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Thumbnail Camera Edits

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Uploaded: 27th May 2023 at 9:23 PM
Updated: 7th Jun 2023 at 7:55 PM
This mod contains some edits to the INI files that control the camera positioning the game uses for generating thumbnails. These edits affect all Sims and all pets, including dogs, cats, horses, deer and racoons. The changes can be seen across various game modes, such as the Sim Bin in CAS, the Live Mode HUD, the notifications panel, the Online Dating App, the adoption screen, and more.

The mod does come with some caveats due to how the game stores thumbnails, so please read the rest of the post carefully.

Updating Game Thumbnails
  • Because the game stores Sim thumbnails inside save files, the game will not regenerate new thumbnails right away. To speed up the process, I recommend using Onebeld's Regul Save Cleaner to wipe the Sim portraits in your save and allow the game to regenerate new thumbnails the next time it's loaded.
  • Some EA premade Sims' thumbnails may resist regenerating even after following the above step, since they are stored inside .world files instead of save files. This can be resolved by opening your .world file in s3pe and removing the SNAP resources in it; I only recommend doing this if you know exactly what you're doing, and if you've backed up your .world file prior in case anything goes wrong.
  • Sims saved to the Sim Bin have their thumbnails stored inside their .sim file, so any Sims saved to the bin prior to installing this mod will retain their old thumbnails. You can also open up any .sim file and remove the SNAP resources from it if you want to force the game to generate new thumbnails; again, please be careful and back up your files.

  • This mod is not compatible with any other mod that replaces either the base game or Pets ThumbnailCameras _INI resources.
  • This mod is fully compatible with any mods that alter Sims' UI poses, such as TheSweetSimmer's New UI Poses. I prefer to use my mod in conjunction with hers in the Exaggerated flavor.

Credits & Thanks
  • s3pe: Exporting/Importing resources, creating the package file.
  • Notepad++: Editing INI files.
  • Gimp: Creating the preview image.
  • Thanks to Lazy Duchess for giving me a hand in the earliest stage of the mod!
  • Thanks to MissPat for testing and giving feedback!
  • Thanks to the amazing community at TS3 Creators Cave, where I've been able to share my modding progress and receive feedback from other simmers!