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|28th May 2006, 06:31 PM||Can't get custom music or movies to work in game #1|
I've read the tutorials on this site and others, did what they said but still nothing. I put a music file into the game ie MyDocuments/EAGames/TheSims2/Music/Hiphop and nothing. It did not work. Does it have to be a certain file format? Becaue it works fine on my computer media players so I know that isn't the problem.
Also, I cannot get in game made movies to play on the TV in game either. Once again, they play in WMP fine but I can't get them to work in the game at all. I downloaded movies that were specifically made to work in the game. Put them into MyDocuments/EAGames/TheSims2/Movies/Broadcast/TVMusic like it was suggested then tried other folders and still nothing. I honestly don't know what else to do to get this to work.
EDIT: By the way, I also have University along with Nightlife installed. Don't know if that makes any difference.
|28th May 2006, 07:12 PM||#2|
I don't know about movies (I've had issues with those myself), but your songs are in mp3 format right? When I first started putting songs in the game I only had windows media player, and songs ripped to the computer using windows media player are in 'windows media player format', so I had to download a new media player and convert my songs to mp3 before they'd play in game.
I'm not sure if any other media players (other then windows media player) do this, but since this happened to me, I figured it couldn't hurt to ask.
Hope this helped, and good luck
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|28th May 2006, 07:35 PM||#3|
That makes sense thanks but I have no idea how to do that. I'm pretty sure my music files are WMP format and not MP3. Could I convert them using Winamp?
EDIT: I found a program called Switch and converted some things. Now I will see if I can get them to work. Thanks again for the into.
Now if I can only figure out how to get these movies to work. I have a feeling I'm going to have to convert them too. To what (I'm assuming AVI format) I don't know. Actually the better question would be how. I guess that's what this is for.
|28th May 2006, 09:14 PM||#4|
The movies need to be in AVI format, 128x128 pixels and 15 frames per second. You need to put them into the broadcast folder, into whichever channel you want it to show under. So if you put it into the TVworkout folder the sims will view it when working out.
|28th May 2006, 11:40 PM||#5|
When I put my movies into the game, how come my game gets minimized at the start of the movie file? After I alt-tab back in game, my video plays properly on the tv set...until the video starts again.
|29th May 2006, 12:11 AM||#6|
Thanks SS. The conversion I can probably handle but how do you make sure they aren't too big? And if they are, what can you do to fix that? The funny thing is, the files I tried to play were files that were made to go into the game so I assumed they were all ready ready. I guess not.
|29th May 2006, 12:30 AM||#7|
Kilvoctu, it sounds like you have an application which is trying to start up when you initiate an AVI file- that's why the game is minimising. Check any movie programs you have, and check what applications you have running in the background.
MellieC, there is a tutorial here:
And there is a downloadable version of the tutorial (with the pics) on page two of the thread. There is also a tutorial for making your own TV channel- for example, my sims can choose 'Simsample TV' from the pie menu on the TV and watch my custom channel. (They still prefer the kid's channel, though!):
|29th May 2006, 06:03 AM||#8|
Thanks again for the help SS, much appreciated.
|29th May 2006, 02:42 PM||#9|
Join Date: Apr 2006
I'm having a small and related problem, and was debating whether to just post here or start a new thread, so forgive me if I breach protocol.
My movie wouldn't work. So I removed it from the folder and changed the specs as stated above. Now, my movie plays beautifully on my TV stations... except that the sound will not work. As the video continues to play through its entirety, the audio skips and repeats the first second of the song. This happens even if I let it play through and start again a second time, or if I change the station.
Not sure how this can be fixed.
Also, is there a way to add a video to a broadcast station without removing the rest of the programming? The only thing that plays on SimStation Dance or SBN now is my movie.
|29th May 2006, 10:51 PM||#10|
I think the sound skipping means that you either do not have the sound in the right format (the tutorial I linked to explains that, I think) or maybe you have altered the movie and not kept the soundtrack synchronised. Try converting it again.
No, I don't think there is any way of making the game play your movie as well as the other Maxis movies, except for making your own TV station so that you do not overwrite a station.