Common Wicked Whims Issues And How To Fix Them

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I think the most questions I get from my YouTube channel subscribers are about Wicked Whims and always they are issues about the mod not working or not appearing in their game, so, I decided to write a post on how to fix them. But first, make sure you did download it from their official website. If not, delete whatever it is in your Mods folder and download it from the website I mentioned and install it properly. Don't forget to delete the localthumbcache.package file from The Sims 4 folder which should be done every time you add or delete a mod/custom content from your Mods folder.

Now here's how to fix common Wicked Whims issues

1) With your game running, see if you have Custom Contents and Mods as well as Script Mods in Game Options/Other enabled/checked;

2) Check if your game version is compatible with the Wicked Whims version you downloaded and installed;

Here's how to check your game version
Here's how to check the Wicked Whims version
Wicked Whims you downloaded not compatible with your game version? Download Wicked Whims Past Versions here

3) When you download Wicked Whims, the folder is zipped, so if you are using a Windows computer, you would need to extract/unzip the folder using a file archiver and the unzipped folder is what you should place inside your Mods folder. I believe Macs come with built in file archivers, hence, there is no need to do this step, but if you don't see that feature, go ahead and search Google for a free file archiver that is compatible with your MacOS;

4) If one of the Wicked Whims files is missing, look into other locations in your computer such as OneDrive.  If it is there, transfer the file to the Wicked Whims folder inside your Mods folder. If you found the file in OneDrive, you can also just disable OneDrive so your downloaded files won't end up in there.

It is also possible that the missing file was blocked by your firewall or antivirus software. If that's the case, add an exception to your firewall/antivirus.

To add an exception on Windows, click here.
To add an exception on Mac, click here.

As to adding exceptions to your antivirus, the steps to this vary, depending on what antivirus software you are using, so I would advise to Google "how to add an exception" + name of your antivirus software;


5) Make sure the files are not placed more than one folder deep.  When you unzip Wicked Whims, it usually has a subfolder named "WickedWhimsMod". Take that subfolder out and place it directly under the Mods folder;

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6) See if you have animations installed. If you don't know how to install animations, watch this step-by-step guide to downloading and installing Wicked Whims which also includes animations:



Animations typically don't need updating unless the creator has released an updated version. So, do check them as well should you encounter issues in your game.

Click here if you encounter Code 19: Couldn't Prepare Sims error.

7) It is pretty common to have duplicate files in your Mods folder. Check if you left a previous version of the mod in there. Delete it if you find one, then delete the localthumbcache.package file from The Sims 4 folder;

8) Sometimes issues can arise when you have another mod that is conflicting with Wicked Whims. Check the other mods that may have similar features with Wicked Whims and revisit the website where you downloaded it from to see if it mentions any conflict with other mods, specifically, Wicked Whims;

9) Speaking of other mods, whenever there is a recent game update, mods like "UI cheats", “Nisa’s Wicked Perversions”, and "More Columns in CAS" can cause visual issues and even cause your game to crash or experience glitches. Make sure you update them to the version that is compatible with the recent game patch. Otherwise, delete it and delete the localthumbcache.package file;

10) Sometimes we tend to only look at mods as the possible culprit, but there are instances wherein custom contents are to blame. I've had a broken CC hair crash my game before that's why I know this. You can scan your game using Better Exceptions mod to find the culprit;

11) Deleting cache files sometimes helps fix issues, including the ones in your saves folder named "WickedWhimsMod". 



12) In case the mod works but some of it's features disappear or aren't working as expected, check and play around with the settings. One of the common issues with settings is when the sex menu/bubble disappears after your sim has done the deed. This happens when autonomous sex is enabled and can be fixed by going into Sex Settings/Autonomy Settings/Autonomy Specifics/Autonomy Cooldowns and changing the cool down period.

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Another issue is the location. You can fix it by going to: Wicked > Settings > Sex Settings > Cheats > Change Sex Location Anywhere Switch;

13) Some issues are due to objects tied to some animations like the bed, shower, etc. not available/present or are obstructed, so make sure you have these objects around and that they are free from obstruction;

14) Sometimes uninstalling and reinstalling the mod and deleting the localthumbcache.package files does the trick. 

If you've done all these and still find unresolved issues with the mod, it is possible that your game save is corrupt. It’s best you save your game into a new save slot in case you want to go back and then start a new save without mods or custom contents, or do a factory reset.

You may also get in touch with me so we can figure it out together. Just fill out this form so I can look into your issue and give you feedback.

I hope this guide helped you troubleshoot and fix whatever Wicked Whims issue you had.

Happy simming!

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