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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 7:51 PM - Updated 5th Jul 2007 at 7:40 PM by Jasana_BugBreeder
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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

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Top Secret Researcher
#2 Old 4th Jul 2007 at 7:55 PM
Amazing, they look so delicious, and the plates are simply fantastic like the real thing! ( i have decorative Russian wooden plates and more stuff in my home)

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Lab Assistant
#3 Old 4th Jul 2007 at 8:00 PM
Mmmm,looks great.An so realistic!I have many Russian things in home,so it's very simmilar.Thanks!
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#4 Old 4th Jul 2007 at 8:16 PM Last edited by CatOfEvilGenius : 5th Jul 2007 at 4:04 AM.
Thanks so much for making these! My background is Polish and we have zrazy too, I love them! The fish platter is fantastic!

"meat jelly" is aspic in English
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#5 Old 4th Jul 2007 at 9:22 PM
The details are just amazing! And now I'm hungry

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#6 Old 4th Jul 2007 at 9:26 PM
Thank you - I am really looking forward to having these in my game!

Thank you also for the information about the Call to Meal option being missing. I thoroughly enjoy the first set (especially the borscht) but thought there was something wrong with my game because the hosts couldn't call their guests to the meal. I will try to keep these sets for family use rather than entertaining.
#7 Old 4th Jul 2007 at 9:41 PM
Excellent work again. I thought there couldn't be a better meal set after realising set 1. But now here it is.

Now my Sims will all become thick because they can't stop eating.

Thank you so much for creating and sharing.

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#8 Old 4th Jul 2007 at 9:47 PM
Thanks so much for adding to your fantastic Russian meal set! My sims will be delighted to have such appetizing new menu items.

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#9 Old 4th Jul 2007 at 9:55 PM
The details and colors are fantastic. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait for more
Test Subject
#10 Old 4th Jul 2007 at 10:07 PM
fantastic i wish i knew how to make them for me to eat
#11 Old 4th Jul 2007 at 10:36 PM
Goodness you great at making food!

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#12 Old 4th Jul 2007 at 10:47 PM
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.
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#13 Old 4th Jul 2007 at 11:04 PM
Quite nice. Thanks for sharing.

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Field Researcher
#14 Old 5th Jul 2007 at 12:12 AM
I love all your foods! Thanks for making another set. You take quite an effort to make the foods very appealing. My sims love them too..often times choosing on their own to prepare the Russian meals.
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#15 Old 5th Jul 2007 at 12:54 AM
wow! this looks all soooo yummy!!! thank you so much for creating it!
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#16 Old 5th Jul 2007 at 4:17 AM
Default I love your Creations.
I want to say thank you for making yummy Russian Food for our sims. I wouldn't dare approached making such a complicated project because I know It would take up a lot of time and dedication to come up with a good quality mesh, good quality textures and to test them in the game repeatedly before releasing them, and your creation are not just good they are amazing!

BIG THANKS wish you make more hehehe

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Test Subject
#17 Old 5th Jul 2007 at 4:47 AM
Thanks so much for these foods! I am a huge collector of sim foods and I can never pass up the opportunity to add such unqiue dishes to my collection. Thanks so much and I hope to see you post some more delicious foods soon! Thank you! *^__^*

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#18 Old 5th Jul 2007 at 4:53 AM
I didn't realise how hungry I was after reading your descriptions. Many of your things were my diet too while growing up. With an austrian mother and grandmother I was able to eat many of your dishes. Thank you for making and sharing them.
Test Subject
#19 Old 5th Jul 2007 at 6:01 AM
I love these, and because I am romanian, and we have many foods in common, I am so happy to see these, plus, you are a wonderful creator. I have your first set too, and your food helped me many times when my sims were besides hungry, frozen or heated, and i warmed them up or chilled them with ur food.

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#20 Old 5th Jul 2007 at 6:44 AM
These are awesome Jasana. I love all of them. Thank you so much for sharing them :D.
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#21 Old 5th Jul 2007 at 9:17 AM
Hi Jasana, i'm hungry. Very nice idea hamburger and Kaviar. Thank you so much
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 5th Jul 2007 at 11:00 AM
Oh wow, I'm hungry! I've never had any Russian foods before and this looks so yummy!
Test Subject
#23 Old 5th Jul 2007 at 12:58 PM
Yeah, it's russian great food =) Thank you for submitting, Jasana!
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#24 Old 5th Jul 2007 at 5:09 PM

Thank you very much for creating this set

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#25 Old 6th Jul 2007 at 11:07 AM
WOW! This is relly amazing! I can't belive, that someone can do so great work! thanks a lot! Really awesome!!

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