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Custom Modeling Poses Overlay Hack V2 w/Face Overlays

by decorgal21572 Posted 8th Feb 2008 at 11:36 AM - Updated 25th Nov 2010 at 10:23 PM by whiterider
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This is Versions 2 of my Custom Modeling Poses Overlay Hack. I decided to start a new thread for it since it's been changed so much from the original. This may be found in Hobbies/Miscellaneous and both files should be placed in your Downloads folder. It's a black box with a picture of a camera on it (same as before). Please let this overwrite the original one.

What's new, changes and fixes
-This really should be base game compatible. If it isn't, I don't know what else to do since I fixed it. Let me know if you have the base game only and it works.
-Those of you with the non-English version of the game had some menu issues. That's been fixed.
-Reworked or changed most of the female poses and added new female and male poses- 56 poses total (plus sitfloor and ankle unbent options).
-Added rotating heads for some of the poses that are hard to stage (e.g. head leaning on hand or lying down ones) so you can take them from different angles. The animated head poses have an asterick * after the name.
-Added some ankle unbent options for use with high heel meshes which can read more about below.
-Added face overlays which you can read more about below.

The hack is organized similarly as before except each pose category has one for male and for female and there's a new face overlay category:
Floor - Poses are on the floor.
Stand - Poses are of the Sim standing.
Sit - Poses are on various seating surfaces such as living and dining chairs and sofas.
Sit Floor - These are the same poses as the Sit ones except they are on the floor so they could be used for different height surfaces other than the chair or sofa. The poses will be in the ground. You have to use the magisplay and OMSP objects to basically position them wherever (like a bed, stairs, counter, etc.). Please refer to HP's tutorial on the MTS2 Wiki here for further instructions. *New: Solo created OMSP for Sims that don't require the magisplay. You may find it here.
Snap reset - If you forget which pose you played, use this to snap reset the Sim. An error message will sometimes appear so just reset. Try not to use it unless you have to!
Face overlay - I added facial expressions from the game. Since they are usually cartoony and useless, I've made them overlay so that you can pile them on top of each other. The 'Neutral' face will make any of the expressions less exaggerated. Combining different ones will give you different looks (check out the screenshots). I also added a 'Stop all' option in there in case you pile too many and forget which ones. This will not affect your pose. Don't use that unless you have to. *The 'Eyes closed (S)' option requires Seasons which is why I put the (S) there. It's from the object animation file so there's a weird noise that plays (I think it may be the robot). Anyway, if you don't have Seasons, that won't play so just ignore it.

Some important notes:
-Some of the female floor and sit poses now come with 'Start ankle unbent' options so that you can use those poses when using a very high heel mesh. Some of the ankles were not unbent if it meant the leg had to be moved to accommodate it (e.g. feet that needed to be on the floor).
-Poses work on ages teen and above for both males and females.
-I originally planned to put rotating heads on all poses but setting up a group shot was a nightmare so I only put them on certain poses where head position was difficult to manage. For the rest, I recommend Maybesomethingdunno's Fourth-Wall Options hack which allow you to command your sim to look at you.
-The poses may not work on some custom body/clothing meshes. In that case, sorry but you're out of luck.
-The screenshots of the poses are all labeled so you can save them and have a cheat sheet. Some of them aren't in order based on how they fit on the page.
-I probably won't be making a version for kids. If you're looking for posing options, my Child Animation Hack on my Designs site which will allow you to queue over 500 animations from the game.
-*New This is compatible with any future EPs. If it doesn't show up after an EP install, you need to enable your cc, sometimes several times. If you're having issues with the hack, you most likely have a hack conflict.

**READ THIS: I would be more than happy to answer any questions and assist you with this hack IF you are willing to read the description FULLY. I spent a lot of time on this hack, this description and all the screenshots. It's sort of rude to just skip over the description and then post that there's something wrong with the hack when it's a feature or ask something that's already been answered. So please do me a favor and read everything before asking questions.

Additional Credits:
Special thanks to Wes for all of his help, Marvine for his tips, and Cristina from Sims2Cri for helping me address the compatibility and language file issues. Thanks also to MTS2 and SimPE.

As listed on the previous thread, thanks to the following people whose tools, tutorials and tips allowed me to learn how to do this:
-Wes' AniMesh Exporter-
-Dr. Pixel's base body meshes-
-Echo's Custom Object Animation tutorial-
-JohnBrehaut1's Miche Anim tutorial-
-Jasana_BugBreeder's advice about changing the Sim's height- (the poses would all be floating in the air without this)

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Size: 54.5 KB · Downloads: 317,498 · 9th Feb 2008
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Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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Field Researcher
#101 Old 10th Feb 2008 at 12:34 AM
My dear you deserve a standing ovation!
I adore your hard work so much you have no idea, it must have taking some long frustrating hourse/days/weeks/months.

but in the end, it's been worth it *BIG GLOMPY HUGGLES FROM ALL OF US*

xXx Babbel
Test Subject
#102 Old 10th Feb 2008 at 12:49 AM
Thank you for the files.I have put them in the "downloads" folder but it seems it does not work.I have the base game only,and am very new to the "sims".

Perhaps i need other files,or maybe i just don't know what i'm doing???

What do i need to do once in game????

Sorry about this,i just wan't to get it working.

Thank you.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#103 Old 10th Feb 2008 at 3:15 AM
If any of you have had everything working fine with the hack, please report back too so we can figure out if it's user error or individual circumstances or whatever. Please say if you have any EPs.

Basically what happened is in every pose, the thighs were bent way up and looked like she had no bones. And the bottoms are just on a Maxis mesh. But when I tried it with a full body mesh outfit, it looked fine.

Please read the FULL description. I've already answered your question in the important notes section.

I was so excited, but I overwrote both files, and there is no option of face overlays. I am not sure what I did wrong. I then deleted, and reinstalled the first modeling hack, then as it said I overwrote the 2 files. No luck. I will try to delete the cache, but I am not sure if this will help or not.

Do you have the base game only? The face overlay menus should operate with base game only. Are the poses working? Can you provide more info?

Thank you for the files.I have put them in the "downloads" folder but it seems it does not work.I have the base game only,and am very new to the "sims".

Perhaps i need other files,or maybe i just don't know what i'm doing???

What do i need to do once in game????

With any object mod, you have to put the hack on your lot, activate the sim you want to control and then click on the box and choose an option. There's a picture of the box on the hack thread for the first version (link is in the beginning of the description). As far as I know, it works somewhat in base game but I haven't had anyone with base game only report that it works fully yet. Hopefully, I'll hear from more base game players.

For movies, fashions, recolors and hack, visit
Field Researcher
#104 Old 10th Feb 2008 at 4:47 AM
I am just stunned! Thank you so much for all your effort in making this masterpeice! I am forever thankful! I Can't wait to make so many exciting new pictures with these poses!
#105 Old 10th Feb 2008 at 4:53 AM
I loved the first one so I know this one going to be great. Thanks so much for this.
Test Subject
#106 Old 10th Feb 2008 at 5:24 AM
these all look really amazing, and i cant wait to use them... but, me being a computer idiot, i have absolutely no idea as to how i get my sims to use these poses! i know that i sound extremely stupid, but can anybody tell me how to use these?
Test Subject
#107 Old 10th Feb 2008 at 5:28 AM
You did an amazing job decorgal21572!! I love all the poses!! Thank you so much for making my sim-models look more fabulous!
PS: I love all ur photoshoot on flickr! How did u pose ur sim like that? I'm one of ur fans^^
Test Subject
#108 Old 10th Feb 2008 at 5:47 AM
Wow! When I saw this I was so very excited. Great job.

One thing though, I went in game after downloading this, and I still only have the first Modelling box.
You say to overwrite the files, but I'm not too sure how to do so, and I installed this hack with the Q-Express.
So, is there anyway to be sure that I over-wrote the old file, or would just deleting the old hack and installing this one work better?
Field Researcher
#109 Old 10th Feb 2008 at 5:54 AM
I love this hack. Thank you so much for creating such a great hack and improving it. I adore your work. It gives us a whole lot of new ways to produce better and variety of picture presentations and story making. Thanks again.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#110 Old 10th Feb 2008 at 5:56 AM
Munkyfeet, I already answered your question three posts above when someone asked the same thing.

Redlipgloss, make sure to delete the old files. As long as you have them in the same folder, it should have overwritten the old ones since they are named the same. If QX didn't work, just download it manually- it's only 1 zip folder with 2 files in them.

For movies, fashions, recolors and hack, visit
Lab Assistant
#111 Old 10th Feb 2008 at 6:35 AM
Perfect for my super model sims.....
Lab Assistant
#112 Old 10th Feb 2008 at 6:42 AM
How I manage to miss your CC posts is beyond me. I've said it before and I'm going to say it again. Thank you so much decorgal. Your mods are indespensable as a story writter. I would truely be lost without them. I can not wait to use this new and improved model pose. Especially the faces! Getting the face with the action can be the hardest part. Thank you for your hard work and for sharing your genius!
Lab Assistant
#113 Old 10th Feb 2008 at 8:31 AM
I didn't think it could get any better than the first one! Thank you so much for this :D
Lab Assistant
#114 Old 10th Feb 2008 at 11:58 AM
Thank you.^^
Test Subject
#115 Old 10th Feb 2008 at 12:38 PM
Thanks! It´s so cool!
Love it!
Lab Assistant
#116 Old 10th Feb 2008 at 1:29 PM
Ahahah, I saw it yesterday and it was picked and I thought: "Arghh, ONLY picked??!!" and today featured Thank you, I love your hacks!!!

#117 Old 10th Feb 2008 at 3:33 PM
Thanks a lot for this Is there any pose removed from the first one?
Test Subject
#118 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 12:03 AM
i'm one of those only base game owners. thank you sooo much for making this base game compatible!! i was devastated when your first one came out and i couldn't download it so i am somewhat of a newbie at this. -__-

err... when you have the sim in a pose, is there supposed to be an icon in the top left corner where you can X it out? when my sims were in the pose, i couldn't figure a way to get them out of it. the only way i could do it was using the snap restart thing, which you said don't use if possible.

and one last thing... if you make them do poses one right after another, are the sims supposed to sink into the floor or remain in the air?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#119 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 12:51 AM
Treeag, yes I did take out or modify some previous poses. Almost every female standing pose has been reworked. The ones I took out, if I saw used a lot, I just reworked and improved and others I changed if I noticed not many people using them.

Happy_simming, read the whole description for the first edition of this hack- it's an OVERLAY hack, so you can't queue stuff and that description explains that more. This was done so you can manipulate their facial expressions. To stop, you just choose stop instead of start which you should have noticed in the menu. You can't queue them one after another. As for the sinking stuff- read the full description. That's been explained in detail already.

For movies, fashions, recolors and hack, visit
Lab Assistant
#120 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 3:20 AM
well, a couple of those pics are rather erotic. lol, just the way i like it! thanks a lot, i love playing photographer in the sims.

i build houses! that would sound much more important if they were real houses...
#121 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 6:04 AM
Test Subject
#122 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 6:30 AM
It's very useful,thank you! XD
Lab Assistant
#123 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 6:40 AM
amazing job Gal!

just a thought for future ideas but i know us couture designers would love more fashion type poses, not so ready-to-wear poses. you know the arched back/leg out, the twisted neck. just those really haute couture type things.

just an idea. thanks so much for what youve already given us! your amazing!

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Test Subject
#124 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 10:16 AM
A question for you: will it be compatible with any exp packs?
Lab Assistant
#125 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 11:39 AM
Fantastic, Many Thanks.

~Purveyor of All Things Pantyhose and Feet~
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