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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.

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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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Instructor
Original Poster
#76 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 3:51 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by rollie
Can someone anwser my question? How do ya use the tampons?


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.
Instructor
Original Poster
#77 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 3:55 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by TresaBlueEyes
ok well my male sims are also having periods I don't know why...I can't change the tampons and the hygeine doesn't go down just bladder does.


That is very weird since it checks to see if a sim is male or female and only allows females to have a period. As for bladder going down there is nothing in the hack that effects the bladder motive.
Instructor
Original Poster
#78 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 3:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ancient Sim
Managed to solve the problem by reinstalling Inteen. I can only assume that I can't get this to work because I have OFB, or probably because I have OFB and Inteen. Either way, there's obviously some sort of conflict going on.


Sorry that it wouldn't work for you. I'll keep at it and see if I can find the problem.
Test Subject
#79 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 5:13 PM
Will this affect the "try for baby" interaction? As it is, female Sims are pretty much constantly fertile, since they don't have menstrual cycles. But with them having periods, would they still be able to get pregnant on their period?
Test Subject
#80 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 6:35 PM
Thanks, this hack has continued to work smoothly in my game with no problems.
Instructor
Original Poster
#81 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 6:38 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by AdmiralSnackbar
Will this affect the "try for baby" interaction? As it is, female Sims are pretty much constantly fertile, since they don't have menstrual cycles. But with them having periods, would they still be able to get pregnant on their period?


It doesn't effect the 'try for baby' interaction.
Test Subject
#82 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 6:45 PM
I don't see the point of this mod in my own game HOWEVER I know some people like uber realism in their games and tormenting sims so this should make them squeal with joy.

I propose a "morning erection" mod for male Sims next
Test Subject
#83 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 7:06 PM Last edited by mmmxpoptarts_ : 27th Jul 2006 at 8:53 PM.
Hmm, mine hasn't seemed to kick in yet. It's probably because I have OFB. Is it at all possible to make it compatible with OFB?

Edit: I also noticed that my female sims never got a token. Is it supposed to show up in their inventory, or how do we know they have the token?

2nd edit: I re-downloaded the hack and I'm going to test it again. Hopefully this time it will work.

Mmm...poptarts.
Test Subject
#84 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 7:07 PM
Great!!
This is great. I have been testing it, but is there anything you need to do if you test it, or just try it out and let you know?? The only thing I would change is to give them a little tummy ache (cramps) for a bit. I even have a runaway, and they even said she had her period, and tell when she was changing her tampon.

Megan

By the way I have all expansions and ffs.
Test Subject
#85 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 7:14 PM
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.

I've been using this period mod with all EPs and Stuff Packs - so far, so good. Only one visiting sim has had a period, and because I wasn't controlling her she got 3 warnings for not changing her tampon (she couldn't get to the toilet). She did get smelly. I'm going to continue using it and will report back if I notice anything unusual.
Test Subject
#86 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 8:51 PM
Thank you so much for making this for me and everyone else that wonted this
Lab Assistant
#87 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 9:01 PM
cool, but I don't think I'll be downloading it. not yet, anyway. I'm working on a legacy and the house is getting kind of full and hard to manage as-is. Once I'm done with that, maybe i'll download.
Test Subject
#88 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 10:24 PM
has anyone here downloaed it ? and does it work?
Test Subject
#89 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 11:00 PM
haha this is a cool little hack!
now my sims will be pms-ing all over the place!

cheese tastes good
Field Researcher
#90 Old 28th Jul 2006 at 12:17 AM
Am I the only one here who doesn't suffer much with periods? :-\

This sounds like a great hack anyway, I'll check it out Although I suggest making sure that sims can't get preggers during their period (unless that's already the case).
Field Researcher
#91 Old 28th Jul 2006 at 1:29 AM
Ok I have open for business and I don't have the inteen.. you said it wasn't compatable with OFB, but I'll try it for you
Lab Assistant
#92 Old 28th Jul 2006 at 1:52 AM
intresting, i'd download it, but i like my game to be less realistic. Very good hack though! 5stars!
Lab Assistant
#93 Old 28th Jul 2006 at 2:02 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LarxeneFalle
I don't see the point of this mod in my own game HOWEVER I know some people like uber realism in their games and tormenting sims so this should make them squeal with joy.

I propose a "morning erection" mod for male Sims next



hehe funny post
Test Subject
#94 Old 28th Jul 2006 at 3:45 AM
IM SO IN LOVE WITH YOU SMONAFF!!! Have my babies!! And the Simpax idea was simply brilliant!
Test Subject
#95 Old 28th Jul 2006 at 3:54 AM
Good hack. I have all three EP's and haven't spotted a single bug. I like the "SimPax" picture in the memories.

This is my sims 2 RPG http://sims2rpg.conforums.com/index.cgi I share ownership of it with my cousin.
Test Subject
#96 Old 28th Jul 2006 at 5:11 AM
Hey...my lot has two teenage girls, and this doesn't seem to be working. They haven't started yet....

"A best friend will call you a retard, but a BEST friend will call you a retard, and act like one with you!"

If you want to read my list of fun for blondes, just send me a message! These aren't meant to be mean, me and my friend made the list.
Field Researcher
#97 Old 28th Jul 2006 at 6:46 AM
I tested it with OFB and it works fine!
Instructor
Original Poster
#98 Old 28th Jul 2006 at 6:53 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by megansleia
This is great. I have been testing it, but is there anything you need to do if you test it, or just try it out and let you know?? The only thing I would change is to give them a little tummy ache (cramps) for a bit. I even have a runaway, and they even said she had her period, and tell when she was changing her tampon.

Megan

By the way I have all expansions and ffs.


Yes, play it for awile and let me know if it's working ok, it sounds like it is since you're getting messages, or if you have any problems or notice anything unusual. It lowers the comfort motive once an hour to simulate aches and cramps.
Test Subject
#99 Old 28th Jul 2006 at 7:01 AM
This is awsome - just the thing I have been looking for. I shall plug it in right away and tell you how it goes!
Instructor
Original Poster
#100 Old 28th Jul 2006 at 7:06 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sadie79
Am I the only one here who doesn't suffer much with periods? :-\

This sounds like a great hack anyway, I'll check it out Although I suggest making sure that sims can't get preggers during their period (unless that's already the case).


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.
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