Since Patch 1.53.115 there’s a new mode in CAS: The story mode. This mode allows to create a Sim with some starting goodies (Skills, Job, Starting funds) by answering some questions.
The look as well as name/gender/voice/walking style can then be adjusted to whatever you like. You won’t be able to change the achievement or the traits.
How do I create more than one Sim in Story Mode ?
After creating one Sim, you might want to create another in the same household also in story mode. You can do this as always by clicking on the +Sim Icon and then choosing the option Add Sim via a Story. This will trigger the questions.
How do I create a Sim in Story Mode for existing Saves ?
If you create a Sim on an existing save either through the household manager or the button in the world map, the story mode isn’t triggered automatically. The question if you want to create a Sim in that mode doesn’t pop-up even for new households.
To create a Sim in story mode follow the same steps as adding another Sim to a household through the +Sim Icon.
Sims created in Story Mode and the Gallery/Library
If you upload a Sim created in story mode to the gallery/library the story icon as well as the starting funds aren’t saved with the Sim as that isn’t information the gallery knows about.
If you download such a Sim, he will have the skills and the job like every other Sim uploaded but no knowledge that he was created through Story Mode.
The story icon is only retained until you place the Sim into a game. Taking him to CAS afterwards doesn’t show the story icon anymore.