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**UPDATED** 2-tile Wooden Ladder (stairs)

by Targa Posted 14th Oct 2005 at 8:04 PM - Updated 15th Oct 2005 at 5:44 AM by Targa : Updated to version 1 - fixed global stair animations
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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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Here's a ladder (stairs) object I made in response to a request in the requests forum. It only takes up 2 tiles, and is a fully-functioning staircase. As you can see by the screenshot, the 2nd floor ends up with only a single used tile (with the second tile being the "landing" that's created automatically). In discussing this with the requestee, he stated that he was fully aware of the odd-looking animations associated with modified stairs (Sims walking in air, etc) and had seen them with spiral staircases, and was willing to put up with that. Well... I hate to put my name on something that would look so silly when being used, so I removed the animations from this object. Going up, the Sim appears to teleport to the top. Coming down is actually almost realistic. See for yourself.

I also changed the routing slots so the Sims approach at the proper point on the object.

I have checked off full compatibility for the time being, as I am fairly certain this will work with all versions of the game. If you experience a problem, please report it in this thread.

This is a new mesh, although not much of one: 132 faces. The original Maxis stairs had 4,148 faces.

Enjoy!

-Targa

***UPDATE***

My apologies to all who downloaded this already. Due to a faulty SimPE plugin that didn't work as advertised (and me not noticing the problem), the animations (or lack thereof) from the ladder were also being used by all stairs. This has now been corrected by hand, and the ladder should be completely stand-alone now. Please re-download this new file.

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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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#51 Old 15th Oct 2005 at 11:59 PM Last edited by Targa : 16th Oct 2005 at 12:11 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by SimJymm
Thanks for the ladder! It's to bad that the animation of a sim climbing the wall in the obstacle course couldn't be borrowed for this...just a thought.


I'll definitely look into that.

Edit: LOL. The animation is one continuous anim, so the Sim approaches the ladder then teleports about 5 tiles away, crawling on the ground. Then proceeds to climb up and over an invisible wall and down the other side - then teleports up/downstairs.
Test Subject
#52 Old 16th Oct 2005 at 12:48 AM
Yea recolors would be awesome!

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Field Researcher
#53 Old 16th Oct 2005 at 3:15 AM
Nice work! This and your other ladder design (and those forthcoming) will add a lot to my game ~ thank you!!

I don't know anything about how animations are utilized in-game, but would it be possible to use the pool-ladder in and out, and make it repeat as the Sim descends and ascends? If not, hey...teleportation works!
Instructor
#54 Old 16th Oct 2005 at 7:38 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Targa
The animation is one continuous anim, so the Sim approaches the ladder then teleports about 5 tiles away, crawling on the ground. Then proceeds to climb up and over an invisible wall and down the other side - then teleports up/downstairs.
Hmmm that probably wouldn't work then ; was worth a try

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Test Subject
#55 Old 16th Oct 2005 at 8:34 PM
Spiral Staircases: http://forums.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=81691

There are others on this site too.......

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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#56 Old 16th Oct 2005 at 9:18 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hairfish
Nice work! This and your other ladder design (and those forthcoming) will add a lot to my game ~ thank you!!

I don't know anything about how animations are utilized in-game, but would it be possible to use the pool-ladder in and out, and make it repeat as the Sim descends and ascends? If not, hey...teleportation works!


I've already tried that. The pool in-and-out animations cause the Sim to drop below the floor as if they were in the pool - looks exactly the same (position-wise, etc) as when in a pool.
#57 Old 16th Oct 2005 at 10:06 PM
This is so awesome, thank you
Now my crazy farmer sims can woohoo in a real barn loft :P

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Instructor
#58 Old 18th Oct 2005 at 8:33 PM
The only way the Rintel family in "90 Has No Secant" can get into their attic is through a ladder...hard to demonstrate when the game doesn't come with one!!! I'm glad you made this...it puts me one step ahead with the design of the Rintel House. By the way, have you ever considered putting this on The Sims 2 Exchange? (Or would they have something against it?)
Lab Assistant
#59 Old 30th Oct 2005 at 10:47 PM
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Instructor
#60 Old 5th Nov 2005 at 8:08 PM
cute idea!!!

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#61 Old 7th Nov 2005 at 3:25 AM
WHat program do i use?
what program should I use to open the file? Im using the sims 2 custom content installer, and i keep getting a pop-up saying to double click the package file, and i click it, and the same pop up comes up again
Test Subject
#62 Old 8th Nov 2005 at 1:14 PM
These
loft-beds have a ladder-animation, I think it's a modification of the usual stari-animation. Can't you do somthing like that, or ask The dream team if you can take their animation?
Btw, great ladder you have make! :thumb:

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Test Subject
#63 Old 10th Nov 2005 at 9:57 PM
good idea! super

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Instructor
#64 Old 10th Nov 2005 at 10:41 PM
OMG! Thank you sooo much! I have wanted this forever, and never thought I would see anyone make one!

...now if someone just made a bed like a haybale, I could have my sims sleeping in a barn....
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Test Subject
#65 Old 5th Dec 2005 at 11:07 PM
How do you do it
this might sound stupis, but how do you put .zip and .ra files on sims2

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Test Subject
#66 Old 5th Dec 2005 at 11:07 PM
How do you do it
this might sound stupid, but how do you put them on my sims 2

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Lab Assistant
#67 Old 9th Dec 2005 at 3:12 AM
Gasstwister:
There's a link at the top of the page that tells you how to install files. (btw check SimJymm's signature)
Instructor
#68 Old 10th Dec 2005 at 2:07 AM
Targa, could you make one of your ladders so that it would function as a pool ladder? That would make it look more natural for those of us that are using cheats to make a swimmable lake with the diving platform method. Otherwise, they just levitate 10 feet from the surface of the water to the ladder, and it looks really odd.

I tired to pm you about it, but it said your message box was full.Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#69 Old 28th Dec 2005 at 6:16 PM
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[COLOR=Blue]nice for my farm[/COLOR] TnX Targa

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Test Subject
#70 Old 30th Dec 2005 at 7:37 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by SixStringSlim
Very nice! Almost like the one's I made for Sims1 (That was another lifetime ago LOL). Well done.


Loved your objects for my original simmies Slim.

Also, Targa, this is great thank you. Looks much better for my barns, we never had fancy staircases on my RL farm.
Test Subject
#71 Old 1st Jan 2006 at 11:53 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by superdude14086
what program should I use to open the file? Im using the sims 2 custom content installer, and i keep getting a pop-up saying to double click the package file, and i click it, and the same pop up comes up again
Use the "Sim File Maid 2"



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Test Subject
#72 Old 1st Jan 2006 at 11:54 PM
Ooooh this'll be great for my Anne Frank-ish cabins!
Lab Assistant
#73 Old 19th Jan 2006 at 7:36 AM
So, its basicly your teleporter, but It looks like a ladder?

Its ok if it is, it still looks great!

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Test Subject
#74 Old 20th Jan 2006 at 3:09 AM
I've been waiting for this a long time! Going to upload it right now
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