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Testers Wanted: Antique Table Phone

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 27th Oct 2006 at 4:01 PM - Updated 19th Mar 2009 at 3:01 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... an antique cradle phone! This lovely table phone has been a long time coming, mainly the amount of time it took me to become skilled enough to create it. However, with Numenor's amazing cloning templates, some perserverence, and several tries, I have come up with something I like... that actually works... and can be recoloured!

The animation is not absolutely perfect - it clips a little bit into the ear when in-use, and the hand may clip into the handset during some animations. There is no cord, and sims will still start a call by dialing, and perhaps even leave the handset somewhere stupid - it will still behave like a normal phone, just with a different mesh and textures. Not much I could do about that but it's still quite lovely and looks very nice for Victorian sims.

It shows in the catalogue in the same place as normal phones (Buy Mode - Electronics - Small Electronics), and is 200 simoleons (a bit more expensive than normal). 710 polys, 630 vertices (pretty darn low), 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. Three recolours are included, plus the default cream with brass, gold curliecues, and roses.

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 had me with a phone package in under 10 minutes, and a few values from the Simstones phone for the handset and I was almost done!
  • Everyone who has contributed to the creation and development of SimPE. Couldn't do this without your efforts.
  • House of Lime for the curliecue font and Antique Clip Art for the flower graphics.
  • Star, for encouraging me even when I get all mopey and convinced I have an atmospheric pressure considerably lower than my surrounding environment. Thanks, hon.
  • 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.

Style: Retro
Room: Living Study
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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Size: 382.6 KB · Downloads: 128,200 · 27th Oct 2006
382.6 KB 128,200 27th Oct 2006
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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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Field Researcher
#101 Old 5th Dec 2006 at 4:27 AM
Gorgeous work, thank you so much for sharing it with us all

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Test Subject
#102 Old 7th Dec 2006 at 12:06 AM
Adorable. I love antiques.

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Field Researcher
#103 Old 15th Dec 2006 at 6:41 AM
Thank you so much this is really beautiful!!! I really wanted this type of phone!!

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Field Researcher
#104 Old 17th Dec 2006 at 6:40 PM
This is perfect for my Victorian homes! That ugly yellowish Maxis phone is too, well, ugly and that new black phone is too modern, but this... this is purrrfect!
Forum Resident
#105 Old 20th Dec 2006 at 9:43 PM
Thank you very much! Only too bad that the hand goes sometimes in the phone, but that isn't very innoying. It's still very beautiful!
#106 Old 13th Jan 2007 at 6:01 AM
Good old Hysti! Haven't heard from you in five months! At least this is a nice phone...

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Test Subject
#107 Old 15th Jan 2007 at 6:29 AM
it looks beautiful! thank you

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Test Subject
#108 Old 1st Mar 2007 at 10:30 AM
Thank you. This is brilliant. I love it
Test Subject
#109 Old 7th Mar 2007 at 2:36 AM
I had this working with Pets but looks like it's not working form me now on Season's. I'll try to re-install it and see if that helps.
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#110 Old 7th Mar 2007 at 8:10 AM
Yeah, give a try reinstalling, glittercat. I've been using it just fine under Seasons, with no errors, and all the Seasons stuff like the garden club options are on it.

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Test Subject
#111 Old 13th Mar 2007 at 6:35 AM
Absolutely gorgeous phone, thanks!

Veni, vidi, vici.

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Test Subject
#112 Old 12th Apr 2007 at 10:45 PM
Thank-you Wub Rah
Lab Assistant
#113 Old 17th Apr 2007 at 10:33 PM
It's awesome! great job!
i've been needing some cool antiques :P


so mee, (: ~ aguantt el trioo galletaaaa :O
Top Secret Researcher
#114 Old 15th May 2007 at 10:11 PM
it's beautiful
Test Subject
#115 Old 22nd May 2007 at 2:03 AM
Lovely!!! I love it, it will go perfectly with any home! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#116 Old 10th Jun 2007 at 12:22 AM
Works well for me with the base game and also with Seasons installed.
Test Subject
#117 Old 15th Jun 2007 at 2:59 PM
Love the phone. My sims would be happy. By the way... may I ask where did you get the dress for your sim in the picture?
Field Researcher
#118 Old 21st Jun 2007 at 5:47 PM
Thank you, thank you! I am working on a country/slightly "olden times" neighborhood for my Sims, and this is perfect for their home!
Test Subject
#119 Old 30th Jun 2007 at 12:03 AM
Wow! It is so nice to finally be able to put phones in my victorian sims houses. I have a huge victorian neighborhood and these are the first electronics they will own. (I'm still looking for a TV that looks like a mirror or classical painting though, so if anyone sees one, please PM me ;-]) Anyway, thanks a bunch!!!
Test Subject
#120 Old 3rd Jul 2007 at 11:13 PM
I have a Victorian neighborhood (just can't quit building that style of home)...I've used this phone in every house in the neighborhood. No one has ever complained about any problems with it, and it looks very nice with the decor. Thank you for a job well done. Morrigan
#121 Old 12th Jul 2007 at 3:17 AM
I love it.

Residents of Roseville, my vintage town, thank you. ^.^
Lab Assistant
#122 Old 26th Jul 2007 at 8:29 PM
I really like this phone, but have been unsuccessful at using it in game. I could buy it, but it would disappear when I returned to the game. I don't have Pets or anything after OFB. Could that be a reason why?
Test Subject
#123 Old 29th Jul 2007 at 7:52 PM
Works perfectly, and looks great in the game! Thanks so my Victorian Sims have almost everything they need to look more realistic, lol. Great job!
Test Subject
#124 Old 6th Aug 2007 at 6:44 PM
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Such a beautiful phone, duly downloaded, when I place it on a table it simply disappears so my Sim can't use it. I am is the sim...any advice?
Test Subject
#125 Old 6th Aug 2007 at 11:48 PM
this, my good woman, is exquisite.
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