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Picked upload! The Third Person Mod

by QuackGames Posted 3rd Apr 2019 at 9:04 PM - Updated 14th Apr 2019 at 8:41 AM by QuackGames
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of 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.
2019.04.06:
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 90ยบ 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.
2019.04.08:
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.
2019.04.12:
Fixed a bug where walls would go up and down while passing through doors or climbing stairs.
2019.04.14:
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.
  • 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 "ThirdPersonStrings_EN_US.zip," 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!

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: 1.67
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
ThirdPersonStrings_EN_US.zip | Description: Download this if you want to translate the mod for your language. 1,017 Bytes 2,922 3rd Apr 2019
QuackGames_ThirdPerson.zip 30.4 KB 5,486 14th Apr 2019
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#226 Old 3rd Jun 2019 at 3:54 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dzaster
This is a brilliant mod thank you!
is it possible to add a first person variation?
that would be really fun!


On The Sims 3, adding a first person camera wouldn't be an easy task. If possible, at all. I am, however, developing a Direct Controls mod for The Sims 4, which does support the game's first person view. If you're interested, the new mod is due to release in a few days.
Lab Assistant
#227 Old 4th Jun 2019 at 10:25 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by QuackGames
On The Sims 3, adding a first person camera wouldn't be an easy task. If possible, at all. I am, however, developing a Direct Controls mod for The Sims 4, which does support the game's first person view. If you're interested, the new mod is due to release in a few days.


Thank you, i can't wait :D
Test Subject
#228 Old 13th Jun 2019 at 5:33 AM
Quack Games firstly, great mod, love it... secondly I believe you are the one for this job: https://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/...p?topic=24364.0 I would love to see a routine scripting mod for TS3... just an idea... keep it up!
Test Subject
#229 Old 14th Jun 2019 at 3:28 AM
I LOVE this mod, but is there a way to change key mapping? I've used WASF in so many games for so long that WASD is just never going to feel comfortable. They're the very first buttons I change in an omnidirectional game. :3 Great work, though.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#230 Old 14th Jun 2019 at 10:32 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by sychogrl
I LOVE this mod, but is there a way to change key mapping? I've used WASF in so many games for so long that WASD is just never going to feel comfortable. They're the very first buttons I change in an omnidirectional game. :3 Great work, though.


WASF? That's a weird one. Implementing a key binding interface isn't really feasable. But luckly, The Sims 3's keyboard trigger system is pretty straightfoward. You can easily edit the keys if you open the QuackGames_ThirdPerson.package file with S3PE . Open the package and go down to the ThirdPersonMovement.triggers file, and you'll see something like this:


Here you can clearly see all the mapped keys of the mod. Just right-click this file and go Export -> To File... to export it into a .triggers file. Save it anywhere in your computer, just don't rename it. Edit the exported file with Notepad++ or any text file editor, and change the following line:

from
?shift ?control d = MoveRight
to
?shift ?control f = MoveRight

Yeah, it's that simple. Once you've changed and saved the file, just import it back to the package by right-clicking anywhere in S3PE and going Import -> From File... and selecting your edited .triggers file. S3PE should automatically replace it. After that just save the package and you should be good to go. Let me know if it worked!
Test Subject
#231 Old 14th Jun 2019 at 7:00 PM
I love this mod, is there a way you could update it to be able to zoom the camera in even when driving your car so that you could place the camera either on the car, or in the car. If you could that would be so awesome, to be able to use this mod for the third person view and to drive in the car when driving instead of having the camera hovering so high above the car.
Test Subject
#232 Old 14th Jun 2019 at 7:12 PM
Being able to control the camera and then keep it in one spot while using this mod would make it so much more fun, such as if you wanted to ride on the horse with your sim, or ride in the car with your sim it would probably allow for that.
Test Subject
#233 Old 15th Jun 2019 at 10:26 PM
As soon as I installed the mod my game started crashing. It keeps crashing even after removing the mod and all my caches. Any advice?
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