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Pack of FULLY ANIMATED spiral stairs

by marvine Posted 16th Sep 2007 at 8:27 PM - Updated 29th Apr 2011 at 7:44 PM by leesester
478 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: 225,270 · 16th Sep 2007
186.6 KB 225,270 16th Sep 2007
ConcreteStairs-MatchingFence.rar

Size: 634.3 KB · Downloads: 202,255 · 16th Sep 2007
634.3 KB 202,255 16th Sep 2007
SpiralStairsDeathTrap.rar

Size: 138.6 KB · Downloads: 191,334 · 16th Sep 2007
138.6 KB 191,334 16th Sep 2007
SpiralStairsRailing.rar

Size: 354.8 KB · Downloads: 246,940 · 16th Sep 2007
354.8 KB 246,940 16th Sep 2007
SpiralStairsConcrete.rar

Size: 618.1 KB · Downloads: 207,832 · 16th Sep 2007
618.1 KB 207,832 16th Sep 2007
SimpleSpiralStairs.rar

Size: 571.6 KB · Downloads: 238,044 · 16th Sep 2007
571.6 KB 238,044 16th Sep 2007
Marvine-SpiralStairs-ANIMS.rar

Size: 10.8 KB · Downloads: 259,131 · 16th Sep 2007
10.8 KB 259,131 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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Test Subject
#51 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 12:07 PM Last edited by angel f : 17th Sep 2007 at 3:29 PM. Reason: is a thanks post.
*bows down* Thank you so much. I've been waiting forever for stairs like these, so thank you ^^
Test Subject
#52 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 12:28 PM
WOW! I have wanted spiral stairs since forever. And these are absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much. *falls to knees in wonder and awe*
Mad Poster
#53 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 12:40 PM
Thank you for these stairs-they're an absolutely fantastic improvement over the "vertical block" stairs Maxis put in the catalog! Why they can't have any imagination in stairs is beyond me. You made up for their lack of imagination!
Test Subject
#54 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 12:43 PM Last edited by angel f : 17th Sep 2007 at 3:30 PM. Reason: is a thanks post.
Thank you! I've been looking for something like this for ages!!!!! Very nice!!
Lab Assistant
#55 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 12:57 PM
Wow! Thank you! These are fantastic!

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Lab Assistant
#56 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 1:04 PM
thumbs up
Lab Assistant
#57 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 1:05 PM
I have been cursing TS2's lack of spiral stairs basically since I got it. Thank you so, so much for all your work to make these.
Alchemist
#58 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 1:07 PM
Finally we have the so long wished spiral stairs! Thank you forever, this item was one of the most requested for sims2, the versions available are good but always with the animations problem. I really appreciate that you made this for the community, adding also several shapes and recolors. Great job! kiss and ciao.
Instructor
#59 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 1:26 PM
Amazing, it's seems that animations aren't becoming as big of roadblocks any more. Thanks for your hard work!

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Field Researcher
#60 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 1:37 PM
WOW WOw that's awesome ! thank you so much !! and stackable moreover !
Lab Assistant
#61 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 1:38 PM
Thanks so much for sharing them!
Since I usually have a lot of Sims in one house, I can not really use them, because I use the outdoor stairs so that several Sims can use them at once. But they look really great! And I am also impressed by the way you build your houses. I wish I was that talented
Alchemist
#62 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 1:38 PM
Congratulations to you for your amazing talent and creativity and congratulations to us, because you share freely your fantastic work!
This is a beautiful inside architecture feature.
Thankies!
Instructor
#63 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 1:55 PM
So good, so good! I've been looking for this!

Anybody who can make a Yoon Eun Hye Sim?
Test Subject
#65 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 2:09 PM
Ooooooh! Lovely!!
Test Subject
#66 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 2:10 PM
Thank you doesn't seem to be enough. Incredible! I've waited so long for these. You are a genius.
Instructor
#67 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 2:12 PM
How did you know I was looking for something JUST like this?! I can't wait to try these out today!
Test Subject
#68 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 2:12 PM
Thats really cool! Thank you!
Forum Resident
#69 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 2:19 PM
This is just amazing.. I'm speachless..! Thank you so so so much!
Test Subject
#70 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 2:28 PM
Finally! Thank you so much
Lab Assistant
#71 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 2:50 PM
Amazing! Thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
#72 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 2:51 PM
YAY!! Thank you.
Lab Assistant
#73 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 3:03 PM Last edited by MrsSmellymaus : 17th Sep 2007 at 3:36 PM.
I was hoping that the new EP bring us some spiral stairs and was very disappointed when I realized they will not make one! BUT now we can make our Sims spin around!!

Your versions are so great! It's obvious how much love and thoughts you put into this project! Matching fences! Everyday wood, sober concrete and funky bubble style! WOW!

Thanks for your hard work and to all who made this possible!

Edit: I've forgot to say that your animated ladder stair is great too!!!
Lab Assistant
#74 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 3:11 PM
Hitting the "thanks" button is not enough!! These are spectacular! I also see that you allow recolors and clones, I hope someone in the community will make a lacy wrought iron version (like Sims 1), which is the only type missing. The versions you did are beautiful and useful! Thank you so much for sharing with the Sims community! I cannot imagine how much work you put into these stairs, but thank you so very very much! I cannot wait to see these in game and watch my simmies go up and down them!
Inventor
#75 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 3:26 PM
wow! Impressive

Reyn Silversong-Sim Architect

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