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'Depression' Custom Animation Hack V1 *REDOWNLOAD*

by Trendy_Hendy Posted 24th Jul 2008 at 5:48 PM - Updated 3rd May 2011 at 8:44 AM by leesester
242 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

There was a problem with this hack replacing the pauls rection tester, but it's all sorted now, just redownload. I also included a buyable version of the rection tester just in case. Thanks to treeag, Trendy.

I always got a bit tired of everyone using the 'body-hold' animation in the game, for machinima and other things. And so, I decided to create a hack which showcases some new poses and animations to expand the game's animation vocabulary. With the help of peoples tutorials, tools and so on, it has been a joy to create this. It is not ENTIRELY overlay. Most of them are, but some are plain animations. The ones that are animations though, are the ones that move. I have given an option though on some of them. For example, for 'Shoot Self' animations, I have included an 'Overlay' nad a 'Non-Overlay' option. But as I said, most of them are overlays, therefore useable with the talk hacks. This hack is not finished there will be a few more animations yet, I have just uploaded this, so people can try it out, and give me feedback on what it requires or not requires, conflicts etc. It should just require the base-game, but am not entirely sure.

The animations are generally organised by:

Male - Stand/Sit/Floor
Female - Stand/Sit/Floor
Force End or 'Snap Reset'

Although, I have organised it by gender, all genders can use all of the animations, I just put them in what category I thought fitted best. Beacause of the topic, the animations relate to depression, but some are general poses, for example, some of the sofa poses are not necesarily depressing, but with talk, mood or expression you can make it so.

The anims included in this version are:

-Shower Pose
-Sit Depressed
-Swivel Thumbs
-Shoot Self (different options)
-Sofa Poses for male and female
-Bed Poses and a few more.

To come (I'll add to this everytime I decide, while keeping some a suprise):

-Driving Poses (Not anymore, decided to make seperate hack for this)
-Dead Poses (request 1/4)
-More realistic shooting poses. (Bond style) (request 2/4)
-Smoking Poses and animaitons (designed to be used with rosesims' cigarette)

I suggest you use the magisplay tray to place the sims on to set up an animation to get your exact desired position, especially on a sofa or bed. There shouldn't be but there may be some small snags, like not high eneogh, by milimetre or something, but this is only a test version. Anything like that will be sorted out in the finished version.
Some animations are quite limited for use. For example, the 'Lean on Side' pose for a sofa or armchair can only be used on some chairs and sofa's, because all the sofa's and chairs are at different heights. This chair seems to work fine though:

Also, I made a 'Foot Rest (Arms Crossed)' pose, for males. Unfortunatley, there are no 'foot-rests' in the game, but I thought there should be, so I made this. If anyone is willing to create a mesh for a foot-rest to suit this pose, then just contact me, and I will change the pose to suit the mesh, or you could make the mesh around the pose. I will link the object on my post for the finished version.


That should be all for now, the usual policy:
-Please don't modify or steal my animations
-Please don't upload somewhere else as yours
-You do not have to link to this hack, if you use it in a stroy, machinima film or photo. But you can if you want ;-)

Thank You all the guy's above!

By they way, sorry some of the screenshots are more photo's, but they are not edited. Even the dark one. If you want to see some photos of other people using this, goto flikr in my name and look at my contacts photo's. I will take a few requests for the finished version, just reply some and I will consider them, but please do not abuse this, by contacting me and constantly asking.

--Trendy Out--

Everyone, to hear more info on the hack this is not the place to check, check my blog: It has much more info on there...

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

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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\
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  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
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Test Subject
#226 Old 3rd Jun 2012 at 7:27 PM
This is awesome! But I don't even know how to get hold of the body hold animation. This is so much cooler than all that crap though.
Test Subject
#227 Old 26th Jun 2012 at 1:33 PM
This helped so much with my Sims videos, Thanks!
Test Subject
#228 Old 23rd Aug 2012 at 6:31 PM
This is the Thanks comment MTS asked me to leave.
Test Subject
#229 Old 4th Dec 2012 at 3:49 PM
Test Subject
#230 Old 23rd Dec 2012 at 11:32 AM
Shower Pose Looooooooooooool
Test Subject
#231 Old 20th Apr 2013 at 2:59 AM
First animation that works perfect with my game, thanks
Test Subject
#232 Old 18th May 2013 at 5:00 AM
Always been a fan of this, use it in nearly all of my videos, the floor ones are absolutely beautiful, much respect. Many thanks.
Test Subject
#233 Old 20th Jul 2013 at 3:37 PM
This looks amazing! Do u have to like buy a item in the sims shop in the game and place it in your house?????? where do I find them once im in the game? (the poses I mean...)
#234 Old 6th Feb 2014 at 5:39 PM
I HOPE it will work, because i'm not from england.
Field Researcher
27th Apr 2014 at 1:12 PM
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Field Researcher
#235 Old 27th Apr 2014 at 1:13 PM
Where are the poses?
Test Subject
#236 Old 8th Aug 2014 at 6:46 AM
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#237 Old 30th Nov 2014 at 3:18 AM Last edited by OwlLover96 : 30th Nov 2014 at 6:34 PM.
Has anyone figured out where this shows up in game? I've searched for it but could not find it. I reread the description quite a few times to make sure I wasn't overlooking anything but still no luck...
Edit: For everyone who is having troubles go to Hobbies -> All/Misc and it should be there
Test Subject
#238 Old 30th Nov 2014 at 4:30 PM
How do I get the gun to show up? Because I used a shooting pose on my sim the other day, but she wasn't holding anything.
Test Subject
#239 Old 30th Nov 2014 at 6:35 PM
Originally Posted by CulMiku
Where are the poses?

Go to Hobbies-> Misc/all
Test Subject
#240 Old 3rd Jun 2015 at 10:10 PM
Thank you
Top Secret Researcher
#241 Old 8th Jul 2015 at 7:27 PM
Thank you
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#242 Old 18th Aug 2017 at 7:18 PM
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