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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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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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Lab Assistant
#126 Old 30th Jul 2006 at 5:45 AM
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Test Subject
#127 Old 30th Jul 2006 at 6:14 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sadie79
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?

Yes, I've had a similar thing happen; the sim in question is due to change her simpon, the lovepotion icon appears to prompt her to use the toilet.

Smonaff, my sim does not have any lovepotion - but if she did would this queued action overwrite it? Have you used the same guid/token to get this to work?

I don't delve into the mechanics of the game, so I've no idea what you've used, but so far, its working well. I have had adult and teen sims experience the inconvenience of having a period! I have all EPs, Stuff Packs, Insim, Inteen, Autonomous Casual Romance etc..etc...etc...!
Instructor
Original Poster
#128 Old 30th Jul 2006 at 6:27 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sadie79
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...


The way the tampon controller works is by checking to see if it is time for a sim to use a tampon and if it is the controller does a check of all the toilets on the lot and then directs the sim to use the closest one not in use. If no toilets or no toilets that aren't being used are found then no action will be taken. Now the problem you're having sounds like for some reason the controller is seeing a love potion as being of the same category as a toilet, like somehow the love potion's category was changed to that of a toilet. What's strange is you said you didn't have any love potions, so I can't see how it could test the category of an object that doesn't exist on the lot. Another possiblility is that another hack you have may causing the problem. I'll check and see if I can reproduce the problem in my game.
Instructor
Original Poster
#129 Old 30th Jul 2006 at 6:41 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sandilou442
Yes, I've had a similar thing happen; the sim in question is due to change her simpon, the lovepotion icon appears to prompt her to use the toilet.

Smonaff, my sim does not have any lovepotion - but if she did would this queued action overwrite it? Have you used the same guid/token to get this to work?

I don't delve into the mechanics of the game, so I've no idea what you've used, but so far, its working well. I have had adult and teen sims experience the inconvenience of having a period! I have all EPs, Stuff Packs, Insim, Inteen, Autonomous Casual Romance etc..etc...etc...!


No, all the guids are unique and registered, and none were cloned from the love potion.
Field Researcher
#130 Old 30th Jul 2006 at 3:36 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smonaff
The way the tampon controller works is by checking to see if it is time for a sim to use a tampon and if it is the controller does a check of all the toilets on the lot and then directs the sim to use the closest one not in use. If no toilets or no toilets that aren't being used are found then no action will be taken. Now the problem you're having sounds like for some reason the controller is seeing a love potion as being of the same category as a toilet, like somehow the love potion's category was changed to that of a toilet. What's strange is you said you didn't have any love potions, so I can't see how it could test the category of an object that doesn't exist on the lot. Another possiblility is that another hack you have may causing the problem. I'll check and see if I can reproduce the problem in my game.


Well, the icon pops up whenever she's directed to change the tampon. All I can guess is, the wording needs changing or something like that - it's a similar thing with J.M's phone hack; when calling targets and I hover over the icon, it reads Call/Ask on date! That's probably all this is, although I'd be interested to hear from someone who DOES have love potions. If they don't have any problems it's just a cosmetic thing
Instructor
Original Poster
#131 Old 30th Jul 2006 at 5:24 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sadie79
Well, the icon pops up whenever she's directed to change the tampon. All I can guess is, the wording needs changing or something like that - it's a similar thing with J.M's phone hack; when calling targets and I hover over the icon, it reads Call/Ask on date! That's probably all this is, although I'd be interested to hear from someone who DOES have love potions. If they don't have any problems it's just a cosmetic thing


Once the sim's queue gets down to the Drink Love Potion icon, does it disappear and a Use Toilet icon appear, and if so does the sim then use the toilet, and if she does do you get the message saying she used a tampon?
Scholar
#132 Old 30th Jul 2006 at 6:38 PM
Thanks!
Yippee! Wonderful!
Why should a female simmie be deprived of the "wonderful experience of becoming a woman?"
Male sims of the world, now,you too will have to tread with caution
Thank you.

"What we say is good for nothing, if we say nothing for good.".
Test Subject
#133 Old 30th Jul 2006 at 9:09 PM
I'm so evil...now my little simmies have to iron their clothes while having a period (I got the iron board over some site I don't remember.)
Test Subject
#134 Old 30th Jul 2006 at 9:23 PM Last edited by megansleia : 30th Jul 2006 at 9:29 PM.
Default Testing!!
So far this has only worked in one lot. when I go play other lots, it doesn't seem to do anything. did you have this problem b4?

Also did you know that if a sim is visiting it will give you the message that they need to change their tampon, but the visiting sim is unselectable, so you can't tell them to use the washroom, sooooo you have to send them home.

Megan
Instructor
Original Poster
#135 Old 30th Jul 2006 at 10:43 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by megansleia
So far this has only worked in one lot. when I go play other lots, it doesn't seem to do anything. did you have this problem b4?

Also did you know that if a sim is visiting it will give you the message that they need to change their tampon, but the visiting sim is unselectable, so you can't tell them to use the washroom, sooooo you have to send them home.

Megan


The controller should direct them to change their tampon. If for some reason they don't you can always make them selectable long enough to have them use the toilet.
Test Subject
#136 Old 30th Jul 2006 at 10:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smonaff
The controller should direct them to change their tampon. If for some reason they don't you can always make them selectable long enough to have them use the toilet.


The problem is it isn't even saying that they have their periods now, only on the one lot. I have been playing this other lot for a while now, and nothing has been said.
Field Researcher
#137 Old 30th Jul 2006 at 10:50 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smonaff
Once the sim's queue gets down to the Drink Love Potion icon, does it disappear and a Use Toilet icon appear, and if so does the sim then use the toilet, and if she does do you get the message saying she used a tampon?


Yes on all counts
Instructor
Original Poster
#138 Old 31st Jul 2006 at 12:01 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sadie79
Yes on all counts


Well it's doing what it's supposed to, but displaying the Drink Love Potion text instead of Use Tampon. So it's like you said earlier just a 'cosmetic' thing. If it was actually directing the sim to use a love potion, the use toilet interaction wouldn't show up, since love potions don't have any BHAVs that would make a sim use the toilet, and your sims don't have any love potions anyway. Now what is causing this I haven't been able to figure out and it hasn't happened in my game. You also mentioned that J.M.'s phone hack caused a similar problem, so maybe another hack you have is causing the problem or maybe it's some kind of glitch in your game, before I got NL I had a glitch where the computers didn't have any college interactions, and this was after a fresh install and no hacks.
Test Subject
#139 Old 31st Jul 2006 at 6:45 AM
hey thanks! i have always wanted my sim to be.. you know... normal. thanks alot for the awesome hack!
Test Subject
#140 Old 31st Jul 2006 at 11:00 AM
mine only works for adults...no luck with the teens yet.
Test Subject
#141 Old 31st Jul 2006 at 11:00 AM
Hi! I just want to know how you got Spike on the tv in the background?
Test Subject
#142 Old 31st Jul 2006 at 2:04 PM
Wow!
This is an amazing hack!i have all eps (including christmas)and it works a treat ! well done!

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The Great AntiJen
retired moderator
#143 Old 31st Jul 2006 at 6:40 PM
Terrifirooni - thanks for this.

Like Ancient, I have all EPs and Inteen with the NoAdultSims flavour pack - I will try it out and report if I have similar problems.
Test Subject
#144 Old 31st Jul 2006 at 10:12 PM
Well I've been playing the same lot for over seven sim days, and unfortunately, nothing has happened. I'll try some other lots to see if it works, but I don't think it will.

However, my sims seem to be like, jerking. You know, as if you've reset the sims or something and it just does the little jerky movement. Well when they stand still for more than about 5 seconds they keep jerking about. And when they eat at the table, when they finish their food, they just jerk to the side of the table. It's a little wierd. It's happening to all my sims, from child up and both genders. It must be your hack as yours is the last I've downloaded and this has only started happening since I downloaded it. I understand it must just be one of my older downloads probably just conflicting so I may have to take it out once I've had a try on a few other lots.

But oh well, I still think it's a great hack and many well done's to you!
Instructor
Original Poster
#145 Old 1st Aug 2006 at 1:14 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by webbelina
Hi! I just want to know how you got Spike on the tv in the background?


I used VirtualDub. The Converting Video for Sim TV Viewing tutorial shows how to do it.
Instructor
Original Poster
#146 Old 1st Aug 2006 at 1:17 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cally.sims.2
Well I've been playing the same lot for over seven sim days, and unfortunately, nothing has happened. I'll try some other lots to see if it works, but I don't think it will.

However, my sims seem to be like, jerking. You know, as if you've reset the sims or something and it just does the little jerky movement. Well when they stand still for more than about 5 seconds they keep jerking about. And when they eat at the table, when they finish their food, they just jerk to the side of the table. It's a little wierd. It's happening to all my sims, from child up and both genders. It must be your hack as yours is the last I've downloaded and this has only started happening since I downloaded it. I understand it must just be one of my older downloads probably just conflicting so I may have to take it out once I've had a try on a few other lots.

But oh well, I still think it's a great hack and many well done's to you!


If you post an error log I'll look at it and see what is causing the problem.
Field Researcher
#147 Old 1st Aug 2006 at 4:46 AM
Ok so they're supposed to get their period every 4 sim days or every 5? My sim gets it every 5 starting from the day they move in. And some of my sims get it on the first day they move in.. is that normal?
Instructor
#148 Old 1st Aug 2006 at 5:49 AM
It worked great in my game I have all EPs and FFS. My sim was in so much discomfort I wanted to give her midol...lol
Test Subject
#149 Old 1st Aug 2006 at 7:59 AM
Default Clever!
I'm not going to use this because my sims have a bad enough life as it is, but MAN thats clever!

Good work!

~ J

"I want what you want, Mr. Anderson, I want everything." ~ Smith
"Would that include a bullet from this gun?" ~ Morpheus, The Matrix: Reloaded.
Lab Assistant
#150 Old 1st Aug 2006 at 8:19 AM
can i tell you how much i effing LOVE this hack??? i was playing tonight at work and someone who knows of the sims was totally blown away. very cool, thanks a lot!
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