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Toddler Food Bowl

by zoe22 Posted 17th Apr 2021 at 10:23 PM - Updated 8th May 2021 at 3:40 PM by zoe22
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Update 8th May 2021
Translations added for German, French, SpanishES, SpanishMX, Greek, ChineseTW
(Thank you!)

Toddler Food Bowls!
This is a new way to feed toddlers. No more bottles, no more brown goo - it is time for some decent food around here!
Less of:

More of:


These are standalone objects - bowls that can be filled up with different types of food:
  • Main Meal (Finger Food)
  • Cereal
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Sweets
Your toddlers can toddle up to the bowls and eat away! And they will get different moodlets depending on the type of food, their traits, and the alignment of the planets.

There are a total of 9 custom moodlets, including positive and negative ones, so look forward to some mild chaos.

Usually the toddlers will eat the full bowl, but if they don't, the food doesn't go smelly or anything. You can also empty the bowl if it has food in and fill it with something else.
You may be thinking hmm, one of those looks like a pet bowl and that's because it is!
The bowls are based off the pet bowls, so they can only be put on the floor for the toddlers to eat from, but pets can't eat from them anymore. They can be moved around in live mod and put in sims' inventories too.
I actually nabbed the animations from Cherry92's Toddler Interactions mod , where toddlers can eat out of pet bowls, so thank you to Simoro for those
That mod is not required for this mod though.

There are 2 zips here, the resources for the mod, and the bowls themselves.
TwinSimming kindly gave me the Sims 4 Parenthood bowl mesh so as well as the pet-bowl-looking bowl, there is a nicer one included too that looks more toddler-appropriate. 
If you hate both of them, and only want the mod itself to be used with someone else's custom toddler food bowl object, you only need the Resources file, which contains the script, strings, jazz file, clips, xmls etc...
But you will need at least one object for it to actually exist in-game so...you will have to stick with mine until a better one comes along :p

That being said, you can change the textures of the food pretty easily, by using S3PE and replacing the images with your preferred dds files. As long as you swap the cereal image for something cereal related, and the veg with another veg etc, it should make sense in-game wise. I know my textures aren't the best :p
You can also clone a toddler bowl and just change the food textures if you want multiple bowls in-game with different food textures for each category.

Object Info
They are both called Toddler Food Bowl, for 75 simoleons and can be found in Kids Furniture or Misc Appliances.
Poly counts for toddler bowl 1: 520 high, 260 low (same as pet bowl)
toddler bowl 2: 276 (both high and low).
They come with a basic preset (green and yellow), but are recolourable with one channel.

For any cc creators out there
It should be reasonable to make a custom bowl with TSRW, especially if you keep the food part of the mesh the same. Just clone one of my bowls, import into TSRW, and import your new bowl mesh and textures. You will need to copy over the geostate values from the original bowl, so the food geostates work properly. This is why it would be harder if you make a new mesh for the food itself, but I think it's possible, just more work :p
You can change the food textures within S3PE, which again are unique to each bowl.

Tuning
There is an ITUN for the interaction if you want to change it. Leave the Hunger motive as-is though because it's increased via the code. The Bladder motive is affected too but you can edit that if you want.
There are also some tunable variables if you want to mess with them in the Sims3.Gameplay.Objects.zoeoe_ToddlerBowls.ToddlerFoodBowl xml, including how many bites of food it takes to finish a bowl, how much a full bowl fills hunger bar, cost of food, how hungry (or not hungry) they need to be for them to not finish a whole bowl, and how much traits should influence their reactions (and more). Hopefully the names and comments in the file should make sense of how they work.
You could also tweak the Buffs xml if you want to change how much they affect mood/how long for, if you so desire.

Translating
The main things to translate are in the Resources file, as they contain all the in-game interaction names and moodlet descriptions.
I have uploaded the text file with all the strings and keys, so if you'd like to translate, just change the strings between the <STR> tags, and upload in the comments

Technicals
There shouldn't be any conflicts or issues with this (hopefully) but you can let me know if you have any. Installing and uninstalling should be simple enough. I'm not sure how uninstalling custom buffs effects things - I don't think anything explodes but you could always reset sims just in case.

Special Thanks To...!
MissPat, SimShai, TwinSimming, Battery, Lyralei, EchoWeaver, SimsDeoGloria, Sonja for the help, ideas, moral support, and spreadsheets. 

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
zoeoe_ToddlerFoodBowlResources.zip | required files for mod to work - updated 08/05/2021 for translations

Size: 238.8 KB · Downloads: 1,856 · 8th May 2021
238.8 KB 1,856 8th May 2021
zoeoe_ToddlerBowlsObjects.zip | the bowls

Size: 234.6 KB · Downloads: 1,783 · 17th Apr 2021
234.6 KB 1,783 17th Apr 2021
Strings.txt | for translators

Size: 2.9 KB · Downloads: 294 · 18th Apr 2021
2.9 KB 294 18th Apr 2021
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 17th Apr 2021 at 10:43 PM
That's such a good idea, thank you!
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 17th Apr 2021 at 10:52 PM
Favorite mod ever! Thank you so much for making this happen Zoe!
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#4 Old 17th Apr 2021 at 11:03 PM
Lovely mod!
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Scholar
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#5 Old 18th Apr 2021 at 12:33 AM
This is wonderful! Thank you
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#6 Old 18th Apr 2021 at 12:45 AM
Eeeee exciting!!
Field Researcher
#7 Old 18th Apr 2021 at 4:50 AM
Would love access to a txt file to help with the french translation!
Lab Assistant
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#8 Old 18th Apr 2021 at 1:15 PM
Definitely more humane than having them eat out of Pet Bowls like 2!
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#9 Old 18th Apr 2021 at 2:06 PM
Thanks for making this! :D
Instructor
#10 Old 18th Apr 2021 at 8:21 PM
Finally somebody was able to create true food for our toddlers thank you Zoe. A must have mod you create there.
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 20th Apr 2021 at 5:17 AM
Thanks to Arsil's napping mats, the adults can go to bed while the toddlers stay up and play. The only problem is that they get hungry. I tried everything I could think of, but couldn't find food to leave on the floor for them. This is wonderful!!! Thank you!
Test Subject
#12 Old 21st Apr 2021 at 8:12 PM
Is it possible for sims to move the bowl from the ground to the high chair so the toddlers can eat from there?
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#13 Old 22nd Apr 2021 at 1:52 PM
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Originally Posted by nimsay_simmer
Is it possible for sims to move the bowl from the ground to the high chair so the toddlers can eat from there?
@nimsay_simmer I'm afraid not! That would require some extra work coding wise - I can put it on my list but not sure when or if it will be done
Test Subject
#14 Old 3rd May 2021 at 3:34 AM
This is fantastic! Would you be able to put these in the sims 4 as well? It's cool if not, I know the sims 4 uses a different game code.
Test Subject
#15 Old 7th May 2021 at 1:44 PM
Thank you for the great mod! Here is the traditional Chinese translation.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: txt Toddler Food Bowl_Traditional Chinese Translation.txt (2.9 KB, 14 downloads)
Lab Assistant
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#16 Old 7th May 2021 at 2:15 PM
This is so cool a mod, it play wonderful in game and my twins had different moodlets after the vegetables :D, Thank you so much !!!!
Test Subject
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#17 Old 19th May 2021 at 7:36 PM
Nice mod! Also what is that toddler hair? Its literaly so cute!
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#18 Old 22nd May 2021 at 3:58 PM
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Originally Posted by DemittiNix
This is fantastic! Would you be able to put these in the sims 4 as well? It's cool if not, I know the sims 4 uses a different game code.
Sorry I actually have no experience modding for sims 4
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#19 Old 22nd May 2021 at 4:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Infinity
Nice mod! Also what is that toddler hair? Its literaly so cute!
It's IfcaSims' retexture of Aspettami's Ashitaba https://ifcasims.tumblr.com/post/16...nails-meshes-by
Test Subject
#20 Old 3rd Jun 2021 at 5:02 AM
Olá,
1 Gostaria de ter os textos originais pra traduzir para o Português/BR;
2 É verdade que obtendo esse mod não será possível alimentar os pets?
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#21 Old 3rd Jun 2021 at 4:22 PM
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Originally Posted by usermarilia
Olá,
1 Gostaria de ter os textos originais pra traduzir para o Português/BR;
2 É verdade que obtendo esse mod não será possível alimentar os pets?

Hi,
1 I would like to have the original texts to translate to Portuguese/BR;
2 Is it true that getting this mod won't be possible to feed pets?


1.In the download section, the file "Strings.txt" has all the text that needs translating.
If you upload the translated file here I can update the package with your translation. Thanks!

2. The bowls that come with this mod are self-contained objects, so only toddlers can eat from them, but they don't affect the actual pet bowls at all - so pets can be fed normally. These are entirely separate to the pet bowls, they just look like them :P