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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: 108,091 · 15th Aug 2006
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Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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
#151 Old 1st Aug 2006 at 2:38 PM
Hmm this doesn't seem to work in my game...I have all 3 eps..any ideas?
Lab Assistant
#152 Old 1st Aug 2006 at 3:39 PM
Well, a very good made hack, very complex! Congratulation!
Though I will not use it. I don't like my period and I don't want my poor Sims to suffer
Test Subject
#153 Old 1st Aug 2006 at 7:52 PM
Well, firstaful THANKS for the awesome idea! I'm pretty new to this page and didn't know that there was stuff like that to download! AWE-SOME!

But (there's always a "but").. I downloaded it on my first visit to this page (this is 2nd) and i can't remember if it was befor July 27th or not. What happened: I installed it but right when i start the game it shows an error to this hack, so i could enable all the other custom-stuffs but this one. Anyways, i re-downloaded it and REALLY hope it works!

Thanks a lot for your effort, you guys seem to be crazy ;-) in a good way!

BTW, i have all 3 EPs. Grettings, Sue*
Test Subject
#154 Old 1st Aug 2006 at 7:54 PM
P.S.: Excuse my english ;-)
Test Subject
#155 Old 1st Aug 2006 at 8:42 PM
Default Won't work
I installed the program in my game and I can't get it to work. I have all the EP's and I have the Inteenimater 1.4 and 1.4a flavor pack installed. I uninstalled the inteenimater and it still sisn't work. I have tried everything. Can you please help? Thanks. This is really cool, it makes the game more real.
Instructor
Original Poster
#156 Old 1st Aug 2006 at 9:02 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedSue
Well, firstaful THANKS for the awesome idea! I'm pretty new to this page and didn't know that there was stuff like that to download! AWE-SOME!

But (there's always a "but").. I downloaded it on my first visit to this page (this is 2nd) and i can't remember if it was befor July 27th or not. What happened: I installed it but right when i start the game it shows an error to this hack, so i could enable all the other custom-stuffs but this one. Anyways, i re-downloaded it and REALLY hope it works!

Thanks a lot for your effort, you guys seem to be crazy ;-) in a good way!

BTW, i have all 3 EPs. Grettings, Sue*


Do you remember what the error was, and if you can post the error log for that error it would be even better. BTW your English is fine.
Test Subject
#157 Old 1st Aug 2006 at 9:10 PM
I have all EPs, when the warning icon of changing a tampon appears, I let my sims uses a toilet, but later the warning appears again, and it seems like my sims hasn't changed her tampon at all. is it just me? could you help? thanx a lot!
Instructor
Original Poster
#158 Old 1st Aug 2006 at 9:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jete
Hmm this doesn't seem to work in my game...I have all 3 eps..any ideas?


It can take up to 7 days before a sim has her initial period, after that she'll have a period every 4 days. You can refer to the tweaking guide, that is included in the download, on how to turn the Display Stats feature on. This will show you when a sim is due to start her period. You can then turn the Display Stats off.
Instructor
Original Poster
#159 Old 1st Aug 2006 at 9:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lysacekaya
I have all EPs, when the warning icon of changing a tampon appears, I let my sims uses a toilet, but later the warning appears again, and it seems like my sims hasn't changed her tampon at all. is it just me? could you help? thanx a lot!


How long before the warning appears again (tampons need to be changed every 3 hours)? Does a message saying she changed her tampon appear after she uses the toilet?
Test Subject
#160 Old 1st Aug 2006 at 9:22 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smonaff
How long before the warning appears again (tampons need to be changed every 3 hours)? Does a message saying she changed her tampon appear after she uses the toilet?

No, there's no message saying she changed tampon at all, that's why I think maybe this hack doesn't work correctly for me.
the warning, as I remember, appeared for twice, the 1st time was "she needs to change her tampon soon", and the 2nd was "final warning". then there's a message saying "she used a tampon" but I didn't let her use any toilet. actually, she was at school when that message appeared.
Test Subject
#161 Old 2nd Aug 2006 at 12:03 AM
why would you wanna make your sims so miserible? lol
but really this a another great way to make your sims more life like
Test Subject
#162 Old 2nd Aug 2006 at 1:35 AM
Ha ha x3 I give it 10 stars This is something I've wanted to try out. Kudos!
Mweheh...Male Sims beware... *Jaws Theme*
Test Subject
#163 Old 2nd Aug 2006 at 2:21 AM
Wow, you guys here come up with the greatest ideas. I love the mods I get here, however a period hack is something I would have never considered, but it's orginial.
Test Subject
#164 Old 2nd Aug 2006 at 2:37 AM
this is a BRILLIANT idea! i was shocked that someone actually went through with the idea, and i downloaded it (i had to install Win rar today so I hope it'll work in my game!) immediately after seeing this. great job, i hope it is compatible with my game!
thanks!

-AL
Instructor
Original Poster
#165 Old 2nd Aug 2006 at 2:38 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lysacekaya
No, there's no message saying she changed tampon at all, that's why I think maybe this hack doesn't work correctly for me.
the warning, as I remember, appeared for twice, the 1st time was "she needs to change her tampon soon", and the 2nd was "final warning". then there's a message saying "she used a tampon" but I didn't let her use any toilet. actually, she was at school when that message appeared.


When a sim is at school or work she will automatically change her tampon if necessary. I guess it's possible that when she used the toilet before the controller didn't catch it. I've uploaded an extra controller that will let you click on a sim to make her use a tampon.
Lab Assistant
#166 Old 2nd Aug 2006 at 2:47 AM
Very nifty indeed - looking forward to trying this in my game
Test Subject
#167 Old 2nd Aug 2006 at 4:33 AM
THis is great,I also love that you have Buffy playing on the TV in the backround!!!LOL
Lab Assistant
#168 Old 2nd Aug 2006 at 12:05 PM Last edited by jonayla : 14th Dec 2008 at 10:43 PM. Reason: forgot something
I tested this one.

It's nice. But I had the weirdest thing - Or it's written and I'm just stupid: My adult woman was on the phone with a friend, Miriam. In the middle of that call I had a message "Miriam missed her period, that has to mean..." or something like that. To make it clear, Miriam doesn't live on the lot I was playing! She's a friend of the adult woman with a 100/66 relationship. After that message Miriam came to the lot and sort of went idle, I didn't try to make my sims communicate with her, the whole family was sleeping. I used moveobjects on and deleted her, but she walked in again as if she was just on a regular walkby. She continued to do so for - I don't know - five, six deletions.

I have a few hacks, but no age or teen etc hacks, just some anti-stupidity hacks. I have all the expansions and Family Fun Stuff installed.

Oh, forgot, I downloaded it yesterday.
The Great AntiJen
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#169 Old 2nd Aug 2006 at 12:53 PM Last edited by maxon : 2nd Aug 2006 at 12:54 PM. Reason: clarity
Quote:
Originally Posted by jonayla
It's nice. But I had the weirdest thing - Or it's written and I'm just stupid: My adult woman was on the phone with a friend, Miriam. In the middle of that call I had a message "Miriam missed her period, that has to mean..." or something like that. To make it clear, Miriam doesn't live on the lot I was playing! She's a friend of the adult woman with a 100/66 relationship. After that message Miriam came to the lot and sort of went idle, I didn't try to make my sims communicate with her, the whole family was sleeping. I used moveobjects on and deleted her, but she walked in again as if she was just on a regular walkby. She continued to do so for - I don't know - five, six deletions.


When your sims phone others, it brings the other sim to the lot but they are invisible (so you can't see them). As I remember it, the instructions for this hack said any female sim on a lot will have their period. However, it does seem to have made a bug in that it's made the phoned-to sim become visible on the lot.
Test Subject
#170 Old 2nd Aug 2006 at 1:35 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smonaff
I've uploaded an extra controller that will let you click on a sim to make her use a tampon.


thanks so much for the extra controller, I'll try it soon!

and thanks for this brilliant hack!
Test Subject
#171 Old 2nd Aug 2006 at 5:50 PM
@ smonaff:

Yepp, now it works ;-)

The problem was... let me see if i can describe it: Well, when i start the game there's a boy appearing. i can either disable or anable the custom stuffs. but right above the "checkboxes" (where u put your cross in) there's a list of all the custom stuffs. and next to the period hack there was a yellow triangle with a "!" in it. So that did not work. but now it does! just re-installed it and it's fine.

So thanks a lot!

P.S. Some people have something under their screenname like u have "lab assisstant". How does that work? AND: What is the inTeen? Is that the Teens-wohoo stuff? If yes, where can i get it?

Greetings, Sue* and yes.. i'm tryin with my english, thx for the nice comment ;-)
Test Subject
#172 Old 2nd Aug 2006 at 6:00 PM
haha, found this "occupation" thing out. works ;-)
Test Subject
#173 Old 2nd Aug 2006 at 7:34 PM
this is a great hack!!

my teenage sim had her first period when she was on her first date!! LOL

it even tells me when the gardener started hers.

BTW what happenes if you dont change the tampon?? i got as far as the final warning
Test Subject
#174 Old 2nd Aug 2006 at 9:54 PM
The 'Sim X has missed their period. Surely that must mean...' correctly flagged up in my game when one of my sims was in the first trimester of pregnancy. I thought that was a really nice, unexpected touch.
Test Subject
#175 Old 3rd Aug 2006 at 4:14 AM
Oh my word! Your hacks are the best! Just when I was running out of ways to torture my sims!

But I must agree, there really should be a Chocolate craving function! And maybe one to crave salt. Those are the two things I crave on my period! Whew! I hate mine!! MEN-stration, MEN-opause, MEN-tal illness...are we noticing a pattern here?!!

Btw, what was the message in the pic that said she missed her period? Does that mean instead of playing the sound cue, it pops up that message when she misses her period?! That would be awesome!

Inteen has a miscarriage funtion? Is that new?
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