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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.

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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
#226 Old 1st Sep 2006 at 2:13 PM
I have all ep's Uni Nl And Ofb it works fine but when i change tampon the tasks say drink love potion 8.5

The world will come to an endbut the sims will live on
Original Poster
#227 Old 1st Sep 2006 at 4:58 PM
Originally Posted by ptmcd
I have all ep's Uni Nl And Ofb it works fine but when i change tampon the tasks say drink love potion 8.5

Other people have reported having the same problem. I haven't been able to reproduce the problem in my game, so I can't be sure what exactly is causing it.
Test Subject
#228 Old 1st Sep 2006 at 7:32 PM
omg! wicked idea! now Sims have to suffer aswell as us girls! i always wanted something like this for my simmies! :D

Im sophia =D

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Field Researcher
#229 Old 1st Sep 2006 at 7:59 PM Last edited by Pdrs : 1st Sep 2006 at 8:09 PM. Reason: new question
That's a weird hack. I have a question: What's the difference between a sim with the period and a sim without the period? What happens to the behaviors of the sims with period?
Field Researcher
1st Sep 2006 at 8:02 PM
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Original Poster
#230 Old 2nd Sep 2006 at 12:16 AM
Originally Posted by Pdrs
That's a weird hack. I have a question: What's the difference between a sim with the period and a sim without the period? What happens to the behaviors of the sims with period?

Having a period causes a sim to occasionally get either cramps or munchies, this is determined randomly. Cramps will cause the comfort motive to decrease, munchies will cause her to go to the fridge to get a snack. Also she will need to change her tampon every 4 hours, if she doesn't then her hygiene will go down.
Test Subject
#231 Old 2nd Sep 2006 at 3:07 AM Last edited by Peaceandlove1019 : 2nd Sep 2006 at 3:18 AM. Reason: spelling
Wow! I remember thinking one day 'the one thing that the sims needs is for the girls to have periods-then it would be heaps more realistic.' Thank you so much-this is awesome!
Test Subject
#232 Old 2nd Sep 2006 at 11:09 AM
this is such a brilliant idea!
Test Subject
#233 Old 2nd Sep 2006 at 2:03 PM
ah one of those realistic aspects of sim life maxis neglected because it may have pushed the game's rating to M. love it
Test Subject
#234 Old 4th Sep 2006 at 5:28 AM
How about "congratulate on first period" action from parents? Like when teens and kids get an A in school, their parents congratulate them? Or when a sim just "woohoo"ed and they get congratulated on the woohoo? That'd be awesome.

Superduper hack. I love it xD
Original Poster
#235 Old 4th Sep 2006 at 5:48 AM
That's a great idea xDante, I'll put it in the next version I upload.
Field Researcher
#236 Old 4th Sep 2006 at 3:15 PM Last edited by Ŧoxication : 4th Sep 2006 at 3:32 PM.
Ugh I'm having mine right now. :/

Here's something else you should put in your next version:

-rejecting most social interactions from spouse/friends etc

-not being able to get pregnant or "try for baby" while the woman is on her period

sorry! I frogot to thank you, great job! I love this mod!

- oh one more thing- could you ppleasee fix like when you go downtown or invite a sim over for a party it says "bleh needs to change her tampon" like that? because I don't care! it's not my sim, I don't control them, I don't care!
Original Poster
#237 Old 5th Sep 2006 at 2:33 AM
I've been thinking of adding a PMS feature to the next version. Your suggestion of rejecting social interactions sounds good and I'll add it as one of the PMS effects. Also in the next version there will be an option to turn messages off.

Not being able to get pregnant when having a period is a feature of another mod I will be uploading soon.
Field Researcher
#238 Old 5th Sep 2006 at 8:09 AM
That sounds good Great mod by the way.
Lab Assistant
#239 Old 6th Sep 2006 at 12:39 PM
Just downloaded, looks great

That second picture makes me laugh. She missed her period, that can only mean..... well she dont look all that bothered, happily painting =P
Test Subject
#240 Old 6th Sep 2006 at 7:44 PM
I love this hack. Its amazing! I definately downloaded it. Haven't tested it yet but when Im done browsing the downloads Im gonna try it out.

-I have a bird that whistles and I have birds that sing-
Test Subject
#241 Old 8th Sep 2006 at 7:49 PM
Excellent work, and big thumbs up for the continuing tweeks. I did find one conflict in my game, the nude potty hack would over ride changing the tampon (I shoulda got back to this thread before your last update). I just downloaded the latest and haven't tried it yet. For me anyway it was no biggie, just disabled the nude potty hack and things worked great. thanks for another fun way to torment my sims. <veg>
Test Subject
#242 Old 8th Sep 2006 at 11:43 PM
Default OMG! My mother lives!
I agree with a lot of comments that this looks like a thoroughly contemplated hack - probably one of the best analyzed that's been posted here. But I probably won't be downloading it.
It's just like being pregnant for three "days". You do appreciate the fact that one "day" in the life of a Sim equals one year... Let's see a period lasts for 8-16 "hours" and they have them how often?

Test Subject
#243 Old 9th Sep 2006 at 3:47 AM
This is so great. Thanks a lot.

[ raisui no tsubomi sakaseyou ]
Test Subject
#244 Old 11th Sep 2006 at 4:49 PM
Wow thank you! Now my girl sims can have periods, yay! :D
Lab Assistant
#245 Old 15th Sep 2006 at 9:52 PM
Hehehehe, this is great!!! Even though all my sims seem to do is eat and get fat =P, thanks for sharing this, its so cool
#246 Old 15th Sep 2006 at 10:39 PM
This is a hack I didn't know I needed till I saw it. I can't wait to try this out in-game, it will really add alot of realism. I feel sorry for my sims now =P Poor gals have to have a period.
Field Researcher
#247 Old 16th Sep 2006 at 6:58 AM
Odd hack. xD I didn't see anything like it before..

I don't personally use tampons, I never have and I don't think I will.

Pads are fine-- panti liners work too

How do sims get tampons in? xD they HURT

Here's a suggestion Smonaff, hun. Make teens use pads and adults use tampons it'll make a great addition to the mod

So many people thanked you for this, wow! I might try it out
Original Poster
#248 Old 16th Sep 2006 at 6:31 PM
Thanks for the suggestion Ŧoxication. In the next version I'll have an option that will let you set a sim's preference for pads or tampons.
Field Researcher
#249 Old 16th Sep 2006 at 11:20 PM
I can't wait for the next version! It'll be even better
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