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Featured upload! Testers Wanted: Antique Table Phone

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 27th Oct 2006 at 3:01 PM - Updated 19th Mar 2009 at 2:01 PM by -Maylin-
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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.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Gentlemen, behold!!

I give you... an antique cradle phone! This lovely table phone has been a long time coming, mainly the amount of time it took me to become skilled enough to create it. However, with Numenor's amazing cloning templates, some perserverence, and several tries, I have come up with something I like... that actually works... and can be recoloured!

The animation is not absolutely perfect - it clips a little bit into the ear when in-use, and the hand may clip into the handset during some animations. There is no cord, and sims will still start a call by dialing, and perhaps even leave the handset somewhere stupid - it will still behave like a normal phone, just with a different mesh and textures. Not much I could do about that but it's still quite lovely and looks very nice for Victorian sims.

It shows in the catalogue in the same place as normal phones (Buy Mode - Electronics - Small Electronics), and is 200 simoleons (a bit more expensive than normal). 710 polys, 630 vertices (pretty darn low), created from scratch in Milkshape. This should be EP and base-game compatible... I have Pets and all the Pets functions seem to come up on it as well. I would appreciate testers - I don't tend to play much myself. I am also not an incredibly experienced object creator, and probably had no business creating a phone, so use at your own risk.

I've taken care to make the map extremely easy to recolour, and have double-size layer-separated PSDs that you can PM me for if you want to recolour it easily using some of my graphics. Three recolours are included, plus the default cream with brass, gold curliecues, and roses.

Thanks to:
  • NUMENOR!!!! Thank you thank you thank you! The phone cloning templates which I used to clone my phone from, and his very clear instructions had me with a phone package in under 10 minutes, and a few values from the Simstones phone for the handset and I was almost done!
  • Everyone who has contributed to the creation and development of SimPE. Couldn't do this without your efforts.
  • House of Lime for the curliecue font and Antique Clip Art for the flower graphics.
  • Star, for encouraging me even when I get all mopey and convinced I have an atmospheric pressure considerably lower than my surrounding environment. Thanks, hon.
  • MTS2, the rest of the staff, and Delphy, for creating a such a fantastic place to learn and share information, so I could figure out how to do cool stuff like this.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
AntiqueTablePhone.rar 382.6 KB 124,082 27th Oct 2006
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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Top Secret Researcher
#76 Old 28th Oct 2006 at 5:35 PM
Thank you so much! I really needed this for my Victorian neighborhood. I appreciate all the hard work you put into this creation.
Field Researcher
#77 Old 28th Oct 2006 at 9:05 PM
What a nice idea! And beutifully done!

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. (Oscar Wilde)
Field Researcher
#78 Old 29th Oct 2006 at 2:28 AM
This is so amazingly beautiful, exquisite and cute. It's amazing!

Sims do like to leave their phones somewhere stupid...I found the handset on the toilet flushtank once (lol juuust kidding)

~Sarah~
Lab Assistant
#79 Old 29th Oct 2006 at 2:45 AM
It's lovely!! Thank you for making such a wonderful phone.
And thanks bunch for sharing.
Field Researcher
#80 Old 29th Oct 2006 at 7:40 AM
I do not like to play victorian but I love antique phones! Thank you vera much for sharing your craetions with us!
Lab Assistant
#81 Old 30th Oct 2006 at 4:52 AM
This is PERFECT!!! Thank you so much <3

"Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?"
Test Subject
#82 Old 30th Oct 2006 at 6:41 AM
Gorgeous phone, works wonderfully - love it!!
Lab Assistant
#83 Old 30th Oct 2006 at 3:02 PM
That is gorgeous. Thanks
Lab Assistant
#84 Old 30th Oct 2006 at 6:00 PM
Gorgeous HP!
Fantastic how you got the receiver to stay in style while being held.
My favorites for Simmies is antique 'Victorian' ANYTHING... love it
Lab Assistant
#85 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 10:19 AM
these are georgious. Thanks for sharing
Test Subject
#86 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 12:43 PM
So great! Thank you!
Test Subject
#87 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 5:41 PM
You did a amazing job! All my old sims & my thanks you!
Test Subject
#88 Old 1st Nov 2006 at 6:22 PM
Finally a phone for my victorian sims!! Great job, Thanks.
Lab Assistant
#89 Old 2nd Nov 2006 at 4:03 AM
gorgeous! not enough phone styles out there, and this one is beutiful. thanks for creating/sharing
Test Subject
#90 Old 2nd Nov 2006 at 7:17 PM
I've been requesting this for ages. Thanks!

Criticism comes easier than craftsmanship.
Zeuxis
Greek painter (~400 BC)
Test Subject
#91 Old 5th Nov 2006 at 9:24 AM
Thank you, thank you, thank you and once more, thank you! I just made a victorian house, was looking for an old style phone. Downloaded it, works perfectly! I like the recolors. I can now have that good ol' victorian feeling at home now. Once again, Thanks!

~Death isn't that big of a deal. It's just like having an eternal sleep. A never ending dream~
Lab Assistant
#92 Old 7th Nov 2006 at 6:32 AM
Thats a really good creation! Thank you for sharing.
Lab Assistant
#93 Old 8th Nov 2006 at 7:10 PM
I have been using this BEAUTIFUL phone for the past week or so, and it is working perfectly! Thank you so much!! It is perfect for my Victorian-style homes!!

God will never give you more than you can handle--my mother
Test Subject
#94 Old 10th Nov 2006 at 4:15 AM
OOOH!!! So cool, and so pretty :-) Snagged, and thank you soooo much :-)
Test Subject
#95 Old 10th Nov 2006 at 8:29 PM
these are great. I love the way they look in the game.
Test Subject
#96 Old 10th Nov 2006 at 9:09 PM
thanks so much. I have been looking for somthing like this for a long time! my victorian sims will be very happy!
Instructor
#97 Old 18th Nov 2006 at 4:06 AM
AWESOME!!! This phone and the recolors are an incredible addition to any Victorian theme, thankyou so much!

Check out my sexy male sim creations! http://www.insimenator.net/forumdisplay.php?f=170
Lab Assistant
#98 Old 21st Nov 2006 at 6:18 PM
Very awsome HP, love how antique looking it is...great job with the mesh
Lab Assistant
#99 Old 3rd Dec 2006 at 5:30 AM
Wonderful. Thanks.

"My license to make fun of everyone comes from knowing I'm the biggest joke of all"
If you know who I'm quoting, have a (virtual) cookie. ;)
Test Subject
#100 Old 4th Dec 2006 at 10:21 AM
Very well done! Thank you!
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