The Sims 4 Mods

Modder revamps The Sims 4 in the Style of Sims 2

Sims 4 to Sims 2 UI Mod

This nostalgic Sims 4 UI Mod should be ready for everyone soon!

The modding community keeps pushing the limits and possibilities of what a mod can do. Sure, we’ve seen a few aesthetic mods for The Sims 4 that change the look of Loading Screens, Main Menu and even the User Interface Color. However, no mod yet has managed to bundle it all up into one sweet nostalgic package!

For those who have played The Sims 2 (and still do!) and want to inject the feeling of future nostalgia within The Sims 4, you’re in luck. Modder and creator vyxated on Tumblr has posted a series of photos about their Work in Progress Sims 4 UI Mod. Completely revamping all of the User Interface elements into the style of Sims 2.

Sims 4 UI Mod in the style of Sims 2: Loading Screen

The Sims 2 UI for The Sims 4 – First Look

The creator of this Mod has gone to great lengths to refurbish every aspect of The Sims 4 UI with this Mod. Including Create A Sim, Build Mode, Live Mode and all of the interactable and visual elements within the interface.

From fonts to tiny little icons, almost every segment of the game is covered in iconic 2004 look. With more being polished as we write this article!

Create A Sim

Fans of The Sims 2 will immediately notice the Body Shop background being an integral part of this Sims 4 UI Mod. With traits, sliders and thumbnail previews all showcasing the content in its nostalgic way like never before.

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Build Mode

This Sims 2 to Sims 4 UI Mod also refurbishes the entire Build Mode interface. With house segment icons on the bottom left corner all professionally redesigned to match this era. Arrows for placing down walls have also been successfully revamped, and lot properties and settings should all have matching looks.

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Live Mode

I was so surprised to see The Sims 4 Live Mode redesigned completely like this. From the interactions menu to the Events and Sim info panel, everything’s matching just perfectly. I also prefer the new look of notifications on the top right corner!

Even the Plumbob got an update, although we’re not sure if it’s the final one or if they plan to polish that diamond a little more.

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Travelling Loading Screen and Cars

The modder didn’t just stop at the amazing interface designs. They’ve brought additional nostalgia back with Taxi cabs from The Sims 1. Allowing you to commute by yourself or with others to different lots and locations in The Sims 4.

sims 2 ui mod for sims 4 travelling

Doing so will reveal a new loading screen in the style of Sims 2. With Sims 4 game lessons and even iconography all matching perfectly with the new look.

Sims 4 UI Mod in style of Sims 2

One caveat remains though, and that’s the static loading bar at the top that will always be filled up. But hey, at least the cute taxi icon levitates while you wait!

The Sims 4 UI Mod in the style of Sims 2 is still a work in progress. Considering that the modder had to strip away and reconstruct everything from one game to another, what we see already is so much work done. Vyxated claims that they’re about 99% done with the work on the mod, with only a few icons and interfaces left to finish.

Since The Sims 4’s collection of tens of packs that add onto the game’s interface and design, it’s understandable why additional care and check needs to be done before the mod is pushed out to the world.


Modder Vyxated has just released their Sims 2 UI inspired recolor for The Sims 4. The Mod is easy to download and install, and only requires you to have one additional Mod alongside this one to make it work. (UI Cheats Extension)

Sims 4 UI Mod

The creator also included a handy list of extra Mods and recommended ones to help you immerse yourself even more. Take a full list at the official Mod listing below:


Mod Features

PC: 1.105.345.1020 / Mac: 1.105.345.1220 Older game versions will not work with this mod.

  • UI overhaul in the style of The Sims 2’s UI.
  • Over 500+ additional icons recolored for CAS & BuildBuy!
  • Sims 2 style cursor recolors.
  • Most text are kept in their original color, though they might get changed/updated down the line.

How to Install the Main Mod

  • Download & extract the zip file within your Mods folder.
  • Install the latest UI Cheats Extension mod and make sure it loads after the Sims 2 UI mod. Current version needed: v1.40

Installing Extra Mods

  • Loading screen: download only one loading screen file. Available in: 4:3 – 16:9 – 16:10 aspect ratio.
  • Opening screen: file to replace the intro TS4 screen. Choose the file that pertains to your game language.
  • TS2 Cursor: recolored TS4 cursor to match with TS2’s cursor. Unfortunately, some cursors are missing their recolors (rotate cam & grab+arrows in CAS).
  • EA Notif: optional file if you prefer to keep the notification in its original color scheme.

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What are your thoughts on this cool Sims 4 UI redesign? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and check out more awesome Sims 4 Mods right here!

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