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Maxis Open **Recolorable Stairs** - Slaves

by HugeLunatic Posted 16th Dec 2009 at 9:26 PM - Updated 17th Dec 2012 at 2:36 AM by HugeLunatic
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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.
Updated 19-Dec-09 - with new script file
Apparently the range of numbers I have for my modular stairs conflict with some from Shakeshaft. If you have those stairs please redownload and replace the script file with the new ones.

These stairs require my original Recolorable Maxis Stairs as they take there texture from those.

I have three of my recolorable stairs that I have made open underneath, each one is slaved to my recolorable stair.

All these stairs have an added BHAV that allows passage under the first two tiles of the stairs, and also those same two tiles work with stages. All objects under the stairs were placed without cheats.

Chic Stairs - Base Game

Euro Stairs - Requires OFB

Storybook Stairs - Requires OFB

ZIP includes:
* Stair mesh
* Script file

* Get the original Recolorable Stairs here
* Place in your downloads folder.
* Place script text file in your Scriptorium_ModularStairs folder in your Downloads folder.

-or- for Windows users
*Append your C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2\TSData\Res\Catalog\Scripts\modularstairs.txt file with the contents of the script file included in the package.

-or- for Mac users
*Append your \Applications\The Sims 2\TSData\Res\Catalog\Scripts\modularstairs.txt file with the contents of the script file included in the package.

To Use:
* Place stairs normally
* Use Recolor tool to recolor individual stairs - if having difficulty with 2nd step, go down one floor.

To Recolor:
* Use the original Recolorable Modular Stairs

Additional Credits:
I am very grateful to Numenor who orginally answered my question on correctly linking my BHAV to the stairs.

Polygon Counts:
All Polys are less than the originals
Chic Stairs - 94 (step only) -1496 (step w/two rails) These vary based on the step/rail combination used
Euro Stairs - 226 (step only) -1410 (step w/two rails) These vary based on the step/rail combination used
Storybook Stairs - 316 (step only) -1208 (step w/two rails) These vary based on the step/rail combination used

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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Size: 154.5 KB · Downloads: 9,785 · 17th Dec 2012
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Size: 208.4 KB · Downloads: 18,414 · 16th Dec 2009
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Size: 148.9 KB · Downloads: 20,582 · 16th Dec 2009
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Size: 151.8 KB · Downloads: 24,567 · 16th Dec 2009
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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
4. Install Scriptorium Files: Put the .txt file(s) in your in the proper Scriptorium folder (Scriptorium_ModularStairs, Scriptorium_Fireplaces, Scriptorium_CustomLights, or Scriptorium_Walls). You will find these folders inside your Downloads folder once the Scriptorium is installed.

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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 27th Dec 2015 at 5:16 PM
Originally Posted by pepsihamster
Thank you very much for your quick reply, I found the rug on Sims2Artists and a lot of recolours - they look awesome. What a great site all over. You and your fellow creators are just amazingly talented. I have already downloaded so many of your things from here, I'm afraid it never ends.

I have one question regarding your Maxis Open **Recolorable Stairs**. What is the difference between your's and crocobaura's "open under maxis stairs" (except for the fact that yours are recolourable ofcourse)? Thanks in advance.

I know this might not be seen, but I'm desperate here. I have been searching and searching, and I cannot find that lovely rug from the chic stairs pic. Please help if you can.
Test Subject
#27 Old 30th Jan 2016 at 3:12 PM
#28 Old 8th Sep 2017 at 12:16 AM
thank you
Test Subject
#29 Old 21st Jun 2018 at 10:18 AM
Thanks, I love open stairs.
Test Subject
#30 Old 21st Jun 2018 at 10:20 AM
Thanks so much, I just love open stairs
#31 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 2:47 AM Last edited by aelflaed : 16th Mar 2019 at 3:17 AM.
HugeLunatic, I have found a pricing issue with the open Chic Stairs - it may affect the others in the set too; I haven't checked them all.
When placed in a new house, the lot value increases at midnight, instead of depreciating. The Shinto stairs (where I commented already) are much worse in increased value, so it was only when investigating the price hike with those that I discovered that the Chic stairs have a similar issue.
As well as increasing the lot value, when demolished after midnight, the Chic stairs gave my household a $4000 profit, whereas the EA stairs cost the same to place as to demolish, even after midnight.
Happy to give any further information you need. I love your stairs, so I hope the pricing issues can be fixed easily.

Edit - I have just tried your open Steadfast stairs, downloaded from Sims2Artists - they do not seem to share the pricing issues. Yay!
Lab Assistant
#32 Old 7th Mar 2020 at 6:46 AM
Yes, this is awesome! Thanks a lot for making this!
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