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Sim 70's Animated Lava Lamp

by SixFootBlue Posted 11th Jul 2010 at 11:09 AM - Updated 11th Jul 2010 at 5:05 AM by Astaroth600 : Fixed issues upon a moderator's request.
45 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks 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.
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Note from the creator
This upload was meant to be a remake of one of my previous uploads, The Novelty Lamp Collection which was made in my really early days as a modder, and also an experiment. I wanted to try and create a liquid-like animated mesh using animated textures and alpha maps. It was tedious and painstaking work but the results sure were fruitful.

This, what I'm assuming, is the first time MTS2 has had a fully 3D lava lamp object uploaded, and it feels great to do so!

This Sims2 Lava lamp object has a total of 15 options for lava colours and 20 options for base colours. That's a grand total of 300 possible combos! Guaranteed to fit almost any room or style.

I've also included a few unique base recolours for added fun.

Here is a shot of the lamp in action.

As said, the lamp contains the following 15 recolours for lava

and the following 20 recolours for the base.
-Dark red
-Dark orange
-Dark yellow
-Dark green
-Dark cyan
-Dark blue
-Dark violet
-Dark pink
-Light red
-Light orange
-Light yellow
-Light green
-Light cyan
-Light blue
-Light violet
-Light pink


I would like to thank JWoods for his great tutorial on cell animation.

Polygon Counts:
Poly Counts
For individual subsets: -Base: 288
-Glass and lava: 1548

Total Count: 1836

      Childrens: Childs furniture or objects
      Living: Living Room
      Study: Study/Office
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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Astaroth600 - Sim 70s Animated Lava

Size: 1.70 MB · Downloads: 20,198 · 11th Jul 2010
1.70 MB 20,198 11th Jul 2010
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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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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 14th Jul 2010 at 7:56 PM
Thank you! I love Lava lamps. I wonder why EA games never did them.

Che il sultano mantenga le tradizioni nella propria terra, ma non tenti di imporle ad altri regnanti.
That the sultan may keep his tradition in his own land, but not attempt to force them on other rulers.
(Vlad Țepeș)
Test Subject
#27 Old 22nd Jul 2010 at 11:37 PM
wow amazing
Test Subject
#28 Old 23rd Jul 2010 at 5:20 PM
FINALLY. I've been waiting for these for YEARS! Thank you so much!
#29 Old 28th Jul 2010 at 5:55 PM
Finally :d
Test Subject
#30 Old 3rd Aug 2010 at 1:37 AM
It looks great, but perhaps you could upload a .zip version? WinRAR keeps saying the one here is corrupted
Test Subject
#31 Old 3rd Aug 2010 at 10:20 PM
Super ! ! thanks =D !

There Are More Wishes Then Stars..☆ ★
Test Subject
#32 Old 27th Aug 2010 at 1:31 PM
Cheers, now I can have a proper house for my hippie sims! :D
Test Subject
#33 Old 9th Sep 2010 at 1:21 AM
I really hope this lamp will show up in my game, sometimes I have the problem that even New Mesh items don't show up. But I love lava lamps so much, and with this one I'll surely find the right combination for some of my houses.
Thank you!
Test Subject
#34 Old 28th Sep 2010 at 10:15 AM
that's lovely thx!
Lab Assistant
#35 Old 29th Jan 2011 at 9:21 PM
Doesn't work in my game... The lamp doesn't even show up in the catalogue! All my other cc works... And I deleted and reinstalled twice!
Test Subject
#36 Old 5th Feb 2011 at 9:56 PM
I always missed the Lava Lamp from The Sims 1. Thanks for this, dude!
Field Researcher
#37 Old 1st May 2011 at 12:17 AM
I love how you animated the lamps! I hope they work well with my game, as I look forward to downloading them, as well as some of your future creations. Thanks!
Test Subject
#38 Old 3rd May 2011 at 2:55 AM

Awesome. B)
Test Subject
#39 Old 31st Jul 2011 at 6:22 PM
i would lovely get this to my room
Test Subject
#40 Old 4th Sep 2011 at 11:34 AM
Looks nice but i can't find the lamp anywhere Can somebody PM me where to find it? Thanks
Test Subject
#41 Old 21st Dec 2011 at 4:11 PM
Lab Assistant
#42 Old 24th Aug 2012 at 1:23 AM
Looks good as a still image but the light output and animation speed are both far too high for a lava lamp. If this were as dim and slow as the lava lamp I have sitting next to my computer desk, I would use it. Don't get me wrong, though. I do like this lamp.
Test Subject
#43 Old 12th Apr 2014 at 10:59 PM
F**KING AMAZING BRO. Thx a million, i was pretty pi**ed of when the sims 2 did not have a lava lamp when the sims 1 did, i really like lava lamps and this one looks INCREDIBLE and so realistic. Thx brah and enjoy your day =)
Lab Assistant
#44 Old 15th May 2014 at 8:49 PM
These look so awesome! I remember having a lava lamp many years back (I wanna say it was 10 or 11), but my cat accidentally knocked it down. It'll be cool to see my Sims enjoy these. :)
Top Secret Researcher
#45 Old 4th Mar 2015 at 5:07 AM
Awesome! Thank you
Test Subject
#46 Old 13th Sep 2016 at 11:49 PM
I've been looking for lava lamps for forever! Thanks!
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