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**UPDATED** 2-tile Wooden Ladder (stairs)

by Targa Posted 14th Oct 2005 at 8:04 PM - Updated 15th Oct 2005 at 5:44 AM by Targa : Updated to version 1 - fixed global stair animations
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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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Here's a ladder (stairs) object I made in response to a request in the requests forum. It only takes up 2 tiles, and is a fully-functioning staircase. As you can see by the screenshot, the 2nd floor ends up with only a single used tile (with the second tile being the "landing" that's created automatically). In discussing this with the requestee, he stated that he was fully aware of the odd-looking animations associated with modified stairs (Sims walking in air, etc) and had seen them with spiral staircases, and was willing to put up with that. Well... I hate to put my name on something that would look so silly when being used, so I removed the animations from this object. Going up, the Sim appears to teleport to the top. Coming down is actually almost realistic. See for yourself.

I also changed the routing slots so the Sims approach at the proper point on the object.

I have checked off full compatibility for the time being, as I am fairly certain this will work with all versions of the game. If you experience a problem, please report it in this thread.

This is a new mesh, although not much of one: 132 faces. The original Maxis stairs had 4,148 faces.




My apologies to all who downloaded this already. Due to a faulty SimPE plugin that didn't work as advertised (and me not noticing the problem), the animations (or lack thereof) from the ladder were also being used by all stairs. This has now been corrected by hand, and the ladder should be completely stand-alone now. Please re-download this new file.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Test Subject
#26 Old 15th Oct 2005 at 12:38 AM
Does this make the animations weird for all staircases for anyone else?
#27 Old 15th Oct 2005 at 12:45 AM
Thank you so much Now I can build semi realistic tree houses for my Little sims now all I need is the tree :confused:
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#28 Old 15th Oct 2005 at 1:22 AM
Originally Posted by Stool Pigeon
Does this make the animations weird for all staircases for anyone else?

This doesn't affect any other object or animations.
Forum Resident
#29 Old 15th Oct 2005 at 1:23 AM
This is amazing! Thanx for sharing!

~ Syn
#30 Old 15th Oct 2005 at 2:40 AM
Oh brilliant!!!! Two tiled stairs, if this works as good as I think it will, I am sooooo happy. It's a blessing to me, as I don't have to trash my favourite smaller houses that my families have outgrown.

Thank you sooo much.

*♥.¸Here we go again .♥*
Test Subject
#31 Old 15th Oct 2005 at 2:50 AM
great~~~i like it
thank you
Test Subject
#32 Old 15th Oct 2005 at 3:13 AM
Huh, well maybe it's something else then, but my sims teleport up stairs, and when they go down they like float down, but really fast.

Oh and I forgot to mention that I think you're ladder is really cool. :D
Test Subject
#33 Old 15th Oct 2005 at 3:45 AM
OH! THX! I'll try it

⊂二二二( ^ω^)二⊃
Lab Assistant
#34 Old 15th Oct 2005 at 4:00 AM
Exactly what I've been looking for! Thanks so much! Now I just need stair cases like this for small houses. But for now, I can finally make Jay Shafer's house! -=runs off to install=-
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#35 Old 15th Oct 2005 at 5:19 AM Last edited by Targa : 15th Oct 2005 at 5:44 AM.
Stool Pigeon: I misunderstood your post. I'll check now... maybe there's a problem I didn't forsee.

Edit: Yep, thanks for spotting that. Fixed and updated. Please re-download the file.
Lab Assistant
#36 Old 15th Oct 2005 at 5:40 AM
ha oh- i geuss my cat house sims will find the find out what happened to the ones- that didn't pay.
Lab Assistant
#37 Old 15th Oct 2005 at 5:43 AM
wheres the download button??????I must be blind i cant see it
Lab Assistant
#38 Old 15th Oct 2005 at 5:44 AM
woops nevermind
Deviant Savant
retired moderator
#39 Old 15th Oct 2005 at 5:51 AM
Love it, Targa.. you've inspired a house already
Field Researcher
#40 Old 15th Oct 2005 at 6:32 AM
I Love your **UPDATED** 2-tile Wooden Ladder (stairs)....:sniper: Thanx so much.... :devil: :devil2: :flamer:
Test Subject
#41 Old 15th Oct 2005 at 8:06 AM
My lovely Targa, you're a GENIOUS! Luv Y, luv Y, luv Y! I've hope ladders for ages... Once more: Luv Y! [LOL ]
Lab Assistant
#42 Old 15th Oct 2005 at 9:27 AM
thanks for the update, i noticed sims began to get from floor to floor a lot quicker than they should have been... i wasnt sure if this was intentional or not though.

I've been waiting all this time to be something I can't define.
#43 Old 15th Oct 2005 at 10:55 AM
Nice this'll look great in my basement, thanx just wut i needed!!
Test Subject
#44 Old 15th Oct 2005 at 1:20 PM
Thank You. Do you think we could get it in other colours to match the other stairs in the game ?
Field Researcher
#45 Old 15th Oct 2005 at 2:05 PM
Oh, I've wished for a ladder for so long! This is so cool, and I can live with lacking animations, that's better than odd looking ones! :-) Thanks a million.

"Gag me with a reticulated spline!! You're not my cup of tea!" - The Nightlife Prima Guide
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#46 Old 15th Oct 2005 at 4:54 PM
Originally Posted by barbwirex
Thank You. Do you think we could get it in other colours to match the other stairs in the game ?

This reminds me of my tree swing, in that I didn't really expect it to become popular. If you look at the Buy Catalog name it says "Construction Ladder", and I didn't really give it a description. The person who requested it was only planning on using it during the construction phase of building a house. I should have guessed that people would want to use this for its space-saver feature.

I am aware of the raw, semi-bleached wood look of this ladder (that it won't match many decors), and therefore I am going to make a number of different colors, as well as different styles. Hopefully, what I come up with will be enough to match most interior designs.

Lab Assistant
#47 Old 15th Oct 2005 at 5:42 PM
This i amazing, even if you think it's only a ladder it is amazing wgat you did to get here. I was wondering... I made a sprial staircase mesh. It's not great or anything because im not good at meshing at all..but when it comes to everything else in the game I'm even worse. I would be sooo thankful if you could either tell me how to make the stairs have their own tiles and do the anims. like yours, or if you would like to download it and give it a try. Credit could go to you. But if you did this I would be soo thankful. : >


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Test Subject
#48 Old 15th Oct 2005 at 7:21 PM
i wait so long to seaing this VE-RY COOL
#49 Old 15th Oct 2005 at 11:41 PM
Thanks for the ladder! It's to bad that the animation of a sim climbing the wall in the obstacle course couldn't be borrowed for this...just a thought.

They call me The Seeker.
I've been searching low and high.
Test Subject
#50 Old 15th Oct 2005 at 11:40 PM
could u get me a brown wooden recolor?
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