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No More "Dance Face"

by Neder Posted 4th Oct 2012 at 4:53 AM - Updated 3rd Oct 2012 at 10:58 PM by Neder
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Maybe the Sims 2 programmers thought the "Confused" overlay that they put on Sims while they danced could pass for "suave" or "smooth" or maybe "constipated."
I always thought it looked stupid and was particularly peeved that it tended to remain on my Sims after cancelling a "dance together" action. (I would then have to use Mr. Pescado's lot debugger to fix it or reset the Sim).

So I modified the appropriate BHAVs to clear all face animations at the conclusion of dancing. I also changed the "confused" overlay (default) to "smile." Call me crazy, it seems to make more sense.

There were changes made to some dance BHAVs, so one file is for Base Game or University only. The other should be used if you have Nightlife or any later Expansion Pack.

If "Dance Face" persists, let me know.

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Thanks to the Creators of clunky ol' SimPE that keeps my clunky ol' Sims 2 chugging along.
Thanks to the Sims 2 Community for still existing

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Test Subject
#26 Old 11th Oct 2012 at 4:26 PM
Yeah, I always thought that they looked like complete idiots too. Thanks.
Test Subject
#27 Old 26th Oct 2012 at 2:14 AM
Thanks for the fix, its great to see the game still being supported like this.

By the way, that 'fail' screenshot made me laugh so hard. I made me think of how my mom used to warn me that if I kept making funny faces, one day my face would be stuck that way.

I'm not the only one who tried making a 'dance face' in the mirror just now, am I? Oh dear.
Lab Assistant
#28 Old 30th Oct 2012 at 10:39 AM
I cannot thank you enough for this! They also have this look while being asked to cuddle/make out in the bedroom. Has anyone else noticed this?? Great mod!!!
Test Subject
#29 Old 19th Nov 2012 at 7:15 AM
THANK YOU!!! Whenever I'd try and make movies that stupid face would pop up and it annoyed the HECK outta me!
Field Researcher
#30 Old 14th Dec 2012 at 4:35 AM
Hoorah, hoorah, hoorah! I think this may have actually been the very thing that first sent me hunting for mods for Sims2 on the web (the second being the broken arm from playing chess). I have, quite literally, hoping this fix would show up for *years*. Thank you *so* much, Neder! :D
Field Researcher
#31 Old 6th Jan 2013 at 11:21 PM Last edited by phantomgremlock : 31st Jan 2013 at 11:26 AM.
Thank you very much, I love it! Have a great day.
#32 Old 24th Mar 2013 at 3:33 PM
How do I post mods?
Test Subject
#33 Old 12th May 2013 at 4:58 PM
Originally Posted by Lucia940
They also have this look while being asked to cuddle/make out in the bedroom. Has anyone else noticed this??

I've noticed that too and was hoping someone would make a similar mod to this one to remedy that fail. It's super annoying! Has anyone ever heard of a mod to fix the cuddle/woohoo stank face?
Test Subject
#34 Old 24th May 2013 at 9:39 PM
Thank you.The face as made me swear.It bugged me
Test Subject
#35 Old 1st Aug 2013 at 1:47 AM
Thank you so much for this mod, this happened to my sim on her wedding day while dancing with her husband and I couldn't stop it by changing her clothes, making her shower or changing her moods/aspiration and I eventually had to reset her. I didn't want them to woohoo with that constipated face. Happy dancing for everyone!
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
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#36 Old 11th Sep 2013 at 3:17 PM
Yay - I was recently playing my game and I had a great photo-op - except both my sims were pulling a daft face. Thanks for this, hopefully my next photo-op will go better because of this mod.
Field Researcher
#37 Old 26th Oct 2013 at 10:51 PM
I never realized how bad the issue was until I decided to take some pics a few weeks ago. The expression was even STUCK on his face after he finished dancing which I had to manually correct with the bat box. This should make things so much easier and more convinient
Top Secret Researcher
#38 Old 13th Apr 2014 at 8:55 PM
Your mod is much appreciated. Just the other day, one of my student Sims kept making this face *after* I had ordered her to stop dancing and *after* I had fixed her stupid expression with Pescado's batbox. She is sooooo lucky she is still alive!
Test Subject
#39 Old 6th Oct 2014 at 8:43 PM
Tanks you !!!!!
Lab Assistant
#40 Old 30th Nov 2015 at 7:11 AM
Hahahah I loved their faces, it's probably because they're going either for suave or "I think I'm probably going to get rejected and forever regret this decision but YOLO?"

Either way, thanks for this xD
Test Subject
#41 Old 9th Oct 2017 at 2:48 AM
Thanks. I've had this problem in my game but I didn't know why my sim's face was oddly glitched nor how to fix it, now I know why this occurs and my sims will no longer make this stroke face
Forum Resident
#42 Old 8th Dec 2018 at 2:40 PM
thank you for this!
Test Subject
#43 Old 28th Oct 2021 at 1:22 PM Last edited by manu_prieto_cruz1995 : 28th Oct 2021 at 1:49 PM.
is a good fix for such a terrible stupid bug BUT remember to make it load after most of mods... if not, this also provokes dj booth to freeze the main animations on any one being DJ (at least in my game), and so when the first played song ends it will be no music. and also no matter if you ask for another song, Dj is stuck so you get only one song

I fixed it making it load after the 97% of my mods, putting it in the penultimate carpet and adding: zzzzz to the filename
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