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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?) - 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: 225,650 · 16th Sep 2007
186.6 KB 225,650 16th Sep 2007
ConcreteStairs-MatchingFence.rar

Size: 634.3 KB · Downloads: 202,581 · 16th Sep 2007
634.3 KB 202,581 16th Sep 2007
SpiralStairsDeathTrap.rar

Size: 138.6 KB · Downloads: 191,627 · 16th Sep 2007
138.6 KB 191,627 16th Sep 2007
SpiralStairsRailing.rar

Size: 354.8 KB · Downloads: 247,287 · 16th Sep 2007
354.8 KB 247,287 16th Sep 2007
SpiralStairsConcrete.rar

Size: 618.1 KB · Downloads: 208,147 · 16th Sep 2007
618.1 KB 208,147 16th Sep 2007
SimpleSpiralStairs.rar

Size: 571.6 KB · Downloads: 238,392 · 16th Sep 2007
571.6 KB 238,392 16th Sep 2007
Marvine-SpiralStairs-ANIMS.rar

Size: 10.8 KB · Downloads: 259,477 · 16th Sep 2007
10.8 KB 259,477 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
#176 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 9:17 PM
This WINS!!!
Scholar
#177 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 9:24 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?)


Hehe I'm using the WR (World Reference) dictionary. "Incroyable" is the good word and there is : fabulous, extraordinary, improbable, incredible, unbelievable, beyond belief and stupendous.

Any of these adjectives are usable and all of them are usable too. Again great job Marvine and THANK YOU !

All of nature is within us and we are part of all nature (Chief White Cloud)
Lab Assistant
#178 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 9:26 PM
10000's of thanks, Marvine. I've wanted spiral stairs since I got Sims2 eons ago. The lack of them drove me to begin learning to mesh, in fact. I learned really early on that it's *HARD* to do stairs. So, not only am I exceedingly grateful, I'm also in awe.

“Meddle not in the affairs of the dragon; for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.”
-unknown
Lab Assistant
#179 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 11:09 PM
Marvine, I think that Maxis and Will Wright needs 2 employ u - u obviously listen 2 our demands and wishes.... unlike Maxis.....

Come on Maxis, either do a expansion pack including spiral stairs or employ Marvine the marvelous stair maker

Well done u
Space Pony
#180 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 11:18 PM
Wow! These are gorgeous! You are a genius! Thank you so very much! I will download these as soon as my ISP uncaps my bandwidth.
I don't mind that they don't run up or down stairs. It is quite dangerous to do that.
I think my cats would prefer materializing; they are fat and lazy.
Mad Poster
#181 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 1:25 AM
Marvine, you are amazing and I love these. I wasn't able to get the railing stairs, but the others I have and happy with them. You will see a new lot on INSIM with these! Thank you for fulfilling our dreams. Yay!!

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Test Subject
#182 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 1:41 AM
Thank you so much for what must have been many of hours of hard work on these stairs! They are gorgeous and I can't wait to go build with them!

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Test Subject
#183 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 1:46 AM
So cool I love them now I can make my real house that has a spiral stair way Thank You
Lab Assistant
#184 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 1:57 AM
Don't even care whether they're good, bad or indifferent! This is the stuff that Maxis themselves were completely and utterly unable to create! (after all, otherwise we could have had them about - oh what- three or four add ons ago?-) Wow!!!
Test Subject
#185 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 2:08 AM
Thanks so much!!!
I literally was just saying yesterday that I needed a nice spiral staircase for one of my houses! I only had one and I wasn't crazy about it.. But now with these... Ohhh... I can't wait!!! Lol... Thanks again! :D
Forum Resident
#186 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 2:54 AM
You are god. =D

That's all. <3
Field Researcher
#187 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 3:58 AM
Many thanks! More flexibility in building is more than welcome :D!
Lab Assistant
#188 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 7:58 AM
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?)


I'm thinking you're looking for "incredible" but I understood it! ^.^

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Test Subject
#189 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 9:32 AM
My word's can't express how I feel about this..

:D:D:D

Down with stereotypes!
Lab Assistant
#190 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 9:54 AM
Great work, Marvine.

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Test Subject
#191 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 11:29 AM
I can't wait to try these in game thank you
Lab Assistant
#192 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 11:54 AM
Been searching everywhere for spiral staircases! Thanks a million!!

"Did I not just use the word 'puzzling'?"
Lab Assistant
#193 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 1:19 PM
Ooh!! Wonderful!! Thank you so much

See more my works in Radosims.com.
Me and my "great" english:D
Test Subject
#194 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 3:38 PM
Absolutely amazing! Thank you
Lab Assistant
#195 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 4:00 PM
Oh wow. I love love love it, thank you!

Sincerely,
<I>Mequila</I>
Test Subject
#196 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 4:40 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by elecbullet
These are great, must've been so hard to make. Good job

By the way, is anyone else having problems with Q-Express saying "Runtime error 11: Division by Zero"?


In a word, yes!

Being too bright has never been a problem for me ;)
Test Subject
#197 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 5:36 PM
Yay I have been waiting ages for some clever person to make some spiral stairs with animations. thanks soo much for sharing them!!!!!!!!!!
Field Researcher
#198 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 5:53 PM
Thank you so very much. I have tried and eventually deleted many other attempts at spiral stairs, because they just didn't work right. You have provided such a variety and they look so beautiful. I think this is one of the most important pieces of custom content ever.
Lab Assistant
#199 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 6:25 PM
Hi Marvine,
So much has been said and so many thanks and compliments were given - but still, let me please thank you 1,000000 times again for your fantastic and fabulous Spiral Stairs, that were simply missing from Sims2 for so long.
EA or Maxis, or whoever responsible for the game should take some lessons by you.
You have done a marvellous job, we adore you and thank you again and again for your hard work, sharing it with us.
Hugs
Test Subject
#200 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 7:03 PM
Thanks so much. These stairs are long overdue.
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