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Don't Prep Food Where You Angry Poop

by scumbumbo Posted 21st Jan 2018 at 11:11 PM - Updated 31st Jan 2019 at 8:26 AM by scumbumbo : Brazilian Portuguese translation added
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Updated 11-13-2018 --- Updated for the November 13, 2018 game patch (1.47.49) to work with Python 3.7.0.


This mod allows you to set individual counters and stoves on any lot to enable or disable food preparation at that location. Since it uses a script to setup the object states for the objects, it should be compatible with any counters and stoves in the game (even from expansion packs I don't have).

Two versions of the mod are available depending on your playing style. The base mod will default to NOT allowing food preparation at any counter or stove until it has been enabled. The Default Enabled version of the mod will default to allowing food preparation anywhere, but individual counters and stoves can be disabled by selecting them. You do not have to be the lot owner in order to enable/disable food preparation, so the Default Enabled version is not required for the Dine Out game pack, and once a Dine Out location has food prep enabled properly it will continue to function for that save game.

To enable or disable food preparation at a counter or stove, simply click the object and choose the appropriate choice, "Enable Food Prep" or "Disable Food Prep". This setting for your counters and stove will be remembered in the save game file.

NOTE that you must have at least one free counter and stove which have food prep enabled in order for cooking and baking to occur on a lot. If there is no free counter or stove with food prep enabled, Sims will simply drop the food on the ground and complain about a route failure.

Removing the mod will return counter and stove behaviour to normal and allow Sims to prepare food anywhere.

If you like this mod, you may also want to get the Don't Wash Dishes Where You Angry Poop mod.

Installation Instructions and Compatibility

To install, unzip the two files contained in the download file into your game's mod folder. It can be placed in a sub-folder if desired. It uses a script, so the mod cannot be installed more than one sub-folder deep.

This mod was written and tested on Windows for The Sims 4 version (June 19, 2018). It should be compatible with any stuff or game packs and most other mods.

The package for this mod overrides the posture_Cook tuning for the game to add a test for your selected enable/disable option. Any other mod which alters this resources will conflict with this mod:
  • S4_AD6FDF1F_00000000_0000000000003CA5 (posture_Cook)

The game's object tunings are overriden in the script, which allows it to be compatible with other mods that override those objects. In addition, it will automatically adapt to new game packs that add additional counters or stoves without requiring further additions to the package. All counters which are found to contain the counter_MakeFood_Staging_Basic and stoves with the stove_StartCrafting actions are patched with the required object states to enable or disable food prepration and remember your settings.

The script uses features of the game that have been stable for years and are not likely to break in future patches.

This mod uses the ts4script file format for the script portion of the mod and cannot be installed automatically with a mod manager (until a mod manager is updated to support these files). To install the mod manually, extract both the package and ts4script files from the download into your mods folder.

Script mods must be enabled in your game options for this mod to work properly.

Nobody's bought me a Mac yet, so until I hear from someone who tries it out, I can only assume it will work on a Mac. I don't know of any reason why it wouldn't work.

Additional Credits
  • Kuree and all the others at Sims4Group who have put together the S4PE tool
  • Deaderpool for figuring out how to modify tuning at game load
  • As always, Scripthoge for writing the script "injector" routines
  • Translations:
    • Egureh for Chinese translation
    • Everton_Gaymer for Brazilian Portuguese 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 4
Built with Game Version: 1.47.49
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date | Default Enabled version for game patch 1.47.49 (Nov 13, 2018)

Size: 8.9 KB · Downloads: 18,417 · 31st Jan 2019
8.9 KB 18,417 31st Jan 2019 | Mod version for game patch 1.47.49 (Nov 13, 2018)

Size: 8.9 KB · Downloads: 12,674 · 31st Jan 2019
8.9 KB 12,674 31st Jan 2019
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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:
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) 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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#126 Old 8th Jan 2020 at 6:44 AM
Originally Posted by mummy_001
Its a shame someone other than a Patreon member wont be updating them as we really shouldn't have to pay for something they initially didn't make. Sadly i dont use MC as I'm not a fan of it (no offence to those that do), i just find it to time consuming going through all the settings. I like to chuck a mod in and not have to think about it again until the next patch...

Thanks for the reply, and i guess we just watch this space

No problem!

I don't use the Pregnancy module of MC at all, because I don't like Story Progression in my game, so if you leave it out, MC isn't too confusing. That's something to consider.

I haven't really messed with my MC settings in awhile. Every now and then I use the Tuner module to turn off autonomy on actions that are too annoying, and I like the relationship and other cheats, but my overall settings have pretty much been the same for ages. I think sometimes players think it's necessary to install every module, but it's not.

Also the only versions of MC that are pay versions are the pre-releases for patrons to bug test before they hit the general public. The patron only post I referred to is the To-Do list that Deaderpool publishes for patrons before he starts on a new release, to see if anyone has any suggestions to add.
Test Subject
#127 Old 26th Feb 2020 at 9:06 AM
Originally Posted by Heidelberg
That link just leads to a page that says, "You are now leaving The Sims Forums". It's basically the official The Sims page with nothing but announcements on it. There is an updated version of the dishwashing mod, but nobody has updated this one, yet?

If you look at the bottom where it says "Leaving"

It will say:

You are now leaving The Sims Forums. Click the link to continue to <LINK>

Just click on the link.
Lab Assistant
#128 Old 22nd Jun 2020 at 12:24 PM
I downloaded the updated version in February (, but it is not working with patch 1.63. Can anyone update please?

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Lab Assistant
#129 Old 7th Nov 2020 at 2:27 PM
Originally Posted by freidrew
I downloaded the updated version in February (, but it is not working with patch 1.63. Can anyone update please?

Me too. Getting LEs every time I load a world.

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7th Jan 2021 at 11:06 PM
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Test Subject
#130 Old 21st Jul 2021 at 3:47 AM
Getting a "Script Call Fail" with the new Cottage Living patch, I believe it's tied to this mod
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