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Russian Food Pack, part1: 5 new meals in bowls

by Jasana_BugBreeder Posted 20th Apr 2007 at 6:35 PM
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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).

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.

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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Lab Assistant
#101 Old 8th May 2009 at 6:42 PM
You are so creative. Thanks for the laugh --the burnt breakfast's frown in my opinion is very funny!
Test Subject
#102 Old 19th May 2009 at 2:34 AM
Thank you!!! It fantastic!!!!!
From Russia with love!
Test Subject
#103 Old 3rd Oct 2009 at 6:43 AM
I loved the look of these foods (they work well with my medieval neighboorhood) but, i am so sad, since cannot find most of the foods in my game! I installed everything correctly, and it worked on one lot, but then i made a new lot, and i could only make the okroshka with my simmies. Is there a fix for this? it happened to my other custom food (except, oddly enough, the chocolate pudding), and i would really like to know if anybody has a reason to this!
Test Subject
#104 Old 22nd Oct 2009 at 7:30 AM
We do not eat from these dishes)))) It's in past. But I surprused!!! It's cool!! Thanks/Spasibo =)
Test Subject
#105 Old 3rd Dec 2009 at 1:12 AM
This is absolutely fantastic! I'm trying to learn to create my own foods, and right now I'm working on something simple, like recoloring cereal...but I haven't found any tutorials for harder things like this, so I seem to just be stuck hoping someone will make food of different ethnicities than are here so far. But you've done such a great job, I'll be favoriting more of your stuff! Excellent!
Test Subject
#106 Old 3rd Dec 2009 at 1:18 AM
Originally Posted by nilll
I loved the look of these foods (they work well with my medieval neighboorhood) but, i am so sad, since cannot find most of the foods in my game! I installed everything correctly, and it worked on one lot, but then i made a new lot, and i could only make the okroshka with my simmies. Is there a fix for this? it happened to my other custom food (except, oddly enough, the chocolate pudding), and i would really like to know if anybody has a reason to this!

This has happened to me before. You've probably already done this, but it helped me. It could just be that your lot is bugged, hon. Did you try with a different lot? I have issues with this when I've made a new lot, or when I'm playing with custom Sims. Sometimes it only likes to work for Maxis-made ones. Keep trying!
Test Subject
#107 Old 28th Dec 2009 at 3:53 AM
Thank you SO MUCH! The borsch looks great. I come from a Polish family and borsch is a popular dish at my house! One again, thank you!
Test Subject
#108 Old 16th Jun 2010 at 1:32 AM
Default hey :)
Privet! I'm russian as well, and i'd just like to say you've made my sim life 1000000000x better!!! haha thank you so much
Test Subject
#109 Old 17th Oct 2010 at 7:32 AM
Borshch and dumplings...mmm :p
Test Subject
#110 Old 11th Dec 2010 at 12:30 PM
my wife is from kyrgyzstan can these go in a russian restaraunt i created with sims2?
Test Subject
#111 Old 16th Jan 2011 at 7:45 PM
Looks dekicious!!! Got hungry! And i just love pelmeni! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#112 Old 27th Aug 2011 at 8:12 AM
спасибо, даже мои не говорящие по-русски симы обожают твои блюда )))
Lab Assistant
#113 Old 5th Sep 2011 at 1:31 PM
It's amazing how much effort you put into the little details like cooking and burning animations. I got a chuckle out of that poor sad face- I wish that stuff had a smiley face when I had to eat it.
Test Subject
#114 Old 30th Sep 2011 at 2:01 PM
Ýòî ðóññêèé õîòü äåëàë?
Test Subject
#115 Old 2nd Jul 2013 at 9:50 PM
I would be willing to do the polish translation for food It would be great to have this in game in my native language
Test Subject
#116 Old 19th Feb 2014 at 2:09 PM
Yumm! Thanks for making these! It looks delicious! I bet my sims will LOVE this :D
Top Secret Researcher
#117 Old 13th Oct 2014 at 7:03 PM
Thank you.
Test Subject
#118 Old 5th Mar 2016 at 9:11 PM
Thanks You
Field Researcher
#119 Old 4th Jun 2016 at 1:15 PM
Hehe, I love the sad smiley in the burnt food
Mad Poster
#120 Old 19th Feb 2017 at 9:12 PM
Thank you
Lab Assistant
#121 Old 28th Apr 2018 at 8:10 PM
Hello @Jasana_BugBreeder
Thank you for the lovely food. I've got a problem with these when I use them in my restaurants. The server would bring the food and immediately take it away. It doesn't happen with the other dishes from the pack, I noticed it only happens with these ones in bowls. Would you be able to help?
Thank you!
Meet Me In My Next Life
#122 Old 31st Aug 2019 at 10:03 PM
Thanks for sharing your Russia dishes.
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