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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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Field Researcher
#2 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 7:03 AM
Thanks so much for sharing these stairs with us! I have the perfect house for them.

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#3 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 7:04 AM
WOW WOW. Well however long it took you, it was worth it. They look amazing!

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Test Subject
#4 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 7:16 AM Last edited by JLonier : 17th Sep 2007 at 9:05 AM. Reason: is a thanks
Finally!! Great work, Marvine.

\(^ . ^)/ "Horrei!!"
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 7:24 AM
O_O <3

Here's something the Sims has needed since FOREVER!
Test Subject
#6 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 7:27 AM
Great work! Thanks a lot
Field Researcher
#7 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 7:29 AM
Amazing!! The death trap stairs look like human vertebrae.. awesome.. lol.
Top Secret Researcher
#8 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 7:31 AM
Sweet...nice job making the animations match the spiral stairs, I don't think this has ever been done before. I'm so glad to see that someone has succeeded in doing this. Thank you Marvine for ALL your hard work, these will be fun to have & use.
#9 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 7:34 AM

"Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio."

- William Shakespere ~ Hamlet
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 7:38 AM
Marry me!

Whenever I'm alone with you, you make me feel like I am whole again.
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 7:44 AM
The stairs looks great! Thanks for sharing but do they require scripts ?
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 7:46 AM
They are just magnificent - just gorgeous. Thanks so very very much.
Test Subject
#13 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 8:03 AM
This is absolutely brilliant! Thank you! Now why couldn't Maxis have done this a long time ago? I bet they will in the next EP if they see this!
#14 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 8:04 AM
Your animated stairs are so wonderful.

Update: July 2009-I am back now to make invisible and tranparent recolors again in sims 2. You can pm me if you want your objects to be invisible and transparent from now.
Test Subject
#15 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 8:08 AM
Very nice! Thankyou for sharing<3
Mad Poster
#16 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 8:16 AM
AWSOME!!! Thak you for sharing.
Field Researcher
#17 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 8:26 AM
fantastic - thanks!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 8:30 AM
You are a legend! Thanks for these brilliant stairs and your effort into creating the animation.

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Test Subject
#19 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 8:35 AM
Ooh! So many of my sims use your ladder, I'm eager to throw this into themix.
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 8:51 AM Last edited by JLonier : 17th Sep 2007 at 9:06 AM. Reason: is a thanks
Very nice! i like the wood and iron stairs!

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Test Subject
#21 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 8:51 AM Last edited by angel f : 17th Sep 2007 at 3:26 PM.
Hi Marvine! Many thanks for your wonderful work. Your stairs are a great step forward for any kind of buiding
Test Subject
#22 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 8:52 AM
Thank you! Wonderful, now I can make lovely tiny loft houses
Test Subject
#23 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 8:57 AM
Field Researcher
#24 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 9:00 AM
Wow! Marvine, I love you!

I looking for spiral stairs since I got Sims 2 and now you fufilled my desire.

Slacker of Immense Slackness
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#25 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 9:13 AM
I cannot thank you enough - these are wonderful thank you so much for sharing =)

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