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Dance animation hack for Movie Making

by Jixs Posted 10th Oct 2006 at 12:30 PM - Updated 25th Nov 2010 at 10:21 PM by whiterider
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This is the object I used for Ooh La La to get my sims to dance in sync. It contains all the dance animations from the base game (so no kooky dances from Nightlife) and can be used by Teens through to Elders. The object is a painting (with the Ooh La La poster on it, teehee) and can be found under Hobbies, Misc.

The Dance Sequence interaction is exactly as seen in the last scene of Ooh La La and your sims will keep dancing this sequence until you stop them (by cancelling the interaction). All the other animations are single animations and your sim will only do them once. You can of course string the same animation together over and over. The transition animations weren’t included because your sim will slide back into his original position after he moves and thus it’s not very useful.

Animations are categorized by the level of skill your sim usually needs to do them and the names are the same as in the animations list. For the most part, these names are descriptive but sometimes (with the Couples dance animations) the name only describes what one sim does when the other one does something completely different. But by keeping the names the same you can see what animations are normally paired together when two sims dance together. The “A” and “B” with some animations simply tells you that it’s a Couples dance animation (but of course they can still be used by one sim only).

I also added the Bust A Move animation. I’m not sure what will happen if you don’t have Uni installed but my best guess is that the sim will reset (with an accompanying error message if you have testing cheats enabled).

Lastly, there’s also a Pose animation. When you string dance animations together, you’ll notice that some sims will dance to the right and others to the left. This is because animations are mirrored in the game so that sims can be right or left handed. So to get them all to dance in the same direction, just use the Pose option to get everyone to point the same way. The animation will loop until you cancel it. So if one sim points the other way, just cancel the animation and choose it again until he points the same way as everyone else. Once everyone is pointing the same way, pause the game, choose your dance animations, and then cancel the Pose interaction. They’ll all dance to the same side because if a sim starts an animation to the right for example, he’ll do all other animations in the cue to the same side.

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Tags: #dance, #animations

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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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Field Researcher
#2 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 12:33 PM Last edited by simsample : 10th Oct 2006 at 4:40 PM.
i already have that one but i never came around to thank you.

so Thanks a million Jixs!!! :D

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#3 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 12:41 PM
I already have it too but it's very useful so thank you for sharing!

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Test Subject
#4 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 12:50 PM
Thank you. I needed this hack terribly.

If it's just us, it seems like an awful waste of space
Test Subject
#5 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 12:58 PM
Wow thank you very much Jixs! I downloaded it before, but then my computer got erased so this is very useful now that its in MTS2 Thanks so much again.
Test Subject
#6 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 2:42 PM
I wish my simmies could dace tango .
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 2:52 PM
Omg You're A Genius!!!!!

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Lab Assistant
#8 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 3:17 PM
So you decided to release it here too, hum?
I love this hack, even though I never do dancing videos. Just love to make my sims dance around like crazy...
Thanks again for this one

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Lab Assistant
#9 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 4:10 PM
Thanksies again! I love this Hack! It rocks!

By the Way... How long did it take you to edit the video and put all the screen wipes in etc...?

Thanks Again,


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Test Subject
#10 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 5:05 PM
You are a genius Jixs, this is fantastic
Test Subject
#11 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 5:10 PM
You are the best thanks!
Forum Resident
#12 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 7:15 PM
Originally Posted by Dektora
I love this hack, even though I never do dancing videos. Just love to make my sims dance around like crazy... Thanks again for this one

I do the same thing. I'm not good at making videos, and I don't have the desire to get better but I love watching them. My poor, abused sims... eh, I'm over it.

Lab Assistant
#13 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 7:37 PM
I got this at your site yesterday, after seeing the Idle Hack on here, so I know what I'm doing when I give you 5 stars. (; Keep making great stuff like this!

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#14 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 9:34 PM
I didnt know this was you!!! Man i adore this hack. I found it from your site after watching your movie- Its just spectacular- Thank you SOOO much!!!!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 10th Oct 2006 at 11:52 PM

Thank you SO much, I love you *smooches*!
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 11th Oct 2006 at 2:19 AM
oh thanks, comes to me brilliant for concirso in which sims participates my sims “Operacion Triunfo SIms”

#17 Old 11th Oct 2006 at 5:11 AM
Thanks for making this. ^_^ Can't wait to use it.

Sure. Fine. Whatever.
Field Researcher
#18 Old 11th Oct 2006 at 6:15 AM
This is great. I've been waiting for something like this.

I don't wish to sound ungrateful - because I'm not - but will we see one that includes animations from NL as well?
#19 Old 11th Oct 2006 at 7:04 AM
Fantastic! If you don't mind me asking, where did you get some of the clothing in the clip from, and how did you manage to get so many sims on one lot?

BTW, I just tested this out, its amazing! Great for my stories!
Mad Poster
#20 Old 11th Oct 2006 at 9:02 AM
Just wanted to say that I loved Oh La La. I just kept playing it over and over again.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#21 Old 11th Oct 2006 at 10:04 AM
Thanks all.

Hmm, is there really a use for one with NL animations? They seem so dorky.

Stupiddog, I actually don't know where I got all the clothing from. Some were from here. Oh and you can add as many sims to your lot by using the boolprop cheat (or rather the tombstone of l&d)

Prop Attachment Hack - Add all sorts of accessories onto your sims

Idle Animations Hack - Easy access to all idle animations

Dance Animations Hack - Easy access to all dance animations
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 11th Oct 2006 at 1:14 PM
Holy Christ!
I have just seen your movie Oooh lala - and you know what girl? YOU ARE A PURE ARTIST!

( ':')
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Lab Assistant
#23 Old 11th Oct 2006 at 1:17 PM
BTW - There is a possibility that some of the ppl I know (editors of our country's short movie contest) may take your work and make it, u know, famous!

The only thing is, that you will have to cut it in 3 min maximum.
You can PM me any time, genious!

( ':')
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#24 Old 11th Oct 2006 at 2:46 PM
Looks amazing! I'll try it later.
Thanks for sharing it.
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 11th Oct 2006 at 5:25 PM
Thanks so much, I have always hated the nightlife dances!

La la la...
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