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Learn Cooking Recipes by Watching TV!

by Darkcloudwalker Posted 17th Nov 2014 at 8:19 PM - Updated 17th Nov 2014 at 8:11 PM by Darkcloudwalker
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
XML Tuning Mod:
This one is really simple folks... this mod tunes all TVs so that while a Sim is watching the Cooking Cable channel and has any level of cooking... they will learn new recipes every ten minutes. The previous chance of learning a recipe was 3% per ten minutes... VERY SLOW. If you have all the expansion packs and the added cooking items from the Sims Store (Wood Bake Oven, etc)... expect the process of learning all the recipes to take a while as there are a ton of recipes. This however finally makes watching TV useful and more realistic to someone who actually is trying to learn cooking... think back to folks with a pad of paper in hand watching these shows and taking down every detail in the recipe and cooking process like a real chef would. In total with ALL expansions and ALL store items... it takes only about one Sim day to learn all the recipes in the game with 100% learning... also available is 50%, 25%, 10%, and completely blocked. This mod should reflect on all TVs regardless of which expansions you have! ONLY INSTALL ONE VERSION!

This mod uses: TV_0x2ebd9038fd112af1 and will partially conflict with other mods that use this XML... however the changes made to the tuning of the channel shouldn't hinder mod conflicts and should still be active... meaning it shouldn't harmfully conflict.
Tags: #recipe, #TV, #skill, #learn, #watch, #cooking, #cook, #food, #recipes

Type: Skilling

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: 1.67
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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DCW_LearnRecipesWatchingTV.zip

Size: 36.9 KB · Downloads: 47,694 · 17th Nov 2014
36.9 KB 47,694 17th Nov 2014
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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#26 Old 10th Jan 2015 at 4:27 AM
I never understood why this didn't happen in the actual game. Thanks!
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#27 Old 11th Jan 2015 at 1:19 PM
This is just what I was looking for :)
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#28 Old 12th Jan 2015 at 3:48 AM
to many mods that make sense ; ; lol TY!
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#29 Old 2nd Mar 2015 at 7:56 PM
Thank you! I didn't even know I needed this! :D
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#30 Old 4th Mar 2015 at 7:15 PM
Though this override makes recipe learning rather too easy, I think ten seconds per recipe is fair, to some. However, the point is, it shouldn't matter, lest the Sim in question has the Culinary Librarian LTW. If this is the case, it makes fulfilling that LTW absolutely cakewalk. Yet, where's the challenge? I think this override needs to be rebalanced to involve traits, motives, and moodlets, to make the learning process more realistic.

I hope this piece of what I think is Constructive Criticism, will inspire you to consider my suggestions. If you plan to do so, I recommend that you send me a PM describing how you will rebalance the override for a more immersive gameplay experience. I'm no consultant, but I just like to pass ideas to mod authors, and give them challenges to keep them busy.

In short, thank you for this override, and do what you must to embrace immersion.
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#31 Old 13th Mar 2015 at 9:24 PM
Thanks so much. Just what I need!
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#32 Old 13th May 2015 at 9:30 PM
This is the best mod I've downloaded. There are some good ones out there, but this is the best. My sims don't have to be rich to learn recipes anymore. Thank you so much!
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#33 Old 22nd May 2015 at 12:47 PM
Good Job
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#34 Old 24th May 2015 at 6:03 PM
Muchas gracias por el mod. Thank you very much.
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#35 Old 4th Jun 2015 at 1:41 PM
gracias
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#36 Old 28th Jul 2015 at 8:15 AM
nice!!!
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#37 Old 6th Aug 2015 at 11:57 PM
Thank you!
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#38 Old 13th Aug 2015 at 12:43 AM
Makes sense, love it! Appreciate your work.
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#39 Old 14th Aug 2015 at 2:34 PM
thank you
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#40 Old 20th Aug 2015 at 2:49 AM
this is amazing
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#41 Old 22nd Aug 2015 at 1:45 PM
Thank you ♥
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#42 Old 1st Sep 2015 at 6:49 AM
Fantastic! And so sensible!
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#43 Old 8th Sep 2015 at 6:04 AM
I use a laptop for my Sims 3 game... I have at least half of the expansion packs... I am very reluctant with excessive game mods becoz my laptop might crash.. but I like what you did..so im giving it a try! thanks!
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#44 Old 29th Sep 2015 at 10:55 PM
Thank You!
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#45 Old 3rd Oct 2015 at 10:05 PM
Obrigaaaadaaa
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#46 Old 20th Oct 2015 at 4:21 AM
Thank you!
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#47 Old 27th Oct 2015 at 1:49 AM
What do you mean by 1 version? I know there are like 5 .packages to move. Do I move them all or just one?
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#48 Old 1st Jan 2016 at 4:14 PM
THIS IS REALLY NICE. I WILL TRY IT... THANKS
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#49 Old 20th Apr 2016 at 6:07 PM
awesome mod, thanks :D
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#50 Old 2nd May 2016 at 8:48 PM
TY! Who would have thought that this mod would be so useful?
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