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Dance animation hack for Movie Making

by Jixs Posted 10th Oct 2006 at 1:30 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.

Please do not post this anywhere else
Tags: #dance, #animations

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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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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Test Subject
#51 Old 4th Feb 2007 at 9:52 PM
thank u, thank u, thank u, thank u x1 million!! this is exactaly wat i`ve been lookin for!!
u r sooooooooooooooooo the coolest!!
kisses!! ***muah muah muah*** lol

My nicknames
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Test Subject
#52 Old 14th Mar 2007 at 11:51 PM
fabulous creation! You're a genius!
Field Researcher
#53 Old 23rd Mar 2007 at 11:31 PM
Remarkable work
You’re truly gifted Jixs with an incredible imagination.
Thank you so much for sharing your marvelous dance animations,

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Test Subject
#54 Old 26th Mar 2007 at 8:02 PM
Thanks for this hack jixs. It will be very helpful for a music vidio that I am going to do. I will let you see it once I am finished with it.
Test Subject
#55 Old 30th Mar 2007 at 2:24 AM
Thanks for all of your great hacks....and I love the video - it ROCKS!
Lab Assistant
#56 Old 1st Apr 2007 at 3:45 AM
I've been using this thing so many times, and made so many vids from it, but some of them I don't want to upload anywhere because I've used the full dance sequence (cos it looks so cool!) and I don't want to be just stealing your choreography.

But I'm at the stage where one day I sat down and filmed each dance move, wrote down the name, and now I choreograph my vids by writing down each animation I'm going to use.


Now all we need is for Maxis to give us ballroom dancing routines, and wait for you to hack them too . . . ;-)

I have the right to act my shoe size.
#57 Old 9th Apr 2007 at 11:05 PM
This will be so good for my stories and movies.
So great!

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Test Subject
#58 Old 28th Apr 2007 at 9:49 AM

Quit looking at my signature!
"Tell me all about your problems, I was killin' before killin' was cool!" -Kill All Your Friends ♥ MCR♥
♥Love didn't make me happy. The only thing it's done is make me cry.♥
Test Subject
#59 Old 28th Apr 2007 at 8:48 PM
Hey ..
I can't get my sims dancing at the same time..
In the message you say something with the same names..
Must I name my sims the same???

Help me plz :P

Lab Assistant
#60 Old 3rd May 2007 at 6:58 PM
Jixs, i love you and your beautiful voice!! ^__________^

Im worth your attention
Forum Resident
#61 Old 24th May 2007 at 9:53 PM
this is awesome!thanx
Test Subject
#62 Old 4th Jun 2007 at 11:19 AM
Thank You! By the way, I tested your mod and it worked! Nd I only had EP 5 (Seasons) and the base game!
Test Subject
#63 Old 9th Jun 2007 at 1:15 AM
So THATS how they do it!$!!!! wow, that took meh long to find out!
Test Subject
#64 Old 9th Jun 2007 at 2:37 AM
hey wat will happen if you dont have Uni bc i relly wanna use it wen i get my Uni version bak (long story how it got taken away)
Test Subject
#65 Old 18th Jun 2007 at 11:18 AM
Can u make this avalible for the original SIms 2
Test Subject
#66 Old 19th Jun 2007 at 5:48 PM
Thank U So Much!
Test Subject
#67 Old 23rd Jun 2007 at 5:42 AM
i would love this but i dont have sims university is there a nother one or could you make one for no expansion packs?
Lab Assistant
#68 Old 3rd Jul 2007 at 5:30 PM
This is so cool! Now my sims can actually look like they're dancing instead of looking like a chicken trying to fly.

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
-Dr. Seuss
Test Subject
#69 Old 4th Jul 2007 at 2:03 AM
So 1 time i downloaded the Hula dance and that what my sim was doing it was resting cuz it kept twitching but i got the right Hula Dance hack Now
Test Subject
#70 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 6:24 AM
This looks like tons of fun!! I cant wait to try it. Thanks =]

My name is Megan. I've had the Sims 2 for about 2 years now and I absolutely LOVE it!! Haha. I love downloading everything and use more downloads than what came with the game when i play. lol. I like peircings, hairstyles, cool clothes, and furniture the best =]
Test Subject
#71 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 5:47 PM
i would love to use this hack, but is it possible to get it without the uni? cuz i don'thave uni or is it a take it or leave it?
Test Subject
#72 Old 18th Jul 2007 at 7:42 PM
hey everyone

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Test Subject
#73 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 9:38 PM
I've seen vids using this, and I'm always like, "How did you get them to do that?!?!?!"
And they told me nothing...meanie-heads...

So I'm so glad I found this on my own!!!!
Test Subject
#74 Old 30th Jul 2007 at 10:23 AM
This User Will Now Self Destruct
Could you make another one with NL dances?

This puts my whole entire mind into question...
I will be making some recolors soon
Lab Assistant
#75 Old 18th Aug 2007 at 12:31 PM
Great!!! thank you so much! if i ever want to make a video clip i'll have to dedicate it to you as my sims will be dancing at the same time to your groovy little poster.

"She says 'Is beauty all that matters?' and you say 'What else is there?!' You should write a book; how to offend women in five syllables or less."
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