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# Start your game, turn on the stereo and select the "Custom Music" station and see if your music works.
 
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==The Sims 4==
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'''[[The Sims 4]]''' permits you to put your own music into the game and play it on the pre-existing radio stations, which are sorted by genre. Here's how to add the music to the game:
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# Choose which songs you want to put in the game. They must be all ''.mp3'' files with a bit rate no larger than 320Kbps.
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# Go to your games' "Custom Music" folder which is normally located in <tt>C:\Users\you\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Custom Music</tt> on Windows and go into the folder for any of the seven stations.
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# In your selected station's folder, paste (right click and select "Paste" or press <tt>CTRL+V</tt>) all the songs that you want there.
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# Start your game, turn on the stereo and select the appropriate station and see if your music works. Note that it will be shared with the audio shipped with the game for that station but those tracks can be disabled individually in the "Game Settings" menu.
   
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
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[[Category:The Sims 2 game guides]]
 
[[Category:The Sims 2 game guides]]
 
[[Category:The Sims 3 game guides]]
 
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[[Category:The Sims 4 game guides]]

Revision as of 20:59, September 4, 2014

Adding custom music
Custom Music Tutorial
How to add custom music.

This tutorial will guide you how to add your own music into the game, so you can hear your favorite music while playing the game.

The Sims

The Sims allows you to add your own music into the game. However, it must be placed in the folder of a pre-existing radio station - custom radio stations are not possible.

  1. Choose which songs you want to put in the game. They must be .mp3 files.
  2. Unless you changed the default installation locations, the folder should be at Program Files\Maxis\The Sims\Music\. There are two folders in there: One named "Modes" and the other "Stations". "Modes" is where the music for build, buy, and neighborhood modes are stored. "Stations" is where the music for the in-game radio stations, playable on the stereo, are located.
  3. Open the folder for the mode/station you wish to modify. They should be labelled accordingly.
  4. Place the MP3 file into the appropriate folder. You're done!
Note

It is possible to use shortcuts as opposed to the actual MP3 file. This can be used to save hard-drive space.

The Sims 2

The Sims 2 also permits custom music in-game. However, custom radio stations are possible with FreeTime, but the song must be in the folder of a pre-existing radio station first.

  1. Choose which songs you want to put into the game. These can either be .wav files with a bitrate of 1411Kbps or less (sometimes certain files won't play; whilst others will) or .mp3 files with a bitrate of 320Kbps or less.[1]
  2. Copy the songs to a separate folder, such as "My Documents". Do not move (drag) them, rather right click and select "Copy" or select them and press CTRL+C.
  3. Go to My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 2\Music (not in "Computer") and select one of the folders for an already existing station.
  4. Paste (right click on the folder and select "Paste" or press CTRL+V) all the songs there.
  5. Once you have loaded The Sims 2, you'll need to go to the Sound options and under the radio station(s) which you placed your music under, you need to tick the name of the song so that it will be playable ingame (assuming the game doesn't auto-tick them for you, as new song files. You can also untick preloaded songs).
  6. Start your game, turn on the stereo and select the radio station you placed your music in and see if your music works.

The Sims 3

The Sims 3 allows you to put your own music into the game and play it on the Custom Music station on your Sims' radios. Here's how to add the music to the station.

  1. Choose which songs you want to put in the game. They must be all .mp3 files with a bit rate no larger than 320Kbps.
  2. Copy the songs to a separate folder, such as "My Documents". Do not move (drag) them, rather right click and select "Copy" or select them and press CTRL+C.
  3. Go to your games' "Custom Music" folder which is normally located in My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 (not in "Computer").
  4. Paste (right click on the folder and select "Paste" or press CTRL+V) all the songs there.
  5. Start your game, turn on the stereo and select the "Custom Music" station and see if your music works.

The Sims 4

The Sims 4 permits you to put your own music into the game and play it on the pre-existing radio stations, which are sorted by genre. Here's how to add the music to the game:

  1. Choose which songs you want to put in the game. They must be all .mp3 files with a bit rate no larger than 320Kbps.
  2. Go to your games' "Custom Music" folder which is normally located in C:\Users\you\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Custom Music on Windows and go into the folder for any of the seven stations.
  3. In your selected station's folder, paste (right click and select "Paste" or press CTRL+V) all the songs that you want there.
  4. Start your game, turn on the stereo and select the appropriate station and see if your music works. Note that it will be shared with the audio shipped with the game for that station but those tracks can be disabled individually in the "Game Settings" menu.

References


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