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Custom Instruments Hack V4.2 - UPD 27 DEC 2008

by atavera Posted 10th Mar 2006 at 2:23 PM - Updated 1st Dec 2023 at 7:13 PM by HugeLunatic
 
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Test Subject
#26 Old 25th Oct 2007 at 4:43 AM
I have it fixed now using sims2pack clean installer. Thanks to anyone that tried to help though! And thanks to Atavera for making this so we can all have our favorite instruments.
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 28th Nov 2007 at 1:07 AM
so... having Bon Voyage will prevent me from using custom instruments because it may have broken Atavera's hack?

T__T damn.

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The ModFather
retired moderator
#28 Old 4th Dec 2007 at 4:59 PM
Default Update!
04 DEC 2007 - EDIT (by Numenor) - Released v.4.1, compatible with any EP and SP up to TEEN Style.


WHAT'S NEW IN v.4.1:
  • Full backward compatibility with Atavera's v.4.0: all the existing custom instruments will still work fine with this version.
  • The "Rock Hammer" career guitar that comes with SSN no longer needs any separate hack: it can now be played in band simply installing this v.4.1. If you already downloaded and installed the "Fix for Rock Hammer guitar", you can now safely remove the file "Numenor_GlobalMod_SSN-Guitar-for-Atavera-Hack.package" from your Downloads.
  • The Grand Piano that comes with BV can now be correctly played in band, without any additional hack.
  • Tested and working with any game up to BV and Teen Style (UNI is always required!)
  • Checked and updated the original post by Atavera (Post #1, above).

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


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Test Subject
#29 Old 10th Dec 2007 at 10:17 PM
I'm just wondering but...where do you get all of these intruments?
The ModFather
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#30 Old 11th Dec 2007 at 1:07 AM
From this thread: there are lots of instruments to download

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


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Field Researcher
#31 Old 18th Jan 2008 at 5:15 PM
Thanks for fixing this, Numenor. I missed my custom guitars. (Now if only I had the talent to make a banjo.)
#32 Old 29th Jan 2008 at 6:41 PM
YAY! This is great - I was fairly upset to install BV and find that none of my guitars worked. And I didn't even see this till today (I installed it a month ago) Thanks, man!
Forum Resident
#33 Old 8th Mar 2008 at 3:12 PM Last edited by Fat D : 9th Mar 2008 at 7:17 PM.
FreeTime changed a few of the BHAVs modded by this hack. Is it still compatible?

To quote Pescado's Hack Diffing Tool:
Atavera-CustomInstrumentHack.package: may require possible updates:
B 0x7F449F3B 0x2000 Interaction - Perform
B 0x7F449F3B 0x2002 Music - Start Playing
B 0x7F449F3B 0x2011 Interaction - Practice
B 0x7F449F3B 0x202D Is someone using me?
B 0x7F449F3B 0x2030 Want Fulfillment - Play Instrument
S 0x7F449F3B 0x012F name unsupported


EDIT: It's the synthesizer. I'm trying to update.

EDIT 2: I have a preliminary update to support non-custom synthesizers, the "play violin" want for non-custom violins and the "Zone" effects. Testing.

EDIT 3: Great... it killed sounds.
Lab Assistant
#34 Old 12th Mar 2008 at 4:45 PM
The hack unfortunately seems to break something in Freetime. When using the hack, sims don't seem to get enthusiasm in the music & dance hobby when using Maxis instruments.
The ModFather
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#35 Old 13th Mar 2008 at 2:00 AM
I'm not surprised. I still couldn't check the code against Freetime, but Fat D's report mentions the BHAV "B 0x7F449F3B 0x2011 Interaction - Practice" which is the "core" of the playing activity. I'm quite sure this hack requires a huge rewriting, in order to make it compatible with Freetime.

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Lab Assistant
#36 Old 13th Mar 2008 at 4:24 AM
Kind of bad to hear that it needs a "huge" rewriting. Hope it's not too huge though and we can soon have custom instruments again.
Forum Resident
#37 Old 13th Mar 2008 at 7:12 PM
actually, I've only seen a few handlers for enthusiasm, "the zone" and the new instruments (violin and synth) added, but trying to apply this to the hack resulted in a loss of sound.
Field Researcher
#38 Old 21st Mar 2008 at 11:05 PM
I will devote my first-born to whomever can fix this hack for Freetime.
Test Subject
#39 Old 17th Apr 2008 at 5:52 PM
I have Freetime, so this won't work?
Lab Assistant
#40 Old 18th Apr 2008 at 7:35 PM
I tried this with Freetime, and the guitars made sporadic sounds (at best). However, the JWoods keyboard worked fine.
Lab Assistant
#41 Old 6th May 2008 at 12:36 AM
I hope Numenor hasn't given up on it. This hack brings so many nice possibilities and of course the contrabass which will be perfect in my jazz lounge
Test Subject
#42 Old 12th May 2008 at 2:36 PM
Can some one plz explain to me how to install these mods with out using Q-Xpress cuz it doesnt work for me and im new to modding...
Lab Assistant
#43 Old 16th May 2008 at 7:12 AM
The only thing this thing seems to break in FreeTime is the guitar, drumkit and bass - except that they're not 'broken' they simply won't add music/dance points to your sims hobby
Test Subject
#44 Old 18th May 2008 at 3:06 AM
Quote: Originally posted by Numenor
From this thread: there are lots of instruments to download


Is there an update for FT in the works for this mod? You have not replied to this thread since March...just curious. Thanks
Test Subject
#45 Old 22nd Jun 2008 at 12:03 AM
when i install any guitar and go into my game and buy itmy game freezes but i still can change between shop, build , options and live pleasee help
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#46 Old 22nd Jun 2008 at 2:50 AM
SIMper_Fi: Not "in the work", it's only in my to-do list -

Rubn1980: that happens usually when you don't have UNI, or anyway there is an incompatibility with your game. this hack, for instance, still it's not compatible with FT.

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


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Test Subject
#47 Old 23rd Jun 2008 at 3:02 AM
I have uni i dunno what i aam doing wrong
The ModFather
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#48 Old 23rd Jun 2008 at 2:09 PM
If you have University and you DON'T have Freetime, then this hack should work for you...
If you manage to create an error log (LINK), it would help.

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Test Subject
#49 Old 23rd Jun 2008 at 10:03 PM
i don't have the games patches
maybe that's the problem can you tell?
The ModFather
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#50 Old 23rd Jun 2008 at 10:20 PM
I was not talking about the patches, but about the Freetime EP: this hack is not compatible with Freetime, you know.

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)


I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
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