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Period Hack

by Smonaff Posted 26th Jul 2006 at 6:23 AM - Updated 14th Sep 2006 at 3:11 PM by Smonaff
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This hack has been requested by many people most recently jesusgirl678.

Will allow female sim's, ages teen to adult, to have a period.

When first loading a lot after installing this hack, the Period Controller will check each sim on the lot to see if they meet the necessary requirements to have a period, and if so they will be assigned a token. The Controller will check once every hour to see if there are any new sims on the lot who meet the requirements. Visitors and NPCs are also able to have periods.

A sim will start her period every 4 days, and last between 8 and 16 hours. If the sim is a teen and it is her first period, she will have a memory "Had My First Period", this memory is not available to YAs and adults. The initial starting day, hour and duration are determined when the sim is assigned their period token and the values are stored on the token. When a sim reaches the elder age she will no longer have periods. If a sim is pregnant she will not have a period.

Initially the day that a sim will start her period is chosen at random between Monday and Sunday. The hour she will start her period is also chosen at random. So if the day she starts her initial period is Tuesday and the hour is 9:00am and the day you start playing is Tuesday and the hour is 10:00am, then you'll have to keep playing until 9:00am of the next Tuesday before you recieve a message that she has started her period. Periods will occur every 4 days after she has had her initial period.

The Effects of the period are a decrease of the comfort and hygeine motives. Using a tampon will stop the hygiene motive from being effected until it's effects wear off. A tampon remains effective for 4 hours.The Tampon Controller will direct a sim to use a tampon autonomously. All that the Use Tampon interaction does is make the sim use the toilet, there are no new animations and no modifications done to any of the toilets. The Tampon Controller will direct the sim to use the toilet and will check to see if the toilet was successfully used and if so will diplay a message stating that the sim has used a tampon. If the Use Tampon Interaction is cancelled from the sim's queue, you can just direct the sim to use the toilet and that will satisfy the Controller that the sim has used a tampon.

There are no global modifications in any of the package files included in this hack and all have registered GUIDs, so the risk of conflict with other hacks is low.

I have Original, University and NightLife, if your installation differs from this let me know whether it works for you not. I think it should be compatible with all EPs though.

Place all the package files in your downloads folder.

If you are downloading an updated version allow the new package files to overwrite the old ones in your downloads folder.

Update 08/14/06:
New Features, Changes and Bug Fixes:

-Period's now enabled for community lots.

-Option to start or end period by clicking on a sim.

-Option to change the duration of a sim's period. This option is only available when the sim isn't having a period.

-The tampon controller now takes locked doors and other barriers, i.e. a toilet in a room without a door, into consideration when locating a toilet to use.

-Added cramps. This uses part of the labor pains animation. Lowers comfort.

-Added munchies. This will cause a sim to crave junk food, and she will go to the fridge and either get cookies or chips to eat.

-Tampons now last for four hours instead of three.

-Sims you are talking to on the telephone will no longer be checked by the period controller.

-Fixed a problem in the Display Period Stats controller that was causing sims to appear to lose autonomy.

-Fixed a problem where if a sim left for work or school needing to change her tampon, she wouldn't be able to change it until returning home.

-The tampon controller is now more aggressive in making a sim change her tampon.

-The period controller will now check to see if a sim's period started or ended on another lot and quietly start or end it if she is or isn't supposed to be having it at the current day and time. This function will also be activated if the day or time has been changed by the Insimenator's temporal adjuster.

Not Compatible with Dizzy2's Nude Potty Hack

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2
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Period Hack.zip

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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Test Subject
#101 Old 28th Jul 2006 at 10:45 AM
Wow awsomely done, Im getting it. If I have to suffer it, so do my sims!
Test Subject
#102 Old 28th Jul 2006 at 3:23 PM
Was looking for something like this for awhile, too cool. Hold on the graphics though

And all I'd loved, I'd loved alone.
Field Researcher
#103 Old 28th Jul 2006 at 4:18 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smonaff
Yeah I thought about doing that but it would require modifying the Pregnancy - Can We Get Pregnant? global, which would conflict with Inteenimator and other hacks that use that global.


Ah, okay then. I do have another request though, if you would be so kind - the messages are cool, but I don't need to know every time Sim X uses a tampon Any chance of cutting those out please?

Other than that it works a treat, thanks
Test Subject
#104 Old 28th Jul 2006 at 5:46 PM
Awesome!!! I'm definitely gonna try this one out.....
Test Subject
#105 Old 28th Jul 2006 at 6:03 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sadie79
Ah, okay then. I do have another request though, if you would be so kind - the messages are cool, but I don't need to know every time Sim X uses a tampon Any chance of cutting those out please?

Other than that it works a treat, thanks


I agree, I don't need to know if my sim uses a tampon But I this mod!

_.;[-TheSims2Lover&&ModTheSims2Lover-];._

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Test Subject
#106 Old 28th Jul 2006 at 7:04 PM
I have all the expansions including the Holiday Pack and the Family Fun Stuff, and it doesn't seem to work.
Field Researcher
#107 Old 28th Jul 2006 at 7:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Sandilou442
Ancient Sim you've put me in schoolteacher mode during my summer holiday - you have to read Inteen's Manual; all teen sims take up adult jobs once they turn 18 unless you install the No Adult Teens Flavor Pak.

Er ... Sandi? If you'd read my posts properly, you would have seen that I DO have that flavour pack installed and always have had, that was why I posted in the first place, because they weren't supposed to go into the adult career track due to the fact that I had the flavour pack installed!!!!

As for the Inteen manual, I've read it through every which way. I always rtfm.

WHY DO SIMS NEVER EXPERIENCE A MID-LIFE CRISIS?
Test Subject
#108 Old 28th Jul 2006 at 7:40 PM
Forgive me Ancient, I must have been PMSing!

After I posted here I saw over at MATY that you indeed do have that Flavor Pak. I posted that message on a day when I shouted at everyone in the house - humans, dogs and cats. Sorry!
Field Researcher
#109 Old 28th Jul 2006 at 9:45 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by moonwildflower20
I have all the expansions including the Holiday Pack and the Family Fun Stuff, and it doesn't seem to work.


Well I have all of them installed too, except for FFS. FFS messes up my computer, I think it's a uni-ofb hack incompatible with FFS
Test Subject
#110 Old 28th Jul 2006 at 10:52 PM
i think this is such a great idea however the sim doesnt really suffer like we do because they dont cramp,bloat or crave sweets. Now that would be lovely i love hacks that make the game more realistic this is really well thought out.
MTS2 Hot Pepper
#111 Old 28th Jul 2006 at 11:14 PM
Sounds very realistic
Awesome hack!

Currently playing Sims 4 full collection. (and fixing my mods folder)
Field Researcher
#112 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 12:12 AM
Does anyone else who has OFB have a problem with the sim's pregnancy? When my sim gets pregnant they don't get the belly they just keep waving their arms around non stop.. I didn't have a problem with this hack until I actually got my sim pregnant :/
Systemic Anomaly
#113 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 1:07 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by berryful
Does anyone else who has OFB have a problem with the sim's pregnancy? When my sim gets pregnant they don't get the belly they just keep waving their arms around non stop.. I didn't have a problem with this hack until I actually got my sim pregnant :/

If you have the wrong version of Squinge's Pregnancy - Wear Any Clothes mod or LaserArcSims Pregnancy for All mod, that will cause this.
Field Researcher
#114 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 2:29 AM
All reports are in, this mod officially rules :D

Well, almost. Apart from what I've already mentioned, I've noticed something interesting now I've had a playable Sim "come on"; sometimes I get this icon in the queue illustrated with her mugshot. On mouse-over it says "Drink love potion 8.5" - I don't have any so nothing happens, but for any of you guys who do, does anything happen?

I really like the other messages, about the reminders. The whole thing adds more challenge to the game, which for me is great cos it was starting to dwindle, what with hitting the top of the career, going perma-plat...
Test Subject
#115 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 4:12 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by gangsterskank
has anyone here downloaed it ? and does it work?
it works fine
Test Subject
#116 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 6:01 AM
Good planning. Can't wait to try this out.
Test Subject
#117 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 10:35 AM
Though I hate my own with a passion...I now feel just a little better, because now my sims can suffer too! *evil laugh* Nah, all kidding aside ^^ Great mod. I have the tampon box already, and now this gives me a reason to actually use the object. I'll be giving it a try for ya very soon. Thank you for all the detailed work, the memory is such a nice touch!
Test Subject
#118 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 4:12 PM
Let me be one to say LOL. Pure genius. Will use.
Test Subject
#119 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 4:34 PM
Sounds nice, adds a bit of realism. Technically, however, first period is called Menarche. In future vertions a memory using that term would make the mod sound more sophisicated XD lol. Just a sugestion really, cool idea and thanks.
Field Researcher
#120 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 5:46 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by jase439
If you have the wrong version of Squinge's Pregnancy - Wear Any Clothes mod or LaserArcSims Pregnancy for All mod, that will cause this.


I do have squinges wear any clothes mod!! I probably have the wrong version. THANK YOU!!
Test Subject
#121 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 7:38 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sadie79
Am I the only one here who doesn't suffer much with periods? :-\
Nope. They don't bother me too much either.

But I know it affects everyone a little differently. I've known several girls who get really nauseous or would actually throw up with the onset of their periods! (I'm so glad I'm not one of those!)

(Okay, how to lead this rather awkward conversation back to the topic...)

Oh yeah... I'd like to suggest something similar to this for this period patch: That it affects everyone a little differently depending on, say, personality?

I haven't tried this mod yet, but will my sims actually get moody and irritable? Or are the pop-up notices the only clue we have that they're PMS'ing?
Test Subject
#122 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 9:06 PM
LOL! this is funny, creative and very whitty! gives a new reason for me to have simpax in my bathrooms! thank you!

Time is the best teacher; unfortunately it kills all of it's students.
Test Subject
#123 Old 30th Jul 2006 at 12:15 AM
Nifty!
Conveient!
Test Subject
#124 Old 30th Jul 2006 at 1:34 AM
I have obf and inteen, and it is working fine so far. on first day, teen got period, but adult is still waiting for hers!
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