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Russian Food Pack, part1: 5 new meals in bowls

by Jasana_BugBreeder Posted 20th Apr 2007 at 5:35 PM
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Do your sims want something to eat? If yes, here are 5 meals from Russian Food pack I'm working on now. The pack includes meals that are either traditional for Russian menu, or use traditional ingredients, or just I'm used to them

Common notes.
1. All meals use custom bowls - attached in OBJ_bowlshohlomaJasana.rar - so make sure you downloaded and placed both serving and single bowls to your Downloads folder (or any subfolder) if you are downloading any meal.
2. All meals are created in Base Game and are compatible with any addons.
Due to Base Game compatibility, they don't have Call To Meal interaction.
If you have Seasons addon installed, these meals have additional behavior:
- if there's fresh food in your fridge, these meals turn 'magic' like other meals
- some meals - currently only borshch and okroshka - affect Sim temperature when eaten
3. Meal menus are currently available in English, German and Russian. If someone wants proper menus for other languages - please help me to translate meal names to your language.

Preparation and cook stages may differ from real life somewhat, but I tried to make them as close as possible
Now, let's review each meal.

Borshch is a 'first dish' - a kind of soup, and every cook puts differnt ingredients into it Common to all are beet-root and cabbage.
Sims will chop the ingredients, then boil them.
Cooking skill 3 is required.
Borshch can be eaten for Lunch and Dinner.
Only with Seasons addon, only withing 2 hours after cooking, eating borshch heats up sim a bit.

Okroshka, or 'summer soup', is also a soup, but it isn't boiled - ingredients are chopped, then kvas (bread-based drink) is added. (Well, potatoes and eggs are boiled before chopping, but I can't make such sequence in Sims2). Since okroshka isn't boiled, sims cannot burn it
Cooking skill 1 is required.
Okroshka can be eaten anytime - for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Only with Seasons addon, only withing 2 hours after cooking, eating okroshka cools down sim a bit.

Semolina was traditional breakfast when we were kids, and I guess most kids hated it. To be more likeable by sims, this semolina has a smiley - note that it doen't smile happily when it's burned
Cooking skill 1 is required.
Semolina can be eaten for Breakfast only.

Dumplings - well, it's not the best translation of word 'vareniki', but I can't found another - are another traditional meal, cooked similarly to ravioli: you get some stuffing (can be almost anything) wrap it with dough, and boil.
Sims can now eat 2 kinds of dumpings - cherry (served with sour cream) and
and potato (served with chopped&fried onions).
Preparation part is the same as for Maxis hamburgers - the closest available.
Cooking part is improved by me to be more realistic:
- when placed to pot, water is transparent and dumplings lay on pot's bottom
- when cooked, water becomes whiter and less transparent, and dumplings float up
- when burned, no water is left, and dumplings lay on bottom, all burned
Cooking skill 4 is required.
Dumplings can be eaten for Lunch and Dinner.

That's all for now. If you are interested, wait until I make more

Technical details.
Foods, as usual, are animated by changing graphic; therefore, I'll give poly counts only for one of states, where they are highest (usually preparation state).
- bowl single - 352 faces, 272 vertices
- bowl serving - 700 faces, 531 vertices
- borshch - 1028 faces, 778 vertices
- okroshka - 2246 faces, 1607 vertices
- semolina - 866 faces, 606 vertices
- dumplings - 1226 faces, 852 vertices
Borshch, okroshka and dumplings were cloned from Chili Con Carne, Semolina - from Mac'n'Cheese. However, a lot of changes were done after cloning (including importing states from other meals) so this info isn't really useful
To make borshch and okroshka affect temperature, I added the code into CT - Dec tree (imported from semiglobal), which now checks whether it's a single meal, whether Seasons installed, whether meal age is less then 2 hours, and then simply adds/substracts temperature. Therefore temperature changes by steps, not smoothly, but this seems to be the only choice where I wouldn't need to import non-tree semiglobals (therefore, wouldn't need to create different versions of food for each addon).

Thanks.
To skankyboy, for the smd plugin.
To Peter Jones, for PJSE plugins.
To HystericalParoxysm, for helping me to find the cooling/heating code.
To Akulina, for the screenshots.

Policy.
Meals aren't recolorable - you have to clone them even if you want to just change texture. Ask for permission if you want to clone a meal. I'm likely to give permission if result is going to be free :D
Please don't redistribute these meals, as well as other my objects - give link to the thread where you got them instead.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
OBJ_semolinaJasana.rar

Size: 509.2 KB · Downloads: 48,663 · 20th Apr 2007
509.2 KB 48,663 20th Apr 2007
OBJ_potatodumplingsJasana.rar

Size: 712.8 KB · Downloads: 51,685 · 20th Apr 2007
712.8 KB 51,685 20th Apr 2007
OBJ_okroshkaJasana.rar

Size: 562.0 KB · Downloads: 49,751 · 20th Apr 2007
562.0 KB 49,751 20th Apr 2007
OBJ_cherrydumplingsJasana.rar

Size: 696.0 KB · Downloads: 52,503 · 20th Apr 2007
696.0 KB 52,503 20th Apr 2007
OBJ_borshchJasana.rar

Size: 578.1 KB · Downloads: 52,889 · 20th Apr 2007
578.1 KB 52,889 20th Apr 2007
OBJ_bowlshohlomaJasana.rar

Size: 192.4 KB · Downloads: 55,783 · 20th Apr 2007
192.4 KB 55,783 20th Apr 2007
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1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

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3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
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Lab Assistant
#51 Old 26th Apr 2007 at 2:35 PM
Simply great! Thanks sooo much!

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Test Subject
#52 Old 26th Apr 2007 at 6:35 PM
Большое спасибо !!!!
Lab Assistant
#53 Old 26th Apr 2007 at 11:56 PM
well, I'm ukrainian and we call them pyrohy... most americans call them pierogies. great job.

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Field Researcher
#54 Old 27th Apr 2007 at 4:37 AM
These look absolutely fabulous! I can't wait to put them in my game. Thank you for all the effort you put into it to make the foods look so good!
Instructor
#55 Old 27th Apr 2007 at 3:54 PM
pirogies -on russian language -its pie.Cherry pirog,lemon pirog,meat pirog etc

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Original Poster
#56 Old 27th Apr 2007 at 6:19 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Digitalangyl
well, I'm ukrainian and we call them pyrohy... most americans call them pierogies.
Certainly it's misunderstanding - 'pirogi' is the same as pies, they are fried in oven, not boiled.
Я, вообще-то, тоже украинка, о чем даже в профайле написано и мне страшно интересно, в какой части Украины вареники называют пирогами 8-) Пироги жарят, а не варят.
Lab Assistant
#57 Old 27th Apr 2007 at 10:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jasana_BugBreeder
Certainly it's misunderstanding - 'pirogi' is the same as pies, they are fried in oven, not boiled.
Я, вообще-то, тоже украинка, о чем даже в профайле написано и мне страшно интересно, в какой части Украины вареники называют пирогами 8-) Пироги жарят, а не варят.

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Test Subject
#58 Old 28th Apr 2007 at 12:31 AM Last edited by Osanao26 : 28th Apr 2007 at 11:39 PM.
Is anyone else having a problem installing the cherry dumplings? All of the other objects that I downloaded installed correctly. But, for some reason...I can not get the cherry dumplings to work right. By the way, these are amazing!
Field Researcher
#59 Old 28th Apr 2007 at 1:56 AM
YAY BORSCHT! I'm Polish... my mom lived under communism.. ate alot of Borscht. lol, hehee.... yay, dobsze!
Test Subject
#60 Old 28th Apr 2007 at 5:20 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jasana_BugBreeder
Certainly it's misunderstanding - 'pirogi' is the same as pies, they are fried in oven, not boiled.
Я, вообще-то, тоже украинка, о чем даже в профайле написано и мне страшно интересно, в какой части Украины вареники называют пирогами 8-) Пироги жарят, а не варят.

Even though "пироги"("pirogi") means "pies" in Russian, Digitalangyl is right: the best translation of Russian "vareniki" in English is "pierogi" (at least in the States.) Pierogi is a Polish dish, pretty much the same as vareniki. I know it sounds kind of weird to a Russian native speaker, but it's true.

Anyway, excellent job, everything looks really authentic and delicious.

Hmmm, burned dumplings, that reminds me of something... whoa, kitchen on fire! Gotta go.
Lab Assistant
#61 Old 30th Apr 2007 at 12:34 AM
Awesome!!!!!

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Field Researcher
#62 Old 1st May 2007 at 6:24 PM
These look lovely in game.. and fit perfectly in my medieval hood, where they certainly can use some nice khokloma-stuff. I mean, the sushi-food does NOT fit there, hehe.
Greetings from Stockholm, from someone that lived in Moscow for 3 years and certainly know what these delicate things taste like IRL :D
Lab Assistant
#63 Old 3rd May 2007 at 7:35 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jasana_BugBreeder
Certainly it's misunderstanding - 'pirogi' is the same as pies, they are fried in oven, not boiled.
Я, вообще-то, тоже украинка, о чем даже в профайле написано и мне страшно интересно, в какой части Украины вареники называют пирогами 8-) Пироги жарят, а не варят.


My Russian is not so great, so you have to forgive me. However, it's not so much a misunderstanding as it is a regional dialect. Vereniki and pyrohy are the same, essentially.
Milenki pyrohy are made with plain dough, stuffed with cabbage, cherries, potato, buckwheat (etc) and boiled. As with vereniki.
The pie that you mentioned can also be called pirogi, and is made with raised dough and baked in the oven, it's also much larger.
Either way, we both know which is which, regardless of what we call it. But in America, vereniki, or milenki pyrohy would be called pierogies.

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Forum Resident
#64 Old 6th May 2007 at 3:16 AM
I noticed that Dumplings (both) can be cook at Breakfast too. You said its only at Lunch and Dinner. Anyway, this is still a great download. Thanks.
Lab Assistant
#65 Old 17th May 2007 at 12:58 AM
The discussions of perogie/dumpling/vereniki had me laughing as it reminded me of when I first moved to the southern states and was asked what kind of "dressing" I liked with my turkey, after thinking long and hard about it I though that ranch would go alright with it or perhaps italian... I recieved a sweet but bemused smile from my host who then asked me if cornbread dressing would be alright as she didn't have a recipe for any italian dressing. I could only respond with ..."oh yeah cornbread stuffing is great too!" while kicking myself under the table. That being said because it just really made me laugh to see that I'm not the only one to get confused over the whole rose by any other names thing... I absolutely love these dishes, everything is just so well done, they must have taken forever to create....

Just one question though... do you know where I might find the real life version of the recipies? hehehe... sad sad world when your digital you eats better than the real you...

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Field Researcher
#66 Old 19th May 2007 at 9:40 AM
these look great! Thanks so much
Lab Assistant
#67 Old 26th May 2007 at 9:59 AM
Thanks! They look so realistic and delicious!

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Scholar
#68 Old 12th Jun 2007 at 7:43 AM
Im having a problem with this download! D: Everything seems ok when cooking the dumplings, but right when it finishes and the sim is about to pour it on a plate, the sim zaps into a standing position and no sign of the dumplings everywhere! I made her try it again and the same thing happened. Any ideas of what i can do? (i dont dl hacks or anything)
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Original Poster
#69 Old 12th Jun 2007 at 12:53 PM
lazzybum, are you sure you downloaded and unpacked not just dumplings, but also both bowls (from OBJ_bowlshohlomaJasana.rar)? Sounds like you didn't, thus interaction is aborted when it fails to create a bowl.
Test Subject
#70 Old 13th Jun 2007 at 12:06 AM
I love these!
Thank you very very much!
Test Subject
#71 Old 22nd Jun 2007 at 2:34 PM
Thank you very very much! Now I see that special place on this site where all the Russian can unite! Борщ правда суперский и МАНКА!
Test Subject
#72 Old 29th Jun 2007 at 1:27 PM
This is funny, I own almost identical bowls set
I'm from Poland and this food is as well server here Thanks for upload.
Lab Assistant
#73 Old 5th Jul 2007 at 7:08 AM
What is semolina? What's in it? I've heard of it before, but I have no idea what it is.

These Russian food packs are very interesting! I like learning about other cultures.
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Original Poster
#74 Old 5th Jul 2007 at 9:06 AM
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