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Old Mill Tea Set Revamped

by SimTangerine Posted 7th May 2018 at 9:39 PM - Updated 15th May 2018 at 3:43 PM by SimTangerine
44 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 13 Thanks Posts
****>>> You will need the original store tea set for this to work! <<<****

Updated on 5/15/18 - The "Serve tea with.." list displays a portrait and full name of all sims on the lot
Updated on 5/15/18 - Cost is now configurable through menu interaction. You can set 'make tea' and 'serve tea' costs for residential and commercial lots separately. Make cost will affect 'Make tea' and 'read tea leaves' and 'serve cost' will affect both serve interactions.

I liked the idea of the Old Mill Tea Set from the store but I was disappointed that I couldn't pick who my sims should have tea with. So I started modding it to allow me to pick who would join the tea party.

Then I decided to add the option to read the tea leaves to add to the fun. Finally I decided to charge for serving and drinking tea, since nothing in life is free!

So all those options are included in this mod. Sim must be teen or older to use all these interactions. These are the interactions:

1. Serve Tea with...
Costs 12 Simoleans
Shows you a list of Sims currently on the lot. You can pick up to 3 sims (teen and older) to join the "tea party".

2. Make Tea and Serve Tea - same as the original interactions but these charge your sim 4 and 12 simoleans respectively. If your sim household does not have enough money, they cannot perform the interaction.

3. Read the tea leaves - the exciting one!!
Costs 4 simoleans
The sim who is making tea will attempt to read the tea leaves and the tea leaves will reveal their "fortune". The fortune event will happen not instantly, but some hours after (random). The particular sim who reads the tea leaves will not be able to read them again for 24 hours. There is a chance that the sim will not be able to read the tea leaves, in which case the sim will just drink the tea and nothing fortune-related will happen, but the sim can immediately read the leaves again in this case.

Lucky sims tend to get more positive fortunes than negative.

Fortunes are under spoiler below, in case you don't want the surprises spoiled!

This is a pure scripting mod and the possibility of any conflict is remote.

The tea leaves tell all! There is a risk of getting a negative fortune but that's the chance you take.

I got quite carried away making this, I initially only wanted the list of sims to have tea with. It took a LOT of testing over and over and over for days! ...but finally I am done. In the end I enjoyed making it and I hope you will have fun with it in your game.

Credits: Inge and Peter Jones for S3PE Buzzler, Nona Mena and VelocityGrass, whose many many helpful answers in the modding forums helped me put this together. The wealth of information posted by them (and others) on the forums is truly awesome.

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.

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Built with Game Version: 1.67
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See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
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Space Pony
#26 Old 16th May 2018 at 8:22 AM
What wonderful feature additions
Test Subject
#27 Old 16th May 2018 at 1:29 PM
I've been looking forward to this update. You rock! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#28 Old 16th May 2018 at 5:25 PM
You rule! Thank you!
Test Subject
#29 Old 17th May 2018 at 10:21 PM Last edited by Melowna : 18th May 2018 at 5:25 PM.
I was waiting for those new features. Tested and work perfectly ! Tank You !!
If you want to make another mod, it could be great to add te same features to the store "movie sreen" :D
Lab Assistant
#30 Old 20th May 2018 at 12:34 AM
The tea-leaf reading sounds like it'll make this set ideal to put on a Gypsy Wagon lot.
Lab Assistant
#31 Old 20th May 2018 at 11:55 AM
Love this mod, so thank you so very much for making this :D All works as it should and my sims thank you as well :D
Lab Assistant
#32 Old 26th May 2018 at 2:07 PM
Thank you
Lab Assistant
#33 Old 10th Jun 2018 at 12:53 AM
Originally Posted by SimTangerine
New version uploaded with portraits and configurable commercial and residential costs. Per instance is not possible as the object has nowhere to store this data.

Autonomous should work for 'make tea' and 'serve tea' interactions, I have ITUNs in there but I am not able to test that - would be great if someone can test and report back. The rest (read tea leaves and serve tea with) are not autonomous.

Hello there, first, thank you so much for revamp.
I tested it in communauty lot, I also reset town with MC but it doesn t work for autonomous.
Before your revamp, autonomous sims used to drink, and now, with your revamp, they don t because probably it s no free LOL
They are smart xD
#34 Old 20th Jun 2018 at 8:14 PM
Thank you I look forward to trying this as it brings more playable animations to a game object..
Forum Resident
#35 Old 30th Jun 2018 at 4:32 AM
Great mod, thanks!
Field Researcher
#36 Old 13th Aug 2018 at 9:25 AM
Oh, my goodness! Thank you so much for this incredibly brilliant and realistic mod! I love, love, LOVE tea! And I'm thrilled to find this mod, which makes tea drinking quite realistic and more relaxing and fun for our simmers.
Forum Resident
#37 Old 18th Nov 2018 at 7:56 PM
Great mod!!! Thanks!!!
Test Subject
#38 Old 29th Nov 2018 at 3:56 AM
Thanks, but unfortunatelly this item is "Currently not available for sale" on The Sims 3 website store.
#39 Old 25th Dec 2018 at 12:23 PM
Originally Posted by Angie Costa
Thanks, but unfortunatelly this item is "Currently not available for sale" on The Sims 3 website store.

They do not sell it seperately. You have buy the 'Old Mill' set/lot if you want it.
Lab Assistant
#40 Old 27th Dec 2018 at 2:21 AM
Happy Holliday and thank you for all the joy you gave us Sims 3 players XXX
#41 Old 24th Nov 2019 at 2:05 PM
This is great, thanks for livening this item up!
Lab Assistant
#42 Old 14th Apr 2020 at 5:08 PM
Dont's use! This crash the game on load x:
Test Subject
#43 Old 5th Jan 2021 at 8:28 PM
Thank you so much for taking the time and creating this and adding what the people who get paid to do this stuff did not AND for sharing it with everyone! "They' made a gorgeous item, but YOU made in practical!
Test Subject
30th Jul 2021 at 10:46 PM
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Lab Assistant
#44 Old 19th Sep 2021 at 9:27 PM
Really nice. I like this so much!
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