Babies looking exactly like parents????

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Babies looking exactly like parents????

Post by Donii0x » April 29th, 2019, 3:31 am

Everytime any of my sims have kids and the kids age up, they look JUST like their parents? I was wondering if there is a setting where I can stop that? Or do I have to turn anything off in nrass?

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Post by igazor » April 29th, 2019, 7:23 am

Hi there. What you are describing is parental clone syndrome, whereby sims' kids pick up almost exactly the same CAS settings as one or the other of their parents instead of any blending or wandering from those settings having taken place. This is much more likely to happen consistently when EA's genetics are in play, much less so if NRaas StoryProgression's Advanced Genetics is in control (SP's progression must be in control, the SP Population add-on module is required).

Are you using SP/SP Population, or rather were you when the kids were born?

When this happens to us anyway, which again should not be with every birth, and we do not wish it to, many of us use MC's PlayWithGenetics function under MC > Sim > Advanced (MC Cheats module required) to reroll the kids' genetics a few times with the two parents selected as genetic donors until we see something that looks a lot less like a clone of one or the other and save the result. This can be done when the kids are babies or older, but you would have to change the age settings of the kid (this doesn't really make them older, it's just a preview for display) to see the differences in most cases if they are still very young.

PlayWithGenetics can be used to reroll individual sims whether SP is in control or not, but if it isn't then you will be rerolling using EA's genetics again.

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Babies looking exactly like parents????

Post by Nindigo » April 29th, 2019, 9:05 am

Thanks for this information, igazor. Sometimes, one needs to be reminded that there are better options. I'm going to get that module right away, as I'm experiencing the same as Donii0x.

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Post by Donii0x » April 29th, 2019, 12:50 pm

I was using SP/SP population (I belueve but I will check again to make sure)! So, do I have to have Advanced Gentics on?

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Post by igazor » April 29th, 2019, 1:05 pm

Donii0x wrote:
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I was using SP/SP population (I belueve but I will check again to make sure)! So, do I have to have Advanced Gentics on?
You do in order to get the benefits of SP's genetics system. It's under NRaas > SP > General Options > Options: Pregnancy and should be on by default.

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Post by Donii0x » April 29th, 2019, 1:10 pm

I checked and I did have it on... I had 5 kids and the boys and girls looked exactly like the parents. Maybe it was just the those set of parents? I’m going to try another family and see! Thank you so much!

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Post by Nindigo » April 29th, 2019, 3:12 pm

You know, in real life, sometimes all the kids in a family are the spitting images of their parents as well. It does happen, and I'm sure the parents think it's a bit awesome :)

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Post by igazor » April 29th, 2019, 3:34 pm

Nindigo post_id=65795 time=1556565127 user_id=20087 wrote: You know, in real life, sometimes all the kids in a family are the spitting images of their parents as well. It does happen, and I'm sure the parents think it's a bit awesome :)
Sometimes, yes certainly. If you put a child photo of me next to one of my dad, except for styles having changed in between our generations it's actually quite difficult to tell us apart (much less so many years later). But we don't expect this to happen and stay that way as the child grows up 9 or 10 times out of 10, either.

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Post by Nindigo » April 29th, 2019, 4:38 pm

igazor post_id=65796 time=1556566483 user_id=6716 wrote: But we don't expect this to happen and stay that way as the child grows up 9 or 10 times out of 10, either.
Of course not. I didn't mean to imply otherwise :)

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