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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!

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: 225,841 · 16th Sep 2007
186.6 KB 225,841 16th Sep 2007
ConcreteStairs-MatchingFence.rar

Size: 634.3 KB · Downloads: 202,739 · 16th Sep 2007
634.3 KB 202,739 16th Sep 2007
SpiralStairsDeathTrap.rar

Size: 138.6 KB · Downloads: 191,769 · 16th Sep 2007
138.6 KB 191,769 16th Sep 2007
SpiralStairsRailing.rar

Size: 354.8 KB · Downloads: 247,470 · 16th Sep 2007
354.8 KB 247,470 16th Sep 2007
SpiralStairsConcrete.rar

Size: 618.1 KB · Downloads: 208,304 · 16th Sep 2007
618.1 KB 208,304 16th Sep 2007
SimpleSpiralStairs.rar

Size: 571.6 KB · Downloads: 238,571 · 16th Sep 2007
571.6 KB 238,571 16th Sep 2007
Marvine-SpiralStairs-ANIMS.rar

Size: 10.8 KB · Downloads: 259,662 · 16th Sep 2007
10.8 KB 259,662 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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Lab Assistant
#201 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 7:16 PM
WOW i have looked for this ever since i got sims2 with no luck wow what my luck to day WOW they are so good

funney250 i makes homes for request so just ask
Instructor
Original Poster
#202 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 7:46 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by nanisim
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?)


Well since I'm french I obviously heard it before, though maybe not applied to me or my work Thank you for the effort, even if superlatives need to be taken with a grain of salt
The truth is that I was given the opportunity to jump on the animations train early, but I don't doubt that other people will amaze you soon with their creations.

Oh and please stop threatening me with a job for EAgames!! I have one that I like, and I'm not quite ready to cross an ocean to earn minimum wage being forced to do what I'm now doing for fun
Now of course they could have done this, and they are probably planning it for a next EP; but this version is compatible with all games so it will still be useful to some extent.

Marvine and Beosboxboy at InSIMenator.net and Gay Sims Club 2
Top Secret Researcher
#203 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 8:18 PM Last edited by MiniMimi : 13th Oct 2007 at 3:47 AM.
Finally! When the animation editor was created i waited for someone to take care of these stairs and you did! Thank you so much as these are really top-notch - and beautiful/classy!

LONG EDIT: I have to say i tested these stairs & beautiful fences in game & this is simply STUNNING! The animations are so perfect that you'ld not think this is a custom item!
And these beauties are a space saver so i was finally able to add a second floor in small houses with quirky roofs - one of my sim family will finally be able to have kids thanks to you ^^ - and finally that they look so good & realistic that i was able to make apartment flats & various city buildings using these top-notch jewels, Marvine . Thank you again!
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Original Poster
#204 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 9:33 PM
Nightly,

You should find them in build mode, with the straight staircases. The thumbnails will look a little weird since they are off center...
Greatest Dad Ever
#205 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 9:38 PM
these are incredible thank you for taking the time to make them !
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Lab Assistant
#206 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 10:55 PM
Fantastic! I'm so glad someone finally took this on! Bravo!

Wait... WHAT?!?!?
Lab Assistant
#207 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 11:26 PM Last edited by MajorMercedes : 19th Sep 2007 at 11:28 PM. Reason: Typo... :P
OMG, marvine I love you!

Thanks so much for making these, I needed some cool space-savers for when I build attics.

Quote:
Originally Posted by marvine
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.

Does this mean that they'll just appear and disappear up and down the stairs, or will they just not be able to use the staircase at all?
Lab Assistant
#208 Old 20th Sep 2007 at 3:45 AM
We've all been waiting impatiently for someone to make some kick a** spiral stiars, and my gawd marvine are these the bomb!!! *worships* I've used the heck outta your ladders. :D

Your Grandma Loves Me.
Instructor
#209 Old 20th Sep 2007 at 8:37 AM
thankyou so much for this they are great !!!
MTS2 Hot Pepper
#210 Old 20th Sep 2007 at 8:57 AM
Not only the animations and perfomance but the meshes and textures are brilliant! this happens rarely!
Thank you!

Currently playing Sims 4 full collection. (and fixing my mods folder)
Test Subject
#211 Old 20th Sep 2007 at 12:15 PM
Thank you very much for sharing. They are really great!
Test Subject
#212 Old 20th Sep 2007 at 5:06 PM Last edited by JLonier : 20th Sep 2007 at 6:07 PM. Reason: is a thanks post
Absolutely fantastic, I have been waiting a long time for something like this. I love all of your work you are truly talented and patient in your work.

You can know someone preciously in a moment of honesty, Than ever you can in a lifetime of lies...
Test Subject
#213 Old 20th Sep 2007 at 5:58 PM
I was referred to your spiral staircases thru MATY, and i can see you've heard it a gazillion times, but,,,,, WOW ! There are actually no words to describe how they look in my home, how the animations of my sims walking up and down,, how i can STILL click stuff behind them,,,, i'm,,, i'm just amazed !!!
Not that i don't want more (actually, we always want more) <Grins> but now if i can just get more than 1 sim to use them at the same time, especially for my high-traffic areas or large family homes, but.... I've already made do by having more than one in the same general area, and since they don't really take up much room and if i fit them just right, then the animations of each sim are still flawless !!!
OH, and the MATCHING RAILINGS AND FENCES ! That's it, it's official, i'm out of words !
Instructor
Original Poster
#214 Old 20th Sep 2007 at 8:36 PM
MajorMercedes,

Pets will just jump up and downstairs. On the plus side, this way they don't occupy the stairs long enough to block other sims...

Gayjohn104,

For now making the stairs useable by more than one sim at the same time is beyond my skills, I don't understand much of that part of the coding; just adding slots and changing a few lines obviously won't cut it, and the modular stairs that allow that are totally different (and freakishly complex) files... I'm aware that it's an annoyance though, I'd love to figure that out.
Lab Assistant
#215 Old 20th Sep 2007 at 11:06 PM
Thanks for another masterpeice
Field Researcher
#216 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 12:20 AM
Thank you so much. A lot of hard work went into this. This is excellent.

Poetry soothes the mind, art pleases the eye, but music touches the heart.
Lab Assistant
#217 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 12:39 AM
Awesomeawesomeawesome!! I've been waiting for these. Thank you for such an excellent job.

Loff
Lab Assistant
#218 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 2:38 AM
I'm downloading them, but I won't be using them for a little while. I'm sure they perform just as you say and that they're wonderful. My sim have needed non-straight stairs for a while.

I basically just like to play uglacies.
Test Subject
#219 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 2:54 AM
amazing. Thanks.

If knowledge is half the battle, what happens if I don't know what the other half is?
Test Subject
#220 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 3:50 AM
I have been dreaming about someone creating spiral stairs for as long as the sims have existed! thank you SO SO SO much! :D
Test Subject
#221 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 1:51 PM
Oh, my god. I've been wanting spiral stairs since this game was released, these are AMAZING!!! Thank you SO MUCH!!!
Top Secret Researcher
#222 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 8:55 PM
Just a-w-e-s-o-m-e. I've been wanting spiral stairs for so long. Thanks for sharing.

I know I can't do it, but I'm still going to do it. - M. C. Escher
Instructor
#223 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 10:12 PM
These are a great addition to the game. I can't wait to see all the wonderful animations, that are sure to follow, by you and others. I was pleasantly surprised to see my sim walking down the stairs, with a suitcase in each hand, on the way to her vacation.

They call me The Seeker.
I've been searching low and high.
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