Selecting non-selectable Sims
Date Posted: 11th Jan 2009 at 10:26 PM Views: 1382
As much as a reminder to myself I capture this information here. My thanks to Rosawyn for this method and to Rosawyn and inuyasha_babe for the general information that this could be done at all!

To make a non-playable Sim playable without any custom content you can use the following cheat. Press <Ctrl>+<Shift>+<c> to bring up the cheats window and in it type the following:-
boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true
to turn on the use of the debug pie-menu.

Now you can press <Shift> when you click on a non-playable Sim and you will see this pie-menu (screen-shot from AL) where you can select MAKE SELECTABLE. This adds the non-playable Sim to the list of playable characters on the left of your screen and you can then do whatever you want with them. If you want to make them non-playable again, press <Shift> when selecting the Sim and this time select the Make Unselectable menu option.

Also there are a couple of objects that allow a similar function which I didn't bother to try since I don't mind using the the testing Cheats above.
  1. InSIMenator (link provided by inuyasha_babe)
  2. Sim Blender (link provided by inuyasha_babe)
  3. The teleporter cat from Simlogical (link provided by Rosawyn)

Recent Comments for: Selecting non-selectable Sims
Selecting non-selectable Sims
By SimsationallySimplyMe (25th Apr 2011 at 8:45 AM)
Thank you very much, though I still am a little slow to how to use this cheat (as far as making testers for the houses that I build, it still will come in handy for the purpose that you've suggested here!! Thanks!!
Selecting non-selectable Sims
By MogHughson (27th Sep 2009 at 5:49 PM)
CatOfEvilGenius - I don't I'm afriad - haven't played around with selecting unselectable Sims apart from dormies. Maybe the code for the mirrors can still check whether the Sim is an NPC even when the NPC is selectable.

katatem17 - haven't seen this problem - how do you manage to make the Sim unselectable again if you can't do anything else with that Sim?
Selecting non-selectable Sims
By CatOfEvilGenius (23rd Sep 2009 at 12:04 AM)
can't edit my post...

Thank you for this mini-tute, it's fantastic.
Selecting non-selectable Sims
By CatOfEvilGenius (23rd Sep 2009 at 12:04 AM)
I've tried Inge's cat to select service NPCs, so that I could change their haircuts (I swear all of mine are black with blonde hair). However, even when selectable, the NPCs never got the "change appearance" option on mirrors that regular playable sims could use. Any idea why? Or should I ask in the forums?
Selecting non-selectable Sims
By katatem17 (30th Jun 2009 at 8:34 AM)
I've tried this many times, but whenever I click on the Sim that I made Selectable, it quickly goes back to the nearest Sim that was originally playable.
Basically, I can't do anything with the Sim that I made Selectable at all. I always just end up making them Unselectable again and forget about it because it won't work.
Is there something I'm doing wrong?
Selecting non-selectable Sims
By hjkjr2 (16th Feb 2009 at 5:32 AM)
The link to Sim Blender seems to be broken, but I didn't realize you could use the testing cheats for that...YAY! I guess I don't really need the hacks after all. Thank you.
Selecting non-selectable Sims
By AllySM1213 (6th Feb 2009 at 8:04 PM)
thx this is good! I mean i already new but this is just very nice work! GREAT JOB on everything!

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