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Phone Animation Replaced with Listening Animation

by Triplis Posted 8th Sep 2017 at 5:17 AM - Updated 26th Sep 2017 at 3:18 AM by Triplis
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September 25 2017: I realized I missed some phone stuff. The stuff included in teen idle animations. If you'd like that gone too, use V2. That should be everything (with the exception of special cases, like grim reaper using a tablet), but let me know if you notice other phone animations I've missed.


This is a (relatively quick) thing I whipped up today, prompted by a discussion about phones in this game and how some people (like myself) don't like how forced-on-everything they are.

It replaces the phone animations with the "listening" animation. The phone interaction names are still the same and so is the icon in the queue. This was just a quick way to get rid of the visual nuisance of it, if phones being foisted into every sim's daily life is something that bothers you.

If a sim goes to play phone games, it'll look more like they're spacing out. If they make a phone call, it'll look like they're spacing out. If they go to Find a Job, it'll look like they're spacing out and doing nothing. So very true to real life.

This should apply to all uses of the phone and it's all or nothing, no ifs, ands, or buttes (so no isolated hills with steep sides and a flat top).

Enjoy your weirder sims.


Compatibility

These files are overridididid...did.

Phone_Browse | S4_EE17C6AD_00000000_0000000000002DB5
Phone_Chat | S4_EE17C6AD_00000000_0000000000002DB6
Phone_Chat_Exit_Only | S4_EE17C6AD_00000000_0000000000012E34
Phone_Chat_No_Exit | S4_EE17C6AD_00000000_0000000000012E33
Phone_Play | S4_EE17C6AD_00000000_0000000000002DB7
Phone_Text | S4_EE17C6AD_00000000_0000000000002DB8

With V2, Teen_Idles Animation Element and Teen_Solo ASM are overrided as well.

These are Animation Element files, not XML files. Or rather, they are Animation Element XML files. Point is, they're not the phone interaction files themselves. Mods that edit the phone interaction files shouldn't conflict with this, unless they also edit the Animation Elements.

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Wow! Who do I thank? Well, let me think, uh... what? I'm out of time? Ok.

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 4
Built with Game Version: 1.33.38.10
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Triplis--PhoneAnimationReplacement.zip 1.6 KB 372 8th Sep 2017
Triplis--PhoneAnimationReplacementV2.zip 3.4 KB 252 26th Sep 2017
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