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Picked upload! The Sim Randomizer

by katrisims Posted 20th Sep 2013 at 4:02 PM - Updated 27th Nov 2013 at 2:41 PM by Nysha
30 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 22 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Overview

Making a challenge sim? Want to make a new sim/family but are lacking the inspiration? Want to select a random job for a sim, or whether he/she should become 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 Downloads 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 Sim Randomizer is based on the Random Aspect Generator programs by Phaenoh on MTS and is uploaded with permission. It updates as well as expands Phaenoh's original upload(s) with new 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. You only need to open the .html file in your web browser (tested on Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Internet Explorer 10).

When you open the Sim 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 then pressing the "Family+" button. The resulting sims will be shown both as icons and as text below the icons. 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.

Edit: A useful tip from Figs: if you are having trouble with the icons and the text overlapping, you should be able to fix it by decreasing the "zoom" setting of your browser. Thank you, Figs!



Credits

The original Random Aspect Generators , which inspired this download, are by Phaenoh . I'd like to thank Phaenoh for the kind permission to base my work on these generators, as well as for the very useful feedback and help with the layoyt in particular. Thank you!

Credit for the icons used is due to Maxis/EA.

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

TS2 Original Game

You need to be a Registered Member to be able to download from MTS. Registration allows you to thank and leave comments for the creators, see your download history, participate in the discussions and much more!

Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Simply extract the .rar -file where you want it on your computer (not in your Downloads folder), and you should get a folder with: a .html file, a readme file and a folder with images in it. You only need to open the .html file in your web browser to use this program.

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30 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 26 Thanks Posts
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Instructor
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#2 Old 20th Sep 2013 at 6:03 PM
Cool. This will come in handy with the challenges I play. Thanks a lot.
Top Secret Researcher
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#3 Old 20th Sep 2013 at 6:15 PM
Thanks for updating these randomizers! Long overdue, indeed!
Instructor
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#4 Old 20th Sep 2013 at 8:25 PM
Thank you! This is incredibly useful for uncreative people such as myself.
Scholar
#5 Old 20th Sep 2013 at 8:47 PM
Very good idea!

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Field Researcher
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#6 Old 20th Sep 2013 at 10:05 PM
Pretty awesome. Now I don't have to roll the dice so many times!
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 21st Sep 2013 at 1:53 AM
I'm in the process of starting up a story/legacy. This will come in very handy, thanks! *downloads*
Bunned
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#8 Old 21st Sep 2013 at 2:30 AM
You just read my mind. I'm about to start a challenge that needs 8 sims and I really didn't feel like planning all of them out...thanks so much!
Test Subject
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#9 Old 21st Sep 2013 at 11:07 AM
Thank you so much!
Test Subject
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#10 Old 21st Sep 2013 at 5:50 PM
Yes, yes, and yes! I will be using this a LOT. Thank you!
Mad Poster
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#11 Old 21st Sep 2013 at 9:19 PM
Interesting - I'm not sure I'll use it (at least as intended) but it's interesting to see everything laid out and to think about the possibilities. Thanks.
Test Subject
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#12 Old 22nd Sep 2013 at 4:45 AM
Brilliant! I have already taken it for a test drive! I will get a LOT of use out of this! Thank you!
Test Subject
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#13 Old 22nd Sep 2013 at 6:09 PM
Brilliant idea! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
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#14 Old 23rd Sep 2013 at 5:06 AM
This is so awesome. I'm sure it will come in handy with my randomview sims.
Test Subject
#15 Old 23rd Sep 2013 at 5:34 AM Last edited by Figs : 23rd Sep 2013 at 5:47 AM.
This works great! The only thing I have to say to other people using this is that depending on your browser settings the icons might cover the words. However, this is easy to fix by going into your browser settings and decrease the "zoom". I have chrome with bookmarks and I had to decrease the "zoom" setting to 75%. Other than that, everything reads clear, and the options are understandable. Thanks for a really sweet utility, definitely useful!

Just to add, this is the first randomizer that I genuinely like because it covers the majority of aspects related to CAS.
Alchemist
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#16 Old 23rd Sep 2013 at 1:49 PM
This is great! I have my own (rather complicated) way of randomizing most stuff when I create new sims, which I've developed over time, so I won't be using this for most things but I can't tell you how much I love being able to randomize sims' personailities by points instead of by starsign! That was the only part of my system I wanted to change but I couldn't figure out how to do it myself, so thank you so much for sharing this Randomizer with us! :-)
Test Subject
Original Poster
#17 Old 23rd Sep 2013 at 6:28 PM
Thank you, I'm glad you're finding it useful!

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Originally Posted by Figs
The only thing I have to say to other people using this is that depending on your browser settings the icons might cover the words. However, this is easy to fix by going into your browser settings and decrease the "zoom". I have chrome with bookmarks and I had to decrease the "zoom" setting to 75%.


Thanks for the very useful tip! I think I'll add this to the main post so as many people as possible see it.

Katri
Field Researcher
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#18 Old 23rd Sep 2013 at 6:46 PM
This is just awesome for all manners of legacy hoods! wow! Thank you!
Test Subject
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#19 Old 30th Sep 2013 at 7:43 AM
Thanks so much for this! This will definitely be a huge help with the game.
Lab Assistant
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#20 Old 3rd Oct 2013 at 11:21 PM
I'd like to add that it works the OperaNext (17.0). It's awesome!
Test Subject
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#21 Old 12th Oct 2013 at 3:20 PM
Most excellent. Thank you!
Test Subject
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#22 Old 12th Oct 2013 at 7:21 PM
this is awesome !
Lab Assistant
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#23 Old 24th Oct 2013 at 10:01 AM
Just wanted to say thank you and that you've done an amazing job. I've been wanting something like this for years!
Test Subject
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#24 Old 24th Nov 2013 at 8:26 PM
Oh yeah, I've been thinking about something like this for a long time. Very helpful for coming up with an idea for a sim that I wanna play right away! Thanks man!
Test Subject
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#25 Old 8th Feb 2014 at 7:37 AM
This is so cool! Just downloaded it in case I might need it for fun.
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