UPDATE Sept 28, 2019: Two Tile Holographic Television

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Uploaded: 24th Jul 2019 at 4:49 AM
Updated: 5th Oct 2019 at 11:13 PM - Updated with Improved Routing & Movie Fix
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.


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.


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).


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.

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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