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« on: July 22, 2006, 12:24:56 am »

Tutorial - Changing the gender of an in-game sim.

This tutorial will show how to change the gender of an in-game sim. This tutorial will work on any sim aged from toddler to elder.

Programs/Tools required

To follow this tutorial you will need to have the following programs:

The Sims 2 + any EP’s/Stuff packs you have installed
SimPE (version 0.58 is used in this tutorial)
Body Shop

It is also a good idea to back up your neighbourhood folder before trying this.

The subject sim in this tutorial is Jodie Larson, she is the twin sister to Jason Larson, one of the families that comes with the Open for Business EP.



This tutorial has also been complied into a pdf file which is available below.

* Tutorial-changing a sims gender.pdf (779.2 KB - downloaded 225 times.)
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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2006, 12:25:47 am »

Step 1 – Extracting the sim to be made over.


1. Start up SimPE. When it has loaded click on the Tools option at the top of the screen.

2. Then select the Neighbourhood option.

3. Then click on the Neighbourhood Browser.

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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2006, 12:26:24 am »

4. When the Neighbourhood Browser window has opened. Select the neighbourhood that has the sim you want to do the make over on and then click on the Open button.
(in this case I’m using my test neighbourhood Sims Area 51)


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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2006, 12:27:30 am »

5. When the neighbourhood file has opened (may take a few minutes as a lot has to load up), click on the Tools option again.

6. Then again select the Neighbourhood option.

7. This time click on the Sims Surgery option.

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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2006, 12:28:12 am »

8. When the Sims Surgery window has opened, select the sim you want to change the gender of from the list of sims on the left-hand side of the window.

9. Now click on the use section of the Patient Sim part of the window to load the sim you want to export.

10. Now click on Export to start exporting the sim you want to change the gender of.

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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2006, 12:28:49 am »

11. When the Export CAS Sim window opens, it will show a filename that usually starts with a N followed by the neighbourhood number and a sim number. It is most important that you DO NOT use that filename to save the exported sim. I usually save them as their in-game name as shown in the pic below.

12. Once you have re-named the file, click on the Save button to save the file/sim in your SavedSims folder.

13. Now close the Sims Surgery window by clicking on the x in the top right corner.


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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2006, 12:29:25 am »

14. The file of the sim chosen will now open in SimPE. In the Overview section of the sims file, change how the game will treat the sim (in case from female to male).

15. I also usually re-name the sim at this point.

16. Click on the Commit button to set the changes.

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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2006, 12:30:06 am »

17. Now save the changes and close SimPE.

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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2006, 12:30:59 am »

Step 2 - Changing the gender of the extracted sim and getting ready for re-importation.

1. Start up Bodyshop and select the Build Sims option.

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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2006, 12:31:31 am »

2. In the Build Sims area select the Build or Clone Sims Option.

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« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2006, 12:32:22 am »

3. Now locate the sim you exported (they may be quite a way back in the list).

4. Once located and chosen, clone the selected sim.

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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2006, 12:33:08 am »

5. Now change the gender of the sim by clicking on the required gender at the top left of the Bodyshop window.

Please note you can also use any sim of the required gender, but this way it does have some connection to the original sim you are changing.

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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2006, 12:33:53 am »

6. Now you can make any changes to the sim you just changed the gender of. When have finished your tweaking, click on the Done Building Sim check mark.

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« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2006, 12:34:24 am »

7. Your changed sim should now appear at the front of your sims list.

8. Now close Bodyshop.

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« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2006, 12:35:01 am »

9. Now start up the game, load up the neighbourhood you want to make the change in and go into CAS.

10. In CAS select the sim you just gave the gender change  to. I also tend to give the sim the same first name and a slightly different surname as the sim I want to change.

11. In CAS it is not important what aspiration/star sign/likes/dislikes you give him/her as they won’t be changed, but the clothing selection is as it will be changed along with the sim. You can also do any final tweaking of the sim here.

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