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Maxis Wooden Stairs - Redux [ recolourable ]

by Reyn Posted 25th Feb 2007 at 6:55 PM - Updated 26th Feb 2007 at 3:17 PM by Reyn
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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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Hello everyone. As some may know by now, I've been working on a set of maxis matching timber objects. I'm still having some trouble with the rest of the set, but with many thanks to Numenor, this particular part is done and ready for download. The rest will be available once I figure out a few things and get a working copy of Milkshape again.

This particular object came from years of dissatisfaction with the wood stairs. I love them, they work wonderfully with the decking, lattice and such - but as you can see circled in picture 3, the underpinning on the stairs themselves caused a glaring eyesore. This was even worse inside, where it would go through several floors - yuck! So, I went, modified the mesh - removed the underpinning completely and found the results much improved - see picture 2.

And then, I realized that it would be very nice - for myself as well as other creators, if they could not only recolour these stairs, but also, with one recolour, get both these and Numenor's wonderful basic wooden deck stairs [ found here - http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=53159 - and updated! ]

So, I sent to him asking for permission to use his originals for a repository for my own stairs, and after some discussion and much help on his part in improving these stairs, I present Open Wooden Deck Stairs!

Details
1: These have no texture of their own. You must have Numenor's Deck Stairs. While this means an additional download, it also means much easier matching and recolouring.
2: Thanks to Numenor, these stairs have the following additional features
a: Base Game Compliant
b: Custom catalog entry
c: Sims can not only pass under the stairs, but stairs can be built crossing each other in interesting ways.
3: At the highest count - stairs being complex objects - the facecount is 300 and the vertex count is 572

Again - this object requires Numenor's Stairs - http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=53159
Also, you must have the Scriptorium installed - http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=192613

NOTE: From Zhaana, it seems you need to install the latest version of Numenor's deck stairs - He just updated them and you want the latest update, don't you?

---- Instructions ----
Download the file - if I made the rar properly, it should install the files to the right place - however, if not - place the stair package into your downloads folder, and then move the text file to the scriptorium modular stairs folder - there is a shortcut in your downloads folder.

Thanks and Credits
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
Numenor is really at least half responsible for this. He not only is a constant inspiration for my attempts to make interesting build objects, but all I did was the mesh, the initial linking to his original and the base scriptorium file. He is the one responsible for everything else.

Also, I'd like to thank everyone who has either encouraged me with helpful advice, putting up with sometimes silly questions, enjoying the work I've done to date and made this place possible in the first place.

Final Note - if you have any problems with getting this to work, please let me know and I'll try and figure out why. I do hope everyone enjoys them, and I'm not only still working on the project this is a part of, but also working on more stairs [ stairs are nice ]
Tags: #stairs, #deck stairs

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
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RS_OpenTimberStairs_022207.rar

Size: 22.9 KB · Downloads: 27,265 · 25th Feb 2007
22.9 KB 27,265 25th Feb 2007
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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\
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 25th Feb 2007 at 7:16 PM
this is cool. i look forward to more stairs by you
Mad Poster
#3 Old 25th Feb 2007 at 8:03 PM
Thanks for this! I needed it, because I like you, hate the underpinning, especially when viewing into the basement. This will make my country homes more realistic.

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Field Researcher
#4 Old 25th Feb 2007 at 8:47 PM
Great work! Thanks
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 25th Feb 2007 at 11:32 PM
thank you so much (and Numenor too)!! i've been looking for this exact stair.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 26th Feb 2007 at 2:43 AM
Definitely awesome! Thanks!
Field Researcher
#7 Old 26th Feb 2007 at 9:18 AM Last edited by Zhaana : 26th Feb 2007 at 10:21 AM.
I tried it, I installed scriptorium for the occasion and placed the files in the right folders. But I have a small problem, the icon appears blue in the game. I can use the stairs, it's normal with wooden texture, but when I try to put railings, it becomes all blue. Is it my game who's bugging or is it a bug from the stairs ?
I have also numenor wooden stairs installed since months and months
Test Subject
#8 Old 26th Feb 2007 at 1:36 PM
finally no underpinning!!! THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Inventor
Original Poster
#9 Old 26th Feb 2007 at 3:16 PM
Zhaana - I'm not really sure why it would do that, since I have the same expansions and stuff packs and its not doing it for me. However, I'll fiddle around and see if I can get it to happen for me and then try and fix it.

Wait - try going and getting the updated version of Numenor's stairs. He just upgraded them when helping me with these and that could be the problem.

I'll add a note to the main post too.

Reyn Silversong-Sim Architect

Terms of Use-All of my stuff is available for use anywhere that is free. All I ask is credit and a link back to the objects in question, or the house they are featured with. DO NOT POST ON THE EXCHANGE!
Field Researcher
#10 Old 26th Feb 2007 at 6:29 PM Last edited by Zhaana : 26th Feb 2007 at 6:46 PM.
Okay I downloaded the lastest update of the stairs, I'll install them and if it works I'll tell you ! thanks for answering quickly ! ^^

EDIT : Okay it works with railings now !!
I just still have the blue icon but I don't really care cause it works lol
Inventor
Original Poster
#11 Old 26th Feb 2007 at 7:38 PM
To fix the icon, just delete your thumbnails - the game will redo them.

Reyn Silversong-Sim Architect

Terms of Use-All of my stuff is available for use anywhere that is free. All I ask is credit and a link back to the objects in question, or the house they are featured with. DO NOT POST ON THE EXCHANGE!
The ModFather
retired moderator
#12 Old 26th Feb 2007 at 10:52 PM
Yes, I confirm that it's mandatory to download the updated version of my wooden stairs; I've updated them purposely to work as a repository for these stairs (and for any other stairs that the users will want to create).

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Field Researcher
#13 Old 27th Feb 2007 at 4:54 AM
Thank you, Reyn, and Numenor, too, for this great new stair! It is wonderful to know that you are working on others as well...stairs ARE nice!

More of my work can be found @
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Field Researcher
#14 Old 4th Mar 2007 at 12:58 PM
Hey,
If I include these stairs in a lot, how this will work for others ?
Do they have absolutly to download yours and numenor stairs to get them work ?
Or will the stairs just be included in the lot without being in the catalog ?
I know that Brasstex stairs by example don't need to be downloaded if it's included in a lot, though people can't pick them in the catalog if they didn't already downloaded them.
Is it the same for your stairs ?
I'm just wondering if you know and so what I should write in my "custom contents list" for my future uploaded lot.
;p
The ModFather
retired moderator
#15 Old 4th Mar 2007 at 4:54 PM
My stairs are the "Repository" for all the textures: who doesn't have my stairs installed will see flashing blue stairs.
As for the other part of your question, I haven't tried, but I guess that including them in the packaged lot would be enought (at least, to see them in the lot, but they should not be selectable from the catalog, nor moveable from the position that you've put them in).

Therefore, if you include these stairs on your lots (at the conditions stated in Reyn's policy), you should also instruct the downloaders to install my recolourable stairs.

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Field Researcher
#16 Old 4th Mar 2007 at 6:20 PM
Thanks for the quick answer Numenor !
That's what I wanted to know exactly. Thanks !
Yeah of course I'll instruct people to install your stairs.
Scholar
#17 Old 7th Mar 2007 at 12:53 AM
These are wicked!!! Have wanted these for sooooo long you would not believe it!! Thanks (and to Numenor too!!) x x x x
Inventor
Original Poster
#18 Old 7th Mar 2007 at 10:58 PM
I can't thank him enough for not only allowing me to use his stairs as a repository but making them so that sims can walk under them and build under them. Great space saver as well as looking much better in open house plans.

Reyn Silversong-Sim Architect

Terms of Use-All of my stuff is available for use anywhere that is free. All I ask is credit and a link back to the objects in question, or the house they are featured with. DO NOT POST ON THE EXCHANGE!
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#19 Old 10th Apr 2007 at 6:18 PM
Reyn,

is there any chance you'd consider making a stand-alone version of this? One that does not require Numenor's stairs to be installed, I mean? I'm asking because I'd love to use your stairs in houses I upload, but I'd like to keep the required CC to a minimum (and not ask people to install something that they don't even need for that particular lot).

I'd be very happy if this was possible .. like you I hate those things that Maxis have chosen to put underneath 80% of all stairs they make. I much prefer stairs that are open underneath .. and yours are the *only* ones I've seen that are Maxis matching and redistributable at the same time.

PS -- they wouldn't even need to be recolourable. Just the simple plain Maxis brown ones would make me very very happy =).

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Inventor
Original Poster
#20 Old 12th Apr 2007 at 4:00 PM
I'd have to do a lot of reverse engineering, though I do understand what you are saying. I'll see if I can figure out how to add the textures back in, since that is the only way to keep it where the sims can walk underneath and doors can be tucked under them.

Reyn Silversong-Sim Architect

Terms of Use-All of my stuff is available for use anywhere that is free. All I ask is credit and a link back to the objects in question, or the house they are featured with. DO NOT POST ON THE EXCHANGE!
Pettifogging Legalist!
retired moderator
#21 Old 13th Apr 2007 at 12:42 AM Last edited by plasticbox : 9th Jun 2007 at 3:59 AM.
Thanks for considering it! I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who'd be infinitely grateful for some *normal* stairs .. this kind of edit is boring to make I'm sure, but it would be really really useful. I hope you can figure it out!

ETA: crocobaura has made a standalone version in the meantime, available here, in case anyone else wants them + like me does not check downloads regularly ..

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Forum Resident
#22 Old 30th May 2007 at 6:36 AM
Sweet stuff! Love them, thank you!

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Test Subject
#23 Old 17th Nov 2007 at 10:11 PM
Does anybody know where i can find recoulors of these stairs without the underpinning??
Forum Resident
#24 Old 19th Nov 2007 at 4:32 AM
Any of the recolors for Numenor's stairs recolor these stairs.

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Test Subject
#25 Old 20th Nov 2007 at 12:02 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by dewshine
Any of the recolors for Numenor's stairs recolor these stairs.

Thank you!!!
Test Subject
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