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No More Video Distortion

by scumbumbo Posted 16th Feb 2016 at 6:31 AM - Updated 14th Nov 2018 at 9:10 PM by scumbumbo : Updated for Nov 13, 2018 game patch
69 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts, 8 Thanks Posts
Updated 11-14-2018 To work with the 1.47.49 (November 13, 2018) game patch.

Description

The Sim's thought bubble in the screenshot best describes my initial thoughts when I noticed the screen distortion of TVs that began occuring with the January 7, 2016 game patch. I couldn't figure out what was going wrong with my game. Tried a game repair, but that didn't help. Finally last night I searched for a solution as surely this was happening to someone else? Quickly I found that it's happening to everyone else. Lots of folks are crying for a game option to turn that junk off, but apparantly EA thinks that if the game is sped up the video should look like a low quality VCR from the '80s.

Seems to me that if the TV looks like that sped up (which mine doesn't) then so should the Sims, right?

Or even better, let's just go back to the old way. The effect is easily turned off in the XML, but that requires a separate patch to every TV object and makes it so that any other TV mods would conflict with a mod to turn off that effect. So my answer was, of course, turn to the Python script.

This script just overrides the Python that sets up that effect to always turn it off - for every TV in every game pack, modded TVs, even new TVs that haven't been made yet. The mod name says it all.

Well, almost all. A Simmer pointed out that there was also a static noise that was replacing the audio for the video. I run with sound off or my own music playing over the game typically so I hadn't noticed. So now two new flavors of the mod are available. One just turns off the static effect, and the other removes the "mute" feature entirely from video clips so the sound for them will play normally.

Installation and Compatiblity

This is a script mod, so extract the TS4SCRIPT file contained in the download file into your mods folder. It can also be placed in a subfolder, but no more than ONE subfolder deep. Once installed, it will automatically turn off the video distortion with no user-intervention required.

You must have script mods enabled in your game options in order for this script to run. Every game patch will turn your mods back off, so be sure to turn it back on!

This mod is written to work with the version 1.47.49 (November 13, 2018) game patch; however, it should work with newer game patches.

Due to the way the mod is coded, it should be very stable with future changes to the video scripting unless major changes are made to the VideoComponent of the game. This may be the simplest mod I've made, took all of maybe 10 or 15 minutes to write - it literally took me far more time to make the screenshot and write this description. So if you're looking for mods to take apart to learn about writing mods, don't start here - but the source is included as I always do.

Additional Credits

EA, of course, for continuing to provide me with the "WTF?" moments that inspire my mods.

Oh, and Scripthoge as usual for the script injection method used.
Tags: #tv, #video, #scrambled, #distortion, #speed

Type: Fixed

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 4
Built with Game Version: 1.47.49

This is a multi-part download:


Use only one flavor of the mod - if you change which version of the mod you use, be sure to remove the old one!
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
NoVideoDistortion.zip | Description: Remove video distortion from objects when speed 2 or higher is selected. 2.2 KB 8,324 14th Nov 2018
NoVideoDistortion-NoStatic.zip | Description: NoVideoDistortion + Turns off the static noise 2.3 KB 6,595 14th Nov 2018
NoVideoDistortion-NoMute.zip | Description: NoVideoDistortion + Video clip audio plays normally without muting 2.3 KB 12,635 14th Nov 2018
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 File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\

Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
 
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69 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 23 Feedback Posts, 42 Thanks Posts
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Test Subject
#51 Old 18th Jul 2016 at 11:13 AM
sadly it doesnt work anymore with the latest patch
Field Researcher
#52 Old 23rd Jul 2016 at 11:06 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by JazUnknown
sadly it doesnt work anymore with the latest patch


Which version are you using because I use the no distort/No Mute version and its working fine in my game.

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Test Subject
#53 Old 20th Aug 2016 at 9:13 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by devilgurl
Which version are you using because I use the no distort/No Mute version and its working fine in my game.

i used the no static version- will test now the no mute version, maybe that helps me- thanks
Test Subject
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#54 Old 11th Sep 2016 at 4:37 PM
Yes!! Thankyou for this, i don't get why they added this feature in to the game but i'm glad this will remove it so thanks
Test Subject
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#55 Old 18th Sep 2016 at 1:45 AM
thanks
Test Subject
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#56 Old 23rd Sep 2016 at 1:10 PM
thanks v much
Test Subject
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#57 Old 23rd Oct 2016 at 6:26 PM
REALLY AWESOME
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Lab Assistant
#58 Old 6th Feb 2017 at 2:10 AM
Well, crap. I don't know if it was the latest patch or the introduction of the Vampires GP, but this mod is now broken. It makes it so that Sims who are trying to read will constantly decide to watch TV or do literally anything else other than read their book. Rather unfortunate, since scumbumbo hasn't been seen anywhere for a long time. Could anyone make a new version of this mod?
Test Subject
#59 Old 6th Feb 2017 at 10:11 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by SnowieSimmer
Well, crap. I don't know if it was the latest patch or the introduction of the Vampires GP, but this mod is now broken. It makes it so that Sims who are trying to read will constantly decide to watch TV or do literally anything else other than read their book. Rather unfortunate, since scumbumbo hasn't been seen anywhere for a long time. Could anyone make a new version of this mod?

+1
It's the most annoying thing in the game :/
Hope someone can pick this up and fix the mod.
Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#60 Old 11th Nov 2017 at 11:04 PM
I've been using this one, but I don't know if it still works with Cats & Dogs: http://modthesims.info/d/596198
Test Subject
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#61 Old 3rd Mar 2018 at 12:26 AM
Not sure why some people are reporting that this mod is broken. My game is up to date, all packs installed.... and it works fine. It must be conflicting with other mods installed in peoples game I suppose... But yeah. It's still working great for me.
Top Secret Researcher
THANKS POST
#62 Old 25th Jun 2018 at 8:51 PM
Yup, still working perfectly. Even the broadcast channel added with seasons 'works'
Theorist
Original Poster
#63 Old 25th Jun 2018 at 9:39 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MiniMimi
Yup, still working perfectly. Even the broadcast channel added with seasons 'works'

Thanks, it's good to know that the new channel is also fixed by this. I had checked that it was still working but I guess I never got around to reporting that!
Lab Assistant
#64 Old 6th Nov 2018 at 9:32 PM
This mod probably will be broken by the november's patch, hope that it will be fixed
Theorist
Original Poster
#65 Old 8th Nov 2018 at 2:42 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by michela1390
This mod probably will be broken by the november's patch, hope that it will be fixed

We've been working with EA to get the scripts decompiled once the patch comes out and for the most part things are looking good in that regard. This is one mod that will require being able to get the original EA script decompiled in order to ensure that it's correct, so I can't guarantee anything until we see the results from the actual update on Tuesday the 13th.

Most script mods will just need to be recompiled, but this is not one of them unfortunately. No problems are anticipated though, the new decompilers are working pretty much as well as the old ones, so it's just a matter of time - there's gonna be a lot of mods to fix
Lab Assistant
#66 Old 14th Nov 2018 at 10:10 AM
HI Scumbumbo can you update the tea for children mod by plasticbox pleaseee
Let me know thanks so much
Top Secret Researcher
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#67 Old 18th Nov 2018 at 3:57 AM
OMG Thank you so much for the update! I rarely play on first speed and that effect is ridiculous
Theorist
Original Poster
#68 Old 18th Nov 2018 at 7:24 AM
I have to agree, but I guess the reason it does that is to allow the simulation to keep in synch with the reactions Sims are supposed to have to the movies from one of the expansions. If the video is not sped up when the game is sped up then Sims will not act frightened or happy or laugh in the proper spots.

Why they had to make it look like a bad fast forward from a 1980's VCR is beyond me though. I'd probably not mind it so much if it actually sped up the video instead of going all wacky. Personally I could care less if the Sims don't react in the right places when I'm playing the game at high speed.
Test Subject
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#69 Old 18th Nov 2018 at 4:15 PM
Thank you so much for updating!<33 I really can't stand this feature:S
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