How to Install Sims 5 CC

Step 1: Locate the Mods Folder

For Sims 5, the Mods folder is located in your Documents directory, under Electronic Arts > The Sims 5 > Mods. This is where you’ll place your downloaded CC files. If you’re installing CC for the first time, this folder may not exist yet. In that case, launch Sims 5 once to auto-generate this folder.

Step 2: Move Files to the Mods Folder

After downloading your CC, you’ll likely need to unzip the files. Most CC comes in .zip or .rar formats, requiring extraction. Windows and macOS have built-in tools for this, or you can use third-party programs like WinRAR or 7-Zip. Once extracted, move the .package or .ts4script files into the Mods folder.

Step 3: Enable Custom Content and Mods

Before your CC and mods appear in-game, you’ll need to enable them through the game’s settings:

  • Start Sims 5 and navigate to the game options menu.
  • Look for a section dedicated to custom content and mods.
  • Ensure that the options for “Enable Custom Content and Mods” and “Script Mods Allowed” are checked.
  • Restart your game to apply these changes.

Step 4: Verify Your Custom Content

After enabling CC in your game settings and restarting, your custom content should be available in your Sims 5 gameplay. It’s a good idea to start a new game session to check if the CC is working correctly. If any items are missing or not functioning as expected, double-check that you’ve followed all steps correctly and consult the CC creator’s website for any specific instructions or compatibility notes.

Additional Tips

  • Keep Your Mods Organized: As you add more CC to your game, keeping your Mods folder organized is helpful. Consider creating subfolders for different types of content (e.g., clothing, furniture) to make management easier.
  • Update Regularly: Custom content creators often update their files for compatibility with the latest game patches. Regularly check the source of your downloaded CC for updates to ensure everything works smoothly.
  • Backup Your Saves: Before installing new mods or CC, it’s a good idea to back up your Sims 5 save files. This precaution can save you from potential headaches if anything goes wrong.

By following these steps, you’ll be well on your way to enhancing your Sims 5 experience with custom content. Whether you’re looking to add a new wardrobe, decorate a dream home, or introduce new gameplay features, the world of Sims CC opens up endless possibilities for customization and fun.