Playing The Sims 4 on PC allows players to maximize the game's full potential. The series has always thrived on fan-made content, and mods are only available on PC and Mac. In The Sims 4, there are two different types of downloadable content. Custom Content (CC) consists of cosmetic items such as clothing, furniture, and Create-a-Sim (CAS) fashion. Mods affect the script of the game and give players more control over their gaming experience.
Installing Mods in The Sims 4 for PC
Installing mods is a straightforward process, but it's important to update The Sims 4 before proceeding. Download the mod, unzip it, then add the files to the “Mods” folder in Documents > Electronic Arts > Les Sims 4 > Mods. Script mods should be located inside the main "Mods" folder and not in a subfolder. Start the game and enable script mods in settings. After restarting the game, the mods are ready to use.
These are the 10 best The Sims 4 PC mods for beginners.
The Sims 4 SupreSpeed Mod by Artum
The Sims 4 has a pause setting and three additional speed options to play in real time or speed up the game. Not many people want to watch their Sim sleep through eight hours of gameplay. Artum has created a mod to speed up the game even faster with the “SUPER_SPEED3” Mod. Players simply press the "3" key twice while playing. SrslySim has kept the mod updated so players can continue using it with recent game updates.
Stand still in CAS by Shimrod101 and Shooksims
Sims have a lot of personality and aren't afraid to show it. Sometimes their idle animations can get annoying when trying to create the perfect Sim in CAS mods. With Stand Still in CAS by Shimrod101 and Shooksims, Sims will no longer look side to side, prevent occult Sims from performing their special moves, and stop reacting when changing clothes. Sims will display animations when choosing important options such as walking style and voice tones.
Invisible fence by Bakie
The shortest path is often in a straight line, which can mean chaos in The Sims 4. Sims will walk through neighbor's gardens and grass to reach their destination. This can be a headache for players who take the time to create beautiful lanes, only to have their Sims avoid it. Bakie's Invisible Fence Mod is a Build Mode item where players can create a custom path to direct Sims where to go.
Pas d'introduction by Simser de Deutsche
Always want to jump into a game without looking at the intro? No Simser Intro by Deutschen, one of the oldest mods for The Sims 4, hides the game's short intro movies and skips straight to the loading screen. This will slightly reduce loading time, especially for those who are eager to start playing. However, if you have a huge folder of custom content, it will likely slow your game regardless of any mods installed.
Several CAS columns by Weerebesu
When you enter the Create-a-Sim (CAS) screen, there are two columns of large thumbnails. However, once you start adding all the downloadable and custom content, it can take a long time for all of your CAS options to appear. Multiple CAS Columns by Weerebesu increases the number of columns on the CAS screen. The modder has three options available to increase the columns to 3, 4 or 5. With this mod players can view all their CAS options much easier and utilize all the extra space on their screens.
The Sims 4 AutoSave Mod by Sachamagne
It can be both a blessing and a curse that The Sims 4 doesn't have an automatically enabled save option on startup. The Sims 4 AutoSave Mod by Sachamagne has several autosave options that will work for all players. Options include editable backup names, backup frequency, indicator UI to track backups, and more. Players can manage their saves using an in-game computer. This is a great option for players who want a simple autosave solution, but when you decide to go deeper into modding and install MC Control Center, uninstall this autosave mod first to avoid conflicts.
"Drag live" by TwistedMexi
When decorating in The Sims, players must enter Build/Buy mode to move objects. Players may only need a small change, but will have to pause their game before they can move the furniture. Sliding live by TwistedMexi allows players to move around objects without pausing the game. This mod is especially useful for players who are live streaming or feel too impatient to take a break.
Eat and drink faster by Cyclelegs
Sims can take up to an hour in-game to eat a meal. Sometimes it can be twice as long if they are eating with a group. This can especially become a problem for Sims who need to eat breakfast and then drive to work or school. The Eat and Drink Faster by Cyclelegs mod will help Sims get more sleep in the morning before starting their daily routine. Magnétiquesud kept the mod updated throughout each patch cycle.
Les Sims 4 UI Cheats Extension by Weather Besu
The Sims 4 has several cheats available for all types of players, from those who want to get rich quick or have more freedom when building a house. The UI cheat extension by Weerbesu enables the UI cheat extension. Players can use various cheats by clicking on the UI, instead of using CTRL and Shift, then C, to bring up the cheat text box, and finally typing a cheat one at a time. With this mod, players can click/drag a Sim's needs in green or red. This is a much simpler solution without going through the hassle of the cheat text box.
Build BetterBuy By TwistedMexi
Better BuildBuy by TwistedMexi is a combination of BuildBuy Expandable Catalog, BuildBuy Expandable Catalog and BuildMode FreeCam mods. The default Build/Buy catalog is a bit messy. This mod correctly sorts items, improves the filtering system, expands the catalog in rows up to five, and activates a free camera by pressing "Tab" for easier construction. This mod is especially useful once your Build/Buy CC starts to add up. After installing the mod, remember to enable the "Organized debugging" option, then restart the game for the changes to take place.
The Sims 4 is available now on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
– This article was last updated on: June 13, 2022
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