Blacked Out Autograph Fix

Fixes an issue where some celebrities will always produce faulty autographed pictures, which appear completely blacked out.

Bug fixed by this mod

There are twenty different autograph signature styles in the game, and your celebrity sims will default to using one of these signatures for their autographed photos.

One of the signature styles has a faulty image file. All of the other signature images in the game have a transparent background, so when the signature is overlaid on top of your celebrity sim’s headshot, you get a stylish autographed photo. The faulty signature image file has an opaque black background, resulting in an autograph which is blacked out.

This mod replaces the faulty signature image with a working file with a transparent background, resulting in working autographs for any celebrities who default to using this signature style.

The official bug report for this can be found at EA Answers HQ: Celebrity autographed photo with distorted black overlay. Visit the thread and click “me too” to raise its importance for hopefully getting an official patch fix.


  • This mod fix is for Get Famous expansion pack users on PC/Mac.
  • The mod replaces the image file for one of the twenty signature styles in the game. It’s unlikely that there are any other mods which conflict with this.

Downloading and installing the mod

Download the mod package file and place it in your Mods folder for The Sims 4, found in Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 4 > Mods.

This bug appears to have been stealth fixed at some point.

The game appears to have the corrected version of the bugged file at least since the December 2019 update (PC, so this mod is no longer needed.

Latest updated version: 19 June 2019
Tested with game version PC (December 2019)

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