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Picked upload! The Sims 4 Random Sim Generator

by katrisims Posted 25th Jan 2018 at 1:34 AM - Updated 29th May 2018 at 7:14 PM by katrisims
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Overview

Making a challenge sim? Want to make a new sim/family but lacking the inspiration? Want to select a random job for a sim, or a random skill? Whether they should be a supernatural? This download allows you to randomize sims and/or their properties quickly and easily using a graphical user interface. Simply open the randomizer in your web browser, select the aspects you would like to randomize, and you're set to go.

Note: This download is not an in-game download, but rather a stand-alone utility. It does not go in your Mods folder, and it does not automatically make random sims/families for you. It's more of an easy-to-use electronic die, if you will. It shows you the randomization results, which you can then take note of and use when making your sim/family.

The TS4 Sim Randomizer is based on The Sim Randomizer for TS2, which I made a few years back with Phaenoh's help. This is essentially the same tool, but for TS4. It uses a very slight adaptation of Phaenoh's layout from 2013, and it's uploaded with permission.

Update: February 9, 2018: updated for patch PC 1.39.74.1020 / Mac 1.39.74.1220, which added 10 new skin tones. The new version has a small code update to account for the increased amount of skins, and the skin icons are updated to match the post patch situation. The skins considered unnaturals are now numbers 27 through 35. Note: the new skintones were added in the middle of the swatch in the game, so if you use the old version of this randomizer, the numbers given in the icons no longer correspond to the order of the swatch. By redownloading, you can avoid this inconvenience, as well as randomize between all the skins currently in the game.

Update: May 12, 2018: updated for the Jungle Adventure pack, which added two new Aspirations and two new Skills.

Update: May 29, 2018: fixed a bug that caused the "previously existing" option within the gender preference feature to be disregarded and the gender selected always being female with this option selected.

Installation and use

There is no need to install this download. Simply extract the .rar file where you want it on your computer, and you should get a folder with: a .html file, a readme file and a folder with images in it. To use the randomizer, simply open the .html file in your web browser (tested on Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Edge*).

When you open the randomizer in your browser, you have the feature selections on the left, and on the right are eight empty boxes for sims to be randomized.** You use the program by first filling in the features you want to randomize, and the pressing the "Randomize" button. The resulting sims will be shown as icons and associated text. You can either write down the results, or if you play in a window, keep the randomizer open when you start the game and make your sims.

* Note 1: The randomizer seems to work fine on Edge, but it's unlikely work on IE. I'm on Windows 10 so I can't test that easily. It might work as such, but the layout will probably break.

** Note 2: If your screen or browser window is small, the selections may be at the top and the empty sims boxes at the bottom. Unlike the original TS2 randomizer, this one is built to adapt to your screen size. It's prettiest on a big screen (in my opinion anyway), but at least it doesn't look completely broken when on a smaller screen.

Features and options

The following are the features and options of The Sims 4 Randomizer.



Credits

Thanks to Phaenoh, who helped me with the original TS2 randomizer a few years back, and created the layout used in this work – it's still basically the same trusty one!

Credit for the icons used is due to Maxis/EA. Thanks to TheSimKid for the The Sims 4 Ultimate Game Icon Pack, L'Universims for the 1000+ Game Icons pack, both of which made my work in making this download a lot easier. Thanks to 108sims for getting me the Jungle Adventure Icons!

Thanks to The Sims Wiki, for providing information about the game where I didn't know it first hand. Any inaccuracies or mistakes are of course to be attributed to me.
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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
TS4Randomizer.rar | Description: Tool for randomizing aspects of sims and viewing them in a web browser 2.14 MB 8,531 29th May 2018
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use 7zip (recommended), WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (OS X) to extract the file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s). OS X also has a built-in utility for that (just rightclick).

3. There is no need to install this download. Simply extract the .rar file where you want it on your computer, and you should get a folder with: a .html file, a readme file and a folder with images in it. To use the randomizer, simply open the .html file in your web browser (tested on Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Edge). Remember, it's not an in-game download, so don't put it in the Mods folder!

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#26 Old 8th Feb 2018 at 11:28 AM
Thanks for this! This will be very helpful when creating a new legacy town in...the empty town. I always use that one to personalize it, but coming up with so many families to fill it is challenging.
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#27 Old 8th Feb 2018 at 2:40 PM
Brilliant work. This will be fun just to see what comes up. There are a couple mods available to give players sexual orientation controls for the sims, one great one is by PolarBearSims. With your thoughtful inclusion, I can really make some magic. Searching "gender" or "gender preferences" in the main search on MTS leads to some fab mods to assist with fuller gender and sex spectrums, including a pregnancy option in which a sim can become AND make others pregnant. I'd love to see that incorporated if a patch fix was ever in the future for this mod. ;) Since I can't seem to figure out how to let gender and sex expressions be randomized in the main game settings for sims and all my sims are automatically stuck to binary unless I change them, I can now use the magic of this darling invention to work around my computer and human brains' biases and make it a better simverse for all. Thanks for expanding and improving gameplay! Can't wait to try this out. Great job.
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#28 Old 9th Feb 2018 at 8:45 PM
Update: February 9, 2018: updated for patch PC 1.39.74.1020 / Mac 1.39.74.1220, which added 10 new skin tones. The new version has a small code update to account for the increased amount of skins, and the skin icons are updated to match the post patch situation. The skins considered unnaturals are now numbers 27 through 35. Note: the new skintones were added in the middle of the swatch in the game, so if you use the old version of this randomizer, the numbers given in the icons no longer correspond to the order of the swatch. By redownloading, you can avoid this inconvenience, as well as randomize between all the skins currently in the game.
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#29 Old 11th Feb 2018 at 10:09 PM
Finally an actual good one lol.
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#30 Old 14th Feb 2018 at 6:17 PM
This is a great idea, thanks for sharing it!!!
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#31 Old 28th Feb 2018 at 9:15 PM
question: How do I open it?
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#32 Old 1st Mar 2018 at 4:31 PM
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Originally Posted by GrimFlippingReaper
question: How do I open it?


Hi,

Like most content shared here on MTS, the randomizer is a rar archive, which you first need to extract. If you're not familiar with that, there's a tutorial here for that. After that, it's easy: you should get a folder, and inside that folder there's a file with the ending ".html". Double click on it, and it should open in your default web browser.

I hope that helps!

Katri
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#33 Old 13th Mar 2018 at 12:26 AM
thank you so much! I've been searching for something exactly like this for a long time.
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#34 Old 23rd Mar 2018 at 3:38 PM
This is a five star mod! Thank you for making it
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#35 Old 12th May 2018 at 5:57 PM
Update: May 12, 2018: updated for the Jungle Adventure pack, which added two new Aspirations and two new Skills.
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#36 Old 29th May 2018 at 7:16 PM
Update: May 29, 2018: fixed a bug that caused the "previously existing" option within the gender preference feature to be disregarded and the gender selected always being female with this option selected.
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Operating System: Windows Linux Mac OS X
Utility Type: Miscellaneous
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Tags: #generate, #program, #aspect, #age, #family, #genderpreference, #job, #skills, #personality, #traits, #hair, #eyes, #skin, #voice, #walkingstyle, #hats, #glasses, #supernatural, #random, #randomize, #dice, #diceroll

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