A downloadable mod

Last updated November 30th, 2023

Latest Patch Notes


  • Fixed issues with the Retail venue filter being too permissive 


  • Fixed an issue with running a food stand while your Sim is travelling in other regions
  • Updated Russian translation by Jane_Moriarty


  • Added new venue filters; you can now toggle between "Open" and "Locals Only" for the following lot types:
    • Spas
    • Restaurants
    • Retail lots
    • Beaches (previously handled by the Sulani tourist toggle)
  • Added new career filters; you can now toggle between "Open" and "Same as Household" for the following career situations:
    • Police Station (Detective career)
    • Hospital (Doctor career)
    • Laboratory (Scientist career)
    • Meet Coworkers (all work rabbitholes)
    • Meet Schoolmates (all school rabbitholes)


  • Fixed an issue that could cause Sims on date to get a route failure if they tried to ride any of the pier attractions
  • Added compatibility for restaurant filters used in bienchen's "restaurantguestoverhaul" mod


  • Fixed an issue that could prevent Yamachan from showing up at festivals in Mt. Komorebi
  • Changed the spawning behavior of certain tourists in San Myshuno, Selvadorada, and Del Sol Valley


  • Added support for the new World, Chestnut Ridge
  • Added German translation by Maarkan
  • Added Simplified Chinese translation and updated Traditional Chinese translation by WANZI

For earlier patch notes, click here.

This is an updated version of the mod by SHUSHU that I enjoyed using in my own game and wanted to maintain as the game was updated and introduced new Worlds. 

(Download link below, under the mod description)

Local Sims

Home Regions changes the game so that NPCs, such as vendors or Sims walking in the background, will be Sims living in that local World (i.e. only Willow Creek residents will show up at Willow Creek venues, only Sims that live in Oasis Springs will show up in Oasis Springs). Sims you specifically invite via phone, club event, or group system are exempt, as are certain roles where it is necessary for gameplay.

If there are not enough Sims in the World to fill a necessary role, the game will automatically generate homeless Sims who live in that World. Sims generated this way will remember their World, and will keep showing up there. 

Note: Homeless sims will not get generated infinitely, only enough to satisfy the game's requirements for NPCs, but this mod will very likely increase the population in your save file.

Smarter Sim Spawning

Home Regions changes several game filters so that the NPCs the game chooses make more sense, even beyond what World they come from. College parties won't be full of Elders, Sims traversing the Magic Realm will actually be Spellcasters, etc. 

Home Regions also fixes an issue where townies would all be assigned to a small number of Worlds. In an unmodded game, nearly all NPCs end up living in San Myshuno, Sulani, and Mt. Komorebi. With Home Regions installed, Sims will generate evenly across all Worlds.

For more information on this feature, click here.

Assign Townies to Worlds

You can assign townies to any World where you want them to show up and be treated as a local. This can be a Sim you’ve made and evicted, or a Sim randomly generated by the game that you like and want to see around. 

To move a Sim, turn on testing cheats, and then either shift-click the Sim you want to move, or shift-click the ground and use the menu to select several Sims at a time.

For more information on this feature, click here.

Regional Filters

You have control over whether Sims from one World can visit another World on their own. To change these settings, turn on testing cheats, and then shift-click the ground to access the settings menu. You can allow or disallow connections between as many Worlds as you want.

For more information on this feature, click here.

Note: By default, Magnolia Promenade allows Sims from Willow Creek and Newcrest.

Soft Filters

Soft Filters allow you to ease up the restriction on local NPCs, and can reduce your overall townie count. When a World uses a soft filter, the game will try to use local Sims first according to your Regional Filter settings. Then, if it runs out of valid Sims, instead of making a new townie, it will use an existing townie from another World to fill the role.

For more information on this feature, click here.

Note: By default, Magnolia Promenade and San Myshuno have a soft filter enabled.

Tourist Toggles

Normally, Sims will be allowed to bypass the Regional Filter settings in order to attend touristy events and spectacles in the public areas, such as Festivals in San Myshuno. If you would like to prevent tourism in a certain World, you can toggle that in the settings. By setting a World's tourism to "Locals Only", the mod will force events there to use local Sims.

For more information on this feature, click here.

Venue Filters

Venue Filters allow you control over how Sims spawn on certain lot types separate from the overall World rules. For example, you may want Copperdale to use local townies for the most part, but still want high school students to come from every World. By setting a venue to "Open", Sims on that lot type will be allowed to bypass your Regional Filter rules.

For more information on this feature, click here.

Career Filters

Career Filters allow you control over how Sims are filtered in certain career situations, such as Active Careers.

When set to Same as Household, other Sims working with your Sim in all those places will come from the same region as the active household, as set by your Regional Filter setting. This means if you have a Sim in the Doctor career in both Willow Creek and another in Oasis Springs, the game will generate two different staffs depending on which household you are currently playing.  If set to Open, then they will behave like normal, with the lot or rabbithole being in a no man's land where Home Regions does not prevent any Sim from spawning.

Note: These filters do not apply to the various career events that take place on standard lots, such as crime scene investigations.

Note: The Meet Coworkers career tone will NOT generate new Sims to fill that role if no one else in the region works in the same career. If you use that to make friends, you may be better off leaving it on Open or otherwise make sure to add Townies in that career manually.

World Filter Exemptions

If you have an individual Sim who want to be able to travel between Worlds, you can create a World Exemption rule that allows them to roam around into as many Worlds are you see fit.

To create a permission for a Sim, turn on testing cheats, and then shift-click the Sim you want to give access to. Select "World Filter Exemptions" and then "Add World Exemptions" to choose the Worlds they can visit.

For more information on this feature, click here.

International Hub Lot Trait

If you want an individual community lot to allow Sims from everywhere, you can give it the "International Hub" lot challenge in Build Mode. This will turn off all filters and restrictions immediately while the lot challenge is active there.

For more information on this feature, click here.

Notification Settings

To control how often you get notifications when moving Sims or changing your filters, you can turn on testing cheats, and then either shift-click the ground to access the mod's settings menu and select "Notification Settings". You can enable or disable notifications pop-ups for changing settings, moving Sims, or creating exemptions.

For more information on this feature, click here.

Reset All Settings

If you'd like to reset all your Home Regions settings and start over with default settings, you can turn on testing cheats, and then either shift-click the ground to access the mod's settings menu and select "Restore Home Regions Settings". You'll be prompted if you want to continue, backup your current settings, or cancel.

For more information on this feature, click here.


Spanish (thank you, LeRoiDeTout!)
Polish  (thank you, Astercholik!)
Italian (thank you, ISY!)
Portuguese (thank you, deehsims!)
Russian (thank you, Jane_Moriarty!)
Traditional Chinese (thank you, WANZI! and thank you for previous versions, vitahush!) 
Simplified Chinese (thank you, WANZI!)
French (thank you, Kimikosoma!)
Dutch (thank you, gemberveer!)
German (thank you, Maarkan!)

New translations are always welcome! If you would like to translate the mod into a language that uses gendered word endings, please contact me beforehand to get the proper tokens.

Requirements and Compatibility

This mod only requires the Base Game, but supports all packs.

This mod isn't likely to conflict with other mods because of how the script interacts with the game assets. There are no direct tuning overrides. 

Special Thanks

SHUSHU for creating the original mod
Andrew and The Sims 4 Studio team for making Sims 4 Studio
LeRoiDeTout for his tremendous help on the mod's script and settings
and the greater The Sims 4 creator community for their continuous help and support throughout the whole modding process.

Discord Server

For bug reports, live troubleshooting, discussion of my mods, and general chit-chat, please join us on the Sims After Dark Discord server. It is a joint mod support server for LeRoiDeToutShinobu NoxNC4T/Keke, and myself. 

Join us here!

Supporting My Mods

This mod and all of my others are free to download and will remain so. If you'd like to support their continued development, you can donate to my Patreon. I occasionally post progress updates and exclusive access to beta versions of my newer mods.

Become a Patron!

Updated 2 days ago
StatusIn development
CategoryGame mod
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(14 total ratings)


[Kuttoe] HomeRegions.zip 350 kB

Install instructions

Extract the files from the zip archive. Add the package and ts4script file to your Sims 4 Mods folder or a subfolder which is only one deep. 

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Hello, Russian translation updated https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZGDlWBtE5bI2a16aOnmtt3ZF8gT9-CCI/edit

Thank you! This will be added to an update shortly

Will this mod be updated? Game version

Does this conflict with Carl's Sim Spawner & Filter Tool (SSFT). I like that Carl has an occult filter, but you have the international lot trait and the tourist filter and I just want to combine the tools, lol. Or just have the lot trait, tourist filter, and occult filter (to restrict occults to occult worlds so that when I don't want werewolves turning up in "realisim" play they don't). I don't want occults gone (there's some toggle on, toggle off tools), but I would like to choose to interact with them by keeping them in their zones by occult type.

Is it possible to make a lot trait that only allows locals like the opposite of the international hub trait?

Hello! Is there a way to see which townies are not assigned to a town? I have a lot of townies created, but the game still generates more.

I'm seeing more celebrities around recently than I used to. Did this mod use to corral celebrities into Del Sol Valley, or is it just that I'm playing a different save right now?
Also, are your mods clear for the Horse Ranch patch? I can't find anything about their status here, in the broken mods thread or on Scarlet's list.

Kuttoe is on a personal break at the moment - no announced return date yet.

For the "Backup & Restore" feature, it seems you can backup but not restore / import settings? I'm curious about this mainly because I downloaded a premade save that had the PERFECT Home Region settings already done up, and wanted to basically, export/import to a different save.

I'm not 100% sure what you are asking, but I'll make a few assumptions and answer it best I can. For questions like this and troubleshooting, it's best to come onto the Discord and ask there.

Restore puts all of your settings back to the default state. Backup creates a separate file that keeps all your old settings in case you realize starting over wasn't what you wanted. There is no in-game interaction to import settings; you need to make the changes yourself or overwrite the settings file in your folder with another one. Home Regions settings apply to all save files, and are not tied to a specific save file, nor are those settings transferred when save files are shared. If the person who made the save wants to share their Home Regions save file as well, they are free to do that and you would then place it in your settings folder and overwrite your previous file.

very grateful for this! my desert-chic sims showing up to the park in the snow was a little unnerving :p

Hi i believe the update to this mod effects LMS Roommates mod. Essentially it is breaking the functionality of the LMS Roommate mod.

For troubleshooting, please join the Discord server. I will need more info about your game state and the Sims in question.


Settling in cities other than Forgotten Hollow creates new vampires, and vampires from Forgotten Hollow (such as Vlad) do not appear in other cities in the evenings. Is there any way to make premade vampires (even those living in different cities) appear in all cities without having to assign world exceptions to each?

You can give vampires like Vlad a filter exemption if you want them to cross over between Worlds specifically. 

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I'm excited to play because restaurant diners are now affected. Thank you, Kuttoe!

Hopefully, bar drinkers as well in the future.


Bar drinkers should have already been covered.

Oh that's great. I said that from memory because we spoke on SAD Discord once and you mentioned the exceptions.

Without this mod, having two high school lots would cause PCs to go to one of the two randomly. With this mod, would that behavior change? Would this change only for NPCs or would it possibly change for PCs? I would assume it would change only for NPCs, but I am curious lol

Home Regions doesn't restrict or affect where you send your own Sims to travel. It only affects the NPCs who show up once you are there. I can't speak for the functionality of any other mods.

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For troubleshooting, please come to the Discord server. I will need more information about your game state and the NPC in question. 

Hi! I've once again updated my Russian translation for the latest version.

Thanks! Will get that updated momentarily. 

This is a superb mod, along with so many others you've made. Thanks a ton!

This mod is perfect! But...do you think a "don't generate any new sims" option could be added in the future? *fingers crossed*

That would break the game. It needs to be able to generate Sims to fulfill different roles. If you try to prevent that, it will keep trying anyway and various terrible things will happen.

hi, translation french https://www.mediafire.com/file/qozpk9593ehye7r/%2521%255BKuttoe%255D_HomeRegions_FR_by_Mollory.rar/file

Hello! I've updated my Russian translation for the mod, here's the link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1i3K_RypCFOJZ7c5w6PKWFhjHOLiuUaps/view

i installed this and my game wouldn't start. I uninstalled and my game still will not start. I have removed mods and verified game files and it will still not start. I was literally playing just fine before I installed this. Any ideas?

For troubleshooting, please join the Discord. It's a lot easier to share game information and diagnose issues there.

i got it working again through some troubleshooting. it was probably that i just have too many mods! thank you for the quick reply!

Do this mod effect vampires spawning for invasions? I've had some weird stuff happening after I installed this mod - is that just a coincidence perhaps

You would need to go into more detail. For troubleshooting, please join the Discord. It's a lot easier to share game information there.

just downloaded the update today and the settings don't seem to stick. when I set the regional filter settings for allowed worlds, they don't save at all.

Hi there. For troubleshooting, please join the Discord server so that we can get more information about your situation.

all the channels are locked? I don't know how to use discord. 

Is there a way to set hard filter for certain worlds? I am also using Sacrifical 's Zombie mod, and there are zombies that will infect other sims automatically that I want to keep contained in one world. Like in a way so that certain world's sim don't show up in another even during festival or as customers to businesses. 

Like I just want to keep zombies in a few zombie infested neighborhood when I want to go into survival mode. But not ruin rest of my vacation town/occult areas XD

Hello. Will your HighSchool Toggle work without rest of the mod? It works perfectly with it, but unfortunately the rest of the mod is not nesessery for me, as I am playing with minimal NPC count :(( I would appeciate if it could be a small fix mod for this issue. Thank you

The High School Toggle only turns off part of the mod during high school events. It's meaningless without the rest, it would be turning off something that doesn't exist. If you don't want the mod, then just uninstall it. 

I see. I meant I don't want new npc students generates, as am I trying fully control my game population. I am playing with Zerbu's fix for getting students from all over the simworld, but it doesn't stop the generation for 100%. anyway. thank you for your hard work 

any chance we get an option to turn on a HARD filter for restaurants and retail? 

I love your mod! Just letting you know that I'm having a problem with only this mod installed and date goals completing at a restaurant.  My playable sims also ignore the dress attire (anything other than everyday wear) at restaurants, too.

Hi there, can you join the Discord server and ping me about your issue there? I will need to gather some information about your game so I can look into this.

Any chance you can create a standalone "move sims to world" mod that also includes Batuu and Granite Falls? The full mod is a little too robust and restrictive, but with NPCC defunct I really like this NPC world assignment functionality.

Hi, I love your mod. I would like to know if there would be a way to add Batuu and Granite falls?it's possible?  

Hi, I'm having issues throwing wedding ceremonies with this mod. I took it out and I have all the regular options, but when the mod is in my game, all the guests leave and I don't have any ceremony options. Is there something I am doing wrong, or a setting I can change to fix this? I love this mod so don't want to keep it out!

Just came here to say this! Weddings are broken for me as well with this mod in my game (tested with just this mod, so its not a conflict). The ceremony activity menu is completely gone. Also, the guest arrive in normal clothes instead of their formal wear and then they immediately leave as soon as everyone arrives at the venue.

Thank god i was not the only one!!! I have the same issue, no ceremony activities, not even the bride arrives!!

It should be fixed with this latest update! Try downloading the next version and popping that in your game :)

Hi, I'm Jane_Moriarty from Origamika group. I translated your mod into Russian, here it is: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZGDlWBtE5bI2a16aOnmtt3ZF8gT9-CCI/view

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Hello! One simblr make a translation of your mod, https://deehsims.tumblr.com/
She contact me to you know her
Translation in Brazilian Portuguese, here:
Thank you!

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The two mods try to achieve a similar goal, albeit in different ways. Mine is a script mod, and because of that, my mod would apply itself over his and could potentially cause unexpected problems if they are together. I recommend you choose one or the other.


hello, is anyone upkeeping this mod? It is not working. It does not allow teens from other worlds to attend the high school. Only teens that live in copperdale copperville whatever it is called. I cannot play my game because of it.

Sigh! :(

I know, it seems nobody is looking at comments here? 

Comments here aren't the best way to reach me. If you need to report an error or get troubleshooting help, please come join the Discord and I or one of my friends can help you out.

That is working exactly as intended. The mod makes it so only local Sims spawn in their world. 

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@kuttoe Can an exception be made for high school lots? Similar to earlier exceptions made for Discover University? The game is generating NPCs for high school if there are not enough teens in Copperdale - would be ideal if the mod pulled played teens from other worlds before generating NPCs.

There's a game issue that prevents player-made teens from spawning in High Schools. Zerbu made a fix for it

oooh where?

I was going crazy trying to find it, its under Zerbu's small mods



hello, is this mod going to be updated to allow ALL teens to attend the high school, as currently it is only allowing teens that live in copperdale to attend. Can somebody let me know :) thanks!! 

hello, is anyone upkeeping this mod? I wasn’t sure if anyone could answer my question? Many thanks 

There's a game issue that prevents player-made teens from spawning in High Schools. Zerbu made a fix for it


Sul Sul! Just love this MOD so much! Is it maybe possible to let all teens from other worlds come to school? At the moment it's just Copperdale teen attending School! 😊

I would also like to second this request. Only copperdale residing teens will attend the school. Is it possible to allow others from for this lot and the auditorium? 


Great mod. But I have such a desire regarding homeless Sims. I wish I could assign them to a specific world, so that the mod treats them as inhabitants of this world and that they show up on community lots. In addition, that the game selects from among them employees of stands, cafes, special roles, etc. If the game generates itself, for example, a librarian in Willow Creek, it is good to make it somehow visible in Manage Worlds to which world the Sim is assigned, so as not to assign it anymore where elsewhere (and be able to edit the appearance to suit the specifics of the world). Families could have such markings.

Just a heads up: it seems like the filters are not blocking hidden households. So GTW criminals or Batuu denizens are leaking into other worlds. i'm not quite sure if it's this mod doing it though.

My bad, just retested it and it's not this mod.

But hidden households in the same region are still showing up at local restaurants.

This mod is essential! Thanks for working ot in! =)

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