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'50's Phone Recolours

by fanseelamb Posted 20th Sep 2006 at 7:26 AM - Updated 30th Nov 2008 at 6:04 AM by fanseelamb : fixing mesh link
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This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text 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.
Here are 7 recolours of atavera's adorable '50's phone. Because I wanted an orange one and... got a little carried away.

HUGE thanks to atavera for the mesh, which you must download for these recolours to work.

To change the handset colour, you must enter Live mode for a few seconds then use the design tool in Buy mode. Handset colours can be mixed-and-matched if you want.

Also, please make sure you have the CEP installed before using this phone. It's glitchy without it.

UPDATE: Since atavera's thread has been deleted, I'm uploading the mesh file here. Actually it's 2 files, the phone and the handset. You need both. Thanks for the generous reposting permission, atavera.

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: 80.9 KB · Downloads: 23,528 · 16th Dec 2006
80.9 KB 23,528 16th Dec 2006

Size: 841.7 KB · Downloads: 27,757 · 20th Sep 2006
841.7 KB 27,757 20th Sep 2006
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Meshes needed! This download requires one or more meshes to work properly. Please check the Description tab for information about the meshes needed, then download them below:
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
#2 Old 20th Sep 2006 at 8:39 PM
wohoo! lovely colours!!! thank you!

Ooooh, my signature was too old, but I don't have anything to write now...
Top Secret Researcher
#3 Old 20th Sep 2006 at 9:02 PM
Thank you for the colors!
Mad Poster
#4 Old 20th Sep 2006 at 9:41 PM
Great look, thank you

You know a site allowing re-upload of free build/buy stuff in lots ? Help us to update the list !

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Forum Resident
#5 Old 20th Sep 2006 at 10:33 PM
Great new colors..

Thank you for sharing,


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#6 Old 20th Sep 2006 at 10:42 PM
I never thought of mixing up colors for phone and handle like your orange and yellow phone in that screenshot. Your orange and yellow phone really looks great in color combinations.

Update: July 2009-I am back now to make invisible and tranparent recolors again in sims 2. You can pm me if you want your objects to be invisible and transparent from now.
Top Secret Researcher
#7 Old 20th Sep 2006 at 11:48 PM
wicked, thanks alot :D

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Field Researcher
#8 Old 21st Sep 2006 at 12:48 AM
Thanx So much for these recolors, Reclors r all ways great to have on hand.
#9 Old 21st Sep 2006 at 2:38 AM
Thank you. I love it when you get carried away just means more wonderful stuff!

Sure. Fine. Whatever.
Forum Resident
#10 Old 21st Sep 2006 at 6:08 AM
Great job, fansee! I needed more colors of that phone.
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 23rd Sep 2006 at 3:09 AM

(but the link to atavera's phone? it's for mods only. :O( )
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#12 Old 23rd Sep 2006 at 5:38 AM
Argh! I'm sorry, tamalinn. I'll get the hang of this eventually. Thanks for pointing it out... again.

And thanks for all the nice comments, everyone.
Forum Resident
#13 Old 26th Sep 2006 at 10:40 PM
Thanks for uploading & sharing these outstanding recolours with us! - they're greatly appreciated...

To all, of the very talented MTS-2 creative types - my sincere thanks for taking the time to create/upload/share...
Field Researcher
#14 Old 29th Sep 2006 at 12:07 AM
These are mighty fine recolors --- I know the pink one is mine, at the very least! Thanks so much for sharing this. *loves*

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Lab Assistant
#15 Old 1st Jan 2007 at 5:31 PM
Just thought I should point out that the mesh is not available anymore for download...

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Demon Sheep
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#16 Old 1st Jan 2007 at 10:37 PM
Originally Posted by chooflee
Just thought I should point out that the mesh is not available anymore for download...

Um. Yes, that's why I uploaded it here and added a note to the first post. Two weeks ago.
Field Researcher
#17 Old 6th Jan 2007 at 6:59 PM
these are so cute!!

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Field Researcher
#18 Old 30th Nov 2008 at 4:47 AM
Does this phone do all the latest phone-related things (Freetime, Apt Life, etc)? It's still beautiful, even if it doesn't, but I thought I'd ask before downloading. In fact, I think I'll have to download it, anyway - it's lovely!
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#19 Old 30th Nov 2008 at 5:59 AM
scarletwings: Actually, I don't know! I haven't tested that. If you try it out, please let us know how it works.
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 18th Dec 2008 at 12:03 PM Last edited by Gisburne : 28th Dec 2008 at 11:33 PM.

Will Hank Williams or Jimmy Dean answer if my sims use this?


edit: It won't show up in buymode, got CEP installed. Is there something missing or am I to stupid to do it right?
Field Researcher
#21 Old 19th Mar 2009 at 2:37 AM
Just thought I'd drop back to let you know that this phone does have all the FT & AL interactions on it. However, I can't get anything but a blue handset to show up (but still keeping it in my game, as it's just so pretty!).
Test Subject
#22 Old 16th Apr 2009 at 7:39 AM
Default Only have blue headsets
Originally Posted by scarletwings
Just thought I'd drop back to let you know that this phone does have all the FT & AL interactions on it. However, I can't get anything but a blue handset to show up (but still keeping it in my game, as it's just so pretty!).

I only have blue headsets as well. Anyway to get the other colors on headset?



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Field Researcher
#23 Old 17th Apr 2009 at 7:46 PM
All the handset colours are there! I'm such a fool - all you have to do is plonk down the phone, let the game run for a moment, then you can use the little swatch tool recolour it.

A beautiful thing it is. Thanks so much for this, FL!
Test Subject
#24 Old 15th Feb 2010 at 8:34 PM
Seriously, these are, like, the most amazing things ever! Thank you so so much! :D
Test Subject
#25 Old 18th Feb 2010 at 8:45 PM
Hey, I know what you said about the handsets, but I tried that and they are still only blue :S
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