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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
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: 16,993 · 5th May 2014
41.7 KB 16,993 5th May 2014
Chef_Service_v1.6.rar | for patch 1.54 ~ 1.57

Size: 41.7 KB · Downloads: 4,365 · 7th Sep 2013
41.7 KB 4,365 7th Sep 2013
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
41.9 KB 5,227 6th Apr 2013
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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Instructor
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#101 Old 16th Jul 2013 at 10:07 PM
I'm also waiting for the update... The chef, the maid.. please...
Field Researcher
#102 Old 16th Jul 2013 at 11:31 PM
All my saved games are on hold because they included the chef and maid mods. I hope you find time to update them soon. Thanks so much!
Top Secret Researcher
#103 Old 17th Jul 2013 at 5:22 AM
Thank you for this!

I notice the old maid is gone. Are you going to update her as well? I am waiting to install IP because I love your helpers so much.
Inventor
Original Poster
#104 Old 17th Jul 2013 at 6:08 AM
Gonna take some time to update this Chef mod. I am not planning to update the maid anymore.
Field Researcher
#105 Old 17th Jul 2013 at 10:18 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by douglasveiga
Gonna take some time to update this Chef mod. I am not planning to update the maid anymore.


Wow, that's really sad news. Well, thanks for all your work in the past, it was fun while it lasted!
Test Subject
#106 Old 17th Jul 2013 at 5:51 PM
Your Chef and Maid Mods have been must haves in my games for a long time. I respect your choices but it will be painful to not have them anymore. I'm with 954 above... thanks very much, it was fun while it lasted!
Field Researcher
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#107 Old 17th Jul 2013 at 8:30 PM
Mr. Veiga: The EA Store Team took your idea and ran with it! Truly, I wonder if you were a large part of the inspiration behind their new Business As Usual Bistro with the NPC chef. Personally, I will always give first credit to you, but I am glad they made a version of your sweet mod official. It will be interesting to see if it holds a candle to yours. http://www.thesims3.com/community/blog
Top Secret Researcher
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#108 Old 17th Jul 2013 at 8:59 PM
I really doubt that chef is going to work the same way. It is commercial, waits tables, not serving in a house.

Sorry about the maid! My medieval world will not be the same without it.

Thanks for updating the chef.
Inventor
Original Poster
#109 Old 17th Jul 2013 at 10:51 PM
They are bringing back the "open for business" features. If the Store Chef works as they are advertising, that is great because I can use some of their scripts or integrate some of their features to make this Chef mod better.
Test Subject
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#110 Old 18th Jul 2013 at 1:38 AM
Great to have the Gardner back. Would you reconsider ur Maid Mod? It works better than either EA's Maid or butler combined.

TY for all the work you do.
Field Researcher
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#111 Old 18th Jul 2013 at 7:46 PM
Actually, rian90, it has been confirmed that the Store Chef can also work in houses as a personal chef for sims in their residential homes. The Premium Content oven just needs to exist somewhere on the lot, along with menus anywhere on the lot from which the sims order, then they hire the chef.

Still, I am sure that Mr. Veiga can improve upon this and use it to enhance his own fab mod. Looking forward to seeing that!
Top Secret Researcher
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#112 Old 18th Jul 2013 at 8:14 PM
Great news although menus in a medieval world seem a bit odd. Unfortunately, we now have no live in maids. Hopefully someone else will pick up the challenge. Even if we could have a couple of butlers it might be okay but the game only allows one at a time.
Test Subject
#113 Old 19th Jul 2013 at 7:43 AM
Will you be updating this for 1.55? I tried the new venue from the store and the chef doesn't work out for a home lot. He just keeps cooking and sticking the food in his "pocket." Nobody can eat it and you can't tell him when or what to cook. It may be alright for a community lot but not for a residential.
Instructor
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#114 Old 20th Jul 2013 at 12:19 PM
Sarah79936, you have to buy also a menu and put it on the table, that is the only way to controll the cook. And also, you have to click on the stove an choose the meals you want him to cook. This way you can only make him coock pankakes... or something else.


Douglasveiga, I have a strange question, would you be able to make one, little tweak for this Store set? So the cook would work always?
Inventor
Original Poster
#115 Old 20th Jul 2013 at 1:29 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by anie_1981
Douglasveiga, I have a strange question, would you be able to make one, little tweak for this Store set? So the cook would work always?



I just extracted the tunning file, just edit what you want using s3pe.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar StoreChefTunning.rar (1.6 KB, 38 downloads)
Test Subject
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#116 Old 20th Jul 2013 at 5:36 PM
douglas , you are my hero.. !! i really happy time, this mod play...... i'm fan of yours!
Instructor
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#117 Old 20th Jul 2013 at 10:22 PM
You really are a hero! I've set work time to "15 hours", and I have changed "8am" to "6am". The only thing is, that I need to change work time in every stove to "6-21", even in new ones. But I can live with that :D
Field Researcher
#118 Old 22nd Jul 2013 at 12:42 AM
The new chef is cool but still can't hold a candle to yours. Your live-in chef and maid mods are the bomb!
Instructor
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#119 Old 22nd Jul 2013 at 1:29 PM
Yeah! And I still hope, that you will think about updating "Live in Maid", that was my favourite mod! Now I have to use Bonehilda and other EA services... It is good, that we have the Gardner (Almost all my Sims use this service), But we need The Maid... please....
Lab Assistant
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#120 Old 24th Jul 2013 at 4:11 AM
This is not up to date to work with the new game vers 1.55? and do you plain to update it and when about ?
Inventor
Original Poster
#121 Old 24th Jul 2013 at 4:45 PM
i need to update but gonna take some time.
Instructor
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#122 Old 24th Jul 2013 at 10:17 PM
I wonder if there is a way to allow children to use the menu in the Store Chef..? I haven't seen anything like that in the scipt you have uploaded few posts up... I still wait for your chef he looks more natural, the cooking loks normal...
Inventor
Original Poster
#123 Old 24th Jul 2013 at 10:57 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by anie_1981
I wonder if there is a way to allow children to use the menu in the Store Chef..? I haven't seen anything like that in the scipt you have uploaded few posts up... I still wait for your chef he looks more natural, the cooking loks normal...


I don't know, but i think it's hardcoded on the Food Menu to restrict kids.
Test Subject
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#124 Old 1st Aug 2013 at 4:21 AM
can you make it compatible with patch 1.55?
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