Open Bugs

Sims don’t change clothing


My Sim is always wearing everyday clothing: To take a shower, to go to sleep. He doesn’t even try to change it. The action to change to nude does nothing and just drops from the queue.


If you move in a NPC or download a Sim from the gallery, you never know what you get. Some of these Sims have hidden traits that don’t get removed when you upload them to the gallery or move them in.

Some of these traits have negative effects like your Sims can’t age or die anymore.

Cause for this bug are suspects from the detective career that still have the trait for that. Sims with this trait can’t change their clothing. Probably because changing into a different outfit makes it hard to identify the correct suspect which led to issues in the past.

Other causes for related Issues

Sims that shower in clothing can also have other reasons but different from this bug, the Sims do spin but stay in the same clothing:

  • Patch 1.52.100: Older version of MCCC can cause all Sims to stay in their current outfit. Make sure to get the newest version.
  • Faulty CC
  • Old bug that causes all female Sims to shower in their underwear. This bug has been fixed but affected Sims can still wear them.


Do the following steps to use the cheat console

  1. Open the cheat console with ctl-shift-c
  2. Enter the cheat you need in the entry box which appeared in the upper left corner of your screen.
  3. Hit ENTER
  4. Repeat steps 2 & 3 for every necessary cheat.
  5. After entering all needed cheats, close the cheat console with ctl-shift-c

Remove the hidden trait with these cheats:

  • testingcheats on
  • traits.remove_trait DetectiveCareer_Criminal