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Featured upload! Functional Canning Station and Custom Canning Skill (Update 1st July, 2018)

by icemunmun Posted 6th Aug 2017 at 7:04 PM - Updated 1st Jul 2018 at 1:43 PM by icemunmun : Updated to the Seasons patch
469 Comments / replies (Who?) - 13 Feedback Posts, 6 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Update - 1st July 2018

Made the Canning Skill Compatible with Skill Day. ( Updated the base file only! no need to redownload the others)

Update - 29th June 2018

-- Misc Bug fixes and resources some new resources added. ( note the new preserves won't be available now as I have only updated the interactions and not added the sauces itself. That will come after a little more testing)

Update - 22nd June 2018

Fixed another LE which was occurring with the 'Make Jam' Interaction for 'icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA'


Update - 22nd June 2018

Fixed the LEs generated by the skill books in inventory


Update - 20, June 2018 : Season's Patch

- Updated to Season's patch (PC 1.44.77.1020 / Mac 1.44.77.1220)
- New interaction for Make Sauce ( No sauces at present, will upload them after the season patch storm is over )


Update - 23, Jan 2018 : Non- English strings fix

--- I sort of messed up some of the non-English strings again! So they are fixed now
--- Fixed the Club interaction

Update - 20, Jan 2018 : New Preserves

1. Excluded the traits - Evil and materialistic from the Embarrased 'Sold to Corporation ' Buff
2. Fixed the 'Sold to Evil corporation ' Interaction and Parsnip Pickles
3. Recipe changes

- Added Onion requirement to Chili pickles
- Added Herb requirement to Green Chili Spread

4. Added 15 new preserves and 8 new buffs

1. Honey spread
2. Chamomile Spread
3. Salmon Spread
4. Heart Jam
5. Mango Jam
6. Mango Pickles
7. Mango Chutney
8. Guava Jam
9. Guava Pickles
10. Plum Jam
11. Sweet Chili Plum Pickles
12. Pumpkin Jam
13. Pumpkin Butter
14. UFO Jam
15. Elderberry Jam

*See SkillLevel-Ingredient and Buff Tables below for details

5. Added Ingredient Optional Packages for the preserves - Ingredient requirement for preserve making is optional

Choose Ingredient Optional version if you want the sims to be able to make the preserves without the specific ingredient in their inventory. ( If you want the preserves to always require inventory simply choose icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA and icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_Custom ).Do not put both icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA and icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA_IngredientOptional in your game. Choose only one. Same for the custom ingredient preserve.




Compatible with PC 1.38.47.1020 / Mac 1.38.47.1220




1. Introduction

I loved the Canning Station from Sims 3 and have been wanting to recreate it in sims 4 for quite some time. When I saw the poll for the eco Living SP, I knew this theme was not going to win because Laundry!!
Anyway so I took up my half finished stuff and finished it asap!

2. What does the mod do? Catalog Details

The Mod adds -

i) Canning station (To make various kinds of preserves)
Catalog Details -
Name - Canning Station
Price - 2000 Simoleons
Location - Appliances --- > Stove
Presets - 6 presets

ii) A new 10 level custom Canning Skill

iii) Retail GTW shelves - Comes in two sizes

Catalog Details -
Name - Canning Preserve Display / Canning Preserve Display - Medium Height
Price - 200/120 Simoleons
Location - Surfaces --- > Display
- Function --- > Retail
Presets - 10 presets
Slots - 24 small + 6 medium / 16 small + 6 medium


3. Interaction on the Canning Station

i) Make Jam ( Available from Canning Skill Level 0)
--- Requires 6 harvestables
--- Makes a Jar of Jam which is then put on a surface or into the inventory by the sim.
--- Gets a special Buff (This is my Jam!)

ii) Make Pickles (Available from Canning Skill Level 3)
--- Requires 6 harvestables
--- Makes a Jar of Pickles which is then put on a surface or into the inventory by the sim.
--- Gets a special Buff (Pickled Life!)

iii) Make Spreads (Available from Canning Skill Level 6)
--- Requires 6 harvestables
--- Makes a Jar of Spread which is then put on a surface or into the inventory by the sim.
--- Gets a special Buff (Spread The Love)







4. Canning Skill

--- 10 Level Skill
--- 3 Skill Books available from the bookshelf :---
i) Canning Skill Vol 1: To Can or Not to Can?
ii) Canning Skill Vol 2: Cantastic Fruits and Where to Can Them
iii) Canning Skill Vol 3: If I can can, I will can!





--- Custom Skill icon
--- Custom Speech and thought bubbles
--- Skill can be gained by reading the skill books or by making Preserves
--- Different Skill levels unlock different Preserves
--- Making Preserves is a Custom Club Activity (Get Together EP)

--- Custom Canning steps



5. Table of Jams, Pickle, Spreads




6. Jars

Details

--- Each Jar costs 120 simoleons. Price maybe modified according to skill level

--- Jar can be sold from Inventory/Retail Shelves/City Living Craft tables

--- Jars of preserves do not spoil

--- Jars are not found in the catalog but are searchable by the name of the preserve (If you want to grab them quickly)

Interaction on the Jars

i) Eat
--- Sim eats Jam/pickle/Spread directly from the jar with a fork
(Issue - The jar has the lid on while being eaten from. Also sometimes the empty jars shows prices. Please ignore and clean them up. No cheating and selling empty jars!)
--- Gets special moodlet
ii) Eat with Bread
--- The Jar is consumed and 6 plates of Bread with preserve appears in the inventory.
--- The plate of Bread with Jam/Pickle/spread can be eaten as normal food
--- The plate of Bread with Jam/Pickle/spread is toddler compatible
--- The plate of Bread with Jam/Pickle/spread can be packed into Lunch Sacks (Parenthood GP)
iii) Sell To Evil Corporation
--- Jar can be sold for a hefty profit
--- Sim gets Special buff




8. Custom Buffs




9. Requirement -

Outdoor Retreat Required



10. Compatibility - Outdoor Retreat Required


11. Issues - Mainly graphical at lowest settings - The canning pot becomes translucent
- The skill icon disaappears - to be fixed in the next update

12. Future direction - Addition of more moodlets
- More options for gameplay enhancement
- Support for more EA and Custom harvestables as they are released


13. Patch Level - Made with Game Version PC Version 1.32.1.1020 / Mac Version 1.32.1.1220

14. Conflicts: Should not conflict with any other mod

15. Polycount




16. Translations - Traditional Chinese (konansock , wuccwzt ), POR_BR (simshout), German (Jevi) and French (YuuNyuu)


17. Thanks

-EA Maxis for Grandma's Canning Station for some meshes and ideas
-s4pe
-Sims 4 studio
-TSRW
-Blender
-Photoshop
- Canning station Overhaul by Butterbot for inspiration
- All my simming friends for the feedback and encouragement. Love you all!
-Thank you to everybody who have reported issues and helped in testing

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

+ 1 SPs
Built with Game Version: PC Version
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
icemunmun_Canning_Base.rar | Description: Main mod File 3.04 MB 90,983 1st Jul 2018
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA.rar | Description: Preserves using EA Maxis harvestables 3.64 MB 75,171 22nd Jun 2018
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_Custom.rar | Description: Preserves using Custom harvestables 3.69 MB 63,147 20th Jun 2018
icemunmun_Canning_RetailShelves_GTW.rar | Description: Retail shelves.Requires GTW EP 1,017.8 KB 66,974 12th Nov 2017
icemunmun_Black_plate.rar | Description: Required for the Preserve bread 11.7 KB 69,260 7th Aug 2017
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_Custom_IngredientOptional.rar | Description: Preserves using Custom harvestables. Ingredient Optional 3.70 MB 26,855 20th Jun 2018
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA_IngredientOptional.rar | Description: Preserves using EA Maxis harvestables. Ingredients optional 3.66 MB 32,180 20th Jun 2018
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Test Subject
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#451 Old 13th Jul 2018 at 9:45 PM
This mod is a gem! Thank you so much for creating it, and for keeping it up-to-date. I had a question about a future direction: I noticed that some of the jams/pickles/spreads you have for custom harvestables could now be applied to EA versions of those harvestables that have been added to the game--specifically garlic (Vampires) and honey (Seasons) (plus there was something about avocados ?). Are you planning to link the jams/pickles/spreads you already have to the new EA harvestables? Because I don't want to download the custom harvestables, but I absolutely love this mod and would love to get the jams/pickles/spreads for my beekeeping, avocado-ranching, and garlic-growing sims. Thank you!
Test Subject
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#452 Old 16th Jul 2018 at 1:29 AM
Thanks so much
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#453 Old 16th Jul 2018 at 9:34 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by clearfallwatershaper
This mod is a gem! Thank you so much for creating it, and for keeping it up-to-date. I had a question about a future direction: I noticed that some of the jams/pickles/spreads you have for custom harvestables could now be applied to EA versions of those harvestables that have been added to the game--specifically garlic (Vampires) and honey (Seasons) (plus there was something about avocados ?). Are you planning to link the jams/pickles/spreads you already have to the new EA harvestables? Because I don't want to download the custom harvestables, but I absolutely love this mod and would love to get the jams/pickles/spreads for my beekeeping, avocado-ranching, and garlic-growing sims. Thank you!


Yep! I will add more preserves utilising the EA harvestables!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#454 Old 21st Jul 2018 at 8:49 PM
SO, if I want to make "bread", do I download the canning center and the bread one?
Test Subject
#455 Old 22nd Jul 2018 at 12:30 AM
Okay....confused. exactly what do I download if I want to use EA harvestables, and CC harvestables, and bread.....what do I need to get?
Test Subject
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#456 Old 22nd Jul 2018 at 6:04 AM
I LOVE this.....I've asked on forums with no answers.....which do I download? I want to do EA and custom and bred....so which ones of the 7 do I get
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#457 Old 22nd Jul 2018 at 6:16 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LadyVatrovia
SO, if I want to make "bread", do I download the canning center and the bread one?


To get the bread you need the - Canning Base + Black plate + Canning preserves EA +/- Canning preserves Custom . (You get the ingredient optional version if you want the ingredients to be optional instead of always required)
Test Subject
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#458 Old 22nd Jul 2018 at 8:09 PM
Thank you
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#459 Old 7th Aug 2018 at 8:57 PM Last edited by ThePinkPlumbob : 7th Aug 2018 at 9:00 PM. Reason: Adding Information
Default ATTENTION MAC USERS: Possible Fix for your Mods Not Working!
ATTENTION MAC USERS: If you can not get this or any of the lovely Icemunmun's mods to show up in your game then your computer is not recognizing the rar files. I had a lot of trouble with this and after talking with the creator she has asked me to post how I fixed this. Please note that rar files do not work with Macs so any mods you have downloaded you will need to convert them using a program.

I ended up downloading Unarchiver (You can find it in the App Store or online) which unpacked my rar files and fixed them. THIS IS COMPLETELY SAFE. I was worried about getting a bug but this is safe, you do not have to worry. If you want to know how to use unarchiver it is very simple but here is a link to the website I used to get information: https://appletoolbox.com/2015/10/ho...les-on-mac-osx/

You can unpack them and then put them directly into your mods folder. If you have done it correctly then the file should say "package" (No quotes) instead of "RAR" (No quotes)

NOTE: Once you have this installed you may have a LOT of mods in your mods folder looking like the unarchiver symbol and that means you have mods that were never installed. This came as a shock to me because I had so many missing mods! You can now unpack those mods as well and TRASH the remaining file (That looks like the unarchive symbol) but keep the "package" one.


I hope this will help every Mac user in need! <3
Test Subject
#460 Old 26th Aug 2018 at 11:30 AM
Hey! I downloaded your mod, an is so exited to use it! But, i can't seem to find it in the game? What category is it under?
I have downloaded the main file, black plate, preserve ea and retail shelves? Is that the right files or? Thanks in advance!
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#461 Old 26th Aug 2018 at 8:15 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tabitadahl
Hey! I downloaded your mod, an is so exited to use it! But, i can't seem to find it in the game? What category is it under?
I have downloaded the main file, black plate, preserve ea and retail shelves? Is that the right files or? Thanks in advance!


Thank you!
The Canning station should be --- Appliances --- > Stove and the retail shelves --- Surfaces --- > Display
Test Subject
#462 Old 26th Aug 2018 at 8:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by icemunmun
Thank you!
The Canning station should be --- Appliances --- > Stove and the retail shelves --- Surfaces --- > Display


Okay Thanks!
Test Subject
#463 Old 12th Sep 2018 at 12:26 AM
I've been using the canning station for a while. I was playing with it. Made about 20 preserves and then it stopped working. My sim starts canning, the pot shows up on the stove and then the action is cancelled. I've tried restarting it--the interaction just disappears. I've sold and re-bought the canning station, redownloaded the mod files, and deleted the localthumbcache but canning is suddenly broken. I have no custom harvestables in my game and do not get a last exception. I have the latest version of the game.
Lab Assistant
#464 Old 29th Sep 2018 at 8:34 AM
I love this! A must-have for my farmer sim. However, I was wondering if sims not putting the products in their inventory was intentional? They just seem to lay it at their feet. Is there a simple fix for this?
Icy Spicy
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#465 Old 30th Sep 2018 at 7:40 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by GothyPanda
I love this! A must-have for my farmer sim. However, I was wondering if sims not putting the products in their inventory was intentional? They just seem to lay it at their feet. Is there a simple fix for this?


Since the jars are based of food the sims tend to put them down instead of in their inventory
Test Subject
#466 Old 2nd Oct 2018 at 3:17 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by GothyPanda
I love this! A must-have for my farmer sim. However, I was wondering if sims not putting the products in their inventory was intentional? They just seem to lay it at their feet. Is there a simple fix for this?


if there is a fridge next to the station the Sims will put the preserves in
Test Subject
#467 Old 2nd Oct 2018 at 3:19 PM
hey any novelties are they planned for this mod?
is it normal that there is no sauce recipe? Thank you
Test Subject
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#468 Old 5th Oct 2018 at 1:15 PM
Wow you seriously are amazing! You're my hero now!! There is literally nothing you missed out! Thank you so much!!
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#469 Old 5th Oct 2018 at 5:19 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by jona265
Wow you seriously are amazing! You're my hero now!! There is literally nothing you missed out! Thank you so much!!


OMG thank you

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jjlu
hey any novelties are they planned for this mod?
is it normal that there is no sauce recipe? Thank you


Hey i was going to upload the sauce recipes earlier but then the season's patch happened and it took me a little time to get everything updated! i will upload the sauces hopefully this month
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