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

by Flabaliki Posted 15th Oct 2009 at 8:11 PM - Updated 17th Aug 2012 at 5:53 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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Fences.rar 34.8 KB 13,950 15th Oct 2009
Alder Stairs - Base.rar 23.9 KB 11,735 15th Oct 2009
Alder Stairs - Backless.rar 23.0 KB 11,701 15th Oct 2009
Alder Stairs - Ramp.rar 23.2 KB 8,719 15th Oct 2009
Alder Stairs - Steps.rar 23.6 KB 9,963 15th Oct 2009
All.rar 150.8 KB 50,561 15th Oct 2009
Alder Stairs - Ghost.rar 22.6 KB 10,577 12th Dec 2009
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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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 4:45 PM
These are great, thank you
#27 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 4:47 PM
Marvelous stairs.Thank you so much for sharing this great creation with us.Hugs.
Forum Resident
#28 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 4:55 PM
Thanks a bunch for these! The game has always been highly lacking in stairs and these look awesome! =D
Forum Resident
#29 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 6:41 PM
Perfect options! Thanks for the work on these objects.
Test Subject
#30 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 9:06 PM
The backless stairs are perfect for the tree house I downloaded! Thank you!
Test Subject
#31 Old 16th Oct 2009 at 10:53 PM
Very cool. These fill a very large hole in the vanilla stair selection.
Field Researcher
#32 Old 17th Oct 2009 at 12:52 PM
These are beautiful, thanks for uploading
Lab Assistant
#33 Old 17th Oct 2009 at 10:24 PM
These are absolutely brilliant, many thanks for sharing these! These are just what was needed, your hardwork is really appreciated!!

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Test Subject
#34 Old 17th Oct 2009 at 11:43 PM
Wow, love these. Thanks!
Test Subject
#35 Old 19th Oct 2009 at 7:23 AM
I love them too, they'll make my buildings much prettier Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#36 Old 19th Oct 2009 at 9:49 AM
Fantastic stairs! I have but one issue.... Your version of the fun fence has indeed removed the repeating posts but now I get a repeating black line where the posts once were. Is there any chance you could fully integrate each panel to make it seamless?

Good work overall!
#37 Old 19th Oct 2009 at 11:59 PM
I adore these stairs, I really needed these for many of my homes. The Steps and Base are perfect, Thank You!
Test Subject
#38 Old 20th Oct 2009 at 8:04 PM
At last some decent steps to use in my game, the original EA ones are so annoying and boring. great share,
Test Subject
#39 Old 22nd Oct 2009 at 3:21 PM
God Job !
Lab Assistant
#40 Old 30th Oct 2009 at 1:53 AM
thank you
Test Subject
#41 Old 2nd Nov 2009 at 2:15 AM
Yeah, they turn out great ingame! Thank you for sharing!
Forum Resident
#42 Old 4th Nov 2009 at 8:11 AM
Love it; thanks Flabs :D
9th Nov 2009 at 7:05 PM Last edited by tsayers : 9th Nov 2009 at 7:21 PM. Reason: grammer correction
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Original Poster
#43 Old 9th Nov 2009 at 9:47 PM
Originally Posted by tsayers
Hi, I love your stairs, but I thought you would like to know that the Alder Stair Rails overwrites the maxis cheap rails (the rails that look like poles), for the cheap concrete steps. When I remove "Alder Stair Rails.package" from my mods folder, it shows up. I didn't notice anyone else having this problem, though i did, so just thought I would mention it. Thanks for sharing your creations.

Really? I didn't know this because in my game the cheap rails don't even show up for me, and they never have, the only way I'm able to get them is to place them with the stairs they come with. So I really have no idea why it's doing that *scratches head*

Thanks for the lovely comments everyone

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#44 Old 23rd Nov 2009 at 8:38 AM
I love you for these! Thanks.
Lab Assistant
#45 Old 12th Dec 2009 at 12:09 PM

What about doing a spiral staircase?

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Test Subject
#46 Old 5th Jan 2010 at 11:02 AM
Thank you so much~
This is exactly what I and everyone else has been looking for :D
I definitely agree with those who said the sims 3 stairs are dark and ugly. Even the sims 2 stairs look better xD

Anyway, thanks again (:
Test Subject
#47 Old 6th Jan 2010 at 4:56 PM
i like you.
Lab Assistant
#48 Old 19th Jan 2010 at 12:21 AM
You. Rock. You're turning into a modding master. Thanks so much.

Lab Assistant
#49 Old 25th Feb 2010 at 12:31 PM
Originally Posted by 4katsuki_
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*

Been there...done that.

I really love these but I'm having a problem with them with HEL installed, the files appear under the selection area.
However when I place them they have the mesh of the original one you used, I downloaded the "all" rar file and installed every file, is it HEL causing this?

I don't use custom content in my downloads unless I believe it is really necessary.
Please do not claim my work as your own.
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