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Pre-Upgraded TVs and Stereos (NO LONGER UPDATED)

by DrChillgood Posted 26th Jan 2015 at 2:21 AM - Updated 24th Oct 2017 at 5:06 AM by DrChillgood
21 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 7 Thanks Posts
NOTICE 10/23/2017: After a falling out with EA's community management, I have deleted my Origin account and have retired indefinitely from The Sims.

Ever hated how you could buy the fanciest TVs and stereo - or even the reward TV and stereo - and still had to build your Handiness to level 9 to unlock electronic upgrading just to get that Fireplace Channel that Tense Sims clamor to watch? Now, your stressed-out Sims can finally plop themselves down in front of the Fireplace Channel without having to become an electro-mechanical genius that would put Tesla and Ford to shame.

Pretty much everything but the cheapest stereos and TVs will be able to get the extra channels now. It's shorter to list what didn't get the upgrade - the Kaboom Box and Mini Audio Blaster, and the PenguinVision and Been There, Watched That TV. I figured that those are just cheap and cruddy. The gramophone gets the Retro Channel because it's retro while the Mini Audio Blaster is modern.

You will have to delete and replace your stereos and TVs to upgrade them, unless you already went through the work to do so.

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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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.
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  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
21 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts, 7 Thanks Posts
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 26th Jan 2015 at 3:10 AM
That always pissed me off, too. It's like, I paid all that money for a TV, and now you're telling me that there's a bunch of features it doesn't have? Thanks for taking the time to fix it!
Lab Assistant
26th Jan 2015 at 3:14 AM
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Test Subject
#3 Old 26th Jan 2015 at 9:33 AM
Thank you very useful
Field Researcher
#4 Old 26th Jan 2015 at 7:57 PM
Excellent! Thanks very much!
Test Subject
#5 Old 26th Jan 2015 at 10:48 PM
thank you
Test Subject
#6 Old 27th Jan 2015 at 3:12 PM
Must have download! Thank you
Is Claeric
#7 Old 28th Jan 2015 at 5:57 AM
Is it at all possible to get a flavor of this where the upgraded versions are a separate object that costs 1.5x the original price, or something?
Test Subject
#8 Old 30th Jan 2015 at 4:14 AM
could you upgrade the other ones too? I use those stereos and tvs!
Mad Poster
#9 Old 7th Apr 2015 at 12:47 PM
I think the stereos need updating since the release of GTW. They added a new Easy Listening channel. I admit I am still to test functionality without your mod in but currently my Sims can Listen to the new station but I cannot turn the stereo on to that channel.

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Test Subject
#10 Old 9th Apr 2015 at 6:55 AM
I deleted my Sims TV and bought them a new one but every time I try to have them watch any of the channels they get bounced out of what they're doing and nothing happens. Same thing with the stereos.
Test Subject
#11 Old 4th May 2015 at 9:30 PM
needs updating with may 4th patch x
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 5th May 2015 at 4:38 AM
My TVs are gone and when I buy one I get a "script error" message.

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Lab Assistant
#13 Old 7th May 2015 at 8:12 PM
This isn't compatible with the new 5/4 patch. :-(
Test Subject
#14 Old 4th Jun 2015 at 2:56 AM
Originally Posted by keepmesafe10120
My TVs are gone and when I buy one I get a "script error" message.

Same here. I was getting the "script call failed" error when placing tvs in build mode. Narrowed it down to this mod.
Test Subject
#15 Old 10th Jun 2015 at 3:18 AM
Problem for me also. Hope someone can update this.
Test Subject
#16 Old 17th Jun 2015 at 2:00 PM
This mod has been causing errors in my game since the newest June update. Placing TV's gave a Script Call Failed Error.
Test Subject
#17 Old 19th Jun 2015 at 6:18 PM
This doesn't seem to be working with the latest update. It prevents you from buying the TV's. Please let me know when there is an updated version. I loved having this mod.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 10th Aug 2015 at 10:14 PM
It's because GTW added a new TV channel and the related patch changed the code, and the author said that they've retired from modding. So all of their mods are officially dead.
Test Subject
#19 Old 6th Dec 2015 at 10:04 AM
Someone should remove this mod, I think. As others have mentioned, it gives a script call error every time you try and place a higher end TV and it took me considerable work to track the problem back down to this mod. I appreciate the work put into it, and I know it's offered for free, but when it's clear it's problematic, it would be a kindness to warn people that it's not compatible with GTW on the main download page at least.
Field Researcher
#20 Old 16th Jan 2017 at 1:36 AM
thank you for the update! Much appreciated.
Field Researcher
17th Jan 2017 at 10:56 PM Last edited by LuvMySimz : 18th Jan 2017 at 2:50 PM.
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