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Gardener Service - v2.3 (4th May 2014)

by douglasveiga Posted 3rd Nov 2011 at 9:14 AM - Updated 5th May 2014 at 12:25 AM by douglasveiga
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COMPATIBLE: BASEGAME PATCH v1.63 ~ v1.67;

This mod allows you to request a Gardener from any Telephone (not Mobile) to take care of your Garden. Just click on the Interaction "Call Gardener > Request Service" from the any telephone.

It's a "Recurrent Service" like the Maid so, once requested, the Gardener comes everyday at 8AM and leaves at 6PM.
If there are more than 50 gardening tasks, will come 2 Gardeners.

What he Does???
  • Water (also control the Sprinklers to reduce the tasks)
  • Weed
  • Harvest (automatically transfers to the "Home Fridge" (if it's edible) or the "Shared Family Inventory" (not edible))
  • Dispose Dead Plants
  • Rake Leaves (this functionality only works if you have Seasons EP)
  • [new]You can request the Service on additional Lots you own.
  • It's possible to configure the Tasks: Enable/Disable (Water, Weed, Revive, Harvest, Fertilize, Dispose, Rake Leaves);
  • Fertilize (25% of the plants with random Quality)
  • Revive Dead Plants (not Barren Plants)


The Harvested Products will be automatically transferred to the "Home Fridge" (if it's edible) or the "Shared Family Inventory" (if isn't edible).


UPDATE INSTRUCTIONS

- Cancel Reset the Service using the Telephone (not Mobile) interaction "Call Gardener > Cancel Reset Service", wait until the gardeners leave.
-Save your game and Quit.
-Replace the package File with the new downloaded File, so restart your game and request the Service again.


Uninstall Instruction:
-To avoid corruption of the Saved Game:
- Cancel Reset the Service using the Telephone (not Mobile) interaction "Call Gardener > Cancel Reset Service", wait until the gardeners leave.
- Save your game and Quit.
- Remove the package file.


Known Issues:
- The gardener can't garden if you have a locked gate in your Garden.
- Don't try to cheat/modify the npc using mods. (example: change his age or behavior, or add him to your family, etc).




Frequently Answers and Questions:
http://www.modthesims.info/download...814#post4082814


Updates:

before update, read the UPDATE INSTRUCTIONS above
04/May/2014 - v2.3
  • Recompiled the code for the basegame patch v1.67;
  • Performance improvement in the Harvest Interaction;

15/Jan/2014 - v2.2
  • Now you can't request the Gardener Service from the Future BaseCamp;
  • Recompiled the code to match the patch 1.63 and 1.66;

07/Sept/2013 - v2.1
  • Added: The Gardener will automatically Water, Weed, Dispose Plants and Rake Leaves before leave the Lot to guarantee the basic service was performed.

15/July/2013 - v2.0
  • Added: You can request the Service on additional Lots you own.
  • Changed: Configuration can be individually applied for each Lot.
  • Changed: Social enabled.
  • Added: "Take All" interaction on the "Harvest Report" to automatically transfer all the harvestable to the active sim Inventory.
  • Added: "Reset Service" Interaction to dispose the Gardener Instance and service requests of the current World.
  • Fixed: The Service instance won't be available on others Worlds if you load it in the same Session.
  • Fixed: When you load the World, the script will try to remove invalid Gardener Instance [This can happen when you didn't cancel it before update].
  • Fixed: Rake Interaction. Rake a square area instead of a rectangle.
  • Fixed: The Gardener will Teleport to your Houseboat instead of Route [Performance reason].
  • Removed: Revive, Fertilize Plants functionality [Performance reason].
  • Removed: Gardeners don't teleport anymore.
  • Added: Italian translation [by nicodeb]



Additional Credits / Thanks:
-Sim Outfit editor/creator Tool from "CmarNYC" MTS;
-"Maeldor" MTS (script help);
-"Twallan" MTS (script help);
-"hotroxy777" MTS (Polish Translation);
-"HaWe83" MTS (German Translation)
-"Demagog MTS" (Russian Translation) ;
-"NumSimish MTS" (Dan_DK Translation);
-"nicodeb MTS" (Italian Translation);

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.

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 1.50
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Gardener_service_NPC_v2.3.rar | for Patch v1.67

Size: 46.4 KB · Downloads: 56,593 · 5th May 2014
46.4 KB 56,593 5th May 2014
Gardener_service_NPC_v2.2.rar | for Patch v1.63 ~ v1.66

Size: 46.3 KB · Downloads: 10,451 · 15th Jan 2014
46.3 KB 10,451 15th Jan 2014
Gardener_service_NPC_v2.1.rar | for Patch v1.54 ~ v1.63

Size: 46.7 KB · Downloads: 10,564 · 7th Sep 2013
46.7 KB 10,564 7th Sep 2013
Gardener_service_NPC_v2.0.rar | for Patch v1.54 ~ v1.55

Size: 47.0 KB · Downloads: 6,489 · 16th Jul 2013
47.0 KB 6,489 16th Jul 2013
Gardener_service_NPC_v1.9.rar | for Patch v1.50

Size: 44.3 KB · Downloads: 7,522 · 7th Apr 2013
44.3 KB 7,522 7th Apr 2013
Gardener_service_NPC_v1.8.rar | for Patch v1.50

Size: 44.2 KB · Downloads: 2,922 · 27th Mar 2013
44.2 KB 2,922 27th Mar 2013
Gardener_service_NPC_v1.7.rar | for Patch v1.50

Size: 41.6 KB · Downloads: 4,523 · 2nd Mar 2013
41.6 KB 4,523 2nd Mar 2013
Gardener_service_NPC_v1.6.rar | for Patch v1.42 ~ v1.48

Size: 41.6 KB · Downloads: 13,760 · 1st Dec 2012
41.6 KB 13,760 1st Dec 2012
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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Test Subject
#76 Old 5th Nov 2011 at 2:17 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by douglasveiga
which Language are you using in your Game?
the "toggle" only appears when the gardener collect some harvested products.

Uninstalling Instruction:
-To avoid the corruption of the Saved Game, make sure cancelling the Service using the wallphone, and wait the gardener leave the lot and route out of the World, so Save your Game and remove the package file.


I am using the English vs of the game. The "toggle" that I am speaking of is the pop up where you can read lessons, game tells you that you received money, lose friends etc. That is blank when I use the gardener.

Thanks for explaining the uninstalling to me. :D
Lab Assistant
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#77 Old 5th Nov 2011 at 3:01 AM
This is FANTABULOUS douglasvega!!! You mentioned that this will conflict with gardening mods. All types of mods, scripting or otherwise? I have the following mods that I really like to keep - Buzzler's Box Of Seeds and MOAR interactions, anak_ponti's Grocery-Mods_Outstanding, Jenesis_AllFishBuyable, Jenesis_AllFruitBuyable, and Jenesis_Skills Fish Recipes Buyable. I also have ton's of Twallan's great mods except register. Your opinion please
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#78 Old 5th Nov 2011 at 4:01 AM
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Originally Posted by bootz
This is FANTABULOUS douglasvega!!! You mentioned that this will conflict with gardening mods. All types of mods, scripting or otherwise? I have the following mods that I really like to keep - Buzzler's Box Of Seeds and MOAR interactions, anak_ponti's Grocery-Mods_Outstanding, Jenesis_AllFishBuyable, Jenesis_AllFruitBuyable, and Jenesis_Skills Fish Recipes Buyable. I also have ton's of Twallan's great mods except register. Your opinion please


thank you, i really appreciate.

so i think all of then work, but the Register i really don't know, some people say that conflicts, others say it doesn't. So, maybe you need to test it with a backup for safety.

the gardener conflicts with mods like: "magical fertilizer, auto soil, never water, etc".
Test Subject
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#79 Old 5th Nov 2011 at 4:29 AM
Thank you! I've been waiting and waiting to have a gardener in Sims 3 to take care of the plants.
Test Subject
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#80 Old 5th Nov 2011 at 6:04 AM
Wow just yesterday I was thinking we needed this, and then BAM you make this. You are awesome, thank you sooooo much <3
Test Subject
#81 Old 5th Nov 2011 at 6:21 AM
My game version is patch 1.22, and this mod work perfect so far! thanks!
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#82 Old 5th Nov 2011 at 6:59 AM
When my garden was wilting and I don't have time to take care of it I tried to look for gardener in the "Call for Services" interaction but then I didn't see one. I wished someone would make one and then the next day my wish came true. THANKS A LOT FOR UPLOADING THIS !! If my horse eats my cabbage can the gardener still revive it ? I hate my horses 'cause all they do is eat my darn croops. Please reply.
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#83 Old 5th Nov 2011 at 8:00 AM Last edited by kece : 5th Nov 2011 at 8:25 AM.
I like the idea of this............but it does not show in my game? I have pets version is
10.0.96.013001 also the Sims Base Game version is 1.26.89
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#84 Old 5th Nov 2011 at 12:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by atchieonse1508
When my garden was wilting and I don't have time to take care of it I tried to look for gardener in the "Call for Services" interaction but then I didn't see one. I wished someone would make one and then the next day my wish came true. THANKS A LOT FOR UPLOADING THIS !! If my horse eats my cabbage can the gardener still revive it ? I hate my horses 'cause all they do is eat my darn croops. Please reply.


thanks, i really appreciate.

no, the Gardener can't revive "totally dead" plants, but you can put a Fence and a Door (just use the "Lock" interaction) to protect against the Pets.
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#85 Old 5th Nov 2011 at 12:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by kece
I like the idea of this............but it does not show in my game? I have pets version is
10.0.96.013001 also the Sims Base Game version is 1.26.89


uhh, works great in 1.26, you can test it using a New Family to see if it works.
Lab Assistant
#86 Old 5th Nov 2011 at 1:59 PM
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Originally Posted by douglasveiga
uhh, works great in 1.26, you can test it using a New Family to see if it works.


I had it first in a subfolder then removed it, the option is showing up now. I will see how it plays out. I hope this works so my sim does not have to spend 3 days and 3 nights in his garden, lol.
Lab Assistant
#87 Old 5th Nov 2011 at 4:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Brittzilla
Wow just yesterday I was thinking we needed this, and then BAM you make this. You are awesome, thank you sooooo much <3


Same here! Thanks so much!

-Isis-
Test Subject
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#88 Old 5th Nov 2011 at 5:22 PM
This sounds like a great mod, but I've got a tiny problem with it.

I request the gardener service and everything stops showing up. I get a message that either says that the gardener will be there the next morning or that he's on route to my house, but I never see any gardener. (And if there's a huge fire in my house, the firefighters doesn't show up either, nor can I order pizza..)

So that's a problem. I'm running the latest version of the game (all expansion except for pets) and I've tried creating a new family after the current one, but I've still got the same problem. Might also be worth mentioning that I'm trying to use it in bridgeport (if that's any problem)
I've got no mods except for some random furniture. (Nothing advanced, just couches and such)

No chance that it's a known problem and that there's a fix for it?
Test Subject
#89 Old 5th Nov 2011 at 6:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jokkocze
This sounds like a great mod, but I've got a tiny problem with it.

I request the gardener service and everything stops showing up. I get a message that either says that the gardener will be there the next morning or that he's on route to my house, but I never see any gardener. (And if there's a huge fire in my house, the firefighters doesn't show up either, nor can I order pizza..)

So that's a problem. I'm running the latest version of the game (all expansion except for pets) and I've tried creating a new family after the current one, but I've still got the same problem. Might also be worth mentioning that I'm trying to use it in bridgeport (if that's any problem)
I've got no mods except for some random furniture. (Nothing advanced, just couches and such)

No chance that it's a known problem and that there's a fix for it?



I'm having the same problem but to add one my maid is not showing up, I see the gardeners truck but no gardener...(got that "toggle" thing fixed or should I say it fixed it's self.
Test Subject
#90 Old 5th Nov 2011 at 6:46 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mepour2
I'm having the same problem but to add one my maid is not showing up, I see the gardeners truck but no gardener...(got that "toggle" thing fixed or should I say it fixed it's self.

Haven't tried the maid, but I'm guessing that the problem goes for all services. I dont even get the gardeners truck :/
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#91 Old 5th Nov 2011 at 6:57 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jokkocze
Haven't tried the maid, but I'm guessing that the problem goes for all services. I dont even get the gardeners truck :/



can you give more details? can you see the gardener somewhere?

the truck is in front of your house? the news paper delivery is working?
Lab Assistant
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#92 Old 5th Nov 2011 at 7:24 PM
Can I have both your Gardener and your Dancer mod in my game?
Test Subject
#93 Old 5th Nov 2011 at 7:27 PM
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Originally Posted by douglasveiga
can you give more details? can you see the gardener somewhere?

the truck is in front of your house? the news paper delivery is working?

Couldn't find the gardener anywhere and no, there were no truck in front of my house.
Newspaperdelivery doesn't work, and neither does the mailman..

I've uninstalled the mod following the instructions, but the game still seems to be broken.
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#94 Old 5th Nov 2011 at 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by kece
I had it first in a subfolder then removed it, the option is showing up now. I will see how it plays out. I hope this works so my sim does not have to spend 3 days and 3 nights in his garden, lol.


So far is working quite well with the exception that it is taking forever for the garden to grow which I think has to do something with sims pets, as I have never had a garden take so long to sprout......... it took amost 1 sim week if not longer for the tomatoes to start to sprout. I think that EA needs to figure something out for the garden.
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#95 Old 6th Nov 2011 at 12:11 AM
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Originally Posted by cactusimotion
Can I have both your Gardener and your Dancer mod in my game?


yes, they work
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Lab Assistant
#96 Old 6th Nov 2011 at 1:13 AM
This conflicts with Treeag's 'Store All Fish and Harvestables' mod.
Lab Assistant
#97 Old 6th Nov 2011 at 1:16 AM
Default Just to say thanks...
Well after trodding through countless hours of trying to figure out what the deal was with Twallans Register Mod and your Gardener Mod, It has been fixed on my end. I don't know if it was something you did to correct something or if Twallan did something to Register.

He said it was probably a coincidence that I was getting Register errors and it was going Bat Crazy on me for some reason. And it was apparently nothing to do with your Mod. So with that said,

I have installed your newest updated version of your mod and updated Register as well and all day so far about 7 hours worth of gameplay I have not had one error and or any incidents of foul play. Everything is working as it should.

With your mod it has given me some incentive to plant gardens again. Being as I can hire these people to help with the load when I build huge gardens.

So Kudos to you on this fantastic mod. Definitely 1 to keep in my game for sure.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pepperbutt
This conflicts with Treeag's 'Store All Fish and Harvestables' mod.


I'm using that exact same mod and not having any issues with it.
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