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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
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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

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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: 26,510 · 26th Jun 2013
895 Bytes 26,510 26th Jun 2013
Aikea Guinea - No Drift Freecam Mod.rar | Camera mod in package form.

Size: 827 Bytes · Downloads: 68,291 · 22nd Jan 2010
827 Bytes 68,291 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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#176 Old 7th Jan 2013 at 12:05 AM
Doesnt work with Barnacle Bay
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#177 Old 31st Jan 2013 at 7:34 PM
When the new patch (1.47) my game crash or freeze. Anyone have the same problem? so bad, i really love this mod for take pictures. Ty
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#178 Old 16th Feb 2013 at 7:15 PM
I don't know why, but this mod doesn't work for me, like it isn't in the game (but I installed it correctly).
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#179 Old 28th Feb 2013 at 6:38 PM
If this works, I'll be very happy. Many times I've tried to get something like a worm's eye view when taking screenshots, and it just isn't possible with the in-game camera. Also, the drift in screenshot mode is ridiculous.
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#180 Old 17th Mar 2013 at 10:01 AM
It stopped working for me to when i'm trying to take pictures of a sim the camera will just drift i can't controll it at all.are it'll be jerky are move very slowly and if i stop it'll still be moving slowly. when removed the camera then works normally seemed to have gotten this way after patch 1.50 seems no camera mod works for me now
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#181 Old 23rd Mar 2013 at 2:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Honey32
It stopped working for me to when i'm trying to take pictures of a sim the camera will just drift i can't controll it at all.are it'll be jerky are move very slowly and if i stop it'll still be moving slowly. when removed the camera then works normally seemed to have gotten this way after patch 1.50 seems no camera mod works for me now


I'm fully patched and haven't had any problems at all. I don't know what to tell you, but I'm sorry it's not working for you.

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#182 Old 22nd May 2013 at 4:23 AM
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Originally Posted by ajy0903
You said:


And I have University Life.
I think it doesn't work with patch 1.50.56.021001
Can you please update to it?


I have to agree with ajy0903... I'm running patch 1.50 (LATEST) and I have the latest Expansion Pack is the University.. Your package conflicts the videocamera.ini file...

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#183 Old 22nd Jun 2013 at 11:08 PM
Is this mod compatible with update 1.55?
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#184 Old 27th Jun 2013 at 12:02 AM
I've just uploaded an Island Paradise/patch 1.55 version. PLEASE let me know if you run into any issues with it as I haven't patched yet, and don't have any plans to get IP for a while. I edited a videocamera.ini file that was sent to me, so it should work.

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#185 Old 27th Jun 2013 at 10:36 PM
Makes a huge difference in my enjoyment of the game. Thank you!
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#186 Old 28th Jun 2013 at 7:54 PM
i place the package in Mods/packages but dont work ((
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#187 Old 7th Jul 2013 at 9:13 AM
I had issues while taking pictures of a 3 story houseboat I created tonight. The camera would act almost as if the mod wasn't there, but not all the time, only some of the time. It was quite strange. I didn't see any discernible difference when I tried going up or down levels, the camera zoomed around terribly fast regardless. Not sure if this is a glitch with houseboats, or what.
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#188 Old 9th Jul 2013 at 12:22 AM
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Originally Posted by blissfully24
I had issues while taking pictures of a 3 story houseboat I created tonight. The camera would act almost as if the mod wasn't there, but not all the time, only some of the time. It was quite strange. I didn't see any discernible difference when I tried going up or down levels, the camera zoomed around terribly fast regardless. Not sure if this is a glitch with houseboats, or what.


I'm having this exact same problem. Also if I go into free cam mode while the house boat is moving, the frame will freeze and when leaving free cam mode, the house boat will be far away. And sometimes when I go into free cam mode, every piece of furniture will go into hide mode unless i'm at a very, very, specific angle on the boat. It's quite maddening!

Either way, I still love this mod and hope this issue can be fixed at some point in the future.
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#189 Old 20th Jul 2013 at 11:22 PM Last edited by Confusional : 21st Jul 2013 at 1:48 AM.
Hi there!
I love this mod, but the thing is that my derpduration will not change unless I take this mod out. I think that the mod conflicts with videocamera.ini, but I'm not sure. I also have Island Paradise installed so I downloaded the updates version that says IP. Sorry I'm a bit of a noob at this, but I really do love this mod. Makes filming WAY easier.
That's the only problem I have with this mod though!
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#190 Old 21st Jul 2013 at 10:48 PM
I'm definitely having a jerky/lag problem as well. I have all the expansions and patched up to 1.55 and i'm using the IP version. Going to take it out and see if there's a difference.
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#191 Old 3rd Aug 2013 at 4:56 PM
Mod not installed? Ok so when i extract the zip folder to my C:\Users\[Username]\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Package folder it won't install when im in the game. When im at the loading screen/family select the mods installed pop up and the mod isn't on the list. When i'm in game everything is like normal, i dont see any changes in the camera in tab mode. I know i'm not doing anything wrong here, Help please?
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#192 Old 16th Aug 2013 at 6:17 PM
This mod definently does do what it says on the tin, it does stop that annoying drift effect, which means you do get more noticeable precision when you wanna do static camera angles.

However i think i have noticed one problem it causes. It seems that it stops you adjusting the speed when it comes to those fancy lerping shots. No matter how many seconds i change the lerping effect to in that video cam file, lerping now always goes the same speed (and a speed that doesnt move that slow)
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#193 Old 26th Aug 2013 at 10:32 AM
i love this mod....the only problem is when i tried to change the lerp duration to 28 or 30 and when i go to camera mod. It's as if nothing is change. The camera still moves very fast. But at the same time i dont want to remove the mod because i could place the camera in an angle that i wanted. But i also want that slow motion dramatic effect. I hope this mod gets fix because i really love it! keep up the good work!!
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#194 Old 2nd Sep 2013 at 9:21 PM
For anyone else unable to find your GameData folder (as was the case for me) I finally realized I don't have an Electronic Arts folder for game install because I downloaded game from Origin. If you did also, it's in C:\Program Files (x86 if applicable)\Origin Games\The Sims 3\GameData. With that said, I am still puzzled about the install instructions here. It says to allow the file to overwrite the other .ini file, however, the file extracted from the .rar is a package. ??

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#195 Old 9th Sep 2013 at 4:36 PM
does it work with patch 1.57?
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#196 Old 14th Sep 2013 at 1:58 AM
Thank you!! Taking photos was so hard with the build in camera... :D
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#197 Old 22nd Sep 2013 at 5:30 AM
Amazing experience. Thank you!
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#198 Old 20th Oct 2013 at 5:35 AM
Thanks you for the mod! Its awesome!
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