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*Recolourable* Wooden modular stairs (UPD 23feb07)

by Numenor Posted 25th Mar 2005 at 5:12 PM - Updated 24th Feb 2007 at 2:24 AM by Numenor : Bugfix(Empty icon in base-games)
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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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23 FEB 2007 - BUGFIX
These stairs have been online for almost two years, and so far they worked well. But they had a little bug nevertheless In some games (especially the base-game, without any EP) the catalog icon for the modular stairs was empty. This is because these stairs were made in a very old format (the old "EP Ready format, created when UNI first came out).
Updating them to the current correct format would have meant breaking all the existing recolours (there are so many around the net, not only here at MTS2); and so I've fixed it in a way that... you shouldn't try at home (like they say in TV ).
The important thing is that now the icon is visible in catalog and all the existing recolours still work! :D

LOL! This must be the oldest creaton of mine that I update! -

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FAQ: Why there is no text file to install with these stairs, like all the other custom modular stairs?
That's because these stairs are intended to override the Maxis originals, and therefore uses the same Maxis text file already installed with the game.
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The first time I've enabled colour options for one of the most expensive modular stairs (the "Holy Smoke"); now I've done the same for the cheapest one: the "Wooden Stairs".

Installation instructions
Unpack the attached "Numenor_DeckStairs_main.rar" to the downloads folder (or use the Q-Xpress). There's no need to do anything else.
Just like the Holy Smoke, these stairs override the originals (*not* overwrite!): as long as my package is in the download folder, the original Wooden Stairs are replaced by this recolourable version.

How to uninstall
Just delete the package from the download folder: the original stairs will be available again in the Build Mode catalog, and all the recoloured stairs you have on your lots will automatically revert to the original colour.

How to create custom recolours
Open SimPE's Object Workshop and click the "Open..." button. Browse the downloads folder and load the "Numenor_DeckStairs_main.package". Proceed with the recolour as usual.
You can find a useful template in the "Recolours for the Wooden Stairs" thread, along with a couple of recolours I've made.

How to apply the recolour to the staircase
Here come the tricky part, because you will not find the different colours in the catalog (I guess that this section of the catalog doesn't manage multiple colour options).
Choose the standard "Wooden Stairs" from the catalog and place it on the lot. Add the railings if you like, but remember that adding the railings after having recoloured the stairs may cause their reverting to original colour.
Now, select the Design Tool and click, in turn, on each step: now you can choose between the available recolours.
Detailed instructions with pictures can be found on the "Holy Smoke" thread.

KNOWN ISSUE
Once recoloured, you should't add or delete railings to the stairs, otherwise it will revert to the original colour. But this "reverting" is only temporary: if you save and exit the lot, and then re-enter it, you'll find that the staircase has again the new colour you applied to it

FINAL NOTE
I've made a couple of recolours, plus a template: they are posted in the proper "Recolours for the Wooden Stairs" thread, created for these stairs; please post your own recolour there, too.

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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Numenor_DeckStairs_main.rar

Size: 42.4 KB · Downloads: 140,558 · 25th Mar 2005
42.4 KB 140,558 25th Mar 2005
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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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 25th Mar 2005 at 5:22 PM
Thank you Numenor....
Test Subject
#3 Old 25th Mar 2005 at 7:24 PM
Oh, wonderful! I love having more archictectural options - I think I spend more time working on housing than playing the game, actually...

Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 25th Mar 2005 at 9:06 PM
Numenor you know what? I LOVE YOU, really really really love you, thank you so much, I'm so happy you can't imagine how happy I am actually :D

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Test Subject
#5 Old 26th Mar 2005 at 1:59 AM
Thanks for sharing
Forum Resident
#6 Old 26th Mar 2005 at 2:06 AM
These look fantastic Numenor, you are really so clever & a really nice guy to boot, wish i had some of your brain power, LOL Thank you very much for sharing.
Forum Resident
#7 Old 26th Mar 2005 at 3:02 AM
Thank you Numenor for making the wooden stairs recolourable. I'm an old-fashoined kind-of-girl and love the wooden stairs more than the chrome and glass style and now you made my dreams come true. Thanks again.

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
Slacker of Immense Slackness
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#8 Old 26th Mar 2005 at 3:13 AM
Thank you from the bottom of my lot building heart Numenor honey :D

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Forum Resident
#9 Old 26th Mar 2005 at 4:01 AM
wow, cool. Thank you sooo much. Now I can use some of the old worn wood textures I've found for wooden stairs! I'll post the best ones tomorrow!
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#10 Old 26th Mar 2005 at 8:14 AM
Thank you everybody for your positive feedback!
But remember that I enable colour options for the objects because I hope that someone will actually recolour them
Post your creations on the "Recolour" thread!
Field Researcher
#11 Old 26th Mar 2005 at 8:33 AM
Yes sir! I'm intending to recolour them :D

I'm also seeing how to use them. Any chance that you'll enable the stone steps for recolouring?

Kiri
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 26th Mar 2005 at 10:20 AM
Wonderful! Thank you so much
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 26th Mar 2005 at 2:33 PM Last edited by ililas : 13th Apr 2005 at 8:07 PM.
Thats my biggest intention.
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#14 Old 26th Mar 2005 at 4:40 PM
ILILAS:
please, pass my compliments to Lithium (I don't write in French correctly enough to do it by myself ): when I saw the "Cuisine LumiShow" my heart skipped a beat, really :omg:

KIRI:
you mean Brasstex' stone stairs?

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Field Researcher
#15 Old 26th Mar 2005 at 4:43 PM
Great work Numenor, i need your help though. Can you help me?
Forum Resident
#16 Old 26th Mar 2005 at 6:32 PM
:howdy:

I promised some recolors of these stairs. I did 4. I'm thinking of doing more, if anyone would like them. They are posted in the recolor thread. I had to update to simpe32 to do it

Thanks again Numenor. Now I am going to go back and do some additional metal stair recolors for the holy smoke stairs... :D
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 26th Mar 2005 at 6:34 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Numenor
ILILAS:
please, pass my compliments to Lithium (I don't write in French correctly enough to do it by myself ): when I saw the "Cuisine LumiShow" my heart skipped a beat, really :omg:

KIRI:
you mean Brasstex' stone stairs?



I will pass the word, promiss and you have to visit us frequently because this kitchen will be update very soon, I recolored it...see...
Screenshots

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Instructor
#18 Old 27th Mar 2005 at 1:26 AM
I'm in shock! I've been wanting to be able to have a set of white modular stairs and now I'll be able to, thanks to you! *downloading happily* hehe
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 27th Mar 2005 at 3:23 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ililas
Numenor you know what? I LOVE YOU, really really really love you, thank you so much, I'm so happy you can't imagine how happy I am actually :D


Yeah...I've often told him I loved him...I even asked him to marry me once, but it appears he's taken

so I guess I just have to settle for wonderful stuff like these stairs....thank you SO much Numenor....you are da KING!!

I should be showing up in your recoloring thread soon :-)
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 27th Mar 2005 at 7:54 AM
These are great I love them, thank you so much...
Forum Resident
#21 Old 27th Mar 2005 at 4:46 PM
Hi everyone, I took up the challenge for recolours and I've added 14 new colours to the recolour thread. Hope you like them. Take care.

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
Forum Resident
#22 Old 28th Mar 2005 at 1:46 AM
OMG! I Must have these (and the recolors).

Hey Numenor, what do you do for a living (rocket scientist, brain surgeon, president of MENSA)? Because you have single-handedly changed my Simming experience! I think I'm in love...
Mesh Maestro
#23 Old 28th Mar 2005 at 5:00 AM
Excelent work on that package Numenor..
I did a recolor and will post it on that thread...
Thanks for sharing your work, it is much appreciated...
Field Researcher
#24 Old 5th Apr 2005 at 4:13 AM
Great work! Thank you so much!
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 13th Apr 2005 at 7:20 AM
:clap:

Thank you. I have the your recolorable version of the glass stairs and love it. And I know I'll be using this a ton as well. Not all my sims go for the contemporary/modern, after all
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