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Sims 4: How to Install Mods & Custom Content

How to Install Mods and Custom Content in The Sims 4

Maybe you’ve heard, countless times, about how much better The Sims 4 becomes when you install mods and custom content into it. Maybe you’re looking for a fresh way to play the game on your PC or Mac. Whatever your reasoning for doing it, modding is a staple of computer gaming, and it heavily expands the game. Especially in the case of The Sims, where the modding community is incredibly active. Here’s how to do this, exactly.

First and foremost, make sure your game has the ability to play the custom content. Start it up and on the main menu, click the three dots at the top right-hand side. Then, select Game Options, and then Other. Once you’re here, make sure that Enable Custom Content Mods and Script Mods Allowed are both checkmarked. Exit the game.


Next, you’re going to want to download whatever mods you want. We have a master list of the best ones over here, but we also publish a rundown of the best ones each month, every month. Here are the ones published, up until this point in time.

When you have the file on your computer, likely in your Downloads folder, you’re ready to install it. Keep that window of your download open, but also open up another. Now, you can either use your computer’s search bar to look for “mods” and find the one that applies to The Sims 4, or you can find it manually yourself. On PC, this folder is found in Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 4 > Mods. All you have to do at this point is drag and drop the mods you downloaded into this Mods folder.

That’s it! Now, the next time you start the game up, you should see a message that says all of the ones that are enabled and working with the game. Every single time the game updates, though, it will disable the settings in the Game Options that you enabled, so make sure they turn back on each time Maxis releases an update!

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