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*REDOWNLOAD* Sitting Talk/Conversation Hack for Movie Makers (and Storytellers)

by decorgal21572 Posted 14th Dec 2006 at 5:07 AM - Updated 25th Nov 2010 at 10:21 PM by whiterider
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*REDOWNLOAD - 1/8/07. Problem with menu items showing for all decorative items should be fixed (I hope). Please let me know if it isn't. Let this file overwrite the old one. Thanks for all the reports that led to the discovery of this issue.*

This hack is for the movie maker or storyteller and is a companion hack to my Talk Standing hack. This hack is a bit different than the standing hack because the talk actions vary (e.g. there are fewer of them) so it's organized a bit differently and includes more actions. The hack is under Hobbies.../Miscellaneous.

The hack menu is divided up into the following ('includes' notes are not exhaustive):

Talk-regular talking actions sitting anywhere (includes talk string loops facing sides and front)
Listen-positive and neutral listening actions sitting anywhere (includes sit still side and front loops)
Listen neg-negative listening actions sitting anywhere (includes roll eyes, bored yawn, embarrassed)
Listen neg (mild)-mild negative listening actions sitting anywhere (includes bite thumb, finger fidget, shy body hold)
Argue-angry talking actions facing front (sorry, no sides were available)
Action-miscellaneous sitting actions (includes sloppy actions, cough, clear throat)
Action neg-negative actions (includes evil and worry actions, electrocuted- note: the sims end up standing somewhere else after the electrocuted stop cue)
Action pos-postive sitting actions (includes head bop, snap fingers, whistle)
Action emotional-sad and crying actions
Reaction pos-positive reactions (includes laugh, giggle, happy dance, clap loop)
Reaction neg-negative reactions (includes embarrased, boo loop, grossed out)
Talk chair-talk animations that only work on chairs (i.e. all but bar stools)
Talk bar-talk animations that only work on barstools
Argue chair-argue animations that only work on chairs (i.e. all but barstools)
Argue bar-argue animations that only work on barstools
Action chair-animations that only work on chairs (i.e. all but barstools) (includes snooze and idle animations and loops)
Action liv chair-animations that only look right on living chairs like sofas and armchairs (includes idle animations and loops)
Action bar-idle sitting animations that only work on barstools (includes male sitting animations and loops, hang out animations and loops, sleep)

*Important Notes*
-The sim face either front, side or next to when animating and the actions are labeled appropriately. If there is no direction indicated, it means the sims face front.
-In the actions under the Talk menu, the sims will switch off facing one side and then another on the 'side' animations. If your sim is autonomously engaged in conversation when you cue the action, they will do it facing that sim.
-In the actions under the Talk chair menu, the sims will only face a certain direction on the 'side' animations depending on where the other sim is sitting. In some cases, you may have to place the sim next to someone off camera so they will face the right direction when they talk and use the 'move_objects on' cheat to move them into position (or alternatively place a sim next to your acting sim and then move them off camera).
-I included a lot of loop animations so that when you have extras in your shots, you can control what they're doing to some extent (e.g. clap loop for an audience scene).

If you're interested in seeing this hack in action (aside from the pics-female is on a chair and male is on a barstool), you can check out the latest episode of my series (AinD Ep. 6). I developed a test version to use and the majority of the scenes were filmed using this hack (some people asked about the animations when I released the episode so it's not just a shamelss plug ).

Enough blabbing. Please try this hack out and let me know how it works for you. Specifically, I would like to know if the hack is functional and organizationally makes sense, including the menu descriptions.

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 Nightlife Open for Business
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 74.2 KB · Downloads: 69,673 · 8th Jan 2007
74.2 KB 69,673 8th Jan 2007
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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Lab Assistant
#51 Old 16th Mar 2007 at 1:37 AM
cool, thanks for that decorgal
Test Subject
#52 Old 6th Apr 2007 at 3:25 AM
great hack, but can it work if i dont have OfB?

i cant post a pic so go to my website :) T.H.C.G.
Field Researcher
#53 Old 28th May 2007 at 1:57 PM
I can see that in the first place these hacks were made for yourself so thank you very much for sharing! :D
Field Researcher
#54 Old 5th Jun 2007 at 7:54 AM
Tremendous work
I cannot tell you how much I apresheate /// apprécie your -
Talk/Conversation Hack. Know more bored sim just sitting in chair.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful Hack'

..·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*¨)
(¸.·´ (¸.·´Platinum*¨)¸;*
Test Subject
#55 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 6:33 PM
Please, can you do it without University? 'Cause it's the unique ep. that don't works in my PC... T.T
But well... if I donwload it without Un, what happens?
Like the hack, after all.

I'm a BEAST! A beast in a shiny purple tracksuit!
Test Subject
#56 Old 5th Nov 2007 at 2:59 AM
hey it's wonderful this hack...
but i only have the sims 2 nightlife and the sims 2 university
This is going to work on my game anyway???
thanks ///_n

Magic Muffin
Test Subject
#57 Old 4th Dec 2007 at 3:38 PM
Nice! It's what i was loOking 4! ThanXx!
Ooh, do this worxX with any exps?

♫ GiOvi •

Test Subject
#58 Old 24th Dec 2007 at 12:34 AM
i cant find it....
Test Subject
#59 Old 14th Mar 2008 at 7:31 PM
Wow you are really good at this.

Thanks for the hacks, is it possible that you could upload a tutorial for green screening please?
I've made 2 movie stars on The Sims 2 and need to make some movies to put on their TV's because theyre not very good movie stars if they don't appear on TV are they? ha ha

Anyways thanks again,
Your hacks are awesome!

Test Subject
#60 Old 17th Apr 2008 at 2:48 AM
I only have Seasons, Open for business, and Nightlife. If I download this hack, will anything happen if I don't have University?
Test Subject
#61 Old 7th May 2008 at 1:47 PM
This is great! Although when I tried it, and in the middle of the sim's actions, a had to close the computer. I saved it, and quit. The following day, I opened Sims 2 and found my sim lying on the floor [concious, luckily.] The only problem is it won't get off the floor and won't do what I command her to do. PLEASE HELP!
5th Jun 2008 at 6:54 AM
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Test Subject
#62 Old 13th Sep 2008 at 9:13 PM
Thanks a lot for this and for the "talk overlay hack." :D
It really helped me.

I used this and the "Talk overlay hack" in my movie, which can be seen here:

Thanks again! :D
Test Subject
#63 Old 9th Oct 2008 at 2:31 AM
My only problem is that there's no option for standing and talking.

"If I cannot inspire love, I WILL CAUSE FEAR!"
Mary Shelley's Frankestein
Lab Assistant
#64 Old 21st Dec 2008 at 6:46 PM
all of your hacks are so useful, thank you!
Top Secret Researcher
#65 Old 31st Dec 2008 at 8:40 PM
DANG IT!!! It requires University!!! I used to have it but I sold it and then my computer got a virus... (thanks to my older brother)
All the cool stuff requires University, lol!!! I think I'll just stick to the other stuff... anyways, this is pretty cool! I wish I had Uni...

Test Subject
#66 Old 1st Jan 2009 at 8:17 PM
I have a question, does it allow the Sims to just talk in English, if so, is it siting AND standing?
Test Subject
#67 Old 12th Jan 2009 at 10:50 PM
Fantastic! Awesome! I can't believe that this hack exists!!! Oh my God! Thank you so mush!!! Bravo! - May I ask you something? I installed and it worked, but it was necessary to format my hard disk so I reinstall all the Sims 2 and your hacks. Now I can' t find them in the game. I have to mention that I checked a lot of times my Download folder in EA Games/TheSims2... and they are in it! What do you think the problem is? Thank you!

Test Subject
#68 Old 9th Feb 2009 at 12:48 AM
Wait? So if you don't have a certain EP will it still work? Just the stuff that the EP did wouldn't show up or work? Or if I download it will it destroy my game because I don't have those EP's, because I only have Double Deluxe (I know I really should get more) and I would love this.
Space Pony
#69 Old 27th Mar 2009 at 2:26 AM
I'm experiencing something odd with this object... It used to work just fine, but now when I try it for some reason all I get is, when I click on it, every pie menu just says "debug show slot", "more", "view" and "?4098".
I'll post an image at the end of my post.

Any clue what's going on here? It's kind of frustrating because I use this object a lot...
Test Subject
#70 Old 22nd May 2009 at 6:00 AM
Hi decorgal um I really wanted to get this talk hack but I need open for buisness is there anything else i can do?
Test Subject
#71 Old 5th Aug 2009 at 6:30 PM
OMG's I have Uni and I unistalled them and and I lost the Booklet now I dont have Uni

Test Subject
#72 Old 24th Dec 2009 at 2:34 AM
do we need open for bussines 4 this 4 it to work??
Lab Assistant
#73 Old 3rd Apr 2010 at 6:34 AM
thank you so much for this. :D
Test Subject
#74 Old 14th Jun 2010 at 12:43 AM
wow thanks! Any chance you could make one for standing, or both in one?
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