(NOTE: If you have Showtime, I now have a version of this item that works as a fully functional DJ Booth here: http://www.modthesims.info/d/472306
Update 18th October 2011: This item still works OK with Pets and the Pets-level patch (1.26 for PC, 1.27 for Mac) that broke many other cc Buy Mode items - it's a type of item that isn't affected by the patch (doesn't have slots) and doesn't need fixing.
I found it disappointing, and surprising, that when Late Night came out, what with all its nifty nightclubs, there was still no nightclub-specific audio hardware for the clubs - we were still stuck with either home stereos or wall speakers. So, here is the Sims 2 DJ Booth converted and adapted for use as a more clublike-appearing source of music. It's cloned from a home stereo, so you can play custom music with it on community lots.
It has one recolour channel, as below, which can be coloured or patterned (due to the mesh's mapping, some patterns look better than others, so play around with a few for best effect):
It's found in Electronics with the home stereos, and costs 1800 simoleans.
Although it fits in well with the Late Night theme, it's base game compatible and Late Night and/or other expansions are not required.
Although it obviously can't function as the purpose-made DJ Booth complete with purpose-made DJ that it was in The Sims 2, there are some things you can do to make it look like you have a bona fide DJ, for screenshots to be used in storytelling. You can do either of two things:
1. Use the booth on a residential lot, where you can go into Build/Buy Mode and use the 'moveobjects on' cheat. Get one of your sims dancing, and then pick him/her up and position the sim inside the booth. When you go back into Live Mode, pause and un-pause until you get the pics you want. That was how I made the below pics showing Gunter Goth and Postal Dude doing some DJ'ing.
2. On a commercial lot, where you can't go into Build/Buy mode from Live Mode, it's trickier. The booth's footprint (amount of space it takes up) is only the size and shape of the 'Modern' home stereo, which means that the back 2/3 of the booth (the long sides that surround the open bit in back) is sort of 'transparent', that is, it can be walked through by sims. Click the booth to turn on the music, then click the floor in the open back part of the booth and choose 'Go here' for one of your sims. Once the sim has walked into position, click on 'Dance' as you would for any stereo. If you're lucky, the sim will dance in place, but sometimes they walk away to dance, which can get frustrating.*
*UPDATE: Or, try this community lot cheat suggested by MTS member AnimosityKate: 'To move your sim using "moveobjects on" on the Community lot you can use "TestingCheatsEnabled true" then shift+click on the ground and select "Buy on this lot". ' That will take you into Buy Mode and you can then use 'moveobjects on' to move your sim. Thanks for that, AnimosityKate!
In either case, note that the sim will only dance inside the booth for a short time - then they do that thing of sliding to the left or right, which will slide them out through the side of the booth. So you need to be quick at taking your pics, or else go back into Build/Buy and drop them back into the booth again.
And of course, it can simply be left unattended to play music like a regular stereo!
High poly warning: This was a very complex mesh with a lot of beautifully-made detail to it, such as the racks of records and the control panels, and as a result it was a high poly item. The original item was about 4300 polys, but by deleting a lot of unnecessary parts, such as the bottom platform, items inside the mesh that you don't see from the outside, and the control knobs and dials, I got it down to 3607 polys. My own system is pretty cruddy, with a dual 2.5 processor and an extremely outdated graphics card, but the booth doesn't cause any worse slowdown than I already had. And as you're likely to only put one of these in maybe one or two of your clubs or houses, hopefully it won't be a problem.
Thanks for looking, hope you'll enjoy using this in your nightclubs and house parties!
Unzip the .zip file and copy the .package file to your Mods\Packages folder. If you don't have a Mods\Packages folder and/or don't know how to install .package files, please see full instructions here: http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php...g_Package_Files
Made with s3oc, S3PE
and Sims 3 Object Tool.
Tested with Delphy's Sims 3 Dashboard
and came up clean.
And thanks to Maxis for their great TS2 meshes.