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Eat at tables [no longer maintained as of August 6th 2021]

by Shane Grey Posted 4th Dec 2019 at 4:35 PM - Updated 6th Aug 2021 at 8:45 AM by Shane Grey
121 Comments / replies (Who?) - 20 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
8/6/2021 : Hi everyone ! Given the number of mods out there doing the same thing as this one, and the small amount of time I can give to modding, I've decided I won't maintain this mod anymore. Feel free to do whatever you want with it.

So I was tired of my Sims not eating at the table when it was in front of them. I looked for a mod to correct this and I found Mental-Hygiene's.
But it hasn't been updated since Strangerville came out, so I made my own thing, updating this and voila.

With this mod, your Sims will prefer to eat at table, so they'll either sit in a dining chair or a bar stool if there's no chair available. If they're watching TV while eating, they'll still sit on sofas or armchairs.

I thought I should share it in a new thread so it gets more visibility, because since the mod wasn't updated, people stopped looking at the thread.
So here a new version, that I'll hopefully maintain with every game update.

Changes were made in the following tuning files. Any mod using the same files will probably conflict.



Important
You've probably noticed that even with this mod, whenever your Sims are outside, near a picnic table, they won't use it. I was guided on this to find the solution. The solution is another mod, made by LittleMsSam, that you can find in her Random Small Mods on her Tumblr page. You'll need the "Auto Use Picnic Table When Eating". Basically, it overrides all picnic tables so they're considered as dining tables, and the mod works with that.


UPDATES : don't forget to delete the old files before adding the new. All versions are named differently.
2/6/2020 : No change needed for patch 1.61.15.
2/6/2020 : No change needed for patch 1.62
11/25/2020 : Thanks to LittleMsSam for maintaining this mod while I was gone. In the meantime, I got to take a look at my own version, and I may have messed the XMLs up at some point. Anyway, I got the mod working with the XMLs originally modified, but I have to say, I don't have a lot of time at the moment, what with lockdown, and classes to attend online all day. So this is not extensively play-tested. You can give it a go and let me know how it works for you, or keep LMS's fix, as you please.



Additional Credits:
Made with S4S
Originally from Mental-Hygiene
http://www.modthesims.info/d/624517...-at-tables.html
Tags: #eat, #tables, #table

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Built with Game Version: 1.58.63.10
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#101 Old 24th Sep 2021 at 7:48 AM
My updated Version in the comments should still be compatible with game patch: 1.80.69

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#102 Old 3rd Nov 2021 at 11:14 AM
My updated Version in the comments should still be compatible with game patch: 1.81.72

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#103 Old 30th Nov 2021 at 8:17 PM
My updated Version in the comments should still be compatible with game patch: 1.82.99

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#104 Old 30th Jan 2022 at 1:50 PM
My updated Version in the comments should still be compatible with game patch: 1.83.24

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#105 Old 15th Feb 2022 at 9:17 PM
My updated Version in the comments should still be compatible with game patch: 1.84.171

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Test Subject
#106 Old 1st Mar 2022 at 6:57 PM Last edited by elbyrne : 2nd Mar 2022 at 6:24 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleMsSam
My updated Version in the comments should still be compatible with game patch: 1.84.171


Hi, your most updated version is no longer working with my updated game (with the new wedding stories pack and update). I have no other conflicting mods.
I'm hoping if I go in game without the mod it may have been fixed but I don't have high hopes that EA fixed it. Letting you know to see if you can have a look. Thanks


Update: My sims are sitting at the nearest table once they've made food without the mod. So that's good! Anyone having this?
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#107 Old 16th Mar 2022 at 12:34 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by elbyrne
Hi, your most updated version is no longer working with my updated game (with the new wedding stories pack and update). I have no other conflicting mods.
I'm hoping if I go in game without the mod it may have been fixed but I don't have high hopes that EA fixed it. Letting you know to see if you can have a look. Thanks


Update: My sims are sitting at the nearest table once they've made food without the mod. So that's good! Anyone having this?


EA did change a few things a while back which should let sims sit when eating but it did not always work. I did not play the game for a while because of health issues atm so i did not playtest it. Will see if others have the same issues like you. The Files i used/edited did not get touched by EA though.

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My updated Version in the comments should still be compatible with game patch: 1.85.203

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Test Subject
THANKS POST
#108 Old 1st Apr 2022 at 1:59 PM
And just like that...I need your mod again LMS.
Weird, my sims were actually sitting down and then they just stopped depending what household I was in.
Is it updated for latest game patch?
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#109 Old 2nd Apr 2022 at 11:00 AM
My updated Version in the comments should still be compatible with game patch: 1.86.166

@elbyrne Nothing changed in the Files i used, so it should still be compatible

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#110 Old 26th Apr 2022 at 8:32 PM
My updated Version in the comments should still be compatible with game patch: 1.87.40

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Test Subject
#111 Old 1st May 2022 at 5:48 PM
I'm having the problem of sims just standing where they pick up their food and eating. They won't go to a table to eat even though I have it set with placemats. If I click for them to sit at table to eat, they go somewhere and set down their food then go without their food to sit in the chair I selected. It very annoying.
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#112 Old 24th May 2022 at 7:20 PM
My updated Version in the comments should still be compatible with game patch: 1.88.213

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#113 Old 24th May 2022 at 7:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by myaasim
I'm having the problem of sims just standing where they pick up their food and eating. They won't go to a table to eat even though I have it set with placemats. If I click for them to sit at table to eat, they go somewhere and set down their food then go without their food to sit in the chair I selected. It very annoying.


What happens without Placemats? Did you test without any Mods at all, if they can eat there then?

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#114 Old 15th Jun 2022 at 4:00 PM
Updated for Patch 1.89.214
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip ShaneGrey_MentalHygiene_EatAtTable_fix_UpdatedbyLittleMsSam.zip (34.3 KB, 2343 downloads)

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Lab Assistant
#115 Old 16th Jun 2022 at 4:53 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleMsSam
Updated for Patch 1.89.214


Thank you

Take Care
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#116 Old 27th Jul 2022 at 5:05 PM
My updated Version in the comments should still be compatible with game patch: 1.90.358

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#117 Old 4th Aug 2022 at 7:28 PM
My updated Version in the comments should still be compatible with game patch: 1.90.375

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#118 Old 10th Aug 2022 at 6:30 PM
Default Mod Update
Reworked the Mod to get rid of original ingame ressources and made it better compatible with other mods.
Delete old Files before updating! It is a package plus script file now. Copy the *.package File & *.ts4script Files into your Sims 4 Mods Folder (not more than one Subfolder deep for example Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 4 > Mods > ScriptMods). Don’t rename any of those or it might not work. Enable Script Mods/CC via Game Options > Other Ingame.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip ShaneGrey_MentalHygiene_EatAtTable_fix_UpdatedbyLittleMsSam.zip (4.6 KB, 1430 downloads)

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Test Subject
THANKS POST
#119 Old 20th Aug 2022 at 4:56 AM
Can Anyone Tell Me A Mod That Does This That Will Be Updated Still???
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#120 Old 21st Aug 2022 at 10:33 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kayroses
Can Anyone Tell Me A Mod That Does This That Will Be Updated Still???


I don't understand that question tbh, but if you talking about THIS mod to be updated, it does get constant updates made by LittleMsSam. See post above yours.
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#121 Old 30th Aug 2022 at 9:07 PM
My updated Version in the comments should still be compatible with game patch: 1.91.186

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Test Subject
#122 Old 21st Sep 2022 at 6:44 PM
Hi, since the author posted about other mods out there which do the same thing I was wondering which other mods? My sims will NOT stay seated at restaurants and it's infuriating.
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