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The Sims 4 Random Sim Generator

by katrisims Posted 25th Jan 2018 at 1:34 AM - Updated 2nd Aug 2020 at 5:59 PM by katrisims
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Overview

Making a challenge sim? Want to make a new sim/family but lacking the inspiration? Want to select a random job for a sim, or a random skill? Whether they should be 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 Mods 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 TS4 Sim Randomizer is based on The Sim Randomizer for TS2, which I made a few years back with Phaenoh's help. This is essentially the same tool, but for TS4. It uses a very slight adaptation of Phaenoh's layout from 2013, and it's uploaded with permission.

Update: February 9, 2018: updated for patch PC 1.39.74.1020 / Mac 1.39.74.1220, which added 10 new skin tones. The new version has a small code update to account for the increased amount of skins, and the skin icons are updated to match the post patch situation. The skins considered unnaturals are now numbers 27 through 35. Note: the new skintones were added in the middle of the swatch in the game, so if you use the old version of this randomizer, the numbers given in the icons no longer correspond to the order of the swatch. By redownloading, you can avoid this inconvenience, as well as randomize between all the skins currently in the game.

Update: May 12, 2018: updated for the Jungle Adventure pack, which added two new Aspirations and two new Skills.

Update: May 29, 2018: fixed a bug that caused the "previously existing" option within the gender preference feature to be disregarded and the gender selected always being female with this option selected.

Update: September 29, 2018: updated for the Seasons pack, which added one new career and one new skill. Added a new feature that allows you to randomize whether or not your sim has a tattoo. Thanks to Atreya for the suggestion!

Update: January 13, 2019: updated for the Get Famous pack, which added two new Aspirations, two Skills, two Careers (one teen ”Career” and one regular one) and one Trait.

Update: August 24, 2019: updated for the StrangerVille, Island Living and Moschino Stuff packs and the Base Game Freelancer career update. StrangerVille added a new aspiration and a new career, and Island Living added two new traits, one adult career and three teen careers. A Base Game update added one new career, Freelancer, which has three different branches (or ”trades”), while Moschino Stuff added one new branch/trade to that career. Note: I couldn't find separate icons for the Freelancer career branches, so the branches all use the basic Freelancer icon. If you opt to randomize careers with branches, the Freelancer branches can only be distinguished from the text.

Update: October 20, 2019: updated for the Realm of Magic pack and fixed an oversight in the Island Living pack updates. Realm of Magic added two aspirations as well as a new supernatural type, Spellcaster. Island Living also added a supernatural type, Mermaid, which I overlooked earlier when updating for that, so mermaids are now also added.

Update: February 9, 2020: updated for the Discover University pack. Discover University added one aspiration, two skills, two careers for adults (both with two branches) and two afterschool activities for teens, which are added in the randomizer as teen careers. The randomizer also has a completely new feature for randomizing a college degree, as those were also added with the pack. The pack also introduced a new life state, servo, but it isn't included in the randomizer as you cannot make a servo in CAS.

Update: August 2, 2020: updated for the Eco Lifestyle and Nifty Knitting packs. Eco Lifestyle added one aspiration, one career (with two branches), and three traits. Nifty Knitting added two aspirations, one skill and one career branch. Also a Tiny Living pack has been published, but to my knowledge it didn't add any randomizable 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. To use the randomizer, simply open the .html file in your web browser (tested on Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Edge*).

When you open the 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 the pressing the "Randomize" button. The resulting sims will be shown as icons and associated text. 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.

* Note 1: The randomizer seems to work fine on Edge, but it's unlikely work on IE. I'm on Windows 10 so I can't test that easily. It might work as such, but the layout will probably break.

** Note 2: If your screen or browser window is small, the selections may be at the top and the empty sims boxes at the bottom. Unlike the original TS2 randomizer, this one is built to adapt to your screen size. It's prettiest on a big screen (in my opinion anyway), but at least it doesn't look completely broken when on a smaller screen.

Features and options

The following are the features and options of The Sims 4 Randomizer.



Credits

Thanks to Phaenoh, who helped me with the original TS2 randomizer a few years back, and created the layout used in this work — it's still basically the same trusty one!

Credit for the icons used is due to Maxis/EA. Thanks to TheSimKid for the The Sims 4 Ultimate Game Icon Pack, L'Universims for the 1000+ Game Icons pack, the Seasons Icons pack and the Get Famous Icons pack, and Hula-zombie for the Discover University icons pack, all of which made my work in making this download a lot easier. Thanks to 108sims for getting me the Jungle Adventure Icons and Atreya for the tip on the Seasons icons!

Thanks to The Sims Wiki, for providing information about the game where I didn't know it first hand. Any inaccuracies or mistakes are of course to be attributed to me.

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

Sims 4
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TS4Randomizer.rar | A randomizing tool that works in your browser

Size: 2.99 MB · Downloads: 23,138 · 2nd Aug 2020
2.99 MB 23,138 2nd Aug 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.
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the file(s) 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.
 
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#26 Old 9th Feb 2018 at 8:45 PM
Update: February 9, 2018: updated for patch PC 1.39.74.1020 / Mac 1.39.74.1220, which added 10 new skin tones. The new version has a small code update to account for the increased amount of skins, and the skin icons are updated to match the post patch situation. The skins considered unnaturals are now numbers 27 through 35. Note: the new skintones were added in the middle of the swatch in the game, so if you use the old version of this randomizer, the numbers given in the icons no longer correspond to the order of the swatch. By redownloading, you can avoid this inconvenience, as well as randomize between all the skins currently in the game.
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#27 Old 28th Feb 2018 at 9:15 PM
question: How do I open it?
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Original Poster
#28 Old 1st Mar 2018 at 4:31 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by GrimFlippingReaper
question: How do I open it?


Hi,

Like most content shared here on MTS, the randomizer is a rar archive, which you first need to extract. If you're not familiar with that, there's a tutorial here for that. After that, it's easy: you should get a folder, and inside that folder there's a file with the ending ".html". Double click on it, and it should open in your default web browser.

I hope that helps!

Katri
Test Subject
Original Poster
#29 Old 12th May 2018 at 5:57 PM
Update: May 12, 2018: updated for the Jungle Adventure pack, which added two new Aspirations and two new Skills.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#30 Old 29th May 2018 at 7:16 PM
Update: May 29, 2018: fixed a bug that caused the "previously existing" option within the gender preference feature to be disregarded and the gender selected always being female with this option selected.
Lab Assistant
#31 Old 21st Aug 2018 at 5:57 AM
Thank you so much for creating this little program. I remember using the sims 2 version of this and I'm glad you recreated it for sims 4.
I'm really happy about all the options you made available. Now almost every combination is possible.

I have two questions.
- Is this updated for seasons? The gardening career and flower arranging skill seem to be missing.
- I don't know if you take suggestions into account. I think it would be useful to have an option to randomize for tattoos under the appearance section. I tend to forget giving my sims a tattoo.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#32 Old 3rd Sep 2018 at 6:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atreya
Thank you so much for creating this little program. I remember using the sims 2 version of this and I'm glad you recreated it for sims 4.
I'm really happy about all the options you made available. Now almost every combination is possible.

I have two questions.
- Is this updated for seasons? The gardening career and flower arranging skill seem to be missing.
- I don't know if you take suggestions into account. I think it would be useful to have an option to randomize for tattoos under the appearance section. I tend to forget giving my sims a tattoo.


Thank you, I'm glad you're enjoying the tool! To answer your questions:

- It's not yet updated for Seasons. I hope to get to do so, but so far I haven't been able to find the icon for the Gardening career. I don't have the pack so I can't extract/screenshot it myself. If you happen to know of, say an icon collection where it's included, I'd be happy to hear about it.
- Thanks for the suggestion! I'll try to remember to look into it when next updating and see if I can find a suitable icon for the feature. I do think it sounds like a nice addition.

(As a side note, I do like having all these icons, but finding the new ones is a pain sometimes.)

Thank you for your kind words!

Katri
Lab Assistant
#33 Old 6th Sep 2018 at 12:34 PM
Thanks for answering. Whether or not you get to update your program, it still is a nice addition to the sims4.

For pack icons I think these might be helpful.
seasons icons
Test Subject
Original Poster
#34 Old 29th Sep 2018 at 4:57 PM
Update: September 29, 2018: updated for the Seasons pack, which added one new career and one new skill. Added a new feature that allows you to randomize whether or not your sim has a tattoo. Thanks to Atreya for the suggestion!
Test Subject
#35 Old 31st Oct 2018 at 2:13 AM
This is cool, but how do you get the icons to work?
Test Subject
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#36 Old 4th Nov 2018 at 2:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Mythical Warrior
This is cool, but how do you get the icons to work?


Hi there!

Normally, they should Just Work, but depending on the software that you use to extract the RAR, it might mess up your folder structure (I know it happened on my sister's Mac). When you've extracted the package, go check the folder the randomizer is in. If the icon files are in that same folder, the randomizer can't find them there. Make a subfolder called "images" (without the quotes) and move all the icons there, that should make the code find them. I hope that helps!

Katri
Test Subject
#37 Old 8th Dec 2018 at 12:31 PM
Any idea when we will get an update for Get Famous!? Love this thing, it helps me make ALL my sims!
Test Subject
#38 Old 8th Dec 2018 at 12:34 PM
Just downloaded the new one for season, and I dont have any icons too. This is my third time updating this and I have used it many times, have always had the icons show up so I dont think its how I unzipped. Going to try and download again, but maybe this is an issue that others are having too?? Kind of hard to use this way.

Updated- Third download and they showed up. Didn't do anything different. Didn't change anything, same browser etc. Not sure why it didn't work before. I guess if you have the issue, just try re downloading.

Cant wait to get the Famous updated!! Thanks for sharing your hard work with everyone.
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