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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?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 12 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: 18,081 · 31st May 2014
1.55 MB 18,081 31st May 2014
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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
#51 Old 25th Jan 2015 at 8:33 AM
No, thank *YOU*! Theese are lovely and added a special touch to my sims' decor. It's creators like you that have made this game so exciting for the past several years!
Test Subject
#52 Old 4th Feb 2015 at 2:38 AM
Hope I did it right ,Sure would be nice t have!!Thank you!
Test Subject
#53 Old 13th Feb 2015 at 5:02 PM
oh so awesome i was looking for a little sitting nook to fit under the stairs. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! this is Perfect!!!
Toaster Strudel Addict
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#54 Old 7th Jan 2016 at 2:34 AM
How did I miss this?! Always, much love :D
Lab Assistant
#55 Old 20th Jan 2016 at 7:46 AM
These are brilliant! However I can't find the updated collection file. I've added these extra bits to the original file myself, but I'm just unsure as to whether I've missed it somehow or if it isn't actually in there.
Former Hamster
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Original Poster
#56 Old 20th Jan 2016 at 8:03 AM
It's not in there. I really, really thought I included it. Since I'm not sure I even have the updated one in my own game..

It's easy to add this stuff to the original collection file. When you choose an object, there will be a little folder. Clicking on that folder will bring up a screen with all of your collections. Find the original collection file, click on it then click on.. OK I think it is. You can also use the Collection Creator if you have it by having all of the meshes in a folder and editing the existing collection - everything that's not in the original collection will be added to it when you're done.
Test Subject
#57 Old 21st Feb 2016 at 12:25 AM
Wow, this is fantastic, I know I will enjoy using this
Test Subject
#58 Old 27th Mar 2016 at 4:12 AM
Marry me?!?
Test Subject
#59 Old 10th Aug 2016 at 1:17 AM
Awesome! Thank you!
#60 Old 16th Apr 2017 at 2:17 PM
Thank you
Lab Assistant
#61 Old 9th Oct 2017 at 10:45 PM
This is one of my favourite mods.
Lab Assistant
#62 Old 9th Dec 2017 at 4:18 PM
These are super awesome! Thank you!
Test Subject
#63 Old 14th Dec 2017 at 7:45 AM
Awesome. Thanks.
Test Subject
#64 Old 25th Feb 2019 at 8:56 AM
Default Collection File for Under The Stairs Storage Set Part 1 and 2
If anyone want I've made missing collection file for both sets. I hope mustluvcatz don't mind me sharing it here.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar (Mod) Under The Stairs Set (17).rar (2.0 KB, 13 downloads)
Field Researcher
#65 Old 4th Jul 2020 at 2:58 PM
Beautiful set, I don't know why I missed to grab this part before.
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