Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Urban sound emitters

Hello to all you patient followers out there,

I know that updates here are rare. Just take it as a sign of me being busy working on the city.
I will do my best to bring you a second beta until the end of this summer. Promiss!

This update is all about sounds. You will agree that the right background sound is very important to create a realistic urban atmosphere. I finally managed to get my urban sound emitters working. Technically speaking, they are copies of EA's late night building shells, so they play a variety of urban sounds within a certain range. Placing one of them on every corner results in a dense urban sound atmosphere throughout the city. The best thing is that they are invisible in game :)

In CAW hoewever, they look like a small american flag to make placing them easier. If one of you is interested in using them for your own worlds, contact me.

Theoretically, the sound files played by them can be changed to any sound you like using s3pe and some other tools. I have tested some real sounds from NY, but it's hard to find good sounds, so I will stick to the default ones by now.

EDIT: Ok here is the video. The sounds are actually part of the game, not added afterwards. Now there's only the traffic missing at Times Square, butI don't think I can do anything about that... enjoy anyway :)

I will upload a video, once I find the time to record it, to show you how the sound atmosphere is in game.

Take care until next time and keep looking forward to beta number 2!



  1. Love this world I'm always checking for updates! :D To me this is one of the best worlds for the sims 3 so I Can't wait for Beta 2! :)

    Keep up the outstanding work that you are doing. :)

  2. the details you are putting into this world are almost scary!wow

  3. How's everything. I hold my game play because I really want to play your city. Pretty awesome, plese update how the animation advert will be like

  4. The sound emitter flags do not appear to work in custom hoods. Are they supposed to?
    Great CC package by the way.

    1. Hi,

      I don't know if I got your right, but the sound emitter flags are not part of the First Beta. I haven't released them so far. Maybe you took the "normal" flags and they don't emitt any sounds of course.
      As far as I have tested, the sound emitter flags work properly in any case. I will release them with the new beta coming at the end of summer.

    2. Right, sorry, I thought they were in this version.

  5. when will you give us another update I wanna know how progress is going lol

  6. everything looks so great; i can't wait to hear more!!

  7. It's just amazing thank you very much: D I'm waiting for an update forward *.: D Again thank you to my happiness: p