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'Depression' Custom Animation Hack V1 *REDOWNLOAD*

by Trendy_Hendy Posted 24th Jul 2008 at 5:48 PM - Updated 3rd May 2011 at 8:44 AM by leesester
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

There was a problem with this hack replacing the pauls rection tester, but it's all sorted now, just redownload. I also included a buyable version of the rection tester just in case. Thanks to treeag, Trendy.
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I always got a bit tired of everyone using the 'body-hold' animation in the game, for machinima and other things. And so, I decided to create a hack which showcases some new poses and animations to expand the game's animation vocabulary. With the help of peoples tutorials, tools and so on, it has been a joy to create this. It is not ENTIRELY overlay. Most of them are, but some are plain animations. The ones that are animations though, are the ones that move. I have given an option though on some of them. For example, for 'Shoot Self' animations, I have included an 'Overlay' nad a 'Non-Overlay' option. But as I said, most of them are overlays, therefore useable with the talk hacks. This hack is not finished there will be a few more animations yet, I have just uploaded this, so people can try it out, and give me feedback on what it requires or not requires, conflicts etc. It should just require the base-game, but am not entirely sure.

The animations are generally organised by:

Male - Stand/Sit/Floor
Female - Stand/Sit/Floor
Force End or 'Snap Reset'

Although, I have organised it by gender, all genders can use all of the animations, I just put them in what category I thought fitted best. Beacause of the topic, the animations relate to depression, but some are general poses, for example, some of the sofa poses are not necesarily depressing, but with talk, mood or expression you can make it so.

The anims included in this version are:

-Shower Pose
-Insecure
-Sit Depressed
-Swivel Thumbs
-Shoot Self (different options)
-Consider
-Sofa Poses for male and female
-Bed Poses and a few more.

To come (I'll add to this everytime I decide, while keeping some a suprise):

-Driving Poses (Not anymore, decided to make seperate hack for this)
-Dead Poses (request 1/4)
-More realistic shooting poses. (Bond style) (request 2/4)
-Smoking Poses and animaitons (designed to be used with rosesims' cigarette)

I suggest you use the magisplay tray to place the sims on to set up an animation to get your exact desired position, especially on a sofa or bed. There shouldn't be but there may be some small snags, like not high eneogh, by milimetre or something, but this is only a test version. Anything like that will be sorted out in the finished version.
Some animations are quite limited for use. For example, the 'Lean on Side' pose for a sofa or armchair can only be used on some chairs and sofa's, because all the sofa's and chairs are at different heights. This chair seems to work fine though:



Also, I made a 'Foot Rest (Arms Crossed)' pose, for males. Unfortunatley, there are no 'foot-rests' in the game, but I thought there should be, so I made this. If anyone is willing to create a mesh for a foot-rest to suit this pose, then just contact me, and I will change the pose to suit the mesh, or you could make the mesh around the pose. I will link the object on my post for the finished version.

THIS SHOULD BE COMPATIBLE WITH ALL AGES, APART FROM TODDLER

That should be all for now, the usual policy:
-Please don't modify or steal my animations
-Please don't upload somewhere else as yours
-You do not have to link to this hack, if you use it in a stroy, machinima film or photo. But you can if you want ;-)









Thank You all the guy's above!

By they way, sorry some of the screenshots are more photo's, but they are not edited. Even the dark one. If you want to see some photos of other people using this, goto flikr in my name and look at my contacts photo's. I will take a few requests for the finished version, just reply some and I will consider them, but please do not abuse this, by contacting me and constantly asking.
[CENTER]THIS ONLY REQUIRES THE BASE GAME

--Trendy Out--

Everyone, to hear more info on the hack this is not the place to check, check my blog: www.trendyhendyblog.co.nr It has much more info on there...

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
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Trendy_Hendy-pauls-reaction-tester.zip

Size: 19.7 KB · Downloads: 83,879 · 27th Jul 2008
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Trendy_Hendy-depression-animbox-version2.zip

Size: 21.8 KB · Downloads: 131,175 · 27th Jul 2008
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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
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#2 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 8:14 PM
Looks very nicely done. If you're not sure if it works with the base game, try Numenor's BaseGameStarter. You can also try his AnyGameStarter to test with different EPs. I hope lots of folks help you test! Looking forward to more from you.

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Lab Assistant
#3 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 8:47 PM
Thank u 4 this, I will test it out
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 9:32 PM
Many thanks! Looking forward to testing out anything with more poses. Hopefully they won't be set to "overkill" before I get at least some chance to use them. :D

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Lab Assistant
#5 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 9:48 PM
Thanks for this new mod! I'll also love to try it out!
Field Researcher
#6 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 9:50 PM
Hey! Is the same version you posted over at sims99, or have you updated since that version? Just wanted to know before I downloaded it.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#7 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 10:03 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bunnylita
Hey! Is the same version you posted over at sims99, or have you updated since that version? Just wanted to know before I downloaded it.


Yeah, it is, I just put it here to see if I could more people to test it
Top Secret Researcher
#8 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 10:50 PM
oh, great idea! I'm eager for the final version!

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Test Subject
#9 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 10:58 PM
nicely done I'll have to try it.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 11:17 PM Last edited by bluemoon11 : 25th Jul 2008 at 11:23 PM.
This is great! I'm snagging it for sure.

edit - something I know would be useful for storytelling and such is some more dead-looking poses, besides just the 'passed-out' pose and the 'curled-up-dead' pose, both of which are good but don't provide enough variety for those of us who like writing sim stories with lots of dead characters. There's my idea, anyway.

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Lab Assistant
#11 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 11:51 PM
Holy crap this looks awesome. I'm so looking forward to the finish version.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#12 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 11:55 PM Last edited by Trendy_Hendy : 26th Jul 2008 at 1:32 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluemoon11
This is great! I'm snagging it for sure.

edit - something I know would be useful for storytelling and such is some more dead-looking poses, besides just the 'passed-out' pose and the 'curled-up-dead' pose, both of which are good but don't provide enough variety for those of us who like writing sim stories with lots of dead characters. There's my idea, anyway.


I will bare that in mind *looks up bond and horror films for ideas*

EDIT: Consider done, just done some now.
Test Subject
#13 Old 26th Jul 2008 at 1:55 AM
I am looking forward to testing this out in my game! Thanks and I will let you know how it goes! I have been needing something like this for my story!
Test Subject
#14 Old 26th Jul 2008 at 2:34 AM
Thank you so much. These will definitely come in handy for my new movie/music video. I look forward to testing them.
Mad Poster
#15 Old 26th Jul 2008 at 3:05 AM
GREAT WORK!!!!

this is JUST what I needed for a story I'm doing
and I love that it's usable for children and up. not many pose hacks are.
thanks a bunch!
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 26th Jul 2008 at 3:44 AM
Wow! Can't wait to try it out. Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#17 Old 26th Jul 2008 at 4:45 AM
Awesome!

I'm going to test right now!
Field Researcher
#18 Old 26th Jul 2008 at 5:35 AM
How depressing! This is really great, I'm going to try it out, any trouble and I'll let you know.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#19 Old 26th Jul 2008 at 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by chibspan
How depressing!



Thanks for the thanks guy's, can't wait for your feedback.
Theorist
#20 Old 26th Jul 2008 at 11:24 AM
Awesome, thanks a lot

Also, can you add poses like this and this? I know it's not 'depressed' pose but figured I'll mention it just in case you want to make something like this
Test Subject
Original Poster
#21 Old 26th Jul 2008 at 11:31 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by treeag
Awesome, thanks a lot

Also, can you add poses like this and this? I know it's not 'depressed' pose but figured I'll mention it just in case you want to make something like this


No problemo, shooting somone can have something to do with depression, I'll give it a go.
Test Subject
#22 Old 26th Jul 2008 at 3:07 PM
This will certainly come in handy as I'm not very good with poses and overlays. Thanks!
Test Subject
#23 Old 26th Jul 2008 at 5:09 PM
This is so cool! I can't wait to depress my sims!! :D
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 26th Jul 2008 at 5:50 PM
Totally awesome and great job on it. I was wondering how do you get the sims to keep the gun in their hands. Afterward the gun disappears and the sims snap back to normal. But still an awesome job. Thanks.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#25 Old 26th Jul 2008 at 5:53 PM
Ah yeah, I tried to sort that out, but Jixs hack deos that unforunatley.
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