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Testers wanted: Antique grammophone *updated*

by Lethe_s Posted 26th May 2005 at 10:47 PM - Updated 26th Dec 2008 at 5:16 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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
could you help me test this?
It's a grammophone! Obviously A Victorian(ish) version of the stereo.
I think I saw a request for this somewhere.
Big thanks to JWoods and Numenor for tutorials, help and general fabulousness.

The info:
Poly count: 572 triangles, 340 vertices
Price: 500 simoleons
Fun score: 7
Room score: 3
Catalog entries for Dutch, French, German (thanks for the translation, besen!). All the others get English.
The 'horn' part and the 'base' can be recoloured separately. Both with normal SimPE and the Wizard.
Should work in both versions of the game.

The legals:
Feel free to recolour, hack, fiddle with, as long as you post a link to the mesh in this thread, and tell me all about it.
If, for some reason, you want to post the mesh somewhere, ask me.
Please do not put this object in a downloadable lot.

Known issues:
Consistency: it's a remote controlled grammophone, it plays techno and stuff. Oh well.
The blue soundwaves look a bit weird. But I don't dare to touch the bhav files. (if that's even where they are)
Update: Added a new package for the people who don't have University. If you had problems with the mesh before, please download the non-ep-version and try again. The files overwrite the old ones.
Please note that I have the EP and have no way of testing the non-ep-version. Download at your own risk. And please tells me if this solves your problems.

I included one recolour of the base. A classy black-and-gold number.
I'm not too happy about the texture on the horn. But I have no talent with shiny things. I'm kinda hoping someone else has

Anyway, enjoy, and please let me know how it works out for you.
I leave you with some screenies. The two colours, and one of the Victoria family groovin to their newest acquisition.

Style: Antique
Room: Living
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

Size: 65.1 KB · Downloads: 11,815 · 15th Jun 2005
65.1 KB 11,815 15th Jun 2005

Size: 65.1 KB · Downloads: 20,078 · 26th May 2005
65.1 KB 20,078 26th May 2005
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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#2 Old 26th May 2005 at 11:11 PM
Wow, nice work! Looks great in the game. Thanks!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 26th May 2005 at 11:16 PM
This is so great! Thank you so much for sharing Lethe! Keep on your good work - I am looking forward to see more of you!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 26th May 2005 at 11:33 PM
Downloading, Testing.....thank you it looks great
Test Subject
#5 Old 27th May 2005 at 12:06 AM
Great job Lethe_s! Keep up the good work! *Downloading*
Test Subject
#6 Old 27th May 2005 at 1:47 AM
Looks fantastic, I can't get enough Victorian and historical stuff!
#7 Old 27th May 2005 at 2:19 AM
now that is hot
Slacker of Immense Slackness
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#8 Old 27th May 2005 at 5:00 AM
Oh its divine thank you! I had one for TS1 that I used a lot =)

<:3))~~ Loverat
"In some cultures what I do is considered normal" Check it out for other recolours & lot uploads =D
Forum Resident
#9 Old 27th May 2005 at 6:38 AM
It's gorgeous thank you, it brings back memories of the ones we had when I was a youngster, I used to love being allowed to turn the handle, great fun.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 27th May 2005 at 1:44 PM
this looks great! thanks :D
Test Subject
#11 Old 27th May 2005 at 4:55 PM
just what i need to my victorian family.
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 27th May 2005 at 7:43 PM
very nice, thanks for sharing
Forum Resident
#13 Old 27th May 2005 at 8:39 PM
this is great, thank you =)
Test Subject
#14 Old 28th May 2005 at 4:41 AM
Nice Work
I love when this kind of stuff comes out, Thank you =)
Test Subject
#15 Old 29th May 2005 at 1:36 AM
Not Working!!
I'am sorry, but it is not working??
#16 Old 29th May 2005 at 2:55 PM
thanks so much - wonderful new item
retired moderator
Original Poster
#17 Old 30th May 2005 at 10:10 AM
what's not working?
the download? the grammophone ingame?
and if so, in what version of the game?
Field Researcher
#18 Old 30th May 2005 at 11:37 PM Last edited by makabaer : 30th May 2005 at 11:39 PM.
Thanks a lot
Now I only need a black recolor of the LP... (they always were black, looks odd with that shiny color but the mesh is just great!)

And thanks for the German translation too
#19 Old 3rd Jun 2005 at 8:58 AM
Thanks a ton... I really needed this!
Field Researcher
#20 Old 4th Jun 2005 at 3:06 PM
Oh this is so pretty, thank you!

"trying to keep the green mist as far away as possible from my nose"
Test Subject
#21 Old 4th Jun 2005 at 3:34 PM
Ooh thats very cute can't wait to try it out.
Test Subject
#22 Old 5th Jun 2005 at 2:27 AM
Oh thank you thank you! I've been hoping for a grammophone for my Victorian sims! Thanks a ton!
Test Subject
#23 Old 6th Jun 2005 at 10:36 PM
СПАСИБО! Из России!!!
Field Researcher
#24 Old 8th Jun 2005 at 11:37 PM
Thank you so much. I am sick of the regular stereo(s).
#25 Old 9th Jun 2005 at 12:55 AM
Sorry, but your gramophone is not showing up. I have the two extracted package files in my download folder, but can’t find it in the game. I have a lot of custom content. Could there be a conflict? I have the unpatched TS2 without University.
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