Fireworks Fix

Fixes an issue preventing sims from lighting fireworks.


When a sim attempts to light a firework, the interaction is interrupted and your sim resets position (sometimes into a brief ‘T-pose’). Last exception errors are generated which mention the Finchwick Fair festivals from Cottage Living.

A test that gets performed while a sim tries to light a firework checks against all currently running/scheduled festivals to see if your sim is on a festival street. If you own Cottage Living, the test tries to run against the festival sub-contests that run during the Finchwick Fair, but these don’t have the festival street attribute the test is looking for, and so the test causes an exception error. You can read more about this bug at EA Answers HQ: Unable to light fireworks.

This mod changes the test performed while lighting a firework, so that it only checks to see if the Humor and Hijinks Festival is running.


  • This mod is for people who own both City Living and Cottage Living expansion packs for The Sims 4 on PC/Mac with update (July 2021) or later installed.
  • This mod changes the loot action tuning file for lit fireworks. If you have any other mods that affect the same tuning files, they may clash with this mod.

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.

You can check the compatibility with the latest game update on the mod status overview page.

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7 thoughts on “Fireworks Fix”

  1. omg, thank you so much for this! i thought first i have a mod that is conflicting or something ♥ so glad i found you

    1. I’m not sure what you mean – it’s a package file which you put in your mod folder – there’s nothing to “open”. If it’s not downloading, then try again later – it’s a Google Drive link, so make sure your firewall or ISP is not blocking Google.

  2. Wow, thank you so much for this! I was wondering for a long while why my fireworks never seemed to work and couldn’t find a solution. This mod fixed it immediately.

    Now I’m having the same problem with the party cannon that came with Growing Together EP. There are just no visible effects happening at all.

    Do you think maybe you could fix that too?

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