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Picked upload! Custom Modeling Poses Overlay Hack

by decorgal21572 Posted 17th Aug 2007 at 11:06 AM - Updated 25th Nov 2010 at 9:22 PM by whiterider
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Version 2 is out. You can download it here: http://www.modthesims2.com/member/s...ad.php?t=272312

I've always wanted to have some new and interesting ways to present my Sims fashions and thanks to the wonderful people who have created tools and resources for us, I created this Modeling Pose hack for photoshoots. Check out the screens- they include all the poses in this hack. The poses are still and not animated, including the head position but if you want your Sim to look a different way, have another sim walk by and the Sim will turn its head. It is designed as an overlay hack which means that after you pose your Sim, you can use my talk hacks to have your Sims make facial expressions (i.e. only the face will move, not the head or body). Pose the Sim while it is standing.

*PLEASE read this description before asking questions!*

The hack is a dark gray box with a camera on it and can be found in Hobbies/Miscellaneous and is organized in the following manner:
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. To place them on a seating surfaces, pose them and use the moveObjects on cheat to place them on the seating.
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 the tutorial on the MTS2 Wiki here for further instructions.
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. I'm not sure if this is something that's supposed to serve this purpose but it works so I put it in. Try not to use it unless you have to!

Anticipated answers to some questions:
-These poses were made for females although they play on males. I do plan to make some poses for men in the future but I don't know when.
-These should not overwrite any of the pre-existing game animations. I checked the animation files for duplicate instance numbers and did not find any. If there is a conflict, please let me know right away!
-Yes, teens can use these poses but children can't.
-The hack should not require any EPs but I did have Uni, Nightlife and OFB installed when I created them. *Edit: It seems this is not base game only compliant. I'm not sure but I think it requires at least one EP. It doesn't seem to matter which one. Please let me know if you only have one EP which one and if it worked.
*New-This hack was made using the base sim body meshes (which are the only ones I use for my game). If you are using custom body meshes, this hack may not work on them (and sorry but I won't be making other sets of poses for different body meshes).

*Just a note of warning. I am pretty ignorant when it comes to custom animations, using Milkshape, etc. This was done doing a lot of reading and searching on MTS2, not because of any knowledge I have (which is pretty nil when it comes to this stuff). So, if the hack blows up your game and/or your computer, don't come after me with an angry mob. Please download knowing this is new territory for me and that there could be something seriously wrong with this hack. It works fine in my game but that's no guarantee that it will in yours. Please use this and give me feedback on how it worked for you. Also, if you could just leave it in your game and go on playing the Sims to make sure this doesn't mess anything up in game, I'd appreciate it if you let me know how it went.

Additional Credits:
Many many thanks go out to the people who give their time to provide tools and/or teach the rest of us. This hack would not have been possible without the following people and their resources:
-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)

Of course, thanks to MTS2 for offering us the virtual space to do this sort of stuff and SimPE.
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 17.6 KB 225,430 17th Aug 2007
7,598 Thanks Say Thanks
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\


4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins

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Test Subject
#26 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 12:51 PM
OMG, I feel like crying, I have searched through eternity to find something like this, now I have found it, I am so happy!!!
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 12:52 PM
This looks wonderful! I can't wait to try it out. Just one question - will all of the poses work if I only have the base game? Other than that, great job
Test Subject
#28 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 12:56 PM
Thank you so much!!!! So cool
Lab Assistant
#29 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 12:57 PM
Wow! This poses are amazing!! Thank you!
#30 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 1:11 PM
Wow! And its base game compatible...Excellent! Thanks :D
Test Subject
#31 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 1:22 PM Last edited by JLonier : 17th Aug 2007 at 1:28 PM. Reason: Is a thanks
you are the best ...
as if you are reading my dreams ........
thank you so much ..

a Movie is a Way to say Something !!

Lab Assistant
#32 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 1:32 PM
Usually i'm slightly worried about hacks incase they screw up my computer, but in this case i'm going to throw caution to the wind and download it because this is EXACTLY what I need.
I just have to say, THANK YOU and YOU'RE AMAZING. This looks incredible.

I'll post again if I find any issue's with it (But I doubt it, because so many people have loved it =D)

Lab Assistant
#33 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 1:39 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 17th Aug 2007 at 3:47 PM. Reason: is a 'thanks' post
Thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooo much!

"In three words I can explain what I've learned about life, it goes on."

I am also xxkatxx
Lab Assistant
#34 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 1:41 PM
Simply amazing! Thank you very much!!!
Test Subject
#35 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 1:42 PM
Thank you, thank you soo much for this amazing hack!. I get a little scared lol when it comes to downloading a hack. But hey, I'm going to take the chance with this one, cause this will come in handy with my stories!. Thanks again and keep doing ya thing girrrl!.
#36 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 1:48 PM
I usually don't use hacks but once in a while (which happens a LOT), I get flighty and just DOWNLOAD! This is very well done, so thanks! I'll test it out.
Field Researcher
#37 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 1:51 PM

Thank you : Much Love xxxx
Test Subject
#38 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 1:52 PM
Kudos, Decorgal! I can't wait to try this in my game!
Test Subject
#39 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 1:55 PM

Im going in game to do some fashion adverts, thankyou thankyou, you are a god =]
#40 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 1:56 PM
Ok, how high do you want your golden statue? This is just amazing, the poses are so pretty and natural! Thanks a lot!
Test Subject
#41 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 1:56 PM Last edited by hotrod50s : 17th Aug 2007 at 2:19 PM. Reason: added test results
got to try this i hope it works as good as it looks will edit this post later with my findings thanks for the chance to try it out.

test results:works well only problem i see is exiting the poses if yoou forget which one you used but with the reset pose it gets out of any of them,i have up to season's installed,i think after you get the hang of it it is probably easier to use(not hard to use now lol)well worth the download,i do have some questions how did you get them to lay on the bed and sit in the chair?

i would say this mod is a keeper
Field Researcher
#42 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 2:06 PM
Have tried this in my game and have had no issues with it! Thank you sooo much, this adds so much more variety to screen shots! THANK YOU THANK YOU! <3

=^.^= Treacherous Kitten =^.^=

*Life is like a box of chocolates, sometimes it's squidgy & sometimes it's nuts, most of the time it's nuts*
Lab Assistant
#43 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 2:14 PM
I've just tried this in my game and I discovered something, you're the god for sim poses. Really REALLY amazing work.... incredible. I had no issues with this at all.
Top Secret Researcher
#44 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 2:15 PM
wow! great idea! thanks a lot!
Lab Assistant
#45 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 2:29 PM
this is..i have no words to describe it!*.*
i hope it won't screw up my game,because my game is so stupid at times <.<
Test Subject
#46 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 2:33 PM
yayyyyyyyyyyyyy i luvv u sooo much

keep trying harder
#47 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 2:34 PM
Unbelievable Decorgal! This is very cool! A lot of work must of been put into this! Keep up the amazing work as always! Thanks
Test Subject
#48 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 2:36 PM
Nice work!!!!!!!
Field Researcher
#49 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 2:37 PM
Amazing! Thank you so much for this and all of your hard work!
Lab Assistant
#50 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 2:38 PM
CooooooooooL i have ever search for a hack to make poses on the loor, an now i have fund what i ever want...


LG Arwen

They tell us everything's alright and we just go along;
How can we fall asleep at night when something's clearly wrong?
When we can feed a starving world with what we throw away;
But all we serve are empty words that always tastes the same...

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