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I'm going to start a game with computer whiz roommates. I was thinking about putting a computer in each bedroom, but am concerned about the potential for noise to interfere with sleep.

B = Bed
C = Computer Desk
D = Door

|---|---|
|B C|B C|
|B C|B C|
|B  |B  |
|-D-|-D-|

I'm worried that the right room's bed is only separated from a loud noise source by one wall and no squares.

Will that noise wake up the roommate? How far (squares, walls, what?) should I put a computer from a bed to ensure there's no sleep interruptions?

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Get head phones...it will solve all your problems. –  jer.salamon Mar 18 '12 at 0:17
    
When I tested this, I found that noise from the left desk does not wake the right-side bed. However, the desks in this arrangement make the bed un-reachable as the chair blocks the entry point. Instead, placing the desks against the wall opposite the door works(nightstand position). –  David B Mar 18 '12 at 3:43
    
I didn't at first realize this was in a game, and couldn't figure out why it hadn't been closed... –  SaintWacko Mar 19 '12 at 16:25
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up vote 5 down vote accepted

As long as you don't upgrade your house with speakers, noisesome objects are confined to the room they are in.

This means every wall in the Sims 3 is effectively soundproof.

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Thanks, tested: Not even extreme computer gaming in the next room can penetrate that wall. –  David B Mar 18 '12 at 3:41
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