Finally, Your Sims Can Sell, Grow, and Use Cannabis
Over the past eighteen years, The Sims has become one of the most successful computer games of all time. It has millions of users building virtual houses, filling them up with virtual furniture, plants, animals, and other stuff, and controlling the lives of the billions of simulated, or ‘Sim,’ people who live there. And just like real life consumer culture, these Sims can get more and more new stuff with downloadable mods created by other users. Now, finally, your Sims can have cannabis, thanks to the Basemental mod, created by a modder called Filip. Herb.co interviewed him, to find out exactly how he did it.
Filip was the first modder to add drugs to The Sims that can be used and consumed by Sim people. Previous appearances had been merely decorative, such as taking a ‘vase’ object and reprogramming it to look like a cannabis plant. He “started by trying to reprogram the game to allow players to actually snort a line of coke,” and went further from there– much, much, further.
Basemental includes cannabis, MDMA, cocaine, and amphetamines, as well as new abilities, such as drug dealing. Each drug affects its Sim user like the real one would, by increasing mood, energy, and productivity, keeping them awake, or making them very sleepy. Sims can grow cannabis, and make money dealing drugs. Sims can have hangovers and overdoses, both fatal and non-fatal. The extent of the realism is pretty shocking although, apparently, Filip has so far declined requests to add heroin to the game. What he does show, he says, he shows for the sake of realism and awareness, both good and bad.
“I don’t really want to make this mod into a glorification of drug use,” Filip told Kotaku, “that’s why it’s important to have an addiction system, fatal and non-fatal drug use.”
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Sims 4 marijuana
Does your sim fancy whipping up some weed pancakes or waking-and-baking a tray of space cookies? The Basemental Drugs mod will help you to do just that.
If you’ve never played The Sims 4 (TS4) using mods before, I don’t think you should be too intimidated. I just started using them a few weeks ago, and they’re very simple to install and use.
‘Mods’ is a term used in gaming, to refer to “modifications” or additional program files that add cheats or other features to your game.
Once you have installed the Basemental Drugs mod into your [Program Files/Electronic Arts/The Sims 4/Mods] folder, then your sims should be able to buy weed, MDMA, shrooms, Xanax, Codeine and cocaine from a local drug dealer.
You may need to go into Create-A-Sim (CAS) and give at least one sim in your town the ‘Drug Dealer’ trait, in order for other sims to be able to buy from them. In my personal experience, you may want to create a few drug dealers around town, just so that you have options. It can become a bit of a drag to track down the only drug dealer in town every time your sim needs a fix.
This is Uncle Jack’s indoor greenhouse, filled with Purple Haze, OG Kush, Sour Diesel, AK-47 and even a few hybrid plants. A high Gardening skill (Level 7 – 10) is recommended to successfully grow and harvest your plants.
Making Cannabis Edibles
Obviously, in order to make cannabis edibles in The Sims 4, your sim will need to have a few buds of weed in their inventory. I have an Uncle Jack who bought a few buds of every strand from the local drug dealer, and came home and planted his own greenhouse at home. Now he has (almost) an endless supply of uncured weed at his disposal.
Instead of making him a dealer, I decided I would turn him into the local edibles go-to-guy. So Uncle Jack had to learn the Cooking skill as well, which now allows him to make all sorts of cannabis edibles.
1. With a few buds of weed in your sims inventory, click on the stove:
2. On the pie menu, you will see an option to “Make Cannabis Edibles…”. Clicking on that option will allow you to choose to either “Have Edibles” (to make one serving) or “Serve Edibles” (to make a group serving).
The column on the far right of the cannabis edibles menu will tell you how many buds and which strands you will need to make your desired choice of munchies.
Learn how to make weed pizzas, pancakes and even weed sushi in The Sims 4 (TS4), using the Basemental Drugs mod.