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Talk Overlay Hack for Movie Makers (and Storytellers)

by decorgal21572 Posted 11th Mar 2007 at 12:51 AM - Updated 11th Mar 2007 at 1:05 AM by decorgal21572
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Have you ever dreamed of the day the Sims wouldn't talk with windmill arms? Well I have and that day has come. This hack is designed for those looking for less animated talking and allows Sims to talk standing without arm movement and sitting with less animation. This hack is designed to be used with my Talk Standing and Talk Sitting hacks both available at MTS2 so please download those if you haven't.

The hack is organized in the following manner:
Standing (breathe) - Various standing poses where Sims are visibly breathing
Pose - Various standing poses where Sims are still
Other - Sitting breathe pose for any type of chair and bathtub pose
Walk female* - Walking in place for females (includes run, pregnant, happy, etc.)
Walk female short* - Walking in place with smaller footsteps for females (includes run, pregnant, happy, etc.)
Walk male* - Walking in place for males (includes run, pregnant, happy, etc.)
Walk male short* - Walking in place with smaller footsteps for males (includes run, pregnant, happy, etc.)
Vehicle* - Various vehicle driver and passenger poses
Chair - Talk strings for sitting on a chair
Bar - Talk strings for sitting at a bar

*Designed to be used with chroma keying (i.e. greenscreen).

You can take a look at the pictures to see examples of this hack but a video would do much better so I've uploaded a demo video on youtube HERE. The video may be taken down in the future. Btw, sorry for the crummy greenscreening on the walking clip but as a demo vid, I didn't try too hard.

Place this in your downloads folder. This hack is a green reaction box and can be found under Hobbies.../Miscellaneous. The hack should only require the base game and Nightlife but I have all EPs except Pets and Seasons installed. The package includes:
-Hack
-Guide on how to use the hack (pdf)
-Mr. Bearlybutts (panda chair) invisible recolor (refer to guide)

*Please READ THE GUIDE on how to use this hack. There are some tricks to it as well as tips on how to use the hack effectively. Please do not skip the guide and then ask me questions. Please test and give me feedback. Thanks and enjoy!

*A very special thanks to Jixs for his Prop Hack which gave me the idea to create this hack. This hack would not have been possible without it because it was modeled after it.

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 Nightlife
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Decorgal_hack_talkoverlay.zip

Size: 189.7 KB · Downloads: 93,935 · 11th Mar 2007
189.7 KB 93,935 11th Mar 2007
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
#2 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 1:28 AM
This hack opens so many new possibilities, I can't wait to play with it! Thank you

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Test Subject
#3 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 1:42 AM
This is awesome!! I was just getting ready to start filming a movie and this is like a dream come true!! However...I have a question about using this in conjunction with your "Talk Sitting" and "Talk Standing" hacks. I see that those two require OFB, but I only have Uni and Nightlife. I know that I can download this overlay for sure, but will I be able to use the other two hacks with this?
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 1:53 AM
I'm new to movie making in Sims2 but I can see how absolutely wonderful this hack is going to be for the movie making community. Good job! I am so very impressed
Forum Resident
#5 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 3:01 AM
this is perfect, thanks

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Field Researcher
#6 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 3:33 AM Last edited by phantomgremlock : 11th Mar 2007 at 3:41 AM.
In your acrobat it says that you can find it under hobbies----miscellanious,
does this mean it will only work if it's on the lot? I have a feeling this can allow both options of using the additional hack or not.


Added:

By the way, I checked out your website, thats one gorgeous place
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 3:47 AM
Perfect-well needed for movies
Test Subject
#8 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 4:01 AM
Wow. I didn't know your wonderful works. Finally I found a way to make my lazy sims more collaborative .

Did anyone tested it in Seasons yet? (I don't have Seasons yet T_T )

Thanks.
Test Subject
#9 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 5:14 AM
I think I'm gonna cry...
I watched the video and ....
No words ....
This is the best thing EVER....
I love you?

ps> Thank you!

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Field Researcher
#10 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 6:33 AM
I don't make movies or stories or anything like that, but I can see how nifty this hack would be. Superb job!

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Original Poster
#11 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 7:03 AM Last edited by decorgal21572 : 11th Mar 2007 at 7:11 AM.
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Originally Posted by Simdealist
However...I have a question about using this in conjunction with your "Talk Sitting" and "Talk Standing" hacks. I see that those two require OFB, but I only have Uni and Nightlife. I know that I can download this overlay for sure, but will I be able to use the other two hacks with this?


I've been told by people who don't have those EPs that the hacks work fine- just those animations pulled from those EPs will not work (i.e. nothing will happen). If you're a movie maker though, I'd recommend OFB. It comes with some awesome interactions that are great for conversation scenes.


Quote:
Originally Posted by phantomgremlock
In your acrobat it says that you can find it under hobbies----miscellanious,
does this mean it will only work if it's on the lot? I have a feeling this can allow both options of using the additional hack or not.


Hmm...I'm not quite sure if I understand your question. Of course you would use the hack on a lot- I don't know where else you would use it for unless you mean community lots? I haven't tried but I don't think it's available in community lots but film makers always shoot on residential (at least I do and everyone I know who films does). Is that what you meant?

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Test Subject
#12 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 7:37 AM
Your hack's take my breath away. Though, since for tonight, I am on the look out for houses when I spoted this hack. I new I had to download it.
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 9:07 AM
THANK, enchant these to me mod for photos and others

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Lab Assistant
#14 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 12:44 PM
=D justv can't wait to test it in my story!!

Is it possible to know if you could make a hack which let ou sims play guitar sitting down?

(still for my story :D)


THANKS A LOT




Have a good time !
Field Researcher
#15 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 1:32 PM
Wonderful. I almost need every hack for taking photos. And this is a great hack!! THANKS A LOT!!

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Lab Assistant
#16 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 4:51 PM Last edited by AtomicSpaceKitty : 11th Mar 2007 at 5:08 PM. Reason: typo
Awesome! I was wondering how you got your characters to look so natural talking in your latest episode of AinD. Thank you so much for sharing it with the rest of us. This is another must have hack.

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Field Researcher
#17 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 8:13 PM
Thanks! I couldn't wait til you uploaded this once I saw your last AinD episode and read in your blog that you were going to post it.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 11:11 PM
Thank you SO much for making this. It will be really useful for my movies.
Test Subject
#19 Old 19th Mar 2007 at 12:01 AM
I checked it out with Seasons, and it worked fine. fantastic! don't know how to thank you for all the work you've put into this.
Test Subject
#20 Old 1st Apr 2007 at 7:34 AM
Argh man! I wish I could find my NL code so I could Install it and download this hack! It won't work without NL will it? Gah that sucks...
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 3rd Apr 2007 at 12:09 AM
OMG! OMG! I've been working on a story for my very first music vid!! Your tute vid was great too!
Test Subject
#22 Old 11th Apr 2007 at 6:17 AM
is there one where it is only for the Sims 2? or if anyone knows how to make them talk to themselves that would be great
Field Researcher
#23 Old 28th May 2007 at 12:53 PM
Indeed very useful and handy! Thanks!!
Forum Resident
#24 Old 9th Jun 2007 at 6:44 PM
Woah, I checked out the video at Youtube, and nice job!! I can't wait to test this out!!

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Test Subject
#25 Old 8th Aug 2007 at 2:31 PM
Is this the object that is a square box with a icon of a talk bubble. I downloaded a bunch of movie making helper objects last night and was playing around with them. This was one of them.


Well, I may have ruined one of my sims. (don't worry, I am not holding you accountable) it was my fault that I had about 6 animations overlapping and I forgot what ones I had running. So now my sim is most likely ruined, since I saved it in the meantime. But I have not tried to move sims out of lot yet, so it may still be salvageable.

Any case I have a few suggestions to improve this object in my testing.
1.) have a stop all button --- This will stop all animations running from this object (may need to stop them in order to them being started or in reverse order

2.) some pie menus for other objects display weather they are on or off. it would be great if this would display a "(running)" in the top menu items next to the normal menu text and when you drill down into that menu item it will have "(running)" next to the menu items with animations that are running

3.) another possibility would be (not sure how it would work with movie making) but when one animation is started stop the previous one automatically. the reason why I don't think this one would work would be you may want to walk and talk at the same time and they may be 2 different animations.

Other than my bad experence with this object so far I see it being very useful. keep up the good work
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