How to Install Custom Content

How to Set up your pc for CC:

Note: Mods are downloaded the same way, however, this walkthrough focuses on the necessary actions for CC only.

First, locate your mods folder. On both Mac and PC, you can find it in: Documents > Electronic Arts > Sims 4 > Mods.

Note: You need to run the game at least once for these files to appear. If you do not see a Mods folder, run your game and it will generate the necessary files.

This tutorial assumes you have the default Sims 4 folder setup. If you are using an external hard drive, read here - mac | windows.

Steps to download and install:

    1. Once you've located the folder, find some custom content you want to download - Where to Find CC.

    2. Download the CC you want. For me, it downloads to my 'Downloads' folder, but you can pick where you want it to download.

    3. All CC files end in .package, (example: Hair1.package), so we want to make sure we are only adding package files to our mods folder. If the file you downloaded ends in .package, move to step 4, otherwise read below.

      • If the download comes in a Zip, Rar or 7zip file (example: HairSet.Zip, HairSet.rar, HairSet.7zip), you will need to extract them (basically open the compressed folders up so we can pull out the packages).

      • Both Mac and PC have built-in extractors for Zip downloads. If the download ends in Zip, just double click on the folder and it will open up.

      • For Rar or 7zip files, you will need to download an extra tool.

        • For Mac, I recommend the 'Unarchiver', which is free in the app store.

        • For Windows, you can use WinRAR or 7ZIP, both of which are free (even if they say they're not).

      • Once we have the file in .package format, we can add it to the mods folder.

    4. Drag the file (example: Hair1.package), and put it in your mods folder: Documents > Electronic Arts > Sims 4 > Mods.

      • If you downloaded a recolor, make sure to check if the original mesh is required or if you need any specific packs.

      • The recolor and mesh do not have to be in the same location, but are easier to find if they are!

    5. Open up your game and go into the game options/settings.

    6. Under the 'Other' tab, tick off 'Enable Custom Content and Mods'.

      • If you plan on using script mods, you'll want to also enable the 'Script Mods Allowed' option, but this is not required for CC.

    7. Click 'Apply Changes' and restart your game.

8. When you open up your game again, you will see a popup with a list of all the custom content and mods your game found in the mods folder. If you see this message, you have been successful. However, let's confirm another way.

9. Create a new game or open up your existing game - we want to go to the CAS screen.

10. Go to the filter options and go down to the 'Content' tab. Check off 'Custom Content' only, and any CC you have should appear!

Happy Simming!

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