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EA’s The Sims 4 is a great way to escape, especially when it’s cold and gloomy outside! Depending on your installed packages, you can go anywhere from the desert to a green and lush city that looks like you’re getting the freshest air.
However, what happens when you log in to take your time far away from reality and find that it’s rainy and stormy in the game world too? Fortunately, there are ways to deal with that so that you have time for it. The Sims 4 is as sunny as you want!
How to change the season in The Sims 4
There are two ways to change it back in The Sims 4, the legit way and the cheat way. Remember that both require methods The Sims 4: Seasons package is installed. These will not work in the base game or other Game Packs.
We’ll start with the legitimate way to change it again. If you’re a hardcore Simmer who likes the mods, feel free to jump to the second half of this article!
Change Season using the Weather Control Device
To change the weather, you have to buy The weather monitoring device of Dr. June for 1,500 Simoleons included with the Seasons expansion package. To do this, go to the top right corner and click on:
Build Mode> Objects by Function> Activities and Skills Type June in the search bar
And you will find out about The weather monitoring device of Dr. June. You can also just scroll until you find it, but why would you do that if you have a search bar?
This allows you to choose what weather you want at any time. The weather types you can choose from are the following:
With this, you can choose what weather you want at any time of day. The weather types you can choose from are as follows:
- Clear Skies
- Cloud Skies
So whether you want a heatwave in winter or a blizzard in the middle of summer, Seasons has you covered.
Change Season using the cheat
The cheats that come with this mod are more specific than the ones with the Weather Control device, so if you want full control over the temperatures that are potential Sim danger zones, this one is for you!
For this to work, you need All Cheats Mod from TwistedMexi.
Take the .ts4script file and add it to your Mods folder like this:
Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 4 > Mods
Ensure you are not running the game whilst doing this, as it can potentially damage files.
Once in-game, you will need to make sure you can apply cheats. Open the cheat bar and then type in the specific cheat you want; here is how:
— Press CTRL+SHIFT+C (this opens the cheat bar at the top of the screen)
— Type testingcheats true (this will then make the game accept cheats that are input)
After doing this, you can type in any cheats you want to change the weather conditions. See below the list of commands for each weather setting.
Weather Commands List:
— weather.start_weather_event weather_cloudy_cool – Changes the weather to cloudy and cool (can be replaced with cold)
— weather.start_weather_event weather_cloudy_warm – Changes the weather to cloudy and warm (can be replaced with hot)
— weather.start_weather_event weather_heatwave – Changes the weather to have a heatwave (dangerously hot)
— weather.start_weather_event weather_rain_heavy_warm – Changes the weather to heavy rain and warm (can be replaced with cool or cold)
— weather.start_weather_event weather_rain_light_cool – Changes the weather to a light rain and cool (can be replaced with warm or cold)
— weather.start_weather_event weather_rain_storm_cold – Changes the weather to have a thunderstorm (can be replaced with warm)
— weather.start_weather_event weather_sunny_burning – Changes the weather to sunny and dangerously hot
— weather.start_weather_event weather_sunny_cool – Changes the weather to sunny and cool (can be replaced with cold)
— weather.start_weather_event weather_sunny_freezing – Changes the weather to sunny but dangerously cold
— weather.start_weather_event weather_sunny_warm – Changes the weather to sunny and warm (can be replaced with hot)
— weather.start_weather_event weather_sunshower_hot – Changes the weather to sunny but with showers
— weather.start_weather_event weather_snow_heavy_freezing – Changes the weather to heavy snow and cold
— weather.start_weather_event weather_snow_light_freezing – Changes the weather to slightly snowy but really cold
— weather.start_weather_event weather_snow_thundersnow – Changes the weather to have a mix of thunder and snow
And that should cover all of your weather needs. The Sims 4 Please be careful with mods; they have been tried and tested, but some mods have been known to cause problems with the base game, and if you come across this, you will need to reinstall everything, so make sure you know what you are adding.
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Don’t put a title and text saying how to change the SEASON and then put info on how to change the WEATHER. I didn’t ask how to change the weather. Waste of time.
Totally agree with AG. Plus: “…some mods have been known to cause problems with the base game, and if you come across this, you will need to reinstall everything”. Rubbish! Have you even played the game? You just delete the mod that’s causing problems. For anyone who stumbles on this who actually has a mod problem, just google “sims4 50/50 mod test”, or install Tmex’s “Better Exceptions” mod.