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Mods for The Sims 4

The Sims 4 Is About to Get an Update to Python.

First, let’s answer a qustion: “What exactly is Python?” Python is a programming language and software used to develop the game itself. In The Sims 4, you have two different types of ‘mods’ script mods and custom content. Script mods are mods like Extreme Violence or MC Command Center. Most importantly, they change the core of the game. Custom Content is like clothes, hair, makeup, but then you also have CC objects like couches and other furniture for your sims. 
image of the sims talking outside in the sims 4
Sims talking outside
SimGuruModSquad told the modding community “there will be an update to the Python.” They will be upgrading this version used by the game to 3.7.0 from the 3.3.5 release it uses now. He tells everyone that every single compiled script mod will not work after this update. He informed the modding community of this because he wants to give them a heads-up, so they have time to prepare and update their script mods. Currently, the Python uses the .pyo extension, but this will change to .pyc in the new version.
 
This update expected is to set for release in November sometime. The patch itself could break your regular CC and objects. The CC and objects are not likely to break as a result of the Python upgrade. For more information on the Python upgrade itself, you can click here to read more about it. They don’t expect fundamental changes to tuning data. The only changes that could get made are what is necessary for the release to the patch. Every patch has a chance to break CC and objects and mods as well.
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Gameplay Mods for The Sims 4

Currently, you can only mod the PC and Mac versions of the video game. As far as we know, there is no way to do this for the console and no idea if this will change in the future. How do you feel about the Python changing and your Script mods breaking? What is your favorite script mod for The Sims 4? Let us know in the comments. We’d love to hear from you!