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[Recolorable] - Maxis Modular Stairs - I

by HugeLunatic Posted 24th Aug 2009 at 7:43 PM - Updated 6th Feb 2018 at 11:21 PM by HugeLunatic
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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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After a recent post I realized that I had other modular stairs that I had made recolorable, only they hadn't made it out of my downloads folder. These are all stairs I really like the style of, just not so much the color. This is a variety download of four different modular stairs from different EPs made recolorable. No script is required, they will override the current stairs.

Each stair has an added BHAV so that the first tile under the top step can be used by Sims, so you can place a door there that would be hidden.

Chic Stairs
Base Game. Includes the beach white recolor and the fence.

UNI Indestructible Concrete Stairs

OFB Euro Stairs
The White stairs are the recolorable ones Ignore my failed M&G recolor

OFB Storybook Stairs
The Purple stairs are the recolorable ones

* Place in your downloads folder. There is no need for a script file since this is overriding the original steps.
* To remove and have the default non-recolorable stairs back just delete my file from your downloads folder.

To Use:
* Place stairs normally
* Use Recolor tool to recolor individual stairs - if having difficulty with 2nd step, go down one floor.

To Recolor:
* In Object Workshop, select Open, select my mesh, then select Recolor.

Polygon Counts:
All Polys are the same as the original ones.
Chic Fence Rail/Diag Rail - 1784
Stairs - 96 (step only) -1006 (step w/two rails) These vary based on the step/rail combination used.

[Recolorable] - Maxis Modular Stairs - II
[Recolorable] - Maxis Modular Stairs - III

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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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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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#2 Old 24th Aug 2009 at 8:05 PM
That first step door BHAV is such a handy thing, thanks for that, and the recolorability.

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#3 Old 24th Aug 2009 at 10:36 PM
This is so exciting! Thank you!
Forum Resident
#4 Old 25th Aug 2009 at 3:04 AM
Excellent, thank you!

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Mad Poster
#5 Old 25th Aug 2009 at 7:14 AM
Oh Wow ! Thanks a ton for this !
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 25th Aug 2009 at 11:16 AM
Wheee! I was just wishing for something like this the other day :D
#7 Old 25th Aug 2009 at 1:32 PM
Most excellent, HL! Thanks a bunch!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 25th Aug 2009 at 3:19 PM
wow, thanks a lot! takin' on numenor's job!
#9 Old 25th Aug 2009 at 6:48 PM
Thanks so much. The concrete indestructible stairs wilkl fit nicely into my vast stucco project.
#10 Old 25th Aug 2009 at 7:16 PM
I am using the Chic set since I only have base game. Must say the railings are nice but the stairs are broken. I have attempted to insert the stairs and the game refuses to place them down.
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#11 Old 25th Aug 2009 at 8:44 PM
#12 Old 25th Aug 2009 at 9:33 PM
Now they work. Aren't they suppose to be white though?
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Original Poster
#13 Old 25th Aug 2009 at 10:25 PM
Good, glad they work. And they are supposed to be the default color as they override those. To recolor select the Design Tool (r) and recolor each step.
#14 Old 25th Aug 2009 at 10:33 PM
Ah! Thanx. I never knew that. Well everything is working like they should be.
Lab Assistant
5th Sep 2009 at 2:03 PM Last edited by akven : 6th Sep 2009 at 8:51 AM.
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Lab Assistant
6th Sep 2009 at 8:53 AM
This message has been deleted by akven. Reason: Downloads don't go here
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Original Poster
#15 Old 6th Sep 2009 at 2:03 PM
akven I appreciate any recolors, but you don't attach them to my thread. You need to use the creator upload via the nav bar at the top of the page.
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 6th Sep 2009 at 2:31 PM
oops, sorry. numenor likes it when we do it. if you really don't want them there i can remove it.
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#17 Old 11th Sep 2009 at 7:00 PM
@ Akven - LOL, yes, I used to asked that, but it was long ago. Now it's definitely preferable to upload the recolours separately, providing the link to this thread as the "required mesh".

@ HugeLunatic - I do know how time-consuming (and quite boring...) is making a staircaserecolourable, so... hat off to you!

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#18 Old 12th Sep 2009 at 12:07 AM
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23rd Sep 2009 at 4:47 AM
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Test Subject
#19 Old 3rd Feb 2010 at 5:23 AM
I don't know why but I just cannot recolor my chic stairs. The matching fence is there but the stairs aren't. My only expansion pack is University, by the way. I also have the application downloaded that allows me to recolor objects and it definitely works.
Test Subject
#20 Old 6th Jun 2010 at 11:32 AM
Hiya.... I've downloaded the chic stairs, but only the railing is coming up; no stairs anywhere... I don't know where else they could be apart from in the stairs section of build mode. Any ideas?
Test Subject
#21 Old 6th Aug 2010 at 3:00 AM
@Izziejelly: If I understand correctly, you seem to be looking for custom stairs. These stairs are replacements, meaning they override the ORIGINAL maxis stairs. You should already have the stairs in your game, seeing as they are maxis stairs. all this download does is allow them to be recolorable. The chic stairs should be there no matter what EP's/SP's you have. If you think you may have downloaded incorrectly, simply test it by placing the maxis chic stairs in game. Then, select the recolor tool and clock on one of the steps. you should get some recolors. if you don't, then either you have the wrong stairs or something went wrong with the download.
hope I helped, sorry if I assumed anything incorrectly.
Forum Resident
#22 Old 8th Oct 2010 at 2:27 PM
Wonderful! Thank you.
Test Subject
#23 Old 17th May 2011 at 10:21 PM
Why haven't I found this before!?

Thank you!
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