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Picked upload! Housekeeper Service - v1.2 (9th Dec 2014)

by douglasveiga Posted 19th May 2014 at 6:40 AM - Updated 10th Dec 2014 at 12:38 AM by douglasveiga
156 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.


COMPATIBLE: BASEGAME PATCH v1.67

This mod will add Housekeeper Service into your game. This way you will be able to request a service Sim that will work 24 hours a day to clean and repair all the objects in the house.

This mod is highly recommended for those people that usually play with large families or don't like to perform domestic tasks like clean or repair stuff.

Features:
  • Clean and Repair Objects;
  • Full time Service (weekly payment $1050);
  • Annoying interactions and motives are disabled (like Social, Sleep, Hygiene, etc);
  • When there aren't any tasks left, the housekeeper will route to the nearest [Housekeeper Service]CeilingLight or ChairLivingClub , this way she won't stand in the middle of a room, awkwardly, blocking your sims.

You can request the service from any Residential Lot. Just use the "Housekeeper Service > Request Service" Interaction from any landline telephone.
You will find the [Housekeeper Service]CeilingLight in buymode category "Lighting > LightingCeiling".

Game Mod: Conflicts?
- Doesn't conflict with anything.

Uninstall Instruction:
- Reset the Service using the Telephone (not Mobile) interaction "Housekeeper Service > Reset Service", wait until the housekeepers leave.
- Save your game and Quit.
- Remove the package file.

Updates:
-> v1.2 - 9th Dec 2014:
- The housekeeper will wait 60min before put away the leftover;

-> v1.1 - 20th May 2014:
- Included a ChairLivingClub for the Housekeeper;

Additional Credits: S3PE - Inge Jones and Peter;
Microsoft Studio C# 2010;
nrass - DebugEnabler;

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 1.67
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
HousekeeperService_v1.2.zip | for patch 1.67

Size: 18.4 KB · Downloads: 27,880 · 10th Dec 2014
18.4 KB 27,880 10th Dec 2014
HousekeeperService_v1.1.zip | for patch 1.67

Size: 17.3 KB · Downloads: 18,757 · 20th May 2014
17.3 KB 18,757 20th May 2014
douglasveiga_HousekeeperService_v1.0.zip | for patch 1.67

Size: 12.9 KB · Downloads: 11,195 · 19th May 2014
12.9 KB 11,195 19th May 2014
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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Field Researcher
#151 Old 25th Jan 2018 at 10:39 PM Last edited by sirrena : 25th Jan 2018 at 10:49 PM.
I really love this mod ill be using it for so long and honestly its so much fun!Thank you so much for making this..
I have only one issue with it ,if i have the beehive from supernatural the maid goes nuts on it!She goes and cleans it for hours not even changing her outfit..She just runs around with the beekeeping headset (Looking all fabulous) making work around the house and then BOOM! back to the beehive!GOTTA CLEAN THOSE BEES!
Is there a way to block her form using it?It tried to set the beehive to have no autonomous interactions through returner which kinda worked, she let the bees be (get it?) but then my sims become unroutable every time the gather honey.. T_T
Anyways doubt i get an answer since its such an old mod.But besides all that thanks again for making this mod!
Test Subject
#152 Old 31st Jul 2018 at 1:21 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by sirrena
I really love this mod ill be using it for so long and honestly its so much fun!Thank you so much for making this..
I have only one issue with it ,if i have the beehive from supernatural the maid goes nuts on it!She goes and cleans it for hours not even changing her outfit..She just runs around with the beekeeping headset (Looking all fabulous) making work around the house and then BOOM! back to the beehive!GOTTA CLEAN THOSE BEES!
Is there a way to block her form using it?It tried to set the beehive to have no autonomous interactions through returner which kinda worked, she let the bees be (get it?) but then my sims become unroutable every time the gather honey.. T_T
Anyways doubt i get an answer since its such an old mod.But besides all that thanks again for making this mod!


I had the same issue until I found this mod: https://modthesims.info/d/506123
It fixed the Beehive issue. Just make sure you save the game when the "maid" is not wearing the costume or they will keep wearing it.
Test Subject
#153 Old 4th Oct 2018 at 2:54 AM
You know, I noticed that if you build a LN style apartment, the maid doesn't clean the areas designated as public, in fact they spawn in their maid costume and then change to their casual clothes but will go and sit on their assigned chair/light until your actual personal room needs to be tended to.

But the public space is where most of the mess occurs. Like, my sim comes home and changes right there and then, leaving a pile of laundry. He cooks in the communal kitchen and the food gets left out there for days until it stinks, but she doesn't put it away. He had a party last night, the place looked a wreck and she just sat there
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#154 Old 30th Dec 2018 at 10:03 PM
I've had maids and butlers. This is SO much better! Thank you! I have a family that sometimes swells to 16-17 sims. It's nice to know that their mess is being taken care of without my help.

I had a silly problem. I bought the chair for her to sit in. (I've only had females so far.) Apparently it was more comfy than the other furniture, because my family kept sitting there. I ended up getting rid of my sofas and chairs and filling the living room with housekeeper chairs. Everyone was happy. While they slept, the housekeeper would sit in one for a while, then move to another, then another... I guess too many choices confused her. It made me laugh.

That's not the only time they make me laugh. As someone is getting up, she rushes in to make the bed. While they're eating, she stands behind them, waiting to take their dishes. I keep saying "Go away until they're done!"

They may not NEED to socialize, but they do. They quickly make friends with the family members. They are starstruck by the celebrities, and boo them when there's a scandal.

Problems:
> They occasionally get stuck. I'll notice dishes piling up, or a crying toddler, and go looking for them. I discovered that moving them with MOO gets them going again.
> They don't do laundry. If the hampers get too full, and the clothes end up on the floor, she picks them up then drops them again. They will, however, get the clean clothes from the dryer. That's the only part my sims want to do!
> They'll give the toddlers a bottle, which is nice. (I age up babies as soon as they're born.) But they also pick them up and put them in the playpen when they're working on skill toys. Or when I have them in a walker, learning to walk, the housekeeper will take them out (and put them in the playpen). There's no way to tell her to stop. I'll give commands to the kid, and she'll sometimes put them down. Most of the time, I have to send someone to take the kid out of the playpen.
> I've only had her cook once. There were a dozen hungry human sims waiting, and she made a single serving. I don't see a way to tell her to serve a meal.

Overall, this is a great mod with very minor problems. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#155 Old 24th Jan 2019 at 6:40 AM
Can you have more than one maid per lot? i tried placing two lights and only one saw one maid
Lab Assistant
#156 Old 22nd Feb 2019 at 11:31 PM
You're probably not updating this, but if you do...

I have icarus_allsorts Set the table and call to meal mod. A sim will set the table, and the others will immediately come to eat. The mod assigns a dish to each one, so there's no standing around, waiting for a seat. They head straight for their food. BUT, the housekeeper usually manages to run in and grab a dish before someone can get to it. He/she will leave the group serving there, even though everyone has been served. It's just the individual meal that gets picked up. Some poor child arrives at the table, finds no food, and cries. (OK, maybe he would if he was a real person.) Since I know about the over-zealous housekeeper, I watch and tell that poor child to grab another serving. It's still annoying. So if you do update this, would you please tell them to leave the food there for a minute?
Lab Assistant
#157 Old 22nd Feb 2019 at 11:37 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrdione
Can you have more than one maid per lot? i tried placing two lights and only one saw one maid


I don't think you can. It doesn't give the option to hire a housekeeper if you already have one.

I did have 2 for a couple days. An old one returned, and the new one stepped outside and just stood there. He wouldn't come in while the other one was there. The old one vanished after a couple days, and the new one came back in and started working again. I'm sure that having 2 of them was a glitch, but it seemed to indicate that only one could be in the house at a time.

I have the chair instead of the light. My sims like the chair so much that it was never open for the housekeeper. I ended up buying lots of them for all over the house. I'm glad that I didn't get a housekeeper for each of them! :D
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