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Gain logic with the Discovery Channel, for your Sims!

by Bubblebeam Posted 15th Apr 2015 at 9:05 PM - Updated 1st Nov 2015 at 11:22 AM by Snufflepaws
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Update 17/04/2015 - Please redownload TV_Discovery. See details below.
Thanks to a good friend from Affinity Sims, the Discovery Channel will now gain your sims science enthusiasm instead of film and literature. Thank you NixNivis!


First and foremost, I want to give ALL credit to Sophie David here at MTS, along with the various tutorial writers that instructed me on how to put this together. Anyone can do this, I just tweaked Sophie's gain logic TV package, to suit my more modern neighbourhood, and quickly edited a bunch of small video clips. Thank you Sophie for permitting the use of your Hollywood Collection channels. The credit is yours because I have no idea how to code a TV channel to gain skills. You made it possible.

This is a new skill gaining TV channel, just like the Yummy channel, except it gains logic rather than cooking.


I've put together a collection of 24 video clips, each 1-2 minutes long, consisting of documentary type programs (all in English). This collection is optional, but the clips have already been edited to suit The Sims 2 game, i.e. 15 fps, short, 128x128 screen size, etc. They also run a Discovery advert/commercial at the end of each clip, to give more of a feel of the channel. My clips also have all been sourced from videos of the ideal aspect ratio, so that they'll show up correctly on bigger and smaller TVs alike, without black borders. I also tried to make the topic range as wide as possible, so there's something for every Sim. You can skip this all together and add your own clips, or mix and match. Take out what you don't like from my collection. Whatever suits your tastes best. If you'd like to add to the collection and want to keep the Discovery ad system going, just grab the Advert/Commercial package and stick one or the other at the end of your clip in Movie Maker before converting.

This is a global mod with it's own GUID so it shouldn't conflict with other custom channels or mods. Please let me know if you discover any sort of conflicts so that others can be aware.



Please do share your feedback, criticisms, and thoughts. I'm always open to changing or expanding ideas. I'm also happy to expand on the program collection, as long as I can find a good quality source of the correct aspect ratio for what you request.

Credits
Sophie David from MTS for making 99.9% of this possible.
NixNivis from Affinity Sims for coding the channel to gain science enthusiasm.
Eric from MTS for his useful guide (10 years old but still works!)



Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
TV_Discovery.rar

Size: 1.9 KB · Downloads: 3,428 · 16th Apr 2015
1.9 KB 3,428 16th Apr 2015
DiscoveryAds.rar

Size: 757.5 KB · Downloads: 2,848 · 15th Apr 2015
757.5 KB 2,848 15th Apr 2015
DiscoveryProgramsCollectionPart2.rar

Size: 32.99 MB · Downloads: 3,137 · 15th Apr 2015
32.99 MB 3,137 15th Apr 2015
DiscoveryProgramsCollectionPart1.rar

Size: 40.79 MB · Downloads: 3,591 · 15th Apr 2015
40.79 MB 3,591 15th Apr 2015

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