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Re: Singing
« Reply #50 on: March 21, 2012, 10:52:08 AM »
It sounds to me like regular sims not in the singing profession can not have a good singing voice (other than learning the songs from other countries).  Is that correct?  If so, I'm disappointed with the kareoke machine featured, as I am a singer myself.  It was one of my favourite things in Sims 2, they all had one, both for individuals and pairs.  Also, a great friendship booster.  I currently have two sims going through the music profession, one rock, the other symphonic.  I take it they won't be able to sing either (certainly not so far and they're at level 9).  Do they keep their singing ability if they go through the singing profession and then quit.  It might be worth it just so they can sing.  They'd have to quit their music careers though.  Ughhh.
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Before Showtime my virtuoso sim had a good singing voice for the foreign songs. So now I mke sure my singer in Showtime also has that trait. I've seen that sims with the virtuoso trait sing better the foreign songs.

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« Reply #51 on: March 21, 2012, 05:45:40 PM »
I also have sims who have learned the foreign songs without having the virtuoso trait.  I think that is part of the game.  They just are all able to learn those songs.  None of my sims can sing except those in the singing profession (not the music career).

I have discovered that they do not keep their singing ability if they quit the profession.  The singer option is gone and they can no longer perform for tips.  They keep the little stage light in their backpack but can do nothing with it.

I'll only have the kareoke for those that are in the profession.  Boohoo...
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Re: Singing
« Reply #52 on: March 21, 2012, 05:59:14 PM »
I first made a singer with Showtime when I was not aware of how being best, then an acrobat and a magician. I am now trying to better my singer level 10, but I cannot remember the order of the songs so he can be best each time he performs.

There is no order.  Randomness during the songs is the key.  You need to cue up verse, chorus, and your various level related moves, and if you do it the same time every time, Sims get bored and your show won't be as good.  You can have an incredible performance and only sing two songs during the whole show.

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Re: Singing
« Reply #53 on: March 25, 2012, 07:02:51 PM »
I love the singing career.  The only problem I have is that I ignore the singagrams (at level 4 I figure they've paid their dues).  They have always just gone away - new ones the next day.  Suddenly, I have 4 that won't go away.  Any ideas how to get rid of them.  I've tried to have my singer do them.  The command goes away as if they are not performable anymore, which they are days old and not.  It clutters up the map.

Yes money in singing.  My best performance was 37,500.  Not bad for 3 songs.
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Re: Singing
« Reply #54 on: March 25, 2012, 07:07:47 PM »
Resetting the Sims who are the recipients should get rid of them.

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« Reply #55 on: March 26, 2012, 03:47:23 PM »
Before Showtime my virtuoso sim had a good singing voice for the foreign songs. So now I mke sure my singer in Showtime also has that trait. I've seen that sims with the virtuoso trait sing better the foreign songs.

I am not sure if previous existing traits have any influence on later added effects in the game but Virtuoso just sounds right when you're going the singing way of life. I, personally don't hear any difference between sims singing with the Virtuoso trait or without. But that also could explain that I definitely have NOT the Virtuoso trait. :P

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Re: Singing
« Reply #56 on: March 27, 2012, 02:05:59 AM »
the reset idea sounds good to me.  I waited until a new singagram job showed up, did that one, and then all the others disappeared as well.  Had enough of singagrams.
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Re: Singing
« Reply #57 on: March 27, 2012, 02:22:34 AM »
I abandoned doing sing-o-grams! And a weird thing happened, my sim had 1 gig scheduled when she stopped for maternity leave. After the kids were born, a notice pops up "Remember Nightengale has a gig in 2 hours". There was nothing in her gig schedule, so I sent her to the site and she was able to perform and get credit for it.

Edit: Just happened again for 2 other gigs not on her schedule.

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« Reply #58 on: March 27, 2012, 01:27:43 PM »
I abandoned doing sing-o-grams! And a weird thing happened, my sim had 1 gig scheduled when she stopped for maternity leave. After the kids were born, a notice pops up "Remember Nightengale has a gig in 2 hours". There was nothing in her gig schedule, so I sent her to the site and she was able to perform and get credit for it.

Edit: Just happened again for 2 other gigs not on her schedule.

Nightingale? What a cool nickname. Sounds like you've played an Elder Scrolls game.

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Re: Singing
« Reply #59 on: March 27, 2012, 02:13:12 PM »
Nightingale? What a cool nickname. Sounds like you've played an Elder Scrolls game.

It's also a Song Bird which has a famous singing voice;)
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Re: Singing
« Reply #60 on: March 28, 2012, 08:41:24 PM »
I am not sure if previous existing traits have any influence on later added effects in the game but Virtuoso just sounds right when you're going the singing way of life. I, personally don't hear any difference between sims singing with the Virtuoso trait or without. But that also could explain that I definitely have NOT the Virtuoso trait. :P

Well, as I explained earlier, there are six traits that impact how well your sim will do in the Singer career, and one of those is Virtuoso.  Virtuoso gives the biggest benefit to singers of any trait except for Natural Born Performer.

<kPositiveTraits value="Diva, SocialButterfly, Ambitious, NaturalBornPerformer, Charismatic, Virtuoso">
      <!--Positive trait bonuses-->
    </kPositiveTraits>
    <kPositiveBonuses value="0.2, 0.1, 0.1, 0.3, 0.1, 0.25">


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Re: Singing
« Reply #61 on: March 28, 2012, 11:59:59 PM »
It sounds to me like regular sims not in the singing profession can not have a good singing voice (other than learning the songs from other countries).  Is that correct?  If so, I'm disappointed with the kareoke machine featured, as I am a singer myself.  It was one of my favourite things in Sims 2, they all had one, both for individuals and pairs.  Also, a great friendship booster.  I currently have two sims going through the music profession, one rock, the other symphonic.  I take it they won't be able to sing either (certainly not so far and they're at level 9).  Do they keep their singing ability if they go through the singing profession and then quit.  It might be worth it just so they can sing.  They'd have to quit their music careers though.  Ughhh.
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  There is a hidden skill for the Karaoke machine---the more your sims use it, the better they get at singing (NOT the singing hidden skill, but the Karaoke hidden skill).  Sims with the Natural Born Performer trait will gain this skill quicker than other traits.  Sims with a Diva trait will get a Enjoying Music moodlet, even if they sound awful.  And any sim in the Singer career automatically sings very well, even if it is their first time using the Karaoke machine.

  I found it very humorous to listen to my level 10 singer singing a duet with my Diva sim.  He sounded wonderful, she sounded awful, but she enjoyed herself anyway!  ;D 

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Re: Singing
« Reply #62 on: March 30, 2012, 12:09:47 PM »
Thanks for that Phoenix,  I'll work on one of my sims and see how that goes, because I really wanted this machine.  The traits mentioned earlier (virtuoso, diva, etc.) my two who are top ten singers don't have any of those traits and still yeild anywhere from 25,000 to 37,600 (my best) for performances.  I think it's awesome.  I do manage their performances.  This also saves a lot of wasted air time on stage.
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Re: Singing
« Reply #63 on: March 31, 2012, 03:37:22 AM »
If you noticed, before showtime, sims with the virtuoso trait always sang better in the shower than those without it. My singer has the following traits: artistic (what performer isn't artistic), virtuoso (sometimes she sings with her guitar), Natural born performer (of course), perfectionist (just so she can't write and paint better when not performing) and flirty (to attract men to her venues.
I didn't like Diva because she was picking fights with everyone. Maybe I'll change flirty for Social Butterfly.

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Re: Singing
« Reply #64 on: March 31, 2012, 01:48:20 PM »
I do notice the shower thing.  I love that that.  I also found that the WA songs took that away.  They don't sing anything else.  I stay away from them.  I do have artistic for some of my sims.  I'm looking forward to using the karaoke in pairs.  I don't have natural born performer or perfectionist.  Will have to give them a try.
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Re: Singing
« Reply #65 on: March 31, 2012, 05:12:44 PM »
I do notice the shower thing.  I love that that.  I also found that the WA songs took that away.  They don't sing anything else.  I stay away from them.

  I don't know if that is something they have fixed in the latest patch---because I rarely ever let my sims learn those songs because that's all they would do is sing the same song over and over and....  But my level 10 singer does know one WA song---the Love of (whatever the name is) and he does still sing in the shower.  He sounds pretty good too! :D  Thankfully he only seems to autonomously sing that song now if there is *nothing* else around for him to do.  Like when he's collecting seeds and he finishes up--but I am busy with another sim in the household, I will come back to him standing out in the middle of nowhere---singing that song. ::)


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Re: Singing
« Reply #66 on: March 31, 2012, 05:37:31 PM »
I think those with the virtuoso trait sing better than others. My sim(before Showtime) had twin girls. I gave pne the virtouso trait nd the other genius. The one with the virtuoso trait sang better in the shower ndwhen her mother taught them the foreign songs, she sang them better than her sister. For me virtuoso is definietely good for the singer career.