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Picked upload! Maxis Wooden Stairs - Redux [ recolourable ]

by Reyn Posted 25th Feb 2007 at 5:55 PM - Updated 26th Feb 2007 at 2:17 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 - http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=53159 - 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!

Details
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 - http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=53159
Also, you must have the Scriptorium installed - http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=192613

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
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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 ]
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
RS_OpenTimberStairs_022207.rar 22.9 KB 25,048 25th Feb 2007
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\

-or-

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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