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No Drift/Lower Level Free Cam Camera Mod - Updated For Island Paradise/Patch 1.55

by aikea guinea Posted 12th Jun 2009 at 9:53 AM - Updated 28th Oct 2013 at 8:08 PM by aikea guinea : EP update
253 Comments / replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
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When I first got TS3, the camera movements made me physically ill within only a few minutes of playing. The first thing I did was start digging through directories until I found the camera file and quickly began making changes.

This is my camera mod for TS3. It gets rid of the 'drift' in freecam mode (tab), plus allows the camera to go down to ground level. It's not as involved as Gunmod's TS2 camera mod was, but hopefully it'll be useful for people. It's allowed me to actually play the game for more than ten minutes at a time, at any rate.

Want to get rid of the drift in normal camera mode? Buhudain has a fantastic live-camera mod that fixes the drift during game play!

Installation instructions: Install as you would any other custom content.

Updated 11.06.10 for Late Night
Updated 06.26.13 for Island Paradise - Please be sure to grab the 'IP' version if you find yourself having issues with the older file. (At this time I don't actually have Island Paradise, but I haven't heard from anyone that my updated version causes problems.)

Original file works with all EPs/SPs. Special package for Island Paradise now included.
Tested in all EPs with no problems.
Tags: #camera mod

Type:

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

Sims 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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AikeaGuinea_NoDriftFreecamMod_IP.rar | Camera mod in package format for Island Paradise

Size: 895 Bytes · Downloads: 26,310 · 26th Jun 2013
895 Bytes 26,310 26th Jun 2013
Aikea Guinea - No Drift Freecam Mod.rar | Camera mod in package form.

Size: 827 Bytes · Downloads: 68,134 · 22nd Jan 2010
827 Bytes 68,134 22nd Jan 2010
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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Test Subject
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#201 Old 27th Oct 2013 at 10:04 PM
Amazing! It makes taking photos so much easier :DD Thanks for making this!
Field Researcher
#202 Old 28th Oct 2013 at 10:15 AM
I noticed that the free camera's tilt function stopped working when I used the mod with patch 1.63. I did use the IP version.

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#203 Old 28th Oct 2013 at 8:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by fruhurricane
I noticed that the free camera's tilt function stopped working when I used the mod with patch 1.63. I did use the IP version.


I'm not having any issues in my game at all. I don't know what to tell you.

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Field Researcher
#204 Old 29th Oct 2013 at 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by aikea guinea
I'm not having any issues in my game at all. I don't know what to tell you.


Okay, thanks for checking. I will test it in a few other saves as well and see if it's possibly related only to the IP save.

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Test Subject
#205 Old 29th Oct 2013 at 12:26 PM
not working for me as well...
Lab Assistant
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#206 Old 30th Oct 2013 at 5:32 PM
Can't play my game whithout this mod. Many thanks !
Field Researcher
#207 Old 4th Nov 2013 at 3:52 AM
I've just updated everything to 1.63 (installed through Seasons) and put the IP mod in, which caused my game to be really laggy...I put the "old" mod in and the game went back to working just fine. I've not tried it in other worlds so can't speak to that. Just wanted to let people know re: 1.63. I've got IP so, when I install it, will put the other mod in and hope for the best!
Test Subject
#208 Old 16th Dec 2013 at 3:02 AM
The IP version works fine on the ground and below the fifth floor, but it speeds up to obscene levels (we're talking an entire city block in a tap) at higher elevations. Particularly when at the penthouse level of anything in Bridgeport, making it ultra frustrating to try to take pictures while living in or visiting one of the dozen or so high-rise lots or clubbing at Aquarius, Plasma 501 or the Prosper Room. From my sims' current home at One Leo Center, a *tap* sends my camera from the middle of the first floor clear across the street and halfway down the next block so I'm staring at the back of another building.

I want to be clear: this behavior ONLY happens when in the upper levels of a high-rise building, not even on the ground floor or a story or two above that, so it's very much an elevation-to-speed thing, like the speed of the map-cam got ported down to highrise level. The camera works perfectly everywhere else, even in spots where it used to inexplicably fall into the foundation on the old version. So if you don't play in Bridgeport or one of the various non-EA cities that use highrise shells, the IP version is the way to go. Otherwise, roll back.
Test Subject
#209 Old 13th Jan 2014 at 4:37 PM
The camera doesn't go down to the floor for me. IP + IP version.
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#210 Old 16th Jan 2014 at 3:09 AM
Great camera mod. Makes picture taking much better in the sims 3.
Test Subject
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#211 Old 20th Jan 2014 at 10:15 PM
Aikea hello.
You could update this mod to version 1.66?
I love this mod!

Since already, thank you.
Test Subject
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#212 Old 21st Jan 2014 at 5:14 AM
Love it
Test Subject
#213 Old 21st Jan 2014 at 5:03 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by fruhurricane
I noticed that the free camera's tilt function stopped working when I used the mod with patch 1.63. I did use the IP version.


Yeah, I did as well. Makes me feel a little better that it's not just my game and I didn't download a bad CC/mod.
Test Subject
#214 Old 24th Jan 2014 at 9:53 PM
Default Helpp !
Quote:
Originally Posted by gemma1234
Amazing! It makes taking photos so much easier :DD Thanks for making this!


How do you use it in the game?
Field Researcher
#215 Old 27th Jan 2014 at 6:48 AM
I've been using your camera mods for as long as I can remember and was excited when I finally installed IP this weekend and could use your mod for that game. BooHoo! It doesn't work. I have IP and patched through 1.63 (holding off on 1.66/1.67 as long as I can) and the camera is behaving strictly as EA. No more sky...no more ground level...I've been using it so long that it actually feels like a part of the game is gone.

I want to add my "Please can you fix this for 1.63/1.66/1.67"....
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#216 Old 3rd Feb 2014 at 12:55 AM
This is so perfect, I'm sure you get that a lot though haha! Thank you so much for sharing your talents! My pictures are going to thrive because of you ;)
Test Subject
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#217 Old 11th Feb 2014 at 1:40 PM
much appreciated, thanks! :)
Test Subject
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#218 Old 12th Feb 2014 at 1:26 PM
Please update this, and thanks
Test Subject
#219 Old 12th Feb 2014 at 3:48 PM
Please update. Please...
Test Subject
#220 Old 4th Mar 2014 at 1:29 PM
Please update, it's very important...
Field Researcher
#221 Old 7th Mar 2014 at 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by kslibra
I've been using your camera mods for as long as I can remember and was excited when I finally installed IP this weekend and could use your mod for that game. BooHoo! It doesn't work. I have IP and patched through 1.63 (holding off on 1.66/1.67 as long as I can) and the camera is behaving strictly as EA. No more sky...no more ground level...I've been using it so long that it actually feels like a part of the game is gone.

I want to add my "Please can you fix this for 1.63/1.66/1.67"....


Just wanted to let others know - I was directed to Let Them Eat Burnt Waffles for their camera mod and it seems to be working for 1.67/IP.
Test Subject
#222 Old 7th Mar 2014 at 1:19 PM
thank you very much, it's work !
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#223 Old 14th Mar 2014 at 5:11 AM
This is one of my favorites to use and I say Thank You so much
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#224 Old 21st Mar 2014 at 4:01 AM
I'm trying to use this, should I follow what's on the installation guide or just put it in my Mods folder?
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