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Music to their ears - 11 new radio stations and 4 add-on packs!

by Nasenfahrrad Posted 29th Jun 2022 at 10:30 AM - Updated 3rd Jul 2022 at 10:32 AM by Nasenfahrrad
17 Comments / replies (Who?) - 13 Feedback Posts, 4 Thanks Posts
Update 07/03/22: Additional download options
As requested, I added two additional options as downloads.
  • A huge all-in-one package file which adds all of the music channels and add-ons at once. Due to its whopping 835 MB in size, this is a multi-part download! Make sure that you download all five parts! The Ambitions, Pets, University Life and 70s, 80s & 90s Stuff Pack are required for this to work.
  • An add-on pack that adds all 51 songs from the Millennium Pop station to the in-game Pop station instead. This is Base Game compatible, you can choose either this or the Millennium Pop station, or both.
Both downloads can be found on SimFileShare so as to not clog up this post's download section even further. Click here to access the download.

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I just couldn't stop, could I.

One thing that always annoyed the hell out of me was the lack of music stations in The Sims 3 (and the low amount of songs within the existing ones, apart from Pop and Indie), and the inability to insert my own songs into the game's stations like it is possible in The Sims 2 and The Sims 4.
But everything changed when the fire nation attacked when the lovely gamefreak130 graced us with their program called Broadcaster which pretty much lifted all of these restrictions.

It all started with me wanting to add a Synthwave station and quickly got out of control, so here I am presenting to you a pack of 11 new radio stations for your game, as well as four add-ons to existing stations! Hooray!!

Just plop the package files into your Mods folder and you're good to go.
Every single track of music was tested in game and works just fine, in the options menu as well as actually in-game. Speakers on community lots can be set to the custom stations and will play these songs without any issues.
The custom station files shouldn't conflict with anything but if you do come across any issues, be sure to let me know.

Now take a look inside the spoilers and check out what you get, or let yourself be surprised































I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. If you have any suggestions or requests for further channels and stations - let me know!
~ Nasenfahrrad
Tags: #music, #station

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

Ambitions Pets University Life + 1 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Synthwave.rar | Adds the Synthwave station to the game which contains 14 songs.

Size: 78.16 MB · Downloads: 469 · 29th Jun 2022
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78.16 MB 469 29th Jun 2022
Surfer Rock.rar | Adds the Surfer Rock station to the game which contains 12 songs.

Size: 37.02 MB · Downloads: 426 · 29th Jun 2022
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37.02 MB 426 29th Jun 2022
S-Pop.rar | Adds the S-Pop station to the game which contains 10 songs.

Size: 48.03 MB · Downloads: 431 · 29th Jun 2022
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48.03 MB 431 29th Jun 2022
Salsa.rar | Adds the Salsa station to the game which contains 11 songs.

Size: 40.67 MB · Downloads: 408 · 29th Jun 2022
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40.67 MB 408 29th Jun 2022
Millennium Pop.rar | Adds the Millennium Pop station to the game which contains 51 songs.

Size: 164.67 MB · Downloads: 488 · 29th Jun 2022
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164.67 MB 488 29th Jun 2022
Roots_AddOn.rar | Adds 5 songs to the Roots station. Requires Ambitions expansion.

Size: 23.81 MB · Downloads: 359 · 29th Jun 2022
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23.81 MB 359 29th Jun 2022
Romantic.rar | Adds the Romantic station to the game which contains 10 songs.

Size: 38.83 MB · Downloads: 465 · 29th Jun 2022
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38.83 MB 465 29th Jun 2022
Reggae.rar | Adds the Reggae station to the game which contains 6 songs.

Size: 19.73 MB · Downloads: 397 · 29th Jun 2022
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19.73 MB 397 29th Jun 2022
Metal.rar | Adds the Metal station to the game which contains 20 songs.

Size: 76.53 MB · Downloads: 481 · 29th Jun 2022
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76.53 MB 481 29th Jun 2022
Jazz.rar | Adds the Jazz station to the game which contains 20 songs.

Size: 83.85 MB · Downloads: 462 · 29th Jun 2022
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83.85 MB 462 29th Jun 2022
Housemix.rar | Adds the Housemix station to the game which contains 25 songs.

Size: 87.21 MB · Downloads: 434 · 29th Jun 2022
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87.21 MB 434 29th Jun 2022
College Rock.rar | Adds the College Rock station to the game which contains 22 songs.

Size: 74.78 MB · Downloads: 445 · 29th Jun 2022
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74.78 MB 445 29th Jun 2022
Geek Rock_AddOn.rar | Adds 4 songs to the Geek Rock station. Requires University Life expansion.

Size: 17.00 MB · Downloads: 395 · 29th Jun 2022
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17.00 MB 395 29th Jun 2022
Disco_AddOn.rar | Adds 5 songs to the Disco station. Requires 70s, 80s & 90s stuff pack.

Size: 25.65 MB · Downloads: 397 · 29th Jun 2022
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25.65 MB 397 29th Jun 2022
Country_AddOn.rar | Adds 4 songs to the Country station. Requires Pets expansion.

Size: 12.27 MB · Downloads: 388 · 29th Jun 2022
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12.27 MB 388 29th Jun 2022
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
THANKS POST
#2 Old 29th Jun 2022 at 4:06 PM
is there any way you could like merge all the songs into one file? I tried using Sims 3 Dashboard and it says they conflict if I put more than one of theses files in packages folder?
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Original Poster
#3 Old 29th Jun 2022 at 4:17 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by AnthonyByers2020
is there any way you could like merge all the songs into one file? I tried using Sims 3 Dashboard and it says they conflict if I put more than one of theses files in packages folder?


I have all the files seperate in my game and they do not conflict with one another, so you should be safe to go putting them into your game seperately as well. I can still look into merging the files though, no problem

Are you looking for translations of mods or catalogue descriptions?
Ask me if you need them in German, English, French or Norwegian. :)
Test Subject
#4 Old 29th Jun 2022 at 4:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nasenfahrrad
I have all the files separate in my game and they do not conflict with one another, so you should be safe to go putting them into your game seperately as well. I can still look into merging the files though, no problem
if you use Sims 3 Dashboard it tell you they conflict if you put the music files in the packages folder.
Field Researcher
#5 Old 29th Jun 2022 at 6:20 PM
Is there any way to swap what station a song is? Like if I wanted to have your millennium pop added to the base game pop and make one behemoth station, is there some way to do that? (Broadcaster's downside is that you can't make a custom station your sim's favorite music and expanding pop and electronica even further would be nice since they get used so much).
Test Subject
Original Poster
#6 Old 29th Jun 2022 at 7:33 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by AnthonyByers2020
is there any way you could like merge all the songs into one file? I tried using Sims 3 Dashboard and it says they conflict if I put more than one of theses files in packages folder?

The merged package works, but it is over 800 MB in size. I can't upload the file here because it is too large and multi-part archives are unsupported, so I requested an account on SimFileShare. As soon as I can upload the merged file there, I'll update the post and share the download link

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tacitala
Is there any way to swap what station a song is? Like if I wanted to have your millennium pop added to the base game pop and make one behemoth station, is there some way to do that? (Broadcaster's downside is that you can't make a custom station your sim's favorite music and expanding pop and electronica even further would be nice since they get used so much).

Yeah, I could certainly do that, no problem. However, in order to not bloat the download section of this post even further, I'd go ahead and post the add-on pack for the Pop station to SimFileShare as well. I hope that's okay

Are you looking for translations of mods or catalogue descriptions?
Ask me if you need them in German, English, French or Norwegian. :)
Test Subject
#7 Old 29th Jun 2022 at 8:37 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by AnthonyByers2020
if you use Sims 3 Dashboard it tell you they conflict if you put the music files in the packages folder.


Ignore that. It's completely fine. The Dashboard will throw false positives all the time, especially with packages that modify the same resource, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they are conflicting with each other. Nothing to worry about with these. The creator of the Broadcaster tool has further clarified this on the mod page and in his comments!
Field Researcher
#8 Old 30th Jun 2022 at 12:14 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nasenfahrrad
Yeah, I could certainly do that, no problem. However, in order to not bloat the download section of this post even further, I'd go ahead and post the add-on pack for the Pop station to SimFileShare as well. I hope that's okay


Thank you very much
Forum Resident
THANKS POST
#9 Old 30th Jun 2022 at 1:37 PM
Every single radio station listed here SLAPS. Thank you for doing God's work, always wanted these TS2 tunes in the game. Keep calm and listen to reggae <3
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Original Poster
#10 Old 3rd Jul 2022 at 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Tacitala
Thank you very much

Whew, I finally came around to fulfil your wish Sorry it took so long!
The post is now updated with a link to my brandnew folder on SimFileShare where you can download the Pop_AddOn package

Quote:
Originally Posted by AnthonyByers2020
is there any way you could like merge all the songs into one file? I tried using Sims 3 Dashboard and it says they conflict if I put more than one of theses files in packages folder?

I uploaded to the same folder your requested all-in-one package as well. However, because it is a total of 835 MB in size, it had to be done as a multi-part download. Be sure to download all five parts for it to work!

Quote:
Originally Posted by MissPat
Every single radio station listed here SLAPS. Thank you for doing God's work, always wanted these TS2 tunes in the game. Keep calm and listen to reggae <3

Aww, thank you so so much for the kind words I'm glad you like my download this much! I'm also already planning on bringing back even more additional stations, so if you have any specific wishes and requests, let me know!

Are you looking for translations of mods or catalogue descriptions?
Ask me if you need them in German, English, French or Norwegian. :)
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#11 Old 3rd Jul 2022 at 8:59 PM
is there anyway you can add New Wave, Techno and Classical from Sims 2 as radio stations?
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Original Poster
#12 Old 4th Jul 2022 at 6:45 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by AnthonyByers2020
is there anyway you can add New Wave, Techno and Classical from Sims 2 as radio stations?

As I said, I'm working on a second pack of completely new as well as expanded stations, those three are going to be part of it Stay tuned (no pun intended) :D

Are you looking for translations of mods or catalogue descriptions?
Ask me if you need them in German, English, French or Norwegian. :)
Test Subject
#13 Old 6th Jul 2022 at 10:04 PM
Thanks for more stations! But, due to what you wrote in the description, did you not know you could put your own mp3 files (I tried m4a, doesn't work) into the Custom Music folder, so that it would play in-game 'custom music' radio Station?
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#14 Old 7th Jul 2022 at 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Notherelong28
Thanks for more stations! But, due to what you wrote in the description, did you not know you could put your own mp3 files (I tried m4a, doesn't work) into the Custom Music folder, so that it would play in-game 'custom music' radio Station?

You're welcome!
And yes, I do in fact know that this is possible, but it always felt unneccessarily restricting to me. I like that the music is seperated into different genres/stations and want to keep it that way. If I dumped all of the tracks into the Custom Music station, it would be a messy mix of genres and music. Some might like that, but I prefer it the way I did it with custom stations

Are you looking for translations of mods or catalogue descriptions?
Ask me if you need them in German, English, French or Norwegian. :)
Test Subject
#15 Old 6th Aug 2022 at 10:25 PM
The Sims 2's R&B songs in a Romance radio station?! This is so incorrect, if Romance is like an R&B format, we'll never get an R&B radio station for The Sims 4, so that's why Romance station contains elements of love-themed folk, soul, and pop ballad. R&B station that appears in The Sims 2 and The Sims 3 should have slow jam R&B songs instead of being... Aw shucks! Look! Sorry if I say this, but when I installed The Sims 3 Pets, R&B station should have 5 R&B songs from The Sims 2 base game
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#16 Old 10th Aug 2022 at 9:33 AM
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Originally Posted by jeremia-lecato
The Sims 2's R&B songs in a Romance radio station?! This is so incorrect, if Romance is like an R&B format, we'll never get an R&B radio station for The Sims 4, so that's why Romance station contains elements of love-themed folk, soul, and pop ballad. R&B station that appears in The Sims 2 and The Sims 3 should have slow jam R&B songs instead of being... Aw shucks! Look! Sorry if I say this, but when I installed The Sims 3 Pets, R&B station should have 5 R&B songs from The Sims 2 base game

The reason why I put the Sims 2 R&B songs into the new Romance station is because, in my opinion, they fit right in there from the sound of it. However, if you want to, I can create a download that adds these Sims 2 R&B songs to the Sims 3 Pets R&B station It would be available on my SimFileShare. Thank you for your feedback!

Are you looking for translations of mods or catalogue descriptions?
Ask me if you need them in German, English, French or Norwegian. :)
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#17 Old 20th Sep 2022 at 3:15 AM
Thank you for share it with us! Are you interested in making a mod that allows sims to sing custom songs (with the singer profession of showtime dlc)
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 29th Oct 2022 at 8:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Nasenfahrrad
The merged package works, but it is over 800 MB in size. I can't upload the file here because it is too large and multi-part archives are unsupported, so I requested an account on SimFileShare. As soon as I can upload the merged file there, I'll update the post and share the download link


Yeah, I could certainly do that, no problem. However, in order to not bloat the download section of this post even further, I'd go ahead and post the add-on pack for the Pop station to SimFileShare as well. I hope that's okay


This merged package file... If I don't have one of the expansions or stuff packs listed (in my case, 70's, 80's, and 90's stuff) what would happen?