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I’ve never really been a custom content user when it comes to games. I love playing them vanilla or as they were intended to be played. Though don’t get me wrong I find some mods in video games hilarious or can enhance gameplay. In Sims I rarely get mods, but there are a few I love. These are typically Maxis Match so they look like they belong in the game rather than something changing the aesthetic of the game. So I’m going to be updating this post with all the locations where I get Custom Content (CC) that falls into this category.
And yes, that is my Sim self wearing the CC. I do not have this version of my sim self uploaded to the gallery, but the one I made previously where I still have long blonde hair is. When I’m not recording games for YouTube, I’m playing as my own sim self with the rest of my family in the world along with our dogs. So some of these items are from that game save.
Where I Find Custom Content (CC)?
I get most of my custom content from the following websites from CAS to build/buy objects.
- Sim Laugh Love
- Sadness Simmer/Sweet Taco Plumbobs
- Sims Resource’s Nose Piercings
- Nolan Sims
- Maxis Match
- Lashes: Kijiko
- MC Command Center: Deaderpoolmc
The only main items that I have gotten that are build/buy are different desks, artwork, or computers. But I make sure they look like they belong in the game and not something that doesn’t look like it belongs. I have also gotten a few tattoos for sims as well.
I also have started a tumblr of my own where I’ll put specific custom content links that I have downloaded into my game: maesims4cc.tumblr.com
Make Your Own CC
I also have started creating my own custom content for build/buy as sometimes I just really want specific artwork in a place that just doesn’t come from the main game. So these items I’ll typically create myself using the mesh or texture from something already existing in the game. In order to do this, I use Sims 4 Studio which allows you to create just about anything in the Sims 4 either based off another item already in the game or from scratch. I have yet to figure out how to create hairstyles but I would much rather prefer to make my own artwork.
Here are just a few that I made of some watercolor paintings:
How to Install CC?
After you have downloaded or created your own custom content (CC), you need to place the package or script files into your mods folder. With a typical install of Sims 4 it is located in the following locations:
C:\Users\%username%\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods
%username% being your username on the computer. If you didn’t do the typical install, you will have to do a little bit of searching on your hard drive for the Electronic Arts folder. But once you find that the ending is still the same.
What Custom Content do you love for Sims 4?
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