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Pack of FULLY ANIMATED spiral stairs

by marvine Posted 16th Sep 2007 at 9:27 PM - Updated 29th Apr 2011 at 8:44 PM by leesester
479 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Well this took me a while, nothing was easy and I needed to teach myself lots of new things - but here they are!

PLEASE READ BEFORE INSTALLING:

- The animations are in a separate package, don't forget to install it in the same folder!
- These should work with any version of the game
- Each stairs style has a left turn and a right turn version, only the left turn version is recolourable, but the right turn version will use the recolours (repository method)
- The stairs will show with the straight staircases; the thumbnails are off-center but I don't think there's anything I can do about it.
- Objects placed under the stairs will be useable; the downside is that sims will walk through it if no object blocks the way. Now this is easily fixable with an invisible fence.
- The animations work for all ages, sims will use only the regular speed and walk style though; I don't want to spend another 2 months making the rest on top of my job... Now, running in spiral stairs would be a really stupid thing to do
- No pets animations: since we can't use the pets models in Milkshape (yet), I just blocked the animations for them; same for ghosts, I have no issue with them just materializing up and downstairs.
- The stairs are stackable, and the bottom tile is in a weird position so it doesn't interfere with doors in stairwells. Still, a door should be placed facing the bottom step or it will always open the wrong way, except on the last level.


4 VERSIONS:

- Simple wood stairs without railing, 5 wood colours included in the "left" package
Price: 99

- Wood and iron stairs with railing, 3 wood colours included, and 3 matching fences.
Price: 999


- Concrete square stairs without railing, 4 stucco/stone colours included + 1 reflective marble, and 5 matching fences.
Price: 699

- Death Trap Deluxe, without railing or center post, for your most reckless sims: white, bright green and red recolours included
Price: 299



Policy : NO PAYSITES, NO EXCHANGE - These can be included in lots with a link back here. If you want to clone the stairs, please contact me.

Polygon Counts:
SimpleSpiralStairs-left: 807 vertices, 396 polys
SimpleSpiralStairs-right: 807 vertices, 396 polys
SpiralStairs-Railing-left: 1776 vertices, 1322 polys
SpiralStairs-Railing-right: 1635 vertices, 1322 polys
ConcreteSpiralStairs-left: 704 vertices, 450 polys
ConcreteSpiralStairs-right: 856 vertices, 450 polys
SpiralStairs-DeathTrapDeluxe-left: 2426 vertices, 3976 polys
SpiralStairs-DeathTrapDeluxe-right: 3014 vertices, 3976 polys
spiralstairs-matching-fence: 827 vertices, 328 polys
spiralstairs-matching-fence2: 827 vertices, 328 polys
spiralstairs-matching-fence3: 827 vertices, 328 polys
ConcreteStairsMatchingFence1: 172 vertices, 158 polys
ConcreteStairsMatchingFence2: 172 vertices, 158 polys
ConcreteStairsMatchingFence3: 172 vertices, 158 polys
ConcreteStairsMatchingFence4: 172 vertices, 158 polys
ConcreteStairsMatchingFence5: 172 vertices, 158 polys

Additional Credits:
Biggest thanks to Wes_h for making this possible with all his hard work on the Unimesh and Animesh plugins, to Echo and John Brehaut for their tutorials, and to Quaxi for SimPE!

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

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
SpiralStairsRailing-MatchingFence.rar

Size: 186.6 KB · Downloads: 225,683 · 16th Sep 2007
186.6 KB 225,683 16th Sep 2007
ConcreteStairs-MatchingFence.rar

Size: 634.3 KB · Downloads: 202,602 · 16th Sep 2007
634.3 KB 202,602 16th Sep 2007
SpiralStairsDeathTrap.rar

Size: 138.6 KB · Downloads: 191,644 · 16th Sep 2007
138.6 KB 191,644 16th Sep 2007
SpiralStairsRailing.rar

Size: 354.8 KB · Downloads: 247,313 · 16th Sep 2007
354.8 KB 247,313 16th Sep 2007
SpiralStairsConcrete.rar

Size: 618.1 KB · Downloads: 208,170 · 16th Sep 2007
618.1 KB 208,170 16th Sep 2007
SimpleSpiralStairs.rar

Size: 571.6 KB · Downloads: 238,418 · 16th Sep 2007
571.6 KB 238,418 16th Sep 2007
Marvine-SpiralStairs-ANIMS.rar

Size: 10.8 KB · Downloads: 259,501 · 16th Sep 2007
10.8 KB 259,501 16th Sep 2007
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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Field Researcher
#126 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 11:36 PM
extremely awsome stuff as always marvine!!!

you sexy mesher you!

DOEreoh
Test Subject
#127 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 11:48 PM
omfg! way to go for beating maxis to it!
Lab Assistant
#128 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 11:52 PM
Jeepers marvine! Do you have copy of my Sims wish list? First the bodybuilders now this!!!
You rock!!!
'Nuff said!
Field Researcher
#129 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 11:56 PM
Awwwwwwwwsome! I was using your "ladder" in my smaller Sim homes because they're so space-efficient. But these will work wonderfully and look even better.

Yippee!

"Don't harsh my melon." -- Alexis Denisof
Test Subject
#130 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 12:06 AM
Everyone else pretty much summed it up... but, thank you!!
Field Researcher
#131 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 12:09 AM Last edited by whitesiren : 14th Nov 2007 at 12:50 AM.
Thank you so much! I just adored your ladder stairs but these are by far now my favorite download! Hehe, you've got another lovestruck fan! Again, thank you so incredibly much for all your marvelous work!!!!!
Test Subject
#132 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 12:19 AM
These are simply amazing. I have been hoping that either a brillant creator like yourself or Maxis would create spiral stairs WITH the railings. You not only have great textures but you figured out the animations for us mere simming mortals. Thank you for sharing.

Bravo!!!!

Hey everybody...
Test Subject
#133 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 12:21 AM
BTW, any plans to create inner railings for these in the future??

Hey everybody...
Test Subject
#134 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 12:29 AM
I've been wanting spiral stairs forever!

You're work is amazing as usual, Marvine (long-time fan, first-time commenter )

Keep it up, and *thanks* ^_^
Field Researcher
#135 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 12:30 AM
oooh real spiral staircases with animations
Absolutely amazing work
Instructor
#136 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 12:31 AM
Wow!!! Thanks so much!

Please do not re-upload my houses or Sims anywhere, even if it is just refurnished.


Thank you for your consideration.
Instructor
#137 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 12:34 AM Last edited by JLonier : 18th Sep 2007 at 1:16 PM. Reason: is a thanks
OMG OMG, fantastic stairs, your the BEST. Thank you, thank you...
Test Subject
#138 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 12:45 AM
Marvine, these are the most wonderful stairs! I have been waiting patiently for one of the very talented modders here at MTS2 to do this. I can't wait to use them in my game!
Lab Assistant
#139 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 1:29 AM
You are officially my new best friend.

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Lab Assistant
#140 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 1:36 AM
What can I say, other than... WOW!

*scrapes jaw off the floor and hides in awe of Marvine's magnificence*
Lab Assistant
#141 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 1:38 AM
Thanks so much for your talent. Creators like yourself sure make our game so much more exciting. You are amazing...Keep up the good work.

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Test Subject
#142 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 1:52 AM
Another wonderful item, Thanks Marvine, now my homes shall be much more realistic.

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Theorist
#143 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 2:03 AM
awesome
Instructor
#144 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 2:05 AM
WOW. I can't wait to see and use these in my game!!! I LOVE spiral stairs and have been waiting so long... =) All of your hard work has TRULY paid off, Marvine! Thank you SO much!

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Mad Poster
#145 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 2:23 AM
freaking....awesome.....

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Field Researcher
#146 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 2:27 AM
These are amazing! I have sent an email to my sims friends to tell them about these! Great Job!
I do have one question, I keep getting an error message on the SimpleSpiralStairs.rar . It says the file is corrupt. Could you check this please. I have tried several times on different occasions to download this one file. All the rest work great. Thank you

Please do not upload my creations to any pay sites or the exchange. Do not include my meshes with recolors. Uploading in lots is fine on MTS2 only.


Come and check out my other creations at Thesimszone. http://www.thesimszone.co.uk/files/index.php?Section=53
Field Researcher
#147 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 3:18 AM
You are awesome! We are not worthy! *bows down*
Test Subject
#148 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 3:47 AM
Yet again you amaze the sim world with your genius! I'm downloading as we speak!

Do or do not. There is no try. - Master Yoda
Field Researcher
#149 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 4:09 AM
You are my HERO!!!! I have been wanting this for 2 years! And the realization has surpassed my wildest expectations!!! OMG this is amazing.
I really cannot say thank you enough for this. It's absolutly perfect!!!!!!
Lab Assistant
#150 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 4:16 AM
OMG, that's awesome! Thanks so much!
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