Explore Mod Mini – Get Your Sims Out There!

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KawaiiStacie is back with new and improved mods, including the Explore Mod – mini version!

Explore Mod

KawaiiStacie has been a well-known modder in The Sims 4 community for a long time, and recently she ended support for some of her older creations that are no longer working with newer game patches. One such creation, the Explore Mod, is back in a lighter version.

Explore Mod Mini – Send Your Sims On Their Own Adventures

The Explore Mod works by sending your sims out on rabbithole errands and adventures that will vary in cost. They can choose to go with other sims and return with buffs, sentiments, new or stronger relationships, and more!

Going Out

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Open your sim’s cell phone and find the Travel tab to get access to the Explore Mod. Depending on the time of day, clicking “Go Explore…” will open the sim picker where you can choose up to 12 sims to accompany your sim in their exploration. Not all sims will be available at all times of day (depending on their job and other obligations), and during the late night/early morning hours there will be no other sims available to choose from. Sims can also go on adventures alone 24 hours a day.

Explore Different Activities

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Activity costs range from §0 – §200 and include visiting loved ones, staying in a hotel, going out to eat, attending an event or festival, and even taking a 1-2 day vacation.

Enjoying The Experience

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While out exploring your sim will have a variety of experiences which you can learn about by checkout their moodlets and Sentiments, and you may see relationships shifting or even brand new ones forming!

Missing Content

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If you were already familiar with the original Explore Mod you may notice that a large number of features from the full version are no longer present. The most likely reason for this is that the complexity of the original mod made it too difficult or time consuming to update, and by reducing the variety of features the mod will hopefully continue to function with minimal issue as The Sims 4 continues to apply updates.

Many of the features in the original mod either already existed in the game in some form (such as Events and Restaurants), while others have been released since the mod’s original release (such as Manicure Services and Temporary Jobs). I think the two most-missed features of the mod would be the entire Gambling Skill mechanic (the closest we have is playing Sabacc from the Journey To Batuu Game Pack) and the Trick or Treating activity (which worked with custom foods to reward your sims with candy from their adventure). Hopefully these activities will someday make their way back into the mod or as part of something new.

Known Conflicts

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Currently the only reported conflict with the mod is that it overrides the Volunteering mechanic. In practice, your sims will return from exploration with buffs and notifications pertaining to Volunteering even though they’ve done nothing actually related to it.

More on SNOOTYSIMS: Kawaiistacie is back with a fresh mod called Special Holidays! Explore what this mod is all about, right here!

Special Holidays Mod

Final Thoughts

Sending sims out on their own with the updated Explore Mod is an easy way to give them new experiences and meet new people without you needing to manage them every moment; it’s a nice way to have more well-rounded sims, let them do things you may personally not want to do with them, or get them out of the house for a few hours so you can focus on other household members instead. Though it’s not as fleshed-out as its predecessor, the slimmer mini version should make it play better with The Sims 4 and cause fewer issues in the future.

Have you used the original Explore Mod? What would you like to see added to the new mini version? Let us know in the comments! Enjoy the updated mod, and happy simming.

Your Author: Hi! I'm Nicole

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I've been playing The Sims since the first game launched way back in 2000 and have been using CC for over 20 years. As a creative person with an interest in design, The Sims games have always been a great outlet for me whether I'm creating a cool sim, trying a new build style, or dabbling in CC making. The Sims really is a wonderful medium for all sorts of creative outlets and I'm happy to share my enthusiasm with other like-minded players!

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