This table is intended to be a sort of "one stop shop" for GAME RELATED FAQ's AND TIPS. These are comprised of Tips collected from threads in Chatterbox and Discussion Topics by many wiki members as well as tips from other sites. They are all listed by topic using "buzz" words in alphabetical order. Every Topic has a linked page assigned and is ready for more information to be added. NOTE: Several of the Question topics in the list share the same page. For Example Cameras and Photography all share the Skills page, Pregnancy and Maternity share the same page, Cars and Boats share the Vehicles page and so on.
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The page descriptions below are NOT inclusive - Tips are added on an ongoing basis and might not be reflected in this Table
Add Sim To Household
Can I Assign A Family Member To An Existing Family?
Adoption - Children
Work-around for Social Worker Not Showing Up
Adoption - Pets
Neighborhood Pet Adoption Service - Work-around for Social Worker Not Showing Up
Aging
Setting Age - Aging Stops - Sims Living Beyond Expected Death - Real Life Lifespans For Sims3
Aliens
Make Sim an Alien, Prevent Abduction - Encourage Abduction - Tips
Animals
Managing Cats-Dogs -Strays - Wildlife - Wild Horses -The Numbers In Town/Per Family - and More - Links for DECO Animals wild and domestic
Apartments
Renting - Map Tags/Classification
Art Work
I Used Kuree's Save Cleaner and My Stuff Is Gone -Books - Athletic - Charisma, Painting, Music, Recipes
Assassination
As A Career - Gaining Points, etc.
Attraction Calls
Stopping - Limiting Attraction Calls
Attracting Sims To A Lot
How Can I Get More Sims To Visit Bars and Restaurants
Babies-Toddlers-Children
Sims 2 Baby For Sims 3 - No More Burrito Babies - Hair for Babies - Day Care vs. Babysitters - Toddlers Stand In CAS - Social Worker - Picking Up Other Babies & More
Bakery
Stocking and Links to Other FAQ's and Mods for the Store Bakery
Bands and Gigs
How To Build A Band - Getting Gigs
Barking Dogs
How Can I Stop Limit Dogs and Strays From Barking Constantly?
Bars and Bartenders
Bartender Not Tending Bar - Changing The Music - Who Can Enter - Sims Resetting In Bars - Hours of Operation
Behaviour In General
Sims Won't do what I want them to do -Singing-Scolding-Cheering-Snubbing- Role Sims not doing their jobs - Outerwear- Tips/links for Tuning -Autonomous Dog Walking - Walk Styles
Big Lemons
I want to stop the game from giving Big Lemons and the Sloppy Jalopy to inactive families
Bills
Options For Paying Bills
Boats
Routing options - Preventing purchases by inactives, etc. Tips
Bonehilda
Resetting issues - Adding to family
Books
Adding - Removing - Skills
Building-Houses & Lots
Get Past Home Owners Association Restrictions - Houseboats - Docks - Dive Spots - Venues -Home Worlds - Create a Custom Lot Size -Placing Community objects in Residential Lots - Dive Spots and Ports - Locking Doors -
Businesses
Restaurants - Bakery - Player Created Business' - Cook Keeps Leaving/Does not show for work - See Link For Selling Furniture and Other Items
Butlers
Too many Butlers Spawning - Problems Keeping a Butler - Links to Mods for Tweaking
Cameras
Tips to Links for information and help with the the Photography Skill
Careers - Jobs
Assassination - Day Care, More Career FAQ's - Days Off - Stop Sims Finding Jobs - Allowable Jobs - Also See Performance Careers - Opportunities
Cars
Routing options - Preventing purchases by inactives, Tips - Subway Rabbit Hole Rugs - How To Remove/Blacklist EA Vehicles
Car Relationship
Settings to change the relationship a Sim has with his/her car
Carpools
How Do I Stop/Start Carpools
CAS
Manage CAS Items - Change assignments - Links to MC & Other Help Areas - New CAS Animations - Patterns Error - Genetics
Cash Registers
Types, where to find them, where to place them
Celebrities
Paparazzi: How To Manage: Enable, Disable, Limit how many
Cell Phone
Includes FAQ's Smart Phone - Telephone
Change Hometworld
How To Change Homeworlds When Traveling
Charms
Tuning For Charms
Cheating
Override the Romantic - Relationships System
Cheering
How Do I Stop Autonomous Cheering
Clothes - Outfits
Enabling Clothing For Other Categories - My Sims Don't Change To Outerwear - Force Work Clothes Change
Clubs
Bartender Not Tending Bar - Changing The Music - Who Can Enter - Sims Resetting In Bars - Hours of Operation
Collecting
Tips For Collecting
Computers
Computer Won't Work On Vacation
Cooking
Every Time My Sim Cooks A Fire Starts - Other Cooking Tips - More Food Options - Recipes
Curfews
Can I Disable Teen Curfews?
Date Calls & Gifts
How Do I Stop Annoying Date Calls and Gifts
Day Care
Using Day Care Instead of Babysitters - Options and Link to Caregiver Options
Days Off (Work)
Tips For "Messed Up Work Schedules"
Death
Resurrect - Urns- Tombstones, etc. - Push Death and Other Settings - Death By Jet Pack
Degrees - University
Changing/Adding/Amending Degrees, Academic Career, etc.
Deleting Stuff
I Deleted My Sim - The Mailbox, etc.
Descendants
Stopping Descendants From Being Generated
Diseases
I Want To Stop The Diseases In My Town
Dive Spots & Docks
Links To Easy To Follow Tutorials for Building Or For Placing From The Bin
Divorce
Mod Link For Divorce
Doors
Setting As Front Door - Locking Doors - Crowding at School and University Doors
Dreams
Managing Dreams - Wishes - Promises
Drinks
Cocktails - Nectar - More Options and New Glasses
Duplicate Sims
Dopplegangers. Why You See A Duplicate Family In Your Game - Duplicate Sim or Doppleganger and How To Handle
Education - Schools
Crowding By The Door - Sim Won't Go To School, etc. - Summer Vacations - Tips/Links for More School Options
Face Paint
Set Time For Face Paint To Wear off
Family - Creating One
Creating- Larger Than 8 Sims - No Adult Households, etc.- Also See Relationships
Fairies
Can My Fairies Age Like Humans - Tuning Tip For ALL Occults
Family Tree
I Can't See My Whole Family - The Relationship Assignments Are Wrong
Financial
Why Was Money Taken Away or Added In Household Funds? Adjusting Household Funds In CAS - Increasing Family Funds - Paying Bills - Stop Inactives From Purchasing Adjust the Money for CAS Families - Paying Bills - Increasing Household Funds
Finding CC
Wanting to remove CC that's installed through *.package file, but don't know how the package is named
Flirting
How To Control Flirting Between Married Sims & Unmarried Sims
Fog Emitter
File Downloads by EP and Master Listing - How To Use Tutorials - Building An Aquarium
Food
Skills and Books - Links for more options - Change Serving Size of Meals
Food Stand - Childrens
How To Stock
Free Vacations
Tips For Managing - Avoiding - Disabling
Gardening & Farming
Nectar Making- Fertilizing - Reviving Plants - Farms, etc. - The Harvester - Adjusting Settings
Gender Preferences
Assigning Gender Preferences - Identifying Genders in Town Using Tagger
Genetics
Play With Genetics - Documentation In Process
Ghosts
Spawning A Ghost
Gifts
Stopping - Limiting Gifts
Gigs
Spawning Gig Opportunities
Graves
Finding and Managing Graves, Urns/Tombstones -Resurrect A Sim - Ghosts
Grocery Store
Problem with Functions
Groups
Managing Groups - Ask To Join - Group Servings
Headline Effects
Take Better Pictures for your Stories or Family Albums - Get Rid of those plumbobs and thought bubbles
Hidden Broom
How To Delete
Heckling
Stop autonomous heckling
Homeless
Included with Town Management
Home Schooling
How To Home School - Homework
Households
Teen Household - Visit Inactive Households - See All Households . Also See Relationships
Housing
Rentals - Landlords - Settings To Stop Other Sims From Moving In To Empty Houses -Using Smaller/Tiny Lots
Igloos
Stop Autonomous Building And Other Settings - By Age, etc.
Imaginary Friend
Finding - Flushing - Deleting IF's- IF Script Error
Immigration
Town Management - Population
Inactives
Stop Inactives Purchasing Homes (Town Management)
Invisible Sims
How To Make Them Visible - Stuck Sims
Inventing
Part of the Inventing Skill
Inventory
Problems with Sims Personal and Family Inventories - Stuck Items
Jealousy
Adjusting The Settings
Jet Packs
Zero Chance of Death by Jetpack
Jigs
Stuck Sims and Jigs
Jobs
Linked with Careers - Preventing Sims from finding jobs - Designating Allowable Jobs - Managing Careers - Tips, etc.
Kama Simtra
Links to Other FAQ's and Help. Also See Relationships
Killing Sims
Assassination
Laundry
Managing The Number Of Laundry Piles In Town - Tuning Files for Washer and Dryers
Lifespan
Anything to do with altering Lifespan of each ages for different worlds
Lifetime Wishes&Rewards
Changing and Other LTW/LTR - Retaining - Managing - Getting Rewards Faster
Locks
Tips For Using The New Locking Feature In GoHere (In Testing)
Lots
Using Smaller/Tiny Lots To Save Space In Your World
Maids
Service Sims Links and Information for Town Management
Mailbox - Mailman
Junk Mail - Mailbox Options
Markers
Wierd Stuff Showing Up In Game - White Boxes etc.
Marriage
Multiple marriages (polygamy) without moving in - Divorce - Teen Marriage
Maternity Leave
How to disable Maternity Leave & how to only allow it after childbirth
Memories
Removing Memories - Disabling Memories - Other Mods
Menus - Game
Viewing NRaas Menus - Can't Use Menus
Mermaids
Changing Scale Colors for Mermaids - Generating More Mermaids at dive spots
Meteors
Spawn Meteors Settings
Mini Sims
What Are They and Can I Delete Them?
Miscellaneous Tips
Uncateorgized Tips & Tricks i.e. HideheadlineEffects for Better Pictures/Stories - Sunburn - Puddles from broken objects/appliances - Create Your Own No Effects Mod Tool
Missing Sims
My Sim Has Disappeared
Mod Settings
How to Set Hot Keys - How To Export and Import Settings
Money
Click on Money Link to go to Managing Finances Page
Moodlets
How To Add Personal Moodlets - Changing, Adding Moodlets
Moving
Switching Home Towns - Setting Up Vacation Worlds
Motives
Maxing Motives
Music - Custom
How I Solved My Custom Music Problem
Names
Changing Names - Managing Name Assignments
Needs
Can I Adjust My Sims Needs?
Night Life
Bars - Restaurants - Venues - Dining Out - Dancing - Parties (Linked To Bars/Businesses)
Notifications
Quick Tip For Temporarily Removing Notifications
NPC's
Different Types of NPC's
Objects - Misc.
All Household Object Categories - Inventories - Cookie Stand - Managing Laundry Piles = Pangu's Ax- Parasols and Umbrellas
Occult
Changing Status - FAQ's for Witches - Werewolves -Fairies- Mermaids - Zombies - Managing Occult Settings Tips
Opportunities
Setting Opportunities - Retain Wishes/Opportunities When Splitting Families or Switching Families In Edit Town
Outerwear
Tuning Tip For Changing To Outerwear
Paintings
I Used Kuree's Save Cleaner and My Stuff Is Gone
Pangu's Ax
A Tip for Recovering the forever disappearing AX
Paparazzi
How To Manage: Enable, Disable, Limit how many
Parasols
Manage The Use Of Parasols and Umbrellas
Parties
Tips and Problems throwing parties for Sims - Other Misc. Sim Events
Patterns
The Materializing Materials Error
Performance Careers
Entertainers - Sim Fests - Bands - Getting Gigs - Proprietors
Personalities
What are Personalities - Removing - Link for FAQ
Pets
All Types Of Animal FAQ's
Photography
Links for help and information on the skill
Pictures
I Used Kuree's Save Cleaner and My Stuff Is Gone - Get rid of plumbobs and thought bubbles
Pillow Fights
Manage who and places allowed. Preventing
Polygamy
Multiple marriages (polygamy) without moving in - Divorce
PlumBots
Can My Plumbot Have A Career? Preventing Plumbots From Getting Jobs - Plumbots and Story Progression
Plant Sims
A Link To A Good Overview Of The Plant Sims In The University EP
Play In Ocean
Stop Autonomous Playing In Ocean & How To Adjust The Settings For Age Groups & More
Play In Sand
Stop Autonomous Playing In Sand & How To Adjust The Settings For Age Groups & More
Population
Town Management - Types Of Sims - Controlling Immigration Service Pools - Careers - Jobs
Ports
Links To Easy To Follow Tutorials for Building Or For Placing From The Bin
Post Cards
I Used Kuree's Save Cleaner and My Stuff Is Gone
Proms
Zerbu's No Standard Prom
Promises
Managing Wishes and Promises
Proprietors
No Proprietor Available On The Lot - Assigning Proprietors - More Tips for Showtime Careers
Pregnancy
Maternity Leave - Preventing Pregnancy - Allowing For Only Married Sims - & More - Retuner Tunings - Pregnancy Controller to Start - End - Manage for Sims and Pets
Protests
How To Stop or Manage Protests
Puddles
How To Get Rid Of Puddles Appearing Due To Broken Sinks, Tubs And Other Appliances
Rabbit Hole Rugs
Link To All Rabbit Hole Rugs Available - Build Your Own Custom Career Tutorial - Vault of Antiquity and Skydiving Center Rugs & RH Signs
Real Estate
Housing - Apartments - Renting - Commercial Property
Recipes
How Can I Get ALL The Recipes? - New Food Types - Recipes
Recover Missing Sims
Reset Sim - Overwatch - Sim Has Been Deleted. How Do I Recover From a Total Interface Failure?
Relationships
How To Add Or Change - Jealousy - Siblings -Friendships - Romantic - Enemies - How to Maintain -Teens- Slower Relationship Decay
Renting
Landlords - Apartments - Collecting Rent
Reputation System
Tip For Tuning To Avoid "Bad" Reputation
Retirement
Increase Retirement Funds - Inactives
Roles
A Custom Generic Role - Assigning - Changing Roles
Roommates
Adding Roommates - Unwanted Roommates - Apartment & Roommates Fix (Mod)
Rotational Game Play
Playing Multiple Households: Instructions and suggestions by NRaas members for setting up a Rotational Caste using Story Progression
Routing
Stuck - Invisible Sims - Pets
Rude Guests
Changing The Frequency of occurrences
Seasonal Markers
Removing Seasonal Markers
Schools
Assigning - Enabling - Disabling - After School Activities - Summer Vacations - Tips/Links for More School Options - Proms
School Bus
Ways to Cancel The School Bus
Scolding
How To stop Scolding
Selling Inventory Items
Using Consigner and Shop From Inventory
Service Sims
Links to other FAQ's and Town Management Detail
Sick Sims
Vector/Diseases - Sickness
SimBots
How Do I Make A Simbot?
SimFest Performances
No Performer On Stage - No Audience - Broken Stage
Singing
How Do I Stop Autonomous Singing
Skills
Books - Athletic - Chasrima, Painting, Music, Equestrian etc.- Also See Careers - Jobs
Sloppy Jalopies
I want to stop the game from giving this vehicle and the Big Lemons to inactive families
Smart Phone
More Skins For The Smart Phone - Social Networking Skill Level - Stop Autonomous - Adjusting Phone Settings/Actions Available
Snowball Fights
Manage who and places allowed. Preventing
Snowman-Snow Angles
Stop Autonomous Building/Making And Other Settings - By Age, etc.
Snubbing
Stop/Manage Snubbing
Spells
Tuning Link for Magic and Charms
Social Influence
Stop Social Group Influence Effects - Nerds - Jock - Rebel
Stop Sims Moving In
Tips to Stop Other Sims From Moving In To Empty Houses
Spawners
Insects - Butterfly - Metal -Gems - Minor Pets -
Splashing In Puddles
How To Adjust The Settings For Sims Splashing In Puddles - Stop Autonomous Splashing - Adjust Age Settings, etc.
Strays
Managing Strays And Wildlife - Wild Horses
Stylist Profession
Client Can't Be Found Or Leaves
Stuck Sim
How To Find A Sim That Keeps Getting Stuck - Fixing the issue - Age Stuck Sims
Subways
Encourage Sims To Use Subways - Replacing EA Subway Stations With Rabbit Hole Rugs
Summer Off
How To Set School Vacations
Sunburn
How To Set The Temperatue Threashold - Other Tips
Sunrise - Sunset
Use Retuner to change settings
Tattoos
My Sim Needs More Tattoos
Taxis and Limos
How Can I Limit the number of Taxis and Limos?
Telephone
Skins for Smart Phone - Requesting Services
Teens - Jobs
Prevent Teens From Automatically Getting Jobs - Links for Jobs for Teens
Teen Marriage
Settings For Teen Marriage - Wedding Arch
Themes
Ideas for Themes within a game
Too Many Sims On Lot
Why Are There So Many Sims On A Lot?
Tombs
Link to Resetting Tombs and Adventures
Tomb Stones
Finding - Managing - Moving
Tourists
See Managing Tourists Using Register
Town Management
Residents - Homeless - Tourists - Managing Inactives - NPC's - Role Sims - Immigration - Emigration - Jobs and Careers
Traffic
Managing Traffic - What GoHere and Traffic Mods Do - Managing number of Vehicles, Routing - How To Remove/Blacklist EA Vehicles
Traits
Changing - Adding Traits -Links for More Traits - Moodlets
Traveling
Vacations - Tombs/Adventures - Visiting Towns -Switching Home Towns - Setting Up Vacation Worlds - Displaying Travel Worlds
Twins and Triplets
Being Documented - Link to Babies/Children
Umbrellas
Manage The Use Of Parasols and Umbrellas
Unicorns
Adding More Unicorns - Controlling Age
University
Links To All University Related FAQs & Tips - Protests - Changing/Adding/Amending Degrees, Academic Career, etc. : Link for setting up Automatic Enrollment for Inactives In A Homeworld Uni by - J4Ks J4Ks
University Mascot
How To Remove From Your Game
Urns
Finding - Managing - Moving
Vacations
Switching Home Towns - Setting Up Vacation Worlds - Travel Worlds Are Not Showing
Vampires
How Do I Get Rid Of Vampires? - Tuning Tip For Aging
Vehicles
Routing options - Preventing purchases by inactives, etc. - How To Remove/Blacklist EA Vehicles
Visa Levels
How To Set Visa Levels - For Individual Sims or Game
Walk Styles
Sims Constantly Running - Links For Changing Walk Styles
Water Balloon Fights
Manage who and places allowed. Preventing
Weather & Seasons
Sunrise and Sunset Settings - Seasons - Controlling Weather - Leaves - Changing To Outerwear - Aloha Weather
Weather Stone
Stop Respawning
Wedding Arch
Enabling For Teens
Werewolves
How To Make A werewolf - Tuning Tip For Aging
Weird Stuff Appearing
Weird Stuff Appearing In Game: Boxes - Items - Markers - Jigs
Wildlife
Managing Strays and Wildlife In Your Game
Wild Horses & Horses
Taming Wild Horses - Controlling number of Wild Horses - More Tips
Wishes
Managing Wishes
Witches
Delete The Hidden Broom - Tuning for Charms - Tips for Managing Occult Species
Work Clothes
Force Change From Work Clothes
Work From Home
Tips For Managing and Assigning Work From Home Careers
Woohoo
Links to Other FAQ's and Help. Also See Relationships
Worlds
My Home World Is all Messed Up - Set up home world UNI - Launcher Installation Problem
Zombies
Tuning For Changing The Number Of Zombies Created During A Full Moon - Stop Zombies From Spawning


- brappl brappl Updated Feb 2017