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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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#151 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 4:32 AM
Thanks so much - this is just the thing for my little lots, when the ladders don't have the right look. And with proper animations, too - marvellous.

I already have a new lot in the submissions queue, using your spiral stairs. They work beautifully, and really deserved to be featured!
Lab Assistant
#152 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 5:39 AM Last edited by musiquefille : 19th Sep 2007 at 7:59 PM. Reason: problem solved
These are fabulous! I've been a big fan of yours lately. I've been trying to download the SpiralStairsDeathtrap and SpiralStairsRailing though, and for some reason I get this message: Not authorised!
You are not allowed to get this file. If you are a MTS2 supporter, or a Featured Artist, or a MooMoo winner, then you must log out of the site and log back in again to access these pages.

I logged back in and still get it. Anyone know what's wrong? What can I do to stop this?

Great job! Can't to start using them all

EDIT: Worked on a different computer. Yay!
Lab Assistant
#153 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 5:46 AM
you are officially god of modthesims2 now, marvine. You rock!! Thank you so much for these!!!

Chicken Scratch
Test Subject
#154 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 6:08 AM
...I love you so much right now. And fully animated! That's just ridiculously awesome.
Test Subject
#155 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 6:24 AM
Unbelievable!!! This is a greeeeeeeeat mod! Thank you so much!!!
Lab Assistant
#156 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 6:44 AM
Fantastic, dreams come true!!!! Thank you for sharing!!
Test Subject
#157 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 6:46 AM
Thank you so so so much!
Test Subject
#158 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 7:41 AM
thanks for these - wonderful!
Test Subject
#159 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 10:02 AM
you are absolutely brilliant. i have been wanting spiral staircases for forever - you're my sims' savior! thank you! your hard work is really appreciated
Lab Assistant
#160 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 10:36 AM
There are.
No words.


( ̄▽ ̄)ノ_彡☆バンバン!

DO NOT under any circumstances upload any of my lots to the exchange!
Lab Assistant
#161 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 10:44 AM
Thank you. ^^
Lab Assistant
#162 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 11:19 AM
These are utterly perfect. Thank you very very much :D
Lab Assistant
#163 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 12:20 PM
I totally love you right now. Do you know how long I've been wanting to have spiral stairs? O_O

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. =D
Lab Assistant
#164 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 2:33 PM Last edited by Piewke : 18th Sep 2007 at 2:50 PM.
my dreams came true
best download ever, much more nicer than even a new expansion pack from Maxis for me.

i have no adequaced words to thank you

Edit: feeling soooo lonely right now , telling hubby abouth this amazing milestone of the sim era ... just sneaked a peek full of ?????? what the hell is she talking abouth ??????
Test Subject
#165 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 2:48 PM
Really wonderful! I can't wait to use these in my houses. Thank you so much!

Now who's going to come up with the "falling off the stairs" animation?
Lab Assistant
#166 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 2:59 PM
WOW amazing, Thank you so much for sharing these gems
Lab Assistant
#167 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 3:30 PM
Wow,this is amazing!
Lab Assistant
#168 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 3:34 PM
Absolutely fantabulously terrific work. Thanks for the excellent share.
Field Researcher
#169 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 3:41 PM
These stairs are amazing Marvine! Congrats on becoming featured!
Test Subject
#170 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 4:56 PM
You have done the impossible! You have satisfied my need/want for spiral stairs!
And have done it better than Maxis would have I am sure of that.
You are AWESOME!

Being too bright has never been a problem for me ;)
Lab Assistant
#171 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 5:04 PM
Awesome job! Thank you for sharing!

You have the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law!
#172 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 5:47 PM
Thanks that is amazing :D
Test Subject
#173 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 5:53 PM
you are simply brilliant... thanks a million for these great stairs!!
Field Researcher
#174 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 7:40 PM
THANK YOU!!! I've been wanting these for so long. Wonderful work!!!!

Can't. Stop. Downloading.!!!
Test Subject
#175 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 7:41 PM
This is incredible!
I had been planning to do this myself...if I could animate.

PheonixDragonfly is: Waiting to see if her first upload is accepted!
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