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Two retro-TV from Soviet Union

by Stanislav Posted 26th Dec 2013 at 10:30 AM - Updated 4th Dec 2014 at 8:03 PM by Stanislav
34 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 9 Thanks 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.
Are you ready for a bit of nostalgia? Let's back in USSR.

Welcome two wonderful retro-TV which were the most popular in Soviet Union: "Gorizont" (Horizon) of 1978 and "Berezka" (Birch) of 1989.
TV "Berezka" was so sensitive that if you get close, you become its antenna. And if TV "Gorizont" did not show the image, you could knock it to make it work again.

- you can place the TV on the floor or on the surface and rotate in any direction available in TS3;
- you can choose the variants of TV with antenna and without in recolors;
- the first two variants of each TV are not available to recolor manually, just because they colored in factory colors;
- the last two variants of each TV recolored in fun style just to show you that it's available to recolor manually;

- you can place the small objects (small vases with flowers, alarm clock, candles) on the left top of each TV;

- all labels are on simlish;
- the TV names and descriptions translated on all languages available in game.


1. Name: TV "Horizon", price: 80 simoleons;
2. Name: TV "Berezka", price: 100 simoleons;

Catalog Location: Buy Mode, Electronics, TVs.

Polygon Counts:
TV "Gorizont": 2940 polygons, 3567 verticles;
TV "Berezka": 2240 polygons, 2743 verticles.

Additional Credits:
"Berezka" was my TV from 1989 till 1996.

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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 | TV "Berezka" of 1989

Size: 9.56 MB · Downloads: 15,740 · 26th Dec 2013
9.56 MB 15,740 26th Dec 2013 | TV "Gorizont" of 1978

Size: 7.15 MB · Downloads: 17,423 · 26th Dec 2013
7.15 MB 17,423 26th Dec 2013
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1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

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1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
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#26 Old 8th Nov 2014 at 10:24 AM
Hey, is this available in English description? Just wondering, so I can use this somewhere.
Test Subject
#27 Old 31st Dec 2014 at 9:41 PM
Perfect, just what I need, a ordinary (retro) TV that can place on the floor or any surfaces
Test Subject
#28 Old 12th Mar 2015 at 11:22 AM
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#29 Old 3rd Apr 2015 at 10:24 AM Last edited by WaytoomanyUIDs : 4th Apr 2015 at 5:15 PM.
When I was a kid we had a TV that looked alarmingly like that Berezka one, along with the row of sliders which as far as I can recall didn't really do anything (apart from the volume control).

EDIT: spelling
Test Subject
#30 Old 7th Mar 2016 at 9:19 AM
These are adorable, and remind me very much of the TV we had when I was a little kid (late '70s/early '80s) America. So maybe they weren't so different! VHF and UHF dials...rabbit ears...wooden finish...all of that. Anyway I will definitely be using these in my game. The selection of TVs is lacking and this will help!

Test Subject
#31 Old 1st Sep 2016 at 1:03 PM
I really love these. They're beautifully made, and the state quality mark on the back of the TV box is a perfect finishing touch :')
Field Researcher
#32 Old 6th Feb 2017 at 5:59 PM
This is perfect for playing more 80's-style hoods, or an Isla Paradiso where the smaller houses have more outdated appliances and electronics. Awesome creation, just the kind of thing I will want to use all the time :D
Test Subject
#33 Old 10th Apr 2020 at 8:42 PM
These are pretty cool. Thanks for sharing.
Field Researcher
#34 Old 3rd Jun 2020 at 9:17 PM
Great Work! When I was a kid (in Poland) - there were only TV's made by USSR. I remember especially the "Revenge of the Soviet Union" - TV "Rubin". He liked to explode.

Alia vel Margierytka
Test Subject
#35 Old 10th Sep 2020 at 4:53 AM
These are really awesome , love them
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