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Featured upload! Candle Making (Update 1st July, 2018)

by icemunmun Posted 4th Apr 2018 at 11:45 AM - Updated 1st Jul 2018 at 2:17 PM by icemunmun : Updated for Seasons Patch
124 Comments / replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Don't forget to look under the spoilers for important info! And apart from the Smell Aroma interaction, just Admiring the candles will also give many custom buffs! All the candles have at least one unique buff apart from the common buffs

Update - 1st July 2018

Made the Candle Making Skill Compatible with Skill Day. ( Updated the base file only! )

Update - 25th June 2018

--- Increased the chances of getting more Wax ( so that you can use the kit to get enough wax untill i add it to the season's beebox)
--- Stopped some ocassional wax related LEs

Update - 22nd June 2018

Fixed the LEs generated by the skill books in inventory


Update - 20, June 2018 - Season's Patch

- Updated for season's patch
- German Translations by Jevi

Update - 6, June 2018

-- Fixed the issue of Some of the jungle adventure socials not appearing (thank you konansock for the headsup)

The remaining translations and other smaller fixes will be uploaded after I see what damage the season's patch does

Update - 12, April 2018

--- The Apple candle can now be crafted ( I forgot to include a couple resources while merging the files! Sorry)
--- Added Spanish translation by jordihs (Thank you )

1. Introduction

Ever since the beekeeper box was released with Sims 3 supernatural, I wanted to making a candle crafting skill! So I when I made the beekeeper box, I simultaneously started on this Candle crafting station and skill. Yep! It took that long So here is the candle crafting station with a custom skill, 30 new candles and numerous buffs (50 +)

2. Description - Catalogue

1. Candle crafting Table

Name - Candle crafting table
Price - 750 simoleons
Location - Entertainment >Activity
Presets - 7

2. Candle making Kit

Name - Candle making kit
Price - 25 simoleons
Location - Misc Appliances
Presets - 3

3. Candles

Not present in the catalogue but can be found by searching for 'Candles' in debug mode

3. Interaction - details

1. Candle making Table - Craft Candle

--- opens up a recipe picker menu from which you can select the candles to craft

--- At level 1, only the plain candle is available for crafting.

--- As the Skill progresses, more candle recipes are unlocked




2. Candle making kit - Open box

--- Using the interaction will give 5 of any of the following ingredients - Wick, Dye, Glitter, Wax ( chances are low)

--- Equal chance of getting any one of the above



4. Skill - details

Name - Candle making

Levels - 10 levels

Gained By -

-- Reading skill books ( available from bookshelf)
-- Making Candles

Reward

-- At level 10, a new interaction is unlocked on the Candles - Sell to Botique ( Selling price 2x retail price)
-
other Features -

-- Custom Skill icon
--- Custom Speech and thought bubbles
--- Making Preserves is a Custom Club Activity (Get Together EP)
--- Can be mentored
--- As skill increases the skill gain for each candle crafted also increases. (The initial few levels require much more work than the higher levels)


Skill Books

--- 3 skill books -

1. CandleMaking Vol 1: Waxing and Waning

2. CandleMaking Vol 2: Get Fired

3. Candlemaking Vol 3: Lets Get Lit

--- Custom thought bubbles

--- Can be bought from the bookshelf



Skill Buffs

1. Ouch! - +1 Uncomfortable buff for 180 sim minutesfrom crafting candle. The frequency of the buff decreaes as the skill becomes higher

2. Proficient - +1 Confident buff for 120 sim minutes for crafting candle at level 5 - 9

3. Veritable Expert - +2 Focussed buff for 120 sim minutes for crafting candle at level 10

4. Crafted a Candle - + 1 Inspired buff for 60 sim minutes for making some candles

5. Made a fancy candle - + 1 Inspired buff for 60 sim minutes for making some candles

6. Made a novelty candle - + 1 Inspired buff for 60 sim minutes for making some candles

Skill level unlocks

------At Skill level 1, only the Plain Candle is available to craft. As the skill progresses, different candles are unlocked and can be crafted




5. Candles - Names, Interactions, Buffs

-- Can be crafted
-- Can be sold from the inventory
-- Can be sold from the city living Sales Tables
-- Can be obtained from the Buy mode catalogue after turning on debug and then searching by 'Candle'

Interactions

1. Light/extinguish Candle

--- Self Explanatory
--- There is a chance the sim can get Singed
--- There is a chance the candle can melt ( The candle will disappear and the sim will get a notification that the 'Candle has melted' and melted wax will be found in the inventory which will have to be thrown away)

2. Smell the Aroma

--- Sim will smell the candle and will get special moodlets

3. Admire the handicraft

--- Sim will view/admire the candle and will get special moodlets

4. Sell to boutique

--- Sell the Candle at a higher price (2x retail price)
--- This interaction will be available after maxing out the skill



Buffs

1. Warm Flame - +1 Happy moodlet from Lighting the Candle
- Very small chance of starting a fire when this buff is active

2. Slightly Singed - +2 Stressed moodlet from getting singed for 60 sim minutes
- Hygiene will be decreased slightly on getting singed

3. Melted - +1 Sad buff for 120 sim minutes after the candle has melted

4. Candle Aroma - +1 Inspired moodlet for 60 sim minutes from smelling the candle (Common buff)
- A lot of the candles have special moodlets for smelling ( see the buff table lower down)

5. Handcrafted Candle - +1 Focussed moodlet for 60 sim minutes from viewing the candle (Common buff)
- A lot of the candles have special moodlets for viewing( see the buff table lower down)

Ingredients
  • There are 3 types of ingredients for the candles -
  1. Wax - Obtained from the beekeeper box ( I have updated it so there is more chance of getting wax)
  2. Harvestables/Collectibles
  3. Essentials (From the Candle making Kit)

If you do not have the ingredients, making the candles will cost more ( Will add an ingredient absolutely required version)



Price Structure
  • The cost to make the candle has two components -

1. A small fee - to cover hidden costs. (Amounts to 0.1 % of retail price)
2. Delta ingredient price - Price to compensate for missing ingredients
  • Selling Price -

-- Adjusted so that the sim can profit
-- A higher price can be obtained by selling via the interaction 'Sell to Boutique' (Unlocked after maxing out the skill)

Buy Mode Recolour

--- All the candles ( except the beehive one) has multiple swatches ( because i had already made the textures so why not add some recolours!)
--- Once you have crafted a candle you can take the candle into buy mode and use the swatch tool to use other swatches

8. Buff details - with special effects

--- Some Candles will give special buffs on smelling and viewing the candle with various gameplay effects.
--- Read the buff description to find out more about the candle origin
--- All the buffs give +1 mood and lasts for 60 sim minutes



9. Requirement

Requirements are optional. The candles will function properly even without the ingredients. Having the ingredients in game will just make them show up in the recipe picker menu and lower the crafting cost.

1. Wax From Beekeeper Box
2. Vanilla Bean
3. Raspberry
4. Pumpkin Project
5. Cocoa
6. Plum
7. Guava
8. Peppermint
9. Pistachio
10. Coconut

10.Future Direction

--- Add more Candles
--- Make novelty soap option
--- other waxworks

11.Issues

1. Cannot queue candle crafting. have to craft candles one by one
2. When crafted the default state of the candle is Lit
3. Sometimes while trying to smell the candle, the sims will move in a wide arc ( have reduced this as much as possible)

12.Patch

Compatible with Game Version PC 1.41.38.1020 / Mac 1.41.38.1220

Base Game Compatible

13.Conflicts

No Known Conflicts

14.Polycount Table



15.Files

1. icemunmun_Candlemaking_Base
2. icemunmun_Candlemaking_Candles

BOTH are required

I have separated them because it will be easier to update this way

16.Thanks

A huge thanks to my testers ! Thank you so much for your patience

- Nicky Jayne - Twitch
- Just Jones
- Chaavik

17.Credits

- EA maxis for some of the meshes I modified to make candles
-s4pe
-Sims 4 studio
-TSRW
-Blender
-Photoshop

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 1.41.42

This is a multi-part download:


Requires both files
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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icemunmun_CandleMaking_Base.rar | Description: Candle making Mod. Base 3.59 MB 33,494 1st Jul 2018
icemunmun_CandleMaking_Candles.rar | Description: Candle making Mod. Candles 22.24 MB 32,435 20th Jun 2018
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Test Subject
#101 Old 15th Jun 2018 at 6:48 PM
Hello! This mod looks fantastic but it will not work in my game. I have new newest version installed and there is nothing to unzip. I have tried putting it in a folder and without a folder and it still does not show up. I love your mods so I really hope you might be able to troubleshoot this with me. Thanks!
Test Subject
#102 Old 19th Jun 2018 at 4:21 PM
Default Maybe you need Chinese translation?
Maybe you need Chinese translation?
There is not a every good job. I hope you will like it.
This is the translation for base package.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip S4_220557DA_80000000_000000001C977C0C%%+STBL.zip (2.5 KB, 16 downloads)
Icy Spicy
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#103 Old 20th Jun 2018 at 9:24 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mhly
Maybe you need Chinese translation?
There is not a every good job. I hope you will like it.
This is the translation for base package.


Hey, you seem to have attached the English strings
Test Subject
#104 Old 20th Jun 2018 at 4:25 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by icemunmun
Hey, you seem to have attached the English strings



oh.sorry! I don't know why this file became English after export!
I have updated the contents of these two files.
Hopefully there are no problem this time.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip base.zip (2.6 KB, 27 downloads)
File Type: zip candle.zip (5.1 KB, 27 downloads)
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#105 Old 22nd Jun 2018 at 2:42 PM Last edited by asophie99 : 27th Jun 2018 at 9:50 PM.
Impatient to see your soap update!
Why not then thinking about essential oils & even perfumes...♥

edit + 1 for the idea of "light a candle" as an accomplishment for events..!
Test Subject
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#106 Old 24th Jun 2018 at 1:36 AM
This mod is amazing! Although Season came with the official Beekeeper Box, can you make the mod works with it in term of the wax producing? (Make it produce wax I think?)
Also I heard that you will update soap making too and I'm very excited for that, is it possible to make some of the candles give certain emotional vibe while it's lit?
Test Subject
#107 Old 24th Jun 2018 at 7:29 PM
Default Finished translating to polish :)
So, here is the finished polish translation.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar polish-string.rar (8.6 KB, 4 downloads)
Instructor
#108 Old 25th Jun 2018 at 1:22 PM
Suggestion - if it's possible you could make lighting your candle count for completing the "Light the candles" objective for holidays
Test Subject
#109 Old 25th Jun 2018 at 6:36 PM
Default Russian version
Thank you for the mod, icemunmun!

Russian version is ready!
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar icemunmun_CandleMaking_Base_and_Candles.rar (25.85 MB, 9 downloads)
Lab Assistant
#110 Old 26th Jun 2018 at 5:01 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by cheeroke
Suggestion - if it's possible you could make lighting your candle count for completing the "Light the candles" objective for holidays


That is an AWESOME IDEA!!

It is impossible to get on your feet until you get off your butt.
Test Subject
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#111 Old 28th Jun 2018 at 10:26 PM
Thank you so much! This is great!
Test Subject
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#112 Old 3rd Jul 2018 at 1:54 AM
What a novel idea...I really want to see how this plays out. Thanks for the opportunity to have so many different items, too. I wonder did EA make wax available in the new bee box?
Test Subject
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#113 Old 3rd Jul 2018 at 3:51 PM
How do I find the wax in the game?
Never mind you can get it from the boxes, the contents of the box is randomized.
New question: Once you finish a candle and place it you can click on it and options pop up, and one of them is an icon of a bouquet of roses but it has no words by it and I clicked on it and my sim got a moodlet for sniffing the candle. Why does the smelling option have no text?
Test Subject
#114 Old 4th Jul 2018 at 1:03 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by SayAgain
How do I find the wax in the game?
Never mind you can get it from the boxes, the contents of the box is randomized.
New question: Once you finish a candle and place it you can click on it and options pop up, and one of them is an icon of a bouquet of roses but it has no words by it and I clicked on it and my sim got a moodlet for sniffing the candle. Why does the smelling option have no text?

About the texts in some options and descriptions, I wouldn't be surprised if it was caused by the recent game update. Before this update everything had their respective texts/description and worked fine. I bet that icemunmun is already working on it, it just might take a little bit more time as there are lot of other downloads
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#115 Old 5th Jul 2018 at 8:28 AM
A little bit suggestion, can you make it possible to buy the candle making material box from a pie menu when clicking on the candle making table, it works like ordering stuff from the computer and save the time you have to get in buy mode to search for the box, again, awesome mod!
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#116 Old 12th Jul 2018 at 3:43 AM
Such a great and interesting mod.
Icy Spicy
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#117 Old 12th Jul 2018 at 7:09 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by SayAgain
How do I find the wax in the game?
Never mind you can get it from the boxes, the contents of the box is randomized.
New question: Once you finish a candle and place it you can click on it and options pop up, and one of them is an icon of a bouquet of roses but it has no words by it and I clicked on it and my sim got a moodlet for sniffing the candle. Why does the smelling option have no text?


Can you tell me which language your game is in ? Apart from that 'Smell the aroma' interaction, is there any other strings missing ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by vampire100998
A little bit suggestion, can you make it possible to buy the candle making material box from a pie menu when clicking on the candle making table, it works like ordering stuff from the computer and save the time you have to get in buy mode to search for the box, again, awesome mod!


That is a good idea! I will add the 'Buy supplies' from the table option
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#118 Old 12th Jul 2018 at 10:16 PM
This is incredibly creative! It's going right into my game!
Test Subject
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#119 Old 13th Jul 2018 at 6:29 PM
Thank you for updating, my sims were missing being able to make candles after the update!
Test Subject
#120 Old 15th Jul 2018 at 1:20 PM
But the 2 files are conflicting together
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#121 Old 15th Jul 2018 at 7:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by DimitraStyl
But the 2 files are conflicting together


That is because of some shared resources. They do not actually conflict!
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#122 Old 16th Jul 2018 at 1:53 AM
Thank you. Does this conflict with the bee hive in seasons? Just got it, so I am not sure on all the workings yet. Appreciate your hard work and creativity.
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#123 Old 16th Jul 2018 at 9:33 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MistyMorning
Thank you. Does this conflict with the bee hive in seasons? Just got it, so I am not sure on all the workings yet. Appreciate your hard work and creativity.


It does not conflict with anything . I have added the functionality to get wax from the Candle Kit. I will add the ability to get wax from the seasons beehive once I finish with my current projects!
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#124 Old Yesterday at 2:30 AM
Thank you so much for another amazing mod!

Translated to POR_BR, if you don't mind
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File Type: zip PTBR icemunmun candles.zip (7.8 KB, 2 downloads)
Description: strings files
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