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*Recolourable* Wrought Iron modular stairs

by Numenor Posted 7th Apr 2005 at 6:48 PM - Updated 10th Nov 2005 at 12:09 AM by Numenor
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
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As per request, by Ililas and many other, I've modified the "Wrought Iron" modular stairs in order to make them recolourable.
Every time I think: "It'll be easy, now that I know how to do it", but then I discover that every staircase has its own peculiarities (and this means a lot of trial-and-error ).

Installation instructions
Unrar the attached "Numenor_Wrought-Iron-Stairs_main.rar" to the downloads folder. There's no need to do anything else.
Just like the Holy Smoke, these stairs override the originals (*not* overwrite!): as long as my package is in the download folder, the original Wrought Iron Stairs are replaced by this recolourable version.

How to uninstall
Just delete the package from the download folder: the original stairs will be available again in the Build Mode catalog, and all the recoloured stairs you have on your lots will automatically revert to the original colour.

How to create custom recolours
Open SimPE's Object Workshop (current release is v. 034) and choose the "Load Object" tab. Browse the downloads folder and load the "Numenor_Wrought-Iron-Stairs_main.package". Proceed with the recolour as usual.
You can find a useful template in the "Recolours for the Wrought Iron Stairs" thread, along with a couple of recolours I've made.

How to apply the recolour to the staircase
Here come the tricky part, because you will not find the different colours in the catalog (I guess that this section of the catalog doesn't manage multiple colour options).
Choose the standard "Wrough Iron Stairs" from the catalog and place it on the lot. Add the railings if you like, but remember that adding the railings after having recoloured the stairs may cause their reverting to original colour.
Now, select the Design Tool and click, in turn, on each step: now you can choose between the available recolours.
Detailed instructions with pictures can be found on the "Holy Smoke" thread.

Once recoloured, you should't add or delete railings to the stairs, otherwise it will revert to the original colour. But this "reverting" is only temporary: if you save and exit the lot, and then re-enter it, you'll find that the staircase has again the new colour you applied to it

I've made a "rusty white" recolour, plus a template: they are posted in the proper "Recolours for the Wrought Iron Stairs" thread, created for these stairs; please post your own recolour there, too.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Test Subject
#51 Old 19th Feb 2007 at 2:24 PM
Thank you for this, but I have a question, and it may be strange, but, how do I find my wrought iron stairs? When I open up my stairs, they are not in my catalog, period. I don't recall downloading any recolors of it but I cannot find the original stairs at all. Also, I am wondering if I am missing anymore original stairs, I only show 5 sets of stairs in my game. That seems strange. When I am in a lot that has the original wrought iron stairs I cannot delete them. I just realized this today when I searched for these stairs in game!!

Thank You in Advance,
Lab Assistant
#52 Old 11th Jun 2007 at 3:24 AM
Awsome as always. I truly love your work.
Test Subject
#53 Old 10th Mar 2016 at 4:35 AM
Test Subject
#54 Old 26th Aug 2020 at 4:50 PM
Thank you very much for sharing your work. I love it.
Thank you very much for your other works: the CEP and the Scriptorum. I find it a bit difficult to make them work, but with your explanations. I got it.
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