MTS has all free content, all the time. Find out how YOU can help to keep it running. Tell me how...

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: 225,873 · 16th Sep 2007
186.6 KB 225,873 16th Sep 2007
ConcreteStairs-MatchingFence.rar

Size: 634.3 KB · Downloads: 202,774 · 16th Sep 2007
634.3 KB 202,774 16th Sep 2007
SpiralStairsDeathTrap.rar

Size: 138.6 KB · Downloads: 191,795 · 16th Sep 2007
138.6 KB 191,795 16th Sep 2007
SpiralStairsRailing.rar

Size: 354.8 KB · Downloads: 247,499 · 16th Sep 2007
354.8 KB 247,499 16th Sep 2007
SpiralStairsConcrete.rar

Size: 618.1 KB · Downloads: 208,328 · 16th Sep 2007
618.1 KB 208,328 16th Sep 2007
SimpleSpiralStairs.rar

Size: 571.6 KB · Downloads: 238,598 · 16th Sep 2007
571.6 KB 238,598 16th Sep 2007
Marvine-SpiralStairs-ANIMS.rar

Size: 10.8 KB · Downloads: 259,691 · 16th Sep 2007
10.8 KB 259,691 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
Need more information?
 
479 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 430 Feedback Posts, 37 Thanks Posts
Hide Thanks Posts for this thread (Show only feedback)
Page 11 of 20
Test Subject
#251 Old 24th Sep 2007 at 2:10 PM
They're great!! I can't believe how well the animation works! I stand (sit) in awe of you!! Thank you so much!!
Forum Resident
#252 Old 24th Sep 2007 at 2:18 PM
Wow!, these look amazing - can't wait to see 'em in my game!...

Many thanks for taking time to create/upload/share with us - brilliant!!!.

To all, of the very talented MTS-2 creative types - my sincere thanks for taking the time to create/upload/share...
Test Subject
#253 Old 24th Sep 2007 at 9:14 PM
Brill. Marvin your great.
Lab Assistant
#254 Old 24th Sep 2007 at 10:37 PM
Fantastic! I've been wanting these... =)

Also, I laughed because of the "death trap"... Stairs in sweish is "trapp".
Test Subject
#255 Old 24th Sep 2007 at 10:49 PM
Thank you! Thank you ever so much! I had some non-animated ones and I pulled them because I just couldn't stand it - now I can have them back! Yay!
Lab Assistant
#256 Old 25th Sep 2007 at 6:05 AM
I have been using these in my game and they are a dream come true! Until now I'd avoided multiple story houses because I hate how obscuring the normal stairs are. But these are so compact and look so natural that now multiple stories are irresistable. I can't say thanks enough!
Test Subject
#257 Old 25th Sep 2007 at 4:27 PM
Thank you so much. I was wishing for this item. Lovely!
Test Subject
#258 Old 26th Sep 2007 at 12:10 PM
We LOVE your stairs! They are just perfect, and the animations - GREAT!
Test Subject
#259 Old 26th Sep 2007 at 4:22 PM
Millions of thanks for making these stairs! <3 They're great! Thanks, thanks and thanks for sharing.
Test Subject
#260 Old 26th Sep 2007 at 5:45 PM
Iv got it in my game but nobody can walk up or down them...it says no option available. Anyone else have this problem?
Instructor
Original Poster
#261 Old 26th Sep 2007 at 6:49 PM
Hyperjj3000, you can't get an interaction this way with stairs; your sims will use them when they want or need to do something upstairs or downstairs, or when you direct them to. For example, if you click "walk there" on a different level your sims will use the nearest stairs to do so
Field Researcher
#262 Old 26th Sep 2007 at 9:13 PM
This is probably the most amazing creation I've seen for this game. Thank you so much for the time, energy and concentration you must have put into making these - I'm very eager to use them!
Test Subject
#263 Old 26th Sep 2007 at 9:13 PM
You are AMAZING!!!!
Finally!!!!!! Thank you sooooooooooo much for these! We have been waiting for these for a long time!! I will never use the Maxis stairs again!!!!!!

~~FrogGirl~~
Field Researcher
#264 Old 27th Sep 2007 at 2:58 AM
Thank you Marvine! Finally, a realistically animated staircase! Thanks for sharing these freely with the community.

New Judfer creations at Sims2 Noir.
Live Free or Die.
Alchemist
#265 Old 27th Sep 2007 at 6:06 AM
Marvine, I already said thanks earlier, and mentioned that I would be making houses to share with your stairs. I have, but it has just now occurred to me that I'm not specifically including the animations package with my houses. Should I?

No one has reported a lack of animations, but maybe they just haven't realised there should be some.
Test Subject
#266 Old 27th Sep 2007 at 7:19 AM
Wow. These are great. Awesome. Fantastic. And on and on and on. I'm sure these took you a ton of time and effort. Thanks so much for making them!
Lab Assistant
#267 Old 27th Sep 2007 at 8:44 AM
wow...shit you are soooooo amazing!! awesome job!!! yayay!! finally spiral staircases!! *hands u a cookie* thank you sooo much! have been waiting for ages!!
Lab Assistant
#268 Old 27th Sep 2007 at 11:50 AM
*awestruck*


Wow.

Just wow.

:D
Instructor
Original Poster
#269 Old 27th Sep 2007 at 6:33 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by aelflaed
it has just now occurred to me that I'm not specifically including the animations package with my houses. Should I?


Well if you're lucky, the people who downloaded your lots already have the animations file
Now I wouldn't mind if you included it, but maybe a link back here would be preferable in case I update or improve the animations - there are a few things I'd like to try if I find the time

Marvine and Beosboxboy at InSIMenator.net and Gay Sims Club 2
Test Subject
#270 Old 27th Sep 2007 at 9:28 PM
Quote:
Now I wouldn't mind if you included it, but maybe a link back here would be preferable in case I update or improve the animations - there are a few things I'd like to try if I find the time.


Question: How do you improve on greatness?
The ModFather
retired moderator
#271 Old 28th Sep 2007 at 1:40 AM
Lol! The Death Trap Deluxe is my favourite!

How could you manage to keep the poly count so low!
This is definitely a must-have. And good idea putting the animation in a separated package, so they can be reused easily.

Oh, did I mention that the animations are wonderful? Maaagic Maaarvine!!!

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Lab Assistant
#272 Old 28th Sep 2007 at 1:51 AM
I've had a chance to play with these extensively and absolutely love them. No weirdness in the animations. They are a great space-saver in smaller multi-level homes (which is what I prefer to build).
Lab Assistant
#273 Old 28th Sep 2007 at 9:39 PM
Fabulous job! I love those death trap stairs.
Forum Resident
#274 Old 28th Sep 2007 at 10:58 PM
Amazing thanks so much for your endless hard work!!!

Sims Utopia...where your sims dreams become reality!

Click above to check out my site for more updates :)

New Roleplay site Sims Utopia the town that never dies..
Inventor
#275 Old 29th Sep 2007 at 2:14 AM
Amazing, just amazing, had to post and let you know just how wonderful these spiral stairs are. I now see building more a reality in my future.
Page 11 of 20