I just found a spiral
staircase mod for The Sims 4. I was just browsing Twitter this morning
and I found this tweet only posted like, half an hour ago, introducing
this spiral staircases mod. You can kind of see in this video, but it looks
like they've made functional spiral staircases. I can't wrap my head around this, I didn't
think it was possible in The Sims 4. They posted this big frequently asked
questions page on their Patreon kind of explaining how it works and what it does
and what the problems it's having are. Because obviously it's only in early access, it literally just came out so there's
still some bugs they're facing. So they basically made these spiral staircases
that completely function like normal. You can even stack them like in this GIF
so you can go up multiple floors and stuff. We honestly have a pretty cool
stair system in The Sims 4 already, but I've been wanting spiral
staircases for so long. Right now by default we have just
these sort of plain flat stairs, but you can kind of configure them
into a lot of different directions.
Uou can sort of adjust them whatever way you want, I mean there's a lot of room for
creativity with the stairs in this game. And compared to other Sims games, this is huge. I don't know how many of you were
around when they first announced this, but I literally cried when they first
showed this because I was so excited. Like, there were actual tears in my eyes,
I was so overjoyed by this stair update. Because before they were just plain,
just flat, you couldn't do anything, but back in the older Sims games,
we also had spiral staircase items. I just googled this to show you a
picture, but they looked like this. But you can see, it was only two
by two so it was quite small and it fit really well into a lot of
smaller spaces because of that.
And they're also great
because they were stackable, I mean these spiral stairs were so good. I used to use them all the time. I've always kind
of had like a fascination with spiral staircases. I guess to me they seem like, really
fancy and that's why I like them. Although maybe in real life this is not
for me, like the holes in the stairs just kind of scream tripping hazard and we all
know that I am very clumsy and not safe. But they look very cool and so
I'm really excited about this mod.
Honestly I didn't even think it
was possible in The Sims 4 so I am extremely impressed by this mod
and I haven't even downloaded it yet. Let me close my game really
fast so that I can download it. This one should just install like any other
script mod ,so you just drop those in your mods folder and make sure that you've got
script mods enabled in your game settings.
Let me just grab a tester sim really fast so
that we can actually play around with this. I think Stanley will do. Okay, I grabbed
Stanley so he can help us test this one out and to find them you search spiral
in the build mode category and then you find the spiral staircase cut out
and also these spiral staircases. We've got two options.
I'll just build a little house here so that we can make Stanley try and climb it. I'm also going to turn move objects off just in case because I'm not trying
to like, mess anything up. And then we put the spiral staircase there, and
I guess we can just stack it, right? Like that? Did I rotate those wrong? I might
have rotated them wrong, hang on. Let me put some lights so I
can actually see this better. Uh yeah, I did rotate those wrong. Okay, you want it to line up like this obviously so that your Sims can get up into
the landing and then go back up. What you don't want to do is have a gap
in the floor where they can't stand. Okay, our ginormous spiral staircase is built, unfortunately he needs a door as well
because otherwise he can't get in here. Stanley, would you like to climb
some stairs my little friend? Come on buddy, you can do it.
Oh my god. It's animated really well too.
Wow, look at that! Okay, go again. This time do two levels. Come on buddy, you can —
oh, stop complaining about the heat, you're fine. Go, climb. Up, up, up, up, look at him go!
Oh my god. Why am I so excited about this? He does, he keeps going! There's obviously a couple small issues
with this because it's in early access, it's not done yet, there's still
some bugs they're trying to work out. So for example, only the shortest wall
height is visually supported right now, but it sounds like it'll still work on all wall
heights, it just won't look right just yet.
I'm actually gonna test that quickly and
see if he can get up there like this. I think it should work, but we'll find out.
Oh, it does work, it just doesn't look right just yet obviously because there's like, a hole
and stuff and he kind of floats up at the top. They were saying in their little FAQ that
they can't really change this to be like, dynamic, like how other stairs are. So you know how the regular stairs will like, automatically adjust to the wall height
depending on what you change it to? They were explaining how they can't change the
spiral to be dynamic, but they are gonna make like a short, medium, and tall version separately, they
just only have the short version done right now. Think of it kind of like how there's
different wall heights for curtains, like the curtains don't automatically adjust,
you have to just grab the different heights. Same thing for these stairs, they
just haven't finished them yet.
They're also a little bit different
because they work like items instead of like a staircase, it isn't
like a separate build feature, it's more of like a furniture piece so you
can put it in your inventory and stuff. I kind of want to test with other age
groups right now because they said in their little description that all of the
age groups except toddlers have animations. They're still working on toddler animations
right now so they'll just teleport. They also said that pets won't
teleport so the pets kind of need some work still, but I want to test it out. I actually could not express to
you how impressed I am by this. I know I keep saying that, but
like, this is just so cool. I can't believe they managed to do this, like I honestly can't believe
they pulled it off like this.
Okay, so obviously Stanley, adults, elders,
everyone else is gonna be animated, right, but it looks like the toddlers are just
gonna teleport, whatever that means. So I'm gonna find out. Come on
Thalia, you can do it, you can do it. Oh yeah, they did. Honestly, maybe that's better. You know how slow they are
at going upstairs? Maybe if toddlers just teleported,
our lives would be easier. Watch this, watch this. Boom. Easy. But they are gonna fix that, they
are gonna give toddlers an animation, they just haven't finished it yet,
but maybe I like it better without it. I'm just saying. Maybe it's like a nice speed run
tactic is to just have toddlers teleport upstairs. Okay, and I guess it doesn't work with pets
then, like the pets won't teleport even.
They said pets do not have any animations and do not teleport. Teleporting will come
soon in an update and then replaced with animations at a later date like
toddlers, that makes perfect sense. I mean, I personally wouldn't
prioritize the pet animations, right, like there's other things
to work on so we can wait, I will gladly accept this spiral staircase
gift in the meantime because this is so cool. The other kind of weird slight bug
is that when you delete the stairs it doesn't delete the cutout with it so you
got to do that separately, but that's like, no big deal, right, you can just do the
two separate, like it's not a big problem.
I'm actually really excited about having
two variations of these right now as well, it's fun to have like, the wooden
version and the metal version. And they each have a couple really nice swatches, those are like, super easy
to fit into your houses and stuff. This is making me want to build
like, a super cool like, tall, skinny, industrial apartment, right,
like this staircase is perfect for that. I mean, just in general this is like, perfect
for smaller spaces because sometimes you don't want to have like, a ladder to get you
upstairs, so I want something small, I want it to be skinny, but I also want it to be
like, a little bit more fancy than just a ladder. And this is so good to fill that void. Especially if you build a lot of tiny houses and
things, I mean this is just perfect. I keep having Stanley go like, up and down
the stairs because I'm so impressed by this. I just didn't think it was possible in The Sims 4. I guess mostly because after we got the
stair update and we didn't get spiral stairs, I kind of just figured oh, it's not gonna happen.
And obviously this isn't like, official, it's a
mod, but I mean I just figured when we got this, that was gonna be it and we wouldn't get anything
else, so I'm really excited about this mod. I'm so, so impressed. So like I had mentioned, this mod
is actually in early access so it's not available for free to download just yet. So if you want to download
it today, like right now, you can get it off their Patreon
which I will link down below. Otherwise it comes out completely on October
17th. Of course I'm gonna link their Patreon, their Twitter, the download, all of that
down below if you want to go check it out.
Let me know if we should do a
build using these because I am feeling really inspired to do some
spiral staircase builds right now. Modders just consistently blow
me away with their talent. I just can't believe they did this, I mean my little brain doesn't know anything
about modding so to me, this is like magic. These are miracle workers that
are making these things happen, so if you want to support them, again
their stuff is all linked down below. If you like mods and mod videos like this
for The Sims 4, I do a bunch of these. I actually just did one about
the color picker mod. With it, you can change the swatch of literally
anything to any color, like using hex codes. It is so cool so I'll link that
video down below too, but with that, I'm gonna cut this video right here
so thank you all so much for watching. Have the best rest of your day, and
I'm gonna catch you all tomorrow, okay? Bye everybody. Oh my goodness, this could not
have come at a better time. I'm currently trying to pre-record in
case I lose power from a hurricane and I am so glad this mod released
now so that I could test it out.
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