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Mood Swing + Midlife Crisis

by piqiwi Posted 11th Feb 2018 at 8:19 PM - Updated Today at 6:41 PM by piqiwi
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Latest version : package file with modified date : 2/15/2018 06:0x PM. Please make sure you have the latest version.

Want to see your pregnant sims have pregnancy mood swing ? Or may be your teen sims experience mood swing ? Or having your adult sims get midlife crisis ? Then try this mod in your game. (Do not confuse "mood" in this mod with mood in term of state of motives in sims 2).

Note : If you experience blank notification, message or dialog box, it may be game region locale thing, and you can try to follow steps explained in the end of this decription below. Or it may conflict with other mods that access the same STR# resource. This STR# conflict cannot be detected by HDCU, unfortunately, since HDCU v2 only detects conflict in BHAV, BCON, TTAB and TTAs. To know if there is STR# conflict, try to rename this mod by adding "zzz" in front of its original filename and see if there is still blank popup/notification. If notification become available, then there is STR# conflict with other mod. If it is still blank, then there is localization problem.

This mod adds new gameplay, hence is experimental. Feel free to give feedback in comments for unusual behaviour.

DEMO VERSION AVAILABLE. What is demo version ?

First things first :
Compatibility :
This mod is not compatible with base-game-only. The resources I've overriden are taken from Apartment Life, but in the coding also contains functions and constants from Freetime and University

What does this mod do ?
This mod gives you three kind of main events based on wants-refresh event (so, the events that this mod offered only happened on want/fear check or want/fear refresh). These main event are :




- Fix conflict with my mod "prom + after school activity " that make a sim get wrong personality point after having mood swing, if "prom + after school activity " installed and after school activity event occured.
- Make duration of teen mood swing and adult midlife crisis configurable, to accomodate those who has long age duration hack. Now, duration of mood swing for teen by mod default is 1/5 of teen life duration to 1/3 of teen life duration (that is 3 to 5 for original game default). The default for adult midlife crisis is now from 1/7 of adult life duration to 1/3 of adult life duration (that is 4 to 10 days for original game default). But both of these duration is configurable as shown in picture number 5 ( give the value -1 to make it mod default). No change for pregnancy, still will be last for pregnancy period. "min check period adult midlife crisis (days left)" and "max check period adult midlife crisis (days left)" is the time span when the mod start to execute the possibility of adult midlife crisis. By game default without aging duration hack, it starts to check whether midlife crisis occurs from 24 days left (max value) to 5 days left (min value). If you are not sure about the value, just leave it -1 by default.
- Re-upload with the fixed-duration-configuration version. The previous fixed-version is the unconfigurable one. My mistake for making unupdate file upload.
- Fix blank aspiration after pregnancy mood swing. But for existing sims that has blank aspiration after pregnancy before the most updated version (modified date 02/14/2018 2:xx AM) has to use cheat to restore the aspiration. use boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true, then click shift+click the sims, then spawn, then simmodder. On the baby doll that appears choose aspiration and change aspiration. After that turn off testingcheatsenabled and delete the simmodder doll. Very very sorry for this bug

Conflicts :
So far, I found no conflict when I tried it in my game. It should be also work fine with inteen mod since I've checked there is no resource conflict with inteen (but I do not install inteen and do not intend to use it either). But of course, technically, this mod will conflict with other mods that override these game resources :

There are 7 flavours uploaded for this mod. Just choose one of your choice. Those flavours are :

1. All : will give you teen mood swing, adult midlife crisis and pregnancy mood swing.
2. Teen_Adult : will give you teen mood swing and adult midlife crisis.
3. Teen_Pregnancy : will give you teen mood swing and pregnancy mood swing.
4. Adult_Pregnancy : will give you adult midlife crisis and pregnancy mood swing.
5. Teen_Only : will give you teen mood swing only.
6. Adult_Only : will give you adult midlife crisis only.
7. Pregnancy_Only : will give you pregnancy mood swing only.
There is also demo version that you can try to see if this mod works in your game or not.

Want to set your own chances other than explained above ? Do not worry, just open your package using SimPE. Open resources as shown in picture number 5, and change the value (from 0 to 100), commit and save.

Install :
Just put my mod in Downloads folder of your sims 2 data. If this mod does not work, try to change the load order, like rename my mod to "z_pqw_mood_swing.package".
Please note :
- This mod should be load after "pqw_afterschoolactivity.package" and "pqw_afterworkactivity.package" and their plugins if any. If you do not change the name of those packages and this package, then it should be just fine, as it complies the load order.
- It is adviced for you to backup your nhood once in a while and before installing this mod just in case.

Localization (Import string list into different locale for translating and fixing blank popup or notification) :

Additional Credits :
- Creators of SimPE - EA and sims wikia since icon and memory wording for "midlife crisis" I took from sims wikia of sims 3

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

University Free Time Apartment Life
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
pqw_mood_swing_all.rar 60.9 KB 202 15th Feb 2018
pqw_mood_swing_teen_adult.rar 60.9 KB 29 15th Feb 2018
pqw_mood_swing_teen_pregnancy.rar 60.9 KB 32 15th Feb 2018
pqw_mood_swing_adult_pregnancy.rar 60.9 KB 29 15th Feb 2018
pqw_mood_swing_teen_only.rar 60.9 KB 24 15th Feb 2018
pqw_mood_swing_adult_only.rar 60.9 KB 28 15th Feb 2018
pqw_mood_swing_pregnancy_only.rar 60.9 KB 25 15th Feb 2018
pqw_mood_swing_DEMO.rar | Description: Demo version. What is demo version ? see description tab for details 60.7 KB 33 15th Feb 2018
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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: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\


4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins

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