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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
479 Comments / replies (Who?) - 24 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!


- 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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#101 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 7:58 PM
Wow these are fantastic! I really missed these on Sims2 - the normal stairs take up way too much room and are too dominant - so I end up having to put them into a seperate room of their own. Thanks a lot!
Moderator of Extreme Limericks
#102 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 7:58 PM
These are sooo incredibly amazing! I love the wood and iron ones. :D

There's always money in the banana stand.
Test Subject
#103 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 8:03 PM
#104 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 8:29 PM
...... you are a god!
could you recreate the spiral stairs from the sims1 to?!! :O:O:O
Test Subject
#105 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 8:30 PM
OMG OMG OMG! I think I am seriously going to cry! I have been waiting for spiral stairs with the proper animations since...well since I stopped playing Sims 1 and started playing Sims 2 and realized that there weren't ANY SPIRAL STAIRS!!!! Ahhhhh! I never realized how much I missed them until I started playing Sims 2. And now, thanks to you, the community can finally have them! I am very appreciative and thankful for your incredible work and the time and patience it must have taken to make these and the animations. You're awesome Marvine! Thanks so much for sharing with us!!!!

"If you don't think women are explosive, try dropping one!" ~ Anonymous
Lab Assistant
#106 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 8:42 PM
I think it's a shame that Maxis didn't come up with something like this from the very beginning. I am so glad that you were able to make a working staircase. WTG! Thank you for your long, hard work.

The goddesess best creation!
Test Subject
#107 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 8:46 PM
Thank you so much for the time and energy you put into making such wonderful things for us.
Test Subject
#108 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 8:51 PM
Awsome stairs...thanks for creating them and sharing...fantastic work...can't wait to check it out in my game...
Lab Assistant
#109 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 9:06 PM
These are fanatastic and well done. Free image hosting Sometimes I feel like a nut, sometimes I feel like a banana.
Lab Assistant
#110 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 9:06 PM
Yes finally! I knew one of the talented meshers on here would figure it out!

You did an amazing job thank you so much!
Test Subject
#111 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 9:10 PM
Many thanks for these stairs! They are the only custom stairs I have found so far that actually show up in my base game! I love them, and my sims love them too!
Test Subject
#112 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 9:39 PM
*blinks**gasps* WOW thankyouthankyouthankyou.....etc
Original Poster
#113 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 9:47 PM Last edited by marvine : 17th Sep 2007 at 9:56 PM.
Originally Posted by Inge Jones
I wonder if you would have time (or someone else who feels like trying out the technique) to take my winding and half-landing stairs and make animated versions?

Hi Inge,

Time is the whole issue now that I'm back to work, so I can't promise anything - but sure I'd like to do it, these stairs are a great addition

PMing you right now. *erm - except your inbox is full >_<

Marvine and Beosboxboy at and Gay Sims Club 2
Lab Assistant
#114 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 9:47 PM
I'm awestruck at your talent, each thing you make takes my breath away.
I now have to build an altar to worship you.
retired moderator
#115 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 10:03 PM
Thank you! These are so great! Exactly what the game needed from the beginning. I wonder if EA will still make their own version...

I don't mind if you call me "MSD" or something for short.
Perhaps someday I'll have leisure time back...
#116 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 10:04 PM
You never fail to amaze me with your wonderful works of art!!!! Amazing is the only word that comes to my mind! Thank you so much for sharing with all of us!

When in doubt, use clean installer
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Field Researcher
#117 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 10:36 PM
I'm seeking with the english dico a word to say that you have never heard before, but I can't find nothing yet. Ah! Incroyable!!! (is that english?)
#118 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 10:37 PM
Thanks Marvine..
I really didn't think I needed -any- spiral stairs, but there you go and convert me to a spiral stairs user. >:O

Thanks for this work Marvine, your time that you dedicated to this awesome endeavor has been greatly appreciated by the sims community and modthesims2. Your feature and your +100 comments are well worth it.
Thanks so much for this, I know that new ANIMs are tricky business...and meshing. :P
-hugs- Thanks so much marvine, it's greatly appreciated.
Lab Assistant
#119 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 10:44 PM
Awesome! I've been DYING for this. THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU!
Test Subject
#120 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 10:53 PM
Holy crap! You're a genius! Thanks so very much.
Lab Assistant
#121 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 10:55 PM
Marvine.. you are a genious! These are beautiful and look great in any home that needs to save some space.
One horse disagreer of the Apocalypse
#122 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 11:02 PM
Originally Posted by marvine
PMing you right now. *erm - except your inbox is full >_<

Oops! Not any more :D

"You can do refraction by raymarching through the depth buffer" (c. Reddeyfish 2017)
Test Subject
#123 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 11:08 PM Last edited by JLonier : 18th Sep 2007 at 1:17 PM. Reason: is a thanks
Wow thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!

I've been waiting for so long for someone to create a properly animated spiral staircase. I've waited with much hope that the EP's would have something like this, but was always disappointed. Thanks marvine, you really made my month!

Forum Resident
#124 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 11:13 PM Last edited by hexameter : 24th Sep 2007 at 4:54 AM.
All your hard work was worth the extraordinary result as you can see in all the comments on these stairs! Thank you!!

I want to let you know there were no problems at all using them in my game. The animations you made are perfekt!
17th Sep 2007 at 11:18 PM
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