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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.




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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#76 Old 30th Jan 2006 at 2:51 PM
woohoo *runs away with the ladder* yay!
Test Subject
#77 Old 11th Feb 2006 at 9:36 AM
This is so freaking great, attic's here I come!

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Lab Assistant
#78 Old 14th Mar 2006 at 7:08 PM
THANK YOUUUUUUUU!!! (bounces up and down; hugs Targa; bounces some more)
This will save me building stealth stairs every time I want to make a creepy garret or need to sleep a pair of kids in a dormer because I've run out of space. You have no idea how long I've spent struggling with stealth stairs! AAAGH! AAAAAAAGH!!! Not that I don't like stealth stairs and all but AAAAAAAAAGH! *pant pant pant* Okay. Okay. I'm calm now.

Thanks a lot, Targa!

Test Subject
#79 Old 15th Mar 2006 at 1:39 AM
COOL!!!Love it!!! i'm sorry for that sad face i didn't mean it was bad.:> ^_^
Test Subject
#80 Old 5th May 2006 at 8:36 PM
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Hi Targa !
Thank you so much for your ladder - it's fantastic - I've been waiting so long to build a tree house...
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#81 Old 20th May 2006 at 4:55 AM
I have so many of your downloads ... they are out of the ordinary and a lot of fun! Thanks!
Test Subject
#82 Old 10th Jun 2006 at 12:10 AM Last edited by SimAholic36 : 10th Jun 2006 at 12:11 AM. Reason: Added info on EP
Default Aaaaaaaack!
Nice job on the mod, however I am unable to locate it in the game. Does one place the file in the downloads file, or does it belong elsewhere? I have all the EP's through OfB.
Lab Assistant
#83 Old 19th Jun 2006 at 6:19 AM
oooooooh, nice work. Really interesting!

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#84 Old 1st Jul 2006 at 7:56 AM
Ahhh this is GREAT!

I needed this.... you must read minds!

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Test Subject
#85 Old 2nd Aug 2006 at 5:17 AM
Thanks so much for this!! This will give space back to so many of my tiny houses!

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Test Subject
#86 Old 11th Nov 2006 at 8:52 PM
Thank you for this, it should make for an awesome option in any smaller house. I can't wait to try them.
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#87 Old 23rd Nov 2006 at 10:36 PM
Cheers 'Targa' at last, easy access to the loft! - thanks...

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Test Subject
#88 Old 4th Jan 2007 at 11:51 PM
ummm... why can i not download this?! GAH!! *runs around frantically*
Test Subject
#89 Old 14th Apr 2007 at 11:59 AM
Cool ! Love it !
Lab Assistant
#90 Old 17th May 2007 at 12:52 AM
Gratz. First user I have "Thanked" through button...
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#91 Old 18th May 2007 at 2:13 PM
Brilliant. Thanks! =]
Test Subject
#92 Old 13th Jun 2007 at 4:37 AM
Haha; great way to send those misbehaved sims to the attic XDD
Lab Assistant
#93 Old 19th Jun 2007 at 3:55 AM
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#94 Old 6th Jul 2007 at 6:59 PM
Default ideal for country cottages
It´s really great job. I use it in my cottages and it looks and works perfectly!
Thanks a lot! :D
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#95 Old 15th Jul 2007 at 10:33 AM
hmm how nice this will be for my project... Thank you!
Test Subject
#96 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 6:02 PM
cool the best thing i have had just now
Field Researcher
#97 Old 16th May 2008 at 5:51 PM
thanks, these are great! I needed more room in one of my favorite houses, so I added a third floor, but the only way I could place normal stairs without MAJOR remodeling, you could now only access the upstairs den through the bathroom (that REALLY bugged me) Now with your ladder you can once again access the den through the hallway!
Lab Assistant
#98 Old 30th Dec 2008 at 1:13 AM
Excellent loft-ladder. If only it were possible to have a ladder that was pulled down from the ceiling instead of always being out, like a real loft ladder.
Lab Assistant
#99 Old 27th Apr 2009 at 12:10 AM Last edited by TigerSoundNet : 8th May 2009 at 4:22 AM.
Thank you, Targa, very much!
I did a test run in my 5-story castle, from a sub-basement dungeon to an open roof. And it was like I had a very special elevator, where a sim could literally rocket upwards or exit, whenever they wanted to!

(But, I need to ask.)
Has anyone thought about this fine idea for something like Brasstex's steps?
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Heck, I'd be more then happy with just some simple "standard stone stairs", but speedy like Targa's ladder, for my castle.

I found a rather devious way to keep my stone-stairs and still have the sims use your special ladder. I have two fireplaces that run from the dungeon all the way up to the roof. So, I simply hid two sets of ladders behind the fireplaces, on both sides of the stone-stairs.

(Then I blocked-off all of the stone-stairs, with half-height stone-fences. And now, from the front of the castle, you can't even see them using the ladders to rocket between floors.)

... Jim ...
Test Subject
#100 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 7:01 PM
Originally Posted by IridescentKerry
Great way to access the loft area of a house. Thanks a lot for this!

I'm making my own house and in fact my computer is in the loft, thats where I am, dads playroom! xbox, ps2
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