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.
These localizations are included, no extra downloads required.
🇨🇳 Chinese (Traditional) by TangY
🇯🇵 Japanese by maru dada
🇵🇱 Polish by robbybaseplate
🇷🇺 Russian by B3 from Origamika group
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 if you have computers on multiple floors.
TV’s and Stereos require separate TV and Music subscriptions that can be added to your service through Customer Support. TVs and Stereos 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 connect.
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 an Internet Router in build/buy mode for §149, or call Customer Service to have a Technician dispatched at a time convenient for you to install one for free.
You can also request a Wall-Mounted Router from your technician. Ask then for the wall mount, then drag it from your inventory to your desired location. Instruct your technician to install on the mount and voila!
Sims with Level 3 Programming skill will be able to perform a Self-Installation 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.
As of 1.3 Simzlink is now fully compatible with SimRealist’s SNB mod. All Simzlink services are controlled via SNB Home Services when SNB is active. You will no longer receive a bill from Simzlink and all coupons will be null and void.
When starting a new household, if you would like a Technician to install a free router, wait until they’ve completed their installation before activating your Internet in SNB Home Services.
Now included with your Internet subscription is Simzlink Stream! Watch your favorite TV shows and Movies from your laptop or desktop computer. Look for Simzlink Stream within the Simzlink category menu.
You can also now leave your TV on in the background using “Turn On Channel” (TV subscription required)!
Compatible with Channel/Movie overrides!
Broadcast WiFi and tunes with the Simzlink Home Hub with LIN-Z Assistant. A brand new Internet Router that includes all the functionality of the LIN-Z Smart Speaker wrapped in a sleek antenna-less design*
*A recolor of the Groove Tube Wireless Speaker. High School Years required.
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!
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
Simzlink does not offer service in the following areas, which means you will be unable to access the Internet while visiting:
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:
You can also add the Free Public WiFi Lot Challenge to any lot to opt-out of Internet requirements.
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.
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 Disruption 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.
If you have Seasons, you may experience a major outage in your area during a thunderstorm. There is a 5% chance each strike may cause an outage. During this time the entire Simzlink network may be down, with no access to Customer Service. If you have a Classic TV Antenna on your roof, you can still watch your local news station for important weather updates. Simzlink crews will work as fast as they can to get your service back online.
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.
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|Remove TV Service||simzlink.set_addon_subscription 1 0|
|Add Music Service||simzlink.set_addon_subscription 2 1|
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|Add Movie Channels||simzlink.set_addon_subscription 3 1|
|Remove Movie Channels||simzlink.set_addon_subscription 3 0|
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|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)
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.
QoL Update: You can now opt out Simzlink gameplay in entire saves by toggling within your Router settings or the Simzlink category on the mailbox.
The Free Public WiFi Lot Challenge can remain on existing lots and will simply be ignored. When opted out, Routers and Home Hubs can still be used as decor, for listening to music, calling over sims, voice messages, etc.
Simzlink now requires Lot 51 Core Library! This library includes standard code used across all of my mods to stay optimized and help reduce conflicts with other creators’ mods as the Lot 51 collection grows. Future updates to Simzlink and other mods may require an update to the Core Library for compatibility (and vice versa) but will be highlighted in the release notes:
**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
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)