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"Carina SpotLight" Modular Stairs

by Numenor Posted 10th Oct 2006 at 1:12 PM - Updated 12th Oct 2006 at 7:21 AM by Numenor : Added info for the Q-Xpress users
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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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
by Numenor and Chrissy6930

The very first Modular Stairs with Auto-Lights and custom catalog description!


  • Auto-Lights - These stairs are provided with built-in spot lights, that will automatically turn on and off whenever a sim climbs up or down. The Auto-light feature will be active from dusk to dawn (6pm to 7am). If the stairs are placed in a room with no windows at all, the autolight will work even during daytime. If desired, you can set the spot lights to "always-on" or "always-off".
  • Detailed and recolourable mesh - Both the steps and the optional railings have wooden parts and metal parts, separately recolourable. Eight nifty recolours are downloadable along with the stairs.
  • Custom catalog name, description and price - All the other modular stairs around, when selected in the catalog, have a price of zero, and no name or description. Not this one! The catalog will show up the full custom name, the custom description, and the price!

Select the Carina SpotLight from the Build Mode catalog -> Modular Stairs, and place them in the lot like any other modular stair.
As soon as you put the stairs in place, and go to Live Mode, the Auto-light feature will be active; you can change the settings for the lights by clicking on any part of the stairs and select "Turn On", "Turn Off" or "AutoLight" (of course, if the stairs are already set to "Off", you won't see the "Turn Off" option, etc.).
In order to apply a recolour to the stairs, you have to follow the particular procedure explained in this thread.

None. The Carina SpotLight stairs work in any game, including the base-game only.

The "Carina SpotLight" modular stairs are compliant with (and require) the SCRIPTORIUM.
Download the file and open it; inside, you will find three files. Open your Downloads folder and put the files in the following locations:
  • chrissy6930-numenor_carinalightstairs.package -> Put this in the Downloads folder
  • 724_CarinaLightStairs.txt -> Put this in the Scriptorium_ModularStairs folder (accessible via the shortcut in your Downloads)
  • singlespot_light.nlo -> Put this in the folder Scriptorium_CustomLights (accessible via the shortcut in your Downloads)
NOTE: there is NO need to manually edit any of the game files!
Q-Xpress users: I'm sorry, but the Q-Xpress can't install files different than the ordinary ".package", and therefore the additional TXT and NLO files are lost. Therefore, the can't be installed using the QX. The recolours, on the other hand, are safely installable via the QX.

Do NOT clone, recolor or redistribute without permission.
You CAN include these stairs in your uploaded lots, but only if:
- the lot is uploaded to completely free sites (NO EXCHANGE!);
- credits are granted to Numenor and Chrissy6930
- a link to this very thread is provided.

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
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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
#101 Old 5th Aug 2008 at 6:28 AM
Wow,exciting! Thank you
Test Subject
#102 Old 28th Jan 2009 at 1:46 AM
AWE YES!!!! now i can make dramatic entrances. I LOVE YOU!!!!
Lab Assistant
#103 Old 28th Feb 2009 at 11:32 PM
What can I say Numenor? Great work :P
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#104 Old 10th Apr 2009 at 7:16 PM
These are like my stairs!!! I could create my home! THANKS!!!

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Test Subject
#105 Old 25th Feb 2010 at 5:23 PM
Love these stairs, I almost don't use any of the other modulars now, great work guys!

Does anyone know if there's a matching fence anywhere yet?
Test Subject
#106 Old 21st Sep 2010 at 2:10 PM
Awesome! THX~~
Test Subject
#107 Old 28th Sep 2010 at 11:24 PM
I adore these stairs!!

Numenor kindly gave me permission to make a matching fence which can be found here:

All credit for the fence goes to Numenor and Chrissy6390. All I did was rejig the railings from Chrissy6930's awesome stair mesh to make the fence.

Thank you to both Numenor and Chrissy6930.
Test Subject
#108 Old 7th Jul 2011 at 9:23 PM
Mad Poster
#109 Old 5th May 2014 at 2:14 PM
This effect looks cool in-game. Thanks!
Test Subject
#110 Old 18th Jul 2014 at 6:20 PM
Thank you ! :)
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#111 Old 10th Mar 2016 at 3:58 AM
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#112 Old 6th Feb 2019 at 7:43 AM
I absolutely love this concept! Now I just wish I knew how to make and import textures, because a version of this with that mix of small smooth stones and mortar/concrete would go great in motel or villa lot.
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