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No sprinkler sound mod - silent sprinklers!

by perdita_x_dream Posted 21st Apr 2013 at 2:28 PM - Updated 22nd Apr 2013 at 11:23 AM by perdita_x_dream
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Gardening is fun, but gardening through a whole Legacy challenge can put some strain on your ears. If you have many sprinklers close to your house there will be a constant bee swarmy sound. (Even though you might be playing with your sims inside, the edges of your screen might be in the fringes of your garden and thus setting the sprinkler sound in motion, it is virtually unavoidable...) So, with that said, I bring you:

A mod that turns off the sound from the sprinklers!

Sure it's nice and realistic with that water splashing, but for you who like me have had enough of it sim-generations ago this might be a relief. Googleing has actually told me that many of you have experienced the same thing and that there is no way to fix this without mod. So, your suffering is finally over ^_^

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Important installing info
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If you have an existing family in play that had their sprinklers turned on last time you saved that game you MUST load that family again before installing this mod (putting the file into the Packages-folder).

Load your savegame, take the sprinklers and put them into your family inventory, save and quit. I also had to reboot my computer and delete the ScriptCache-file from my "My Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3"-folder to avoid errors, but you might not need to, I can't really say. Then put the mod-file in the Packages-folder, start Sims 3 and load your game again. Happy playing!

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Potential mod conflicts
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This overriding tuning mod uses the AUDT-files that start with "sprinkler" except for the ones that end with "upgrade" found in the Sims 3 installation folder> GameData\Shared\Packages\FullBuild1. They are 5 and end with arm, lp, playa, start and end. Mods that also override them will probably give you error messages.

This mod is tested with the "No autonomous sprinkler" mod and they work together.
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=349614

Enjoy!

Additional Credits:
Thank you Shimrod101 for explaining the modding process to me!

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

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 1.50
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Sprinklers_no_sound_mod_Perdita_X_Dream.zip

Size: 456 Bytes · Downloads: 2,350 · 21st Apr 2013
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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#2 Old 21st Apr 2013 at 10:52 PM
...All this time and I never thought to use sprinklers for, you know, plants. *facepalm*
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#3 Old 22nd Apr 2013 at 6:45 AM
Oooohhhhhh! Love this. Can you do it for the computer games thingy? Its just so obnoxiously loud that I hate them doing it and having a computer on the lot, but you don't have to do it its just a request!

Thanks for the no sound sprinklers mod (again!)
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#4 Old 22nd Apr 2013 at 10:34 AM
I've seen that many out there feel the way maddstar does about the computer game noise. Many of them have solved it with these mods:

No Autonomous Computer Games:
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=353150

No Autonomous Computer Games (Showtime1.33 Patch)
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=407210

No autonomous play with sprinklers or play computer cames:
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=487357

Completely disabled computer games and sprinkler play (cannot even be player directed):
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=487358

The most annoying thing with the computer game sound is when it suddenly bursts at you because someone of your eight sims somewhere decided they were bored and started playing. It's the weird surprise-moment, that's kind of frightening.

I think that when you chose to play games on the computer, it will be a little too unrealistic if they were completely silent, so I think that the mods that keep your sims from doing it without you knowing it will solve most of the problem.

Do you still feel that you want to be able to play completely silent computer games?

<3

The minds power over itself is great, what you make of things is what they become, change your thought and you change the world as you percieve it...
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#5 Old 22nd Apr 2013 at 12:53 PM
I use the no autonomous computer games mod, but I like my sims going and playing on it by themselves, but thanks for the links I didn't know there was a obsolete version of it and the sprinklers!
But is there away to change what the sound it makes or just turn the sound down to a more respectably level? Thanks for replying so quick and helpfully!
Test Subject
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#6 Old 25th May 2013 at 11:12 PM
This mod makes things more sense because these sprinklers that spray water verticley are silent in real life, while sprinklers that spray a 180 degrees are the ones that make noise. Good mod.
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#7 Old 26th May 2013 at 6:27 AM
Thank you so, so much! I just getting into gardening with my Sim (I'm a Sims 3 newbie) and the sound drives me crazy! I keep thinking the sprinkler is another broken shower. ;D
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#8 Old 28th May 2013 at 9:49 AM
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Originally Posted by maddstar
I use the no autonomous computer games mod, but I like my sims going and playing on it by themselves, but thanks for the links I didn't know there was a obsolete version of it and the sprinklers!
But is there away to change what the sound it makes or just turn the sound down to a more respectably level? Thanks for replying so quick and helpfully!
Why don't you follow the directions in this thread and try to do the same for the computer? http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=500582 I tried to make a nocomputergamesound-mod, but I couldn't make it work, maybe you or someone else can? The thread is about how you mod sound in Sims 3, I asked in the forum and got excellent help. Just make sure you download and install .NET 4 when you install Sim3PE so you don't make all my mistakes Good luck!

The minds power over itself is great, what you make of things is what they become, change your thought and you change the world as you percieve it...
Test Subject
#9 Old 18th Jun 2013 at 3:35 PM
I'd like to make a request but please feel free to ignore.

Its those plant sims from university. When they walk they make that crunchy sound. Like nails on a chalkboard, it sets my teeth on edge. Could you create a mod to make it go away? Its that or the compost pile for my plant sims. Thanks.
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#10 Old 29th Oct 2013 at 11:47 AM
Thank you this sound annoyed me way to long :D
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#11 Old 26th Jan 2014 at 9:27 AM
I love you