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Your Thoughts: Open Discussion on The Sims

Welcome to another episode of "Your Thoughts". An open discussion thread that gives the community a way to discuss a variety of different topics. This time,...

Happy Birthday: Celebrating 10 Years of SimsVIP!

I started SimsVIP with a small dream and a ton of ambition. I wanted to escape the hustle bustle of my "day job" by doing...

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NOW OPEN: Sims 411 Forum Feedback Thread (May 6th, 2021)

The Sims team has officially opened the Sims 411 forum feedback thread, giving you a chance to give SimGurus feedback on the "Sims 411"...

The Sims 4: Try Before You Buy (Introducing Game Trials)

The Sims team has introduced Game Trials, a new "try before you buy" gimmick that allows Sims 4 players on PC and Mac to...

OFFICIAL THREAD: What’s on Your Mind for the Next Sims 411? (Preview)

The Sims team has released the official thread link that will serve as the "AMA" style Q&A on May 5th, 2021. Bookmark the page...

The Sims 4: Official “Sims 411” Recap

The Sims team has released a recap of Tuesday's Inside Maxis live stream. Hot Topics When will the ‘Simulation/Autonomy Lag’ be fixed?  We’re on it! Particularly, what...

The Sims 4: New Game Patch (April 28th, 2021)

There’s a new Sims 4 update available for PC/Mac and Consoles. If you have auto updates enabled in Origin’s “Application Settings”, the game will...

The Sims 4: Next Patch to Add New Hair Colors and Asian Eye Presets

During today's Inside Maxis stream, SimGurus have confirmed that they will be adding new color and Asian eye presets to The Sims 4. They...

The Sims 4: Next Patch to Update “Big Afro” and “Short Afro” Hairstyles

During the latest Inside Maxis stream, SimGurus confirmed that they are updating two afro hairstyles in The Sims 4. They've shared some concept art...

The Sims 4: SimGurus to Host Official Forum “AMA” on May 6th, 2021

On May 6th, 2021 at 6am Pacific, Maxis will host an "AMA" (ask me anything) style Q&A over on the official Sims 4 Forums. The...

The Sims 4: Maxis Working on Simulation Lag Issues

During today's Inside Maxis Live Stream, SimGurus acknowledged that they are working to find the root of the simulation lag issues in The Sims...

The Sims 4: New Kit and Game Pack Coming Soon™

During today's "Inside Maxis" stream, SimGurus announced that a new Kit and Game Pack are coming soon for The Sims 4. They did not...

The Sims 4: New Game Patch (April 27th, 2021)

There’s a new Sims 4 update available for PC/Mac and Consoles. If you have auto updates enabled in Origin’s “Application Settings”, the game will...

REPLAY: The Sims “Inside Maxis” Live Stream (April 27th, 2021)

Check out a replay of the live stream below!   [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L57k96HPrmY]

The Sims 4 Gallery Spotlight

Respite Rentals Overwhelmed feelings and the routines of every day will slip away, once checked in to these rentals designed to rejuvenate the spirit, help...

The Sims 4: [REDACTED] World and [REDACTED] Coming Soon

SimGurus took to Twitter yesterday to hype up the new  game that comes with a new world, that let's you play with a...

The Sims 4: Official Maxis “Laundry List” (4/13/21)

Maxis has released their second “Laundry List”, letting players know which community concerns are being investigated and are likely to be resolved with the next...

Home Decor Trends We Need In The Sims 4

The Sims appeals to a range of play styles from challenge players (like speed runs or 100 baby challenge) to builders. I would have...

Origin Sale: Save Up To 90% on The Sims 4

Origin has launched a "Power-Up Sale" slashing up to 90% on Sims 4 titles. During the sale, Expansions are 50% off, Game Packs are 25%...

The Sims 4 Snowy Escape: Concept Art by Nina Modaffari

SimGuruBat has shared some concept art from The Sims 4 Snowy Escape Expansion Pack.

The Sims: A Look at the MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow Palette

I finally finished moving into my new house here in Orlando, and stuffed away in my "office supplies" box were the two MAC Cosmetics...

The Sims 4: Children’s Hospital Concept Art

Mehrdad Isvandi, former concept artist to The Sims 4, has released a children's hospital "waiting room" design that he worked on back in 2014....

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Guide: The Sims 4 Gardening Skill and Plant List

The Sims 4 Gardening Skill unlocks new interactions such as "grafting", and is also beneficial...

SimsVIP’s Sims 4 Spooky Stuff Guide Now Available!

  The Sims 4 Spooky Stuff Guide is complete! If there's anything we have missed, or...

The Sims 4 Jungle Adventure Guide

SimsVIP provides in depth, detailed game guides to the community. If our guides have helped...

How to Create a Bridge in The Sims 4

Ever wondered how to make a bridge in The Sims 4? Wonder no more! There...

The Sims 3 Island Paradise Game Guide

  The SimsVIP Island Paradise Game Guide is now complete! I hope the information found in...

Mods & Custom Content

The Sims 4: Expandable Build/Buy Catalog Mod Now Available!

Tired of staring at two rows of build/buy items in The Sims 4? Want to...

The Sims 4: Get Your Old Game Menu Back With the Clean UI Mod

TwistedMexi here, This time I have a mod that will let you bring back the original...

This Mod Enables Basements and Pools on Ocean Lots

Hey everyone, TwistedMexi here again! This time I'm bringing you a gameplay mod that I've personally...

Sims 4 Mods: TwistedMexi.com Has Launched

Hey guys, TwistedMexi here! SimsVIP has kindly invited me to do an article here. So if...

The Sims 4 Island Living: Updating Custom Content for Tan Lines

If you create or use Custome Content in The Sims 4, then you've probably been...