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Picked upload! Functional Canning Station and Custom Canning Skill (Strings Update)

by icemunmun Posted 6th Aug 2017 at 7:04 PM - Updated 12th Aug 2017 at 8:22 PM by icemunmun : Added Black Plate Package
164 Comments / replies (Who?) - 20 Feedback Posts, 5 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.
Update - 7.08.2017
--- So yeah, while merging the individual files some of the Non-english strings went missing ( ). I have updated the packages with the missing Non-English strings.
--- If you want to help translate the mod, I have added the strings to this comment . The package contains 3 string tables. (translation will be much appreciated)
--- If any last exception appear then download the file icemunmun_Black_plate

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



Note - Children may get the flirty buff if the checks fails ( as they sometimes fail in the vanilla game ) on eating strawberry Jam

9. Requirement -

Base Game Compatible



10. Compatibility - Base Game Compatible. No EP required


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

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. Files –
a) icemunmun_Canning_Base - The main mod
b) icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA - The Preserves using harvestables included in the game. Requires icemunmun_Canning_Base. This file is required for the preserves to show up in game.
c) icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_Custom - The Preserves using custom harvestables. Requires icemunmun_Canning_Base. This file is required for the preserves to show up in game.
d) icemunmun_Canning_RetailShelves_GTW - Retail shelves. Requires Get to Work EP.
e) icemunmun_Black_Plate - Required for black plates of the Bread and Preserve

If you have even one custom harvestable then you require files a, b and c, e (icemunmun_Canning_Base, icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA, icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_Custom, icemunmun_Black_Plate )
If you have NO custom harvestable then you require files a, b and e (icemunmun_Canning_Base, icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA, icemunmun_Black_Plate )
Note - I have separated the files because it will be easier to update in future

16. Thanks

-EA Maxis for Grandma's Canning Station
  • Grandma's Canning Station - Store - The Sims™ 3

    http://store.thesims3.com/productDetail.html?productId=OFB-SIM3:72826&categoryId=13062
    Do you have more harvestables than you know what to do with? Want to squirrel away some for those long winter months? Then Grandma’s Canning Station is just

    (id: 583)

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!

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.

Sims 4
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 8,316 6th Aug 2017
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA.rar | Description: Preserves using EA Maxis harvestables 3.04 MB 7,625 6th Aug 2017
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_Custom.rar | Description: Preserves using Custom harvestables 2.08 MB 6,120 6th Aug 2017
icemunmun_Canning_RetailShelves_GTW.rar | Description: Retail shelves.Requires GTW EP 883.1 KB 6,772 6th Aug 2017
icemunmun_Black_plate.rar | Description: Required for the Preserve bread 11.7 KB 7,014 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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Test Subject
#126 Old 11th Aug 2017 at 11:04 PM
Dang it, now i'm not sure if that was the correct error. I went back to my last exceptions and the error isn't showing there now, but i'm still getting the error popup in my game. I do have mccc and whicked whims. So i'm pretty positive it may be interfering with one of those. I don't really have any thing else that would conflict with it unless I have another custom food mod in my mods?
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#127 Old 11th Aug 2017 at 11:33 PM Last edited by icemunmun : 12th Aug 2017 at 12:41 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Javo2005
Help! The ea food files and custom food files are conflicting! Is there any way to fix this?! Also, when I take the custom food file out, I'm still having issues with sims not using the canning station when told to. I REALLY want this mod to work because it looks so cool!


Hello, the mod conflictor shows a conflict because there are some common resources I used for both the packages ( and for some of my food mods). it does not necessarily mean that there will be an issue in game.
Do the menus not appear ? Do you have all the files required? Can you test without other mods ?


Quote:
Originally Posted by DearlyDisliked
Dang it, now i'm not sure if that was the correct error. I went back to my last exceptions and the error isn't showing there now, but i'm still getting the error popup in my game. I do have mccc and whicked whims. So i'm pretty positive it may be interfering with one of those. I don't really have any thing else that would conflict with it unless I have another custom food mod in my mods?


Hi, I use MCCC 3.6 (and ofcourse my own food mods and interactions) and I have no errors popping up. If you can post the Last exception, the issue can be easier to find ! If you are getting an error pop up in game but no LE in the game files, then there is an MCCC issue ?
Test Subject
#128 Old 12th Aug 2017 at 12:16 AM
I removed all of the mccc files and the ww files and all my custom food mods as well to see if any of those were the issue but the canning station still didn't work. And now i'm getting a new error. I'm not sure if its related to the canning station though or something else... I haven't played my game in quite a while cause I was moving and just barely started playing again, and now im just confused by the errors lol. And realized I DO have other mods too xD and is there a better way to show you my new error code? It is sooooo incredibly long.
Test Subject
#129 Old 12th Aug 2017 at 12:22 AM
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Originally Posted by DearlyDisliked
I removed all of the mccc files and the ww files and all my custom food mods as well to see if any of those were the issue but the canning station still didn't work. And now i'm getting a new error. I'm not sure if its related to the canning station though or something else... I haven't played my game in quite a while cause I was moving and just barely started playing again, and now im just confused by the errors lol. And realized I DO have other mods too xD and is there a better way to show you my new error code? It is sooooo incredibly long.


You can use this site http://xmlprettyprint.com/ to make the LE readable. But if you haven't played in a while than it might be some outdated mod or other broken stuff.
Test Subject
#130 Old 12th Aug 2017 at 12:51 AM
i'm already using that site to make it easier to read and it's still incredibly long lol. I think i'm gonna have to go through all my mods and remove them and update again and see if I can figure out what's going on. I don't remember having this issue until I updated my ww and mccc. But when I remove that, it doesn't fix my issue. So i'm sure there is something that's most likely outdated or broken Now I dread having so much mods and cc
Test Subject
#131 Old 12th Aug 2017 at 1:04 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by DearlyDisliked
i'm already using that site to make it easier to read and it's still incredibly long lol. I think i'm gonna have to go through all my mods and remove them and update again and see if I can figure out what's going on. I don't remember having this issue until I updated my ww and mccc. But when I remove that, it doesn't fix my issue. So i'm sure there is something that's most likely outdated or broken Now I dread having so much mods and cc


I know what you mean. I had to do this a month back and it took me two days to go through all my mods and cc to figure out what cause the issues I'm having that time. You can try the MCCC Discord channel with your LE maybe they can tell you or have at least an idea which mod/cc is broken. They're quite good at that. Anyway, WW and MCCC are quite fine, so if you want to go through all your cc I would start with MCCC it will tell you right away if you add something back that makes trouble.
Test Subject
#132 Old 12th Aug 2017 at 2:08 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by icemunmun
Hello, the mod conflictor shows a conflict because there are some common resources I used for both the packages ( and for some of my food mods). it does not necessarily mean that there will be an issue in game.
Do the menus not appear ? Do you have all the files required? Can you test without other mods ?




Hi, I use MCCC 3.6 (and ofcourse my own food mods and interactions) and I have no errors popping up. If you can post the Last exception, the issue can be easier to find ! If you are getting an error pop up in game but no LE in the game files, then there is an MCCC issue ?


Hi! Thanks for getting back to me! The menus pop up fine but the sims don't do anything. No interactions pop up. I've tried it without other mods but it doesn't make a difference. I have all of your custom food and These are the names of the files in my mods folder. icemunmun_Black_plate.package, icemunmun_Canning_base.package, icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA.package and icemunmun_Canning_RetailShelves_GTW.package. Thank you for your time!
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#133 Old 12th Aug 2017 at 2:21 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Javo2005
Hi! Thanks for getting back to me! The menus pop up fine but the sims don't do anything. No interactions pop up. I've tried it without other mods but it doesn't make a difference. I have all of your custom food and These are the names of the files in my mods folder. icemunmun_Black_plate.package, icemunmun_Canning_base.package, icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA.package and icemunmun_Canning_RetailShelves_GTW.package. Thank you for your time!


What happens when you click on the canning station ? No 'Make Jam' interaction appears ?
Test Subject
#134 Old 12th Aug 2017 at 2:33 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Javo2005
Hi! Thanks for getting back to me! The menus pop up fine but the sims don't do anything. No interactions pop up. I've tried it without other mods but it doesn't make a difference. I have all of your custom food and These are the names of the files in my mods folder. icemunmun_Black_plate.package, icemunmun_Canning_base.package, icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA.package and icemunmun_Canning_RetailShelves_GTW.package. Thank you for your time!


The only thing my sims could do at the moment is apple jam, because they are new to the canning skill, and they need apples in their inventory to do it. My sim made apple jam without problem now he need apples for another one.
By saying the menus pop up fine you mean this?
Screenshots
Test Subject
#135 Old 12th Aug 2017 at 8:11 AM
I would like to start off by saying your mods are awesome and thanks for taking the time to make them
I do have and issue and was hoping maybe you can help. When I download the custom harvest and the canning mod it keeps coming up as conflicting with other mods. I have taken out a lot of the conflicting mods and even tested it without any at all and the canning station won't even appear in my game. I was wondering if maybe there is some other trouble shooting I havent tried yet
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THANKS POST
#136 Old 12th Aug 2017 at 12:27 PM
Now if you would do this with the Nectar maker I would be the happiest person in the world!!!!
Test Subject
#137 Old 12th Aug 2017 at 12:37 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by icemunmun
What happens when you click on the canning station ? No 'Make Jam' interaction appears ?


A make jam option appears and the menus appear but the sims don't do anything.
Lab Assistant
#138 Old 12th Aug 2017 at 1:12 PM
Can you please make honey spread too?
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#139 Old 12th Aug 2017 at 1:45 PM
What a great idea! Thanks a lot
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#140 Old 12th Aug 2017 at 5:45 PM
This is freaking awesome! Thank you so much for including a grungy one for us Murker's!
Lab Assistant
#141 Old 12th Aug 2017 at 8:26 PM
My open air market is doing GREAT selling jams, pickles and spreads! I'm so loving it!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#142 Old 13th Aug 2017 at 12:13 AM
You wonderful woman! Thanks so much for all you do for this community!
Test Subject
#143 Old 13th Aug 2017 at 7:12 PM
Hello, there's my Last Exception. No modes. New Electonic Arts folder. all files donwloaded including black plate. Thanks for help
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar lastException.rar (1.9 KB, 18 downloads)
Field Researcher
#144 Old 14th Aug 2017 at 12:42 AM
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Originally Posted by sylwuska
Hello, there's my Last Exception. No modes. New Electonic Arts folder. all files donwloaded including black plate. Thanks for help


Just because you have a Exception file doesn't mean that something is broken. People jump on this too much. It might have to do with something changed or deleted in game. If the game runs fine, and the mod works, don't obsess over the Exception files. Given the wide range of systems configurations out there and the different packs, sometimes an exception file will generate if you don't have certain packs installed even when a mod is base game compatible.

It is not possible for every creator to cater their mods to every system. Just delete the exception file and keep on going.
Test Subject
#145 Old 14th Aug 2017 at 4:29 AM
So i cant get the mod to work. i placed the downloads in my mod folder ,when the game loads up its says they are active mods but when i look for the canning station it doesn't appear in game. i have tried looking through everything and searching it , it just doesn't appear.
Test Subject
#146 Old 14th Aug 2017 at 4:33 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheQueeneb
So i cant get the mod to work. i placed the downloads in my mod folder ,when the game loads up its says they are active mods but when i look for the canning station it doesn't appear in game. i have tried looking through everything and searching it , it just doesn't appear.

side note i also cant seem to find the custom food and seeds is there something other then the custom food interact mod i should be updating that is specific to your food because i have some other food from other people and it seems to work.
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#147 Old 14th Aug 2017 at 5:44 AM Last edited by icemunmun : 14th Aug 2017 at 8:20 AM.
Thank you so much my lovely peeps for liking the mod! I am really overwhelmed by the love



Quote:
Originally Posted by Javo2005
A make jam option appears and the menus appear but the sims don't do anything.


Look at this comment by Jevi. They explain it very well. The reason the sims don't make the jam is because they do not have the ingredients required . I am guessing the preserve option in the picker menu is greyed put? You need to first collect harvestables.

Quote:
Originally Posted by cdshrout1171
Can you please make honey spread too?


I do have plans to add some honey related preserve

Quote:
Originally Posted by sylwuska
Hello, there's my Last Exception. No modes. New Electonic Arts folder. all files donwloaded including black plate. Thanks for help


Like Mendota said in this comment , the LE necessarily does not mean that there is actually any issue sometime.

The error you attached is a bit different from the black plate error. What i would advice is to download the files again, unzip with 7zip and put it into the mods folder. delete the LE and your localthumnailcache and restart the game.
After that, check whether the canning station and the interactions appear properly. If the LE is spawned again then post a screenshot of the contents of your mods folder and the new LE.
Another question - What packs do you have ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheQueeneb
So i cant get the mod to work. i placed the downloads in my mod folder ,when the game loads up its says they are active mods but when i look for the canning station it doesn't appear in game. i have tried looking through everything and searching it , it just doesn't appear.

Hi, just to be sure, did you unpack the .rar files to extract the .package files? Can you post the screencap of your mods folder content and the game pop up about mods ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheQueeneb
side note i also cant seem to find the custom food and seeds is there something other then the custom food interact mod i should be updating that is specific to your food because i have some other food from other people and it seems to work.


Hi, do you mean the custom preserve+bread ? You need to craft that from the jars . And by seeds you mean the custom plants ? The links to them are all given in the download post.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#148 Old 14th Aug 2017 at 8:08 AM
Amazing mod! Thanks for this!
Test Subject
#149 Old 14th Aug 2017 at 8:38 AM
Hi! I just downloaded this mod.. thanks again. Quick question... where can I find a cocoa bean to make the cocoa spread?
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#150 Old 14th Aug 2017 at 8:59 AM
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Originally Posted by chicann7
Hi! I just downloaded this mod.. thanks again. Quick question... where can I find a cocoa bean to make the cocoa spread?


Thanks!

The links for custom harvestables are listed under the 'Show Spoiler about Optional packs and Custom Harvestables' ( Under 9. Requirement)

The Cocoa bean can be found here
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