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Last updated: v1.1.6, June 6th 2022

✓ Compatible with the latest patch!

Description

Direct Controls is a mod for The Sims 4 that adds a whole new way of playing the game, by letting you control your Sim's every move.

With the press of a button (F1) you can seamlessly take control of your Sim's movement and explore the world through their perspective. Controlling your Sims with the keyboard is as natural as it gets if you've ever played any other modern third person or first person game before. The controls are as follows:

W, A, S, D: Movement
Shift: Sprint
F1: Enable/Disable Direct Controls

Features

Smooth Movement System - An entirely new movement system was built from the ground up for The Sims 4 Direct Controls. You'll quickly adapt to a modern, smooth, camera-based movement inspired by the best third person and first person games out there.

First Person Support - Yes, the mod has a complete and fully fledged support for the beloved first person camera from The Sims 4. It automatically knows when you're in first person and all movement systems will adapt to it.

Automatic Traversal - Go anywhere. Your Sims will automatically traverse any doors, stairs, or evelators in the game. The world is all yours to explore!

In-Depth Customization - The mod features a fully functional in-game menu where you can customize everything and enable some very interesting features. Be a ghost, be the fastest man alive, be whatever you want to be, move however you want to move! By typing "dc.settings" in the cheats console or clicking on your Sim and going VictorAndrade -> Direct Controls, the following menu is presented:


Localization

The mod is currently localized for the following languages:

Compatibility

The Sims 4 Direct Controls is built on the patch PC: 1.79.93.1030 / Mac: 1.79.93.1230 and might not work in previous versions of the game. As for mod conflicts, it has been reported Direct Controls conflicts with TwistedMexi's BuildMode FreeCam and BetterBuildBuy. If you happen to have any of those mods installed, make sure to uninstall them before trying out Direct Controls.

Credits

This mod was made with the help of these tools:

Thank you

I just wanted to thank you all so much for all your love and support. When it comes down to it, that's all that truly matters. Your support is what fuels me to keep going. And I'm not planning on stopping anytime soon. So thank you!

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Updated 18 days ago
StatusReleased
CategoryGame mod
Rating
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(11)
AuthorVictor Andrade
GenreSimulation
Tagscontrols, direct, direct-controls, First-Person, Life Simulation, mod, sims, Third Person, ts4
LinksPatreon

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Hi, after doing the 50/50 method I ended up finding that your mod is the one messing up the scenario requirements UI. Could you please verify what may be the cause of it?

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Is this supported on build 1.90 yet? I try to load into a game with it and the game loads indefinitely. Would I need to start a new save? Thanks for the help and the awesome mod!

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I've installed it and I KNOW I don't have any conflicting mods however nothing happens when I press F1
Did I install it incorrectly or do specific things need to be done?

Update: Moving the package file out running it closing and running again seemed to work

I'm currently having a problem where my Sims walk in the direction I tell them to but then they just kind of keep walking forever through walls and objects and everything. Is this an issue with the latest update or is it a mod conflict?

This mod isn't working I press wasd and the sim stands still and then teleports to where to where they would've walked. There's no actual walking going on.

its working for me with the most recent dlcs, except   with the online mod.

Do you think it's a simulation lag issue?  Cause I don't have any conflicting mods from what I know.

any chance this mod will have compatibility patch for S4MP ? used to work before. Very immersive experience ! :D  was amazing

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To anyone with the mod not working when pressing F1, its cos of betterbuildbuy. You cant have both installed right now as the old patch for betterbuildbuy is outdated .

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It is not smooth for me at all. I'm bumping into things a lot. its cos of the way sims movement is coded I guess. Please, will you create a mini version of this mod with only the movement though doors. maybe even a click prompt on a door is enough. or maybe the ability to bring down walls like in normal third person. thanks!

Hey, is it possible that the latest patch: 1.89.214.1030 is so much different that your "May Fix" for 1.88.228.1020  isn't supported anymore?

Hello davidiandude,

Direct Controls is confirmed to be working with the latest patch 1.89.214.1030. All modules are loaded correctly and the tray UI didn't change with the patch. Make sure to enable the mod by pressing F1 or typing dc on the cheat console. Are you experiencing any other problems?

Hey, so I just put the mod into my game, I got the pop up saying it was installed properly but it still doesnt work. Any help ??

Hello Parrisshw892,

Make sure to enable the mod by pressing F1 or typing dc on the cheat console. Are you experiencing any other problems?

Yea, I press F1 and type dc and it still doesnt work for some reason

Do you have BetterBuildBuy or BuildMode FreeCam installed? If so, you must uninstall those in order for Direct Controls to work.

Deleted freecam and it now works. Thanks so much

Hi, I'm having an issue when I stop pressing movement keys and my sim keeps walking. Anyone know a solution?

This mod isn't working. Is BBB also a known conflict?

I'm not aware of it right now. But you can try using it without BetterBuildBuy to see if it works. Let me know how it goes!

Freecam is included with BBB, likely why it wont work.

hello (: I’ve been dying to try this mod. I’ve noticed it’s been incompatible for a while now and just checking if there’s any updates on how things are going.

This mod will never be updated sorry I've also been waiting for a long time I think the Modder is doing another project.

Hello !iTheTruth,

Direct Controls has just been updated to work on the latest patch. You can now download the mod again. Have fun!

omgg tks so much ! <3

Hello Kaleadams420,

Direct Controls has just been updated to work on the latest patch. You can now download the mod again. Have fun!

<3 <3 <3 <3

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Any chance we could get an update to this mod in the near future? I really enjoyed it, and am sad to see my game without it. :(

Hello hannahkotoba,

Direct Controls has just been updated to work on the latest patch. You can now download the mod again. Have fun!

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this mod doesnt work with S4MP script sadly, pls make a patch * _ *

EDIT: causes loading screens to freeze when travelling to lot in MP

Pls update to 1.84 the hud is broken

Hello FensBK,

Direct Controls has just been updated to work on the latest patch. You can now download the mod again. Have fun!

pls update, top right hud is bugged in recent versions

Hello dursum,

Direct Controls has just been updated to work on the latest patch. You can now download the mod again. Have fun!

tks so much   <3

Can help you with translation into Lithuanian language :)

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When will this get updated? 

Hello BlissfullyBella,

Direct Controls has just been updated to work on the latest patch. You can now download the mod again. Have fun!

Hello I am having an issue where when I install the mod the entire upper right menu gets basically compacted into itself makes it very difficult to select anything. Is there something wrong on my end I find this mod absolutely necessary to enjoy playing. Thank you>

Hello GeoM68,

Direct Controls has just been updated to work on the latest patch. You can now download the mod again. Have fun!

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can you please create a small (maybe) mod. mod so that there are more cell phones and that you can also place them on the table and in your inventory. and if you don't have that cell phone in your inventory, you can't use it. such a mod we give more realistic😁😁😁😁😁😁😁👍

I reccomend PlumFruit By Arnie it's a free mod that lets you do just that. https://www.patreon.com/posts/downlaod-update-55242842?utm_medium=clipboard_copy...

t h a n k     y o u !!

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Hello. thank you for the fantastic mod. can you please do so so that the sim goes in the direction in which I turn my camera if it is possible. but if it doesn't work then it's still a very cool mod. thank you again

The main issue im having is when i pick a direction it continues to move and i cant stop, then when i pick a different direction to have them turn; they teleport to where they were initially.

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Even after installing and getting the welcome pop up I can't activate it with my F1 and typing DC in the cheats does nothing at all. =(

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still not working.

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Any plans on multiplayer mod support? Would make sims 4 fuckin complete.

im waiting for this too <3

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it’s not working for me and im not sure why, every time i type in “dc” it says direct controls enabled but then nothing happens and im not able to use my wasd keys

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Same here, dc settings says its enabled and nothing happens.

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It doesn't work for me, not sure why. I pressed F1 and tried the cheat "dc" as well. It always shows as "off" in the mod settings.


EDIT: Lol sorry, I missed the note at the top. Now I know.

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Hey toriegg,

Direct Controls has just been updated to work on the latest patch. Download the mod again and tell me how it goes. Have fun!

Merci! Have fun too

Thanks!

Please give the option for console controls!!! We need the option of direct control or cursor like it was in the sims 2😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍....please thanks

when is the next patch

I too am curious, I love these mods so much and my game feels so wrong without them. I hope all is well and the update is coming soon :)

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Hey nihilistzsche,

Direct Controls has just been updated to work on the latest patch. Download the mod again and tell me how it goes. Have fun!

YAY!!!! Thank you so much loading it up now :D :D :D :D :D :D

Could direction control using the mouse be added to the mod? As in tell the sim where to go by only moving the mouse when in first person. So far it's the only thing that keeps this mod from perfection. Also, looking foward for the update to the latest version

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my game is stuck on white screen after installing this mod

my game version is 1.70.84.1020. i have no mods installed other than this one.

Hey LisTer57,

The Sims 4 Direct Controls is built on the patch v1.73.57.1030 (May 2021) and might not work in previous versions of the game.

Make sure to update your game via Origin.

I am waiting on some other mods to be updated before I update my game, where can I find a compatible version of this? 

Thanks for the mod!

Is DirectControls compatible with SimNationalBank_Bills_0.4.3.4?

After the update, three conflicting XML appeared between them.

Hey Player568,

I'm the developer behind both mods, so I can say for certain that they are compatible. These conflicts are just false positives as I've used the same UI system on both mods.

awesome

Something is wrong. I got the mod installed and loaded but I'm stuck in the loading screen

Is there a mod out there that can stop the idle animations whenever you're in this mode? Because being interrupted from walking is VERY annoying.

any chance the mod will allow/support xbox controller?

Hey, I just wanted to say that I really appreciate the mod you created. I’ve been looking for something like that for years now and finally found it. This changes the game and its gameplay tremendously. I know the mod is one year old, but I still wanted to thank you and share my ideas.

So, I’ve been thinking and the concept is really good but there are just two things that would be great if they could be changed. I heard other people talk about this too, it’s the camera movement and change of direction. Maybe it could be possible to let the sim change direction when holding the right mouse button down and dragging the mouse in the preferred direction while pressing W. Then the camera perspective would also shift with the change of direction. I hope this is understandable. I never programmed a mod like this, so I don’t know how hard or possible it is. Many direct control/first people games work like that. Games such as Minecraft, GTA 5, Roblox... I’m not sure if you know any of these games, but they all use this technique which makes moving quite easy cause you basically only use your W key and your right mouse button.

One thing that is also a little annoying are the doors. Every time I play in the first-person mode I have to go out and make my sim go to the other side so that the door opens. Maybe there could be a way that the doors open automatically (like a door sensor) or you can open the door by clicking on it.

Again, I would like to point out that I highly appreciate the amazing mod you created, and these are just some ideas. I don’t know if your gonna see this but it's worth trying I guess. 😊

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