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Chef Service - v1.7 (4th May 2014)

by douglasveiga Posted 29th Jan 2013 at 11:00 AM - Updated 5th May 2014 at 12:44 AM by douglasveiga
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COMPATIBLE: BASEGAME PATCH v1.54 ~ v1.67

This mod adds a Chef Service in your game, so you can hire a Sim to cook your favorite recipe. You can "Ask to Cook" a specific Recipe or let the Chef choose a random one. He will always choose the recipe based on the ingredients available in your Fridge. If you don't have enough ingredients, he will charge you the missing ingredients. The Chef will automatically start cooking some recipes if there is a hungry Sim (Human ChildOrAbove) in your house.

If you have a Butler (from EP3) in your house, this mod will automatically delay the Butler's auto-cook functionality. So the Butler will clean the house, while the Chef will take care about the cooking tasks.

Features:
  • You can "Ask to Cook" a specific Recipe or let the Chef choose one for you;
  • He can cook all the recipes, except the specials (that gives life/reward boost);
  • He will automatically cook some recipes if there is a hungry Sim in your house (you can disable in the Configuration);
  • It's a Live in Service (like the Butler, but she/he will not interact autonomously with your family.); (not anymore, after update v1.5)
  • If you have University EP, he will automatically improve Meals by adding Herbs.
  • If you have Supernatural EP, he will automatically improve Desserts by adding Honey.
  • it's possible to set the "Service Room", the place where the Chef will wait when idle;
  • He will cleanup you kitchen (wash dishes, PutAway Leftover, dispose snacks and bad food from fridge only);
  • If you have a Vegetarian Sim, he will always prefer Vegetarian Recipes;
  • Possibility to disable the PutAway Leftover and CleanUp Food;
  • Socialize with the Household Sims is disabled;
  • Inappropriate Interactions are disabled;

You can request the service using the Interaction on the Telephone (not Mobile) ("Chef Service > Request Service").
To set a new Service Room just click on any LightCeilingLamp ("Chef Service > Save as ServiceRoom").


Backup your saved game before testing



Game Mod: Conflicts?
No. This is not an overriding Mod. adds new classes Chef and ChefServiceSituation.

Uninstall Instruction:
- To avoid the corruption of the Saved Game, make sure cancelling the Service ("Chef Service > Cancel Service") using the Telephone (wait until the Chef disappear), make sure there is no Chef in your Lot, then Save your Game and Exit, then remove the package file.

Update Instruction:
- To avoid the corruption of the Saved Game, make sure cancelling the Service ("Chef Service > Cancel Service") using the Telephone (wait until the Chef disappear), make sure there is no Chef in your Lot, then Save your Game and Exit, then replace the package file with the new one, restart your game and request the Service again.

Updates:

v1.7 -> 04/May/2014
- Recompiled the code for basegame patch 1.67;
- Fixed: Some script incompatibilities from the besagame patch 1.67;

v1.6 -> 07/Sept/2013
- Fix: The Chef won't cook for Mermaids, because they eat Kelps.

v1.4 -> 06/April/2013
- Fix: The Chef will ignore Simplants, because they don't have Hunger motive.
- Added: Polish translation (by anie_1981).
- Added: If you have University EP, he will automatically improve Meals by adding Herbs.
---> He will randomly consume Normal (or higher) quality Herbs from the Fridge;
- Added: If you have Supernatural EP, he will automatically improve Desserts by adding Honey.
---> He will always consume the best quality Honey from the Fridge;


v1.3 -> 02/March/2013
- The Chef will not leave the Lot autonomously;
- The Chef will be correctly vanished after service cancel;

Known Issues:
- can't cook: Snacks and FriedPeanutButterBanana (bug recipe from Showtime);
- can't cook for Vampires, SimRobot or Simplant;
- only serves leftovers on tables/counters;

Additional Credits/Thanks:
- nraas - DebugEnabler;
- Inge Jones - s3pe;
- anie_1981, BourgeoisBanana, Redhead Creations, rian90 and lowrisim for feedback and test;

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 3
Built with Game Version: 1.42
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Chef_Service_v1.7.rar | for patch 1.67

Size: 41.7 KB · Downloads: 16,970 · 5th May 2014
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Chef_Service_v1.6.rar | for patch 1.54 ~ 1.57

Size: 41.7 KB · Downloads: 4,364 · 7th Sep 2013
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Chef_Service_v1.5.rar | for patch 1.54 ~ 1.55

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Chef_Service_v1.4.rar | for patch 1.50

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Chef_Service_v1.3.rar | for patch 1.50

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douglasveiga_Chef_Service_v1.2.rar | for patch 1.42 ~ 1.48

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Test Subject
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#76 Old 2nd Mar 2013 at 6:46 AM
Curiousity question is it possible to have the maid and your chef / gardneners sleep in a set bed like the butler? Kinda have this big mansion with a servants room for the butler but it too big for just him
Inventor
Original Poster
#77 Old 2nd Mar 2013 at 6:08 PM
UPDATED! v1.3

the chef will not leave the lot autonomously.
Field Researcher
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#78 Old 8th Mar 2013 at 7:26 AM
This is a very useful thing to have in University given how the students will make bland and burnt meals and take quick meals out of complete hunger and desperation. With this chefs can make quality meals of almost any kind and even toss in the usual pancakes/cookies for free.
Lab Assistant
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#79 Old 17th Mar 2013 at 1:09 AM
I really love this mod, but like the poster above, I wish he acted like the Butler does. Instead of standing idle in whatever room, it'd be cool if he at least had some needs to take care of and could be assigned a bed. That way he doesn't just stand there and it's a bit more realistic and a bit less creepy.

I'd just use the Butler, but they're bugged - they don't cook autonomously and they only will cook single meals; useless when I have more than one Sim.

Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#80 Old 18th Mar 2013 at 1:44 PM
Awesome mod my Sims re loving it Thank you
Test Subject
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#81 Old 22nd Mar 2013 at 12:29 AM
Wow, Thank you very much!
Instructor
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#82 Old 29th Mar 2013 at 12:29 PM
Douglasveiga, if you're interested in translations, here is the Polish translation of The Chef mod...

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?f98gls8nj0zq7fn
Inventor
Original Poster
#83 Old 31st Mar 2013 at 4:52 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by anie_1981
Douglasveiga, if you're interested in translations, here is the Polish translation of The Chef mod...

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?f98gls8nj0zq7fn


thanks!

i will add it in the next update. :D
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5th Apr 2013 at 4:22 PM
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Instructor
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#84 Old 6th Apr 2013 at 11:01 AM
The Chef is still disappearing after few days, but maybe it's my fault. I'm turning off all his options and make him cook only when I "ask him" for it. Maybe he feels... unimportant..? :P
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#85 Old 6th Apr 2013 at 9:55 PM Last edited by douglasveiga : 11th Apr 2013 at 2:01 AM.
UPDATE v1.4 -> 06/april/2013
- Fix: The Chef will ignore Simplants, because they don't have Hunger motive.
- Added: Polish translation (by anie_1981).
- Added: If you have University EP, he will automatically improve Meals by adding Herbs.
---> He will randomly consume Normal (or higher) quality Herbs from the Fridge;
- Added: If you have Supernatural EP, he will automatically improve Desserts by adding Honey.
---> He will always consume the best quality Honey from the Fridge;


Quote:
Originally Posted by anie_1981
The Chef is still disappearing after few days, but maybe it's my fault. I'm turning off all his options and make him cook only when I "ask him" for it. Maybe he feels... unimportant..? :P
Instructor
THANKS POST
#86 Old 7th Apr 2013 at 6:17 PM
Well I have several NRaas Mods, but i need them too I can hire the chef again even if he leaves so it's not as big problem, particulary "not big enough for me to get rid any of the NRaas Mods I have" But as you remember there was the same problem with Live In Maid, she disappered from time to time, but now I don't have any problems with this mod :D
Test Subject
#87 Old 8th Apr 2013 at 4:17 PM
Default social interaction
[QUOTE=douglasveiga]believe me, the social interaction is annoying. you need to consider that it's a 24h service npc with 2 maids, "spamming" each family member. If i add, probably you will ask me to remove after all.

How about one version with socialization such as that of the butler, and one with no socialization? the user would choose only one. The Butler doesn't spam the family. It just does it's job or performs an idle activity. But still has most interactions available non-autonomously.

I love your live in Maid, and find the Chef indispensible.

Kudos on some great Mods!

Everybody knows "esoteric" which means hardly anybody knows; Hardly anybody knows "exoteric" which means everybody knows.
Instructor
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#88 Old 12th Apr 2013 at 9:24 PM
Social interactions are really annoying... What we all need, is Servo from the Sims 1, The robot who lives in his box and he is only turned on when needed. That is why I love service mods from douglasveiga... There are some things to be done at home, but I don't really interested in interacting the servants :P
Test Subject
#89 Old 14th Apr 2013 at 11:52 PM
Default Nraas Overwatch conflicts w/ Chef Service
Quote:
Originally Posted by anie_1981
Well I have several NRaas Mods, but i need them too I can hire the chef again even if he leaves so it's not as big problem, particulary "not big enough for me to get rid any of the NRaas Mods I have" But as you remember there was the same problem with Live In Maid, she disappered from time to time, but now I don't have any problems with this mod :D


As the Chef is stationary for most of the time, he will be removed by Nraas Overwatch as it considers him as stationary / inactive sim.

Could you please edit him a bit so he wanders around the spot instead?
Instructor
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#90 Old 16th Apr 2013 at 12:04 PM
I know nothing of creating mods, but Live In Maid works perfect, she is also a stacionary Sim and she doesn't disappear... :D
Inventor
Original Poster
#91 Old 24th Apr 2013 at 2:22 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by anie_1981
I know nothing of creating mods, but Live In Maid works perfect, she is also a stacionary Sim and she doesn't disappear... :D


@MarbleDaemon, @anie_1981

Both, chef and maid automatically route to a random position every time she return to the service room to avoid problems with stationary sim, but still can be vanished by overwatch if the chef stay many hours without cooking. that is why it's important to assign some tasks for the chef.

in the next update, i will make the chef perform a small move every hour to avoid this problem.
Instructor
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#92 Old 19th Jun 2013 at 5:01 PM
OK, so LiveInMaid and the chef services don't work with the newest patch, 1.55. I gues it's because the patch have prepared the game to use those new services for the resort system... I must see if the gardner works, but I doubt it.
Inventor
Original Poster
#93 Old 20th Jun 2013 at 2:31 AM Last edited by douglasveiga : 25th Jun 2013 at 7:29 PM.
please, go ahead and patch/play with your game without this mod.

the update for this mod will be delayed.
Lab Assistant
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#94 Old 26th Jun 2013 at 3:14 PM
Cool! I hated when the butler cooked meals because she would never listen to me and read a book instead!
Test Subject
#95 Old 6th Jul 2013 at 1:24 AM
is this mod compatible with 1.55?
Field Researcher
#96 Old 6th Jul 2013 at 10:53 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by himekku
is this mod compatible with 1.55?


No, it's not. We're all anxiously awaiting the update.
Test Subject
#97 Old 12th Jul 2013 at 10:45 AM
Default please,
i hope play 1.55 patch version
thankyou
Test Subject
#98 Old 15th Jul 2013 at 5:36 AM
Can you please, please, please update this to version 1.55!?!?! I want this soooo badly but I have the updated version. Thank you.
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