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Default Replacement Remote Control

by dynamus Posted 4th May 2020 at 11:05 PM - Updated 3rd Dec 2020 at 1:11 AM by dynamus
12 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 6 Thanks Posts
Behold the Default Remote in all its Glory



Behold its Hi-Res textures... ...(this is the actual texture map, I did not shrink it.)

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Now, I understand the remote flashes on screen for maybe 2 seconds and isn't all that significant....

...but....

....what about storytellers who want to take pictures of sims using the remote?

SO I made a default replacement for it...




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This download simply replaces the remote accessory that appears when sims turn on certain electronics and appliances (TV and Heater from Seasons). Rather than seeing the default EA mesh, this new mesh will appear in-game. I'm actually surprised no one made this sooner (or at least I couldn't find one ).




I tried to minimize clipping as much as possible, and for the most part, the remote fits comfortably within the sim's hand.
Now, I'm sure some of you may have recognized that this looks very similar to a certain remote xfinity comcast.
Yes, I made a "sim-friendly" version with Maxis match textures and simlish text.

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POLY COUNT

Vertices: 2352
Polygons: 3044

The default remote isn't the best for storytelling because of its low-poly mesh and low-res textures, it also looks a bit dated, so I made this mesh to enhance picture-taking and movie-making scenes. While this is intended to be used for picture-taking (hence the higher poly count and larger texture map), it also works quite well for regular gameplay. You should not encounter any slowdowns during gameplay since the remote appears only momentarily and is relatively low poly (or at least lower in poly than most hairs ).


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RESOURCES OVERRIDDEN

Model
Group: 00000000
Instance: AC386D3E0E0AA2CD
Type: 01661233

Texture Maps
{Diffuse} Instance: AC386D3E0E0AA2CD
{Normal} Instance: 9DA80078F3A953F6
{Specular} Instance: 9DA80078F3A953EB


THIS IS A DEFAULT REPLACEMENT FILE
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MAKE SURE YOU DON'T HAVE ANY OTHER CC THAT REPLACES THE TV REMOTE CONTROL (lol I doubt you will find any )

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 4
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Dynamus_Remote_Default_Updated.zip | Download if you updated to Patch 1.66.139.1020

Size: 760.4 KB · Downloads: 2,210 · 29th Sep 2020
760.4 KB 2,210 29th Sep 2020
Dynamus_default_remote(TV).zip

Size: 804.3 KB · Downloads: 5,340 · 4th May 2020
804.3 KB 5,340 4th May 2020
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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
 
12 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 6 Thanks Posts
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Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#2 Old 5th May 2020 at 12:49 AM
Thanks, this is great!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#3 Old 5th May 2020 at 12:58 AM
Something I didn't realize I needed until I saw it. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 5th May 2020 at 9:54 PM
Looks good. Can't wait to use it!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#5 Old 6th May 2020 at 5:58 AM
I cannot believe the texture map for the debug remote is that f*cking tiny........my jaw literally dropped. Thanks for fixing EA's terrible default!
Forum Resident
THANKS POST
#6 Old 6th May 2020 at 4:17 PM
Thanks! Now my Sims can have the same remote I have.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#7 Old 7th May 2020 at 12:00 AM
You're right this is a very small detail but I'm grateful you took the time to improve upon it. Whenever my Sims pull out that huge clunker remote I kinda die inside a little bit. Can't wait for them to watch TV now!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 8th May 2020 at 7:18 PM
Looks great! Now if you'd improve the spray bottle the clean Sims use, I'd be forever grateful!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#9 Old 8th May 2020 at 9:48 PM
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Originally Posted by TrueAI
Looks great! Now if you'd improve the spray bottle the clean Sims use, I'd be forever grateful!


I am looking into replacing other accessory items like the one you just mentioned
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 12th May 2020 at 6:05 AM
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Originally Posted by dynamus
I am looking into replacing other accessory items like the one you just mentioned

SWEET!! Thank you!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#11 Old 31st May 2020 at 3:27 AM
thanks
Test Subject
#12 Old 7th Jun 2020 at 9:57 PM
hey! are you able to make this into a deco object?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#13 Old 13th Jun 2020 at 5:51 AM
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Originally Posted by cutieje
hey! are you able to make this into a deco object?


You can grab the remote by turning on the cheat "bb.showhiddenobjects" and typing "remote" in the search bar