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What sort of name is Goopy for a wizard - Harry Potter replacement names for Townies (Updated 19/06/08)

by Trissle Posted 13th Sep 2007 at 3:14 PM - Updated 29th Aug 2008 at 1:38 PM by Trissle : Update
19 Comments / replies (Who?) - 19 Feedback Posts
Updated 19/06/08
Firstly let me note that this has always been compatible with Free Time and I suspect will remain compatible with Apartments
What has changed is;
  • Fixed issue where half the male names were actually surnames. No idea how this happened but only noticed it the other day when Black Diggle appeared in my neighbourhood
  • Updated male and female first names with extra names that were on the wikipedia list of characters that weren't on the lexicon list when I originally made this
  • Fixed a couple of misspellings and repeated names
  • Added a few extra female names, mostly common names, call them Muggleborn names if you like. A few cheekily added witch names from other genres that seemed to fit. Did this partly because the female name list was always short and partly because if I saw yet another townie called Walburga in my neighbourhood I was going to scream.

Got a Magic themed neighbourhood and fed up of the maxis default names? Well now your townies and NPCs can have genuine Harry Potter names.

This file will not affect your current townies and NPCs but makes it so when the game creates a new Townie or NPC they will have a a randomly selected name taken from the Harry Potter books thanks to a new list compiled from the Harry Potter Lexicon's Which Wizard section.

Names you will see:
For examples of possible names see the pictures below (one an excerpt from the list of possible names the other some new Townies and NPCs my game randomly generated), basically any combination of any of the names from the Harry Potter universe - including the multinational ones - with a few exceptions

Names you will not see:
You will not see any of the surnames that are vital characters in the Harry Potter books; Potter, Weasley, Granger, Dumbledore, Riddle, Gaunt, Black, Malfoy etc
But you WILL see their first names, that is Harry, Hermione and Ron could appear

To install just unzip anywhere in the Downloads folder or into a sub folder.

Note: When you start a new neighbourhood you will still get the original maxis non-wizarding names as the game automatically imports these. To get a fresh neighbourhood see here

Also Note: If you want default townie replacement names but don't fancy having Urquhart Scamander running around your neighbourhood I suggest Jordi's original name replacing hack. These files are in NO WAY compatible with each other and in fact one will automatically replace the other

This has been tested for all expansions (including Free Time) with no problems

Additional Credits:
A HUGE thank you to Jordi for allowing me to adapt and upload his original file
JKRowling for creating the Harry Potter series
The Harry Potter Lexicon (the website, if the book does come out I wouldn't thank it because I would never endorse it)
Wikipedia's list of Harry Potter Characters

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

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Size: 8.1 KB · Downloads: 5,983 · 19th Jun 2008
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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 the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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19 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 18 Feedback Posts
Field Researcher
#2 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 3:33 PM
Thankyou so much for this, no more stupid names!!!

You're lying to Sam like he's your wife. Which kinda makes me your mistress.
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 3:36 PM
This is amazing! Thank you so much Me thinks my neighbourhood will be introduced to the 'deleteallcharacters'
Test Subject
#4 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 7:43 PM
i think i love you :wub: i started a new wizard neighbourhood and was sick of having to trawl through all the townies to try find wizardish surnames and then having to change their first names to something less crap :D
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 13th Sep 2007 at 9:22 PM
This is fantastic, thank you!
#6 Old 14th Sep 2007 at 1:57 AM
That's awesome, I rarely download these, but these are too good to be true! Thanks so much! -hugs- :p
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 14th Sep 2007 at 2:31 AM
I love this! Thank you! Now all I have to do is finish by neighboorhoods, clean out my templates and I am good to go!!

oh.. and Tramen, do use DeleteAllCharacters.. you could open your game up to well.. I had to start over the one time I used it. Follow links in the original post - more work, but worth it, IMHO.
Field Researcher
#8 Old 14th Sep 2007 at 3:42 AM
Do you know what...ever since Deathly Hallows came out, I was thinking about how totally cool it would be if someone made a Harry Potter replacement template for townie names. And whaddaya know...
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 14th Sep 2007 at 11:13 AM
GLachaille - Yea, I went with the longer option, worked like a dream :D
Field Researcher
#10 Old 14th Sep 2007 at 7:49 PM
Yeah!!! Now my HP hood can have real wizarding names! I'm so happy I could pee myself. But I won't! Thank you!
Test Subject
#11 Old 14th Sep 2007 at 11:08 PM
Brilliant!!! Thank you!!!!
Top Secret Researcher
#12 Old 16th Sep 2007 at 7:23 PM
Thank you very much for this. Too bad I already have my neighborhood full of townies, but I suppose I can just delete them with Insem... and then install this and have the game re-generate the townies...

Anyway, thank you

I know I can't do it, but I'm still going to do it. - M. C. Escher
Test Subject
#13 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 5:47 PM
Awesome mod. I'm a tad disappointed though you haven't included any of the main character's names, 'twould be pretty cool to have some 'long lost cousin' townies running around :P.

I am free of all prejudices; I hate everyone equally. ~ SS ~
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 14th Apr 2008 at 11:26 PM
Great, thanks for this! Very creative!

:)*- Pringle Chips
#15 Old 11th Aug 2008 at 8:37 PM
What a fun idea! One of these days I'll manage to get rid of all those annoying townies.
Test Subject
#16 Old 11th Jan 2009 at 2:15 PM
That's really awesome, thank you so much!
Test Subject
#17 Old 7th Mar 2009 at 1:43 AM
great mod! could you tell me how could I add some names, or if it is not possible then how to create my own name-changer?
Test Subject
#18 Old 5th May 2009 at 9:55 PM
how is this a mod
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 15th Nov 2009 at 10:00 PM
WHAT?! My message is too short, is it..?! When did they make up that rule..!?!? Bah!

Oops, I realise how crazy I sound..I just wanted to say "yay" to express my appreciation but noooo I have to rant..!
Test Subject
#20 Old 7th Jan 2010 at 8:21 PM
Hi. Thaks for creating this. It looks awesome!

But I do have a query, though, because I'm relatively new to this sort of thing. Is it possible to have more than one of these custom name generators running at the same time? e.g. This one and "Medieval Name Replacements for Townies and NPCs! (Goodbye Goopy!)" by CarmeeKitty. Or would they cancel each other out, or something?