Saturday, March 28, 2015

Fire Escape Set

I've seen several fire escapes done for TS2, but none of them are realistic enough for me.  Soooo, here I go again!  I had to have a realistic fire escape.  First I made a 4-tiled version of a fire escape that would be used for the top sections and then another that would be used as the bottom section with a pull-down ladder.  Next, I made second versions like the first ones except they're 3-tiled.  Then I thought, hmmmm, I think I need mirrored versions of these, so I made those too.  Now the set has 8 fire escape meshes.  But I need an access to the roof!  Next up, a roof access ladder meshed in two parts, the main ladder and the hooked top.  Now I've got a realistic fire escape set!  Then, for easier recoloring, I slaved all the pieces to Fire Escape 1A.  Now I have everything except different paint jobs on the set.  I made four metal recolors...Bare Metal, White Painted Metal, Rusted Metal and Grimy Metal.

The Fruits of My Labor






Mesh Statistics:

M&G Version:

Fire Escape 1A and 1A mirrored version:  465 faces/tile, appears in the catalog under Buld Mode/ Architecture for 300 Simoleons.
Fire Escape 1B and 1B mirrored version:  269 faces/tile, appears in the catalog under Buld Mode/ Architecture for 300 Simoleons.
Fire Escape 2A and 2A mirrored version:  649 faces/tile, appears in the catalog under Buld Mode/ Architecture for 250 Simoleons.
Fire Escape 2A and 2B mirrored version:  790 faces/tile, appears in the catalog under Buld Mode/ Architecture for 250 Simoleons.
Roof Access Ladder:  698 faces, appears in the catalog under Buld Mode/ Architecture for 80 Simoleons.
Roof Access Ladder Top:  1218 faces, appears in the catalog under Buld Mode/ Architecture for 80 Simoleons.


The Base Game version has all the objects categorized as Decorative/Miscellaneous.

If you don't have M&G, download the Base Game version.  Do not download both!  You can only have one version in your game. 

But, one thing that still bothered me is when I put a fire door in the wall adjacent to a fire escape and the door generates a floor tile, it ruins the appearance of the fire escape.  Where would you ever see a section of floor plopped into a fire escape?  And invisible floor tiles still leave that unsightly edge, Ugh!  I've used Cyclonesue's "Industrial Strength Doors" set for my fire doors in the past and they look quite good in the game.  So, I made a "fake" fire door that doesn't generate the floor tile when placed in walls and slaved it to Cyclonesue's master of her industrial door.  The door has a wall mask, so it will cut out the wall when placed (like a door should), but no floor tiles are generated.  BTW, Sims's can't use the door.  After all it's just a fake!  :)

Mesh Statistics:

"Fake" Fire Door:  714 faces, appears in the catalog under Bulid Mode/Doors for 1 Simoleon.
    

 I've also included a White Doorframe recolor of cyclonesue's master of the industrial door set.

For convenience, (and since they're now a free download at TSR) I've included Cyclonesue's door and her original recolors.  


In-Game Shots




All the pieces in the set can be placed on a building without the use of cheats.  I've enabled them to be placed "in air" so you don't need floor tiles for them to sit on.

Tested in a vanilla game with all Expansions plus M&G.   Everything is base game compatible.  Visible in Neighborhood View.  Files are compressed.

Ray :)

Per a request, I've added a download for a collection file for the Fire Escape Set.

16 comments:

  1. This is wonderful Ray. And with so many better choices and colors than the ones already out there.
    Good job!

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  2. Beautiful work! Your creations make the game more realistic. Thank you, Ray.

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  3. Beau-ti-ful and finally a realistic set!
    Thanks!
    epo

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  4. I've been waiting in vain for a set like this for years. And the door is just brilliant!
    Thank you!

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  5. Just perfect! Thank you so much.

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  6. Oh my gosh,
    Ray you are awesome.This set takes the icing,the cherry and the cake.I always wanted a multi piece fire escape set with several options,mirrored stairs and matching ladders.Now i finally have the fire escape set i always wished for.
    It is funny how your creations are fitting together nicely from the basement to the roof.First the heater and boiler stuff,then the AC Units, then bilboards,fireescapes and what`s next? Maybe rooftop water tanks? :D
    Just kidding.

    Anyway,thanks for putting that much effort into your cool sets.

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  7. Love this Ray, thank you
    Kim (BPS)

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  8. Perfect. Just what I was looking for.

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  9. Hi Ray -
    Love your creations! One thing - this set is base-game compatible, but since it's in Architecture those of us who don't have AL(?) can't see it in the catalog. Is there any chance that you could either reclassify these objects or put them in a collection file? The latter approach did get me in business with your latest chimney set. I'd really appreciate it :-)
    - Jane

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    1. Hi Jane,
      I added the collection file you requested.

      Ray :)

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    2. Thanks so much, Ray! - Jane

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  10. I can't wait to use these !!! Thank you so much for creating and sharing the goods with the rest of us!

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  11. Hey man, those are great! Could you make a Sims 3 version?

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