TUTORIAL: How to build porch stairs right in front of a door
I saw a user by the name of 'pfeirr9' wanting to know how to build porch stairs right in front of a door, I'm sure that is something we have all wanted to do but have accepted that we can't, but I have found a way, and since I have been blessed with so much quality content and helpful tutorials from ModTheSims, I would like to give back to the community.
Always turn off building cheats when not using them, leaving them on can have unintended consequences, for example, deleting foundation with 'boolProp constrainFloorElevation' set to 'false' will make foundations snap to wall height when deleting them.
Always make backups of lots when using Mootilda's Grid Adjuster , accidently inputting the wrong values can mess up a lot, and this can be difficult to fix.
Sims will clip though the stairs when walking up or down, this is because the stairs are actually just for show, the sim is actually walking in sloped floor tiles.
Sims will zip forward when apporaching the stairs, this is because the sim is transitioning to the next level when using HugeLunatic's Simple Passage.
You can build this without using Mootilda's Grid Adjuster but your sim won't walk on the stairs, they will walk above them.
Lay your foundation, leaving a gap where the top of you stairs and door will be, and cover with flooring
Add flooring on the tile where your stairs will be, and some more flooring around the area of your ground landing (except on foundation level, not ground)
Insert cheat 'boolProp constrainFloorElevation false'
Raise up the terrain under your upper landing by 4 clicks
Insert cheat 'MoveObjects on'
Place the modular (connecting) stairs of your choice
Level the flooring with the level terrain tool, this will also automatically level the terrain.
Insert cheat 'MoveObjects off'
Place the door of your choice. IMPORTANT: Choose your door and orientation carefully, you won't be able to change it after completing the next steps without repeating the procedure again.
Insert cheat 'boolProp constrainFloorElevation true'
Level as much of the ground as possible (without the cheat)
Now it's time to exit the game and use Mootilda's Grid Adjuster , before doing so, use floor tiles to count the about of tiles so you can input the correct numbers into GridAdjuster Save your game, then add floor tiles after saving and screenshot, then exit game without saving and run GridAdjuster
Run the game again and return to your lot, after your grid adjustments, it should look like the picture above, the blue floor tiles you see are actually on foundation level, not ground level
You can now remove the blue tiles (apart from the one at the bottom of your stairs
Insert cheat 'MoveObjects on' Ensure that you are on the ground level when placing the Simple Passage to avoid accidentally connecting the wrong levels and creating unwanted floor tiles
Place HugeLunatic's Simple Passage in front of your stairs