How Do You Create Your Own Sims Character?

How Do You Create Your Own Sims Character?

With the exception of the first game, each new series in the "The Sims" franchise has a program called "Create a Sim" that allows the creation of characters. After being created and saved through this program, the Sim becomes available in-game.

As of April 2015, the latest installation, "Sims 4," has the most detailed "Create a Sim" program yet. This program is available for download so users can create Sims even if they do not have access to the game. After installing, downloading and running the software, a user can first name the Sim by clicking on the white banner at the top-left of the screen. The names can also be randomized.

Next, a user must assign the Sim's age, voice sound, walking style and gender. Below this panel sits another that lists the Sim's aspirations and traits. This affects the Sim's in-game behavior, goals and personality. Aspirations go through different levels as the game progresses, and changing a Sim's aspiration resets his progress; IGN explains that care should be taken during this stage of Sim creation.

Finally, a user gets to change the Sim's physical appearance. From height and weight to small details such as the angle of a nose, Sims are fully customizable. The Sim's outfit is also up for customization, and "Create a Sim" offers plenty of options for different clothes and accessories. When the Sim is created, it can be saved and imported into the game.