Game Help:Change Last Name

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Changing your Sim's Last Name/Household Name

The Short Instructions

Only use these instructions if you're confident using SimPE - if you haven't used SimPE before, or just aren't sure what you're doing with it, use the Long Instructions!

  • Backup your game files
  • Open the Neighbourhood Browser in SimPE, from the Tools -> Neighbourhood menu, and open the neighbourhood in question
  • Again from the Tools -> Neighbourhood menu, open the Sim Browser
  • Open the sim whose name you wish to change
  • In Plugin view, replace the last name with your preferred name
  • Click Commit in the Plugin view

If you want to change the Household name too, continue. If not, click Save, and you're done

  • Copy the Family Instance Number from the plugin window
  • Open Family Information from the Reource Tree at the top left of the SimPE window
  • Paste the Family Instance into the Instance field, in the Filter Resources menu at the top right, and open the resulting file
  • In plugin view, there will be a field called Name. Change it, click Commit, and save
  • Done!


The Long Instructions

  • First, you need SimPE. Find instructions on installing it here.
  • Once you have SimPE installed, follow these instructions on backing up your game. This is extremely important!!


When you've backed up, open SimPE. It may take a while to load; don't worry, just let it do its thing.

After SimPE has loaded, open the Tools menu, then Neighbourhood, then Neighbourhood Browser.

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Click whichever neighbourhood the sim you want to change lives in. If you want to change a sim in a sub-hood, select the subhood from the drop down menu. If not, just leave it as "Normal: Whatever". Click Open.

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It may take a while to load, and SimPE may appear to crash - don't worry, just give it time. (Seriously, it takes a few minutes on a top-end gaming computer - give it time) Now open the Tools menu again, and Neighbourhood - then open the Sim Browser.

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Scroll down to find the sim you want to change, select them, and press open.

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  1. Make sure you have "Plugin View" selected at the bottom of the screen
  2. Change the last name in the box
  3. Click Commit

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Click Save Lastname-save.jpg


If you just wanted to change the Sim's last name, you're finished! If you want to change the Household name too, keep going


Right-click the "Family Instance" box underneath the first name. Click "Copy" in the rightclick menu.

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Now click "Family Information" in the Resource Tree at the top left of the window.

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Now click "Filter Resources" at the top right of the SimPE window, next to the list of files.

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Rightclick the "Instance" box, and click paste.

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Click "Set"

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You should now only see one file in the list. Click it.

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Change the "Name" box to whatever you want the family name to be

Lastname-famname.jpg


Now click Lastname-commit.jpg and then Save Lastname-save.jpg.

Done!

If you found this article useful, please remember to click Post thanks.gif


Contributor Credits

Thanks to daysies for the original article, and eef97 for the information.

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