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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
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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.
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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
-Insecure
-Sit Depressed
-Swivel Thumbs
-Shoot Self (different options)
-Consider
-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.

THIS SHOULD BE COMPATIBLE WITH ALL AGES, APART FROM TODDLER

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.
[CENTER]THIS ONLY REQUIRES THE BASE GAME

--Trendy Out--

Everyone, to hear more info on the hack this is not the place to check, check my blog: www.trendyhendyblog.co.nr 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.

Sims 2
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Trendy_Hendy-pauls-reaction-tester.zip

Size: 19.7 KB · Downloads: 83,898 · 27th Jul 2008
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Trendy_Hendy-depression-animbox-version2.zip

Size: 21.8 KB · Downloads: 131,204 · 27th Jul 2008
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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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Lab Assistant
#51 Old 29th Jul 2008 at 12:20 PM Last edited by wiseguy2004 : 29th Jul 2008 at 12:23 PM. Reason: Forgot something...
Okay - I tried it out.

Currently running the base game only, cleaned out the Downloads folder to test this, left nothing but 1 skin and the CEP.

Household with AM, AF and 1 CM:

All poses work for both genders (including all male poses for females, and vice-versa). My only complaint is that the duration is too short - If I were using it to make a movie, I'd want them to loop indefinately.

But... NONE of the poses work with the child. I even tried getting him into position for some of them, ie sitting at the table, sitting on the couch, using the shower, but it was a no-go.

I plan to start installing all the EP's next week - do you think this would make any difference?

Whether or not it does, this is a great tool so far, and I thank you for sharing it with us

Oh... I stopped by your site and watched "Nude" - That is an outstanding piece of work! Congratulations
Test Subject
Original Poster
#52 Old 29th Jul 2008 at 12:50 PM
Thanks for watching Nude! Btw, the child thing mmmmm. Maybe it needs EP's to work with chilfren. I greatly appreciate your efforts to test this out and will look to improve the pose duration. The thing is alot of the poses I made for Nude quite a while ago, I didn't think of releasing and so only did what I needed. But all the new ones I make will be looped, unless, they are moving animations. Thanks so much again for your in-depth testing. ;-)
Field Researcher
#53 Old 29th Jul 2008 at 4:06 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trendy_Hendy
Okay, thanks! Crying poses? But you can get them to cry on the floor, on a chair, standing, on their knees etc already? Do you mean moving animations? And also, mimi, did you want a tantrum animation or just a pose?

Trendy


Are you saying that those crying POSES already exist or are you talking about moving animations already there (in game play live mode)? I was asking for more Crying POSES...if they don't already exist.

Can you make BOTH for the Tantrum? Both would be outstanding if you can manage it, but I would be grateful for ANYTHING you can come up with. Creating poses & moving animations are way beyond my modding abilities ATM, so I'm grateful to ALL creators that have learned how to do these.

Not having a sig IS my sig. Oh wait, this is a sig, isn't it? Nevermind...
Test Subject
#54 Old 29th Jul 2008 at 4:43 PM
okay, i must be clueless or something,
but where exactly do you install these things to?
i've tried 3 times, but it won't show it up.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#55 Old 29th Jul 2008 at 5:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mimi52861
Are you saying that those crying POSES already exist or are you talking about moving animations already there (in game play live mode)? I was asking for more Crying POSES...if they don't already exist.

Can you make BOTH for the Tantrum? Both would be outstanding if you can manage it, but I would be grateful for ANYTHING you can come up with. Creating poses & moving animations are way beyond my modding abilities ATM, so I'm grateful to ALL creators that have learned how to do these.


OK, well, I'll have a go, but I can't garantee it. The tantrum should be no problem, I don't think I will include it in this hack, since it's a bit different though. Here goes
Test Subject
#56 Old 29th Jul 2008 at 6:26 PM
I love this, but I was just wondering... does this make all of my Sims depressed? Or can I select the Sims I wish to depress?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#57 Old 29th Jul 2008 at 6:30 PM
This is simply a animaiton hack for movie-makers and story tellers. It deosn't affect a sims mood. ;-)
Lab Assistant
#58 Old 29th Jul 2008 at 9:22 PM
definatley do the dead poses because in some horror stories or other stories, people want everything to be realistic and in real life.....people die these poses are soo cool...another pose/animation could be singing...?....i love these and can't wait until the final version....................:D


Joe
Mad Poster
#59 Old 30th Jul 2008 at 1:32 AM Last edited by simmer22 : 30th Jul 2008 at 1:51 AM.
I love it, and I've already used it for my newest story ("little fire burning" - at insimenator.net), though I've not yet put up the newest chapter.

However - there's one thing: I just had to test it with children too - but I keep getting error messages, and the child won't even do the pose. Is there something wrong there, or doesn't it work for children after all?

I have ALL EP's, and most SP's.

oh, and just wanted to show this to the one that asked about singing poses. I only used the regular karaoke machine for this - but I really think she looks sad here... (Poor Jenna. She's been through a lot, thanks to my depressive fantasy when I write stories...)
http://www.sims2supernova.com/showp...41&postcount=50

but I wouldn't mind even more sad/depressed poses - ESPECIALLY sitting poses, since there are so few of them around. Gonna need it for my story...
Test Subject
Original Poster
#60 Old 30th Jul 2008 at 11:35 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by simmer22
I love it, and I've already used it for my newest story ("little fire burning" - at insimenator.net), though I've not yet put up the newest chapter.

However - there's one thing: I just had to test it with children too - but I keep getting error messages, and the child won't even do the pose. Is there something wrong there, or doesn't it work for children after all?

I have ALL EP's, and most SP's.

oh, and just wanted to show this to the one that asked about singing poses. I only used the regular karaoke machine for this - but I really think she looks sad here... (Poor Jenna. She's been through a lot, thanks to my depressive fantasy when I write stories...)
http://www.sims2supernova.com/showp...41&postcount=50

but I wouldn't mind even more sad/depressed poses - ESPECIALLY sitting poses, since there are so few of them around. Gonna need it for my story...


Mmmmm, I 'll have to investigate the child thing.
Mad Poster
#61 Old 31st Jul 2008 at 1:55 AM
ok

by the way, I updated my story today - if you want to see the hack in use
Test Subject
#62 Old 31st Jul 2008 at 2:17 AM
Cool! I am downloading the new version and I thank you very much!!! :D

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Test Subject
Original Poster
#63 Old 31st Jul 2008 at 2:25 AM
Oh wow, simmer22, your storry is addicting. It made me look back at the other chapters. I love how you were creative with the poses. Hehe.
Donwload that thing witchery, download it!
Lab Assistant
#64 Old 31st Jul 2008 at 8:29 PM
This hack is very cool. I had no problems with it in my game.

It would be nice to see more body holds, dead positions, and sad poses.

Thank you Trendy!
Test Subject
#65 Old 31st Jul 2008 at 9:36 PM
Oh my God, I love it. This is simply ingenious! Thank you!
Mad Poster
#66 Old 1st Aug 2008 at 12:19 PM
oh, and maybe some poses lying on a bed on their stomach, heads in arms and looking sad, maybe? you know - children and teens with a bad day, just plumping down on their bed, crying?

I tried doing something like that for a contest pic (next to last picture) - but it did not turn out as well as I hoped.
Forum Resident
#67 Old 1st Aug 2008 at 4:32 PM
Outstanding!

Thank you.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#68 Old 1st Aug 2008 at 11:03 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sim-ply Me
This hack is very cool. I had no problems with it in my game.

It would be nice to see more body holds, dead positions, and sad poses.

Thank you Trendy!


Hey Simply-Me! Yay, thank you and no problem!

Lol simmer22, I will owrk on all the requests. But it won't happen overnight.
Test Subject
#69 Old 2nd Aug 2008 at 2:50 PM
when i click force end i keep having errors i there any solution?

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Test Subject
#70 Old 2nd Aug 2008 at 6:15 PM
When I put this hack in the poses and animations worked fine and such, but I discovered another problem.
I took a screen shot: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v...2008_210626.jpg
When I took the hack out it fixed everything just fine. I ran the HCDU and it didn't report as having conflicts with any of my other mods, so I don't know why it happened.
It's a shame because this mod has some really nice features.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#71 Old 2nd Aug 2008 at 7:53 PM
jinc, what deos that mean? I have never played the game. I'm a movie-maker and don't use aspiration. I uinderstnad that there will be some problems for some game-players. Sorry.
Lab Assistant
#72 Old 4th Aug 2008 at 6:26 PM
I used this in my last contest...with the "modeling cube"...worked just great! With the combination or alone...seems to give me just what ever pose I'm looking for.
Thank you...can't wait for your additions.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#73 Old 5th Aug 2008 at 12:31 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by sleighill
I used this in my last contest...with the "modeling cube"...worked just great! With the combination or alone...seems to give me just what ever pose I'm looking for.
Thank you...can't wait for your additions.


Yay! Glad to hear it.
Test Subject
#74 Old 5th Aug 2008 at 9:16 PM
looks fab, thanks loads. just what i need for my current story ^_^

and just wondering, how do you actually install them? I just downloaded them, and hacks in the past that ive downloaded dont really work, so which folder do they go in?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#75 Old 5th Aug 2008 at 10:21 PM
My Documents/EA Games/The Sims 2/Downloads
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