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The Third Person Mod

by QuackGames Posted 3rd Apr 2019 at 9:04 PM - Updated 8th Aug 2019 at 1:54 PM by QuackGames
287 Comments / replies (Who?) - 7 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
  • What does the mod do?
This mod allows you to step into the shoes of your Sims and see the world through their perspective, adding a whole new layer of immersion to your regular gameplay. With the press of a button (F1) you can seamlessly switch between normal mode and third person mode. While in third person, you can control your Sims using your keyboad to move them around the world by pressing the following keys:

W, A, S, D: Movement
Shift: Sprint
F1: Activate/Deactivate Third Person

The entire locomotion system was built from the ground up for third person. This means that the gameplay is as fluid and seamless as ever. Your Sims will automatically go through doors, climb stairs, swim in pools and even swim in the ocean, without ever taking the control away from you. You are able to control every Sim in the game. This includes Sims of all ages ranging from toddlers to elders, pets of all ages, and occult Sims like mummies, vampires, fairies, werewolves, mermaids, etc. They all have their own set of animations, each looking and feeling individually different from the rest. The camera is also intelligent and will adapt and move around depending on the situation and on what your Sims are doing. The arrow keys will rotate the camera, aswell as the "Q" and "E" keys. You can also move the mouse to the edges of the screen to rotate the camera while in third person, and use the mouse wheel to control the zoom.
  • Changelog
2019.04.01: Release.
2019.04.03: Fixed some ocean swimming related bugs.
2019.04.04: Added some localization languages. Added camera controls.
2019.04.05: Fixed mermaid animations. Fixed stuttering animations while not in third person.
Added indoors over-the-shoulder camera;
Improved camera controls;
"Q" and "E" now rotates the camera. "Shift + Tab" now alternatively activates/deactivates third person;
Camera pitch now goes up to 90º so you can play it like a top-down third person game;
Fixed stuttering animations;
Fixed going up and down platforms;
Added some localization languages.
Fixed a rare game breaking bug that could permanently delete your Sim from existence;
Sims and dogs will now seamlessly get in and out of pools;
Fixed dog swimming animations;
Dogs will no longer get the "Soaked" moodlet for not wearing swimwear while swimming;
Slightly lowered camera height for cats, dogs, toddlers and Sims swimming;
Slightly lowered indoors camera height;
Improved indoors camera controls;
Fixed hot tub camera;
Edge camera rotation will now only work if you have the "Edge Scrolling" option enabled;
Slightly lowered edge camera rotation sensitivity;
Ghost Sims won't collide with ANYTHING anymore;
Added some localization languages.
Fixed a bug where walls would go up and down while passing through doors or climbing stairs.
Added Alternative Camera. You can now press "Alt + C" to switch between third person camera and the alternative regular camera while in third person mode.
Fixed alternative camera keyboard rotation.
  • Notes
This is a pure scripting mod compiled on the 1.67 (latest) version of the game. It simply adds a new behaviour to the game and doesn't override any game tunings, so there shouldn't be any conflicts with other mods or CC.
  • Localization
The mod is currently localized for the following languages:
  • English
  • Brazilian Portuguese
If you would like to help me localize this mod, download "," unzip it, open the text file with Notepad (or other text editor), translate the text between the "STR" tags, and send me your translation. Read this if you want to know more about localized coding.

Additional Credits:
Thanks to S3PE, TigerM for Smooth Jazz Animation, SimEve1 for Fog Emitter Effects List, and thank YOU!

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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.

Built with Game Version: 1.67
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Size: 30.6 KB · Downloads: 45,168 · 8th Aug 2019
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Size: 1,017 Bytes · Downloads: 17,961 · 3rd Apr 2019
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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
#276 Old 28th Mar 2021 at 11:00 PM
Thank you so much for making this mod! It's the best mod I"ve ever downloaded!
Test Subject
#277 Old 14th Apr 2021 at 8:19 PM
Originally Posted by starsong765
I have the same issue as well , i have a laptop that binds the f1 key with the mute functionality and it doesn't let me use the mod. can you bind it to another key so i can actually use it? thank you so much. The f7 or f10 keys would work. since they dont have nothing attached to them.

Have you unlocked your F keys? On laptops (like mine) where the F keys double up as volume keys, play buttons, etc, you have to lock and unlock the F functionalities. On mine I do it by hitting Fn (next to ctrl) and the esc button - try googling your laptop to see if you can find out how to do this. Once you do this the F keys will work as hotkeys rather than the volume, etc etc.
Test Subject
#278 Old 11th Aug 2021 at 4:36 PM
Would it be possible to reduce how much sims turn when turning ? I've managed to change the keybinds with S3PE but that's it so far.

Incredible mod otherwise!
Field Researcher
#279 Old 20th Sep 2021 at 5:43 PM
This seems like a suitable gameplay option. Sims 3 is very singular family, singular sim oriented game, so having perspective become closer feels more natural. I hope it'll help me feel more connected with my sims, since I'm more used to a distant crowd control management style.
Test Subject
#280 Old 28th Jan 2022 at 5:34 PM
This seems like a good idea but is unusable for me, the turning speed/turning mechanism is too sensitive. Anytime I tried to turn from one direction to another the whole camera spins. It's a little disorienting and it doesn't appear that diagonal directions (northeast, northwest, southeast, southwest), were incorporated very well because that is usually when the camera spin happens, taking a couple of tries to actually make my sim walk in that direction.
Test Subject
#281 Old 17th Mar 2022 at 10:25 AM
can you please update this for ver 1.70?
Test Subject
#282 Old 22nd Mar 2022 at 9:19 PM
Reminds me of the Sims 2 on GameCube. I remember you could walk around so this mod allowing it in the Sims 3 is pretty much a throwback.
Test Subject
#283 Old 20th Apr 2022 at 4:15 AM
This seems a great idea, I was pretty stunned watching videos from gameplays with that mod, but it doesn't work for me. The turn speed is so fast that no matter what I do I cannot make my sim to go to the direction I want. That's the only reason why it's unusable for me, maybe it needs some update or something, so I will wait till something come up.
Test Subject
#284 Old 21st May 2022 at 9:09 PM
àm sorry but these mod don't work....when i press f1 nothing, shift and tap nothing f key nope.....dont work.....i have the mod in the sims 3 \mods\packages or where i must i put it in?
Test Subject
#285 Old 11th Jun 2022 at 11:40 AM
Thank you for making this mod!
Test Subject
#286 Old 29th Jul 2022 at 9:35 AM
This HAS to be my MOST ⭐FAV MOD Ever!!
Thank You for Sharing this with us!!! It is now my FAV thing to do when taking photos for the albums! - LoL!
You can find the share here -
Thanks again and Happy Simming!!
Test Subject
1st Aug 2022 at 11:20 AM
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Test Subject
#287 Old 1st Aug 2022 at 11:24 AM
Is there any chance to make a similar mod for The Sims Medieval??
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