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Featured upload! Functional Canning Station and Custom Canning Skill ( New Preserves Update)

by icemunmun Posted 6th Aug 2017 at 8:04 PM - Updated 22nd Jan 2018 at 10:49 PM by icemunmun : Updated to the Pets patch
356 Comments / replies (Who?) - 22 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
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 50,834 22nd Jan 2018
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA.rar | Description: Preserves using EA Maxis harvestables 3.66 MB 44,158 22nd Jan 2018
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_Custom.rar | Description: Preserves using Custom harvestables 3.70 MB 38,149 22nd Jan 2018
icemunmun_Canning_RetailShelves_GTW.rar | Description: Retail shelves.Requires GTW EP 1,017.8 KB 40,220 12th Nov 2017
icemunmun_Black_plate.rar | Description: Required for the Preserve bread 11.7 KB 41,513 7th Aug 2017
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_Custom_IngredientOptional.rar | Description: Preserves using Custom harvestables. Ingredient Optional 3.70 MB 4,205 22nd Jan 2018
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA_IngredientOptional.rar | Description: Preserves using EA Maxis harvestables. Ingredients optional 3.66 MB 4,912 22nd Jan 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:
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
#276 Old 10th Dec 2017 at 7:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by icemunmun
Hi! just to be sure are you unpacking all the mods into the mods folder using winrar/winzip ? How deep are the mods placed ?



This is something new...will check out the issue!


I'm pretty sure they are since it doesn't show up as a zip file when I put it in my mods file. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I'm using a MacBook?
Test Subject
#277 Old 12th Dec 2017 at 4:45 PM
This mod is throwing an error in mccc for me. The canning station, the books, and all of the addons show up, but I can't use the canning station. Advice?
Lab Assistant
#278 Old 13th Dec 2017 at 10:25 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fafuller
This mod is throwing an error in mccc for me. The canning station, the books, and all of the addons show up, but I can't use the canning station. Advice?


Having the same issue.
Icy Spicy
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Original Poster
#279 Old 13th Dec 2017 at 1:05 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fafuller
This mod is throwing an error in mccc for me. The canning station, the books, and all of the addons show up, but I can't use the canning station. Advice?



Quote:
Originally Posted by Eighmylupin
Having the same issue.


Do you have Outdoor Retreat ? Can you please post the last exception ?
Lab Assistant
#280 Old 13th Dec 2017 at 9:20 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by icemunmun
Do you have Outdoor Retreat ? Can you please post the last exception ?

I have Outdoor Retreat

and it just says

<?xml version="1.0" ?><root>
</root>

Which I didn't find helpful. The only reason I know its this mod is that when removed the error from MCCC disappears.
Icy Spicy
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Original Poster
#281 Old 13th Dec 2017 at 9:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eighmylupin
I have Outdoor Retreat

and it just says

<?xml version="1.0" ?><root>
</root>

Which I didn't find helpful. The only reason I know its this mod is that when removed the error from MCCC disappears.


Strange! That LE apparently means that there is no actual error.

1. Do you have the black plate package ?
2. What interactions appear and do you get a pop out menu on clicking the interactions ?
3. Can you test with only MCCC + this mod ( Base + Black plate + Preserves package) ? [ I have MCCC and the mod in my game right now and cannot reproduce the error so this will be helpful to troubleshoot since i cannot reproduce the error]
4. Do the LE have numbers at the end ?
Lab Assistant
#282 Old 14th Dec 2017 at 7:10 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by icemunmun
Strange! That LE apparently means that there is no actual error.

1. Do you have the black plate package ?
2. What interactions appear and do you get a pop out menu on clicking the interactions ?
3. Can you test with only MCCC + this mod ( Base + Black plate + Preserves package) ? [ I have MCCC and the mod in my game right now and cannot reproduce the error so this will be helpful to troubleshoot since i cannot reproduce the error]
4. Do the LE have numbers at the end ?


I had everything but the Black Plate, I added it (and everything else back) and the error is gone now.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#283 Old 14th Dec 2017 at 7:53 PM
I love this mod but it keeps crashing my game when I go to save. I had to remove it.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#284 Old 15th Dec 2017 at 1:58 PM
It's really the most beautiful invention!
Test Subject
#285 Old 17th Dec 2017 at 10:19 PM
Hi, I have the same problem, the canning station doesn't work for me too, please fix it
Test Subject
#286 Old 17th Dec 2017 at 11:15 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by michela1390
Hi, I have the same problem, the canning station doesn't work for me too, please fix it


Have you added the Black Plate package to your Mods folder (to the other files of this mod)?
If not, try that first.
Test Subject
#287 Old 17th Dec 2017 at 11:36 PM
Yes but it still doesn't work
Test Subject
#288 Old 18th Dec 2017 at 7:32 AM
Hey, its me again, I got the canning station to show up but when I click on it, it doesn't show any recipes. Is it supposed to be like that?
Test Subject
#289 Old 18th Dec 2017 at 4:39 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by michela1390
Yes but it still doesn't work


Okay, let's see. I break this down step by step, so no offense intended.
Have you Outdoor Retreat installed?
Custom Content and Script Mods are enabled in-game?
Your Game is fully patched?
Have you downloaded at least icemunmun_Canning_Base.rar, icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA.rar, icemunmun_Black_plate.rar?
(And if you have some of icemunmun's custom harvestables also icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_Custom.rar?)
Have you unzipped all of them and put the package files in your Sims4/Mods folder under documents?
Does the packages show up in the custom content dialogue when you load the game?

If yes for all of them the canning station mod should be there, try a search in buy mode for 'canning station' (or the name in your game language if the mod is already translated to it).



@VickieV980 You've downloaded at least one of this icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA.rar or icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_Custom.rar? If yes, than first your sim has no canning skill, so the only thing your sim can make is Apple Jam. For this to appear he needs at least 6 apples in his inventory otherwise your sim can't make apple jam and it's greyed out.
Test Subject
#290 Old 18th Dec 2017 at 4:45 PM
Yes, I have acquired all skills but when I click on the apple jam, nothing happen and I don't know why
Test Subject
#291 Old 18th Dec 2017 at 4:48 PM Last edited by michela1390 : 18th Dec 2017 at 5:01 PM.
Thanks anyway I try again and I will inform you
Test Subject
#292 Old 18th Dec 2017 at 5:33 PM
Nothing happened and I don't know why please help me
Test Subject
#293 Old 19th Dec 2017 at 8:25 PM
There were a conflict with other mod, thanks the same, now it works
Icy Spicy
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Original Poster
#294 Old 20th Dec 2017 at 7:43 PM
Can I just say that you are awesome @Jevi ? Thank you so very much
Test Subject
#295 Old 20th Dec 2017 at 9:38 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by icemunmun
Can I just say that you are awesome @Jevi ? Thank you so very much




Thank you that's nice @icemunmun
You're welcome and you can, but it's nothing big really just trying to help where I think I can.
Test Subject
#296 Old 22nd Dec 2017 at 8:46 PM
Hi. My sim made two jars of apple jam and the mod stopped working. I didn't even leave the game, he just couldn't make the third. I sold the object and bought a new one, reseted both the sim and the object and still doesn't work. Any ideas I how to solve this weird issue?
Icy Spicy
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Original Poster
#297 Old 22nd Dec 2017 at 9:09 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Akin_
Hi. My sim made two jars of apple jam and the mod stopped working. I didn't even leave the game, he just couldn't make the third. I sold the object and bought a new one, reseted both the sim and the object and still doesn't work. Any ideas I how to solve this weird issue?


Did you get any last exception/error generation ? Did you have enough apples in your inventory ? (each jar requires 6 harvestable)
Test Subject
#298 Old 22nd Dec 2017 at 9:34 PM Last edited by Akin_ : 22nd Dec 2017 at 10:00 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by icemunmun
Did you get any last exception/error generation ? Did you have enough apples in your inventory ? (each jar requires 6 harvestable)


Over 50 apples available, no error. Studying the skill with the book has the same problem. The action doesn't even show in the queue. It's just like I never clicked. Again, it worked fine for 2 jars and suddenly stopped.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#299 Old 23rd Dec 2017 at 6:05 AM
Hi! I turned the game off and then on again and it worked again!
Icy Spicy
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Original Poster
#300 Old 23rd Dec 2017 at 8:13 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Akin_
Hi! I turned the game off and then on again and it worked again!


I am so glad you got it to work But the bug was seriously weird!
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