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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
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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
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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
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Test Subject
THANKS POST
#126 Old 3rd Aug 2013 at 1:21 AM
This is pretty freaking awesome....
Inventor
Original Poster
#127 Old 3rd Aug 2013 at 7:49 PM Last edited by douglasveiga : 3rd Sep 2013 at 2:47 PM.
updated version available for testing. v1.5

for patch 1.54 ~ 1.55

[make a copy of your current saved game before test]

changes:
- supports multi houses.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#128 Old 3rd Aug 2013 at 8:04 PM
So does that mean we can use that or should we wait until testing is over?
Inventor
Original Poster
#129 Old 3rd Aug 2013 at 8:43 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by rainbowsimmerxox
So does that mean we can use that or should we wait until testing is over?


If you help me test it I will be able to release the final version this weekend.
Instructor
THANKS POST
#130 Old 6th Aug 2013 at 5:51 PM Last edited by anie_1981 : 7th Aug 2013 at 10:10 PM.
I will help you testing, but I'd also test the maid, if you could update her... please...



EDIT:


The Chef works, but dissapears after 3-4 days of working. I gues it's because NRaas Overwatch. The Chef can be hired again, so it's not the problem for me. It would be nice if he could cook all recipes, but he can not (the turkey, and I have mod for more recipes, some of them the chef can cook, other he can not).
Inventor
Original Poster
#131 Old 9th Aug 2013 at 12:50 AM Last edited by douglasveiga : 9th Aug 2013 at 4:39 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by anie_1981
I will help you testing, but I'd also test the maid, if you could update her... please...



EDIT:


The Chef works, but dissapears after 3-4 days of working. I gues it's because NRaas Overwatch. The Chef can be hired again, so it's not the problem for me. It would be nice if he could cook all recipes, but he can not (the turkey, and I have mod for more recipes, some of them the chef can cook, other he can not).


which mod? do you mean some recipes are available (on the "ask to cook" interaction) but he can't cook?

If the recipe isn't available on the ask to cook interaction, it means that you don't have all the required appliances, ingredients or the recipe isn't cookable.


I guess the only way to make it stop disappearing is changing it to recurrent service.
Instructor
THANKS POST
#132 Old 9th Aug 2013 at 2:54 PM
He can cook all recipes from his list, but the list doesn't show every recipe present in my game.

And about the mod for more meals, this is it:
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=498764

Your chef can cook some of the meals from this mod, but not all of them. I gues the missing ones could by prepared on the turkey base, and your chef can't cook the turkey (it's not on the list).
Field Researcher
#133 Old 9th Aug 2013 at 5:34 PM
I just finished testing the 1.5 version in my game for several hours and found no issues. I tried it in a single household, with roommates, even with the new bistro stove and ran into no issues. The only thing I didn't test was the multiple houses aspect, but I can do that later if needed. Looks fine to me so far, but I'll be interested to see what others say in case I missed something.
Inventor
Original Poster
#134 Old 10th Aug 2013 at 12:20 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by anie_1981
He can cook all recipes from his list, but the list doesn't show every recipe present in my game.

And about the mod for more meals, this is it:
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=498764

Your chef can cook some of the meals from this mod, but not all of them. I gues the missing ones could by prepared on the turkey base, and your chef can't cook the turkey (it's not on the list).


I didn't test it, but I can't see any problem. The Chef can cook custom recipes too. If the recipe isn't available that means: you don't have all the required appliances, ingredients (needs to be buyable at the grocery store) or the recipe isn't learnable or cookable (has cooking steps).

EDIT: I guess the recipes aren't available because requires Egypt World. The game doesn't grant these recipes automatically.
Field Researcher
#135 Old 10th Aug 2013 at 11:52 PM
Just so you know, I have all EP's and SP's installed. I loaded the refrigerator with everything needed for all recipes. But the chef's menu is extremely small with basically breakfast items and burgers and goopy carbonara (sp?). The 1.4 version chef could cook everything whereas this one is a rookie
Inventor
Original Poster
#136 Old 11th Aug 2013 at 2:22 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Studio954
Just so you know, I have all EP's and SP's installed. I loaded the refrigerator with everything needed for all recipes. But the chef's menu is extremely small with basically breakfast items and burgers and goopy carbonara (sp?). The 1.4 version chef could cook everything whereas this one is a rookie


the recipe list is generated by meal time. morning => breakfast only.
Instructor
#137 Old 12th Aug 2013 at 8:36 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by douglasveiga
EDIT: I guess the recipes aren't available because requires Egypt World. The game doesn't grant these recipes automatically.



Well, My Sims can normally cook all custom meals. Can you try once more if the chef in your game can cook turkey (EA meal), cause in my game he doesn't.
Field Researcher
#138 Old 14th Aug 2013 at 5:02 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by anie_1981
Well, My Sims can normally cook all custom meals. Can you try once more if the chef in your game can cook turkey (EA meal), cause in my game he doesn't.


Mine can't either. Each meal period is very limited selection.
Inventor
Original Poster
#139 Old 14th Aug 2013 at 7:29 PM Last edited by douglasveiga : 23rd Aug 2013 at 3:43 PM.
ok, i found the problem with turkey but now you can't ask to cook "single serving only" recipes. but isn't a problem because the only recipe affected is Ambrosia and the chef can't cook it by default.

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Instructor
THANKS POST
#140 Old 16th Aug 2013 at 10:21 PM
I don't need the Chef to cook Ambrosia, I can get it any time with other mod (NRaas Debug Enabler). I will test this new chef

I wonder if you could try to make this mod work OK with NRaas Overwatch, cause the chef disappear after 3-4 sim days. Or maybe he could get a payment for each day, not after a weak. This way he\she could earn some money (The Chef disappear without his money).
Inventor
Original Poster
#141 Old 18th Aug 2013 at 2:25 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by anie_1981
I don't need the Chef to cook Ambrosia, I can get it any time with other mod (NRaas Debug Enabler). I will test this new chef

I wonder if you could try to make this mod work OK with NRaas Overwatch, cause the chef disappear after 3-4 sim days. Or maybe he could get a payment for each day, not after a weak. This way he\she could earn some money (The Chef disappear without his money).


great! !
Test Subject
#142 Old 23rd Aug 2013 at 7:15 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by douglasveiga
great! !



How are you? So the Mod doesn't work at all with 1.55 Patch, not even your 1.5v you listed above ?
Inventor
Original Poster
#143 Old 23rd Aug 2013 at 3:42 PM Last edited by douglasveiga : 3rd Sep 2013 at 2:47 PM.
Changed:
- Now it's a recurrent service (starts at 6AM and leaves at 23PM) to stop the basegame constantly vanishing the npc after a few days because it looks stunned (same happen with Buttler).
- The chef sometimes perform a small movement to stop the basegame constantly vanishing the chef because looks stunned.
Instructor
THANKS POST
#144 Old 26th Aug 2013 at 8:20 PM
Cool! I will test it!
Test Subject
#145 Old 28th Aug 2013 at 2:29 PM
I tested and everything seems to work. Are the recipes limited to the only ones learnable or is there a way to get the chef to use the wood oven from the EA store for pizza, bread etc.
Instructor
THANKS POST
#146 Old 31st Aug 2013 at 12:18 AM
I've been testing this mod for some time, and it works as it should, no bugs at all And it is great, cause the chef don't disappear, he keeps coming back to work every morning.
Field Researcher
#147 Old 7th Sep 2013 at 9:06 AM
Does it still work with 1.57?
Inventor
Original Poster
#148 Old 7th Sep 2013 at 3:56 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Minaki
Does it still work with 1.57?


Updated!

Chef Service - v1.6 (07/sept/2013)
Fix: The Chef won't cook for Mermaids, because they eat Kelps.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#149 Old 9th Sep 2013 at 2:22 PM
I would like to thank you and also say that with the mermaid ((least with mine anyways)) they eat mainly kelp AND fish, but also eats human food with less filling/satisfactory but it still fills and this would be useful for mermaids on the run. ((This is especially true with twallans nraas hybrid mod))
Instructor
#150 Old 9th Sep 2013 at 8:59 PM
Hi! I have fixed the Polish translation, one letter in one word was missing, my fault I've added also a mention about reseting service before deleting the mod
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