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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
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Size: 54.5 KB · Downloads: 317,909 · 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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Test Subject
#51 Old 8th Feb 2008 at 6:57 PM
You are amazing, thank you
Test Subject
#52 Old 8th Feb 2008 at 7:01 PM
You are my hero! Love, love, love it!!!! :D
Lab Assistant
#53 Old 8th Feb 2008 at 7:16 PM
Damn, woman!!! Will you stop being amazing? =P

It's stuff like this that keep people playing. Woohoo, thank you lots!
Field Researcher
#54 Old 8th Feb 2008 at 7:15 PM
Incredible! I just came to the site to download the old version for a project I'm working on. How ironic that you just posted the update. LOL Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#55 Old 8th Feb 2008 at 7:42 PM
It doesn't work with my game...
Test Subject
#56 Old 8th Feb 2008 at 8:05 PM
I have just the base game and it works rather good.
But there is one problem (hope, you understand my bad English):
When I say a Sim to stay in his pose it only works a few seconds and he changes in his normal standing back. Do you know, why it won't last longer?

The creator of bad English.

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Lab Assistant
#57 Old 8th Feb 2008 at 8:20 PM
Wow this is just amazing thanks so much and the presentation is perfection
Test Subject
#58 Old 8th Feb 2008 at 8:22 PM
Thanks for doing this! Its so much better than the silly poses Maxis gives us. You're a gem!
Field Researcher
#59 Old 8th Feb 2008 at 8:24 PM
a m a z i n g !
just tried it out in my game, works great !
love the face overlay thing !
you are a legend

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#60 Old 8th Feb 2008 at 8:26 PM
Wow, I'm speechless, it's just great! They'll come in hndy for couples pics too! Thank you!
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#61 Old 8th Feb 2008 at 8:31 PM Last edited by maybesomethingdunno : 8th Feb 2008 at 8:49 PM.
Awesome! I can't wait to get it in my game.
Thank you so much.

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Perhaps someday I'll have leisure time back...
Field Researcher
#62 Old 8th Feb 2008 at 8:46 PM
Amazing hack again. Thanks you so much for sharing.
Test Subject
#63 Old 8th Feb 2008 at 10:05 PM
Decorgal you are AMAZING!!! I cannot thank you enough for these. I'm definitely using them in my movie.
Test Subject
#64 Old 8th Feb 2008 at 10:39 PM
Stunning poses! I can't wait to try them out. Thank you so much for the update and new poses. This will, by far, be my favorite hack. The facial expressions are pretty neat too.
Test Subject
#65 Old 8th Feb 2008 at 11:03 PM
Thank Thank Thank You!
Test Subject
#66 Old 8th Feb 2008 at 11:20 PM
Thank you! Can't wait to use this next time I load the game
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#68 Old 8th Feb 2008 at 11:53 PM
Thanks everyone for your kind comments and for remembering to push the thanks button. I do pay attention to how everyone uses the hack (i.e. look at your pictures) and have made improvements with this addition. I hope to see more pictures soon with the new poses! Now, to answer some questions...

It doesn't work with my game...

Could you please be more specific?

I have just the base game and it works rather good.
But there is one problem (hope, you understand my bad English):
When I say a Sim to stay in his pose it only works a few seconds and he changes in his normal standing back. Do you know, why it won't last longer?

I'm glad to hear it works in the base game now. The sim is supposed to stay in the pose until you tell it to stop. As of now, I'm not sure why it only works for a few seconds in your game. Hopefully, some other users with base game only will report so we can figure out what's going on. Sorry.

I have 2 stupid questions, sorry. There are 2 files at the zip, one of them replaced the old pose hack, I suppose I need both of them? Sorry.

Yes you need both files for it to work and you must overwrite both files. If you only overwrote one, you need to find the other one in your game so you can override it. One of the files contains the actual hack box and the other contains all the poses.

For movies, fashions, recolors and hack, visit http://decorgal.com
Lab Assistant
#69 Old 9th Feb 2008 at 12:06 AM

Like everyone just said, ten fold! You have been a very busy artist indeed.
Everything you do is golden and I will definitely appreciate the help this will profide.:D


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Test Subject
#70 Old 9th Feb 2008 at 12:11 AM
T^T Thanks!!! i'm crying~!! your the god!
Lab Assistant
#71 Old 9th Feb 2008 at 12:38 AM
Oh wow!!
My guy sims were getting tired of being constrained to the the one or two poses that looked guy-ish enough for them to use without looking gay!
Thanks so much, looks awesome!!

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Test Subject
#72 Old 9th Feb 2008 at 12:47 AM
Awesome! Thank you so much!! This looks faaaaaab ^.^
Lab Assistant
#73 Old 9th Feb 2008 at 1:55 AM
I've been using your first one EXCESSIVELY ever since I downloaded it ^^ I think I'm gonna use this one even more if that's even possible :D
You're amazing, thank you SOOO much!!!
Test Subject
#74 Old 9th Feb 2008 at 3:05 AM
Thanks so much for this updated version! I've just now d/l'ed it but I'll have to say your improvements as read will really make this shine. The addition of the facial overlays is a brilliant line of thinking, I've been using the ol' flamingo to change their faces as I'm sure has everyone else, to put them together will certainly have one's house less cluttered when takin' screenies!

As far as the time limit on poses the one party mentioned, I've noticed that if my Sims have anything else in their "to do" que when you go to pose them they'll snap out of the pose early and end up "teleporting" to where-ever they were initially. I'm sure I'm not the only one that this has happened to & no biggie there, just make sure they've got a "clean slate" before posing. I've got everything Sims2-wise other than "Happy Holiday Stuff", BTW.

Yes, I actually do read all of the posts in a thread...
Lab Assistant
#75 Old 9th Feb 2008 at 3:56 AM
These all look amazing in the game! They're very natural. Thank you!!!!!
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