My Other Favorite Mods
Mods that aren’t exactly what I’d call essential for the game (those can be found here) but are still very useful and what I consider to be my favorites are to be found here. I will update this post as I find more mods that I find to be really great and useful.
Last Updated: July 24, 2022
This is another really cool mod that has become an essential ever since I first installed it! Now your Sims can have doctor visits, illnesses, medicine, etc.! It’s really nifty and adds a great dash of realism to the game. There is also an included option to turn off deaths from (treatable) conditions. Adeepindigo also has similar mods for dental care and eye care that you can check out as well.
Shorter University Degrees
Let’s face it, it often takes way too long to get your Sim through university and finally to graduation in the expansion “Discover University”. This mod fixes that problem by changing the number of classes required to graduate. It comes in several “flavors”, but I personally use the one that cuts the required classes down from 12 to 8.
Road to Romance
This is a really cool mod that I wish I had found and installed a long time ago. It changes whole romance system and adds a new skill: romance! This mod has really made my game more difficult/interesting/fun. If you want to shake up how your Sims romance each other, I highly suggest you give this mod a try. I would also suggest you try this on a fresh, new game rather than one already in progress that way if you don’t like the changes, it will be easier to start over or go back to your previous game. Also, be sure to read the install instructions as it requires an external file! There’s a lot in the post to read but it is worth your time. NOTE: I’ve found that this mod does work with Wicked or Wonderful Whims.
Remove Sims from Conversations
By thepancake1 & MizoreYukii
With this mod installed, whenever you want to boot a certain Sim or Sims from a conversation, all you have to do is right click on their icon in the chat menu. No more “awkward encounters” when you’re trying to flirt with one Sim and other Sims intrude on the romance! So useful!!
Ask About Mood
Whenever I see a Sim in a bad, sad, or mad mood, I wonder why they are in such a mood but could never find out why. Now I can find out why with this mod! So cool! It works pretty well, and I love the added dimension it brings to my game.
By thepancake1 & MizoreYukii
This is a cute little animation mod that adds the ability for two romantically involved Sims to cuddle when sleeping in a double-bed. When the two Sims wake up in the morning, they often get a nice little positive moodlet. Check it out, it’s such a sweet addition.
Remove Hats Indoors
This is a simple little mod that adds a very useful function to the game via a customized/modded object. Add the coat rack (specifically the Row of Coat Hooks object from Buy mode) to any lot and you will have the option to make Sims remove their hats when indoors. You can turn it off or enabled it only for male Sims. I love adding this to all of my normal lots since it is rather customary to take your hat off indoors (at least it is here in the USA, not going to assume to know about other regions).
This is another modified object of a typewriter. Now you can do all writing interactions that were normally only allowed on computers on this typewriter which, as mentioned in the title, is usable on off-the-grid lots with no electricity. You can’t do any internet/online related activities (it’s a typewriter and if you don’t have electricity, you can’t have internet access. At least, not without another mod.) Now you can have a hermit Sim living out in the middle of nowhere who writes fiction novels or any other number of stories you can come up with.
Ultimutt Indoor Potty Pads
I can’t believe these exist, but I am so grateful that they do! No longer do my poor puppies who can’t go down steps or little dogs that can’t leave apartments need to “hold it in” between times when my Sims can walk them! This is awesome! Note: Dogs have to be “potty trained” to autonomously use them otherwise you have to click on the pads and tell the puppy or dog to use them until they are trained. Your Sims will also have to clean them routinely. As someone with an indoor little dog and these pads, that’s a very realistic no biggy.
Faster/Slower/No Fame Decay
I started playing a celebrity Sim again recently and immediately started having troubles with the Fame system. Bleh. This mod can make said fame system more difficult to play, easier to play, or stupid easy to play. I chose the No Fame Decay option so that it is stupid easy to play. LOL Hey, I was doing this particular playthrough as a mod testing play anyway! Regardless, the mod works like a charm so I’m happy to share it here with all of you.
Surprise Holidays Be Gone
Some of the surprise holidays that came with Seasons are fun and useful. Others are annoying like Neighborhood Brawl and I wish they would never happen. Now my wish has been granted! With this simple mod, I can pick and choose which of the random holidays I never want to see again or choose to never again see any of them. All those options are available (individually for each holiday) for download with this handy mod set!
Better Ladders – Carry items & Climb Faster
Ever since ladders were introduce with Eco Lifestyle, ladders have been both beloved and not so loved. If you have something you need your Sim to carry from one floor to another and only have a ladder between those two floors, it wasn’t getting carried… until now! With this mod they can finally carry things down those ladders and they can go both up and down the ladders much faster. There’s even a version of the mod where they always slide down the ladders! Very cool mod!
The useless “culling notifications” annoy me mainly because they’re useless and popup too often. (That’s why I made my Stop Culling Notifications mod.) What is useful is this mod which tells you when a Sim dies and what they died of. I love this mod and am so glad it was made and that I have it in my game now.
That’s all the mods for now. If I find more favorite mods, I’ll update this page with them. Thank you for viewing.