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Picked upload! Mini TVs for your desks, counters, and dressers - BONUS LCD TV INCLUDED!

by DaveyDaVinci Posted 7th Apr 2010 at 8:06 PM - Updated 8th Apr 2010 at 4:21 AM by DaveyDaVinci
92 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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.


I, like many people, find items are cuter the smaller they are. I was having my sim cook in the kitchen when I thought "She would like a TV to watch her cooking programs". So I made mini TVs to be placed on desks, dressers, and counters. You can even place it on a dresser close to your sims bed, and they will watch the TV while laying in bed!


These will not allow you to attach video game systems. I apologise. I had to switch a few options off in order to get them to work correctly.






BONUS!!!! Now an LCD flatscreen is included as well, for your jaded, rich sims.



Each item is found with the normal TVs in the Electronics. They each have only 1 recolourable channel, which is fine since there isn't much to these TVs to color. The regular TV is priced 250, whereas the Flatscreen TV is priced at 900.




Please enjoy!


Please leave feedback as to whether you enjoyed them or not.



Keep your eye out for more tiny objects!



Polygon Counts:
Poly Counts:


MiniTv: High:616 Low:182 Price:250
MiniFlatscreen: High:492 Low:44 Price:900

Additional Credits:
Everyone in #create, and to Srikandi for the awesome pic of the tvs on the fireplace. Ty for testing the fireplace theory out!

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 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
MiniFlatscreenTvWooterz.rar 43.5 KB 52,972 7th Apr 2010
MiniTvWooterz.rar 62.3 KB 43,077 7th Apr 2010
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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Eminence Grise
#26 Old 8th Apr 2010 at 4:15 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveyDaVinci
Do you mind if I use this pic in the upload?


Go for it

Quote:
Originally Posted by jhd1189
What a great idea, Davey! Thanks for sharing these.

And Sri, what a clever use of the two different fireplace slots in that picture! Now my Sims' feet can watch TV too.


Hey, it'll be PERFECT when we get pets
Theorist
#27 Old 8th Apr 2010 at 4:15 AM
I love these! thank you
Instructor
Original Poster
#28 Old 8th Apr 2010 at 4:17 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Srikandi
Go for it



Hey, it'll be PERFECT when we get pets



Yes. Then little Fluffy and Duke can watch their Animal Cops shows! And ty!

No, u can't haz cheezburger
Test Subject
#29 Old 8th Apr 2010 at 5:19 AM
I love these there awsome!!!
Field Researcher
#30 Old 8th Apr 2010 at 5:24 AM
Love this! Absolutely awesome concept! Thank you for sharing!
Inventor
#31 Old 8th Apr 2010 at 6:05 AM
LOVE these! Thank you soooo much!
Lab Assistant
#32 Old 8th Apr 2010 at 8:51 AM
Wonderful work! Thank you so much!
Top Secret Researcher
#33 Old 8th Apr 2010 at 9:55 AM
Just had to post this to show you how well it goes in my family's kitchen.

Thanks again!
Screenshots

♦ Animal Lover, Eco Friendly, Loner, Perfectionist, Vegetarian ♦

Sensitivity is strength.
Field Researcher
#34 Old 8th Apr 2010 at 10:31 AM
so many tv's today, you guy's are spoiling us!

Much thanks

You're lying to Sam like he's your wife. Which kinda makes me your mistress.
Test Subject
#35 Old 8th Apr 2010 at 11:19 AM
awesome LCD TV for the kitchen, my sims will be so happy, now they can coppy the big famous chef from Sim food channel and improve their diet. Thank you very much
Test Subject
#36 Old 8th Apr 2010 at 1:02 PM
Wow, this is fantastic, thank you! Having to arrange everything around the tv is a hassle, so this should solve the problem nicely!
Theorist
#37 Old 8th Apr 2010 at 4:25 PM
Dancing Flamingo
staff: administrator
#38 Old 8th Apr 2010 at 9:10 PM
Test Subject
#39 Old 8th Apr 2010 at 10:06 PM
I don't see anyone else having a problem with this but, for some reason the LCD zip/rar is refusing to extract. It's saying the file is corrupt and I've tried deleting and re-downloading about 10 times between yesterday and today. Do you have an alternate host this is on I could snag it from? The other file worked just fine, so this is weird. Thanks!
Dancing Flamingo
staff: administrator
#40 Old 8th Apr 2010 at 10:50 PM
Test Subject
#41 Old 9th Apr 2010 at 12:26 AM
Ya know, I never really thought about this. =/ But, what an awesome idea.

One word: Genius.

What's next? Well, if it was my choice, a tv built into the fridge! ^^ (Not inside, that would be.. well... odd. But awesome!) Although I am assuming it isn't possible..

I can happily report that there are no problems for me! Um. I guess the tv fridge problem doesn't count..

Can't wait to see what's next!
Inventor
#42 Old 9th Apr 2010 at 3:37 AM
You have no idea how much my sims will love this! :D
Specially my lazy girl who doesn't want to get up from the bed :P

Thanks and congrats!
~Nubie
Test Subject
#43 Old 9th Apr 2010 at 4:08 AM
Great idea; I love these :D
Field Researcher
#44 Old 9th Apr 2010 at 6:39 AM
Thank you!!! So many times the only TV that would fit in the small space was the wall unit, but my Sim was too poor to buy it. This is just what I needed.

Have a bright platinum diamond day!
Deb
Test Subject
#45 Old 9th Apr 2010 at 8:09 AM
I Can't See This In My Game T.t
Lab Assistant
#46 Old 9th Apr 2010 at 3:08 PM
...
↑↑↑ Didn't expect that to look like a happy turtle pooping. Anyway...
______________________________________

YAY AWESOME LOL!
There. Kheppy?
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In all seriousness, these are great. Any increase in functionality for the game is an automatic download, and packaged in the form of new objects (and electronic ones at that)? Awesome, awesome work.

In short...

Congrats on the

Well-earned.

m8,
-Bizzle
#47 Old 9th Apr 2010 at 8:33 PM
::nab:: --Look like a fine alternative to all the *other* televisions I already have in my game....

This Space Intentionally Left Blank
Test Subject
#48 Old 10th Apr 2010 at 6:50 AM Last edited by andoreth : 10th Apr 2010 at 7:05 AM.
First, T h a n k Y o u !!!!! What a great addition to the game. Better than the original TVs by far.

Second, I notice that they can't be used in conjunction with video game systems. Is this a limitation brought on by the changes that cannot be worked around? If so, np, I'll just consider the TVs to not have digital inputs. But it would be nice to have that functionality back if possible.

(Or maybe it's just me that can't get the video games going and I have a minor mod conflict?)

EDIT: From what I can see, they can play video game if on the floor, but not if on another object.

Mainly, though, once again, Thank You.
Instructor
Original Poster
#49 Old 10th Apr 2010 at 7:24 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by andoreth
First, T h a n k Y o u !!!!! What a great addition to the game. Better than the original TVs by far.

Second, I notice that they can't be used in conjunction with video game systems. Is this a limitation brought on by the changes that cannot be worked around? If so, np, I'll just consider the TVs to not have digital inputs. But it would be nice to have that functionality back if possible.

(Or maybe it's just me that can't get the video games going and I have a minor mod conflict?)

EDIT: From what I can see, they can play video game if on the floor, but not if on another object.

Mainly, though, once again, Thank You.



As I posted, I had to switch off some functionality in order to get them to set properly on tables, desks, etc. tried leaving it functional, but it would not place on anything, so I had to turn off functionality in the OBJD in order to solve the problem. If I could have left it playable I most definitely would have.

But thank you for figuring out they can still be used with video games if they're on the floor.

No, u can't haz cheezburger
Test Subject
#50 Old 10th Apr 2010 at 2:09 PM
I LOVE IT, Pretty nice idea! A question: is this item portable?
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