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*Recolourable* Wrought Iron modular stairs

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Uploaded: 7th Apr 2005 at 6:48 PM
Updated: 10th Nov 2005 at 12:09 AM
As per request, by Ililas and many other, I've modified the "Wrought Iron" modular stairs in order to make them recolourable.
Every time I think: "It'll be easy, now that I know how to do it", but then I discover that every staircase has its own peculiarities (and this means a lot of trial-and-error ).

Installation instructions
Unrar the attached "Numenor_Wrought-Iron-Stairs_main.rar" to the downloads folder. There's no need to do anything else.
Just like the Holy Smoke, these stairs override the originals (*not* overwrite!): as long as my package is in the download folder, the original Wrought Iron Stairs are replaced by this recolourable version.

How to uninstall
Just delete the package from the download folder: the original stairs will be available again in the Build Mode catalog, and all the recoloured stairs you have on your lots will automatically revert to the original colour.

How to create custom recolours
Open SimPE's Object Workshop (current release is v. 034) and choose the "Load Object" tab. Browse the downloads folder and load the "Numenor_Wrought-Iron-Stairs_main.package". Proceed with the recolour as usual.
You can find a useful template in the "Recolours for the Wrought Iron Stairs" thread, along with a couple of recolours I've made.

How to apply the recolour to the staircase
Here come the tricky part, because you will not find the different colours in the catalog (I guess that this section of the catalog doesn't manage multiple colour options).
Choose the standard "Wrough Iron Stairs" from the catalog and place it on the lot. Add the railings if you like, but remember that adding the railings after having recoloured the stairs may cause their reverting to original colour.
Now, select the Design Tool and click, in turn, on each step: now you can choose between the available recolours.
Detailed instructions with pictures can be found on the "Holy Smoke" thread.

Once recoloured, you should't add or delete railings to the stairs, otherwise it will revert to the original colour. But this "reverting" is only temporary: if you save and exit the lot, and then re-enter it, you'll find that the staircase has again the new colour you applied to it

I've made a "rusty white" recolour, plus a template: they are posted in the proper "Recolours for the Wrought Iron Stairs" thread, created for these stairs; please post your own recolour there, too.