Sims 4 Mod News: Issue 4

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For each issue of Mod News we will bring you important news and information that mod users should know. This includes:

  • Mod/CC News – Overview on what broke with the last patch. Any other news about Mods/CC that we feel you should know. Additionally, we’ll let you know of any updates that popular mods like MCCC, Wicked Whims, etc has received.
  • Creator News – News on creators, if they’re on hiatus, retiring, etc.
  • New Mods – Compiled list of recently released mods.

Be sure to use the Mod News category tag for future reference.


Mod/CC News

♦ Patch News

On Thursday (September 3rd), we received a patch for the Star Wars Game Pack. Behold the damage:

  • CC Windows and Doors
    • Andrew over at Sims4Studio is close to having a batch fix for them. You can help this process by providing him with links to CC Windows/Doors that are broken.
    • Recolors may be working fine, I know the recolors I made for personal use weren’t affected.
  • Custom Loading Screens

  • Rabbit-hole Mods
    • This includes mods that change anything related to rabbit holes, such as:
      • NPC invites (Circus, Concert, Theater, etc.)
      • Volunteer Events
      • Daycare
      • University Building Rabbit-hole Interactions (Lectures, Soccer Games, Tutoring, etc)
      • Auditions & Gigs

Note – This tuning change is not included in the actual rabbit-hole Careers. I didn’t see anything in the tuning changes that would affect rabbit-hole Careers. However, that doesn’t mean there weren’t changes in the python.

So, for those of you asking, “Are Custom Careers broken?”
It depends. If a Custom Career has rabbit-hole interactions that need to be completed, then they will need an update. For example, the Lawyer Career (came with University) has the “Pass the Lawyer’s Exam” interaction which sends them to a rabbit-hole. So, the Lawyer Career would need an update.

If they don’t have any of those special rabbit-hole interactions and the only time they vanish into a rabbit-hole is to simply go to work, then they might be fine. However, use at your own risk.

♦ Mod Updates 

Always check for updates to your mods after patches. Even if a mod seems to work, sometimes it still needs updated. Here’s some info and links to help you keep your mods up-to-date:

  • Popular Mods (public versions only)
  • By Creator 
    • KawaiiStacie – Several updated for the patch.
    • LittleMsSam – Several updated for the patch.
    • Scarlet – Several updated for the patch.
    • Scumbumbo – Couple mods updated by Basemental for the patch.
    • SimRealist – Few updated for the patch.
  • Mod the Sims  – If you download mods from MTS, there’s a very easy way to see if you have the latest version of any mod that you downloaded from there:
    • Click on My Links in the upper-right corner and select My Downloads. This shows a list of everything that you’ve downloaded from MTS, including when it was last updated and if you have the latest update. Very handy!
  • More Updated Mods

 Never download mods from sites that host other people’s work without the creator’s permission. It’s disrespectful to the original creators to support sites like that because they try to profit from it by making you pay to not wait for the file that they didn’t even create. Additionally, they’re not guaranteed working versions.

♦ Sim File Share 

Sim File Share is still in the process of moving to a different server. Therefore, you may experience issues when trying to download anything hosted there. Use alternate links (if available) provided by creators.


Creator News

♦ Modders on a Break 

Sometimes modders take a break from modding, sometimes due to real-life, other times just to take a breather. Modders that are currently known to be on a break:

  • Bienchen
  • Sacrificial
    • Although he did update his mods for 1.66, he’s still taking time off. Additionally, there’s reports that his updated mods are still causing Last Exceptions.

These modders will update their mods when they can, so please be patient.


New Mods

Please keep in mind that this not a complete list. Also, if the same mod is created by two different modders, the one created first will be listed.

For this issue, I’m only including a handful of New Mods that I know of that are confirmed Compatible for the September 3rd patch.

❗ Please note that installing 3rd party content may cause problems with your game. It is a good idea to properly research the use of mods and custom content before putting them into your game.

❗ While EA unofficially supports the modding community, they will not be held liable should any 3rd party content damage your PC or game.

❗ This list is here for informational purposes only. SimsVIP does not assume any liability should 3rd party content damage your PC or game.

❗ Always remember to remove mods and custom content before updating your game. Do NOT add mods back in unless they’re confirmed compatible.

♦ Gameplay Mods ♦