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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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Test Subject
#176 Old 3rd Aug 2006 at 12:49 PM
Default Strange Behavior
I've been playing Sims 2 for quite sometime now. I'm no expert in bhav hacking or address modifying even though i've tinkered in a bit of it.

I've been observing the behavior (automonous actions) of the sims on a lot i constructed not to long ago. Before I go on i'd like to mention I have all 3 episodes installed, this does not include the Holiday Pack, or Family Fun Stuff.

I was running my game earlier this evening with this lot, and found my sims to be fully automative and active. If i left them alone for longer than 10 seconds they'd walk off and find something to do - Which is what I wanted them to be like, semi A.I.

I installed the Tampon Packages tonight just to see how it would look in the game, although the hacked packages did do what they promised, several sims had their periods, changed them on the toilet, and their hygiene did decrease before hand.

I noticed an interesting bi-product if you will of the addon, it killed my sims automative actions. at first I thought it was just a fluke messing around with the built in options several times just to make sure I wasn't putting blame on something for no reason.

A few hours later, and after going through literally 100 hacked objects, pulling and putting them back into place to find the source of my decreased auotmative behaviors between my sims. I come across the culprit, which for some odd reason was the Period addon.

I'm not sure what caused this, I don't even know if you can replicate this error and if you can't don't worry then. I'm just reporting it incase someone else has this issue.

I've tried several methods to try and correct it, as I stated earlier all the intentions and predicted actions did happen, it just killed my automative behaviors of my sims. They went to a minimum of "survive or die" mode, they would stand around for literally hours on end before they would get something to eat, with their bars near in the red zone, or go to bed until they passed out on the ground.

Most of the sims in the lot I was testing were very well kept sims, and after eating they refused to clean their own dishes, or wash their hands. These aren't incorporated behaviors I was hoping for.

Anyways, I'm sorry if i'm making this product harder on you to complete. It's not my intentions.
Test Subject
#177 Old 3rd Aug 2006 at 1:58 PM
it's working ok so far for me, I have all expansion packs, and family fun, the inteen and loads of other hacks and it works ok.
I have got the Xmas one, but I don't use but, whatever.
Test Subject
#178 Old 3rd Aug 2006 at 2:03 PM
I installed the extra controller and then it works ok. I can click my sim to let her use a tampon when there's a remind message!
thanx again for this hack! I love it!
Test Subject
#179 Old 3rd Aug 2006 at 10:44 PM
thanx so much Smonaff.. It works on mine TS2 game... and i only have the orginal sims2 no EPS.. and it works... thanx again! <3 It is so funny going to a community place and see when all of the female sims have their periods! And my maid was cleaning up my house and all of a sudden it said she needed to change her tampon it was hallirous but she couldn't at my sims house!!
Lab Assistant
#180 Old 3rd Aug 2006 at 11:42 PM
Thank you Smonaff! This is something people have been requesting for a long time, and it is very nifty. Why shouldn't sims have to go through this?

Lab Assistant
#181 Old 4th Aug 2006 at 2:01 AM
I remember when someone made this with the pregnancy hack for Sims1(the girl sim would wake up, look at the calendar, "curse" and bam, little red puddle on the doubt it will be as hilarious though, but I will most definitely try this out
Test Subject
#182 Old 4th Aug 2006 at 8:01 AM
thankyou for this hack smonaff. works well on my game. i hv all EP and original sims 2.
Rock on!!!!!!!!
Lab Assistant
#183 Old 4th Aug 2006 at 1:35 PM
Thats actually something that misses in the game. I've never tought about. Great work. I'll download

If you like my creations then please rate and comment. I love feedback :D
Test Subject
#184 Old 5th Aug 2006 at 6:38 AM
It Works perfectly!
Thanks so much for this. It makes the game a little more realistic! It works perfectly Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#185 Old 5th Aug 2006 at 9:05 AM
I downloaded it when I saw it in the menu, I thought it was interesting. Now all my adult females are having their period, which makes it better.
It would be heapsheaps better if they got grouchy,e.g. not hugging their husband or crying for no reason...or being agro.But it doesn't matter because it's great anyway.
I can't wait to see the 'Got my First Period' memory!
This is probably the best mod ever!
When I saw Juliet's face I laughed because she didn't look like she was in the greatest pain ever...she looked dreamy.
Test Subject
#186 Old 5th Aug 2006 at 1:26 PM
this hacked works good ....would like it if they grabbed their stomaches ( like in labor) for cramps and all ...
Test Subject
#187 Old 6th Aug 2006 at 9:09 AM
Oh my gosh, that is so funny!

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Check 'em out, then sign my GB and tell me what you think!
Test Subject
#188 Old 7th Aug 2006 at 7:12 AM
If this works with InTeen can teens still woohoo even if the female is PMSing? I think it would add realizism if the female rejected the woohoo when she was having her period!

And anytime you feel the pain, hey jude, refrain,
Dont carry the world upon your shoulders.
For well you know that its a fool who plays it cool
By making his world a little colder.
-Hey Jude (The Beatles)
Test Subject
#189 Old 7th Aug 2006 at 4:39 PM
this is a pretty useless hack. I tried but didn't like it too much. nice try though
Lab Assistant
#190 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 5:55 AM
Very Kool! but i cant use it, i have nightlife, ofb, and family fun :-S

When a girl hates you; the way she hates you, she really likes you.... That's basic "KiNDERGARTEN PSYCHOLOGY"
Lab Assistant
#191 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 8:15 AM
Originally Posted by Leparsdon
this is a pretty useless hack. I tried but didn't like it too much. nice try though

There are 100 or so posters here that seem to disagree with you Leparsdon, so, clearly it's not "useless" at all.

You're either someone who enjoys being rude, or you weren't raised with many manners...someone 'gives' you something free and you thank them by insulting their 'gift'...nice. Whether or not you find the creator's mod useful, it isn't necessary to be rude and insulting. It doesn't even make sense.
The Great AntiJen
retired moderator
#192 Old 8th Aug 2006 at 11:57 AM
Originally Posted by Jerzidoll
Very Kool! but i cant use it, i have nightlife, ofb, and family fun :-S

Huh, why not? I don't see anything in the thread header that says you can't.
Test Subject
#193 Old 9th Aug 2006 at 11:45 AM
Haha. I sat here for like 10 minutes thinking, "This is a REALLY good idea! But do I seriously want to put my Sims through that? " I'm downloading though. It's great. Thanks.

"After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box."
Lab Assistant
#194 Old 10th Aug 2006 at 2:52 PM
How pointless. A period in the sims 2. Is this really how realistic sims is going to get. I hope not.

Thank you for reading this post ,
Test Subject
#195 Old 10th Aug 2006 at 6:10 PM
Hi Smonaff,
I thought I'd tell you that this hack finally kicked in and it's working perfectly fine. :-)
Thanks a million.
Test Subject
#196 Old 11th Aug 2006 at 10:26 PM
Originally Posted by Jerzidoll
Very Kool! but i cant use it, i have nightlife, ofb, and family fun :-S

does this really only work on the origional sims? meaning if u have the sims 2 nightlife and or university, it wont work???
The Great AntiJen
retired moderator
#197 Old 11th Aug 2006 at 11:14 PM
Originally Posted by cutiegal7
does this really only work on the origional sims? meaning if u have the sims 2 nightlife and or university, it wont work???

No - somehow that person has got the wrong end of the stick.
Field Researcher
#198 Old 11th Aug 2006 at 11:40 PM
Originally Posted by kayak
How pointless. A period in the sims 2. Is this really how realistic sims is going to get. I hope not.

So I guess for those of us who like realism in our games, what we like is pointless, too, huh? Give me a break.

I sincerely hope this mod works. I don't care how horrible this sounds, but I suffer with periods that run for three weeks out of the month and also suffer anemia thanks to it. If I should have to deal with it, then my simwomen should, too, dammit! :p
Test Subject
#199 Old 12th Aug 2006 at 12:12 AM
This dumb thing didnt work!! i had to download like 50 other things to get it and i didnt even get it!! how do i get it on my game?? i really want it but cant figure it out!!!!
Test Subject
#200 Old 12th Aug 2006 at 3:07 PM
Default 4Stars!!
Great Mod! I really like mods that put more realism into the Sims and you really went out of your way to get this working perfectly! I have all EP's and many mods running in the game and this works great with everything
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