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Period Hack

by Smonaff Posted 26th Jul 2006 at 7:23 AM - Updated 14th Sep 2006 at 4:11 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

Size: 16.3 KB · Downloads: 108,099 · 15th Aug 2006
16.3 KB 108,099 15th Aug 2006
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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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#2 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 7:30 AM
Wow. Looks very well thought out. Thank you! I'll have to give this a try. I know people have been asking for this for freaking ever... Your execution of it seems rather logical and useful. If only it had a "want to eat cookies" feature it'd be perfect.

BTW - anyone who says "eeeew" or "gross!" or doesn't realize how nifty this is, please line up around back for a swift kick in the pants, courtesy of HystericalParoxysm.

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#3 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 7:37 AM
Wow...this is totally nifty. I'll test it right away ( I have all EPs...)

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Lab Assistant
#4 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 7:41 AM
Very good job. I know something like this was uploaded a year or so ago but don't think it was as detailed and wasn't updated for the newer EP's. If you wanted to add a bit of more realism somewhere around here someone made a decoration made to look like a box of tampons called Simpax or something like that.

As much as I like it i'm not gonna download it though. I wanna wait to see if it works with OFB.

I just think we should cook and eat all the PETA people.
Instructor
#5 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 7:46 AM
This looks good, hopefully its not like Cindys, but, im sure it wont be.
Do you know if this is compatible with the InTeen?

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Test Subject
#6 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 7:46 AM
That really IS thought out. wow... 5 stars for impressiveness alone. now you just need to get toxic shock syndrome if they neglect to change the tampon (maybe induce influenza?) =)

(i don't think it's gross, i just doubt juliette would have that smile on her face)
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 8:03 AM
Can't wait to try this out. I have all 3 eps. Thank you for sharing your hard work with us.
Instructor
#8 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 8:36 AM
What a great idea!!! Thank you.

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#9 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 8:53 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fox234
If you wanted to add a bit of more realism somewhere around here someone made a decoration made to look like a box of tampons called Simpax or something like that.


That's funny, the image I used for the first period memory, I made from a picture of a Tampax box, and used Photoshop to change the word Tampax to Simpax.
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#10 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 9:12 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by callum91
This looks good, hopefully its not like Cindys, but, im sure it wont be.
Do you know if this is compatible with the InTeen?


lol. No this is the real thing. I tested it with InTeen and it works fine. I also tested it with Christianlov's All_In-One NPC and it works fine with that also.
Scholar
#11 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 9:16 AM
I remember someone making something like this a long time ago, but it got deleted before I could download it Thanks a lot for making this, I'm just downloading
Btw I really like your hacks, I think they're very original
Alchemist
#12 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 9:23 AM
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Originally Posted by squall117
I remember someone making something like this a long time ago


That person never made the original period mod at all, just a fake one. Thank very much for making this period hack. I am downloading it now.

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Lab Assistant
#13 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 9:36 AM
That's really nifty, I would download it but I can't because I don't have a Win rar wizard, only a zip. When I tried to download Win rar there was always a complication and wouldn't complete.

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Test Subject
#14 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 9:37 AM
Great work, I am of coure giving it 5 stars. Although I dont think I'll be getting this hack. I started my period this morning, I feel like crap and probaby will spend most of my day lying on the couch. I dont want my sims doing the same xD
Test Subject
#15 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 10:13 AM
Wow, what a great idea. I love little hacks like these that add some realistic touches into the game. Thank you very much.
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 10:20 AM
Um, i installed the hack, and when i got in game all my custom content was flashing bright blue. O_o When i uninstalled it, they stopped flashing but had retured to non-custom objects. I replaced them and they were fine.

I'm not sure if this is the hacks fault, i don't use hacks much and i might have screwed something up. But i thought you'd like to know...

Good idea by the way!
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 10:34 AM
wow nice job

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Test Subject
#18 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 10:38 AM
very nice job!

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#19 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 11:54 AM
Wow!!!!!It's great!
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#20 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 11:58 AM
This is really cool, especially the details. Thank you for a great download!

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#21 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 12:35 PM
Wow!! This is too awesome. Well done to the max! I didn't download the "original" one because it was pretty confusing... but this one is a no-brainer! Good work, 5 stars definately!

PS... Watch out, male sims, your wives/daughters/girlfriends/friends now have their weapon back... PMS.

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#22 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 12:54 PM
Oh, poor simmies! ^_^ And here I was thinking they didn't have to put up with horrible things such as periods!

And, NataSqui is right! Watch out so your sims don't go all PMS-y on you!

Really well done, don't know if I'll download, I feel bad for my simmies ^_^; They have it bad already! ^_^

Anyway, really great job ^_^

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Test Subject
#23 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 12:58 PM
Question, how do you use the tampons?
Test Subject
#24 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 1:12 PM
wow, Thats pretty cool...Not sayin a period is cool or anything/it hates to have one..but u came up with something i wanted to test out so... THANKS!

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#25 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 1:18 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bexz0r
Um, i installed the hack, and when i got in game all my custom content was flashing bright blue. O_o When i uninstalled it, they stopped flashing but had retured to non-custom objects. I replaced them and they were fine.

I'm not sure if this is the hacks fault, i don't use hacks much and i might have screwed something up. But i thought you'd like to know...

Good idea by the way!


From what I understand a flashing blue object is a sign that the game can't find the texture for that object. I've never had the problem myself, but I have had custom objects revert back to the object they were cloned from, which happened because I removed the custom object from the downloads folder.
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