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Posted 31st Jul 2009 at 06:31 PM - Updated 14th Nov 2010 at 12:28 PM by channTL : new version - Viewed 79818 times. Direct link to this thread
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Better Names completely overhauls the default name lists (male, female and surname) that TS3 uses for randomly generated Sims - NPCs, "townie" employees and bosses, and Sims created through Story Progression.
I've endeavoured to rebuild the name list from scratch, working mainly from U.S., British, Canadian and Australian sources (birth and census records). The resulting name list, in my opinion, suits the setting of the Sims much better than EA's mish-mash of names from varying cultures or nationalities.
I have nothing against multiculturalism, but in the context of the game EA's random names stick out like a sore thumb because they inevitably get assigned to Sims who in no way resemble the racial/cultural/national background of the name they're given. That's why this mod uses mostly "Western" names.
This mod should not re-assign the names of existing Sims but any newly-generated ones will take on names from this mod. Check out the screenshots to see some examples of names.
I created this mod using STBLizer - check out the thread for the templates I originally used to create the names (but keep in mind there are probably simpler, less invasive ways to accomplish the same things these days...)
Install like any TS3 tuning mod - set up the Resource.cfg framework, and place into Mods\Packages\.
**NEW** a version called "AwesomeNames" has been added for all your AwesomeMod! users, which uses the custom name loader feature. To activate it, after installation you must set the Generator Keys in the configuration utility to "ChannBetterNames". Or add the fields to the XML yourself. Plug and play. See this image:
There's no significant difference using this version versus the default, except that it's easier to swap in and out with other custom name packages - plus the package itself a smaller size (because the duplicates are unnecessary).
COMPATIBILITY AND LIMITATIONS
Version 3 (2010-11-16)
Version 2 (2009-08-06)
Version 1 (2009-08-01)
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