Taking pictures in The Sims has always been a bit of a chore, despite the game often coming with its own mechanisms for doing so. The Sims 3 even enabled your Sims themselves to take pictures. The Sims 4 has a new and completely useless camera mode… but it also allows the use of a Sims 3-style camera.

Problem is, just like in the previous game, that camera has issues. It has a tendency to drift away from the shot you intended, and certain elements actually fade out of the way, including the Sims you’re trying to take a closeup picture of, an effect you may not want for the purposes of taking pictures.

Enter the Live Mode and Tab Mode Camera Mods – No Drift & Lower Level! mod to fix the former problem, and the No Fade Sims and Objects for the latter issue. Long ass names, but they certainly do the job you need them to! (There are versions for The Sims 3 as well,herehere and here, all of which I have used.) If you mean to take pictures of your Sims, or of your lots, or anything else happening in your Sim world, you’ll want to get these mods! They’re a first step to better showcasing of your work, or illustrating your stories if that’s what you’re into.

MODs make our games better.

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Better terrain paints: a mod (actually, several)

This particular item is not new, at all, but hey, I’m playing catch-up, mkay?

I dunno if anyone knows or remembers (or even cares, frankly), but ModTheSims is still by far my favorite Sims site, for the quality of the content, the general intelligence of the people, and more. SO I was browsing there earlier and came across a series of 202 terrain paint OVERRIDES by Blackgryffin (on Tumblr that’s @K-Hippie or Tech-Hippie.) There are two other related mods, a replacement for 44 EA floorpaints, and an addendum (that is to say, entirely NEW terrain paints) of 42 MORE terrain paints.

The overrides will changer ALL the terrain in your game, not just your lot (though there are some small rendering differences, this is a known thing but doesn’t actually make the game ugly, at least not on my game.) The point is, it makes the terrain a LOT less cartoony, which in turn means better pictures.

And that, right there, is the reason I’m bringing it up: the next pictures I take will show this new and improved terrain paint. For the most part, it’s not necessary CC if and when I start sharing lots again, but if you really want your lots to look like mine, you want these items.

Now you know. 🙂

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WIP: On the Bias

I’m back to building based on houseplans. This one was difficult because of the way TS4 works. 17 yeas of Sims, 4 different iterations of the game, each of them worth hundreds of dollars to buy fully, and we still have serious limitations when it comes to diagonal builds and roofing. smh

While this isn’t an exact match by a long shot (because that ROOF, man!) I think it does a decent job of maintaining what remains of the spirit of this house: small, modern, and efficient. What do you think?

Based on this real-life house plan, though the limitations of TY\he Sims meant I had to change the roof, which is the primary defining feature of this build.

“On the Bias” would have been great actually built diagonally but game limitations meant that wasn’t possible. It’s ok though, I could never have recreated that architecturally-defining roof.

View from the other side. The landscaping isn’t quite done yet.

Overhead view

Living Room, with window detail

Tiny master bedroom

Second bedroom, Part 1

Second bedroom, part 2

Third bedroom, meant for as youth or someone studious.

Teeny tiny kitchen. It does what it’s supposed to, and not a single thing more.

Kitchen and dining, as seen from the living room

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I’m back…

At least for a while, I’m back.  I disappeared for a time for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is the simple fact I was NOT playing The Sims anymore. My computer couldn’t handle the awesomeness, for one thing (by which I probably mean I had too much CC, honestly), but I also had a period of time in which I had to simply do other, real-life things.

In addition, I’d moved much of my operations at the time to Tumblr. If you’re suddenly seeing all these new posts on the WordPress blog, that’s where they’re coming from. (all you peeps on Tumblr won’t know what I mean, and that’s ok. While WordPress can and will publish to Tumblr, the opposite isn’t true at this time, and I’m making this post from WP, so…).

So I’m playing The Sims 4 these days, by which I most;y mean I’m building in TS4: my boyfriend found the base game on an Origin sale during the holidays, and so here we are. A lot of things are different, some of them are infuriating, not the least of which is the way the camera works. Yes, I know there’s a TS3 camera mode. The problem is the camera mod available for TS4 isn’t as good as the original. That’s not Buckley, the modder’s, fault; it’s something about the way TS4 works. (If you don’t know Buckley’s work, you’re probably missing out, living under a rock, or you’re a Sims purist, which I understand too).

Anyway! I’m building again. I only have base game at the moment, cause the idea of spending even $10 for what amounts to DLC still sticks in my craw, but also because it wouldn’t be my money. That means, as usual, my choices are more limited than I’d like. I tend to build modern, as you’ve surely noticed, but as always more than half the base game items are more traditionally-themed. Or Mission, that’s always a favorite.

I do the best I can.

I mentioned the camera earlier for a reason: I’m going to post a few pictures of things I’m working on, but I have to apologize in advance for the poor camera work. Not only am I struggling with the limitations of the existing mod, for all that it actually DOES give me more flexibility, but I’m also woefully out of practice. I’m doing what I csn. But I’m liking a lot of these lots, and I want to share with you so… Stay tuned!

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Current work in progress. I’m rebuilding NewCrest, this is on the 50×40 lot. Based on a real life house plan I found here. I wanted to see if I could reproduce that roof. Lemme tell ya, it’s a nightmare! LOL … Continue reading

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reblog with the age you turn in 2017

19… I’m getting old man

^ im turning 19 too TT i’M NOT READY for the adult life.

22 .-.

26 in like 3 weeks. I’m so ready lol

19

*Looks at all these KIDS her children’s age and laughs… and laughs.. and LAUGHS…

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sg5150: sg5150 Hair Care Set Ethnic Hair Care Decor Set by reckless-sims 3 to 4 Sims 4 Thank you reckless-sims for sharing the mesh! Thank you myimmortalsara for locating and requesting. Download Set or Download Individuals The link above no longer … Continue reading

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Serial Killer Mod by Studio Of Drama (Sims 4)

This is a custom script mod so it shouldn’t conflict with any other mods or override in-game Interactions/Animation
Interactions are 0% autonomous and Your sims will never perform them without user direction

“Serial Killer” Mod contains 4 new interactions “Explained Down Below In The “Available Interactions” Tab”

This mod adds new “Buffs”
This mod contains new custom animations
Custom animations include sounds/voices/effects/lip syncing
Blood will come out of the sim’s stabbed area & will have a stab wound once stabbed & toddlers will become bloody
You can kill whoever You want whenever You want “Except for the grim reaper because that would make all dead sims stuck”
Your sim will enjoy killing other sims & instead of mourning or panicking they will react happily
This Mod doesn’t require any additional packs & works with “BASE GAME”
Sims will react to the events in different ways according to the situation & will run away from the serial killer after performing the stab interaction

Mod Info
You will find The Interactions in the “Mean” category when clicking on a target sim & on the killer when clicking on self
You can only kill Teens –> Elders only using the stab interactions.
Children –> Elders can use the stab interaction
All the interactions are non autonomous & Your sim will not perform them if You don’t ask them to do it.
This Mod works with My other mods including “Deadly Toddlers” with no issues

Created under 1.27.80.1020 Patch 02/02/2017
Requires Base Game Only

http://sims4studio.com/post/70439

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r-jayden: [RJ]Couple_poses_8 Please do not re-edit / re-upload DOWNLOAD (phone included) • Pose Player• Teleport  

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posh-sims: brittpinkiesims: The Sims 4: Funeral Event Mod It’s finally done- the Funeral Event Mod!  I hope you all enjoy it 🙂 This game play mod includes: The ability to throw a Funeral Event Custom whims for Sims to throw … Continue reading

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