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Refreshed Main Menu – v1.1.6

Refreshed Main Menu
Created by: SimMattically
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Technically you could consider this two refreshed main menu mods in one, because there are multiple options to pick from. The static version of the mod allows you to choose from one of 5 new background images: a lovely garden in the early morning, a lazy river in the afternoon, a calm park at nighttime, a dark outdoor movie night (my personal fave), or the hazy, perpetual sunset of Sylvan Glade.

A second version of the mod called the “Warm Vibes” version has 4 images that the game will randomly cycle through each time you load it, featuring relaxing shots of different worlds at dusk. Both versions will remove all clutter from the Home screen while the DLC tabs stay safely tucked away in the upper left corner for you to access as desired.




Refreshed Main Menu – Dynamic

Refreshed Main Menu Dynamic Version
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This refreshed main menu knows what time of day you’re playing The Sims 4 and will choose the background image accordingly! The menu buttons are a bit smaller so you can fully appreciate the 5 different images that might show up in the background, and there’s no “junk” on the Home screen to distract you. The “Packs” and “Kits” buttons on the top left still work if you want to purchase more DLC for the game, but otherwise you can enjoy an invigorating sunrise if you’re a Morning Sim or a sky full of stars if you’re a Night Owl.




Enhanced World Maps

Enhanced World Maps
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We’ve mentioned SimMatically’s enhanced game maps before, but he’s recently released an updated version with even sharper details! If you’re already using the older version of this mod and want to update it you will need to delete the old files, as the most recent version has updated filenames and won’t automatically override the old ones.

The mod is Base Game compatible and will simply ignore neighborhoods that belong to DLC you don’t have. If you like the look of the in-game maps but wish they were a bit more detailed you’ll enjoy this one.




Refreshed Loading Screen – v1.1.0

Refreshed Loading Screen
Created by: SimMattically
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We’ve shared our favorite loading screens before but this one is special. It features 7 different in-game images that will rotate randomly each time you load up the game, with a subtle zooming effect to make it feel more dynamic. The plumbob has been moved to the lower right of the screen so you can fully appreciate the soothing images of serene forests, calming rivers, relaxing beaches, invigorating trains, and more!




HOT FIX: Remove the Purchase/Cart Button

Remove The Purchase Cart Button
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Is there anybody who wanted this “feature” added to the game? Players are already being advertised to when they launch the EA App and when they load the main menu up (unless you’re using one of the refreshed main menu mods!) so why did EA think players would want to be badgered even further with this button that begs us for money anytime we enter Buy/Build mode? It’s invasive, immersion-breaking, and not to mention alienating for players who might not be able to afford DLC that isn’t free. With this simple hot fix, that annoying button won’t clog up your UI an longer!