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Hidden University-Life Podium *Revealed*

by sirrena Posted 4th Mar 2019 at 5:16 PM - Updated 4th Mar 2019 at 6:04 PM by sirrena
11 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 Thanks Posts
Mod Info :
Developed and tested on game version 1.67
Requires University Life expansion pack in order for the animations to function.
Can be found in Buy Catalog by Function: Entertainment / Hobbies & skills
Price : 120 simoleons

Object Info :
Existing base game mesh, 3 recolorable Channels plus one extra CAST without the stencil preset.
Functions as normal podium. (Practice speech , Give Lecture , Announce Protest interactions available)

Mod Description:
Its a default replacement of the _Podium SoapBox_ that came with University Life expansion that enables it to
be available in Buy Mode and functional in Live Mode.

Basically what happen is that EA created a podium and then completely forgot about it!
It was never enabled to be found on the catalog , didn't have a description , price or even had a script string checked..
Even though it had THUMB , RIG ,RSLT and FTTP and all the good stuff..It was never completed.
I didn't even know that mesh existed until i stumbled on it by accident on S3OC conducting my secret experiments.
I even checked the official list of the objects that came with that expansion and this podium was never mentioned anywhere!!!
So one can even say its a *SPOOKY SECRET PODIUM*

This mod is a default replacement, which means you will need University for it to work. It modifies these files and may conflict with other mods that edit the following :
podiumSoapBox (OBJD 0x319E4F1D and OBJK 0x02DC343F)

Techical stuff :
Meaning what the heck i did to make it work properly.
  • Cloned with S3OC and DID NOT renumber it in order for the item to function as a Default Replacement and not a standalone item.
    (Therefore in quick search in the catalog use the University icon and not the custom content one.)
  • Enabled the script string in the OBJK Resource since it was disabled by default. ✔
  • Added the script class : Sims3.Gameplay.Objects.HobbiesSkills.Podium to enable the item to function as a podium.
  • Disabled the MovementFlags : HandToolCannotMoveIt , HandToolCannotDeleteIt , HandToolCannotDuplicateIt that were enabled by default. (EA WHY?)
  • Edited the English SBTL since it was also blank by default.
    Catalog Name : Soap-Box Podium!
    Catalog Description : I used the one the PodiumClassic had.
  • Set price at 120 simoleons , it was 0 by default.
  • Enabled the Room Categorie Flags : Study/Entertainment /Hobbies and skills, blank by default.
  • Added an extra CAST preset with Texture Tweaker in order to disable the stencil , what can I say I like choices.

Credits :
EA for the mesh.
Texture Tweaker by Igne

Polygon Counts:
334 poly
Tags: #Univercity, #Podium


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 University Life
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 4th Mar 2019 at 10:17 PM
This is great, thanks for making it available in buy mode - more options for sims to learn charisma!
Mad Poster
#3 Old 4th Mar 2019 at 10:54 PM
I'm so glad you're uploading CC; you're amazing!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 5th Mar 2019 at 1:49 PM
That's great, thank you!
Mad Poster
#5 Old 5th Mar 2019 at 6:26 PM
This is very cool. Thank you <3
#6 Old 6th Mar 2019 at 2:07 PM
Thanks for this! I thought I'd probably wouldn't use this as we have the Speakers Podium and megaphone that do the same thing, but this smaller podium box on it's own without the megaphone is less formal and quite rustic
Test Subject
#7 Old 8th Mar 2019 at 9:22 AM
I've always wondered why the box wasn't in buy mode. This will be great for my medieval rebels...they can now protest on the soap box without the megaphone
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 8th Mar 2019 at 5:39 PM
Thank you finally someone was Able to Reveal it
Top Secret Researcher
#9 Old 5th Jul 2019 at 11:46 PM
Thanks for this!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 26th Jul 2019 at 2:19 PM
Great mod! Thank you for sharing ;)
Test Subject
#11 Old 1st Nov 2020 at 6:16 PM
My only issue is the price, 120 simoelions seems much for a wooden box but otherwise I like this mod.
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 26th Nov 2020 at 12:59 AM
Dude, this is great - less clunky than the usual podium