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Installing Sims 4 CC

In general, most modifications in The Sims 4 will be delivered as .package files. These usually have a ".package"- extension and are often packed with a compression tool. Therefore, the downloads have often he ZIP or RAR format. While you can open ZIP-Files without problems with the built-in Zip-Extractor of Windows 7/8/8.1, you have to download additional software for RAR-Files.



Installing Sims 4 Package Files

Extracting ZIP/RAR Files

Once you've downloaded the compressed modification, you have to extract the containing package-files. To do this simply use the right click menu. Perform a right click on the compressed file, goto "7-Zip" and select "Extract Here". That's it, you have now the package-file.

Installing Package Files

Cut and paste the file(s) into your Mods folder:

  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/OS X: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\


Installing Game Mods (.pyo/.py)

Script and Core mods modify game files by custom python scripts. These do NOT get unzipped!

Cut and paste the ZIP or RAR into your Mods folder:

  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\


Playing The Sims 4

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If you have completed all these steps, you can now start the game. Now a popup window will appear with all loaded modifications, categorized by NON-SCRIPT-MODS and SCRIPT-MODS. If you don't want to see this window again, you just need to uncheck "View at game start".

  • To activate Script-Mods, you have to check "Script-Mods:" in the game options.
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