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EDIT: Thanks to mei_asakura we now have a link to the college adjuster! *throws confetti and gives mei cookies*

Here is the promised tutorial! It describes how to turn your sims into townies using hacks. I am going to TRY to make a tutorial about how to do it without hacks, but...it is complicated and I'm not EXACTLY sure how, so it may take me a little while. XD


I am using a 'family', as it took me forever to figure out how to make kids that weren't related to anyone, and it is only one more step. :D

Here is the lot that Jack built that we will be using today. It contains all the hacks I ever use, which are the college adjuster, the lot debugger, the family tree sectional of insim, the personality adjuster of insim, and the teleporter shrub. (the download links for the personality adjuster and family tree adjuster are the same, as both are part of insim)
What they are for:
Lot debugger: useful for making your sim EXACTLY like a downloaded sim, as in with the same LTW. Simply 'cycle LTW' until you get the right one.
Personality adjuster: Useful for sims that originally had more or less then 25 personality points. Use this to make the numbers right.
College adjuster: This will allow you to 'sync genetic personality' after you use the personality adjuster. This means that the sim's children can inherit personality points according to what you've given them, rather then the 25 points availible in CAS.
Family tree adjuster: This is only needed if you are creating teen or child townies. CAS does not let any child be parent-less.
Teleporter shrub: This is the only REQUIRED hack for this tutorial. It is what turns sims into townies. (alternate, MTS2 link: teleporter shrub)

Now, onto the pictures! I apologize for random sizes of the images. I was printing screen and pasting into paint, and then cropped out everything that wasn't important. :\

I reccommend doing all the following steps while the game is paused.

This first step can be skipped if you are only making adults.
Using the family tree adjuster (little bonsai deco object), sever family ties with each sim. Remember to check relationship panels to ensure that someone hasn't been missed.

Now click the teleporter shrub. Depending on how many EPs you have, it can lag for a moment, while it loads the data. Then choose 'make me a ... townie'. Do this with all sims.

Then click the shrub again, and choose 'clear off'

'all residents'. The other choices are useful for if you are only townifying some of your sims on the lot. Then hit play.

If you've done everything correctly, all the sims will be gone from the lot and the sidebar, and you are left with your nice little townify-ing lot. :D

WHEN YOU EXIT THE LOT, DO NOT FORGET TO SAVE. If you click 'no' when asked if you want to save, all the sims will still be in the lot, not townies.

If you are confused, please don't hesitate to ask, and I'll try and help. :)


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Jun. 23rd, 2008 05:28 am (UTC)
Mod Icon of Doom!!!!

Great tute, thanks! Now I can be more evil in game. Mwahahhaha! *&* it has a Batman symbol on it!!!

[wanders off singing]
This is the house that Jack built...

[keeps on watch for candlesticks]
Jun. 23rd, 2008 08:08 pm (UTC)

I LOVE the batman symbol, especially since I have a lot debugger of practically every one of my lots (even if I hide it). It has saved my sanity more then once. :D
Jun. 23rd, 2008 04:47 pm (UTC)
Okay, seriously, I totally could have used this tutorial yesterday before I spent hours trying to google-fu myself the answers as to how to do this.

Oh well, seeing as my computer promptly crashed in entirety last night, I guess it doesn't matter so much? Heh.
Jun. 23rd, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry I didn't get it out sooner, then! And crashing computers are evil. :(
Jun. 24th, 2008 01:00 am (UTC)
Thanks for posting this. I wasn't sure how to export. *grabs the shrub*
Sep. 25th, 2014 03:34 am (UTC)

Aug. 30th, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)
Can you turn more than one family into townies? Also what do you do with the maxis townies...
Aug. 30th, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
I believe you can make as many people into townies as you like. :\

As for the maxis ones, it depends on what you mean. You can download "clean" hoods from MATY, although another favorite is just to kill the townies you don't want as they walk past. *whistles innocently*
Mar. 10th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
Okay, it's a little weird posting now, but...

Since Insim's not supported and I don't have Pets (which is needed to has Sims Builder)...

So, is there an alternative, or I just don't know where the InSim object thing works? Because I really have no clue where it is, and the documentation doesn't help. ._.

Thanks in advance, thought. I ninja-watch this comm. ^^
Mar. 10th, 2009 12:31 am (UTC)
Not at all weird. Tutorials are for use always. ^_^

Insim's not supported with WHAT? If you have the object edition, click the show all thing in Buy Mode: Electronics. They ONLY show up in the show all organization.
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Apr. 17th, 2009 08:20 am (UTC)
I'm sorry for having a really blonde moment right now.
If I downloaded a whole lotta sims that someone else has made, and I put them all into one family, I can extract them all and they will still have their original names?

Eg: If I download a whole lotta Dorks, Darwins and Paytons, can I make them all at once in the CAS screen then put them in the neighbourhood and follow the tutorial above, will they still be able to keep their original last names?

I'm sorry if that doesn't make any sense!

Thank yous sooo much in advance!! *goes off to dye hair blonde colour*

-- Tams
Apr. 17th, 2009 08:27 am (UTC)
When you towniefy the sims, they will keep whatever name you gave them in CAS. HOWEVER. If you are using the summoner or something to bring them to the lot, they will probably be in the menu of some random name, like summon-randomname- Q Dork. ^_^

If that didn't make sense, feel free to tell me and I'll try to explain another way. I was blonde for many years and it hasn't COMPLETELY worn off in the years I've gone back to my natural brown color. ;)
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Jun. 14th, 2009 01:04 am (UTC)
YYAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!! (cannot let twin see! she will make TOO much evil!) Now I can make non-ugly townies *hugs and downloads every sim in pixel trade*!
Sep. 13th, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)
Would this work, I wonder, if you make sims it lots of different bunches (so their last names are how you want), and merge them into the townifying lot...would they THEN keep the proper last names?
Sep. 15th, 2009 02:12 am (UTC)
Yes, this would work. I've got a lot for towniefying in all of my hoods, and just stick sims into the lot until it is full, and then go do them all at once. ^_^
Oct. 10th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
Sorry to sound dumb but once they are townified will the sims appear in every neighbourhood you have, or just in the one you townified them in?
Oct. 10th, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
They will only show up in the neighborhood you towniefied them in, not in any of your other neighborhoods. ^_^
Oct. 10th, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
ok thanks for letting me know :)
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Dec. 14th, 2009 02:38 am (UTC)
I've never tried to make uni students, so I don't know. :(
Apr. 10th, 2010 11:39 pm (UTC)
Seems like Inge may have given up or lost her domain or something. New link for teleporters: http://www.drealm.info/simlogical/sl/Sims2Pages/Sims2_Teleporters.htm if anyone else is looking.
Jul. 30th, 2010 07:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I've been wondering for ages how to do this, and you just saved me a lot of time with Google! (:
Jan. 16th, 2011 08:57 pm (UTC)
This is wonderful, thank you so much.
I dunno if you noticed yet, but insimenator's down. Its domain is apparently up for sale.
Do you have alternate links to those other adjusters?
May. 23rd, 2011 01:45 am (UTC)
I just have one suggestion, maybe is useful.
I never make my sims in different ages at CAS. I make them all adults with the lastname "townies" or "downtownies" (depending in which family you are going to add them).
I put them adult in a lot, clean all memory garbage created in CAS with lot debugger and then I change their ages with insimenator choosing the age that I want (not the grow up option, to not generate more memory garbage). I upgrade the adults to have UNI and FT features. Then I remove all of them to be townies or downtownies with Insim. Later, if I want, I modify their lastnames with SIMPE.
May. 23rd, 2011 01:46 am (UTC)
I forgot to explain why I do this way: to avoid the family ties and possible more memory garbage in the sims like "sim grow up well" and other family-related memories.
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