Some of the greatest things about The Sims franchise is the availability of free custom content (cc)/mods and the initiative that many simmers take to enrich the game that they know and love. There are hundreds of users that showcase unique custom content and handy mods.
As always, whenever you are pursuing the mysterious thing that is the internet, make sure you are traveling to trusted sites, downloading responsibly, and have a good antivirus. ? Though I am not a cybersecurity expert, I would avoid Ad.fly links and .exe programs.
Must-Have Starter Mods for Sims 4
- MC Command Center by deaderpool — detailed settings and story progression
- Custom Food by icemunmun — adds custom content food to your game
- No Dishes in Bathroom Sinks by plasticbox — fixes sims washing dishes in bathroom
- Pose Player by Andrew — allows you to pose your sims for pictures or stories
- Slice of Life by KawaiiStacie — more realistic social interactions and moods
This list is just a sample of many mods perfect for beginners. If you have any other great mods/custom content sources or favorite creators, feel free to comment them down below!
Top 6 Websites for Custom Content and Mods
Even though I have been playing The Sims since 2011, I only just recently started enhancing my gameplay with third-party content. However, about a month after trying out different and simmer recommendations, I have found multiple websites that I find myself returning to weekly.
The Sims Resource
The Sims Resource is a vast collection of custom content and mods for all iterations of The Sims. This content ranges from cute dresses and hairstyles to full-blown houses and sims. This is especially good if you prefer Alpha (realistic) content over Maxis Match (similar style to Maxis).
The only downside to this resource is the download limitations (one download at a time), filter limitations, and copious amounts of advertisements–unless you pay for their subscription service.
Maxis Match CC World
Maxis Match CC World is a Tumbler page would be amazing for anyone who likes Maxis Match CC (which looks similar to the original Maxis content). I have found that Maxis Match World has wonderful filter options through their navigation bar and the content is rich in variety with great quality. I have downloaded some of my favorite CC/Mods using this website.
However, there are often Ad.fly links as options for downloading and the links take you to other Tumbler pages. Even though this option does provide a bit of profit to the creator, I recommend taking the Ad-free download option.
Mod The Sims
I have not used Mod The Sims as much as other sources; however, the few mods which I have downloaded have been literal game-changers. I have specifically tried plasticbox‘s fix for washing dishes in the bathroom sink and icemunmun‘s custom food.
Fresh Prince Creations
Fresh Prince Creations was the website that truly began my love of custom content. Fresh Prince provides different types of content–but their vehicles are unforgettable. I specifically downloaded the 1973 Volkswagen Beetle for Sims 3 and was amazed by the detail. On top of all this, most of the hundreds of creations are free and have no ads.
MC Command Center
MC Command Center (MCCC) is a script mod for The Sims 4 which provides the player with advanced control over things such as population, percentages of age groups, and story progression. This mod also prompts your sims to put away their books after their done reading. MCCC has a couple of different add-on mods available as well.
Whether you are playing The Sims for the first time or have played since it was released in 2000, online resources go a long way to help improve your gaming experience. Of course, as with everything on the internet, always make sure to take precautions to protect your information.