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Prop attachment hack for Movie Making or Story Telling *Update 2006-10-14*

by Jixs Posted 25th Aug 2006 at 4:39 PM - Updated 25th Nov 2010 at 10:20 PM by whiterider
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This hack is something I've wanted to have for a long time now and after months of messing around I finally got it to work properly.

It allows you access to many accessories on demand. I call them props because they're not the accessories you'd find categorized under glasses. These props are things like the Champagne Glass, Coffee Mug or Shopping Basket. This now means that you can have your sims walk around, talk, cry etc. all while holding this prop or accessory. This adds some more realism to movies and stories and it was created with this goal in mind.

The complete list of props:

– Champagne glass (Crystal and a Silver recolor)
– Espresso cup
– Coffee mug
– OFB shopping bags (Blue, Brown, Gold without simolean signs and two new recolors)
– Fingerprint scanner
– All Vampcat’s holdable guns
– Scythe
– Microphone
– Handcuffs
– Repoman’s gun
– Police nightstick
– Water glass
– Shopping basket
– Meat cleaver (mesh from amazing3d)
– Bar tumbler

A few notes about this hack:

Add permanent/Add temporarily: A prop will have either one of these options or both. Temporarily means the object will be attached to the sim's hand, which means it'll always be alligned correctly no matter the animation the sim is doing. The drawback is that the object will dissapear as soon as the sim finishes any interaction. Maxis saw it fit to do it this way. So to counter this issue, I added the Permanent option which adds the object to the sim's wrist. This however meant that all the meshes had to be realligned, with the result that they won't always look perfect when not used with the particular pose animation.

Pose animations: These are responsible for animating your sim's arm and each prop has one. The cool thing is that these are overlayed, meaning the other body parts will still animate normally while the arm stays fixed in whatever position. You can even mix overlay animations to create cool combos.

Remove accessory: Pretty self explanatory. Please note that the handcuffs have their own remove option. If you use this one by mistake only one cuff will be removed. In that case, just add the cuffs again and use the correct remove option.

Stand still: I included this animation if you needed a sim to remain in an idle position without props dissapearing when added temporarily. The animation will loop until cancelled. Just note, you have to start the animation first and THEN add the prop temporarily.

The object is a cloned Red vs. Blue painting and can be found under Hobbies/Misc. Those who have watched some of my earlier movies might recognise the lady in the pic

You'll need NL and OFB for everything to work BUT I THINK that if you don't have a particular EP, the props belonging to that EP just won't show when you try to add them. Im not sure about this however. Also remember to download Vampcat's holdable guns (not included in my zip file).

Special thanks to Decorgal for the awesome shopping bag recolors and the bloody cleaver, Vampcat for allowing me to add his guns and Echo for his words of advice.

More pics on my blog:


Update, 2006-09-28: Italian translation provided by Angel from

Update, 2006-10-14: French and Dutch translations provided by Dektora and Treasa respectively (Thanks guys). Also, all 3 translations have been added to the original hack and should show up correctly based on the language your game is set to.

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
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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#2 Old 25th Aug 2006 at 4:48 PM
this is absolutly fantastic for us movie makers!!! i cant thank you enough!!

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Test Subject
#3 Old 25th Aug 2006 at 4:51 PM
Possibly the best recent mod i've seen.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 25th Aug 2006 at 4:52 PM
Brilliant!! I saw the other screen shots on your blog and I was so impresssed! This is fantastic! Thanks so much for all your hard work!

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Field Researcher
#5 Old 25th Aug 2006 at 4:54 PM
this is G-R-E-A-T-!

Thanks Jixs your the best! :D

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Field Researcher
#6 Old 25th Aug 2006 at 4:56 PM
OH how I love thee let me count the ways thank you so much for this!!!!

Lab Assistant
#7 Old 25th Aug 2006 at 5:04 PM
This is great!

It should be featured!

Thanks for a brilliant Hack!


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Test Subject
#8 Old 25th Aug 2006 at 5:14 PM
Brilliant hack, Jixs

This provides moviemakers with so much possibilities. Thanks for sharing
Test Subject
#9 Old 25th Aug 2006 at 5:20 PM
Oh Jixs, you should've included the screencap from your site of the sim with her arms crossed while holding the gun. Or wait, even better, the screencap of the two male sims with different guns as they're about to round the corner in that hallway. Anyway, you know how I feel about this hack already, even though I haven't used it yet. Thanks again for your hard work!
Field Researcher
#10 Old 25th Aug 2006 at 5:23 PM
Now this should be feautured because it's amazing. Movie making and taking pictures are getting a lot easier. :D
#11 Old 25th Aug 2006 at 5:45 PM
1 is this used? is it like something you get in body shop? or is it like something you click on your sim and tell it to hold a prop? im confused

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I'm currently taking requests until August 12th.
Field Researcher
#12 Old 25th Aug 2006 at 5:45 PM
I was thinking how great something like this would be the other day 'cause I needed a sim to hold a microphone. Now I can do it. Yay!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#13 Old 25th Aug 2006 at 6:41 PM
Originally Posted by pacotacoplayer
1 is this used? is it like something you get in body shop? or is it like something you click on your sim and tell it to hold a prop? im confused

Umm, did you even read my post? lol

It's an object, a painting, found under hobbies/misc. I said so in the first post. So obviously you can't access it in bodyshop You click on the object (which shows a pie menu just like first picture) and choose the option from there.
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#14 Old 25th Aug 2006 at 7:13 PM Last edited by maybesomethingdunno : 25th Aug 2006 at 7:23 PM.
This is great! Any plans on adding some more props (such as the knife, the screwdriver, wrench, plundger, etc)?
Great pictures, by the way.

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Original Poster
#15 Old 25th Aug 2006 at 7:56 PM
Yeah, but not right now. Actually I'd like to add more new meshes, like swords and a flashlight, things like that that's a little more useful than a plunger lol
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 25th Aug 2006 at 8:26 PM
Thank you, this is so cool! Love the pic of your super girl flying off to some new adventures. Plus the painting looks nice (and classy). Little bit hard to recognise the lady thought, she didn't have that haircut back then.
(And you allready know how much I love the bloody meat cleaver, it just looks so pretty lol)

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Lab Assistant
#17 Old 25th Aug 2006 at 8:29 PM
This is a brilliant hack Jixs! Great work and it works fantastically!

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#18 Old 25th Aug 2006 at 8:45 PM
Phenominal idea, awesome execution, all-around GREAT! Thank you so much! What a neat ... um... thing (I've had a very long day. And it's only noon.). Anyway, Yay You and Us for downloading. Yeah.
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 25th Aug 2006 at 8:50 PM
Wow! This is awesome, Jixs! I can't wait to try it out in game. Thank you for sharing this!

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Lab Assistant
#20 Old 25th Aug 2006 at 9:06 PM
Wow. I love you..! THIS IS AMAZING! You're the best, Jixs! :-D

Lab Assistant
#21 Old 25th Aug 2006 at 9:11 PM
This is definitely one of those add-ons that is really something new! This should be front page and featured ASAP!

Awesome work in making this.
Field Researcher
#22 Old 25th Aug 2006 at 9:16 PM
WOW,lovee Ittttttttt,thanx so much.

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Test Subject
25th Aug 2006 at 10:17 PM
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#23 Old 25th Aug 2006 at 10:36 PM Last edited by Jixs : 25th Aug 2006 at 10:47 PM.
Hmm, seems like the server is busy. You could still get it from my site Otherwise just wait a while until traffic slows down

EDIT: Oops, I seem to have deleted the file and now I cant seem to reupload it. Sorry, I'll try to get it back up asap
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25th Aug 2006 at 10:50 PM
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#24 Old 25th Aug 2006 at 10:50 PM (I linked to this page in my first post )
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