The Sims 4 is one of precious few PC games with a wide variety of mods and software-based customizations. Unfortunately, game mods can sometimes be fickle, either choosing when to work or being outright busted. In the case of The Sims 4 UI Cheats Extension, the mod will sometimes appear to work but not actually do anything. Here’s what you can do to fix the problem.
How to fix The Sims 4 UI Cheats Extension not working
If The Sims 4 UI Cheats Extension is not working, it’s probably because either the game or mod is out of date. To fix the problem, you need to make sure your copy of the UI Cheats Extension is compatible with your version of The Sims 4. Otherwise, it may be conflicting with another mod.
In most cases, this is a very simple fix. Each version of the UI Cheats Extension is designed to work with a specific version of The Sims 4. According to the UI Cheats Extension Patreon page, latest version 1.26 only works with The Sims 4 version 1.77.131. Maxis just released patch version 188.8.131.520 earlier today, and while the update shouldn’t break the extension, strange behavior may be possible.
To fix the problem, make sure your copy of The Sims 4 is completely up to date. Then, make sure you’ve installed the latest version of the UI Cheats Extension. Assuming you don’t have any other mods or extensions causing interference, the mod should work as intended.
The extension’s Patreon page also mentions this fix specifically, saying “If you experience UI issues from this mod (such as missing interface, graphical or textual glitches on UI panels, freezing menus, etc.), it is always because there is a mismatch between your game version and the mod version.”
In other words, the Sims 4 UI Cheats Extension won’t work if the game and mod aren’t running compatible versions. You’ll need the latest update to The Sims 4 and the UI Cheats Extension in order to fix the problem. Otherwise, you may be running into a conflict with one of your other game mods. For more help with Maxis’ popular life management game, check out our selection of The Sims 4 guides.