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Recolours of Numenorian Wood Stairs -- 5 Maxis matching, 1 HolySimoly matching

by plasticbox Posted 5th May 2008 at 12:44 PM - Updated 15th Mar 2009 at 5:54 PM by plasticbox
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This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
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I've always wanted stairs that match the "Distressed Floorboards" that come with the game, but somehow they refused to magically appear on my harddrive, so I finally recoloured them myself. And some others as well, while I was at it -- I'm tired of always using the same two floors only because there's no stairs to go with the other ones. I like wood floors, and in my universe, stairs are made of the same wood as the floor and not some other random substance.

These are recolours of Numenor's Wooden Modular Stairs (required); they will also work on Reyn's open underneath version (optional).

Part 1: Distressed Stairs! Five recolours in varying states of decay that can be applied alternatingly for a proper used look.

Part 2: Mystery Wood! These match a beautiful dark wood floor by Holy Simoly that you can find on this page (the one on top left, "Large Dark"). Also in five different versions, because this is old wood and won't look the same on every step.

Part 3: Light Wood! Four recolours -- same texture, different shades -- in two flavours each (plain wood and with white sideboards) that match various Maxis floors.

Textures of the light and mystery wood stairs are cobbled together from Maxis and Holy Simoly textures respectively; the ones on the distressed stairs ended up being 99,5% painstakingly handcrafted.

Please note that all of these are high-resolution textures, twice the normal size -- my very lame computer has no problem with this, so I assume the rest of the world won't either. I did this because the texture is stretched over the top of the mesh (great idea!), which makes it look rather shitty and quite impossible to match a non-stretched floor. On the closeup screenshot of the dark wood stairs you can somewhat see the effect that this has (the stairs on the left are the Maxis default) -- in game it's a lot more obvious, even with a stone age graphics card like mine.

You can do whatever you want with this. If you reupload it, please link back to this thread. Please respect that I don't take requests.

See also:
Here are some matching fences, gates and columns that use the exact same textures as the distressed and lightwood stairs in this post.

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Numenor for making stairs recolourable in the first place, and for this idiotproof tutorial on how to do so.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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#2 Old 5th May 2008 at 9:24 PM
That's a good idea Plasticbox ! and many thanks !

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#3 Old 5th May 2008 at 10:04 PM
Yay! I use these and the open wrought iron stairs all the time, so now I have some nice new colors for them. Thanks for pointing out that great dark hardwood from holy simoly too!
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#4 Old 5th May 2008 at 10:26 PM
Awesome! Thanks
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#5 Old 5th May 2008 at 11:15 PM
Oh, that's absolutely perfect! Thank you
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#6 Old 6th May 2008 at 1:12 AM
Love it! Your recolors are great
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#7 Old 6th May 2008 at 2:50 AM
I love love love these!! Thanx so much!
#8 Old 6th May 2008 at 4:04 AM
You are my hero!! Thanks so much for this. :D
#9 Old 6th May 2008 at 7:57 AM
Very, very good idea! This is one of the things I always missed in the game! Thank you

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#10 Old 6th May 2008 at 2:29 PM
very nice ! i was looking for some light wood recolours, thankyou !

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#11 Old 6th May 2008 at 9:50 PM Last edited by jmeyers655 : 9th May 2008 at 8:30 PM. Reason: Update:
Great job. I'll be trying them out soon. One small problem, the first file (distressed) won't download. Keeps giving an "Unexpected end of archive" error. I'll come back later for that one.

Update: Got a download manager that works and downloaded with no problem. I had File Planet DM, but it was useless. Just got Free Download Manager (someone here suggested it, thanks) and it works great.

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#12 Old 10th May 2008 at 2:43 AM
great colors!

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#13 Old 10th May 2008 at 7:24 PM
Thank you! I've been looking for stairs to match that maple (I think it's maple) wood floor (the next to last picture)... these are perfect :D

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#14 Old 11th May 2008 at 6:07 AM
Thanks they look great
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#15 Old 14th May 2008 at 8:00 AM
These are great -- I've always wished there were stairs that matched the floors better, so thank you!

Why did Maxis do that? So many wood items just don't match?!!
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#16 Old 26th Jun 2008 at 7:58 PM
Does anyone know where I can get a fence (the one that has a similar design to these stair rails) to match the distressed wood recolour?

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#17 Old 3rd Jul 2008 at 6:04 PM
Superb work on the Distressed, absolutely perfect in game! Thank you.
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#18 Old 14th Jul 2008 at 9:20 AM
thank you very much

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#19 Old 19th Sep 2008 at 2:49 AM
Some of the best recolors I've seen, thanks bunches~
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#20 Old 27th Sep 2008 at 3:43 PM
These are very pretty recolors. I use the Numenor stairs and Reyn recolors most of the time so do these work just by themselves? Because so far I've been using scriptorium so I'm just wondering if these are somehow different...
But the colors are perfect, I really like them.
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#21 Old 28th Sep 2008 at 3:02 AM

these are recolours, not objects. They need the original mesh to work (which you already have).

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#22 Old 16th Mar 2009 at 2:46 AM
Originally Posted by Inge Jones
Does anyone know where I can get a fence (the one that has a similar design to these stair rails) to match the distressed wood recolour?

Now there is one! See update in the OP, or look at the profile of HugeLunatic.

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#23 Old 24th Apr 2009 at 7:08 AM
I love these colors. Don't know how I missed seeing them for so long. Well, yes, I do. There is just too much great stuff to see it all unless I don't do anything else at all. LOL. Anyway, glad I have found them now.
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#24 Old 8th Aug 2014 at 9:23 PM
Thank you ! :)
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#25 Old 5th Mar 2016 at 1:57 AM
thank you