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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
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Size: 74.2 KB · Downloads: 69,685 · 8th Jan 2007
74.2 KB 69,685 8th Jan 2007
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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 22nd Nov 2010 at 5:49 PM
please make it for university im GONNA DIE!
Test Subject
#77 Old 12th Aug 2011 at 9:51 PM
This doesn't work on children, is there anyway to fix this?
Test Subject
#78 Old 26th Sep 2011 at 1:35 AM
do they have to talk to sit
Test Subject
#79 Old 12th Dec 2011 at 5:29 PM
Thank you really much, Decorgal! This is perfect for the movie that I`m making ! =) Xoxo.
Test Subject
#80 Old 28th Feb 2012 at 11:30 PM
Is there something like this for sims 3?
Lab Assistant
#81 Old 11th May 2012 at 9:26 PM
I love love love love this! Thank you! I originally just had the overlay version, but what I really wanted was to put them in a line and have them play altogether. I'm so glad I just got Open For Business yesterday
Test Subject
#82 Old 1st Jul 2012 at 4:32 PM
Does this work with a computer download?of the expansions??Any ways thanks and i'll love it even if i cant get it ._.
Test Subject
#83 Old 27th Oct 2012 at 10:56 PM
Hey, I was wondering if you needed OFB to make this work? Cause' I don't have that expansion pack, Will it fail since I don't?
Test Subject
#84 Old 30th Jan 2013 at 1:48 AM
Someone please? I WANT that so bad, but I don't have Open for Business, so do I really need it to download that and make it work?
Pleeeeeeaase! :S
Test Subject
#85 Old 20th Oct 2013 at 5:26 PM
Very thanks!!
#86 Old 25th Oct 2013 at 3:16 PM
these are Great for moviemaking
#87 Old 4th Feb 2014 at 4:53 PM
Heey! I love it but can you make for the Base game??
Top Secret Researcher
#88 Old 30th Nov 2014 at 1:01 AM
Awesome. Thank you.
#89 Old 15th Apr 2017 at 3:08 AM
Thank you
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