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Mood Swing + Midlife Crisis

by piqiwi Posted 11th Feb 2018 at 8:19 PM - Updated 2nd Apr 2018 at 3:27 AM by piqiwi
39 Comments / replies (Who?) - 17 Feedback Posts, 8 Thanks Posts
Latest version : package file with modified date : 03/08/2018 10:31 AM. 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).

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This mod adds new gameplay, hence is experimental. Feel free to give feedback in comments for unusual behaviour.
Note : For those who experience wrong text description in this mod custom memory, getting something like "I organized a great party" or even blank description instead of actual memory description, It is because your game region language is not US English. Since my custom memories are clone from game's held party memory, and I only the change US English language and not the other region language, so you have to change the memory description to your own region language. You can follow these steps here but the one that you have to change is "Catalog Description" in the this mod main package instead of "Text List" in the localization plugin. Catalog description contains all description text for custom memories


  • If you experience blank popup, notification, dialog box or message, try these steps here
  • If you want to localize/translate the text into your language or game region, you can follow these steps here
  • If you experience other unusual behaviours, you can try to follow these steps here
  • Every plugin is not independent mod package, unless it is said so. You have to install the main package if you want to use a plugin.

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DEMO VERSION AVAILABLE. What is demo version ?

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UPDATES :


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 :

PREGNANCY MOOD SWING

TEEN MOOD SWING

ADULT MIDLIFE CRISIS

Conflicts :
Known Conflict :
  • inTeen, where this mod "add memory function conflict with "Abort pregnancy" function from inteen. A plugin package for compatibility has been upload, please download that plugin. Please do not forget to rename this mod main package into "zzzz_pqw_mood_swing.package" if you use inTeen.
Technically, this mod will conflict with other mods that override these game resources :

Flavours:
  • To simplified the mod maintenance in the future, there will be only one flavour of this mod, the one that contains all events : teen mood swing, pregnancy mood swing and adult midlife crisis + 1 DEMO version.
  • 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.
  • if you want to disable teen mood swing, set 0 to "% teen mood swing", "mood threshold for additional % chance teen" and "max % additional chance teen" values.
  • if you want to disable adult midlife crisis, set 0 to "% adult midlife crisis", "mood threshold for additional % chance adult" and "max % additional chance adult" values.
  • if you want to disable pregnancy mood swing, set 0 to "% pregnancy mood swing" value.

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".
  • For inTeen user, please make sure this mod and all of its plugin, if any, are loaded after inTeen, by checking if there is "zzzz_" in front of original filename, and adding "zzzz_" if they have not been renamed yet.
  • 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.

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
  • ihatemandatoryregister who kindly offered to help me make correction of my syntax. The text of this mod's current verison is the edited version by ihatemandatoryregister

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 60.6 KB 1,637 8th Mar 2018
pqw_mood_swing_DEMO.rar | Description: Demo version. What is demo version ? see description tab for details 60.0 KB 212 25th Feb 2018
pqw_mood_swing_plugin_01_localization_blank_fixed.rar | Description: String list template for localization only. See the description for details 48.5 KB 298 25th Feb 2018
pqw_mood_swing_plugin_02_inteen_compatibility.rar | Description: inTeen compatibility 1.5 KB 541 18th Feb 2018
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: 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\

-or-

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
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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Alchemist
#2 Old 11th Feb 2018 at 9:52 PM
Midlife crisis lasts 7 days, pregnancy (I guess) 3 days and teen mood swings 3 days.
But the lifespan for my sims is different from Maxis'. Pregnancy is 9 days, teens 96 days and adults even 552 days.
Is there a way to change the amount of days the mood swings take so it's more realistic in my game?
So pregnancy 9 days, Teens 19 days and adults 138 days would be the right change.

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#3 Old 11th Feb 2018 at 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by lientebollemeis
Midlife crisis lasts 7 days, pregnancy (I guess) 3 days and teen mood swings 3 days.
But the lifespan for my sims is different from Maxis'. Pregnancy is 9 days, teens 96 days and adults even 552 days.
Is there a way to change the amount of days the mood swings take so it's more realistic in my game?
So pregnancy 9 days, Teens 19 days and adults 138 days would be the right change.


I'll see what I can do
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#4 Old 12th Feb 2018 at 12:39 AM
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Originally Posted by lientebollemeis
Midlife crisis lasts 7 days, pregnancy (I guess) 3 days and teen mood swings 3 days.
But the lifespan for my sims is different from Maxis'. Pregnancy is 9 days, teens 96 days and adults even 552 days.
Is there a way to change the amount of days the mood swings take so it's more realistic in my game?
So pregnancy 9 days, Teens 19 days and adults 138 days would be the right change.


I have updated so that it is flexible for aging duration hack and also configurable mood swing/midlife crisis duration. Please download the latest version
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#5 Old 12th Feb 2018 at 2:19 AM
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Originally Posted by ClearaMorph
Will the pregnancy mood swing affect pregnant male Sims via alien abduction or other means?


It supposed to be, though I have not tested it yet. It is use module to check if a sim is pregnant and I think that includes male pregnancy, since there is no gender checking in the module
Alchemist
#6 Old 12th Feb 2018 at 6:48 AM
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Originally Posted by piqiwi
I have updated so that it is flexible for aging duration hack and also configurable mood swing/midlife crisis duration. Please download the latest version


I'll check it out asap.
Thank you so so much!

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#7 Old 12th Feb 2018 at 4:45 PM
Guys, I found a conflict conflict with my mod "prom + after school activity " that make a sim get wrong personality point after having mood swing if you also install prom + after activity school so, please redownload the newest version of this mod. Very very sorry for the inconvenient.
Instructor
#8 Old 13th Feb 2018 at 2:01 AM
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Thank you very much. I have been looking for a mod like this for a while. Intuitive mods like these are part of why I love this community so much. Thank you.

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Original Poster
#9 Old 13th Feb 2018 at 5:55 AM
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Originally Posted by ihatemandatoryregister
Any idea why the messages would come up blank? I ran it through HCDU and the only found conflict was with one of the mods from Squinge's Mega College Pack. I put it after his mod and the messages still appear as blank.

EDIT: I'm using UK English. Could that be it?


yes, it sounds like it. You can export the "English" dialog prim string set (group : 0x7FD46CD0) into txt file and import it again to "English (UK)" using SimPE to see if that's the problem. You can always backup your "English (UK)" string list first if you want.
Field Researcher
#10 Old 13th Feb 2018 at 5:07 PM
I've downloaded the *all* version, but the bcons for modifying the durations aren't in it? I only have 12 lines (0x0-0xB) None for editing the number of days.
Test Subject
#11 Old 13th Feb 2018 at 5:13 PM
It interesting, I love the middle life crisis that quite interesting.
I saw a bug for PREGNANCY MOOD SWING where once it finishes it doesn't show icon of what aspiration I have, it interesting mod which gives bit more depth in gameplay

BTW what that UI you used?
Undead Molten Llama
#12 Old 13th Feb 2018 at 5:50 PM
I experienced the same thing as MattieOReilly. I don't have any of the lines in the BCON for adjusting the number of days. I checked all the posted versions. I'd like to make a version of this to use in my age-modded neighborhoods, but...?

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#13 Old 13th Feb 2018 at 7:39 PM Last edited by piqiwi : 13th Feb 2018 at 8:09 PM.
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Originally Posted by MattieOReilly
I've downloaded the *all* version, but the bcons for modifying the durations aren't in it? I only have 12 lines (0x0-0xB) None for editing the number of days.


OMG, Thank you very much for reporting, I uploaded the wrong fixed-version, stupid me. I uploaded the unconfigurable ones. Now I have re-uploaded the configurable ones. Please redownload. Very sorry for this stupid mistake. The unconfigurable one is supposed to be functioned as normal though, but not configurable so that may be not suitable for some gameplay. Please redownload.
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#14 Old 13th Feb 2018 at 7:39 PM Last edited by piqiwi : 13th Feb 2018 at 8:09 PM.
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Originally Posted by iCad
I experienced the same thing as MattieOReilly. I don't have any of the lines in the BCON for adjusting the number of days. I checked all the posted versions. I'd like to make a version of this to use in my age-modded neighborhoods, but...?


OMG, Thank you very much for reporting, I uploaded the wrong fixed-version, stupid me. I uploaded the unconfigurable ones. Now I have re-uploaded the configurable ones. Please redownload. Very sorry for this stupid mistake. The unconfigurable one is supposed to be functioned as normal though, but not configurable so that may be not suitable for some gameplay. Please redownload.
Lab Assistant
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#15 Old 13th Feb 2018 at 8:08 PM Last edited by piqiwi : 13th Feb 2018 at 8:41 PM.
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Originally Posted by BunnyMan64
It interesting, I love the middle life crisis that quite interesting.
I saw a bug for PREGNANCY MOOD SWING where once it finishes it doesn't show icon of what aspiration I have, it interesting mod which gives bit more depth in gameplay

BTW what that UI you used?


Thanks for reporting this. Please download the update version (modified date 02/14/2018 2:xx AM), that should be fixed the problem and unconfigurable parameter that reported by MattieOReilly and iCad. But the aspiration that changed before this fixed version will still be blank though, sorry. You can change it back using cheat simmodder or ReNuYuSenso Orb. Very sorry for this bug. For using simmodder : use boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true, then shift+click the sims, then spawn, then sim modder. 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
The UI I used is smarter UI ALPHA version 1.4 by Maglxisback from forum.thesims.com. Just search it in google and you'll find it. It is awesome UI IMHO.
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 14th Feb 2018 at 5:55 AM
Just curious, but would it be possible to configure this mod so that it only triggers a midlife crisis or mood swing when fears are fulfilled? I tend to keep my sims in perpetual states of platinum for the most part so there's lots of want fulfilling going on but I think it would be a bit strange for my perpetually happy sims to suddenly start trying to do something completely different in life, while when they've just been upset by something not going right and want to change directions in life temporarily because of that. If that's not an easy change though, ignore me. I think I'll try either way: I actually really like the idea of not assigning secondary aspiration except in a mood swing or crisis to get a truly randomized secondary aspiration and playing with switching aspirations sounds fun even with it being triggered by wants.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#17 Old 14th Feb 2018 at 7:19 AM
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Originally Posted by kittenn1011
Just curious, but would it be possible to configure this mod so that it only triggers a midlife crisis or mood swing when fears are fulfilled? I tend to keep my sims in perpetual states of platinum for the most part so there's lots of want fulfilling going on but I think it would be a bit strange for my perpetually happy sims to suddenly start trying to do something completely different in life, while when they've just been upset by something not going right and want to change directions in life temporarily because of that. If that's not an easy change though, ignore me. I think I'll try either way: I actually really like the idea of not assigning secondary aspiration except in a mood swing or crisis to get a truly randomized secondary aspiration and playing with switching aspirations sounds fun even with it being triggered by wants.


Technically it is possible, but I have not found the way to trigger it when fear is fullfiled. And for secondary aspiration, it is more difficult than assigning primary aspiration, since, afaik, secondary aspiration is not parameter like primary aspiration, but more like token/hidden memory that be kept in sims's inventory (but not visible, just like gossip).
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 14th Feb 2018 at 6:30 PM
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Originally Posted by piqiwi
Technically it is possible, but I have not found the way to trigger it when fear is fullfiled. And for secondary aspiration, it is more difficult than assigning primary aspiration, since, afaik, secondary aspiration is not parameter like primary aspiration, but more like token/hidden memory that be kept in sims's inventory (but not visible, just like gossip).


Thanks. GOod to know.
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