Mods are a great way to enhance your experience in The Sims 4, but they can cause issues when they’re out of date. This is where a mod manager can help.
Sims 4 Manager is a free tool that helps players organize their mods and CC. It works like a file explorer and can even detect duplicate files across your PC.
Organize Your Mods
Many simmers end up with a plethora of mod files in their game. It can be difficult to keep track of them especially if the mods have very confusing names. Some simmers like to separate the.package and.script files of a mod but this can cause problems when trying to update the mod. It is best to always keep both files together unless otherwise specified in the mod description.
One of the most useful programs that can help you organize your Sims 4 mods and CC is Mod Manager. This is a program that allows you to sort and organize your files into directories, showing you a thumbnail interface for each file. It also allows you to filter, load/unload, and move/delete your mods/CC with ease.
Using folders to organize your files can also make troubleshooting easier. If you have multiple mods that do the same thing, they can conflict with each other and lead to errors or bloat your game, slowing down your loading times. This is why it is important to read through each mod description and test them out before you install them all in your game. It is also important to never rename your mod files as this can cause issues when you try to update them in the future. Instead, name your folders the way you want them and use a naming convention that will make it easy to identify each file.
Manage Your CC
Mods in The Sims 4 let players customize gameplay, introduce new CAS items, change game mechanics and more. However, some mods can create glitches or conflict with other mods. This can cause a whole host of issues that can be hard to track down. Luckily, there are tools like GameTimeDev’s and Raxdiam’s Sims 4 Mod Manager that help gamers keep track of their installed mods, find broken ones, and more.
These tools work by analyzing all the CC files in your game. Once they detect a problem, they’ll alert you. Then you can go over your CC files and delete any that cause issues. Using these tools is much faster and simpler than the traditional method of finding and removing broken mods.
Traditionally, players were forced to head to fan-created repositories and forums to download Sims 4 mods and custom content. Now, Maxis has partnered with CurseForge to provide a centralized place where creators can upload their creations for players to find them and download them. However, there are still plenty of other options for grabbing mods and CC. The best tools, like the Sims 4 Mod Manager by GameTimeDev and the Tray Importer by Raxdiam, make it easy to manage your CC and fix issues quickly. With these tools, you can keep your Sims’ gaming experience fresh and interesting without spending hours looking for and deleting corrupted files.
Create a Backup
If you’ve been using a lot of mods and have noticed that your game is starting to crash or glitch, it’s a good idea to create a backup of your files. You can do this by going to the saves folder (document > Electronic Arts > The Sims 4 > saves) and copying the file to a separate location on your computer. This is particularly helpful if you play on multiple computers because it ensures that you don’t lose any progress if your system experiences an unexpected problem.
If the files in your backup are corrupted or no longer compatible with the current version of The Sims 4, you can restore them by copying across the individual folders in your backup one by one. This is especially useful if you have a larger mod that requires updated files for each EA patch update. For example, the MC Command Center created by Deaderpool will need a new download file every time EA releases an update. Usually, the creator will include a link in their description to the latest version of the download.
Once you have your files back up, you can start the game again. If you continue to experience problems, try restarting your computer. Depending on the cause of the error, you may need to do this several times before you find the problem file.
If you’re having trouble with your mods after an update, chances are one of them needs an update. Large overhaul mods like MCCC, Wonderful Whims, UI Cheats Extension and More Columns in CAS will often throw errors when a patch goes live because they alter the game’s core behavior and aren’t backward compatible. To resolve this, remove these types of mods from your game and then add them back in one at a time until you find the one that’s causing the error.
If none of these steps help you, try restarting your computer and launching The Sims 4. Sometimes issues arise because of the way a household is set up or the items within it. If this doesn’t help, try creating a new household and seeing if the mods work in that one instead.
The Sims 4 Manager is still in BETA, but the creator of the program has plans to roll out several features for the app going forward. These include a better way to organize mods and CC, filter options, and search functionality as well as a problems section that will locate broken files in your game. The program’s download preview feature also has a fresh new look. For more information, check out the mod’s page on Mod The Sims. The Mods Hub website has gotten a facelift as well, with bigger download thumbnails and easier navigation.