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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
28 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
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

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

Apartment Life

This is a multi-part download:

Choose only 1 version of the mod!
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date | Visitors may only watch

Size: 407 Bytes · Downloads: 573 · 26th Jun 2017
407 Bytes 573 26th Jun 2017 | Visitors may perform and watch

Size: 407 Bytes · Downloads: 1,802 · 26th Jun 2017
407 Bytes 1,802 26th Jun 2017 | Extended version with menu (NEW)

Size: 1.8 KB · Downloads: 2,806 · 28th Jun 2017
1.8 KB 2,806 28th Jun 2017
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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 15th Feb 2019 at 9:51 PM
I have noticed this and been wondering why it was that way. A pain for home owned businesses too!
just a girl
Original Poster
#27 Old 5th Apr 2019 at 5:07 PM
Originally Posted by SneakyWingPhoenix
Do visitors on residential lot ignore as well?

I know I'm late, but yes, without the mod, visitors ignore the mic completely.
Test Subject
#28 Old 12th Apr 2019 at 3:07 PM
Thank you!

How does one make objects usable by visitors in general? Something like this would be helpful to the exercise machines.
just a girl
Original Poster
#29 Old 14th Apr 2019 at 6:19 AM
Originally Posted by frostybite
How does one make objects usable by visitors in general?

By editing the tree table and behavioral functions of the object. I know, this isn't a very helpful answer, but there probably are tutorials for this around somewhere, if you want to know more.
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