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The Sims 3 Identity Generator (Updated 8/5/2010)

by 999z Posted 24th Jun 2009 at 11:51 PM - Updated 27th Nov 2013 at 4:19 PM by Nysha
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Online mode is no longer available, because of FakeNameGenerator's updated Terms of Service.
I may add support for it in the future.

Generate a full name and possible occupation based on gender, nameset and country. I see some people are getting confused on what this does; but, it's just a random name generator to give you ideas and it doesn't replace in-game names.

If the application cannot access the Internet (fakenamegenerator.com) it will switch to Offline mode so it will still be usable.

Make sure you have .NET Framework 2.0 installed to be able to use it.

Report any problems and suggestions you have.

Update 6/25/09: You could probably run this software on Mac or Linux. Just install and run the program under Mono and post in the comments if it works for you

Update 7/21/09: Updated to version 1.1, see changelog below.

Update 7/28/09: Updated to version 1.1a, see changelog below.

Update 9/12/09: Updated to version 1.1b, see changelog below.

Update 1/10/10: Updated to version 1.2, see changelog below.

Update 8/5/10: Updated to version 1.2a, see changelog below.


v1.2a - 8/5/10
-Removed online mode. Support may be added in the future.

v1.2 - 1/10/10
-Parsing of FakeNameGenerator's site updated, can be fixed without updating the application.
-Removed collapse option.
-Uses default system font.
-Other minor interface enhancements.

v1.1b - 9/12/09
-Updated parsing of FakeNameGenerator's site for first/last name and occupation (unlikely to break anymore).
-Fixed gender detection.
-Improved downloading procedures.
-Note: Tested & working on Windows 7.

v1.1a - 7/28/09
-Updated to support FakeNameGenerator's site redesign.
-Better error handling.
-Displays 5 skills/traits instead of 3.
-Minor performance/interface changes.

v1.1 - 7/21/09
-Added option to pick between Online or Offline (in game) careers.
-Added option to automatically copy names to clipboard.
-Added random Lifetime wishes (~32), traits (~62), in game careers (~15) and skills (~10). Thanks to Miggs1123 for the ideas.
-Ability to collapse/expand.
-Minor user interface improvements and performance enhancements.

v1.0 - 6/24/09
-Initial release.


Additional Credits:
Thanks to PNG Factory, and Sims3 Wikia
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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
TS3NameGen_v1.2a.rar | Description: The Sims 3 Identity Generator v1.2a binary (Updated 8/5/10) 94.7 KB 3,661 7th Aug 2010
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

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Operating System: Windows
Utility Type: Miscellaneous
Plugin Type: Not Applicable

Tags: #sims, #generator, #name, #identity, #random, #program, #occupation, #job