View Full Version : Relationship between CAS Edits and Genetics
1st Jun 2012, 2:34 AM
I have the testing cheats enabled, which allow me to modify the Sims as they show up, from childhood through adulthood- a luxury I frequently I take advantage of since I hate the appearance of most Sims. I especially despise around 80% of the Sims haircuts. I was wondering- when I do that, am I changing the genetics of the Sims while they are in this new form? I noticed that when they age, they tend to revert to the original appearance before I edited them. While I would love a solution to that problem, I'm more concerned about the genetics related to child bearing. Say my Sim mother originally has short black hair, and I make it long and blond through the CAS hack, if/when she has children, are they being influenced by the short black hair or the long blond hair or both or neither? Thanks!
1st Jun 2012, 3:22 AM
First off, hair and makeup and the like can be changed via a mirror, which is the preferable way to do that. Clothing can be changed via a dresser.
Second, while I can't answer about facial structure and the like, whatever a sim's hair is upon birth, I believe, is what influences the genetics, regardless of what their hair was before. Basically, when you change a sim's hair color (whether via cheats or the mirror), that becomes their genetics.
1st Jun 2012, 10:50 PM
In Sims 2, the genetics were set at creation, and changes were cosmetic only. In Sims 3, the genetics that the parents are wearing at the time are what influences the genetics of a baby, so that your mother who gets long blond hair will pass long blonde hair genes to her child. Of course the father's genetics also come into play, so if the father has short purple hair the child is just as likely to get that.
2nd Jun 2012, 2:11 AM
In a recent game I had a father with bleached blonde hair, with blue tips, and a mother with pink hair (artisitc types). I figured I'd get either the blonde/blue tips, or the pink hair on the kid. I was hoping for maybe pink with blue tips, or blond with pink tips, but wasn't counting on it.
I actually got.........black hair. :faceslap:
2nd Jun 2012, 3:03 AM
As for men, I have no idea because all male Sims look the same to me. As a consequence, I kept clicking on wrong icons so I finally solved the problem with beards: the father has it and the son does not. When the son's son grows up the (grand)father is hopefully an elder so he has a white beard and his son ... you get the idea.
(BTW, my TS3 Sims had blonde daughters but never a blonde son, no matter what the parents' hair was like. Maybe it's just my game but that's the way it is, from the very beginning.)
As for women, it seems totally random to me. I can't even be sure that they will look nothing like their parents; sometimes they do.
2nd Jun 2012, 3:13 AM
My black-haired self-sim and my self-sim's black-haired boy toy...both created in CAS...managed to produce a blonde-haired girl. They had a ton of black-haired babies, too. It was just the one who was a fluke.
Oh, and that blonde hair she came out with was better than any I've seen in game yet. It didn't look dirty; it just looked nice.
2nd Jun 2012, 6:22 AM
There is something like a 10% chance that a child will end up with a random hair color, which explains why there are instances of two sims with the same color having a child with a completely different hair color. Also, I don't think that children inherit hair styles from their parents, just color. They could also be getting their hair color from a grandparent.
4th Jun 2012, 11:11 PM
Fascinating. That 10% random chance makes sense, and answers other questions I had as well. And I had completely forgotten about modification of hair through the mirror. I never make Charismatic Sims because my Sims generally are anti-social, and so I haven't used the mirror in literally years since Charisma is my generic use of the mirror. Thanks people! =)
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