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Featured upload! Retro Microphones, Usable with Skill Building plus a decorative Mic for tables

by cokenasmile Posted 6th Oct 2006 at 6:45 PM - Updated 19th Mar 2009 at 1:53 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.
Here are two functional Retro Microphones and a decorative table top microphone. Please note I did –not- use move objects or any cheats for these pictures. I moved the Mics to the very edge of the tile so as to place it correctly with the Sim when in use so do not face the mic tile against a wall or other object as it will clip into the other item. I cloned from the Modular Image Full Length Mirror and they will give you the options to “Practice Speech” or “Practice Romance” and your Sims will gain skill points for use. They gain charisma or romance skill points, though the romance skill is a hidden skill. No, you can’t change your looks or anything else in them. You will find them in the Dining, Study, and Living rooms under Electronics/Audio (the speaker). They are $145 for the Vertical vented Mic and $150 for the Horizontal mic.

Maxis Mirror had: 1242 faces and 1228 vertices
Vertical Mic has: 660 faces and 507 vertices
Horizontal Mic has: 732 faces and 509 vertices

The decorative table microphone costs $150 and is found under Dining, Study, Living room Decorative. I cloned it from The Measure of a Sim stautue. It is purely decorative, but you can stage things with it for pictures and movies.

Maxix statue had: 1643 faces and 1160 vertices
Table Mic has: 640 faces and 467 vertices

HystericalParoxysm asked me to make a microphone for some pictures, and you can see some of them here: http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=192088
It had way too many poly’s and so I made these as lower-poly versions for the rest of you. Huge thanks to HP for the idea and giving me great pictures to work from for the mesh as well as giving me encouragement along the way.

Also, thank you to SilentButtDeadly who gave the idea to make them functional and not just decorative like the one I made originally.

BigThanks to:
and thank you to everyone for the MooMoo I"m still in shock, though thrilled.

Programs used in the making of this: SimPE MilkShape 3D
Adobe Photoshop CS2

***DO NOT upload to any paysite or anything like a paysite. My work is to stay on MTS2. Period. DO NOT recolor or clone without my permission. I worked hard on this and would want any recolors or inclusions in other items to be by my permission and with credit and a link here for the mesh.***

~ cokenasmile
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
cokenasmilermicv.rar 45.9 KB 92,027 6th Oct 2006
cokenasmileRmicT.rar 62.9 KB 77,897 6th Oct 2006
cokenasmilermicH.rar 44.1 KB 76,464 6th 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\


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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Original Poster
#51 Old 22nd Jan 2007 at 4:55 PM
Just throwing in a sing option doesn't really work since the animations aren't there. I suppose some could be pieced together, but I am afraid I won't be adding that anytime soon, I'm sorry. I may revisit this later, though.

If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right.
SO much to do and so many other things to distract me.
Test Subject
#52 Old 20th Feb 2007 at 1:45 PM
is it compatable with Pets and Nightlife?
Lab Assistant
#53 Old 24th Feb 2007 at 4:52 AM
good work!

True Image Of Happiness

a.k.a. Small Town Sim
Test Subject
#54 Old 7th Jun 2007 at 12:17 PM
These are gorgeous! Thank you so much.
#55 Old 16th Jun 2007 at 5:35 AM
Really nice! Now I can make some series that need these!

Anybody who can make a Yoon Eun Hye Sim?
Test Subject
#56 Old 16th Jun 2007 at 5:45 AM
very cool!
Test Subject
#57 Old 28th Jul 2007 at 6:32 PM
gr8 gr8 gr8 perfect super!!!! yeah! thx sooo much
Lab Assistant
#58 Old 19th Aug 2007 at 11:47 PM
Thnk you so much for these, they are very cool, and very retro.
Thanks a bunch!

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
-Dr. Seuss
Lab Assistant
#59 Old 1st Sep 2007 at 4:43 PM
Thank you so much for these!
Lab Assistant
#60 Old 1st Nov 2007 at 5:23 AM
I needed this, thanks.
Lab Assistant
#61 Old 27th Nov 2007 at 9:51 PM
Hey wait, doesn't one of the EPs have an option where you click on the sim and you can choose "freestyle" or "freestyle for tips"? It's either Uni, Pets or NLife. Couldn't you use the animations on that?

There is no spoon
Lab Assistant
#62 Old 27th Nov 2007 at 9:52 PM
I'm guessing Uni

There is no spoon
Test Subject
#63 Old 14th Jan 2008 at 3:28 PM
Thank you these will be brilliant for my storytelling
#64 Old 23rd Jan 2008 at 12:53 AM
I love this! this is so excellent! thank you so much!!!

When in doubt, use clean installer
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Test Subject
#65 Old 23rd Jan 2008 at 3:29 AM
That's pretty cool ! Thank you~
Test Subject
#66 Old 19th Feb 2008 at 2:48 AM
It is pretty cool, but there seems to be a problem with the table mic, it is unselectable after you put it down, so you have to turn the Move_objects cheat on and delete the table and even then, you don't get all the money back from buying the mic in the first place, so could you please fix that? I would really appreciate that... Thank you for making them though, these are the only usable ones I have seen other than in Nightlife, so it is really nice to not have to NEED Nightlife to get a decent mic!
#67 Old 13th Mar 2008 at 9:02 AM
Thank you, these are really awesome.

The rest of my skins can be found in my blog
Test Subject
#68 Old 17th Jan 2009 at 10:25 PM
Thank you so much! I was looking for this for a while and I finally found it!
Test Subject
#69 Old 22nd Mar 2009 at 7:24 PM
I've allways wanted these thanks
Test Subject
#70 Old 20th May 2009 at 7:10 PM
with these i made my own performance theatre
but the table top one =
cant be moved once bought.
cant be interacted with.

anyway the other two are great!
Test Subject
#71 Old 22nd May 2009 at 5:01 PM
Thanks! Useful for movie video making!
Test Subject
#72 Old 24th May 2009 at 9:45 PM
Finally! I've been looking for something like this! this will come into great use! and Coke=FYW

Lab Assistant
#73 Old 12th Jul 2009 at 6:21 PM
coolio, yay.

accept no imitations
music is 4 life
did i forget to mention i make no sense to anyone?
#74 Old 1st Aug 2009 at 4:15 PM
I Love It, I wish you can make sim sing lol
Test Subject
#75 Old 7th Aug 2009 at 12:36 AM
im a bit dissapointed because you should have cloned from the karioke machine so they could sing -_-
but its good for all the ppl without base games who want to make sims vids... anyways thx ITS THE ONLY WORKING ONE I FOUND XD

The devil got landed a sh*tty job, he has to deal with a$$holes everyday hes probably bored as hell-gerardway
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Style: Retro
Room: Living Study Outdoor
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #Retro, #Microphone, #skill, #charisma, #romance