Seasons Sprinkler Recolours

It’s so lovely to have the sprinkler back in the game but the colours are just too bright for me. I recoloured in six muted colours including two shades of green so the sprinkler can blend in more with the garden.

This is a simple recolour of the Maxis Sprinkle-O-Matic 2001 so you will need the Seasons Expansion Pack for this to place in your game. I also dropped the price from §350 to §50.

– Sim File Share Download –

This download is free, no Patreon, adfly or any similar paywalls. Clicking on the download link will take you straight to the SFS download page.


 

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Sims 4 CC and Mods not showing up in-game

Sometimes there are spikes in this issue being reported and it usually coincides with a game update or macOS update. Game updates can render CC/Mods incompatible so you need to check with the creator that the content you use has been updated to work with the current patch level of the game. When macOS updates are applied this can sometimes change iCloud Drive settings so check the location of your Documents folder in System Preferences:

  1. Are CC and Mods enabled in your game options? If not enable them and restart the game.
  2. Is your game fully patched up to date?
  3. Are the CC and Mods you’re trying to use fully compatible with the latest version of the game? Check on the creator’s website that they are. The good creators will always check their content is compatible after an update and release an updated version if necessary or possible. Check the SimsVIP broken Mods page for updated lists after each patch.
  4. Are the CC/Mods definitely for Sims 4 and not Sims 1, 2 or 3?
  5. Have you unzipped the downloaded CC/Mods so you are only placing .package and/or .ts4script files in your Mods folder?
  6. Do you have iCloud Drive enabled to store your Documents folder in the cloud? Check in System Preferences. If so disable it so your Sims 4 data is stored locally on your Mac.
  7. 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.

Extracting Sims 4 CC Zip files for Mac, including 7z and RAR files

Lots of Simmers, Mac and Windows users, still have issues installing CC and Mods into their game because of the compression methods some creators use. I was late to the CC party and experienced this as the built in Archive Utility in macOS can’t handle 7z files.

The best tool I have found to extract 7z and rar files is The Unarchiver and you can download it straight from the Mac App Store here. It’s really simple to use as it sets itself up as the default unarchiver on your Mac so once installed you don’t have to do anything. I don’t normally like any software that overrides Apple’s Apps but I’ve been using this ever since my CC obsession started and had no problem with it.

  1. Download The Unarchiver from the App Store. It will automatically install.
  2. Download some CC in 7z or rar format. The downloaded file will now look like one of these in your Downloads folder: 
  3. Now just double click on the 7z or RAR file (like you would a normal Zip file) and The Unarchiver will extract the contents into a new folder in your Downloads folder. You can now move the .Package files from the extracted folder into your Mods folder.

More information and help:

  • For a step by step guide on how to install CC/Mods have a look at ItsaprilXD’s brilliant guide here
  • It’s always a good idea to get rid of the special characters (*[]%-_ etc.) from CC filenames as it will help to speed up your game a little. For a further explanation see my page here. Rather than manually change every filename I created an Automator App which will get rid of the characters for you. You simply drag the files to the App and the special characters are removed.