Mods are excellent tools that let Sims 4 players add more customization options than the clean version of the game. But sometimes Sims 4 mods may not work after installing the latest game updates.
Why are Sims 4 mods not working?
Some of the most common reasons why Sims 4 mods stop responding are the following:
- Mods are disabled and they won’t load in the game engine
- Mods files are zipped. The mods folder needs to be unzipped to work. The game engine cannot unzip the mod package every time you launch the game as this would require too much CPU power.
- The game fails to pick mod files due to update issues or the mods become outdated
- The cache folder is corrupt the mods fail to load
- Some mods are corrupted
- The household is corrupt and this prevents mods from loading
Based on some of the most common issues blocking mods, do the following:
- Unzip your mod packages
- Use only updated mods that are compatible with The Sim 4. Older mods created for previous Sims versions are not supported by the Sim 4.
- Make sure your mods are enabled. Click on the game menu, select Game options, click on Other section and check these two boxes: Enable Custom Content and Mods and Script Mods Allowed
Troubleshoot Sims 4 Mods Not Working
Fix 1 – Create a new household
If your current household got corrupt, you won’t be able to load your mods. Maybe of the household files got corrupt.
You can quickly repair that by creating a new household. If your mods load perfectly fine in the new household, you can give up the problematic household and focus on the new one instead.
Fix 2 – Clear game cache
Your game cache plays an important role in launching Sims 4 quicker. Unfortunately, the game cache might become corrupted and cause various issues, including the problem where Sim 4 mods stopped working.
Clear the cache to solve the problem:
- Open your Sims 4 folder. For most users, it should be located under C:\Users\User name\Documents\Electronic Arts\Sims 4.
- Delete the following items:
- Close the game and reboot your computer. Check if the mods are working now.
Fix 3 – Repair Sims 4
If there are some problems with the Sims 4 game itself, you can use the built-in repair option to fix it.
Right-click on Sims 4 in your game library and choose Repair.
As always, restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Fix 4 – Disable problematic mods
If your mod list includes a faulty mod, this might prevent other mods from running. Try to create a new user settings folder where you’ll place your major old configurations. Go to your Sims 4 and move the entire folder to your desktop. Launch the game again — this will automatically create a new Sims folder with default settings.
Then, test each and every mod installed to identify the one causing this issue. Copy the Options file, Saves, Screenshots, Tray and custom music folders to the newly created Sims folder.Launch the game every time you add a new folder to test if everything is working. Once you identified the culprit, remove it.
Fix 5 – Reinstall the game
Well, if nothing worked, you can uninstall The Sims 4. Once you’ve completely removed all the game files from your computer, download the latest Sims 4 version. Install the game and check if the mods are working as intended.
We hope something helps.