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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
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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
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 82,405 1st Jul 2018
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA.rar | Description: Preserves using EA Maxis harvestables 3.64 MB 68,694 22nd Jun 2018
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_Custom.rar | Description: Preserves using Custom harvestables 3.69 MB 57,879 20th Jun 2018
icemunmun_Canning_RetailShelves_GTW.rar | Description: Retail shelves.Requires GTW EP 1,017.8 KB 61,136 12th Nov 2017
icemunmun_Black_plate.rar | Description: Required for the Preserve bread 11.7 KB 63,093 7th Aug 2017
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_Custom_IngredientOptional.rar | Description: Preserves using Custom harvestables. Ingredient Optional 3.70 MB 22,025 20th Jun 2018
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA_IngredientOptional.rar | Description: Preserves using EA Maxis harvestables. Ingredients optional 3.66 MB 26,256 20th Jun 2018
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 wont 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
THANKS POST
#376 Old 17th Mar 2018 at 9:48 PM
Its no longer working for me. When I select to make jam or any item nothing is their the screen is empty no selections. I updated the mod to latest before all the new packs came out. What is going on?
Test Subject
#377 Old 25th Mar 2018 at 2:09 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by slytherin
Its no longer working for me. When I select to make jam or any item nothing is their the screen is empty no selections. I updated the mod to latest before all the new packs came out. What is going on?


same, I'm getting the 'last exception' message.
Icy Spicy
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#378 Old 25th Mar 2018 at 2:17 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by UndeadKitten
same, I'm getting the 'last exception' message.


Can you attach the last exception message here under spoilers ? Make sure that you have downloaded the Black plate package too

Quote:
Originally Posted by slytherin
Its no longer working for me. When I select to make jam or any item nothing is their the screen is empty no selections. I updated the mod to latest before all the new packs came out. What is going on?


Hey! Having a bit of trouble understanding Can you clarify - 'updated the mod to latest before all the new packs came out' ? What patch are you on ? What is your canning skill ? Download either the icemunmun_Canning_preserves_EA or icemunmun_Canning_preserves_EA_IngredientOptional ( Same for Custom preserves). If you have both it will conflict.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#379 Old 25th Mar 2018 at 10:47 PM
I got the canning base and canning perserves custom installed. I am on the latest patch and all updated game.
Lab Assistant
#380 Old 4th Apr 2018 at 7:45 PM
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I love this mod and have to share something funny that just happened in my game because of it. I have a family who runs a harvest farm store where they also sell the canned goods they have made. A few days ago, another one of my families was visiting Selvadorado and a marketplace vendor whipped out one of their jars of jam to resell on his table. I laughed so hard. It was actually pretty realistic and quite unexpected.

And now I am excited to see the candle making mod! I imagine the same kind of thing could happen and I'm looking forward to it.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#381 Old 8th Apr 2018 at 6:48 PM
This Is Amazing :D
Test Subject
#382 Old 10th Apr 2018 at 2:40 PM
Hey there, I've been getting lastExceptions too. I've added one to this message. It pops up after I try to open the canning menu. My game is fully updated.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip lastUIException_63656983358.zip (955 Bytes, 46 downloads)
Test Subject
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#383 Old 12th Apr 2018 at 4:28 PM
Ooh exciting! Thank you SO much for yet another awesome food mod. ^_^ I love growing your plants and using them in the recipes.
Lab Assistant
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#384 Old 13th Apr 2018 at 6:55 PM
Is this mod working again after the April update?
Icy Spicy
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#385 Old 13th Apr 2018 at 7:45 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LaraCroftEyes1
Is this mod working again after the April update?


There is a new update ?
Test Subject
#386 Old 16th Apr 2018 at 3:18 PM
There's no interaction on the canning I click all options and nothing, it's very sad.
Icy Spicy
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#387 Old 16th Apr 2018 at 9:42 PM
Hey! I am a bit busy at the moment! Will get to the issues soon
Test Subject
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#388 Old 16th Apr 2018 at 11:33 PM
You're golden! I'll be sticking around for updates <3
Icy Spicy
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#389 Old 17th Apr 2018 at 7:29 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by slytherin
I got the canning base and canning perserves custom installed. I am on the latest patch and all updated game.


You need the custom black plate too

Quote:
Originally Posted by SamIAm2
I love this mod and have to share something funny that just happened in my game because of it. I have a family who runs a harvest farm store where they also sell the canned goods they have made. A few days ago, another one of my families was visiting Selvadorado and a marketplace vendor whipped out one of their jars of jam to resell on his table. I laughed so hard. It was actually pretty realistic and quite unexpected.

And now I am excited to see the candle making mod! I imagine the same kind of thing could happen and I'm looking forward to it.


Wow! that sounds fantastic actually

Quote:
Originally Posted by smeen
Hey there, I've been getting lastExceptions too. I've added one to this message. It pops up after I try to open the canning menu. My game is fully updated.


That appears to an old UI exception error and not a last exception error. Do you have a last exception error without numbers at the end ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lasinalia
There's no interaction on the canning I click all options and nothing, it's very sad.


Do you have Outdoor retreat ?
Test Subject
#390 Old 18th Apr 2018 at 4:38 PM
Thank you for this mod. I just wanted you to know that I downloaded the canning station three days ago and it works great even after updating yesterday(Apr 18, 2018). I had no error messages as noted in recent posts and I have several other mods installed. My sim is at level 9 canning so I used it a lot since I downloaded it. Thanks again for all your hard work.
Test Subject
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#391 Old 18th Apr 2018 at 7:05 PM
This is a really awesome mod :D
Test Subject
#392 Old 19th Apr 2018 at 12:59 PM
I have carefully deleted all canning files and redownloaded and unzipped them... I click any of the canning options and nothing happens. They don't register as able to cook. My sims use the canning stove as a regular stove when someone else is using the original stove
Test Subject
#393 Old 22nd Apr 2018 at 11:49 AM
I know you're busy, but I'm also getting a last exception. I can't open the canning menu at all. I am fully patched and I do have the black plate file as well. I included it here for you to check out. Thanks for looking into it.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: txt lastException.txt (9.9 KB, 15 downloads)
Test Subject
#394 Old 24th Apr 2018 at 12:19 PM
Default Ahaaaaaaa
AHAAAA This is why it's not working! I did download both in case I didn't have some of the food available to do ! I *hope* this is why, actually. THanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by icemunmun
Can you attach the last exception message here under spoilers ? Make sure that you have downloaded the Black plate package too



Hey! Having a bit of trouble understanding Can you clarify - 'updated the mod to latest before all the new packs came out' ? What patch are you on ? What is your canning skill ? Download either the icemunmun_Canning_preserves_EA or icemunmun_Canning_preserves_EA_IngredientOptional ( Same for Custom preserves). If you have both it will conflict.
Test Subject
#395 Old 24th Apr 2018 at 12:21 PM
Okay so do we need both "icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_Custom" and "icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_Custom_IngredientOptional" ?? Or just one?
Test Subject
#396 Old 24th Apr 2018 at 1:05 PM
Just deleted both of the EA food files and the custom optional file... still doesn't work for me
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#397 Old 25th Apr 2018 at 1:14 AM
somethings for 3 that needs to be in 4 but ea is to greedly to do and dont care about the fans yet we are fans and we care about what are sims can do and thats why you and others that add cool mods that should be but they think we should keep paying when we can a fan can help and modd can be so cool and that makes all of the game to keep playing so thank you so much and keep going never hate No one has time for that so i hope you keep up the good work and i wounder what you may come up with next ^.^
Test Subject
#398 Old 25th Apr 2018 at 10:16 PM
Alguien que lo traduzca al español por favor!!! Gracias!!
Someone who translates it into Spanish please!!! Thank you!!
Test Subject
#399 Old 29th Apr 2018 at 5:32 PM
Hey Icemunmun, is it possible to add emotional berries jam to the list of maxis vegetables? I know there are already potions with the same function, but it's just to add some assortment to the existing spreadables... Thank you in advance
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#400 Old 1st May 2018 at 4:47 PM
does this still work with the recent patch update??
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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
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