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7 sets - BTX Modular stairs (JULY 10 new set added)

by Brasstex Posted 21st Jun 2005 at 2:27 PM - Updated 11th Jul 2005 at 3:12 AM by Brasstex
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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.
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Hi everyone, I'm adding a new set today, mostly because I needed it and I figured since I had it, I would share it. It's a black iron set like Maxis' but it has the quality of the ballustrade steps, where sims can pass beneath it. *see the pic below labeled Steps_73*

Please make sure you read the README file included with each download.

Brasstex

PS: I notice others are making stairs using my method, so if you have those stairs, make sure they aren't in conflict with mine, you can edit the catalogue numbers according to your needs.

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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STEPS_73BTXDefiantIronSteps.rar

Size: 203.9 KB · Downloads: 26,513 · 11th Jul 2005
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MTS2_Brasstex_STEPS_79BTXBamboosteps.rar

Size: 47.8 KB · Downloads: 24,386 · 21st Jun 2005
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47.8 KB 24,386 21st Jun 2005
MTS2_Brasstex_STEPS_78BTXlightstonesteps.rar

Size: 47.9 KB · Downloads: 27,106 · 21st Jun 2005
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MTS2_Brasstex_STEPS_77BTXStonebridgesteps.rar

Size: 47.9 KB · Downloads: 27,844 · 21st Jun 2005
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47.9 KB 27,844 21st Jun 2005
MTS2_Brasstex_STEPS_76BTXBallustrade.rar

Size: 126.1 KB · Downloads: 25,732 · 21st Jun 2005
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126.1 KB 25,732 21st Jun 2005
MTS2_Brasstex_STEPS_75BTXnotsosteadysteps.rar

Size: 45.5 KB · Downloads: 24,432 · 21st Jun 2005
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MTS2_Brasstex_STEPS_74BTXClubMazesteps.rar

Size: 124.4 KB · Downloads: 25,727 · 21st Jun 2005
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124.4 KB 25,727 21st Jun 2005
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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\
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Scholar
#26 Old 23rd Jun 2005 at 9:51 PM
absolutely stunning! thanks!
Test Subject
#27 Old 29th Jun 2005 at 1:04 AM
Awesome stairs, I'll be using them on every home I make..that is, if I can get them into my game. I downloaded all 6 stair files and placed them in the downloads folder in a folder called "build". I extracted all six files and followed the instructions in the readme. I placed the specific text for each set of stairs at the bottom of the modularstairs file in the C drive and updated the buildTipindex from 8 to 14 (I hadn't downloaded any other stairs). I went into the game and saw that the large stairs were not there (the ones where you can go up to another floor in a house) but the smaller stairs were...like the one's you'd use for a deck or something. Are there only supposed to be the smaller stairs or have I done something wrong? :confused:
Lab Assistant
#28 Old 30th Jun 2005 at 4:12 PM
WoW, adds a whole new sense of realism to the game, looks really great, thanks for all your hard work !!!
Lab Assistant
#29 Old 5th Jul 2005 at 12:42 AM
work very well in my game, thank you so much
Field Researcher
#30 Old 7th Jul 2005 at 7:52 PM
Pretty and usefull..thanks!
Test Subject
#31 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 8:26 AM
I'm having problems installing them. In my Sims 2 Folder the sub-folders are labelled Cameras, Collections, Config, Downloads, HTTPCache, Logs, LotCatalog, Movies, Music, Neighborhoods, Projects, SavedSims, SC4Terrains, Storytelling, Teleport, Temp, and Thumbnails. None of these folders have sections for Res-Catalog-Scripts either. What's gone wrong?
Lab Assistant
#32 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 1:38 PM
Oh thank you Brasstex, those iron stairs are gorgious!!! THANKS!!!

More stuff on our site Sea Sims and Sun
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#33 Old 11th Jul 2005 at 2:02 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by echelon_house
I'm having problems installing them. In my Sims 2 Folder the sub-folders are labelled Cameras, Collections, Config, Downloads, HTTPCache, Logs, LotCatalog, Movies, Music, Neighborhoods, Projects, SavedSims, SC4Terrains, Storytelling, Teleport, Temp, and Thumbnails. None of these folders have sections for Res-Catalog-Scripts either. What's gone wrong?


You haven't followed the file path correctly, check the ReadMe file and follow the file path I've given you.

Brasstex
Test Subject
#34 Old 12th Jul 2005 at 3:02 AM
It says I should have a sub-folder called TSData, which I can't seem to find.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#35 Old 12th Jul 2005 at 12:49 PM
That's because you're not following the correct file path. Do you know what a file path is?

The file path is:

C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 \TSData\Res\Catalog\Scripts\modularstairs.txt

I can't be more clear than that, and that's exactly how it's listed in the README file.

Brasstex
Test Subject
#36 Old 13th Jul 2005 at 12:15 PM
I apparently do not know what a file path is.
Test Subject
#37 Old 20th Jul 2005 at 9:23 PM
Help Me
I follow all you write, but I can't create modular stair. they appear correctly, and they are usable,but I can do it in to series of steps. :confused: PLz Help me

Scuse me for my english...

I'm from Quebec.

Dany
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#38 Old 21st Jul 2005 at 1:31 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by danvoybra258
I follow all you write, but I can't create modular stair. they appear correctly, and they are usable,but I can do it in to series of steps. :confused: PLz Help me

Scuse me for my english...

I'm from Quebec.

Dany


Hi Dany, can you make me a picture of what you are talking about? Just post it in this thread and I'll be able to help you.

Brasstex
Test Subject
#39 Old 21st Jul 2005 at 2:48 PM
Pic asked
Here is the picture...

Thanks Dany :-)
Screenshots
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#40 Old 21st Jul 2005 at 3:11 PM
Okay, (I didn't believe it was possible to be more confused WITH a picture)

What I think you're saying is you can't build from floor B to floor C?

If so, then that's probably because the gap between the two floors isn't correct. That is something you have to figure out depending on the height difference. It's usually about 4 spaces I think, but it can be more or less. At any rate, it isn't a problem with the stairs, so much as it's a problem with the way you're building the levels. Try spacing your floor C a little closer or farther away from the floor B level.

Brasstex

PS: Next time you want to make a picture, you can just hit "c" key in-game to take a snapshot of your set.
Lab Assistant
#41 Old 22nd Jul 2005 at 5:42 AM
wow. that literally took my breath away, especially the bamboo stairs! B-e-a-you-tiful!
Test Subject
#42 Old 23rd Jul 2005 at 4:22 AM
Error of prononciation and Image.... Maybe
What I wanted to say it was how to make of the staircase has stages. The first stage has 4 steps and the second has 7 of them. Truths staircases have some I believe 13 but it is an example.
Can you help me. :confused:
Thank you.
Dany :-)
Lab Assistant
#43 Old 23rd Jul 2005 at 6:44 AM
Thank you for the stairs. I was getting tired of the ones in my game. What a refreshing change. Thanks for sharing.
Test Subject
#44 Old 24th Jul 2005 at 2:19 PM
Perfect! I built a replica of my in-laws' house but wasn't able to add the basement, since their basement stairs run directly beneath the stairs up to the second floor, something which isn't possible to do with the regular TS2 staircases. Now I can finish it!
Test Subject
#45 Old 29th Jul 2005 at 3:02 AM
I was just wondering if this works with University, I didnt want to go through changing everything and have it not work. Cause knowing me, I would never be able to fix it again if it didn't work lol.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#46 Old 29th Jul 2005 at 1:59 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by xshatteredwings
I was just wondering if this works with University, I didnt want to go through changing everything and have it not work. Cause knowing me, I would never be able to fix it again if it didn't work lol.


Yes, they all work with or without University.

Brasstex
Test Subject
#47 Old 29th Jul 2005 at 11:21 PM Last edited by xshatteredwings : 30th Jul 2005 at 1:23 AM. Reason: Nevermind, I figured it out...
ok, thanks! can't wait to try it out :D
Test Subject
#48 Old 30th Jul 2005 at 2:56 PM
Do you have a zip file?
Test Subject
#49 Old 15th Aug 2005 at 8:12 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by HelloKit
.... their basement stairs run directly beneath the stairs up to the second floor....


Like, oh, 90% of Western houses? No kidding, eh?

Love these stairs for this exact reason. Plus, being connecting stairs, Sims don't bicker over them, so I don't need elaborate double staircases in otherwise average houses. This is the most NORMAL housing that I've been able to create.

Love these stairs. Repeated for emphasis.
Test Subject
#50 Old 16th Aug 2005 at 3:02 PM
cool i just downloads all of your stairs even the iron ones and they are so cool A+++++++
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