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Adding Traits to Sims in the Sims

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Have you ever wanted to have an influence on the lives of your Sims, but never had the option to do so? Well, look no further! In this blog post, we’ll show you how to edit pre-existing Sims in The Sims 4 and make them look exactly the way you want! Let’s get started!


The Sims 4 allows players to create, customize and control digital Sims in a virtual world of endless possibilities. To begin creating your Sim, you must either select a premade Sim from the game or build a new Sim from scratch. If you would rather edit one of the existing in-game Sims instead of creating your own, this is also possible with very few steps.

Editing an existing Sim lets you easily build up an ideal character by simply taking advantage of the already-existing traits and skills. Read on to learn how to edit pre-existing Sims in The Sims 4:

Overview of the Sims 4

The Sims 4 is a life simulation video game developed by Maxis and The Sims Studio and published by Electronic Arts. It was released for Microsoft Windows in early September 2014. This marks the fourth installment in The Sims series and is the sequel to The Sims 3.

The game includes new features such as an all-new graphics engine, stereoscopic vision and enhanced build/buy mode tools for improved architecture design. It also includes hundreds of items, clothing and hairstyles that can be used to create unique avatars for each Sim character. Players will have more options to customize their “Sims” from head to toe and will be better able to tailor them with personality traits, skills, lifetime wishes, goals and more.

Players can edit existing “Sims” or create entirely new ones and furnish their homes using hundreds of objects found throughout the Build Mode’s catalogs. Designing each “Sims” lifestyle is a key aspect of the game; players must nurture relationships between Sims, build their skills through learning opportunities, explore careers by securing jobs at any number of work places or unlock rewards by climbing the ladder within their chosen career path. Objectives must also be met in order to complete dreams such as fame, wealth or romance which can shape who your Sim becomes over time.

Understanding the Editing Tools

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Understanding and using the editing tools effectively in The Sims 4 can be the difference between creating accurate and beautiful builds or clumsy, saturated houses. Editing tools are fundamental and have their own benefits that allow you to customize your experiences, either aesthetically or structurally.

One of the main editing tools aficionados use is Free Layer, which gives you full control over how your building shape will act. You can place a column anywhere, subtract from a wall edge to give a curved look or add floors easily with no restrictions. It’s also possible to delete certain parts of an existing build so that you can combine two separate builds together quickly as one large craft. This particular tool allows users to exercise their creative minds when making intricate and unique pieces of art!

Another powerful tool many simmers take advantage of is MoveObjectsOn cheat – this feature allows furniture deletion without affecting current structures in-game by temporarily allowing objects to toggle when they are selected with bb.moveobjects on menu commands. Therefore, the objects can be freely removed without affecting any other nearby structure while allowing players easy access for other types of editing like deco alterations or floor repositioning before playing it again live after all changes has been made in locked lot editing mode (i.e., buying mode). If anything needs to be undone then bb.moveobjects off code will work perfectly in restoring everything as it was before making changes!

How to edit pre existing sims in sims 4

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If you’re looking to make some changes to a pre-existing Sim in the Sims 4, the process starts with locating your Sims. Depending on where you’re starting, you can go through edit town, CAS or create-a-sim.

In Edit Town view, all your sims are placed in their respective households and they can be edited through there. To access CAS, click on the small plus sign located at the top right of your screen. Then click on ‘view households’ and select the sim you want to edit. On this page, you can make adjustments such as editing traits and other personal information, or selecting new outfits for them.

Alternatively, You can enter Create-A-Sim directly from the main menu if you want to start from scratch but want to use existing Sims as a basis for creation. From there, select any Sim under ‘search by name’ and all of that sims customization will be available for editing in CAS mode when they are highlighted in orange box that pops up when entering this mode. Make sure not to click on Create New Sim if possible as this will reset most features you have adjusted built around that particular Sim back to default settings.

Now that you have selected your sims (by either method) any changes made in CAS will save automatically once clicked off and don’t need additional confirmation before exiting out of it. Additionally any changes applied while in edit town mode are saved when pressing Shift+Ctrl+C to exit out of it at same time instantly saving them too – so don’t worry about having those edits lost!

Editing Sim Attributes

The Sims 4 allows users to make changes to existing Sims, as well as create brand new Sims from scratch. One of the most common ways to customize a Sim is by adjusting their attributes—which include age, gender, physical characteristics, and traits.

  • Age: You can adjust a Sim’s age at any point during the game. Simply click on the Sim and choose the option to change their age in Special -> Manage Households. Once you select this option you can switch between Baby, Toddler, Child, Teenager and Adult or Elder status. Each life stage has its own unique benefits and associated needs that you’ll need fulfill while they progress through life.
  • Gender: When creating or editing a Sim in The Sims 4, you can select either male or female gender for your character. You also have the ability to further customize the appearance of each gender by selecting different body types and hairstyles for your Sims.
  • Physical Characteristics: You can edit your existing Sim’s height, weight, muscle tone and facial features by selecting “Edit in CAS” from the Sim’s menu. In addition to adjusting your existing hard characteristics such as height and weight; clothing style is also a factor when it comes to physical characteristics for both males and females.
  • Traits: Traits provide deep personality customizations with five core traits taken into consideration—Social Acceptance Traits (such as ‘Likes Outdoors’), Fun Factor (like ‘Clumsy’) Personality (Abnormal), Nature Loving Traits like ‘Animal Lover’), Thinking Style (like ‘Analytical’)—and two optional traits selected from 25 various traits catering individual preferences such as Music Taste or Vehicle Enthusiast.

To get the most out of editing pre-existing Sims in The Sims 4, here are some final tips and tricks to keep in mind:

  • Take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the menus. A good understanding of the game’s controls can make tapping into hidden features much simpler.
  • If you’re stuck on how to edit an aspect of your Sim, it might be helpful to consult wiki pages or game guides that specialize in character creation.
  • Remember that certain options may present themselves depending on which expansion packs or game packs you have installed. For example, if you have The Sims 4 parenthood installed, you can assign Parenting Skills to your existing Sims.
  • If possible, take advantage of rewards from purchased packs or challenges from within the game as these can unlock further options for editing existing characters.
  • Most importantly, experiment and have fun! There are so many possibilities when it comes to customizing a Sim’s look and traits in The Sims 4!