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Under-The-Stairs Storage Set

by mustluvcatz Posted 22nd May 2014 at 3:41 PM - Updated 10th Jul 2014 at 6:41 PM by mustluvcatz
209 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 24 Thanks Posts
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.
♪ ♫ While strolling through the WCIF one day in the merry, merry month of May. I was taken by surprise by a WCIF that was lacking solutions..♫ ♪

Yes, ahem. Where was I? Oh yeah, I was talking about a WCIF - the WCIF'er was asking about objects for under the stairs. Since there really isn't much available for TS2 I got to thinking. And this is what I came up with:

What You Get:
8 new meshes - 2 each of 4 meshes. Each mesh has a mirrored version. All meshes EXCEPT the desks have 2 subsets.
18 wood recolors and 4 glass recolors. The recolors are separate packages so you can delete 1 or more in game if you'd like with no problems.

What You Need To Know:
The repository technique was used. The files are clearly named so you'll know which mesh is the master and which share it's textures.
No cheats are needed to place any of the meshes.
Sims will not walk through the meshes.
Computers placed on either desk work as expected.

What You Need To Know Part 2:
Each mesh has slots. These range from 8 (the desk cubbies) to 15 (master mesh and it's reversed version.
Objects placed on the slots can be recolored with the design tool and/or picked up/deleted without any problems.
If you would like to use any of these as a dresser, you can. If you have Merola's Pile of Clothes Dresser (or any mesh like that), you can place it on one of the shelves. You WILL be able to click on it to have your sim change clothes. Even if it's behind glass.
If you would like to recolor, there is no need to add any shading to your texture. Each mesh has a shading mesh - that includes the meshes in Part 2. (They're not perfect, but they are there!)
Placing objects in the slots is easiest if you start from the narrow end of the mesh:

And The Last And Most Important Thing You Need To Know:
These are sized to fit under MODULAR STAIRS that are OPEN UNDERNEATH. That said, they will fit under open underneath staircases but the fit will not be perfect.

If you need some or more open underneath modular stairs, you can find quite a few by doing a search here for "open underneath".

Catalog Location and Price:
Desks- Surfaces>Desks for 35 Simoleons
All other meshes - Surfaces>End Tables for 35 Simoleons

A residential collection file is included!

PART 2 (click the link to get to Part 2!)
If you'd like the matching fake closets, you can find those HERE
Kitchen Storage in matching textures.

Everlasting-Garden has converted this to TS3!

Help! These meshes won't place under the stairs OR they will place but can't be used!!
There IS an answer for this and here it is: Any modular stair you use must allow objects placed under the first tile (the top step) to be used. (Numenor, Reyn and HugeLunatic all make modular stairs that allow that. There may be more than that, I'm not sure and don't plan to test every cc modular stair available!) This might apply to staircases, too- I'm not sure because I don't use staircases and haven't tested it out.

Polygon Counts:
1 and 2 - 777
3 and 4 - 461
5 and 6 - 402
7 and 8 - 208

The screenshots showing the meshes will tell you which meshes are which.

Additional Credits:
SimPE, MilkShape, Photoshop CS2

      Not Applicable: None of the above
      Living: Living Room
      Dining: Dining Room
      Study: Study/Office
Maxis Flags:
      Not Applicable

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

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
MLC-UnderstairsStorage.rar | All meshes and recolors.

Size: 2.24 MB · Downloads: 51,510 · 22nd May 2014
2.24 MB 51,510 22nd May 2014
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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Test Subject
#2 Old 22nd May 2014 at 3:48 PM
very beautiful
Test Subject
#3 Old 22nd May 2014 at 3:59 PM
Great idea, thanks
Field Researcher
#4 Old 22nd May 2014 at 4:09 PM
Thank you! This is a 'must have' for me. :D
Constant Contestant
retired moderator THANKS POST
#5 Old 22nd May 2014 at 4:18 PM
wow, this is amazing and so useful, thank you
Mad Poster
#6 Old 22nd May 2014 at 4:46 PM
OH! Fabu!!!! These are perfect Thanksies!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 22nd May 2014 at 5:07 PM
*squeeeeeeeeeeee* OMG! I love this a million times over...especially the desk!!!!
Test Subject
#8 Old 22nd May 2014 at 5:38 PM
Lovely. Just lovely. And oh so useful. Thank you!
Test Subject
#9 Old 22nd May 2014 at 6:12 PM
#10 Old 22nd May 2014 at 7:21 PM
This is pure brilliance!
Toaster Strudel Addict
retired moderator THANKS POST
#11 Old 22nd May 2014 at 7:26 PM
I've told you this before but...I LOVE YOU! Thanks a heap!!
#12 Old 22nd May 2014 at 8:01 PM
Wow - great work!
Test Subject
#13 Old 22nd May 2014 at 8:08 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I've been looking for something to stick under the stairs so it doesn't look so vacant.
Undead Molten Llama
#14 Old 22nd May 2014 at 8:47 PM
You are an angel. I love the desk one, especially. Since I build small, I'm always needing space-saving options and this will look so much better than just sticking a one-tile desk under open stairs.
#15 Old 22nd May 2014 at 9:56 PM
Thank you
#16 Old 22nd May 2014 at 9:59 PM
Fantastic, thanks MLC
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 22nd May 2014 at 10:16 PM
Always wanted this. I love how finished they look and so many kinds. Is it possible to make something that can fit in the ones not open underneath? They always seem like a monumental wast of space . and the sides of them are usually so ugly or mismatched for what is in the rest of the house.
Thanks very much. I feel like building right now so i can try this out.
#18 Old 22nd May 2014 at 10:52 PM
This looks awesome, and I have a feeling I'm going to overuse every piece :D
Needs Coffee
retired moderator THANKS POST
#19 Old 22nd May 2014 at 11:39 PM
Ow ow ow! bounces up and down. This is gorgeous and so very needed. Thank you very much MLC. :D
Test Subject
#20 Old 22nd May 2014 at 11:51 PM
this is amazing, thankyou so much!
Test Subject
#21 Old 23rd May 2014 at 12:26 AM
AWESOME!!!! and Thanks :)
#22 Old 23rd May 2014 at 1:36 AM
Been waiting for this since you started showing your WIP on Tumblr. Looks terrific...thank you!
Field Researcher
#23 Old 23rd May 2014 at 1:45 AM
Seriously cool. Love it MLC!
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 23rd May 2014 at 1:58 AM
damn it, just when i think i'm so done with sims 2, people go and make things like this! i absolutely love it! :P
#25 Old 23rd May 2014 at 6:25 AM
Absolutely bloody AMAZING!! These are so incredibly prefect!! Thank you so very very much!!... wish I could have these in rl lol
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