This article’s primary focus is on expanding the Create a Sim (CAS) grid in The Sims 4. To begin, though, what is a CAS? Moreover, how does it function in the game?
Create A Sim Explained
Create a Sim, or CAS as it’s more often known, is a fundamental feature of The Sims 4 and every other game in the series. Before being included in the game, it is responsible for producing unique Sims. Create a Sim has been overhauled in The Sims 4 to make it more intuitive to use than it was in previous games.
You can alter a Sim’s physical appearance and character traits here. A Sim’s appearance, voice, gender, body type, pregnancy options, toilet stance, and wardrobe can all be altered. CAS is integrated into the games Create a Family interface, thus it’s possible to alter the dynamics of a family before transferring its inhabitants to a community lot.
But here’s the thing: while The Sims 4’s CAS is already fantastic, modders know how to make it even better and more user-friendly. Example: weerbesu’s More Columns in CAS mod.
Adding More Columns In CAS
When using the catalogue panel in The Sims 4’s CAS mode, you will notice two columns of options to choose from at first. While it serves its purpose admirably, the number of columns can be expanded with a particularly useful tweak.
You can achieve this with little effort on your part thanks to weerbesu’s fantastic More Columns in CAS mod. It is possible to increase the number of columns in the catalogue panel from the default of two to three, four, or even five. This is most effective if you have a wide variety of custom content available for your Sims, including new outfits, hairstyles, eye colours, tattoos, and so on.
Things To Remember
As with many other widely used modifications, this one isn’t perfect and may give you some trouble from time to time. You may rest assured, though, that weerbesu is constantly updating it to address any problems that may arise with the mod or the UI. What’s important to know about the More CAS Columns modification:
- The mod is NOT compatible with older versions of the game than it’s built with. The v1.10 version is built with game version 1.58.63, so it will not work for older versions of The Sims 4.
- The UI (User Interface) might be cut off from the screen if your game’s resolution is too low.
- For the 3-column type, the game resolution must be at least 1280×720.
- For the 4-column type, the game resolution must be at least 1600×900.
- For the 5-column type, the game resolution must be at least 1920×1080.
- A higher resolution is required if you have The Sims 4: Cats & Dogs Expansion Pack.
- The 1.58.63 game update allows you to adjust the UI scale through the options menu. A smaller UI size will let you have more columns at the same resolution.