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*Recolourable* Wooden modular stairs (UPD 23feb07)

by Numenor Posted 25th Mar 2005 at 6:12 PM - Updated 24th Feb 2007 at 3:24 AM by Numenor : Bugfix(Empty icon in base-games)
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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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23 FEB 2007 - BUGFIX
These stairs have been online for almost two years, and so far they worked well. But they had a little bug nevertheless In some games (especially the base-game, without any EP) the catalog icon for the modular stairs was empty. This is because these stairs were made in a very old format (the old "EP Ready format, created when UNI first came out).
Updating them to the current correct format would have meant breaking all the existing recolours (there are so many around the net, not only here at MTS2); and so I've fixed it in a way that... you shouldn't try at home (like they say in TV ).
The important thing is that now the icon is visible in catalog and all the existing recolours still work! :D

LOL! This must be the oldest creaton of mine that I update! -

FAQ: Why there is no text file to install with these stairs, like all the other custom modular stairs?
That's because these stairs are intended to override the Maxis originals, and therefore uses the same Maxis text file already installed with the game.

The first time I've enabled colour options for one of the most expensive modular stairs (the "Holy Smoke"); now I've done the same for the cheapest one: the "Wooden Stairs".

Installation instructions
Unpack the attached "Numenor_DeckStairs_main.rar" to the downloads folder (or use the Q-Xpress). 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 Wooden 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 and click the "Open..." button. Browse the downloads folder and load the "Numenor_DeckStairs_main.package". Proceed with the recolour as usual.
You can find a useful template in the "Recolours for the Wooden 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 "Wooden 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 couple of recolours, plus a template: they are posted in the proper "Recolours for the Wooden 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:
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Top Secret Researcher
#101 Old 27th Jul 2015 at 7:40 PM
Thank you
Lab Assistant
#102 Old 29th Jul 2016 at 11:40 PM
Been looking for this for a while and now I found it. Thanks very much.
Test Subject
#103 Old 2nd Aug 2016 at 10:23 PM
Thanks :)
Space Pony
#104 Old 12th Sep 2016 at 4:04 AM
Thanks for these just what i needed!
Test Subject
#105 Old 15th Nov 2016 at 8:39 PM
muito obrigada
Space Pony
#106 Old 30th Oct 2017 at 10:49 PM
I don't know if the different colored stairs was taken down, like the ones that's a set with black and white ones too, not the matte ones, but they were causing too many problems so i just had to remove them but it corrupted my other Custom Content after deleting them from the Downloads folder and kept attaching it's self to even Community Lots when i never use CC in Community Lots, so i'm having to remove any CC objects left behind and the windows it put in it's place and then re-download all the CC to get it working again, i do hope you'll put the ones i used back up though? i really liked making each stair a different color.
#107 Old 13th Feb 2018 at 3:42 AM
Can not color third stair up. Tried everything. Any help?
Test Subject
#108 Old 10th Nov 2019 at 12:08 AM
I don't know if you are still playing but I need some help. I downloaded these stairs and I can't find them in the game. I have read all your instructions. Your wrought iron stairs work fine. I have tried all the maxis modular stairs to find your recolourable deck stairs but they all say "this object is not designable". I removed all the modular stairs except for this one, including all the scripts. I have the Scriptorium, CEP, and Categorizer. When I set your stairs to the stairs category I get the recolor options, but it only gives me one step, not a staircase. The maxis wood stairs I have are flights of fancy, step into a world, and elleval euro. I have all the expansion and stuff packs and I am using Win 10. I hope you or someone can help me.
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