Parents and Children Becoming Siblings – Cause and Fix!
Since The Sims 4’s release, many players have experienced a situation (a bug, rather) where parents and children appear to be siblings. This issue was caused by editing Sims using a debug cheat called “cas.fulleditmode”. This cheat allows you to manipulate all Create a Sim aspects even after leaving Create a Sim originally, which is perfect for changing names, body shapes and other features such as traits, walk styles and so forth. However, with this cheat comes a glitch which causes parents and children (if there are any in the household) to become siblings, and it cannot be reversed in Create a Sim itself.
A member of official The Sims forums, TwistedMexican, has discovered series of debug cheats (similar to ‘cas.fulleditmode’) which allow for relationship changes and much more. Using these cheats you should be able to fix the issues that editing in Create a Sim caused.
However, be careful! Take precaution with these kind of cheats by saving your game before doing anything. If results malfunction, leave the game and reload your previous save file. Judging by the responses in the thread on official forums, these cheats seem to work and not cause other issues.
First we need SimID’s
sims.get_sim_id_by_name yoursimfirstname yoursimlastname
This command will print a number at the end, similar to: 775464154248314888
Make note of this number, it’s your sim’s unique id, I recommend making a copy somewhere if you’ll be using these commands a lot.
Then run the command again for the other sim you’re wishing you edit relationships for:
sims.get_sim_id_by_name targetsimfirstname targetsimlastname
Make note of this sim’s ID as well.
Add Relationship Bit – This lets you modify the type of relations between two sims. It requires Sim ID.
relationship.add_bit yoursimID targetsimID relationshipBit
NOTE: You can not REMOVE a bit, you’ll have to override it with another. For example setting family_husband_wife will override family_brother_sister
The available family relationshipBits are as follows:
The relationship.destroy cheat should fix this issue.
Destroy a relationship:
Now we destroy the relationship (because were a horrible person;)):
relationship.destroy yoursimID targetsimID
Head over to the thread itself to check out the full list and in case you want to ask questions or seek advice before doing anything!
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