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How to download and play Sims 4 multiplayer

The Sims is one of the most fascinating video games out there. It’s almost two decades old and with each new release, it takes another step up. However, despite these updates, the big changes almost always come from user community, which creates excellent mods to get more out of the game. Today, we’re putting on our work boots and teaching you how to download and play Sims 4 multiplayer.

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Step by step

The first step is simple: download the mod. Do it here, unzip it and drag the folder ts4multiplayer-alpha1 to the location where the mods are.

Once the previous step is done, download Hamachi, the program necessary for creating the virtual network that we’re going to use to play. Open the software and click on “Create a new network.” Add a name and password and write it all down, since you’ll have to send the details to your friend (and they’ll need to follow all the same processes you did).

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Let’s go to the server now. Type in the following path: Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\ts4multiplayer-alpha1\Scripts\ts4mp\core. If you’re going to make the server, create a .txt file called “server.txt” (without quotation marks). Or, if you’re going to connect to your friend’s account, create a .txt file called “client.txt.” So far, so good, right? Now things get a little more complicated.

Go to Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\ts4multiplayer-alpha1\Scripts\ts4mp\configs and look for the file “server_config.py.” You need to open it. Most likely, it won’t let you, so click right and select “open with Notepad.” There, look for two clear sections. The first is called “Host,” where you have to enter a numeric code that appears next to the Hamachi power button (consisting of four series XX.XX.XX.XX). The second is called “Port” and it’s as easy as typing “9999.” Both you and your friend must follow this process, regardless of whether you’re the client or the server.

Don’t quit yet! We’re almost there. If you’re going to act as the server, go to Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\ts4multiplayer-alpha1\Scripts\ts4mp\core and look for a file called “multiplayer_server.py.” Open it with Notepad and go to the “self.host” section. There, type in the Hamachi address from the previous point (with the quotation marks this time) and for the “self.port” type in “9999.

Ta-da, now you’re good to g!. Now just create a game with two Sims (if you’re going to act as the server) and send the saved file to your friend (the games are saved in the folder “Saves” within “The Sims 4”). First, load the file acting as the server and then the client. Now each user will have a Sim within that game.

The client may have issues when selecting a character. If this occurs, whoever makes the server just has to enter the following command: add_client_sims.

The process may seem a little tedious, but with some patience, you’ll get it working.

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