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Change Sim Name or Gender v8

by scumbumbo Posted 21st Sep 2014 at 7:32 PM - Updated 13th Nov 2018 at 11:20 PM by scumbumbo : Version 8 update for Nov 13, 2018 game patch
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Updated: Version 8 is now compatible with the 1.47.49 (November 13, 2018) game patch. Previous versions of the mod are no longer supported and will be removed. Be sure to remove the old mod if you update!

Change Sim Name or Gender Console Command

A script mod to add three commands to your game, one to change a sim's name and the others to change genders. This can also be accomplished by the cas.fulleditmode cheat; however, this accomplishes the change more easily, automatically and allows longer names to be entered (up to 30 characters for both first and last names (version 7a extends this to 100 per name)). The commands default to the selected sim, or you can name another sim to apply the changes to a townie or sim in another household.

Usage (Latest Version)

Simply, open your command console with the Ctrl-Shift-C key and type in one of the available commands. Testing cheat mode is not required:

Change the current sim's name:

Change a non-selected sim's name:
rename john doe (where John Doe is the sim's current name)

Change current sim's gender - without swapping gender preferences or generating new outfits:
setgender male
setgender female
(Helpful shortcut: you really only need to give the first letter of the gender, "setgender m" will also work)

Change another sim's gender:
setgender female john doe

Finally, there is a command to simply swap a Sim's gender. This will also swap all gender preferences (including custom preferences such as the Sim's frame, pregnancy settings and toilet usage). Like the other commands, another sim can be the target of the command by adding their name to the command, for example:
swapgender john doe

Installation and Compatibility

Simply extract the file contained in the downloaded zip file into your mods folder. This file should be called "MTS_Scumbumbo_ChangeSimNameOrGender_v8.ts4script"

As this is a script, script mods must be enabled in your game options for the mod to function!

The file can be placed in a subfolder, however it can only be placed ONE subfolder deep.

The mod should be compatible with versions of the game since 1.47.49 (November 13, 2018). Compatibility with older versions of the game is not supported.

As these are new commands, it should not interefere with any other script mods.

The script sources are included in the .ts4script file and may be extracted or viewed using a zip file extractor.

  • After changing a name, it may not appear to be updated everywhere on the screen until the game is reloaded or you switch households. Simply going to Manage Worlds and reselecting the same househould should suffice. However, this is an entirely cosmetic issue and is not required.
  • A first or last name can exceed the 14 letters allowed by the game; however, if the sim is later edited in the CAS screen, it will flag the name and it will have to be changed in order to accept the changes in CAS. You can just use the rename command again to fix it back up.
  • Changing sim's last names will not change the name of their household.
  • When using swapgender, if a Sim has multiple outfits, only the first outfit of each set will be changed automatically.
  • When using swapgender, Sim's which are set with pregnancy preferences of "Neither" will not have that setting changed.
  • When changing genders using either command, certain aspects of the apperance change will not take effect until clothing is changed.

Additional Credits
All of the brilliant people who have worked on getting the game's base scripts decompiled. Special thanks to fetusdip for his reload script.

Thanks to Deaderpool for providing some user interface code which enabled me to update the dialog entry methods for v7.

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

Sims 4
Built with Game Version: 1.47.49

This is a multi-part download:

Install version 3 (or newer) if you have the pools update (Nov 4, 2014). Do not install both versions.
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\

Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
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Test Subject
#151 Old 23rd Feb 2020 at 2:05 AM
Originally Posted by Emmett Brown
Thanks Scumbumbo... You are truly missed.

Unfortunately, he passed away.
Test Subject
#152 Old 7th Sep 2020 at 3:19 AM
I know the instructions are obvious but does anyone know which command I need to put to change the names.
So far I've tried with both cheats enabled and unabled
I type in "rename 'sims name' and try a new name and then go to edit town, then I go back to the family and nothing happens.
Am I doing something wrong and can anyone help ??
Test Subject
#153 Old 19th Sep 2020 at 5:10 PM
Originally Posted by crazyjacky101
I know the instructions are obvious but does anyone know which command I need to put to change the names.
So far I've tried with both cheats enabled and unabled
I type in "rename 'sims name' and try a new name and then go to edit town, then I go back to the family and nothing happens.
Am I doing something wrong and can anyone help ??

This mod no longer works for me either. You did not need to enable testing cheats. All you had to do was type "rename sim" and the box popped up.
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