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#1 Old 5th Aug 2021 at 7:37 PM Last edited by denton47 : 25th Aug 2021 at 5:56 PM.
Default TS3 Sound Tool 1.0.3 BETA
This is basically the same as the tool I made for Sims 4, for more details and descriptions see the link below. The tool is still BETA and needs more testing, all feedback is welcome.



Please note that when adding MP3 files they are encoded as EALayer3 (codec 5) and it is not possible to mix them with ADPCM (codec 4) in one Audio Tuner resource, if you have multiple sound samples they must use the same codec.

Sims 3 doesn't play all types of MP3, as far as I can tell it only supports MPEG 1.0 MONO / JOINT_STEREO, 44100 / 32000 sample rates, I recommended using a tool like Audacity to convert/export your mp3 files to one of those settings.

Modal music (theme/map/CAS/BB music) is only available when selecting a specific pack, this is because Sims 3 uses the same names and instanceIDs in all packs. If you want to replace the music you must clone the generic music_load/mode/theme resources for each pack, not the ones that start with sims3_.


How to replace a game sound
We are going to replace the sound played when you pickup a collectable with an (annoying) organ charge sound.

1. Start the tool and select Base Game.
2. Click on the Effect tab and in Stings select "sting_collect_collection".
3. Click Clone, use the same name to create an override and save the package (name doesn't matter).
4. Delete the original audio, click Add and import Organ_Charge.mp3.
5. Click Play to verify that the sound plays correctly and then click Save to finish.

Copy the package you created to your Mods folder and verify by picking up a collectable in game.


Installation
Extract the zip file to a new directory somewhere on your harddrive, Double-Click on TS3SoundTool.exe to start the tool.

You will also need to download the EALayer3 decoder/encoder from the link below and extract the content into the same directory as the tool.
https://bitbucket.org/Zenchreal/ealayer3/downloads/

Sims 3 also uses a special ADPCM codec and you will need to download FFMPEG from the link below and extract ffmpeg.exe into the same directory as the tool as well.
https://www.ffmpeg.org/

  • Bugs

  • Version 1.0.1
    • Added support for more install types.
  • Version 1.0.2
    • Added support for looped audio recordings (ADPCM, Single Block and Headerless formats).
    • Fixed bugs when editing custom packages.
    • Codec property should now inherit correctly.
  • Version 1.0.3
    • Fixed package searching bug (Steam version).

TS4 Sound Tool link
https://modthesims.info/d/639090/ts4-sound-tool.html

Audacity link
https://www.audacityteam.org/
Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip Organ_Charge.zip (35.0 KB, 9 downloads)
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#2 Old 5th Aug 2021 at 10:22 PM
I was dreaming of a tool like that, thank you so much !
Test Subject
#3 Old 7th Aug 2021 at 4:16 AM
I installed expansion pack, but only base game showing
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#4 Old 7th Aug 2021 at 7:42 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Waronk
I installed expansion pack, but only base game showing

I have the Steam version of Sims 3, I assume you have a different install. For World Adventures the tool looks for a folder named EP1 and files named FullBuildep1.package and DeltaBuild_p02.package, what is the folder and file names in your install ?
Test Subject
#5 Old 7th Aug 2021 at 12:33 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by denton47
I have the Steam version of Sims 3, I assume you have a different install. For World Adventures the tool looks for a folder named EP1 and files named FullBuildep1.package and DeltaBuild_p02.package, what is the folder and file names in your install ?


My folder look like this
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Original Poster
#6 Old 9th Aug 2021 at 6:13 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Waronk
My folder look like this

I have changed the tool so it can handle multiple installation directories for boxed, Origin, Complete Collection etc. Now I just need to know the names of the game files, is it FullBuild0.package / DeltaBuild0.package for each pack or do they have unique names like the Steam version ?
Mad Poster
#7 Old 9th Aug 2021 at 6:58 PM Last edited by HarVee : 9th Aug 2021 at 7:50 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by denton47
I have changed the tool so it can handle multiple installation directories for boxed, Origin, Complete Collection etc. Now I just need to know the names of the game files, is it FullBuild0.package / DeltaBuild0.package for each pack or do they have unique names like the Steam version ?


I don't know how the Steam version is setup, so this might be a redundant post, but here's a complete list of all the FullBuild packages in the retail [Disc/Box] version and what pack they correspond to. They basically go up in number and the pattern is obvious as they correspond with the release order of the packs. The DeltaBuild packages follow the same name scheme just, obviously, with DeltaBuild instead of FullBuild. World Adventures' DeltaBuild is named DeltaBuild_p02.package, as you may already know.

FullBuild0.package (Base Game)
FullBuild1.package (Base Game)
FullBuild2.package (Base Game)
FullBuildep1.package (World Adventures)
FullBuild_p03.package (High End Loft Stuff)
FullBuild_p04.package (Ambitions)
FullBuild_p05.package (Fast Lane Stuff)
FullBuild_p06.package (Late Night)
FullBuild_p07.package (Outdoor Living Stuff)
FullBuild_p08.package (Generations)
FullBuild_p09.package (Town Life Stuff)
FullBuild0_p10.package (Pets)
FullBuild1_p10.package (Pets)
FullBuild_p11.package (Master Suite Stuff)
FullBuild_p12.package (Showtime)
FullBuild_p13.package (Katy Perry's Sweet Treats)
FullBuild_p14.package (Diesel Stuff)
FullBuild_p15.package (Supernatural)
FullBuild_p16.package (Seasons)
FullBuild_p17.package ('70s '80s & '90s Stuff)
FullBuild_p18.package (University Life)
FullBuild_p19.package (Island Paradise)
FullBuild_p20.package (Movie Stuff)
FullBuild_p21.package (Into The Future)

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Test Subject
#8 Old 10th Aug 2021 at 12:06 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by denton47
I have changed the tool so it can handle multiple installation directories for boxed, Origin, Complete Collection etc. Now I just need to know the names of the game files, is it FullBuild0.package / DeltaBuild0.package for each pack or do they have unique names like the Steam version ?


Yes, Thank you, since my version from disk/DVD
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#9 Old 10th Aug 2021 at 5:59 PM
MTS wont let me upload a new version on the main post so I uploaded it here.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip TS3SoundTool1.0.1.zip (127.5 KB, 8 downloads)
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#10 Old 10th Aug 2021 at 6:00 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by HarVee
I don't know how the Steam version is setup, so this might be a redundant post, but here's a complete list of all the FullBuild packages in the retail [Disc/Box] version and what pack they correspond to. They basically go up in number and the pattern is obvious as they correspond with the release order of the packs. The DeltaBuild packages follow the same name scheme just, obviously, with DeltaBuild instead of FullBuild. World Adventures' DeltaBuild is named DeltaBuild_p02.package, as you may already know.

FullBuild0.package (Base Game)
FullBuild1.package (Base Game)
FullBuild2.package (Base Game)
FullBuildep1.package (World Adventures)
FullBuild_p03.package (High End Loft Stuff)
FullBuild_p04.package (Ambitions)
FullBuild_p05.package (Fast Lane Stuff)
FullBuild_p06.package (Late Night)
FullBuild_p07.package (Outdoor Living Stuff)
FullBuild_p08.package (Generations)
FullBuild_p09.package (Town Life Stuff)
FullBuild0_p10.package (Pets)
FullBuild1_p10.package (Pets)
FullBuild_p11.package (Master Suite Stuff)
FullBuild_p12.package (Showtime)
FullBuild_p13.package (Katy Perry's Sweet Treats)
FullBuild_p14.package (Diesel Stuff)
FullBuild_p15.package (Supernatural)
FullBuild_p16.package (Seasons)
FullBuild_p17.package ('70s '80s & '90s Stuff)
FullBuild_p18.package (University Life)
FullBuild_p19.package (Island Paradise)
FullBuild_p20.package (Movie Stuff)
FullBuild_p21.package (Into The Future)

Thank you, the naming looks the same as the Steam version, I have uploaded a new version 1.0.1 which should hopefully work with more install types, I have no way of testing this so please post here if something is not working.

Just for reference, this is what the Steam version looks like, it has a single install directory like TS4.

$\GameData\Shared\Packages\FullBuild0.package
$\GameData\Shared\Packages\FullBuild1.package
$\GameData\Shared\Packages\FullBuild2.package
$\GameData\Shared\Packages\DeltaBuild0.package
$\GameData\Shared\Packages\DeltaBuild1.package
$\GameData\Shared\Packages\DeltaBuild2.package
$\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p02\DeltaBuild_p02.package
$\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p03\DeltaBuild_p03.package
$\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p04\DeltaBuild_p04.package
$\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p05\DeltaBuild_p05.package
$\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p06\DeltaBuild_p06.package
$\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p07\DeltaBuild_p07.package
$\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p08\DeltaBuild_p08.package
$\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p09\DeltaBuild_p09.package
$\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p10\DeltaBuild_p10.package
$\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p11\DeltaBuild_p11.package
$\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p12\DeltaBuild_p12.package
$\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p13\DeltaBuild_p13.package
$\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p14\DeltaBuild_p14.package
$\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p15\DeltaBuild_p15.package
$\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p16\DeltaBuild_p16.package
$\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p17\DeltaBuild_p17.package
$\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p18\DeltaBuild_p18.package
$\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p19\DeltaBuild_p19.package
$\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p20\DeltaBuild_p20.package

$\EP1\GameData\Shared\Packages\FullBuildep1.package
$\EP1\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p02\DeltaBuild_p02.package
$\EP2\GameData\Shared\Packages\FullBuild_p04.package
$\EP2\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p02\DeltaBuild_p02.package
$\EP2\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p03\DeltaBuild_p03.package
$\EP2\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p04\DeltaBuild_p04.package
$\EP3\GameData\Shared\Packages\FullBuild_p06.package
$\EP3\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p02\DeltaBuild_p02.package
$\EP3\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p03\DeltaBuild_p03.package
$\EP3\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p04\DeltaBuild_p04.package
$\EP3\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p05\DeltaBuild_p05.package
$\EP3\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p06\DeltaBuild_p06.package
$\EP4\GameData\Shared\Packages\FullBuild_p08.package
$\EP5\GameData\Shared\Packages\FullBuild0_p10.package
$\EP5\GameData\Shared\Packages\FullBuild1_p10.package
$\EP6\GameData\Shared\Packages\FullBuild_p12.package
$\EP7\GameData\Shared\Packages\FullBuild_p15.package
$\EP8\GameData\Shared\Packages\FullBuild_p16.package
$\EP9\GameData\Shared\Packages\FullBuild_p18.package
$\EP10\GameData\Shared\Packages\FullBuild_p19.package
$\EP11\GameData\Shared\Packages\FullBuild_p21.package

$\SP1\GameData\Shared\Packages\FullBuild_p03.package
$\SP1\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p02\DeltaBuild_p02.package
$\SP1\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p03\DeltaBuild_p03.package
$\SP2\GameData\Shared\Packages\FullBuild_p05.package
$\SP2\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p02\DeltaBuild_p02.package
$\SP2\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p03\DeltaBuild_p03.package
$\SP2\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p04\DeltaBuild_p04.package
$\SP2\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p05\DeltaBuild_p05.package
$\SP3\GameData\Shared\Packages\FullBuild_p07.package
$\SP3\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p02\DeltaBuild_p02.package
$\SP3\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p03\DeltaBuild_p03.package
$\SP3\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p04\DeltaBuild_p04.package
$\SP3\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p05\DeltaBuild_p05.package
$\SP3\GameData\Shared\DeltaPackages\p06\DeltaBuild_p06.package
$\SP4\GameData\Shared\Packages\FullBuild_p09.package
$\SP5\GameData\Shared\Packages\FullBuild_p11.package
$\SP6\GameData\Shared\Packages\FullBuild_p13.package
$\SP7\GameData\Shared\Packages\FullBuild_p14.package
$\SP8\GameData\Shared\Packages\FullBuild_p17.package
$\SP9\GameData\Shared\Packages\FullBuild_p20.package
Mad Poster
#11 Old 11th Aug 2021 at 12:44 PM Last edited by HarVee : 11th Aug 2021 at 1:12 PM.
Glad to see that even though the directory is different the file names remain the same. That's certainly going to make developing this tool easier in the future!

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#12 Old 24th Aug 2021 at 6:27 PM
I have uploaded a new version which should now support playing and replacing all audio types.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip TS3SoundTool1.0.2.zip (127.2 KB, 1 downloads)
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#13 Old 25th Aug 2021 at 5:58 PM
The tool should now search the packages in correct order.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip TS3SoundTool1.0.3.zip (128.9 KB, 7 downloads)
Test Subject
#14 Old 26th Aug 2021 at 1:08 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by denton47
The tool should now search the packages in correct order.


Yes finally, thank you
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