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Maxis Open **Recolorable Stairs** - Slaves

by HugeLunatic Posted 16th Dec 2009 at 9:26 PM - Updated 17th Dec 2012 at 2:36 AM by HugeLunatic
32 Comments / replies (Who?) - 22 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks 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.
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.

These stairs require my original Recolorable Maxis Stairs as they take there texture from those.

I have three of my recolorable stairs that I have made open underneath, each one is slaved to my recolorable stair.

All these stairs have an added BHAV that allows passage under the first two tiles of the stairs, and also those same two tiles work with stages. All objects under the stairs were placed without cheats.

Chic Stairs - Base Game


Euro Stairs - Requires OFB


Storybook Stairs - Requires OFB



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


Additional Credits:
I am very grateful to Numenor who orginally answered my question on correctly linking my BHAV to the stairs.

Polygon Counts:
All Polys are less than the originals
Chic Stairs - 94 (step only) -1496 (step w/two rails) These vary based on the step/rail combination used
Euro Stairs - 226 (step only) -1410 (step w/two rails) These vary based on the step/rail combination used
Storybook Stairs - 316 (step only) -1208 (step w/two rails) These vary based on the step/rail combination used

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
HL_StorybookModStairsRECOLORABLE.rar

Size: 154.5 KB · Downloads: 11,006 · 17th Dec 2012
154.5 KB 11,006 17th Dec 2012
HL_StorybookModOpen.zip

Size: 208.4 KB · Downloads: 19,601 · 16th Dec 2009
208.4 KB 19,601 16th Dec 2009
HL_EuroModOpen.zip

Size: 148.9 KB · Downloads: 21,796 · 16th Dec 2009
148.9 KB 21,796 16th Dec 2009
HL_ChicModularOpen.zip

Size: 151.8 KB · Downloads: 26,021 · 16th Dec 2009
151.8 KB 26,021 16th Dec 2009
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
#2 Old 16th Dec 2009 at 9:56 PM
Love the stairs, but can you share the foliage rug???? or where did you get it.
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 17th Dec 2009 at 7:54 AM
Thank you. :-)
Instructor
#4 Old 18th Dec 2009 at 5:43 AM
Thank you so much for these! =)
Mad Poster
#5 Old 18th Dec 2009 at 4:21 PM
WOOT! Thanks!

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Field Researcher
#6 Old 21st Dec 2009 at 10:52 PM
these look lovely! But this is pretty silly... How do you make your stairs "curved" like that? I've tried with the split house-foundation tool, and I have no idea how to do it.
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Original Poster
#7 Old 21st Dec 2009 at 11:32 PM
eeyore that is the OFB stage tool.

You need 3 open tiles between the stage and the wall that supports your upstairs, and make sure the upper floor only has a floor tile for the top stair.
Field Researcher
#8 Old 22nd Dec 2009 at 10:41 PM
Oh silly me! XD I was able to use it as far as four tiles! XD I'll be downloading your recolor sets.

Teehee!

Thank you!

EDIT!

Gosh, I didn't notice this before, but how did you get the stairs to "open" underneath.

Jesus. I sound like I've never played the game before!
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Original Poster
#9 Old 22nd Dec 2009 at 10:52 PM
Test Subject
#10 Old 31st Jan 2010 at 9:45 PM
can u PLEASE tell me how u got the stairs to be like that... i mean how u got the stairs to go one way and the 1 tile to make it turn the other way agenst the wall. my game won't do that, or i dont know how.???
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Lab Assistant
#12 Old 6th Feb 2010 at 8:22 AM
Great, thank you, I love all those open stairs for the game. They are just so much more useful, in every way.


Such beautiful rugs in the pictures. Could you tell us where you found them?
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Original Poster
#13 Old 6th Feb 2010 at 2:29 PM
The rug in the chic stairs pic is a recolor of Echo's rug, either from Sims2Play or here.

The carpet in the Euro stairs is by sesame, can be found at the link in my sig.

The rug in the storybook is a mesh set by Bluetexasbonnie repostoried by me, can be found at the link in my sig.
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 7th Feb 2010 at 12:54 PM Last edited by pepsihamster : 7th Feb 2010 at 3:09 PM.
Thank you very much for your quick reply, I found the rug on Sims2Artists and a lot of recolours - they look awesome. What a great site all over. You and your fellow creators are just amazingly talented. I have already downloaded so many of your things from here, I'm afraid it never ends.

I have one question regarding your Maxis Open **Recolorable Stairs**. What is the difference between your's and crocobaura's "open under maxis stairs" (except for the fact that yours are recolourable ofcourse)? Thanks in advance.
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#15 Old 7th Feb 2010 at 3:41 PM
My open stairs are a)recolorable - doh and b)I have modified the bhav to allow for passage underneath. This includes 3 tiles not just one as some others have done. Which means that they are still passable underneath when used with stages.
Test Subject
#16 Old 9th Feb 2010 at 8:28 PM
do the house you've used exist? and if yes were to download please???
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Original Poster
#17 Old 9th Feb 2010 at 8:34 PM
Test Subject
#18 Old 10th Apr 2010 at 12:48 PM
Great job. I love them : D But:

I've been downloading the stairs, and I extracted the files to the folder "downloads", but I can't find the stair in the game : / what am I supposed to do to make them work?
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#19 Old 10th Apr 2010 at 3:29 PM
You also need the original recolorable stairs by me for these to be recolorable, those will simply override the EA ones. These ones also need the script file installed. See directions in post.
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#20 Old 14th Jan 2011 at 11:57 PM
All your works are beautiful :3 Thank you for uploading these. But, there doesn't seem to a script file in the archives when I extracted them. I know to put it in the Scriptorium shortcut for modular stairs, just can't find them. What can I do? I've tried redownloading and still no difference.
--- Oops! Found them! Sorry! And thanks again! :D
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 21st Feb 2011 at 1:41 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by aberrantanecdote
All your works are beautiful :3 Thank you for uploading these. But, there doesn't seem to a script file in the archives when I extracted them. I know to put it in the Scriptorium shortcut for modular stairs, just can't find them. What can I do? I've tried redownloading and still no difference.
--- Oops! Found them! Sorry! And thanks again! :D


where did you find them? im having trouble as well

I'm Lookin to learn all i can about recoloring objects ESPECIALLY the base research book Any information would be HIGHLY appreciated!
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Test Subject
THANKS POST
#23 Old 13th Feb 2014 at 12:38 AM
Grata por seu Trabalho, Otimo
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Test Subject
#24 Old 27th Nov 2015 at 11:05 PM
Hi! I know you posted this yeeeears ago, but I still love the Sims 2 and just downloaded a house that must use this mesh, and I loved it so I went on a huntingtrip for it here on MTS2 - and I found it! But I dont quite understand how to make it work... :/ I put the text file in C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2\TSData\Res\Catalog\Scripts - and the rest of the download in my Downloads folder. But it doesn't show up. Should I remove a file already in the Scripts catalogue? And for the Scriptorium, that's a program or mod I have to download? I cant just make that folder myself in my downloads folder?

Sorry if I'm stupid - I've played Sims 2 for eleven years I think, but never downloaded anything like this before :/
Hope you still get to see this post and have the patience to answer
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 27th Dec 2015 at 5:16 PM
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Originally Posted by pepsihamster
Thank you very much for your quick reply, I found the rug on Sims2Artists and a lot of recolours - they look awesome. What a great site all over. You and your fellow creators are just amazingly talented. I have already downloaded so many of your things from here, I'm afraid it never ends.

I have one question regarding your Maxis Open **Recolorable Stairs**. What is the difference between your's and crocobaura's "open under maxis stairs" (except for the fact that yours are recolourable ofcourse)? Thanks in advance.


I know this might not be seen, but I'm desperate here. I have been searching and searching, and I cannot find that lovely rug from the chic stairs pic. Please help if you can.
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