Make or Edit Dorms in 'The Sims 2: University'

When standard dorm options aren't enough

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Most Sims start out living in a dorm. Dorms are cheap since there's zero cost to move into one, and bills are usually pretty low once the objects in the dorm have had time to depreciate.

Although "The Sims 2: University" comes with a collection of template dorms in a range of sizes, that's just not enough if you're a gamer who likes to customize.

How to Enter Cheats

Cheats are entered from the cheat screen. You can get there with the Ctrl+Shift+C keyboard shortcut.

Edit an Existing Dorm

Enter the lot you want to edit and open the cheat screen. Type exactly what you see below, but take note that there are three spaces here so that you enter the cheat correctly.

boolprop dormspecifictools disabled false

This cheat will let you use build and buy modes without limitations. However, even with this cheat code, doors, and windows that were placed in the dorm previously, might not be editable unless another cheat code is entered:

moveobjects on

Make a New Dorm From Scratch

You can make your lot function as a dorm using a special cheat code. To do that, you need to first make an empty lot.

  1. Add an empty lot to the neighborhood. It's important to complete these steps before any Sims are living in the lot.

  2. Decorate the future dorm as you desire, remembering to include counter islands, ShinyTyme Cooktop, a Skimmer Securities Ceiling Sprinkler, dorm doors, and a dishwasher or sink.

  3. Open the cheat screen and type this:

changelotzoning dorm

When you change a dorm or build a new one, there should only be one Myne Door. It also should be placed in such a way where the picture area is facing outward. Because of this, the dorm cannot support multiple rooms.

The Myne Door used in a dorm room allows a Sim to claim the room and restrict access to it. The Sim's picture will show up on the door once he or she has claimed the room, but the picture cannot be changed unless the Sim unclaims the room, changes his/her appearance, and then reclaims the room.