The Sims 4 is a gaming platform that allows you – its player – to create a world tailored to your desires. This world can either be huge or small, peaceful or chaotic, etc., depending on your preference and you can fill it up with Sims and take on any role you want.
Despite the magnificence of this game, it sometimes experiences glitches. For instance, your Sims can just stop functioning and become unresponsive. That is, they will simply stand there and not respond to any command you give them.
While such occurrences can be quite annoying, you can’t escape them happening. Fortunately, they can be fixed. You do not even have to end the game to get your Sims working again and obeying your commands. To do this, you simply have to reset them.
There are five methods by which you can do this. For some of them, you first have to open the cheat console by pressing the keys CTRL + Shift + C simultaneously.
The Shift-Click Method
To use the shift-click method, you first have to enable cheats by opening the cheat console using the CTRL + Shift + C keys as mentioned above. Thereafter, input “testingcheats true” in the open cheat console; then press Enter.
When you enable cheats in the Sims 4, you are basically clearing the path for other cheats, such as the reset cheat, to function.
After enabling them, the next thing you should do is to locate the Sim you want to reset, hold the shift key, and click on it. Then, select the “Reset Sim (Debug)” option to perform the reset.
The Cheat Code Method
Another method you can use to reset your Sim is to input a cheat code rather than shift-click on a Sim. To do this, first go through the aforementioned process that enables the cheat console to ensure the cheats will work. That is, press the CTRL + Shift + C keys simultaneously, and then type in “testingcheats true”. After this, input “resetSim Firstname Lastname” in the cheat console and press Enter.
For instance, if you want to reset Jack Dane, the cheat you will use is: “resetSim Jack Dane” after which you will press Enter.
If you, however, want to reset all the Sims in the game, type “resetSims.”
It is important to mention that the name of the Sims should be properly capitalized for the cheat to work. Also, take note of the spelling and ensure it is 100% accurate.
The Teleport Here Method
After you’ve opened your cheat console, input “testingcheats true” to activate cheats. Then, hold shift and click on any part of your lot to bring up an option menu; this will say “Teleport Here.” Select this option to reset your unresponsive Sim and teleport him or her to a location of your choosing.
The Teleport Here Method Without Cheat
This is quite similar to the teleport here method mentioned above, except it does not use cheats. To use this method, first open your lot menu and select a lot that is different from the one you are currently using.
Then, select all the Sims you want to reset and the option to teleport them to the new lot you selected.
Finally, click on OK to reset all the Sims in the new location.
The Move Your Sim Out Method
Like the aforementioned method, this method also does not require the use of cheats; it involves moving your Sim out of your home and back in. To use this method, click on the “Manage World” at the top-right corner of the page. After this, click on the “Manage Household” option and then choose the household you want to move the Sims into.
Finally, click on the truck in the bottom-right section of the page to move the Sims to the new household.
You should know that this method is an extreme solution to the problem. And while it is a solution, it is one you should only take if any of the other methods do not work.
On a final note, when you reset your Sim, it will do the following:
- It will stop standing or sitting or doing what it was doing before it got stuck.
- It will undergo a shake motion.
- It will reset.
Resetting your Sims will clear all they had queued up, including their moodlets and whims. So, have this in mind before you proceed.