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The Mistral Wood and Glass Staircase (with 36 matching fences)

by d4RE Posted 27th Dec 2017 at 7:15 PM
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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.

The staircase is just plain old wooden treads, supported by thick glass walls. The top rails are sized to cover the floor edges in the floor cutout the stairs make. The fence rails also cover floor edges at their bases, and are designed slightly thicker than the top rail of the staircase, so that the fence color should "override" the staircase color if they are not the same.

Both staircase and fence have two recolorable subsets - wood and glass. I tried to get away with just a few representative color combinations on the fences, but who was I kidding? I knew just after a couple hours of testing and fine-tuning, that I would end up making fences for all possible combinations for my own game, so ... might as well just knuckle down and get them all done at once so I could share. If you don't want all the clutter in your Build Mode bin, don't feel obligated to install them all. They are separated by wood color into subfolders, so you can pick and choose which ones you want to put in the Downloads folder of your game.

Requirements: These are technically both Basegame objects, but you will need to have at least one EP installed for the fences to work.

Tools used:

Blender 2.79

GIMP SimPE Genetica Viewer

Technical Data:

in-game price:

Staircase - 1,225
Railing/Fence - 42

face count:

Staircase - 1214
Railing/Fence - 96 (same for both straight and diagonal)

Catalog Location:

Staircase - Build Tools > Staircases
Railing/Fence - Build Mode>Miscellaneous>Fences

Textures Attribution

All wood textures are Eaxis, taken from Simple Structure Staircase and Stare Stepper
Glass created in GIMP and SimPE, with a texture generated using Genetica Viewer
Texture for "pistons" - Great circular brushed gold texture

Polygon Counts:
stairs 1080
groundshadow 6
railleft1 16
railleft2 16
railleft3 16
railleft4 16
railright1 16
railright2 16
railright3 16
railright4 16

straight 96
diagonal 96
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Additional Credits:
Quaxi and the SimPE team
Tashiketh and the great MTS community
Frillen and pixelhate for helping me understand TXMTs and transparency

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
dARE-MistralStaircase.rar 217.5 KB 540 27th Dec 2017
Mistral Rails.rar 869.0 KB 512 27th Dec 2017
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\


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

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