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Maxis Art Nouveau Open Underneath *Recolorable* Modular Stairs

by HugeLunatic Posted 12th May 2009 at 5:34 PM - Updated 14th Oct 2020 at 9:43 PM by HugeLunatic
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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.
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Updated 19-Dec-09 - with new script file
Apparently the range of numbers I have for my modular stairs conflict with some from Shakeshaft. If you have those stairs please redownload and replace the script file with the new ones.

Maxis Art Nouveau Modular Stairs from the Base Game recolorable and open underneath.

These stairs require my original Recolorable Art Nouveau stairs. as they take there texture from those. The matching fence can be found there as well.


These stairs have an added BHAV that opens up more than the first support tile and allows objects and sims passage. This also works with stages which most open underneath ones do not.



*All should be base game compatible

ZIP includes:
* Stair mesh
* Script file

Installation:
* Get the original Recolorable Stairs here
* Place in your downloads folder.
* Place script text file in your Scriptorium_ModularStairs folder in your Downloads folder.

-or- for Windows users
*Append your C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2\TSData\Res\Catalog\Scripts\modularstairs.txt file with the contents of the script file included in the package.

-or- for Mac users
*Append your \Applications\The Sims 2\TSData\Res\Catalog\Scripts\modularstairs.txt file with the contents of the script file included in the package.


To Use:
* Place stairs normally
* Use Recolor tool to recolor individual stairs - if having difficulty with 2nd step, go down one floor.

To Recolor:
* Use the original Recolorable Modular Stairs


Polygon Counts:
Fence Rail/Diag Rail - 736
Fence Post - 408
Stairs - 94 (step only) -1496 (step w/two rails) These vary based on the step/rail combination used


Additional Credits:
Big huge, everlasting devotion and praise to Numenor! Thank you so much for helping find the missing link on the BHAV.

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

This is a multi-part download:


Please get the original Recolorable Stairs here for these to be recolorable.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Art Nouveau StairsOpen.rar

Size: 60.9 KB · Downloads: 41,932 · 12th May 2009
60.9 KB 41,932 12th May 2009
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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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#2 Old 12th May 2009 at 6:25 PM
Kickassington! I loved the originals and having this option is even more spiffy. Thank you!

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#3 Old 12th May 2009 at 6:36 PM
Oh, yeah!!! awesomeness! Thank you, thank you!

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#4 Old 12th May 2009 at 6:38 PM
Huzzah! I was hoping you would do this. Thanks for making them really totally walkthroughable under all circumstances, much appreciated.

I believe the default location for the mac game files is /Applications, not /User/Applications -- it might be good to list both options, so that people don't confuse it with /User/Documents (where there is no TSData folder).

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#5 Old 12th May 2009 at 10:48 PM
Damn...even better than the first go 'round! Thanks Tons!
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#6 Old 13th May 2009 at 10:43 AM
Oh wow, another one of your astounding creations ! Great idea and fantastic work on it, thank you so much
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#7 Old 13th May 2009 at 7:13 PM
These are wonderful! Thank you :D

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#8 Old 14th May 2009 at 7:09 AM
Thanks Lunie for another fabulous creation from the mad scientist mind! LOL!!

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#9 Old 14th May 2009 at 12:09 PM
I only can say It's wonderful your work, great! But one thing, can you make the fences that matching with the stairs? It would be great! Thank you for share it!
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#10 Old 14th May 2009 at 12:52 PM
kalimero, the matching fence is already available in this thread: http://www.modthesims2.com/download.php?t=327976

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#11 Old 15th May 2009 at 12:53 AM
pasticbox, thank you a lot, but I mean the fences, in the thread you say there's only the black one, and I mean the others colors. Thank you so much anyway and happy simming!
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#12 Old 15th May 2009 at 2:03 AM
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#13 Old 15th May 2009 at 2:31 PM
Hi HugeLunatic, first thank you for answer!. No, you made the stairs with a multicolor options, I mean the fences with that colors, cause are fantastic and look great in game. Do you think that you will make it? It would be wonderful. Thanks for your time and for answer.
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#14 Old 15th May 2009 at 3:12 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kalimero
you made the stairs with a multicolor options


I'm pretty sure those stairs are for referencing the colorable areas when doing your own recolor. I don't think they were intended for actual play. but hey, why not. lol

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#15 Old 15th May 2009 at 4:46 PM
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#16 Old 5th Aug 2009 at 7:34 AM
Hi. I'm new to Sims, so my apologies if my questions are dumb/irrelevant/etc.
I installed the original Recolorable Art Nouveau stairs, as well as the original mesh for the fence and gate by nihilin. I then downloaded the Open Underneath stairs here and put the script code in C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Double Deluxe\Base\TSData\Res\Catalog\Scripts\modularstairs.txt.
On to the questions, 1)I can see the open underneath stairs fine in game, but I can't get the railing that I see in the pictures here. How do I get the railings to show up? 2)Do I need to choose between the original stairs and the open underneath stairs? Can I use them both? If not, can i use the open underneath stairs, uninstall it, then use the original stairs w/o causing problems? 3)Where do I find the "recolor tool" (or is that for custom contents creators)?

Apologies again... still learning how this all works. Regardless, thank you so much for the wonderful stairs
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#17 Old 5th Aug 2009 at 2:41 PM
Both the recolorable and open underneath can be in the game at the same, because you *must* have the recolorable ones for the open underneath ones to work.

After placing the stairs, choose the railing icon to add railings. Stairs and railings are placed separately. Then use the recolor tool (R) to recolor, the same as any other object. The black you see is a recolor and is included in the original recolorable stairs download.
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#18 Old 6th Aug 2009 at 12:30 PM
Nice work truly again again!!!!
where is the table from please?
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#20 Old 7th Aug 2009 at 8:28 PM
I got everything working fine, thank you HugeLunatic! (Turns out I was looking at the wrong stairs....>.< and the recolor tool is the same as the design tool....>.<)

The stairs look awesome :D
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#22 Old 21st Aug 2009 at 9:35 PM
thanks alot for making this great staircase ! however i cant get it to work
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#23 Old 21st Aug 2009 at 9:37 PM
im kind of new to this how exactly do you append the script file to where it needs to be in order for it to work ? :S i'd really appreciate it if you gave me some tips !
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#24 Old 21st Aug 2009 at 9:54 PM
I highly recommend using Numenors Scriptorium as it is easier to manage your custom stairs, it's listed in the overview text. However to append the script, open the file (location in original text) in Notepad, add the text in txt file to the end, and save.
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#25 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 9:12 PM
Your stairs are Beautiful, you did a nice job. though could you please change it to "zip instead of "rar" so I can download it?
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