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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 a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
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
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 54.5 KB · Downloads: 317,512 · 9th Feb 2008
54.5 KB 317,512 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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Field Researcher
#176 Old 27th Feb 2008 at 12:41 PM
great work !!
thanks you so much .
is a very helpful item :D
Test Subject
#177 Old 28th Feb 2008 at 9:51 PM
I'm going to have to attempt again. It seems as though they're just not snapping into the pose, as if there's an error or something.
I'll try again and report back.

edit: you don't think it could be because I'm running on a Mac do you?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#178 Old 29th Feb 2008 at 3:56 AM
Kitteny, I'm not sure about the Mac thing since I don't use one. Thus far, no one else has mentioned a Mac issue- I guess it depends on others' experiences and whether or not they are having similar problems. I wish people who did have problems but resolved them reported back explaining how. Oh well.

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Test Subject
#179 Old 1st Mar 2008 at 4:40 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 14th Mar 2008 at 8:27 PM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
This is absolutely gorgeous!
I never thought this would even be possible to create :D
Love it! Thank u sooo much~
Test Subject
#180 Old 2nd Mar 2008 at 2:35 AM
Some of the positions I managed to get the sims into using multiple poses at once were so funny I actually died laughing. I'm now posting this from the afterlife, and I gotta say, the internet is really slow from here!
Test Subject
#181 Old 4th Mar 2008 at 1:58 AM Last edited by kitteny_soft : 4th Mar 2008 at 2:07 AM.
I'm going to try re-installing.
I've already re-installed the CEP files (shouldnt make a difference but still, trying right?) and I'll let you know what happens.
A thought occurred to me that maybe there's conflict between hacks? I'm going to try uninstalling those as well.
I'll let you know what happens.

edit: alright, I think there's some conflict between your hacks concerning this one, at least on mac. I had talk overlay, the action hack, and another one. Once they were all removed it worked just fine.
Hope this helps
Test Subject
#182 Old 10th Mar 2008 at 2:25 AM
Thankyou very much, for a great hack and a description that actually makes sense and has proper grammar.
10th Mar 2008 at 4:14 AM Last edited by alm0nd7 : 10th Mar 2008 at 4:37 AM. Reason: I put some screen
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Test Subject
#183 Old 11th Mar 2008 at 8:32 PM
it's great job!!!! Thank you! But as far as i understood,you do it only for female and male adults. Am i right? Could you do this for teens too?
Lab Assistant
#184 Old 12th Mar 2008 at 6:36 PM
I've just tried these in game and all I can say is WOW!! I love it!
Test Subject
#185 Old 12th Mar 2008 at 11:42 PM
These are awesome! Thanks so much!! Can't wait to try it out.

My username is Soccersusan24 on
#186 Old 13th Mar 2008 at 12:30 AM Last edited by cameranutz2 : 13th Mar 2008 at 12:32 AM. Reason: edit
Originally Posted by alm0nd7
Ahmm, good day people..
I downloaded some animation boxes,
but I cannot use/access/see them.. =(

almond: You have them in the right place so make sure you have the "Catalogs Display Custom Content" option turned "On" in the Game Options.

decorgal: great work, as usual!
Test Subject
#187 Old 14th Mar 2008 at 12:34 PM
thanks for this hack you are so sweet and kind lady
Test Subject
#188 Old 14th Mar 2008 at 11:22 PM
this was my first download and it ROCKS! :]
Top Secret Researcher
#189 Old 14th Mar 2008 at 11:39 PM
Version 1 and this one are the PERFECT ONES! what i was looking for! somebody used one of the poses in a youtube video, and i wanted that pose. Luckily, I bet they got it from you! YOU ARE THE BEST! ;D
Test Subject
#190 Old 17th Mar 2008 at 1:44 AM
Try making it an Animation, It be the Best Download EVer
Test Subject
#191 Old 19th Mar 2008 at 5:33 PM
i like this download very much. very useful in taking shots. im hoping for more variety of poses in the future when possible.

while the cheat is applied, how to set a particular sim to automatically stop doing other actions for temporary?
Test Subject
#192 Old 21st Mar 2008 at 9:28 PM
Hey! I must agree with everybody else, your poses are amazing. I'm having an issue with your download though. I downloaded the hack, installed it perfectly, started my game and played around with it for a bit, trying out the poses. Now I exited to my neighborhood and clicked on another home so I could take some nice photos. The audio started skipping and my whole computer froze. I restarted, tried to open the game but it kept freezing at the loading screen. When I removed the hack my game would start.

I have University, Nightlife, Open for Business, Pets, Seasons, Bon Voyage and the H&M Stuff Pack. What confuses me is that it worked the first time, but now it won't. I've considered reinstalling or looking for conflicting hacks (not that I have many..) but that's pretty time consuming.

Could you please offer me any help? I'd really like to use your wonderful creation in my game.

Thanks for your time.
22nd Mar 2008 at 4:46 PM
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Test Subject
23rd Mar 2008 at 5:18 PM Last edited by Kaorilo : 23rd Mar 2008 at 6:28 PM.
Default ><
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Test Subject
#193 Old 25th Mar 2008 at 4:11 AM
This is such a superb hack! I am constantly using it in my pics and movies now, and it works like a charm! Thank-you so much!!!
Test Subject
#194 Old 25th Mar 2008 at 2:21 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 14th Apr 2008 at 9:45 PM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
This is awesome
Lab Assistant
#195 Old 26th Mar 2008 at 2:21 PM
Test Subject
#196 Old 7th Apr 2008 at 8:13 PM
This is THE single most usefull object mod I have ever used!
The face overlay is handy for just about everything! I had so much fun last night taking picture after picture of my new confident little posing sims! Well done and I want to say thanks, not for the download, but for providing me with hours of entertainment. It takes a lot to entertain me for more than 5 seconds!
Test Subject
#197 Old 9th Apr 2008 at 4:12 PM Last edited by krazybabe135 : 9th Apr 2008 at 4:14 PM. Reason: Typo... :P
Wow! This is going to be great for my new Legacy story! I get so tired of the same shots, because of the lack of poses. Maxis offers: standing, sitting, laying down, and NO VARIETY whatsoever! You are a Godsend!
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