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Featured upload! Xanathons Photonic Energy Lamp

by xanathon Posted 24th Mar 2006 at 11:18 PM - Updated 20th Oct 2008 at 5:56 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.
For a change from the Starship models I wanted to do an unique object again.

This lamp is inspired by the Voyager episode "Heroes And Demons". At the start of the episode a small amount of unusual "photonic" energy was transported out of a suns corona into a lab container for experimenting. It was contained there by a forcefield and you could see the photonic energy swirling around in that container.

Based on that plot I've build this lamp. If it is off you see only the frame, but if you activate the lamp, you get an animated swirling "photonic energy" emitting light. Looks quite cool.

You can put this lamp on the floor, on desks or counters. I guess it will look quite good in a lab in it's activated state, but you also can use this as some kind of hightech-lavalamp in a "normal" sims home.

Mesh and textures (including of course the animated "photonic" alphatexture) are by me. The mesh has 480 vertices and 500 faces. The look resembles the device used on Voyager.

I have to issue a warning here: The energy caught in the container was a part of an intelligent photonic species living in the sun and its brethren caused some critical malfunctions of the holodeck trying to get back their captured friend. So be careful! :o)

Have fun! :dance:
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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: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\


4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins

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Style: Ultra Modern Sci-Fi
Room: Living Bedroom Study
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