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Better Townie Naming (1000+ Different Names)

by TuxxedoCat Posted 1st Feb 2018 at 7:33 PM - Updated 8th Jan 2019 at 10:10 PM by TuxxedoCat
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Have you always hated the default names EAxis put in the random name generator? I mean, who actually names their child Goopy or BJ?
I know I always did, but I also never found a mod with a list of names I actually liked, oftentimes a lot of the names were really obscure or unneeded.

This is exactly why I went ahead and made my own! This mod contains exactly 1000 female names and 1000 male names, as well as 1700 last names. Most of the names are common names or alternate spellings of common names. Granted, there are still some more obscure names in there as well, especially for the males. Turns out female names are actually more diverse; who'd have known!

The names are not very culturally diverse, they'd mostly fit for an English-speaking setting (US, UK or similar). There are some last names with a tinge of Spanish or Asian influences in them, but to me they felt appropriate because not everyone has a similar background, even in English-speaking countries. Because of this, the mod will not create awkward combinations of names from different cultures, but ones that fit a certain setting. The names themselves are taken from a variety of different sources online.

Here are some example male names that this mod might generate:
  • Karl Giles
  • Cory Gamble
  • Johnny Griffith
  • Ralf Bisson
  • Lucas Warren
  • Ashton Leahy
  • Bradley Rundle
  • Drew Santiago

Here are some example female names that this mod might generate:
  • Diane Rowland
  • Esther Ramirez
  • Amanda Leser
  • Lilian Shore
  • Lisa Heath
  • Nina Delaney
  • Michele Erickson
  • Kathleen Contender

If you want to play around and see the kinds of names this mod might come up with, click here to try out a (very crude) JavaScript tool I've written for it, this might help you decide if this is a mod you want to put in your game or not.

There are some first and last names that are the same, so you might end up with a townie called "James James" or similar in your game. This is extremely rare and easy to fix with the Tombstone of L&D or the Sim Blender, probably with other mods as well.

Another thing to note is this only replaces the English/English (UK) translations of the game. If you want this mod for another translation, please let me know and I'll gladly add it.

To install, simply put the Live.package file in your Downloads folder.
Do not change the file name to anything else or it will not work!

As this is a default replacement, which overrides the Live.package file from the game, you can only have one custom naming mod installed at a time.
This mod will conflict with any other custom naming mods.
Download files
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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Better Townie Naming.zip 28.9 KB 1,611 1st Feb 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 WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\


4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins

Need more information?

Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 2

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Type: Global Mods

Tags: #name replacement, #name, #names, #townies, #default replacement, #npc, #mod