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Picked upload! Microphone for visitors

by Lamare Posted 26th Jun 2017 at 12:29 AM - Updated 6th Aug 2017 at 10:45 PM by Lamare : title
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Inspired by the Simpsons episode where Lisa pretends to be a college student, I decided to make stand-up venue like Cafe Kafka for my game. Soon I realized, that uncontrollable sims can't use microphone. Not only they can't perform, they can't even watch (!!!), and ignore the thing alltogether. This was no fun.

With this mod installed sims will perform and be shy or confident at it. Others will sit and applaud or boo or do other reactions. Small stage works really well, audience will not crowd it up, because there's no tip jar with microphone.

One advice for building stand-up cafe: try not to put too many distractions on the lot, this way sims will pay more attention to the stage. I've made stage and coffee shop. Sims drink coffee, watch the show, talk to each other and occasionally view art works on walls. Cozy!

Choose only one version of the mod

Version A lets visitors watch, sing, do stand-up and poetry. Doesn't differentiate types of lots.
File: microphone-for-visitors-A

Version B lets visitors only watch. Doesn't differentiate types of lots.
File: microphone-for-visitors-B

Version C has built-in menu to switch between different modes.
  • Auto. Is set by default. No one but household members may perform on residential, fraternity and apartment lots (dorms count as more of a public area). Visitors may do so on other lots. Everybody may watch.
  • Family. Only household members may perform on any types of lots, but no one is restricted in watching.
  • Showtime. Full autonomy - anyone may perform and watch anywhere.
  • Off. No autonomy for anyone at all. User directed actions are allowed.
  • Personal. Only owner may perform. Selected sim may be assigned as a sole owner of a mic, so no one else touches it. Owner can be changed by player at any time (see pic).

File: microphone-for-visitors-C

Good news is it should be compatible with many mods that affect musical instruments. If you come across a mod that changes the same resources, then it WILL conflict with mine.
This mod should NOT conflict with:
  • Music autonomy overhaul by gummilutt
  • Music & Dance Fixes by Boiling Oil
  • NoAutonomousInstruments by Squinge
  • Practice Perform Changes by Cyjon
  • No Buskers by Pescado

Apartment life - that's where the microphone is from, I believe.

Additional Credits:
Creators of SimPE

This is a multi-part download:

Choose only 1 version of the mod!
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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
microphone-for-visitors-b.zip | Description: Visitors may only watch 407 Bytes 413 26th Jun 2017
microphone-for-visitors-a.zip | Description: Visitors may perform and watch 407 Bytes 1,259 26th Jun 2017
microphone-for-visitors-c.zip | Description: Extended version with menu (NEW) 1.8 KB 1,942 28th Jun 2017
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\


4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins

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Apartment Life

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Type: Object Mods

Tags: #themeperformingarts, #microphone, #autonomy, #visitors, #stage