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Picked upload! The Sims 4 Random Sim Generator

by katrisims Posted 25th Jan 2018 at 2:34 AM - Updated 29th Sep 2018 at 5:54 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.

Update: September 29, 2018: updated for the Seasons pack, which added one new career and one new skill. Added a new feature that allows you to randomize whether or not your sim has a tattoo. Thanks to Atreya for the suggestion!

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 and the Seasons Icons pack, all of which made my work in making this download a lot easier. Thanks to 108sims for getting me the Jungle Adventure Icons and Atreya for the tip on the Seasons 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.

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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 2.22 MB 11,571 29th Sep 2018
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 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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#51 Old Today at 6:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Selarono
Just downloaded the new one for season, and I dont have any icons too. This is my third time updating this and I have used it many times, have always had the icons show up so I dont think its how I unzipped. Going to try and download again, but maybe this is an issue that others are having too?? Kind of hard to use this way.

Updated- Third download and they showed up. Didn't do anything different. Didn't change anything, same browser etc. Not sure why it didn't work before. I guess if you have the issue, just try re downloading.

Cant wait to get the Famous updated!! Thanks for sharing your hard work with everyone.


Hi Selarono,

Thanks for the info! I was aware of the problem I talked about above, with some unpacking programs putting the icons in the wrong place, but this one I hadn't heard about. It sounds like the whole thing didin't download properly the first two times, then. Anyway, thanks! Now if someone else has this problem I know to suggest redowloading.

Oh yeah, Get Famous. Ahem. Sorry you guys are having to wait so long for that. I was aware that there's a new pack that probably needs updating for, but real life has been pretty busy lately and also it's the dark time of the year and my energy levels aren't too great. I'll look into it in the weekend, if it's quick to update I might have time for it then, but if not the worst case scenario is after the holidays. Sorry and thank you for your patience! I'm glad you're enjoying the tool!

Katri
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