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Standing Talk/Conversation Hack for Movie Makers (and Storytellers)

by decorgal21572 Posted 24th Aug 2006 at 1:13 PM - Updated 25th Nov 2010 at 10:20 PM by whiterider
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This talk hack is really designed for the movie maker (and storyteller) who films a lot of dialogue. When I film dialogue, I look for tone in talking/listening/reaction animations so that's I organized it. This hack does not have many submenus (2-3 at most). All of the selections have descriptions, or the best guess of what I think they look like, in order minimize ambiguity so you're not constantly replaying an animation to see what it looks like. Here is how the hack is organized:

Talk (straightforward talking, some moderate ones that would be ok for conversations; there may be some overlap in style but I didn't want one menu to be too long and the other short)
Moderate Talker (some body movement but not too cartoony)
Animated Talker (cartoony)
Argue Talker (self-explanatory)
Argue Listener (both defensive and concillatory)
Listen Negative (self-explanatory)
Listen (normal listening, not cartoony)
Reaction (postive and mild negative)
Reaction Neg (High) (reactions that are negative but dramatic)
Agree (normal to moderate)
Disagree (normal to moderate)
Topics (in-game topics, cartoony)
Talk String (includes 2 custom combination of debate talk animations, 4 custom combinations of the normal talking, animated animations, and moderate animation strings)
Misc (includes handslap guestures, speech whistle, pray- pulled from apologize, handshake)

For the handslap and handshake animations, you get 2 sims to chat and then cancel that out. Then pause and cue up whatever handslap animations (or handshake) you want for each sim. Then unpause. It might take a couple of takes because the sims switch the arm that they use but it will line up. If you're having trouble, try having only one sim run through the motions and then do both (you can usually synch them on the 2nd take).

The can be found in Hobbies...Miscellaneous and the picture is from my long-running talkie series Adventures in Dating (AinD) (shamelss plug-, click on AinD) since that's for what I primarily made it.

I hope the hack conceptually makes sense. I spent a lot of time tweeking the menus so that the animations would be easy to find when you're shooting dialogue or interactions. Most movie makers don't play that much so they usually don't know what "admire acceptee" looks like). I tried to include anything that would be useful and took out any animation that didn't work or was not useful. I tried my best to make the animations conceptually fit in their respective categories so hopefully they will make sense to you.

This was an ambitious project for my first hack but I really needed this. I plan on making a sitting/talk one and phone talk one next- both out of necessity.

Please test and give me feedback! Special thanks to JixsTS2 for providing helping me with the steps for hack making. The Custom Interaction tutorial by Echo was very helpful too! Thanks to all the people who did the preliminary testing for me (you know who you are)!

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
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#2 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 1:24 PM
ooooo! Nice! V usefull!

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#3 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 1:26 PM
This is great! Thank you! I don't do movies, but might come in handy sometime.
#4 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 2:28 PM
I'm sure I can make good use of this, and will test,

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#5 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 2:38 PM
You are the best-est, most awesome-est , lol...
You know you are.
Maybe I'll take up movie making again

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#6 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 2:51 PM
Great! Really useful for talkies.

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#7 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 3:16 PM
Wow this is just the things for movie making thanks alot great job.

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#8 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 3:20 PM
Thankyou soo much! I am currently making a movie, so this will come in very handy. Again, thankyou.

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#9 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 3:38 PM
Thanks a bunch! I asked Squinge for this ages ago, but never got a response. I'm glad you made it. It will make my "never published" infommercials a lot easier to film.

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#10 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 3:43 PM
I'm need of this.
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#11 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 4:10 PM
You are fantastic!

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#12 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 4:22 PM
Does this really need OFB? I don't have that expansion but would really love this in my game. I'll test just incase anyway...
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#13 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 4:31 PM
This looks like something I really could use, I'll try and test it tonight. Thanks - I can't have enough of movie/story making tools!

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#14 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 5:02 PM
You are great... I'm going to use these waaay too much. Thanks!
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#15 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 5:57 PM
if only i had nl and ofb..... ::Sighs::

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#16 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 6:35 PM
Wow. This is great. Now I might actually make the video I wanted to XD

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#17 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 7:02 PM
Thank You! I needed something like this.

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#18 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 7:02 PM
Thank you so much!
Perfect for my future comming (movie) story


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#19 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 7:04 PM
amazing,i love it thank you so much

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#20 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 7:27 PM
Finally, now I don't have to use boolprop so much. Thank you!

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#21 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 8:12 PM
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#22 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 8:43 PM
I so needed this ! Thanks you !

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#23 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 8:51 PM
Default Thank you Thank you...
This will come in very very handy, i'm new to stories and movies, so this is excellent!

And I love your AinD movies!
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#24 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 8:55 PM
Woah! Thanks everyone! I'm so excited this got selected as featured mod. *jumps with joy*

Originally Posted by emiejemy
Does this really need OFB? I don't have that expansion but would really love this in my game. I'll test just incase anyway...

Sorry Emiejemy but it does. I have a bunch of animations from OFB in the hack.

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#25 Old 24th Aug 2006 at 9:51 PM
Thank you so much, Decorgal! This will be a much used hack.

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