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Functional Microphone and Stand (Cloned from Mirror)

by Esmeralda Posted 20th May 2011 at 6:13 PM - Updated 21st Feb 2012 at 10:12 AM by EsmeraldaF : Just some changes to text
69 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 14 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
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.

Following a few suggestions after my DJ Booth upload, here is a microphone & stand cloned from a floor mirror which can be used for all mirror interactions including practising speeches. So, as well as making speeches, your sims can also look like they're singing, reciting poetry and so on.


Although it looks like an electronics item, it's technically a 'mirror' and is found in the Decor section under Mirrors, at a cost of 350 simoleans.

It has two recolour channels, as below. If using patterns, it repatterns in an odd way - the mic itself will display the pattern you choose, but the central brace and the footstand will come out in two different random solid colours taken from the pattern, as seen in the second two below pics. I don't know why it does that, but I guess it's pretty good as you effectively get three 'recolours' on one channel!


You can now have bands that look like proper bands, with a singer (well, a rapper, at least), as demonstrated below by Cycl0n3 and the Sw0rdettes:




Thanks for looking, hope you'll find this useful!


INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS:

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


The servo and skeleton sims in the above pics are by me:
Servo: http://www.modthesims.info/d/391993
Mr Skeleto: http://www.modthesims.info/d/395831

Polygon Counts:
793

Additional Credits:
A huge thank-you to orangemittens and Cloudburst for helpful advice that enabled me to figure out how to get rid of the preset default wooden pattern of the mirror I cloned this from, which insisted on overlaying the entire microphone and stand with a heavy dark brown wooden texture!

Made with s3oc, S3PE and Sims 3 Object Tool.

Tested OK with Delphy's Sims 3 Dashboard.

Thank you to Maxis for the Sims 2 microphone stand and freestyle microphone, which I cobbled together bits of meshes and textures from to make into this item.
Tags: #microphone, #mic, #mike

Style: Contemporary
Room: Living Outdoor
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
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EsmeraldaF_Microphone+Stand.zip

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Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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#26 Old 24th May 2011 at 2:39 PM
Totally awesome! Thanks for this innovative idea :-)
Lab Assistant
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#27 Old 24th May 2011 at 7:06 PM
WOW... The Sims 3 had the piano, the drums, the guitar, etc... but not the microphone!! THANKS SO MUCH!
Lab Assistant
#28 Old 27th May 2011 at 8:03 PM
I'm sorry but I have to ask this: Where in the world did you get the Servo for Sims 3? I was also looking for it but to no avail.
Mad Poster
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#29 Old 27th May 2011 at 9:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Cyron
I'm sorry but I have to ask this: Where in the world did you get the Servo for Sims 3? I was also looking for it but to no avail.

I made the Servo, which I stated near the bottom of the Overview page for this microphone, along with the link to the Servo download on this very site - look again! Glad you like him!
Instructor
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#30 Old 28th May 2011 at 8:04 AM
This is ace! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
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#31 Old 28th May 2011 at 2:53 PM
The songs as someone suggested in WA to sing with microphone would be cool cos well I don't use sound with game anyways I only need actions that way my sims girl band and boy band would be able to sing along to an overlay track on Win Movie Maker for my story Love this item will add this to my game xxx
Test Subject
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#32 Old 31st May 2011 at 8:14 AM
Finally! PROPER gigs and stand-up comedy in TS3!
Test Subject
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#33 Old 1st Jun 2011 at 8:04 PM
Good Work!
Lab Assistant
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#34 Old 1st Jun 2011 at 8:10 PM
TOO SWEET! I MISSSS the SIMS2 karaoke. lol Thank you.
Test Subject
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#35 Old 14th Aug 2011 at 7:14 PM
Just to check: is it OK if we use this in our uploads? I've got a club that uses one of these.
Mad Poster
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#36 Old 14th Aug 2011 at 7:29 PM
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Originally Posted by StPatrick
Just to check: is it OK if we use this in our uploads? I've got a club that uses one of these.

Yes, that's OK, as long as you credit me for creating it and give a link back to this page. Good luck with your upload, I look forward to seeing it!
Alchemist
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#37 Old 22nd Oct 2011 at 9:35 AM
Just decided tonight to try out the band feature of the game and was really disappointed to discover that there was no option to have a damn vocalist. Very pleased to see this mod! Thanks a lot!
Lab Assistant
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#38 Old 6th Nov 2011 at 2:45 PM
pretty cool. i have a custom mic on the sims 2, and now i can have one on the sims 3. thanks!
Test Subject
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#39 Old 14th Feb 2012 at 4:56 PM
Default I can`t downloads.
I can`t downloads.
check please
Mad Poster
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#40 Old 14th Feb 2012 at 5:35 PM
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Originally Posted by lipfx
I can`t downloads.
check please

Hi, I just tried it and it downloaded fine for me. Please try again.
Test Subject
#41 Old 21st Feb 2012 at 3:27 AM
I love this creation, but why will it only work for a few lines my sim says? She will still move but she doesn't talk?
Mad Poster
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#42 Old 21st Feb 2012 at 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by TheDarkPandaa
I love this creation, but why will it only work for a few lines my sim says? She will still move but she doesn't talk?

Sorry, I have no idea, works fine for me. I just tried it with one of my sims and he gave a long rambling speech that went on for about 5 real-life minutes. This item is technically just a mirror that happens to look like a microphone, so does your sim stop talking after a few lines if he/she gives a speech in front of a regular mirror? If so, there may be some mod in your game that is conflicting with that action for some reason.
Test Subject
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#43 Old 25th Feb 2012 at 3:48 AM
I already downloaded, looked everywhere but can't see it on the buy mode or wheresoever.o.O

Help?
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#44 Old 25th Feb 2012 at 3:49 AM
NVm saw it. Dumb of me not reading where it is.xD
Test Subject
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#45 Old 10th Mar 2012 at 4:29 AM
Actually, it would be wonderful if it actually works with Showtime
Mad Poster
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#46 Old 10th Mar 2012 at 9:57 AM
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Originally Posted by ytrewqaaa
Actually, it would be wonderful if it actually works with Showtime

I'll try to look into that once I can actually get a copy of Showtime! (It only just came out in my country yesterday.)
Lab Assistant
#47 Old 21st Mar 2012 at 2:41 AM
have you troed to see if you can make this useable in showtime? Like you click on the mic and the function sign apears? cool idea hope you will try to get this to work.
Mad Poster
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#48 Old 21st Mar 2012 at 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by BlackCat2010
have you troed to see if you can make this useable in showtime? Like you click on the mic and the function sign apears? cool idea hope you will try to get this to work.
As I mentioned in my previous post above, I'll be looking into it. Can't guarantee I'll get it to work though!
Test Subject
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#49 Old 2nd May 2012 at 9:43 PM
Too bad, u can't sing with it in the band, just a mirror for social. But, its nice, well done.
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