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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-
183 Comments / replies (Who?) - 24 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.
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.

Sims 2
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Size: 382.6 KB · Downloads: 128,194 · 27th Oct 2006
382.6 KB 128,194 27th Oct 2006
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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Lab Assistant
#126 Old 25th Aug 2007 at 2:41 AM
Very detailed! Thank you!

You have the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law!
Lab Assistant
#127 Old 6th Sep 2007 at 10:33 AM
I love it thanks
Field Researcher
#128 Old 10th Sep 2007 at 8:31 PM
I love this phone,you did excellent job.This is exactly what i needed.Thank you for your hard work and sharing.:D
Test Subject
#129 Old 12th Sep 2007 at 2:57 AM
I use this phone in all my olde timey houses!!!
Space Pony
#130 Old 24th Oct 2007 at 9:49 PM
It's lovely HP! this shall go in my victorian house :P
Test Subject
#131 Old 6th Nov 2007 at 8:54 PM
Hi, thank you so much!!! it works awesome and it's so beautifull!!!!

Katsumi-san ^^
Test Subject
#132 Old 14th Nov 2007 at 4:01 PM
Test Subject
#133 Old 8th Dec 2007 at 12:57 PM
Lovely work! I've downloaded it and tried to have my sims call someone... but they can't do anything with the phone. I can't even click on it :S

I have university and Nightlife (and Celebration Stuff, if that changes anything).
Test Subject
#134 Old 18th Jan 2008 at 5:49 PM
After adding other expansion packs, the telephone suddenly works. I have no idea which expansion pack made it work, but I added OfB and Seasons.
Test Subject
#135 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 1:40 PM
Thanks for sharing, so beautiful!
Test Subject
#136 Old 26th Apr 2008 at 5:54 PM
Everythings fine when I put it on a table in buy mode, but when I go to live mode the phone just disappears.
Lab Assistant
#137 Old 23rd May 2008 at 4:21 AM
This is exactly what I was looking for! TY so much for the time and effort you have put into creating this for us. Any plans to make other telephones?
Test Subject
#138 Old 24th May 2008 at 9:19 PM
Originally Posted by dorichka_zg
Everythings fine when I put it on a table in buy mode, but when I go to live mode the phone just disappears.

I have the same problem as dorichka_zg. It happened with CEP 8.0 (with and without the phone extras) and the latest updated CEP 8.1. I have all EPs and several of the stuff packs installed. The phone worked fine in Seasons. Thank you for all the great things you've made for this game.
Test Subject
#139 Old 27th May 2008 at 8:22 AM
Thank you! Loove it :3
1st Jul 2008 at 3:45 AM
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Forum Resident
#140 Old 10th Jul 2008 at 12:20 AM
These are the most beautiful sim phones ever!
I use them a lot in my lots, and never had any problem with them.

Thanks for your amazing work!

"If you suspect you won't like the answer, then don't make the question"
Field Researcher
#141 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 9:09 AM
Pretty much exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.

"why everything that's 'posed to be bad make me feel so good???" -kanye west
Test Subject
#142 Old 13th Jul 2008 at 2:37 PM
This phone I downloaded some days ago works really fine in the game - I got Seasons and Pets only. And I do not have the new CEP - just to inform those users who said the phone doesn't work.

I would love to have some recolors, but sadly when I click the recolor-button there is empty all around ...
Field Researcher
#143 Old 15th Jul 2008 at 2:59 PM
Just what I was looking for. thx
Test Subject
#144 Old 19th Jul 2008 at 10:57 PM
I like this phone very much!!! Great work!
Test Subject
#145 Old 21st Jul 2008 at 1:02 AM
I really love this table phone. It is in almost all my houses. It works great in my game..I have a Mac G5 running ep's up to Seasons.
Thanks so much.

I love this place!
Test Subject
#146 Old 4th Oct 2008 at 5:15 AM
I love phones like this. Great job! Can't wait to use in my game.
The ModFather
retired moderator
#147 Old 7th Oct 2008 at 11:59 PM
I downloaded this phone LONG ago, when there was no 'Thanks' system yet; but it's never too late -

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)

I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Test Subject
#148 Old 14th Oct 2008 at 2:17 PM
I LOVE this phone! It really works great besides looking beautiful.
Test Subject
#149 Old 7th Nov 2008 at 5:00 AM
OMG we used to have this phone until it fell apart
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