What are Mods?
According to The Sims 4 Wiki: Mods are modifications to the game that affect visual and/or functional elements. Simply put, mods add features or can change the functions in the game. The best part is that mods are created by the players, who actually play and enjoy the game.
I personally think The Sims 4 wouldn’t be as successful as it is without mods and custom content but especially mods. Mods are what give the game so much depth and possibilities.
I would definitely play the game without custom content but never without mods.
How to install Mods?
Most mod creators have included clear instructions on how to install their mods. But the general idea is that you download the file(s) and place those into your Mods folder (Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 4/Mods).
You would also need to enable mods through the options menu in The Sims 4 game. In your game go to Options (press the three dots in the top-right corner of the screen) and from there click on Game Options, then click on Other and from there select Enable Custom Content and Mods.
One thing I highly recommend is to Organize your Mods folder by the Mod names. Because sadly, whenever there’s a new game update, more often than not it will break a lot of the mods. But if you have organized your mods folder it would make it a lot easier to locate the mod that needs to be updated.
Here’s an example of how my Mod folder looks like:
MC Command Center (MCCC)
Probably the most known mod there is. The MC Command Center was created by Deaderpool. MC Command Center gives so much control to the player by letting them change almost everything in the game. You can adjust how many sims can visit your household, you can also change pregnancy settings, control everyone in the world, increase household size, auto-save your game and so much more.
Download MC Command Center (MCCC): click
UI Cheats Extension
Weerbesu, the creator of the UI Cheats Extension has so many other mods worth checking out too, so, make sure to do that.
UI Cheats Extension is perfect for players who don’t mind cheating a little. I’m one of those people, hehe. This mod allows players to add or remove skills, add money with one click, fill needs with one click, etc. Basically, no more cheat codes for you.
Download UI Cheats Extension: click
TwistedMexi has created this super helpful mod for Build mode. Get organized Debug items, better filters, Expandable Catalog, and more. My favorite thing is the Expandable Catalog because it’s so much easier to see all your items.
Download Better BuildBuy: click
From the same creator as the previous one, TwistedMexi, has created another powerful tool, called T.O.O.L. This mod, Takes Objects Off Lot. It gives players full control over the position and rotation of the object. It also lets you place objects off the lot. This mod can look intimidating at first but TwistedMexi has made a helpful video tutorial to help with that.
Download T.O.O.L.: click
Always “cheat” On
These mods are very similar in nature, so I’m going to list them all here. These mods are for those who find typing in cheats like “bb. enablefreebuild” or “cas.fulleditmode” or “testingcheats true” annoying. Thanks to TwistedMexi mods, those cheats are always on.
- Always Testing – Forces TestingCheats True
- Always MOO – Forces MoveObjects On
- Always FreeBuild – Forces Freebuild mode on
- Always FullEditMode – Forces CAS into Full Edit Mode
- …and more
mods from here: click
Playable Pets Mod
This mod is great for players who enjoy playing with pets. The fact that that you can’t control pets in the Sims 4 is just silly but thankfully this awesome mod solves this issue. This mod will make them selectable/playable.
Download Playable Pets Mod: click
This mod is a must-have if you’re someone who enjoys realistic gameplay. This mod adds more social, relationship, and pregnancy enhancements. The mod also adds menstrual cycle and birth control. And it gives plenty of new custom interactions, skills, custom traits and so much more. The mod creator, TURBODRIVER, has another mod called WickedWhims that is a more extreme version of WonderfulWhims.
Download WonderfulWhims: click
Slice of Life
This mod by KawaiiStacie is another great one for players who look to add more realism to their game. This mod adds a lot of new interactions to the game. The mod adds physical changes to your sim depending on their mod. With this mod, your sims can have different personality types that are based on human personality types. And like the last mod, this also adds Menstrual Cycle to your Sims game. And these are just half of the new interactions that this mod offers.
Download Slice of Life: click
I think a lot of interactions sims do take such a long time, like eating or brushing teeth. Thankfully, there are several mods to make these basic interactions go much faster.
- Download Faster Eating and Drinking mod: click
- Download Sims Brush Teeth Faster mod: click
- Download Faster Writing mod: click
and many other Faster Interactions mods: click
Brookheights – An open-world mod
Technically, this mod is not out yet but a simmer named Arnie has done something a lot of players have been dreaming about since Sims 4 launched – an open-world. You can live and work in Brookheights, own a drivable car, go to the gym, cinema, grocery store, and so much more, without loading screens.
Download Brookheights beta: click
These are all the mods I recommend having in your Mods folder for a full experience. There are so many other amazing mods out there worth checking out and if you have the time and interest, you can browse this awesome place for more mods: click here.