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Ascension V2 - more colors (and recolorable)

by Targa Posted 17th Oct 2005 at 6:19 PM - Updated 17th Oct 2005 at 6:26 PM by Targa
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
First let me state emphatically that this is a separate object from the Ascension Stairs. It is not a replacement, and you can have either or both of them installed at the same time.

So what's different about this version?

5 new colors. Transparent, glass block, stone, marble, and "poor man's wood".

Why not just make recolors of the original instead of a whole new object?

Because I was requested to make Ascension recolorable, and although it already was, the texture mapping was a nightmare. This version has a nice, neat, user-friendly texture map. Otherwise it's the same as the original object.

This can also be thought of as a replacement for the original, as it is exactly the same, except is easily recolorable. The only reason to keep the original now is if you like the 5 original colors. But by all means, feel free to use both!

Optional File for Recolorers

I've included for download the archive, "AscensionV2_UVWmap". This contains 3 files: A .jpg image of the UVW map, a Photoshop .psd image of the UVW Map (with transparency), and a readme file that explains how the object is mapped. Hopefully these files will make your recoloring experience much easier.

Updated Useage and Distribution Policy

Included in the "Ascension V2" (stairs) archives is an updated readme.txt file with changes to my useage/distribution policy. Hopefully this will be an aid to recolorers and lot-creators here at MTS2, and help to provide the Sims 2 Community with even more cool stuff!

Enjoy!

-Targa

Edit: I also wanted to mention that I'm aware that the circular styling of this object may not fit easily into all interior designs. Therefore I will be creating one more (hopefully the last one) version of the stairs, in a square, "door-mat style" shape.

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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AscensionV2_UVWmap.zip

Size: 454.8 KB · Downloads: 18,504 · 17th Oct 2005
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AscensionV2_UVWmap.rar

Size: 270.5 KB · Downloads: 20,705 · 17th Oct 2005
270.5 KB 20,705 17th Oct 2005
Targas_Ascension_V2.zip

Size: 485.1 KB · Downloads: 21,435 · 17th Oct 2005
485.1 KB 21,435 17th Oct 2005
Targas_Ascension_V2.rar

Size: 425.4 KB · Downloads: 32,698 · 17th Oct 2005
425.4 KB 32,698 17th Oct 2005
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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Inventor
#2 Old 17th Oct 2005 at 6:22 PM
kool great job i love it thanx targa.:clap::clap:
Field Researcher
#3 Old 17th Oct 2005 at 6:23 PM
tytyty great job
Test Subject
#4 Old 17th Oct 2005 at 6:46 PM
brilliant!like it,thankss!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 17th Oct 2005 at 11:31 PM
Thank you, Targa! I appreciate you taking the time to bring us more recolors for this fabulous invention of yours.

For a species that claims to be intellectually superior to all other life forms, humans do some stupid things.
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 18th Oct 2005 at 2:38 AM
Fantastic!!!! Keep up the good work. I downloaded your ladders and they are working great, now I will have fun with this.
Field Researcher
#7 Old 18th Oct 2005 at 3:02 AM
"Wow, man" , as Chong would say, "that must have been some hard work,man. Better you than me or I'd have screwed it all up, man".
I have just downloaded your original version, for which I thank you, and I'm anxious to try them. I do not know how to come back to these post to review replies, but just for th record- what is the difference between the File Sizes: re: is there a difference in quality, or is "bigger" better? I have Broadband and 160 Gig pc so space is not a problem. Ah, well, just wondering. By the way, thank you for all the hard work you do for our Fun
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#8 Old 18th Oct 2005 at 3:27 AM
They're bigger because of the recolors and reworking for easier recoloring.
Field Researcher
#9 Old 18th Oct 2005 at 3:07 PM
This is great! The invisible one will be great for my sorceress' castle... rather approriate for a sorceress to just appear on the next floor rather than hike up three flights of stairs, lol Brilliant work!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 18th Oct 2005 at 6:29 PM
These are so awesome, they work great in my game.
Thank you so much!
Inventor
#11 Old 19th Oct 2005 at 4:05 AM
Wonderful That answered my question about the glass center. After such a long, rough day, this is a treat :D

Thank you!!
xts

(Quote) ~ "If it isn't one thing, it's going to be another. It is usually one thing. Oh man, is it a mother" (The Mother of All Things) - PB
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 19th Oct 2005 at 11:06 PM
I've been wanting "Spiral" stairs like were in Sims1. This is close, but I still want some "spirals". Has anyone made any? Maybe there are some "hidden" and "forgotton" by Maxis, that someone more savvy than I could find?
Inventor
#13 Old 20th Oct 2005 at 12:42 AM
spiral stairs: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthre...t=spiral+stairs
But I am not trying to lead you out of this thread, but offering it in addition to these stairs
I really like this version and would also like spiral.
xts

(Quote) ~ "If it isn't one thing, it's going to be another. It is usually one thing. Oh man, is it a mother" (The Mother of All Things) - PB
Scholar
#14 Old 21st Oct 2005 at 5:57 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by XTS
spiral stairs: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthre...t=spiral+stairs
But I am not trying to lead you out of this thread, but offering it in addition to these stairs
I really like this version and would also like spiral.
xts


making animations for that is easier said than done. as far as i can tell the animations research has come to a standstill...
Inventor
#15 Old 21st Oct 2005 at 6:23 AM
Tornado: That's unfortunate! I'd also like some spirals. I think they are elegant. I do like these portals as well so I'm not knocking this object in anyway, even if it seems that way. I like this invention here! But for one of my sims, they are seemingly victorian so it seems appropriate. I doubt I could figure it all out. I know that there is a ladder that works but it doesn't have the turning sim motion, just up and down like stairs but steeper.

Thanks for the update as I had not read much on it but thought since it was being sought, there's all I knew of. Those type of stairs will get their animation ultimately, I'm pretty sure. Look how far it has came Wouldn't you think so? Maybe even box elevators before you know it :D

xts

(Quote) ~ "If it isn't one thing, it's going to be another. It is usually one thing. Oh man, is it a mother" (The Mother of All Things) - PB
Scholar
#16 Old 22nd Oct 2005 at 5:13 AM
new teleporter re-colours now available at pandora sims 2.

http://www.pandorasims.net/sims2_objects_build.html

the last 1 is my fav cos it looks like a real teleporter pad.
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 24th Oct 2005 at 2:54 AM
Thanks, your elevators have made remodeling a breeze as well as making it possible to add basements to buildings with foundations properly. Makes it a breeze to obtain correct levels.

Doc
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 1:06 PM
Default Downloads
Whenever I try to download it simply reloads the page?
Object(ive) Investigator
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#19 Old 26th Oct 2005 at 8:30 PM
mberry, under User Tools, click Edit Options. Then Toggle to box for alternate downloads.
Field Researcher
#20 Old 28th Oct 2005 at 10:00 AM
I really want these guys but I'm getting a refused connection

❌✖️❌✖️❌ Boycott SPs for TS4. EA is squeezing pennies from us without giving us content with substance. Show them you expect more! ❌✖️❌✖️❌
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#21 Old 29th Oct 2005 at 12:46 AM
keineeier3, try it again. If it still doesn't work, under User Tools, click Edit Options. Then toggle to box for alternate downloads.
Field Researcher
#22 Old 29th Oct 2005 at 7:23 AM
Works now, YAY!

❌✖️❌✖️❌ Boycott SPs for TS4. EA is squeezing pennies from us without giving us content with substance. Show them you expect more! ❌✖️❌✖️❌
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 30th Oct 2005 at 3:01 AM
Thank you! What a terrific idea realized! :-)
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#24 Old 26th Nov 2005 at 7:14 AM
I'm having problems placing all three versions of your elevator. I'm not able to place them when the arrow points towards or away from an existing wall.
Field Researcher
#25 Old 29th Dec 2005 at 2:52 PM
Cool!!! How great idea!
Thank you for sharing
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