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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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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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Original Poster
#201 Old 12th Aug 2006 at 7:32 PM
I'll be uploading an update soon, should be in a couple of days, gotta test it out a little more to make sure everything's working OK. I think I've fixed most of the problems that people were having. I also added a couple of new features. The new file will be in zip format, since a lot of people have requested it.
Test Subject
#202 Old 13th Aug 2006 at 8:47 PM
I cant download display period stats cause it says problem loading page.Can anybody help?
Test Subject
#203 Old 14th Aug 2006 at 6:23 AM
Okay i installed it now.:DIts so realistic.
Test Subject
#204 Old 14th Aug 2006 at 7:14 PM
First thing- I think this hack is very creative! I wish it would work though for me! I downloaded it and I get the options Save or Cancel... not Open which my friend got! I played my game for an hour and its not working. Then somewhere I read it was the inteen well I got rid of that and yet its still not working! I really want to try it cause I really want it to work! It would be great if you could help me! Thanks! Thanks for such a great hack!
Test Subject
#205 Old 14th Aug 2006 at 7:34 PM
What is inteen and insim?

Can teens now get pregnant?
Test Subject
#206 Old 15th Aug 2006 at 10:23 AM
Originally Posted by HystericalParoxysm
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.

always a crack up hystrical! great mod btw really usefull like hystical said all can we worship you? :d yes the eat cookies would be sooo cool!

Je am the Black etalon. I look for a White Mare. You the one saw?
Test Subject
#207 Old 15th Aug 2006 at 12:42 PM
Default Saweet
iv'e tested this and there was errors but i also downloaded other things so it might be the "pregnant sims wear anything" hack so i will re-download it again and try it! cheers for making it!

Your Mother... 'Nuff Said...
Test Subject
#208 Old 16th Aug 2006 at 10:46 PM
Smonaff, is it possible for you to upload your extra updates again? when I click my sims and chose "change tampon", she does go to use a toilet but the period state still says she needs a tampon...I think I have to re-install this extra? because after the first time I downloaded it, it worked fine in my game.
Test Subject
#209 Old 16th Aug 2006 at 10:56 PM
I dont think its even going on my game... I dont even get a flashy blue object! I wish this hack would work so I could try it! I read something about if a hack doesnt work and I tried it and yet it still hasnt worked... is it my game?
Test Subject
#210 Old 18th Aug 2006 at 12:06 AM
Yay it worked just wanted to say that!! Thanks so much for this hack and I think its so funny to watch my sims go through this
Test Subject
#211 Old 18th Aug 2006 at 4:09 AM
Lol sweet
Me and my friend were saying sims should be able to have there periods, and then she went and found this!
Thankkks tons ^^

Mado o akete asa o nirande
Test Subject
#212 Old 20th Aug 2006 at 10:47 AM
This is just..WOW!! soo awsome! now if only the female simmies would have messes on the bed that they would have to scrub up if they dont wake up to change the simpon, but then thats probably going a bit over the top thank you soo much for this hack
Field Researcher
#213 Old 21st Aug 2006 at 6:17 AM
I've redownloaded the latest version and I'm delighted to say it actually works now! So far no teens have changed to the adult career track and everything else is working perfectly.

One thing I was wondering was whether you could alter it so they stop having their periods at the same time they stop being able to have babies in the game? Around 49-50 seems about right, as I don't think many women have them after that age. I give my adults an extra 10 years and 10 years less as elders, so I've got women having periods in their 60s! One lot I played, the woman is 56 and is due to have her 'first' period at the age of 62, which seems a little far-fetched!

Other than that, this is a great mod. One of my Sims went downtown on an outing today and one of the women in the group jumped-up from the poker table so she could rush to the toilet as her period had just started, which was rather amusing. Even my ChristianLov nanny got her period while she was working. I'd just rather my 50+ middle-aged ladies didn't have to be bothered with it!

Original Poster
#214 Old 21st Aug 2006 at 6:47 AM
In reply to Ancient Sim:
I'm glad to see the new version is working for you, and in future updates I'll certainly add the option for them to stop having their period around age 50.
Lab Assistant
#215 Old 21st Aug 2006 at 7:58 AM
Thanks for fixing those minor errors Smonaff! I never noticed them ... :D

"Think twice before you speak, and then you may be able to say something more insulting than if you spoke right out at once."

By Evan Esar (1899 - 1995), Esar's Comic Dictionary
Test Subject
#216 Old 21st Aug 2006 at 9:12 AM
I have an idea! If they don't use the restroom, they leak. it might be complicated though. lol
Test Subject
#217 Old 21st Aug 2006 at 3:21 PM
This is a good hack. Anything that makes the game more realistic is good.
Just one question, does it still work if you turn aging off?
Original Poster
#218 Old 21st Aug 2006 at 3:51 PM
Yes it will still work if you turn aging off.
Field Researcher
#219 Old 22nd Aug 2006 at 4:53 AM
Well, I know some people do eat strange foods, but this bloke seems to have gone way past what you'd describe as 'good taste' ...

(It doesn't show this way in the guy's memories, incidentally, just in SimPE. No idea why - I have another food that insists it's called 4ES5 Other5Steps, which is actually some sort of stairs).

Original Poster
#220 Old 22nd Aug 2006 at 5:55 AM
That is so weird, especially since I cloned the first period memory from the grow up well memory and not any of the food memories.
Field Researcher
#221 Old 23rd Aug 2006 at 8:31 PM
I've since found quite a few more with the same thing, it's probably just some sort of hidden conflict with one or more of the custom foods I use. As I said, it doesn't show that way in the game so it doesn't really matter - I don't think it affects anything.

One of my teens got her first period shortly after transitioning and the next day her grandmother went up to her to congratulate her on it. I liked that!

#222 Old 26th Aug 2006 at 8:16 AM
I was always wondering what if would be like if you could do laundry, have a period and collect unemployment, and now i know 1 of them
oh, and how do you make hacks and objects and stuff
Test Subject
#223 Old 28th Aug 2006 at 9:23 PM
It's soo cool! lol but can teens get preggers??
Original Poster
#224 Old 29th Aug 2006 at 12:23 AM
The period hack doesn't have anything to do with teen pregnancy, for that you need Inteenimater.
Test Subject
#225 Old 29th Aug 2006 at 1:13 AM
It works!!!!
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