Are you looking for a way to create unique floor designs in the Sims 4? You’re in luck – half tiles and quarter tiles are the perfect way to customize your flooring!
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to add extra depth and character to your builds just by using triangular tiles.
Read on if you’re ready to take your Sims 4 projects up a notch!
How to make half and quarter tiles (Mac and PC)
Ready to give your floor some fancy flair? Let’s get started!
1. Go to the Build Mode
To get started, head over to Build Mode ( F2 or Fn + F5 key on Mac). Check out all the cool Floor Patterns, or search for something more specific!
2. Switch between a full tile or a quarter tile
Once you’ve chosen the tile, it’s time to decide how best to lay it out!
You can stick with the default full tile or switch things up and go for a quarter-tile shape. Just press Control + F after you have selected a tile onscreen.
When you use this feature for the first time, things might get glitchy.
If nothing happens at first, ensure your mouse hovers over the tile items in the lower part of the screen. Then, try pressing Control + F again. When you’ve switched shapes once, it no longer matters where your cursor wanders!
3. Get creative with the design
Time to get crafty!
Spice up your space by creating unique designs with quarter tiles. To add diagonal half tiles, place a couple of quarter tiles next to each other.
4. Rotate the tiles
Trying to get your tile’s pattern looking just right?
You can rotate the tile until it looks just right by using the . and , keys.
5. Scale it up!
Do you want to keep the tile placement but change the tile itself?
No problem! Just choose a new tile (or be prepared to rotate it), hover the cursor over the consecutive tiles you’d like to replace, and press the Shift key.
This way, any room can become totally transformed in a second! So make sure you have your Shift key handy for those times when the floor just isn’t cutting it.
How to make a diagonal half tile in The Sims 4
When it comes to patterning a large space, let’s face it – we don’t want to be sitting around all day. Diagonal half tiles could save you from seemingly endless tiling tasks.
Don’t get your hopes up too high, though, because it isn’t possible to choose halves instead of quarters!
Some folks swear that if you press F5 (or Fn + F5 on Mac), it’ll switch from quarter-tiles to diagonal half-tiles. But alas, at least Mac users are outta luck!
Apparently, only squares and quarters can make your Sim’s dreams come true these days. At least until the next update.
How to make horizontal or vertical half tiles in The Sims 4
Have you ever been stuck in a rut for so long that time just passes by? Well, I experienced the same when it came to creating rectangular half-tiles!
After hours of searching and testing different tricks… ah, here’s where I admit defeat. Rectangular tiles are not an option in the Sims 4.
So if anyone has cracked this code or found any miracle solutions out there – don’t be shy now; drop me a comment below!
How to make half and quarter tiles on Xbox
Customizing your game tiles just got a whole lot easier with this trick! On Xbox, it works in exactly the same way as on Mac or PC.
All you have to do is find the right keys – drumroll, please:
- To switch between the sizes, press X ⓧ, while the tile is selected.
- To rotate the tile, press Y
You can now create masterpieces of design with full and quarter tile sizes. And if a half-tile strikes your fancy, just place two-quarters next to each other.
How to make half and quarter tiles on PlayStation
You can make quarter tiles on PlayStation as easily as on a Mac or an Xbox. The only difference is in the buttons:
- Square 🔲 to switch between the full and the quarter tile
- To rotate the tile, press Triangle ▵
Why use half and quarter tiles in The Sims 4
The Sims 4 is a great game to play, and using quarter and triangle tiles is an absolute must for any savvy Sims player!
Not only does it add a nice touch of customization by allowing you to create unique floor designs. It can also make your room look way more stylish without having to resort to adding rugs.
There’s no limit to what kind of awesome designs you can create with this nifty tool. You can mix and match tiles however you like in order to create some truly one-of-a-kind looks.
These smaller details can make all the difference between a decent house and an amazing one.
And if you want to give your house special character and charm, creating diagonal pathways can take your game up a notch!
Experiment freely with different combinations until you find something that speaks directly to your inner interior designer.
So go wild! Nothing stops you from becoming the undisputed master of custom floor designs in the Sims 4 universe.
How to move objects to precise positions
Now that your room is pristinely arranged, it’s time for a little interior decorating… or game-playing!
Putting all the pieces in their proper places within the rigid grid can be tricky.
After taking all that extra care to get a beautiful pattern on the floor, you want each piece placed perfectly – no easy feat.
But don’t fret. These simple strategies will have objects lined up nicely, exactly where they belong.
While here I talk about moving objects on your brand new floor, these tricks work on any wall objects just as well.
Move an object for a quarter section of a grid
Whoa! You’re trying to get that furniture just right, but you keep finding yourself off by ever so slightly.
Turn your grid into a 1/4 tile granularity and move those objects with all the precision of a subway map master! Just press the F5 key ( Fn + F5 on Mac) while in Build mode and say goodbye to frustration forever.
Place an object anywhere, independently of the grid
Even quarter-grid steps may still be limiting.
For these cases, there is an easy option of moving objects while holding the Alt key ( Option key on Mac). This will let you go off the grid and place your object exactly where you want it to be.
Isn’t that simply genius?! Now you are able to place objects literally anywhere on the floor without any attachment to the grid.
Move objects cheat
Finally, a way to defy the laws of physics! Get ready for some serious fun when you unlock this cheat code.
Using it, you can literally place two things in the same spot! 😨
However, be careful, as the functionality of the objects may be affected when they are placed incorrectly.
- Open the cheat console by typing Control + Shift + C (works both on Mac and on PC)
- Type testingcheats on to enable the cheats
- Finally, type in bb.moveobjects on to move your furniture freely
- To move wall objects up and down, use key 9 (move up) and key 0 (move the object down the wall)
I hope you found this tutorial helpful! As you can see, triangular tiles are not too difficult to make in the Sims 4.
These methods for creating half and quarter tiles will come in handy the next time you design a floor in your Sim’s mansion. As always, if you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below.
Thanks for reading! 🧡
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