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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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Sims 4
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[Buckley] Camera Mod.rar

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Scholar
#76 Old 14th Dec 2015 at 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Eámanë
Is it compatible with last patch?


There is an update here:
http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=568574
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#77 Old 14th Dec 2015 at 3:58 PM
I loved this mod in Sims 3 and appreciated it so much. Thank you for bringing it back for Sis 4.
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#78 Old 31st May 2016 at 1:08 AM
Thank you for this mod! Very useful.
Can you make a mod, or anyone lurking, to enable the ability to turn the camera on its side, like Sims 3? And I mean literally on it's side or upside down. This feature was removed even when they enabled the classic TS3 camera in Sims 4 and the modelers need it.
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#79 Old 3rd Jun 2016 at 5:33 AM
Is there any way to make a mod like this for CAS? Either way, I love this. Thank you.
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#80 Old 13th Jul 2016 at 1:23 PM
I've been using this forever, thanks for making.
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#81 Old 24th Jul 2016 at 5:57 PM
Thank you!!
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#82 Old 8th Dec 2016 at 7:54 AM
Awesome work!
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#83 Old 2nd Feb 2017 at 5:29 AM
I'm getting camera bounce ever since the last patch. I noticed the other camera mod here has the same problem
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#84 Old 4th Feb 2017 at 6:15 PM
To me it really helps!
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#85 Old 4th Feb 2017 at 6:15 PM
To me it really helps!
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#86 Old 4th Feb 2017 at 8:06 PM
Hi, I have camera bounce too since the last patch. Please, can you fix it soon? That would be great!
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#87 Old 8th May 2017 at 11:37 PM
This has improved my entire life by, like, at least 400%. I could not STAND that irritating drift. Thank you so much!
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#88 Old 10th May 2017 at 1:49 PM
Fixing to install this one Thanks!
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#89 Old 22nd Jun 2017 at 11:05 PM
I love this MOD. Question - how do i look up? E.g. i have zoomed into the groun but i want to take a picture of the house from below - can i do this? x
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#90 Old 10th Dec 2017 at 11:40 PM Last edited by FlowersSimFactory : 11th Dec 2017 at 12:19 AM.
is there a way to do a camera mod similar to Gunman's mod for Sims 2 or to get a smoother camera for moving in tab mode? Also this mod isn't that great for machinima since you cant edit the parameters in it, and so the camera is too fast.
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#91 Old 17th Dec 2017 at 7:08 AM
Does this work with 1.37?
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#92 Old 9th Jan 2018 at 2:49 PM
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Originally Posted by FlowersSimFactory
is there a way to do a camera mod similar to Gunman's mod for Sims 2 or to get a smoother camera for moving in tab mode? Also this mod isn't that great for machinima since you cant edit the parameters in it, and so the camera is too fast.


I was wondering the same thing ! if someone knows how to modify the camera file like we had for Sims 2 Camera, it would help a lot of machinima simmers
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#93 Old 21st Jan 2018 at 9:37 AM
Can you update it, please!
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#94 Old 3rd May 2018 at 5:26 PM
Thank you so much! This mod is great!!
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#95 Old 17th Aug 2018 at 6:42 PM
is this working?
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#96 Old 24th Sep 2018 at 4:20 PM
Awesome! Thanks!
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#97 Old 1st Jan 2019 at 2:37 PM
Hello! I have a question: with this mod can I use the "tab" camera in build mode without a Sim in the lot? (like in the sims 2)... because my game crashes in huge lots if I put a Sim in it just to access the tab mode camera for pictures..
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#98 Old 31st Jan 2019 at 2:34 PM
okay... THANK YOU!!! im a little sad i didnt find this earlier, since im building huge lots for a long time now, always struggling with the camera in the end stages. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! this will make it way less annoying!!!!! x3
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