Learn how to download and install custom content in The Sims 4

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In The Sims 4, you can create a parallel life, and to help with that, you can use custom content to bring more fun to your game. You can download hair, clothes, furniture and more. These items are created by other players and can be downloaded from trusted websites.

Check out this guide and learn how to download and install these extra objects for The Sims 4!

Attention: it's important you save your game before trying out new add-ons and checking what compatible with the version of your game.

The best custom content sites

A quick internet search will find numerous sites with content customized for The Sims 4. However, according to gamers in general, these are the four best sites to download these types of items. Here, you will always find content reliable and quality.

In addition, we have already prepared for you a list of the best custom hair for The Sims 4.

Mod The Sims

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This is a very reliable site for finding personalized content. In addition, it also has a Game Help page with various installation and gameplay guides. This site specializes in mods, lots and houses. But if you're specifically looking for clothes and accessories, it's not the most complete.

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The Sims Resource

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This is definitely the site. more complete to download custom content. In addition, it is very well organized, with well-defined categories, from hair, makeup to lots and houses. If you're interested, you can even share your own creations with other players.


Visit here.

This site has many creations of all kinds and the content is regularly updated. His specialty is the different colors hair, skin and objects.


Visit here.

This site specializes in hair, clothes and makeup. It is also very well organized and you can easily find the content you are looking for.

How to download and install

Clothes, objects, script modifications, etc.

This extra content comes in files .package. Therefore, you must first install software that allows to extract these compressed files, such as Winrar or 7-Zip. The next step is to choose the packages you want to install and download them from a reliable website.

Then, with the files downloaded and the extraction software installed, you must right-click and select “extract files” from the packages. Choose the folder “Mods”, which can be found in “DocumentsElectronic Arts The Sims 4 Mods”.

It is also important to verify that this folder has the Resource.cfg file included. If not, you will have to download it from one of the sites that contains custom content. This is the file that will make the game recognize extra content is therefore essential.

If the downloaded files are already unzipped, it is not necessary to extract them, just to copy normally to the “Mods” folder.

Don't forget to check that in Game Options, when selecting Others, the Enable Custom Content and Modifications box is active. In addition, also enable Display on Start, within the Display Custom Contents option, to display the list of installed files on the screen.

Now, just open the game and, if the process was successful, a list of installed files will appear on the screen.

Sims and Lots

The installation files for Lots and Sims are a little more complex. When downloading a custom Lot or Sim, use the appropriate software (Winrar or 7-Zip) to extract all files in the “DocumentsElectronic Arts The Sims 4 Tray” folder.

Pasta "Tray" stores all the gallery's personalized content. Lots may come with the extension .trayitem, .blueprint e .BPI. In the case of custom Sims, they will have files .trayitem, .hhi, .sgi, .householdbinary.

Now, just open the in-game gallery and all your custom Lots and Sims will be available.

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