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Change Sim Name or Gender v6

by scumbumbo Posted 21st Sep 2014 at 8:32 PM - Updated 15th Jan 2016 at 8:50 AM by scumbumbo : Updated version 6 for the Dec 4, 2015 game patch
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Updated: Version 6 is now compatible with the newest (post December 4, 2015) game patches. Previous versions of the mod will only work on unpatched games. Be sure to remove the old mod if you update!

Version 6 IMPORTANT NOTE - The version 6 update is now compiled as a .ts4script file. So you now need to unzip the file into your mods folder! The file in your mods folder should be called "MTS_Scumbumbo_ChangeSimNameOrGender_v6.ts4script"

Updated March 20, 2015 (Version 5)

The promised usability update is here. With version 5 of the mod, you no longer need to use any strange syntax to put capitalization or spaces in names. Simply enter rename (add the sims's first and last names, e.g. rename bella goth if you want to rename a non-selected sim) and a dialog will prompt you to enter a new first and last name. The new first and last names may be up to 30 characters in length.

Change Sim Name or Gender Console Command

A script mod to add two commands to your game, one to change a sim's name and the other to change genders. This can also be accomplished by the cas.fulleditmode cheat; however, this accomplishes the change more easily and automatically. The commands default to the selected sim, or you can name another sim to apply the changes to a townie or sim in another household.

Usage (Latest Version)

Simply, open your command console with the Ctrl-Shift-C key and type in one of the available commands. Testing cheat mode is not required:

Change the current sim's name:

Change a non-selected sim's name:
rename john doe (where John Doe is the sim's current name)

Change current sim's gender:
setgender male
setgender female
(Helpful shortcut: you really only need to give the first letter of the gender, "setgender m" will also work)

Change another sim's gender:
setgender female john doe

Installation and Compatibility

For version 6 or newer of the mod, extract the file contained in the downloaded zip file into your mods folder. This file should be called "MTS_Scumbumbo_ChangeSimNameOrGender_v6.ts4script"

As this is a script, script mods must be enabled in your game options for the mod to function!

The file can be placed in a subfolder, however it can only be placed ONE subfolder deep.

As these are new commands, it should not interefere with any other script mods.

The script sources are included in the zip file.

  • After changing a name, it will not appear to be updated everywhere on the screen until the game is reloaded or you switch households. Simply going to Manage Worlds and reselecting the same househould should suffice. However, this is an entirely cosmetic issue and is not required.
  • A first or last name can exceed the 14 letters allowed by the game; however, if the sim is later edited in the CAS screen, it will flag the name and it will have to be changed in order to accept the changes in CAS. You can just use the rename command again to fix it back up.
  • Changing sim's last names will not change the name of their household.
  • Changing a sim's gender will generate a new set of outfits as the old outfits are incompatible with the new gender. However, other physical aspects of the sim will not change (e.g. fatness/fitness, hair-style, tattoos).
  • If a sim has multiple outfits, only the first outfit of each set will be changed automatically. This is not so bad as if you are changing a played sim's gender you will want to redo their outfits anyway.
  • You can use this to change a sim's hairstyle to one that is not normally available to their gender. Change the gender, go to a mirror and change their hairstyle, then change the gender back. Note that you will lose your outfits in the process!
  • Changing a sim's gender will also swap their gender preferences! If you change only one sim of a romantically involved pair, some romance options will automatically cancel until they build up a new gender preference.

Additional Credits
All of the brilliant people who have worked on getting the game's base scripts decompiled. Special thanks to fetusdip for his reload script.

Anyone who can figure out and let me know how to get the UI updated so the name change updates everywhere on the screen properly will get their name in lights here!

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 4

This is a multi-part download:

Install version 3 (or newer) if you have the pools update (Nov 4, 2014). Do not install both versions.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
ChangeSimNameOrGender_v1.zip | Description: Old version of mod for games prior to the pools update. Version 3 will perform unexpectedly (crash?) if used with a game that does not include swimwear! 4.4 KB 1,282 5th Nov 2014
ChangeSimNameOrGender_v4.zip | Description: Updated for the December 16th patch for TS4. Requires at least the pools update. 5.5 KB 2,664 17th Dec 2014
ChangeSimNameOrGender_v5a.zip | Description: Updated to prompt for a new name when renaming. Requires at least the pools update. 6.5 KB 3,720 1st Apr 2015
ChangeSimNameOrGender_v6.zip | Description: Updated to work with December 4, 2015 or newer game versions. 6.4 KB 3,150 15th Jan 2016
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
No Extraction Required (Script Mods):
1. Cut and paste the .zip file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
Script mods need to be placed directly in \Mods or one level below that (e.g. \Mods\Scripts) – sub-folders nested any deeper won’t work.
Extraction Required (Everything Else):
1. Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
2. Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\

Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
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