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InCMusic Tool - A new music manager for Sims 3 and other games

by InvScribe Posted 25th Oct 2013 at 4:15 PM - Updated 17th Dec 2014 at 12:37 AM by InvScribe
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InCMusic Tool by InvScribe
The InCMusic Tool by InvScribe is a fabulous new way to add music to games that support a "Custom Music" or "Custom Soundtrack" folder (future versions will add support for games that do not have a custom music folder). It is designed to allow game players to easily add their own music to such games with minimum hassle. In InCMusic Tool's primary mode (called Zero Byte File Mode), InCMusic Tool will create files in the custom music folder that take up no hard drive space. Even better, it does this VERY quickly! InCMusic Tool has many features, including other modes: Copy and Shortcut.

Please be sure to use the latest version.

Change log for 1.01

Change log for 1.1



I originally made this for The Sims 3 and then tested it with other games. Presets include The Sims 2 and several other titles.

InCMusic Tool 1.1 is Free
I thought about this long and hard. I decided to release it as free software for everyone to enjoy. There are no ads, nag screens, or anything like that. I only ask that it is not distributed outside of the channels that I have personally distributed it on (aside from sharing it with friends).

Compatibility
InCMusic Tool is compatible with all patch versions and all expansions. It is not a mod, hack, or object, and it is compatible with all known mods, et cetera. InCMusic Tool does not modify your game files. It simply creates the files you have asked it to generate.



Zero Byte Files
These special files take up no space. Zero bytes. Nothing. They are completely safe, and fully supported by your Operating System and File System. They do have minor special requirements, as follows:
  1. Windows XP, Windows 7. Windows NT, Windows Vista and Windows 8 are likely to work, but have not been tested as of this writing. Please post if you have installed and successfully (or unsuccessfully) used Zero Byte File mode on one of these Operating Systems.
  2. NTFS Formatted File System. This is the default for Windows Vista, 7, and 8. It is not the default for Windows XP.
  3. For Zero Byte Files to work, your music files must be on the same drive as your Custom Music folder. For The Sims 3, this is your C drive regardless of what drive you have The Sims 3 installed to. This is no longer required for Windows 7 or 8.
-- Please note that these requirements are by design and are not something that I can change. The requirements above are for Zero Byte File mode only. The other modes have no such requirements.

Usage
Beta testers have been thrilled with how easy it is to use InCMusic Tool. In short, the instructions are: Create a playlist in your favorite media player, then Save / Export it as an m3u file. Load it in InCMusic Tool, select your preset and mode, and click Go.

When InCMusic Tool is done, you can close it. Your game is now ready. In The Sims 3, you can select the Custom Music station from any radio.



Installation
  1. Download both files.
  2. InCMusic_Tool_1_1_Full.zip is the tool itself. It contains one file. Extract it to any location. You may move this file anywhere, any time, and it will still work.
  3. InCM_Presets_All-09192013.zip contains all of the presets as of September 2013, including a The Sims 3 preset.
    Extract it anywhere, then run InCM_Preset_Installer. Select any or all presets listed, including The Sims 3, and click Install Selected Presets. You may then close the Preset Installer.
  4. InCMusic Tool is now installed. Run InCMusic Tool at any time.
-- InCMusic Tool was built for .NET Framework 4, which may be an additional requirement. It is available as a free download from the official Microsoft site.

Support
If you need additional help, please post here at modthesims.

Copyright (c) 2012, 2013 by InvScribe. All rights reserved. InvScribe is me, invscribe at MTS. I have received permission from myself to share this program on this site.

This is a multi-part download:


Please download both files. See original post for installation instructions.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
InCM_Presets_All-09192013.zip | Description: September 2013 Presets Package 269.0 KB 2,760 25th Oct 2013
InCMusic_Tool_1_1_Full.zip | Description: InCMusic Tool Executable 1.1 436.4 KB 2,919 28th Oct 2013
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. InCMusic_Tool_1_1_Full.zip is the tool itself. It contains one file. Put the executable in any location.

4. InCM_Presets_All-09192013.zip contains all of the presets as of September 2013, including an updated The Sims 3 preset.
Extract it anywhere, then run InCM_Preset_Installer. Select any or all presets listed, including The Sims 3, and click Install Selected Presets. You may then close the Preset Installer.

5. InCMusic Tool is now installed. Run InCMusic Tool at any time.

-- InCMusic Tool was built for .NET Framework 4, which may be an additional requirement. It is available as a free download from the official Microsoft site.

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Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#26 Old 2nd Feb 2014 at 12:07 AM
I was wondering about iTunes. I didn't think those files were straight mp3s that TS3 could read. This'll be interesting to test, once my re-install is set up.
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#27 Old 2nd Feb 2014 at 2:01 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by nixicole
I was wondering about iTunes. I didn't think those files were straight mp3s that TS3 could read. This'll be interesting to test, once my re-install is set up.


iTunes converts everything, including mp3s, to m4a by default. M4a cannot be read by TS3, and therefore cannot be used. IIRC, there is a setting which changes this automatic conversion behavior. Unfortunately, I do not have or use iTunes, so I cannot verify that the setting is still implemented.
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#28 Old 6th May 2014 at 9:08 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by nixicole
I was wondering about iTunes. I didn't think those files were straight mp3s that TS3 could read. This'll be interesting to test, once my re-install is set up.


Info. on converting iTunes (m4a / aac) file to mp3 within iTunes:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1550?viewlocale=en_US

Test Subject
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#29 Old 27th Jun 2014 at 1:25 AM
is there a verson of this for videos on thhe ingame tv
Test Subject
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#30 Old 12th Sep 2014 at 8:39 PM
hi first sorry about my bad english
call me tester hehe i tryed your tool for sims 4 and it work perfectly
538gb dubstep as zero-files are now in the game
i dont know what to say is absolut GREAT work you are wonderful
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#31 Old 17th Dec 2014 at 12:39 AM
Default re: Videos?
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Originally Posted by xbox king gamer
is there a verson of this for videos on thhe ingame tv


No. As far as I know, the tvs have yet to be hacked.
Test Subject
#32 Old 19th Dec 2014 at 5:00 AM
i keep getting a error when trying to open this tool "the language en-us has not been translated or could not be found. defaulting to en-us" witch is wierd. the only way to close it down is going in to task manager and ending the proces there. any idea what could be the problem?
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#33 Old 6th Apr 2015 at 9:10 PM
I cant download. My anti-virus program detects it as a Trojan Virus in it. Anyone else have this problem?
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#34 Old 13th Sep 2015 at 7:20 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by melb623
I cant download. My anti-virus program detects it as a Trojan Virus in it. Anyone else have this problem?

Please PM me and let me know what AV program is doing that so that I can look into it. InCMusicTool is not remotely a virus, and contains no malicious code; but being a system-level tool using uncommon methods, the AV program you are using has flagged it.
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#35 Old 13th Sep 2015 at 7:24 PM
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Originally Posted by cindy1978
i keep getting a error when trying to open this tool "the language en-us has not been translated or could not be found. defaulting to en-us" witch is wierd. the only way to close it down is going in to task manager and ending the proces there. any idea what could be the problem?


That is very interesting, and I'd like to know more. I have sent you a PM.
Test Subject
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#36 Old 6th May 2016 at 8:03 AM
Thanks! I'm getting tired of listening to the same old TS3 music!!!
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#37 Old 23rd Dec 2016 at 11:39 PM
A newer version has been out for some time. It works with The Sims 3 and 4, as well as GTA V, among other new features. It's available at http://invscribe.com/ I don't know if I should post the upgraded version in TS4 section or what, so for now it's just on the site. Cheers!
Lab Assistant
#38 Old 25th Apr 2017 at 11:41 PM
Hi ! Did you think further about porting it to Mac ? I can't use my Windows partition anymore because of a defective component inside my computer (it's a common issue for the mac model that I own). I know it's been a long time since I offered the idea, but you never know ^^
Btw your site is down…
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#39 Old 21st May 2017 at 12:30 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Occultine
Hi ! Did you think further about porting it to Mac ? I can't use my Windows partition anymore because of a defective component inside my computer (it's a common issue for the mac model that I own). I know it's been a long time since I offered the idea, but you never know ^^
Btw your site is down…


I don't expect this to be ported to mac, as it uses features that are unique to Windows.

BTW, the site is back up. Thank you.
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#40 Old 15th Jun 2017 at 8:00 AM
Wow I've been looking for something like this in a while! Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#41 Old 18th Sep 2017 at 2:08 AM
Would I use this mod to change the music in build/buy mode or just be a custom music channel boardcast in Hi-Fi?
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#42 Old 28th Sep 2017 at 6:53 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by aoi37654
Would I use this mod to change the music in build/buy mode or just be a custom music channel boardcast in Hi-Fi?


In The Sims 3, you can select the Custom Music station from any radio/ Hi-Fi. This does not change the other music.
Lab Assistant
#43 Old 30th Jan 2018 at 12:44 AM
It doesn't work. It always gives me the "Could not copy" error.

Best Regards,
Aron
P.S. I am not affiliated or work for EA in any way, shape, or form, and all my fixes are from my personal experience. If you are having trouble with your game and I didn't help out, check out Crinrict's blog.
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#44 Old 5th Apr 2018 at 6:25 AM
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Originally Posted by DatGuyAron
It doesn't work. It always gives me the "Could not copy" error.


Sorry for the late reply. I have sent you a PM so we can find out what has happened in your case.
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