Category: Electronics -> TVs & Computers
EPs Required: None – base game compatible (but can be shifted if you have AL and also moved with the M&G quartertile cheat)
I admit it: My medieval-ish Westeros ‘hood isn’t quite as medieval as it could be. My Sims have lots of cleverly disguised but no less horribly anachronistic appliances, such as phones, stereos, computers – and TVs.
Personally, I prefer wall TVs for my Sims (even though I know there are different kinds of table TVs out there as well). Now, I’ve seen some two-tile wall TVs disguised as big, ornate paintings, and they’re great – for lords, ladies and knights anointed. But what about the smallfolk? The peasants and the common labourers, who don’t have all the gold of Casterly Rock at their disposal – what are they supposed to watch?
Why, this little one-tile wall TV disguised as a painting, of course! 😀
When turned off, this painting TV looks suspiciously like the herbal chart from The Sims Medieval, because… well, because it is the herbal chart from TSM. 😛 But when your Sims turn it on, be it to watch it or to exercise or to play video games (video games?!), the painting disappears and is replaced by little moving people, just like in those magical television boxes modern Sims have. It’s witchcraft, I tell you! Witchcraft!
While your Sims only get one painting to choose from, the frame comes with no less than nineteen recols, in Pooklet’s naturals:
But wait, there’s more! Even though they’re doing something as anachronistic as watching TV, your medieval Sims can’t very well use a modern, plastic remote with little flashing lights, now can they? Of course not. So, I’ve made two default replacement remotes, one that looks like a twig and one that’s invisible;
As with all default replacements, to quote “Highlander” by way of Almighty Hat, there can be only one, so you’ll have to choose which remote you want to use. If you have more than one default replacement remote, then the one that loads last is the one you’ll see in game.
ETA: I forgot to say that these remotes replace all remotes in game – or rather, they replace the remotes for all items that use the same remote as the TV. Not that this is a bad thing IMO; if you don’t want a plastic remote with flashing lights for your Sim’s TV, then why would you want it for their stereo or servo?
This is brilliant. I must put it in the spotlight. Thank you so much! XXXOOO
Here is the link to your ‘TV’ at Affinity: http://www.affinitysims.com/IPB/index.php?/topic/8184-the-deceptively-modest-painting-ie-wall-tv/#entry35536
Love the remote!!!!
Sorry, looks like the link did not ‘take’. You know where we are. Sorry for so many posts.
Awww, thank you! 😀 I’m so glad you like it; I must admit it took some wrestling to make it revert to its painting state when turned off. And the twig remote is my personal favourite.
It might have been WordPress’ spam detector thingie that removed the link, but I’ve used my admin powers to put it back in so other people can see it in case they don’t know where to go. 🙂
My sims living in little shacks NEED this. The twig remote sealed the deal. Thanks Nix! ❤
Awww, thank you! 🙂 I’m really happy with how it turned out (even though there were times when I was about to take my ball and go home, because those BHAVs were NOT cooperative. Making the painting disappear – no problem. Making the painting return? That turned out to be a problem of approx. the same complexity as the Greek state finances :P). And I love the twig remote myself. 😀
Everything about this makes me happy! Thank you 🙂
Thank you! I’m happy that you’re happy! 😀
Awesome! Most of my TV paintings are just way too fancy, this is perfect.
Glad you like it! 😀 Yeah, I had the same problem; the TV paintings I had all looked great in the King’s castle, but not so much in the shack of Jack and Jill Peasant. So I had to do something about that. Not all Sims have the gold of Casterly Rock at their disposal. 😉