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Buy Takeout And Order Food At Restaurants

by Buzzler Posted 23rd Jul 2010 at 8:01 PM - Updated 11th Jan 2015 at 6:44 PM by Buzzler
330 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Feedback Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Updates
2015-01-11 - Updated Commons. Affects Scribbling Pad, DouglasVeiga Dancer Servcer, Moar Interactions and Buy Takeout. If you use any of them, download the updated version, please.
2014-03-15 - Updated to game version 1.67. This is kind of an experimental version. It may be a bit flaky with some of the newer rabbithole types, but it should work all in all.


scope of this mod
Sometimes you just want a sim which cannot or does not cook. In that case you're forced to stick to canned soup and cereal or to have your sim eat at the bistro or diner all the time. Well, not anymore, because with this mod, your sims can buy prepared food at the diner and bistro or, for the extremely lazy ones, have it delivered and put into their fridge without moving a muscle. BTW: This is by no means a cheaty mod. If you think this mod would enable you to wriggle yourself out of the hassle of making Ambrosia ... think again. You can only buy meals which are made from freely available ingredients.

usage
Just put the mod into you mods folder. In the game two new menus will appear when you click on bistros and diners: "Buy Takeout" and "Order Food". The "Order Food" menu will also appear on all phones.

Choose the type - meaty, vegetarian or dessert - and the specific meal. The prices depend heavily on the ingredient cost and the skill required to make the meal. Delivery expense for orders is 50§. You will get at least normal quality food at the diner and at least great quality food at the bistro. Accordingly, the prices are different for diners and bistros.


Dependent on your choice, your sim will either go to the restaurant to get the food or the delivery sim will bring it to you and put it directly into your fridge.

That is, most of the times. Sometimes, the delivery sim gets lost on the way.

translation
This mod is fully localizable. If you are willing to support a translation, please read the first comment for instructions.
Currently supported languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Mexican, Russian, Brazilian, Norwegian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Danish, Taiwanese Traditional Chinese, Czech

compatibility
Supported for game version 1.67.

possible conflicts and specifics
This is a scripting mod and as such the possibility for conflicts with other mods, no matter what kind, is next to non-existant. Heads Up! If you check this mod in Delphy's Dashboard, it may show a conflict with my other mods. You can ignore that. It's by design, i.e. some of my mods share one framework resource. It will actually conflict in the sense that the game will only load one instance of that resource. That's the whole point, though.

deinstallation
Before you remove this mod, please make sure that no sim is currently on his way to get food and no order is currently being processed. If you don't do so, you may be become unable to load your savegame.

support
Please respect that I support my mods but not mods or even custom content in general, not in my upload threads anyway and certainly not if you ask me by PM. I will always try to find and squish bugs, therefore I appreciate bug reports. If one of my mods isn't working for you, please at least try to ensure that it's a failure of my mod before you ask for help. You'll find the link to the detailed CC Basics tutorial when you click on the Install Instructions tab. I am a compassionate guy, but please understand that I can only muster so much endurance to address issues completely unrelated to my mods.

credits
Thanks to timoram26, Sims_MX, KuriXarya, Shykary, Padda1794, Henek, emilyjagt, des-demmonia, GTNS, gutchi1, TLSWarrior and Mar_ienka for translating.

disclaimer
Might lead to a serious case of squished brain. Your game should be safe, though.

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: 4.2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Buzz_TakeHomeFoods.zip

Size: 45.7 KB · Downloads: 69,766 · 11th Jan 2015
45.7 KB 69,766 11th Jan 2015
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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Forum Resident
#26 Old 24th Jul 2010 at 5:17 AM
Wow, what a clever idea. Thanks a lot.
Test Subject
#27 Old 24th Jul 2010 at 7:32 AM
will this work on macs?
Scholar
#28 Old 24th Jul 2010 at 8:37 AM
love this idea!! Thank you!
1978 gallons of pancake batter
Original Poster
#29 Old 24th Jul 2010 at 10:08 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by samanthahh
will this work on macs?
I honestly don't know, but I don't see why it wouldn't work on macs. They basically support packages just the same, right?

If gotcha is all you’ve got, then you’ve got nothing. - Paul Krugman
Field Researcher
#30 Old 24th Jul 2010 at 11:02 AM
Thank you very much! My sims, like me don't like to cook. =)

HK-47: Objection: I am not a problem, meatbag. You and your lack of any organized repair skills are a problem.
Test Subject
#31 Old 24th Jul 2010 at 1:27 PM
Amazing! This is something you didn't know you needed until you saw it. I included a Dutch translation.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: txt TakeHomeFoodsStrings_DTCH_NL.txt (2.1 KB, 10 downloads)
Description: Dutch Translation
1978 gallons of pancake batter
Original Poster
#32 Old 24th Jul 2010 at 1:41 PM
@emilyjagt: Thanks, I've added it.

If gotcha is all you’ve got, then you’ve got nothing. - Paul Krugman
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#33 Old 24th Jul 2010 at 4:59 PM
Great addition to the game, like something you would expect to be in a new EP.

"Part of being a mesher is being persistent through your own confusedness" - HystericalParoxysm
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Test Subject
#34 Old 24th Jul 2010 at 5:37 PM
This is brilliant. I'm off to make some lazy sims real happy.
Lab Assistant
#35 Old 24th Jul 2010 at 5:58 PM Last edited by Shykary : 24th Jul 2010 at 6:17 PM.
Buzzle, the brazilian translation has an error that I've already fixed yesterday, but you put the old version. Could you update it? The translation is on my last post.
Lab Assistant
#36 Old 24th Jul 2010 at 10:42 PM
Awsome idea,thanks a bunch!
Lab Assistant
#37 Old 24th Jul 2010 at 11:26 PM
Here's the updated strings for French. I fixed the categories of the meals and changed a couple of things.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: txt MTS_Buzzler_1119840_TakeHomeFoodsStrings_FR_FR_by_timoram26_24-07-10.txt (2.4 KB, 11 downloads)
Description: Updated translations strings in French.
Test Subject
#38 Old 24th Jul 2010 at 11:36 PM
Thanks so much
I would translate it to Dutch but I see someone already did that.
Test Subject
#39 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 12:20 AM
great idea
Lab Assistant
#40 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 1:54 AM
I have a question, on custom worlds this mod doesn't work, right? I tried a lot of times and it didn't work. The delivery boy always fails.
Lab Assistant
#41 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 1:56 AM
wow i love this mod!! thank you.

can it be done so that we could order it by clicking on the phone insted of having to move the camera all the way to the resturant to place an order? and is it possible to add another pie menu for ordering many plates at once like during the same call, ex: grilled salmon and hot dogs? or just a single plate like one plate of spaghetti so its cheaper lol
btw its funny how they actually put the food in your fridge but it seems so weird! can you change that? or does it have to be like that cuz of lack of animation?

Thanks 4 sharing ur Hard work of art w/us.
Lab Assistant
#42 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 3:56 AM
He could just ring the bell and give the food to the sim(it suppose to go to the inventory), would be great.
Instructor
#43 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 4:24 AM
This is excellent! One question, though - the meals will always have the default 'bistro-quality', right? Never "Outstanding" or "Perfect"?
1978 gallons of pancake batter
Original Poster
#44 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 9:17 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shykary
I have a question, on custom worlds this mod doesn't work, right? I tried a lot of times and it didn't work. The delivery boy always fails.
There is nothing different for custom worlds; for the code they're all the same. At what stage is he failing?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Groosalugg
can it be done so that we could order it by clicking on the phone insted of having to move the camera all the way to the resturant to place an order?
Probably. I'll look into it.

Quote:
and is it possible to add another pie menu for ordering many plates at once like during the same call, ex: grilled salmon and hot dogs? or just a single plate like one plate of spaghetti so its cheaper lol
Well, ordering multiple plates would be possible, but I would have to break all that shiny, new code to implement it. I hope you understand that I don't like the idea of doing that.
Ordering a single plate can be done, but that just seems really pointless to me.

Quote:
btw its funny how they actually put the food in your fridge but it seems so weird! can you change that? or does it have to be like that cuz of lack of animation?
What is weird about it? It's meant to be a "fire&forget" feature, so your sims can go to work, or sleep or whatever after ordering food. Giving the meal to one of your sims or putting it down on a surface wouldn't do the trick.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sadisticpyro
This is excellent! One question, though - the meals will always have the default 'bistro-quality', right? Never "Outstanding" or "Perfect"?
Correct. The meals will give your sims the same buffs as directly eating at the restaurant will.

If gotcha is all you’ve got, then you’ve got nothing. - Paul Krugman
Lab Assistant
#45 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 11:32 AM
here comes polish translation by me. I'm providing the original file, coded in UTF8 and UNICODE. I have no idea which one you need. Thax for teh mod.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: txt MTS_Buzzler_1119840_TakeHomeFoodsStrings_PL.txt (2.0 KB, 14 downloads)
Description: original
File Type: txt MTS_Buzzler_1119840_TakeHomeFoodsStrings_PL_uni.txt (4.1 KB, 15 downloads)
Description: unicode
File Type: txt MTS_Buzzler_1119840_TakeHomeFoodsStrings_PL_utf8.txt (2.1 KB, 13 downloads)
Description: utf8
Test Subject
#46 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 12:55 PM
Default Polish Translation
Polish Translation
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar MTS_Buzzler_1119840_TakeHomeFoodsStrings_PL.rar (929 Bytes, 14 downloads)
1978 gallons of pancake batter
Original Poster
#47 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 1:40 PM
@des-demmonia: Thanks, I've uploaded it. And as of now, I need the files in UNICODE. I switched to twallan's stbl compiler which wants UNICODE. Pescado's stblc broke most special characters and now I will have to repair all my localizable mods. What a great way to spend a Sunday...

@pawloq: Sorry, des-demmonia beat you to it.

If gotcha is all you’ve got, then you’ve got nothing. - Paul Krugman
Test Subject
#48 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 2:13 PM
Fantasic idea! Thanks so much. I am going to enjoy this one.
Mad Poster
#49 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 3:09 PM
SHEER genius.
That's all I have to say: Sheer. Genius.
Test Subject
#50 Old 25th Jul 2010 at 8:02 PM
Another great mod of yours! I've attached my European Portuguese translation below.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: txt TakeHomeFoodsStrings_POR_PT.txt (4.4 KB, 16 downloads)
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