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Chili & MacNCheese (Microwaveable Series)

by Morague Posted 19th May 2006 at 4:26 AM - Updated 14th Jun 2007 at 9:00 AM by Morague : Major Update - June 13, 2007
23 Comments / replies (Who?) - 21 Feedback Posts
**Major Update** - smaller/better file plus additional impovements.

Please delete previous versions of my Chili & MacNCheese

I have wanted to to make the microwave a useful object rather than just a counter decoration. To that end - I present Micowaveable Chili as well as MacNCheese The sims can prepare it either as a single serving or as a group meal. The food is fully animated & if they burn it - well, it looks like they burned it!

Your sims can still prepare chili or Mac and Cheese the traditional way, just click on the fridge or stove & choose it. To have them make it in the microwave clck on the microwave to make the selection.

Please note - you must have University in order to make use of this because they were cloned from the ramen.
Tags: #microwave, #chili, #food, #mac, #cheese

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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Size: 40.5 KB · Downloads: 7,466 · 14th Jun 2007
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Size: 22.2 KB · Downloads: 7,512 · 14th Jun 2007
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23 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 20 Feedback Posts
Lab Assistant
#2 Old 19th May 2006 at 4:54 AM
Thank you! this is convient!

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#3 Old 19th May 2006 at 5:35 AM
Very cool!
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Lab Assistant
#4 Old 19th May 2006 at 6:12 AM
This is fantastic - thanks for making meal time so quick and easy.
Test Subject
#5 Old 19th May 2006 at 6:22 AM
Very good stuff! Thanks once again for a wonderful download!

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Field Researcher
#6 Old 19th May 2006 at 7:56 AM
I used the hotdog one and it works great. Thanks for making these.
Test Subject
#7 Old 19th May 2006 at 10:12 AM
i love these, but was wondering do i install them in th d l folder as usual , or do they go somewhere else since they r mods thx
Sarcastic Evil Muppet
retired moderator
#8 Old 19th May 2006 at 10:40 AM
they go in downloads
Lab Assistant
19th May 2006 at 5:24 PM
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Lab Assistant
#9 Old 19th May 2006 at 5:59 PM
yet another awesome offering of your talent, thank you sooooooo much!

Apparently, the knight in shining armor who was supposed to sweep me off of my feet got lost in the woods.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 19th May 2006 at 6:19 PM
My sims are dusting off their had-to-have microwaves as we speak! Thanks for making it relevant again.
Lab Assistant
21st May 2006 at 6:17 PM
This message has been deleted by Lisa626. Reason: Just saw the updated post in regards to food dissappearing
Test Subject
#11 Old 21st May 2006 at 9:22 PM
they are great only problem i found is you cant make a full meal out of the chilli like you can the hotdogs :/ guess it makes sence but it would be good to nuke up a large serving of chilli ;P
Space Pony
Original Poster
#12 Old 23rd May 2006 at 4:38 AM Last edited by Morague : 26th May 2006 at 12:29 PM.
Hello Darcius,

I had to make a decision with the chili & the mac/cheese. The only way I could get them to work properly in the microwave was to clone then from the ramen & make new objects out of them. The reason for this has to do with the Prep method - you are only allowed one prep method per food & because these foods are originally intended to be cooked in a pot on the stove the prep method & animations don't work for the microwave.

So, I made new food objects out of them but just called them the same thing as the original files. This is where the decision came in Because they are new food objects they also show up in the fridge menu. So, there were 2 listings for Have ... mac & chese & Have chili. What i did was disable the stove option for Have mac & cheese & Have chili. Now the food only shows up once but if you have this mod installed they use the microwave for the Have servings & the stove for group meals. If I enabled the microwave for group meals then they wouldn't be able to make these on the stove at all or the foods would get listed twice.

So, I decided the best way to handle it was to have single servings only from the microwave & group servings from the stove.

I can, however, provide an alternative package that only serves mac & cheese or chili from the microwave if you want but you wouldn't be able to make them at the stove with this or I could let you do both but then you'd have 2 listings for mac & cheese & chili.

If others would prefer to have them listed twice I can add alternative packages - I could change the name to Micro Mac & Cheese & Micro Chili - so you'd know which one was which. Or I could just disable the stove function & make them completely only microwaveable.
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 31st May 2006 at 6:18 PM
Do these foods require University because they are cloned from the ramen noodles?
Space Pony
Original Poster
#14 Old 1st Jun 2006 at 1:23 PM

I'm not sure - you could try it & see what happens. I think it should work, but I really don't know.
Test Subject
#15 Old 5th Jun 2006 at 5:12 PM
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I like the alternative package you had mentioned a couple of weeks ago, making a seperate entry for Micro-Mac and Cheese and regular. Since making mac and cheese in the microwave doesn't fulfill my Sims "learn to make Mac n Cheese" aspiration.
Test Subject
#16 Old 24th Jun 2006 at 4:35 PM
U only put that the original game is needed but the download is under EP required. So is EP required or not?
Forum Resident
#17 Old 26th Jun 2006 at 5:43 PM
very very nice! I cant even remember ever using that stupid microwave!
Test Subject
#18 Old 31st Jul 2006 at 5:23 AM
Neither one of them show up in my game. I have all EP's. Is it compatible with them all?
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 3rd Apr 2007 at 8:13 AM
Indeed good idea.

I find microwave really lack with foods. Like boring TV Dinner and O'Rama

Many Thanks

Criminal Mastermind
retired moderator
#20 Old 3rd May 2007 at 6:02 AM
I recently had a very odd circumstance with the microwave catching fire while one of my sims (with high cooking skills, go figure) was making this type of microwavable mac n cheese I downloaded from this thread, and for some odd reason, the bowl lacked a clean up option. The food was supposed to appear burnt, but the bowl hasn't changed its appearance from cooked to burnt. I also had trouble deleting the bowl because it was a custom food.

I thought I would give you a heads up on the mac n cheese food problem like I encountered, and maybe something was overlooked to allow sims to clean up this bowl when it's burnt.

Other foods are fine as far as I could tell.
Space Pony
Original Poster
#21 Old 14th Jun 2007 at 8:50 AM Last edited by Morague : 15th Jun 2007 at 3:03 AM.
Hello everyone,

Thank you all for using my chili for the past year! I have been busy I am updating all of my food mods, plus adding some new stuff. Please delete previous versions of the chili & macncheese & download this new, improved version.

Thank you!

Lab Assistant
#22 Old 26th Mar 2008 at 11:59 AM