Guide: How To Install Sims 4 Mods

Guide: How To Install Sims 4 Mods
Guide: How To Install Sims 4 Mods

When it comes to installing mods in your Sims 4 game, the process can go from intimidating to overwhelming in no time. There are several things that you need to know before installing mods in your game such as knowing where the items are placed and determining what should be done when your custom content gives up. It can be very tricky, especially for a beginner who still needs to learn a lot. With that said, here’s a not-so-techie guide for downloading, installing, and troubleshooting Sims 4 mods.

Knowing the Perquisites – What To Do Before We Begin?

Sure installing personalized content in your favorite Sims 4 game sounds exciting, but you still need to make sure that it’s updated with all the recent patches. If you haven’t updated your game yet, then connect to the internet, and launch your Game Library to update it.

Additionally, when you download custom content for the first time, you may notice that there are a lot of files with extensions like .rar .zip, and .7z. Mod owners compress the mods before uploading them on websites and forums that you need to install in your game.

However, you don’t just have to copy-paste these files into your sims 4 game folder. There’s a specific tool that you need to extract the original content inside these files, such as WinRAR – the software for which nobody pays. Once you’ve extracted the files successfully, follow the steps below to install these mods:

Turn On Mod Feature in Your Sims 4 Game

The developers of Sims 4 have offered a default mods feature in their game. Although they’re kept disabled by general settings, you can easily turn this feature on, just like you make other changes in the game such as changing the keyboard layout.

To enable it, all you need to do is click on the menu button located at the top-right corner, and choose the option named Game Options. In this section, you’ll find a checkbox labeled “Enable Custom Content and Mods” among other options related to your gameplay that start working after a restart.

Tip by @MADPROFGLINT: You have to run the game at least once before it will create the mods folder. It’ll be in your %user%\documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\ folder.

Download the Desired Mods

After patching your game properly, downloading an extraction tool, and enabling the mods feature, you may proceed to download Sims 4 mods. Here are a couple of popular mods available that enhance your game experience even more.

Bicolor Tank TOP & Mini Skirt – SET399

Sims 4 Female Clothes Mod: Bicolor Tank TOP & Mini Skirt – SET399 (Featured)

7 Swatches Compatible with HQ mod Works with all of skins Custom Thumbnail New Mesh All Lods All Maps Teen to Elder For; Female Recoloring Allowed: Yes

Dorothy Hairstyle

Sims 4 Female Mod: Dorothy Hairstyle (Featured)

All new meshes All LOD 45 colors Hat compatible

It’s Movie Time V3.4.9

Sims 4 Mod: It's Movie Time V3.4.9 (Featured)

Want to give your Sims some more stuff to do? Let them watch something new on a computer or the big screen. With each DVD, there is also a poster, which you can find in Build-Buy mode. For a better experience, click on the Sim watching the movie and press Shift+Tab to enter first-person mode. ...

Bikini Line Collection 2023

Sims 4 Swimwear Clothes Mod: Bikini Line Collection 2023 (Featured)

Bikini Line 2023 set that includes two bikini tops and bottoms and one piece swimsuit Part of a set New mesh Compatible with the base game HQ All LODs (I recommend using it on very high settings) Total 13 Swatches Recoloring not allowed

Weed Cas Background

Sims 4 Mod: Weed Cas Background (Featured)

1. Introducing the Weed Cas Background for Sims 4, a captivating addition to enhance your Sims' virtual world. This product offers a unique and immersive experience by transforming the background when you change your Sims. 2. With its stunning visuals and intricate details, the Weed Cas Background adds a touch of realism and depth to ...

Once the item is downloaded, you need to right-click on it and choose the “Open Folder Location” option. When the folder opens in the file manager, you need to right-click on the mod and extract it to your desired location.

Install the Mod in Your Game

When you extract the mod file, it will make a folder with all the required files in it. When you open this folder, you’ll see files with .package, .ts4script, and .bpi extensions. Choose the .package file and move it to the mod folder of your Sims 4 game, located in the Documents directory (make sure you start the game at least once).


With these three easy steps, you can easily install mods in your Sims 4 game. Before installing any mod in your game, make sure you take a backup in case things go wrong and your game starts to glitch, and make sure you follow each step carefully.

How to Download and Install Mods - The Sims 4


  1. Same person from the top

    Forgot to add something: I go to File Explorer, I go to “Quick Access” I search up “Electronic Arts” and everything else until I’m in “Mods”, and this is the confusing part for me. Do I have to unzip the files and how? How do I know if its a zip file or not? Do I extract the files? Do I have to unzip the put everything into resource? I have Enabled Mods and Script Mods in game, but I click on anything you can interact with and none of the options from the mods show up. Please someone tell me what I’m supposed to do for the Mods to work.

  2. i did all of this right and it comes up w the mod screen when i get on the sims, but when in game basically i cant find any of the violence options. i have the allow mod stuff on sims settings on as well so im not quite sure why its not working

    1. MadProfGlint

      You have to run the game at least once before it will create the mods folder. It’ll be in your %user%\documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\ folder.

  3. My custom content auto-downloads as an Explorer file. When I try to extract from within WinRAR, I keep getting the error “no archives found in selected files and folders”. Can you please offer any advice about what I’m doing wrong? Thanks.

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