How to keep a Sim but get rid of the CC it came with

Introduction

Unfortunately some package files come inside the package file of a Sim, meaning that the only way to get rid of the download is to get rid of the Sim it came with. You will need to uninstall the Sim through your launcher or deleted from your SavedSims folder.

Sometimes you do want to keep the Sim, but not the cc it came with, so what can you do to keep the Sim ?

Method

There is a way for only Sims spread this way. Households do not. You will need to delete the Sim itself but you can save it either in a savegame or as a household to keep.

  1. Backup all folders in the user data directory.
  2. Go into CAS and select the Sim that has the skin/cc
  3. Change it to something else
  4. Share the Sim
  5. Uninstall the other Sim from installed content and delete from downloads
  6. The file can then be found in the export folder in the user file directory.
  7. Install that file to have a new file in the SavedSims folder without the cc and find the Sim in CAS

If the Sim is wearing cloth in his nude state, this won’t work for you cannot change that state. To get rid of those, do the following:

  1. Backup all folders in the user file directory.
  2. Go into CAS and put all Sims you want to keep into a game
  3. Share the house / Sim in edit town mode. You can make many one Sim households or just one with all your sim (or more depending on the number of Sims)
  4. Save the game and close the it
  5. Remove all Sims from your SavedSims folder and delete your cache files.
  6. Restart the game to make sure that the cc is gone from your game. The sims can be found in the library (not CAS)

If you want to keep a Sim as a Sim file instead of a household, you will need the MasterController Mod by Twallan (NRaas) or use testingcheatsenabled true. Do all of the above and then:

  1. Place the Sim you want to keep as Sim file into your game and use the Option Edit in CAS on the MasterController or shift-click on the Sim and choose Edit in CAS from there.
  2. In CAS, share the Sim from there.
  3. The file can then be found in the export folder in the user file directory.
  4. Install that file to have a new file in the SavedSims folder without the cc and find the Sim in CAS

This method should work for hair, cloth, shoes etc. It should work for skins as well (they always come this way) but I did not try that.

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