How to Install Downloaded Lots


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.
Files in .package format should be placed inside the Mods folder. You will also see a config file named Resource.CFG, which basically allows users to add third-party content.

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.


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  1. when I Put replacing house the game say system error

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    1. Simmer3/25/2016

      - Try restarting the game.
      - Update your game.
      - Use MoveObjects.
      - Bulldoze the lot a couple of times to make sure it's clear.
      - You must be in Build Mode before placing the lot (while in build mode, click the Gallery button, go to My Library and find the house you want to place).

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    2. Says system error :(

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    3. I've done those steps but still says system error. is it beacuse I don't have any extention packs but these downloadable lots probably does?

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  2. Paloma4/03/2016

    Help please! When I open my gallery I cant find my downloaded sims or lots anywhere, I clicked on advanced show cc, what am I doing wrong?

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    1. Hi! When you go to the library you'll fins your lot under the advanced section :)

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    2. Hi! Go to advanced in gallery :)

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  3. That is because a lot doesnt work in a mod folder it works in the Tray folder. I have tried this and works for me.

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    1. I've tried putting my lots and things in tray and the mods folder but both doesn't work....

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  4. Anonymous5/16/2016

    How do you do this on a mac?

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    1. Anonymous8/12/2016

      You double click it and unzip it. If it is under a pc format download stuff expander from the app store. Then you'll get a folder. If it is a household put it in the tray folder without the folder it came in. If it is cc or mods put it in the mods folder. If you dont have any of the folders make them in the sims 4 folder which should be in your documents.

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  5. Help me!! When I placing the lots it can't placing,it and show the massage "cannot place the content because it was created with newer version of the game restart your game to check for update", please solution for this

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    1. Anonymous7/30/2016

      update your game....

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    2. You have to update your game to newer version , if you have origin you have to download The Sims 4 from there when its done you have to right click on it and select update.

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    3. To download Origin : https://www.origin.com/en-de/download

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    4. Anonymous8/12/2016

      It means the whoever made made it with a newer version of your game. If you can update it and if you have a cracked version go to the ultimate fix to update you game. Otherwise just find a different cc.

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  6. Hi, I'm having problem with this one. It says that "cannot place a content because it was created with a newer version of the game...."
    Does anyone know how to fix this?

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    1. Anonymous8/28/2016

      either update your game with origin or you downloaded the sims 4 for free and you cant use mods

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  7. hey man. i have a problem. there is no include custom content in the library! i have include unowned content but there is no include custom content. how should i fix that? plz help

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  8. Anonymous6/04/2016

    when i open my gallery the only thing that comes up is my houses that i have build and i cant go and download form other people, i have an sims accont and an origin accont ut it sill dont work, help!!!!!!

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  9. Anonymous6/18/2016

    It lets me download the house itself I always make sure to download the houses that also have the custom content in the home however when I place it in the game the house stays but all the custom content disappears what am I doing wrong?

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    1. Anonymous12/01/2016

      Go to options and click include custom content, then restart

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  10. I don't have a library

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  11. I dont have the library with the downloaded houses in it :(

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  12. Does this work on MacBook?

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  13. Bonjour, j'ai extrait les fichiers des dossier zipper et je les ai inserer dans le dossier Tray des Sims 4 Mais je n'arrive pas a les voir dans ma gallery dans le jeu :(, une idée ?

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  14. Bonjour, j'ai extrait les fichiers des dossier zipper et je les ai inserer dans le dossier Tray des Sims 4 Mais je n'arrive pas a les voir dans ma gallery dans le jeu :(, une idée ?

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  15. Bonjour, j'ai extrait les fichiers des dossier zipper et je les ai inserer dans le dossier Tray des Sims 4 Mais je n'arrive pas a les voir dans ma gallery dans le jeu :(, une idée ?

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  16. It worked wonderful...Thank you for all your help!

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  17. i cannot place lot bec. you don't have last version
    and i have get get together

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  18. Anonymous7/26/2016

    Where do you put the .hhi and .sgi files ?

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  19. If the lot has CC with it, will the automatically download with the house like in Sims 3? Or do I have to download each piece individually?

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  20. @unknown i think this is for PC only

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  21. i have mac and can't download winRAR

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    1. if you have mac, download Keka. it's works the same.

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  22. wei.wen9/03/2016

    whenever I want to add in a lot that includes custom content it keeps on saying error and I have to restart my game please help ;-;

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  23. Anonymous10/02/2016

    Thanks soo much man!

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  24. i dont have library folder /tray and /mods folder mine is repacked someone help me

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  25. i dont have library folder /tray and /mods mine is repack where should i put this .bpi someone help me

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  26. why i cant place lots n the player name change red?

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  27. i have a cracked version of TS4 by fitgirl repacks, i have no mods folder because my game files are mostly extracted is there any way to create a working mods folder in my game ?

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  28. hey is this house compatible with my version of sims 4.my version is 1.5.139.1020....anyone.

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    1. Anonymous11/25/2016

      What house are you talking about Hanizah?

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  29. Anonymous11/29/2016

    i had trouble with them not showing up but when i moved the files for each house out of their subfolders and direcrtly into the tray folder it worked so try giving that a go if youre having trouble

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