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More Open Underneath Maxis Stairs

by crocobaura Posted 25th Dec 2007 at 2:22 AM - Updated 26th Dec 2007 at 11:34 PM by crocobaura
45 Comments / replies (Who?) - 22 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.
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Hello everyone. Today I bring you more open underneath Maxis stairs. Five modified meshes (wrought iron, art nouveau, country, arboreal ascendency, and almost indestructible) and two recolours (holy smokes and wooden stairs). Hope you like them. Enjoy!

They are base game compatible. Thank you plasticbox.


!!! In order to make the stairs work in your game, you need to put the files

2011_CrocobauraWoodenStairsDarkBrown.txt
2012_CrocobauraWroughtIronStairs.txt
2013_CrocobauraArtNouveauStairs.txt
2014_CrocobauraCountryStairs.txt
2015_CrocobauraArborealAscendencyStairs.txt
2016_CrocobauraHolySmokesLighterStairs.txt
2017_CrocobauraAlmostIndestructibleStairs.txt


in your Scriptorium_ModularStairs folder if you're using the Scriptorium or you need to copy the text inside each file at the bottom of the modularstairs.txt file from this path:
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2\TSData\Res\Catalog\Scripts

The package file goes as usual in your downloads folder.





Polygon Counts:

Less than Maxis'

Additional Credits:
Additional Credits:
Maxis for the meshes and textures
Made with Wings3D, Milkshape, SimPE, UVMapper
The pictured matching art nouveau fence is by Nihilin, you can get it here.
Cyclonesue for her Modular Stairs Tutorial

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
Crocobaura_Wrought iron Stairs.rar

Size: 180.7 KB · Downloads: 24,673 · 25th Dec 2007
180.7 KB 24,673 25th Dec 2007
Crocobaura_Wooden Stairs.rar

Size: 29.9 KB · Downloads: 21,742 · 25th Dec 2007
29.9 KB 21,742 25th Dec 2007
Crocobaura_Holy Smokes Stairs.rar

Size: 126.4 KB · Downloads: 21,116 · 25th Dec 2007
126.4 KB 21,116 25th Dec 2007
Crocobaura_Country Stairs.rar

Size: 61.2 KB · Downloads: 20,916 · 25th Dec 2007
61.2 KB 20,916 25th Dec 2007
Crocobaura_Art Nouveau Stairs.rar

Size: 95.2 KB · Downloads: 21,584 · 25th Dec 2007
95.2 KB 21,584 25th Dec 2007
Crocobaura_Arboreal Ascendency Stairs.rar

Size: 34.5 KB · Downloads: 21,060 · 25th Dec 2007
34.5 KB 21,060 25th Dec 2007
Crocobaura_Almost Indestructible Concrete Stairs.rar

Size: 72.0 KB · Downloads: 23,560 · 25th Dec 2007
72.0 KB 23,560 25th Dec 2007
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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:
  • 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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Instructor
#2 Old 26th Dec 2007 at 8:07 PM
Thank you so much, these are great!;D
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#3 Old 26th Dec 2007 at 9:14 PM
I just playtested these: yes, the concrete stairs work fine in the Base Game. :D

I have one little suggestion for improvement: if you ever get around to fiddling with them again, could you add catalogue descriptions to your stairs (the older ones too)? There's no way to tell which ones they are otherwise .. which is probably a shame for people who download them with lots -- they can't see where they come from.

I can't thank you enough for this -- I think more than half of the lots I made in the last couple months I wouldn't have been able to build without your stairs. They're probably the most useful download I have. Thank you =)

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Field Researcher
#4 Old 26th Dec 2007 at 9:43 PM
Excellent - thanks!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 26th Dec 2007 at 10:26 PM
Thank you so much! We really need a kind of see through stair case like these in the game.
They are wonderful.

ps: Keep them coming! LOL

Thank you again.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 26th Dec 2007 at 11:11 PM
Wow thank you!!!!!
I love the concrete stairs to pieces ^^ and it's so GREAT to have an open underneath version of them!!! And the others are great too, there was definitely a huge need for more of these!
(I only hope I'll get it right with the text to make them show up in my game ^^")
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#7 Old 26th Dec 2007 at 11:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by plasticbox
I just playtested these: yes, the concrete stairs work fine in the Base Game. :D

I have one little suggestion for improvement: if you ever get around to fiddling with them again, could you add catalogue descriptions to your stairs (the older ones too)? There's no way to tell which ones they are otherwise .. which is probably a shame for people who download them with lots -- they can't see where they come from.

I can't thank you enough for this -- I think more than half of the lots I made in the last couple months I wouldn't have been able to build without your stairs. They're probably the most useful download I have. Thank you =)


Thank you for testing the stairs.
Regardign the catalogue description, I did write my name at the bottom of the Maxis one, but you can't see it in build mode in game because of the stairs index number that overrides the custom catalog description. However, I did use the same index numeber as the maxis original stairs, so you should be able to find them next to the maxis one. The only exception is the concrete stairs for which I used a base game index number. And if anyone, wants to find out who made them, they can always check the catalogue description in SimPE, and I did write my name on the file too. :D
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 27th Dec 2007 at 1:07 AM
Whoo! I've been hoping to get more stairs open underneath, especially the Country stairs, they're my favorite Maxis stairs x3
So thank you very much!

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#9 Old 27th Dec 2007 at 1:17 AM
I agree with plasticbox, though I've found someone else's stairs here that basically do the same thing, except there's has a catalog description. Found the link -> http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=221958
Do you think you could compare and see what makes that one work? I love that you have taken the time to do all of the stairs, I've been so sad being able to only use those first three you did, this is wonderful. Thank you.
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#10 Old 27th Dec 2007 at 2:27 AM
Phaenoh,

Reyn's are based on the Numenorian ones (recolorable stairs) so they're not quite the same as Crocobaura's .. and in my game, Reyn's show up with the Railing Tool desc text? I think?


Crocobaura,

didn't think of the text index override thingy -- I guess you're right, didn't think of the technical peculiarities ..

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#11 Old 27th Dec 2007 at 2:52 AM
Reyn's versions, for me, show up in the regular catalog. I've got three copies of the brown cheap stairs, the Maxis ones, Reyn's and Crocobaura's. One of the custom ones is listed as $0 and I try not to use those, because I like to have my sims pay for their nice things. I think that might be these, but I don't remember off hand.
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 27th Dec 2007 at 3:42 AM
thank you for doing more stairs! i especially love the iron ones. they look so much better without those ugly spikes at the bottom.
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#13 Old 27th Dec 2007 at 9:37 AM
Won-der-ful!! Thank you for sharing luv luv luv your work always =)

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Field Researcher
#14 Old 27th Dec 2007 at 1:32 PM
I always found the games original stairs steps beautiful, but those spikes underneath made them look something out of a scary movie. Thanks for made them useful!
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#15 Old 27th Dec 2007 at 4:49 PM
Thanks this is so much more practical!

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#16 Old 27th Dec 2007 at 5:22 PM
More nice modular stairs! Thanks!

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Field Researcher
#17 Old 27th Dec 2007 at 5:24 PM
Thank you a lot, that's great
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#18 Old 27th Dec 2007 at 6:32 PM
*does happy dance* Thanks so much!!

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#19 Old 27th Dec 2007 at 7:46 PM
Thank you very much, it's fantastic!
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#20 Old 29th Dec 2007 at 7:50 AM
awesome!
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#21 Old 31st Dec 2007 at 12:11 AM
Excellent work, thanks for making these.
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#22 Old 31st Dec 2007 at 11:17 AM
Thank you soooooooo much! Your stairs are so perfect for my houses because they give me so much more possibilities.

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#23 Old 18th Jan 2008 at 6:10 AM
Thank you.^^
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