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No Blur In The Distance (DoF) (Updated V3)

by Shimrod101 Posted 5th Sep 2014 at 1:27 AM - Updated 9th Oct 2014 at 11:23 PM by Shimrod101 : Updated mod files
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These are remade to bring them up to speed with the 1.0.728.0 update on Sept. 25th. Remove the old file from the Mods folder when using one of the new ones.

New versions of these mods are available now which include the XML tuning file which is complementary to the DATA file. Using the new file (whichever one you're using) instead of the first one is mandatory! Throw the first version of this mod in the trash.

After the Oct.1st Update, these steps below are no longer required to get the game to read XML, so these two things can be reverted back the way it was before.
Two extra steps are required for using this new version mod and any other XML mod which has the XML files in a .package. Make a new folder in the Mods folder (so this is a subfolder under Mods) named: unpackedmod
In the resource.cfg file in the Mods folder add the following line after the other text. To do this simply open the .cfg file in Notepad and copy and paste from here into the file and save it.
DirectoryFiles unpackedmod autoupdate
This empty unpackedmod folder you just created isn't used for anything, it simply needs to be there as a reference. My mod file goes in the Mods folder (or a subfolder) as usual.

A new version of this mod cuts down the out of focus blur by 50% instead of all the way; it is the file with the #50 in the file name. Use one or the other of these mods, not both at the same time.

This mod removes the Depth Of Field blur off into the distance.





The mod uses a DATA file and an XML file named Renderer Global Dof Settings, and should not conflict with any other mod except one which uses these files. Unzip the file somewhere and place the .package file in the Mods folder (or a subfolder) in the My Documents area.

Additional Credits:
Created with the use of s4pe by Kuree and Sims4Group, and the DATA File Tool and XML Extractor by velocitygrass.
Tags: #camera dof

Type: Other

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 4
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
ShimrodNoDistanceBlur50_V3.zip

Size: 1.1 KB · Downloads: 30,215 · 26th Sep 2014
1.1 KB 30,215 26th Sep 2014
ShimrodNoDistanceBlur_V3.zip

Size: 1.1 KB · Downloads: 60,546 · 26th Sep 2014
1.1 KB 60,546 26th Sep 2014
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1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) into your Mods folder
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  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
 
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Test Subject
#176 Old 23rd Aug 2017 at 9:16 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eve70
This mod causes the Tab key to not function, hence preventing close up screenshots and "camera man mode". A shame since I make machinima and wanted it for that purpose. Will the mod be updated or has Shimrod retired? I've seen other comments from people with the same issue and have seen no response from Shimrod.


It's working fine for me, did you manage to get it working again?
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#177 Old 22nd Mar 2018 at 12:10 PM
it might sound like a silly question, but do I need to unzip this?
Lab Assistant
#178 Old 22nd Mar 2018 at 8:13 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by sakura_drop_
it might sound like a silly question, but do I need to unzip this?


Yes you unzip it.

"Unzip the file somewhere and place the .package file in the Mods folder (or a subfolder)..."

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#179 Old 23rd Mar 2018 at 9:50 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frimlin
Yes you unzip it.

"Unzip the file somewhere and place the .package file in the Mods folder (or a subfolder)..."


thank you, must have skimmed too fast and missed it
Lab Assistant
#180 Old 23rd Mar 2018 at 4:52 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by sakura_drop_
thank you, must have skimmed too fast and missed it

You're welcome. It's easy to miss!

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Field Researcher
#181 Old 21st Jun 2018 at 5:25 PM
Doesn't work properly with Seasons EP

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#182 Old 21st Jun 2018 at 6:09 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rocco182
Doesn't work properly with Seasons EP


Hi @Rocco182 ,which world did you test it in? It looks fine to me...so far...we'll see how it looks when Seasons arrives...
Field Researcher
#183 Old 22nd Jun 2018 at 6:29 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by K9DB
Hi @Rocco182 ,which world did you test it in? It looks fine to me...so far...we'll see how it looks when Seasons arrives...

Willow Creek in Summer, the night was darker than normal, when I removed the mod it went back to a lighter night.

https://imgur.com/sCZmNQz

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Test Subject
#184 Old 24th Jun 2018 at 2:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rocco182
Willow Creek in Summer, the night was darker than normal, when I removed the mod it went back to a lighter night.

https://imgur.com/sCZmNQz


Does it work or not?
Test Subject
#185 Old 25th Jun 2018 at 7:10 PM
After the latest patch (I think or its the seasons EP) trees and some bushes in Sylvan Glades are 2D.
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Test Subject
#186 Old 30th Dec 2018 at 6:06 PM
Can someone please take this mod over and update it?
I hope someone can update it and maybe enhanced it, by disabling the glowing bloom.
The volumetric sun rays are the best effect in the game, the rest are just overkill.
Test Subject
#187 Old 4th Feb 2019 at 12:29 AM
I definitely do not want to make the lack of this mod someone to update or to help me update it I have very little experience in modding but I absolutely want to get back this mods pleaaaaase (sorry for my bad english I'm just a little frenchy desperate to have the impression to look without glasses #overmuchblur)
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Field Researcher
#188 Old 14th Mar 2019 at 11:51 AM
Hey guys! Newbie modder here. I took a look at this mod and it seems to be working fine. The files show no important changes from the last time he updated till now.

I also tried to test some of the issues people were reporting (with the regular blur removal). Tab camera works fine, Willow Creek during the Summer at night with and without the mod had no changes in lighting, and I also tested Sylvan glade which had no changes either. If you are still experiencing one of those issues it may be due to a conflicting mod instead, not clearing the localthumbcache, or something else. So, unless someone has another bug or issue to report that I can possibly replicate, I'm gonna have to say this mod works fine for patch 1.50.67.1020.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#189 Old 11th Apr 2019 at 4:38 PM
Thanks for doing this
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#190 Old 18th Apr 2019 at 12:18 PM
This mod, right here is amazing!

I wish I discovered this one earlier. When I turn on post processing effects, the game has a lot of blur in the background and it just makes it look really bad imo. Especially when you have the sky as a background behind Sims or trees. It gives it a weird blur around it that looks bad.
Turning off Post Processing fixes this issue completely, however it also gets rid of nice things such as the nice sunrays. This mod gets rid of the blur but keeps the nice sunray effect.

Thank you.
Field Researcher
#191 Old 20th Apr 2019 at 8:23 AM
Compatible with patch 1.51.77.1020. Let me know if you encounter any issues.
Test Subject
#192 Old 26th Apr 2019 at 12:59 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MizoreYukii
Compatible with patch 1.51.77.1020. Let me know if you encounter any issues.

I'm having trouble, after I took the mod out my game loaded, it was just white screen with it in there. But didn't EA change the game itself, so modders had to update their creations to their version? The only files there say it was uploaded in 2014, 5 years ago. All my mods work great, I don't use the world changers or anything like that. Is there another link?
Field Researcher
#193 Old 26th Apr 2019 at 10:46 PM Last edited by scarletqueenkat : 19th Jun 2019 at 10:07 PM. Reason: Compatible for Patch 1.52.100
Mod Update
Quote:
Originally Posted by thesimslover828
I'm having trouble, after I took the mod out my game loaded, it was just white screen with it in there. But didn't EA change the game itself, so modders had to update their creations to their version? The only files there say it was uploaded in 2014, 5 years ago. All my mods work great, I don't use the world changers or anything like that. Is there another link?


@thesimslover828
I didn't have an issue with a white screen when I tested this version in my game. Also, that change was for script mods, which this mod is not. However, I did compare the resources the only change in it besides what Shimrod changed was the version number and the heading in the xml. I updated it just in case, so let me know if my version works for you.

This version is Compatible for Patch 1.52.100
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip Scarlet_Shimrod_NoDistanceBlur.zip (1.1 KB, 1031 downloads)

Origin ID: ScarletQueenKat
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Test Subject
#194 Old 28th Apr 2019 at 5:51 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by scarletqueenkat
@thesimslover828
I didn't have an issue with a white screen when I tested this version in my game. Also, that change was for script mods, which this mod is not. However, I did compare the resources the only change in it besides what Shimrod changed was the version number and the heading in the xml. I updated it just in case, so let me know if my version works for you.

Yep it works great, thanks. The game loaded right up, such a great idea. Thank you and Shimrod, ya'll rock!!
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#195 Old 20th Jun 2019 at 12:18 AM
Thank you very much Scarlet
Field Researcher
#196 Old 5th Aug 2019 at 7:33 PM Last edited by scarletqueenkat : 13th Aug 2019 at 4:17 PM. Reason: Fixed link
Default Future updates will be posted on my site
Hey everyone, until Shimrod returns (if he does) and wants to support this mod again, I'll be keeping it updated here . It's easier for me to keep everything in one place.

Origin ID: ScarletQueenKat
Like my mods? Consider becoming a patron to receive early access to my pre-released mods. You can find ALL of my mods on my website. If you need any help/support with my mods, please feel free to join my Discord.
Instructor
#197 Old 9th Oct 2020 at 8:24 AM
Scarlet's Mods
As she has mentioned above, the current updated version is on her website. No Blur in Distance by Scarlet

All of Scarlet's mods can be found here: Scarlet's Mods

Thank you Scarlet!
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