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Mini TVs for your desks, counters, and dressers - BONUS LCD TV INCLUDED!

by DaveyDaVinci Posted 7th Apr 2010 at 7:06 PM - Updated 8th Apr 2010 at 3:21 AM by DaveyDaVinci
93 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback 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.
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.


I, like many people, find items are cuter the smaller they are. I was having my sim cook in the kitchen when I thought "She would like a TV to watch her cooking programs". So I made mini TVs to be placed on desks, dressers, and counters. You can even place it on a dresser close to your sims bed, and they will watch the TV while laying in bed!


These will not allow you to attach video game systems. I apologise. I had to switch a few options off in order to get them to work correctly.






BONUS!!!! Now an LCD flatscreen is included as well, for your jaded, rich sims.



Each item is found with the normal TVs in the Electronics. They each have only 1 recolourable channel, which is fine since there isn't much to these TVs to color. The regular TV is priced 250, whereas the Flatscreen TV is priced at 900.




Please enjoy!


Please leave feedback as to whether you enjoyed them or not.



Keep your eye out for more tiny objects!



Polygon Counts:
Poly Counts:


MiniTv: High:616 Low:182 Price:250
MiniFlatscreen: High:492 Low:44 Price:900

Additional Credits:
Everyone in #create, and to Srikandi for the awesome pic of the tvs on the fireplace. Ty for testing the fireplace theory out!

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Sims 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
MiniTvWooterz.rar

Size: 62.3 KB · Downloads: 45,684 · 7th Apr 2010
62.3 KB 45,684 7th Apr 2010
MiniFlatscreenTvWooterz.rar

Size: 43.5 KB · Downloads: 55,734 · 7th Apr 2010
43.5 KB 55,734 7th Apr 2010
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Mad Poster
#2 Old 7th Apr 2010 at 7:18 PM
Haha, cool. These will go perfect in trailer homes. .
Instructor
#3 Old 7th Apr 2010 at 7:22 PM
First person to comment and download! Yess. This rox. I have been waiting for this!
Zombie Socks
#4 Old 7th Apr 2010 at 7:20 PM
These are way too cute!

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Test Subject
#5 Old 7th Apr 2010 at 7:26 PM
Omg these are perfect cuz i hate making a big room so i can put in a tv!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU
also it will be nice in kitchens
Test Subject
#6 Old 7th Apr 2010 at 7:47 PM
These are amazing the lcd is like the one i have on my drawers in my room
Mad Poster
#7 Old 7th Apr 2010 at 7:48 PM
Cute! Love both of them! Thanks for the great amd useful item!! :D
Field Researcher
#8 Old 7th Apr 2010 at 7:49 PM
This will definitely help when making small lots! Thanks!
Eminence Grise
#9 Old 7th Apr 2010 at 8:42 PM
Oooohhh! Will any of em fit on a fireplace mantel or hearthstone? *goes off to try*
Test Subject
#10 Old 7th Apr 2010 at 8:47 PM
I love that now in my very small houses my simmies can watch a little tv on their dresser like I did at my first place. Thank you!
Instructor
Original Poster
#11 Old 7th Apr 2010 at 8:44 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Srikandi
Oooohhh! Will any of em fit on a fireplace mantel or hearthstone? *goes off to try*


Unfortunately not, at least not when I test ran them. HOwever I did many tests with many meshes to get them just right, so I may have overlooked that!

No, u can't haz cheezburger
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 7th Apr 2010 at 8:57 PM
Wow! These are great! Great job and thank you so much!
Eminence Grise
#13 Old 7th Apr 2010 at 9:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveyDaVinci
Unfortunately not, at least not when I test ran them. HOwever I did many tests with many meshes to get them just right, so I may have overlooked that!


Actually, they DO fit, on at least one fireplace -- both on the hearth and on the mantel The back of the regular TV clips into the fireplace/wall, but the flatscreen doesn't.

This solves the problem I always have with what should be the focal center of the living room, TV or fireplace

Instructor
Original Poster
#14 Old 7th Apr 2010 at 9:12 PM
That's good to hear! I must have either A. Tried on the wrong fireplace, or B. Tested that with a previous version of the project. Thank you for imforming me of that!

No, u can't haz cheezburger
Field Researcher
#15 Old 7th Apr 2010 at 9:18 PM
Oh! The TV's are very cute. Thank you.
Mad Poster
#16 Old 7th Apr 2010 at 10:20 PM
Oh. these are great - I, too, think smaller versions of items like these are cute! Thanks!
Ms. Byte
#17 Old 7th Apr 2010 at 10:37 PM
Very nifty!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 7th Apr 2010 at 10:54 PM
Perfect for small homes!

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Instructor
#19 Old 7th Apr 2010 at 11:37 PM
Davey you are epic sauce !!!

This is going to save me (and a whole lot of others) brain strain when figuring out where to place the usually fug and bulky EA tvs. I bow down to thee! Thank you!
Scholar
#20 Old 7th Apr 2010 at 11:39 PM
Yaaay! I was waiting for something like this! I had a counter-top TV in TS2 and I've been missing it so!

Will try out immediately! :D

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Instructor
Original Poster
#21 Old 8th Apr 2010 at 12:02 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Srikandi
Actually, they DO fit, on at least one fireplace -- both on the hearth and on the mantel The back of the regular TV clips into the fireplace/wall, but the flatscreen doesn't.

This solves the problem I always have with what should be the focal center of the living room, TV or fireplace



Do you mind if I use this pic in the upload?

No, u can't haz cheezburger
Field Researcher
#22 Old 8th Apr 2010 at 1:13 AM
Cool! Kitchens, kids' rooms, home gyms...so many uses! Awesome!
Moderator of Extreme Limericks
#23 Old 8th Apr 2010 at 1:17 AM
What a great idea, Davey! Thanks for sharing these.

And Sri, what a clever use of the two different fireplace slots in that picture! Now my Sims' feet can watch TV too.

There's always money in the banana stand.
Forum Resident
#24 Old 8th Apr 2010 at 2:46 AM
Very cool. Always like mini TV. Thanks.
Eminence Grise
#25 Old 8th Apr 2010 at 3:15 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveyDaVinci
Do you mind if I use this pic in the upload?


Go for it

Quote:
Originally Posted by jhd1189
What a great idea, Davey! Thanks for sharing these.

And Sri, what a clever use of the two different fireplace slots in that picture! Now my Sims' feet can watch TV too.


Hey, it'll be PERFECT when we get pets
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