Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Sims 1 HD Mod

1440x1080. This is the highest 4:3 resolution you can get with a 1080p monitor!

This mod will make the game run in 1280x960 resolution. Not quite HD, but definitely better than 1024x768!

How to use: Extract to your Sims 1 install directory. **Back up the original sims.exe**. Create a shortcut (or add the game to steam) and add -w to the end of the location under Properties of the shortcut. This will launch 800x600 mode of the game, but it will actually be much larger!

This does have some glitches. The UI is a bit fudged, but not as badly as if you force the game into a resolution that isn't 4:3.

Check out image 3. See how the menu shows stuff wayyyy on the right side? That's because that part of the UI doesn't "refresh". So whatever was there stays there unless something else replaces it, if that makes sense. It's not a big deal in build/buy mode.

In live mode, you can read sim's motives perfectly. But when you click any other menu (job, inventory, etc) the screen doesn't "refresh" and things get layered on top of each other. So if you click Job and then Skills, it looks like both screens are open at the same time.

To fix this, simply click the buy mode icon before changing to another part of the menu. This makes the whole bar blue, so the menu you click shows up properly. It's confusing to read but it makes sense once you play. You just have to click to go to buy mode before you change to another sim menu.

[1280x960 Version](

[1440x1080 Version](


  1. The game starts in windowed mode and then there is the loading screen which is pink and purple, then it crashes :(

  2. The game starts in windowed mode and then there is the loading screen which is pink and purple, then it crashes :(

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  5. it doesnt work very well on Windows 10 it appears a black window on top of the game window like if my screen was cut anything in the black window cant be seen but can be interacted if you know what i mean
    maybe if you watch this you will understand:

    1. CTRL ALT TAB, than go back it fix it

    2. What he probably meant was ctrl+alt+delete (task manager) and than close the task manager. It will be gone ;)

  6. is there a 1366x768 ?? Pllzzzz

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  8. It works but it's very buggy. I would put it on Compatible for Windows 8.

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