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Featured upload! "Ascension" - Elevator Stairs (1 tile)

by Targa Posted 16th Oct 2005 at 10:15 PM - Updated 23rd Oct 2005 at 1:27 AM by Targa : Edited to avoid misinterpretations
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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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Because of some responses here in this thread suggesting I make an invisible recolor, I'm editing to include the following links:

Other Versions can be found at the following links
Recolorable version with 5 new textures, including invisible is here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=97367
Square-shaped design is here:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=97383
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I suppose this is the natural conclusion of my stairs research, and perhaps some of you could see it coming.

At first I had no plans to make one, and indeed wasn't even considering it, but I wanted to see if I could accomplish it, so I gave it a whirl. My elevator is a bit different than the other one out there. Here's a list of features:

Can be placed anywhere, no restrictions on placement.

There is no "front" or "back" or even "side" to this object. You can block any three of the cardinal directions with objects or walls, and block any different three on the upper story, and the Sim can still use it. As you can see from the second screenshot, it truly takes up only a single tile.

Stacks vertically. I made the upper "disc" slightly smaller than the lower disc. What this means for you is that when you stack them, the smaller upper disc is hidden inside the new bottom disc, for a nice, clean appearance.

This was made from the StareStepper staircase, and retains the availability of all 5 original colors (though the center stays white).

Mesh info: 864 faces total

Maxis original stairs had over 4,000 faces.

Another interesting feature of this is that the "teleportation point" is dead-center, so when you stack them and tell a Sim to go up say...5 floors, they instantly teleport right to the top, without any pauses at each floor. Very quickly! It's amusing to see.

Anyhoo....I hope you find this super spacesaver "staircase" a useful addition to your custom object collection.

Enjoy!

-Targa

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
Targas_Ascension_Elevator.rar 107.4 KB 63,137 16th Oct 2005
Targas_Ascension_Elevator.zip 201.4 KB 45,497 16th Oct 2005
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: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

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4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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