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Moving forbidden building placements

i have several buildings placed on pavement, which later became forbidden, or the building changed its footprint in some way, such that if you were to select it while in the build menu, it will immediately highlight in RED, rather than the GREEN highlight which indicates acceptable placement.

My most critical example of this is the Monsarno buildings. They were originally allowed to be placed on pavement but now aren't.

Has anyone found a workaround to move these buildings? Can you use the area select tool to move the building and the pavement its on?

I can't nuke because my Monsarno campus design would likely be lost forever. But can i move the whole campus? I'm afraid to try. Anyone been successful?

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  • You can always try to move the whole area, ground included. Is it small enough to move in one piece? If it still shows red you can just x it and it should revert to where it was before.
    I don't think you were ever able to place the Monsarno buildings on anything but grass, but there was a workaround solution, at least during the event, where you could "force" the pavement to go under the building.
    What are the several other buildings you can't place on pavement?
  • You can always try to move the whole area, ground included. Is it small enough to move in one piece? If it still shows red you can just x it and it should revert to where it was before.
    I don't think you were ever able to place the Monsarno buildings on anything but grass, but there was a workaround solution, at least during the event, where you could "force" the pavement to go under the building.
    What are the several other buildings you can't place on pavement?

    Yes, during the Monsarno event you could slip pavement underneath their buildings. Sometime later that was changed. I want to preserve my original design which includes a circle driveway, as depicted in the episode. I just want to relocate it. I haven't tried yet with the grouped move tool.

    Another building that comes to mind is the senior healthcare facility. I want to give it a sidewalk to the front doors but cannot; never could.

    I was hoping someone had already tried and could advise of their experience.
  • I had the IRS on ornate tiles originally and had it grandfathered there for a while until I nuked and forgot About the IRS and could no longer have it on the tiles in the rebuild.
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  • A while ago we were able to put boardwalk on the beach but now it won't let me.

    I managed to get Little Lisa's Recycling Plant from the YMB and I thought I'll put boardwalk around it so there is no visible sea between boardwalk and land, but it would not let me do this.
    So I tried it on the boardwalk linked to the Squidport, but the boardwalk taken away from the beach cannot be put back there either.
  • Well i answered my own question. The area select tool took the Monsarno buildings and the pavement underneath them, in one batch, to another part of my town.

    I suspect these specially placed items can be group stored, then a nuke could clear the map, then they could be replaced. I may test this theory in the near future. I've just acquired all my land and I'm about ready to nuke and restart from scratch.
  • KLmaker wrote: »
    A while ago we were able to put boardwalk on the beach but now it won't let me.

    I managed to get Little Lisa's Recycling Plant from the YMB and I thought I'll put boardwalk around it so there is no visible sea between boardwalk and land, but it would not let me do this.
    So I tried it on the boardwalk linked to the Squidport, but the boardwalk taken away from the beach cannot be put back there either.

    Build one or more pieces of boardwalk parallel to the beach as close as it will allow. Group select them and you will be able to place them right up to the beach. For me this has always been how you have to do it.
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  • Willy9292 wrote: »
    KLmaker wrote: »
    A while ago we were able to put boardwalk on the beach but now it won't let me.

    I managed to get Little Lisa's Recycling Plant from the YMB and I thought I'll put boardwalk around it so there is no visible sea between boardwalk and land, but it would not let me do this.
    So I tried it on the boardwalk linked to the Squidport, but the boardwalk taken away from the beach cannot be put back there either.

    Build one or more pieces of boardwalk parallel to the beach as close as it will allow. Group select them and you will be able to place them right up to the beach. For me this has always been how you have to do it.

    Thank you, I will try it.
    Though I'm not sure if it will work as I tried group select on the boardwalk a while ago and it would not let me do it.
  • Willy9292
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    edited November 2019
    KLmaker wrote: »
    Willy9292 wrote: »
    KLmaker wrote: »
    A while ago we were able to put boardwalk on the beach but now it won't let me.

    I managed to get Little Lisa's Recycling Plant from the YMB and I thought I'll put boardwalk around it so there is no visible sea between boardwalk and land, but it would not let me do this.
    So I tried it on the boardwalk linked to the Squidport, but the boardwalk taken away from the beach cannot be put back there either.

    Build one or more pieces of boardwalk parallel to the beach as close as it will allow. Group select them and you will be able to place them right up to the beach. For me this has always been how you have to do it.

    Thank you, I will try it.
    Though I'm not sure if it will work as I tried group select on the boardwalk a while ago and it would not let me do it.

    just make sure it is only boardwalk you are moving...nothing on it

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  • Willy9292 wrote: »
    KLmaker wrote: »
    Willy9292 wrote: »
    KLmaker wrote: »
    A while ago we were able to put boardwalk on the beach but now it won't let me.

    I managed to get Little Lisa's Recycling Plant from the YMB and I thought I'll put boardwalk around it so there is no visible sea between boardwalk and land, but it would not let me do this.
    So I tried it on the boardwalk linked to the Squidport, but the boardwalk taken away from the beach cannot be put back there either.

    Build one or more pieces of boardwalk parallel to the beach as close as it will allow. Group select them and you will be able to place them right up to the beach. For me this has always been how you have to do it.

    Thank you, I will try it.
    Though I'm not sure if it will work as I tried group select on the boardwalk a while ago and it would not let me do it.

    just make sure it is only boardwalk you are moving...nothing on it

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    How have I not known about this!! This is great, thank you!
  • That's amazing.

    Does anyone else know of any other secret trick like this, particularly with the mountains? I've seen them moved and really liked it
  • KLmaker
    658 posts Member
    edited November 2019
    Willy9292 wrote: »
    KLmaker wrote: »
    Willy9292 wrote: »
    KLmaker wrote: »
    A while ago we were able to put boardwalk on the beach but now it won't let me.

    I managed to get Little Lisa's Recycling Plant from the YMB and I thought I'll put boardwalk around it so there is no visible sea between boardwalk and land, but it would not let me do this.
    So I tried it on the boardwalk linked to the Squidport, but the boardwalk taken away from the beach cannot be put back there either.

    Build one or more pieces of boardwalk parallel to the beach as close as it will allow. Group select them and you will be able to place them right up to the beach. For me this has always been how you have to do it.

    Thank you, I will try it.
    Though I'm not sure if it will work as I tried group select on the boardwalk a while ago and it would not let me do it.

    just make sure it is only boardwalk you are moving...nothing on it

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    c9VdMMr.png

    Hello and thank you @Willy9292
    It worked, don't know why it didn't work before as I had been playing with some boardwalk designs so there were no buildings on them???

    Tried it last night before I saw this post.

    I had to store and replace instead, the only possibility is I tried moving a bit with fencing on it, but don't remember that being there either???
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