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Differences between CAS previews and CAS demos[edit source]

The CAS have undergone several changes from the older previews (such as the IGN video How To Create Your Perfect Sims in The Sims 4) and the recent CAS Demo video by SimsVIP I just watched. The trait icon for Lazy has been changed, and the Mean-Spirited trait has been renamed into Mean. Reward traits are no longer shown on the tooltip when you mouseover the aspiration. The aspiration icon for Popularity has been changed as well.

Also I've screencapped each of the walk styles from the preview video, but the demo has added two more walk styles and I have to do it all over again, sigh. Hopefully SimsVIP would write more details about these, or we could wait until the demo is released commercially. Nikel Talk Vote! 06:09, July 9, 2014 (UTC)

Codenames for traits[edit source]

It might be good to have the code names for each trait. Or at least the ones which aren't obvious. Normally, the code names are easy to work out - you just have to remove any space in the middle e.g. if you want to add the Gym Rat trait you'd type in the console: traits.equip_trait gymrat

However, some of them do not follow this logical 'no space' rule. This can make using the console arduous. For example Angler's Tranquility = AnglersTranquility so if someone types in: traits.equip_trait Angler'sTranquility (NB apostrophe in the middle) it won't work and it may well be difficult to understand *why* it didn't work. (This is very typical in computer programming - 1 character out of place can break your programme and the computer won't say why it's broken.)

I wiped out all my Sims' traits by mistake *Very* easily by using the CAS editor, which forced me to add them back manually but it was difficult because the trait code names aren't obvious. I think other people will have this problem - I saw one other person had posted in a forum about it:

Therefore, I'm going to search for all the difficult code names. Here are the non-obvious ones I've found:

Trait Short code name Long code name
Angler's Tranquility angl anglerstranquility (NB no apostrophe)
Beloved lege legendary
Business Savvy bus business_savvy (NB stupid underscore)
Companion ete eternalbond 
Domestic familys familySim
Family-Oriented familyo familyOriented (NB no hyphen)
Handy thek theKnack
High Metabolism high_m high_metabolism
Hot-Headed hot hotHeaded
Long Lived long longevity
Morning Sim morn morningPerson
Naturalist onewi oneWithNature
Noncommital comm commitmentIssues
Poetic poe (epi will also work) epicPoet
Professorial chr chronicler
Quick Learner quic quick_learner
Shrewd inv invested
Thrifty val valuedCustomer
Tormentor ban bane
Vicarious livi livingVicariously

I like how they deliberately avoided "high"!

IMO, randomly inserting underscores into the middle of code names is a hateful thing that programmers sometimes do to trip novice programmers up. Anyway, below is a fuller list. To make it I got a list of code names that some kind player had posted on the internet and applied each one to my sim (on my PC). I guess he or she compiled the list from looking in a game file because otherwise how would she know that for example "invested" was a code name when the game never mentions the word? This means that further exploration may be possible by examining the game files somehow.

Code name Trait Where do you get it normally?
active Active Personality
alluring Alluring Choosing a Love Aspiration
alwaysWelcome Always Welcome Rewards Store
ambitious Ambitious Personality
anglersTranquility Angler's Tranquility Angling Ace Aspiration
antiseptic Antiseptic Rewards Store
appraiser Appraiser The Curator Aspiration
artLover Art Lover Personality
bane Tormentor Chief of Mischief Aspiration
beguiling Beguiling Rewards Store
bookworm Bookworm Personality
bro Bro Personality
business_savvy Business Savvy Choosing a Fortune Aspiration
carefree Carefree Rewards Store
cheerful Cheerful Personality
childish Childish Personality
chronicler Professorial Renaissance Sim Aspiration
clumsy Clumsy Personality
collector Collector Choosing a Nature Aspiration
commitmentIssues Noncommital Personality
connections Connections Rewards Store
creativelyGifted Creatively Gifted Artistic Prodigy Aspiration
creativeVisionary Creative Visionary Rewards Store
dastardly Dastardly Choosing a Deviance Aspiration
entrepreneurial Entrepreneurial Rewards Store
epicPoet Poetic Bestselling Author Aspiration
essenceOfFlavor Essence Of Flavor Choosing a Food Aspiration
eternalBond Companion Completing the Soulmate Aspiration
evil Evil Personality
expressionistic Expressionistic The Painter Extraordinaire Aspiration
familyOriented Family-Oriented Personality
familySim Domestic Choosing a Family Aspiration
fertile Fertile Rewards Store
foodie Foodie Personality
freeServices Free Services Rewards Store
freshChef Fresh Chef Master Chef Aspiration
frugal Frugal Rewards Store
geek Geek Personality
genius Genius Personality
gloomy Gloomy Personality
glutton Glutton Personality
good Good Personality
goofball Goofball Personality
greatKisser Great Kisser Rewards Store
gregarious Gregarious Choosing a Popularity Aspiration
gymRat Gym Rat Rewards Store
hardlyHungry Hardly Hungry Rewards Store
high_Metabolism High Metabolism Choosing an Athletic Aspiration
hilarious Hilarious Completing the Joke Star Aspiration
hatesChildren Hates Children Personality
hotheaded Hot-Headed Personality
independent Independent Rewards Store
invested Shrewd Rewards Store
insane Insane Personality
lazy Lazy Personality
legendary Beloved Friend of the World Aspiration
livingVicariously Vicarious Successful Lineage Aspiration
loner Loner Personality
longevity Long Lived Bodybuilder Aspiration
lovesOutdoors Loves Outdoors Personality
marketable Marketable Rewards Store
mastermind Mastermind Public Enemy Aspiration
materialistic Materialistic Personality
mean Mean Personality
memorable Memorable Rewards Store
mentallyGifted Mentally Gifted Whiz Kid Aspiration
mentor Mentor Rewards Store
morningPerson Morning Sim Rewards Store
muser Muser Choosing a Creativity Aspiration
musicLover Music Lover Personality
neat Neat Personality
neverWeary Never Weary Rewards Store
nightOwl Night Owl Rewards Store
observant Observant Rewards Store
oneWithNature Naturalist Freelance Botanist Aspiration
outgoing Outgoing Personality
perfectHost Perfect Host Party Animal Aspiration
perfectionist Perfectionist Personality
physicallyGifted Physically Gifted Rumbunctious Scamp Aspiration
piper Piper Musical Genius Aspiration
player Player Serial Romantic Aspiration
potionMaster Potion Master Master Mixologist Aspiration
professional Professional Slacker Rewards Store
professionalSlacker Professional Slacker Rewards Store
quick Quick Learner Choosing a Knowledge Aspiration
romantic Romantic Personality
savant Savant Rewards Store
selfAssured Self-Assured Personality
shameless Shameless Rewards Store
sincere Sincere Rewards Store
slob Slob Personality
snob Snob Personality
sociallyGifted Socially Gifted Social Butterfly Aspiration
speedCleaner Speed Cleaner Rewards Store
speedReader Speed Reader Rewards Store
steelBladder Steel Bladder Rewards Store
superGreenThumb Super Green Thumb Rewards Store
theKnack Handy Nerd Brain Aspiration
valuedCustomer Thrifty Mansion Baron Aspiration
webMaster Web Master Computer Whiz Aspiration

When I reached professionalSlacker, I accidentally typed in professional and suddenly realised that abbreviations are possible. So I've found the shortest abbreviations for all the non-obvious ones. Super Green Thumb the abbreviation is "up" so there are probably more out there. I'm really glad I isolated the code name for handy = theknack = thek - i tried a million words to no avail e.g. repairer, fixer etc. Thanks to whoever compiled the list of keywords before me. (talk) 04:34, November 10, 2014 (UTC)

Bonus trait[edit source]

It says bonus trait sticks to the Sim even if the aspiration is later changed. I think I wrote that, but that was based on SimGuruGraham's tweet. That tweet was way back during the game development, and as you know a lot of things may have changed between the development and the release versions; like when SimGuruGrant said we could eventually earn more than 3 traits in the game. Apparently we can, but that works for reward traits—not normal ones—so it was kind of misleading. Can anyone confirm this? If it's true, doesn't that mean we can exploit all bonus traits without fulfilling the aspirations? Nikel Talk Vote! 05:37, February 19, 2015 (UTC)

Welll in sims a different trait can cause different interactions —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sims4blogger16 (talkcontribs) 04:55, January 5, 2018‎ (UTC) - Please sign your comments with ~~~~

Trait icons[edit source]

Some trait icons seem to be outdated and need to be replaced: Seldom Sleepy (coffee), Never Weary (battery/energy drink), Forever Fresh (lavender?), Forever Full (stomach), Needs No One (two persons at distance), Father Winter's Baby (just snowy clouds). Those the ones I've found and there might be even more. -- (talk) 17:19, December 4, 2018 (UTC)

Missing traits?[edit source]

Can we confirm that this article isn't missing any visible traits for now? It took several months to include two of the Seasons related reward traits after all. -- (talk) 17:19, December 4, 2018 (UTC)

All of the trait lists should be updated, with the exception of satisfaction reward trait icons and hidden traits, I believe. - SimDestroyer (talk) 12:49, December 5, 2018 (UTC)
If you're interested in listing all hidden traits, here you go...
walk style	Default, Perky, Snooty, Swagger, Feminine, Tough, Goofy, Sleepy, Energetic, Creepy
hidden	SPxx	Favorite Movie Action/Horror/Comedy/Romance/Family, Butler, Bowled Perfect Llama, Has Been Given Ear Buds, Completed Climbing Wall Challenge 1-5, Has Researched Rodent Disease, Immune - Rodent Disease, Removed Costume - Rodent Disease
	GP01	Master Herbalist, Camping, Bear, Identified Herb (10x), Unlocked Camping Sculpture, Forest Ghost (Gloomy/Goofy/Mean), Forest Ranger, Unlocked Super Fertilizer
	GP02	Has Visited Sylvan Glade/Forgotten Grotto/Deep Woods, Massage Therapist
	GP03	Has Tasted Experimental Food, Restaurant Critic, Received Experimental Food TNS, Restaurant at Work
	GP04	Bat/Mist/Vampire Run Enabled, Manifested, (Manual) Dark Form, Vampire, Cured, Bat Baby, Vampire Power Susceptibility, Disgusted by Food, Dark Ley Line, Intro to Vampire Caller
	GP05	Understand Baby - Parenting, Disgusted By Food - Picky Eater
	GP06	(Service/Temple) Skeleton, Prohibited Authentication Mail, Native, Cursed VFX Mask, Received Welcome Package
	EP01	(Fake/Part/Undisguised) Alien, Born From Alien Abduction, (Police Station) Criminal, Has Been Scientist, Inventing Event, Expert Repair
	EP02	DJ, GAMESCOM Love Interest, Chalet Gardens Ghost
	EP03	Landlord, City Repair, Weirdo, Statue Busker, Love Guru, Dream Big - Basketball, Political Left/Right - Activist, Curry Contest Winner, Has Cause - Activist, Environment/Justice/Tax/Economy/Peace - Activist Cause
	EP04	Lighthouse Conception, Adoption Officer, (Don't) Clean/Treat - Vet Employee
	EP05	Discount/Pirate Day, Climate Change Woke, Loves/Hates Sun, Loves/Hates Wind, Loves/Hates Snow, Loves/Hates Rain, Prefers Cool/Warm, Umbrella User, Flower Bunny, Scarecrow, Umbrella Preference Adult 1-12, Umbrella Preference Child 1-12, Has Ultimate Snowpal, Experienced First Snow, Father Winter
	EP06	Fame Shine Off, Fame Shine On Rank 4/5, Celebrity Walk On, Awaiting Audition, Audition Success Film/High Budget TV/Low Budget TV/Commercial, Social/Touchy/Nervous Fan, Achieved Celebrity Tile, Star Treatment Quirk, Crystal Helmet Amethyst/Amazonite/Citrine/Alabaster/Alexandrite/Rainborz/Rose/Ruby/Sapphire/Orange Topaz/Peach/Plumbite/Quartz/Hematite/Jet/Jonquilyst/Nitelite/Crandestine/Diamond/Emerald/FireOpal/Shinalite/Simanite/Turquoise, (Has Been) Reputation Rank 1-7, Paparazzi, Fame Level 1-5, Baby Ariel, Cry On Demand - Drama Club, Feud Target Perk, (Not) Disguised, New to Actor Career, Drama Club
	BASE	Likes/Hates Fruitcake, Hates Fruit Cake Controller, Pizza Delivery, Joined Fifty Mile High Club (Teen), Reputation Host, Child Cannot Age Up - Does Not Persist, Custom Career, Gardener Service, Repairman, At Daycare, With Nanny, Male, Female, Master Gardener, Has Watched Alien - Rocketship, Risen Ghost, PlantSim NPC, Master Fisherman, Had WooHoo, Been Kissed, Had Fight, Grade School A-D/F, High School A-D/F, Alien Pollinator, Right/Left-Handed, Employee Quit, Baby, Toddler, Child, Teen, Young Adult, Adult, Elder, No Occult, Recieved Skull Display - Day of the Dead, Human, Recieved Stump - PlantSim Challenge, PlantSim, Millie Bobby Brown, Joke/Affirmation/News - Smart Hub Wake Up Routine, Maid, Mailman, Pregnant, Grim Reaper, Imagination Skill 1-5, FTUE Roommate, Has Monster Friend, Got Growfruit, Unlocked Positivity Challenge Aspiration, Collected Positivity Challenge Reward 1-4, Force On/Off - Breasts, Completed (Perfect) Growfruit Challenge, Painting Master, Gardener, 2x Career Pay Boosts, Challenge Coordinator - Jasmine, Unlocked Grilled Cheese Aspiration, Has Met Nanny, Nanny, Alien Abduction Pregnancy, Tragic Clown
tail style	Up, Down
gender options	Customized Gender, Can (Not) Impregnate, Can (Not) Be Impregnated, Toilet Standing/Sitting, Masculine/Feminine Frame, Masculine/Feminine Clothing, Pets: (Un)Neutered
phone skin	Turquoise Stripes, Lime, Mint Green Stripes, Orange Polka, Purple, Red, Rose Gold, Silver, White, Black, Black Stripes, Blue Polka, Brown, Dark Blue, Dark Green, Gold, Hot Pink Polka, Light Pink
talent agency	Everyday Extras, A.I. Staffing, Well Suited, G.R.A.N.
--2003:DD:E735:CF0:1012:AC06:9EE5:2B9F (talk) 17:56, December 30, 2018 (UTC)
StrangerVille hidden traits:
NPCs	Curio Shop Owner, Military, Scientist, Agent, Conspiracist, Premade Sim, Veteran Hermit
Story	Has Asked Around, Examined Lab Door, Has Opened Door, Vaccinated, Has Seen the Mother, Has Defeated the Mother
Misc	Actively Possessed Overlay
-- (talk) 13:11, February 27, 2019 (UTC)
April 16th patch:
Agencies	Computer Experts, Electrified Artists, Fighting Words
Hidden		Unlocked Meet, Completed Meet With Client, Bonus Gig Payout, Unlocked Overclock
--2003:DD:E717:69F1:FC74:7553:9D95:4DB8 (talk) 10:08, April 18, 2019 (UTC)
June 18th:
Base: High Fishing Skill
IL: Islander, Lifeguard Reward Level 2, Lifeguard Reward Level 3, Medium Swimming, Treasure Tool, Rebreather, Dive Knife, Spearfishing Gun, Underwater Camera, Mermaid, TYAE Mermaid, Mermaid Form, Discovered Mermaid, Temporary Discovered Mermaid, Merfolk Woke, Disgusted by Fish
-- (talk) 02:17, June 19, 2019 (UTC)

Custom Content[edit source]

How can I download custom content to Sims 4 in package file format? Cus anywhere i download custom content is in another file format so it doesnt work. What should I do?

Doris (talk) 15:46, October 17, 2019 (UTC)

This is not the correct place to ask. Please ask questions at the help desk, or on our Discord server. Talk pages should be used for discussion on how to improve the relevant article. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 16:15, October 17, 2019 (UTC)

New reward traits and degrees[edit source]

As of now 55 traits are still missing. Where should we put Immortal and Mental Magister and is anyone interested in creating a new h2 section for all 53 degrees (4 variants + mixology)? -- (talk) 15:56, February 22, 2020 (UTC)

Sage traits[edit source]

There are two traits per sage: trait_Magic_FIxups_Spells_MagicSage_* (hidden) and trait_MagicSage_* (gameplay=reward). Not sure why but unless this gets fixed the latter batch goes to the reward traits section. -- (talk) 10:23, February 23, 2020 (UTC) and those Fixup traits are only added if NPC joins household. -- (talk) 10:41, February 23, 2020 (UTC)