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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
233 Comments / replies (Who?) - 15 Feedback Posts, 6 Thanks Posts


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
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Chef_Service_v1.7.rar | for patch 1.67

Size: 41.7 KB · Downloads: 16,988 · 5th May 2014
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Chef_Service_v1.6.rar | for patch 1.54 ~ 1.57

Size: 41.7 KB · Downloads: 4,365 · 7th Sep 2013
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Chef_Service_v1.5.rar | for patch 1.54 ~ 1.55

Size: 41.7 KB · Downloads: 1,378 · 3rd Sep 2013
41.7 KB 1,378 3rd Sep 2013
Chef_Service_v1.4.rar | for patch 1.50

Size: 41.9 KB · Downloads: 5,227 · 6th Apr 2013
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Chef_Service_v1.3.rar | for patch 1.50

Size: 37.9 KB · Downloads: 4,254 · 2nd Mar 2013
37.9 KB 4,254 2nd Mar 2013
douglasveiga_Chef_Service_v1.2.rar | for patch 1.42 ~ 1.48

Size: 38.2 KB · Downloads: 10,141 · 29th Jan 2013
38.2 KB 10,141 29th Jan 2013
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

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Field Researcher
#151 Old 10th Sep 2013 at 8:23 PM
The chef won't appear at all. though I generally have that problem with both the chef, gardener and EA's butler

oh, overwatch? that might be my problem
Instructor
THANKS POST
#152 Old 10th Sep 2013 at 11:05 PM
I have NRaas Overwatch, the Chef and the Gardner appear normally.
Inventor
Original Poster
#153 Old 11th Sep 2013 at 1:36 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by anie_1981
Hi! I have fixed the Polish translation, one letter in one word was missing, my fault I've added also a mention about reseting service before deleting the mod


thank you. I will include in the next update.

Quote:
Originally Posted by IceSilverCrystal
The chef won't appear at all. though I generally have that problem with both the chef, gardener and EA's butler

oh, overwatch? that might be my problem


If the butler isn't working, so I believe your saved game got corrupted. Try the mod in a fresh neighborhood.
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Lab Assistant
#154 Old 16th Sep 2013 at 12:24 AM
Not having a sandbox mode works well for the Gardener, because they come, do their job and leave, but the Chef NPC really needs a sandbox mode. The Sim tends to just stand around path blocking other Sims almost all the time, and it's a pain to keep clicking "route away". It would be nice if they read a book or something else between cooking/cleaning.

Would also be nice if the Chef and Gardener menus were a sub-menu of the service menu, to make it easier to remember where the options are - they are a service Sim after all.
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Original Poster
#155 Old 16th Sep 2013 at 4:08 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anach
Not having a sandbox mode works well for the Gardener, because they come, do their job and leave, but the Chef NPC really needs a sandbox mode. The Sim tends to just stand around path blocking other Sims almost all the time, and it's a pain to keep clicking "route away". It would be nice if they read a book or something else between cooking/cleaning.

Would also be nice if the Chef and Gardener menus were a sub-menu of the service menu, to make it easier to remember where the options are - they are a service Sim after all.


use the "service room".

Quote:
it's possible to set the "Service Room", the place where the Chef will wait when idle;

To set a new Service Room just click on any LightCeilingLamp ("Chef Service > Save as ServiceRoom").
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#156 Old 17th Sep 2013 at 5:18 PM
Perfect! My little rich snob heirs won't have to live on snacks anymore to avoid cooking skill gain!
Test Subject
#157 Old 19th Sep 2013 at 11:19 AM
does anyone have problem downloading this mod?, when i click the link it just load and does nothing. i really want to download this mod.
Test Subject
#158 Old 19th Sep 2013 at 12:00 PM
i need alternative download link. i cant download from the given link it just stuck for an hour. it will be much appreciated. big THANKS!
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#159 Old 19th Sep 2013 at 1:43 PM
okay, nevermind. i got it downloaded. thanks!
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#160 Old 28th Sep 2013 at 1:43 AM
I envy your skill
Is it possible to ask the Chef to serve a group meal, or is it necessary to ask for individual meals after each other?
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#161 Old 28th Sep 2013 at 3:42 AM
This chef is great. Only problem I had was getting him inside the house. I found him on my porch in an idle position. I also couldn't get him to make Crepes but I chose something else and he went inside right away. I'll try telling him to make crepes again next time I hire him.
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#162 Old 28th Sep 2013 at 5:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by minimolitovman
Is it possible to ask the Chef to serve a group meal, or is it necessary to ask for individual meals after each other?


you can ask to cook group serving. not possible to ask single meal.

Quote:
Originally Posted by D1n3r0
This chef is great. Only problem I had was getting him inside the house. I found him on my porch in an idle position. I also couldn't get him to make Crepes but I chose something else and he went inside right away. I'll try telling him to make crepes again next time I hire him.


read the main post. you can set the "Service Room". I will test the Crepes.
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Scholar
#163 Old 24th Oct 2013 at 4:16 PM
No it doesn't work with patch 1.63.
Although the chef arrives, he stands in one place, then about a few minutes later he says his job is done and money is subtracted from the household but there is no food anywhere lol
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#164 Old 25th Oct 2013 at 5:19 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by desiree101
No it doesn't work with patch 1.63.
Although the chef arrives, he stands in one place, then about a few minutes later he says his job is done and money is subtracted from the household but there is no food anywhere lol


do you have a fridge?
Scholar
#165 Old 25th Oct 2013 at 5:41 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by douglasveiga
do you have a fridge?

Yep, fridge and cooker. The chef doesn't go anywhere near the cooker and no food appears in the fridge, yet he still gets paid.
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Original Poster
#166 Old 25th Oct 2013 at 11:53 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by desiree101
Yep, fridge and cooker. The chef doesn't go anywhere near the cooker and no food appears in the fridge, yet he still gets paid.


any free Counter nearby? do you have at least 1 "normal" (isn't vampire, simbot or mermaid) Sim in your household? can you "ask to cook" a specific recipe?
Scholar
#167 Old 25th Oct 2013 at 4:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by douglasveiga
any free Counter nearby? do you have at least 1 "normal" (isn't vampire, simbot or mermaid) Sim in your household? can you "ask to cook" a specific recipe?


This is a rich household of 5 normal sims, big massive kitchen with loads of counter space, The menu comes up with the choice of recipes to cook. I choose Boullibase. The chef doesn't cook it, just idly stands around brushing lint off his apron, wiping his nose, laughs and whatever. If I tried to click on the chef again to start cooking, the tooltip says to wait for the current task to finish. Then a few minutes later Chef says he's all done there and 170 simoleons is taken. No Boullibase anywhere!
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#168 Old 26th Oct 2013 at 11:33 PM
Is this going to be updated for 1.63 or is it already compatible? Thanks!
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#169 Old 28th Oct 2013 at 6:46 AM
Thank you for this its amazing!
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#170 Old 31st Oct 2013 at 4:44 PM
Hi,

Is this compatible with the new latest Sims 3 update 1.63.

Thanks,
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#171 Old 2nd Nov 2013 at 12:59 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Parkinson
Hi,

Is this compatible with the new latest Sims 3 update 1.63.

Thanks,


Sorry about that, but I dont know. I had no time to personally test it.
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