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No Autonomous TV 080719

by christianlov Posted 15th Jul 2008 at 6:03 AM - Updated 18th Jul 2008 at 6:22 PM by christianlov : compatiability fix
14 Comments / replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
A simple global hack which disables autonomously watching TV.


1. All TVs, including custom ones, will be affected.
2. "Watch TV", "Watch Movie" will be affected.


VERY IMPORTANT - You will find several zip files included in the attached file. Please select the right file according to your expansion pack level.

Tested in TS2 base game and Free Time.

Thank you!

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

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Size: 1.4 KB · Downloads: 6,169 · 18th Jul 2008
1.4 KB 6,169 18th Jul 2008
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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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14 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 11:18 AM
My prayers have been answered lol. Thank you!!

"why everything that's 'posed to be bad make me feel so good???" -kanye west
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 2:39 PM
thank you so much, my sims have a terrible tv addiction, lol

if you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning
Test Subject
#4 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 6:31 PM
I'm not really sure if I understand the point of this o: , but couldn't you just get rid of your tv or turn off free will? XD Or what I do is I plan my sims day before they get to autonomously do anything, but that's just me xP. I don't know, just my opinion.
Test Subject
#5 Old 19th Jul 2008 at 8:00 AM
Thank you for this! I like to have TVs for fast fun, but sometimes I just want to listen to my music instead of the same annoying TV sounds. To raziel1687: turning off free will will disable *all* autonomous actions, not just the TV. I like to play with free will on, but find certain things sims do annoying.
#6 Old 19th Jul 2008 at 1:40 PM
Thank you my sims are tv junkies and it drives me nuts!
Test Subject
#7 Old 5th Oct 2008 at 2:53 AM
Ugh! TY!!! If I could stop them from playing XXS3, as well, all could be soothingly wonderful! Not sure whether it or the tv is worse!
Test Subject
#8 Old 5th Oct 2008 at 2:55 AM
Hi ok. Just found it on the next page. Me = 'tard. Thank you again!
Test Subject
#9 Old 22nd Mar 2009 at 6:16 PM
OMG the TV drives me nuts! Thank you thank you thank you!
Top Secret Researcher
#10 Old 1st Sep 2009 at 1:18 PM
Is their a new version for appartmentslife or do I have to use the FT version?

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Test Subject
#11 Old 1st Jun 2012 at 9:20 PM
I really cant thank you enough... lol i needed this soooo bad it got to the point i deleted mah tv!
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 2nd Jul 2013 at 7:56 PM
Test Subject
#13 Old 26th Feb 2017 at 1:12 AM
muito obrigado
Field Researcher
#14 Old 18th Oct 2021 at 5:34 AM
gracias,estaba buscando esto, me encanta escuchar musica mientras juego y los ism siempre me lo apagan :P
Test Subject
#15 Old 18th Oct 2021 at 8:29 AM
Thank you for your sharing,That's pretty cool.