View Full Version : 'Must Have' Mods?
27th Mar 2012, 1:10 PM
So, despite playing since I was a wee girl, I just recently found out that people actually Mod and make custom content for the sims. I was stunned, truth be told, because I always want *more* stuff to play with. But looking around, I have no clue where to start.
So, I figured I'd ask y'all. What is *must have* mods? What skin tones seem to be the most popular? What can you just not live with out in your sim world? Suggestions are loved <3
27th Mar 2012, 1:29 PM
Well I'd use a different approach. Play, then identify something you want for your sim that isn't in the catalog. Or some annoying behaviour you wish was different. Then find out if there is a custom download or a mod that will sort it out for you. I wouldn't advise just going and downloading stuff cos it suited someone else's game :)
27th Mar 2012, 2:10 PM
For me, a must have mod is definitely Twallan's Master Controller. Actually, a fair few of his mods make the game a hell of a lot better to play
27th Mar 2012, 2:22 PM
I have Twallans Master Controller, Woohooer, Error trap, Overwatch, and Traveller. I also use Shimrods no emmigration/celeb/move to smaller house pack and a mod from Carrigon to enable LN bars with npcs on Showtime lots.
Those have all really helped me enjoy my game and it runs well.
I use Peggy default replacement skins at the moment and some nice default replacement eyes (not sure who created them though).
27th Mar 2012, 4:00 PM
In addition to Twallan's mods, I refuse to play without a penis mesh. Just sayin'.
27th Mar 2012, 4:08 PM
What mods are a 'must have' depends on your playing style. For a lazy player like me, I find Treeag's hack very useful- especially when you want to skill up or change life states without going through the long processes. I also focus on my Sims' appearances very much, so Slider hacks is definitely a must-have. Then, there's also Dexter the Bear, the Weapon Library (and phaser), and the Assassination Skill mod that I consider quite compulsory to satisfy my psychopathic tendencies
Oh, and don't forget the No Intro mod. I simply cannot play my game without those.
27th Mar 2012, 4:21 PM
27th Mar 2012, 7:39 PM
Depends on what you're looking for in your game!
When I first discovered mods, and custom content, I downloaded everything I could get my hands on. My games exploded.
So just download mods (and CC,) that will actually suit your wants, and needs.
But if you're looking for a good set of mods to start off with, that are easy to navigate and use, I would suggest any of Twallan's mods, particularly MasterController and Story Progression.
Both will greatly improve gameplay without changing the game too much.
27th Mar 2012, 7:51 PM
If you're talking about things to enhance your gameplay, then Twallan's mods all the way.
But the very first thing that popped into my head are these: http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=384265
They're "contacts" that make the Sims' eyes really stand out and are completely CASt-able. (Found in the Costume Makeup section)
27th Mar 2012, 8:37 PM
As someone else mentioned above, I refuse to play without Twallan's mods. There are a few others that I play with that you may or may not want. I use a no meteors mod to stop meteors from hitting and killing Sims, I've seen on this board that other people want more meteors. So Its up to you.
27th Mar 2012, 8:41 PM
I use all of twallens and then just a few to tweak aspects of the game that I wasn't happy with. Like others have said, you need to identify what you don't like in the game/want to change and then have a look through the mods to see if any will do what you want.
27th Mar 2012, 8:54 PM
Hmmm...I have yet to have a meteor strike any of my sims. I should add one of those mods before my luck runs out.
28th Mar 2012, 12:47 AM
I use only romantic rep recombobulator and no intro.
28th Mar 2012, 1:13 AM
I think that Inge gave the best advice, but one nice thing about Twallan's mods are that they are very customizable, so they can be useful to a wide variety of play-styles.
28th Mar 2012, 2:07 AM
I would agree with Inge--get mods according to suit your play style--I would also recommend that you avoid starting off with too many "hack" mods that could potentially conflict with each other and mess up your games. It is better to start simple and then add mods one at a time, Troubleshooting problems in sims 3 can be difficult if you don't know how to manage packages, mods and custom content.
A few of my must haves:
--custom skin tones. Choose according to taste. Different skins give a different look. I use M.Calero strawberry, apple and mandarin skin tones
--slider mods to customize sims faces - can't play without this at all (along with that better makeup is good too)
--twallan overwatch, master controller and storyprogression. I much more, but I see those 3 as essential
aside from that, I don't have too many must have mods, although I have ALOT of custom content that I find myself unable to part with.
28th Mar 2012, 6:35 AM
Thanks all! I'll have to check these out. As for what kind of player I am... It really depends on the character. I like building houses, and often just kind of go with what ever strikes my fancy. I'm a rather 'Chaotic' SimGod honestly.
28th Mar 2012, 7:45 AM
Glad to see I'm not the only "late-bloomer" here when it comes to mods. ;p For me, it has to be Master Controller, ErrorTrap, Overwatch, Woohooer, and Story Progression from NRaas (Twallan). They made my playing time long enough (from sheer enjoyment) to get a save error now and then, lol! XD
28th Mar 2012, 10:33 AM
Twallan's: Master controller, wohooer, traveler, debug enabler. Can' live without^^
28th Mar 2012, 10:21 PM
I'm rather a minimalist when it comes to mods (too many tend to cause more trouble than they're worth), so most of the ones I use are "must haves." These are my top five:
Rick's No Intro
velocitygrass's No Automatic Memories
Twallan's Master Controller, Story Progression, and Woohooer
The first two for eliminating annoyances, and the last three for contol and added features.
28th Mar 2012, 10:25 PM
Awesome mod, no intro, no memories, and that's all I can think of right now
28th Mar 2012, 10:54 PM
I use most, all right, all of the NRaas mods mentioned, but one I can't live without that I haven't seen in this thread is Saver! I've accidentally lived without it and I've always regretted it
29th Mar 2012, 12:33 AM
When I discovered The Exchange, I totally went crazy and downloaded a bunch of sims that I thought looked cool. Well that was a pretty big mistake and screwed up my game for a while... It was really junked up with weird-ass CC like this creepy vampire tee... So I un-cluttered everything, then I looked into this website a little more and decided to invest in some cool mods and CC. I usually only download CC if I need it to make a movie, but there are a few exceptions.
Must-have skintone: SBSkinV2.0. I. would. not. live. without this skintone. http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=470660
I also love the pose player by cmomoney, but that is just a bit personal since I ADORE making sims-version music videos.
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