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Maxis Wooden Stairs - Redux [ recolourable ]

by Reyn Posted 25th Feb 2007 at 6:55 PM - Updated 26th Feb 2007 at 3:17 PM by Reyn
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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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Hello everyone. As some may know by now, I've been working on a set of maxis matching timber objects. I'm still having some trouble with the rest of the set, but with many thanks to Numenor, this particular part is done and ready for download. The rest will be available once I figure out a few things and get a working copy of Milkshape again.

This particular object came from years of dissatisfaction with the wood stairs. I love them, they work wonderfully with the decking, lattice and such - but as you can see circled in picture 3, the underpinning on the stairs themselves caused a glaring eyesore. This was even worse inside, where it would go through several floors - yuck! So, I went, modified the mesh - removed the underpinning completely and found the results much improved - see picture 2.

And then, I realized that it would be very nice - for myself as well as other creators, if they could not only recolour these stairs, but also, with one recolour, get both these and Numenor's wonderful basic wooden deck stairs [ found here - - and updated! ]

So, I sent to him asking for permission to use his originals for a repository for my own stairs, and after some discussion and much help on his part in improving these stairs, I present Open Wooden Deck Stairs!

1: These have no texture of their own. You must have Numenor's Deck Stairs. While this means an additional download, it also means much easier matching and recolouring.
2: Thanks to Numenor, these stairs have the following additional features
a: Base Game Compliant
b: Custom catalog entry
c: Sims can not only pass under the stairs, but stairs can be built crossing each other in interesting ways.
3: At the highest count - stairs being complex objects - the facecount is 300 and the vertex count is 572

Again - this object requires Numenor's Stairs -
Also, you must have the Scriptorium installed -

NOTE: From Zhaana, it seems you need to install the latest version of Numenor's deck stairs - He just updated them and you want the latest update, don't you?

---- Instructions ----
Download the file - if I made the rar properly, it should install the files to the right place - however, if not - place the stair package into your downloads folder, and then move the text file to the scriptorium modular stairs folder - there is a shortcut in your downloads folder.

Thanks and Credits
Numenor is really at least half responsible for this. He not only is a constant inspiration for my attempts to make interesting build objects, but all I did was the mesh, the initial linking to his original and the base scriptorium file. He is the one responsible for everything else.

Also, I'd like to thank everyone who has either encouraged me with helpful advice, putting up with sometimes silly questions, enjoying the work I've done to date and made this place possible in the first place.

Final Note - if you have any problems with getting this to work, please let me know and I'll try and figure out why. I do hope everyone enjoys them, and I'm not only still working on the project this is a part of, but also working on more stairs [ stairs are nice ]
Tags: #stairs, #deck stairs

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
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Size: 22.9 KB · Downloads: 27,341 · 25th Feb 2007
22.9 KB 27,341 25th Feb 2007
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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
4th Oct 2008 at 11:21 PM
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#26 Old 12th Nov 2008 at 10:11 PM
EXCELLENT! I love open staircases, use them all the time in my lots. These will make a great addition to my game.
Original Poster
#27 Old 15th Nov 2008 at 7:12 PM
Glad you like them - and they are actually recognized as open, thanks to Numenor - sims can walk under, doors can function, etc.

Reyn Silversong-Sim Architect

Terms of Use-All of my stuff is available for use anywhere that is free. All I ask is credit and a link back to the objects in question, or the house they are featured with. DO NOT POST ON THE EXCHANGE!
Test Subject
#28 Old 19th Nov 2008 at 2:44 AM
These are great. Thank you!
Test Subject
#29 Old 10th Aug 2010 at 11:39 PM
Originally Posted by dewshine
Any of the recolors for Numenor's stairs recolor these stairs.

Um, I have Numenor's stairs and a bunch of recolors, but the recolors aren't showing up for the Open Underneath stairs. All I get is brown white, and white. Am i missing something? I put the txt file in my Scriptorium folder and the package file in my Downloads folder.
Original Poster
#30 Old 17th Aug 2010 at 2:16 PM
They should be working fine I can't run sims 2 on my main computer without huge graphics issues, but when I last played it on my laptop last week the few recolours i have worked fine.

I'll take a poke at it later this afternoon, right now I'm just waking up.

Reyn Silversong-Sim Architect

Terms of Use-All of my stuff is available for use anywhere that is free. All I ask is credit and a link back to the objects in question, or the house they are featured with. DO NOT POST ON THE EXCHANGE!
Test Subject
#31 Old 18th Jun 2013 at 2:27 PM
Very fine and useful!
Test Subject
#32 Old 8th Aug 2014 at 9:22 PM
Thank you ! :)
Test Subject
#33 Old 13th Jan 2015 at 4:51 AM
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#34 Old 22nd Feb 2017 at 7:45 PM
Please tell me is there anything I have to do in the game to make them open stairs, I won't and don't use the closed in stairs, I don't like them. Please if you can help me. Thanks
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