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Karaoke Builds Charisma (NL and/or AL)

by Neder Posted 16th May 2012 at 11:29 PM - Updated 29th Jun 2012 at 10:59 PM by Neder
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There's plenty of fun ways to build Creativity skill in the game, but barring aspiration rewards, building Charisma is a chore.

I thought it would make sense if singing Karaoke built Charisma instead. You know, performing in front of people and all.

I've also changed the files so audience reaction (cheers and boos as well as relationship gain/loss) is based on Charisma rather than Creativity, but I left the "quality" of the performance (the audio that plays) based on Creativity.
So your Sim or Sims can produce a horrible caterwauling due to low Creativity but the Sim audience can still love it if Charisma is high enough.

Trust me, it's hilarious.

There are three files.
One alters the Karaoke Machine from Nightlife.
One alters the Small Superstar Microphone from Apartment Life.
The third file contains one mod that affects both objects.

The first two may be used together or separately (assuming you have the appropriate EP, of course).
The third is for if you have both expansions, you can keep your file count down (by one, but hey, it's better than nothing).

There is a known conflict with Carrigon_NoZoneStandupMicAL.package from Sims2Workshop, in which Creativity continues to be skilled rather than Charisma when using the performance Mic. If you experience this effect and wish to use my mod, it is recommended you pull the "No Zone" mod and install the one found at DJs Sims instead. Thanks to fanseelamb for finding this conflict.

Additional Credits:
Thanks, as always to Quaxi, Peter, Inge, Twojeffs, Theo, JMP, Dizzy, Jfade, Numenor and Echo for teaching me to Mod (even if they don't know it).

Customs in Screenshot by Mikexx2, Tamo, Goat, Barcelonista, Oepu, Ghanima, Jessi, Neder

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

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Demon Sheep
retired moderator
#26 Old 29th Jun 2012 at 9:21 PM
I'm happy to report that I've found the mod which was conflicting with this one, causing the AL microphone to keep building creativity instead of charisma. Yay! It was the Carrigon_NoZoneStandupMicAL.package from Sims2Workshop. That mod removes the "in the zone" sound effect and glow from a sim with maxed out hobby enthusiasm. I'm even happier to report that this No "Zone" Effects mod from DJS Sims does the same thing, and doesn't conflict with the charisma building!

So for anyone who was having the same issue, there you go. Problem solved.

And thanks again for this mod, Neder. It's wonderful. So wonderful I was willing to brave a hack conflict search to be able to use it. .
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#27 Old 29th Jun 2012 at 11:01 PM
Good news!
I updated the description to warn others of this potential conflict. Thanks for the detective work and I'm glad you're enjoying this.
Test Subject
#28 Old 11th Jul 2012 at 4:28 PM
Good thinking and thanks
Lab Assistant
#29 Old 22nd Sep 2013 at 1:38 AM
Cool, now my child can come home from school and build his charisma and his fun!! Thanks!
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
retired moderator THANKS POST
#30 Old 6th Oct 2013 at 3:55 PM
Recommended to me by fansee - working great
Test Subject
#31 Old 8th Feb 2014 at 6:14 PM
#32 Old 17th Jun 2014 at 4:23 PM
Nice I might be inspired to use the karaoke machine much more!
I was getting tired of making my sims do speeches in front of their mirrors
Test Subject
#33 Old 19th Jul 2014 at 9:51 AM
Thank ye
Test Subject
#34 Old 12th Aug 2014 at 6:30 AM
#35 Old 20th Jan 2015 at 5:12 AM
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