How to Remove Trait Limits in "Sims 3"

Written by john c. erianne
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The best selling life simulation game, The Sims 3 allows players to create Sims with their own unique personalities based on five traits. Players can choose from a variety of personality traits including adventurous, eccentric, shy and flirtatious. As the five traits are coded into the game, the only way to exceed this limit is with a software modification, or "mod." There are two mods which may be used together to allow players to add more than five traits. The "Master Controller" mod provides players to control aspects of the game normally prohibited such as family size, relationships and the number of allowable body modification sliders available in Create-A-Sim. Rainbow Brite's "Add More Traits" mod overrides the five trait limit.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Master Controller Mod
  • Add More Traits Mod

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  1. 1

    Go to the Nraas Industries website at and download Twallen's Master Controller from the link at the bottom of the first post. Install the mod in your "Packages" folder.

  2. 2

    If you do not have a Packages folder, open up the Sims 3 folder in your Documents folder and create a new folder called "Mods." Open the Mods folder and create a Packages folder and install the Master Controller here.

  3. 3

    Go to on the website and download Rainbow Brite's Add More Traits Mod. Install the Mod in your Packages folder.

  4. 4

    Start your game. Select the Sim you wish to add traits to. Click on the Master Controller. Select "Traits" under the advanced interaction. A window will pop up showing available traits. Choose the additional traits you want your Sim to have.

Tips and warnings

  • Before installing any Mod to your game, back up your current save files.
  • Players should exhibit caution when installing any modification into the game which causes changes to the original programming. Although most Mods do exactly what they are supposed to do, many can render the game unplayable if there are compatibility issues.

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