I'm curious again, I'm wondering why people choose to get mods or cc? To better the game? When bored? Because it looks better?
I'm not completely sure myself, but I guess in some sense I feel it betters my experience of the game, what about you?
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I have some other minor mods and bug fixes. I could do without the minor mods. The bug fixes are somewhat necessary.
CC clothing gives me a greater variety of stuff for my Sims to wear, particularly toddlers and children. The packs and kits mainly give stuff to teens and above, and toddlers and children can be overlooked, so it’s nice for them to have extra stuff. I have a few formal gowns for wedding purposes too. I also have some hairstyles and accessory overlays/accessory tops.
Nowadays i avoid looking at modders pages and checking all the mods they have cause i end with tons of mods that i actually don't need
I have mods for a few reasons.
1) To give me control over things the game doesn't let me control, or that I would have to type in a cheat to do, such as cheat on needs bars
2) To stop certain sim behaviors that annoy me, like children constantly asking adults for advice
3) To fix things that aren't technically glitches, but that I don't like, such as crazy looking random sim outfits
4) To fix actual glitches that haven't been patched yet (I only have a couple of these)
The cc CAS and build items are mostly for SimLit stories I write, when the packs and base game don't have what I need for the story. A few of the cc items I have were made by my husband at my request, or are just recolors I made of official EA items. The rest I found online by various modders. I also have a few extra hairstyles that I happened to just like, and some extra stuff for toddlers to do because I don't think the game has enough activities for them.
Most of the custom poses I use, I made myself, and I use them exclusively for SimLit. They are for whenever I need something specific in the story that isn't part of the game, or when it's hard to stage the screenshot how I want it using in-game animations. I like making my own poses, because it's fun, and I can get exactly the pose I want instead of hunting for something that will work by other modders.
I also have mods to fine tune certain aspects of the game that I want improved or dont like at all. For example with Discover University, I found mods that drastically increased the price of classes and loans, since I found the in-game prices to be abysmally cheap and could literally be paid in a week. I also found a mod that made college acceptance harder to get into, so that I'd actually have to work on getting my sims into college. Make getting in alot more worthwhile than just applying willynilly and getting in with hardly any effort. And with Eco Lifestyle, I HATED the "Sharing is Caring" N.A.P. since all it did was just destroy builds Ive worked on. Found a mod that took care of it, so now I dont even notice when that N.A.P is "active".
Those sound really nice, do you happen to have a link to get rid of Sharing is Caring? I honestly also find it so annoying! I think it's interesting with the University classes though, cause I hear several simmers wanting them to be more expensive, I think it would be fun for gameplay with student loans that were crazy high but I'm from one of those places where University is free so it's hard to imagine the situation for me.
1. to make my sims look anatomically correct.
2. i also use mods that make number 1 more fun to play with.
I don't use mods to fix my game. Most mods that I have installed are purely there for entertainment purposes. And cheating.
I believe there is more than one mod getting rid of the sharing is caring NAP, but most of them are all in one, so you can only disable all NAPs or none of them, whereas my napoverhaul is modular, so you ca pick just one or two naps if you feel like it and leave the others untouched, @Jokr1929 :
Oohh that sounds great, thanks!
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In my past experience, there came a point where typing in cheat codes broke the flow of my gameplay and I wanted something that allowed my sims to perform a storyplay action and it would address everything, and what I found on the net was a large vase that I could have my sim walk over to (in my storyline they were dusting it or admiring it) and then I picked from a number of options for what I would like addressed. I didn't like to see my sims struggling to get by, or how much was involved in keeping their needs stable so that I could try and have them do more interesting things. It seemed more like work than play, and I'd wanted the game to be my downtime from real life responsibilities, not another set of chores to add to my list.
With S4 the gameplay is far more simplified, before I was even fully logged in I was shown a suggested read full of cheat codes that look more like features and they allow me to do what I'd wanted that long ago vase for. I can set my sim's needs to full with 'make happy' and then tell them to stay (mostly) static with "disable need decay", increase the household finances so that I can build my dream lot with 'motherlode', and when building on public lots I can make all of the build items available for use with “bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement” so the sims' outside world is as sleek and pretty as I can dream up.
It's that I play the game because I can mod it.
Pretty much the same thing that kept Skyrim and Second Life on my computer long past their "shelf life". The whole point of all three of these for me, was / is the 'edit stuff' feature. And for Sims 4 the advantage over the others is that the tool is more stable and more in an environment I like (vs Skyrim), and I can mess around without others being "all up in my business" (it's offline and solo, unlike Second Life).
Do you make swatches and CC yourself then? and/or Mods?
Yeah, basically the same for me. I usually end up using a mod when something annoys me enough in the regular game that I start googling ways to fix it lol.
I use CC to expand on areas where even with every pack, I end up wanting more. Wedding dresses, for example. Hairstyles. Kitchens. I do wish I had a way of identifying CC I've not used, though...
Whenever I hear bug-fixes, I immediately think about the 'no more glasses of water mod' cause I think that's one of the absolut most annoying things when I play