Lots of reports of CC and Mods not showing up in game recently so I thought a reminder on where your Sims 4 user data folder must be located may help.
Many of you install the game on an external drive to save space on your internal storage. Whilst this is fine and easy enough to do via Origin (Origin > Preferences > Installs & Saves > Game Library Location), you cannot do this with your user data folder. This is the Sims 4 folder that contains your saves, CC/Mods, screenshots, game settings, tray items and more. This folder must be located on your internal drive, the full file path should be Macintosh HD > Users > (your Mac user account name) > Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 4. You can check this file path by clicking on your Mods folder, holding down CMD and pressing i to bring up the info window for the folder:
Your internal storage may have a different name if you have renamed it, partitioned your drive, reformatted it, replaced it or are booting up from an external drive with a version of macOS installed. If you have iCloud Drive enabled you must not have it set to store your Documents folder in the cloud as the game will not be able to find it and will create a new folder each time you launch it. For help with this please read this article.
The CC/Mods you use must meet the following criteria:
- be only unzipped/extracted .package files placed in the Mods folder. You can create your own sub folders within the Mods folder and place the package files in those folders if you like.
- Sims 4 CC/mods only
If you download CC in RAR, 7-Zip or another compressed format that your Mac cannot extract please read this article for further help.
I’ve always loved this simple plant light but wanted a few more lighter colours. I chose marble and stone textures and added in a ceramic and gold too.
Unfortunately Tamamaro’s original CC plant light no longer seems to be available online, I have uploaded their original so my recolours will place in game and you can enjoy their lovely original colours too. You can find a viewable link on the Sims 4 Updates page here.
You will also need the The Sims 4 Perfect Patio Stuff Pack installed for this light to place.
Original plant light by Tamamaro (needed for my recolours)
CC in pictures:
Picture – Pot – Plant
Recolours made using Photoshop and Sims 4 Studio.
Weirdly, or maybe because suddenly more people are deciding to use CC and Mods, there’s been a sudden spike in Mac users reporting that their custom content is not showing up in-game. It seems to have happened since the December 2017 patch (184.108.40.2060) and the release of the Cats & Dogs Expansion Pack. There is no reason why this should be happening so for clarity this is what you need to do to get CC and Mods to show up in your game:
- Are CC and Mods enabled in your game options?
- Is your game fully patched up to date?
- Are the CC and Mods you’re trying to use fully compatible with the latest version of the game?
- Are the CC/Mods definitely for Sims 4 and not Sims 1, 2 or 3?
- Have you unzipped the downloaded CC/Mods so you are only placing .package files in your Mods folder?
- Do you have iCloud Drive enabled to store your Documents folder in the cloud? Check in System Preferences.
- Have you tried repairing your game? Right click on the game in your Origin games library and select repair game.
ItsaprilXD’s fabulous guide to installing CC/Mods on a Mac is also worth a read.