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Featured upload! Custom Modeling Poses Overlay Hack V2 w/Face Overlays

by decorgal21572 Posted 8th Feb 2008 at 10:36 AM - Updated 25th Nov 2010 at 9:23 PM by whiterider
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This is Versions 2 of my Custom Modeling Poses Overlay Hack. I decided to start a new thread for it since it's been changed so much from the original. This may be found in Hobbies/Miscellaneous and both files should be placed in your Downloads folder. It's a black box with a picture of a camera on it (same as before). Please let this overwrite the original one.

What's new, changes and fixes
-This really should be base game compatible. If it isn't, I don't know what else to do since I fixed it. Let me know if you have the base game only and it works.
-Those of you with the non-English version of the game had some menu issues. That's been fixed.
-Reworked or changed most of the female poses and added new female and male poses- 56 poses total (plus sitfloor and ankle unbent options).
-Added rotating heads for some of the poses that are hard to stage (e.g. head leaning on hand or lying down ones) so you can take them from different angles. The animated head poses have an asterick * after the name.
-Added some ankle unbent options for use with high heel meshes which can read more about below.
-Added face overlays which you can read more about below.

The hack is organized similarly as before except each pose category has one for male and for female and there's a new face overlay category:
Floor - Poses are on the floor.
Stand - Poses are of the Sim standing.
Sit - Poses are on various seating surfaces such as living and dining chairs and sofas.
Sit Floor - These are the same poses as the Sit ones except they are on the floor so they could be used for different height surfaces other than the chair or sofa. The poses will be in the ground. You have to use the magisplay and OMSP objects to basically position them wherever (like a bed, stairs, counter, etc.). Please refer to HP's tutorial on the MTS2 Wiki here for further instructions. *New: Solo created OMSP for Sims that don't require the magisplay. You may find it here.
Snap reset - If you forget which pose you played, use this to snap reset the Sim. An error message will sometimes appear so just reset. Try not to use it unless you have to!
Face overlay - I added facial expressions from the game. Since they are usually cartoony and useless, I've made them overlay so that you can pile them on top of each other. The 'Neutral' face will make any of the expressions less exaggerated. Combining different ones will give you different looks (check out the screenshots). I also added a 'Stop all' option in there in case you pile too many and forget which ones. This will not affect your pose. Don't use that unless you have to. *The 'Eyes closed (S)' option requires Seasons which is why I put the (S) there. It's from the object animation file so there's a weird noise that plays (I think it may be the robot). Anyway, if you don't have Seasons, that won't play so just ignore it.

Some important notes:
-Some of the female floor and sit poses now come with 'Start ankle unbent' options so that you can use those poses when using a very high heel mesh. Some of the ankles were not unbent if it meant the leg had to be moved to accommodate it (e.g. feet that needed to be on the floor).
-Poses work on ages teen and above for both males and females.
-I originally planned to put rotating heads on all poses but setting up a group shot was a nightmare so I only put them on certain poses where head position was difficult to manage. For the rest, I recommend Maybesomethingdunno's Fourth-Wall Options hack which allow you to command your sim to look at you.
-The poses may not work on some custom body/clothing meshes. In that case, sorry but you're out of luck.
-The screenshots of the poses are all labeled so you can save them and have a cheat sheet. Some of them aren't in order based on how they fit on the page.
-I probably won't be making a version for kids. If you're looking for posing options, my Child Animation Hack on my Designs site which will allow you to queue over 500 animations from the game.
-*New This is compatible with any future EPs. If it doesn't show up after an EP install, you need to enable your cc, sometimes several times. If you're having issues with the hack, you most likely have a hack conflict.

**READ THIS: I would be more than happy to answer any questions and assist you with this hack IF you are willing to read the description FULLY. I spent a lot of time on this hack, this description and all the screenshots. It's sort of rude to just skip over the description and then post that there's something wrong with the hack when it's a feature or ask something that's already been answered. So please do me a favor and read everything before asking questions.

Additional Credits:
Special thanks to Wes for all of his help, Marvine for his tips, and Cristina from Sims2Cri for helping me address the compatibility and language file issues. Thanks also to MTS2 and SimPE.

As listed on the previous thread, thanks to the following people whose tools, tutorials and tips allowed me to learn how to do this:
-Wes' AniMesh Exporter- http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=239060
-Dr. Pixel's base body meshes- http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=239172
-Echo's Custom Object Animation tutorial- http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=239160
-JohnBrehaut1's Miche Anim tutorial- http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=225478
-Jasana_BugBreeder's advice about changing the Sim's height- http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=183804 (the poses would all be floating in the air without this)
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Decorgal_hack_modelpose.zip 54.5 KB 311,236 9th Feb 2008
11,198 Thanks Say Thanks
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\


4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins

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Lab Assistant
#401 Old 7th Jul 2011 at 9:06 PM
Originally Posted by Timmy95ich
I've got the same problem; i want them so badly but I just can't find them.

Did you put the download into your Sims 2 Downloads folder or one already made called Downloads? If you put it into the Sims 2 Downloads folder than I don't know what to say. If you put it into the already made one then, I suggest switching it right away. I hope I helped you.

Test Subject
#402 Old 3rd Aug 2011 at 8:54 PM
wow your just so amazing how do you do that? your really good you have a talent! :D
Test Subject
#403 Old 5th Aug 2011 at 11:50 AM
Originally Posted by MayMayProductions
Did you put the download into your Sims 2 Downloads folder or one already made called Downloads? If you put it into the Sims 2 Downloads folder than I don't know what to say. If you put it into the already made one then, I suggest switching it right away. I hope I helped you.


Thank you, it worked as I switched it.(:
Test Subject
#404 Old 13th Aug 2011 at 10:28 PM
I canit change my sim faces I don't know why
Test Subject
#405 Old 3rd Oct 2011 at 3:33 PM
The best poses to our site!
If there are mistakes I'm sorry, English is almost know
Test Subject
#406 Old 3rd Oct 2011 at 3:38 PM
And as a person change?
Lab Assistant
#407 Old 13th Oct 2011 at 6:15 PM
thanks very much! exactly that I was looking for!
Lab Assistant
#408 Old 23rd Dec 2011 at 7:47 PM Last edited by Antibusdeath : 11th Jan 2012 at 10:42 PM.
This worked for me up until a few months ago, it still shows up in my game but everytime my sim clicks on it to start a pose the action just drops out of their que. AND the face overlays are missing from the menu when I click on it. Anyone know why this might be happening? I do have other hacks in my game, but none that I think would make this one not work. I also have all EPs, and SPs, if that means anything. Any help would be HIGHLY appreciated, I miss using this hack soooo much.

***Fixed it! I just put it very last in my downloads folder to load, apparently something I have *does* conflict with it, but whatever. Works now! Yay***

"We are begging for a reflection from a shuttered heart, to find and chase us over the edge"---H.I.M--In Venere Veritas
Test Subject
#409 Old 8th Feb 2012 at 5:32 PM
how can i get my sims to do a pose? btw amazing, i love it!<3
Field Researcher
#410 Old 24th Feb 2012 at 4:44 PM
love this!!
Lab Assistant
#411 Old 3rd Mar 2012 at 12:19 AM
Very nice! I love your hacks, and I'm currently making a series, so this is very useful!!! THANK YOU!!!
Test Subject
#412 Old 1st Apr 2012 at 9:56 AM
i cant use it.. can you fix it?
Test Subject
#413 Old 1st Apr 2012 at 1:27 PM
this is great
Test Subject
#414 Old 23rd Apr 2012 at 8:07 PM
I want to appologize in advance if someone already asked this, but, in your screenshot, there is a sim girl to the top right corner. She looks like a sim I downloaded a long time ago that I've lost due to hard drive failure. She had the same hair, the skin looks right from that distance (it was like, pixie flirt or something pixie by Enayla) and she came in a set with another sim, as they were both someone's models. If she is the same sim, I would GREATLY appreciate it if you could direct me where to re-download her. I've searched all over the webs, typing anything I could think of into the search engines to try and find her, but no results. If she's not, thanks for your time anyways =]
Test Subject
#415 Old 5th Jul 2012 at 4:22 PM
Thank you so much!!
It is very useful!!!!!!!
#416 Old 9th Jul 2012 at 9:24 PM Last edited by Dsydk11 : 22nd Jul 2012 at 12:58 PM. Reason: Replace IMG
Love your poses for guys! So natural looking. I have the base game only and they work fine. They also work great on Marvine's Athletic Guy body type . Thank you for creating and sharing this posebox.

#417 Old 1st Aug 2012 at 5:01 PM
Wow! Just what i needed! Fsit 3 Is Really good for my Sim to look lazy!
#418 Old 5th Aug 2012 at 9:26 PM Last edited by LillianAllen : 5th Aug 2012 at 9:31 PM. Reason: Misspelled
making poses
Love this so much! Im obsessed with poses and want to know how to make them myself.
Test Subject
#419 Old 27th Aug 2012 at 3:41 PM
amazing thanks so much
Test Subject
#420 Old 30th Nov 2012 at 9:13 AM

Let there be Sims! I'm a bit of a writer, but who cares.
I'm 'Livin' it Large'. Like I've just been 'Unleashed'; I'll be a 'Superstar' that needs a 'Holiday'. Then I'll be 'Makin' Magic' with my Sims. When I need a day off, 'Bon Voyage', I'll take it any 'Season'.
Test Subject
#421 Old 17th Jun 2013 at 5:41 AM
Awesome! And what couch are they using? Could you give me a link?
Test Subject
#422 Old 24th Feb 2014 at 1:09 AM
The Facial expressions aren't showing up for me. There's no face overlay options. Any suggestions?
Test Subject
#423 Old 30th Mar 2014 at 8:24 AM
I Can't Seem To Download It. Please Help Meee
Test Subject
#424 Old 5th Jul 2014 at 2:58 AM
thank you
Test Subject
#425 Old 21st Aug 2014 at 6:03 AM
Amazing! Amazing stuff. Didn't know I need it until I need it. Thank you =).
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