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Picked upload! Grilled Cheese Aspiration

by r3m Posted 26th Jan 2016 at 12:49 AM - Updated 3rd Sep 2019 at 3:35 PM by r3m
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Ha! I can't believe I managed to upload this just before EA brought back the Grilled Cheese aspiration. It's been a while, so this mod is currently obsolete. Unfortunately, I have no plans to update it yet.


2016-01-31: Translations to French, Portuguese, and Russian (by MiniMimi, lol1234554, and Heu3BecTHo, respectively) were added.



Who doesn't remember TS2 quirkiness? From zombies to Cow Plants, the game was filled with wacky stuff that made me love the game. I appreciate the fact that some of the original charm is back in this iteration of the game, but it was not going to be complete without my beloved Grilled Cheese aspiration. That's right, the hidden aspiration introduced in Nightlife that had your Sims obsessing over Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and wanting nothing more.

Forget wealth and love; toasted sandwiches are what really matter in life! Knowledge? Pfft, merely a steppingstone to the cooking of the scrumptious snack that is Grilled Cheese.

The Grilled Cheese aspiration is back as a custom Food aspiration that unlike regular aspirations has a reward associated with each milestone. See below an overview of the aspiration and the major changes introduced with this mod.

Common Camembert CoveterEat 5 Grilled Cheese SandwichesSims gain fatness points 50% slower than other Sims.
Gouda Gobbling GourmetEat 15 Grilled Cheese SandwichesBladder decays at 12% the rate of normal Sims.
Exceptional Edam EaterEat 30 Grilled Cheese SandwichesSims unlock the ability to paint Grilled Cheese on easels.
Munster Munching ManiacEat 50 Grilled Cheese SandwichesSims unlock the Conjure Grilled Cheese self-interaction.
* Note: the original aspiration had the lifetime want of eating 200 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. I found that was a bit too much, so I tuned it down to a total of 100. Let me know if you think 100 sandwiches is not enough!

Eating Grilled Cheese

The cheeseatarian lifestyle comes with strong moodlets. Click the spoiler below to see what to expect after devouring some cheese on buttery bread.

* These buffs replace the regular food buffs that your Sim receives after eating.

Painting Grilled Cheese

As Exceptional Edam Eaters, Sims will be able to paint Grilled Cheese on easels. This interaction requires a large canvas, so it costs §100. Your Sim will create one of 5 different paintings depending on their Painting skill level. These were converted from previous Sims games and do not override any of the paintings that ship with the game.

Conjuring Grilled Cheese

This interaction is available to Sims that have completed the aspiration. Sims concentrate for a bit to materialize an Excellent (or Okay if your Sim is Tense) Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Although this interaction is free, it does drain your Sim's energy.

Talking About Grilled Cheese

Sims who have selected or completed this aspiration unlock the Talk About Grilled Cheese social interaction. This will be most likely rejected by other Sims, but if your Sim manages to talk about their favorite snack successfully then it will result in a large relationship bonus. Traits, Charisma skill and relationship are factored in the outcome.

Other Changes

This aspiration comes with 3 whims: Buy a Stove, Eat Grilled Cheese and Paint Grilled Cheese. Additionally, Grilled Cheese Sims have the option to prepare Grilled Cheese from the breakfast and brunch menu (to normal Sims it's only available as dinner and lunch).

Technical Info

Additional Credits:
plasticbox for their tutorial and their custom foods (which I studied to make Grilled Cheese available for breakfast and brunch)
scumbumbo and Deaderpool for their scripts & discussion
scripthoge for their injector script
scumbumbo, Deaderpool, velocitygrass & Kuree/plasticbox for their handy tools

lol1234554, Heu3BecTHo, and MiniMimi for their translations.

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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Test Subject
#51 Old 8th Feb 2016 at 8:30 AM
this is cool, thanks! Also unrelated but how did you get the aspiration to change the rate of weight loss? I'm looking to make some traits or something like that that make the sim gain weight slower/faster like a fast/slow metabolism thing.
Lab Assistant
#52 Old 13th Feb 2016 at 7:41 PM
Awesome!! Thank you! I love this in the sims 2!
Test Subject
#53 Old 14th Feb 2016 at 8:40 PM
Test Subject
#54 Old 15th Feb 2016 at 11:27 AM
Default Italian Translation
Here's Italian Translation too
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: 7z Grilled Cheese Aspiration IT.7z (1.4 KB, 36 downloads)
Test Subject
#55 Old 22nd Feb 2016 at 5:27 AM
The Sims team did this already a month later, kinda bummer that you did that when they already did the work via patch. UNLESS you somehow helped them reintroduce it into the game considering this is alot like the one they added in the patch.
Lab Assistant
#56 Old 22nd Feb 2016 at 12:38 PM
Originally Posted by CelebrityWizard
The Sims team did this already a month later, kinda bummer that you did that when they already did the work via patch. UNLESS you somehow helped them reintroduce it into the game considering this is alot like the one they added in the patch.

Icon is same, and also under food category, other coincidence is (if well official need to be unlocked) generated sims can come with this aspiration
Test Subject
#57 Old 18th May 2016 at 1:29 PM
this is my favourite mod ever jfc yes
Test Subject
#58 Old 24th May 2016 at 6:43 PM
I LOOOOVED this from the prior game as goofy as it was and missed it far more than I ever should have! Thank you for bringing it back!
Test Subject
#59 Old 7th Jun 2016 at 8:22 PM
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#60 Old 24th Jun 2016 at 11:09 PM
Yassss! I missed this aspiration so much, thanks so much for making it!
Test Subject
#61 Old 14th Jul 2016 at 1:08 AM
This is positively the best possible mod in my game right now.
Test Subject
#62 Old 19th Jul 2016 at 7:28 AM
Hahahah, this is such a funny mod.
Test Subject
#63 Old 5th Sep 2016 at 5:03 PM
Thank u!
Lab Assistant
29th Oct 2016 at 8:56 AM
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Lab Assistant
#64 Old 29th Oct 2016 at 9:11 AM
I'm getting a lot of script errors with this? Is the mod author still updating this?
Test Subject
15th Jan 2017 at 4:45 PM
This message has been deleted by k-athleen. Reason: I just found out that the aspiration is now part of the base game, so that's probably where a conflict is coming from
Test Subject
#65 Old 26th Jan 2017 at 4:27 AM
Originally Posted by SHOWER_SCREAM
I'm getting a lot of script errors with this? Is the mod author still updating this?

No, because there is already a base game Grilled Cheese Aspiration
Test Subject
#66 Old 18th Feb 2017 at 3:03 AM
Psst-- eat a lot of grilled cheese in the base game without the mod. It's already in the game, you have to discover it.
Test Subject
#67 Old 20th Apr 2017 at 5:49 AM
I seriously appreciate this, thank you for taking the time to make it!
Test Subject
#68 Old 16th Jul 2017 at 9:31 AM
O-M-G! That's all.
Test Subject
#69 Old 23rd Feb 2018 at 4:26 AM
This is great!
Hey! I just wanted to say thank you for bringing quirkiness to my sims! I would love a weird trait series from you, that would be so cool! Thanks again!
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