Satellite dish

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The Sims: Superstar The Sims 4: Get to Work

The satellite dish is an object in The Sims: Superstar and The Sims 4: Get to Work.

The Sims: Superstar[edit | edit source]

DSTS Digital Satellite
Satellite Dish, The Sims 1.png
This dish is the newest generation of non-mobile Satellite dishes. The new DSTS technology by New Horizons Digital Satellite Corp not only upgrades Television refresh rates by 300%, it doubles, that's right, we said doubles, the amount of stations AND commercials! With all that's happening in the City around them isn't it your Sims started broadening their horizons?
Game The Sims: Superstar
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §3,999
Object type(s) Electronics
Size 2x2

Purchasing a satellite dish and placing it anywhere on the lot will unlock four new channels on all TVs on the lot. These channels will be lost if the satellite dish is removed. If the satellite dish is removed while a TV is tuned in to one of the four new channels, the TV will continue to be tuned in to that channel indefinitely—even if it is later turned off—until a Sim changes the channel.

The Sims 4: Get to Work[edit | edit source]

Satellite dish
An advanced piece of equipment that can pick signals for orbiting satellites. Operating in the KaNu brand, the dish will deliver unbelievable signal strength from any location on the planet. No problem phoning home now.
Game The Sims 4: Get to Work
Buyability Crafted
Selling price §500
Object type(s) Special
Size 2x2
Number of uses Contact or detect aliens, prevent abductions and start neighborhood hiveminds

Satellite dishes can be built with the Invention Constructor at level 4 of the Scientist career (specifically, at the 7th breakthrough), and cannot be purchased without the use of cheats. It requires three common metals and three common crystals to be constructed.

Every 24 hours, the satellite dish can be used to contact aliens or prevent abductions. The satellite dish can also be upgraded to detect local aliens.

If a lot has an upgraded satellite dish, all televisions on the lot will get an extra "Alien" channel called "!#*%&$@%".

Players can use the bb.showhiddenobjects cheat to make the satellite dish available in buy mode.

The satellite dish can also be used to start neighborhood hiveminds, listed here:

Name Effect
Knockout Everyone faints with a +10,000 "Knocked Out" asleep moodlet
Bladder Epidemic Lowers everyone's bladder motive enough to make them seek the bathroom
Happy Town Gives everyone a +2 happy moodlet
Angry Town Gives everyone a +3 angry moodlet
Dance Party Everyone starts dancing

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