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Maxis Modular Stairs Recolored, Part the Third

by iCad Posted 5th Oct 2010 at 2:59 AM - Updated 4th Oct 2010 at 7:44 PM by iCad
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This is a Maxis Recolour which means that it is a recolour of an item that already exists in your game. Please check the Expansion pack requirements to see which game pack it recolours.

This custom content if it is not clothing, may require a seperate download to work properly. This is available at Colour Enable Package (CEP) by Numenor.

So. I recolored 5 Maxis wood floors in a uniform palette of 20 colors, and they're available here. I tend to use wood floors extensively inside Sim houses, but I also use them outside to make decks and porches. Decks and porches need modular stairs (and they can be used indoors, too, of course). But Maxis's choices of modular stairs...Well, heck, they don't even match THEIR OWN wood floors, much less my recolors.

But thankfully, two far-more-awesome-than-me people have made a selection of the Maxis modular stairs recolorable. So, I recolored my little heart out. And now I offer the results for download, each stair in the same 20-color palette that I created for the floors, so that they do the whole matchy-match thing that makes me a very happy little obsessive person. I'm uploading each stair I've recolored separately, mainly because a lot of pics are involved here and putting all of the stairs I recolored into one large download got a little...Well, large. There will also be matching fences and a selection of various columns coming along shortly, so that you can build complete, matching decks/porches. What a concept!

So, Stair #3 of the ones I recolored is the Chic Stairs, which HugeLunatic made recolorable by working magic that overrides Maxis's code. So, you don't need scripts to make these recolors work, but you WILL need HugeLunatic's override for this stair, which you can get in the set here.

This one...was a little more complicated than the others, since it has railing bits that are white, along with the wood color. I kept going back and forth about whether or not to leave the white parts as is. In the end, I decided that the white looked stupid, especially with the darker colors and the greys of my color set, so...bye-bye white! And without the white, the Chic Stairs are almost exactly the same as the Steadfast Stairs except for minor differences in the shape of the rails that are white on the Chic Stairs. So this is almost like two recolors in one. Or...something.

Anyway, this stair looks pretty good used indoors or out. Style-wise, it looks good with all of the wood floors that I recolored with the exception, in my opinion, of the Limber Timber Decking. In the sample pics below, I went with the Slimming Parquet floor to show the color match.

Here be the pics, all 20 colors:

If you've never used this kind of recolorable stair before, be aware that they don't work like "normal" recolors. You place a run of the regular Chic Stairs in its original color first, put up railings if you want them, and then afterwards you use the design tool to select and recolor each step with its attached rail individually. Unfortunately, the recolor names aren't labeled and you might not be able to tell easily which color is which just by looking at the little thumbnails. But with a little trial and error, it really isn't too hard to figure out which stair goes with which floor.

The packages within the rar file are all compressed to be as kind to your Downloads folder as possible. The files are also clearly named so that you can easily discard the colors you don't like or won't use.

I hope that you might find these useful!

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Tags: #maxis recolor, #stairs, #modular stairs, #chic stairs