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Thai translation 01/06/11: Cooking for Dummies - 30 new food dishes

by bienchen83 Posted 24th Dec 2008 at 5:38 PM - Updated 6th Jan 2011 at 9:58 AM by bienchen83 : Danish translations added - Sub Menu Bug Fix
306 Comments / replies (Who?) - 7 Feedback Posts, 18 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Added Thai Translation 01/05/11. Thanks to Ginchan_Salin. The Thai version has no submenus, so Thai users should download in Comments even if they only have BG.

Danish translations added. Credits go to LiennaSeren and Caecilie814.

I also attached a new file to this post: Very few (I know of two) people cannot open the sub menus I have used for most of these foods. If you encounter problems with the sub menus, please download the file "cfd_fixedsubmenufiles.rar". It contains all of the canapés, sandwiches and the soups.

I´ve always been hating the fact that there are hardly any food dishes for Sims with few cooking points, so I decided to change this a while ago.

And now I proudly present "Cooking for Dummies", a series of 30 food dishes.

Most of these dishes don´t require a single cooking point and none of them requires more than four.

These foods have been translated to the following languages: English, German, French, Portoguese, Simplyfied Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Dutch, Danish , Spanish, Korean.
Biggest thanks to my translators: Nan, maggieleeqq, liviayorke, Lord Darcy,
akiretremo, Marshall1994, LiennaSeren and Caecilie814.

These foods will NOT produce the bug that they´re shown as the dish they were cloned from in the Pie Menu.



Let´s start with the default dinnerware shown on all of the pictures - which is NOT needed for any of these food dishes to work*. Anyway, if someone still wants to have it, here it is.

And if you think "Hey, where the hell are the food dishes???", well just read on...

*the only reason I put the dinnerware first was to avoid exactly this question

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Lab Assistant
#251 Old 19th Dec 2010 at 11:04 PM
I Loved Reading Your Descriptions/intro! :d
Test Subject
#252 Old 13th Jan 2011 at 11:42 AM
wow so many foods do you get foods when you first move a sim in
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Original Poster
#253 Old 13th Jan 2011 at 12:32 PM
As always, I loved reading your comments.

cuteloveyb: Most of these foods can be cooked by freshly moved in Sims. All sandwiches, all party food, two of the soups, the two sweet dishes and three of the misc food dishes. I mentioned below each preview how many cooking points are required.
Test Subject
#254 Old 21st Feb 2011 at 8:07 AM
Cool i love this
Lab Assistant
#255 Old 13th Mar 2011 at 12:27 AM
Bienchen, the food looks fantastic in game! Love your creations!
Lab Assistant
#256 Old 30th Mar 2011 at 6:41 PM
A few months ago I downloaded the Dutch translation of it, but it was still English?

- sorry for my english -

But this is a amazing download! Thank you.
Lab Assistant
#257 Old 11th Apr 2011 at 5:46 PM
OMG This is fantastic!!! I've been looking for this type of food everywhere!!
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Original Poster
#258 Old 22nd Jun 2011 at 12:40 PM
Pomerani: If I'm not completely mistaken, there is no Dutch Translation of these foods, only a Danish one. They use different strings, but you could help me making a Dutch version if you like.

all: Thanks again. You make me very happy.
#259 Old 12th Jul 2011 at 4:53 PM
awesome food thank you
Lab Assistant
#260 Old 13th Jul 2011 at 6:02 PM
one thing i have to say is *gasp* so much delicious food!!!!
#261 Old 16th Jul 2011 at 1:18 PM
awesome! no more boring maxis food! these look delicious,i think i have to visit my frig )
Lab Assistant
#262 Old 15th Aug 2011 at 4:14 AM
Awesome! But their not showing up in my game.:/
Test Subject
#263 Old 16th Sep 2011 at 7:11 PM
Thank you very much for your work.
How can I unload the food in Spanish?
sorry for my english
Field Researcher
#264 Old 18th Sep 2011 at 1:37 AM
These are awesome! One of the things that always bugged me was the lack of much variety in their meals. Great set. Many thanks.
Fus Ro Dah!
retired moderator THANKS POST
#265 Old 29th Sep 2011 at 11:55 AM
These are great!
I can make Russian translation if you want
Test Subject
#266 Old 4th Oct 2011 at 9:21 PM
Neat food choices.
Lab Assistant
#267 Old 7th Oct 2011 at 9:46 PM
omg! these are sooo amazing! i can imagine how much work you've put into this!! thank you very much from my sims, they will surely enjoy these sandwiches!!
Lab Assistant
#268 Old 12th Oct 2011 at 3:13 PM
Gosh, these are great! Thank you for the hard work you must have put into making these and for sharing with the rest of us!
Test Subject
#269 Old 27th Dec 2011 at 6:55 PM
Thanks so much...really tired of the same old menu! :D
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Original Poster
#270 Old 28th Dec 2011 at 8:41 PM
springfairy: They're showing as new menu choices for the fridge, not as buyable food.

Luna: I'm sorry, I don't know what you mean by "unload"? Could you explain.
Test Subject
#271 Old 4th Jan 2012 at 1:52 PM
These are absolutely wonderful! Thank you!
Test Subject
#272 Old 18th Jan 2012 at 6:32 PM
oh!! i really like ur food thx a lot about Thai version
Lab Assistant
#273 Old 9th Feb 2012 at 11:10 PM
Love it!!! Congrats on getting the download "featured"! You deserve it!!
Lab Assistant
#274 Old 26th Mar 2012 at 4:12 PM
These are great, I'm so annoyed with my not-so-skilled Sims burning TV dinners and Toaster Pastries every time they want something to eat. I can't wait to see my Sims making these, thanks!
Test Subject
#275 Old 23rd Apr 2012 at 11:29 AM
looking good!!! oh but now im hungry
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