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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?) - 24 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.
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.

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Size: 382.6 KB · Downloads: 128,616 · 27th Oct 2006
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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.

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Field Researcher
#26 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 5:54 PM
This is really neat. I have a black phone like this. Thank you.
Field Researcher
#27 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 5:56 PM
I'm so excited to see people making new telephone meshes!!
This looks awesome!

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Field Researcher
#28 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 6:06 PM
Wow!! Gorgeous!!
Forum Resident
#29 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 6:07 PM
It's beautiful! I love the flowers on it. Thank you so much!

Julie =)

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#30 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 6:13 PM
very impressive! I must download, thank u for your hard work!

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Test Subject
#31 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 6:14 PM
*cries* it's soo beautiful....wanted something like this for a longggg time...
Lab Assistant
#32 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 6:31 PM
You finally finished it!
Yay! \o/
*huggles the toaster*
Lab Assistant
#33 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 6:49 PM
thank you! you did an excellent job! i've been waiting for a phone like this to be made. i appreciate all the time you put into this. thanks again.
Field Researcher
#34 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 6:51 PM
Fabulous phone!

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Test Subject
#35 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 6:53 PM
love it. gotta have it. thank you.
#36 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 6:54 PM
Very unique! Love it!

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Lab Assistant
#37 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 8:04 PM
Oh, finally, an antique phone! Yea! Thanks for all the hard work!
Lab Assistant
#38 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 8:05 PM
Ah, my wish has come true! A beautiful telephone that will replace my Sims old Maxis-cream colored phones! I cant say thank-you enough! :]

I will be glad to test it!

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#39 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 8:18 PM
Hey! You finished it!!! Yays for you It looks fantastic
#40 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 8:18 PM
oh wow this is lovely thankyou so much HP i hope your well

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Lab Assistant
#41 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 8:31 PM
Wonderful, simply fabulous!

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Forum Resident
#42 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 8:31 PM
Beautiful awesome mesh..

Thank you for sharing,

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#43 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 8:43 PM
absolutely beautiful. Wonderful job on this, I love that style of phone. Thanks so much for the hard work you put into it.

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#44 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 9:29 PM
Hey that's nice!
Keep up the good work H-P!

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Field Researcher
#45 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 9:38 PM
Wow, thank you so much for this awesome job, you did, i love it...

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Forum Resident
#46 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 9:38 PM
Wow... HP, I think its incredible that this is one of your first object meshes. This turned out amazing.
Lab Assistant
#47 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 9:42 PM
Ooo Wow! Thank you so much. This is so amazing. I was waiting for a different phone but never dreamed it would be so beautiful. Thanks again, HystericalParoxysm!!:D

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27th Oct 2006 at 9:48 PM
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#48 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 9:54 PM
It is SO pretty HP, OMG!! And I have *just* the sim to give it to. Thank you!!
Field Researcher
#49 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 9:59 PM Last edited by tomboy : 27th Oct 2006 at 10:15 PM.
Excellent Work. It is the little things that make a world of difference. Also had to smile at your Terms of Use that show after the thanks list
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