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Chef Service - v1.7 (4th May 2014)

by douglasveiga Posted 29th Jan 2013 at 11:00 AM - Updated 5th May 2014 at 12:44 AM by douglasveiga
233 Comments / replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts, 11 Thanks Posts


COMPATIBLE: BASEGAME PATCH v1.54 ~ v1.67

This mod adds a Chef Service in your game, so you can hire a Sim to cook your favorite recipe. You can "Ask to Cook" a specific Recipe or let the Chef choose a random one. He will always choose the recipe based on the ingredients available in your Fridge. If you don't have enough ingredients, he will charge you the missing ingredients. The Chef will automatically start cooking some recipes if there is a hungry Sim (Human ChildOrAbove) in your house.

If you have a Butler (from EP3) in your house, this mod will automatically delay the Butler's auto-cook functionality. So the Butler will clean the house, while the Chef will take care about the cooking tasks.

Features:
  • You can "Ask to Cook" a specific Recipe or let the Chef choose one for you;
  • He can cook all the recipes, except the specials (that gives life/reward boost);
  • He will automatically cook some recipes if there is a hungry Sim in your house (you can disable in the Configuration);
  • It's a Live in Service (like the Butler, but she/he will not interact autonomously with your family.); (not anymore, after update v1.5)
  • If you have University EP, he will automatically improve Meals by adding Herbs.
  • If you have Supernatural EP, he will automatically improve Desserts by adding Honey.
  • it's possible to set the "Service Room", the place where the Chef will wait when idle;
  • He will cleanup you kitchen (wash dishes, PutAway Leftover, dispose snacks and bad food from fridge only);
  • If you have a Vegetarian Sim, he will always prefer Vegetarian Recipes;
  • Possibility to disable the PutAway Leftover and CleanUp Food;
  • Socialize with the Household Sims is disabled;
  • Inappropriate Interactions are disabled;

You can request the service using the Interaction on the Telephone (not Mobile) ("Chef Service > Request Service").
To set a new Service Room just click on any LightCeilingLamp ("Chef Service > Save as ServiceRoom").


Backup your saved game before testing



Game Mod: Conflicts?
No. This is not an overriding Mod. adds new classes Chef and ChefServiceSituation.

Uninstall Instruction:
- To avoid the corruption of the Saved Game, make sure cancelling the Service ("Chef Service > Cancel Service") using the Telephone (wait until the Chef disappear), make sure there is no Chef in your Lot, then Save your Game and Exit, then remove the package file.

Update Instruction:
- To avoid the corruption of the Saved Game, make sure cancelling the Service ("Chef Service > Cancel Service") using the Telephone (wait until the Chef disappear), make sure there is no Chef in your Lot, then Save your Game and Exit, then replace the package file with the new one, restart your game and request the Service again.

Updates:

v1.7 -> 04/May/2014
- Recompiled the code for basegame patch 1.67;
- Fixed: Some script incompatibilities from the besagame patch 1.67;

v1.6 -> 07/Sept/2013
- Fix: The Chef won't cook for Mermaids, because they eat Kelps.

v1.4 -> 06/April/2013
- Fix: The Chef will ignore Simplants, because they don't have Hunger motive.
- Added: Polish translation (by anie_1981).
- Added: If you have University EP, he will automatically improve Meals by adding Herbs.
---> He will randomly consume Normal (or higher) quality Herbs from the Fridge;
- Added: If you have Supernatural EP, he will automatically improve Desserts by adding Honey.
---> He will always consume the best quality Honey from the Fridge;


v1.3 -> 02/March/2013
- The Chef will not leave the Lot autonomously;
- The Chef will be correctly vanished after service cancel;

Known Issues:
- can't cook: Snacks and FriedPeanutButterBanana (bug recipe from Showtime);
- can't cook for Vampires, SimRobot or Simplant;
- only serves leftovers on tables/counters;

Additional Credits/Thanks:
- nraas - DebugEnabler;
- Inge Jones - s3pe;
- anie_1981, BourgeoisBanana, Redhead Creations, rian90 and lowrisim for feedback and test;

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: 1.42
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Chef_Service_v1.7.rar | for patch 1.67

Size: 41.7 KB · Downloads: 16,990 · 5th May 2014
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Chef_Service_v1.6.rar | for patch 1.54 ~ 1.57

Size: 41.7 KB · Downloads: 4,365 · 7th Sep 2013
41.7 KB 4,365 7th Sep 2013
Chef_Service_v1.5.rar | for patch 1.54 ~ 1.55

Size: 41.7 KB · Downloads: 1,378 · 3rd Sep 2013
41.7 KB 1,378 3rd Sep 2013
Chef_Service_v1.4.rar | for patch 1.50

Size: 41.9 KB · Downloads: 5,227 · 6th Apr 2013
41.9 KB 5,227 6th Apr 2013
Chef_Service_v1.3.rar | for patch 1.50

Size: 37.9 KB · Downloads: 4,254 · 2nd Mar 2013
37.9 KB 4,254 2nd Mar 2013
douglasveiga_Chef_Service_v1.2.rar | for patch 1.42 ~ 1.48

Size: 38.2 KB · Downloads: 10,141 · 29th Jan 2013
38.2 KB 10,141 29th Jan 2013
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Inventor
Original Poster
#51 Old 4th Feb 2013 at 4:45 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by butta101
yes, I have the 1.48 patch. I have several NRaas pkgs also. dont know if that is the problem. And I already tried it in a brand new game I started but still no option on the phone. Just the call for services where the butler is normally found. No chef service....




Quote:
Originally Posted by jeannie4414
did you mean the serve leftovers configuration? I have it on yes, so how does he serve servings to sims who are already seated?


yes, and no. sorry, doesn't serve for people already seated because they are already using the table slot.


Quote:
Originally Posted by theapoo
Does this cook prepare group meals or single meals?
Does the butler still only prepare single meals, or has that been fixed?


group if you ask him, otherwise it's based on how many people are hungry.
no changes for butler, he will only stop cooking when the chef is working.
Test Subject
#52 Old 4th Feb 2013 at 5:58 AM
[QUOTE=douglasveiga]


when I click on the phone it looks nothing like the pic you have posted.
this is what I get when I click on the wall phone.. hope you can see the pic. not sure if I'n doing this right.
https://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/3/1/3/8/7/7/9/MTS_butta101-1346360-phonemenu.jpg
Screenshots
Inventor
Original Poster
#53 Old 4th Feb 2013 at 1:35 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by butta101
[QUOTE=douglasveiga]


when I click on the phone it looks nothing like the pic you have posted.
this is what I get when I click on the wall phone.. hope you can see the pic. not sure if I'n doing this right.
https://thumbs2.modthesims2.com/img/3/1/3/8/7/7/9/MTS_butta101-1346360-phonemenu.jpg


click the "More" interaction.
Test Subject
#54 Old 4th Feb 2013 at 8:17 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by douglasveiga
[QUOTE=butta101]

click the "More" interaction.



I did that but it wasn't there. I found out the problem tho. I never updated to the new way of using mods. The old way still worked so never knew anything was wrong until the chef service mod didn't. I switched over and transferred everything and now the ones I didn't know were not working work now. Thanks for your help. If someone have the same problem then you know what the issue is now.
Test Subject
#55 Old 4th Feb 2013 at 11:38 PM
Hi! This is a fantastic idea, and if you're open to suggestions, I have one! It would be really nice if this Chef could act a teeny bit more like the butler does. By this I mean it would be great if they needed quarters- similar to how the butler needs a bed assigned to them, instead of standing around. At least then they would sleep at night and not be quite so creepy.

I don't know how to create mods such as this but if you're looking for more ideas, I second the suggestion of making a live in nanny! It would be neat if the nanny were an NPC who worked certain hours, like 8 am to 8 pm, then takes care of herself after that (also needing a bed like the butler does).

Overall a FANTASTIC mod, I love it tons!
Inventor
Original Poster
#56 Old 4th Feb 2013 at 11:45 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by briwicks21
Hi! This is a fantastic idea, and if you're open to suggestions, I have one! It would be really nice if this Chef could act a teeny bit more like the butler does. By this I mean it would be great if they needed quarters- similar to how the butler needs a bed assigned to them, instead of standing around. At least then they would sleep at night and not be quite so creepy.

I don't know how to create mods such as this but if you're looking for more ideas, I second the suggestion of making a live in nanny! It would be neat if the nanny were an NPC who worked certain hours, like 8 am to 8 pm, then takes care of herself after that (also needing a bed like the butler does).

Overall a FANTASTIC mod, I love it tons!


"it's possible to set the "Service Room", the place where the Chef will wait when idle;"

ok, thanks.
Field Researcher
#57 Old 5th Feb 2013 at 3:15 AM
Do you mean if they are not seated yet, he could bring single servings to the table.
Test Subject
#58 Old 5th Feb 2013 at 10:23 PM
Just FYI- I've been having issues with the Chef beginning to cook a meal, but stopping before getting to the stove. He'll leave up to 5 partially cooked meals sitting on the counters and never cook them.

I've worked around it, but it would be nice if that bug could be fixed.
Inventor
Original Poster
#59 Old 5th Feb 2013 at 10:39 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by briwicks21
Just FYI- I've been having issues with the Chef beginning to cook a meal, but stopping before getting to the stove. He'll leave up to 5 partially cooked meals sitting on the counters and never cook them.

I've worked around it, but it would be nice if that bug could be fixed.


buy a new stove. make sure your sims will not block him. enlarge the kitchen and make sure there is enough free counters.

he can't cook partial meals, so follow the steps above to make sure this will not happen so frequently.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#60 Old 6th Feb 2013 at 4:21 PM
Thanksssssssssssssssssss
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#61 Old 9th Feb 2013 at 8:23 PM
This is a big help indeed. I've been looking for mods to encourage my butler sim to clean more and cook unnecessarily less. This is a must-have in my book. Keep up the good work!
Instructor
THANKS POST
#62 Old 10th Feb 2013 at 1:03 PM Last edited by anie_1981 : 10th Feb 2013 at 2:03 PM.
Can he cook turkey in v. 1.2? I really like this meal...


EDIT:

OK, I've cheacked, nope. I hope you'll be able to add this meal some day
Inventor
Original Poster
#63 Old 10th Feb 2013 at 2:57 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by anie_1981
Can he cook turkey in v. 1.2? I really like this meal...


EDIT:

OK, I've cheacked, nope. I hope you'll be able to add this meal some day


nope, i already tried, but no idea how to fix it. maybe somewhere in the base game code there is some kind of restriction that i can't find/touch.
Instructor
THANKS POST
#64 Old 12th Feb 2013 at 4:07 PM
I think this is cause the turkey can't be coocked as single meal. Other meals can be coocked in both single and group versions. Only the turkey can't.
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#65 Old 15th Feb 2013 at 4:18 PM
Fantastic! My rich sims appreciate this :D
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#66 Old 16th Feb 2013 at 9:16 PM
aaaaw that's perfect !
Test Subject
#67 Old 17th Feb 2013 at 8:15 AM
Question... will the chef have to take care of his own needs or are they frozen? You know, Energy, Bladder, Hunger...
Inventor
Original Poster
#68 Old 17th Feb 2013 at 12:12 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by void2812
Question... will the chef have to take care of his own needs or are they frozen? You know, Energy, Bladder, Hunger...


are frozen
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#69 Old 19th Feb 2013 at 10:49 PM
very thanks
Test Subject
#70 Old 21st Feb 2013 at 3:19 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by murfee
This looks FANTASTIC!!!
I like how the butler will stop cooking so the PROFESSIONAL can take over! Yeah, go dust that vase, you lackey!


ikr
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#71 Old 24th Feb 2013 at 6:41 PM
Awesome! I need to update my game tho D:
Instructor
THANKS POST
#72 Old 26th Feb 2013 at 2:29 PM
I have 1.50 version of the game and ALL services made by douglasveiga works OK(Chef, Maid, Gardner). Also harvest and clean robots work OK. The only thing I've noticed with the chef, is that he\she dissappears from time to time, but the chef can be hired again with no problems at all.
Test Subject
#73 Old 26th Feb 2013 at 5:02 PM
Hi!
This mod is awesome, thank you so much!

I've got one question though. I've installed this one in my updated game (1.50) and after one Sim day, sometimes two days, the Chef just leaves. He says 'Looks like it's time to go. See you!' and then he runs off. Usually at about 3 AM, I think it's because all my Simmies in the house are sleeping then? I've had different chefs for 3 or 4 times, but they keep doing this. Also, I don't have to pay them anything as they leave.

Any idea what causes this?
Thank you!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#74 Old 27th Feb 2013 at 3:27 AM
been waiting on this forever!! thank you so much!
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#75 Old 27th Feb 2013 at 7:25 PM
Mr. Veiga, I realize that you do not currently have your PC and that you are then going to have your hands full updating your fabulous mods for University, but I have a request for the future as you seem to be the only one making these types of great and useful NPC mods. It would be just wonderful to have an NPC masseuse assigned to the massage table, similar to the way that one can just click on a professional bar to summon a bartender. This would be especially nice once we have the Island Paradise EP in June wherein we will supposedly be able to create resorts. I do so hope that EA lets us own the resorts and hire chefs, maids, bartenders, etc. Thank you for thinking about this over the next few months. It seems ridiculous to me that sims currently have to massage their friends and partners at the "spa" since there is no professional available.
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