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Helpful links for Playing and Creating in Sims 4

rosemowrosemow Posts: 147,931 Member
I have set up this thread to provide helpful links to information about sims 4 that may help simmers as they are playing the game. It will help both new and all sims 4 simmers!
I hope everyone has lots of fun Sims 4 simming! :)

If anyone has other links that they think would be helpful in this thread, please post them!

GENERAL INFORMATION

EA Sims 4 Player guide
http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/778980/you-might-have-seen-this-before-but-it-has-fun-ideas

Forum Rules
http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/categories/forum-rules

For New Members :
You need to have 25points and 15 posts before you can become a full member and can then have an Avi picture, post pictures, have a signature, start new threads, edit posts , post links that show up correctly and have quotes appear in grey boxes . This thread explains about it.
http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/934205/small-change-for-new-members#latest

You receive a point each time another simmer presses like or awesome or insightful on a post that you have posted in a thread created by another simmer. The off topic section is a good place to post.
http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/categories/off-topic-chat

This post explains about the badges that you can earn points through also.
http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/16043647/#Comment_16043647


How to redeem your free Holiday Celebration Pack
http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/804168/how-to-redeem-your-free-holiday-celebration-pack

Hello ! Come and introduce yourself
http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/817478/hello-come-and-introduce-yourself

TECHNICAL HELP

AHQ EA Sims 4 Technical Help
https://answers.ea.com/t5/Technical-Issues-PC/bd-p/The-Sims-4

AHQ EA Bugs report Help
https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bug-Reports/bd-p/The-Sims-4-Bugs

Crinrict's Sims 4 Help Blog
http://sims4.crinrict.com/en/


PC Minimum and Recommended System Requirements for the Sims 4
http://www.thesims.com/faq#what-are-the-PC-minimum-system-requirements
http://www.thesims.com/faq#what-are-the-PC-recommended-system-requirements

Mac Minimum specifications
http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/812659/mac-minimum-specifications-confirmed-for-the-sims-4

FAQ for Mac Users
http://www.thesims.com/en_GB/mac

SIMS 4 FEEDBACK AND IDEAS

Sims 4 Feedback
http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/categories/the-sims-4-feedback

Sims 4 Ideas Corner
http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/categories/the-sims-4-ideas-corner

OFF-TOPIC CHAT
http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/categories/off-topic-chat


PICTURE POSTING

Posting pictures on the forums

If you would like to post pictures of your sims or builds in the forums , set up an account at a free photo hosting site such as Photobucket or Flickr or use a site such as imgur or tinypic and upload your screenshots from the game to your account or the site. Your photos will be in your screenshots folder that is in your sims 4 folder . The picture button is the button with the little file picture on it above the forum post. After uploading your images to the photo sharing site, right click the picture on the photo sharing website , and click copy. Or you can copy the direct link code that is on the left or right hand side of the site page.Press the picture button above your post , paste the code/address into the box, then press the enter button. Then the image code will be in your post ready to appear when posting your text post,

To add a signature, click the cog wheel at the top of the page. Click preferences. On the left hand side of the page, there will be a link to change signature settings. Click that and you can add a picture ( using the directions given above ) or add text .

Another way to post the picture is to type [img][/img] in the post and put the image code address in between them.

These link threads also explain how to post the pictures.
http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/830602/tutorial-how-to-upload-pictures-to-this-forum/p1
http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/942493/how-do-you-insert-photos

GAME GUIDES on other sites

Simsvip Sims 4 game guides
http://simsvip.com

Carl's sims 4 game guides
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com

LIVE MODE

Information about emotions
http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/785644/quickly-getting-into-emotions-a-primer

The Sims 4 Emotions Guide - SimVIP
http://simsvip.com/the-sims-4-emotions-guide/

Quick guide to whims, aspirations and careers
http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/783188/whim-aspiration-and-career-goals-a-quick-guide

Career Guide
http://www.thesims.com/news/careers-guide

SimsVip Careers Guide
http://simsvip.com/the-sims-4-careers-guide/

Career Guides
http://sims-online.com/category/guides/careers/

Pinstar's top 3 lists for careers
http://www.simslegacychallenge.com/sims-4-career-top-3/

Splitting and Merging Households
http://www.thesims.com/news/splitting-and-merging

Video guide to splitting households.
http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/14067705/#Comment_14067705


Social events : Throwing a party
http://sims-online.com/sims-4-social-events-throwing-party/

How to throw a Holiday Party
http://www.thesims.com/en_GB/news/holiday-soiree

Genealogy
http://www.thesims.com/en_GB/news/ts4-genealogy

Collections Guides
http://sims-online.com/category/guides/collection-guides/

Guide to deaths in Sims 4
http://sims-online.com/sims-4-death-guide-killing-your-sims/

BUILD MODE AND LIVE MODE CONTROLS AND SHORTCUTS
http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/13018328/#Comment_13018328

UPLOADING BUILDS TO YOUR LIBRARY AND THE GALLERY. DOWNLOADING AND PLACING BUILDS IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD
Go into build mode, click on the "save to my library " file icon (in the upper centre of the screen) then click on the 'save lot ' option. You can then save your home from your library to the community section of the gallery by pressing the cloud button.
A video tuuorial on uploading homes, and placing downloaded lots in your neighbourhood is found at this link


SAVING AND UPLOADING ROOMS
This is a link to a video tutorial on saving and uploading rooms to the Gallery
. http://www.simified.com/the-sims-4/tutorials/saving-sharing-rooms/

THE GALLERY
Guide to the Gallery
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/gallery/

Online Gallery link
https://www.ea.com/games/the-sims/the-sims-4/pc/gallery

Guide to downloading from the website gallery
http://simsvip.com/2014/11/24/sims-4-tutorial-installing-content-from-the-online-gallery/


BUILDING IN SIMS 4

Buildings tips and tutorials thread
http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/796520/building-tips-and-tutorials-ruthless-kk-build-guide-link-too

List of building keyboard shortcuts and controls
http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/13018328/#Comment_13018328

Ruthless KK's The Sims 4 Build Guide
http://simsvip.com/2014/10/30/now-available-sims-4-building-guide/

Builder's Toolbox (contains maps and info about the worlds, cheats, shortcuts and Hotkeys )
http://www.dworks.be/personal/sims4/worlds.html

To keep enlarged items in your build.
Don't place the lot directly from Manage World. Go into build mode on the lot where you want to place the lot. Then go to the gallery from there and import onto your current lot.

To use buydebug items in your builds
Open up the cheat console CTRL+SHIFT+C and type “bb.showhiddenobjects”. Then type in "Debug" in the search panel.

Editing Hidden Lòts cheat explained
http://simsvip.com/2015/04/02/the-sims-4-editing-hidden-lots/#more-49779

Unlocking career rewards cheat:
bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement


Learn how to edit lots and customise your world. A tutorial by SimGuruGrant
http://www.thesims.com/news/edit-lots

How to build a Starter home
http://sims-online.com/how-to-build-a-starter-home-sims-4/

Guides to building pools ( towards the bottom of the post )
http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/12888243/#Comment_12888243

Builders Showcase threads links
http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/793638/showcase-links-thread

MODS and CC
Link to thread which contains Tutorials and Resources for Mods and CC creating.
http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/774972/mods-faq-links-to-tutorials-resources

Custom Content and Mods help information.
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/tutorials/mods-cc.php
http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:Installing_Sims_4_Package_Files
http://sims-online.com/install-mods-custom-content-sims-4-tutorial/
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Video guides to creating custom paintings and custom wall stickers
http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/13247638/#Comment_13247638
How to make seamless pattern wallpapers
http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/13273002/#Comment_13273002

FILM MAKING
How to make a Video using The Sims 4
http://www.thesims.com/en_GB/news/how-to-make-a-video

MACHINIMAS
http://simatography.webs.com


CHEATS guide

The Sims 4 Cheats
How to go into cheat mode:

While playing the game, press the CTRL + SHIFT + C keyboard buttons on your computer at the same time to display the cheat console window. In that text box (comes up in the corner), type the below listed codes in and hit the ENTER key to get the desired effect.

An excellent guide to cheats is found on this site:
http://sims-online.com/sims-4-game-info/sims-4-game-cheats-codes/
It contains a full list of many helpful cheats.
I have listed some cheats below, but there is a more comprehensive list at the sims-online.com site,

Simsvip Cheats guide
http://simsvip.com/sims-4-cheats-codes/

kaching — Get 1,000 more Simoleons added to your household funds.
rosebud — Get 1,000 more Simoleons added to your household funds.
motherlode — Get 50,000 more Simoleons added to your household funds.
Death.toggle — Disables Death so your Sims cannot die.
freerealestate on [or off] — Can be entered at neighborhood/world. If on, all homes are available free of cost.
resetsim [first name here] [last name here] — Returns Sims to a safe, neutral state at their home location.
headlineeffects on [or off] — Shows or hides the plumbobs and talk/thought balloons above a Sim’s heads (called headline effects).
fullscreen on [or off] — Turns full-screen on or off.
fps on [or off] — Shows the framerate in upper right corner.
Pressing the “Shift” button and the “]” button at the same time. — Increases the size of objects.
quit — Exits the game.
help — Shows all the cheats in The Sims 4 like this list does.

testingcheats {true/false} – Enables use of further cheats
Entering “testingcheats true”, then entering “cas.fulleditmode” allows all CAS abilities.
Interaction Cheats are available by Shift + Clicking on objects and Sims once the player types in “testingcheats true” in the command console.

Shift Clicking on Sims
Reset Object – Resets Sim
Add to Family – Add the Sim to the current family
Cheat Motive > Make Happy – Sets all motives to full and sets Mood to Happy
Cheat Motive > Enable Motive Decay – Allows motives to change dynamically
Cheat Motive > Disable Motive Decay – Allows motives to remain static

Shift Clicking on Objects
Reset Object – Resets Object

Shift Clicking Dirty-able Objects
Make Dirty – Makes object dirty
Shift Clicking on Dirty Objects
Make Clean – makes object clean

Shift Clicking Mailbox
Reset Object – resets Mailbox

Shift Clicking the Ground
Teleport Me Here – Teleports selected Sim as close to the clicked spot as possible

Shift Clicking Sims
Modify in CAS – Allows editing of everything but name change and inherited traits

How to set items as head cheat ( information and video)
http://simnation.tv/thesims/howto/how-to-set-items-as-head-in-the-sims-4/

Link to other cheats
http://sims-online.com/sims-4-game-info/sims-4-game-cheats-codes/
http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/781938/whoops-more-cheats-for-you-guys
http://simsvip.com/2014/09/07/the-sims-4-skill-cheats-relationship-cheats-and-more/


MAGAZINES

LIving Sims Magazine
http://livingsims.net/issue35/01page.htm
SF Magazine
http://issuu.com/sf_magazine/docs/sf_magazine_issue_29

Cc and Community Magazine
https://issuu.com/melissafox/docs/ds4magi4_c503801d78584d?e=2416092/63665520


LEGACIES AND OTHER CHALLENGES
The Legacy Challenge Mega Thread
http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/769044/the-legacy-challenge-mega-thread

List of Challenges ( Legacy and Other ) for Sims 4
http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/788042/list-of-challenges-legacy-and-other-for-sims-4
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