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Late Night Camera Fix

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 29th Oct 2010 at 7:06 PM - Updated 9th Jul 2013 at 1:34 PM by HystericalParoxysm
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What does this do?

This mod changes the control parameters of VideoCamera.ini to make the cameraman (tab) camera work better in Late Night. Changes include:
  • Camera behaves the same at ground level as it does in high-rise apartments - no more crazy super-fast camera when in a high-rise apartment
  • Slows the zoom a little bit for greater precision
  • Increased height minimum/maximum. Raise the camera up higher, or drop it down level with (and sometimes a little bit under) ground level
  • Removes camera deceleration - no more "mushy" camera drift
  • Allows you to look straight up or straight down

This may take some getting used to, as cameraman mode may feel a little slower and harder (hurrrr) at first.

Updated 30/10/2010: In playing with this myself, I've experienced some weirdness with getting stuck when looking straight up. Because of this, I've disabled that feature of this mod and put those values back to default. If you've had this issue, my apologies - please download the new version.


If you want to change the values yourself...

It's very easy to do so. Just open my package in s3pe, select the one resource inside, and click the Edit button. Change the values as you like, save, and use your new file in-game.

The values I chose were based on experimentation, and focusing on close-up pictures of sims. If you're a house builder or something like that, you may want to increase the speeds a little.


Conflicts:

This mod will conflict with any other camera mod that changes VideoCamera.ini, such as Aikea Guinea's lower/no drift camera mod.


Patch Compatibility:

Works with any version from 1.17 to 1.55. Probably also works with other game versions too, but definitely verified working with those.


Thanks to:

Inge and Peter for s3pe, Rick for info on how to do this with a .package

Type: Fixed

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

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 1.17
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LNCameraFix.7z

Size: 905 Bytes · Downloads: 18,318 · 30th Oct 2010
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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Field Researcher
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#2 Old 29th Oct 2010 at 7:21 PM
oh nice, exactly what i was looking for. do you plan to fix the Vampire eye problem too?
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#3 Old 29th Oct 2010 at 7:23 PM
I have a notepad of all the fixes I'm trying to do. That's on it. It's kind of pathetic that I'm not so much "Yay, Late Night is so much fun to play!" but "Yay, there's so much broken that needs fixing, this is fun to fix all these stupid things!"

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#4 Old 29th Oct 2010 at 7:43 PM
Thank you so much for this must- have...It makes me feel better to download your mod, and to read your post.Bugs in Sims 3 have become such a pain that I really began to be depressed as I discovered some of the new issues...Its my punishment for being so awfully addicted ! Your humour (added to your talent and your hard work) is a big help !
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#5 Old 29th Oct 2010 at 8:20 PM
I seem to have insane luck when it comes to games, I haven't had any of the problems this mod is designed to fix. Even my copy of New Vegas only had one bug, and that was a relatively easy fix as well. Good on you for fixing the problem if it's prevalent, though.
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#6 Old 29th Oct 2010 at 8:49 PM
Thanks, this is very much appreciated. I can't imagine playing the game without MTS and Pescado. Thanks for making it fun instead of work.
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#7 Old 29th Oct 2010 at 9:01 PM
pikachuinasombrero - If you haven't had it, then you haven't used cameraman mode (the tab key, to take better pictures) in a high rise apartment (or any other high elevation), and then tried moving the camera around. It's not something that would be in one person's game but not another. If you don't use cameraman mode, this isn't really going to be very useful to you, but your game -does- have the issues this is designed to fix.

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#8 Old 29th Oct 2010 at 10:16 PM
Thank you SO MUCH!!!! You wouldn't believe how much I love you right now. That camera bug was driving me crazy. Sad I already moved my family in a normal house but anyways, this will help in clubs
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#9 Old 29th Oct 2010 at 10:20 PM
This is a -must-need- thing for making good screenshots without being bored sh*tless with the "super-fast camera" as you said... This has driven me crazy when I'm in a high-rise with my sims ^^ Thank you HP!
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#10 Old 29th Oct 2010 at 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by HystericalParoxysm
pikachuinasombrero - If you haven't had it, then you haven't used cameraman mode (the tab key, to take better pictures) in a high rise apartment (or any other high elevation), and then tried moving the camera around. It's not something that would be in one person's game but not another. If you don't use cameraman mode, this isn't really going to be very useful to you, but your game -does- have the issues this is designed to fix.


Ahh, that would explain it then, I never use cameraman mode :P
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#11 Old 29th Oct 2010 at 10:50 PM
Thank you for creating fixes that I can use. Wish I had the talent to figure this stuff out, but don't need to with you around. Much appreciated!
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#12 Old 29th Oct 2010 at 10:50 PM
Thank you SO much for this! That thing was driving me nuts!
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#13 Old 29th Oct 2010 at 11:12 PM
Thank the Picards!!! This was very much needed HP.
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#14 Old 29th Oct 2010 at 11:24 PM
Oh my, can't thank you enough to this. >_<
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#15 Old 29th Oct 2010 at 11:36 PM
Thank you! Those fast cameras made me crazy.
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#16 Old 29th Oct 2010 at 11:57 PM
Thank you thank you thank you x one million! This is the fix I've been waiting for. That crazy fast cam in the high-rises was driving me bonkers!
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#17 Old 30th Oct 2010 at 12:04 AM
thanks!
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#18 Old 30th Oct 2010 at 12:07 AM
Yay thanks so much for making this, the camera was giving me such a headache :S
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#19 Old 30th Oct 2010 at 1:06 AM
Perfection! I personally don't mind if the camera is slower/harder than usual. I'm sure it'll be easier to get just the right shots. Thank you so much for fixing this!!
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#20 Old 30th Oct 2010 at 1:26 AM
Thank you so much !! That camera thing was driving me buggy !
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#21 Old 30th Oct 2010 at 2:23 AM
Thank you so much for this. I played for five minutes and quit because of the stinkin camera motions.
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#22 Old 30th Oct 2010 at 2:24 AM
Nice to see someone is already fixing EA's fails. Good job!
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#23 Old 30th Oct 2010 at 2:58 AM
YAY! And this is why you are my fave creator!!
Field Researcher
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#24 Old 30th Oct 2010 at 4:40 AM
Dear god I love you! The camera in LN was one of the most annoying things for me - thanks so much for fixing it!
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#25 Old 30th Oct 2010 at 5:17 AM
Thank you for this
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