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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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Period Hack.zip

Size: 16.3 KB · Downloads: 107,789 · 15th Aug 2006
16.3 KB 107,789 15th Aug 2006
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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
#51 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 10:27 PM
Does this work with just the basegame because I only have Sims 2 but it doesn't seem to have worked

But anyways well done for all the work you put into it, sounds a good hack!
Field Researcher
#52 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 10:39 PM
In my game, this would appear to conflict with Inteen. I played a house where there are two females, one adult and one teenager. Nothing happened period-wise to either of them after I'd been playing for about 12 hours, but during the evening, the teenager was told she'd got a promotion and she was put into the adult career track (at a level higher than she was on the teen one). I have the NoAdultTeens flavour pack in for Inteen, so this shouldn't have happened. It may of course be because I have OFB installed and therefore use the OFB version of Inteen. I also have both OFB patches installed, plus the Christmas pack (not FFS).

Would it perhaps help to rename the file so it loads before Inteen? At the moment it's presumably loading after it, as it's later in the alphabet. No idea if it would make any difference, just a long shot because I really would like to try it, but there's no way I want my teenage Sims in the adult career track.

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Lab Assistant
#53 Old 26th Jul 2006 at 10:51 PM
Smonaff; My game includes all eps, and stuff packs, and is fully patched. I surmize one of those might be the missing link why me and ancient are having a conflict with inteen and period mod.

"It is better to die by the truth than to live by a lie."
Field Researcher
#54 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 12:11 AM
I doubt there's a connection, but I noticed in the image in the PDF file that Display Stats has a value of 0x0001, whereas in mine the value is 0x0000. I'm not very familiar with these things, but doesn't 0x0000 mean the stats won't be displayed? I just wondered if somehow the Inteen box was appearing instead because of that.

WHY DO SIMS NEVER EXPERIENCE A MID-LIFE CRISIS?
Lab Assistant
#55 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 12:23 AM
Wow this is really cool.. thanks
Test Subject
#56 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 12:54 AM
Uh... cool i guess but wat happends if they dont change the tampon?

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Test Subject
#57 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 1:04 AM
ARGHH!!! i love the hack, but its been like 4 sim days... and Lucy Burb hasnt gotten it yet (shes a teen), but her mum has.

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Lab Assistant
#58 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 1:22 AM
Yay.... I'm having a particularly bad day with my sims, so why not make them suffer?

Any way this could makes sims fatter and trigger acne? I want them to REALLY suffer

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But to one person, you may be the world"
Test Subject
#59 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 2:26 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by SilentApprentice
That's really nifty, I would download it but I can't because I don't have a Win rar wizard, only a zip. When I tried to download Win rar there was always a complication and wouldn't complete.


http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm
Lab Assistant
#60 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 2:47 AM
Good idea, though I hate periods in real life and wouldnt wish that on my sims. I am just posting to say how good of a hack this is and how many people I am sure will love it, well thought out indeed!

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Instructor
Original Poster
#61 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 2:59 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by beeskibran
Are there any *animations* if a sim doesnt use a tampon, im not trying to sound gross...


No, not using a tampon when needed will just cause the sim's hygiene to go down.
Test Subject
#62 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 3:00 AM
wow, the sims are getting better and better and more realistic.
great job. i thanked.
Instructor
Original Poster
#63 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 3:05 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cally.sims.2
Does this work with just the basegame because I only have Sims 2 but it doesn't seem to have worked

But anyways well done for all the work you put into it, sounds a good hack!


It might appear at first that it is not working, but the day a sim's period starts is predetermined so if you start out on monday and the sim's period doesn't start until sunday then you won't see anything happen until then.
Lab Assistant
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Instructor
Original Poster
#64 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 3:17 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ancient Sim
I doubt there's a connection, but I noticed in the image in the PDF file that Display Stats has a value of 0x0001, whereas in mine the value is 0x0000. I'm not very familiar with these things, but doesn't 0x0000 mean the stats won't be displayed? I just wondered if somehow the Inteen box was appearing instead because of that.


No 0 is the correct setting, setting it to 1 will display period stats for each eligible sim on the lot once an hour, I used this when testing it. I'm still trying to determine what is causing the problems you and lindaetterlee are experiencing, but so far I haven't had any luck.
Instructor
Original Poster
#65 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 3:25 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by herting333
ARGHH!!! i love the hack, but its been like 4 sim days... and Lucy Burb hasnt gotten it yet (shes a teen), but her mum has.


Initially, the day a sim's period will start is selected randomly between monday and sunday, after that it will occur every 4 days.
Instructor
Original Poster
#66 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 3:27 AM
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Originally Posted by pb&jtimegrl
Uh... cool i guess but wat happends if they dont change the tampon?


Their hygiene goes down.
Field Researcher
#67 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 3:36 AM
I'm not sure what is happening now. I took the mod out, but the teens are still being put into the adult career track (males as well as females, incidentally). It happens everytime 6pm rolls round if they're 18 or over. I've gone in with NO downloads whatsoever and it's still happening. Have also tried deleting groups.cache, but to no avail.

I had this happen once before with a mod that changed the wording for woo-hoo and NOTHING would get the words back to normal, not even removing all traces of the mod from the Registry. It took a brand-new computer and a totally fresh install to get rid of it. I don't want to take Inteen out, so I'm going to try reinstalling it to see if that works.

In the meantime, any suggestions as to why it's still affecting things when I've removed it?

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Test Subject
#68 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 5:11 AM
Could you make one that works on males too? I'd love to see them suffer!
Test Subject
#69 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 5:22 AM
I have no idea why mine isn't working. I'm not very smart with knowing the stuff but i have all three EPs. I dont know what InTeen is at all and umm yeah. But I really love the idea

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Test Subject
#70 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 5:57 AM
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.
Lab Assistant
#71 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 9:43 AM
scoresumly awesome job! theres this kick arse store in the city and at indro and they have these really kool door hangers that say stuff like watch out mood swings ahead! there so kool! anyways greatttttttttt job! cant wait 2 try it out...which will b awhile...freaking homework! well i gotta get going on my hw! <3

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Test Subject
#72 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 11:33 AM
Can someone anwser my question? How do ya use the tampons?
Lab Assistant
#73 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 12:44 PM Last edited by fjmf66 : 27th Jul 2006 at 12:46 PM. Reason: Link not working lol
Field Researcher
#74 Old 27th Jul 2006 at 1:09 PM
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.

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