Last updated: v1.1.1, June 27th 2019 Working for The Sims 4 v1.53.115 / Rebranding Patch
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
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:
The mod is currently localized for the following languages:
If you would like to help me localize this mod, downloadVictorAndrade_DirectControls_Strings_EN_US.xml, translate the strings to your language, and post your translation here. If your translation is good enough, I'll definitely add it to the mod.
The Sims 4 Direct Controls is built on the patch v1.53.115 (July 2019) and might not work in previous versions of the game. As for mod conflicts, it has been reported that right now Direct Controls is conflicting with the following mods:
Rest assured that I'll do what I can to resolve all conflicts. Please let me know if you find any other incompatibility whatsoever.
This mod is entirely supported and was only made possible by our amazing community. If you like what you see, you can support me by becoming a patron. You will also get some exclusive rewards along the way! You can also follow me on twitter and on itch.io where I'll post all the latest updates of my newest indie games and mods.
Made by Victor Andrade
Settings menu icons based on Thin Line UI Icons by Eleonor Wang.
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!
This is Awesome!! But its little hard to move the sim in first-person especially going into a door because my sim always run against the wall and then its very hard to walk back or sidewards perfectly into the door. And it would be very nice if we could use the phone in first-person.
And is it right that i need to press shift+tap to go into first-person?
Yeah it doesn't work so well. It's very laggy and no matter what settings i use Sims refuse to use stairs or go through doors/ In fact I just got a Sim stuck in a shrub and i had to exit without saving. I love the idea tho and I really want this to work! :)
It doesn't seem to be working. I press F1 and all it does is not allow me to move the camera with WASD. Can't move my sim at all. I can't find the in-game menu either. I have the most recent update of the game: 18.104.22.1680. This mod is such an awesome idea, btw!
I do have the script file and package file in my mod folder. I did not see any kind of dialog for the mod when I started the game
Hi Victor Andrade! I liked your new mod! Thanks to become The Sims 4 better! But, I have a problem with your WASD mod! I press the F1 button on my keyboard and doesn't happens nothing on my game! Simply doesn't occurs nothing on my Sims. What's going on?
Hi, I'm French, sorry for my atrocious English. First, thank you for this great mods! Then I would like to know if it was possible that you propose an azerty version of the keys of control? or a simple way to change these settings! Thank you very much for your work, even if you can not do anything for me!
As much as I would like to help you, unfortunately, the keys are hard-coded events in The Sims 4. Which means that they are basically baked into the core of the game. So making a key bindings setting is not possible. The whole game doesn't have a key bindings setting because of that.
Oh, can you tell me what mods you are using and how they affect Direct Controls? I've already had a confirmed conflict with TwistedMexi's BuildMode FreeCam. Whatever mod it is, be sure that I'll be working with the creators so we can resolve these conflicts as fast as possible.
The sim walking is jumpy and sometimes the sim slides around. I had to turn the "Follow sim with camera" in the settings off because it was way to jumpy. Right clicking on the sim's icon to have the camera follow them that way is easy on the eyes.
Edit - the sim will sometimes get stuck walking in place.