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Recolor Your Stairs!! *Updated*

by HugeLunatic Posted 15th Oct 2009 at 9:33 PM - Updated 20th Dec 2009 at 3:54 PM by HugeLunatic : Update files
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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 Oct-16 - Fixed issue with Sims not using the stair properly.

Non-recolorable stairs...what a giant step backwards. So while the wait is on for true recolorable stairs I felt the need to at least make a cover-up for the existing stairs.
  • Two recolorable parts (tread/base)
  • Found in Deco/Misc
  • Costs $5
  • Custom Thumbs -

These were designed to cover the Atomic Stairs. Why them? Dunno. But all the stairs are different sizes so there is no way to create a one size fits all. Since railings are interchangable it doesn't really matter.


I have had some difficulty applying the railings after these were placed, but I have difficulty placing them normally. Your experience may vary. You will need to use the moveobjects on cheat to place these. Since this is placed on the ground under the stairs they still function normally. These are really only useful at this time for single foundation height stairs, but with cheats they do can be placed at angles for diagonal stairs.



Part II & III
Each one is a half wall height one starts at the ground and the other starts halfway up as shown. Put two together to create a full height.



Polygon Counts:
140
280

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 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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HugeLunatic_StairCover.zip

Size: 1.93 MB · Downloads: 13,582 · 15th Oct 2009
1.93 MB 13,582 15th Oct 2009
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1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

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1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
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4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


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Test Subject
#26 Old 21st Oct 2009 at 5:46 PM
These are awesome! LOVE THIS IDEA! Thank You!

Request: *** I hope I can explain this OK. *** "Corners" for the stairs, so we can make them "rounded" on the sides and/or "connect" them to the stairs that go down on either side of them. So like if you put one square of foundation, then put stairs going down on all 4 sides, the "corners" would make it look like the stairs "wrap" seamlessly around the foundation.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!
Field Researcher
#27 Old 24th Oct 2009 at 8:09 AM
I love them.. I did notice however, that when I am taking screenshots, even when they cover the Atomic Stairs, that if you zoom out, they flicker... Maybe they could be like a millimeter thicker or something.. Thanks anywayz, they are awesome!

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Test Subject
#28 Old 30th Oct 2009 at 4:09 PM
REALLY awesome =D

it bugged me a lot that almost everything was recolorable EXCEPT for the stairs... indeed, major step back :/

p.s how did you get the walls to be half the size of normal walls?

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Lab Assistant
#29 Old 7th Nov 2009 at 7:38 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sensii
REALLY awesome =D

it bugged me a lot that almost everything was recolorable EXCEPT for the stairs... indeed, major step back :/

p.s how did you get the walls to be half the size of normal walls?


The half wall, please tell me how you did that?
Me? Sarcastic? Never.
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Top Secret Researcher
#31 Old 23rd Nov 2009 at 8:43 AM
Thank you =]
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Test Subject
#32 Old 26th Dec 2009 at 1:01 PM
Where do I find Atomic stairs?
Test Subject
#33 Old 15th Jan 2010 at 5:36 AM
This is nice. I love to have the same color stairs for my fences etc etc and inside the house.
Test Subject
#34 Old 2nd Jun 2010 at 5:27 PM
But they are already recolorable, no need for this download ? ö__ö
Lab Assistant
#35 Old 5th Jun 2010 at 1:34 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paulannapaw
But they are already recolorable, no need for this download ? ö__ö


No need to download anymore, a game patch updated all stairs and fences to now be fully recolorable on their own. This may still be useful for someone who doesn't patch their game.
Test Subject
#36 Old 27th Jun 2010 at 11:46 PM
You are a hero. :D
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#37 Old 4th Dec 2010 at 12:56 AM
wait, im confused...what do you mean "recolorable" when thyre not "recoloroable"? okay idk pleaze someone just fill me in on this im a little skeptical
Me? Sarcastic? Never.
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Original Poster
#38 Old 4th Dec 2010 at 1:37 PM
Scholar
THANKS POST
#39 Old 9th Jan 2012 at 11:01 AM
Thank you =)
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#40 Old 14th Nov 2012 at 12:30 AM
+1, but what I NEED, not want, but actually NEED is this but a set as 3/4+1/4 and 1/4+3/4, I'm trying to build the Resident Evil Mansion and I cant find any stairs that work for the right wing of the house nor the Main Hall Stairway
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#41 Old 9th Jun 2013 at 10:00 AM
Thank you sooooo much ! I've been looking everywhere to find stairs that will be placed diagonally. Yours do the thing perfectly !
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#42 Old 21st May 2014 at 4:48 AM
Ah, I need to thank you before being allowed to comment. I see. Of course. I would normally learn that through osmosis, I suppose. Or maybe verbal comments are discouraged.

The stairs are the main product, of course. However, the text accompanying the fine product leaves something to be desired, if clear communication is to be considered a desirable function of descriptive, accompanying text offered with any given creation/product. This phrase, "... they do can be placed at angles for diagonal stairs," is unintelligible as such. Simply reading over text to be posted, before it is posted, will correct the s.m.a.l.l. matter in the future. My guess is that you meant to type too instead of do.

This is not personal (I don't know you,) and bear in mind that 3,083 downloads of the product, thus far, convey your contribution is valued. Maybe product descriptions aren't even all that necessary. It's entirely likely that most of one's energy expended in this given hobby as a creator is spent creating.

The product isn't what I was looking for in stairs; but more than three thousand thought otherwise, so there you go.
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