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Picked upload! Functional Canning Station and Custom Canning Skill

by icemunmun Posted 6th Aug 2017 at 7:04 PM - Updated 3rd Sep 2017 at 11:03 AM by icemunmun : Misc Bug Fixes
217 Comments / replies (Who?) - 15 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Compatible with Patch 1.33.38.1020


Update - 7.08.2017 : Misc Bug Fixes and Translations

---- 1. Added Translations - Traditional Chinese (konansock , wuccwzt ), POR_BR (simshout), German (Jevi) and French (YuuNyuu)
---- 2. Added Outdoor Retreat GP as requirement for the mod ( as some users without OR were having some issues)
-----3. Flirty Buff with Berry Jam will no longer appear in children
---- 4. Plasma Jam and bread will increase thirst and and a small amount of hunger for vampires
---- 5. Fixed some wrongly appearing strings
---- 6. The Garlic Spread can be properly made now if you have 6 harvestable custom garlics in your inventory
---- 7. Some minor bug fixes




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


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

13. Conflicts: Should not conflict with any other mod

14. Polycount




15. 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 2.99 MB 20,066 23rd Aug 2017
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA.rar | Description: Preserves using EA Maxis harvestables 3.00 MB 17,758 23rd Aug 2017
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_Custom.rar | Description: Preserves using Custom harvestables 2.06 MB 15,213 23rd Aug 2017
icemunmun_Canning_RetailShelves_GTW.rar | Description: Retail shelves.Requires GTW EP 883.1 KB 15,911 6th Aug 2017
icemunmun_Black_plate.rar | Description: Required for the Preserve bread 11.7 KB 17,120 7th Aug 2017
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 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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Forum Resident
THANKS POST
#76 Old 8th Aug 2017 at 10:38 AM
WOW! Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#77 Old 8th Aug 2017 at 11:45 AM
Help! Whenever I get my sims to do one of the custom interactions, nothing happens!
Test Subject
#78 Old 8th Aug 2017 at 11:50 AM
When I will do doze he isn't getting the jar but I am supposed with jars inside as it to fix the pot because I have but clean interaction how I will click on the pot
Test Subject
#79 Old 8th Aug 2017 at 12:13 PM
Awesome job! I really like this mod
And here is Traditional Chinese translation!
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip Traditional Chinese_Strings.zip (4.7 KB, 6 downloads)
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#80 Old 8th Aug 2017 at 12:27 PM
Oh yesss! Been waiting for this. Thank you so much! <3
Alchemist
#81 Old 8th Aug 2017 at 1:16 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by milordeq
When I will do doze he isn't getting the jar but I am supposed with jars inside as it to fix the pot because I have but clean interaction how I will click on the pot


Untick Fresh Ingredients is not working properly. Buy (Planter, Fruit Seed pack) or pick some Apples, at least 6. You can use the canning station then.
Test Subject
#82 Old 8th Aug 2017 at 3:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by egwarhammer
Untick Fresh Ingredients is not working properly. Buy (Planter, Fruit Seed pack) or pick some Apples, at least 6. You can use the canning station then.

I use Apple from Fruit Seed pack
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#83 Old 8th Aug 2017 at 5:36 PM
Awesome thx!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#84 Old 8th Aug 2017 at 9:58 PM
Firstly, thank you for this mod!! Seriously, I love playing gardener/chef sims, and more stuff to do with their crops is a lot of fun. I wasn't sure if it was just me though - the plasma jam/bread gave my vampire sim a stomach ache from "human" food… is it supposed to?
Top Secret Researcher
#85 Old 8th Aug 2017 at 11:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by milordeq
When I will do doze he isn't getting the jar but I am supposed with jars inside as it to fix the pot because I have but clean interaction how I will click on the pot

Despite re-wording it your question is still not very clear and I think it's going to be hard for you to get an answer. Do you think you could type it in your native language and let us figure it out? Can you try google translate?

Quote:
Originally Posted by properpanda
Firstly, thank you for this mod!! Seriously, I love playing gardener/chef sims, and more stuff to do with their crops is a lot of fun. I wasn't sure if it was just me though - the plasma jam/bread gave my vampire sim a stomach ache from "human" food… is it supposed to?

Only if they have the "withered stomach" weakness. they are spreading it on bread after all. Plasma salad does this too, and it's working as intended. If you want them to eat food, don't give them that particular weakness xD
Test Subject
#86 Old 9th Aug 2017 at 12:48 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Javo2005
Help! Whenever I get my sims to do one of the custom interactions, nothing happens!


Same here
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#87 Old 9th Aug 2017 at 1:34 AM
This is so amazing. What an addition to gameplay. Love it. So useful and good for my more organic, nature living and loving sims. And my vegans. So awesome. You've made the food in this game so much better. I adore you. Thanks for all the cool work you do. Are you going to do any more food based skills like drying herbs, plants and things?
Test Subject
#88 Old 9th Aug 2017 at 3:51 PM Last edited by bananabear : 9th Aug 2017 at 3:53 PM. Reason: missed something out
Can someone help me download this mod on my mac? I've downloaded the files then dragged them into the mods folder in the EA files but when I opened up my game the canning station wasn't there. Is there something I'm doing wrong?

I also have the get to work expansion pack.
Test Subject
#89 Old 9th Aug 2017 at 4:55 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bananabear
Can someone help me download this mod on my mac? I've downloaded the files then dragged them into the mods folder in the EA files but when I opened up my game the canning station wasn't there. Is there something I'm doing wrong?

I also have the get to work expansion pack.
Have you enabled mods and custom content in the game's settings?
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#90 Old 9th Aug 2017 at 8:41 PM
THIS IS AMAZING O.O I have been waiting for this and i LOVE THIS!!
wonderful job as always!
Test Subject
#91 Old 9th Aug 2017 at 8:43 PM
When I will do doze he isn't getting the jar but I am supposed with jars inside as it to fix the pot because I have but clean interaction how I will click on the pot
I use Apple from Fruit Seed pack (translate from Polish langunae)
Test Subject
#92 Old 9th Aug 2017 at 8:46 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LooselyBound
Have you enabled mods and custom content in the game's settings?


Yes I've enabled custom content and script mods. In the instructions it says to install the.zip file but I can't find it in the list of files? Could that be it?

Thanks!
Test Subject
#93 Old 9th Aug 2017 at 9:15 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by flowerpower
Same here


Same here. Tested everything, black plate, took out all mods and still nothing, repaired game and also created new electronic arts folder in my documents, still nothing.
Icy Spicy
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Original Poster
#94 Old 9th Aug 2017 at 9:34 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bananabear
Can someone help me download this mod on my mac? I've downloaded the files then dragged them into the mods folder in the EA files but when I opened up my game the canning station wasn't there. Is there something I'm doing wrong?

I also have the get to work expansion pack.


Hi,
You need to unzip the .rar files before dropping them in your mods folder

@ShigemiNotoge thank you so much! I would not have explained it better

Quote:
Originally Posted by sylwuska
Same here. Tested everything, black plate, took out all mods and still nothing, repaired game and also created new electronic arts folder in my documents, still nothing.


Quote:
Originally Posted by flowerpower
Same here


Quote:
Originally Posted by Javo2005
Help! Whenever I get my sims to do one of the custom interactions, nothing happens!


Hi,
1. Do you have the Base mod file + preserve file + Black Plate file ? (Just to be sure, all the files have to be unzipped before putting it in the mods folder)
2. Do you have the necessary skill level ?
3. Does the Picker menu appear ?
4. Do you have the necessary ingredients?

Thank you so much @YuuNyuu and @wuccwzt for the translations ! I will update the mod with the translations as soon as I find some time!
Test Subject
#95 Old 9th Aug 2017 at 10:10 PM
Hello! I was wondering if someone could help me. I dowloaded three parts of this mod yesterday (the base, the preserves and the back plate) and unzipped them (I'm on Mac) before putting them in my mods folder. I forwent the custom harvestable preserves and shelves because I don't have any custom harvestable mods and I don't really need the shelves.
I went into my game and immediately I recieved a notification that said that I had an "outdated mod". At the time, I wasn't sure that it was the canning station because I had downloaded a couple of other unrelated bug fixes. I started to play (I didn't really have any trouble with regular gameplay) and bought a canning station. This is how I know the mods made it properly into my mods folder. It was really nice looking, but when I went to use any of the three interactions with it the same notification appeared and my sims couldn't interact with the canning station. Does anyone know why this happened? Am I missing an integral part of the mod? I don't think I have any other mods that would conflict with it (I update and clean out my mods folder twice a week, and most of my mods are just CAS custom content) so I'm a little confused.
I really hope I can get this mod to work! It looks like so much fun, and I would really like to have some of my sims go into more earth-based hobbies such as harvesting, gardening, canning, etc.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#96 Old 9th Aug 2017 at 10:36 PM
This is just insane!!! How good this looks!!! thank you for sharing it!!!!
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#97 Old 9th Aug 2017 at 11:28 PM
Thank you for this. I look forward to your creations more than Maxis stuff packs.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#98 Old 10th Aug 2017 at 2:35 AM
Too cool! Can not wait to use it! Your awesome! :D
Test Subject
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#99 Old 10th Aug 2017 at 11:28 AM
Thanks! Can you do a Nectar Making one as well?
Test Subject
#100 Old 10th Aug 2017 at 1:40 PM
Thank you very much for this icemunmun.
Finally my sims can do something with all the harvestables they got.

Here's the German translation.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip Canning Station German Strings.zip (5.0 KB, 16 downloads)
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