The Sims 4

The Sims 4 Tutorial: Installing Custom Content/Mods


  • Although Mods and Custom Content are not supported by The Sims Team (as some Mods or CC may react negatively on different computers), they still encourage people to make and use them.
  • Please use Mods and Custom Content with caution and always read the feedback first before installing it.
  • When The Sims Team releases a new patch for The Sims 4, remove all your CC/Mods before installing the patch.

Websites such as The Sims Resource and Mod The Sims are great providers of Custom Content and Mods for any The Sims Game. Creators from those websites have already started releasing content for The Sims 4.

Although it seems simple, some simmers still don’t know exactly how to install downloaded content they found online.

First of all, you’ll need a Mod or CC file to begin with. If the file you downloaded is in .zip or .rar format, extract it so that you only have a .PACKAGE file.

Now, copy that file to Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods.

You can keep track of all your Mods in that folder, or you can see which ones function properly/have applied correctly by opening The Sims 4 > Settings > Other panel. From there you can Enable/Disable Script Mods (use with caution) or you can just View your Mods.

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