House Flipper – Create a River Out of Ponds

This guide will explain a small “exploit” i found out today which will help you in creating a river in your garden!

Other House Flipper Guides:

Step 1: Place Your Ponds

All credit goes to General M-13!

Start off by placing 2 or more ponds similar to the screenshot below:

House Flipper - Create a River Out of Ponds

I just used 2 of the biggest ponds, but you can use any of them depending on how well you can manage to mask them with the following method.

But, we can’t place any plants close to ponds!

When you try to place anything too close to the ponds you will be met with the realization that the game does not allow you to do this:

House Flipper - Create a River Out of Ponds

But i have found a fix for this which i will explain next!

Step 2: Paving the Way to Beauty

To Start: place a piece of paving slab.
(It doesn’t matter which one as long as you can fit it close to your ponds).

For optimal results try placing it like this:

House Flipper - Create a River Out of Ponds

Step 3: Choose Your Decorations

For the Next step you want to place anything you wish to hide the seams of the ponds with close to the edges of the pond.

This can be anything you feel like, including Plants, Trees, Rocks or what ever.

For my Example i will use a plant so you can all see what’s about to happen:

House Flipper - Create a River Out of Ponds

Notice that the paving slab is still under the plant in the screenshot, it’s serving it’s role already because can place the plant close to the ponds, where we were not able to earlier!

Step 4: Floating Decoration?

When you think your decoration is in the right spot, remove the slab. And you will see that the decoration you placed on top of it is now floating slightly above ground:

House Flipper - Create a River Out of Ponds

Note: If you were placing a Rock or other prop you are now done and can continue onto the next part of your pond with the previous steps to hide the seams.

But since we are planting a bush, We are gonna continue!

Step 5: Profit!

With the slab removed (i moved mine to the side for later use). Pick up the plant/Tree/Whatever you are trying to plant, but do NOT place it down!

House Flipper - Create a River Out of Ponds

Instead, Cancel the item move (Default is Right Mouse Button).

If you did not place the plant to close to the pond you should get something like this:

House Flipper - Create a River Out of Ponds

And as you can see:

House Flipper - Create a River Out of Ponds

Now you have a plant where you were not able to place one before!:

House Flipper - Create a River Out of Ponds

Now go and create something B-E-A-UTIFUL! Here’s a few shots of a garden i am currently working on:

House Flipper - Create a River Out of Ponds
House Flipper - Create a River Out of Ponds

Volodymyr Azimoff
About Volodymyr Azimoff 13955 Articles
I love games and I live games. Video games are my passion, my hobby and my job. My experience with games started back in 1994 with the Metal Mutant game on ZX Spectrum computer. And since then, I’ve been playing on anything from consoles, to mobile devices. My first official job in the game industry started back in 2005, and I'm still doing what I love to do.

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