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(UPDATE: 18-APR-2016) Vending Machine Tweaks

by icarus_allsorts Posted 13th Aug 2014 at 8:18 PM - Updated 18th Apr 2016 at 3:32 PM by icarus_allsorts : Mod update
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Updates

18-APR-2016:
  • Sims will now autonomously shake vending machines that are stuck when hungry (the mod still prevents them from being crushed by the machine when doing this autonomously for anyone who still worries about this).
  • Vampires will also now autonomously buy Plasma Cola when thirsty.
  • Inactive sims will actually receive and consume any candy bars/sodas they get from shaking/slamming a machine.

Mod Description/Details

This is a script mod that alters and adds the following features to vending machines:
  • Sims can now specifically choose and buy the type of soda/candy bar they want from vending machines instead of it being randomly decided by the game. The only exceptions are the Golden Can Soda and Lily Lonka Golden Candy Bar, but there is still the chance of receiving one instead of the chosen product (the probability of this happening is unchanged by the mod).
  • Sims can autonomously buy and drink/eat sodas and candy bars from vending machines now (previously not possible due to how EA coded the interaction). If the item they tried to buy gets stuck, they may be autonomously pushed to shake/slam the machine depending on their traits/moodlets.
  • The chances of the machine toppling over and crushing a sim to death when autonomously shaking/slamming a vending machine is now zero. The chance of them dying when you the player directs them to shake/slam the machine however is unchanged.
  • A sim's Athletic skill will now affect their chances of releasing a stuck object when shaking a stuck vending machine with a 100% success rate at level 10. (Note: this does NOT affect chance of receiving a free item from an UNstuck machine. Also slamming the machine doesn't have this mechanic since by default the sim will ALWAYS receive the stuck object when they do it)
  • Sims may receive a 2 hour Sore moodlet after slamming a vending machine (more likely to happen the less athletic they are).
  • Added a custom Soda called Plasma Cola for vampires to enjoy, which can be bought from any drink vending machine. It's basically Plasma Juice in a can - vampires will recover thirst from drinking it while non-vampires will become nauseous. Also provides the Sugar Rush moodlet like all sodas do. This feature requires either Late Night or Supernatural.

End Notes

Built and Tested on patch 1.67

Requires University Life

Pure Script Mod. Should not conflict with any other mods.

Translations for "Plasma Cola" will be greatly appreciated (Languages currently available in: English, Japanese)

Additional Credits:
Thanks to the Jones' for S3PE and to everyone who's helped me with my script modding endeavors, whether by tutorial or answering my questions. Also thanks to kmonica at the NRaas Wiki for mentioning to me how sims wouldn't use vending machines autonomously.

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 University Life
Built with Game Version: 1.67.2.024
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#26 Old 15th Aug 2014 at 12:47 AM
Thanks Icarus Your mods certainly put enjoyment into my game
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#27 Old 15th Aug 2014 at 5:36 AM
I love your mods so much! They are incredibly useful!
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#28 Old 15th Aug 2014 at 7:33 AM
Thank you for this brilliant mod.
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#29 Old 15th Aug 2014 at 11:58 PM
I highly appreciate your mods, Icarus, you're the best!
Lab Assistant
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#30 Old 16th Aug 2014 at 5:57 AM
Thanks for making this! I don't know why EA thought it was a good idea for sims to get a mystery item from the vending machines. LOL
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#31 Old 18th Aug 2014 at 6:59 AM
Awesome :)
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#32 Old 30th Aug 2014 at 1:53 AM
Can you release a tuning mod to avoid autonomous shake? Or avoid dying? I just don't want sims to die without me knowing.

I work for a living, but I don't necessarily live for a working.
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#33 Old 30th Aug 2014 at 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by tomomi1922
Can you release a tuning mod to avoid autonomous shake? Or avoid dying? I just don't want sims to die without me knowing.

The chance of dying from an autonomous shake is specifically set to zero with this mod
Test Subject
#34 Old 2nd Sep 2014 at 3:09 AM
Another awesome mod! Thanks alot! The name Plasma Cola works for German so you don't need a translation!
Test Subject
#35 Old 16th Sep 2014 at 5:30 PM
Is Plasma cola only orderable for vampires?
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#36 Old 16th Sep 2014 at 8:05 PM
Awesome, thank you! And just to add, like others have. Plasma cola doesn't need a translation for dutch either. It's the same .
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#37 Old 17th Sep 2014 at 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Devalaous
Is Plasma cola only orderable for vampires?

It's always available for purchase. Autonomously though vampires will only choose plasma cola while non-vampires will choose any of the other regular types.
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#38 Old 9th Oct 2014 at 10:07 PM
Good job. I particularly like the sound of the "gooey nut log". Thanks for making this!
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#39 Old 18th Oct 2014 at 5:52 AM
Wow this was a subtle change but a great addition to any sim game!
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#40 Old 20th Oct 2014 at 3:36 AM
Thank you! This is so awesome- my vampire especially loves this during long study nights at University.
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#41 Old 29th Oct 2014 at 4:48 AM
Nice add to game play. Cool! Thank you. :)
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#42 Old 17th May 2015 at 9:19 AM
nice mod, i don't know if you still there but is also possible fix the cash register vendors??? i feel like they are much more like some "deco" than really vendors, my sims never autonomous try to buy food or drink from then, if the place don't have any other type of food or drink source then they prefer die than buy from the vendors, this happen with pratically with almost all the vendors, the only vendors which actually i see sims autonomous buying drink or food are the mixologies any other (nectar, barist/barman, consigination bakery) they just don't interact with then.
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#43 Old 17th May 2015 at 4:37 PM
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Originally Posted by ellessarr
nice mod, i don't know if you still there but is also possible fix the cash register vendors??? i feel like they are much more like some "deco" than really vendors, my sims never autonomous try to buy food or drink from then, if the place don't have any other type of food or drink source then they prefer die than buy from the vendors, this happen with pratically with almost all the vendors, the only vendors which actually i see sims autonomous buying drink or food are the mixologies any other (nectar, barist/barman, consigination bakery) they just don't interact with then.

I've personally not seen much problem with the food registers from WA or the concessions stands from Seasons, sims do seem to buy food from them autonomously as far as I've seen, though not as frequently as with the bars.
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#44 Old 24th May 2015 at 5:32 PM
Thank you!!! This is awesome!!
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#45 Old 23rd Feb 2016 at 4:51 PM
*Gasp* I needed this mod! Thanks so much!
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#46 Old 19th Apr 2016 at 1:37 PM
Love the new updates!
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#47 Old 29th May 2016 at 5:21 PM
Woah, choice of what I want AND pleased Vampire sims? What novel ideas! Hah, from one who loves playing supernatural sims, thank you so much for this!
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#48 Old 2nd Oct 2016 at 4:59 PM
Love the ability to choose and to help out my thirsty vamps.
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#49 Old 15th Feb 2018 at 5:48 PM
Thanks, now I can fucc up a vendin machine and know Im gettin a free snacc.
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#50 Old 26th Jul 2019 at 8:20 AM
Thanks so much! No more stupid Gooey Nut Log or Chunky Nougat Surprise. Got tired of my sims getting the negative moodlet for getting these all the time.
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