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Creating a second mod folder for a separate installation?

Post by TheRainbowNoob on Sat 06 Oct 2018, 17:33

Hello, G4TW! I come to you today with a question about The Sims 4:

I'm creating a secondary installation of TS4 (by copying and pasting the "The Sims 4" file from program files into a new directory) and I wanted to know if i could make a second mods folder for that other installation. I was hoping the original would be for regular gameplay, and the secondary one for Wicked whims and stuff. Could I do that? If so, how?

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Re: Creating a second mod folder for a separate installation?

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sat 06 Oct 2018, 17:37

@TheRainbowNoob wrote:Hello, G4TW! I come to you today with a question about The Sims 4:

I'm creating a secondary installation of TS4 (by copying and pasting the "The Sims 4" file from program files into a new directory) and I wanted to know if i could make a second mods folder for that other installation. I was hoping the original would be for regular gameplay, and the secondary one for Wicked whims and stuff. Could I do that? If so, how?


Hello and welcome,

All Sims 4 installations read mods and CC from the same location, namely Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods. So creating a 'secondary Mods folder' will just lead to it not being recognized by the (secondary) Sims 4 installation.

There is a possibility of renaming the Mods-folder back-and-forth, and though it's a safe method you have to do it right (which can be tricky). You can try something that is similar to this here:
https://www.games4theworld.club/t24433-i-have-both-origin-g4tw-versions-of-sims-4-how-can-i-manage-the-documents-folder

Other than that, why not just keep these 1-2 mods in? When the DRM-free (cracked) version of Sims 4 gets updated next time, just remove the mods again.

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Re: Creating a second mod folder for a separate installation?

Post by TheRainbowNoob on Sat 06 Oct 2018, 17:42

@The_gh0stm4n wrote:Other than that, why not just keep these 1-2 mods in? When the DRM-free (cracked) version of Sims 4 gets updated next time, just remove the mods again.

Because other people play the sims on this computer, and i dont want them finding my wicked whims saves

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sat 06 Oct 2018, 17:54

@TheRainbowNoob wrote:Because other people play the sims on this computer, and i dont want them finding my wicked whims saves


OK, that does change the situation (a bit). You can also create a separate Windows user account just for yourself, and you will have a Documents-folder for yourself as well, which you can customize freely. I believe though you would still need to install The Sims 4 separately again, on the new Windows account.

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Re: Creating a second mod folder for a separate installation?

Post by Tarac on Sat 06 Oct 2018, 18:24

You can also play the wicked whims in a different language.
That will automatically create a new folder in Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4
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