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Featured upload! 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
207 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 19 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

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

Sims 2
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: 44,664 · 22nd May 2014
2.24 MB 44,664 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
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#151 Old 5th Sep 2014 at 5:23 AM
Can't wait to use this in my next building project! Thank you for your stylish designs!
Inventor
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#152 Old 10th Sep 2014 at 10:15 AM
Awesome addition to the game. Design, realism, and functionality professionally executed. Thank you very much for creating and sharing this wonderful set with us.
Test Subject
#153 Old 8th Oct 2014 at 9:23 PM
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Originally Posted by mustluvcatz
For any TS3 players who have mentioned having this for TS3, Everlasting-Garden @ tumblr has converted this to TS3!! http://everlasting-garden.tumblr.co...ited-understair


Sorry, this is all new to me for downloading mods.

The TS3 version from Everlasting Garden was found BUT now I don't know WHERE to download it to.
Your directions for TS2 was good but I couldn't find one for TS3.
I bought the TS3 game then downloaded all my other EP/stuff games through Origin.
I found the program (x64) file but from there I couldn't find where to put the new program.

NOW I hope if this post is answered, I can find it again! (Because of a stroke, I get severely confused with some things.)
Test Subject
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#154 Old 22nd Oct 2014 at 10:01 PM
This is so amazing, thanks so much!!
Test Subject
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#155 Old 28th Oct 2014 at 5:32 PM
I...am...Falcon Lover
Test Subject
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#156 Old 6th Nov 2014 at 5:22 PM
THX for this share !!
Test Subject
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#157 Old 13th Nov 2014 at 4:31 PM
thank you so much ! I really love this , I hope to see more amazing designs!
Test Subject
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#158 Old 16th Nov 2014 at 2:42 PM
THX for this share !!That's really a prettty little thing
Test Subject
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#159 Old 27th Nov 2014 at 10:28 AM
this great thanks
Test Subject
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#160 Old 27th Dec 2014 at 7:10 AM
Thank you ♥
Test Subject
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#161 Old 28th Dec 2014 at 6:52 PM
this is awesome, thank you :D
Instructor
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#162 Old 28th Dec 2014 at 7:06 PM
What a great idea! My Sims tend to be low on place (large families and poverty-style challenges), and I always dislike loosing so much space for the stairs. And these look great, too - all the details! Thanks very much, I'm looking forward to seeing these in-game!
Test Subject
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#163 Old 8th Jan 2015 at 8:33 PM
Thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#164 Old 13th Jan 2015 at 12:22 AM
The colors are perfect for the houses I build. Thank you so much!
Test Subject
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#165 Old 21st Jan 2015 at 6:39 PM
I've been looking for something like this. Thank you.
Test Subject
#166 Old 30th Jan 2015 at 3:44 PM
is there something similar for 3?
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#167 Old 19th Feb 2015 at 3:16 PM
Thanks!
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#168 Old 22nd Feb 2015 at 11:58 PM
awesome idea...thanks a bunch
Test Subject
#169 Old 2nd Mar 2015 at 2:46 AM Last edited by asmileforjenna : 21st Mar 2015 at 4:15 AM.
Hi I absolutely love these! But I just wanted to say that after placing these underneath the stairs in the Caliente house, (I think they're called Holy Smoke Stairs or something) the stairs became unusable. I had the desk set underneath at first, and they could use the computer and everything, just not the stairs. I deleted it, the stairs worked fine. Then I tried one of the ones that don't have the desk/seat/dresser opening, and the stairs became unusable again
EDIT: I found that after deleting the stairs & putting them back again, they are usable with the Under the Stairs Storage Set! Yay!!
Lab Assistant
#170 Old 11th Mar 2015 at 11:47 PM
I had to come back with a comment and a question. First, since I worked out where to put scriptorium, I have had no problems with stairs not working. This really does need the open underneath type of stairs. Second, I had an idea to build the understairs cupboard into a solid wall so the room with the cupboard is not open to the rest of the house. So far I can't figure it out. There is a mod for cutting the top half of the wall away with a stair mod. Is there the same thing for the bottom half of the wall? That would be perfect. If it exists?
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#171 Old 12th Mar 2015 at 12:04 AM
Yeah, these meshes really do need the open underneath stairs.
I don't think there is anything out that that makes the bottom of the wall disappear that would work for this set, along with the stairs. If you're talking about just these meshes and NO stairs, the stair mod you're talking about would work if someone were to make a version that's upside down. (So that the top of the wall is solid instead of the bottom.)
Lab Assistant
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#172 Old 29th Mar 2015 at 10:51 PM
There are few creations that have thrilled me like this one. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#173 Old 31st Mar 2015 at 6:22 AM
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Originally Posted by mustluvcatz
Yeah, these meshes really do need the open underneath stairs.
I don't think there is anything out that that makes the bottom of the wall disappear that would work for this set, along with the stairs. If you're talking about just these meshes and NO stairs, the stair mod you're talking about would work if someone were to make a version that's upside down. (So that the top of the wall is solid instead of the bottom.)

Thanks that was just what I was thinking of. Oh how I wish I were more talented in this sort of thing! Thanks for answering.
Top Secret Researcher
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#174 Old 10th Apr 2015 at 4:12 PM
Perfect, just what I have been looking for. Thank you.
Test Subject
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#175 Old 14th Apr 2015 at 8:00 PM
WOOOOOOOOU, bacan :3
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