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Under-The-Stairs Storage Set -Part 2

by mustluvcatz Posted 31st May 2014 at 6:59 PM - Updated 10th Jul 2014 at 6:42 PM by mustluvcatz
64 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 20 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.
I already posted this on my tumblr a little bit ago. Now I'm posting it here, with a few additions.. and here is part of what I had to say on my tumblr:

"First things first: please consider this a great big THANK YOU, because that’s what it is. I didn’t plan on making anything else to go with the Under The Stairs Storage Set. But the notes here, comments @ MTS and the number of downloads knocked me off my chair. I’m not a very social person. I tend to stay in my little corner, post and go back to lurking. This doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate every note, comment, like, follower, thanks, download- because I do, more than words can say. So can meshes do the talking for me?"

Or- in this case, pictures? The below screenshot is a loveseat and loveseat cubby- shown in one of iCad's recolors that you can find HERE and HERE:

There are also 2 armoires, one is reversed for stairs that go in the opposite direction (like the meshes in Part 1):

2 dressers, again- one is reversed:

And.. a clothing pile dresser and a matching decorative pile of clothes:

Now to repeat myself!

What You Get:
2 armoires - found with the rest of the dressers/armoires in catalog for 50 Simoleons
2 dressers - found with the rest of the dressers/armoires in catalog for 50 Simoleons
2 loveseat cubbies - found in Surfaces>End Tables for 35 Simoleons.
a loveseat - found with the rest of the sofas/loveseats in catalog for 100 Simoleons
a clothing pile dresser -found with the rest of the dressers/armoires in catalog for 20 Simoleons
a decorative clothing pile - found in Deco>Sculptures for 15 Simoleons
recolors of the loveseat cushion and the clothing pile dresser (which also recolor the decorative clothing pile)

What You Need To Know:
The loveseat cubbies, armoires, dressers and loveseat base are slaves. You HAVE to have the master mesh from Part 1 in your game for these meshes to work in your game!
The loveseat cubbies have 3 slots, the armoires have 4- 2 on the little top shelf and 2 on the bottom, the dressers have 5 slots and the loveseat has 2 slots on the bottom.
To place objects in the armoire and dresser slots, place them in the tile(s) in FRONT of the mesh!
The clothing pile dresser and decorative clothing pile are repositoried! The clothing pile dresser is the master and is needed for the decorative pile of clothes to work in your game!
The loveseat cushion is not slaved to anything and I've included some recolors for it.
No cheats are needed to place any of the meshes.
Even though I included a loveseat (which will fit in both of the loveseat cubbies) other loveseats can and do fit in the cubbies.

Although this download doesn't have any EP's needed marked, YOU DO NEED OPEN FOR BUSINESS FOR THE ARMOIRES AND DRESSERS! The rest of the meshes are base game compatible.

And remember: You need the master mesh from HERE for the loveseat, loveseat cubbies, armoires and dressers to work in your game!

And The Last And Most Important Thing You Need To Know:
These are sized to fit under MODULAR STAIRS that are OPEN UNDERNEATH. That said, they will fit under open underneath staircases but the fit will not be perfect.

Help! These meshes won't place under the stairs OR they will place but can't be used!!
There IS an answer for this and here it is: Any modular stair you use must allow objects placed under the first tile (the top step) to be used. (Numenor, Reyn and HugeLunatic all make modular stairs that allow that. There may be more than that, I'm not sure and don't plan to test every cc modular stair available!) This might apply to staircases, too- I'm not sure because I don't use staircases and haven't tested it out.

Polygon Counts:
Loveseat Cubbies (both) - 507
Loveseat - 454
Armoires (both) - 916
Dressers (both) - 396
Clothing Pile Dresser and Deco Clothes - 1145

Additional Credits:
MilkShape, Photoshop CS2, SimPE, Merola and Sunni for the original clothing pile ideas/meshes.

P.S. I included a .psd with the cushion layers if anyone would like to recolor the loveseat cushion. AND, an updated collection file is included in the download!

Kitchen Storage in matching textures.
Closets in matching textures.

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 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
MLC-UnderstairsStoragePart2.rar | Meshes and recolors for some of them. :)

Size: 1.55 MB · Downloads: 18,112 · 31st May 2014
1.55 MB 18,112 31st May 2014
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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\
  • 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
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Test Subject
#26 Old 3rd Jun 2014 at 10:58 PM
These are amazing. Since I downloaded your first set, half the houses in my neighborhood are using them. I'm super excited about this addition.
Top Secret Researcher
#27 Old 4th Jun 2014 at 10:13 AM
When I come to MTS, it's always with the intention of NOT downloading any more CC...why do you have to spoil that! Seriously, I love all your stuff, but this is one of the best, thank you so much!

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#28 Old 6th Jun 2014 at 1:13 AM
Field Researcher
#29 Old 9th Jun 2014 at 5:44 PM
Love it.
So am I blind or is the collection file missing?
Test Subject
#30 Old 10th Jun 2014 at 11:08 AM
These are amazing! Thank you!
Test Subject
#31 Old 10th Jun 2014 at 3:54 PM
I'm a lurker myself, but felt I needed to say how awesome this and the first set you did is! Thank you!
Test Subject
#32 Old 11th Jun 2014 at 11:04 AM
Thank you great work!
Test Subject
#33 Old 26th Jun 2014 at 9:27 PM Last edited by tennie : 26th Jun 2014 at 11:32 PM.
These are so great! Adds a nice touch of realism to the mix.

Comment on Part 1:
My only problem is that I like to make stairs that have a short landing on the bottom, and the storages 2, 4, and storage w/desk mirrored do not move underneath the landing like the others do (to clarify: all with the tall portion on the right work fine). Instead, they move on TOP of the landing, and float through the stairs. Not sure why this problem occurs with these ones, and works when facing the opposite direction... any ideas?
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Original Poster
#34 Old 27th Jun 2014 at 2:44 AM
I thought I'd posted here! Better late than never, so... Thank you all sooo, soooo much for the lovely comments. Kind of unbelievable that this all started because of a WCIF, lol. (That's one of the reasons I like WCIF's so much- you can get some good ideas for new stuff!)

Gazania- I already answered your question, but: that's exactly what the .psd is for. So no need (or reason) to have it in your downloads folder at all.

tennie - Hmmmm.. I tried it out in my game and it worked for me. The cheat moveobjects on was turned on - have you tried that?
Test Subject
#35 Old 7th Jul 2014 at 4:33 PM
My favourite this, too! =DD "I love it!"! =DD Thank you! <33 ^^ =DD
Test Subject
#36 Old 11th Jul 2014 at 7:12 PM
Thank you ! :)
Test Subject
#37 Old 3rd Aug 2014 at 4:33 PM
Lab Assistant
#38 Old 21st Aug 2014 at 2:44 AM
*Dies* THANK YOU for answering my request... This is so much more than I could have expected... Exactly the things I wanted! Thank you SO much!
#39 Old 23rd Aug 2014 at 9:38 PM
Thank you very much
Test Subject
#40 Old 27th Aug 2014 at 1:46 AM
...The file that I downloaded was empty :'( ...But the pictures are awesome!!! :D
Test Subject
#41 Old 9th Sep 2014 at 1:38 PM
This is so amazing. I have a lot of your stuff that i use in my game ALL the time. <3 Another masterpiece.
Field Researcher
#42 Old 9th Sep 2014 at 4:08 PM
Awesome! I'd love to have the stairs shown in the pictures for that... are they included in the first part or where do they come from?
Test Subject
#43 Old 28th Sep 2014 at 4:48 AM
Test Subject
#44 Old 6th Oct 2014 at 3:32 PM
Oh my gosh! HUGE thanks for this. I absolutely loved the original under-the-stairs set and have used it on all my houses since. This will be such a fantastic addition. Amazing work.
Lab Assistant
#45 Old 20th Oct 2014 at 7:44 PM
EVERY house has these in them... XD
Field Researcher
#46 Old 26th Oct 2014 at 4:34 PM
Test Subject
#47 Old 30th Nov 2014 at 9:28 PM
...Really want this download. But the files are missing
Lab Assistant
#48 Old 9th Dec 2014 at 1:08 PM
Love this! Thank you so much for creating something so lovely!
Test Subject
#49 Old 27th Dec 2014 at 7:08 AM
Thank you♥
Test Subject
#50 Old 11th Jan 2015 at 9:26 PM
I love these! Keep going with this theme... what is next?
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