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Live Mode and Tab Mode Camera Mods - No Drift & Lower Level!

by Buckley Posted 30th Sep 2014 at 5:08 PM - Updated 1st Jan 2016 at 3:59 AM by maybesomethingdunno
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Similar to Aikea Guinea's and cmomoney's Sims 3 camera mods, this mod removes the drift from the live/build mode and tab mode cameras, and it increases both cameras' ranges, enabling them to go down to much lower levels than EA standard. It also attempts to reduce the overall bounciness that occurs whenever you pan the camera around; however, there is still a bit of extra spring to it, especially when switching between floors. I was unable to eliminate that entirely, but if I figure out how I will post an update. These changes will affect both the default Sims 4 camera and the Sims 3 style camera (the check box found in Game Options under the Controls & Camera tab).

There are two mods here, one for the normal game camera and one for the cameraman mode (tab mode) camera. You may use both together, or you can choose just one. They override the Camera INI file and the Video Camera INI file, but I put them in package format for easy installation (in your Mods folder with your other package files). They will conflict with any other mods that make use of either of those two INIs. Built on game version 1.0.728.0 but would probably be compatible with earlier patches as well. However, I cannot confirm that, so if you're on a lower patch level use at your own risk.

As a side note, I created this mod to satisfy how I play the game, but other people may have different preferences, so if you have any suggestions for improvements or other variations please feel free to leave me a comment. =) Depending on what it is, I cannot promise that I'll be able to do it, but I'd be happy to try. Thank you, and I hope you enjoy!

Additional Credits:
A HUGE thank you to spladoum for testing this and giving me feedback. Also, credits to Aikea Guinea, cmomoney, buhudain, and Shimrod for their similar TS3 camera mods, which I used as a reference for figuring out which settings to edit. Created with S4PE and Notepad++.

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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 4
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[Buckley] Tab Mode Camera Mod.rar

Size: 624 Bytes · Downloads: 79,692 · 30th Sep 2014
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[Buckley] Camera Mod.rar

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1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\

Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
 
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#51 Old 6th Dec 2014 at 5:11 AM
Its a great mod honestly but, can someone show me how to lower the camera?
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#52 Old 6th Dec 2014 at 8:39 AM
:D
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#53 Old 16th Dec 2014 at 12:19 PM
You.are.an.angel! Thank you muchly!
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#54 Old 25th Dec 2014 at 2:49 AM
Excellent work! This is the what I wanted.
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#55 Old 9th Jan 2015 at 1:40 AM
Hey, Thanks for this mod! I gave you a shoutout on Instagram! http://instagram.com/p/xnOc1rvZeS/?modal=true
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#56 Old 15th Jan 2015 at 3:43 AM
Hey. great mod. Quick question, can you use it without having to go through a mod manager? If not, is there a package file version?
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#57 Old 13th Mar 2015 at 10:39 PM
Thanks, Buckley!
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#58 Old 28th Mar 2015 at 4:34 PM
Thanks for the mod and I love the picture! Bella and Mortimer <3
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#59 Old 6th Apr 2015 at 6:34 AM
Much needed, thank you so much for sharing!
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#60 Old 28th Apr 2015 at 7:36 PM
Ever since one of the past two patches, this mod is in need of an update. It behaves horribly on upper floors. There's lots of dipping, even when on level floor and it's really weird. It used to work perfectly, now it's behaving almost as if I don't have the mod in the game.
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#61 Old 28th Apr 2015 at 7:39 PM
I'm honestly also have this issue.^ It's causing me some vertigo and I can't even enjoy the game with it in as a result. Sorry. Thanks for making this by the way!
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#62 Old 12th May 2015 at 3:23 PM
This is awesome! The camera drift drives me nuts!
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#63 Old 13th May 2015 at 9:09 PM
Can you create a mod which eliminates camera moving after I have released control of it? That's what I hate the most. Damn that slooooooooooooooow drifting, what were they thinking again?
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#64 Old 12th Jun 2015 at 1:37 AM
thank you !
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#65 Old 12th Jun 2015 at 4:23 AM
This mod is just what I was looking for! Thank you so much!
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#66 Old 19th Jun 2015 at 2:01 PM
This is sooo nice, totally a must-have imho. Thanks a lot!! ♥
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#67 Old 20th Jun 2015 at 9:16 PM
Thanks for your work!
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#68 Old 28th Jun 2015 at 10:46 PM
Thanks :)
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#69 Old 30th Jun 2015 at 8:32 PM
Epic
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#70 Old 17th Jul 2015 at 12:48 PM
thanks rbroooooooooooooooooo
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#71 Old 2nd Aug 2015 at 12:35 AM
I am so happy to get rid of that stupid drift. Thank you, thank you, thank you, etc.... to infinity.
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#72 Old 9th Aug 2015 at 9:57 AM
I thought I was having the camera issues because of my mac. But I am so glad it's a universal problem, and that you fixed it! :-)
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#73 Old 14th Aug 2015 at 3:10 AM
Is this compatible with 1.10.57? I see it was made with a different version of the game.

Onyx Sims is now open!
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#74 Old 14th Nov 2015 at 12:38 AM
Still works great. So grateful. Thanks Buckley!
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#75 Old 8th Dec 2015 at 7:04 PM
Is it compatible with last patch?
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