In The Sims 4 you can build your dream houses, create many different families and do almost anything you can think of with them—but you can’t have more than eight Sims in one house, no matter how big the house is! To find out how to remove this annoying limit and make the most of your property’s space to pack the largest number of able-bodied Sims per square meter, check the guide below.
How to Have More Than 8 Sims in a Household
There is no official way to get around this limit by just changing the options in the game, but luckily there is a user-created mod (only for the PC version of the game) that was made just for that purpose, it is the Full House Mod.
How to Install The Sims 4 Full House Mod
When you download this mod (link above), you just need to:
- Copy-paste the mod folder to the root folder of the game. This is where your The Sims 4.exe will be located.
- Once that is done, you’ll need to boot up the game.
- Load into the main menu and go to Settings -> Other.
- Check “Script Mods Allowed.”
- After that, the mod should be working as intended.
With the Full House mod activated in The Sims 4, you can create households of 24 Sims! If for some reason that is not enough for whatever you are attempting to do, there are additional cheat codes or command lines that you can enter and remove this limit.
Full House Mod Cheat Codes for The Sims 4
Enter the following commands to modify Full House mod settings:
- tm.fullhouse “Kenny G” Williams – Removes the 25 Sims limit.
- tm.fullhouse <firstname> <lastname> – Adds one more Sim to your house.
- tm.deletesim <firstname> <lastname> – Deletes the Sim from your house.
Although The Sims 4 engine can apparently support quite a large number of Sims, take into account whether your PC can handle it, especially when you significantly increase the limit beyond the number of 25. Have fun!
Additional Housing Increase Mods
There are plenty of mods out there that increase the size of your Sims household. Here are a few that we recommend.
- Full House Mod by Twisted Texi – this lets you add/remove sims once over the 8-person limit.
- Larger Sims Households by ClaudiaSharon – This simple mod increases household sizes.
- MC Command Center by Deaderpool – This handy tool can increase your household size, and much, much more. It’s very handy to have in general.
Potential Problems When Installing Mods
Installing mods for any game is always a fickle issue. Many potential problems could come up when modifying your game, which you should be aware of. Here are a few common ones that we’ve seen.
This is probably the biggest problem. Incompatibility means when two or more mods conflict with each other. This is often due to the fact that mods overwrite certain parts of a game’s coding, which can cancel out when another mod attempts to overwrite that same code. Oftentimes, modders will include documentation about potential incompatibilities or tell you what part the mod overwriters.
The easiest fix to this is to simply uninstall the conflicting mod. The more difficult solution involves rewriting the mod yourself, merging the two mods via merging software or downloading a compatibility patch.
This is arguably going to be the most difficult one to solve. Some mods can tank performance for some users, and often that comes down to hardware incompatibility. For the most part, you will need to upgrade your PC specs for better performance, which can be costly and impractical for many.
Sometimes a mod is finicky and will cause bad performance regardless of specs. In that case, it is up to the mod author to fix these problems.
Load Order and Broken Mods
Load order is the order in which your installed mods will be in. Mods will overlap the mod before itself in the order, so you’ll want to place some mods higher up in your order and some lower. Mod authors will usually tell you what order certain mods should be in.
Some mods are broken. This is either because of glitches the author hasn’t fixed yet or outdated versions. The only solution to this is to wait for the mod author to update. With a little bit of tech know-how, you can often fix the broken mod yourself, but this does take time and patience.
For more The Sims 4 guides here on Prima Games check out How to Move Objects Up and Down in Sims 4, All Sims 4 High School Years Items Listed and How to Be Prom King or Queen in Sims 4: Prom Royalty Guide.