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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.

Sims 2
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Size: 346.8 KB · Downloads: 20,467 · 30th Oct 2006
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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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Miss Bona Fiscalia
#2 Old 30th Oct 2006 at 8:05 PM
Oh, way too cool, HP! You drip with awesomeness :D. I love it. Thanks so much. And mmm to the simmie, too.

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"Nothin' but the rain."

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#3 Old 30th Oct 2006 at 8:06 PM
Finally! Now my early era sims can have the uses of the phone without it looking so anachronistic! Thank you! Great addition to the game.

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Field Researcher
#4 Old 30th Oct 2006 at 8:08 PM
Awsome! I love it! I need this for my medival and fantasy sims!
It looks funny holding the scroll up to his ear! LOL
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 30th Oct 2006 at 8:20 PM
Thats awesome! Great work!

Call me a witch again, and i'll wack you with my broomstick and stuff you in my cauldron!
Field Researcher
#6 Old 30th Oct 2006 at 8:24 PM
This is an interesting twist to the phone. I like it! I especially like the screenshot of the man talking to a scroll. Too funny!

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Lab Assistant
#7 Old 30th Oct 2006 at 8:28 PM
Excellent! I've been waiting for this! (Now we just need a "scroll" computer. :-p)

Thank you!

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Lab Assistant
#8 Old 30th Oct 2006 at 8:30 PM
Would it be impossible to add the animation from reading the newspaper to this instead of using the phone animations? Just a friendly question.

Even as it is it looks great in my low-tech hoods!

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Lab Assistant
#9 Old 30th Oct 2006 at 8:31 PM
Wonderful! Thanks so much, this is perfect!
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#10 Old 30th Oct 2006 at 8:35 PM
I am not worthy! Awesome, HP! Incredible job
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Original Poster
#11 Old 30th Oct 2006 at 8:44 PM
Originally Posted by Stimy
Would it be impossible to add the animation from reading the newspaper to this instead of using the phone animations? Just a friendly question.

Possible? Maybe - but if it is it's not even remotely easy. Phones are incredibly complicated. Doable by me? Not a chance. The BHAVs that control phones are... well, they make me run away in fright, that's for sure. Someone with one HECK of a lot more knowledge -might- be able to do something like that, but, heh, well, I wouldn't hold your breath.

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!

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30th Oct 2006 at 9:24 PM
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#12 Old 30th Oct 2006 at 9:29 PM

There are NO words from my tongue that would be even remotely worthy of this creation, so I won't even bother.
Mad Poster
#13 Old 30th Oct 2006 at 9:51 PM
It is just...clever !
thank you HP

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#14 Old 30th Oct 2006 at 10:31 PM
Rock on!

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#15 Old 30th Oct 2006 at 11:15 PM
How peculier! Your textures are fantastic as always. Your items seem to always find a way into my game Thanks
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 30th Oct 2006 at 11:48 PM
Awesome! Thx!
Top Secret Researcher
#17 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 2:20 AM
How very imaginative! I have an 1800's house I'm play testing right now. I'll put it in tonight and let you know if I see any problems.

Really cool.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 3:14 AM
Thank you, HystericalParoxysm! This phone is awesome.:D

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#19 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 3:50 AM
VERY cool HP, thanks!!
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 4:33 AM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! This is great. Thanks for creating and sharing this masterpiece!

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#21 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 5:38 AM
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. :D

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

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#22 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 6:02 AM
whoa you are so clever HP OMG such quality stuff OMG THANKS THANKS THANKS.

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#23 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 7:35 AM

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Lab Assistant
#24 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 8:13 AM
Nice! It looks good as a decorative too.

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Mad Poster
#25 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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