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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
#76 Old 28th Oct 2007 at 10:23 AM
sweet! will download later...if i do it now i won't have time to enjoy your other hacks!XD

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Lab Assistant
#77 Old 1st Nov 2007 at 4:32 AM
Amazing job, Thank you very much!
Lab Assistant
#78 Old 31st Dec 2007 at 4:36 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 2nd Jan 2008 at 2:41 AM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
Thanx! I need this for my videos.

Any requests, questions or queries just send them too [email protected]
Lab Assistant
#79 Old 3rd Mar 2008 at 1:58 AM
I've been using this in my game for a while now and I just want to say THANK YOU again you creation has helped me take such beautiful photos when my sims are partying...
Field Researcher
#80 Old 31st Mar 2008 at 5:54 AM
( ':')
c(ll)(ll) im tryin to download it with Flashget, if you have heard of it.... :neutral: but it comes up with getfile.php and wont open.. i have tried just clicking on it but it comes up with stuff like:
Warning: mysql_connect(): Host '' is blocked because of many connection errors; unblock with 'mysqladmin flush-hosts' in /home/forums/public_html_forums/getfile.php on line 270

Warning: mysql_select_db(): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/tmp/mysql.sock' (2) in /home/forums/public_html_forums/getfile.php on line 271

Warning: mysql_select_db(): A link to the server

and stuff. X| HELP!!

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Test Subject
#81 Old 17th Apr 2008 at 6:01 AM
looks cool ill try it!!!
i might sound retarded but will this work if i installed university before but recently uninstalled it??
(just asking ..i know im stupid..)
Test Subject
#82 Old 8th May 2008 at 6:56 PM Last edited by pipatrada : 12th Oct 2008 at 6:11 PM.
thanks a lot Jixs, I've been waiting for something like this. I already have to try it but i wonder why this animated happened in shortly (very shortly), does anyone have something like this?
thank you.
Test Subject
#83 Old 25th Jun 2008 at 9:23 PM
realy realy thanks, great job, and now i´m searching for a ballet bar mod or a mod for the track skate, i need that sweet movements for a musical video
Lab Assistant
#84 Old 26th Jun 2008 at 3:46 PM
Hi, I wanted to ask which ones are newers, the ones here or the ones at simtacular?

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Test Subject
#85 Old 28th Jul 2008 at 8:02 AM
Sweet! This is a must have!! I absoluted loved Oh la la!!! =D One of my all time favorites!! Hey I was wandering if it was okay that i put oh la la onto my game? It would be under sim station dance of course ^_-

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Test Subject
#86 Old 1st Aug 2008 at 8:42 PM
I'm just wondering, will this work with the base game and Nightlife? I really want to use this without screwing up my game. o-o
Test Subject
#87 Old 14th Aug 2008 at 7:39 PM
Hi!! this were very usefull, thanks!!

but, i have a cuestion, my version of sims2 is on spanish, and i can't see a "dance sequence" button, it is replaced with a "practice speach" button, (in spanish) so, this is the dance sequence button??

Sorry 4 my english...

Test Subject
#88 Old 26th Sep 2008 at 6:51 PM
Absoloute genius idea. Thanks so much! ^.^
Test Subject
#89 Old 8th Oct 2008 at 8:44 PM
Okay, I downloaded it, but I cannot seemed to find it anywhere! Please help! T.T
Test Subject
#90 Old 13th Nov 2008 at 11:39 PM
Hi!! I would like to know if there is a mod for making your sims dance slow without having Nightlife ep

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Test Subject
#91 Old 26th Nov 2008 at 10:04 PM
hi i have try to install it but were do i do it
i have put it in C:\Users\Danni\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
wat should i do ?
Test Subject
#92 Old 12th Dec 2008 at 8:02 PM
Awesomeness !
Just exactly what I Needed =]]

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Test Subject
#93 Old 27th Dec 2008 at 12:58 AM
Thanks a bunch :P

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Test Subject
#94 Old 17th Jan 2009 at 11:55 PM
Has anyone without Uni (someone with just the base game) tryed this? I don't want to get an error message so before I try it I would like to know if anyone else has. Thanks
Lab Assistant
#95 Old 3rd Feb 2009 at 6:39 PM
There are some georgeous sims on those screenshot. Nice job putting them together.
And the dance looks way cooler than what sims do on maxis base.
Test Subject
#96 Old 22nd Mar 2009 at 11:24 PM
( ':')
Test Subject
8th Apr 2009 at 8:38 PM
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Test Subject
#97 Old 24th Apr 2009 at 5:34 PM
Thanks so much
Test Subject
#98 Old 22nd May 2009 at 4:52 AM
very nice!!

but i dont have an expation pack
Test Subject
#99 Old 24th May 2009 at 11:32 AM Last edited by Aliiiman : 24th May 2009 at 11:44 AM. Reason: For fun! x
Argh! - WOOP
I own all the EPs but cause I now go on ts2 on my laptop I've only downloaded a few. I've just deleted loads of files so I can put University on. Am I Crazy!? Lol

Just done it now! Downloading Hack in 5mins :p

Downloaded Hack. Ready to go on ts2.
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