Sims 4 Slice of Life Mod Explained (and How to Download)

Who doesn't want to see their Sims bond over getting too drunk at the holiday office party?

While the Sims 4 has some great expansion packs that bolster the base game, mods can completely transform the title into a new beast. Whether it be a more expansive moodlet system, adding custom clothes and lots, or creating new playable professions entirely, mods have been used to make a decade-old game still feel fresh. Among these mods is Kawaiistacie’s Slice of Life mod, one of the most popular and in-depth mods in the Sims 4 modding community that will make your playthrough not only more enjoyable but also more realistic.

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What is the Sims 4 Slice of Life Mod?

Created by modder Kawaiistacie, the Slice of Life mod improves on the base Sims 4 game by making Sims’ lives more realistic through significant gameplay additions including a beefed-up emotion system, more nuanced social interactions, and much more. The team behind the mod is constantly updating and adding more to the experience, so players can delve into what the mod currently offers while still looking forward to something new in the future.

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Improved Moodlet System

The Sims 4 base game contains several emotions already, but players noticed early on that they weren’t as varied as they’d like — and neither are their Sims’ reactions. The Slice of Life Mod significantly bolsters this system by adding nuanced reactions to those existing emotions, while also adding new emotions like humiliation, frustration, imagination, stress, passion, and more.

Complex Social Interactions

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Your Sim’s social life will become a lot more interesting as Sims will now perform actions like sending each other texts or making calls of their own volition. Texts and calls can include Sims confessing crushes, asking to come over, and more based on the scenarios playing out in the game. These texts and calls will also build relationships, bring down negative moodlets, and fill up your social meter.

It will also give players the option for families and friends to visit their lot if major life events are happening like birthdays, holidays, or death.

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Overhauled Health System

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The improved health system allows Sims to experience more sicknesses, hygiene options, and other health conditions such as allergies, poor vision, back pain, and so on. Additionally, since illnesses can spread from Sim to Sim, it adds ways to prevent getting sick such as vaccines or masks.

You can also add a menstrual cycle that lets female Sims experience periods. Sims can use and share female hygiene products, while also experiencing symptoms like cramps, headaches, fatigue, etc.

Sims Can Get Drunk

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If you’ve felt like your Sim’s parties have been missing a drunk round of karaoke, look no further. One of the biggest draws of the Slice of Life Mod is it allows Sims to get drunk by drinking alcoholic drinks. There are five types of drunk — flirty, sad, angry, sloppy, and playful — that Sims can become, and they will make act as the corresponding name suggest.

Alcohol also works in this as it does in real life, so unless you want a Sim puking behind a lot, make sure they drink responsibly.

Unique Memory System

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The Slice of Life Mod introduces an intriguing memory system where Sims will recall events in their life such as graduations, promotions, first kisses, and more. These memories are implemented through buffs and will open up new social interactions located in the memory menu.

Some of these options include celebrating cherished memories with other Sims or venting about the less-than-pleasant shared experiences.

Experience Proper Self-Care Routines

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The latest addition to the Slice of Life Mod collection is Fashion & Beauty, a mod pack that brings self-care routines and a healthy dose of drama to your Sim’s world. It not only adds more facial expressions and hygiene interactions, but it also allows players to participate in skincare routines, makeup applications, hair stylings, and other self-care or style activities.

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How To Download Sims 4 Slice of Life Mod

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In order to download this dynamic mod, go to Kawaiistacie’s website. The mod is broken down into many sub-mods, so you can include as little or as much of the whole package as you’d like. There are two options for download: “Download Public Release” will allow you to download the latest available version of the mod and “Download Early Release” will take you to the modder’s Patreon where you can play early versions of their updates or changes in progress for a fee.

After choosing which parts of the mod you’d like to download, click the download button, and extract the zip files. Then, move the extracted files into your Sims 4 Mods folder, which can be found on the file path Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4.

Make sure to update the mod over time. Modders will release new versions of their mod to improve gameplay, add new features, or ensure that the mod still works with the latest Sims 4 base game update.

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