Stand Still in CAS (& No Occult Animations Version) (Shimrod101 & Shooksims)

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Uploaded: 15th Jul 2019 at 4:49 PM
Updated: 17th Oct 2022 at 4:34 AM - Updated (Patch
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If you just want occults to stop growling, casting, howling, giggling, use the Occults Only version!

2022 October 16th - Updated Shimrod All-in-One and Occults Only for patch
2022 August 5th - Updated Shimrod All-in-One and Occults Only for High School Years patch 1.90.375.1030.
2022 July 14th - There was no update to the files, just updating the text and clarifying that this mod also has an Occults Only version because I keep seeing people asking around.
2022 June 17th - Updated Shooksims AND Shimrod All-in-One and Occults Only for the werewolves (patch The names have also changed, please delete the old mods when re-installing instead of trying to replace.

Occults Only Version
The Occults Only file stops only the occult animations from playing (vampires growling, mermaids giggling, spellcasters casting, werewolves howling), so sims will move around and react normally still. All I do is tell the game to not play the occult animations at all, so there are no animation replacements either. Compatible with any combination of packs.

Shimrod Version
This is an override mod that stops your sims from playing the idle animations while you create or edit them in CAS. No more looking side to side, heel rolls, weight shifts, etc. for all genders, ages, and occults! The mod also stops the reactions when you change into a Styled Look, or make the sim Fit or Fat.

Your sims will still animate when randomizing, choosing walk styles, choosing Traits & Aspirations, switching ages, and when adjusting the voice slider. The voice slider and randomizer use the same settings, so if you want the sim to move with the voice slider it has to stay this way. The eyes will also shift around and blink, just like in Edit Detail Mode since that animation is being used as the default for all other animations now (except mermaids who use their own animation). Two things to keep in mind that I can't fix (yet) are that the sims lean back a little due to the way the new animation clip works, and that male elders shift their feet when switching styled looks. The latter seems to be due to the way elders normally stand in CAS, but I'm not 100% sure. A future update I am thinking of doing is going for a more natural default animation, but I'll have to look into it at a later date, along with pets. Compatible with any combination of packs.

Shooksims Version
Someone requested this version from Shooksims be updated, so here it is! This stops all idle animations for all groups just like Shimrod's version, but uses a custom pose and allows sims to react when choosing Styled Looks and adjusting to Fit or Fat. Your sims will not blink like Shimrod's either, but they do still animate when randomizing, choosing walk styles, choosing Traits & Aspirations, switching ages, and when adjusting the voice slider. I may add blocks to the Styled Looks and Fit/Fat animations later if there is enough interest in it. It is compatible with any combination of packs.


Edited Files & Installing
To install, unzip the file and place the .package file into your mods folder. Remember to always clear your localthumbcache when adding new mods or CC to ensure the mods/CC work properly.

Shimrod's Version overrides the JAZZ file called "CAS". It will conflict with any other mod that overrides/alters the same JAZZ file. Shooksims Version is just animation overrides. All versions will conflict with the NoMoreVampireGrowling_CAS Only add-on from the mod No More Vampire Growling by RedRidingCat/Xhallie and any other Stand Still mod.

Created with patch 1.52.100 (June 18th, 2019). The Sims in the pictures are randomized.

Original idea & mod by Shimrod101 (Stand Still In CaS by Shimrod101:
Shooksims for their version (
TS4 XML Extractor by Scumbumbo
TS4 XML Compare by Scumbumbo
Scarlet's Modding Tutorials on SimsVIP
Triplis & Scumbumbo for their amazing support and help (and providing the original unmodded file from 2016 that allowed me to understand the changes)