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Featured upload! Xanathons Photonic Energy Lamp

by xanathon Posted 24th Mar 2006 at 11:18 PM - Updated 20th Oct 2008 at 5:56 PM by -Maylin-
20 Comments / replies (Who?) - 20 Feedback Posts
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.
For a change from the Starship models I wanted to do an unique object again.

This lamp is inspired by the Voyager episode "Heroes And Demons". At the start of the episode a small amount of unusual "photonic" energy was transported out of a suns corona into a lab container for experimenting. It was contained there by a forcefield and you could see the photonic energy swirling around in that container.

Based on that plot I've build this lamp. If it is off you see only the frame, but if you activate the lamp, you get an animated swirling "photonic energy" emitting light. Looks quite cool.

You can put this lamp on the floor, on desks or counters. I guess it will look quite good in a lab in it's activated state, but you also can use this as some kind of hightech-lavalamp in a "normal" sims home.

Mesh and textures (including of course the animated "photonic" alphatexture) are by me. The mesh has 480 vertices and 500 faces. The look resembles the device used on Voyager.

I have to issue a warning here: The energy caught in the container was a part of an intelligent photonic species living in the sun and its brethren caused some critical malfunctions of the holodeck trying to get back their captured friend. So be careful! :o)

Have fun! :dance:

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
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xanathon_photoniclamp.rar 250.2 KB 11,726 24th Mar 2006
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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20 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 19 Feedback Posts
Lab Assistant
#2 Old 24th Mar 2006 at 11:34 PM
Thanks Xanathon,
Voyager is my next project,
Trying to make it more impressive than Enterprise...(though it might take a while).
Field Researcher
#3 Old 24th Mar 2006 at 11:59 PM Last edited by simnuts101 : 25th Mar 2006 at 12:07 AM.
You know, I'm more of an 18th century kind-a-guy, (just look at my pic-*lol*), but I have to say xanathon, THIS REALLY IS COOL!!! Thanks so much for sharing this!! I can't wait to try it out, it looks real neat!

EDIT - "Looks real neat!! what a geek I am :haha: , told you I'm more of an 18th century kinda guy!! - Looks GREAT in the game!!! :nod:


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Original Poster
#4 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 12:14 AM

Thou art welcome. :o)

Your Versailles-style windows, doors and furniture are just great.

I guess you would like the costume I wear when at meetings of my fantasy-club... :o)

I do not only like the future but the past also. Only my objects tend to be more from the scifi-side... :D

happy simming,

Xanathon's Laboratory :: WishList

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#5 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 2:46 AM
Oh. I like this! Great Job, Xana!

"Your happiness is unrelated to anything you have inside." - Riku
#6 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 5:58 AM
very unique! thanks

Wanna see me whiz?
Test Subject
#7 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 5:58 AM
It' amazing !!! thank you
Top Secret Researcher
#8 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 8:07 AM
Wow this is so very unique and stylish for our sci-fi sims. Thank you for creating and sharing with us. I really like it.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 12:40 PM
Damn it man your starting to piss me off everything you make kicks @$$! I don't know why that makes me angry it should make me happy. Have you seen my therapist I can't find him?

Read my signature it cries for attention!

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Original Poster
#10 Old 25th Mar 2006 at 2:57 PM
"There is no anger - there is the force..."


happy simming,

Xanathon's Laboratory :: WishList

.: Do not harass me with requests via PM, you will only get ignored :.
.: Don't post my objects or objects derived from them on paysites or the exchange! :.
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 26th Mar 2006 at 5:49 AM


Thank you, VERY much!!!

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Lab Assistant
#12 Old 1st Apr 2006 at 11:33 AM
Bahaha, i saw that episode today Thanks, but i don't know where i'm gonna put all this star trek stuff..
Test Subject
#13 Old 24th Apr 2006 at 4:33 PM
Hi! Just wanted to thank you, again& again, for this lamp, and all the wonderful sci-fi stuff you added to the game. I just love everythink you made, and I was tracking a link to one of your creations when I first found MTS2. So I have to thank you for this, also!
*Live long and prosper!*

...I'm looking for the face I had before the world was made...
Field Researcher
#14 Old 1st Jul 2006 at 9:51 AM
That's very useful. Firstly it fullfills the sci-fi topic what i very appreciate and second
the energy feature is welcome!

nothing there
Test Subject
#15 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 7:57 PM
rockit! i love ALL your star trek stuff!

if you must mount the gallows, give a jest to the crowd, a coin to the headsman,
and make the drop, with a smile on your lips.
-Robert Jordan
Field Researcher
#16 Old 4th Aug 2006 at 10:25 AM
This totally rocks! Thanks for sharing it. :D

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Field Researcher
#17 Old 5th Dec 2006 at 5:08 PM
Damn it man...well done!!!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 28th Feb 2007 at 6:29 PM
cool - voyager? is that the star trek one? or the one with jon-erik hexum from 1984?
Field Researcher
#19 Old 22nd Jun 2007 at 1:21 AM
You know, I used to have a Lamp like this when I was a kid (and I'm only 21! OMG!) I like this. Do you think you can do some recolors?
Test Subject
#20 Old 28th Oct 2007 at 6:51 PM
Deliciously nerdy! Thank you!
Test Subject
#21 Old 29th Mar 2008 at 4:12 PM
I like this one, and am going to download it, but what about making a wall mounted version?