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TV & Computer Menu Revamp V1.3

by BiscoMix Posted 11th Sep 2014 at 3:31 AM - Updated 12th Nov 2014 at 11:41 AM by BiscoMix
70 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 9 Thanks Posts
About This Mod

This modification will rename the default menu options for televisions, computers, and tablets. The point of this modification is to bring a more realistic feel to your Sims 4 experience by providing familiar TV networks, computer games, and social networking sources. At the moment, you can choose between US or UK networks. Thanks to latest update, you can now choose between modifying just the TV networks, computer menu options, or you can do both at the same time!

Update Log

Version 1.3 (11/8/2014)
  • The menu options for the pools were displaying incorrectly with this mod due to the latest patch released by Maxis. This issue has been fixed.
  • The TV and Computer menu options have been split into two separate mods now. Both the TV and computer mod can be used at the same time, but you still must select from one region for the televisions (UK or US networks).
  • This mod use to include the entire Strings_ENG_US.package to rename the televisions, computers, and tablets. That is no longer true, which means this mod can now be used alongside other mods that use the Strings_ENG_US.package file.
  • Future updates by Maxis should no longer cause any problems with displaying menu items incorrectly.

NOTE: Information for other modders:

This mod uses these three instances: 0x0084935F2685AD48 / 0x0074935F2685AD48 / 0x0064935F2685AD48.

If you have the same instances and use the Strings_ENG_US.package, there will be a conflict between our mods and it might not work properly.

Version 1.2 (10/2/2014)
  • The spooky radio station was displaying random numbers with the latest update provided by Maxis while using this mod. The spooky radio station now displays properly. (Thank you for informing me, fibrofrogs)
  • Skyrim has been changed to "The Sims Medieval" to stick with the EA game theme. (Thank you, kralore)
  • The browsing art moodlet now states that your Sim is in a good mood from browsing devaintART.

Version 1.1
  • There is now an option for UK network channels for TVs as suggested (Thank you, GlitchingGecko).
  • MySims Go! has been renamed to MySims Agents.

How to Install

You have the option of just renaming the computer menu options, the TV menu options or using both at the same time.

computer_revamp_1.3.package needs to be placed inside of your Sims 4 mod folder if you would like to rename the computer menu options.

tv_uk_revamp_1.3.package or tv_us_revamp_1.3.package needs to be placed inside of your Sims 4 mod folder if you would like to rename the television menu options.

Directory to put mods: Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 4 > Mods

NOTE: You must either choose the US or UK version for the television mod. Both versions cannot be used at the same time.

For US TV Networks use: tv_us_revamp_1.3.package
For UK TV Networks use: tv_uk_revamp_1.3.package

Compatible Mods [tested 11/12/2014]
  • Make Love, Not WooHoo Mod - Compatible.
  • GTA Radio Station Renames - Not Fully Compatible - Computer renames don't work, but TV stations do.

Bug reporting

Please report any bugs or issues in the comment section.

Warning

I (BiscoMix) only manage/update/modify this mod from http://www.modthesims.info. This modification for The Sims 4 should not be put on other fan sites, nor available for download on any other site but http://www.modthesims.info. But, please feel free to create videos of this mod, or to share the download link through social media to promote.

Mod Features

Here is a compiled list of changes:



Television Changes (US):

Watch Action > Watch Spike TV
Watch Comedy > Watch Comedy Central
Watch Cooking Channel > Watch Food Network
Watch Kids Channel > Watch Cartoon Network
Watch News > Watch CNN
Watch Romance > Watch Lifetime
Watch Sports > Watch ESPN

Television Changes (UK):

Watch Action > Watch Sky One
Watch Comedy > Watch Dave
Watch Cooking Channel > Watch Good Food
Watch Kids Channel > CBBC
Watch News > Watch BBC News
Watch Romance > Watch Hallmark
Watch Sports > Sky Sports



Computer Changes (Gaming):

Play Blicblock > Play Tetris
Play Hillock II > Play SimCity
Play Incredible Sports > Play FIFIA 15
Play MySims Go! > MySims Agents
Play Road Rival Alpha > Play Mortal Kombat X
Play Sims Forever > Play The Sims
The R.E.F.U.G.E > The Sims Medieval



Computer Changes (Web):

Browse Art > Browse deviantART
Browse Simpedia > Browse Wikipedia
Browse Web > No changes
Watch Funny Videos on Sim.tv > Watch Funny Videos on YouTube
Watch a Gaming Livestream > Watch Twitch.tv

Tablet Changes:

Watch a Gaming LiveStream > Watch Twitch.tv

Tablet Changes (Gaming):

Play Blicblock, Tap! > Play Tetris Touch
Play The R.E.F.U.G.E., Tap!> Play The Sims Medieval Touch
Play Incredible Sports, Tap! > Play FIFIA 15 Touch
Tags: #TVs, #Computers, #Gaming, #Menu, #Rename

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

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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TV & Computer Revamp Mod 1.3.zip

Size: 5.2 KB · Downloads: 11,317 · 8th Nov 2014
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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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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#51 Old 12th Nov 2014 at 11:43 AM Last edited by BiscoMix : 12th Nov 2014 at 1:00 PM.
I want to mention that I'm going to begin testing mods that make changes to same file as this mod to confirm if they're compatible. You can see them on the main page of this mod!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#52 Old 9th Dec 2014 at 1:55 AM
Great idea, Thanks
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#53 Old 2nd Jan 2015 at 12:24 PM
Mod works great. Just to mention, it's FIFA 15 - not FIFIA 15. I'm just picky
Test Subject
#54 Old 11th Feb 2015 at 3:29 AM
you need to extract the mods or is a script mod
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#55 Old 14th Feb 2015 at 8:48 AM
australian tv mod?
O_o
#56 Old 23rd Feb 2015 at 12:54 AM
Any chance we could have one that says MSNBC instead of CNN? Is that something I could change myself?

I want, I need, therefore I am a sim!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#57 Old 12th May 2015 at 5:30 AM Last edited by Annie1983 : 16th May 2015 at 4:52 AM.
Thanks for the mod, but it needs update for latest patch.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#58 Old 19th Jun 2015 at 5:07 PM
Does this still work?
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#59 Old 5th Jul 2015 at 5:19 PM
Thanks, great work
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#60 Old 9th Jul 2015 at 3:49 AM
There was a really lack of options for TV channels and computer games. But thanks to you, we now have more channels and games for our sims to play on! :D
Test Subject
#61 Old 11th Aug 2015 at 1:14 AM
Can you please maybe just message me on how i could change the game names themselves? i want the skyrim one back, it would be nice to know how to change that back. if that's not possible that's okay.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#62 Old 9th Jan 2016 at 3:27 AM
This is amazing!
Test Subject
#63 Old 6th Apr 2016 at 5:32 AM
You should make one for the Australian TV networks
Test Subject
#64 Old 30th May 2016 at 8:09 PM Last edited by jonathan7157 : 1st Jul 2016 at 2:35 AM.
Along with the Australian TV channels, could you do the Canadian ones too? Also, revamp the movies menu, now that movies are here thanks to the Movie Hangout Stuff Pack, but movies are only compatible if "simmers" have that stuff pack. You could also do radio if you want. It may be easy for UK and Canada, but may be complicated for Australia and USA. TBH, 2 of the Australian channels are ABC channels. (Kids & News) Websites and movies are still the same. Also, there are the 2 hidden channels that are unlocked when a sim has Level 9 in Handiness and upgrade to super reception, which are the fireplace channel and the music channel. US and UK versions of the 2 hidden channels are included, but not the normal channels in this comment, as it is already explained. Although US and UK are already added, here are my ideas on what TV networks should be on The Sims 4 for "simmers" living in Australia or Canada.

USA & UK Hidden Channels:
Watch Fireplace Channel > Watch Yule Log.
Watch Music Channel > Watch MTV (dominating both countries).

My Idea for the Australian Channels
Watch Action > Watch One.
Watch Comedy > Watch The Comedy Channel.
Watch Cooking Channel > Watch LifeStyle Food.
Watch Kids Channel > Watch ABC3.
Watch News > Watch ABC News 24.
Watch Romance > Watch Arena.
Watch Sports > Watch Fox Sports.

Australia Hidden Channels:
Watch Fireplace Channel > Watch Yule Log.
Watch Music Channel > Watch V Hits.

My Idea for Canadian Channels:
Watch Action > Watch Showcase.
Watch Comedy > Watch Comedy/The Comedy Network. (nothing changes, but it's real name is The Comedy Network, if you want to use the real name).
Watch Cooking Channel > Watch Food Network. (despite being an American channel, it's one of the top channels in Canada).
Watch Kids Channel > Watch YTV.
Watch News > Watch CTV News Channel.
Watch Romance > Watch W Network.
Watch Sports > Watch TSN.

Canada Hidden Channels:
Watch Fireplace Channel > Watch Yule Log.
Watch Music Channel > Watch MuchMusic.

Radio Changes (US/SiriusXM):
Listen to Alternative > Listen to Alt Nation.
Listen to Electronica > Listen to BPM.
Listen to Pop > Listen to SiriusXM Hits 1.
Listen to Romance > Listen to SiriusXM Love.
Listen to Blues > Listen to B.B. King's Bluesville.
Listen to Classical > Listen to Symphony Hall.
Listen to Retro > Listen to 80s on 8.
Listen to Spooky (Halloween) > Listen to SCREAM Radio.
Listen to Winter Holiday (Christmas) > Listen to Holly Radio.
Listen to Easy Listening (Get to Work) > Listen to The Pulse.
Listen to Backyard (Perfect Patio Stuff) > Listen to The Highway.
Listen to New Age (Spa Day)> Listen to Spa Radio.
Listen to Hip Hop (Get Together)> Listen to Hip Hop Nation.
Listen to Baroque (Romantic Garden Stuff)> Listen to The Message (Symphony Hall already taken by Classical).
Listen to Jazz (Dine Out)> Listen to Watercolors.
Listen to Tween (Kids Room Stuff)> Listen to Radio Disney.

I only know a few Australia, UK, and Canada Radio stations, so you can do it yourself, OK, BiscoMix.
Test Subject
#65 Old 3rd Jun 2016 at 5:07 PM
Do Australian TV Channels for James Turner (The Sim Supply)!!! He would love this.
Test Subject
#66 Old 21st Jul 2016 at 10:37 PM
After the Kids Room Stuff Pack, there is new channel BEtween TV. Because of this, the kids channels need a revamp.
USA (updated channels)
Kids Channel-Nick Jr. (or Disney Junior)
BEtween-Cartoon Network/Nickelodeon/Disney Channel.

Canada-
Kids Channel-Treehouse TV
BEtween-YTV.

UK-
Kids Channel-CBBC (Same as before)
BEtween-Cartoon Network.

Australia
Kids Channel-ABC3.
BEtween-Disney Channel.
Test Subject
#67 Old 28th Oct 2016 at 4:40 AM
This mod could also be used for Sims 4 City Living, with 2 new channels, the Politcal and Cultural channels. Here are the 4 countries with the 2 channels changed:

USA:
Political-Fox News or C-SPAN. (really controversial)
Cultural-Nat Geo (National Geographic) or Travel Channel.

UK:
Political-BBC Parliament.
Cultural-BBC Four.

Australia:
Political-A-PAC.
Cultural-SBS.

Canada:
Political-CPAC.
Cultural-OMNI TV.
Lab Assistant
#68 Old 22nd Feb 2017 at 2:23 AM
Could someone report if this mod still works?2
Test Subject
#69 Old 30th May 2017 at 9:25 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by gunchapred
Could someone report if this mod still works?2

As of May 30th, 2017 the mod is still working for me.
Test Subject
#70 Old 27th Jun 2018 at 3:12 PM
dont work (27/06/18) have to update
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#71 Old 23rd Aug 2020 at 1:32 AM
Since CNN tends to BUNGLE facts, could you replace it with MSNBC please?? IMy sims would appreciate it :0 lol

Thank you
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