Why Isn’t My CC Showing Up On The Sims 4?

After downloading your favorite Sims 4 CC, you probably just can’t wait to let your sim try it on the game, right? But what if your CC refuses to show up?

There could be a few reasons why. Maybe you didn’t install it correctly, or it could be conflicting with other mods you have installed. It’s also possible that the CC isn’t compatible with the latest version of the game.

It can be a bit annoying if not confusing. Calm down, this post is here to help you!

Learn about the possible problems and try to fix them!

Why isn’t my CC showing up on The Sims 4?

There are several reasons that prevent your downloaded custom content from showing up. Check if you have any of these issues:

There might be a recent game update

Is it only certain CC or all CC that doesn’t show up on your game? If you can’t use ANY of your CC, the issue might be on the game, not your CC.

A recent game update may prevent any CC and mods from showing up.

Did you receive a related notification when starting out the game?

What to do when this happens?

Follow these steps:

  1. Go to the main menu. Select options > Game options
  2. Check the “Enable Custom Content and Mods” box
  3. Restart your game

Your CC file is corrupted

Was everything totally fine until you downloaded a new CC recently?

Does the game refuse to launch?

It’s probably because that certain CC file is corrupted or broken.

If this is the case, you should be notified on your screen that there is a file that prevents your Sims 4 from launching.

My simple advice is to just let go of that newly downloaded CC. Just delete the file.

But how to find the corrupted file?

There are a few ways to try and identify the corrupted CC file in Sims 4:

  1. Check the “last modified” date: Sort your Sims 4 CC folder by date modified and look for any files that were recently added or modified around the time the game started having issues. This could help narrow down the list of potential culprits.
  2. Use the 50/50 method: Move half of your CC files to a separate folder and launch the game. If the game launches without issue, the corrupted file is likely in the other half of your CC files. Repeat this process, moving half of the remaining files each time until you narrow down the culprit.
  3. Use a mod conflict detector: There are third-party tools available, such as Mod Conflict Detector, that can scan your CC files and identify any potential conflicts or issues.

And delete the corrupted file.

Your CC isn’t compatible with The Sims 4

Is there a chance that your newly downloaded CC is The Sims 4 CC? Make sure it’s not for Sims 3 or Sims 2.

To check this, go to your CC resource page where you downloaded the item and carefully read the description. Is it for Sims 4? If so, then you’re good to go and you might need to find another reason that your CC isn’t working. If it happens to be Sims 2/3 CC, just delete it and try to find the Sims 4 version of it. If there isn’t such a thing available just yet, try to find another CC that is similar to that. There is plenty of amazing CC on the internet 😊

You don’t have the required mesh for the new CC

Before downloading a CC, read the descriptions carefully and make sure whether it needs a new mesh or not.

If it does need a new mesh, you need to ALSO download the mesh aside from the actual CC itself. This will help you run the custom content smoothly without any issues.

However, in some cases, you might forget to download the new mesh and your CC can’t show up on the game.

If this is the case, just calm down and exit your game. Then, go back to the page where you found your CC and try to find the link that provides the required mesh. Go to that link and download it!

Your CC Needs to be Updated

Sims 4 CC creators may update their CC once in a while so it performs better in the game. If there is a certain CC that is not showing up or having some issue, go to the CC creator’s website and check if they just updated that CC.

If so, just grab the newly updated CC to replace the old one.

Your CC Folder Needs to be Organized

Sims 4 CC folder needs to be placed inside the MOD folder. However, it doesn’t mean that you can mix them carelessly.

Custom content is different from mods. So, you want to make sure that your CC files are organized in a special folder and place that folder inside the mod folder.

Remember, to make your life easier, try to organize your CC folder. Create a special folder for EACH kind of CC. For example, make a folder named “MALE CLOTHING CC” and place only appropriate custom content to that folder. It will help you to navigate a problematic CC file when a problem arises in the future.

Final thought

Playing The Sims 4 is so fun! However, sometimes there are challenging things that you need to address.

With those methods above, I hope you can fix your current problem. If next time your Sims 4 CC isn’t showing up, calm down, it might be a simple problem that you’re facing and there must be a way to fix it!