How to download The Sims custom content

Is playing The Sims by creating amazing furnishings and luxurious homes, perhaps with a healthy touch of whimsy and whimsy, one of your favorite activities? Then you are probably looking for new ways and solutions to make your creations even more unique and to insert in this imaginative game some unreleased content that the developers will never insert.

If that’s the case, you’re definitely interested in knowing how to download custom content in The Sims , right? Then I must tell you that you had a great idea and, above all, that I can help you achieve your goal. In fact, in this tutorial of mine, I will talk to you about how to download and activate the famous custom content (otherwise known as mods) in the main versions of The Sims. If you’re worried you don’t know enough about them, rest assured: before getting into the matter, I’ll tell you how they work and what procedures to follow to file them correctly.

Come on, what are you waiting for? If you too believe that personalized content is a touch of originality not indifferent in games like The Sims, take some free time to read this guide and get ready to find out everything there is to know about The Sims 4. Have a good read and, most of all, a lot of fun!


  • Preliminary information
  • How to download custom content in The Sims 4 for PC
    • Where to download custom content for The Sims 4
    • Install custom content in The Sims
    • Enable custom content in The Sims 4
    • Turn off custom content in The Sims 4
  • How to download custom stuff The Sims 4 PS4
  • How to download The Sims FreePlay custom material

Preliminary information

If you’re looking for information on The Sims custom material , there’s a good chance you’ve also heard of Custom content or, more briefly, CC . If you’ve never heard or read these two terms, I’ll reassure you right away: it’s the exact same thing, but expressed under different names.

You are probably wondering, in essence, what these terms refer to. Well, custom material is nothing more than content created by users and not by the game developer (Maxis). In other words, it is unofficial content that fans of the game create and share with everyone.

How do you say? Would you like to know if these are legitimate and supported files? Yes of course. Maxis offers The Sims for PC players the ability to insert custom content with almost total confidence.

I use the term almost because, although the addition of customized content is officially allowed by the developers of The Sims, some of these, precisely because they come from unofficial sources, could corrupt the game or cause malfunctions. For this reason, I invite you to continue with the CC integration only if you are really ready to take this risk and carefully following the suggestions I am about to give you.

All clear? Good. If, then, you are determined to continue, I suggest you make a good backup of your saves and put into practice what I am about to tell you. If you don’t remember how to back up your game saves, please refer to my guide on how to save PC game saves .

Finally, if you haven’t done so, install a program to decompress compressed files , such as 7-Zip or WinRAR , which I told you about in this dedicated tutorial .

How to download custom content for The Sims 4 PC

Now that I’ve told you more about custom material for The Sims and the risks involved in installing it, you’re ready to learn how to activate them. Let’s start, therefore, with the most recent version of The Sims for computer, seeing how to download customized content for The Sims 4 .

Where to download custom content for The Sims 4

All the custom material that you can install in your copy of The Sims 4 is freely available on the Net. There are many different sources of content, since anyone who can create them can make them available on the Web.

But be careful: for this very reason, I do not recommend relying on the sites you find around, otherwise you risk downloading harmful material for your device. Try to contact only the reference sites of this world, which can be considered as generally safe.

  • TheSimsResource
  • ModTheSims
  • Sims4Downloads
  • Sims4Updates
  • SIMcredible!
  • AroundTheSims

As an alternative to the sites above, I invite you to follow content creators at their blogs and Tumblr accounts . To find personalized content on this social platform, widely used by The Sims modders, connected to the main Tumblr page , click on the search bar at the top and type “the Sims 4 custom content” , to view all posted content on the platform.

Unfortunately, given the diversity of sources and the frequent updates that these platforms receive, it is not possible for me to be specific in the precise steps to download them. For example, on Tumblr, just click on the images of the content to download and look for the relevant download button .

Finally, I warn you that some of the sites I have recommended require you to register before you can download the packages. Press, therefore, on the item to create an account and enter the required information (eg email and password).

Install custom content in The Sims 4

The process for installing custom content for The Sims is not always the same. As you have probably noticed, CCs can be distributed in different formats. More exactly, there are three types of packages of this content.

The most common type of package is the one marked by the .package format , used for content such as hair, clothing, accessories, and furniture sets. There are also lot packages , which include land and houses. Finally, there are gallery creations and scripts .

The good news is that the installation procedures for these three package categories don’t differ much. As you will see, it is enough to proceed with a proper archiving to install them properly.

Therefore, start the installation procedure by opening the downloaded CC file with your decompression program : inside you will find one or more files in .package format , or in .ts4script, .bpi, .blueprint or .trayitem formats . In addition to these formats, within the packages you will be able to find text files .txt or images : these are all negligible, as they contain only additional information from the creator.

Now, keep the package with the customized content open and in the meantime go to the mod folder of The Sims 4. To find the path in question, click on the Windows Start button (the flag icon located in the lower left corner screen) and enter the term “documents” in the search bar .

Select, therefore, the icon of the Documents folder present in the search results and, inside it, find the folder called Electronic Arts . Now go into The Sims 4 folder and finally into the Mods folder .

Then proceed by clicking on the package icon you left open in the taskbar (the one at the bottom which also contains the Start button) and select the contents with .package format , and then drag them to the Mods folder . At this point, the installation procedure can be said to be complete!

If, on the other hand, your customized content package does not contain .package files, but .bpi , trayitem and .blueprint files , you must transfer the latter to the Tray folder , which can always be found in the The Sims 4 folder .

What to do with .ts4script files instead ? This format contains mods that introduce or modify game mechanics, such as that of careers, animations and interactions: therefore, they modify the behavior of the game.

The installation of the scripts takes place in the same way seen for the .package files, ie they must be moved to the Mods folder , with the only difference being that they must be enabled separately. But I’ll tell you about this in the next chapter of the guide .

Enable custom content in The Sims 4

If you have reached this point in the tutorial, I will reveal to you that you have already passed the most difficult part of the procedure. Why am I telling you this? The answer is that custom content is already supported by your copy of The Sims 4 PC and only needs to be enabled from the options menu.

To proceed, simply start the game and access the Game Options . From this menu, you will need to look for the Activate custom content and mods item in the More menu . If you want to activate the scripts as well, check the Mods box of the allowed script , then click on the Apply changes button .

Perfect: now all you have to do is restart the game . This way, the next time you enter The Sims, the previously installed content will finally be active!

Turn off custom content in The Sims 4

In the unfortunate event that you run into corrupted custom content that can make your The Sims 4 unplayable or unstable, or if you just want to revert to the original version of The Sims without any custom content, here’s what you need to do.

First of all, try to disable the contents exactly as you enabled them, that is by acting in the menu with the options of the game: look for, in the latter, the item Activate custom content and mods and click on the box next to it, to remove check it. Once this is done, remember to restart the game and check that the contents have been disabled.

If despite the deactivation you still have problems, you will probably have to uninstall The Sims and then reinstall it: for the complete procedure, I leave you to my tutorials on how to uninstall programs and how to install The Sims .

How to download custom stuff The Sims 4 PS4

Did you continue reading this guide until this chapter because you are looking for a way to download custom material in The Sims 4 for PS4 ? I thought I’d dedicate this chapter to the console version to shed some light on mod and CC support in this version of the famous life simulator.

Well, the reality is that unfortunately there is no support for this kind of content, at least at the time of writing this guide. Maxis, developer of the game, and EA Games, its publisher, have made the choice not to include the ability to play with custom content on consoles : for this reason, there is no way to install and use them, sorry.

How to download The Sims FreePlay custom material

As for the console version, even for the The Sims FreePlay version intended for Android and iOS mobile devices , there is no official support for mods and customized content.

In short, in a very similar way to the activation of the tricks , as well as the possibility of having infinite money , the developer and publisher of the game have preferred to exclude the possibility of enabling personalized content.

I warn you that browsing the web you could run into modified versions of The Sims FreePlay for Android , but you must also know that it is potentially dangerous material for your device. If you have already installed this kind of unofficial content, I strongly suggest you get rid of it as soon as possible and run a malware scan on your device.


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