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The Xanthar Oracle (hommage to Star Trek)

by xanathon Posted 13th Jun 2006 at 12:09 AM - Updated 20th Oct 2008 at 7:33 PM by -Maylin-
17 Comments / replies (Who?) - 17 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.
Eons ago the planet Xanthar was destroyed by its sun going nova. The mental essences of the inhabitants cumulated into three spherical entities, one for each caste of the Xanthars, marked by the castes sacred color. Now this artifact - also known as "The Lights Of Xanthar" is an oracle, each of the spheres is able to answer questions, blue about the past, red about the present and green regarding the future. But beware, the answers are cryptic...

This is another one of my animated lamps, this one was inspired by Classic Star Trek (or early TNG), an object of this style could have been seen in an episode of the beforementioned easily. It's an hommage to the "homemade-looking" scifi-sfx.

When inactive, you see three globes on pedestals, one red, one green, one blue. When activated you get an outer sphere scintillating through colors and an inner sphere with a kind of cloudy texture-animation. This looks quite cool and the screenshots will not give even a far impression of how cool this looks. Of course this gizmo casts light, when in it's "on" state.

This is a perfect addition for sf-themed Sims2-movies.

Sorry for the filesize, but the animated texture is quite big. It's worth it, though...

Have lots of fun with this, but be careful: The entities mental emanations are strong enough to let the weak-minded just fade away into unconciousness if in close contact!

Edit: I took the freedom to add an audio teaser and I hope the admins and moderators of MTS2 do not mind. I will not regularily add those to my posts, this is a special. If this is not okay with you, I will delete it at once!
If you want to get into the mood for this object, please listen to the mp3 included in the xanthar_teaser.rar before looking at the object in the game. And, yes, that's me speaking...
I give you any freedom and permission to use this audio-file in Sims 2 movies!
Tags: #scifi, #sf, #science, #fiction, #lamp, #sfx, #star, #trek

Style: Ultra Modern Sci-Fi
Room: Study Outdoor
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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
xanthar_teaser.rar

Size: 280.3 KB · Downloads: 5,434 · 13th Jun 2006
280.3 KB 5,434 13th Jun 2006
xan_spherelamp01.rar

Size: 545.3 KB · Downloads: 7,003 · 13th Jun 2006
545.3 KB 7,003 13th Jun 2006
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17 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 16 Feedback Posts
Field Researcher
#2 Old 13th Jun 2006 at 12:18 AM
Wow! Looks great - thanks
Forum Resident
Original Poster
#3 Old 13th Jun 2006 at 1:52 AM
I've added something unusual to this post, please have a look at the first post of this thread, even if you already downloaded the object.

happy simming,
Xanathon


Xanathon's Laboratory :: WishList

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Field Researcher
#4 Old 13th Jun 2006 at 1:54 AM
Another amazing piece of work, Xanathon. I listened to the audio commentry, too. That was really neat, especially for those of us who are very casual watchers of Star Trek. Very informative and entertaining. :D

For a species that claims to be intellectually superior to all other life forms, humans do some stupid things.
Forum Resident
Original Poster
#5 Old 13th Jun 2006 at 1:57 AM
Thanks, xylune, but the audio-file has nothing to do with Star Trek at all, it's all my imagination...

happy simming,
Xanathon


Xanathon's Laboratory :: WishList

.: Do not harass me with requests via PM, you will only get ignored :.
.: Don't post my objects or objects derived from them on paysites or the exchange! :.
Top Secret Researcher
#6 Old 13th Jun 2006 at 2:28 AM
An inter-galaxic ( well i dont even know if this word is correct to describe this, i hope i didnt make it out lol) lamp, looks great , thanks!

You will find my older and newest creations here
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 13th Jun 2006 at 4:17 AM
Oooo...pretty....

Very nice! :D

It might look I'm doing nothing, but at the molecular level I'm really quite busy.
~Anonymous
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 13th Jun 2006 at 4:42 AM
AWESOME! Thanks :D
Test Subject
#9 Old 13th Jun 2006 at 4:13 PM
Thanks I really love all your artworks!!! Thanks thanks thanks!

Visit my website http://drlatasic.altervista.org/
A Star Trek resource for The Sims 2
My creations and links to everything else is available on the web.
Test Subject
#10 Old 14th Jun 2006 at 10:07 PM
I like earring the audio file and your new lighting too. Thanks a lot.
Field Researcher
#11 Old 14th Jun 2006 at 11:31 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by xanathon
Thanks, xylune, but the audio-file has nothing to do with Star Trek at all, it's all my imagination...


Well, that just makes it cooler! You've got a wicked imagination. :D

For a species that claims to be intellectually superior to all other life forms, humans do some stupid things.
Field Researcher
#12 Old 11th Aug 2006 at 8:19 PM
VERY unique, I just love your lighting! thanx! "And, yes, that's me speaking..." You should read books and get paid for it because you've got that classic voice that makes stories so intense! Nice to have a voice to go with your fantastic creations
Forum Resident
#13 Old 11th Aug 2006 at 10:50 PM
Thanks for sharing, this Oracle will fit nicely in one of my Alien Worlds...

B.T.W your avatar has always reminded me of 'Merlin' - hearing your voice, on the audio teaser - adds to that impression.

"Live long & prosper..."

To all, of the very talented MTS-2 creative types - my sincere thanks for taking the time to create/upload/share...
Mad Poster
#14 Old 12th Aug 2006 at 9:10 PM
Top Secret Researcher
#15 Old 19th Aug 2006 at 12:40 AM
Cool...thank you very much.
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 21st Sep 2006 at 1:45 AM
Boy this really takes me back! Thanks! :D
Test Subject
#17 Old 1st Feb 2007 at 11:29 PM
god! you really should read books. You would receive good money and other people would enjoy the «mistery» of your voice...
Test Subject
#18 Old 10th Apr 2007 at 1:04 AM
Excellent object, xanathon! All of your sci-fi content is amazing. I also agree with [email protected], you should do voice acting.

Thank you for the upload!