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Turn off the TV when stop watching (from bed, too)

by Numenor Posted 15th Apr 2005 at 11:12 PM - Updated 12th Feb 2009 at 2:57 PM by Numenor : Updated game compatibility note
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
NOTICE - This is a GLOBAL HACK, which means that it may be included in your uploaded lots (so, use the Clean Installer to remove unwanted hacks from your lots before uploading them).

Obviously, the "custom content check" that is run when starting the game reports this hack as potentially harmful, because it overrides the sims behaviour. It is true that this hack overrides the sims behaviour, but don't worry: it will not damage your game


Game Compatibility - This hack has been tested, and works, with the base game only, as well as with any EPs up to Mansion & Garden.


I'm very annoyed by the sims that don't turn the TV off when they stop watching it.
In particular, when they are relaxing in bed, watching the TV, and they become tired, they stop watching the TV, *don't turn it off*, and go to sleep... for few seconds. Then they are awaked by the TV, get up, make the bed and then go to sleep again for few seconds... And again... and again....

Stop that!

With this hack, when your sims stop watching TV (from the bed, the sofa or even the john ), they will *always* turn it off, unless there are other people watching (in this last case, the original game routines apply: if the sim is a nasty person, he will turn it off anyway).
Obviously, if a sim is going to bed and finds the TV turned on, he won't automatically turn it off: the hack only forces the sims to turn the TV off when they stop watching it.

Please tell me if it works, or if you find side effects, glitches, etc...
Tags: #television, #TV, #turn off

Type: Global Mods

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
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Size: 497 Bytes · Downloads: 36,022 · 15th Apr 2005
497 Bytes 36,022 15th Apr 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
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Test Subject
#176 Old 14th Aug 2009 at 5:58 AM
Thanks so much!!! This has been driving me crazy for the past two years that I had this game. Ur a life saver OUO
Test Subject
#177 Old 30th Aug 2009 at 9:42 AM
That is soo annoying so this is awesome.
Test Subject
#178 Old 21st Jul 2010 at 10:50 AM
oh thank you, king of kings
Test Subject
#179 Old 7th Jun 2013 at 12:25 PM
Thank you so much. No more ridiculous power bills.
Field Researcher
#180 Old 23rd Mar 2014 at 6:59 PM
Field Researcher
#181 Old 17th Feb 2015 at 8:51 PM
Thank you!!!!!!!
Test Subject
#182 Old 14th May 2016 at 5:14 PM
Thank You
Mad Poster
#183 Old 8th Dec 2021 at 10:30 PM
Thank you
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