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No/Less City Living/Island Living NPC names! [Updated 03/09/2020]

by simmytime Posted 6th Jul 2018 at 8:56 PM - Updated 3rd Sep 2020 at 10:19 PM by simmytime
115 Comments / replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 7 Thanks Posts
Updated for the September 3, 2020 Journey to Batuu Patch. Redownload recommended: the game added all sorts of names for Batuu locals etc.

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This mod changes the way townies are named if you have City Living and/or Island Living. With City Living installed, many townies would have very repetitive names such as "Datta", "Gupta" and "Izumi" - it's the same names everywhere you go. With Island Living, unfortunately, Sulani locals names are generated for random townies in ALL other worlds, breaking that immersion.

With this mod, the names for townies will now come from the list of names from before the pack(s) were installed, so no more such names for your townies in other worlds! Requires City Living and/or Island Living expansion pack to be used. Supports all languages (see below).



Three versions of this mod are provided, please only download one, otherwise they will conflict:

1. No CL IL Names - all City Living and Island Living townie names have been deleted and replaced with the huge lists of townie names available from previously. All other townie names will generate in your game's language, including all the non-alphabetical languages (Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Russian). Please note that when you play in Sulani, the newly generated locals will no longer have Island Living names either.

2. Less CL IL Names - all the City Living and Island Living townie names remain, and are an addition to other townie names. This means that you can still get sims with CL/IL names roaming around town, but much, much more rarely than before. Please note that the last names and first names (male or female) are chosen from separate lists, so you could very well get sims with a non-CL/IL first name (e.g. James) and a CL/IL last name (e.g. Gupta, Ngata), or vice versa. This isn't ideal, but it's the best I can do. Like above, all names will generate in your game's language.

3. No CL IL Names NON-ENGLISH - This version is for non-English players only. No City Living or Island Living names in the game, but with all other townie names in English (including pets & Selvadorada locals/skeletons) regardless of your game's language. Please note that for Czech and Russian, the game defaults to separate male and female last names, but with this mod, all English last names are unisex.



I did not create any new names myself - all the names are from the default lists from Maxis. I will be keeping this updated as long as the Sims 4's lifecycle, so keep coming back after each major patch!

Note: This does not affect existing townies, it only affects new townies generated with this mod installed.

Note: Townie names for Selvadorada locals, jungle adventure skeletons, pets, robots, ROM familiars, Star Wars townies etc. are unaffected, with the exception of the Non-English version (see above).

This mod modifies the following XML resource (any other mod using the same xml file will cause conflict):
784760DD00959DFA sims.sim_spawner
Basically any other mod that modifies names generation will conflict with this.

To install:
Simply download and unzip the file into your Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 4/Mods folder.
Enjoy!

Additional Credits:
Sims 4 Studio

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.

City Living Island Living
Built with Game Version: 1.52.100.1
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
NoCLILNamesNON-ENGLISH.zip | NON-ENGLISH PLAYERS ONLY - No City Living and Island Living townie names, all other names in English instead.

Size: 139.9 KB · Downloads: 533 · 3rd Sep 2020
139.9 KB 533 3rd Sep 2020
LessCLILNames.zip | Less City Living and Island Living townie names.

Size: 231.6 KB · Downloads: 3,552 · 3rd Sep 2020
231.6 KB 3,552 3rd Sep 2020
NoCLILNames.zip | No City Living and Island Living townie names at all!

Size: 140.0 KB · Downloads: 4,211 · 3rd Sep 2020
140.0 KB 4,211 3rd Sep 2020
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 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
#101 Old 22nd Oct 2019 at 10:26 AM
I really, really love this mod. However, my townies keep getting the same names and due to conflicts in mods, I cannot add a mod that expands the number of names to get more variety. Is it possible to make a variation on your mod that adds more general names, while also doing less IL and CL names?
Test Subject
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#102 Old 18th Nov 2019 at 12:41 AM
Love this mod - THANK YOU
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#103 Old 5th Dec 2019 at 3:46 AM
Thank you so much. I'm so happy I didn't have to do this myself! A lot of work. You're so awesome!!!
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#104 Old 12th Dec 2019 at 8:30 AM
Just what I needed, thank alot for sharing
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#105 Old 4th Feb 2020 at 8:31 AM
No more "Rua"s opue'niuas
10 sims have this name
Test Subject
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#106 Old 6th Apr 2020 at 7:41 PM
Has this been updated since Nov 15th last year? Says that on the file download? It's not stopping the generating city names on my new sims.
Forum Resident
#107 Old 7th Apr 2020 at 1:49 PM
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Originally Posted by elbyrne
Has this been updated since Nov 15th last year? Says that on the file download? It's not stopping the generating city names on my new sims.

From the Description: Compatible with the Feb 4, 2020 20th Anniversary Patch.

It's still working for me. Which one did you download, and how did you install it?

~*~ Star light, star bright, I am Starry Might! ~*~
Test Subject
#108 Old 8th Apr 2020 at 2:44 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Starry Might
From the Description: Compatible with the Feb 4, 2020 20th Anniversary Patch.

It's still working for me. Which one did you download, and how did you install it?

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I downloaded this file:
"NoCLILNames.zip | Description: No City Living and Island Living townie names at all!" - It's just in my mods folder out of the zip folder of course.

It was working but now I'm seeing a lot of City/Island names with spawning sims. Just annoying.
Forum Resident
#109 Old 9th Apr 2020 at 2:44 AM
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Originally Posted by elbyrne
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I downloaded this file:
"NoCLILNames.zip | Description: No City Living and Island Living townie names at all!" - It's just in my mods folder out of the zip folder of course.

It was working but now I'm seeing a lot of City/Island names with spawning sims. Just annoying.

Oh, so it breaks after a while?

I'm using the Less City Living/Island Living flavor, and it still worked for me.

Do you suppose the latest patch (April 7th) definitely busted something or not, though? (simmytime is the one who's best qualified to answer these questions, however.)

~*~ Star light, star bright, I am Starry Might! ~*~
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#110 Old 5th Jun 2020 at 7:40 AM
It says: Compatible with the June 3, 2020 Eco Lifestyle Patch.
Test Subject
#111 Old 10th Jun 2020 at 10:50 PM
Do you need both IL and CL to run this mod?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#112 Old 10th Jun 2020 at 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by IotaTav
Do you need both IL and CL to run this mod?

No, just need to have CL or IL or both
Test Subject
#113 Old 8th Jul 2020 at 11:49 PM
Unfortunately the NoCLILNamesNON-ENGLISH version doesn't seem to work anymore. The game still uses the English name pool but every other townie once again has a Polynesian or Asian name. This has been happening since the major Eco Lifestyle patch.

I also have Bienchen's townie overhaul mod installed (which changes the household templates) but I doubt there's a conflict there?
Field Researcher
#114 Old 26th Aug 2020 at 7:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Maxianaconda
Unfortunately the NoCLILNamesNON-ENGLISH version doesn't seem to work anymore. The game still uses the English name pool but every other townie once again has a Polynesian or Asian name. This has been happening since the major Eco Lifestyle patch.

I also have Bienchen's townie overhaul mod installed (which changes the household templates) but I doubt there's a conflict there?


No I have the same issue with the names. I deleted the mod.
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#115 Old 10th Sep 2020 at 10:03 PM
Seems to work again!
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