How to Install Mods

How to install
The Sims 4 Mods

Recommended Mod

We recommend using “The Sims 4 Ultimate Mod Manager” to help you with your modding experience.


What you will need

1.Basic Knowledge of Mods and Custom Content
2.Data compression utility such as WinZIP or WinRAR
3.Locate the Mods folder of the game: Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 4 > Mods


The Basics

Within the “Mods” folder you will find the file (resource.cfg) which enables the use of 3rd party content. Do NOT Remove this file leave this within the Mods folder at all times. If you accsidently delete or lose this file or mods folder, launching the sims 4 again will create a new folder and file.

There are two types of Custom Content available for download: Direct Replacement and Non-Direct. Direct replacement content replaces an already existing item/texture in the game. Non-Direct adds an additional item/texture to the game.


Downloading and Installing

Custom content is distributed in .package form. When downloading content in a .package form, simply place them into the Mods folder for use. Do not attempt to install any other file type in this folder.

While individual .package files can be downloaded and installed into the mods folder as is, you may encounter content downloads in .ZIP or .RAR form. These types of files must be opened using a data compression utility such as WinZIP or WinRAR, and then used to extract the .package files from within.


TIP: to keep your content organized you can create sub-Folders within the mods folder


Removing Custom Content

To remove Custom Content, delete the files directly from the Mods folder. If you would like to save and transfer your content to a new installation of  The Sims 4, move the mods folder and place it on your desktop. You can then simply replace the folder once you have installed/re-installed the game.


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