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Posttilly on Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:51 pm

So Ive finally
downloaded Sims 4..woohoo!
But im used to building and decorating, so the game just looks awful with no cc.
Ive downloaded a whole host of things to make it look better.
What are your top must haves for builders?????
List them and ill go grab them.....
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PostAvalanche on Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:55 pm

Unfortunately there's not much to recommend in the build mode area :-(
Have a look at tingelingelater's windows and minc's windows. This set from Sims Artists is also nice.
And Sims Marktplatz has some deco fences and deco garage doors.


But most important! Organise your Mods folder by opening the Resource.cfg and copy/paste this:
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PackedFile *.package
PackedFile *\*.package
PackedFile *\*\*.package
PackedFile *\*\*\*.package
PackedFile *\*\*\*\*.package
PackedFile *\*\*\*\*\*.package
PackedFile *\*\*\*\*\*\*.package
PackedFile *\*\*\*\*\*\*\*.package
PackedFile *\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*.package

That enables you to have subfolders in your Mods folder.
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Postpoppy100 on Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:15 pm

nop!!.... no help from me ....   hqhaha  tilly
I'm only joking with you,
i dont no nothing of sims4 and sims3 and sims2  hahhaa funny2
i hope you not like it  :girlie5:  hahah... summerB4


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Posttilly on Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:58 pm

Ha ha Anneke, that made me laugh. I might not like it, its very different.....
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Postalouette on Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:25 pm

Thank you for starting this thread Lisa! I'm going to have a poke around to see what I can find for build mode and I'll post it here as well.


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Posttilly on Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:33 pm

Thank you Martina, that's really helpful.
I have those windows, I came across them earlier today, just my kind of style.
Yes, let me know if you find any goodies alouette!
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Postszanne7000 on Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:49 am

Hi Lisa - I just use a single layer of folders in my Mods folder, unlike Avalanche (there are a few items that will not work any deeper), so:

...The Sims 4/Mods/Folder A
                         /Folder B
                         /etc.

Where I generally name a folder after the creator or if just a few items, maybe by category (like Hair, Skins, Doors, Misc A-D, etc...)  Here is a small picture of what I've currently got in there:







I use Q-Dir (an app(program, free) like Windows File Manager so I can have a four of my main sims related directories open at once, lol



If I am using an Override (or a Script Mod), they have their own folder which I copy into the Mods folder. Just like weather mods, like the Dani Paradise Autumn mod files. This way I can pull things out easily.

The other thing to note is that while you can merge files with s4pe, MERGED files cannot be remerged. They are like sims3pack files in ts3 (which can be unpacked), but I don't currently know of a way to unmerge the files.

Most creators offer separate files or merged files (and many put it all into one download file). It will not hurt to have the separate items and the Merged file in your game, but it will add to the total mg/gb of your Mods folder.

I highly suggest picking one or the other (separate or merged). I was a bit leery of merged files in the beginning, but this game is so stable, I'm no longer concerned about it and Merged files are a bit smaller than the cumulative file size count of the separate files.

As far as Build mode items, modthesims and thesimsresource both have great collections (TSR is free now, there are just ads on the pages if you don't do a small subscription, but everything is available now).

TSR has Mutske and BuffSims, among some of the creators of great build sets. ModTheSims has pbox and k-hippie and madhox who have build items but they also provide cc files (mods) that override some of the stranger stuff EA did... like no slots on things... you'll have to go see.

I have other creators who do recolors of build sets, like SrslySims (excellent door and window/arch recolors). Let me know.

The other thing you can do is go here, and use the search feature: http://sims4updates.net/

The other main "tell me what's new ints4" site is: http://mysims4blog.blogspot.com/

You can search mysims4blog as well, but it doesn't show up as nicely as the search results on sims4updates :)

Hope this helps! And, congratulations on your ts4 game!



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Postalouette on Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:06 am

You're always so full of knowledge and very helpful. Thank you dear Suzanne!  
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Mutske at TSR has some really amazing sets of doors and windows and Buffsumm has all those gorgeous windows. 

Sims4downloads has some awesome links to build mode cc that I've been drooling over. Peacemaker  on tumblr also has doors and windows.


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Posttilly on Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:36 am

Thank you Suzanne, that is really helpful. I've downloaded all of k hippies stuff yesterday and of course muske, who was a fave sims 2 creator of mine. I also had a good look at tsr, I love praline sims, but didn't see buffsims or peacemaker. I'll go and look for those. I'm also hunting for plants. Why aren't there many around?
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Postpoppy100 on Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:40 am

there you're right Alouette
she always has an opinion when we are in need,
she is such a great lady
and we secretly love a lot of hair  giggle


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Posttilly on Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:58 pm

Ooh, peacemaker has a very unpleasant T.O.U. Not a peacemaker, lol hmmm
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PostAvalanche on Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:10 pm

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Posttilly on Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:12 pm

Thank you Martina, i found it! good stuff there!
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PostSamantha61 on Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:14 pm

I agree with poppy..no help from me either lol

But I do hope you like it tilly, we will miss you for the Sims2 :winter2016_1:


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Posttilly on Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:35 pm

Thank you sweeties! Its ok so far....but I hate the lighting in the game. It makes everything bright and yellow (sunshine) yuk
I need some kind of lighting mod........this yellow light will definitely put me right off this game!
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Postszanne7000 on Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:34 pm

Anneke, Alouette, Lisa, you are so sweet  inlove34

LOL, you are correct, Avalanche (Martina? What a pretty name), BuffSumm heheheheh... I always spell it incorrectly shame

Regarding lighting, you might try: NoGlo and NoBlu

http://luumiasims.com/post/142547484464/lumialoversims-i-was-made-aware-by-multiple AND/OR http://luumiasims.com/post/142481228754/there-has-always-been-something-off-about-lighting

A lot of people use one, or both... me, I love the daytime lighting! I just hate the inside lighting and am getting ready to try these, too.

"If you’re looking for better lighting and less glow in The Sims 4, LumiaLoverSims and AronSims have just released NoGlo and NoBlu. These mods remove the “blue glow” that that appears on Sims and Objects even without lighting, and also bring a better lighting experience to the game overall. More details are available in the download links! https://simsvip.com/2016/04/14/the-sims-4-modders-release-noglo-and-noblu-mods-to-improve-lighting-experience/"

There are other lighting mods, too, like http://modthesims.info/d/533562

Peacemaker (and a lot of other creators for ts4) have really stringent (tough) TOU's because of all the craziness that was happening with sims 4 stuff...

...that said, his items are really great (I have them all) AND most of these creators just want credit where credit is due... so as long as you don't put their cc IN any uploaded lots, and link back to their cc post, everything is cool.

It does make it difficult when listing all the cc... but many are approachable about this. They've just had really terrible stuff happen... I've been reading about it all over on Tumblr
glasses   coffeetime   gnome   pull hair out  computersmi   crying   crazyspin   summerB12   scared   omgtext   whistle   bored  coffeetime    wasnt
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PostOldbox on Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:54 pm

wonderful News Tillys  :girlie5:

i love this Windows from blackgryffin WINDOWS and this Windows from Blackgryffin Windows 2 and
all beautifull Windows & Constructionssets from Mutske TSR MUTSKE

and Conversionen by Ms.TeaQueen Ms.TeaQueen
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Postalouette on Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:54 am

Plants, you say? I'll have to take a peek. I've seen some pretty ones in speed build videos. Speaking of which, does anyone else watch speed builds? Why do some builders throw plants every where? giggle I know its a personal decision but holy moly!


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Postalouette on Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:54 am

Oh I just had a question for Lisa... inside or outside? Potted? All of thee above?


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Posttilly on Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:47 am

I love lots of outside plants, but I'm hunting indoor, potted etc. I used to have an enormous plant/garden folder in Sims 2.
So far, sims 4 is ok, but there's not a huge amount of stuff for builders like me. Maybe i need to look harder, lol
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Postszanne7000 on Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:27 am

Plants - you need simcredible, Mio, OM, definitely TSR (by name below), Pilar, um.... let me see...

13pumpkins
27Sonia
Amberlyn1980
Asyli
ATS4
BlueHopper TS4
BrazenLotus
BuffSumm
CD97
Chisami
Cinderelli
Cool-panther
crackfox
D2D
daer0n
DalaiL
dani-paradise
domi
dreamteamsims
elr sims
Emerald
Eronoel
evi
FAB
Faye
g1g2
Gazoul
GCA
Granny Zaza
Helen
HelleN
hvikis
IDBD
inabadromance
jennisims
JH
jomsims
Joolster
JS
kardofe
k-hipppie
KitOnlyHuman
kiwisims4
kk_Ts4
KOMUSWAIGNA
Kyta1702
lab
Ladesire
Leo-Sims4
LiKo
linacherie
LindseyXSims
Linthara
LLR
loverat
MadHox
mango
mara
Martine
Meinkatz
M-Geo
Mr S
MTQ
Mutske
Neferu
nem
NT
Nynaeve
OBP
ohmysims
Oloriell
OnyxSims4
owl-plumbob
pbox
PC-TS4
pqSim4
Punisa
RachelSimsStuff (I can help you here)
Rirann
S&R
S4
SD
schnat
Severinka
sg5150
Shenice93
Simmer-Soul
Simpixus
SimplyPixeling
SLRN
snw
souris
SrslySims
steffor
Sympxls
themalle
tkangie
TNB
Veranka
victormiguell
Wondymoon
Xelenn
Xrinnas
xyra
YUMIA
zartas

I have a few more one off's and there are certainly/probably a few more... BUT, these all have plants, indoor, outdoor, build-your-own, modifications -like repeating-, recolors, terrain, etc...

...I know, because I searched my own cc file folders for tree, bush, flower, etc... so, the one's that are not in English (like a lot of Blacky Sims Zoo aren't listed, although I think a few are)...

Whew!  LOL If you need some specific links, let me know and I'll see if I can come up with them...

Again, use the search feature on sims4updates and just type in "plant" without the quote marks... you'll get a bunch of results pages... :)



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Posttilly on Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:59 am

Thank you Suzanne! I'll go through all of those. I've used the update sites, but that only came up with a few....I like lots, lol.
I did go through blackyssimszoo and tsr. I find tsr seriously annoying though.
I think it's hard going from an established sims 2 game to the bare bones of a sims 4 game. I never play with sims, I just happily build lots! It's unlikely I'll actually play with sims in sims 4!
But I really appreciate all your work in putting your list together for me. I've got to try and be more patient.....problem is, I start to build and then think "I need this, or that" and I don't have it, so have to exit the game and go hunting. That's what is frustrating, as I knew where to get stuff for sims 2. See.... I told you I need to be more patient! laughloud
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Postszanne7000 on Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:04 am

Mostly, Lisa, I use both sims4update AND Google... between them, I can usually find what I'm looking for...

Google, I enter

the sims 4, xxxxxx

where xxxxxx is the thing I'm looking for... You still have to make sure it actually is for ts4, but most creators are good about tagging and if they make cc for more than one game version, they usually will have separate sections... you can always verify the creator through sims4update, as well... not to mention, you can generally tell ts2, ts3, and ts4 items apart.

...worse case scenario, your game will not load with ts2 or ts3 items.

I use Mod Conflict Detector. Just know that a few items from creators on TSR show up as ts3 with Mod Conflict Detector. We should skype if you would like... :D



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Posttilly on Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:05 am

I use Google a lot, and Pinterest. They come up with quite a bit of stuff. I scout through tumblr a lot as well. I used to be a cave scout over at simscave, so I've a bit of practice, lol. Currently, I'm scouting through Frau Engels houses to see where she gets her cc from.....I would Skype, but it never works properly for me. Just keeps cutting out. Sigh
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Postszanne7000 on Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:12 am

FYI - with Frau Engel, what you see is what you get.

I think she uses cc that is okay to upload with lots and/or has permission from the creators.

Her builds are really cool. I've often downloaded and installed them just to see how she does certain things. :D

Make sure your Skype is updated. Also, if your internet connection is not fast, you might try just audio.



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