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4 New Stairs - Alder Stairs - Upd. 16th Dec, Now CASTable!

by Flabaliki Posted 15th Oct 2009 at 9:11 PM - Updated 17th Aug 2012 at 6:53 AM by Flabaliki
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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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Have you ever wanted clean, contemporary, decent looking stairs which The Sims 3 so happens to lack drastically? Well you're in luck! I've taken it upon myself to create this set of 4 new stairs for the game. It comes equipped with a modified version of the "Fun Fence", the only difference being it doesn't repeat the pole every square, now it only places it at either ends (see the picture)

(12.12.09) PLUS there is a new stair type, Ghost, check it out below!
That's not all! I've also fixed the 'flicker' issue when you zoom out. I wasn't aware of this until others reported it to me, but not to worry, it's all gone now!

(16.12.09) PLUS thanks to Delphy's Blue Lot Object Fixer I've run through all my packages and found that Object Cloner made some incorrect renumber which may have cause some of you the Blue Lot error, please redownload these as they are now fixed and no longer cause this problem


Click the buttons below to see the details about all five stairs and the railings.

Additional Credits:
Everyone who made meshing possible in The Sims 3, and of course those who provided very helpful tutorials

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 3
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Alder Stairs - Ghost.rar

Size: 22.6 KB · Downloads: 13,885 · 12th Dec 2009
22.6 KB 13,885 12th Dec 2009

Size: 150.8 KB · Downloads: 55,325 · 15th Oct 2009
150.8 KB 55,325 15th Oct 2009
Alder Stairs - Steps.rar

Size: 23.6 KB · Downloads: 12,380 · 15th Oct 2009
23.6 KB 12,380 15th Oct 2009
Alder Stairs - Ramp.rar

Size: 23.2 KB · Downloads: 10,993 · 15th Oct 2009
23.2 KB 10,993 15th Oct 2009
Alder Stairs - Backless.rar

Size: 23.0 KB · Downloads: 14,245 · 15th Oct 2009
23.0 KB 14,245 15th Oct 2009
Alder Stairs - Base.rar

Size: 23.9 KB · Downloads: 14,291 · 15th Oct 2009
23.9 KB 14,291 15th Oct 2009

Size: 34.8 KB · Downloads: 16,520 · 15th Oct 2009
34.8 KB 16,520 15th Oct 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

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Rabid Recoloring Renegade
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#2 Old 15th Oct 2009 at 9:20 PM
These are excellent! I really really really like the Basic Steps. Reminds me of home, I guess :-)
#3 Old 15th Oct 2009 at 9:31 PM
I always wanted some stairs like these! Thanks a lot I love them!
#4 Old 15th Oct 2009 at 9:37 PM
Yay! They are here! Thank you so much for these fantastic stairs and for your hard work Flabaliki! I appreciate it!

*Goes off staring at the pretty stairs*
Forum Resident
#5 Old 15th Oct 2009 at 9:39 PM
Finally! Pretty stairs!
Thank you SO much!

Creator and owner of SimsShine
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 15th Oct 2009 at 10:10 PM
somebody's amazing....((you))
Test Subject
#7 Old 15th Oct 2009 at 10:34 PM
YES! i love the stairs. I really hate all the other stairs in TS3. Finally some good ones, thnx
#8 Old 15th Oct 2009 at 10:57 PM
Wow!! Wow!! These stairs are s p e c t a c u l a r. Thank you so much.
Test Subject
#9 Old 15th Oct 2009 at 11:00 PM
Thanks for sharing! These stairs are fantabulous...But i think they would fit better materials more used in modern design, such as steel and darkwoods. I'm pretty sure that soon there'll be plenty of recols for those, however.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 15th Oct 2009 at 11:54 PM
These are just fantastic!! Much wanted for the modern homes in our game! Thanks very much

Si vos tribuo , vos mos suscipio :)
Test Subject
#11 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 2:00 AM
Thank you for sharing, this is much appreciated.
Mad Poster
#12 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 2:06 AM
Just used them on one of my new lots. They are perfect, don't lag my game, and look marvelous! Just came in to say thanks, cause I didn't post at your site.

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Lab Assistant
#13 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 2:46 AM
THANK YOU SO MUCH. The stairs we have for TS3 seemed so dark, it didn't make my houses feel very inviting at all. These are so much better. Thanks again!
#14 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 2:52 AM
BACKLESS STAIR O how I love you.

Disclaimer: I am just being a goof ball, please ignore me if offended.
#15 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 3:33 AM
These are so needed in the game. I am looking forward to putting them to good use in my lots. Thank-you for all your time and hard work.
Zombie Socks
#16 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 3:43 AM
So lovely! But... are they recolorable? I hope you don't mind my asking!

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Captain Louie
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#17 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 3:58 AM
Originally Posted by whitewaterwood
So lovely! But... are they recolorable? I hope you don't mind my asking!

Not recolorable in game, as with all stairs, if that's what you mean

They are up! Awesome awesome AWESOME work with these, they turned out GREAT!

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Test Subject
#18 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 5:52 AM
I was placing stairs yesterday and thinking how stodgy the game ones look. Thanks so much for these - they're lovely.
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#19 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 7:08 AM
Wow, must have. Even the fence alone is worth it.

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Test Subject
#20 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 7:11 AM
I love them they are what I have been looking for!
Wiki Wizard
#21 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 8:33 AM
They are so good, i think my fav one might be the slope one, it is very cool idea and you pulled them off with brilliant textures! :D

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Mad Poster
#22 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 10:51 AM
WOW, so perfect and so needed ! Thanks
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 12:35 PM
Wow, thank you so much!
Test Subject
#24 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 12:46 PM
I never really did like those backless stairs, don't get me wrong i like the style of them it's just when i see them i can imagine what if you slip, your leg gets stuck, you fall backwards and SNAP. Mm..nasty thought. Anyway thanks! *puts into game*
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 2:15 PM
LOVE THEM! These are PERFECT for the majority of my houses - you're my modding hero! =)
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