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Sims 4 Green Plants Pictures, CC Recolours

My love affair with succulents, both in the game and in real life, knows no bounds at the moment so it seemed only right to make some pictures for my game. I chose six gorgeous pictures and used MXIMS beautifully simple square pictures from the Escandinavia Part 2 set. The pictures are small (top picture) but they don’t lose any of their detail if you use the resize cheat to make them bigger (bottom picture)*:

Identical swatches in a leaning picture:

In game:

Download Links

You will need MXIMS’ Escandinavia Pt 2 pictures for these to show up in your game:

My Green Picture downloads (SimFileShare no Adfly):

Wall Pictures
Leaning Pictures

MXIMS’ original picture meshes (needed for my pictures to work in game):

Escandinavia Part 2 Set (Wall Square Picture and Leaning Square Picture)

*In build/buy mode hold down the Shift or CTRL key and press ] to make objects bigger. After pressing ] you may need to just move the object slightly to see the bigger size. Make sure you also enable bb.moveobjects on to better place the pictures.

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Sims 4 Horticultural Pictures, CC Recolours

I love these pictures by Pierre-Joseph Redouté and thought they would look gorgeous in our little Sims’ houses. Nine different pictures in three different frames:

In game:

Because I still have no idea how to mesh I used TheNumbersWoman’s blank picture mesh (thank you!) so you will need to download her original mesh in order for these pictures to show up.

My Horticultural Picture downloads (SimFileShare no Adfly):

White Frame Pictures
Wood Frame Pictures
Black Frame Pictures

TheNumbersWoman original picture mesh (TSR – needed for my pictures to work in game):

TheNumbersWoman Large Matte Blank Mesh

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 files for you. You simply drag the files to the App and the special characters are removed.