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Testers Wanted: Antique Table Phone

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 27th Oct 2006 at 3:01 PM - Updated 19th Mar 2009 at 2:01 PM by -Maylin-
183 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 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.

      Living: Living Room
      Study: Study/Office
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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
#2 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 3:14 PM
My old era sims thank you!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 3:15 PM
Thanks for all your hard work. This is beautiful.
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#4 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 3:20 PM
Absolutely beautiful girl- You did an amazing job on this.

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Test Subject
#5 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 3:18 PM
Thank you a thousant times for this.

Too old to learn better english.but too young to have no wishes (for my sims)
Top Secret Researcher
#6 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 3:21 PM
Wow! We had one of these telephone at home when i was a teen & let me tell you, you did a beatiful mesh! "ours" was your cream one.

All my classical sims thanks you!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 3:25 PM
*glomp* I love it! My old cat lady will use it .. and some other old fashioned folks too ...

Ooooh, my signature was too old, but I don't have anything to write now...
Test Subject
#8 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 3:27 PM
Wow, this is gorgeous! Thank you so much!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 3:28 PM
HP...You work is the phone...I always say thanks, don't always comment but will from now on...keep sharing your great creations....I really like Bruno and my Sim family is taking good care of him. Again, thank you.
Field Researcher
#10 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 3:29 PM
Awesome. I don't know what else to say. Great job.

I'm going to stop modding the sims 2.
#11 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 3:34 PM
OMG you definatly deserve this feature wow.

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Test Subject
#12 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 3:34 PM
Fanastic job !
Mad Poster
#13 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 3:39 PM
This is gorgeous, I love it! Thank you!
#14 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 3:46 PM
Beautiful. It looks like my grandma's phone.
Thank you.

"What we say is good for nothing, if we say nothing for good.".
#15 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 4:05 PM
Simply beautiful! Thanks so much!

Yeah... alright, you can PM me to request a house I suppose... Might take a while though as forewarning...
Forum Resident
#16 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 4:09 PM
These are really lovely, hp, i hope to see many recolours of these :D

Please dont request anything to be made, but I dont mind suggestions/ideas. :)
Tentacle Of Righteousness
#17 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 4:13 PM
Completely and Totally Awsome HP. Great Job on this, I absolutely LOVE antique era gizmos. Thanks for this.

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Mad Poster
#18 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 4:27 PM
Very nice phone very...realistic for the house before Graham Bell
Thank you HP, you deserve the feature for this wonderful phone

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

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#19 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 4:38 PM
Gorgeous! I have no Victorian sims, but I do have a couple of oldfashioned ones, this will look amazing in their homes!

If wishes were fishes we'd all cast nets
Test Subject
#20 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 4:39 PM
beautiful! to make the phone kinda "realistic" for my game, i changed the category description in SimPE into -- "Antique Table Phone (Cordless)." lol . . .
Field Researcher
#21 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 4:42 PM
Great job! Thanks for sharing
Field Researcher
#22 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 4:46 PM
Beautiful job on the phone love the antique style,
not much in the grand old styles in the game so this is a plus

Thank you very much HP.
Field Researcher
#23 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 5:03 PM
loving it!
Test Subject
#24 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 5:23 PM
A decorators dream. This is so very well done. Thank you for your hard work and for sharing.
Miss Bona Fiscalia
#25 Old 27th Oct 2006 at 5:48 PM
Oh, wow! Beautiful, HP! You did such an awesome job! I love it, thanks

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