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Featured upload! Functional Canning Station and Custom Canning Skill (Update 14th November, 2018)

by icemunmun Posted 6th Aug 2017 at 8:04 PM - Updated 14th Nov 2018 at 12:56 PM by icemunmun : Updated to the Get Famous patch
487 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Update - 14, November 2018 : Get Famous Patch

--- Updated to Patch :11/13/2018 – PC 1.47.49.1020 / Mac 1.47.49.1220

(Only the preserves require re-downloading, not the base mod)


Compatible with PC 1.47.49.1020 / Mac 1.47.49.1220




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 3.04 MB 96,985 1st Jul 2018
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA.rar | Description: Preserves using EA Maxis harvestables 3.64 MB 80,369 14th Nov 2018
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_Custom.rar | Description: Preserves using Custom harvestables 3.69 MB 67,206 14th Nov 2018
icemunmun_Canning_RetailShelves_GTW.rar | Description: Retail shelves.Requires GTW EP 1,017.8 KB 71,278 12th Nov 2017
icemunmun_Black_plate.rar | Description: Required for the Preserve bread 11.7 KB 73,663 7th Aug 2017
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_Custom_IngredientOptional.rar | Description: Preserves using Custom harvestables. Ingredient Optional 3.69 MB 30,733 14th Nov 2018
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA_IngredientOptional.rar | Description: Preserves using EA Maxis harvestables. Ingredients optional 3.62 MB 36,946 14th Nov 2018
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:
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) 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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#476 Old 19th Nov 2018 at 10:11 PM
I love this mod so much! I've got it in my game and I have plans to do a retail store selling these jams and such. I use the version that does not require having the harvestables because there isn't much space to build a greenhouse on the lot I'm currently playing, however I notice that it costs $0 to make everything. Is that correct? I figured that if you did the harvestables optional version you'd just have to pay a certain amount for the harvestables (kinda like how you pay if you don't ahve the ingredients to cook).

If it's meant to be that way, it's all good, I just thought it was kinda odd and makes things a bit to easy.
Test Subject
#477 Old 27th Nov 2018 at 9:02 AM
Default Having problems with the mod.
Hey! This is a great looking mod! I'm having a few problems, that I've been trying to isolate to make this mod work, sadly, I don't know what's up. I keep getting a last exception error, even though I took out a good chunk of my script mods. The only thing that's functioning on the mod is the one for making a sauce. Any ideas of what could be causing my troubles?

Edit: So, I took some of the parts out, but only these two in: Canning Base and Canning Retail Shelves. Since I experimented and found out that the preserves do not work within my game. I'm not fully sure why the other parts of the mod doesn't work within my game. Thanks in advance for the reply!
Icy Spicy
retired moderator
Original Poster
#478 Old 27th Nov 2018 at 4:15 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShadowDhampire3
Hey! This is a great looking mod! I'm having a few problems, that I've been trying to isolate to make this mod work, sadly, I don't know what's up. I keep getting a last exception error, even though I took out a good chunk of my script mods. The only thing that's functioning on the mod is the one for making a sauce. Any ideas of what could be causing my troubles?

Edit: So, I took some of the parts out, but only these two in: Canning Base and Canning Retail Shelves. Since I experimented and found out that the preserves do not work within my game. I'm not fully sure why the other parts of the mod doesn't work within my game. Thanks in advance for the reply!


Hey...for the Canning station to work and not throw LEs you need -

1. Canning Station Base
2. Preserves_EA or Preserves_EAIngredientOptional
3. Preserves_Custom or Preserves_CustomIngredientOptional
4, Black Plate

Can you post a picture of the options available when you click on the station ?
Test Subject
#479 Old 28th Nov 2018 at 8:20 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by icemunmun
Hey...for the Canning station to work and not throw LEs you need -

1. Canning Station Base
2. Preserves_EA or Preserves_EAIngredientOptional
3. Preserves_Custom or Preserves_CustomIngredientOptional
4, Black Plate

Can you post a picture of the options available when you click on the station ?


I added those that you listed. Went for the optional for both EA and Customs, as well as the black plate. Now it gives me this post.
Icy Spicy
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Original Poster
#480 Old 28th Nov 2018 at 9:20 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShadowDhampire3
I added those that you listed. Went for the optional for both EA and Customs, as well as the black plate. Now it gives me this post.


Hey you must have got an last exception txt file in your EA folder after this. Can you attach the txt file to the comment section ? I will take a look at it! What happens when you click on the canning station ?
Test Subject
#481 Old 28th Nov 2018 at 5:45 PM Last edited by ShadowDhampire3 : 28th Nov 2018 at 5:49 PM. Reason: Not sure if the txt file is coming up.
Quote:
Originally Posted by icemunmun
Hey you must have got an last exception txt file in your EA folder after this. Can you attach the txt file to the comment section ? I will take a look at it! What happens when you click on the canning station ?


Sure thing! I took out all my mods now, save or the canning station. LE doesn't show now, but it still generates an LE file. Here it is.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: txt lastException.txt (6.5 KB, 13 downloads)
Icy Spicy
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Original Poster
#482 Old 2nd Dec 2018 at 9:34 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShadowDhampire3
Sure thing! I took out all my mods now, save or the canning station. LE doesn't show now, but it still generates an LE file. Here it is.


Thanks! I will take a look at this! What were the files in your folder when you got this error ? What action triggered it ?
Test Subject
#483 Old 3rd Dec 2018 at 11:39 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by icemunmun
Thanks! I will take a look at this! What were the files in your folder when you got this error ? What action triggered it ?

All the mod options you told me to input. When the ones for preserves didn't work, I went with the optional ones. I avoided putting them both in at the same time. I tried seeing if it would work without the shelves when I got that message. Then with the shelves, still got that message.* Not really sure what's causing it. Thank you again for the help. I'm sure that nodding can be a tedious process and I thank you for taking this time to help.
Icy Spicy
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Original Poster
#484 Old 4th Dec 2018 at 9:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShadowDhampire3
All the mod options you told me to input. When the ones for preserves didn't work, I went with the optional ones. I avoided putting them both in at the same time. I tried seeing if it would work without the shelves when I got that message. Then with the shelves, still got that message.�* Not really sure what's causing it. Thank you again for the help. I'm sure that nodding can be a tedious process and I thank you for taking this time to help.


Hmm...I checked out the LE and it shows that the base mod cannot find some obj definitions...strange ! This can only occur when you you either are missing the preserves themselves or missing the black plate package! You are getting the error as soon as soon as you enter the save or when you do some specific interactions ? Just to clarify the only mods in your folder is the canning station set and MCCC right ?

Every update makes it harder and harder to maintain mods
Test Subject
#485 Old 6th Dec 2018 at 8:55 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by icemunmun
Hmm...I checked out the LE and it shows that the base mod cannot find some obj definitions...strange ! This can only occur when you you either are missing the preserves themselves or missing the black plate package! You are getting the error as soon as soon as you enter the save or when you do some specific interactions ? Just to clarify the only mods in your folder is the canning station set and MCCC right ?

Every update makes it harder and harder to maintain mods


Yeah, as soon as I interact with the canning station, it gives me that LE. What I did was made a new save, had only your mod in the game - I even took out MCCC - and I STILL get that. Curse my bad luck with technology. Should I take out the shelves again? Because I tried it both with the shelves and without the shelves and I still get LEs.

Sorry that modding is getting harder for you. I know that it's usually easier once a game has run it's course and the modder doesn't have to worry about constant updates. But if EA says that it'll have this game on a longer life cycle than past ones, it's gonna be a long road ahead.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#486 Old 6th Dec 2018 at 8:06 PM
Sorry if this has been asked before, but does this ONLY use honey from the Beekeeper Box mod? Or can you also make honey spreads with the EA honey (from Seasons, I believe)? If not, are there any plans for compatibility? Even though the Beekeeper Box mod does a few unique things, I'd much rather just have one type of Bee Box in the game (the EA one), but I'm kind of a collection freak and would still like to use honey with the canning station.
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#487 Old 12th Dec 2018 at 1:48 AM
Amazing work, Loving your creativity and spunk.....the weeks , even months to put this together.
Thank you so much
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