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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?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 15 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.


NameCategoryCostChannelsPolys
Simple LadderBuild/Spiral Stairs1752120



Notes
  • 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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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HL_simpleLadder.rar

Size: 260.1 KB · Downloads: 25,796 · 1st Aug 2012
260.1 KB 25,796 1st Aug 2012
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 1st Aug 2012 at 5:35 PM Last edited by SimsForever15 : 1st Aug 2012 at 10:32 PM.
OMG TY TY! It would also be nice if some one could use the tree-house ladder animation for this. It would probably fit. It doesn't have to be perfect.
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 1st Aug 2012 at 5:47 PM
HL, you are a doll!!!! This is EXACTIALLY what my little archeoliogist need's, now I know my game IS psychic and crahed out so I could find this treasure.
Much thanks for providing JUST what I ( and Dr. Adrianna Strange) need's.
Great work as always
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 1st Aug 2012 at 5:56 PM
Why Wont Anyone Make A Flat Latter And Just Use The Generations Bunk Bed Animation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 1st Aug 2012 at 6:15 PM
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Originally Posted by amamartin999
Why Wont Anyone Make A Flat Latter And Just Use The Generations Bunk Bed Animation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



That sounds like a good idea, but not everyone has Generations, and I think only kids can use the bunk bed anyways. Adults have to use ladders too! But good idea for a kids-only fortress.
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 1st Aug 2012 at 6:16 PM
Great ladder! Thank you!
Test Subject
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#7 Old 1st Aug 2012 at 7:00 PM
this looks great in country houses in appaloosa plains!! thank you
Test Subject
#8 Old 1st Aug 2012 at 7:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Princess_Celestial
That sounds like a good idea, but not everyone has Generations, and I think only kids can use the bunk bed anyways. Adults have to use ladders too! But good idea for a kids-only fortress.


Adults can use the bunk beds too, so it remains a possibility to grab animations from.

Even without animations, I love the idea of this, and I'll download.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 1st Aug 2012 at 7:58 PM
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Originally Posted by QuandaryOfJigsores
Adults can use the bunk beds too, so it remains a possibility to grab animations from.

Even without animations, I love the idea of this, and I'll download.


I didn't know they could! I'll see about that.

When life gives you lemons, make orange juice and have everyone wondering how the heck you did it.
Test Subject
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#10 Old 1st Aug 2012 at 8:38 PM
has anyone thought to use the ladder from the tree house??? adults use that too....cool idea!! sometime ladders are best~
Forum Resident
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#11 Old 2nd Aug 2012 at 2:04 AM
Thank you for this, HL!
I appreciate the ladder's footprint vs. the stairs'
Plus it's just durn cool!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 2nd Aug 2012 at 2:07 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Princess_Celestial
That sounds like a good idea, but not everyone has Generations, and I think only kids can use the bunk bed anyways. Adults have to use ladders too! But good idea for a kids-only fortress.

Adults can use bunk beds and ill be happy to send someone generations for the ladders
Eminence Grise
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#13 Old 2nd Aug 2012 at 2:40 AM
Nice job HL

And as an alternative suggestion to those clamoring for animations, you could always change the mesh to a teleporter pad... then no animations needed

No, not a serious suggestion. Thanks for the nice ladder, I like it as is!
Scholar
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#14 Old 2nd Aug 2012 at 3:00 AM
Thanks so much for this! Super useful & perfect for attics :D
Dancing Flamingo
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#15 Old 2nd Aug 2012 at 5:01 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by amamartin999
Why Wont Anyone Make A Flat Latter And Just Use The Generations Bunk Bed Animation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And it's attitudes like this that makes a creator wonder why the hell they make things, when the response is rude, demanding and unthankful. Go learn to create stuff yourself and then you can have a ladder (not latter) with animations.

Sri - A teleporter pad is actually on my To-do list!

To everyone else - Thanks and I hope you enjoy it as it is.
Field Researcher
#16 Old 2nd Aug 2012 at 8:41 PM
Yaay, this ladder can be placed in basements!

Does anyone have a suggestion how to make the hole in the floor? When I remove the floor tile, it just shows the grass underneath.
Mad Poster
#17 Old 2nd Aug 2012 at 9:22 PM
I am so sorry such rudeness appeared in your comments. You didn't even have to do this much for us, but you did...you have my gratitude.
Theorist
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#18 Old 2nd Aug 2012 at 9:46 PM
You are a freaking genius!! Always said you are and haven't changed my mind yet. My sims thank you oh so much!! You're the best Lunie !!
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 2nd Aug 2012 at 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by HugeLunatic
And it's attitudes like this that makes a creator wonder why the hell they make things, when the response is rude, demanding and unthankful. Go learn to create stuff yourself and then you can have a ladder (not latter) with animations.

Sri - A teleporter pad is actually on my To-do list!

To everyone else - Thanks and I hope you enjoy it as it is.

There is a teleporter pad mod.
Retired
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#20 Old 3rd Aug 2012 at 1:15 AM
Thank you! We have an upstairs room accessible only by ladder, and I could never make my house before now because even the spiral staircases looked ridiculous. :P
One horse disagreer of the Apocalypse
#21 Old 3rd Aug 2012 at 9:12 AM
HL, CyberBob has a teleporter-style staircase at http://www.den.simlogical.com/denfo...hp?topic=1011.0 just in case that's what you were planning - to save you duplicating anything unnecessarily that already exists. May not be what you had in mind though.

"You can do refraction by raymarching through the depth buffer" (c. Reddeyfish 2017)
Lab Assistant
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#22 Old 3rd Aug 2012 at 9:54 AM
I loved the cc ladder in TS2 and when I saw this I had a major geekgasm. Thanks for creating it!
Space Pony
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#23 Old 3rd Aug 2012 at 6:46 PM
Thanks for this! :D
Perfect for my sims loft.... having stairs to it just didn't seem right.
Rabid Recoloring Renegade
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#24 Old 4th Aug 2012 at 3:05 AM
This is perfect! I'm considering a mini-house (not mini-home) project, and stairs just took up too much room. Thanks!
Mad Poster
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#25 Old 4th Aug 2012 at 10:36 AM
Perfect for my faerie house I am creating now. I am so in love with this, shoot my barns can use this too. Thank you very much for sharing this gem.
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