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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- http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=239060
-Dr. Pixel's base body meshes- http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=239172
-Echo's Custom Object Animation tutorial- http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=239160
-JohnBrehaut1's Miche Anim tutorial- http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=225478
-Jasana_BugBreeder's advice about changing the Sim's height- http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=183804 (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
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Decorgal_hack_modelpose.zip

Size: 54.5 KB · Downloads: 317,360 · 9th Feb 2008
54.5 KB 317,360 9th Feb 2008
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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Lab Assistant
#126 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 5:02 PM
Love It! Love It! Love It!
Test Subject
#127 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 5:42 PM
i...love..you...this is absolutely amazing!!!thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!
Field Researcher
#128 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 5:44 PM
i'm having trouble with the face overlay. i'm not sure if it's the hack or if i'm doing it wrong. i posed my sim first by choosing the pose and clicking start. after she went into her pose, i then tried to apply the facial expression, but nothing happened. i wanted my sim to smile, but all she did was blink and krinkle up her nose like she was about to sneeze. i have all ep's up to bv.
Test Subject
#129 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 8:12 PM
Oh my god! If I could hug u I would!!! Thaaanks so much .. Soo gonna try it out, right away!
Forum Resident
#130 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 9:05 PM
This is AMAZING!!!
Thank you SO MUCH!

You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
-Christopher Robin to Pooh
Lab Assistant
#131 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 9:09 PM
Really Outstanding with new poses... males figure so natural and so cool at the same time! And thank for thank you me ;P I wait to have time to see how it work in game

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Test Subject
#132 Old 12th Feb 2008 at 12:17 AM
thanks so much! love it!!

'Cause I can't feel my face, I won't struggle on in a world so cold, in a world so wrong.
Field Researcher
#133 Old 12th Feb 2008 at 1:22 AM
Can I just say I loooooooooooooooove the face overlays! Had a play with them just now, tried different combos, worked a treat! Not to mention the different poses... thank you so much!! *smooches*

Please don't PM/IM me with requests
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#134 Old 12th Feb 2008 at 4:55 AM
Thanks everyone for you kind words.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mocha0030
i'm having trouble with the face overlay. i'm not sure if it's the hack or if i'm doing it wrong. i posed my sim first by choosing the pose and clicking start. after she went into her pose, i then tried to apply the facial expression, but nothing happened. i wanted my sim to smile, but all she did was blink and krinkle up her nose like she was about to sneeze. i have all ep's up to bv.


Did you try to do the face pose after you put the sim on a magisplay? If so, nothing can be queued once a sim is on magisplay. If not, I'm not sure why it's not working for you- you can do the face before or after the pose. Do you have basegame only?


Those of you reporting problems that I've replied to, it'd be nice if you posted back if and/or how you solved your problem so it helps others.

For movies, fashions, recolors and hack, visit http://decorgal.com
Test Subject
#135 Old 12th Feb 2008 at 5:46 AM
I Love It...thank You Do Much, But I Wish They Reaplce The Notmal Ones It Be Way Better
Test Subject
#136 Old 12th Feb 2008 at 12:20 PM
I have only the base game, and this time it works for me (it did not with the old version)! Yaay, I am so happy! Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#137 Old 12th Feb 2008 at 3:05 PM
your job 's great!!thank you
Test Subject
#138 Old 12th Feb 2008 at 8:35 PM
OMG That's very perfect !! Awesome!
Lab Assistant
#139 Old 12th Feb 2008 at 8:42 PM
omg thanks so much, hopefully itll work as well as the last one! keep up te good work, very well done!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#140 Old 12th Feb 2008 at 11:33 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by leonaleona
I have only the base game, and this time it works for me (it did not with the old version)! Yaay, I am so happy! Thank you so much!


Thanks so much for letting me know. So now I can assume that people with base game only who are having problems are because of operator error or some other extraneous factor.

For movies, fashions, recolors and hack, visit http://decorgal.com
Field Researcher
#141 Old 13th Feb 2008 at 4:10 AM Last edited by mocha0030 : 13th Feb 2008 at 4:15 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by decorgal21572
Thanks everyone for you kind words.



Did you try to do the face pose after you put the sim on a magisplay? If so, nothing can be queued once a sim is on magisplay. If not, I'm not sure why it's not working for you- you can do the face before or after the pose. Do you have basegame only?


Those of you reporting problems that I've replied to, it'd be nice if you posted back if and/or how you solved your problem so it helps others.


i have all ep's up to bv, and i had her on a magisplay. so mystery solved. thanks

so does this mean i can't use the face overlay at all with magisplay OR i should apply the pose and face overlay BEFORE placing the sim on the magisplay?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#142 Old 13th Feb 2008 at 6:56 AM Last edited by decorgal21572 : 13th Feb 2008 at 11:46 AM.
Unfortunately, you can't do anything to the sim once they are on magisplay- whether it's my hack or made by any others. You have set up their face and pose before you put them on magisplay.

For movies, fashions, recolors and hack, visit http://decorgal.com
Lab Assistant
#143 Old 13th Feb 2008 at 6:57 AM
We love you Decorgal Thank you for your fantastic work with this hack!
Test Subject
#144 Old 13th Feb 2008 at 11:04 PM
This is great, But i have one question, Do u know what folder i would put this in when i extract it, Because i've tried to download it before and when i get on the gaame to play, it just freezes while loading, So i have to re-download my game.
PLEASE HELP! thanks
Test Subject
#145 Old 14th Feb 2008 at 6:37 AM
Perfect! I cannot find better words to express my gratitude. The hack works wonderfully in my base game. really, thank yon for the hack, thank you × 3...haha
Test Subject
#146 Old 14th Feb 2008 at 6:43 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by glamwhatever
This is great, But i have one question, Do u know what folder i would put this in when i extract it, Because i've tried to download it before and when i get on the gaame to play, it just freezes while loading, So i have to re-download my game.
PLEASE HELP! thanks


Of course the folder "Downloads"

C:\My Documents\EA Games\Sims 2\Downloads

Oh, I just have base game, and I'm not sure if you have other EPs, but actually it is right.
Test Subject
#147 Old 14th Feb 2008 at 8:51 AM
Decorgal, thank you so much for this wonderful download! I have all EP's and no problem at all. ^_^

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~Currently Playing with my BJDs, Sims 2 and Sims 4~
not really into Sims 3...
Test Subject
#148 Old 14th Feb 2008 at 4:59 PM
WOW THIS IS AMAZING!! *downloads* i usually dont do hacks...im scared my game will get messed up. but i couldnt resist urs. its SPECIAL :3

AnD WiThOuT YoU Is HoW I DiSsApPeAr
AnD LiVe My LiFe AlOne FoReVeR Now ~*

MCR shall rule the world <333
Test Subject
#149 Old 15th Feb 2008 at 6:02 AM
Do you realize how many people use your model poses? I mean I don't think you realize that about 90% of picture takers use your pose hack. You are the goddess of sim poses! You more than made a name for yourself. Now I have SOOOO many poses and combinations I can do, you will never have to update again!
Lab Assistant
#150 Old 15th Feb 2008 at 8:57 PM
Woowww, I am so pleased to see this. I love the first one and I am really looking forward to playing with this one!

Thank you so much for all your hardwork!
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