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Australian Pay TV - TV Channels Rename

by Beccapixie10 Posted 9th Dec 2013 at 8:33 AM - Updated 7th Sep 2017 at 3:53 AM by Beccapixie10
16 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
SEPTEMBER 2017: I have not opened TS3 for a number of years. I have no idea if this mod still works. If it does - great! If not, I'm sorry, but it won't be updated.

What is this? What does it do?
This is a simple STBL mod that renames the in-game TV Channels to use the names of Australian Pay TV channels with similar content.
All of the names were taken from a Foxtel/Austar TV guide, with the exception of Gardening Australia and Fishing Australia - they take their names from shows instead of channels.
For English games.

The EA name and the modified name are as follows:
Action World -> A&E
Cookin' Cable -> Lifestyle Food
Fishing Fracas -> Fishing Australia
Got Garden -> Gardening Australia
Halls of History -> History Channel
KidZ Zone -> Nick Jr.
Romantic Rendezvous -> Adults Only
Sports Universe -> FOX Sports
Super Shopping Network -> TVSN
Terror TV -> Crime Investigation Network

The weather channel is not included in this - it retains its usual name of 'Weather'.

Tested and confirmed compatibility with patch 1.63 through to 1.67. Should only conflict with other mods which alter the TV channel names.

I did make this on a previous patch version and in theory it should be backwards compatible, however I don't recall which patch it was first made with so I will not explicitly say that it is compatible with any older patches - just that it more than likely would be.

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 1.63
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Size: 585 Bytes · Downloads: 6,726 · 9th Dec 2013
585 Bytes 6,726 9th Dec 2013
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
16 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
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Mad Poster
#2 Old 9th Dec 2013 at 9:48 AM
This is awesome. I made one exactly the same but I couldn't be bothered to upload it.
Née whiterider
retired moderator
#3 Old 9th Dec 2013 at 10:25 PM
Don't forget to mention which STBL you modified.

What I lack in decorum, I make up for with an absence of tact.
Original Poster
#4 Old 10th Dec 2013 at 7:12 AM
Originally Posted by Nysha
Don't forget to mention which STBL you modified.

Oops - I'm assuming you mean the language, right? If so, added info to the post.
Mad Poster
#5 Old 10th Dec 2013 at 10:31 PM
I think this is what Nysha means;
This is from one of my uploads
This mod alters the STBL with instance 0x00871A710B521BB8. Any other mods which also alter this file will conflict.
Just change the instance number to whatever is in your package file
Test Subject
#6 Old 5th Jan 2014 at 3:53 AM
says thanks
Test Subject
#7 Old 14th Jan 2014 at 11:25 PM

Also, by any chance do the mods/packages all have to be .PACKAGE?
Test Subject
#8 Old 27th Jan 2014 at 4:06 PM
does/will this work with patch 1.67?

fire in kitchen starts: everyone in house comes to yell at it!!
Original Poster
#9 Old 29th Jan 2014 at 5:41 AM
I can't say whether it will or won't work with any new patch. I have not opened my game for some time and won't have a chance to probably for quite some time again, so I won't be patching just yet and thus won't be able to test.

HOWEVER, being a STBL mod it is extremely likely that this will be totally fine with the new patch.
Test Subject
#10 Old 20th Feb 2014 at 2:43 AM
Excellent :b
How did you do it? I also want to change my channels' name
Test Subject
#11 Old 25th May 2014 at 11:04 PM
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#12 Old 25th May 2014 at 11:04 PM
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#13 Old 6th Jun 2014 at 3:49 PM
i was looking for that mod and i finally find it! Thanks!
Test Subject
#14 Old 12th Jun 2014 at 6:20 PM
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#15 Old 1st Jul 2014 at 1:07 AM
Thank you so much!
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#16 Old 27th Dec 2014 at 9:49 AM
This is freaking awesome and amazing
Test Subject
#17 Old 12th Jan 2015 at 12:15 AM
Downloaded the other day works great Ty