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TS2 -> TS3 Neighborhood Themes

by chasmchronicle Posted 1st Jul 2012 at 10:20 PM - Updated 27th Aug 2013 at 3:50 AM by SeeMyu
34 Comments / replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 17 Thanks Posts
TS2 Loading Themes for TS3 weren't enough for you? I can understand that! Now, I have added four popular Sims 2 Neighborhood themes into the game for you to enjoy in Map mode! (TESTERS WANTED, see bottom of post)

This works with Patch 1.36 (Diesel Stuff Patch)

The good thing about this mod is that you can have all four of these installed at once (even with the loading screen mod) and they will not conflict. Also, you install these in the normal place (C://Users/Documents/ElectronicArts/TheSims3/Mods/Packages..) it doesn't require any place special.

You must have the latest patch (1.36) for these to work, you do not need any expansion/stuff packs.

What it does: Watch this video to see how it sounds in Map View! http://youtu.be/3k_3-J0YHBc

Important Note: These mods override the following files in FullBuild01.package: "Sims3_Map01," "Sims3_Map02," "Sims3_Map03," "Sims3_Map04." They will conflict with any mod that overrides that certain file. So say, you download Map1..and another mod that modifies that file. They will conflict. But say you download Map2, and you have a mod that only modifies Map1.. they will not conflict.

Warning!: Bulky Mods! Unfortunately, these mods (with all four of them installed) take up to 20MB. This is because the audio files' size can range up to that level, and even when you re-compress them, their file sizes to not drop to a reasonable size. When testing these out, my game didn't slow down (or if it did, I haven't noticed).. but your case may be different. I recommend only installing 1 or 2 of your liking if you are afraid that your game will run slow, though, how many you install is up to your discretion.

This only replaces BASE GAME map music; as seen in my video.. you will occasionally hear the Expansion map music playing, which is normal. But when the game queues the base game map music.. these themes will play instead.

Testers Wanted! Read Here:
I want to thank you again if you are choosing to test out this mod!
The only things I need you to do are:
1) Go into Options>Music>Neighborhood. Test out the following song names "Let's Assimilate," "Maps 'n' Symbols," "Cartographer's Symphony," and "Simple Directions." they should play the themes assigned to them.
2) Go into map mode and continue to go in and out of it until you hear one of the themes. Continue to do this until you hear all four themes.
Please report back any technical issues in the comments area. Thank you!

Neighborhood Themes
Map #1: Sims 2 Neighborhood Theme (Replaces Simple Directions )
Map #2: Nightlife Neighborhood Theme by Lemon Jelly (Replaces Let's Assimilate )
Map #3: Pets Neighborhood Theme (Replaces Cartographer's Symphony )
Map #4: Timo Nightlife Neighborhood Theme (Replaces Maps 'n' Symbols )

Additional Credits:
Inge and Peter Jones for S3PE, Mark Mothersbraugh for The Sims 2's Soundtrack, Pyronium3 for Setra (As seen in the video and in thumbnail), and blakegriplingph for clarifying Farfly's tutorial with the correct codes and procedures.

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: 12.0.273.0
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
SIMul8rReviews_Sims2NeighborhoodThemesModMap4.rar | Map 4: Timo Nightlife Neighborhood Theme

Size: 9.52 MB · Downloads: 2,333 · 1st Jul 2012
9.52 MB 2,333 1st Jul 2012
SIMul8rReviews_Sims2NeighborhoodThemesModMap3.rar | Map 3: Pets Neighborhood Theme

Size: 5.23 MB · Downloads: 1,992 · 1st Jul 2012
5.23 MB 1,992 1st Jul 2012
SIMul8rReviews_Sims2NeighborhoodThemesModMap2.rar | Map 2: Nightlife Neighborhood Theme by Lemon Jelly

Size: 4.39 MB · Downloads: 2,345 · 1st Jul 2012
4.39 MB 2,345 1st Jul 2012
SIMul8rReviews_Sims2NeighborhoodThemesModMap1.rar | Map 1: Sims 2 Neighborhood Theme

Size: 6.00 MB · Downloads: 3,340 · 1st Jul 2012
6.00 MB 3,340 1st Jul 2012
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#2 Old 1st Jul 2012 at 11:44 PM
Thanks for this Austin i miss this music from TS2
Test Subject
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#3 Old 2nd Jul 2012 at 12:28 AM
THANK YOU! you do it for the CAS Music?? PLEASE!!!
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#4 Old 2nd Jul 2012 at 12:33 AM
Great job on this. Any possibility for the original Sims music?
Interstellar Traveler
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#5 Old 2nd Jul 2012 at 12:48 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by VelvetKevorkian
Great job on this. Any possibility for the original Sims music?


I would have to check with blakegriplingph before I even start on TS1 music. I'm not too sure if he has any future plans to do audio mods with TS1 yet.

Formally SeeMyu | Retired Mod
Scholar
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#6 Old 2nd Jul 2012 at 4:01 AM
OMG!!! I love the Sims 2 soundtrack!!! Much better than Sims3! Thank you very much for provide it to us!
Test Subject
#7 Old 2nd Jul 2012 at 1:30 PM
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Originally Posted by SIMul8rReviews
I would have to check with blakegriplingph before I even start on TS1 music. I'm not too sure if he has any future plans to do audio mods with TS1 yet.


Yeh but I don't think he's going anywhere further with that mod anyway. So you can still make the neighborhood and build mode

Btw great mod, gratz, not a big fan of sims 2 songs but if u'd make a sims music mod i'd love it I know a little about TS3 modding and have the OST from TS1 so if u need any help just ask
Field Researcher
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#8 Old 2nd Jul 2012 at 2:27 PM
Thanks! :D. Can you place all the 4 map musics in game?
Interstellar Traveler
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#9 Old 2nd Jul 2012 at 4:57 PM
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Originally Posted by yannickvanloon
Thanks! :D. Can you place all the 4 map musics in game?


Yes, you can

Formally SeeMyu | Retired Mod
Test Subject
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#10 Old 3rd Jul 2012 at 5:21 PM
I can't believe it! I hadn't used TS2 for ages. I installed TS2 yesterday to look for some inspiration for a new house for TS3.
I heard the main theme and thought 'I wish I could have this music in TS3, it's so much better'. And here it is... Thanks a million!
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#11 Old 3rd Jul 2012 at 8:56 PM
now sombody just make alot of sim2 stuff and put it on ts3 like bowling arena basket ball hoops skating rings (new)baseball bats please
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#12 Old 4th Jul 2012 at 4:51 PM
Is it actually possible to modify the expansion pack music? That would be awesome.
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#13 Old 5th Jul 2012 at 4:46 AM
Que perfeito, que maravilha! Eu amei! Obrigado por partilhar!
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What a perfect, wonderful! I loved it! Thanks for sharing!
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#14 Old 5th Jul 2012 at 7:01 AM
Looking forward to that TS1 music. That was my favourite soundtrack by far!
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#15 Old 10th Jul 2012 at 4:48 PM
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Originally Posted by wotchersweetie
Looking forward to that TS1 music. That was my favourite soundtrack by far!

Same here!!!
Interstellar Traveler
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#16 Old 11th Jul 2012 at 2:37 AM
They're coming, so don't worry

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#17 Old 17th Jul 2012 at 2:37 AM
I loved The Sims 2 like it was my baby because it consumed most of my childhood and I even imported TS1 and TS2 music into the custom radio station for nostalgia but having TS2 music is like the icing on the cake! Thanks :D
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#18 Old 17th Jul 2012 at 2:40 AM
Default Even better...
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Originally Posted by MS.K
now sombody just make alot of sim2 stuff and put it on ts3 like bowling arena basket ball hoops skating rings (new)baseball bats please


Sure, that is a good idea but what if we could create a Kickstarter or somthing to get some one to import ALL of the sims 2 neighbourhoods into The Sims 3?
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#19 Old 29th Jul 2012 at 1:39 PM
what was that town u used?! I WANT IT!!!
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#20 Old 31st Jul 2012 at 7:12 PM
man you are a pro
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#21 Old 14th Aug 2012 at 6:43 PM
oh man! If you can get that Sims 1 music to replace the Sims 3 music that would be so totally out of this world awesome! The Sims 1 ♬ really helped me concentrate on building/designing my simmies home. The Sims 3 ♬ got on my nerves and distracted me to the point that I had to turn the volume down! I have the sims 1 music on my simmies mp3 player and their stereo. I just know you will be the hero of sooooo many people and their sims! I hope you stick it out and complete this project. I for one will be very grateful and I'm sure alot of others, as well. Please don't give up. Thanks alot
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#22 Old 9th Sep 2012 at 3:54 AM
Great job! Is there any chance you could put up the Sims 2 University theme? it was my favorite. c:
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 20th Sep 2012 at 9:22 AM
Is there a way to change which song these files overwrite? I really like both sets of music, so I want to just insert the main TS2 theme over my least favorite of the new songs (Cartographer's Symphony).
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#24 Old 7th Oct 2012 at 4:56 PM
thank you, can you do the same for World Adventures ,Amibtions ,Late Night, Generations, Pets, Showtime, And Supernatural?
Please? Thank you.
Interstellar Traveler
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#25 Old 7th Oct 2012 at 6:26 PM
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Originally Posted by jsullivan277
thank you, can you do the same for World Adventures ,Amibtions ,Late Night, Generations, Pets, Showtime, And Supernatural?
Please? Thank you.


I don't take requests, but thank you though.
To answer your question: These work in all neighborhoods, but I will only replace base game themes to avoid possible errors that it may cause. So, you're going to have to stick with the expansion themes and occasionally enjoy some of the TS2 themes

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