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Learn Cooking Recipes by Watching TV!

by Darkcloudwalker Posted 17th Nov 2014 at 8:19 PM - Updated 17th Nov 2014 at 8:11 PM by Darkcloudwalker
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
XML Tuning Mod:
This one is really simple folks... this mod tunes all TVs so that while a Sim is watching the Cooking Cable channel and has any level of cooking... they will learn new recipes every ten minutes. The previous chance of learning a recipe was 3% per ten minutes... VERY SLOW. If you have all the expansion packs and the added cooking items from the Sims Store (Wood Bake Oven, etc)... expect the process of learning all the recipes to take a while as there are a ton of recipes. This however finally makes watching TV useful and more realistic to someone who actually is trying to learn cooking... think back to folks with a pad of paper in hand watching these shows and taking down every detail in the recipe and cooking process like a real chef would. In total with ALL expansions and ALL store items... it takes only about one Sim day to learn all the recipes in the game with 100% learning... also available is 50%, 25%, 10%, and completely blocked. This mod should reflect on all TVs regardless of which expansions you have! ONLY INSTALL ONE VERSION!

This mod uses: TV_0x2ebd9038fd112af1 and will partially conflict with other mods that use this XML... however the changes made to the tuning of the channel shouldn't hinder mod conflicts and should still be active... meaning it shouldn't harmfully conflict.
Tags: #recipe, #TV, #skill, #learn, #watch, #cooking, #cook, #food, #recipes

Type: Skilling

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: 1.67
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Size: 36.9 KB · Downloads: 47,693 · 17th Nov 2014
36.9 KB 47,693 17th Nov 2014
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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
#51 Old 24th Aug 2016 at 4:49 PM
That's so great! Nearly never happen in my game even if my sims often look at the TV!
Test Subject
#52 Old 30th Oct 2016 at 5:00 AM
Test Subject
#53 Old 30th Jan 2018 at 5:35 PM
nice download
Test Subject
#54 Old 13th Feb 2018 at 10:05 AM
Now i can just make a sim watch TV and do other stuff with other sims while this one is occupied! :D
Test Subject
#55 Old 21st Apr 2018 at 11:44 PM
So useful. Thanks :)
Lab Assistant
#56 Old 6th Feb 2019 at 8:49 AM
Sims learn recipes while having fun and socializing. How awesome is that?!

If you have NRaas AntiMagicScroll mod, a copy of the recipe shows up in the sim's inventory. So if another sim hasn't learned the recipe yet, he can read it.
Field Researcher
#57 Old 9th Feb 2019 at 10:55 PM
Excellent idea! Can't wait to try it in game. Thank you for sharing your talent with us, so appreciated!
Lab Assistant
#58 Old 14th Jun 2019 at 8:50 PM
Thank for this mod! <3
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