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Featured upload! Candle Making (Update 19th August, 2018)

by icemunmun Posted 4th Apr 2018 at 11:45 AM - Updated 18th Aug 2018 at 8:06 PM by icemunmun : fixed crashing issues
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Don't forget to look under the spoilers for important info! And apart from the Smell Aroma interaction, just Admiring the candles will also give many custom buffs! All the candles have at least one unique buff apart from the common buffs

Update - 19th August 2018

Fixed the issue of crashing on Macs!


Update - 1st July 2018

Made the Candle Making Skill Compatible with Skill Day. ( Updated the base file only! )

Update - 25th June 2018

--- Increased the chances of getting more Wax ( so that you can use the kit to get enough wax untill i add it to the season's beebox)
--- Stopped some ocassional wax related LEs

Update - 22nd June 2018

Fixed the LEs generated by the skill books in inventory


Update - 20, June 2018 - Season's Patch

- Updated for season's patch
- German Translations by Jevi

Update - 6, June 2018

-- Fixed the issue of Some of the jungle adventure socials not appearing (thank you konansock for the headsup)

The remaining translations and other smaller fixes will be uploaded after I see what damage the season's patch does

Update - 12, April 2018

--- The Apple candle can now be crafted ( I forgot to include a couple resources while merging the files! Sorry)
--- Added Spanish translation by jordihs (Thank you )

1. Introduction

Ever since the beekeeper box was released with Sims 3 supernatural, I wanted to making a candle crafting skill! So I when I made the beekeeper box, I simultaneously started on this Candle crafting station and skill. Yep! It took that long So here is the candle crafting station with a custom skill, 30 new candles and numerous buffs (50 +)

2. Description - Catalogue

1. Candle crafting Table

Name - Candle crafting table
Price - 750 simoleons
Location - Entertainment >Activity
Presets - 7

2. Candle making Kit

Name - Candle making kit
Price - 25 simoleons
Location - Misc Appliances
Presets - 3

3. Candles

Not present in the catalogue but can be found by searching for 'Candles' in debug mode

3. Interaction - details

1. Candle making Table - Craft Candle

--- opens up a recipe picker menu from which you can select the candles to craft

--- At level 1, only the plain candle is available for crafting.

--- As the Skill progresses, more candle recipes are unlocked




2. Candle making kit - Open box

--- Using the interaction will give 5 of any of the following ingredients - Wick, Dye, Glitter, Wax ( chances are low)

--- Equal chance of getting any one of the above



4. Skill - details

Name - Candle making

Levels - 10 levels

Gained By -

-- Reading skill books ( available from bookshelf)
-- Making Candles

Reward

-- At level 10, a new interaction is unlocked on the Candles - Sell to Botique ( Selling price 2x retail price)
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other Features -

-- Custom Skill icon
--- Custom Speech and thought bubbles
--- Making Preserves is a Custom Club Activity (Get Together EP)
--- Can be mentored
--- As skill increases the skill gain for each candle crafted also increases. (The initial few levels require much more work than the higher levels)


Skill Books

--- 3 skill books -

1. CandleMaking Vol 1: Waxing and Waning

2. CandleMaking Vol 2: Get Fired

3. Candlemaking Vol 3: Lets Get Lit

--- Custom thought bubbles

--- Can be bought from the bookshelf



Skill Buffs

1. Ouch! - +1 Uncomfortable buff for 180 sim minutesfrom crafting candle. The frequency of the buff decreaes as the skill becomes higher

2. Proficient - +1 Confident buff for 120 sim minutes for crafting candle at level 5 - 9

3. Veritable Expert - +2 Focussed buff for 120 sim minutes for crafting candle at level 10

4. Crafted a Candle - + 1 Inspired buff for 60 sim minutes for making some candles

5. Made a fancy candle - + 1 Inspired buff for 60 sim minutes for making some candles

6. Made a novelty candle - + 1 Inspired buff for 60 sim minutes for making some candles

Skill level unlocks

------At Skill level 1, only the Plain Candle is available to craft. As the skill progresses, different candles are unlocked and can be crafted




5. Candles - Names, Interactions, Buffs

-- Can be crafted
-- Can be sold from the inventory
-- Can be sold from the city living Sales Tables
-- Can be obtained from the Buy mode catalogue after turning on debug and then searching by 'Candle'

Interactions

1. Light/extinguish Candle

--- Self Explanatory
--- There is a chance the sim can get Singed
--- There is a chance the candle can melt ( The candle will disappear and the sim will get a notification that the 'Candle has melted' and melted wax will be found in the inventory which will have to be thrown away)

2. Smell the Aroma

--- Sim will smell the candle and will get special moodlets

3. Admire the handicraft

--- Sim will view/admire the candle and will get special moodlets

4. Sell to boutique

--- Sell the Candle at a higher price (2x retail price)
--- This interaction will be available after maxing out the skill



Buffs

1. Warm Flame - +1 Happy moodlet from Lighting the Candle
- Very small chance of starting a fire when this buff is active

2. Slightly Singed - +2 Stressed moodlet from getting singed for 60 sim minutes
- Hygiene will be decreased slightly on getting singed

3. Melted - +1 Sad buff for 120 sim minutes after the candle has melted

4. Candle Aroma - +1 Inspired moodlet for 60 sim minutes from smelling the candle (Common buff)
- A lot of the candles have special moodlets for smelling ( see the buff table lower down)

5. Handcrafted Candle - +1 Focussed moodlet for 60 sim minutes from viewing the candle (Common buff)
- A lot of the candles have special moodlets for viewing( see the buff table lower down)

Ingredients
  • There are 3 types of ingredients for the candles -
  1. Wax - Obtained from the beekeeper box ( I have updated it so there is more chance of getting wax)
  2. Harvestables/Collectibles
  3. Essentials (From the Candle making Kit)

If you do not have the ingredients, making the candles will cost more ( Will add an ingredient absolutely required version)



Price Structure
  • The cost to make the candle has two components -

1. A small fee - to cover hidden costs. (Amounts to 0.1 % of retail price)
2. Delta ingredient price - Price to compensate for missing ingredients
  • Selling Price -

-- Adjusted so that the sim can profit
-- A higher price can be obtained by selling via the interaction 'Sell to Boutique' (Unlocked after maxing out the skill)

Buy Mode Recolour

--- All the candles ( except the beehive one) has multiple swatches ( because i had already made the textures so why not add some recolours!)
--- Once you have crafted a candle you can take the candle into buy mode and use the swatch tool to use other swatches

8. Buff details - with special effects

--- Some Candles will give special buffs on smelling and viewing the candle with various gameplay effects.
--- Read the buff description to find out more about the candle origin
--- All the buffs give +1 mood and lasts for 60 sim minutes



9. Requirement

Requirements are optional. The candles will function properly even without the ingredients. Having the ingredients in game will just make them show up in the recipe picker menu and lower the crafting cost.

1. Wax From Beekeeper Box
2. Vanilla Bean
3. Raspberry
4. Pumpkin Project
5. Cocoa
6. Plum
7. Guava
8. Peppermint
9. Pistachio
10. Coconut

10.Future Direction

--- Add more Candles
--- Make novelty soap option
--- other waxworks

11.Issues

1. Cannot queue candle crafting. have to craft candles one by one
2. When crafted the default state of the candle is Lit
3. Sometimes while trying to smell the candle, the sims will move in a wide arc ( have reduced this as much as possible)

12.Patch

Compatible with Game Version PC 1.41.38.1020 / Mac 1.41.38.1220

Base Game Compatible

13.Conflicts

No Known Conflicts

14.Polycount Table



15.Files

1. icemunmun_Candlemaking_Base
2. icemunmun_Candlemaking_Candles

BOTH are required

I have separated them because it will be easier to update this way

16.Thanks

A huge thanks to my testers ! Thank you so much for your patience

- Nicky Jayne - Twitch
- Just Jones
- Chaavik

17.Credits

- EA maxis for some of the meshes I modified to make candles
-s4pe
-Sims 4 studio
-TSRW
-Blender
-Photoshop

This is a multi-part download:


Requires both files
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_CandleMaking_Base.rar | Description: Candle making Mod. Base 3.59 MB 42,043 18th Aug 2018
icemunmun_CandleMaking_Candles.rar | Description: Candle making Mod. Candles 22.20 MB 40,780 18th Aug 2018
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 wont 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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#76 Old 21st Apr 2018 at 3:14 PM
This mod is great! However, some of the candles are turning green? I have both files downloaded.
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#77 Old 22nd Apr 2018 at 5:14 PM
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Originally Posted by kattiq
This mod is great! However, some of the candles are turning green? I have both files downloaded.


Turning green ? Can you post a picture ?
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#78 Old 22nd Apr 2018 at 10:12 PM
thx u for creating this :))
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#79 Old 23rd Apr 2018 at 9:06 PM
This is amazing and love the hobby as i love making candles in real life! I am glad my sims get to enjoy it also
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#80 Old 25th Apr 2018 at 6:03 PM
This is an amazing mod!! I just downloaded it but I'm sure I'll use it I love making candles irl but I never knew that this was something i needed in the sims
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#81 Old 30th Apr 2018 at 5:51 PM
Is there any change you will be making this mod for the sims 3 . It looks amazing!!!!

Happy-Go-Lucky
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#82 Old 5th May 2018 at 5:45 AM
Love it. wish it was a flirty and angry candle tho.
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#83 Old 5th May 2018 at 2:18 PM
what an amazing idea for a mod i cant wait to try this out!
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#84 Old 6th May 2018 at 5:18 PM
This is amazing!
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#85 Old 7th May 2018 at 7:33 AM
very nice!!! Thank you!!!
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#86 Old 14th May 2018 at 8:53 AM
This is amazing, thank you!!
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#87 Old 17th May 2018 at 2:24 AM
I have both files in my mods folder however the box and station aren't in my game. I see all the different candles in debug catalog but that's they only thing that got transferred. Might I have done something wrong?
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#88 Old 18th May 2018 at 7:07 PM
This is amazing! Great job :)
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#89 Old 25th May 2018 at 5:34 PM
This doesn't work lmfao. At all. Doesn't even show up in the game.
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#90 Old 25th May 2018 at 7:29 PM
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Originally Posted by monne1007
I have both files in my mods folder however the box and station aren't in my game. I see all the different candles in debug catalog but that's they only thing that got transferred. Might I have done something wrong?


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Originally Posted by cinnasim213
This doesn't work lmfao. At all. Doesn't even show up in the game.


Redownload, use 7zip to unpack, make sure that you have the latest version of the mod. Also check that you have a correct resource.cfg file in your mods folder. Search by 'candle'

It is a known issue that in some games, objects with custom tunings do not show up though ( often the resource.cfg needs to be redownloaded)
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#91 Old 27th May 2018 at 2:12 AM
Очень крутой мод! Будет ли перевод на русский?
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#92 Old 28th May 2018 at 11:59 PM
this is such a cool mod!! do you think you'll have candles that give of romantic moodlets some time soon?
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#93 Old 29th May 2018 at 9:17 PM
Thank you
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#94 Old 30th May 2018 at 11:17 PM
Thank you! I love this mod and it works good <3
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#95 Old 31st May 2018 at 2:48 PM
Hey, icemunmun.

Thank you for this awesome mod.

It took quite a while but I finished the German translation for it.

Thank you for always putting so much time and love in these things.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip icemunmun_CandleMaking_GER.zip (8.8 KB, 13 downloads)
Description: S4S String-Files
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#96 Old 1st Jun 2018 at 4:20 PM
Is there a Polish version of the mod?
If not, could I make one? I'm quite confident with my English but friends of mine have never learnt English/German/Spanish. I'm myself really interested in your hard work ad would love to share my experience with them but I'm the only polylingual in the group.
If you're not against it, I would love it if you considered my request. I've never done the translating of the mod though so I might need a little pice of advice.
Looking forward to hearing from you
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#97 Old 6th Jun 2018 at 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Hiruko
Is there a Polish version of the mod?
If not, could I make one? I'm quite confident with my English but friends of mine have never learnt English/German/Spanish. I'm myself really interested in your hard work ad would love to share my experience with them but I'm the only polylingual in the group.
If you're not against it, I would love it if you considered my request. I've never done the translating of the mod though so I might need a little pice of advice.
Looking forward to hearing from you


I would be really grateful if you can do the translations! I am attaching the package file containing the english string. Yo need to ; -

1. Open the package in sims 4 studio
2. Click on a string --> edit items ----> replace the english text with the translated text
3. Now you need to Change the Instance under key. The first two numbers of an english string is 00. For other languages the numbers are -

Code:
00 : "ENG_US" 02 : "CHT_CN" 03 : "CZE_CZ" 04 : "DAN_DK" 05 : "DUT_NL" 06 : "FIN_FI" 07 : "FRE_FR" 08 : "GER_DE" 0B : "ITA_IT" 0C : "JPN_JP" 0D : "KOR_KR" 0E : "NOR_NO" 0F : "POL_PL" 11 : "POR_BR" 12 : "RUS_RU" 13 : "SPA_ES" 15 : "SWE_SE"


So replace the 00 with 0F for Polis, 08 for german etc

4. repeat for the other string

Hope this helps!
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#98 Old 6th Jun 2018 at 3:27 PM
great mod i love it i make candles myself in real life so having this in my game for my character adds a lot for me! briliant!
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