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Under-The-Stairs Storage Set -Part 2

by mustluvcatz Posted 31st May 2014 at 6:59 PM - Updated 10th Jul 2014 at 6:42 PM by mustluvcatz
64 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 22 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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
I already posted this on my tumblr a little bit ago. Now I'm posting it here, with a few additions.. and here is part of what I had to say on my tumblr:

"First things first: please consider this a great big THANK YOU, because that’s what it is. I didn’t plan on making anything else to go with the Under The Stairs Storage Set. But the notes here, comments @ MTS and the number of downloads knocked me off my chair. I’m not a very social person. I tend to stay in my little corner, post and go back to lurking. This doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate every note, comment, like, follower, thanks, download- because I do, more than words can say. So can meshes do the talking for me?"

Or- in this case, pictures? The below screenshot is a loveseat and loveseat cubby- shown in one of iCad's recolors that you can find HERE and HERE:

There are also 2 armoires, one is reversed for stairs that go in the opposite direction (like the meshes in Part 1):

2 dressers, again- one is reversed:

And.. a clothing pile dresser and a matching decorative pile of clothes:

Now to repeat myself!

What You Get:
2 armoires - found with the rest of the dressers/armoires in catalog for 50 Simoleons
2 dressers - found with the rest of the dressers/armoires in catalog for 50 Simoleons
2 loveseat cubbies - found in Surfaces>End Tables for 35 Simoleons.
a loveseat - found with the rest of the sofas/loveseats in catalog for 100 Simoleons
a clothing pile dresser -found with the rest of the dressers/armoires in catalog for 20 Simoleons
a decorative clothing pile - found in Deco>Sculptures for 15 Simoleons
recolors of the loveseat cushion and the clothing pile dresser (which also recolor the decorative clothing pile)

What You Need To Know:
The loveseat cubbies, armoires, dressers and loveseat base are slaves. You HAVE to have the master mesh from Part 1 in your game for these meshes to work in your game!
The loveseat cubbies have 3 slots, the armoires have 4- 2 on the little top shelf and 2 on the bottom, the dressers have 5 slots and the loveseat has 2 slots on the bottom.
To place objects in the armoire and dresser slots, place them in the tile(s) in FRONT of the mesh!
The clothing pile dresser and decorative clothing pile are repositoried! The clothing pile dresser is the master and is needed for the decorative pile of clothes to work in your game!
The loveseat cushion is not slaved to anything and I've included some recolors for it.
No cheats are needed to place any of the meshes.
Even though I included a loveseat (which will fit in both of the loveseat cubbies) other loveseats can and do fit in the cubbies.

Although this download doesn't have any EP's needed marked, YOU DO NEED OPEN FOR BUSINESS FOR THE ARMOIRES AND DRESSERS! The rest of the meshes are base game compatible.

And remember: You need the master mesh from HERE for the loveseat, loveseat cubbies, armoires and dressers to work in your game!

And The Last And Most Important Thing You Need To Know:
These are sized to fit under MODULAR STAIRS that are OPEN UNDERNEATH. That said, they will fit under open underneath staircases but the fit will not be perfect.

Help! These meshes won't place under the stairs OR they will place but can't be used!!
There IS an answer for this and here it is: Any modular stair you use must allow objects placed under the first tile (the top step) to be used. (Numenor, Reyn and HugeLunatic all make modular stairs that allow that. There may be more than that, I'm not sure and don't plan to test every cc modular stair available!) This might apply to staircases, too- I'm not sure because I don't use staircases and haven't tested it out.

Polygon Counts:
Loveseat Cubbies (both) - 507
Loveseat - 454
Armoires (both) - 916
Dressers (both) - 396
Clothing Pile Dresser and Deco Clothes - 1145

Additional Credits:
MilkShape, Photoshop CS2, SimPE, Merola and Sunni for the original clothing pile ideas/meshes.

P.S. I included a .psd with the cushion layers if anyone would like to recolor the loveseat cushion. AND, an updated collection file is included in the download!

Kitchen Storage in matching textures.
Closets in matching textures.

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
MLC-UnderstairsStoragePart2.rar | Meshes and recolors for some of them. :)

Size: 1.55 MB · Downloads: 18,104 · 31st May 2014
1.55 MB 18,104 31st May 2014
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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Mad Poster
#2 Old 31st May 2014 at 7:08 PM
Needs an "I love"-button. Gorgeous, as always. Great addition to the set. I blame you for the time I spent yesterday browsing for modular stairs that are open underneath
Mad Poster
#3 Old 31st May 2014 at 7:31 PM
You're totally awesome! I love all this under-the-stairs stuff so much I'm actually going to start using open-underneath stairs in my sims' homes! :-D Thanks for sharing :-)
Field Researcher
#4 Old 31st May 2014 at 7:37 PM
this is amazing i love it, thank you so much for making these! :D
#5 Old 31st May 2014 at 7:53 PM
You're really spoiling us. Really, this is just all so wonderful. Thank you!
Constant Contestant
staff: moderator THANKS POST
#6 Old 31st May 2014 at 8:27 PM
Love it, love it and love it! Thank you so much
#7 Old 31st May 2014 at 8:48 PM
I can't wait to start redecorating my lots! & finally put the open stairs to use! I said it before & am saying it again... so dead jealous of my pixel people right now, they get to enjoy this awesomeness
#8 Old 31st May 2014 at 10:51 PM
Oh I love everything - especially the loveseat :D
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 31st May 2014 at 11:45 PM
Ditto all the above. Thank you
Undead Molten Llama
#10 Old 1st Jun 2014 at 10:06 AM
*squeals madly* You know I already love these to death...and now I love them even more! I love the loveseat thing, especially. The house I grew up in had a niche like that under the stairs which I think used to be a closet at one point. My dad (who was more the decorator in the family) did it up with cushions and lots of pillows and a curtain you could close, and that was usually where I could be found, reading something, if I wasn't at the piano. Brings back fond memories and makes these pieces even more awesome. Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#11 Old 1st Jun 2014 at 10:37 AM
Look at me,i`m doing a happy dance.........again
Eeeek,you did it again.Already use your first set where ever is possible and also love this one.Can`t wait to put this into my DL-Folder.

Thank you very much for all these creative items.
Trainee Moderator
staff: trainee moderator THANKS POST
#12 Old 1st Jun 2014 at 12:01 PM
Thank you for doing this.
I can't wait to place these creative items under my sims' stairs.

This is really space-saving.
#13 Old 1st Jun 2014 at 1:27 PM
Does this mean Harry can have his space now?
Love it!
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 1st Jun 2014 at 2:15 PM
Another fantastic set!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 1st Jun 2014 at 4:54 PM
These are great additions to the under stair storage. Makes most of the under stairs into actual useable space. Thanks!
Test Subject
#16 Old 1st Jun 2014 at 5:09 PM
Love it !
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 1st Jun 2014 at 8:36 PM
Thank you soooooo much! I love both parts of this set! I love using open stairs, especially on the upper floors, and now I have lots of things that I can fit beneath them that look and function great!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 1st Jun 2014 at 9:43 PM
Downloading right now! Thank you soooo much
Test Subject
1st Jun 2014 at 11:04 PM
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Test Subject
#19 Old 2nd Jun 2014 at 1:55 AM
This is great, I love it! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 2nd Jun 2014 at 6:59 AM
An absurd thought - I need to make a house with many stairs going nowhere just so I can use all these great under-the-stairs objects. lol
Mad Poster
#21 Old 2nd Jun 2014 at 4:34 PM
Quick question ... is the psd meant for those who recolor, and can we leave it out if don't intend to do so? Sorry. Feeling a little stupid here. But I'm trying to keep my Downloads folder as trim as possible. (Which hasn't been an easy task lately!)

Thanks to ALL free-site creators, admins and mods.

RIP Sunni ... truly a ray of light.
Field Researcher
#22 Old 2nd Jun 2014 at 8:10 PM
Remarkable as always. :-) Thank you.
Field Researcher
#23 Old 3rd Jun 2014 at 8:33 AM Last edited by Sigel : 5th Jun 2014 at 10:20 PM.
I love this set! It´s really extra awesome!
Not actually evil.
#24 Old 3rd Jun 2014 at 10:39 PM
In the Sims2, as in life, space saving makes me happy. This is a FANTASTIC item, thank you for sharing it.
Test Subject
#25 Old 3rd Jun 2014 at 10:58 PM
These are amazing. Since I downloaded your first set, half the houses in my neighborhood are using them. I'm super excited about this addition.
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