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MTS Bob Ross Paint-Along Night - posted on 4th Sep 2017 at 10:54 PM
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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#1 Old 16th Mar 2017 at 3:14 PM
Default Only one package shows up in Custom Content (upload wizard)
I'm trying to upload a set of fake staircases, and I have a couple of issues.

The first is Step 7 - Category. The staircases use the double-repository method (i.e. the original mesh is referenced, as well as the recolours). I've put them in the Maxis - recolour category, is that okay?
Then is Step 9 - compatibility. The step covers require any EP other than UNI. What is the usual way of showing that?

Finally, I'm stuck on Step 6 - Custom Content of the Upload Wizard. It can only see one package, no matter how many times I refresh. It finds all the packages in the final step (Preview), but obviously the descriptions are unreadable:

Package file Size Type Description
Rain_STR_NumenorDeckStairs_RC_invis.package 3,376 Recolour
Rain_STR_FakeBGUpwardlyMobile_SLAVE.package 9,909 Unknown lationáBatch13
Rain_STR_FakeBGAltitudeAttitude_SLAVE.package 11,943 Unknown ims2 - Needs TranslationäBatch6
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Rain_STR_FakeBGSimpleStructureStaircase_SLAVE.package 9,818 Unknown lationäBatch6
è, now with less arm waving! Place thJesátepcovers á invisib
Rain_STR_BG_StareSteppers_RC_01-coffee.package 79,998 Recolour
Rain_STR_FakeBGGothwiseStaircase_SLAVE.package 12,056 Unknown eds Translatiä- Batch6
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Rain_STR_FakeBGStareSteppers_SLAVE_V2.package 10,822 Unknown lationäBatch6
1cov ã invisible modul’arâs (for examp‡À&le,årecolour of Numenor's de9ckà). VÈáRaindrop
Rain_STR_FakeBGStairwayToEleven_SLAVE.package 13,374 Unknown náBatch13
0 2017-03-16 13:00 Raindrop_FakeStairs_BGStaircases/
2475 2017-03-16 12:57 Raindrop_FakeStairs_BGStaircasesAsStepcovers_readme.txt
79998 2017-03-07 14:51 Raindrop_FakeStairs_BGStaircases/Rain_STR_BG_StareSteppers_RC_01-coffee.package
11943 2017-03-10 10:00 Raindrop_FakeStairs_BGStaircases/Rain_STR_FakeBGAltitudeAttitude_SLAVE.package
12056 2017-03-10 10:00 Raindrop_FakeStairs_BGStaircases/Rain_STR_FakeBGGothwiseStaircase_SLAVE.package
9818 2017-03-10 10:00 Raindrop_FakeStairs_BGStaircases/Rain_STR_FakeBGSimpleStructureStaircase_SLAVE.package
13374 2017-03-10 10:00 Raindrop_FakeStairs_BGStaircases/Rain_STR_FakeBGStairwayToEleven_SLAVE.package
10822 2017-03-10 10:00 Raindrop_FakeStairs_BGStaircases/Rain_STR_FakeBGStareSteppers_SLAVE_V2.package
9909 2017-03-10 10:00 Raindrop_FakeStairs_BGStaircases/Rain_STR_FakeBGUpwardlyMobile_SLAVE.package
3376 2017-03-07 14:51 Raindrop_FakeStairs_BGStaircases/Rain_STR_NumenorDeckStairs_RC_invis.package
322355 2017-03-16 12:15 Raindrop_FakeStairs_BG_preview1.jpg
314345 2017-03-16 12:17 Raindrop_FakeStairs_BG_preview2.jpg
292768 2017-03-16 12:19 Raindrop_FakeStairs_BG_preview3.jpg
276659 2017-03-16 12:28 Raindrop_FakeStairs_BG_preview4.jpg
284369 2017-03-16 12:04 Raindrop_FakeStairs_BG_preview5.jpg
277215 2017-03-16 12:06 Raindrop_FakeStairs_BG_preview6.jpg
288514 2017-03-16 12:08 Raindrop_FakeStairs_BG_preview7.jpg

By the way, is there a guide to the BB codes? I read the "formatting tiptorial", but as I can't reply to the thread, I can't see what codes have been used to create the headlines. I like the way they look, and I'd like to use them.

Sorry, I'm aware that's a lot of questions... I would have a weird upload for my first one, wouldn't I?
Née whiterider
staff: administrator
#2 Old 16th Mar 2017 at 3:39 PM
7 - yeah, Maxis recolour is fine since it's a Maxis mesh that's being used.
9 - Don't tick any of the boxes and explain the requirements in the text. If you pick a random EP to tick, then downloaders who would be able to use the stairs won't see them because they don't have the EP you ticked, so it's better to just explain in words in that situation.
6 - Don't worry. The unreadable descriptions are unrelated to the descriptions you type in - the descriptions you type in go into the packagedb for use when someone uploads a lot containing your stairs to MTS; the descriptions in the Preview come directly from the text strings in the file.
BBCodes are here : http://modthesims.info/misc.php?do=bbcode - you can find that link at the bottom of the new post/edit post screen, in the little box that says "vBCodes are on"

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Warrior Gryphon
site owner
#3 Old 16th Mar 2017 at 3:42 PM
Are you uploading a zip file containing a Sims2Pack, or a zip file containing other .package files?

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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#4 Old 16th Mar 2017 at 4:27 PM
Originally Posted by Delphy
Are you uploading a zip file containing a Sims2Pack, or a zip file containing other .package files?

.package files
Warrior Gryphon
site owner
#5 Old 16th Mar 2017 at 4:39 PM
Okay thanks - it should detect all of those files then and show them on the custom content page. I'll have to take a look and see why it's not working properly.

Story books are full of fairy tales, of Kings and Queens, and the bluest skies.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#6 Old 16th Mar 2017 at 5:02 PM
Thanks, Delphy. Should I submit as-is, or can you look at it while it's still in my drafts?
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