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Russian Food Pack, part2: 6 new meals on plates - updated July 05, 2007

by Jasana_BugBreeder Posted 4th Jul 2007 at 6:51 PM - Updated 5th Jul 2007 at 6:40 PM by Jasana_BugBreeder
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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.
Finally, some more Russian foods for your hungry sims

Common notes.
1. All meals require custom plates - attached in OBJ_plateshohlomaJasana.rar - and, in addition, herring salad and meat jelly use different serving platter - attached in OBJ_dishfishhohlomaJasana.rar - so make sure you downloaded and placed all needed plates to your Downloads folder (or any subfolder) if you are downloading any meal.
2. All meals 'override' Maxis food tray (when taken from fridge). It's not a real override - there's no additional package, and other foods wouldn't be affected. Texture for it is borrowed from serving platter, so make sure you get it.
3. All meals are created in Base Game and are compatible with any addons.
Changed: with this hack, these meals will have Call To Meal interaction - please re-download the plates if you got them earlier. However, the interaction is available only when you click on an empty spot of the plate
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
- meat jelly cools Sim when eaten
4. Meal menus are currently available in English, German and Russian (herring salad and meat jelly - English and Russian only). If someone wants proper menus for other languages - please help me to translate meal names to your language.

Known problem.
When you prepare herring salad or meat jelly via Make Many interaction, food will be rotated on plate This occurs with Maxis meals as well (but not as obvious since their serving plates are round), and I didn't found a fix for this. Please use Make interaction instead.

Now, more details about each meal.

Caviar Hamburger - hamburgers aren't traditional Russian dish but caviar is. This meal was inspired by a picture of black-and-red-caviar-hamburger, found on the net - I thought it would be funny (and, really, a big threat to one's health).
No Cooking skill is required.
Caviar Hamburgers can be eaten anytime - for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Caviar Crepes, unlike hamburgers, are traditional dish. (Not that it's eaten too often )
Group meal consists of 8 servings instead of usual 6 - to match the mesh.
Cooking skill 3 is required.
Caviar Crepes can be eaten anytime - for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Meat Rissoles - shortened for menu, these are potato rissoles with meat stuffing, original name - 'zrazy'.
Cooking skill 3 is required.
Rissoles can be eaten anytime - for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Rissoles can be cooked in 3 ways - on stove, in microwave, and in baking oven.

Herring Salad - not the best name for this salad, but I can't found better Exact translation of Russian naming would be 'herring under fur-coat'. This salad consists of multiple layers, with chopped herring as bottom and red beet root with mayonnaise as top, the rest of components may vary - potatoes, carrots, eggs, onions, sometimes even green apples. It's really yummy thing
Cooking skill 3 is required.
Herring salad can be eaten anytime - for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Herring salad is prepared as Group meal only.
Note that it uses fish-shaped serving plate, don't forget to grab it.

Aspic (former Meat Jelly, thanks to CatOfEvilGenius for correction) - we call it 'holodets' (from word 'holod'='cold'). The jelly part is made of meat broth.
No cooking skill is required, since meat jelly isn't really cooked - normal preparation process cannot be made, so it's just taken ready from the fridge. For the same reason, sims can eat it any time.
Only with Seasons addon, only withing 2 hours after cooking, eating meat jelly cools down sim a bit.
Meat jelly becomes spoiled in 3 hours after preparation - it's jelly, don't expect it to last too long

Apple Pie doesn't need additional comments, I guess There are pies in the game already, but I simply wanted a 'normal', square one, and eaten with hands :D
Cooking skill 3 is required.
Apple pie is cooked as dessert - for Lunch and Dinner only.

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).
Caviar hamburger - 2292 faces, 1710 vertices.
Caviar crepes - 1606 faces, 1096 vertices.
Meat rissoles - 1456 faces, 1029 vertices.
Herring salad - 1744 faces, 1288 vertices.
Meat jelly - 48 faces, 96 vertices.
Apple pie - 1990 faces, 1371 vertices.
All meshes made in 3dsmax.
Herring salad uses sandwich preparation animation - it's not exactly what you'd want here, but chop/season preparation (the closest by sim animations) don't update the tray during seasoning.

To skankyboy, for the smd plugin.
To Peter Jones, for PJSE plugins.
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
Please don't redistribute these meals, as well as other my objects - give link to the thread where you got them instead.

Updated on July 5, 2007: replaced all plates to work with CallToMeal hack; replaced OBJ_holodetsJasana.rar - corrected menu.
Tags: #russian food

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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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
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Lab Assistant
6th Jul 2007 at 11:33 AM
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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 6th Jul 2007 at 11:59 AM
I really like your russian series...the problem is...so does my sims. And it kinda spoils the moment for me, when my all american frat guys makes Semolina for breakfast. Do you think maybe it could be possible to make your food series for just community-lots? Like all restaurant food, non at home? Cuz that´s what i really wanted it for in the first place anyhow.
#27 Old 6th Jul 2007 at 7:46 PM
Originally Posted by Jasana_BugBreeder
Changed: with this hack, these meals will have Call To Meal interaction - please re-download the plates if you got them earlier. However, the interaction is available only when you click on an empty spot of the plate
Wonderful! Thank you so much!

Might you consider modifying the bowls in your first Russian set to be able to use this hack?
Test Subject
#28 Old 6th Jul 2007 at 8:45 PM
WOW; thanks so much for the nice russin food...real good work and much detail in the food , i would be really happy if u planning to create again some russian or ukraine fodd to maybe also include pellmeni.. i just love eating pellmeni
#29 Old 7th Jul 2007 at 3:13 AM
These look great, Except I'd never eat Caviar. I like your screen name do you keep bugs and or arachnids as pets? I used to have Scorpions.
Lab Assistant
#30 Old 8th Jul 2007 at 9:26 AM
Its not featured why???
Test Subject
#31 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 1:33 PM
OMG! these are awsome. Thank you for sharing. :D
Test Subject
#32 Old 11th Jul 2007 at 12:31 PM
Thank you! Nice work, you are talented creator, it's truth. I'm russian and it's great to have russian food in game. I appreciate your work very much. THANKS again.
Oh, people, you must taste caviar, it's something special! :D
Original Poster
#33 Old 13th Jul 2007 at 5:07 AM
Originally Posted by simathome
Do you think maybe it could be possible to make your food series for just community-lots?
Sorry, but I have no idea how to do it yet
Originally Posted by Sophie-David
Might you consider modifying the bowls in your first Russian set to be able to use this hack?
Bowls should work with that hack without any changes, only platters needed fix.
Originally Posted by Chilligirl
maybe also include pellmeni..
Maybe, but later - since they'd be almost like vareniki/dumplings, I didn't made them in first pack.
Forum Resident
#34 Old 29th Jul 2007 at 4:17 AM
I have a problem with Call to Meal option with your food. Everytime I use Call to Meal, it doesn't do anything, the sim just jumps for a brief moment and nothing. When I use my sim who holding the plate to "call to meal", sim jumps for a brief moment and then the plate disappears immediately. This happens also with your serving bowl from Part 1. I already download the updated plate and I use "Squinge Call To Dinner Fix" hack from Morague (MTS2).
Lab Assistant
#35 Old 14th Aug 2007 at 2:17 AM
I love the fish shaped serving plate! Really cute. The details are amazing. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#36 Old 15th Aug 2007 at 2:30 PM
this is so beautifully done and unique. it's so nice to see food that is crafted instead of just photomapped. these meshes are exquisite and i love the nice variety of Russian food. Thanks for sharing!! I agree that this pack should be featured. It's way better than the first one, which was fabulous too. Your attention to detail is admirable.
Lab Assistant
#37 Old 29th Sep 2007 at 10:05 PM
Thanks so much for these wonderful uploads! I'm Russian myself and I am so happy to have such familiar meals in my sims' fridge... I also downloaded your first part of russian meals and was on cloud nine when my sims were eating them So many many thanks for these great creations!
Test Subject
#38 Old 4th Oct 2007 at 2:51 PM
Ахтунг, русские идут Аффтар пейши исчо!!!
Great work!
Test Subject
#39 Old 20th Oct 2007 at 9:02 AM
Спасибо огромное за замечательную работу! Давно искала русскую еду для моих симов. Теперь они едят только ее!!! Здесь есть даже сельдь под шубой!! Любимый русский салат. :-) Правда нет пирожков, но это не так страшно при таком выборе блюд!! Хохлома просто замечательная!! Теперь самой хочется попробовать и создать что-нибудь подобное, но думаю, что у меня просто так не получится.
Test Subject
#40 Old 30th Oct 2007 at 8:16 PM
First community for me where nobody asks about bears on streets (never seen even one xD).That's great,really.No joking.
Great food work.For my russified version of game it's the best.Txs.)

I'm really the one of those crasy dudes who read forums FAQs before any move around.)))
Test Subject
#41 Old 11th Nov 2007 at 11:12 AM
Thank you! It look really good!
Test Subject
#42 Old 20th Nov 2007 at 5:38 AM
these are GREAT, but in my game the herring salad and the aspic disappear right before they are about to be cooked, after the cutting board stage....
Original Poster
#43 Old 20th Nov 2007 at 6:57 AM
qtlex87, did you downloaded the extra plate for them? They need OBJ_dishfishhohlomaJasana.rar, in addition to common plates.
Lab Assistant
#44 Old 2nd Feb 2008 at 1:18 AM
WOW! Having these in game makes me hungry in RL :P
Ogromnoe spasibo!!!

From all the things I've lost I miss my mind the most
Lab Assistant
#45 Old 25th Mar 2008 at 3:08 PM
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G..thanks for sharing Jasana BugBreeder..
Lab Assistant
#46 Old 7th May 2008 at 1:00 PM
These foods are great, they look really good!

But in my game the serving plate of the herring salad after serving all the plates become flashing blue. So when the serving plate's empty it turns to flashing blue.
The holodets has the same plate, but that works fine. And all the other custom food work fine in my game.
Original Poster
#47 Old 8th May 2008 at 8:39 AM
Lorea, thanks for the bugreport! I missed it somehow
I'll include the fixed version with the bunch of other fixes I plan to finish soon.
Lab Assistant
#48 Old 8th May 2008 at 3:09 PM
Thank you!
Test Subject
#49 Old 6th Jun 2008 at 6:32 PM
Originally Posted by Cecilia
Wow! I love these! The Apple Pie is amazing, I didn't know it came from Russia :O

I hope you make more international foods because these are great.

Its not, Its american.
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