Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
So something that’s popped up in the comments recently is about placing cars on roads. We all know you really can’t do that in TSTO (oh EA how I WISH you would add more things to drive on roads…Mr. Plow’s plow would have been a perfect opportunity!), but there is an existing glitch in the game that will allow you to do so with a little maneuvering of road tiles. This glitch will also allow you to place buildings on water, should you choose to do so.
Here’s an example from Addicts reader glenntanim11:
So let’s talk a little bit about how to do this in your town…and keep our fingers crossed that EA doesn’t close off this glitch because I’m talking about it...
I want to stress, this is not new in the game. This has been around for a little while, and I’m fairly confident we’ve written a post about it before. Of course, as good as I am at going back and finding old posts we’ve written…I can’t find this one. (with nearly 8,000 posts on this site it was bound to happen sooner or later!) I think it was written by Bunny or Wookiee, that’s how long ago it was, and if I find it I’ll link it back here.
For those who are newer to this, I’ll lay it out here quickly on what you do to make the placement happen:
–Step 1: Remove the section of the road where you want to place the car.
–Step 3: Grab a large item from your inventory and hover it over the area where you placed the car, then hit X. (note: the item you pull from inventory must be large enough to cover the ENTIRE size of the item you want to cover, otherwise it won’t work)
And voila! Car on the road! (this will work for other items on roads as well, not just cars…)
This works with placing items on the water as well…
–Step 1: Find an item you want to be placed on water and get it set in your Springfield where you want it to be located. Place it on the grass (in this case snow)
–Step 2: Grab a large item from your inventory and hover it over the area where you’ve placed that item. Then hit X. (note: the item you pull from inventory must be large enough to cover the ENTIRE size of the item you want to cover, otherwise it won’t work)
And voila! Building (or decoration) on the water!
This method will pretty much work on any area of the game where you’re limited in placing items on certain tiles, roads/rivers/dirt/ice, etc. (it won’t work in the ocean, because the ocean isn’t a placeable tile).
And I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention, a friend of The Addicts, KClovesgaming (who credited cityscaper in his video) who did a detailed video on this glitch recently (which is why I think it’s popping up again in the comments). You can check out KC’s detailed video on it here. You can also check out KC’s appearance on Addicts Live here.
For those of you who are new to TSTO…here’s another design tip you might like and have missed: Turning roads into bridges.
Thoughts? Have you used this glitch before? Using it now? Wish cars could just drive on the roads as much as I do? Be sure to share some of your designs in the comments below!