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Functional Microphone and Stand (Cloned from Mirror)

by Esmeralda Posted 20th May 2011 at 7:13 PM - Updated 21st Feb 2012 at 11:12 AM by EsmeraldaF : Just some changes to text
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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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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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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 20th May 2011 at 7:23 PM
Nice idea, thanks for sharing.
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 20th May 2011 at 7:27 PM
this is awesome!!!
Top Secret Researcher
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#4 Old 20th May 2011 at 7:44 PM
Very useful!
Test Subject
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#5 Old 20th May 2011 at 9:21 PM
I love this!!! Thanks sooo much.
Inventor
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#6 Old 20th May 2011 at 10:46 PM
This is amazing! I have an idea though. Could you make a version that uses WA's singing animations so they really sing? That would be so cool!
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 20th May 2011 at 11:25 PM
This is amazing!!!
Thanks for making this. :D
Rogue Redeemer
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#8 Old 21st May 2011 at 1:38 AM
Good stuff! I've been so mad at EA for not including with LN microphones and rock music for bands and stand up comedy option/career to go with the mic... But, this is a step closer to those, thank you!
Scholar
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#9 Old 21st May 2011 at 1:49 AM
Amazing idea! Thank you for sharing!
Lab Assistant
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#10 Old 21st May 2011 at 2:11 AM
This should have been in TS3 anyway.

Thank you <3
Mother Function
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#11 Old 21st May 2011 at 3:11 AM
El Oh El at the Sw0rdettes!
Forum Resident
#12 Old 21st May 2011 at 8:17 AM
Very clever.

Life is moving too fast, I don't have the energy to keep up.
Field Researcher
#13 Old 21st May 2011 at 8:55 AM
Awsome

Been looking for something like this for ages
Mad Poster
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Original Poster
#14 Old 21st May 2011 at 11:18 AM
Thanks everyone!


Quote:
Originally Posted by Nekonyami
This is amazing! I have an idea though. Could you make a version that uses WA's singing animations so they really sing? That would be so cool!

I don't know if it's possible to do that, nor do I have any idea how to even try. The only problem with that idea is that the WA songs are pretty obnoxious and I think people would get fed up with their sims singing those songs. But if there was a way to get them to sing custom music, that would be good!

But for the moment, our sims will have to look like they're 'rapping' rather than 'singing'.
Test Subject
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#15 Old 21st May 2011 at 12:13 PM
This was the thing my band needed (a band formed by 1 vampire and 2 ghosts) xD
Test Subject
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#16 Old 21st May 2011 at 12:43 PM
Yesss I was hoping for a microphone to come out!
Lab Assistant
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#17 Old 21st May 2011 at 1:14 PM
Very nice! Thanks
Forum Resident
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#18 Old 21st May 2011 at 1:58 PM
sound cool!thanx
Theorist
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#19 Old 21st May 2011 at 3:48 PM
Looks awesome, thanks for sharing!
Forum Resident
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#20 Old 22nd May 2011 at 2:52 AM
Oh my go this is AMAZING thank you very much!!
Test Subject
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#21 Old 22nd May 2011 at 6:04 AM
Oh, this is brilliant. Thanks much!
Test Subject
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#22 Old 22nd May 2011 at 2:22 PM
Great idea. I must have that. Thank you.
Test Subject
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#23 Old 22nd May 2011 at 7:50 PM
Very useful! I can't believe you can't SING in the actual game! I made a band but I didn't want anyone to play the bass cause it looks really crappy, so I tried two guitars and I kept switching instruments and I ended up using the bass too. -__- Though none of this would've happened if we had a singer in the first place!
Test Subject
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#24 Old 23rd May 2011 at 5:30 AM
Hooray! My band is so tired of just playing instrumentals -- and I imagine the audience will echo that sentiment. I've been wanting a microphone for a long time and I can't thank you enough.
Lab Assistant
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#25 Old 23rd May 2011 at 9:04 PM
Thank you for giving us what EA should have provided when they made the 'band' option, in the first place. If it weren't for modders like you, our games would be totally lame.
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