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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
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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.
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!


- 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.


- 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
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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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Test Subject
#26 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 10:19 AM
Awesome, was always looking for spiral stairs. You're awe-worthy*_*
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#27 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 10:35 AM
Great! Great! Great!...

Sorry I can't take requests anymore!
And I will probably never convert my creations for TS2 to TS3.
Field Researcher
#28 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 10:37 AM
This fantastic. Just amazing! Thank you so much for all your hard work and effort - I've been waiting since forever for this :D
Lab Assistant
#29 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 10:42 AM
Thank you SO much! I love the Iron stairs!

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#30 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 10:45 AM
*jawdrops* YES! Yay! And other loud exclamations! I went, "Wahaa!!!" out loud when I saw this. Enough that it made my cat yell at me. Thank you so much!

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#31 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 10:57 AM Last edited by JLonier : 17th Sep 2007 at 12:15 PM. Reason: is a thanks
Yay you got featured ! Congrats.

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Field Researcher
#32 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 11:00 AM
Absolutely brilliant, is all I can say! Thank you very much!

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Test Subject
#33 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 11:04 AM
Thank you so much! I could kiss you! )
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#34 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 11:13 AM
I love it! Thank you! :D
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#35 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 11:15 AM
It's been a while since i've been truly amazed by new custom content, but this is a definite WOW for me.
Great work! I absolutely love it.
Test Subject
#36 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 11:15 AM Last edited by JLonier : 17th Sep 2007 at 12:15 PM. Reason: is a thanks
Thank You!!!
Originally Posted by Ninika
Marry me!

Me first!!!

Thank you SO much!!!
Test Subject
#37 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 11:19 AM
Truly awesome work. I have wanted something like this for such a long time.
Thank you for another truly unmissable creation.
Test Subject
#38 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 11:25 AM
Marvine these are AMAZING! Wonderful job!
Test Subject
#39 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 11:26 AM Last edited by Member789 : 17th Sep 2007 at 9:22 PM.
Oh wow! These are perfect, thank you! They will come in handy in small houses.

Edit: I've had some time to try them out ingame... WOW! That's all I can say. Oh, and that they're amazing! Another thank you to you!
#40 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 11:31 AM
Wow! Wow, wow, wow! I don't have to tell you how much the community has been wanting these. Thanks for all your hard work in bringing that fantasy to realization!

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#41 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 11:55 AM
I think I love you.

I'm bringing sexy back - do you do refunds?

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Test Subject
#42 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 11:55 AM
Ya,that's what I was waiting for! Just simply clicking "Thanks" doesn't seem enough for this great job you did -so here again Thank you very much!
Test Subject
#43 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 11:56 AM
Thankyou these are brilliant!
Lab Assistant
#44 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 12:12 PM
OMG! These are brilliant! Thank you again, Marvine!

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Test Subject
#45 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 12:14 PM
Thank you so much. That's all I want for Sims2
Lab Assistant
#46 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 12:19 PM
Marvine!!! Seriously, will you marry me??

OMG, these stairs are awesome²³²³²³²!!!!!!

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#47 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 12:46 PM
Thank you, they're just perfect! Great work!
Lab Assistant
#48 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 12:58 PM
Superb work!

Now, make more!

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More More!

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#49 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 1:03 PM
this is just fabulous!!!!!!!!! thanks!!!
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#50 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 1:07 PM
Wow!!! A breakthrough in coding, and so beautifully meshed and textured too!

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