How to make an all-purpose sim
Having an all-purpose sim that does everything your working sims don't have time to do themselves would be a dream come true... Especially if you didn't even have to take care of that sim. It doesn't have to be a dream anymore.
This requires around three to four steps, depending on how multi-functional you'd like the all-purpose sim to be.
Step one. This requires about three cheats, so if you have no problems with that, then bring up the cheat window, use boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true. Hold shift and click on any sim in the house. Click on "Spawn." Choose "The Tombstone of L and D." Next go to the tombstone and click on Adult Female/Male, your choice. A new member of the house has been made. It's randomized and has it's own name, look, clothes, personality, and aspirations. (Though I've found that females are always Aries with the Popularity aspiration.)
Step Two: Hold shift again and right click him or her. Click "spawn" again, click on "sim modder." This will produce a little baby doll that has the power to make sims' lives much easier. From there, you will begin a series of programs and settings to make your live-in all-purpose sim the perfect nanny, cook, maid, friend-maker all wrapped up in a nice neat package.
Step Three. With your new sim in control, click on the baby doll. Go to motives. You'll get a choice to max the sim you're controlling, another sim, or the entire house. For this, you'll select "Me/(name of sim)" Click "Max All." All motives will then have full green bars. Hit "motives" again on the sim modder baby doll. Choose the controlling sim, and click the option for "make static". This means that the motives will never decay, thereby fixing this single sim into having no needs. They don't need sleep, food, bathroom breaks, socializing, or showers (unless they spend time on the exercise machine). And the needs will never decay except for Hygene if using the exercise machine. But if you keep the Sim Modder baby doll, that can be fixed with a quick visit back to it.
Step Four: And this I only recommend if you want the most efficient all-purpose sim available but it's not entirely necessary. Use the Sim Modder again and this time click on "Skills." Choose the controlling sim for the skills, then select "max all." And now you have the perfect cook, maid, repairman, and outstanding joke-teller. (High charisma goes a long way in the friendship department). He or She will also paint anything and sell it for a high price. Good for when you don't need them for anything and want to park them somewhere and forget about them for a while. Remember, their needs NEVER decay!
Repeat step four for personality and interests (still optional but doesn't hurt) and max them as well. Now you have a live-in all-purpose sim that does just about everything you need without needing anything for themselves. If you want to be especially neglectful, you can also set it's aspiration to the "grilled cheese" aspiration (using the doll again) and fulfill it's wants with mountains and mountains of grilled cheese. Be careful though: A sim that eats when it's not hungry will get fat very quickly. If that's not a problem for you, then I say the more the merrier!
Me personally? I like to set their aspiration to pleasure because those wants are easier to fulfill than anything else. They're happy with bubblebaths, toys, and jumping on the couch all day. And that aspiration isn't as likely to lead them to a heart attack later on in life!
Added by: darkannie Dec 17th 2007, ID#11928