If you're bored with opening The Sims 4 to see the same old worlds, sims, and dodgy builds then don't worry, there is an alternative. Simmers have taken to sharing their save games with others, creating a whole world of unique creations, stories, and builds to explore.
Here we take a look at some of the very best save files, that are sure to intrigue you, no matter how you play. Some of these files simply fix quirks in the game, while others add new builds and Sims. There are also solo efforts and collaborations, all in a variety of styles. So, if you want to add a unique twist to your gameplay then check out these amazing save files.
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Updated March 14, 2022, By Helen Ashcroft: With the addition of Tartosa in My Wedding Stories, The Sims 4 has 17 regular worlds and three destination worlds, all of which have default lots and families. Ever since Simproved's Portsmouth Promenade design being included in Evergreen Harbor went down so well, content creators have become more involved in the builds shipped with each new world. However, this does show up how bland many of the older worlds lots and families are.
Thankfully the Sims community comes to the rescue once more as many creators have taken the time to overhaul the default worlds, adding their own lots, families and stories into the mix. From saves that focus on one world, to those that cover several, we've updated this list to include as many new Sims 4 save files as we can find.
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17/17 Zita Rene - Timberlake Save File
Zita Rene, best known for creating The Sims 4 Miss World competition over on Twitter, has released her very own save file. The Timberlake Save File is unique because it aims to change the world around you, rather than the lots and Sims.
It uses Twisted Mexi's TOOL Mod to add new levels of detail. In an overview video you can see camp sites in granite falls and wedding venues set up in public places, as well as more cars, wildlife and general items giving the whole world a more vibrant and lived in feel. You'll need the TOOL mod to use the save file.
16/17 Devon Bumpkin - Rebuilding Willow Creek
Devon Bumpkin spent several months rebuilding Willow Creek. His video on the project showcases the new Sims, buildings and storylines you can find in the file. Presented as a video tour overview, you'll see all the changes and additions he's made to revamp Willow Creek.
There's drama, mayhem and more. If you want to explore the save file for yourself then there's a download link and instructions on how to run the file in the video's description.
15/17 BetterSims4 - The Save
BetterSims4 has released a savefile on their Tumblr that revamps all the base game worlds; Willow Creek, Oasis Springs, and Newcrest. Every lot is packed with new or renovated builds and Sims, including a range of residential and community lots.
There are 21 completely new lots, 144 new households, taken from the Maxis gallery, and every existing residential or community lot has been renovated. You'll need Get to Work, Seasons and Dine Out as well as the base game to properly use this save.
14/17 Rosebud - Strangetown Update
The Strangetown save file from Rosebud is a little different from the norm as it is inspired by The Sims 2. It replaces Strangerville with a Strangetown inspired world and Willow Creek with Pleasantville inspired one.
Each world has recreations of the original builds in The Sims 2 worlds, as well as townie makeovers to reflect those worlds' stories. A few details have been modernized to fit The Sims 4 style but the inspiration and attention to detail remain evident.
Anyone who remembers The Sims 2 is sure to recognize some of these iconic buildings. Also, keep an eye out for Bella Goth, there's something strange going on.
13/17 RandomChick32 - Fresh Start Save File
Tumblr user RandomChick32 has created a save named the fresh start savefile. It's basically a fresh coat of paint applied to the regular save. This involves community lots being updated to use items from more packs and sims getting makeovers when required. It feels original but yet removes a number of the annoyances of the regular save file, including the randomized and ridiculous looking seasonal outfits. There are also a few added extras, such as new community lots and pets in households.
There's also a 15 years later save file which takes all the content up to Tiny Living and ages every household up by 15 years, so you can explore their stories. Each family has been played through and the worlds have been rennovated and regenerated.
12/17 Peach - Little Boxes Project
Tumblr user Peach has created the Little Boxes Project. The aim is to slowly recreate all the pre-made lots in the game in stages as well as giving some townies makeovers. Since there are over 200 lots in total this makes perfect sense.
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The first version of the save includes Oasis Springs, Willow Creek, Newcrest, Magnolia Promenade, and Granite Falls. Each world retains the original lot names and includes at least one park and three starter homes.
11/17 Simlicy - Simlicy Save
Simlicy has created an initial save game that spans pretty much every world in the game. It includes both unique creations and renovations that add new touches to your save game and fill in all the empty lots.
Not everything is complete as yet, some builds are still the EA originals, but the file is a work in progress with updated versions being posted to Simlicy's socials when ready. If you enjoy Simlicy's build style you'll love version 2.0 of this save file.
10/17 Teknikah - World of WIPS
The World of WIPS save file is unique in that it doesn't contain any builds or new sims. It is a save file that is completely wiped. If you're looking to start your game from scratch, maybe even to make your own save file, this will really help.
It takes a surprisingly large amount of time to bulldoze everything in the game, and now you don't have to. The files are regularly updated and can be downloaded as save files posted by Teknikah over on ModTheSims.
9/17 SuppJason - Not So Strangerville
If you want to play in Strangerville without having to solve the mystery yet again then SuppJason is about to save you. This save file is absolutely identical to the default EA save, except that the Strangerville mystery is solved.
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This means that your neighbors won't look bizzare, there are no weird plants and no one is talking about conspiracy theories. There are still a few minor remnants remaining but generally, the town is nice and normal, so long as you don't explore the secret lab and restart the chaos. The save file can be downloaded from ModTheSims.
8/17 Illogical Sims - Seasons Save
When Seasons launched townies were given random hot and cold weather outfits that look, well strange to say the least. This save file from Illogical Sims doesn't touch anything else except these outfits but for anyone irritated by their townies' appearance, this is a must.
In this save file each and every in-game sim has a sensible, appropriate, and tailored outfit for both hot and cold weather. Now everyone can look good, no matter the weather. If you're interested in townies looking their best then head over to Illogical Sims' Tumblr for more information and a download link.
7/17 Aveline - Almost Save
Simmer and YouTuber Aveline has released a save file that she's spent around 18 months preparing, alongside her usual content. It's not quite complete but still contains a large number of new houses and sims that you wouldn't normally see.
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The file is filled with many single sim households, and you can see a quick tour of the overall look of the worlds and a few more in-depth glimpses in Aveline's video which also contains a link to download her save file.
6/17 Plumbella - Base-Game Friendly Save
If you're looking for a save file to amp up your base game then Plumbella has you covered. This save file is for Willow Creek, Oasis Springs, and Newcrest and is completely base game compatible.
Every world has been rebuilt from scratch to be child and toddler friendly. All families and lots use base game items only, and you won't need any custom content. To find out more and download the file, head over to Plumbella's Tumblr.
5/17 Various - Super Save
Hey Harrie has several posts on her Tumblr about some collaboration save files. They currently include files for Sulani, Del Sol Valley, and Brindleton Bay. Each of the three worlds has been bulldozed and replaced by new builds.
The files are varied, due to the sheer volume of talented builders involved, making this a unique and interesting save file. If you head over to Hey Harrie's Tumblr you can see plenty of photos of the builds, check out the YouTube playlist, and download the files.
4/17 Jenba- Sims - Newlyn Hills
This save file covers Newcrest, Willow Creek, and Magnolia Promenade. Each world has been renovated and revamped in Jenba's unique style. There are also new townie families to play as and new venues to visit. It contains no CC.
While the save file doesn't require every DLC pack, it does need most of the early content including Get To Work, Get Together and City Living. You can find a full list of requirements and a list and download link for each individual lot or the entire save file over on Jenba's Tumblr.
3/17 Isleroux - Isleroux's World
Sims forum user Isleroux has made a very creative and mysterious save file that includes new lots and traits, with 5 worlds including starter homes for your own sims. Original townies have also been tweaked with skills, relationships, and backstories.
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The file also includes nods to previous Sims games as well as a whopping 93 clubs to join. It will require pretty much all the packs, but the variety in the screenshots is amazing. You can see for yourself and download the file over on the forums.
2/17 Sweetie Wright_84 - Populated And Non-Populated Save Files
Sims forum user Sweetie Wright_84 has spent months constructing her very own save file, filled entirely with original creations, and shared it with the community. It has both a populated and non-populated version.
The populated file included complex storylines and relationships between the sims, giving depth to your gameplay. It includes every single world in the game, up to and including Discover University's Britechester.
If you want to know more, or download the file, then head over to her thread on the forums, where you can also take a look at images of the save.
1/17 Lilsimsie - Simsie Save
Lilsimsie has released one of the most in-depth save files we've seen. She has renovated every single EA lot and added her own builds into the gaps. There are also many new townie families.
What makes this stand out even more, is that the families have skills, careers, and relationships, with each having a narrative and many interweaving. The save is regularly updated to include new worlds and the latest version can always be found on Lilsimsie's Simsiesave tumblr.
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- Go to My Documents.
- Open the Electronic Arts folder.
- Find The Sims 4 folder.
- Right-click on it and choose Copy.
- Go to your Desktop.
- Right-click on a free space and choose Paste.
- Right-click on the copied folder and choose Rename.
Re: Can I change which sim is selected by default (Sims 4)
Saving the current household in the CAS to the library, then downloading them from the library, delete the original household sims, and you can set the "new" sims with the correct relationships.
Move the entire Sims 4 folder out of Documents\Electronic Arts and onto your desktop, and when you launch the game, a clean folder will be created. You can quit from the Main Menu, then copy one of your affected saves to the new Sims 4 folder (saves go in the saves folder, unsurpringly) and see whether it crashes.How to uninstall and reinstall Sims 4 without losing saves? ›
You won't loose game progress, game saves or your custom content. Before you uninstall/reinstall, just back up your Sims 4 folder to the desktop and all your Sims 4 files should be fine.What is the reset Sim cheat? ›
Type resetSim Firstname Lastname and click Enter. Make sure you enter the name of the Sim you want to reset. For example: If you want to reset Gobias Koffi, type: resetSim Gobias Koffi, and press Enter. If you need to reset all of the Sims in your current game, you can type resetSim *.Can I do a factory reset without losing everything? ›
The only way to keep your data when doing a factory reset is to back it up and restore it when the reset is complete. Google's built-in backup feature is the easiest way to back up your data.How do I fix my default sim? ›
To set default SIM for calling in Android smartphones, tap on the settings options and navigate to Network & Internet or Wireless & Networks. Under the option, open the dual SIM settings of your smartphone. In the menu, you will get the option to select a specific SIM when you make a call.What is the difference between default and non default Sims 4? ›
But just in case you're wondering what differences there are between defaults and non-default, allow us to explain. In short, a default mod will completely override the EA skin/eyes/eyebrows and every sim in your town would have it too, whereas a non-default mod wouldn't completely replace the EA original.Can you uncorrupt a corrupted file? ›
The Open and Repair command might be able to recover your file. Click File > Open > Browse and then go to the location or folder where the document (Word), workbook (Excel), or presentation (PowerPoint) is stored.Is corrupted file a virus? ›
Have you encountered one or more corrupted files on your computer? If so, your computer may be infected with malware. File corruption is a common symptom of a malware infection. Whether it's a virus, trojan, ransomware or any other malware, it may corrupt some of your computer's files.
If your computer loses power or crashes as you save a file, there's a good possibility that the file will become corrupted. Bad sectors on your hard drive or other storage media can also cause file corruption, even if the saving process finishes properly. Viruses and other malware can also cause file corruption.Does uninstalling a game delete saves? ›
Nope, your game saves are safe.How do you do a master reset? ›
- Tap Settings.
- Tap General & Backup and reset.
- Tap Factory data reset.
- Tap Reset device.
- Tap Delete all.
With them as the active Sim, enter the cheat code Pregnancy. Force_Offspring_Count IDNumber #, replacing '#' with the number of babies you want them to have. This actually allows you to go beyond having triplets, if you want: you can choose any number up to your Sim's available household limit.Is there a cheat code to make a Sim pregnant? ›
First, type "sims. get_sim_id_by_name (enter Sim name here)" and take note of the string of numbers that displays. Next, type: "pregnancy. force_offspring_count (Sim ID here) (# of babies)" to force your Sim to be pregnant with multiple babies.Are factory resets risky? ›
While it's true that factory resets, in some cases, can indeed be beneficial, there are some hidden drawbacks that aren't often taken into consideration. In many cases, a factory reset may even do more damage than good, making data insecure while giving the impression of security.Does factory reset actually delete? ›
Perform factory reset
Finally, you are ready to perform a factory reset. When you do a factory reset on your Android device, it erases all the data on your device, and returns the phone back to its original out-of-the-box state as it was from the factory.
A factory reset effectively destroys all data stored in the unit. Factory resets can fix many chronic performance issues (i.e. freezing), but it does not remove the device's operating system.What is the default SIM code? ›
A new SIM card usually comes with a temporary default PIN of 0123 or 1234.Can you reprogram a SIM card? ›
Unlike standard SIM cards, the identifiers and keys for programmable SIMs can be securely reprogrammed, which means a single SIM can connect to many mobile networks – hundreds, in some cases. These types of SIMs are sometimes referred to as 'reprogrammable' or 'multi-network roaming cards.
Also, as previously mentioned, married Sims do not necessarily need to live in the same roof. Children can be conceived and raised when both parents are separated and regardless of their relationship, if any.What is default non-default? ›
Whereas default values have a value even if one is not specified, a non-default argument does not. Default arguments have no purpose if you have to state a value for each of them.Can I delete Origin and still play Sims? ›
If you uninstall the Origin client from your computer, you won't be able to play any games or content downloaded until you reinstall it. This also means that you risk removing files that validate whether your games have the latest patch content and more.How do I change my default text SIM? ›
- From the Home screen, swipe up and then tap Settings > SIM cards.
- Tap SMS messages.
- Choose the card you want to use for sending SMS and MMS.
Remove your SIM card and check whether the metal surface is stained. If so, clean your SIM card using a clean soft cloth and try inserting it again. Insert your SIM card into another phone. If the card still can't be detected, then this SIM card might have been damaged.What are SIM APN settings? ›
An Access Point Name (APN) provides all the details that your device needs to connect to mobile data. If you are setting up a new device or putting your SIM card into a device for the first time, your network operator should send you their APN details in a configuration message.How do you clean up a corrupt? ›
- 1 Restore Previous Versions:
- 2 Use System Restore.
- 3 Use the SFC /Scannow command.
- 4 Use DISM tool.
- 5 Use the CHKDSK command.
- 6 Perform SFC scan before Windows 10 starts.
- 7 Reset your Windows 10.
- Fix 1: Delete the game and reinstall it.
- Fix 2: Delete corrupted downloads.
- Fix 3: Clean the game disc.
- Fix 4: Update the software.
- Fix 5: Restore your PS4 software licenses.
- Fix 6: Start the PS4 in safe mode and rebuild the database.
- Fix 7: Initialize your PS4.
- Fix 8: Hard reset your PS4.
A file becomes corrupted when a piece or pieces of the data that form it are lost. As a result, when a user tries to open such a file, the storage media is unable to reconstruct it and reports an error.Can a virus delete all your files? ›
A computer virus might corrupt or delete data on a computer, use an email program to spread the virus to other computers, or even delete everything on the hard disk.
Trojan horse malware is a file, program, or piece of code that appears to be legitimate and safe, but is actually malware. Trojans are packaged and delivered inside legitimate software (hence their name), and they're often designed to spy on victims or steal data.Can virus corrupted files be recovered? ›
Disconnect your computer from the internet. Scan it using anti-malware software. (Optional) Reinstall your operating system and format your drives. Restore lost files from a backup or using data recovery software.How do I uncorrupt a recovered file? ›
- Use a professional media file repair software.
- Use Hex Editor to repair corrupt photos and videos.
- Convert videos or photos to different format.
- Open photos or videos in different file viewer.
- Download the right codec to open recovered videos.
The data that it displays will typically be random or garbled. This is due to the fact that your computer is attempting to replace the missing information by itself. This is commonly seen when image files become corrupt, as the picture will look nothing like it is supposed to.How to check if file is corrupted? ›
If you suspect file corruption, run the "chkdsk" utility on the affected drives, adding the "/F /R" options after the "chkdsk" as described in the "Resources" section. When the hard drive is free of viruses and you have run "chkdsk," retrieve the lost files from backup copies.Can you reset without losing data? ›
By definition of a reset, you lose all the data on your phone when you reset it. However, you can restore that data as long as you have a backup. This wikiHow will show you how to reset your Android and restore your data from Google after resetting your Android.How do I reset my computer without losing games? ›
- Step 1: Click Update & security on the Settings page to continue.
- Step 2: Click Recovery and click Get Started on the right to continue.
- Step 3: Choose Keep my files to reset your PC.
- Step 4: Read the subsequent messages and click Reset.
Instead, a window will pop up first to ask if you need to save your progress before exiting the game. At this time, you only need to click the "Save and Exit" option, and normally end Sims 4 without losing game data.
A factory data reset erases your data from the phone. While data stored in your Google Account can be restored, all apps and their data will be uninstalled.Is it good to do a factory data reset? ›
Answer. You shouldn't have to regularly factory reset your phone. A factory reset will erase all the added data from your phone, and it can be a hassle to have to set your phone up again the way you like it. Over time, data and cache can build up in your phone, making a reset necessary.
To recover data after factory reset Android, navigate to the "Backup and Restore" section under "Settings." Now, look for the "Restore" option, and choose the backup file you created before resetting your Android phone. Select the file and restore all of your data.Does resetting PC remove virus? ›
Running a factory reset, also referred to as a Windows Reset or reformat and reinstall, will destroy all data stored on the computer's hard drive and all but the most complex viruses with it. Viruses can't damage the computer itself and factory resets clear out where viruses hide.How do I do a master reset on my computer? ›
Click Start > Settings > Update & security > Recovery.
On the Recovery screen, click Get started under Reset this PC, which offers you two choices – Keep my files or Remove everything. The latter is what you want if you're getting rid of your computer and want to factory reset it first.
- Click the Start Menu and select the gear icon in the lower-left to open up the Settings window. You can also select the Settings app from the app list. Under Settings, click Update & Security to continue.
- Click the Recovery tab and select Get started under Reset this PC.
When a file is permanently deleted from the Recycle Bin, it still resides on the hard drive until it's overwritten with new data. Therefore, a data recovery tool can be used to restore some or all of the data.Can wiped data be recovered? ›
Technically, yes: you can recover deleted date with software – but we wouldn't recommend it. Data recovery software is not designed for the layperson – it needs to be operated by someone with appropriate training as it's often necessary to use metadata to reconstruct deleted files and return them to working order.How can I recover permanently deleted files from internal storage? ›
- Connect your Android phone to computer. Install and run EaseUS MobiSaver for Android and connect your Android phone to the computer with USB cable. ...
- Scan your Android phone find the deleted files. ...
- Preview and recover files from Android phone internal storage.
Sometimes your Sims get stuck in The Sims 4, but you can reset them with the “resetSim” command in the cheat window.Will the Sims ever be free again? ›
The Sims 4 will go free-to-play on 18th October 2022, EA has confirmed. (Of course, all of its many expansions will continue to be sold separately).How long does it take a sim to freeze to death? ›
Soon they will get Frostbite, and after 3 hours they'll Freeze Solid. If their hunger need completely depletes, they'll die of Freezing. The Sim's ghost will be very light blue, and their clothes and hair will be darker.