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Featured upload! Functional Canning Station and Custom Canning Skill (Update 1st July, 2018)

by icemunmun Posted 6th Aug 2017 at 7:04 PM - Updated 1st Jul 2018 at 1:43 PM by icemunmun : Updated to the Seasons patch
459 Comments / replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts, 11 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Update - 1st July 2018

Made the Canning Skill Compatible with Skill Day. ( Updated the base file only! no need to redownload the others)

Update - 29th June 2018

-- Misc Bug fixes and resources some new resources added. ( note the new preserves won't be available now as I have only updated the interactions and not added the sauces itself. That will come after a little more testing)

Update - 22nd June 2018

Fixed another LE which was occurring with the 'Make Jam' Interaction for 'icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA'


Update - 22nd June 2018

Fixed the LEs generated by the skill books in inventory


Update - 20, June 2018 : Season's Patch

- Updated to Season's patch (PC 1.44.77.1020 / Mac 1.44.77.1220)
- New interaction for Make Sauce ( No sauces at present, will upload them after the season patch storm is over )


Update - 23, Jan 2018 : Non- English strings fix

--- I sort of messed up some of the non-English strings again! So they are fixed now
--- Fixed the Club interaction

Update - 20, Jan 2018 : New Preserves

1. Excluded the traits - Evil and materialistic from the Embarrased 'Sold to Corporation ' Buff
2. Fixed the 'Sold to Evil corporation ' Interaction and Parsnip Pickles
3. Recipe changes

- Added Onion requirement to Chili pickles
- Added Herb requirement to Green Chili Spread

4. Added 15 new preserves and 8 new buffs

1. Honey spread
2. Chamomile Spread
3. Salmon Spread
4. Heart Jam
5. Mango Jam
6. Mango Pickles
7. Mango Chutney
8. Guava Jam
9. Guava Pickles
10. Plum Jam
11. Sweet Chili Plum Pickles
12. Pumpkin Jam
13. Pumpkin Butter
14. UFO Jam
15. Elderberry Jam

*See SkillLevel-Ingredient and Buff Tables below for details

5. Added Ingredient Optional Packages for the preserves - Ingredient requirement for preserve making is optional

Choose Ingredient Optional version if you want the sims to be able to make the preserves without the specific ingredient in their inventory. ( If you want the preserves to always require inventory simply choose icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA and icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_Custom ).Do not put both icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA and icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA_IngredientOptional in your game. Choose only one. Same for the custom ingredient preserve.




Compatible with PC 1.38.47.1020 / Mac 1.38.47.1220




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 83,152 1st Jul 2018
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA.rar | Description: Preserves using EA Maxis harvestables 3.64 MB 69,230 22nd Jun 2018
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_Custom.rar | Description: Preserves using Custom harvestables 3.69 MB 58,313 20th Jun 2018
icemunmun_Canning_RetailShelves_GTW.rar | Description: Retail shelves.Requires GTW EP 1,017.8 KB 61,604 12th Nov 2017
icemunmun_Black_plate.rar | Description: Required for the Preserve bread 11.7 KB 63,623 7th Aug 2017
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_Custom_IngredientOptional.rar | Description: Preserves using Custom harvestables. Ingredient Optional 3.70 MB 22,433 20th Jun 2018
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA_IngredientOptional.rar | Description: Preserves using EA Maxis harvestables. Ingredients optional 3.66 MB 26,747 20th Jun 2018
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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\
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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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#226 Old 26th Oct 2017 at 11:47 AM
Amazing! Thank you!
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#227 Old 29th Oct 2017 at 8:28 PM
congrats on being featured!
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#228 Old 29th Oct 2017 at 8:43 PM
You even made the book titles puns, bless you...
Test Subject
#229 Old 1st Nov 2017 at 2:49 PM
Hi! Love your mod, thanks for making it. I'm having a little trouble, though. Everything shows up just fine in game, but when I get my sims to go use the canning station, it is only possible for him to make apple jam. When I click in preserves and pickles, the box thingie comes out blank, and the jam box comes out with only the option for apples. I have all expansions and packs and my graphics are the best possible. I have other mods, however. Could there be some conflict?
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#230 Old 1st Nov 2017 at 2:55 PM
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Originally Posted by lutys
Hi! Love your mod, thanks for making it. I'm having a little trouble, though. Everything shows up just fine in game, but when I get my sims to go use the canning station, it is only possible for him to make apple jam. When I click in preserves and pickles, the box thingie comes out blank, and the jam box comes out with only the option for apples. I have all expansions and packs and my graphics are the best possible. I have other mods, however. Could there be some conflict?



You need to level up the canning skill to unlock the other recipes. Each level unlocks different recipes . To increase the skill you can either read the canning skill books( from the bookshelf) or keep on making the apple jam till you reach level 2!

Thank you people I am working on an update with 14 more preserves and some other price, skill gain adjustments Lets hope the pets patch does not break something huge!
Instructor
#231 Old 2nd Nov 2017 at 7:06 PM
Very nice! The update sounds awesome too!
Test Subject
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#232 Old 4th Nov 2017 at 12:39 AM
While this isn't something I downloaded, I have to say that from just browsing here the care and attention to detail you put into this mod is phenomenal and honestly the sims team should be looking to it as an example of the care to put in every feature. Very well done!
Lab Assistant
#233 Old 4th Nov 2017 at 3:57 PM
Can I have both files for harvestables files in my mods folder? ModConflictDetector says they conflict with each other D:
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#234 Old 4th Nov 2017 at 4:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Butterbot
Very nice! The update sounds awesome too!


Thank you so much! It was your overhaul mod which made me want to recreate the canning Station for sims 4

Quote:
Originally Posted by Draconicrose
While this isn't something I downloaded, I have to say that from just browsing here the care and attention to detail you put into this mod is phenomenal and honestly the sims team should be looking to it as an example of the care to put in every feature. Very well done!


Thank you!The words are much appreciated

Quote:
Originally Posted by DreamaDove
Can I have both files for harvestables files in my mods folder? ModConflictDetector says they conflict with each other D:


Yes you can use them together ( infact they are meant to be used together). The ModConflictDetector detects conflicts because the files share some common resources ( textures etc). There is no actual gameplay problem with that
Test Subject
#235 Old 7th Nov 2017 at 8:34 PM
as of the patch on 11/7/2017 this mod doesn't work
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#236 Old 7th Nov 2017 at 9:04 PM
With the pets patch the interactions has gone missing. i am working on updating it . Update will be available soon!
Test Subject
#237 Old 7th Nov 2017 at 9:42 PM
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Originally Posted by icemunmun
With the pets patch the interactions has gone missing. i am working on updating it . Update will be available soon!


OMG thank you ! been watching which are broken sense I have so many o.o I await this update I love your mods!

Every gamer is unique take your time to find your own style, your own way to play,don't try to blend in with everyone, go on be different stand out don't be afraid, no matter what your age, no matter what you like you are you and that's what matters most.Go out at there have fun and play! ^-^
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#238 Old 8th Nov 2017 at 12:49 AM
Thank you. I will wait to update my game as I can't live without this mod.
Test Subject
#239 Old 8th Nov 2017 at 10:19 PM
thank you so much for updating so quickly and for the incredible care you've put into this mod
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#240 Old 9th Nov 2017 at 11:13 AM
Hey guys, this was a Pets quick fix update! So could not include the new preserves. 14 new preserves are coming soon
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#241 Old 9th Nov 2017 at 12:21 PM
Thanks for fixing this so fast. I was so disappointed when the patch messed it up. Fortunately, you saved me from losing it and my club, the Self Preservation Society can continue with their mission to make jam and pickles.
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#242 Old 9th Nov 2017 at 5:07 PM
This is going to be great for my farmer thanks so much
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#243 Old 12th Nov 2017 at 2:01 AM
Thank you very much for this lovely mod! Also, if you're planning on doing asparagus, make pickled asparagus! It's really good :D
Test Subject
#244 Old 12th Nov 2017 at 3:30 AM
hello munmun i love your mods there so great was very sad when the patch broke the canning stations anyways since i updated the mod and its working great now i have noticed that the canning shelf are now see through is this a bug or just my game is messed up??
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#245 Old 12th Nov 2017 at 1:08 PM Last edited by icemunmun : 12th Nov 2017 at 3:32 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by trinity1300
hello munmun i love your mods there so great was very sad when the patch broke the canning stations anyways since i updated the mod and its working great now i have noticed that the canning shelf are now see through is this a bug or just my game is messed up??


I did not touch the canning shelves since it did not need an update but I am going to check out them in game...I think maybe the patch changed some shader parameters..hmm

Edit: Updated.
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#246 Old 12th Nov 2017 at 6:08 PM
I can't tell you how much I love your creations. My games (both Sims 3 and 4) would be so dull if it wasn't for you.
Test Subject
#247 Old 14th Nov 2017 at 12:42 AM Last edited by TrekkerLLAP : 14th Nov 2017 at 1:14 AM.
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Originally Posted by LucreziaT
Hi trekkerLLAP, did you try to fix the game or update it? Or put the Files directly in the Mode folder without using subfolders?
There is also the possibility that using the trick .. "bb.showhiddenobjects" you can find what you are looking for.


I updated the game, and the canning station shows up now! But now I have another problem. There's no option to use it! I get options to Upgrade it, and strangely, "Admire New Possession", even for Sims that don't have the Materialistic trait. Any suggestions?
EDIT: Nevermind, I didn't realize that the mod had a recent update! Updating the mod fixed the problem. I can't wait to make some jam!
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#248 Old 15th Nov 2017 at 5:18 PM
Thank you so much for this mod! Are there any known mod conflicts as when i click it (with 10 apples in inventory), I have options to make jam, make pickles and make spread, but when i click any of them nothing happens!
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#249 Old 17th Nov 2017 at 6:16 AM
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Originally Posted by modcjayne
Thank you so much for this mod! Are there any known mod conflicts as when i click it (with 10 apples in inventory), I have options to make jam, make pickles and make spread, but when i click any of them nothing happens!


Do you get the pop up menu from where you can choose the preserves ?
The preserves available depend upon the skill level with only jam available at skill level 1.
Test Subject
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#250 Old 22nd Nov 2017 at 12:26 AM
LOVE your work as usual:)
Thanks!
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