A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering Sim Reset in The Sims 4

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering Sim Reset in The Sims 4

If your Sim suddenly starts freezing, becoming unresponsive, or getting trapped behind objects, resetting is the best way to solve these issues. Let's explore various methods to get your Sim back on track in The Sims 4.

Activating Cheats

Activating Cheats

Before you start troubleshooting, saving your game is crucial. This ensures that you can revert any unintentional changes or errors. If your Sim is still misbehaving, follow these steps to reset them:

  1. First, access the cheats window. For PC, press “Ctrl + Shift + C” simultaneously. Xbox players hold down the LT + RT + LB + RB triggers for a few seconds. For PS4 and PS5 users, press L1 + R1 + L2 + R2 buttons simultaneously.
  2. A blank dialogue box will appear in the top-left corner of the screen. Enter “testingCheats true” in it.
  3. The cheats window contains a welcoming "Cheats are Enabled" message.
  4. Enter “resetSim FirstName LastName” in the cheat box. Don't forget to replace 'FirstName' and 'LastName' with the real name of your Sim.
  5. Hit the enter key to reset your Sim. It will be teleported at random somewhere inside the house.

Reset your Sim using Shift-Click Cheat

If the standard method does not work well, opt for another one: the Shift-Click Cheat. To activate it:

  1. Enable cheats as instructed above.
  2. Press and hold the Shift key and click on the Sim that needs resetting.
  3. Select the 'Reset Object (debug)' option from the menu. Your Sim should start behaving normally again. Note to Xbox and PS4/PS5 users: replace the Shift key step with simultaneous pressing of A and B buttons (Xbox) or X and O keys (PS4/PS5).

Teleport the Sim to a New Place

Teleport the Sim to a New Place

If your Sim is still stuck, try teleporting them to a new location:

  1. Select the Sim.
  2. Decide on the area they should teleport to.
  3. Hit Shift + Click the area.
  4. Choose 'Teleport Here' from the menu. The relocated Sim should now behave as usual.

Move to a New Household

Still struck with an unresponsive Sim? As a last resort, try moving them to a new household or lot:

  1. Save your game.
  2. Click “Manage Worlds” in the menu in the top-right corner.
  3. Choose “Manage Household” and then the troublesome Sim.
  4. Select "Move Household into a lot" and find a new home for your Sim.
  5. Click on the track button to let your Sim travel to a new household.

Your Sim will now continue their virtual life as if nothing ever happened. Happy gaming!

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