Whenever there is a new update to The Sims 4 base game, chances are there might be some issues with mods and custom content. This is especially true if the update is a big one that changes some of the game’s core features.
When The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle expansion pack was released, for example, the base game update that made changes to the bills and inventory UI caused a few glitches and some crashes.
It’s a good idea to make a back up of all your Sims 4 save files ahead of an update and to remove mods and custom content until you know they are working or you have updated them.
The November 2020 update for The Sims 4 base game is likely to cause a few glitches, too. The update will add platforms to build mode, add the vacation lot to all worlds and introduce sentiments to the base game ahead of the release of the new Sims 4 Snowy Escape expansion pack.
This is likely to cause some glitches with mods, so it’s best to wait for these to update before adding them back into your game.
If you have not been using Sims 4 mods very often, though, you might not know that you have to turn them all back on after an update.
Turning mods and CC back on in The Sims 4 after an update
Just like when you installed your mods and CC for the first time, you will have to flick the switch back on to use these in game again.
It is a super simple process and is often the first bit of troubleshooting you should follow if you notice that your Sims 4 CC or mods are not showing up in the game after an update. Here’s how to do it.
Go to Game Options when you open your game by clicking on the three dots in the right-hand corner of the screen. This dialogue box should show up.
Go to Game Options and then head over the the 'other' tab. Here, make sure you have ticked the box to allow custom content and script mods. You will have to restart your game to make sure the changes take effect.
If you are still having problems after following these steps, you might have to clear your game's cache. If you cannot get your mods or CC to work, it is best to check the support forums or the Discord channels of the creators to see if anyone else is experiencing similar problems.