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Trottco 27" and 14" MultiPlace IV *Portable* Televisions

by Numenor Posted 28th Mar 2005 at 10:45 AM - Updated 26th Dec 2008 at 3:27 PM by -Maylin-
135 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.
19 MAR 2007 - UPDATED to Freetime
Now the TV allows to "Watch Movie", generating enthusiasm.
On the other hand, the "Tinker" interaction is still disabled, because the animation would be too bad and misaligned.
Also, for compatibility with the older games, the "Watch" interactions has been disabled for pets.
Lastly, that annoying tooltip that showed up whenever the mouse pointed to the TV has been removed.

29 MAR 2005: Fixed a BUG that prevented the sims to watch TV while lying on the bed.
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After long years of hard research, finally Trottco engineers managed to *detach* the TV set from the stand! And they made it smaller, too!
Now you can place your portable 27" or 14" TV on every dining/cooffee/end table, or even on a counter!

I really couldn't "stand that stand" any more, and so I managed to create a stand-alone TV, placeable everywhere.

Credits for the 27" TV mesh, as you might guess, goes to Maxis .
I've removed the stand and made a second, smaller version.

Each version of the TV has its own GUID, and I managed to keep the outdoor shadows, too (you may have noticed that usually cloned objects lose their outdoor shadows...).

As for the colours, both the versions use the original Trottco 27" textures, so any recolour you make/download for the original TV will be available for these portable versions, too.

As you can see from the picture, Don Lothario doesn't seem to appreciate my work too much...
I hope that you will appreciate it much more then him! :D
Style: Retro Contemporary
Room: Living Bedroom Study
Maxis Flags: AddOn

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 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Numenor_Stand-aloneTV-27in.rar

Size: 26.8 KB · Downloads: 20,970 · 28th Mar 2005
26.8 KB 20,970 28th Mar 2005
Numenor_Stand-aloneTV-14in.rar

Size: 28.7 KB · Downloads: 20,297 · 28th Mar 2005
28.7 KB 20,297 28th Mar 2005
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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
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Test Subject
#2 Old 28th Mar 2005 at 10:49 AM
Very good job. I shall test it right away as soon as I finish testing some other objects. I hope it works!
Instructor
#3 Old 28th Mar 2005 at 10:58 AM
Downloaded! And many many thanks for all the useful things you make!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 28th Mar 2005 at 11:05 AM
Wow Great Work Will Test.Downloading Now
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 28th Mar 2005 at 11:24 AM
: Great stuff . The tiny portable will look perfect on a kitchen counter thanks . And ignore Don , Numenor . We all know the only thing/s that he seems to appreciate !
Test Subject
#6 Old 28th Mar 2005 at 11:35 AM
This is great, very nice done! Will test and report. Many thanks!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 28th Mar 2005 at 11:42 AM
i found a bug. if you have move_objects on and put the tv under another it disappears. i was gonna make a dual tv but i can also just put the normal tv over this one. anyways just try to fix this ASAP. thanks for the TV.
Test Subject
#8 Old 28th Mar 2005 at 11:42 AM
Thank you so much. I have always rather have the TV on some type of table that goes with the theme that Im using for the room an now youve made that so much easer. Thans again for all the work that you an the other modders have done for us that know nothing bout it =)
Field Researcher
#9 Old 28th Mar 2005 at 12:10 PM
This is perfect for dorm rooms! None of my students can afford a wall mounted TV, and there's no room in those teeny weeny dorms for a TV on a stand, but this sits nicely on a desk! Thanks Great One! *bows humbley to the God of Recoluring*
Slacker of Immense Slackness
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#10 Old 28th Mar 2005 at 12:56 PM
Woohoo! Thanks Numenor - a lovely addition to my Numenor directory

<:3))~~ Loverat
"In some cultures what I do is considered normal"

www.loverat.net Check it out for other recolours & lot uploads =D
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 28th Mar 2005 at 1:30 PM
loll very funny Numeror, thank you very much for this tv. This is going right on my game;-)
Instructor
#12 Old 28th Mar 2005 at 1:48 PM
well done,and will test this evening!
Field Researcher
#13 Old 28th Mar 2005 at 1:49 PM
This is like kyles Counter TV, except more varied and actually changes height with its surface. :p

Very useful.
Test Subject
#14 Old 28th Mar 2005 at 1:51 PM
nice work, something you allways need.
Thanks
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 28th Mar 2005 at 2:29 PM
Fantastic! thank you so much for your indispensible creations!
Forum Resident
#16 Old 28th Mar 2005 at 2:33 PM
I hate those stands too! These are great...
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#17 Old 28th Mar 2005 at 2:51 PM Last edited by Numenor : 28th Mar 2005 at 2:55 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by gameplayer
i found a bug. if you have move_objects on and put the tv under another it disappears. i was gonna make a dual tv but i can also just put the normal tv over this one. anyways just try to fix this ASAP. thanks for the TV.


What you describe happens only when the TV is placed on dining tables and counters (for coffee and end tables, the second TV is placed on the ground, under the table).
Anyway, as you might guess, these objects are not supposed to be placed using the moveobject cheat (actually, no objects are supposed to be placed using that cheat), so I wouldn't call it a bug.
Moreover, these TVs use the same "placing" rules as the Thinking Cap, so if you find that these rules are not suitable for your purposes, blame Maxis...

Thank you anyway for having reported your gaming experience with my objects: the feedback is always greatly appreciated!

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
The Quiet One
retired moderator
#18 Old 28th Mar 2005 at 3:02 PM
Thanks for the TV, Numenor! An adorable TV from our adorable Italian!
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 28th Mar 2005 at 3:49 PM
Great TV and a fantastic idea. Don is a stupid man an I really need it for my kitchens.Thank you very much.

B
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 28th Mar 2005 at 3:55 PM
Yeah, what does Don know??? Well, obviously one thing, but that's beside the point, your TVs are fabulous! Thank you.
Field Researcher
#21 Old 28th Mar 2005 at 4:18 PM
Very good, Numenor! I remember I had this type of television from Sims 1. It's nice to have them back!
Test Subject
#23 Old 28th Mar 2005 at 4:32 PM
Thanks!! I am finally going to have a tv that actually looks good in my houses!
The ModFather
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Original Poster
#24 Old 28th Mar 2005 at 5:59 PM
Finally, I've found out what Don Lothario was looking for: a small wall-mounted 14" TV!
http://www.modthesims2.com/attachme...4&stc=1&thumb=1

You can download it here.

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Guest
#25 Old 28th Mar 2005 at 6:07 PM
Is it EP Ready??
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