No matter how many expansions I own, Sims 4 CC is always where I turn to add exactly the new outfit or kitchen cabinets that my Sims need. As a life sim, the options are pretty literally endless for possible styles and décor, and fans are constantly making their own custom content sets to fill in the gaps between official game packs.
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Sims CC has a lengthy history, and now that The Sims 4 has been out for the majority of a decade, there are hundreds of creators and thousands of creations to add to your own game. There’s more great CC out there than I could ever showcase, but for now I can help you get started with some of my favorite content sets for stylish décor, city street fashion, retro hair choices, and more. After weeks of hunting, it’s the very best Sims 4 CC I’ve found.
Once you find a few creators you like, you’ll know where to start your hunt for your next big CC spree. Installing Sims 4 CC is incredibly easy, which we go over below. Just don’t get so carried away on your CC shopping haul that you forget to actually turn on your game and enjoy playing with it all. Not that any of us have ever made that mistake.
We’ve picked some favorites for this list, but every one of the CC creators represented here is extremely prolific. If you like the look of a set, we’ve included links to creators’ archives of downloads so you can find even more excellent custom content to install. Many CC creators offer downloads through their blogs or Patreon pages. We’ve highlighted free to download CC here, but be aware that some creators offer additional content or first access to their CC to monthly Patrons.
Sims 4 CC Hair & Makeup
Sheabutter’s braid collection
JohnnySims’ Men’s Season
PralineSims’ skins & makeup
Simstrouble’s retro hairs
Sims 4 CC Clothes
Nucrests’ casual collections
Seoulsoul’s designer fashion
Greenllamas’ Gossip set
Happylifesims’ 1920s styles
Belaoallure’s street fashion
Sims 4 CC furniture & objects
Pierisim’s Winter Garden
Max20’s Child Dream Kit
Harrie’s Brownstone collection
Sixam’s laundry pack
ZWHSims’ super streamer kit
Simverses’ medieval stuff
MadameRia’s kitchen basics
How to install The Sims 4 CC
Where is the Sims 4 CC folder?
Here’s what you’ll need to do to install and play with your Sims 4 CC:
- Download CC and unzip compressed folders if applicable.
- Drag your .package files or an unzipped folder with .package files inside into the Sims 4 “Mods” folder.
- The Sims 4 mods folder is located at: Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 4/Mods.
- Start The Sims 4 and open your Options menu. Check “Enable Custom Content and Mods” under Game Options > Other.
- Restart your game and check the “Mods” popup that appears at startup to be sure the CC you installed is listed.
Remember, The Sims 4 disables Mods and CC every time it updates, so you’ll need to re-enable them in the game menu and restart your game after every game update.
Best sites for Sims 4 CC
If you’re looking to dig for even more custom content beyond the creators and packs we’ve collected here, you could spend weeks and months scouring the internet for more. Sims 4 CC is genuinely endless, but there are some tried-and-true aggregator blogs and sites we recommend you surf:
- Maxis Match CC World – Reblogs tons of MMCC all tagged to help you find what you want.
- The Sims Resource – Surfing TSR can be really daunting, but starting with featured artists can help you find quality CC quicker.
What are Maxis Match CC and Alpha CC?
Many Simmers refer to CC as “Alpha CC” and “Maxis Match.” Alpha CC is intended to look more realistic, often adding special skin textures, eyes, and realistic clothing or furniture. Maxis Match CC is pretty much what it sounds like: custom content by fans that’s designed to match the stylized look of The Sims 4’s original content created by Maxis.
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