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1950s Vintage TV - Philco Predicta

by Esmeralda Posted 9th Nov 2015 at 4:56 PM - Updated 18th Jul 2019 at 10:10 AM by Esmeralda : Minor text edit
13 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks 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.
Inspired by the November monthly theme of 1950s-1980s vintage items, I made a little 1950s 'Mid Century Modern' TV based on the wonderful quirky Philco Predicta. I gave it two preset retextures, so that you have two models using the same mesh.

It comes in 10 recolours, 5 for each of the two models. Below are: Version 1 in Brown, Purple, Blue, Red, and Green, and Version 2 in Turquoise, Lime Green, Red, Tan, and Pink.



It is found in the TV section in the Electronics catalogue, and costs 395 simoleons. It places nicely on a coffee table or on the floor. The curved screen looks funkily retro when viewing TV programs, although I wish it could play in black & white! I guess we have to think of this as one of the first colour sets.

Nice for retro themed get-togethers (hey, down in front!),



And cozy evenings for two with hot drinks in front of the telly.



Thanks for looking, hope you'll find this useful for your 1950s sims.


INSTALLATION:
Unzip the zip file and move the .package file to your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods folder.


Polygon Counts:
1010 polys

Additional Credits:
Meshed by me in Milkshape and Blender, packaged with Sims 4 Studio.

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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13 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
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Field Researcher
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#2 Old 9th Nov 2015 at 6:49 PM
thank you i love old looking tvs
Banned
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#3 Old 9th Nov 2015 at 7:23 PM
While we're on the topic of Fallout, this kind of fits the vibe!
Field Researcher
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#4 Old 10th Nov 2015 at 5:04 AM
Love love love the old style, thank you so much!
Test Subject
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#5 Old 10th Nov 2015 at 10:39 AM
So beautiful, THANKS A LOT!
Mad Poster
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#6 Old 10th Nov 2015 at 12:59 PM
Thanks, all
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aaron4Ever
While we're on the topic of Fallout, this kind of fits the vibe!

Now that you mention it, yes, this TV does look like it would fit in that type of world!
Not actually evil.
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#7 Old 11th Nov 2015 at 6:11 PM
Definitely 50s and Fallout future retro! Wonderful.
Test Subject
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#8 Old 17th Jan 2017 at 1:07 AM
So cute, I love it!
Test Subject
#9 Old 7th Mar 2017 at 2:18 AM
Thanks for posting this Predicta telly mod. I made a simple and short commercial spoof using your mod. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXNTCzJH1Y4
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#10 Old 7th Mar 2017 at 10:06 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MasterRevan2015
Thanks for posting this Predicta telly mod. I made a simple and short commercial spoof using your mod. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXNTCzJH1Y4

Hey, thank you so much for using it! I like your commercial, so you have a new 'Like' on it as of today.
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 27th Nov 2018 at 1:22 AM
works thank you! <3
Lab Assistant
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#12 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 7:52 PM
OMG! I LUV this SO much!!! Thank you for creating a retro item! Any thoughts about doing a console stereo from the 50s-70s??? Would download in a heartbeat! Thank you!
Forum Resident
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#13 Old 17th Jun 2019 at 4:07 AM
Wowww!!! Even if I did not see this particular model with my own, ahem, a bit younger eyes, I remember the Philco name fondly. THANK YOU for such an amazing creation!!! And it WORKS!!!!! Fantastic!!!
Test Subject
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#14 Old 3rd Jun 2020 at 8:51 AM
This is so great but I wish there was another mesh for the other style, to make it more realistic.
Other than that, this is a perfect TV for retro sims and for sims living in recycled material themed homes.