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Japanese Stereo Station

by Arsil Posted 10th Jan 2015 at 6:55 PM - Updated 11th Jan 2015 at 2:36 PM by Arsil
18 Comments / replies (Who?) - 7 Feedback Posts, 11 Thanks Posts
Hi, I'm Arsil. You may remember me for such mods as "Fridges fight back if you kick them"
and "Prostate Exam Fix: from Romantic to Neutral". All right, this is the last time I use this
joke, it's getting old. Good times though, ahhhh...

Mod Description

Developed and tested with game version 1.67.

This mod adds a new station/channel to stereos. All music SHOULD be public domain,
I did my best but it wasn't easy to differentiate between genres, titles, artists and whatnot,
so if I erred it was unintentional and I'll remove any copyright infringing material.

This will probably disappoint you, but there are only 3 songs. Why?
- the package was already 12Mb
- it's hard to find public domain songs
- it's hard to find public domain songs that I like

Genres: kabuki, noh, shakuhachi (or so I guess, don't get mad at me)

I want to thank lenglel, Flyby and blakegriplingph, their contributions on this matter was the key to achieve this.
I know absolutely nothing about digital audio formats, I just put togheter what they discovered/shared.

Issues
If you skip a song there's an annoying screechy noise.
I repeat, not an audio expert here. Sorry about that.

What's next?
Not by me, hell no, I'm just saying, planting seeds is all I'm doing.
Sample single notes from an harp (or piano or guitar) and make a mod that lets you play
the instrument (I mean play note by note, so you can compose/play for real. Kinda).

Additional Credits:
All respective authors and contributors of the tools and tutorials for modding TS3.
MTS and all modders who made the game much more enjoyable.

Type: Other

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: 1.67
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Arsil_JapanaseStereoStation.package.zip

Size: 11.64 MB · Downloads: 5,860 · 10th Jan 2015
11.64 MB 5,860 10th Jan 2015
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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Banned
#2 Old 10th Jan 2015 at 7:22 PM
This looks cool. Usual uninstall method?
Scholar
#3 Old 10th Jan 2015 at 9:05 PM
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 11th Jan 2015 at 2:20 AM
それは素晴らしいことだ、ありがとう
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 11th Jan 2015 at 3:29 AM
COOL!!! THANK U!!! :) :) :)
Instructor
#6 Old 11th Jan 2015 at 4:12 AM
I am just waiting for this! I wanted to build custom Japanese restaurants with my music inside. Now I can have some way to try and figure out how to add custom stereo stations! Yay!
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 11th Jan 2015 at 4:24 AM
Wow this is amazing. thank you for this!
Test Subject
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#8 Old 11th Jan 2015 at 9:51 AM
Interesting. Domo arigato.
Inventor
Original Poster
#9 Old 11th Jan 2015 at 12:16 PM Last edited by Arsil : 22nd Feb 2015 at 12:09 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aaron4Ever
Usual uninstall method?

So rude! I'm just kidding, it's an interesting question, I'd say "omoshiroi" since we are on the subject.

What if you save the game while a song is playing, remove the mod and then reload the game?
I don't know, honestly I haven't tried but I guess it's the same if you uninstall an EP or remove an
MP3 file from the "Custom Music" folder. Maybe the game has a safety mechanism for this situation
(I think it does) or maybe you should save the game only after ensuring that all stereos are turned
off before removing an EP, an MP3 file or a mod like this.

For this mod I also did a test that I usually don't do and, who knows, maybe can give problems with
other [usually pure scripting] mods too: I saved the game, went back to the main menu and reloaded
the same game (maybe it happens also with another game) and got an "unending loading bug".
No sweat, I fixed this bug before uploading the mod.
If something like that (unending loading or weird duplicates) happens with a mod (I repeat, usually
pure scripting ones), know that maybe (it can't be generalized) it wont happen if instead you quit the
game (I mean closing TS3[W] completely), start it again and then reload the savegame.

My biggest fear releasing mods is to make something that corrupts savegames. By the way, did
you know that a malicious mod could format your hard disk, delete files or worse? Sleep tight.
EDIT: for the record, I was just kidding. TS3 mods can't do that kind of things... probably...
Instructor
#10 Old 11th Jan 2015 at 12:48 PM
Arsil, since you're here, I think I'll discuss with you a little on how to add music to the game? I decompiled your code and adding a custom stereo station data is really easy. But what about the actual music files? I read some tutorials or threads out there. They're really loosely written and I have not the slightest idea at all.

Forgive me. I am working on numerous mods at the same time...
Inventor
Original Poster
#11 Old 11th Jan 2015 at 2:12 PM
Sure, but this is not the right place, create a new thread in Modding Discussion
and specify what you need help with (the station itself or the encoding).
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#12 Old 11th Jan 2015 at 4:01 PM
I love your sense of humor!! and I am supremely happy to have this mod! Thanks so much.
Banned
#13 Old 11th Jan 2015 at 6:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arsil
By the way, did you know that a malicious mod could format your hard disk, delete files or worse? Sleep tight.

Eh, I've had worse nightmares over WOTW and the Terminator franchise. But still, I get worried when I see a very old mod I want to download. Plus, dead sites turned into 'Zombie' sites. Thank God they don't effect mobile devices.
Instructor
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#14 Old 11th Jan 2015 at 7:00 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Arsil
Fridges fight back if you kick them.
This. This is SO needed. My fridges are utterly tired of the sims who don't appreciate all the running they do and would like to be able to assert their dominance via kick boxing.

Keep the jokes coming, please! :D
Test Subject
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#15 Old 12th Jan 2015 at 2:24 AM
You made the "Prostate Exam Fix: from Romantic to Neutral" mod??
So it's your fault my boys spend the whole day at the urologist's and then ignore his pleas to go steady!
Test Subject
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#16 Old 14th Jan 2015 at 6:57 PM
OMG super coool and kawaii THX :D
Test Subject
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#17 Old 27th Nov 2015 at 8:55 PM
Thanks ;)
Lab Assistant
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#18 Old 2nd Oct 2016 at 4:32 AM
Fridges fight back if you kick them would be a great PSA by the way Thank you for sharing Arsil!
Test Subject
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#19 Old 31st Aug 2017 at 2:21 PM
"Fridges fight back if you kick them"

I was desperately hoping this was real.