The Sims 4 Mod 101

The Sims 4 Custom Content and Mod 101

WHAT IS THE SIMS 4 MOD?

The word “mods” is a contraction for “modifications”. A mod is a file that, when placed inside a certain folder, will add in new features to the game. They can come in many shapes or sizes, but it’s important to understand what Mods are before you get into using them.

So you can add 3rd party content by modding your game. This includes Game Mods and Custom Content. We can explain these two terms as follows.

GAME MODS

They are add-ons that can change the basic behavior of the game and Sims. These can range from minor game changes to major system overhauls. These add features to the game or change functionality. Mods can contain script code, but not always. For example: a new trait, new console cheats, objects with new functionality, new UI functionality, etc.

Mods may become incompatible with the game after game updates. For it to work properly, you need to check if the creator has released an update.

How to Install The Sims 4 Mods?

Here are the terms you need to know about The Sims 4 Game Mods.

Script Mods

Script mods add extra functionality to your game or modify game functionality. These files are files with .ts4script extension. Examples of scripting mods include MC Command Center, Wonderful Whims, School Activities.

Tuning Mods

Modifies the default operation of the game. For example: Eating and Drinking Faster or 50 Percent Lower Salaries.

CUSTOM CONTENT

This is the addition of player-made clothing or objects to the game. Referred to as “CC” for short in The Sims community. For example: CAS items (clothing , hairstyles, eyebrows, tattoos) or Build/Buy items (seats, beds, floors, wall paints, decor) etc.

Custom Content mostly continues to work properly after game updates. You don’t need to check much if its creator has updated the content.

How to Install The Sims 4 CC?

Here are the terms you need to know about The Sims 4 Custom Content.

Mesh

Every object you see in the game has a 3D model. These are called mesh. The custom contents that you see the new mesh phrase are made with a new 3D modeling. If a custom content you’ve downloaded doesn’t appear in the game, it’s usually just a recoloring of another creator’s content. Make sure you download the original file.

Recolors

An alternative recolors/adds additional swatches, colors, patterns to existing Maxis content or Custom Content made by other creators.

If the recoloring was done on a New Mesh added by another creator, you must have downloaded the original Custom Content as well, otherwise the Custom Content will not appear in the game. If users who offer recolors have made another creator’s work, they will make a reference to its content and let you know that you need to download it as well.

Swatches

Color options for all objects.

Overrides

Override is a package that replaces the original maxis content. For example, new swatches can be added by overriding an outfit. or when a trait is selected in cas, the animation of the character can be changed.

Maxis Match CC

Custom Content that fits the art style of The Sims 4. It follows the same styles and textures of the game.

Alpha CC

Custom Content that fits the art style of The Sims 4. It follows the same styles and textures of the game. They appear differently in-game next to the original maxis content. They are not compatible with the art style of the game.

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andrew5000t
9 months ago

Why does the red circle cancel come up over downloads that are not patreon? If they are patreon only then why do those other links exist?


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