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Featured upload! (UPDATE: 23-JUL-2016) Nectar Glass Replacement

by icarus_allsorts Posted 7th Jul 2014 at 8:52 PM - Updated 23rd Jul 2016 at 2:23 PM by icarus_allsorts : Mod Update
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.


Updates

23-JUL-2013: Sims will stop tasting nectar from racks autonomously when there are too many served glasses of nectar on the lot.

13-JUL-2016:
  • Drinking nectar from the new glasses should now fulfill the "Drink nectar worth..." wish
  • Sims won't look so weird using the new glasses if you have Island Paradise installed but not Late Night Sadly it turns out that without Late Night there are no drinking animations usable with the Island Paradise glass unless the sim is sitting at a pool bar
  • Inactive sims can now autonomously taste nectar from nectar racks
  • Sims should now drink nectar less frequently on their own (instead of always obsessive compulsively finishing whole trays in one go)


Mod Description

This mod replaces the default nectar glasses with the round cocktail glasses from Late Night or Island Paradise which was the closest thing to a wine glass I could find existing in the game. Nectar served with this mod also comes in a variety of colors depending on the fruits used in it, unlike the dull colorless liquid in the default glass.



Details

Initially all I thought I needed to do to alter the nectar glasses was to override the objects files with the ones I want - which worked, but the two different glasses had different holding and drinking animations which had to be altered as well (I thought it could be ignored at first... until my test sim started smashing their glass INTO her face repeatedly) Problem was that nectar glasses and professional bar drinks use totally different drinking interactions/animations so just changing the model of the glass wasn't cutting it.

So instead the mod introduces a custom glass to the game - a round cocktail glass containing a fake drink that gives the sim drinking it the effects of drinking nectar. (i.e. a nectar glass disguised as a professional bar drink in look and function) Then I altered the interaction sims use to serve nectar from bottles and nectar racks to pour the nectar into the new glasses instead of the default ones.

Do note that the interactions sims use to drink from the original nectar glass and the new ones are totally different now.
  • With the original drinking interaction sims will try to find a place to sit and finish drinking the glass in a couple of continuous loops. The new glasses use the same drinking interaction as professional bar glasses where sims drink from the glass at irregular intervals between which they are free to walk around and socialize etc.
  • The original interaction supposedly uses different drinking animations depending on the sim's Nectar Making skill (to reflect their level as a connoisseur?), but these animations are no longer used for these new glasses. Sims will instead react to the nectar like they would when drinking a mood drink from a professional bar, depending on the quality of the nectar instead.
Also when sims pour nectar there will be some clipping between the bottles and the new glasses due to them being taller than the original ones.



Nectar Colors

Since the round bar glass model can be changed to have different drink colors I thought I'd have a little fun with the mod and use this to give nectar some color as well (although in the pouring animation the liquid coming out of the bottle will always be red, despite the original nectar liquid being totally clear due to *coughs* EA's laziness *coughs* some reason. Only 5 drink colors are available in game, namely Red, Orange, Yellow, Purple and Green.

I've assigned every fruit from all expansions and store sets to one of these colors based on their in-game appearance. Based on the type and percentage of fruit in the nectar, the dominant color is chosen for it. For example:

60% Apple (Red) + 40% Grape (Purple) -> 60% Red + 40% Purple -> Red Nectar
40% Apple (Red) + 30% Grape (Purple) + 30% Plum (Purple) -> 40% Red + 60% Purple -> Purple Nectar

(If two or more colors come up in equal percentages the color of the nectar is chosen randomly between those choices)

I've included an XML in the mod that tells the mod which color to assign which fruit, so you can use S3PE to edit it to your liking. (The fruit are listed by the "Ingredient Key" values according to the Ingredients XML in the GameplayData package and ccmerged) By default every fruit from the game from every expansion and store set should be listed there so you can shuffle them around or remove them from the list altogether (If the game can't find a certain fruit in any of the lists that fruit will simply not contribute to the color calculation). If you have a mod that introduces custom ingredients that you want accounted fo, just add the the "Ingredient Key" of that ingredient (which you should be able to find within an XML in the mod that adds that ingredient) to the appropriate color list in the XML.

End Notes

Built and Tested on patch 1.67

Requires World Adventures AND Late Night OR Island Paradise for the round cocktail glass.
If you have Island Paradise but not Late Night, the proper holding animations for the cocktail glass are missing so sims will instead hold the glass as if it were a regular glass (which is noticeably off but is the best I can do). They will still drink from it correctly though.
Sadly, without Late Night installed there simply are no drinking animations for the Island Paradise cocktail glass except for when sims are seated at a pool bar. As such, this mod does require Late Night after all. Thanks to Butterbot for calling this to my attention, and apologies to anyone who expected the mod to work with only IP

Additional Credits:
The Jones' for S3PE To all who've helped me with script modding so far. And special thanks to lataya25 for suggesting this
Tags: #Nectar, #Glass

Type: Other

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.

World Adventures Late Night
Built with Game Version: 1.67.2.024
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
icarusallsorts.NectarGlassReplacer.rar | Description: Updated 23-JUL-2016 10.8 KB 25,437 23rd Jul 2016
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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#76 Old 29th Jul 2014 at 1:25 AM
Merci c'est cool
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#77 Old 2nd Aug 2014 at 10:07 PM
Can't wait to see this in action. It'll make the flames from Flame Fruit nectar look more impressive, I'm sure.
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#78 Old 6th Aug 2014 at 5:09 PM
i have a problem ,after the sim pour the juice,and put down the cups,cups disapper after a few minutes,i'm use the nraas mods,i don't know if it is cleared by the nraas mods or sims or by this mod.i have searched for it but don't know what's going on,so i beg for answer or a comunicate,thanks,i'm not good at english cause i from china
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#79 Old 6th Aug 2014 at 6:00 PM
I'm the Nȍ@q the account can't be logined because the chinese codes then..
I have a problem ,after the sim pour the

juice,and put down the cups,cups disapper after a few minutes,i'm

use the nraas mods,i don't know if it is cleared by the nraas mods

or sims or by this mod,even i think about the toy goblins,and

they' don't matter.i have searched for it but don't know what's

going on,so i beg for answer or a comunicate,thanks.
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#80 Old 7th Aug 2014 at 8:40 AM
Thank you , now My sims can drink with class
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#81 Old 7th Aug 2014 at 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by 多年以后q
i have a problem ,after the sim pour the juice,and put down the cups,cups disapper after a few minutes,i'm use the nraas mods,i don't know if it is cleared by the nraas mods or sims or by this mod

So the glasses appear normally when the sim pours the nectar from the bottle, but only disappear afterwards? Or do they not appear at all from the start? Also just to confirm, do you have the Late Night expansion installed? If you don't do you have the Island Paradies expansion?
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#82 Old 7th Aug 2014 at 7:26 PM
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Originally Posted by icarus_allsorts
So the glasses appear normally when the sim pours the nectar from the bottle, but only disappear afterwards? Or do they not appear at all from the start? Also just to confirm, do you have the Late Night expansion installed? If you don't do you have the Island Paradies expansion?

thank for you reply me, I have found the reason.I have all the expansion installed cause I'm in china ,you know.
I finally found the glasses with nectar disapper when I use the nraas cheatstable mod ,'clean all in this place', I found the glasses without the file can't be"all cleaned",so I hope what I typed can let you know,the glasses shouldn't
be cleared by the nraas mods .
Finally,although,it can be ok by not push the button,(haha),but I think to set the relevant values will make this mod more perfect.
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#83 Old 7th Aug 2014 at 8:08 PM
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Originally Posted by zhanghengyuan757

thank for you reply me, I have found the reason.I have all the expansion installed cause I'm in china ,you know.
I finally found the glasses with nectar disapper when I use the nraas cheatstable mod ,'clean all in this place', I found the glasses without the file can't be"all cleaned",so I hope what I typed can let you know,the glasses shouldn't
be cleared by the nraas mods .
Finally,although,it can be ok by not push the button,(haha),but I think to set the relevant values will make this mod more perfect.

I see, well I'm glad you figured it out I don't think I can stop Master Controller's "Clean All" from cleaning up these glasses though, since that cleans up all bar glasses which the glasses in this mod are based on, sorry. Just make sure your sims finish drinking before you use decide to "Clean All" I guess
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#84 Old 8th Aug 2014 at 7:51 PM
Thanks You
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#85 Old 14th Aug 2014 at 7:45 PM
It works with only WA too. i'm unable to install my late night, but my WA works like a charm~ anyway, thanks!
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#86 Old 15th Aug 2014 at 7:57 PM
You release this after my net get shut off I was hopeing u posted it before so I hope to try this next week
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#87 Old 23rd Aug 2014 at 12:52 AM
It is a great mod, thank you very much, but in my game when i click serve nectar my sims do nothing
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#88 Old 23rd Aug 2014 at 12:53 AM
It is a great mod, thank you very much, but in my game when i click serve nectar my sims do nothing Why?
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#89 Old 23rd Aug 2014 at 5:28 PM
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Originally Posted by ScarlettBlacks001
It is a great mod, thank you very much, but in my game when i click serve nectar my sims do nothing Why?

Was the bottle in your sim's inventory? If it wasn't perhaps it was being blocked and your sim couldn't reach it. Try dragging the bottle into your sim's inventory and choose Serve Nectar on the bottle in the inventory and see if it works.
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#90 Old 23rd Aug 2014 at 7:25 PM
Thank you this is great!
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#91 Old 27th Aug 2014 at 8:19 PM
Gosh finally! I was fed up with the boring water glass! :D Kudos!
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#92 Old 5th Sep 2014 at 4:21 AM
Excellent! :) Thank you for this!
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#93 Old 6th Sep 2014 at 7:00 PM
finally back and can finally play with this mod thank you so much for the mod.
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#94 Old 14th Sep 2014 at 9:15 AM
great, love it! so mutch more formal! ;)
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#95 Old 13th Oct 2014 at 7:25 PM
love this much better than the normal glasses
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#96 Old 20th Oct 2014 at 10:22 PM
realy cool :D
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#97 Old 10th Nov 2014 at 4:48 AM
This is an awesome mod thanks!
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#98 Old 30th Nov 2014 at 4:04 AM
A nice little mod for elegant nectar.
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#99 Old 6th Dec 2014 at 1:06 AM
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#100 Old 25th Dec 2014 at 1:58 AM
Thank you! They look much better now :)
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