The Sims 4 Mods Hub has a new set of Guidelines for eager creators. Find out what they are and ensure you’re ready for next month!
This week The Sims Team has announced their partnership with Overwolf and Curseforge. The partnership with these platforms offers a more streamlined and easy experience. All for the sake of providing players top notch support to Download (and upload!) Custom Content and Mods for The Sims 4.
We’ve explained further down the line what the Mods Hub for Sims 4 will mean to players. Both creators and fans of those creators’ content. Today, we have new information for Mod & CC creators themselves. Want to know what gets accepted?
The Sims 4 Mods Hub – Moderation Guidelines & Rules
The Curseforge platform has explained all the requirements in their Moderation Guidelines page for Sims 4 Mods & CC. The Guidelines are similar to EA’s new Mods & CC Policy from August this year.
However, Curseforge explained further about the do’s and the don’ts of uploading Mods & CC to their platform.
See the official rules of The Sims 4 Mods Hub below:
- Mods must not contain explicitly violent content.
- Mods that allow for Sim violence are prohibited.
- Violence or fighting in The Sims may be depicted as playful, obscuring any actual physical contact for fighting Sims behind cartoon dust clouds. However, Sims do not attack, physically hurt, maim, or kill other Sims.
- Depictions of blood, gore, graphic injury, weapons or related violence in the form of gameplay mods or custom content are prohibited.
- Mods must not modify the game to allow for nudity, sexual content, and/or inappropriate romantic or sexual relationships.
- Content created to simulate Sim nudity, sexual content, or sexually explicit clothing is prohibited. In the Sims kissing, cuddling and making out are allowed. Sims do not have sex, they “Woohoo” or “Try for Baby”.
- Content which modifies the game to allow for inappropriate or unwanted relations between Sims, including but not limited to, Sim romance outside of appropriate age stages, animals, or allowing child or teen life stage romance with older Sims is prohibited.
- Content which disables consent for romantic interactions is prohibited.
- Mods must not contain any content related to the use of alcohol, smoking, vaping, or using any other drugs.
- Content which adds cigarettes, cigars, vape pens (or any other vaping mechanisms), or other smoking functions are prohibited. This also includes content which promotes a lifestyle featuring any of the above.
- Content which features drugs, drug paraphernalia, whether as gameplay mods or custom content objects, or clothing that promotes smoking, vaping, or any other form of drug use is prohibited.
- Mods may not alter The Sims 4 consumables to simulate the effects, naming, or promotion of alcohol, drugs or any other illegal substances.
- Mods must not contain content representing real world figures, societal conflicts, cultural conflicts, or politics.
- Real people or references to real people or public figures as content in any Mod is prohibited.
- Religion, religious symbols, real world histories, or other themes that discriminate or carry derogatory connotations are prohibited.
- Representation of wars or universal conflicts (historical or otherwise) are prohibited.
- Representation of political preferences, positions, ideologies, or any other political or sociopolitical conflicts are prohibited.
- Mods must not contain any illegal or undesirable activities.
- Mods in which the player may engage in or promote deviant lifestyles are prohibited.
- Mods that contain references to, or that simulate, gambling or betting are prohibited.
- Mods that allow for, or assist in, cheating or other anti-competitive behavior are prohibited.
- Mods must not incorporate or contain any content that violates or infringes any trademark, copyright, moral rights, or other intellectual property rights of any third party, including any right of privacy or right of publicity.
- Real world brands, brand names, logos, or any defining marks for other IP (Apple, Gucci, IKEA, etc.) are prohibited.
- The names and depictions of real world locations, buildings or landmarks are prohibited.
- Third party-owned images, characters, voices/audio, music, and spoken and/or written words owned by a person or entity other than the Creator of the content are prohibited.
- Names, images, or likenesses of real world people, unless of the Creator themselves, are prohibited.
- Mods must not be presented in a way which suggests they are “official”, or otherwise affiliated or endorsed by EA. For example, any artwork used to promote the Mod must not resemble the look and feel of official EA pack art, or use the TS4, Plumbob or other EA logos or materials.
- Mods must not incorporate or contain any software or program that damages, interferes with or disrupts another’s network, computer, or property, such as denial of service attacks, spamming, hacking, or uploading computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, cancelbots, spyware, corrupted files and time bombs.
- Mods must not contain content that is abusive, hateful, harassing, profane, defamatory, threatening, obscene, sexually explicit, vulgar, offensive, indecent, illegal, or unlawful.
- Mods must be made available to all users for free. Mods cannot be sold, licensed, or rented for a fee, nor can Mods contain features that would support monetary transactions of any type.
- Mods must comply with the ESRB Rating and content descriptors (above).
Any Mod which violates these guidelines is prohibited from being hosted on Overwolf’s platform(s)