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Testers Wanted: Primitive Scroll-in-a-Box Table Phone

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 30th Oct 2006 at 7:58 PM - Updated 19th Mar 2009 at 3:06 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... another phone! This time, a bit more primitive, this phone has a scroll in a wooden box lined with cloth that your medieval, fantasy, and Roman sims can use that doesn't clash with their decor.

The base is the box, and the handset is the scroll. Sims will begin a call by prodding at the wax seal holding the scroll and then, um... hold the scroll to their heads and walk around talking to it. It's... um... magic. Yeah.

It shows in the catalogue in the same place as normal phones (Buy Mode - Electronics - Small Electronics), and is 50 simoleons (a bit cheaper than normal). 1107 polys, 937 vertices (just a smidgen on the high side, but certainly not out of the ordinary), 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. Two recolours are included, plus the default brown wood with blue lining.

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 on how to utilize them.
  • Everyone who has contributed to the creation and development of SimPE. Couldn't do this without your efforts.
  • cokenasmile, for helping me with an issue I was having with the scroll.
  • 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.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Size: 346.8 KB · Downloads: 20,431 · 30th Oct 2006
346.8 KB 20,431 30th Oct 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 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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Mad Poster
#26 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 10:47 AM
Looks great! I love that you put it in a box, adds more realism to it.
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#27 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 11:18 AM
Originally Posted by JHD1189
Hahaha are we going to be seeing a lot more of these phones now? 'Cause if that's the case, then by all means, carrry on.

(PS- Is that room in your pictures from the castle? It definitely looks familiar... )

Hehe, yeah, probably. There are all these damn fantasy sims and elves and stuff that just have nothing reasonable as a phone replacement... and with Numenor's glorious templates, especially with this one that has the same handset orientation as the original, it's just a remesh. So yeah, I'm on this big phone kick. Just finding it difficult to come up with concepts that make sense for it. So, y'know, if you have any bright ideas, jhd, with that big squishy brain of yours, I wouldn't mind a PM with them.

And yes, that is a room from the beautimous castle, with my king (slightly made over) looking goofy talking to a scroll. It was by far the most appropriate lot I had installed for screenshots.

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The Great AntiJen
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#28 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 1:00 PM
Thank you - looks a little strange with the scroll to the ear but WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY better than the out-of-place modern phones in historical neighbourhoods. Excellent.
Test Subject
#29 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 6:28 PM
Very Nice! Good decoration for my medieval theme!
Forum Resident
#30 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 7:39 PM
What a perfect upload for all of the ancient/elfen things lately! Thanks for this- it's come at the right time for me & my new "Ye Olde Place" neighborhood.

Anyway: Awesome scroll-phone, HP. Thanks & Yay!

PS: cokeandasmile: "anachronistic"? Excellent. Just freaking awesome. 8D
Field Researcher
#31 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 8:03 PM
Wonderful job!

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Field Researcher
#32 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 8:07 PM
VERY cool! So necessary for non-modern neighborhoods! Thank you!
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31st Oct 2006 at 10:09 PM
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Test Subject
#33 Old 1st Nov 2006 at 3:12 AM
Originally Posted by HystericalParoxysm

I know it is a little odd, but, well, there's not really any medieval equivalent thing that's held up to the head and that someone would walk around talking into, so, um... it's magic!

Actually, I was hoping someone would do a sea shell as the handset. Still magic, so to speak, but would look a little less odd since people hold conch shells to their ears to hear the 'ocean's roar'. I love the box that holds the scroll. So, ideally, same box, conch shell for the handset. *nudge, nudge* LOL Ok, that was shameless, but a body can hope, right? Meanwhile, I will certainly love adding this to the options until I can find that sea shell model. Thanks for a wonderful addition to the game.
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#34 Old 1st Nov 2006 at 11:01 AM
Cuddley Kitty of Chaos - I'd started on a conch shell version before I did this one - I just got stuck on making a good texture map for the conch shell as it's such a complicated shape. Did seem like the most appropriate thing, but it also seemed very... sea-y, good for mermaids and fairies and stuff, but, well, my medieval king really was wondering why I'd bring him correspondence in the form of a seashell.

my simblr (sometimes nsfw)

“Dude, suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.”
Panquecas, panquecas e mais panquecas.
Test Subject
#35 Old 1st Nov 2006 at 2:45 PM
I have been searching FOREVER it seems to find something for my Medieval Sims..and you have done it! Thank you very much!

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Lab Assistant
#36 Old 3rd Nov 2006 at 8:25 AM
I have all expansions and this says "no action" on it. Am I missing something? I really want it to work ><
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#37 Old 3rd Nov 2006 at 12:46 PM
Hmm, kittyvibe.... I'm trying to think what might cause that. I'm thinking you might possibly get that if you pause in live mode, go into buy mode to buy the phone, and then switch back to live mode and, still paused, try to get a sim to use the phone without unpausing first, trying to queue the action while paused. It needs a moment actually with time running in live mode to "initialize" (you'll see the handset jump a bit) and then it should work just fine.

my simblr (sometimes nsfw)

“Dude, suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.”
Panquecas, panquecas e mais panquecas.
Lab Assistant
#38 Old 5th Nov 2006 at 1:23 AM
Yay! It works now, I dunno why it didnt before, ( I was on live mode (unpaused) thats why I was sorry to see it not working). /happy dance
Test Subject
#39 Old 5th Nov 2006 at 1:30 PM
I love it! Thank you very much (:
Test Subject
#40 Old 18th Nov 2006 at 12:57 AM
Awesome! Thank you

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Test Subject
#41 Old 18th Nov 2006 at 6:47 AM

thank you!
Lab Assistant
#42 Old 21st Nov 2006 at 7:06 PM
I love how you make romen/victorian.old fashion items....concluding that most of my sims are roman and victorian...i think you did a wonderful job with the mesh and the textures look wonderful good job
Test Subject
#43 Old 24th Nov 2006 at 3:50 AM
thank you
its just what i was looking for!

smile! ^_^ it confuses people
Test Subject
#44 Old 6th Dec 2006 at 10:50 PM
This will look great underneath the "property of jesus" sign I just downloaded!
Test Subject
#45 Old 11th Dec 2006 at 2:37 AM
Looks great.
Test Subject
#46 Old 14th Dec 2006 at 2:14 AM
Finally my medieval simmies' social lives won't suffer anymore. ^^ I was getting worried on behalf of their sanity . . .

So far, it's working perfectly fine in my game, so thanks. ^^
#47 Old 14th Dec 2006 at 2:17 AM
OMG! Electronics for medieval house holds - I'm always on the look-out for those. Thanks & hugs & abject groveling! This is just what I've been looking for for weeks!
Test Subject
#48 Old 13th Jan 2007 at 9:23 PM
Oh so cool!
This is amasing.
Thank you!

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#49 Old 17th Jan 2007 at 2:17 AM
I was just wondering how the heck my medieval sims are going to contact each other! xD
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