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HQ Mod Switch

by jwofles Posted 15th Jun 2019 at 9:45 PM - Updated 13th Jan 2021 at 8:06 AM by jwofles
53 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
This mod adds the HQ Mod to your game, but with a switch to turn it off / on in the graphics options.
It also adds a couple other graphical improvements, like higher resolution shadow maps, and higher resolution object CC textures..

Features of this mod:
  • Enables Use of HQ Textures on Sims
  • Adds Switch (off/on) for HQ Mod in Graphics Options
  • Fixes Low Res Object CC Textures (Max Texture Res Changed From 1024x1024 to 4096x4096)
  • Option Applies Immediately (No Game Restart Needed)
  • All Languages Supported
  • 4k Shadow Maps (When Lighting Quality is on Very High)
  • Non-HQ Textures Will Show as Black (read on to find out how to fix)

The HQ Mod switch in the graphics options replaces 'Uncompressed Sim Textures' option. With this mod, you'll always have uncompressed sim textures.
With the option on, your game loads HQ textures (4096x2048), and when it's off it loads normal sized textures (2048x1024).

As with any HQ Mod in sims 4, non-HQ items show up as BLACK.
To use this properly, you need to download HQ game files from Alf-si - The HQ base game files are required, but the packs are optional.
And, you need to use HQ-compatible CC (or convert it using CmarNYC's handy tool).
Due to recent patches, you will also need the updated eye/brows/makeup/skintone defaults (make sure to delete the old ones).
Or you can use CmarNYC's tool to update them yourself.

The download includes a .package file and an .sgr file, make sure you put the files in the correct places.
The .package file goes in your mods folder (in \documents\electronic arts\sims4)
The .sgr file goes in your configoverride folder (in\ documents\electronic arts\sims4\configoverride)

If the configoverride folder doesn't exist because you're on an old patch or legacy edition
- The .sgr file goes in your game bin folder (in \origin games\sims4\game\bin) - make sure you back up your original graphicsrules

After starting your game with HQ Textures on, it might not turn on and you may need to apply graphics options to re-enable it.

Additional Credits:
s4s for string editing
ann, zora, vault-tec, littledica, liza, aog, vimpsee for translations
littledica for help with object texture resolution fix
alf-si for original hq mod
Tags: #HQ, #HD, #Mod, #graphics, #textures, #high, #resolution, #better, #hd, #textures, #4k

Type: Other

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 4
Built with Game Version:
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date | contains GraphicsRules.sgr, jwofles-sims_HQModMenu.package, and installation textfile.

Size: 9.2 KB · Downloads: 76,131 · 13th Jan 2021
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\

Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
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#51 Old 28th Mar 2021 at 12:00 PM
I don't understand what I'm doing wrong. I downloaded alf -si new files for HQ mod, the updates one... but then, even with only HQmod in my mod folder, sims are all black (base game sims). I'm seriously going mad trying to find where is the mistake.
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24th Apr 2021 at 8:58 PM
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#52 Old 25th May 2021 at 7:57 PM
Default Read the Install notes
Originally Posted by LadyUzu
I don't understand what I'm doing wrong. I downloaded alf -si new files for HQ mod, the updates one... but then, even with only HQmod in my mod folder, sims are all black (base game sims). I'm seriously going mad trying to find where is the mistake.

The install notes say that anything not HQ will turn black.
Test Subject
#53 Old 15th Aug 2021 at 5:35 PM
love it
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