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TESTERS NEEDED: TS1 Buy Mode music for TS3

by blakegriplingph Posted 16th Mar 2012 at 1:07 PM - Updated 16th Mar 2012 at 1:17 PM by blakegriplingph
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This one's basically a test/proof-of-concept audio mod for The Sims 3. I'm not sure if I'm legally entitled to do this, but given the fact that EA hasn't been hostile to anyone making derivative works of their Sims content, I decided to put it here.

Here's a video of the mod in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgkI84WwLHc

The mod replaces one of the Buy Mode tunes with "Let's Go Shopping" from The Sims 1 - you know, that whimsical, Fifties-style tune that reminds you of that trip to IKEA or something.

This overrides the following resources in FullBuild1.package:
Sims3_Buy01 with type _AUD 0x01EEF63A and instance 0x1ACFD33E062C386C
Sims3_Buy01 with type _AUD 0x01A527DB and instance 0x1ACFD33E062C386C

Installing it is just like in most mods - just copy the included package files to your My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\packages folder.

AFAIK this one's the only mod out there that replaces the buy mode music with a custom track, so I'm not sure if there are other mods that conflict with it. But since this is an override it's best that you back up or do any precautionary measures before installing.

Additional Credits:
Jerry Martin for the original soundtrack, as well as Zenchreal for making this mod possible.
Tags: #audio, #ts3, #sims 1, #buy mode, #music, #override

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: 1.31
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
ts1buymode.rar | The Sims 1 Buy Mode music

Size: 3.52 MB · Downloads: 3,705 · 16th Mar 2012
3.52 MB 3,705 16th Mar 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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Test Subject
#2 Old 16th Mar 2012 at 1:32 PM
Thank you so much! I have been waiting for this for a looooong time. I just hope you can be abled to play your spesial music in the game as well. I have tryed some mod that made the music in the spesial music in the gameplay go away.
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#3 Old 16th Mar 2012 at 1:42 PM
Hey Blake, i can test this, and i love this mod so much <3 :D
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#4 Old 16th Mar 2012 at 2:31 PM
*Downloads without delay...* No more playing in Windows Mode with the regular music muted! Liberation! Revolution! Huzzah!
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#5 Old 16th Mar 2012 at 2:37 PM
Thank you! really loved the Buy music from the original TS1...If you ever get the chance, TS1 Build music would be a super addition
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#6 Old 16th Mar 2012 at 2:50 PM
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Originally Posted by nic67
Thank you! really loved the Buy music from the original TS1...If you ever get the chance, TS1 Build music would be a super addition


I can do it, but since the EALayer3 toolset's a bit sketchy, I can't make any guarantees.
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#7 Old 16th Mar 2012 at 3:17 PM
Okay, I’m back from testing! It worked magnificently! I was ever so distraught when it was time for the final notes to play.
One thing, though: There appears to be perhaps seven or ten seconds of silence attached to the end of the added track. I confess that I feared for the life of my game when that happened. But then the regular obnoxious tracks started playing—so I then knew it was okay. You may want to trim the track with the program Audacity.
But enough of my musical nitpickings—the bottom line is—it WORKED!

Glorious hard work, blakegriplingph! I see many wonderful possibilities in the future, but I’d best not get too worked up over this absolutely joyous event. Seriously, I am so thrilled. Thank you so much for uploading it.

The Possibilities are Endless

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#8 Old 16th Mar 2012 at 4:22 PM
I had to pad the song out since I'm getting problems if I make it shorter.
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#9 Old 16th Mar 2012 at 6:30 PM
About to test it out. But this is amazing!! I love TS1 so much, especially it's music. The addition of build music too would make it amazing-er:P
Test Subject
#10 Old 16th Mar 2012 at 6:47 PM
I'd love a chillout music buy mode,but hey,TS1 is always good instead of the awful TS3
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#11 Old 16th Mar 2012 at 6:51 PM
I like the TS1 music SO much better than either TS2 or TS3 music that I just play with music muted nowadays. I'm glad to see the TS1 buy music back again, though what I'd REALLY like to see is the build music, which was my favorite.

Thanks for making this and for sharing it with us!
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#12 Old 16th Mar 2012 at 6:53 PM Last edited by Sir Harvey : 16th Mar 2012 at 7:08 PM.
I don't think I'm understanding exactly what this does. Could you please explain it a little bit clearer?

EDIT: I just tried it, works great, now I get it, thanks! :D
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#13 Old 16th Mar 2012 at 9:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Mouse
But then the regular obnoxious tracks started playing—so I then knew it was okay. You may want to trim the track with the program Audacity.
But enough of my musical nitpickings—the bottom line is—it WORKED!


Obnoxious is right. The music of Sims 3 makes me feel like a gigantic idiot just for hearing it. I really hope this is the early beginnings of being able to completely replace all sims 3 music with whatever you want. I love a wide range of music, so I have tons of songs to fill every radio station.
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#14 Old 16th Mar 2012 at 9:42 PM
Aaaaaah this brings back fond memories. I always got annoyed with the music they began using since The Sims 1. I liked the classic and retro music that played in the Sims 1 and often wished I could replace the new with the old. Finally this makes it possible, and I look forward to installing it. I hope it works, but thus far everyone has reported well.
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#15 Old 16th Mar 2012 at 10:26 PM
*IRL rabid hyperventilating*

THANK *huff* YOU *huff*

*explodes with glee*
Scholar
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#16 Old 16th Mar 2012 at 10:57 PM
Return back to the past =D Man I remember I was playing TS Original when I was 10 years old....

Man that was long time ago =)
Test Subject
#17 Old 17th Mar 2012 at 12:56 AM
I tested it, it didn't work in buy mode but in the options, I played the song and it played the Buy Mode 1 song and the original EA TS3 song as well, so they both overlapped. I have World Adventures, High-End Loft, Ambitions, Fast-Lane, Late Night and Generations.
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#18 Old 17th Mar 2012 at 2:59 AM
Downloaded, tested, works as advertised. Only complaint: Needs the other build/buy mode songs too from Sims 1. Other than that, it's great. Thumbs up.
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#19 Old 17th Mar 2012 at 3:11 AM
That will bring back some sweet memories. Thanks.
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#20 Old 17th Mar 2012 at 3:17 AM
Are you going to make one with the TS1 Neighborhood music?
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#21 Old 17th Mar 2012 at 4:18 AM
This is amazing I'll test. Do you think you could make the rest of the Sims 1 music for the game?
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#22 Old 17th Mar 2012 at 4:20 AM
i-its actually possible....amazing, i sincerely hope this gets expanded upon. as a side note, i find it funny how bad TS3 music is compared to the others, as i recall them hyping up the music in particular relentlessly.
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#23 Old 17th Mar 2012 at 4:28 AM
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Originally Posted by christmas fear
This is amazing I'll test. Do you think you could make the rest of the Sims 1 music for the game?


Maybe, if Zenchreal decides to update his toolset.
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#24 Old 17th Mar 2012 at 5:07 AM
The Sims 1 music has such a positive effect on me whilst building, I actually switched sims 2 music with Sims 1 and my houses were better.

Sims 3 music is way too.... childlish, and only with Pets has the music improved.
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#25 Old 17th Mar 2012 at 5:32 AM
I want to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for give us "bk" the TS1 music, now for TS3! =) It are already working in my game and when hear it are give me nostalgia when i was a "TS1 player" in the past =) Great memories!
Now im waiting for more songs from this game because this compared with TS3's music is way better. The music from the current game, TS3, despite boring when hear it, also not have the same magic from the previous Sims games, mainly with TS1).
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