Problems with Mods

Problems with mods – 95% of all errors are mod-related

Where can I find the mods-folder ?

Irrespective of where you installed the Sims 4, even on an extern drive, it will always be in C:\User\your username\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods

Mods not visible in game after an update

After every update the Game has disabled the use of Mods, so you have to alter this setting manually.

  1. Start your game
  2. When startup has finished, click on the 3 dots
  3. The options menu will show up
  4. Click on Game Options
  5. In Game Options click on Other (Lefthand menu)
  6. Now check Enable Customs Content and Mods
  7. Also check Script Mods Allowed
  8. Click on Apply Changes

How to tell if mods are causing a problem

Mods can cause issues and conflict with The Sims 4 game in many different ways, so there is no single way to determine if problems exist.

The best way is to just play the game and see if issues come up. There may be very obvious problems, such as the game fails to boot or save games fail to load, but other small issues can also indicate the Mod is causing problems.

  • If you’re using Custom Content, check out the content like items or clothing and make sure it’s acting normal. If your Sim’s hat is floating above them, that’s a type of sign that things aren’t acting normal.
  • If you’re using Game Mods, make sure everything is functioning like it’s supposed to. While Sims love to ignore us, if they’re walking up walls or have been eating dinner for 24 hours, that may be a clue the Game Mod is causing an issue.
  1. Temporarily move the complete folder C:\User\Your username\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4 to your desktop
  2. Now play the game, all your own Sims, Houses, Mods aso are no longer in the game
  3. No problems now ? – then mods are the culprit.
  4. Now move back the folders Tray and Saves from the folder on your desktop to the newly created default folder C:\User\Your username\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4
    At least you have your own creations back in the game now.
  5. Leaves you with the tedious task to find the faulty mod(s) – good luck

How to find mods causing issues

Once you have identified that one or more of your Mods is creating issues, you then need to determine which Mods are the problem. Since you could potentially have many Mods in your Mods folder, this can be a time consuming process. Here are some tips to speed things up:

  • Move, not copy, the folder Mods to your desktop and add them back in batches.
    • After adding each batch, run the game to see if the problem persists.
    • Once you determine that a particular batch contains a problematic Mod, remove half of that batch and see if the problem still exists.
    • If it does then remove another half of the batch and try again.
    • If it does not then add back in half of the removed Mods and try again.
    • Repeat this process until the problem Mod is identified. This type of searching is sometimes referred to in The Sims community as the “50% method.”
  • Remove Game Mods first. These are more likely to cause conflicts, so start by just removing those Mods (if you have them) to narrow down your search.

Clear the Origin cache

It is recommended to clear this cache on a regular basis,especially when you are using many mods.

Full description for Windows and for Mac can be found on this page


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40 thoughts on “Problems with Mods

  1. I’m trying to change the videocamera ini file inside bin, do I go to game or game-cracked folder? I had bought base game and just downloaded the dlcs from you.

    1. hey i seen your comment and ive been doing alittle research on this free DLCs, just wondering how is everything going pc wise ? & can you use mods and cc just like before cracking it, normally ?

  2. Ik gebruik de DLC’s al meer dan een jaar en is altijd goed gegaan. Nu had ik een aantal maanden niet gespeeld en gisteren startte ik alles op en kreeg de nieuwe update. De DLC’s werkten niet meer maar heb na een halve dag alles uitzoeken het toch aan de praat gekregen. Alleen nu heb ik een aantal rood/witte Sims, telefoon gebruiken werkt niet, menu om een baan te zoeken werkt niet en sommige nieuwe werelden werken niet. Ik ben vandaag al de hele dag bezig geweest met troubleshooten van deze pagina, alsmede van de rest van het internet maar ik krijg het niet opgelost. Ligt dit aan de nieuwe update? Wat kan ik nog meer proberen?

  3. I already tried running my game without mods and i still can’t use the DLCs, I also tried unstalling the game and nothing works (Also tried the Caché thing)

  4. hi so i did everything thing right and this is not my first time downloading this but for some reason my mods aren’t working and I’ve tried everything. I’ve tried enabling and disabling Mods and then opening the game back up it hasn’t worked and my cc isn’t working either. It’s just not showing up.

  5. hola, tengo un problema descargue todo bien pero cuando voy a jugar me sale la pantalla de carga pero luego vuelve a la pantalla para elegir mundo. alguien sabe que es?

  6. Je comprend pas je coche “autorisé la modification de scripts” ça me dit de redémarrer le jeu et quand je le fait c’est a nouveau décoché pareille pour les options plein écran ne sont jamais enregistré une idée ?

      1. 1. Options Du Jeu
        2. Autres
        3. Activer le contenu personnalisé et les mods
        4. Appliquer les modifications (c’est très important parce que sans appliquer les modifications ne sont pas sauves)

        1. C’est ce que je fais mais lorsque je relance le jeu pour appliqué les modification le contenu personnalisé lui reste bien coché mais pas la modification du script ni le pleine ecran fenêtré

          1. Ouvrez le dossier C:\Documents\Electronic Arts\Les Sims 4
            Ouvrez le dossier Options
            Vérifiez les paramètres suivants :
            scriptmodsenabled = 1
            fullscreen = 0
            windowedfullscreen = 0
            enregistrer le fichier

          1. Tout ce que je peux suggérer c’est :
            1. Déplacez (ne copiez pas) votre dossier Les Sims 4 de C:\Documents\Electronic Arts vers votre bureau.
            2. Recommencez votre jeu
            3. Apportez les modifications nécessaires concernant le plein écran, etc.
            4. Depuis le fichier sur votre bureau, copiez les dossiers Saves, Mods et Tray dans le dossier nouvellement créé Les Sims 4

  7. i had previously another cracked version of ts4,but i switched to this one,i still have the ea folder with all of the saves mods etc.. when i opn the game i have all of my saves but not the mods, how can i fix this?

  8. hi, my game says that i own all of the dlcs i added but none of the textures from the dlcs i downloaded are showing up. i temporarily moved all of my mods out, the textures still don’t show up, help D:

    1. nevermind lol, i still have some issues with some cas clothing not showing up as a preview but that’s really it. all i did was go into the updater setup and click repair to repair the game lmfao

  9. Hi,
    I’ve downloaded the newest GP “My Wedding Stories”.
    At first, the map wouldn’t show up in game, neither was I able to start a new save, I thought I did something wrong. Eventually I turned off CC and script modification, the map shows up, the game seems to run smoothly. I updated all the mods I own, deleted the ones that aren’t up to date or broken. But whenever I reactivate CC in game, the Game Pack map disappears and I am unable to use its content. Is it normal or is the crack somehow broken? Is there anything I can do ?

  10. Hii there,

    a while ago i put my mods somewhere on a harddisk…
    I forgot about that and since now i’ve been playing with no problems
    (the game until blooming rooms with you’re downloads) -> i play my game always on a hardisk since my laptop (:c) is full

    When this night i realised i didn’t play with any of the mods i’ve downloaden and played with.

    I found my mods but i don’t think there on the right place…. also when i tried to move them and started the game again…everything i had is lost (families i made,…)

  11. Every time I open the game it says it has been recently updated so it continuously is turning off my mods where I can not play with them. I do not know what to do since no one has talked about this. I am playing through steam so I do not know if that is the problem or not.

    1. 95% of all problems are caused by mods.
      Temporarily move (not copy) the folder The Sims 4 out of C:\Documents\Electronic Arts to your desktop and then play the game again

  12. I can play the game. Made the Mods folder with the Resource file. Added my CC and nothing pops up in the game even tho i enabled mods ands scripts. Please help

  13. I downloaded all packs including the base game, so I have no “authentic” mods folder, I have downloaded a resources.cfg file. Still no CC showing in my game

      1. I can’t find the ElectronicArt folder on drive C: because I saved it on drive D: in my laptop. but I can’t find the Mods folder on my D: drive.. why is that? please help me..

        1. The mods folder is always on your C: drive (unless you made some difficult exercises to have them on another drive)
          Location is C:\Users\your username\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4

          1. hello, when I go into my documents folder here it says empty is there a solution to this?

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