The Sim Randomizer

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Uploaded: 20th Sep 2013 at 4:02 PM
Updated: 27th Nov 2013 at 2:41 PM by Nysha

Making a challenge sim? Want to make a new sim/family but are lacking the inspiration? Want to select a random job for a sim, or whether he/she should become 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 Downloads 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 Sim Randomizer is based on the Random Aspect Generator programs by Phaenoh on MTS and is uploaded with permission. It updates as well as expands Phaenoh's original upload(s) with new features.

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. You only need to open the .html file in your web browser (tested on Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Internet Explorer 10).

When you open the Sim 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 then pressing the "Family+" button. The resulting sims will be shown both as icons and as text below the icons. 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.

Edit: A useful tip from Figs: if you are having trouble with the icons and the text overlapping, you should be able to fix it by decreasing the "zoom" setting of your browser. Thank you, Figs!


The original Random Aspect Generators , which inspired this download, are by Phaenoh . I'd like to thank Phaenoh for the kind permission to base my work on these generators, as well as for the very useful feedback and help with the layoyt in particular. Thank you!

Credit for the icons used is due to Maxis/EA.