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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
165 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 6 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 8,388 6th Aug 2017
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA.rar | Description: Preserves using EA Maxis harvestables 3.04 MB 7,687 6th Aug 2017
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_Custom.rar | Description: Preserves using Custom harvestables 2.08 MB 6,177 6th Aug 2017
icemunmun_Canning_RetailShelves_GTW.rar | Description: Retail shelves.Requires GTW EP 883.1 KB 6,830 6th Aug 2017
icemunmun_Black_plate.rar | Description: Required for the Preserve bread 11.7 KB 7,078 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
THANKS POST
#151 Old 14th Aug 2017 at 2:32 PM
I tried this mod with all the custom harvestables listed and everything works great. Thanks a lot Plus the shelves look cool filled with jam jars
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#152 Old 14th Aug 2017 at 2:42 PM
OMG!!!! Awesome!!!! Awesome!!! Thank you I missed this.
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#153 Old 14th Aug 2017 at 11:59 PM
This is very complete, thanks for your hard working and quality mod.
Test Subject
#154 Old 15th Aug 2017 at 12:05 AM
I seen this on XurbansimsX yt channel and i wanted to get it i downloaded all the files and everything but it won't work or me if anyone knows how to fix it please let me know
Test Subject
#155 Old 15th Aug 2017 at 3:57 AM
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Originally Posted by icemunmun
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


Thank you so much!
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#156 Old 15th Aug 2017 at 11:45 AM
Okay, I've seemed to have hit a problem. My sim just hit level 7 in Canning, and despite having your garlic and the garlic that came with the Vampire EP, in her inventory. She cannot make the garlic spread. Am I doing something wrong? I just made a video showcasing this awesome mod. I think it's somewhere around 20 minutes where I try to have her make it. I'm not getting any errors from MCCC, but could something be conflicting that's preventing her from making the spread?
https://youtu.be/LU98RjXCU6o
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#157 Old 15th Aug 2017 at 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by oldenBuffy
Okay, I've seemed to have hit a problem. My sim just hit level 7 in Canning, and despite having your garlic and the garlic that came with the Vampire EP, in her inventory. She cannot make the garlic spread. Am I doing something wrong? I just made a video showcasing this awesome mod. I think it's somewhere around 20 minutes where I try to have her make it. I'm not getting any errors from MCCC, but could something be conflicting that's preventing her from making the spread?
https://youtu.be/LU98RjXCU6o


Hi, thank you so much for the report! I checked and found that i had used an earlier version of the garlic definition in the spread recipe (instead of the current upload version). Will correct it in the next version! Thanks for the review

Quote:
Originally Posted by kailey1234
I seen this on XurbansimsX yt channel and i wanted to get it i downloaded all the files and everything but it won't work or me if anyone knows how to fix it please let me know


Hi, have you unzipped the files before placing them in the mods folder? Can you find the canning station in the catalouge ?

Thank you so much guys!
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#158 Old 15th Aug 2017 at 2:56 PM
You are very welcome. I'm so glad I was able to help! Look forward to the update too!
Test Subject
#159 Old 16th Aug 2017 at 1:56 AM
ok thanks for the response but i finally got the mods to work you were right i needed to unpack the files but now i have a different issue. everything is in the game and seems to be work except the canning station its self for some reason it lets me click it and gives me the options but won't give me the crafting menus the buttons just stay there and won'[t let me click them. even if i have everything i need to craft something.
Test Subject
#160 Old 17th Aug 2017 at 4:14 PM
:/ I'm running into a problem. I thought I had a mod conflict issue, but I uninstalled all of my mods and redownloaded this mod to get a fresh install, but I still get the same problem. The appliance appears in the buy mode, is purchasable, and ghosts can possess it, but no other interactions function. The menu pops up with the options to make jam, spread, etc. and my sim has 10+ of various fruits and vegetables, but clicking "make jam" just closes the menu and does not open an option to make apple jam. The sim can gain skills through reading, but it doesn't help.
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#161 Old 17th Aug 2017 at 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by keryntha
:/ I'm running into a problem. I thought I had a mod conflict issue, but I uninstalled all of my mods and redownloaded this mod to get a fresh install, but I still get the same problem. The appliance appears in the buy mode, is purchasable, and ghosts can possess it, but no other interactions function. The menu pops up with the options to make jam, spread, etc. and my sim has 10+ of various fruits and vegetables, but clicking "make jam" just closes the menu and does not open an option to make apple jam. The sim can gain skills through reading, but it doesn't help.


Hi, it seems like you do not have the Preserve files ( icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA, icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_Custom ). You can ignore the conflicts since it is just showing some conflict between parts of common resources. Will not have any effect in game.
Test Subject
#162 Old 18th Aug 2017 at 1:47 AM Last edited by icemunmun : Yesterday at 2:03 PM.
hey i have a problem. i downloaded everything i needed it to but whenever i try to make something it says something about lastexception.txt files??? what do i do??
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#163 Old Yesterday at 2:04 PM
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Originally Posted by AlaskaYoo
hey i have a problem. i downloaded everything i needed it to but whenever i try to make something it says something about lastexception.txt files??? what do i do??


Please check with only this mod. If the LE appears with only this mod please post the LE file here.
Test Subject
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#164 Old Today at 3:22 AM
Ice you always make the neatest food stuffs and mods
Test Subject
#165 Old Today at 3:57 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by icemunmun
Hi, it seems like you do not have the Preserve files ( icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA, icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_Custom ). You can ignore the conflicts since it is just showing some conflict between parts of common resources. Will not have any effect in game.


I did download and extract those files. They are definitely in the mods folder. I just redownloaded the whole mod, extracted the files to the mod folder. The files are definitely there. Are they not supposed to be extracted? https://puu.sh/xezvc/9cbdc72956.jpg Here is a picture of what I see when I start the game, so they are at least being read by the game, but I am still getting the same response. Any ideas?
Test Subject
#166 Old Today at 1:52 PM
Hi, the mod looks great! Unfortunately I think I am having the same issue as keryntha. I have the Preserves EA file, along with the Base file and the Black Plate file. I was able to purchase the canning station, but when I click on "Make Jam" nothing happens. I have 20 freshly grown apples in my inventory. The only thing I can think of is the sim I am trying to have use the station is a teen. Do they have to be young adult / adult?
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