What is better exceptions mod Sims 4? How to use & install

Amitesh Dhar
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The Sims 4 Better Exceptions mod helps you figure out the mods that are responsible for crashing your game. So, if you’re wondering how to use it, here’s everything you need to know.

In Sims 4, whenever your game crashes because of a mod, it automatically creates a log of the error in a document known as lastException.txt. However, the document is very technical, which makes it difficult to understand.

If you have multiple mods installed, you will find the Better Exceptions mod useful as it extracts the information from this document and presents it in a manner that everyone can understand, in turn helping you diagnose the root cause of the problem.

So, how do you use the Better Exceptions mod in The Sims 4?

How to use the Better Exceptions mod in The Sims 4

Once you’ve downloaded and installed the Better Exceptions mod in The Sims 4, here’s how you can use it:

  • Launch the game and go into your world.
  • In the top right corner, where you have all your mod-related notifications, you will see one for Better Exceptions.
  • Launch the Better Exceptions menu from this notification and then click on the “Check for Conflicts” option.
  • After the scan is complete, the mod will automatically generate a report and tell you what the errors are.

However, it’s worth remembering that the mod will only tell you where the issue lies. You will have to perform the fixes manually.

How to download and install the Better Exceptions mod in Sims 4

Created by TwistedMexi, the Better Exceptions mod for Sims 4 can be downloaded from the Curseforge website. After you’ve downloaded the mod, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Navigate to the folder where you downloaded the file and extract it to your Desktop.
  2. Cut the extracted folder and then paste it in your Sims 4 Mods folder. The default location for this folder is Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 4 > Mods.
  3. Launch your game and you will see that there’s a pop-up in the top right corner related to the Better Exceptions mod.
  4. You can click on this pop-up and then follow the instructions on it to scan your copy of the game for errors.

That sums up everything that you need to know about the Better Exceptions mod in The Sims 4. For more information about the game, be sure to check out:

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