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Hidden TV Channels Unlocked - UPDATED

by Maars Posted 27th Dec 2018 at 9:47 PM - Updated 7th Jun 2020 at 9:36 PM by Maars
16 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 14 Thanks Posts
UPDATE: Now the channels properly require power on an off-the-grid lot to be tuned in, cheers!

Want the heat of a fireplace but lack the space for it? Want to make your alien sims feel more at home without having to go through the scientist career?
Look no further than your own TV! Wait, you say you can't view these channels? No more, now you too can enjoy extraterrestrial entertainment (and more) even on your crappy penguin-shaped television!



As for the boring description, this little tuning mod unlocks all 3 (currently) hidden tv channels for use on all televisions.
The current ones can be put two categories:
  • unlocked by upgrades, like the Music Channel and the Fireplace Channel
  • unlocked through special items, like the Alien Channel (this channel is normally unlocked by placing the Alien Satellite Dish you get from the scientist career on your lot)

To be clear, the Alien Channel is only unlocked if you have Get To Work, the other channels are from the base game.
This mod has no conflicts whatsoever, given that it's a small dedicated mod that only edits a few resources, so you'll only have some trouble if you install a mod that does the same exact thing as this one.

Works with all televisions that are present and will ever be present in the game, since it only edits the channel's resources.

Sssspeakin of resources...

Enjoy!

Additional Credits:
Made with Sims4Studio

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 4
Built with Game Version: 1.48
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Maars - Hidden TV Channels Unlocked V2.rar | Updated for off the grid functionality

Size: 8.1 KB · Downloads: 17,202 · 7th Jun 2020
8.1 KB 17,202 7th Jun 2020
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1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) into your Mods folder
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Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
 
16 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 14 Thanks Posts
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Test Subject
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#2 Old 27th Dec 2018 at 11:17 PM
Wow thanks! I didnt even know these existed!
Top Secret Researcher
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#3 Old 27th Dec 2018 at 11:34 PM
Wow, I didn't even know about the aliens channel! Thank you for unlocking these, more variety is more fun!
Test Subject
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#4 Old 28th Dec 2018 at 7:13 PM
Thanks for unlocking these! You're the best!
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 29th Dec 2018 at 1:00 AM
The God/Goddess of improving our Sims televisions LOL.
Test Subject
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#6 Old 29th Dec 2018 at 1:44 AM
Thanks for this mod. I didn't even know these existed, my alien sims will have a lot more fun now, and so will my musical sims
Field Researcher
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#7 Old 29th Dec 2018 at 5:15 AM
What a surprise thanks for sharing!
Test Subject
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#8 Old 30th Dec 2018 at 6:00 PM
Thanks for sharing this mod!! I didn't know about aliens tv channel xD
Test Subject
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#9 Old 31st Dec 2018 at 2:10 PM
thankys
Field Researcher
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#10 Old 5th Jan 2019 at 6:10 AM
Thank you! I hate having to jump through hoops just to get ordinary things such as TV stations. This will be perfect. Now my Sims have a SiFi channel.
Test Subject
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#11 Old 8th Jan 2019 at 12:03 PM
thanks
Test Subject
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#12 Old 30th Jan 2019 at 4:32 AM
could you add a file without the alien one? I don't want all my sims to be able of watching that channel when I can just use showhiddenobjects to have the satelite for my alien sims. Thank you anyway
Test Subject
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#13 Old 6th Feb 2019 at 10:15 PM
i really love your mod! thank you for this

i was wondering if there was anyway you could make a mod where the tv's stay turned on like in ts3, also be able to turn them on and off ourselves and set volume levels
it's just so annoying that sims auto turn tv's off when done with them :c i miss that part of ts3 so much
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#14 Old 25th Feb 2019 at 4:52 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smokey
i really love your mod! thank you for this

i was wondering if there was anyway you could make a mod where the tv's stay turned on like in ts3, also be able to turn them on and off ourselves and set volume levels
it's just so annoying that sims auto turn tv's off when done with them :c i miss that part of ts3 so much

Sadly that's way out of my skillset.
Lab Assistant
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#15 Old 27th Jun 2019 at 7:19 PM
This Mod Still Works At New Patch?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#16 Old 27th Jun 2019 at 10:29 PM
Yup, all good for Island Pa... Living
Lab Assistant
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#17 Old 24th Apr 2020 at 3:58 PM
love this hidden gem secret