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Edit Town

The Sims 3 Walkthrough and Guide

by Mike Hazleton  

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The Sims 3 Guide - Sunset Valley

Edit Town

While the above is all well and good, it is not unreasonable to want to alter Sunset Valley slightly. As well as simply moving your own family around to other lots, and perhaps picking out a different family to play as, you can change more critical elements of Sunset Valley to suit your wants and needs.

To access the Edit Town feature, use the Options menu.

There are a few key areas of Edit Town to explore:

Changing Positions: You can alter the location of community locations in the town centre, basically shifting the grid map of Sunset Valley around. Obviously you can do the same with residential properties, perhaps making the map more convenient for your family, or simply more interesting.

Changing Purpose: One of the most exciting things to do in Edit Town is to find unused plots of land (i.e. those you could build a house on in Build Mode) or evict the tenants, and then create a new community location. How about a library with a swimming pool in it? Use the cheats to fund these endeavours if you must, but the thrill of knocking down a house and opening up the area to the rest of Sunset Valley really is great. You can change a lot from private to community by clicking on it in Edit Town mode to access its options.

Use Edit Town mode to change lot type

Changing Appearance: Perhaps obviously, you can pick a lot already in use and just change its appearance. Some families have small houses and massive gardens, and there is nothing to stop you from completely altering their land in Edit Town mode. You could, for example, create a large hill where it was previously flat, make new ponds, forests or perhaps something completely different, like a run-down derelict section of town. The possibilities are endless. Having a slum with depressed Sims living cheaply could give Sunset Valley a whole new character. Or, you could just paint someone else's house pink.

You can also edit lots such as the school and library, changing their position and appearance. Some restraints naturally must be in place to stop gamers from destroying a functioning town, but the tool is pretty powerful.

It's a very nice town.

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Nov 14th 2015 Guest
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Nov 2nd 2015 Guest
Really cool! Now I know how to change sunset valley!
Thanks a lot!
ID #621914
May 16th 2015 Guest
Umm can you build a masion I need some ideas for houses
ID #556996
Feb 5th 2015 Guest
Is this on Xbox 360 or pc because I got xbox not stupid pc
ID #511898
Feb 3rd 2015 Guest
What is this??
ID #511209
Jan 15th 2015 Guest
How do you edit town on Xbox 360
ID #502094
Nov 29th 2014 Guest
In the next update for ps3 sims3 is to edit town and get mods
ID #478369
Jan 3rd 2014 bam596
these sim games are cool but I have the wii one with the beach ling and it sucks
ID #338853
Jan 19th 2013 Guest
if i make a school how can i turn it into school lot??
ID #244098
Jan 11th 2013 Guest
I love how people say to buy the pc version of games that their better I'm sorry but their not this isn't wow and some of us don't like to hit 5 buttons AND move a mouse just to walk in a certain direction
ID #241407
Jan 7th 2013 Guest
to the person who wanted to know if you can do it on the ps3: the answer is unfortunately, no... i just got this game for the ps3 for christmas and i have been trying to find a way to edit the town and after having searched on the game and all over the internet, no, there is no edit town feature available for the ps3 :(
ID #239445
Dec 31st 2012 Guest
I can't find edit town on the iPhone/iPad please help
ID #233404
Dec 27th 2012 Guest
What about for iPhones or iPod Touches? Can you edit your town with these or just on PC?
ID #229824
Dec 22nd 2012 Guest
I. Really. Need. To. Know. If. I Can. Edit. The. Town. In. "Moonlight falls". Like. Water. Falls. And. Cliffs. You. Know. Stuff. Like. Plzzzz. Let Me. Know!!!
ID #226304
Nov 12th 2012 Guest
I'm having issues with placing lots on roads they keep getting in the way lol or the game maybe a bit glitchy because some places have no obvious roads. is there anyway around roads?
ID #207879