Playing The Sims 4 on PC allows players to maximize the game's full potential. The series has always thrived on fan-created 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.
Install 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 > The 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 it up even more the game with the Mod “SUPER_SPEED3”. Players simply press the “3” button twice while playing. SrslySim has updated the mod so players can continue using it with the latest 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 boring 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 route is often in a straight line, which can mean chaos in The Sims 4. Sims will walk through the neighbor's gardens and grass to reach their destination. This can be a headache for players who take the time to create beautiful pathways, only for their Sims to avoid them. 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'intro par Simser de Deutsche
Always want to jump into a game without looking at the intro? No Intro by Simser from Deutschen, one of the oldest mods for The Sims 4, hides the game's short intro movies and jumps right into 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.
Multiple CAS Columns by Weerebesu
When you access the Create-a-Sim (CAS) screen, there are two columns of large thumbnails. However, once you start adding all of the DLC content plus custom content, it can take a long time to show all of your CAS options. 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 see all of 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 a save option automatically enabled 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, an 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 take modding further and install the MC Control Center, uninstall this Autosave mod first to avoid conflicts.
Slide Live by TwistedMexi
When decorating in The Sims, players must enter Build/Buy mode to move around objects. Players may only need a small change, but will have to pause their game before they can move furniture. Swiping Live by TwistedMexi allows players to move around objects without pausing gameplay. This mod is especially useful for players who are streaming live or feel too impatient to pause.
Eat and drink faster by Cyclelegs
Sims can take up to one in-game hour to eat a meal. Sometimes it can take twice as long if they eat in 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. Magneticsouth kept the mod updated throughout each patch cycle.
The Sims 4 UI Cheat Extension by Weerbesu
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 one cheat at a time. With this mod, players can click/drag a Sim's needs to green or red. This is a much simpler solution without going through the hassle of the cheat text box.
Better BuildBuy par TwistedMexi
Better BuildBuy by TwistedMexi is a combination of 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 of up to five, and allows a free cam by pressing “Tab” for easier building. 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.
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