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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
113 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 23 Thanks Posts
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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] Tab Mode Camera Mod.rar

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[Buckley] Camera Mod.rar

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3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) into your Mods folder
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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 30th Sep 2014 at 5:34 PM
Thank you.
Alchemist
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#3 Old 30th Sep 2014 at 5:49 PM
Thank you. Some of these issues have been driving me nuts.
Test Subject
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#4 Old 30th Sep 2014 at 5:50 PM
Great!! Thanks a lot!
Instructor
#5 Old 30th Sep 2014 at 6:09 PM
I'm loving the lower level viewing angles but for some reason the no-drift annoys me. Probably just because it makes more work for my finger. . Thank you!
Another cool idea would be to make a camera that has a wider field of view. I remember there was a camera mod like that for Sims 2.
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#6 Old 30th Sep 2014 at 6:10 PM
thank you>3<
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#7 Old 30th Sep 2014 at 6:31 PM
Thak You!!!!!!!!!!!!*-*
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#8 Old 30th Sep 2014 at 6:41 PM
YEAH!!!!Thanks a lot!!!!!
However, is there any way to make angle-up available in live mode?
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#9 Old 30th Sep 2014 at 8:32 PM
Thank you :)
Mad Poster
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#10 Old 30th Sep 2014 at 10:25 PM
I got to try this, the camera is my arch enemy in this game. You win all my internets for the day. LOL!
Thank you very much.
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#11 Old 30th Sep 2014 at 11:15 PM
Thank you very much! I use this kind of mod in sims3 and until now the camera in sims4 was very annoying. Thank you again.
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#12 Old 30th Sep 2014 at 11:56 PM
Thank you!!
Instructor
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#13 Old 1st Oct 2014 at 12:16 AM
Yay! The camera has been driving me nutty, this should make it so much better! Thank you!
Test Subject
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#14 Old 1st Oct 2014 at 12:56 AM Last edited by Wallin : 1st Oct 2014 at 1:10 AM.
Just got done testing this - it works amazingly well! I was taking some screenshots of a lot recently and the normal camera was terrible, but this is so nice.

It felt a little slower moving around (I might be mistaken about this, I may have been zoomed in too much), but as a reminder to others, don't forget that holding down the shift-key while moving the camera will speed it up significantly, so it's not a problem.
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#15 Old 1st Oct 2014 at 1:31 AM
Thank you! <3 This is exactly what I needed! Excelent upload! :D
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#16 Old 1st Oct 2014 at 1:59 AM
Thanks
Field Researcher
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#17 Old 1st Oct 2014 at 3:15 AM
This works great, thanks.
Eminence Grise
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#18 Old 1st Oct 2014 at 3:45 AM
Brilliant Buckley! Thanks! :D
Lab Assistant
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#19 Old 1st Oct 2014 at 4:48 AM
Definitely needed. I always used this in TS3 and I am very thankful you made a TS4 version.. Thank You Thank You Thank You!
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#20 Old 1st Oct 2014 at 9:17 AM
Thank You so much for this mod, your awesome!
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#21 Old 1st Oct 2014 at 10:55 AM
Thank you looks great
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#22 Old 1st Oct 2014 at 2:02 PM
Thanks :)
Field Researcher
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#24 Old 1st Oct 2014 at 4:50 PM
Awesome mod. The default camera in the sims is always to jittery. Especially the tab mode.
Lab Assistant
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#25 Old 2nd Oct 2014 at 5:23 AM
Thank you. I had to uninstall it in the live mode, it made the mouse too slow. but works in tab mode perfectly.
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