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Old Yesterday, 3:04 AM DefaultSims have a "known as" name? #5301
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Now for what I've discovered, not really today, but over a period of time: Sims have got a extra name, possibly a "Known As" name, that the developers of SimPE appear not to have known about. Have a look at these SimPE screenshots:



Now look at their names in-game:


I have never seen the names Teresa and Devi in-game, and I cannot find the names Tess and Denise anywhere in SimPE. It's maybe worth mentioning that I have HystericalParoxysm's version of Live.package. The Bluewater townies were the first sizable group of Sims to get their names from this source after I installed it. Although the SimPE developers appear not to know about this extra name, it does look as if HP must have known something about it. I understand she's on long-term sabbatical leave, rather than retired, so I hope she may come back one day an explain what she knows.

I presume this is the reason why I've seen it recommended that we use an in-game utility to change a Sim's first name rather than SimPE.

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Old Yesterday, 3:50 AM #5302
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Do you play the game in UK English? I have a hunch it might be related to that.

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Old Yesterday, 3:54 AM #5303
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I'm pretty sure I play in U.S. English.

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Old Yesterday, 11:26 AM #5304
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according to our prev discussion, toddlers are included on the serve food count and that their serving turns into baby food as long as they are in the highchair.



voila! Bass with Squash ala mush =))
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Old Yesterday, 1:46 PM #5305
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AndrewGloria
Now for what I've discovered, not really today, but over a period of time: Sims have got a extra name, possibly a "Known As" name, that the developers of SimPE appear not to have known about. Have a look at these SimPE screenshots:



It's known - all the subhood Sims (University, Downtown, Shopping, Vacation, etc.) have names in code but once they are generated, get randomly generated names.
Old Yesterday, 3:57 PM #5306
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Your ala mush made me laugh

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Old Yesterday, 4:20 PM #5307
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glad to be of service! but most of all thank you to everyone who was in the "how do i handle toddlers and highchairs properly" I have learned a lot xD

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Old Yesterday, 9:37 PM #5308
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entered mentioned cheat in Live Mode; both versions. and had sim adopt a pet through phone; the pet could still act autonomously.


some discoveries from playing an AnyGame that had only Apartment Life::
-the keyboard shortcuts for diagonal and octagonal rooms work.
-Apartment life has some half-walls
Old Yesterday, 10:00 PM #5309
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Does petsfreewill work in an AnyGame with just Pets? Maybe it got broken in one of the later EPs.

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Old Yesterday, 10:20 PM #5310
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am currently unable to test with just Pets; and another expansion. posted about it in Help section; thread title contains both expansion names.
Old Yesterday, 10:37 PM #5311
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Both Bon Voyage and Apartment Life use the pet system for Sims, I believe, meaning that the controlpets and cancelpetaction cheats will work on them. Bon Voyage for vacation guests and Apartment Life for roommates. So it's possible one of those two EPs broke it with the modifications needed to do that.

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Old Today, 3:53 AM #5312
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I have a Sim who owns a pet store. Until now, I didn't know how having other families visit that pet store would work, so I figured out that it was simpler than I expected.

I also discovered that if your Sim purchases a pet from a store, it opens a pet CAS basically, so that's neat and unexpected. I figured I was just getting a randomized pet, but apparently not!
Old Today, 4:04 AM #5313
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I also discovered that if your Sim purchases a pet from a store, it opens a pet CAS basically, so that's neat and unexpected. I figured I was just getting a randomized pet, but apparently not!

Yes! Before I knew about this, I was carefully chosen what breed I would put up for sale...lol Just in case, that was what a sim would get. Now I know better and guess what?...I still go for the look. lol

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Old Today, 4:09 AM #5314
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It's only through adoption you get no chance to choose your pet for customization. The adoptive dogs and cats are it. No changing them, unfortunately.

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Old Today, 4:16 AM #5315
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Well, you have change pet's name appearance in the mirror.

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Old Today, 12:49 PM #5316
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AndrewGloria
Now for what I've discovered, not really today, but over a period of time: Sims have got an extra name, possibly a "Known As" name, that the developers of SimPE appear not to have known about.
I have never seen the names Teresa and Devi in-game, and I cannot find the names Tess and Denise anywhere in SimPE.

This is normal for townies, dormies, downtownies, etc. All of them have names that are "only referenced in the game files" as Sims.Wikia puts it, although it does seem odd that only the hidden names show up in SimPE. The game randomizes the name that the sim actually uses in the neighborhood. Here's the article on Orion Teens as an example. There are LOTS of others on that site. I don't know why Maxis bothered giving them names if they're just going to get randomized ones anyway.
http://sims.wikia.com/wiki/Orion_Teens
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Orion's name is randomized when Downtown is generated. The name "Orion Teens" is only referenced in the game files.
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