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Picked upload! Simple Ladder

by HugeLunatic Posted 1st Aug 2012 at 4:57 PM - Updated 1st Aug 2012 at 6:34 AM by HugeLunatic
58 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 8 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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Who needs fancy hardware and funky shapes? This simple wooden ladder will get you up where you need to go and back down when your done.

Simple LadderBuild/Spiral Stairs1752120

  • When placing the ladder the floor above is covered with a floor tile. Simply use the sledgehammer tool to remove it.
  • The ladder has a one tile footprint, but a space needs to be left one tile in front on the bottom level and one tile in the back on the upper level for access.
  • There are no animations, sims simply teleport up/down.
  • Tested with patch 1.36

Polygon Counts:
See table

Additional Credits:
Inge Jones for custom script

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 3
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Size: 260.1 KB · Downloads: 25,926 · 1st Aug 2012
260.1 KB 25,926 1st Aug 2012
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

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#51 Old 28th Apr 2014 at 5:40 PM
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#52 Old 3rd May 2014 at 2:41 AM
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#53 Old 5th May 2014 at 9:34 AM
love it!
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#54 Old 5th Jun 2014 at 5:44 AM
Sadly I have been unable to place this ladder up against the wall of a building as shown. I have no idea why. It makes me place it 1.5 tiles back from the platform (a roof), or it makes me hammer tiles out so it can come up one-half tile INSIDE the roofing tile I'm aiming at - eg it wants to go through the tile instead of up to the edge. I went back to using the stackable industrial ladder at

I have to use the round version that comes up through the floor because I use those so many other places and the creator never got around to changing the OBJID so you could have both versions in the game (and I'm too lazy to do it myself) - but you can hammer the tile it adds around the top away and it only looks a little funny. It will let you place it up against the wall where this one won't.

I am wondering if this problem with placement has anything to do with the game default ladders because they seem to need to be placed that way too (which is why I stick with the stackable industrial ladders). Since those came out after this mod was written, maybe they made scripting changes that broke placement?

If I don't answer a direct question on the technical forums, I didn't see it. Feel free to PM me.
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#55 Old 18th Jan 2015 at 5:14 PM
Now I'm going up in the world thanks to you.
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#56 Old 16th Apr 2015 at 9:22 AM
Clever idea!
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#57 Old 1st Jan 2016 at 6:55 PM
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#58 Old 24th Jan 2016 at 4:13 AM
thank you!
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#59 Old 4th Aug 2016 at 1:48 AM
Brilliant. thanks for making this, very functional.
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