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Pack of FULLY ANIMATED spiral stairs

by marvine Posted 16th Sep 2007 at 8:27 PM - Updated 29th Apr 2011 at 7:44 PM by leesester
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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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Well this took me a while, nothing was easy and I needed to teach myself lots of new things - but here they are!


- The animations are in a separate package, don't forget to install it in the same folder!
- These should work with any version of the game
- Each stairs style has a left turn and a right turn version, only the left turn version is recolourable, but the right turn version will use the recolours (repository method)
- The stairs will show with the straight staircases; the thumbnails are off-center but I don't think there's anything I can do about it.
- Objects placed under the stairs will be useable; the downside is that sims will walk through it if no object blocks the way. Now this is easily fixable with an invisible fence.
- The animations work for all ages, sims will use only the regular speed and walk style though; I don't want to spend another 2 months making the rest on top of my job... Now, running in spiral stairs would be a really stupid thing to do
- No pets animations: since we can't use the pets models in Milkshape (yet), I just blocked the animations for them; same for ghosts, I have no issue with them just materializing up and downstairs.
- The stairs are stackable, and the bottom tile is in a weird position so it doesn't interfere with doors in stairwells. Still, a door should be placed facing the bottom step or it will always open the wrong way, except on the last level.


- Simple wood stairs without railing, 5 wood colours included in the "left" package
Price: 99

- Wood and iron stairs with railing, 3 wood colours included, and 3 matching fences.
Price: 999

- Concrete square stairs without railing, 4 stucco/stone colours included + 1 reflective marble, and 5 matching fences.
Price: 699

- Death Trap Deluxe, without railing or center post, for your most reckless sims: white, bright green and red recolours included
Price: 299

Policy : NO PAYSITES, NO EXCHANGE - These can be included in lots with a link back here. If you want to clone the stairs, please contact me.

Polygon Counts:
SimpleSpiralStairs-left: 807 vertices, 396 polys
SimpleSpiralStairs-right: 807 vertices, 396 polys
SpiralStairs-Railing-left: 1776 vertices, 1322 polys
SpiralStairs-Railing-right: 1635 vertices, 1322 polys
ConcreteSpiralStairs-left: 704 vertices, 450 polys
ConcreteSpiralStairs-right: 856 vertices, 450 polys
SpiralStairs-DeathTrapDeluxe-left: 2426 vertices, 3976 polys
SpiralStairs-DeathTrapDeluxe-right: 3014 vertices, 3976 polys
spiralstairs-matching-fence: 827 vertices, 328 polys
spiralstairs-matching-fence2: 827 vertices, 328 polys
spiralstairs-matching-fence3: 827 vertices, 328 polys
ConcreteStairsMatchingFence1: 172 vertices, 158 polys
ConcreteStairsMatchingFence2: 172 vertices, 158 polys
ConcreteStairsMatchingFence3: 172 vertices, 158 polys
ConcreteStairsMatchingFence4: 172 vertices, 158 polys
ConcreteStairsMatchingFence5: 172 vertices, 158 polys

Additional Credits:
Biggest thanks to Wes_h for making this possible with all his hard work on the Unimesh and Animesh plugins, to Echo and John Brehaut for their tutorials, and to Quaxi for SimPE!

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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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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#76 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 3:30 PM
Great!!! I totally love it. Make more, make more!!
Lab Assistant
#77 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 3:53 PM
Brilliant! Thank you so much for all your time and hard work to make these, it is much appreciated and thank you ever so much for sharing!
Field Researcher
#78 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 4:10 PM
The spiral staircase was my fave in Sims1, this is fantastic and well worth the wait, thank you!!

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Test Subject
#79 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 4:10 PM
Thanks so much!!!! These are wonderful. I have been waiting for just this type of stair with the animations! I knew that one of the the very talented people who do modding here would have one eventually. Thank You Marvine! I have used much of your stuff, you are highly talented!
#80 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 4:12 PM Last edited by angel f : 17th Sep 2007 at 6:07 PM. Reason: is a thanks post.
I'm speechless! Great! What a superb work!
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Research Worker
#81 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 4:18 PM Last edited by angel f : 17th Sep 2007 at 6:08 PM. Reason: is a thanks post.
Thank you so much for these great, fatastic, awesome spiral stairs. And animations.THANK YOU
Test Subject
#82 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 4:33 PM
*picks jaw up off floor*!!!
#83 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 4:40 PM
Wow this is amazing!

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Test Subject
#84 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 4:44 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I'm so excited and happy about this. You're truly amazing and extremely talented!
#85 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 4:45 PM
This is a relly great job and will help me a lot in buildig houses! Thank you so much!

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Lab Assistant
#86 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 5:06 PM
OMG! Just... um. I have been wanting spiral stairs and while there are plenty out there, I missed the actual animations to match and it always ended up being a detractor in my game. Thank you for spending the large amounts of time to do this.
Field Researcher
#87 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 5:15 PM
You probaly already know, but FANTASTIC

More Power !!!
Field Researcher
#88 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 5:22 PM
Oh my God!!!

That's great, and I didn't even see the animation yet!

Thank you so much!!!
Test Subject
#89 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 5:33 PM
I absolutely love the stairs. I tested the wooden ones in my game and I was simply flabberghasted by the animations. i've seen round strairs, which attempt at keeping the sim on the stair. But yours are totally accurate, the sim stays completely in the middle of the step as they walk up.

Keep up the wonderful work.
Test Subject
#90 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 5:53 PM
All I can say is very very cool!!!! Have been looking for something like these for months now!!! Thank you!!!
Test Subject
#91 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 5:56 PM
These are top quality. I think you should have a brownie point no make that two

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#92 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 5:57 PM
I LOVE YOU!! Can I have your children? Please?
#93 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 6:03 PM
Waow !!! This is amazing or even stunning Marvine ! I don't believe it but you've manage to create a spiral stair with animation ! Wahou !!! AND this isn't a simple stair but a beautiful one with variety !

A single word : BRAVO !

Of course many thanks for sharing this marvel with us and congrats for the super well deserved featuring !

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Original Poster
#94 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 6:03 PM
Originally Posted by swmeek
Thanks for sharing but do they require scripts ?

No scripts required, these stairs were cloned from base game straight stairs

Thank you all for the lovely comments!!

Sure I allow cloning them, in fact I'd happily beg for new models and provide tips (angles and such) to make it easier! As with all my stuff I very selfishly made something I wanted in my game, but I'm not an object mesher and it was a pain to come up with decent models - so please somebody make more!!

Oh and in the uploading rush and trauma I forgot some credits, sorry for that...
So I need to credit Targa, I first cloned his Ascension Squared and even if I finally chose another base file and used a slightly different method, the way he solved the intersection issues was a huge help.
Thank you to Hysterical Paroxysm too, for pointing out that doors got stuck in use when placed right next to some objects - I would have spent some time figuring out that one
Also, the beautiful seamless textures I used for the concrete version are royalty free textures from Spiralgraphics; all the rest is Maxis butchered stuff

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#95 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 6:12 PM
Did I mention that you are my new HERO????
This is brilliant - thanks for for the hard work - my sims and I appreciate it.

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Test Subject
#96 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 6:12 PM
So, when I saw the thumbnail and description for these stairs, the first words out of my mouth were:

Marvine, you ROCK!

Thank you so much for these; I hate how much space normal stairs take up.

*downloads and skips merrily away to fix myriads of houses*
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#97 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 6:43 PM
[QUOTE=marvine]Sure I allow cloning them, in fact I'd happily beg for new models and provide tips (angles and such) to make it easier!QUOTE]

I wonder if you would have time (or someone else who feels like trying out the technique) to take my winding and half-landing stairs and make animated versions? At the moment sims just zip between the top and bottom. They're at if you want to take a look.

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Test Subject
#98 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 6:43 PM
Amazing! Brilliant! Exactly what the Sims have been missing. You rock!
Lab Assistant
#99 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 6:52 PM
Omg, now you really have outdone yourself.
These are just GREAT!
Thank you so much
Test Subject
#100 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 6:55 PM
bloody excellent. thanks
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