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Testers Wanted: (animated) Fibre Optic Lamp **UPDATED 9 Sept:ADDED LARGER ONE***

by boblishman Posted 29th Aug 2005 at 8:19 PM - Updated 9th Sep 2005 at 11:51 AM by boblishman : added new Larger Lamp
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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.
Hi Guys,
Would you test this for me please?

Made with Milkshape, SimPE v.44b and The Mesh Tool it is EP compliant (not required), colour enabled and has its own unique (registered) GUID - so won't conflict with (or overwrite) anything else in your game.

Polygon Count: 350 (= low )

This is an animated fibre optic lamp ....and, just like the real ones, it doesn't throw ANY light in the room :laugh:'s pure decoration.

It is however very pretty ...and the tips of the fibres change through 8 different colours. It comes with six different base colours.

It's a bit of fun and elegance for those more 'modern' rooms... and gives you 2 room points. (My inspiration came from Numenor's Lava Lamp and JWoods animated things )

It can be found in Decorations/Sculptures....because it's not a light!


Normally I'm not good at requests, but I was asked by anelca for a bigger one to fill an end table, so I have added that (just a resize job, so only took a few minutes).

As it uses the textures from the small one, any recolours of the small one will automatically be added to the large one. NB: You need the small one for the large one to work


Please report any issues...and thanks for testing


Recolours: (As with all my objects,) please DO NOT post any files that contain my original mesh.
You are free to post your recolour files (preferably here, in the recolours section). Please pm before posting recolours....(I always reply!)... as I love to see what you recolour artists can do with my stuff!

LOTS: Please do NOT include this (or any other of my objects) in any LOT uploads. These are BETA objects, here for testing, and not yet ready to 'inflict' on an unsuspecting LOT downloader.

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: 9.9 KB · Downloads: 17,149 · 9th Sep 2005
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Size: 60.9 KB · Downloads: 19,140 · 29th Aug 2005
60.9 KB 19,140 29th Aug 2005
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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 29th Aug 2005 at 8:22 PM
Oh! It's Beautiful! It looks like a plant!

Oh. Where's the File to download?
Field Researcher
#3 Old 29th Aug 2005 at 8:24 PM
These are great, they be perfect for kids rooms.
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Original Poster
#4 Old 29th Aug 2005 at 8:24 PM
Originally Posted by Rythela
Oh! It's Beautiful! It looks like a plant!

Oh. Where's the File to download?

ooops!'s there now....sorry!
#5 Old 29th Aug 2005 at 8:25 PM
Hehe!! There it is! ^.^ I did the same mistake. ^.^ It's beautiful
#6 Old 29th Aug 2005 at 8:34 PM
I love all of your creations, thank you very much for this one!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 29th Aug 2005 at 8:38 PM
Can't wait to try it out, thanks!
Field Researcher
#8 Old 29th Aug 2005 at 8:41 PM
cool thanks
I guess you weren't able to make a coat for your wall mounted coat rack?
sorry for making such a difficult request
#9 Old 29th Aug 2005 at 8:46 PM
Wow! Thank you! I love these! Now that I can actually play the game, I know I'll be putting into it!

The Quiet One
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#10 Old 29th Aug 2005 at 8:54 PM
wow! this is awesome! i never thought of requesting such a thing. maybe you can make those fiber optic Christmas trees, too!
Forum Resident
#11 Old 29th Aug 2005 at 8:56 PM
This is great! I LOVE fibre optics!!!
Test Subject
#12 Old 29th Aug 2005 at 9:21 PM
Excellent job Bob, you've done this again! It's truly beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!
MTS2 Hot Pepper
#13 Old 29th Aug 2005 at 9:35 PM
boblishman I always knew - You are sims genius!!

Great thing!!!! Very creative!!!
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 29th Aug 2005 at 10:12 PM
Absolutely awesome ty ty ty for sharing it with all of us.
Test Subject
#15 Old 29th Aug 2005 at 10:20 PM
I'll test this tonight when I get home from store. My sims have a lot of your objects in their homes. Their wonderful. Your so good at making this stuff. Keep it up. Ohh Daysies has a great idea, if it's possible. We have 2 of those little fiber optic Christmas trees we set around the house and then also a 6 1/2 ft one for the living room. Anyway great job.
Be like the 22nd elephant with heated value in space, bark!
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#16 Old 29th Aug 2005 at 10:46 PM
Thankyou Boblishman! It works great in game, and your avatar Sim seems to like it!

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Lab Assistant
#17 Old 29th Aug 2005 at 11:00 PM
I was waiting for someone to come up with this idea after seeing the lava lamps. It looks great, another job well done!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 29th Aug 2005 at 11:20 PM
Wow! Fantastic. Thanks.
Field Researcher
#19 Old 30th Aug 2005 at 12:39 AM
:wow: It's genius :clap: :cdance:

Thanks so much :gidea:
#20 Old 30th Aug 2005 at 1:32 AM
another winner, how do you do it? every time you're spot on :D

30th Aug 2005 at 1:38 AM
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Test Subject
#21 Old 30th Aug 2005 at 2:49 AM
This is awesome! ! Any chance of it actually becoming a light-casting lamp?
Field Researcher
#22 Old 30th Aug 2005 at 3:15 AM
Wow, this is awesome! Thank you.
Test Subject
#23 Old 30th Aug 2005 at 3:22 AM
OMG that has to be one of the coolest objects/lamp I have EVER seen for sims
#24 Old 30th Aug 2005 at 3:37 AM
These lamps look awesome, thank you for creating and sharing them with us.
Forum Resident
#25 Old 30th Aug 2005 at 4:30 AM
Very cool!!! I can't wait to see it in the game!!!! :D

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