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Idle Animations Hack for Movie Making or Story Telling

by Jixs Posted 10th Oct 2006 at 5:00 AM - Updated 25th Nov 2010 at 10:20 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.
This hack includes most (if not all) of the base game idle animations and CAS animations. They are sorted first by arm position (sides, hips, crossed), then by weight (shift to center or right), then by personality. Arms Side/Weight to Center/ has the most options.

This should work fine with just the base game but as always I can’t be 100% sure. The object is a painting found under Hobbies/Misc.

Please don't post this anywhere else

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Size: 78.3 KB · Downloads: 58,492 · 10th Oct 2006
78.3 KB 58,492 10th Oct 2006
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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
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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#2 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 5:10 AM
Thank you very much. Im off to play with this now
#3 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 5:26 AM
Thanks. This will get some use in my game definitely. ^_^

Sure. Fine. Whatever.
Test Subject
#4 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 5:29 AM
I've wanted something like this for a long time. Thank you! ^__^
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#5 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 5:33 AM
Love stuff like this. Great for taking pics of my simmies up for download. Thanx!
Field Researcher
10th Oct 2006 at 5:33 AM
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Test Subject
#6 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 5:34 AM
Wonderful work Jixs, very helpful.

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#7 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 5:38 AM Last edited by Freshgrave : 10th Oct 2006 at 5:59 AM.
Thank you so much. I've been looking everywhere for an animation object... most are for all expansions through Open For Business. I don't have a job yet so I'm only up to the base game and University.

Hoping to get (another copy of) Nightlife on Friday though...

Thanks again!

NOTE: Also got the 'Dance Hack'.

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Lab Assistant
#8 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 5:40 AM
Yes! Thanks, I'm so sick of waiting for my sims to get bored.
@Toxication: the Hula hack is very useful, but these animations aren't on it.

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Test Subject
#9 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 5:51 AM
Ahhh! Thank you so much! You posted it just at the right time too. =)
Field Researcher
#10 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 5:57 AM
this hack is also good for picture taking thanks for it, I didn't mean to post anything useless or anything
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#11 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 6:19 AM
Thanks, i will be using this also :-)

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#12 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 6:22 AM
Thank you! NOW THIS! I needed! ^_^
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Lab Assistant
#13 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 7:20 AM
Thank you!

It will come in handy for a new story/challenge!

Lab Assistant
#14 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 11:16 AM
This is very sweet! Thanks a million.

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Test Subject
#15 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 11:25 AM
omg this is so cute !!! You made an exellent job (did i say that right ? my english isn't perfect)

#16 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 12:13 PM
I think I'll try it later. Thanks.
Field Researcher
#17 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 12:22 PM
great work Jixs! :D
you came just in time for me, thanks.

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#18 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 12:39 PM
Awesome, this is very useful for stories/movies/contests etc!

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Test Subject
#19 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 12:51 PM
Yet another useful hack. I am sure I am going to be using this a lot. Thank you for sharing it.

If it's just us, it seems like an awful waste of space
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 1:39 PM
I haven't tried it yet but it's downloaded and ready to be used so thank j00! :3
Field Researcher
#21 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 2:00 PM
Thanx so much,Always nice to have more ways to force animations for pics and movies(and also just to make other sims wonder what in the heck other sims r doiong .)Thanxs so much.
Field Researcher
#22 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 2:13 PM
can't wait to try this out!! thanks!

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#23 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 2:59 PM
Awesomeness. I love things that help me with making videos.

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#24 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 5:43 PM
This is going to come in handy. Thanks for this.
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 6:53 PM
Neat! Thanks, I'm sure I'll get lots of use out of this.
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