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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.

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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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Test Subject
#126 Old 24th Apr 2010 at 9:00 AM
Sadly, this does NOT give you music etunastic or whatever is spelled for freetime, I dunno if this will help gain the "dance" skill for university.
Test Subject
#127 Old 8th May 2010 at 4:40 AM
:O i dont have that EP! D:
Test Subject
#128 Old 2nd Jul 2010 at 5:29 AM
Thanks for this! It's prefect for my movies!

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Top Secret Researcher
#129 Old 15th Jul 2010 at 6:49 PM
This is perfect to make my danceschool. I love it and it works perfect!

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Test Subject
#130 Old 24th Oct 2010 at 2:14 AM
Finally something to work with! Thanks! I'm going to get some crazy outfits for my Sims to dance in now :D
Test Subject
#131 Old 10th Nov 2010 at 5:43 PM
can some1 who has downlaoded this tell me if theres eney probs beacuse ive had that be4?
Test Subject
#132 Old 16th Dec 2010 at 1:02 AM
It wont download and I have everything I need to download it and when I open up sims 2 its not there. can anyone give me help????
Test Subject
21st Dec 2010 at 5:58 PM
This message has been deleted by gr8gracie.
Test Subject
#133 Old 21st Dec 2010 at 6:01 PM
Can you tell me y you need uni? I dont have that ep (yet) and really want to download this
Test Subject
#134 Old 26th Mar 2011 at 2:56 PM
omg thanks this did turn out awsome i have had it ages though... 9 pages of thanking cause a little pop up is annoying me.... i dont think this is worth it cause i have like 300 dif downloads lol all for every time my comp got formated...
Test Subject
#135 Old 24th Apr 2011 at 12:20 AM
Hey, this is cool. I could make some sims music videos with these dance animations. I wish you have animations of dance move from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. Thanks a lot.
Test Subject
#136 Old 15th May 2011 at 8:48 AM
thx, so much, but i hoped my sims to do splits
Lab Assistant
#137 Old 27th May 2011 at 5:59 AM
Yes!! Thank you so much its amazing!
Test Subject
#138 Old 1st Jun 2011 at 1:14 AM
I saw this on your vid The Audition. Seems epic! I'll try it.
Test Subject
#139 Old 21st Jun 2011 at 6:56 PM
Test Subject
#140 Old 11th Mar 2012 at 9:05 PM
Thanks sooooo much your awesome i dont know what is cooler then this! This helped me make a GREAT youtube video!
Test Subject
#141 Old 24th Jul 2012 at 8:39 AM
I love the dance moves in your pose box!
Test Subject
#142 Old 18th Oct 2012 at 8:14 PM
Can you pleeeeease make just a base game version? Or even a nightlife version?

Music is poetry with personality. ~Ross Lynch
Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real? ~Albus Dumbledore
Test Subject
#143 Old 6th Nov 2012 at 1:56 AM
D: Do a Dance thingy for Sims 3!!! o.o Please.. If you can. lol
Test Subject
#144 Old 6th Jan 2013 at 9:49 AM
The link is dead :-(
Test Subject
#146 Old 20th Oct 2013 at 4:50 PM
Thanks soo much!
Lab Assistant
#147 Old 29th Dec 2013 at 7:20 AM
i hearby give you the llama award
Test Subject
#148 Old 9th Feb 2015 at 2:21 AM
should make a cheerleader career
Forum Resident
#149 Old 4th Mar 2015 at 9:21 PM
I've wondered what movie makers use to get their Sims to dance in sync. Super!
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