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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.

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Decorgal_hack_talksitting.zip

Size: 74.2 KB · Downloads: 69,677 · 8th Jan 2007
74.2 KB 69,677 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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Forum Resident
#2 Old 14th Dec 2006 at 5:09 AM
This is amazing!!! Thank you so much!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 14th Dec 2006 at 5:20 AM
Very nice. =)
Field Researcher
#4 Old 14th Dec 2006 at 5:29 AM
Thanks SO much! All of your hacks are so helpful!

Where will the picture thingy be found? Misc, or paintings?
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 14th Dec 2006 at 5:36 AM
OOOOHHH VERY SWEET! HAHAH! *downloads instantly*

"Go to Heaven for the Climate, Hell for the company." - Mark Twain
Field Researcher
#6 Old 14th Dec 2006 at 5:40 AM
This is beautiful, thank you! I love your hacks!! :D
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 14th Dec 2006 at 5:42 AM
OOOOHHH VERY SWEET! HAHAH! *downloads instantly*

"Go to Heaven for the Climate, Hell for the company." - Mark Twain
Test Subject
#8 Old 14th Dec 2006 at 5:49 AM
I have been hoping for a talking while sitting hack <3 Marvelous work.

Maybe crazy is what they call anybody who's got magic in them after they're no longer a child.
- from Boy's Life by Robert R. McCammon
Space Pony
#9 Old 14th Dec 2006 at 6:23 AM
Great I need it actually!!!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 14th Dec 2006 at 8:55 AM
That's cool! Now I can create my own talkshow! Thank you!!!!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 14th Dec 2006 at 9:40 AM
Thank you so much, I was needing this badly
Forum Resident
#12 Old 14th Dec 2006 at 11:16 AM
Thank you so much!
This will indeed come in handy.
*kisses you on both cheeks.*
Eee!
Thankies!

//HB

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Lab Assistant
#13 Old 14th Dec 2006 at 12:55 PM
Sweet! I know what I'll be doing this afternoon.
Thank you for sharing this, now I have to use it in my next movie...

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Field Researcher
#14 Old 14th Dec 2006 at 1:04 PM
this looks very promising! in fact awesome! can't wait to try it out! thank you for sharing!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 14th Dec 2006 at 2:05 PM
Looks good I'm inspired to make some Sims movies now! The ones on your site are fab, The Visitors really creeped me out!
Test Subject
#16 Old 14th Dec 2006 at 2:26 PM
Thank you, very much...I have been waiting for this one. Also thank you for all your inspired hardwork, which I enjoy watching. Looking forward to your 07 projects, but take a break and enjoy Christmas.
Test Subject
#17 Old 14th Dec 2006 at 3:48 PM
You are AMAZING! Thank you for sharing this.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 14th Dec 2006 at 6:55 PM
Fantastic Decorgal - another great movie making hack! And just what I need for my upcoming "Uni Da Life" university film series.

Thanks so much!

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Field Researcher
#19 Old 14th Dec 2006 at 7:09 PM
Would be great in an office 'conference room' type setting too! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 14th Dec 2006 at 9:35 PM
Oh my gosh! I need this soooo very badly, thank you so much!
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 14th Dec 2006 at 9:51 PM
Thank you so much! You totally rock!
Forum Resident
#22 Old 14th Dec 2006 at 10:21 PM
*ahem* YAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!! that is all. Thank you.

Always,
Emma
Space Pony
#23 Old 14th Dec 2006 at 11:29 PM
Awsome, I was hoping there would be one of these to go with the standing talk hack.
Test Subject
#24 Old 16th Dec 2006 at 12:01 AM
thx for this hack I have been looking everywhere for this.
Test Subject
#25 Old 16th Dec 2006 at 12:42 AM
This is amazing.
Thank you SO much, Decorgal.
I can't wait for the next AinD.
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