Once again the fabulous itsaprilXD has written a very easy to follow guide on installing Mods on a Mac, this time for The Sims 4.
(For help on installing Mods in The Sims 3, please read itsaprilXD’s excellent guide here: https://bluebellflora.com/itsaprilxds-how-to-install-mods-on-a-mac-guide/)
Remember, you MUST remove your Mods before patching your game. For help on switching off TS4 and Origin automatic updates please see here.
For help on extracting compressed files such as 7z and RAR please go here.
How to install The Sims 4 Mods on a Mac:
So I’ve had a few requests here and there regarding mods and custom content for The Sims 4 on Mac, now that it has finally been released. If you know about my mods guide for The Sims 3, you would know that it was written for the sole purpose of making it easier to understand for those who aren’t familiar with using mods or custom content (CC) in their games. Hopefully, this one will do the exact same thing for you all.
So before we get started, we’re going to need to open up the game, go to GAME OPTIONS and then OTHER.
There will be two check boxes with the options to Enable Custom Content and Mods and use Script Mods. You need to make sure these are selected:
Now that that has been enabled, we can close the game.
WHERE TO INSTALL MODS/CC –
All .package files that you have downloaded can be moved to the following folder:
Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 4 > Mods.
Please note that with The Sims 4, you do not need a Package folder within the Mods folder (like we had to do for The Sims 3). The Resource.cfg will stay in the main Mods folder with the rest of the files and/or folders that you add.
USING MODS WITH TS4 –
For testing purposes, I moved my entire Mods folder over to my Mac partition and into my new game, so this is what my Mods folder looked like at the time:
You’ll notice that I have quite a few stray files and a lot of folders. I will recommend using categorised folders as it makes it more organised and easier to find certain files.
Now, as I tried to load this up, my game did crash (as I did have a lot more than 1000 files). If you wish to use more than 1000, I would recommend looking at this announcement here, which will explain how to do so.
I chose not to look into this further as I was only testing mods and the above issue was a known issue for me at the time.
I then removed all of my CC, and just left the following Mods in their own folder. I experienced no issues with any of the mods below, so in regards to a question I was asked not too long ago: Unless otherwise stated by the creator of the particular mod, mods will work on both PC/Windows and Mac versions of TS4:
WHERE TO DOWNLOAD/WHAT SHOULD I DOWNLOAD?
Generally when I’m looking for mods for any of my game, I head to Mod The Sims (MTS).
The following mods are some of my favourites and I definitely recommend using some of them, if not all of them.
- No Intro – basically the same as the one I listed in my mods guide for TS3. It’s unnecessary waiting time in my opinion.
- No Distance Blur – if you like sims photography, or just like looking at the worlds, then this one is definitely a good one to download.
- No ‘Musical Chairs’/Group Chat – I can’t be the only one who finds the constant moving around of sims while talking annoying?
- No Fade (Sims & Objects) – allows you to get closer to your seems for those ultra close/creepy shots!
- Anything from Plasticbox – and I really mean anything. They have a lot of base game mesh edits and a lot of mods that are really useful. I would however recommend using the No Fade on Columns from them, which you can get here.
Those are all the ones I can recommend at the moment, but if you’re ever interested in what other ones I’m using/also recommend, feel free to leave me a message on my tumblr: www.ministryofsims.tumblr.com.
As always, I hope this helped some of you, and if not, please send me a message on my tumblr, or just leave a comment below and I will try my best to reply to it at a reasonable time.