How To Fix Issues With Sims 4 Custom Mods Not Loading Properly

Custom mods are a great way to enhance your gameplay experience in The Sims 4. However, sometimes mods can cause issues with loading and functioning properly in the game. Here are some tips on how to fix common problems with Sims 4 mods not loading:

Enable Mods in Game Options

The first step is to make sure mods are actually enabled in your game’s options:

  • Open the game and go to Options > Game Options > Other
  • Check the boxes for “Enable Custom Content and Mods” and “Script Mods Allowed”
  • Save changes and restart the game

If mods are not enabled, they will not show up regardless of being installed correctly.

Check Mods Folder Location

Make sure all mod files are extracted from any compressed folders and placed in the correct mods folder location:

Windows: Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods
Mac: Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 4/Mods

If the folder does not exist, create one named “Mods” in this location.

Remove Outdated Mods

Check if any installed mods are outdated and no longer compatible with your game version. Remove any outdated mods.

Check for Conflicts

Large collections of mods can sometimes conflict with each other. Try removing all mods except one or two essentials like UI mods to see if that resolves loading issues. Then add mods back in batches to determine if any particular mods conflict.

Repair the Game

In Origin or Steam, try the Repair option on The Sims 4 to fix any potential missing base game files that mods rely on to function.

Update Mods After Game Patches

The Sims 4 developers frequently release patches that can break outdated mods. Always check for mod updates after a game patch, and remove mods that have not been updated.

Clean Game Cache

With the game closed, navigate to The Sims 4 folder location and delete the “localthumbscache.package” file. This will clear cached data that could be interfering with mods loading properly.

Remove Custom Content

CC objects like clothing and furniture are less likely to cause issues than script mods. But damaged CC files can still interfere with saving or loading games. Removing CC may help isolate the issue.

Start a Fresh Save

If you have tried all other troubleshooting, start a new game save without any mods enabled. Then add mods back slowly to identify any problem files. This preserves your main saves.

Seek Additional Help

For ongoing issues with a specific mod, check the creator’s website or support channels for troubleshooting advice or updates. The Sims community forums are also great resources to find help.

Following these tips should help properly install mods, resolve loading issues, and smooth out any conflicts that prevent your Sims 4 mods from functioning. Let your creativity run wild with all the possibilities mods bring to the game!