Something a Bit Different
So why do you need the roommates mod? Through the generations of The Sims series, every game has been a great tool for simulating the real world. But the way most players use the game to this day is precisely: simulating a family life.
The case is totally the same with The Sims 4. There are countless features and interactions which are only available if you already have a house full of Sims, all related and akin to each other. If you’re playing the game in such a way – we can’t blame you! We’re totally the same!
But, sometimes we feel like the game needs a bit more “realness”. And that is the time when we search for some interesting mods on the internet. What we have found here is wonderful way to get that real life experience from The Sims 4. Now introducing, the Roommates mod by LittleMsSam!
The Roommates Mod: an Overview
Okay, so, not everybody lives in a home with their parents, spouses or some other loved ones, right? A lot of people share flats and apartments with strangers, who in their turn do the same. They both pay rent, they both care for the home and they both live together!
Well, now you have the opportunity to do exactly that in The Sims 4! The Roommates mod can be a real necessity if you’re tired of playing a whole family and you want to focus on only one Sim at the time. Whichever household you choose in the game, you can share it with a roommate; you will split the bill, cook, clean and do everything else together!
How to Get a Roommate?
Roommates are regular Sims that can live with you. In order to find one, you will need to first use your computer or phone and select the “LMS Roommates Service” option. When the new windows pops up, just choose the one you like the most!
Now, there are some limitations when it comes to who can be your roommate. For example, toddlers can only become roommates if they come together with their parents (one or more); pets can also be roommates but not if they are already yours (this means that your pet doesn’t count as a roommate, only the new ones that you adopt), so it has to be a new cat or a dog.
On the other side, you can have up to 20 roommates. So, if your house is big enough, then definitely go for more!
What Can You Do with Your Roommates?
The most obvious one is: pay the rent together. Every Friday, your roommate will pay you 500 simoleons for the accommodations.
Next, you can become friends and then go to restaurants and clubs together, share many activities and spend some quality time outside the house.
Your roommates will be normal Sims. That means that they will also have a life beyond the household, be that a school or work. But the tricky thing with the mod is that they won’t come back after their school or work, and instead you will have to be the one calling them back! The way to fix this is to put the Roommate Lot Trait to your household and that way your roommates will come home on their own.
And if it just so happens that your roommate gets pregnant, you will be immediately notified about it and the other parent will be revealed too. In this situation, you will need to find another home for them or cancel the Roommate Agreement, because they won’t be able to give birth to the baby otherwise.
There are a lot of new interactions that come with the Roommates mod. Some are funny, like telling your roommate that he or she stinks and they need to take a bathe; and some are more down-to-earth, like putting your roommate on the cleaning duty.
DOWNLOADLINK for the ROOMMATES MOD and Additional Information
All in all, it’s a really cool extension which gives you the whole experience of living away from your family. The system behind is great, well thought and well developed into super neat mod that we love!
And for those of you who aren’t playing The Sims 4 in English but still want to enjoy the game with a roommate, then don’t turn away because this mod is available in multiple languages! Check this list of availability:
- Simplified Chinese
More mods for your kids are available here.