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No Shopping from Fridge - update 18.8.2014

by ani_ Posted 22nd Jan 2012 at 4:43 PM - Updated 8th Nov 2014 at 8:09 AM by ani_
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Please note. I no longer support these mods. Instead all my mods can now be found at Nraas.

Date: 18.8.2014
File Name: ani_FridgeMod_18.8.2014.zip

Fixed a bug that cause inactive sims to sometimes reset when trying to have a snack.

No changes needed for 1.67
Date: 19.10.2013
File Name: ani_FridgeMod_1.63.zip

Added the possibility to tune the snack ingredients. But before you get too excited, this change will not make 90% of you happy ^_^
I only use 4 different recipe types for all the snacks and these are now tunable inside the package.

<FruitRecipe value="PeanutButterAndJelly"/>
<CheeseRecipe value="GrilledCheese"/>
<VegetableRecipe value="Spaghetti"/>
<VampireRecipe value="BloodFruitChowder"/>

Here is the "logic" how I determine what recipe to use in which snack.
if ((!recipe.CookingProcessData.UsesAMicrowave || !sim.SimDescription.ChildOrBelow) && (!(recipe.Key == "VampireJuice") || sim.SimDescription.IsVampire) && recipe.DoesLotHaveRightTech(lotHasCounter, lotHasStove, lotHasMicrowave, lotHasGrill, Recipe.MealQuantity.Single) == Recipe.CanMakeFoodTestResult.Pass)
if (vegetableRecipe != null && recipe.Key.Equals("CannedSoup"))
chosenRecipe = vegetableRecipe;
else if (chosenRecipe == null && vampireRecipe != null && recipe.Key.Equals("VampireJuice"))
chosenRecipe = vampireRecipe;
else if (chosenRecipe == null && fruitRecipe != null && !recipe.CookingProcessData.UsesAMicrowave)
chosenRecipe = fruitRecipe;
else if (chosenRecipe == null && cheeseRecipe != null && recipe.CookingProcessData.UsesAMicrowave)
chosenRecipe = cheeseRecipe;

So basically to tune the required ingredient. You need to select a recipe that has the needed ingredient. You can find all the recipes in the RecipeMasterList inside the GameplayData package that you will find inside the installation folder of you game. Please make a copy of this package before you open it in S3PE just to be on the safe side. Also note that for the snacks, I only use the first ingredient for the snack. If you are skilled in tuning mods and the ingredient you found was the second ingredient, you could make a tuning mod for the RecipeMasterList and just switch the ingredients's order.

I'm sorry this is such a dirty solution but it's all I can do for now. I'd love to make it possible to tune this from inside the game and tune it per snack but that requires more coding and testing time that I can currently spare. But, when I'm done with updating for the patch + my newest mod I'll take this and make tuning better and easier and more precises and user friendly.

Date: 21.06.2013
File Name: ani_FridgeMod_1.55.zip

Date: 23.02.2013
File Name: ani_FridgeMod_1_50.zip

Note: Have not been able to reproduce bug where the SHT/petfood/SN recipes don't work and resets your sim. If you have this issue, try removing all mods and only have this one in place then test and start putting mods back one by one to see where the problem is. Also, update your game and make sure you are using the latest version of this mod.

Date: 09.11.2012
No changed needed for 1.42

Date: 17.09.2012
File Name: ani_FridgeMod_138_fix.zip

Fixed a bug in making pet food and making the new recipes.

Note: this fix has just been quickly tested, made pet food and an omelette in my test hood it and worked fine. I'll test it more when I get to play my normal hood.

Date: 07.09.2012
File Name: ani_FridgeMod_138.zip

Date: 10.03.2012
File Name: ani_FridgeMod_SHT.zip

- updated for SHT
- Works for 1.33, no modification was needed.
As much as I like TS3, there are features I'm not very fond off because they don't fit my way of playing.
One of these features, is shopping from the fridge.

I have a rule in my game that I never made any meal if my Sims didn't have the ingredients for it, but even with this rule, it bugged me to see the option there and what bugged me the most was that snacks were free. Which is why I seldom let my Sims snack.

What this mod does:

This mod replaces the meal-making interactions in fridges, stoves, microwaves, food-prosessors and grills, with my own custom interactions, that checks that you have the needed ingredients either in the fridge, or your Sims inventory.

Snaks require ingredients too.

Cereal, Bread and Jam, Juice and Ice-cream requires 1 piece of fruit.
Cannes Soup requires 1 tomato.
Microwave meal requires 1 cheese.
Vampire juice requires 1 vampire fruit.

Things to note
1. Ingredient check effects only the active family, inactive households can still make meals using un-existing ingredients.
2. If you are making a meal outside your home lot, you still need ingredients. If you are making a meal while visiting a friend, the ingredients will be taken from your fridge, or your inventory. Same with grilling on a community lot.
3. This mod does not effect grilling on a fire pit.
4. This mod does work abroad.

This mod overrides the following ITUN files.

If you are using a mod that uses those interaction then this mod will interfere with them.

Compatibility with other mods

When checking for ingredients for snacks. I use recipes with the following key:
- PeanutButterAndJelly
- GrilledCheese
- Spaghetti
- BloodFruitChowder.

Then I use the ingredients from those recipes, to determine what ingredient the snack requires. If you are using a mod that changes the ingredients, then the required ingredients for the snack, will change as well, and it will be what ever that mod determines Ingredient_1 is.

This mod is compatible with the ingredients overhaul mod. I don't use that mod in my game currently, but I did some quick checks in my test hood with it and it seems to work.

I have all EP's and SP's installed, and the game is updated to 1.29.
This mod requires LN because of the plasma fruit check for vampire juice.

This mod uses in-game localization strings, so no translations needed.

- The only bug I know about is that if a Sim wants to make a meal autonomously, but doesn't have the ingredients for it, he will walk to the fridge, before figuring out he doesn't have the ingredients. Without this mod, Sims would at this point buy the ingredients, but now that you can't the interaction will just drop. This I'll try to fix in the next version.

I'm sure I have not experienced every single game-play scenario while using this mod in my test hood or main hood, so if you find any bugs, please inform.

Have fun
- ani
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
ani_FridgeMod.zip 36.0 KB 5,837 22nd Jan 2012
ani_FridgeMod_SHT.zip 20.5 KB 2,264 10th Mar 2012
ani_FridgeMod_138.zip 20.4 KB 779 7th Sep 2012
ani_FridgeMod_138_fix.zip 20.5 KB 1,885 17th Sep 2012
ani_FridgeMod_1_50.zip 20.5 KB 1,864 23rd Feb 2013
ani_FridgeMod_1.55.zip 20.6 KB 2,215 21st Jun 2013
ani_FridgeMod_1.63.zip 20.6 KB 4,685 19th Oct 2013
ani_FridgeMod_18.8.2014.zip 20.6 KB 4,827 18th Aug 2014
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Forum Resident
#51 Old 25th Jan 2012 at 3:30 PM
Can you too make that serve meals also use more integrients than have single meal, like this: single uses 1 apple, served uses 3 apples? This always bugs me since TS3 came out, why cost of served meal is the same as single meal. Because of this, I have modified for my own BC's Cooking Overhaul mod to disable single meal except Ambrosia & quick meal.
Sorry, I don't mean to complain, infact this mod is one of my wish list, so I will definitely use this. Thank you very much.
#52 Old 26th Jan 2012 at 4:20 AM
does this work with awesome mod?

The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision. - L. Lavner
Mad Poster
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#53 Old 26th Jan 2012 at 5:04 AM
Originally Posted by knightguy82
does this work with awesome mod?

Yes. I use it too.
Test Subject
#54 Old 26th Jan 2012 at 9:16 PM
Perfect! I'm doing a random legacy and the "homemade" rule came up, and part of it is that you cannot cook a food unless you have the ingredients. This will stop my sims from autonomously "cheating" by making meals from ingredients they don't have.
Test Subject
#55 Old 29th Jan 2012 at 1:49 AM
This MOD made the game cooking and gardening, shopping skills make sense Thanks for this mod and I wish EA had made this part of the game.
Test Subject
#56 Old 29th Jan 2012 at 1:54 PM
Thanks! I have been waiting for a mod like this mod!
I don't like unreality in the game, So I don't like sopping through a fridge too.
This mod make the game more real.
Test Subject
#57 Old 31st Jan 2012 at 10:21 PM
OMG!!! Thank you so much. This fridge shopping has bothered me to no end and since day one of playing the Sims 3.
#58 Old 1st Feb 2012 at 9:20 PM
I've been looking for this mod for so long now, I was starting to think it didn't exist. I'm so relieved to have finally found it

However, I also agree with a few people who commented before me about the snacks - to me it doesn't make sense that they would need ingredients. If you make a can of soup in real life, all you need is a can of soup - no tomatoes or anything else (unless you're getting all fancy with it, haha). I suppose it was only included so that they aren't "free", but I would rather have a version of this mod that did not modify the snacks, or even with tuneable ingredients as JT` said.

Of course, *ideally* we would be able to buy soup/cereal/icecream in the grocery store, but I don't know anything about feasible that might be!

waiter, there's a conundrum in my soup
The Adom Legacy
Lab Assistant
#59 Old 4th Feb 2012 at 8:03 PM
Ugh, I want to use this mod but I'm still on patch 1.26. :> Guess I'll be patching since I REALLY REALLY want this mod.
Test Subject
#60 Old 7th Feb 2012 at 6:50 PM
i was on work today and thought about a mod like this to make sims more realistic and then i came home and thoght´´hmm lets have a look if there is something like that at modthesims´´ and then ... baaam :D:D:D:D
thank you so much
Test Subject
#61 Old 9th Feb 2012 at 9:40 AM
Awesome! I always thought that the fridge-shopping in sims 3 was very unrealistic unlike in sims 2. Thanks for this mod!
Test Subject
#62 Old 23rd Feb 2012 at 4:12 PM
Does it work with Master Suite Stuff?Version 11?
Test Subject
#63 Old 24th Feb 2012 at 1:51 PM
Actually just tried.It works!
#64 Old 1st Mar 2012 at 12:48 AM
I love this mod, makes the game more realistic, I have a single mother, with two kids, and now she's "working" on the side to literally put food on the table, (using your working bed mod also lol) the things we do to our sims lmao.
Test Subject
#65 Old 4th Mar 2012 at 2:13 PM
I want to try this but does it work with 1.31?
Mad Poster
#66 Old 4th Mar 2012 at 5:51 PM
I've really enjoyed this mod thus far, because I like making things harder for my sims. They are so lazy & spoiled. But, I'm about to make the jump to 1.31, and so...out it goes for now. I'll check back later on this one for sure.
Forum Resident
#67 Old 6th Mar 2012 at 7:39 AM
This one is on my essential mod list. So if you have some free time or can patch your game to 1.31, please please update it, ani. Thank you very much.
#68 Old 6th Mar 2012 at 9:36 AM
I have no problems using it with 1.31.

You never know what’s comin’ for ya.
Mad Poster
#69 Old 7th Mar 2012 at 2:17 AM
Originally Posted by himawara106
I have no problems using it with 1.31.

Does it work with the tofu recipes as well, do you know?
Test Subject
#70 Old 9th Mar 2012 at 4:49 PM
Does it works whit Update 1.32?
Test Subject
#71 Old 9th Mar 2012 at 10:48 PM
I works with 1.32 and with the new Showtime foods.
Test Subject
#72 Old 10th Mar 2012 at 7:53 PM
Thank you for giving the grocery store a purpose! CAIO compatibility would make this even awesomer -cereal could require milk, etc.
Lab Assistant
#73 Old 14th Mar 2012 at 4:57 AM
OMG! Thank you so much for this mod! It annoyed the heck out of me that I was able to buy ingredients from my frig.
Test Subject
#74 Old 17th Mar 2012 at 2:59 PM
Dose it works with 1.33
Lab Assistant
#75 Old 29th Mar 2012 at 1:19 PM
^ Yes. It says it does on the overview page.
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