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Featured upload! Functional Canning Station and Custom Canning Skill ( Pets Patch Update)

by icemunmun Posted 6th Aug 2017 at 8:04 PM - Updated 12th Nov 2017 at 10:31 PM by icemunmun : Updated to the Pets patch
254 Comments / replies (Who?) - 15 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Minor Update - 12th Nov 2017

An attempt was made to fix the Transparency issues of the retail shelves post patch.

Compatible with Pets Patch PC - 1.36.99.1020 / Mac 1.36.99.1220

Update - 9, Nov, 2017 : Pets Patch

--- Updated to Pets Patch (PC - 1.36.99.1020 / Mac 1.36.99.1220)
--- Added Russian Translations by ViolettaJevans
--- Canning Skill Tweaks to make the skill more balanced
--- Price Tweaks
--- Slots added to the Canning station - 29 small + 3 medium
--- Skill icon reduced in size ( The icon will not disappear at low settings any more )
--- The sim now eats preserve from the Jar with a spoon ( and not a fork )
--- New model for Poor Quality Preserve added



1. Introduction

I loved the Canning Station from Sims 3 and have been wanting to recreate it in sims 4 for quite some time. When I saw the poll for the eco Living SP, I knew this theme was not going to win because Laundry!!
Anyway so I took up my half finished stuff and finished it asap!

2. What does the mod do? Catalog Details

The Mod adds -

i) Canning station (To make various kinds of preserves)
Catalog Details -
Name - Canning Station
Price - 2000 Simoleons
Location - Appliances --- > Stove
Presets - 6 presets

ii) A new 10 level custom Canning Skill

iii) Retail GTW shelves - Comes in two sizes

Catalog Details -
Name - Canning Preserve Display / Canning Preserve Display - Medium Height
Price - 200/120 Simoleons
Location - Surfaces --- > Display
- Function --- > Retail
Presets - 10 presets
Slots - 24 small + 6 medium / 16 small + 6 medium


3. Interaction on the Canning Station

i) Make Jam ( Available from Canning Skill Level 0)
--- Requires 6 harvestables
--- Makes a Jar of Jam which is then put on a surface or into the inventory by the sim.
--- Gets a special Buff (This is my Jam!)

ii) Make Pickles (Available from Canning Skill Level 3)
--- Requires 6 harvestables
--- Makes a Jar of Pickles which is then put on a surface or into the inventory by the sim.
--- Gets a special Buff (Pickled Life!)

iii) Make Spreads (Available from Canning Skill Level 6)
--- Requires 6 harvestables
--- Makes a Jar of Spread which is then put on a surface or into the inventory by the sim.
--- Gets a special Buff (Spread The Love)







4. Canning Skill

--- 10 Level Skill
--- 3 Skill Books available from the bookshelf :---
i) Canning Skill Vol 1: To Can or Not to Can?
ii) Canning Skill Vol 2: Cantastic Fruits and Where to Can Them
iii) Canning Skill Vol 3: If I can can, I will can!





--- Custom Skill icon
--- Custom Speech and thought bubbles
--- Skill can be gained by reading the skill books or by making Preserves
--- Different Skill levels unlock different Preserves
--- Making Preserves is a Custom Club Activity (Get Together EP)

--- Custom Canning steps



5. Table of Jams, Pickle, Spreads




6. Jars

Details

--- Each Jar costs 120 simoleons. Price maybe modified according to skill level

--- Jar can be sold from Inventory/Retail Shelves/City Living Craft tables

--- Jars of preserves do not spoil

--- Jars are not found in the catalog but are searchable by the name of the preserve (If you want to grab them quickly)

Interaction on the Jars

i) Eat
--- Sim eats Jam/pickle/Spread directly from the jar with a fork
(Issue - The jar has the lid on while being eaten from. Also sometimes the empty jars shows prices. Please ignore and clean them up. No cheating and selling empty jars!)
--- Gets special moodlet
ii) Eat with Bread
--- The Jar is consumed and 6 plates of Bread with preserve appears in the inventory.
--- The plate of Bread with Jam/Pickle/spread can be eaten as normal food
--- The plate of Bread with Jam/Pickle/spread is toddler compatible
--- The plate of Bread with Jam/Pickle/spread can be packed into Lunch Sacks (Parenthood GP)
iii) Sell To Evil Corporation
--- Jar can be sold for a hefty profit
--- Sim gets Special buff




8. Custom Buffs




9. Requirement -

Outdoor Retreat Required



10. Compatibility - Outdoor Retreat Required


11. Issues - Mainly graphical at lowest settings - The canning pot becomes translucent
- The skill icon disaappears - to be fixed in the next update

12. Future direction - Addition of more moodlets
- More options for gameplay enhancement
- Support for more EA and Custom harvestables as they are released


13. Patch Level - Made with Game Version PC Version 1.32.1.1020 / Mac Version 1.32.1.1220

14. Conflicts: Should not conflict with any other mod

15. Polycount




16. Translations - Traditional Chinese (konansock , wuccwzt ), POR_BR (simshout), German (Jevi) and French (YuuNyuu)


17. Thanks

-EA Maxis for Grandma's Canning Station for some meshes and ideas
-s4pe
-Sims 4 studio
-TSRW
-Blender
-Photoshop
- Canning station Overhaul by Butterbot for inspiration
- All my simming friends for the feedback and encouragement. Love you all!
-Thank you to everybody who have reported issues and helped in testing

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.

+ 1 SPs
Built with Game Version: PC Version
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
icemunmun_Canning_Base.rar | Description: Main mod File 3.06 MB 33,750 8th Nov 2017
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA.rar | Description: Preserves using EA Maxis harvestables 3.01 MB 29,774 8th Nov 2017
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_Custom.rar | Description: Preserves using Custom harvestables 2.06 MB 25,663 8th Nov 2017
icemunmun_Canning_RetailShelves_GTW.rar | Description: Retail shelves.Requires GTW EP 1,017.8 KB 27,282 12th Nov 2017
icemunmun_Black_plate.rar | Description: Required for the Preserve bread 11.7 KB 28,292 7th Aug 2017
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
No Extraction Required (Script Mods):
1. Cut and paste the .zip file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
Script mods need to be placed directly in \Mods or one level below that (e.g. \Mods\Scripts) – sub-folders nested any deeper won’t work.
Extraction Required (Everything Else):
1. Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
2. Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\


Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
 
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Test Subject
#51 Old 7th Aug 2017 at 3:00 PM
Quick question: can we make our own canning stations that use the scripts? I would make a new brand mesh that uses the same scripts but I don't know if I'm allowed to.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#52 Old 7th Aug 2017 at 3:53 PM
It's perfect
Mad Poster
#53 Old 7th Aug 2017 at 4:11 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by milordeq
It doesn't work because when on Canning Station Make I am clicking on options nothing is happening: ( (i have City Living and Get To Work)


@milordeq Is it possible you could have some other mods or custom content file causing problems? If you have any lastException files in /Sims 4, that's very likely.

If you'd like to look at those files in a more readable format, copy and paste it here: http://xmlprettyprint.com/

If you would like more help (anybody reading this thread), check out my .sig.

If you don't play with MCCC, let us know on Discord, we're there to support that mod. But we have a general channel for other things, and we can read your lastExceptions there.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#54 Old 7th Aug 2017 at 4:21 PM
Thank you, Love your mods and have quite a few of them and know that I can trust them in my game. Please keep them coming!
Lab Assistant
#55 Old 7th Aug 2017 at 4:30 PM
I clicked on the canning station, with 0 skill level. The only Jam was apple and when I unticked the box it still wouldn't let me make jam.
Test Subject
#56 Old 7th Aug 2017 at 4:55 PM
Thank you for the strings ! I started the french translation.
Test Subject
#57 Old 7th Aug 2017 at 5:45 PM
when I will do doze I don't have jars but pot and nothing won't let be formed after behind cleaning as it to repair?
Lab Assistant
#58 Old 7th Aug 2017 at 5:45 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by cdshrout1171
I clicked on the canning station, with 0 skill level. The only Jam was apple and when I unticked the box it still wouldn't let me make jam.


Yes, at Lv. 0 you can only make Apple Jam when your Sim has 6 Apples in inventory or fridge. At Lv. 2 they can make BlackBerry-, Blueberry-, Raspberry- and Strawberry Jam, at Lv. 3 Cherry Jam. What comes after that I don't know at this moment. But what I just know ... you also need the fruits, without also makes no sense, as I think. Have your sim fruits in inventory?
For eating Bread with Jam, you need the jam and a bread in inventory. Then click at the glass with jam and there is an option with: 'Eat with Bread'.
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#59 Old 7th Aug 2017 at 5:58 PM
This os really a huge subject. Thank u so much for brought us such interesting gameplay object. U r wonderful
Scholar
THANKS POST
#60 Old 7th Aug 2017 at 6:12 PM
Wow, this is incredibly impressive!
Icy Spicy
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Original Poster
#61 Old 7th Aug 2017 at 6:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by KimmyGibbler
I voted for this too, thanks so much for making it and sharing with us. Ps. When I untick use fresh ingredients I still need the ingredients to make the ea stuff... the custom ones I can make without ingredients. Am I doing something wrong?!


Quote:
Originally Posted by cdshrout1171
I clicked on the canning station, with 0 skill level. The only Jam was apple and when I unticked the box it still wouldn't let me make jam.


The untick fresh ingredients doesn't work at the moment. Have found this to be game engine restriction for some skills
And as cateyes2201 said, you need different levels for different recipes to unlock! (Look under the spoiler of list of preserves)

Thanks for the Por-BR translation simshout

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steampunk_Tristan
Quick question: can we make our own canning stations that use the scripts? I would make a new brand mesh that uses the same scripts but I don't know if I'm allowed to.


Hey, if you want to use a different mesh for the canning station, the tuning ID to use is -
icemunmun:CanningStation with id 17375596718405990592

But you have to link back to the download post because many other files are required for the Canning System to work!

Thank you guys

I will get back to the other questions soon! (i haven't finished reading the comments yet )
Lab Assistant
#62 Old 7th Aug 2017 at 6:55 PM Last edited by gyrobot : 7th Aug 2017 at 7:38 PM.
As someone who voted canning for the Eco pack, I was sad to see it not win the community vote. So this mod helps fixes some of the problems.

As my personal feedback wouldn't selling jam to an evil corporation give Evil Sims a +2 Happy Buff? Spreading Evil perhaps?
Lab Assistant
#63 Old 7th Aug 2017 at 7:44 PM
Could you make it so that we get 3 instead of 1? Just like the Canning Station in TS3?
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#64 Old 7th Aug 2017 at 8:17 PM
What a WONDERFULL Job ! OMG ! You're really great ! Thank you very much !
Test Subject
#65 Old 7th Aug 2017 at 9:14 PM
Love the mod! And I'm available for translation into Spanish
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#66 Old 7th Aug 2017 at 11:14 PM
I am in LOVE with this canning station. My sim has been making all the preserves that she can. lol Thank you so much for making this!!!!
Test Subject
#67 Old 8th Aug 2017 at 12:26 AM
French translation done ! Thanks again for this awesome mod !
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar FR_Canning_Strings.rar (5.0 KB, 18 downloads)
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#68 Old 8th Aug 2017 at 1:19 AM
Thanks so much I have been waiting for this can't wait to try it out :)
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#69 Old 8th Aug 2017 at 3:44 AM
I love this. Gardening is kinda pointless without it!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#70 Old 8th Aug 2017 at 3:58 AM
ZOMFG!!! Thank you so much!!! I always said it would be amazing if EA brought the canning station to 4. I am so excited, downloading now!!! Thanks again!!! 🤓🤓
Top Secret Researcher
THANKS POST
#71 Old 8th Aug 2017 at 6:09 AM
Wow, awesome! All the more reason why I should go back to playing my Sims 4 because of this, thankyou, thankyou! now my Simmies have a variety of wonderful flavour added to their pallet and possibly their wasteline too.
Forum Resident
#72 Old 8th Aug 2017 at 9:19 AM
Thanks for this. I am looking forward to trying it with my latest group of people who are living on a farm. They are all vegetarians so it will be very useful.
dodgy builder
#73 Old 8th Aug 2017 at 10:19 AM
Of blimey, this feels like an exp and a race, first one to the finishline! I have to clean up my flat and then I can test

I just report back and to remind people. I had last exeption when I started the game, I have only mccc and this mod. I got the black table file from the exellent egwarhammar.

Icemunmun, you mention that file in your text, but doesn't say where it is. Perhaps it's just in that language pack?
Icy Spicy
staff: moderator
Original Poster
#74 Old 8th Aug 2017 at 10:49 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Volvenom

Icemunmun, you mention that file in your text, but doesn't say where it is. Perhaps it's just in that language pack?


Hi, look at the end of the post under Files(before thanks).The five files included in the downloads are mentioned and explained there along with the combinations required. And I added the black plate later to the downloads as a separate package.
Thank you so much for liking the mod
dodgy builder
#75 Old 8th Aug 2017 at 11:38 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by icemunmun
Hi, look at the end of the post under Files(before thanks).The five files included in the downloads are mentioned and explained there along with the combinations required. And I added the black plate later to the downloads as a separate package.
Thank you so much for liking the mod


Ops sorry I'm trying something new here and take the risk of looking like an idiot again. I got on a download frenzy. Some of Leniads recipes mentions Menu Enhance, but that's not compatible with Parenthood apparently. Something else I can do, or even better, do I really need it?

Perhaps I should get on testing first, and get back to download later
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