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Standing Talk/Conversation Hack for Movie Makers (and Storytellers)

by decorgal21572 Posted 24th Aug 2006 at 1:13 PM - Updated 25th Nov 2010 at 9:20 PM by whiterider
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This talk hack is really designed for the movie maker (and storyteller) who films a lot of dialogue. When I film dialogue, I look for tone in talking/listening/reaction animations so that's I organized it. This hack does not have many submenus (2-3 at most). All of the selections have descriptions, or the best guess of what I think they look like, in order minimize ambiguity so you're not constantly replaying an animation to see what it looks like. Here is how the hack is organized:

Talk (straightforward talking, some moderate ones that would be ok for conversations; there may be some overlap in style but I didn't want one menu to be too long and the other short)
Moderate Talker (some body movement but not too cartoony)
Animated Talker (cartoony)
Argue Talker (self-explanatory)
Argue Listener (both defensive and concillatory)
Listen Negative (self-explanatory)
Listen (normal listening, not cartoony)
Reaction (postive and mild negative)
Reaction Neg (High) (reactions that are negative but dramatic)
Agree (normal to moderate)
Disagree (normal to moderate)
Topics (in-game topics, cartoony)
Talk String (includes 2 custom combination of debate talk animations, 4 custom combinations of the normal talking, animated animations, and moderate animation strings)
Misc (includes handslap guestures, speech whistle, pray- pulled from apologize, handshake)

For the handslap and handshake animations, you get 2 sims to chat and then cancel that out. Then pause and cue up whatever handslap animations (or handshake) you want for each sim. Then unpause. It might take a couple of takes because the sims switch the arm that they use but it will line up. If you're having trouble, try having only one sim run through the motions and then do both (you can usually synch them on the 2nd take).

The can be found in Hobbies...Miscellaneous and the picture is from my long-running talkie series Adventures in Dating (AinD) (shamelss plug-, click on AinD) since that's for what I primarily made it.

I hope the hack conceptually makes sense. I spent a lot of time tweeking the menus so that the animations would be easy to find when you're shooting dialogue or interactions. Most movie makers don't play that much so they usually don't know what "admire acceptee" looks like). I tried to include anything that would be useful and took out any animation that didn't work or was not useful. I tried my best to make the animations conceptually fit in their respective categories so hopefully they will make sense to you.

This was an ambitious project for my first hack but I really needed this. I plan on making a sitting/talk one and phone talk one next- both out of necessity.

Please test and give me feedback! Special thanks to JixsTS2 for providing helping me with the steps for hack making. The Custom Interaction tutorial by Echo was very helpful too! Thanks to all the people who did the preliminary testing for me (you know who you are)!

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2 University Nightlife Open for Business
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

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

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Test Subject
#51 Old 5th Sep 2006 at 12:29 AM
what's funny is, as i was reading the pie menus of the interactions, i knew exactly which one you were talking about. heh, maybe i play too much.
Test Subject
#52 Old 6th Sep 2006 at 8:22 AM
amazing as usual decorgal

a Movie is a Way to say Something !!

Lab Assistant
#53 Old 6th Sep 2006 at 8:25 AM
Ah! You rock! Thanks so much for this, you are making simming my story soooo much easier!!!!
Test Subject
#54 Old 6th Sep 2006 at 6:34 PM
I've finally had a chance to test this out, and it's simply brilliant. Lots of hard work put into this, really paid off.
Test Subject
#55 Old 6th Sep 2006 at 8:43 PM
Default Standing Talk/Conversation Hack for Movie Makers (and Storytellers)
Ok, I can not figure out how to use Standing Talk/Conversation Hack for Movie Makers (and Storytellers)

I downloaded it but I have no idea how to use it? I dont think it works.

I'm making movies but it is the regular way??

How do I use this download???

Thanks, Darian
Test Subject
#56 Old 9th Sep 2006 at 10:24 PM
Thank you soooo much! I'm making a story, and it's been a little difficult because I can't get my sims to do the right things.... but this will fix that! You rock!
Test Subject
#57 Old 13th Sep 2006 at 2:07 PM
The SIMS 2 Lights, Camera, Action!! EP
I think a great Sims 2 Expansion Pack should be called Lights, Camera, Action!

It should have all movie making features including acting mode for sims, where the sims do what you tell em or behave the way you want when you want. Also it should include props, sets etc. You can make a western, sci fi, soap opera, romance, action adventure, crime drama, family drama, sit coms etc. Also should include specail effects etc.

What do you all think??
#58 Old 20th Sep 2006 at 2:12 PM
This is great! I'm even starting to think about making movies after you did this hack. You make the thing so much easier. Fantastic work!
Thanks for sharing this.
Test Subject
#59 Old 1st Oct 2006 at 6:30 AM
Nice! I've been wondering if there was something like this out there and here it is . Now I can get started on movie ideas. Thank you so much. :D
Test Subject
#60 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 8:46 AM
Hey this is the coolest hack I have had. It works great.

HugsAndKissesxxooxx ThanxHeaps.
#61 Old 31st Oct 2006 at 8:26 PM
oooo!.....this could be very useful!
Thanks 4 sharing this.

"What we say is good for nothing, if we say nothing for good.".
Lab Assistant
#62 Old 14th Nov 2006 at 9:16 PM
Thanks!! This is like, a fantastic hack, it will be so handy,
thanks to you movies will be so much better!
I love making movies...ur such a big help!
Thank you again!

Emma x x
Test Subject
#63 Old 17th Nov 2006 at 6:30 PM
I am so glad someone finally made this and I really hope that you make a seated one as well! Thanks Decorgal!
Field Researcher
#64 Old 19th Nov 2006 at 7:19 PM
Wonderful great.Thanxs a bunch.....
Lab Assistant
#65 Old 27th Dec 2006 at 5:09 AM
Hi I don't know if I'm the only one, but I've noticed that the hack attaches itself to any object that is supposed to have the view option......but otherwise it's great! thanks...

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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#66 Old 28th Dec 2006 at 5:30 AM
Are you sure this isn't a report for the talk sitting hack instead of this one? I haven't had any issue such as this reported for this one and it's been out a while.

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Test Subject
#67 Old 2nd Jan 2007 at 11:11 AM
This is great, but can you make a version that doesn't need open for business? Please?
Field Researcher
#68 Old 11th Jan 2007 at 6:21 PM
Dude! You rule! I've needed this for a swordsmasteguy production. Keep it up!
Test Subject
#69 Old 28th Jan 2007 at 3:42 PM
Originally Posted by Darian
Ok, I can not figure out how to use Standing Talk/Conversation Hack for Movie Makers (and Storytellers)

I downloaded it but I have no idea how to use it? I dont think it works.

I'm making movies but it is the regular way??

How do I use this download???

Thanks, Darian

I have he exact same problem
But I see nobody actually answered your question...
Did you figure it out by now?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#70 Old 29th Jan 2007 at 10:56 PM
You select your sim, click on the picture and select what you want your sim to do. Have you tried clicking on the hack?

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Test Subject
#71 Old 4th Mar 2007 at 9:46 PM
where do I extract this to?
Test Subject
#72 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 4:01 AM
Just two questions: did anyone found problems using Pets (and Seasons)?

The last one: did anyone third party hacks incompatibility, like Inteen; Insim; Squinge's Hula Dance & More; CJ TS2Studio; Shaklin's Perfect Models?

These questions regard decorgal's Sitting Talk/Conversation Hack, too .

Anyway, thank you very much. How could I miss your hacks?
Lab Assistant
#73 Old 13th Mar 2007 at 1:42 AM
Of course, I read that you need to have University, but I'll ask for the heck of it...
Can I still use it If I have only Nightlife and OFB??

Thank you.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#74 Old 14th Mar 2007 at 11:57 AM
Lausim, I've been told that this hack works fine with Pets and Seasons.

Earth2luna- it does need those EPs for some of the animations but go ahead and download it anyway. Just the animations pulled from those EPs won't work but the rest of them should. In such cases, it's been reported to me that it doesn't blow up people's computers (well, at least that's what I've been told thus far).

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Test Subject
#75 Old 14th Mar 2007 at 10:44 PM
consistently phenomenal. everything you do is so far above the bar that it's hard to even see the bar. If JixsTS2 is the same guy with the sexy voice in AID8, tell him he's to die for!
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