Special Thanks

Special thanks to these peeps for helping this mod come to fruition in one way or another

Ravasheen, Frankk, ItsKatato, thepancake1, Carl

I want to give special thanks to Ravasheen. Without her I would not have been able to create objects AT ALL. She is such a wonderful person, and a wonderful friend. THANK YOU.

I also want to give special thanks to Frankk. Without him this mod honestly would not have come to fruition, he is a scripting wizard and so helpful. THANK YOU.

Included Languages

These localizations are included, no extra downloads required.

🇨🇳 Chinese (Traditional) by TangY

🇯🇵 Japanese by maru dada

🇵🇱 Polish by Robi321

🇷🇺 Russian by B3 from Origamika group

Language Addons

These localizations are available through the translator’s website. Please download and support them by clicking on the language below.

Get Simzlink

Base Game Compatible
Released Jun 25
Works with 1.88.194
(May 24 Patch)
About Simzlink

Simzlink is the best network in Llama Nation! This mod brings Internet, TV, and Music subscriptions to The Sims 4 – locking down interactions based on service status, and so much more! Like the modern world, dealing with Simzlink is a work out – you have to deal with WiFi ranges, your service will go out every now and then, you’ll be billed separately with harsh late fees, and dealing with Customer Service might make your pull your hair out.

All interactions on computers and tablets will be locked down until you’ve subscribed and setup an Internet Router.

Like the real world, computers and tablets will need to be within range of an online Router. WiFi can only broadcast on the same floor, so you will need multiple Routers installed if you have computers on multiple floors.

TV’s and Stereos require separate TV and Music subscriptions, which can be added onto your Internet service. They do not have to be within proximity of a Router. As long as there is one Router on the lot turned on, you will be able to stream your favorite tv shows, and music.

The first time you load an actively played household with the Simzlink mod enabled you’ll have an advertisement delivered in your mailbox. Included is a 50% off coupon on your first bill as a thanks for choosing Simzlink! You can purchase a Router in build/buy mode for §249, or call Customer Service to have a Technician dispatched at a time convenient for you to install one for you for free.

As of 1.0, you can now request a Wall-Mounted Router from your technician! Ask for the wall mount, then drag it from your inventory to your desired location. Then, instruct your technician to install on the mount.

Sims with Level 3 Programming skill will be able to perform Self-Installations without needing a Technician dispatched.

If you’d like to completely opt a lot out of Simzlink gameplay on a lot you can add the Free Public WiFi Lot Challenge.

If you live in University Housing or staying in a Rental without access to Build/Buy, you can Order Simzlink Install Kit from the Mailbox to get connected. These two venues will always be set in Commercial Mode, so just turn your router on and you’ll automatically be connected without an Installation.

Simzlink is proud to announce the launch of the new Satellite Network in space. Areas that were previously out of the Simzlink Service Area can now connect to the network using the new Satellite Dish!

  • Lots that have the Off-The-Grid trait are required to have a Dish on the lot.
  • Check out the new Service Map to see which lots in your region have Fiber Networking, require a Dish, or have no access at all.

If your Sims are low-key and don’t need the Internet or every TV channel, throw away the Rabbit Ears and purchase the Classic TV Antenna. You’ll have free access to the News channel, Civic Public Access*, and TV Classics* even during an outage!

*Additional Packs Required

Once your service is installed, you’ll need to Get Password from the Router. Only Sims with the WiFi password can use Internet service while on your lot. If you have the password you can give it to other Sims. If you need to revoke access from someone, you’ll have to reset the password which means everyone you gave it to will also lose access again.

Once someone has the password, you can use Parental Controls to give them a time out. A text input will allow you to set a custom number of hours to lock that sim out from Internet interactions, and can be removed from the same pie menu.

You can now stay connected to your friends and family no matter where you are*! Call Customer Service today to add a Mobile Hotspot Family Plan for §75 per week or select individual Personal Plans for §30 per Sim per week.You can Toggle Mobile Hotspot from the Entertainment category on your phone. Once Tethered
to your phone your Sims will have access to the Internet for up to 3-4 hours.

Every now and then your service will go out. If you have any friends that are Technicians, you can ask them to fix it, but most of the time you’ll need to call Customer Service and select Technical Support. They will try to fix your service over the phone, but if they can’t they’ll need to dispatch a Technician to come to your home.

If you are experiencing a service outage you can try to Tinker with the Router through the computer interaction which may or may not fix your service depending on your Sim’s programming level. If they’re not great at it, they may even make the situation worse! You can always Tinker even while your internet is online and you may improve your service quality enough to prevent outages in the future.

Your Sims will receive a physical bill every 7 days in their mailbox. You can view your current Bill Statement by clicking on a Router or calling Customer Service from your phone.Late fees are applied each day you are late. You have 3 days to pay your bills before they become delinquent and your service is shut off. If you received any discounts through the mail, they will be invalidated, so be sure to pay on time!

If you’re not raking in cash but smooth with words, Flirt for TV Service and you might be able to schmooze the “Cable Guy” enough to have them hook up free TV service (courtesy of your neighbor).

Lots with the Fast Internet Lot Trait will be charged 125% the normal fees.

You can pay your bills with your SNB Bank account, but a §15 processing fee will be added to your total.

Not only can you be a Simzlink Customer, but you can join the Technician Active Career! You’ll receive daily work orders, sending you to various residential and commercial venues to install Internet service and perform repairs.

You’ll receive a Tech Tablet in your inventory once you join that has a Handbook with everything you need to know.

Sims are paid on a weekly basis, depending on the number of Work Orders completed. The current rate is §88 per work order.

Venues like libraries and bars do not support Passwords or Billing, they will automatically be set to Commercial Mode. A Router is still required and will experience Service Disruptions. Installation is not required and will automatically connect when turned on.

If you want to completely opt out of the mod at a venue, add the Free Public WiFi Lot Challenge. This will also exclude the lot from the Active Career.

Owned Businesses support Commercial and Residential Router Modes. When in Residential Mode, your business Internet will operate similar to your home. You will be charged a weekly bill, and your customers will need the Password to access the WiFi network. Commercial Mode will offer Free WiFi to anyone on the lot without the need for Passwords.

Owned businesses will be charged 175% the normal fees, and will be deducted from business funds.

Upgrade your business with the new Simzlink WiFi Decal and Simzlink Password Sign. Customers who have a laptop in their inventory or wish to use a computer on the lot will be able to autonomously retrieve the WiFi Password by scanning the QR code on the password sign.

Simzlink is proud to announce the launch of the Satellite Network available to area not connected to the Fiber network. Purchase a Satellite Dish and place it on your roof to get connected.

Simzlink does not offer service in the following areas, which means you will be unable to access the Internet while visiting:

  • Sixam, Batuu, Sylvan Glade, Oasis Springs Cave

Simzlink will provide Free Public WiFi delivered through long range access points to the following areas, which means you will always be able to access Internet regardless of subscriptions or if a router is on the lot:

  • Myshuno Meadows, Hospital, Police Station, Science Lab, Acting Studio, Magic HQ

Simzlink is created with a complex set of statistics and tests without affecting the existing EA utility system in any way; This means there shouldn’t be many conflicts, if any, resulting in errors or overrides except in the case like SNB where both services are required for the tests to pass.

SNB Bills has been lightly tested and is somewhat compatible. You will currently have to subscribe to Internet and TV in both mods to access those services.

You can pay your bills with your SNB Bank account, but a §15 processing fee will be added to your total.

Cheats
Action Cheat
Subscribe simzlink.set_subscription 1
Unsubscribe simzlink.set_subscription 0
Add TV Service simzlink.set_addon_subscription 1 1
Remove TV Service simzlink.set_addon_subscription 1 0
Add Music Service simzlink.set_addon_subscription 2 1
Remove Music Service simzlink.set_addon_subscription 2 0
Add Movie Channels simzlink.set_addon_subscription 3 1
Remove Movie Channels simzlink.set_addon_subscription 3 0
Trigger Natural Outage simzlink.trigger_natural_outage
Repair Natural Outage simzlink.repair_natural_outage
Trigger Service Disruption simzlink.set_service_quality 0
Repair Service Disruption simzlink.set_service_quality 100
Redeem Coupon simzlink.set_discount 1
Cancel Coupon simzlink.set_discount 0
Deliver Bills to Mailbox simzlink.deliver_bills
Deliver Advert to Mailbox simzlink.deliver_advert
Greet yourself at a lot

(like when you knock on the door of a
neighbor’s house and you can see inside,
useful if you get stuck)
simzlink.greet_player
Integrate Your Mods

If you are a creator, there are many ways you can integrate your creation into Simzlink, for example, creating custom Router objects, or locking down interactions to require specific services.

View Integration Guide →

Get Simzlink

Base Game Compatible
Released Jun 25
Works with 1.88.194
(May 24 Patch)
Release Notes

v1.1 (June 25, 2022)

  • Adds support for Moonwood Mill. All lots in this region will require a satellite dish. The town never had the chance to install fiber networking, let alone cable before it was abandoned.
  • Removed Internet requirements for purchasing Large Crop seeds from the garden patches.

v1.0.2 (May 1, 2022)

  • Updated Japanese, Polish, and Russian translations!
  • Fixed an issue preventing Satellite Dish requirements from taking effect. All lots marked in the Service Map should now properly reflect their requirements.
  • Fixed an issue preventing technicians from leaving your home after completing an installation.
  • Fixed an issue preventing players from unboxing routers at a commercial gig.

v1.0.1 (April 25, 2022)

  • New Features!
    • Movie Hangout Stuff: Due to a settlement in the court case of FlicBuster v. Simzlink, Movies are now required to have an additional movie subscription to access those channels. Call Simzlink Customer Service and select Manage Addons then Movie Channels. Otherwise you can purchase a DVD player with the FlicBuster Mod installed and rent movies the old fashioned way.
    • Lots that are Off-The-Grid will now require a Simzlink Satellite Dish (Base Game Compatible) on the roof to receive Internet & TV service. You will need to purchase one from Build/Buy, Technicians will not install one for you.
    • Lots that are out of the service area (like Selvadorada, Granite Falls, The Bluffs) can now receive service with a Simzlink Satellite Dish on the lot. You will need to purchase one from Build/Buy, Technicians will not install one for you.
    • You can now view a Simzlink Service Map from the mailbox or computer that shows which lots in your neighborhood are in the service area.
    • Lots can now receive Local TV channels for free by placing a Classic TV Antenna on the roof. You will receive News, Public Access, and TV Classics without a Simzlink subscription.
    • Lots may now experience Major Natural Outages during heavy storms. The whole grid will be offline with Customer Service unreachable. Eventually crews will have your service back online!
      • There’s a 6% chance of an outage for each lightning strike that hits an object.
    • Technician NPCs will now be autonomously summoned to Commercial lots in the event of a service disruption and will repair service.
  • FlicBuster Cross-Pack Updates:
    • Fixed an issue preventing sims from watching the current movie if the DVD Player was slotted into a TV (Like the Tiny Living TV/Stereo Combo) and TV Service was unavailable
  • Simzlink Updates:
    • The NPC Home Installation experience has been improved!
      • You can request a Wall Mount from the Technician to have a Wall Mounted router installed. Simply drag the mount from your inventory to your desired location, then Instruct the Technician to install a router on the mount.
      • Techs will now wait at the door for at least an hour (up from 45min) and you’ll receive a notification when they’re leaving due to inactivity.
      • NPC Techs will be given a Tech Tablet and will use it autonomously like Player Sims in the Active Career.
      • Techs will now carry Install Kits to their unboxing location and place them in an available slot.
      • Improved constraints on “Instruct Technician to Install Here” interactions, previously tables and counters in certain positions wouldn’t properly run the interaction.
      • You’ll now receive a notification once they’re done for the day.
    • Players in the Active Career can now request Wall Mounts from the Simzlink Warehouse, unlocking the ability to place Wall Mounted routers at any customer location. Simply drag the mount from your inventory to your desired location, then drag an existing Install Kit onto the mount. You will then be able to Unbox the router and a Wall Mounted router will be placed instead of the standard tabletop version.
    • Player Sims in the Active Career should no longer run off lot interactions while at a customer’s location.
    • Sims will now autonomously watch the TV channels that are available to them.
    • “No Internet” tense/sad reactions will now only affect Sims with the following Traits while Bored or in Social failure: Geek, High Maintenance, Materialistic, Webmaster, Techie Lifestyle, Phone Fanatic Fame Quirk.  Elders are always excluded from the reactions, they can’t be bothered! Sims will also not complain while they are at home at an Off-The-Grid lot.
    • Prevent pets from running reactions resulting in scary deformations
    • Updated fonts on WiFi Sign textures
    • Added Simzlink logo to build buy thumbnails
    • Added Internet requirements to some missed Research and Purchase interactions.

v0.4 (March 5, 2022)

  • Routers will no longer turn off when loading a community lot.
  • Venue Stereos will now turn on and off based on the lot’s WiFi connection.
  • TV’s and Stereos will now turn off when service/WiFi becomes unavailable.
  • Improved service status tooltip interactions for Music/TV addons when service is not available. They will no longer appear at community lots.
  • Updated to support the upcoming FlicBuster mod. Movie interactions will be available if a DVD player is nearby with the corresponding disc inserted.
  • General code cleanup

v0.3 (February 10, 2022)

  • Added Japanese translations by maru dada.
  • Added Russian translations by B3 from Origamika group.
  • New: The Internet Router is now available in a Wall Mounted version**.
  • New: The Internet Router now includes a white swatch! Install Kits are labeled to distinguish the colors.
  • Improvement: Both swatch textures are now a higher resolution to improve quality.
  • New: Let your customers know you have the best WiFi in town with the new WiFi Decal and WiFi Password Sign. Sims will autonomously scan the QR on the Password Sign if they have a laptop or tablet in their inventory.
  • New: Sims can now add Mobile Hotspots to their Simzlink subscription and access Internet from anywhere*. Call Simzlink today to add a Family or Personal Hotspot Plan to your subscription, then Toggle Mobile Hotspot from your phone to get connected. Personal plans are §30 per Sim per week, Family plans are §75 per week.
  • Improvement: Simzlink Customer Service reps have been re-educa.. I mean trained to ask if you need more help at the end of your call. Clicking “Yes” will take you back to the main menu.
  • Improvement: You can now order multiple Install Kits from the mailbox at University Housing and Rentals.
  • Fix: Technicians can properly take Paid Time Off from their phone.
  • Fix: Work Orders would sometimes show that a customer requested TV or Music service even if there didn’t appear to be a TV or Stereo on the lot. This was because TV Stands included the same build buy tags as TVs. This system has been rebuilt to account for these types of objects across all addon types.
  • Fix: The “Jacked into the Zetrix” dazed buff from Tinkering with the Router at a low skill would stick permanently. It’ll now properly expire after 1 sim hour.
  • Fix: The WiFi relationship bit should no longer appear in relationship panels at all, it previously appeared as “Neighbor”.

**You currently cannot instruct Technicians during an Installation appointment to place a Wall Mounted router. Nor can you order Install Kits to place on the wall. However, This is currently in the works!
*Hotspot service unavailable on Batuu and Sixam

v0.2.1 (January 9, 2022)

  • Hotfix: Worked around an issue that was causing Cottage Living festivals to throw an exception in specific game installations.
  • Additional strings translated to Chinese by TangY

v0.2 (January 2, 2022)

  • Added Traditional Chinese translations by TangY!
  • Added Polish translations by Robi321!
  • Fixed an issue where the Router would not provide WiFi to an object when slotted into it, for example the Video Recording station.
  • Simzlink is a proud sponsor of the San Myshuno Festivals. Free Public WiFi will now be available during Festivals. Lots in the surrounding area will also have WiFi access for the duration of the Festival.
  • You can now Order Simzlink Install Kit from the mailbox for free at a Rentable Home or Dorm and will be placed in your Sim’s inventory. Place the Router where you’d like, unbox it, turn it on, and it should immediately connect to the best network in Llama Nation.
  • Rentable Homes and University Housing (Dorms), and all other non-residential Venues will now be in Commercial Mode by default. Perform Commercial Work Orders like you would for a Residential job.
  • Owned businesses are now the only place you can change Modes. You can always use the Lot Challenge to bypass the Router completely.
  • Fixed an issue in the Active Career where Commercial Mode would mark all items in the Work Order to-do list as complete. Not so fast!
  • Venue Wall Speakers should now properly have the “Setup Music Service” interactions which may have prevented players from completing work orders at certain locations.
  • Fixed an issue where the Out of Service Area notification wasn’t displayed when calling Customer Service in areas like Selvadorada and Granite Falls.

v0.1.1 (December 23, 2021)

  • Now Available for Everyone!
  • Removed the donate object to charity Fame Quirk interaction from internet requirements.

v0.1.0 (December 21, 2021)

You can now perform installations and service calls at Commercial Venues in the Technician Active Career. A dialog will give you the choice between Residential or Commercial when requesting a Work Order. Businesses owned by active households are currently still excluded. However you can still call the NPC for installation when playing on that lot.

Sims can now pay with their SNB Bank Account! A new Pay with SNB button will show up in your Bill Statement if SNB Bank is installed. Note: This is an unofficial integration so you should contact Lot 51 for issues with this specific feature instead of SimRealist. Issues regarding the SNB mod in general should still be deferred to SimRealist.

A §15 processing fee will be added to your bill if using the Pay with SNB payment method.

Lots can completely opt out of the Simzlink mod gameplay by adding the “Free Public WiFi” Lot Challenge. (Note: this is different than Commercial Mode. Commercial Mode still requires a Router on the lot, and will experience service disruptions, just disables passwords and billing since there isn’t a lot owner)

More Changes:

  • Sims should no longer put their Tech Tablet on the ground.
  • Added the BuyCatEE_MiscElectronics tag to the list of WiFi enabled objects which should now include the Streaming Drones.
  • You can now easily check your Bill Statement when contacting Simzlink Customer Service from your phone or computer.
  • An element of “Story Progression” has been added; Anytime you travel to a lot that is owned by an NPC, Simzlink will check if bills are due and charge the owning household. If the household cannot afford their bill then normal delinquency effects will occur. This should prevent all your neighbors from becoming perpetually delinquent. Eventually these NPCs may run out of money as well, but seems like the lesser of two evils.
  • If you don’t want to travel to a specific residence or venue, you can now request a new work order while at home.
  • Customer Service call durations have been reduced to make the dialogs appear faster.
  • Additional requirements have been added to the “Disconnected from the World” effects. Sims will only feel the effects if they have the Webmaster, High Maintenance, or Geek Trait; in the Bored mood; or near Social failure.
  • Fixed carry animations for Install/Repair Kits

v0.0.5 (December 17, 2021)

  • Added Spanish translations by the Simlish4 team.
  • Sims in the Technician career will properly receive their paycheck after 7 days. You will no longer see the default “End of Shift” dialog and will see a new paycheck dialog on Pay Day.
  • Toddlers can be given the password by an older Sim.
  • Sims will no longer autonomously turn off the Router.
  • Temporarily disabled Internet requirements when uploading music tracks/videos from the inventory.

v0.0.4 (December 12, 2021)

  • Fixed an issue with apartments that would cause you to travel and become a visitor of your own lot when your installation appointment began.
  • Fixed an issue with the Complete 3 Work Orders goal being fulfilled by a single work order.
  • Fixed an issue where Technicians could not quit their job.
  • Fixed the chance of an advertisement including a coupon. There’s a 5% chance of an advert being delivered each day with a 50% chance of a coupon.
  • Added interactions for the DJ Booth, Music Mix Station, Video Production Station, and Streaming Drone to the “requires internet” list.
    • Tracks can still be created on the mix station and played at a dj booth while offline, however you will not be able to post updates, live stream, or upload tracks/videos.
  • Preparation for non-residential gigs during the active career in a future update.

v0.0.3 (December 11, 2021)

  • Fixed an issue causing an exception when viewing Bill Statement

v0.0.2 (December 9, 2021)

  • Copied strings to all languages to fix blank text.

v0.0.1 (December 9, 2021)

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