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Downloading, Installing, and Activating Mods and Custom Content in The Sims 4

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Hello, fellow simmers! Sometimes, the best thing to do is start with the basics. For all of you who are just beginning to play The Sims 4 now and have no idea how to use the Custom Content or Mods I present here, today I’m teaching you everything you need to know! DOWNLOADING CC/MODS/LOTS/SIMS Search for the content you want. Here at SimsDomination you can click Downloads at the top of the screen ( or follow this link: https://www.simsdom.com/en/downloads ) and find everything from clothing to traits and additional software. Simply find what you need and follow the instructions on the download page. FILE TYPES .package – Most common mods/CC come in this extension. Objects, clothing, build items, hair, traits, are all .package files.
You can place them up to 5 levels down your Mods folder. Example: Mods\#Build\Plumbing\Pets\Bath → this still works as intended!
.ts4script – Script files make deeper changes in the game.
This one you can place inside a folder only one level down from the root (Mods) folder. Example: Mods\MCCC → putting your scripts here will work!
Mods\MCCC\Scripts → this won’t work! .householdbinary, .trayitem, .hhi, .sgi, .blueprint, .bpi, .room, .rmi – Tray files, must be placed directly inside the Tray folder in Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Tray.
INSTALLING CC AND MODS First of all, you need to make sure your Mods folder is set to support subfolders, so you can organize your CC/Mods. Usually, you can find the Mods folder in Documents\Electonic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods:
There you can find a file called Resource.cfg:
Right-click it and open it with the Notepad app. It should look like the image below. If it does, don’t need to change anything, just close the document and leave it as it is.
If it doesn’t, copy and paste the code: Priority 500 PackedFile *.package PackedFile */*.package PackedFile */*/*.package PackedFile */*/*/*.package PackedFile */*/*/*/*.package PackedFile */*/*/*/*/*.package PackedFile Data/*.tmcatalog PackedFile */Data/*.tmcatalog Save the file and you’re all set. Now you can place all files .package and .ts4script inside your Mods folder and organize it however you want. This is my Mods folder, organized. Red folders contain scripts and mods, yellow folders are for custom content.
INSTALLING LOTS AND SIMS After you download a lot or a premade Sim from a source other than the Gallery, you may find yourself stuck with a bunch of strange files. These are Tray files, as mentioned above. To install those files, simply place them inside the Tray folder. You cannot add subfolders to this folder, be careful! This is how my Tray folder looks like:
Tip: sort the files inside this folder by date modified, for easy management! ACTIVATING CUSTOM CONTENT, MODS AND SCRIPT MODS IN THE SIMS 4 If you’re launching The Sims 4 for the first time, just updated it, or have never used mods before, custom content may be disabled and you’ll not be able to see it in your game. To fix this, click the ellipsis () at the top-right corner → Game OptionsOther → Check both Enable Custom Content and Mods and Script Mods Allowed.
Hit Apply Changes, restart your game, and your mods should all be working now! For more tips and tricks on The Sims 4, check out my other tutorials here: https://www.simsdom.com/en/tutorials?by=aquelamariene Happy simming!
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