecture but still retains that country feel. It even comes with a cute front porch!

Rapunzel’s Retreat

Has your Sim been wanting to live their own fairytale in Windenburg? Well this cozy tower is the perfect place for them. (Note: Knight in Shining Armor not included.)

Childrens Tudor Treehouse

No park is complete without an elaborate Tudor treehouse! Children will really enjoy this little retreat as each floor contains a fun place for them to hang out with their friends and get creative.

Oldtown Rose

Your Sim will stand out from their neighbors with this unique roofing style and old time feel.

Windenburg Starter No.3

If your Sim is looking for a cute and affordable home with a Tudor-feel (one that leaves a few extra Simoleons in their account), this is the home for them!

Matriarch’s Antique

Give your legacy family a home that will be the talk of the town. It has plenty of room for Sims with big families.

Club & Pub

After a long day at work there is nothing like going down to the pub to play some foosball or chat with the locals. This lot looks right at home in Windenburg!

Looking for more news on The Sims 4 Get Together? Learn how you can customize Clubs, and find out how Clubs let Sims break the rules.

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How to Create an Amazing Office in The Sims 4

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An Office at Home

If you’ve opened up the Gallery in The Sims 4, you’ve likely seen some amazing creations, from absurd mansions to mind-bending homes. And we often see the same question: how do they do that?! That’s what inspired us to invite members of the community to teach you how they build the amazing things you can find on the Gallery.

Today, we wanted to show off ways to upgrade and improve your Sim’s office! We invited popular builder James Turner (also known as The Sim Supply) to write up some tips on creating an amazing office in The Sims 4. Below is his guide*.

One of the rooms that can often be overlooked in your Sims’ homes is their office. I often like to design rooms that I would love to have, and that suit my needs. I find this allows for me to get a lot more experimental with the room.

Here is how I like to put together the rooms that I create and share.

Step One: Choose an interesting shape. While working with a regular rectangle or square is not a problem, I tend to prefer creating odd shaped rooms, as this can often challenge how you’re going to end up furnishing it and possibly edge you out of your comfort zone. While we’re at it, let’s get some temporary lighting in there so we can see what we’re working with!

Step Two: Choose a colour scheme for the space. This will often direct the entire style of the room, don’t be afraid to use more than one wallpaper either. In this case, I’ve used three; the exposed brick wall, painted brick wall, and a flat white painted wall. This simple choice of using multiple patterns can break up the otherwise bland walls.

Step Three: Decide on the basic object placement. Before we start detailing any of the room, let’s decide where all the key items will be placed. For an office, this includes the desk, bookcases and possibly a reading chair. Take this time to also figure out where you want windows and prominent wall decorations. In the example above, I’ve combined three desks to create one large corner piece. To do this, enter the move objects cheat, bb.moveobjects, and then while placing the desks, hold the ALT key on your keyboard to move the desks as close together as you can.

Step Four: Detail the space. I’ve used a few interesting techniques here to create a space that is clean, yet looks like it has been used at the same time. With the move objects cheat still enabled from step three, I’ve placed some items in interesting places. For example, the shelves intersecting the steel beams and the small kitchen cabinets under the desk that appear as storage. One fun technique I’ve discovered is the ability to place items completely freely on top of desks. It’s fairly simple once you know how to do it. Place an item on the desk, make sure you still have move objects enabled. Pick it back up, this time holding ALT to allow free movement, place the item as if you are trying to put it on the floor, this will allow you to get it in any position on top of the desk, or any surface for that matter!

Step Five: Make sure it all works! We’ve done some pretty unconventional things with the items we’ve placed, so it’s always best before sharing your creation that you make sure it actually functions as the room it’s designed to be!

Go forth and create some awesome spaces! Hopefully you’ve learned a little furnishing trick or two.

You can find some of the creations I’ve shared on the Gallery under the ID: TheSimSupply. You can also find me on Twitter @JamesTurnerYT if you’ve got some burning questions!

Want to learn more about The Sims 4? Check out tips on building a great kitchen, and learn how to make an amazing bathroom in The Sims 4.

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*Images in this blog may include content from different The Sims 4 stuff packs, expansion packs, and game packs.

10 Movies Your Sims Can Watch in The Sims 4 Movie Hangout Stuff

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Don’t Forget the Popcorn!

The Sims 4 Movie Hangout Stuff Pack* is out this week, giving your Sims the stuff they need to throw a great backyard movie screening. There’s a new Movie Projector Screen (that looks great in- and out-doors), tons of new decorations, and even a Popcorn Popper. But what good is a movie night without movies?

There are 10 movies in The Sims 4 Movie Hangout Stuff, all of which were put together using footage from The Sims 3 – continuing a fun trend dating back to The Sims 2 which featured movies and TV shows using The Sims gameplay.

Want a peek at the movies your Sims can watch in The Sims 4 Movie Hangout Stuff Pack? Consider the descriptions below as short trailers for the full thing.

SIMS OF THE DEAD

Zombies! The Dead are rising – and they’re hungry. Can they be stopped? The classic horror yarn comes to life with a classic Sims spin.

MOONLIGHT MASSACRE III

Who doesn’t like camping? This flick employs the visual styles and tropes from classic teenage horror cinema, where a weekend of fun in the woods of Moonlight Falls is met with chainsaw-wielding good times.

THE KHLUMZEE SISTERS

This silent slapstick film introduces the three Khlumzee sisters as they take over the kitchen of a 5-Star Hotel. Little did the Hotel staff know that calamity follows the sisters like a bad smell.

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Decorate With Free Movie Posters, Now Available in The Sims 4

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Set the Scene

We hope you’re excited for next week’s release of The Sims 4 Movie Hangout Stuff Pack* – we sure are! While we were working on the stuff pack, we got an idea: why not put the movie posters we’ve made for some of the fun videos we post on YouTube into The Sims 4? So… we did! They’re now available, free** for all players.

Today’s Update added eight new posters to The Sims 4. There’s a poster from Still Life, Malpractice, Epic Wood, and more, perfect to decorate your world. They’re perfect as accents for your Sims’ bedrooms, or as decorations for their in-house (or backyard) The Sims 4 Movie Hangout Stuff entertainment center. We hope you love them as much as we loved making them!

Looking to learn more about recent updates to The Sims 4? Check out the Jealousy Reaction System updates, and learn about the updates to the Holiday Celebration Pack.