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Autonomous Put Away Leftovers

by MogHughson Posted 2nd Sep 2010 at 1:46 PM - Updated 5th May 2011 at 10:44 PM by MogHughson : Noting BoilingOil's alternate version
38 Comments / replies (Who?) - 24 Feedback Posts
*Updated 5th September 2010*
Fixed broken menus - see section below
This mod makes the Put Away Leftovers interaction on plates and bowls autonomous.

Expansion Pack Requirements
Leftovers were introduced in Seasons EP. This is why this mod is marked as requiring Seasons. However, the leftovers function was rolled into later EPs after Seasons, so the real EP requirement is Seasons or later. You will know yourself whether you have leftovers capabilities. If you do, you can use this mod, if you don't, you can't.

Doesn't this mod already exist?
AncientHighway has a version of this mod here. This was reported to clash with my Simply Leftovers mod so after checking with AncientHighway, who says (s)he is not actively modding anymore and so couldn't make any change to it anyway, I am providing this alternative version which is much smaller, a global change instead of a default replacement and thus will be less likely to clash with other mods, and is much smaller in your downloads folder too!

Another alternate version of this mod by BoilingOil can be found here. It also does not clash with my Simply Leftovers mod.

The idea of separating them into separate packages comes from AncientHighway who said that with big households you may prefer to only have the serving versions as autonomous or the children put away the bowls before you can get them all served.

05Sept2010
  • Fixed broken pie-menus - I was an idiot!!

Additional Credits:
Quaxi for SimPEwiki
Numenor for the AnyGameStarter.
AncientHighway for the original idea.
Pleun for the heads up about the clash that got me looking into this.
Tags: #leftovers, #fridge

Type: Object Mods

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

Sims 2 Seasons
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autonomous-put-away-leftovers-Mog-20100829.rar

Size: 6.9 KB · Downloads: 16,231 · 2nd Sep 2010
6.9 KB 16,231 2nd Sep 2010
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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\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Inventor
#2 Old 2nd Sep 2010 at 2:07 PM
Sims can finally put away leftovers without me telling them? Great!

I'm always trying to be faster at preventing a lot of food waste because they certainly will throw away food autonomously. Not always, but enough to have me nearly pulling my hair out when they don't have the money to waste food.

Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 2nd Sep 2010 at 2:40 PM
Does this work with, or replace, your put-away-leftovers mod? I've got that, and it's awesome, but I can't always get sims to put the leftovers away before they spoil, so this mod would be quite useful. Is there still an option to put away as a group meal or separate plates, or is it set as one or the other by this mod?
Forum Resident
#4 Old 2nd Sep 2010 at 3:51 PM
Thank you very much for making my sims look a bit more intelligent. Keep up the good work.
Gone Fishin'
retired moderator
#5 Old 2nd Sep 2010 at 4:32 PM
Thank you! Thank you, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!! I didn't know about the old mod, so this is extremely welcome!
Field Researcher
#6 Old 2nd Sep 2010 at 6:19 PM
Excellent! No more wasteful sims! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
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Lab Assistant
#7 Old 2nd Sep 2010 at 7:09 PM
Yay!
Brilliant! My Sims are always chucking good, fresh food into the bin and then complaining that they're hungry. Now leftovers can be put automatically into the fridge, woohooo!

the Llama
Miss BHAVing
retired moderator
Original Poster
#8 Old 2nd Sep 2010 at 10:15 PM Last edited by MogHughson : 3rd Sep 2010 at 10:25 AM. Reason: Corrected link
Quote:
Originally Posted by marie2sims
Does this work with, or replace, your put-away-leftovers mod?
This works with my Simply Leftovers Mod. In fact it was created especially because the other version mentioned did not work with that mod. That thread has just now been updated with details on how it works in conjunction with this one - take a look.

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 2nd Sep 2010 at 10:25 PM
you are my hero!!!
Field Researcher
#10 Old 3rd Sep 2010 at 2:02 AM
Mog, that link you gave us for Simply Leftovers is not working. This link:

http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=3305849

This is the correct link:

http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=342517
Test Subject
#11 Old 3rd Sep 2010 at 2:46 AM
You read my mind! I love your other "put away leftovers" mod and had been wondering if there was a way to make it autonomous. Thank you!
Mad Poster
#12 Old 3rd Sep 2010 at 4:41 AM
You are awesome! :-) I am very very happy right now :-D
Test Subject
#13 Old 3rd Sep 2010 at 9:31 AM
Awesome! You actually went and made a compatible version, thank you so much! Now i won't have to choose. You rock!
Test Subject
#14 Old 3rd Sep 2010 at 2:44 PM
thanks! i already abuse the simply leftovers mod, so this is a perfect addition!
Test Subject
#15 Old 3rd Sep 2010 at 5:40 PM
Thanks for making it because I was using Ancient Highway mods which was not working with your other leftover mod.
So I deleted the older mod, downloaded yours, replaced the previous version of your "Simply Leftovers " and deleted the group.cache file.
But it seems to have problem working in my game. Sims wants to put away leftovers autonomously and they made "a jump". Also there is no options to put away leftovers and the option to clean up the plate, is empty maybe it's because my game is in French. I will check that in SimPE when I'll close the game.
So I made an error log which said "Error: Missing Action String in table."
Instructor
#16 Old 4th Sep 2010 at 2:19 AM
Brilliant! Thank you.
Test Subject
#17 Old 4th Sep 2010 at 10:31 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mimi0302
and the option to clean up the plate, is empty maybe it's because my game is in French.


Hmm, i had noticed an empty textless option on a plate that was brought by roomservice to a sim on vacation. Haven't noticed that in a regular house yet though. So i'm doubting it's a language thing, because even though i'm dutch, i'm playing the game in english.

Also when i want to make my sims put the leftovers away manually, i only get a choice to put them away as single plates.
Alchemist
#18 Old 4th Sep 2010 at 12:13 PM
Yes, I get the empty textless action too, in regular houses as well. It does replace the "Clean up" action which still works otherwise, and it only seems to show up on group plates, not single ones.

If wishes were fishes we'd all cast nets
Miss BHAVing
retired moderator
Original Poster
#19 Old 4th Sep 2010 at 12:42 PM Last edited by MogHughson : 5th Sep 2010 at 1:26 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by mimi0302
But it seems to have problem working in my game. Sims wants to put away leftovers autonomously and they made "a jump". So I made an error log which said "Error: Missing Action String in table."
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghanima Atreides
Yes, I get the empty textless action too, in regular houses as well. It does replace the "Clean up" action which still works otherwise, and it only seems to show up on group plates, not single ones.
I was an idiot - silly error when slimming down packages. Now fixed. Apologies to all - please redownload.

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Test Subject
#20 Old 5th Sep 2010 at 9:20 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pleun
Also when i want to make my sims put the leftovers away manually, i only get a choice to put them away as single plates.


Both options were there later. Maybe it was just my computer being flaky. It does that sometimes.
Miss BHAVing
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Original Poster
#21 Old 5th Sep 2010 at 4:57 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pleun
Both options were there later. Maybe it was just my computer being flaky. It does that sometimes.
Make sure youo get the latest version - I made a silly error which would have caused menus to dissappear or have no text.

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Test Subject
#22 Old 5th Sep 2010 at 10:10 PM
Great! Is there something like an autonomous get leftovers mod or could there be one? Anyway this will be helpful, much less food waste.
Test Subject
#23 Old 5th Sep 2010 at 11:26 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MogHughson
Make sure youo get the latest version - I made a silly error which would have caused menus to dissappear or have no text.


I did the minute i saw it. And only had the one option again when playing tonight. Weird... I'll try to see under what circumstances it happens.
Miss BHAVing
retired moderator
Original Poster
#24 Old 6th Sep 2010 at 8:50 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by wonkycrayons
Great! Is there something like an autonomous get leftovers mod or could there be one? Anyway this will be helpful, much less food waste.
I assume you mean instead of autonomously makeing new food? Sounds plausable. I'll add it to my list.

Mostly I fix Gameplay annoyances. I take requests and have made a few Requested mods already. Visit me on MTS Yearbook
My other projects: British High Street, Postal System for the Sims and Better Parking for Sims
Instructor
#25 Old 6th Sep 2010 at 11:20 PM
This is useful. Thanks!
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