Sims 4 November 2020 update: Broken mods, CC and other known issues

The Sims 4 released a new patch on 10 November 2020, ahead of the new Snowy Escape expansion pack. It was a big update, too, 1.77GB in size – for all the details on what changed, check out the full patch notes here.

The patch made some fundamental changes to the base game, including adding sentiments to Sims? personalities, the ability to add vacation lots to every world and the much-anticipated platforms in build mode, amongst other things.

As is often the case with updates to The Sims 4 ? especially such fundamental ones ? mods and custom content can cause some issues.

The official Sims forum usually has a solid thread running after a Sims 4 update, detailing mods and CC which has broken and things that have been fixed, if you use a lot of mods and CC, you can follow that thread over here.

This article will be updated intermittently with a general overview of broken mods and CC. Remember, if you do not see your mods or CC in game after an update, you might need to enable them again, The thread is especially useful for looking at mods that are no longer needed – like those that fix freelancer careers or kleptomaniac Sims, for example.

We’ll do our best to update the list below as often as possible, by checking forums, official creator platforms and social media. Additionally, we’ll try and spot any known issues – either new or created as a result of some of the fixes – and update them below.

Broken Sims 4 mods, CC and issues after Snowy Escape update

Please download the updated mods from the creator’s platforms. You might need to refresh the page for the latest update to appear here. Last updated at 8:15 South African time (+2GMT) on 12 November 2020. Please note that just because we have not noted a mod as updated, it does not mean it has not been updated – always check the creator’s platform directly. We gotta sleep, too :-)

Mods and CC that has not been updated/unsure and other issues

  • CC doors, windows and arches remain broken (issue from the Journey to Batuu update, hope remains for a batch fix). The Sims 4 Studio has been updated with a batch fix – read about that here. It has also been updated for the Snowy Escape expansion pack.
  • Crashing issues: There are several crashing issues reported after the latest update. Here’s what you can try if your game is crashing after the November update. An EA fix is expected next week.
  • Custom traits from several modders have been reported as broken with the new Sim Profile UI glitching as a result. Check the channels of creators to see which ones have been updated.
  • Will require additional testing: But do not attempt to place a lot larger than the size of a penthouse on the penthouse lots in San Myshuno. Usually, this would just clip the edges of the lot that do not fit, however, attempting to do that after the Snowy Escape update deleted the entire ‘base’ building on which the penthouse is built. Update: This seems to be related to MC Command Centre in some way. The mod and the game is completely usable, as long as you do not place a lot that is larger than the one you are building on. This issue was fixed in the second hot fix update for MCCC.
  • loading screens by Teanmoon – no longer updating
  • Children Can Walk With Dogs (MSQSims)
  • Control Any Sim (TitanNano)
  • Crush on you (plzsaysike)
  • Gardening Plants, All Seasons, No Glow, and 10 Harvestables (MonoChaos)
  • Inside outside pets (plzsaysike)
  • More Clubs per Sim (Neia)
  • No more ugly townie outfits (plzsaysike)
  • Packing Crates (Scumbumbo)
  • San Myshuno: Become Human (KatIsHere)
  • Swim Around in Pools (Teknikah)
  • Thanksgiving Party (MSQSims) – will not be updated
  • Unlisted Phone Numbers (Scumbumbo) – probably broken
  • Vampire fear trait (plzsaysike)
  • Xhallie Custom Wrench Icon Update (MizoreYukii) – minor visual issue

Fixes and updates to mods and CC after Snowy Escape update

  • events by Brittany (kokansock/rex)
  • events by kokansock/rex: Karaoke Night, Restaurant Reservation, Date, University Graduation
  • Active Career Aspirations (kokansock/rex)
  • Always Keep a Doctor At the Hospital (Scumbumbo/Scarlet)
  • After School Basketball Club (kokansock/rex)
  • All-in-One Occult Hybrid Stabilizer (Iced Cream)
  • Basemental
  • Better Mood Reactions/Better Motive Reactions (Lotharihoe)
  • Bikes For Children (MSQSims)
  • Children Can Gain Fitness (claudiasharon)
  • DJ Custom Mix Fixes (simvasion)
  • Education System Bundle a.k.a. Better Schools (Kawaii Stacie)
  • Eco Lifestyle Interactions Fixes (simvasion)
  • Faster Computer Chat Social Gain (aldavor)
  • Faster Gardening Mod (Scumbumbo/LittleMsSam)
  • Gardening for All Seasons (gettps)
  • Gender Less (Fogity)
  • Get Dressed for Uni (Plzsaysike)
  • Harder Career Progression (Lotharihoe) – reupdated 11/11
  • Invite Any Toddlers to Toddler Play Dates (ShuShu)
  • Kids Can Plan Social Events (ShuShu)
  • Larger Donate Online (claudiasharon)
  • Magic Realm Market Stalls Inventory Fix (MonoChaos)
  • Maxed Skills, Restaurant, Retail, Vet (spgm69)
  • MC Command Center (Deaderpool) – Hotfix 7.5.1 Hotfix 7.5.2
  • More Columns in CAS (weerbesu)
  • Mortem (SimRealist)
  • Naruto: Anbu Black Ops Career (TabooEmu)
  • No Auto Drinks or Thirst (claudiasharon)
  • No Auto PC (claudiasharon)
  • No Blu (Luumia)
  • No CC Wrench (claudiasharon)
  • No Strings Attached (Lumpinou)
  • Only Young Adults at Nightclubs (ShuShu)
  • Organic (SimRealist)
  • Perennial Public Plants (Lotharihoe)
  • Psychic Sims (Lumpinou)
  • Rambunctious Religions (Lumpinou)
  • The Realistic Reactions Mod (scaldwellhu)
  • Reminisce Override (ChippedSim)
  • Road to Romance (Lumpinou)
  • Run Don?t Jog (Lotharihoe)
  • Scientist Career – Graveyard Shift and Gardening Fix (gettps)
  • Sims 4 Multiplayer Mod (Sims4Multiplayer)
  • Sim Spawn Overhaul (Lotharihoe) – reupdated 11/11
  • Sit To Eat and Drink (Lotharihoe)
  • Slice of Life (KawaiiStacie)
  • Smarter Autonomous Meal Sizes (Scumbumbo/LittleMsSam))
  • Teen Criminal Career (kokansock/rex)
  • T.O.O.L. Mod (TwistedMexi)
  • UI Cheats Extension (weerbesu)
  • Unhidden Traits (ShuShu) – but note unhiding Handedness conflicts with Slice of Life Mod (kawaiiStacie)
  • University Costs More (Zero)
  • Vampire Invasion Fix (Lotharihoe)
  • Vampiric Interactions Fixes (simvasion)
  • Violin and Guitar Bugfixes (Scumbumbo/LittleMsSam)
  • Wear Uniforms (ShuShu)
  • Wonderful Whims (TURBODRIVER)
  • Wicked Whims (TURBODRIVER)
  • WooHoo Wellness (Lumpinou)
  • World Destination Mod (Zerbu)
  • Mod Constructor (Zerbu)

Updated traits

  • Anxiety Trait (claudiasharon)
  • from KiaraSims: Lifestyle, Social, Emotional, and Child/Toddler categories
  • Fatal Flaws traits and Antivaxxer Addon (NateTheL0ser)
  • Misery Traits (NateTheL0ser)
  • New Hobby Traits (Kuttoe)
  • by Caradriel: Pastry Lover, Poker Player
  • Transgender Trait (Sresla)