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UPDATE Sept 28, 2019: Two Tile Holographic Television

by Sophie-David Posted 24th Jul 2019 at 4:49 AM - Updated 5th Oct 2019 at 11:13 PM by Sophie-David : Updated with Improved Routing & Movie Fix
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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.
Title: Two Tile Holographic Television

Update September 28, 2019

1) Improved the Sim routing code for more flexibility in seating placement.

2) Fixed a bug with channel and movie selection.


Purpose

1) To design a free floating "holographic" two sided television object with an image that can be viewed from either the front or the back.

2) To provide a variety of two sided static recolours for when the television is switched off.

3) As an option, to allow the Holo TV to be placed in a conventional wall mounted picture frame or within other objects such as fireplaces.




Description

Whether high technology or high magic, this holo TV imagery can be placed almost anywhere, without interfering with other objects or the movement of Sims. By default the two sided video projection will occur in midair, but it can also be framed within conventional wall decor - such as the basegame "In the Beginning", Oil "Fantasy Scape" and "SimCity at Night", the Holiday Stuff "Holiday in Leukerbad" and Seasons "A Home for All Seasons" ("MoveObjects On" is not required).


While remaining basegame compatible, the Holo TV supports the television functions of all expansion packs except those involving pets. (In order to maintain basegame compatibility, pets cannot interact with the Holographic Television Picture - but the object is otherwise fully compatible with the Pets EP.)

For times when autonomous television use becomes annoying, the player can be "Disable Autonomy".


This magical object does not depreciate, it is Apartment Life/M&G height adjustable, and it is also immune to fire, lightning, repossession, snow and theft. A limitation is that when switching off the television, you may momentarily see a blank glass screen, before the default picture is restored. Apart from being unbreakable and untinkerable, the Holo TV supports all television functions, including operation of the basegame video game machine.

The Holographic Television package contains an invisible screen recolour, and if this invisible recolour is placed within a conventional picture frame, the underlying picture will be revealed when the television goes off. The invisible recolour is also useful for when the Holo TV is placed in a fireplace (use "Boolprop SnapObjectsToGrid Off", "MoveObjects On", and AL/MG height adjust or an OMSP to do so).



Contents

1) Holographic Television - The Holo TV costs 7900 Simoleons and can be found in the television section of the catalogue. It has a Fun rating of 10 and a Room (Environment) rating of 10.

2) Picture Recolours - Blue Energizer Flow, Dark Blue Shadow, Dark Green Shadow, Dark Grey Shadow, Dark Red Shadow, Green Energizer Flow, "A Home for All Seasons" Autumn, "A Home for All Seasons" Photo, "A Home for All Seasons" Spring, "A Home for All Seasons" Summer, "A Home for All Seasons" Winter, "In the Beginning", "In the Beginning" Shadow, Invisible (built-in), NASA - Cygnus Loop Nebula, NASA - Cygnus Loop Nebula Shadow, NASA - Helix Nebula, NASA Helix Nebula Shadow, NASA - Galaxy M33, NASA - Galaxy M33 Shadow (built-in default), NASA - Helix Nebula, NASA - Helix Nebula Shadow, Oil "Fantasy Scape", Oil "Fantasy Scape" Shadow, Red Energizer Flow, Theodore Rousseau "The Forest in Winter at Sunset", Theodore Rousseau Sunset Near Arbonne, Th?odore Rousseau Sunset Near Arbonne Shadow, "SimCity at Night", "SimCity at Night" Shadow, "Suspense", "Suspense" Shadow.

The textures marked "Shadow" are partially transparent.

The "Home for All Seasons" textures require Seasons or any later EP.








Need a Bigger Screen?

Try the Three Tile Holographic Television.


Terms of Use

You may include the items from this project in uploaded lots, whether for free or pay. It is nice but not necessary to provide a credit and link to this page.


Texture Credits

- the Rousseau artwork is in the public domain, freely available at the Wikimedia Commons: Theodore Rousseau The Forest in Winter at Sunset and Theodore Rousseau Sunset near Arbonnne.

- the Hubble space images are freely available at the NASA Image and Video Library for non-commercial use: NASA Helix Nebula, NASA Cygnus Loop Nebula, and NASA Galaxy M33.

- the coloured shadow textures were created by me.

- the remaining textures use or are adapted from EA's The Sims 2.


Additional Credits

- Jfade's Compressorizer for minimizing file size
- GIMP 2 and Microsoft Paint for graphics editing, file conversion, processing, sizing and titling
- Milkshape 3D and Ultimate Unwrap3D Pro, for 3D modeling
- SimPE and PJSE, which together make it all possible
- the Jetsons screenshot uses Aligeth's The Jetsons in StephSim's The Jetsons Neighborhood.
- the Star Trek Borg screenshots use MistyBlue's ST: Voyager - Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine with Nixed Sims' Voyager Uniforms and my Borg Starter Cube.


Polygon Counts:
4 faces, 8 vertices

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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sdTwoTileHoloTV.zip | Two Tile Holographic Television with Recolours

Size: 1.36 MB · Downloads: 483 · 29th Sep 2019
1.36 MB 483 29th Sep 2019
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 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
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#2 Old 24th Jul 2019 at 8:50 PM
I can only say ... Wow! Incredibly versatile!
Theorist
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Original Poster
#3 Old 25th Jul 2019 at 12:31 AM
Thank you, pamreg.
Field Researcher
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#4 Old 26th Jul 2019 at 5:21 AM
Wow, it looks like you thought of everything. Thanks for such a neato share. That autonomy disabler would make a nice global mod, if one doesn't already exist.
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 27th Jul 2019 at 9:36 AM
WOW..! I am at awe. This thing is so great! Feel like I am in the Back to the Future.
Theorist
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#6 Old 28th Jul 2019 at 5:40 PM
Love this idea, will make a great Theater community lot. I have 2 questions. 1) I have a mod for sims to sit on floor and watch tv, should I remove it? 2) For the FIY channel, do we need both of their download files or just the updated one? (:
Theorist
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#7 Old 28th Jul 2019 at 5:52 PM Last edited by Sophie-David : 28th Jul 2019 at 6:05 PM.
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Originally Posted by Duine
Love this idea, will make a great Theater community lot. I have 2 questions. 1) I have a mod for sims to sit on floor and watch tv, should I remove it? 2) For the FIY channel, do we need both of their download files or just the updated one? (:

1) I am not certain, but I would think the Sit on Floor to Watch TV mod may interfere with two sided viewing of the Holo TV. I would just try it and see. But just to complicate matters, adult and teen Sims will sit on the floor to watch the Holo TV if there are at least two seats in the room but they are in use (I don't like seeing Sims standing in front of sitting Sims to watch TV - but children and elders are allowed to do so).

2) There should be no effect on the FIY channel.
Theorist
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#8 Old 28th Sep 2019 at 7:59 PM Last edited by Sophie-David : 29th Sep 2019 at 6:44 AM. Reason: Clarification
Update September 28, 2019

1) Improved the Sim routing code for more flexibility in seating placement.

2) Fixed a bug with channel and movie selection.
Theorist
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#9 Old 5th Oct 2019 at 11:10 PM
Need a Bigger Screen?

Try the Three Tile Holographic Television.
Instructor
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#10 Old 11th Oct 2019 at 8:04 PM
Wonderful objects as always Sophie-David :)
Theorist
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#11 Old 21st Oct 2019 at 11:23 PM
Thank you simtopia.