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Spawn of Square Stair ---- Diagonal Stair New Meshes

by khakidoo Posted 15th Feb 2007 at 3:15 AM - Updated 2nd May 2007 at 10:17 AM by khakidoo : So far I've edited this thing 18 times since posting it .... I think I'm addicted to editing
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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.
Changed it already, I went back and forth on it, but finally decided to make the three different stairs not linked to one repository item... 1 reason is it's an advantage lot uploaders, to have the recolors stay in packaged lots... and also because maybe someone doesn't want all 3 versions of the stair cluttering up their catalog...


This is a and improved and now Base Game Compatible "Square Stair"
~~ Or rather, this time, it's a set of square stairs -
the classic 1 step, and now the 2 step and the 3 step;
both of which make placing the stairs much, much easier...



These are the other colors and the three meshes standing alone
Click it for a larger view:



The house in the pics is available for download here: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=220589


If you didn't see the original post - the idea behind these stairs is very simple-Sims can walk up slight inclines of the ground, so
these are stair shaped meshes that sims don't notice, and that they are able to walk through. Using the allow45degree cheat you
can turn the stair on the diagonal and have "working" diagonal stairs.

In your game you will find this in the Buy Mode > Decorative > Miscellaneous area of the catalog, not in the stairs category.
It's catalog cost is 10 dollars.

Yes, Sims still get their feet cut off.... and I still don't care...


Please see my original post ~here~ for some building tips
& here's a little quick start tutorial type video clip
http://video.google.com/videoplay?d...944528874571538
& here's a clip of the stairs in use:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?d...049610428712888


Cheat Info:
While the stairs themselves are base game compatible, you would need the University EP to use
the boolprop allow45degreeangleofrotation true cheat that enables turning objects on the diagonal.
However, even without turning the stairs on the diagonal you are able to use them when you
want less than 4 stairs. They really look good in a back yard, on graduated patio levels and such...
See my Low Willows or Ground Cover Plants posts to see some example pics

Both the 2 and 3 step models are "2 clicks" tall, the difference is in the fatness of the individual
stairs on each mesh, and the 2 and 3 step stairs are usable without any "object placement cheats"
but the cheats you may want to use while building
with these objects are:
* moveobjects on
* boolprop snapobjectstogrid false
* boolprop allow45degreeangle of rotation
* boolprop constrainfloorelevation false


Numbers:
----------
The single stair is still
vertices 34
faces 18
----------
2 Step is
vertices 48
faces 24
----------
3 Step is
vertices 72
faces 36


Texture/Recolors Notes:
I've only included 3 colors... unfortunately I haven't found a satisfactory way to get textures from
floorcoverings to match up when used to recolor the stair... so I tried to give you three "generally" usable colors...

The darkest color coordinates with some floors that I made - my favorite dark woods - just standard maxis wood that I darkened
and squished so I have included a .rar of them since the dark color doesn't really match any of the standard maxis floor colors
except the parquet

Thanks:
Many many many thanks to everyone who has helped me with this... Inge, MaryLou,
Quaxi via SimPe, Numenor's and Jwoods's tutes... all the moderators here at MTS2
who have taken the time to answer my questions... and all of the people who
encouraged me, and the people who commented on/thanked for and
downloaded the original stair

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone

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

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
3Step.rar

Size: 90.7 KB · Downloads: 17,460 · 16th Feb 2007
90.7 KB 17,460 16th Feb 2007
2Step.rar

Size: 90.6 KB · Downloads: 17,838 · 16th Feb 2007
90.6 KB 17,838 16th Feb 2007
1Step.rar

Size: 89.3 KB · Downloads: 17,987 · 16th Feb 2007
89.3 KB 17,987 16th Feb 2007
Dark Wood Floors.rar

Size: 431.9 KB · Downloads: 18,706 · 15th Feb 2007
431.9 KB 18,706 15th Feb 2007
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Scholar
#2 Old 15th Feb 2007 at 4:11 AM
whats the diffrence between this and your original object...? improved meshing?
Forum Resident
Original Poster
#3 Old 15th Feb 2007 at 4:19 AM Last edited by khakidoo : 15th Feb 2007 at 4:25 AM.
2 new meshes and now it's base game compatible.... I'm bummed now I thought I had explained what the differences were, maybe I didn't word it right or something... I'll add the pic of the three meshes together to the post text... make it more noticable maybe

Subtle In Spades
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 15th Feb 2007 at 5:24 AM
Your video links aren't working, just fyi. But hooray for the stairs!
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Original Poster
#5 Old 15th Feb 2007 at 5:37 AM Last edited by khakidoo : 15th Feb 2007 at 5:45 AM.
Thanks for the heads up sh0uriki I'll check it out...


New: I updated the links they should be right now....google video changed the address of the vid without so much as a howdy-do or notice of any sort.... what's up with that!? That is so uncool it's downright cold!

Subtle In Spades
Mad Poster
#6 Old 15th Feb 2007 at 7:22 AM
Thanks so much...
This is great... gonna try them out in my TS2 copy...

and use them in some of my new lots...:jump:
Forum Resident
Original Poster
#7 Old 16th Feb 2007 at 4:24 PM
Thanks niol
and you may notice up there that I've already updated the package (s) that I attached... decided not to go the repository route...
Sorry everybody... I'm still learning all this stuff

Subtle In Spades
Test Subject
#8 Old 16th Feb 2007 at 6:05 PM
This is great! i really appreciate the work you've done on it. Thanks
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 16th Feb 2007 at 9:50 PM
Thanks and the video worked just fine for me and it helps to show how to make it work Thanks so much for sharing
Test Subject
#10 Old 21st Feb 2007 at 3:11 PM Last edited by anja91 : 21st Feb 2007 at 3:22 PM.
Wonderful! But I was wondering if you could make a white and a dark brown recolour? Pls!

There are leaves which don't fall no matter how strong the wind is ,
There are people whom you love , whom you can't forget although ...forgiveness is nature's law

Lab Assistant
#11 Old 25th Mar 2007 at 6:17 AM
These are brilliant! I downloaded them a while back and lost interest in TS2 for a while....WHAT?...lol Didn't last too long, though. I am in the process of building a home for a new couple I created & I've used these in the garden patio. Ingenius addition to the game! Great work! I've seen more things by you here & I have to say, please keep it up! All of it is extremely practical and why'd it take so long! lol I also have to mention - the repository thing is fantastic, too. I know you didn't use it on these, but the curtains! I wish it could happen more often!

If anyone would like, I can recolor these. I don't want to over-do it (because I am very capable of that) but a few more requests via pm may satisfy. I'll get to the white & dark brown & maybe a lightwood, black, one or 2 more stone ones. Edit to add, with floors to match.
Field Researcher
#12 Old 2nd Apr 2007 at 7:44 AM
Thank you - this is wonderful!

Alia vel Margierytka
Test Subject
#13 Old 14th Aug 2007 at 7:08 PM
I love this. I was actually thinking about steps like these this week. Glad i found them. :D
Instructor
#14 Old 24th Nov 2007 at 7:54 AM
Holy Cow! This is just what I needed! Thanks for all of your
hard work and for sharing these. I would luv to have basic
white stairs and stone stairs, too... With floor tiles to match?
I don't see any, but I'll keep my eyes open for them. I'm excited about these!

* Pickles *
Test Subject
#15 Old 9th Sep 2008 at 5:26 AM
does it work if you have a foundation and then put stairs on that then it covers up the maxis stairs?

watch my vids!
http://www.youtube.com/user/KiyoKenshin
P.S. thanks 4 the awesome content!
Blenderized to Pieces
retired moderator
#16 Old 18th Oct 2008 at 12:59 PM
Kewl! Exactly what I need! thanks!
Test Subject
#17 Old 22nd Nov 2008 at 5:10 PM
I have been dying for something like this to help make Japanese houses (lots of small elevation changes are standard, argh) and this is perfect! Will have to figure out how to place them, but your video should help tons. (And who really cares the sims feet go through it? Their clothes go through EVERYTHING!) Thank you.
Test Subject
#18 Old 5th Jan 2009 at 2:30 AM
can you make stair corners? cause thats what im looking for but cant find
Test Subject
#19 Old 30th Jun 2009 at 8:06 PM
Thank you!! I'll use this one much!
Test Subject
#20 Old 14th Oct 2009 at 12:37 AM
This is brilliant! Thank you very much.
Field Researcher
#21 Old 8th Apr 2010 at 7:04 PM
amazing thanks !
Field Researcher
#22 Old 11th Jul 2010 at 3:34 PM
How did I not find these sooner? Thank you so much, just what I needed!

"Negative thoughts never breed positive results"
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#23 Old 13th Mar 2016 at 3:32 PM
I really need this fot TS3!
Test Subject
#24 Old 1st Apr 2016 at 2:48 AM
Moo
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mrcri96
I really need this for TS3!


I really need this for Sims 4
Top Secret Researcher
#25 Old 2nd Sep 2016 at 7:43 PM Last edited by ScaryRob : 3rd Sep 2016 at 6:26 AM.
Default Can't Really do Elevation Changes with These
These "stairs" are not really capable of elevating Sims to a higher elevation. I mean to a higher grid level.

For example, they do not work when placed against a 4-click high foundation:


Nor do they work next to a 4-click high CFE wall:


They only work when they are slid into 2-click high elevated terrain:


In other words, these "stairs" are merely a graphically different way of showing Sims walk up elevated terrain.
Granted, this can be a nice addition to the exterior of a house, but they are useless inside a house.