How to Install Mods – The Sims 4 Wiki Guide

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The Sims 4 has many unofficial mods and custom content that you can install to expand or improve gameplay, such as texture mods, new hairstyles and eye colors, custom homes, and more. This page tells you everything you need to know about How to install mods in TS4 and where to find CC on PC and Mac.

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Note: Mods are currently not supported on PlayStation or Xbox, only on PC and Mac.

Where to find The Sims 4 mods

There are thousands of websites that offer custom content for TS4. Some only focus on certain things like appearance mods or furniture, while others have everything. So it can be confusing and sometimes overwhelming to know where to look.

Here are our favorite CC websites that offer it all:

Before downloading and installing anything, make sure it’s compatible with your version of the game, otherwise you run the risk of crashes and/or corruption.

Install The Sims 4 Mods

Find your Mods folder

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Before you start installing mods and CCs, you need to locate your Mods folder. This is where you should place your downloaded content for your game to play and install. If you put it somewhere else, it won’t work. Content that ends with .package the file extension goes here.

  • the Windows – /Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 4/Mods
  • mac – /Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 4/Mods

If for some reason you don’t see a Mods folder in your directory, you can create the folder yourself.

Bundles and Sims are exceptions to the rule and are not placed in the Mods folder. Instead, they are placed in the Tray folder. It’s also in your /Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 4 phone book.

You will know that your content should go in the Tray folder if the file extension is .blueprint, .trayitem or .bpi.

Now that you have located your Mods folder, unzip your downloaded content if needed. Then just copy your .package, .blueprint, .trayitem or .bpi into the /Mods or /Tray folder. If you want to organize your CC by type, you can create folders inside the main folder, e.g. Hairstyles, Jewelry.

Enable mods

Once you’ve placed all of your mods in the correct folder, it’s time to start your game. Start The Sims 4 and go to Options > Game Options > Other. You will see a checkbox that says “Enable custom content and mods“—check it! Now restart your game.

Be sure to return to this menu and check if the box is still checked after each game update as it can sometimes turn off after a patch, disabling your mods and CC.

A menu should appear each time you start The Sims 4, confirming which mods you want to use with your game. You can also disable custom content from this menu if you decide not to play with any in this session.

To easily find custom content in-game, check the “Show Custom Content” checkbox in the catalog, gallery, or bundle menus. This will filter all of your uploaded content so you don’t have to scroll endlessly trying to locate it.

If you’re new to The Sims 4, check out our Getting Started page to help you get started on your Sims adventure and our Build Mode guide to help you get building!

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