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BG Altitute Quantizer Stairs Fix

by enable_llamas Posted 29th Apr 2021 at 10:13 PM - Updated 2nd May 2021 at 9:47 PM by enable_llamas
9 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 6 Thanks Posts
The base game "Altitude Quantizer" stairs are probably one of my top 2 favourite stairs in the game - they look modern, industrial and perfect for lofts. And I love me some 'converted warehouse' type of spaces. What I positively do not love about them, however, comes in the form of a bizarre and extremely unnecessary addition when placed indoors.

The two weird 'railings' (?) completely defy the whole purpose and design of said stairs and has made me rage at them for years until I finally was able to permanently fix them.

This is a simple Default Replacement that will get rid of the two side rails once and for all - regardless of whether the stairs are placed indoors or outside. It should affect all already placed staircases. Everything else is left as is with the original.

Just pop this bad boy in your Mods folder and enjoy your new and improved stairs.

Last but not least - a thank you to Lyralei for writing the DR tutorial and for helping when these refused to cooperate!

Enjoy!

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Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#2 Old 29th Apr 2021 at 10:59 PM
Never used these stairs indoors before so I've never encountered this problem, and boy am I glad for that, that looks terrible. Thanks for the fix!
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 29th Apr 2021 at 11:39 PM
Definitely looks better, although I was always under the impression these 2 side "pieces" were there so railings wouldn't look like they float?
Will probably use this eitherway as I almost never put railings on these stairs anyway
Scholar
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#4 Old 30th Apr 2021 at 1:30 AM
Excellent! Thank you
Field Researcher
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#5 Old 30th Apr 2021 at 1:56 AM
Looks great, thanks for this long overdue fix!
Test Subject
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#6 Old 30th Apr 2021 at 11:20 AM
Great fix! I don't use these stairs often so I never noticed the awful railings but now I don't have to see them at all lol. Thank you
Mad Poster
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#7 Old 30th Apr 2021 at 11:50 PM
Good stuff. I think that extra piece was to match the wall that usually comes with indoor stairs. But it is just silly b/c this type of stairs do not typically go with those indoor walls. They did the same thing with the basegame "hardcore stairs." But luckily for the ITF stairs, they realized it was a mistake so they fixed it in this expansion.
Instructor
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#8 Old 2nd May 2021 at 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Lilithmae1231
Never used these stairs indoors before so I've never encountered this problem, and boy am I glad for that, that looks terrible. Thanks for the fix!

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Originally Posted by desiree101
Excellent! Thank you

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Originally Posted by MissPat
Looks great, thanks for this long overdue fix!

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Originally Posted by karak19
Great fix! I don't use these stairs often so I never noticed the awful railings but now I don't have to see them at all lol. Thank you

Thanks guys, I hope you find it as useful as I did cause it's been buggin me for years and I was forever stuck deleting pieces of wall to get around the "indoors" bullshit just to have it revert back the next time I loaded the save
Instructor
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#9 Old 2nd May 2021 at 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by simsi45
Definitely looks better, although I was always under the impression these 2 side "pieces" were there so railings wouldn't look like they float?
Will probably use this eitherway as I almost never put railings on these stairs anyway

Hmm I'm not really sure, I don't think it was with the railings in mind since placing the stairs 'outdoors' doesn't trigger it and they still have railings on? And their default ones don't even touch the steps themselves:



It was probably due to the fake walls around them, tho why on earth would anyone keep them with these particular stairs makes no sense whatsoever.
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Originally Posted by nitromon
Good stuff. I think that extra piece was to match the wall that usually comes with indoor stairs. But it is just silly b/c this type of stairs do not typically go with those indoor walls. They did the same thing with the basegame "hardcore stairs." But luckily for the ITF stairs, they realized it was a mistake so they fixed it in this expansion.

I think so too, and it really boggles the mind - but that's eaxis for you. They also left an unused, enabled 3rd channel that doesn't recolor anything on these but I couldn't be bothered with it at present. Quality contentTM.
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Test Subject
#10 Old 29th Nov 2021 at 7:23 PM
OMG Thank you i was always looking for something that fixes that! :D