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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.

Sims 2 University
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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
#101 Old 25th May 2009 at 5:47 PM
Is Ooh lala on youtube? The link doesn't seem to want to work for me. Thank you so much, this is just what I was looking for!!
Test Subject
#102 Old 31st May 2009 at 3:52 AM
Good gracious, a thankyou and a comment well done is an insult! There are too many words to describe my thanks
Test Subject
#103 Old 8th Jul 2009 at 3:52 PM
This is such a great download, thanks!!
Test Subject
#104 Old 11th Jul 2009 at 6:15 PM
Omg You're A Genius Jixs
Thanks! I love this Hack! It rocks!
Test Subject
#105 Old 7th Aug 2009 at 1:42 AM
After you install this where do you find it??? I installed the hack but I have no clue where it is... ._.'''

Help please :DD
Test Subject
#106 Old 10th Aug 2009 at 4:19 AM
Do you need College for it really???
Test Subject
#107 Old 13th Aug 2009 at 8:48 AM
is this can be base game too? pls. reply!
Test Subject
#108 Old 24th Aug 2009 at 3:57 AM
But, but,but... why it's for University =(

Rosa908 xoxo
Test Subject
#109 Old 19th Sep 2009 at 10:45 AM
Thanks im getting uni this weekend!!!!
Test Subject
#110 Old 2nd Oct 2009 at 8:13 PM
You are a total, and I mean, total, G-E-N-I-U-S. You have made something here that is totally amazing, well done, and THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH

Ellie~x :0
Test Subject
#111 Old 11th Oct 2009 at 5:59 PM
Thx so much
Test Subject
#112 Old 17th Oct 2009 at 6:30 PM
hey, how are you Jixs??

i use that hack for my series. if you wanna to see then its:

hope you like it
Lab Assistant
#113 Old 26th Oct 2009 at 3:12 PM Last edited by Caro123 : 26th Oct 2009 at 3:13 PM. Reason: Thanks post
Thank you, Jinxs for this hack and thank you, PakistanisPrince for this YouTube link. It's gorgeus! I'm downloading now!!!
Test Subject
#114 Old 2nd Nov 2009 at 11:55 AM
Thank you so much, I have been wanting something like this....Your the best!!
Lab Assistant
21st Nov 2009 at 2:56 PM
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Test Subject
#115 Old 30th Nov 2009 at 4:38 AM
D: Do you reeeeeally need Uni to use this?

Major bummed.
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20th Jan 2010 at 8:14 PM
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Test Subject
#116 Old 31st Jan 2010 at 6:52 PM
hey can you help me? i downloaded this hack and idk how to make them do those moves.
there is no "dance" options or something.
Lab Assistant
#117 Old 10th Feb 2010 at 4:14 PM
i had this once but then i lostit and i found it agein and i love it thank u sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much
Test Subject
#118 Old 11th Feb 2010 at 5:14 AM
omg i've always wanted to know how to do this! Now i can! Woohoo!
Test Subject
#119 Old 2nd Mar 2010 at 9:58 PM
thanx i have sims 2 Night life and Pets only can i use this on it or i need university ?
Test Subject
#120 Old 28th Mar 2010 at 7:48 PM
Hi I Love This Mod Its Amazing But Unfortuantley It Doesn't Work Anymore Well Since I Have Installed Aparment Life Is Their Any Dance Mods For AL? or does anyone know how to get this to work PLEASE!!!
Test Subject
#121 Old 30th Mar 2010 at 10:36 PM
I wish I still had Sims 2 :[
Will there be one for Sims 3 anytime soon? I would be ecstatic if there was!
Please? :D
Test Subject
#122 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 5:05 PM
Please can u make one for sims 3 i need it sooooo Bad much apreciated if u do
Test Subject
#123 Old 13th Apr 2010 at 2:56 AM
Originally Posted by ZakBretherton1994
Hi I Love This Mod Its Amazing But Unfortuantley It Doesn't Work Anymore Well Since I Have Installed Aparment Life Is Their Any Dance Mods For AL? or does anyone know how to get this to work PLEASE!!!

I dunno But i installed a Singe EP (Forgot which one but certainly it wasnt UNI.)
And I could use it. You would not just have the Bust a Move Option Enabled.
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