The Sims 4

The Sims 4 Tutorial: Using the Search Box

The Search Box is a fascinating The Sims 4’s Build Mode tool that you can use to find certain categories or objects.

You can find it on the bottom left corner, right above the Build Mode interface.

Let’s say this garden needs a bit more plants.

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I’ll just type in ”Plant” and the search box will give me multiple plant categories. I’ll select the Outdoor Plants selection and that’s it. I could’ve entered ”Outdoor Plants” as well to find them immediately!

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You can search for specific objects as well! This is perfect for those who already memorized the name of some objects.

I want to add the Penguin TV (PenguinVision Children’s Television Set). Now, I don’t have to enter the full name either. If I already know that it’s called PenguinVision or that it’s Children’s Television, I can just type in those names instead, not the full full name and the game will suggest that object that I wanted.

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This also functions for Building Categories. If I wanted to add Wall Patterns, I can type in Wall Patterns or just type Wall and I’ll receive a suggestion for Wall Patterns. Or, if I wanted to build a Fountain, I’ll just type in ”Fountain”, it’s that simple!

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