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TS2 -> TS3 Neighborhood Themes

by chasmchronicle Posted 1st Jul 2012 at 11:20 PM - Updated 27th Aug 2013 at 4:50 AM by SeeMyu
34 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 7 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!

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:
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: 2,319 · 1st Jul 2012
9.52 MB 2,319 1st Jul 2012
SIMul8rReviews_Sims2NeighborhoodThemesModMap3.rar | Map 3: Pets Neighborhood Theme

Size: 5.23 MB · Downloads: 1,982 · 1st Jul 2012
5.23 MB 1,982 1st Jul 2012
SIMul8rReviews_Sims2NeighborhoodThemesModMap2.rar | Map 2: Nightlife Neighborhood Theme by Lemon Jelly

Size: 4.39 MB · Downloads: 2,334 · 1st Jul 2012
4.39 MB 2,334 1st Jul 2012
SIMul8rReviews_Sims2NeighborhoodThemesModMap1.rar | Map 1: Sims 2 Neighborhood Theme

Size: 6.00 MB · Downloads: 3,319 · 1st Jul 2012
6.00 MB 3,319 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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Test Subject
#26 Old 14th Oct 2012 at 3:00 PM
I wish you could keep the Sims 3 music and just add more music, rather than replace it.
Test Subject
#27 Old 7th Feb 2013 at 2:10 PM
Can you show me how you did to replace these songs? and also want to know how to extract those who are in the game for .mp3
Forum Resident
#28 Old 6th May 2013 at 10:08 PM
Thanks. Can you please replace *all* the buy and build songs with The Sims 1 and 2 music?
Interstellar Traveler
Original Poster
#29 Old 8th May 2013 at 10:20 PM
Originally Posted by residenteviloutbreak
Thanks. Can you please replace *all* the buy and build songs with The Sims 1 and 2 music?

I can of course, but that doesn't mean I will. And anyway, I don't take requests.

Formally SeeMyu | Retired Mod
Test Subject
#30 Old 12th Mar 2014 at 2:08 AM
I Love The Sims 2! This will go perfect for the Sims 3! Thank you so much !
Test Subject
#31 Old 27th Mar 2014 at 8:39 PM
i not have more worlds
Lab Assistant
#32 Old 5th Jul 2014 at 10:16 AM
Originally Posted by chasmchronicle
I can of course, but that doesn't mean I will. And anyway, I don't take requests.

Out of curiosity, now that the game is done, how hard do you think doing something like this would be?

I'd prefer to rid Sims 3's music with 2s in its place.
Lab Assistant
26th Jul 2014 at 4:20 AM
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Test Subject
#33 Old 3rd Apr 2015 at 10:49 PM
Thx for bring back good memories for me =)
Test Subject
#34 Old 31st Aug 2015 at 3:53 AM
Whoo, love the Pets theme! Thank you super much.
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