Question: Sims 2 EPs not recognising one another

So, I asked somewhere else and of course my post got over 180 views but no one has answered and I figured I could ask here instead. I have a problem with EPs recognizing each other. I've reinstalled multiple times and to no avail. I want to run a game with just BV, FT, and AL as three eps is about as much as my computer can handle without a glitch-infested game. I make sure to install in the proper order and bypass the launcher, but I can run the game from any ep (which is strange in itself), they just don't recognize that the other eps are installed. Apartment Life seems to be the issue, but I've gotten these three eps to cooperate just fine before.

Any suggestions?

Question: Fixing Borked Pre-made faces in Sims 2

Hello!

I hope my question is not a silly one! You see, I got Jessie Pilferson pregnant with Mickey Dosser. I just remembered that he has a broken face template. This is in a 'hood I made long before clean templates. I also have defaulted and replaced all of my faces in CAS. Is there any other way I could fix his face and genetics so his child will actually look like him?

Question: Hacks that intefere with Sims 2 pet pregnancies

Are there any known hacks that interfere with pet pregnancies? The only pet-related hack I have is nostrayrespawn.

My first try with dogs resulted in pregnancy, which I only became aware of when the dog was not allowed to travel off lot. I cheated to force an error to reset the dog, to no effect, and the dog became an elder without giving birth. I tried again with a different dog on a different lot, and this time there was no indication of pregnancy, except that I could not make the dogs "Try for puppy with..." again. Again, this dog reached elder stage without giving birth.