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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-
183 Comments / replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts, 11 Thanks 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.
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.

Style: Retro
Room: Living Study
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

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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Size: 382.6 KB · Downloads: 128,705 · 27th Oct 2006
382.6 KB 128,705 27th Oct 2006
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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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Test Subject
#151 Old 26th Nov 2008 at 12:39 AM
Thank you! It looks exactly like my phone (I'm only 14 tho) I love old-fashioned things and I'm sure my sims will too :D
#152 Old 12th Jan 2009 at 3:55 AM
Uhhhh- mazing. Thank you. Fantastic work! I usually build modern, but this looks so good I had to get it. Better late than never.
Lab Assistant
#153 Old 12th Jan 2009 at 7:18 PM
HP, my honey, you are the best! I download a lot of your stuff, and this is just what I came here for. Sim shopping!
Forum Resident
#154 Old 15th Jan 2009 at 2:58 AM
I use your phone in my "Million Dollar Challenge" blog, and of course credit you:
Test Subject
#155 Old 15th Apr 2009 at 11:33 AM
I absolutely love it!! Thanks so much for your work and sharing this. I really appreciate the recolors and flowers.
Test Subject
#156 Old 19th Apr 2009 at 9:01 AM
these work so perfectly i love it :D

Cupcakes Aren't Cupcakes Without Sprinkles
Test Subject
#157 Old 5th Aug 2009 at 5:07 PM
This is veeerry pretty and so cute. Works fine in my game. Thanks!
Test Subject
#158 Old 20th Aug 2009 at 6:04 PM
this is incredible! thank you! You rock, hysterical paroxsym! But what was i expecting if not greatness from you?
Field Researcher
#159 Old 20th Sep 2009 at 2:41 PM
Wow such much detail on the phone i love this i used it when i had a random victorian house in the middle of a load of city sims lol ^^
Lab Assistant
#160 Old 7th Oct 2009 at 9:12 AM
Lovely. Cheers!
Forum Resident
#161 Old 20th Feb 2010 at 8:32 PM

Thank you.
Mad Poster
#162 Old 1st May 2010 at 11:27 AM
beautiful! can any1 please convert this to sims 3? :'(
Test Subject
#163 Old 16th Aug 2010 at 7:51 AM
These are absolutely Beautiful! Thank you for your time and effort! My sim families will love them!!!
Test Subject
#164 Old 2nd Oct 2010 at 11:09 PM
Field Researcher
#165 Old 3rd Jan 2011 at 11:35 PM
Gorgeous, thanks very much!
Test Subject
#166 Old 6th Feb 2011 at 4:18 PM
Thank you! The horrible 1980s radio phone was really getting to me. This is fab and pretty, thank you
Test Subject
#167 Old 28th Apr 2011 at 9:44 PM
Amazing! Thanks
Field Researcher
#168 Old 9th Jul 2011 at 9:09 PM
Perfect for my posh socialite!
Test Subject
#169 Old 2nd Aug 2011 at 9:27 PM
oh, it'll be perfect for my vintage sims, thank you! ^o^
Test Subject
#170 Old 25th Sep 2011 at 7:47 AM
Thanks so much, been looking for one of these for forever!
Test Subject
#171 Old 1st Mar 2012 at 8:27 PM
wow, this is great for my older sims! thanks! (any chance of a mobile/cell phone for base game?
#172 Old 3rd Mar 2012 at 9:53 AM
fantastic, just what my victorian slash steampunk Sims need! Thank you!
Test Subject
#173 Old 9th Jul 2012 at 2:18 PM
This phone is awesome! I need a phone like this for my vintage-themed Sims 3 household. Can somebody please convert this to Sims 3?
Test Subject
#174 Old 15th Jul 2012 at 5:51 PM
Oh lawd I keep hearing all your descriptions in Doctor Weird's voice.
Test Subject
#175 Old 25th May 2013 at 12:25 PM
It's PERFECT!! Thank you!!!
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