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Dinner for 8 (extra servings for all meals)

by Neder Posted 26th Apr 2009 at 7:20 PM - Updated 29th Jul 2011 at 1:32 PM by Neder : Edited to update
74 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Let's see... Maximum number of Sims per household: 8
Number of seats at the largest dining tables: 8
Number of servings per meal: 6

It's the Hot Dog/Bun conundrum.

Now all meals can come with 8 servings instead of the default 6. Full houses, small dinner parties, even dorms can now be fed by a single cooked meal (you know, as long as there are only 8 Sims).

I'm almost certain that someone, somewhere has done this already, but I'll be darned if I can find it. So I made this one.

I believe I included all Sim-cookable foods from the base game and all expansions.
Expansion Foods:
Crepes Suzette
Berry Pie
Golden Trout
Appetizer Plates
Comfort Soup

If you have no expansions, fear not, the game will ignore the unrecognized files (and they're tiny).

This will not work with custom food objects. Each food had to be modified individually.
If you have a custom food that replaces a Maxis food, then this mod should affect it.

Update 07/29/2011
You may want to check out Variable Meal Servings. It is compatible with this mod, though it renders it semi-obsolete.

Anyway, Bon Appetit!

Additional Credits:
Thanks to the SimPE team for keeping this game interesting

      Global Mods: Mods that change the way the game works without requiring any user intervention.

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#2 Old 26th Apr 2009 at 7:32 PM
You pretty much said it in the overview. This will be so handy in game, thanks!

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Lab Assistant
#3 Old 26th Apr 2009 at 7:33 PM
lol the Hot Dog/Bun conundrum. Fabulous. As is this mod, so thank you! It will come most in handy.
#4 Old 26th Apr 2009 at 7:35 PM
I Love this! I am always playing 6 to 8 sims on a lot and hate the fact they can't cook for everybody at one time!! Thank You!!
Forum Resident
#5 Old 26th Apr 2009 at 8:03 PM
No, really, i was hoping for something like this so long! I have so many families with 7 or 8 sims and they have to cook frequently...
Thank you sooo much!

Wiki Wizard
#6 Old 26th Apr 2009 at 8:34 PM
I myself and have never seen it before so i guess you struck a gold mine with this diamond well done, a very user friendly well thought out mod thanks

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#7 Old 26th Apr 2009 at 8:48 PM
Another stupid-could-be-helpful maxis blunder fixed!
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#8 Old 26th Apr 2009 at 9:00 PM
Why... did I never consider this before? *rubs chin* You're right. That IS stupid! Thanks for the download!

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Test Subject
#9 Old 26th Apr 2009 at 9:37 PM
Thank you!! I tend to play families with a lot of children and I get so annoyed when the parent cooks a meal that can't feed everybody.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 26th Apr 2009 at 9:39 PM
THANK YOU! Oh my gosh, that's one of the things in the sims that bothers me the most!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#11 Old 26th Apr 2009 at 10:15 PM
I'm happy to see all this positive response.
This was just one of those things that has always bugged me. I'm glad that others find it useful
Field Researcher
#12 Old 26th Apr 2009 at 10:49 PM
as far back as i can remember this has annoyed me!
thank you so much for fixing it!
Forum Resident
#13 Old 26th Apr 2009 at 10:50 PM
Thank you so much! Before with my 7 or 8 sim households, I would have to cook 2 group meals to feed everyone, and the next couple of nights have the last two to dinner eat the leftovers from the previous night. Now I don't have to do that.
Test Subject
#14 Old 26th Apr 2009 at 11:00 PM
Oh, how cool! I'm not really sure if I want it or not, since most of my Sim households have fewer than 6 Sims, never mind 8, and I haven't got an EP that'll let me save leftovers yet, but it's so cool to know the option is available.
Top Secret Researcher
#15 Old 26th Apr 2009 at 11:40 PM
I've thought this was stupid since the game first came out; thanks so much for fixing it!

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Field Researcher
#16 Old 27th Apr 2009 at 12:24 AM
You wonderful person! Thank you very, very much for making this!
My Roomies household shall be impressed (and well-fed)!

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Top Secret Researcher
#17 Old 27th Apr 2009 at 1:05 AM
Thank you so much! This should come more than handy for all those weekends my Sims invite family and friends over for lunch or dinner. <3
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 27th Apr 2009 at 3:05 AM
I must stop and bow to your greatness, I always play large houses and it drives me nuts to have to make multiple meals to feed everyone. I <3 U!::scuttles off to download::
Test Subject
#19 Old 27th Apr 2009 at 5:33 AM
;____; I LOVE YOU! *scuttles off to FINALLY make enough food for all the children in her shoe*
#20 Old 27th Apr 2009 at 5:58 AM
Thank you so much. I never ever understood why there were only 6 servings when the maximum number of Sims is 8. When I make a full house, I always have to make meals twice to feed everyone, took up too much time. Thank you.

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#21 Old 27th Apr 2009 at 6:38 AM
wow this is brilliant I don't have a lot of 8-person families, but there are always guests wandering around, and my sims love leftovers :D

I'm continually awed that great ideas like this are STILL coming out for sims 2.
Field Researcher
#22 Old 27th Apr 2009 at 9:35 AM
What a great idea...although many of my families aren't 8 sometimes they have guests!! And i dont like people going hungry..great fantastic
Mad Poster
#23 Old 27th Apr 2009 at 9:49 AM
Wow, this is a great idea. I'll be using it right now as it is truly so needed ! Thank you so much for sharing
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 27th Apr 2009 at 9:57 AM
I've always wanted something like this in my game! It's so annoying when the whole family doesn't get a plate of food... thank you!
Test Subject
#25 Old 27th Apr 2009 at 11:29 AM
Excellent - just the thing I need for my popularity sims who are forever having friends and family over for din dins. Thanks so much!

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