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Maxis Modular Stairs Passage Fix

by Lord Darcy Posted 14th Oct 2008 at 10:42 PM - Updated 24th Jul 2011 at 8:02 AM by Lord Darcy
39 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 19 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.


This mod enables Sims to pass directly through under all Maxis modular stairs, just like base game Holy Smoke stairs.

Even without this mod, most objects are usable when you force them under the modular stairs with moveobjects cheat on. But there are some exceptions like bookcases. Without this mod, Sims will complain route blockage when they're trying to reach bookcases placed under the modular stairs.

With this mod installed, you can place 1-tiled objects on the "bridge" tile (the one where Sims walk through) without moveobjects cheat on. (See the screenshot below.) Sims can freely use objects placed on the "bridge" tile. Especially useful for bookcases.


Existing modular stairs need to be deleted and replaced to pick up the change.
Only for modular stairs. Will not work on staircases.

Choose only one version, depending on your preference.
  • LdDarcy_StairModularPassageFix_All: For all Maxis modular stairs, even the ones with supports under the stairs.
  • LdDarcy_StairModularPassageFix_NoSupportsOnly: Only for 3 Atomic modular stairs from Pets, which have no supports under the stairs.
To fix the custom modular stairs in the same way, extract one of "CT - No Supports?" BHAVs from this mod, add it to your custom modular stairs, and change the group to 0xFFFFFFFF.


Installation:

Place in your My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads folder.
(Or in a subfolder of Downloads folder.)


Changelog:

v1.0: Initial release.


Additional Credits:

Everyone who contributed to the development of 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
LdDarcy_StairModularPassageFix_NoSupportsOnly.zip | Only for 3 Atomic modular stairs from Pets

Size: 990 Bytes · Downloads: 15,570 · 14th Oct 2008
990 Bytes 15,570 14th Oct 2008
LdDarcy_StairModularPassageFix_All.zip | For all Maxis modular stairs

Size: 1.1 KB · Downloads: 53,661 · 14th Oct 2008
1.1 KB 53,661 14th Oct 2008
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
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#2 Old 14th Oct 2008 at 11:15 PM
Oh what a stupidly simple fabulous thing!

Thank you Lord Darcy!
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 14th Oct 2008 at 11:30 PM
WTF I was never aware that Sims can walk through underneath these Holy Smoke stairs!!? O_O Well that opens up a whole great bunch of new possibilities, thank you for mentioning it!!! ^^"
I'm now grabbing your awesome fix ^^ - not sure if I can actually use it bc I have one or two downloaded ones which I really use CONSTANTLY and I have no clue about BHAVs and stuff but anyway ^^
Thank you!!!
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 15th Oct 2008 at 1:14 AM
It's about time someone fixed this...thanks!
Forum Resident
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#5 Old 15th Oct 2008 at 1:53 AM
Good fix and needed. Thanks
Theorist
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#6 Old 15th Oct 2008 at 2:44 AM
Thank you!!!
Top Secret Researcher
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#7 Old 15th Oct 2008 at 3:49 AM
You make our game just so much better with your fine tuning...thank you!!
Lab Assistant
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#8 Old 15th Oct 2008 at 3:07 PM
Lord Darcy fixes again! Thanks, Lord Darcy!
Forum Resident
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#9 Old 15th Oct 2008 at 3:43 PM
Er... did you know that you are my hero? No seriously - great mod! And did not know that you could walk under the holy smoke stairs either - so thanks for teaching me something new too!
Theorist
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#10 Old 15th Oct 2008 at 6:54 PM
Hurrah! Thanks for this! *Downloads the "all" mod* :D
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 16th Oct 2008 at 3:08 AM
Thanks for this, this is great!
Lab Assistant
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#12 Old 16th Oct 2008 at 4:11 AM
What would we do without you? Oh Lord, thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 16th Oct 2008 at 8:52 AM
Yesss, thank you so much!!
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
retired moderator
#14 Old 16th Oct 2008 at 10:12 AM
Hi - great mod - is this compatible with crocabauras open underneath maxis stairs fix? See thread below.

http://nene.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=233769
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#15 Old 16th Oct 2008 at 11:12 AM
This fix is only for Maxis modular stairs. Like centerpiece BHAV, you have to add "CT - No Supports?" BHAV to custom stairs. I already asked crocobaura about this issue in this thread.

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Sesquipedalian Pisciform
retired moderator
#16 Old 16th Oct 2008 at 11:31 AM
Thanks for fast reply - do you advise to wait for crocobaura to implement the mod or should I have a go myself? I am a SimPE newbie, but I used the fridge BHAVs tutorial you wrote and that was a success (thanks for that, by the way)
Instructor
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#17 Old 16th Oct 2008 at 11:47 AM
Thank you for this LD!
Mad Poster
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#18 Old 16th Oct 2008 at 1:07 PM
Simply brilliant. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 16th Oct 2008 at 1:23 PM
can we place objects under the stairs now, or is it only for walking?

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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#20 Old 16th Oct 2008 at 3:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by leesester
do you advise to wait for crocobaura to implement the mod or should I have a go myself?
It is very easy to implement this mod in custom stairs. I already wrote how to do it in the main post.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Darcy
To fix the custom modular stairs in the same way, extract one of "CT - No Supports?" BHAVs from this mod, add it to your custom modular stairs, and change the group to 0xFFFFFFFF.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Sweet&girly
can we place objects under the stairs now, or is it only for walking?
Even without this mod, most objects are usable when you force them under the modular stairs with moveobjects cheat on. But there are some exceptions like bookcases. Without this mod, Sims will complain route blockage when they're trying to reach bookcases placed under the modular stairs.

With this mod installed, you can place 1-tiled objects on the "bridge" tile (the one where Sims walk through) without moveobjects cheat on. (See the screenshot below.) Sims can freely use objects placed on the "bridge" tile. Especially useful for bookcases.

NO Requests! | How to update fridges/computers to FT | Booty - Get pay items for free!
Check out my Journal for updates on past creations.
Recent Updates: Pie Menu Text Strings Fix | Teen Style Stuff Computer and Stereo Fix | IKEA Home Stuff Objects Fix
Top Secret Researcher
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#21 Old 16th Oct 2008 at 7:08 PM
You have fixed all the flaws & laziness of the EA team.
Thank you very much, you have saved our games once again.
Test Subject
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#22 Old 17th Oct 2008 at 1:51 AM
Thank You!!
Instructor
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#23 Old 17th Oct 2008 at 6:07 AM
Awesome! Thank you so much for this.
Test Subject
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#24 Old 19th Oct 2008 at 8:04 PM
That's the greatest thing I've ever seen!
Test Subject
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#25 Old 26th Oct 2008 at 5:57 PM
I've been waiting for something like this for too long!! Thank you soooooooo much! :o)
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