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

by douglasveiga Posted 3rd Nov 2011 at 8:14 AM - Updated 4th May 2014 at 11:25 PM 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: 56,280 · 4th May 2014
46.4 KB 56,280 4th May 2014
Gardener_service_NPC_v2.2.rar | for Patch v1.63 ~ v1.66

Size: 46.3 KB · Downloads: 10,437 · 15th Jan 2014
46.3 KB 10,437 15th Jan 2014
Gardener_service_NPC_v2.1.rar | for Patch v1.54 ~ v1.63

Size: 46.7 KB · Downloads: 10,555 · 7th Sep 2013
46.7 KB 10,555 7th Sep 2013
Gardener_service_NPC_v2.0.rar | for Patch v1.54 ~ v1.55

Size: 47.0 KB · Downloads: 6,486 · 16th Jul 2013
47.0 KB 6,486 16th Jul 2013
Gardener_service_NPC_v1.9.rar | for Patch v1.50

Size: 44.3 KB · Downloads: 7,518 · 7th Apr 2013
44.3 KB 7,518 7th Apr 2013
Gardener_service_NPC_v1.8.rar | for Patch v1.50

Size: 44.2 KB · Downloads: 2,918 · 27th Mar 2013
44.2 KB 2,918 27th Mar 2013
Gardener_service_NPC_v1.7.rar | for Patch v1.50

Size: 41.6 KB · Downloads: 4,519 · 2nd Mar 2013
41.6 KB 4,519 2nd Mar 2013
Gardener_service_NPC_v1.6.rar | for Patch v1.42 ~ v1.48

Size: 41.6 KB · Downloads: 13,754 · 1st Dec 2012
41.6 KB 13,754 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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THANKS POST
#101 Old 6th Nov 2011 at 2:32 AM
thats awesome
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#102 Old 6th Nov 2011 at 5:47 AM
This is really usefull, thank you!
Test Subject
#103 Old 6th Nov 2011 at 6:17 AM
What does it do with bags of money? I've not been watching the gardeners very closely, and normal plants have been harvested several times now but I haven't received any notifications from my 5 money trees.
1978 gallons of pancake batter
#104 Old 6th Nov 2011 at 11:53 AM
douglasveiga: This mod seems to leave corrupt service data in the savegame when you uninstall the mod. An uninstall interaction is in order, methinks.

If gotcha is all you’ve got, then you’ve got nothing. - Paul Krugman
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Original Poster
#105 Old 6th Nov 2011 at 12:34 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buzzler
douglasveiga: This mod seems to leave corrupt service data in the savegame when you uninstall the mod. An uninstall interaction is in order, methinks.



i am already working on it, will be available soon.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#106 Old 6th Nov 2011 at 1:36 PM
This is great but unfortunately, in my game, after 2 Sims days both my gardener and cleaning lady disappeared !!! Anybody encountered the same ?
Inventor
Original Poster
#107 Old 6th Nov 2011 at 2:23 PM Last edited by douglasveiga : 7th Nov 2011 at 5:04 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by annejline
This is great but unfortunately, in my game, after 2 Sims days both my gardener and cleaning lady disappeared !!! Anybody encountered the same ?


if the Gardener stooped working after some Sim days, download the New Version v1.12 and use the "Cancel Service", and then "Request Service". , to correct this issue
Top Secret Researcher
#108 Old 6th Nov 2011 at 10:28 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by douglasveiga
i am already working on it, will be available soon.


I would suggest also updating your Dancer mod with the same uninstall capability, once you have it written.

Cheers.

NRaas Industries: Sims 3 Mods for the Discerning Player, hosted by The Wikispaces.
1978 gallons of pancake batter
#109 Old 7th Nov 2011 at 7:25 AM
twallan, does ErrorTrap clean up corrupt service data as well or only the Register mod?

If gotcha is all you’ve got, then you’ve got nothing. - Paul Krugman
Inventor
#110 Old 7th Nov 2011 at 7:52 AM
Buzzler: Twallan is planning to include a cleanup in Overwatch soon. ATM it's just Register
Test Subject
#111 Old 7th Nov 2011 at 1:09 PM
Hi @douglasveiga,
In case you would like to add Polish Strings to it, here they are:
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar S3_220557DA_00000000_0FCFF96C94B6CA33_GardenerNPC_strings_POL_PL%%+STBL.rar (1.1 KB, 20 downloads)
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retired moderator THANKS POST
#112 Old 7th Nov 2011 at 1:43 PM
This is perfect! I have a black thumb IRL, so I'm not at all amorous of the gardening tasks. This will make my Sims' lives that much more rich. Thank you!!
Inventor
Original Poster
#113 Old 7th Nov 2011 at 4:59 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by hotroxy777
Hi @douglasveiga,
In case you would like to add Polish Strings to it, here they are:


hotroxy777, thank you very muchh!

in the next Ogrodinik (that's Fun ) update, i will release with your translation.

actually, did you find any problem while translating? because i don't speak English, so i don't know if the original english strings were correct...

Other question: the polish language use the Adjective before or after the Substantive?

ex: "3 Great Apple" or "3 Apple Great"?

that's the "{0.String} {1.String}" line.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#114 Old 7th Nov 2011 at 8:02 PM
I think the English strings are fine (in my opinion ) I had no problems with understanding your English and with further translation into Polish at all.
Don't worry my English isn't perfect either, even my Polish isn't perfect
Your second question just wasted me :D
but if I understood you correctly the answer is (i think ) for example "3 Great Apple's"
Test Subject
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#115 Old 7th Nov 2011 at 8:04 PM
This is awesome ,thank you
Inventor
Original Poster
#116 Old 7th Nov 2011 at 9:33 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by hotroxy777
I think the English strings are fine (in my opinion ) I had no problems with understanding your English and with further translation into Polish at all.
Don't worry my English isn't perfect either, even my Polish isn't perfect
Your second question just wasted me :D
but if I understood you correctly the answer is (i think ) for example "3 Great Apple's"


no, i want to know if Polish Language (structural grammar) use the position of the Adjective is before or after Substantive?

i need to know to adjust it in the NPC post-harvest List.

ex: some languages use "3 Great Apple(s)", others "3 Apple(s) Great".

:D
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#117 Old 8th Nov 2011 at 4:29 AM
omg about time
Test Subject
#118 Old 8th Nov 2011 at 9:19 AM
The mod is working fine, but there are some issues:

1) I get a notification from another gardener besides mine saying added this and that to the fridge, but it is not my gardener (cancelled mine -uninstalled mod - reinstalled mod - but same thing happens
2) The gardener doesn't fertilize the plants all at once or is that the intention ?

Thanks for your time
Test Subject
#119 Old 8th Nov 2011 at 12:03 PM
[QUOTE=pcsbvba]The mod is working fine, but there are some issues:

1) I get a notification from another gardener besides mine saying added this and that to the fridge, but it is not my gardener

yes! same here...but it's not a big deal for me actually coz i find it interesting & funny at some part. This is my experimental= I play with family A, call the gardener, then using magic gnome (set faster), the gardener come@harvest bla bla bla u know the rest...after that.. using Nrass MC... evict this family A from those house, change household (call it family B), add some homeless sims in those empty house and (now they are family A) of course the gardener still come services this household. The funny part is, I use my family B to visit family A..open they refrigerator & still can take all the harvested item ha!ha!ha! I save $100 bill & space in refrige for family B...and again ha!ha!ha!..i feel like evil thou...o well..except, the notification still pop up like pcsbvba mention even if u change household..
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Field Researcher
#120 Old 8th Nov 2011 at 4:47 PM
There's a problem with money trees. The gardener harvests them but the bags end up nowhere. I also get a completely blank notification when it happens.

Jade Elizabeth (Alundra)
Just call me Al
Test Subject
#121 Old 8th Nov 2011 at 4:52 PM
I installed the mod and put it inot my mods folder, but when i click on the sims cell phone the "call gardner" option does not appear nor does it appear in the call service log. Is there something wrong that i am doing please help!!
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#122 Old 8th Nov 2011 at 4:56 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alundra
There's a problem with money trees. The gardener harvests them but the bags end up nowhere. I also get a completely blank notification when it happens.



was solved in the last update v1.12.
Test Subject
#123 Old 8th Nov 2011 at 5:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by pupylover127
I installed the mod and put it inot my mods folder, but when i click on the sims cell phone the "call gardner" option does not appear nor does it appear in the call service log. Is there something wrong that i am doing please help!!


Hello pupylover, you are to use a wall phone only for the mod to show up. Please reread overview. :D
Test Subject
#124 Old 8th Nov 2011 at 6:02 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by rostella
[QUOTE=pcsbvba]The mod is working fine, but there are some issues:

1) I get a notification from another gardener besides mine saying added this and that to the fridge, but it is not my gardener

yes! same here...but it's not a big deal for me actually coz i find it interesting & funny at some part. This is my experimental= I play with family A, call the gardener, then using magic gnome (set faster), the gardener come@harvest bla bla bla u know the rest...after that.. using Nrass MC... evict this family A from those house, change household (call it family B), add some homeless sims in those empty house and (now they are family A) of course the gardener still come services this household. The funny part is, I use my family B to visit family A..open they refrigerator & still can take all the harvested item ha!ha!ha! I save $100 bill & space in refrige for family B...and again ha!ha!ha!..i feel like evil thou...o well..except, the notification still pop up like pcsbvba mention even if u change household..


Hello rostella, I have yet to get this mod to work for me but....are you saying that your magic garden gnome works with this mod in your game? Which would be SWEET. Just want to make sure I'm reading this correctly. Thanks bunches! :D
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