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Simply Leftovers

by MogHughson Posted 6th Jun 2009 at 9:54 AM - Updated 5th May 2011 at 10:46 PM by MogHughson : Noting BoilingOil's equivalent mod
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*Updated 2nd September*
Interaction with autonomous mod - see section below
I make quite extensive use of "Put Away Leftovers" which was introduced with the Seasons EP. However, I do find myself having to micro-manage my Sims' actions when they "Get Leftovers" since most of my leftovers are in the form of group plates and so food is left out on the side which if not put away again will spoil, thus defeating the object of leftovers. The "Get Leftovers" side of things is made much easier if leftovers are put away as single dishes, but that's also a lot of micro-management at the "Put Away Leftovers" side of things. Wouldn't it be easier if "Put Away Leftovers" of group plates actually put it away as lots of single plates, but with only one direction and without all the to-ing and fro-ing from counter/table to fridge?

If you recognise this problem as something you also do, then this package is for you. This package changes the behaviour of "Put Away Leftovers" when used on a group plate. There are two modes now for group plates as shown below. Once put away the leftovers are stored in the way you chose. You cannot change single plates back into a group plate again. In other words the decision is made at "Put Away" time.

Put Away Leftovers.../As Group Meal
This operates exactly as before, putting the group meal into the fridge as a group meal.

Put Away Leftovers.../As Single Plates
This is the new functionality, this allows you to put away a group meal as the correct number of single plate portions instead.

Expansion Pack Requirements
Leftovers were introduced in Seasons EP. This is why this mod is marked as requiring Seasons. However, the leftovers function was rolled into later EPs after Seasons, so the real EP requirement is Seasons or later. You will know yourself whether you have leftovers capabilities. If you do, you can use this mod, if you don't, you can't.

This mod works with the Autonomous Put Away Leftovers mod. Clearly you cannot autonomously use both the options above, so although both are available on the menu, we have to choose one to be the autonomous action. The current version of this mod chooses the single plates action to be the autonomous one (as I believe you wouldn't bother with this mod if you were happy with putting away group meals as group meals). If anyone wants the alternate behaviour, please post a comment and I will upload an alternate package that has the group meals version as the autonomous action.

This mod clashes with AncientHighway's Autonomous Put Away Leftovers. Please use the this mod or the equivalent mod by BoilingOil which can be found here instead. I don't know of any other mods that this mod clashes with, but there is always the possibility. The pertinent information for the owner of the other object is here.


Update History
  • Fixed a jump bug in the pie-menu creation that stopped this mod working for users with Seasons, but no EP beyond Seasons.
Additional Credits:
Quaxi for SimPEwiki
Numenor for the AnyGameStarter.
All the people responding on the Creator Feedback Forum who helped me in designing this mod.
Kimberlyrice_a_roni for providing details on the Seasons only jump bug.

      Object Mods: Object Interaction Mods (things that change how sims interact with objects or their environment, like "Multi-owner door" or "sunbathe anywhere")

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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simply-leftovers-Mog-20090315.rar | Changes to "Put Away Leftovers" on a Group Meal

Size: 2.4 KB · Downloads: 64,237 · 6th Jun 2009
2.4 KB 64,237 6th Jun 2009
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Lab Assistant
#126 Old 6th Jun 2021 at 11:15 AM
This isn't compatible with any custom foods. Leftovers disappear every time I put them away.

Rob Riemensnyder is the biggest coward who ever lived. Stay away from him.
Test Subject
#127 Old 8th Jul 2021 at 7:10 AM
The autonomous put away leftovers mod linked in the description is unavailable :/ anybody else know where to find it?
Test Subject
#128 Old 10th May 2022 at 6:40 AM
Thank you!
Test Subject
#129 Old 31st May 2022 at 1:37 AM
So for anyone tech savvy or whose solved this before and happens to see this, please help. I have both the mods by Mog that they say are made for each other, but I've getting more and more errors with leftovers and I just had this one when trying to get leftovers. It was a child and I've observed children getting leftovers just fine on other lots, but suddenly this child can only get snacks or check supplies. I then had a parent come to get a bottle for the newborn immediately after but something screws up everything he opens the fridge. He has more options than the child, but anything I select, the glitch happens, without an error message. (The only one I got was when the child tried to get them).

Now, I've had other issues with leftovers that occur with increasing frequency. Certain meals will get put in the fridge, but when someone goes to get the single plate, they shut the fridge door after selecting the dish, only for it to disappear from their hands. It seems to occur most frequently with chef salad (consistent) and omelets (inconsistent). I don't get error messages with these, just wasted time and minor loss of worldbuilding (I like the aliens to exclusively eat chef salad lol).

I noticed a few people complained when this modder was actively modding, but then they never responded to the modder's request for more info. I'm attaching the error log here for anyone who cares to help, which would be most appreciated.
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File Type: txt ObjectError_N002_t1144696.txt (92.8 KB, 6 downloads)
Test Subject
#130 Old 2nd Aug 2022 at 9:02 PM
Originally Posted by justukyte
The autonomous put away leftovers mod linked in the description is unavailable :/ anybody else know where to find it?

Grab the attachment
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File Type: zip AutonomousPutAwayLeftovers - (8.5 KB, 5 downloads)
Test Subject
#131 Old 2nd Aug 2022 at 9:08 PM
@MogHughson, I provided a Polish translation to the mod. You are more than welcome to upload it on the main page of the mod.
Thank you for this wonderful piece, it works like a charm.
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File Type: zip simplyLeftovers Polish (2.6 KB, 2 downloads)
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