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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.

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      Study: Study/Office
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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#51 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 10:08 PM
This is going to look great in my big masions, thanks a lot!
Mad Poster
#52 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 10:16 PM
Old fashioned?? I guess 44 yrs is kinda old-fashioned. LOL, I had these types of phones in my bedroom for 20 yrs. I love it! I will test will my pets game. I love these phones.

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Field Researcher
#53 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 10:16 PM
Wow! It's absolutly gorgeous! Thank you, I've been needing something to go good with my victorian sims!
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#54 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 10:23 PM
Omg I love you. :D

I remember seeing the original version of this on your site about 34,655 years ago, and I've been waiting excitedly for it ever since. This is absolutely EXQUISITE, and exactly what I needed for all of those ridiculous old mansions that I'm so fond of building. Thank you so much for sharing this here, and for all of the hard work that you must have put into making it.

PS- The black version owns all.

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#55 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 10:29 PM
Thank you so much I have wanted a phone like this and why maxis has never included one in the game is beyond me! Thank You! Thank You!

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#56 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 11:07 PM
You do not know how long I;ve needed an old phone like this! Thank you! :D
Test Subject
#57 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 11:20 PM
Wow! This is just what I wanted. Thank YOU!!!
Top Secret Researcher
#58 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 11:35 PM
it looks great, what a cool idea, thanks for sharing

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Test Subject
#59 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 11:38 PM
Beautiful phone...definately d/ling! :D
Test Subject
#60 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 11:59 PM
Wow, just wow. ^^
I want to have a phone like that in real life. Thanks for making it.
#61 Old 28th Oct 2006 at 12:36 AM
AMAZING! Your hard work really shows... very cool! I love the textures too!

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#62 Old 28th Oct 2006 at 12:46 AM
This is very, very beautiful and detailed work. Thanks for your effort. We all appreciate it.

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Lab Assistant
#63 Old 28th Oct 2006 at 12:47 AM
This is absolutely beautiful, thank you!
Lab Assistant
#64 Old 28th Oct 2006 at 2:34 AM
Thankyou for the lovely phone it will go great in my sim home
Test Subject
#65 Old 28th Oct 2006 at 3:27 AM
Default antique phone
This is nice. I have been waiting for a different type of phone. This is really great. I just love it!!!!!!

Great job.

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Test Subject
#66 Old 28th Oct 2006 at 4:19 AM
Very beautiful! I've always wanted to have phone like this in game Yay~
Great work ^^b Thank you!

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Lab Assistant
#67 Old 28th Oct 2006 at 6:56 AM
I love-love-love this phone! you have no idea how long I've wanted something like this. Thank you so very much for sharing your talent with us!

Lab Assistant
#68 Old 28th Oct 2006 at 9:36 AM
Very pretty! Thank you!
Field Researcher
#69 Old 28th Oct 2006 at 9:38 AM
gorgeus job
thanks you so much for your hard work
i love antiques
Test Subject
#70 Old 28th Oct 2006 at 9:52 AM
Thank you so much. Just what I was looking for!!
Lab Assistant
#71 Old 28th Oct 2006 at 10:03 AM
oooooh, thank you!!!

Field Researcher
#72 Old 28th Oct 2006 at 10:55 AM
My Victorian sims will love you
Lab Assistant
#73 Old 28th Oct 2006 at 10:59 AM
Simply amazing.

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Test Subject
#74 Old 28th Oct 2006 at 12:07 PM
Ohh nice job!
Lab Assistant
#75 Old 28th Oct 2006 at 1:35 PM
This is awesome! What amazing quality. My sims and I worship you.
Although this makes me wonder if there are any antique wall phones out there that anyone know of?

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