The process of installing custom content in The Sims 4 is relatively easy. This detailed tutorial will show you all the necessary steps for using the houses and lots that you have downloaded from our site.
Step 1: Extracting
Most downloaded files will be in a compressed format such as .rar. You will need WinRAR or 7-zip for this, so get one of them if you haven't already. Both programs are free to download.
To decompress the file, right click it and select Extract Here.
Step 2: Installing the Files
For Houses/Lots - You should place the files in to the Tray folder, which can be found at Documents » Electronic Arts » The Sims 4 » Tray.
Example of file formats that can be found inside the Tray folder are .blueprint, .bpi, .trayitem, .room and .householdbinary.
Custom Content files (CC) - You should place the files in to the Mods folder located at Documents » Electronic Arts » The Sims 4 » Mods.
That's it. After you copied the files in their designated folder, the downloaded content are ready and now available for use in game. You don't have to restart the game every time you install a new creation. Simply refresh your Library and it will appear right away.
MoveObjects On - Some house creations require this script in order to place the lot properly. You can download it HERE. To install, simply copy "tmex-moveobjects.zip" into the Mods folder. Do not extract or unzip. To enable, go to game options > other > and check the Script Mod box and restart TS4. It is on by default but you can use the command "tm.moveobjects off" to disable it.
Step 3: Placing the House
Open the Gallery (F4 key shortcut) and select the My Library tab. On the left side of the screen, look for Advanced menu and make sure that the Include Custom Content box has a check mark in it to see creations that include CC.
Now all you need to do is place the house on a lot and your Sims can now move in. You need to be in Build Mode in order to do this. Also, be sure to have sufficient funds (if lot is occupied by household) and the required lot area.
You can place the new house in to a vacant land or replace an entire existing home.
And that’s a wrap! I hope you enjoyed this guide, and learned how to install custom content in The Sims 4. Don't forget to check out our collection of awesome looking residential houses and community lots.