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Featured upload! Functional Canning Station and Custom Canning Skill ( New Preserves Update)

by icemunmun Posted 6th Aug 2017 at 7:04 PM - Updated 22nd Jan 2018 at 9:49 PM by icemunmun : Updated to the Pets patch
403 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
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 66,449 22nd Jan 2018
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA.rar | Description: Preserves using EA Maxis harvestables 3.66 MB 56,534 22nd Jan 2018
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_Custom.rar | Description: Preserves using Custom harvestables 3.70 MB 48,430 22nd Jan 2018
icemunmun_Canning_RetailShelves_GTW.rar | Description: Retail shelves.Requires GTW EP 1,017.8 KB 51,270 12th Nov 2017
icemunmun_Black_plate.rar | Description: Required for the Preserve bread 11.7 KB 52,917 7th Aug 2017
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_Custom_IngredientOptional.rar | Description: Preserves using Custom harvestables. Ingredient Optional 3.70 MB 13,666 22nd Jan 2018
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA_IngredientOptional.rar | Description: Preserves using EA Maxis harvestables. Ingredients optional 3.66 MB 16,124 22nd Jan 2018
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
No Extraction Required (Script Mods):
1. Cut and paste the .zip file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
Script mods need to be placed directly in \Mods or one level below that (e.g. \Mods\Scripts) – sub-folders nested any deeper won’t work.
Extraction Required (Everything Else):
1. Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
2. Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\


Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
 
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Test Subject
#401 Old 11th May 2018 at 2:19 AM
Firstly --I love this mod! Second, I'm having some issues. Sims seem to think that the canning station is their primary stove, even when it's in a totally different room than the fridge (which is next to the actual stove I want them to use). Secondly, sometimes the animation for putting the pot in the oven is messing up and instead of the door folding down, the whole canning station folds down (which looks hilarious). Also sometimes when the pot is on the stove, the side is invisible and you can see the jars inside.
I am running on Mac with all the expansions except vampires (and a few packs). I have quite a few other mods too but I don't expect they would be conflicting. I'm getting occasional lastexceptions but looking into those, also not expecting that it'd be from this mod.

Thanks again,
qlx
Icy Spicy
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Original Poster
#402 Old 15th May 2018 at 5:39 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by qlx
Firstly --I love this mod! Second, I'm having some issues. Sims seem to think that the canning station is their primary stove, even when it's in a totally different room than the fridge (which is next to the actual stove I want them to use). Secondly, sometimes the animation for putting the pot in the oven is messing up and instead of the door folding down, the whole canning station folds down (which looks hilarious). Also sometimes when the pot is on the stove, the side is invisible and you can see the jars inside.
I am running on Mac with all the expansions except vampires (and a few packs). I have quite a few other mods too but I don't expect they would be conflicting. I'm getting occasional lastexceptions but looking into those, also not expecting that it'd be from this mod.

Thanks again,
qlx


Ah yes these are known issues Sometimes inspite of there being a good stove in the house, the sims decide to use the canning station for cooking ( this choice is kind of arbitrary and not defined by any set parameter so I am finding a little difficult to change). I removed all the cooking rigs from the station so they sims do that awful gymnastics with the station while trying to cook
Test Subject
#403 Old 15th May 2018 at 8:27 PM
Love your stuff!! However, the only mod/cc of yours I can use is your custom bar drinks. The rest of your stuff used to work, such as this mod, but now whenever I put it in my mods folder my sims game won't launch until I remove it all from my folder. Do you have any suggestions? I'd love to get back to using your mods
Icy Spicy
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Original Poster
#404 Old 16th May 2018 at 3:33 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by a.abriyana
Love your stuff!! However, the only mod/cc of yours I can use is your custom bar drinks. The rest of your stuff used to work, such as this mod, but now whenever I put it in my mods folder my sims game won't launch until I remove it all from my folder. Do you have any suggestions? I'd love to get back to using your mods


The issue seems to be that you have a sims 3 package mixed in there somewhere. Make sure that you do not have any sims 3 package as it is very easy to miss (considering i make stuff for both sims 3 and 4)
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