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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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See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 13th Aug 2014 at 8:50 PM
You just made the Vending Machine go from meh to useful after all ! My vamps thank you for the plasma drink
Instructor
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#3 Old 13th Aug 2014 at 9:11 PM
Thanks for this mod, it's very useful especially something for vampires. I'm so annoyed by EA's lack of food items involving plasma so vampires could have more options and can also enjoy something along side with their non vampire family/friends.
Test Subject
#4 Old 13th Aug 2014 at 9:21 PM
The word for plasma in spanish is "plasma", so Plasma Cola doesn't need translation into spanish. It's perfectly understandable like it is.
Test Subject
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#5 Old 13th Aug 2014 at 9:41 PM
Another great idea to make the background action even more realistic. Fantastic ! Thanks !!! (oh and btw Plasma is ok in french too :up: )
Mad Poster
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#6 Old 13th Aug 2014 at 10:27 PM
another great mod from you! you work fast!
Icy Spicy
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#7 Old 13th Aug 2014 at 10:31 PM
I am seriously in love with all of your mods...thanks a whole bunch!
Test Subject
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#8 Old 13th Aug 2014 at 10:31 PM
thanks i love the VM from TS3UL and now few nods for that a new drink and i can choose them you are so awesome thanks for the prefect 6 in 1 mods
Scholar
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#9 Old 13th Aug 2014 at 10:47 PM
Plasma Cola is such a great idea!
Instructor
#10 Old 13th Aug 2014 at 10:59 PM
Wow this is soo good!, I was JUST thinking about something similar to this the other day! Amazing, you must have read my mind ;-p Only could I be free to make a request? I would like to be able to buy soda's and candy bars from the mini-fridge that came from UNI, maybe make the whole thing nonautonomous too?! Thanks for this, I'm dl'ing now ;-D

22 I will give him the key to the house of David. When he opens doors, no one will be able to close them; when he closes doors, no one will be able to open them.
Test Subject
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#11 Old 14th Aug 2014 at 12:30 AM
Thank you! I never got why you couldn't choose what you wanted before this.
Top Secret Researcher
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#12 Old 14th Aug 2014 at 12:38 AM
Brilliant! Thanks!
Instructor
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#13 Old 14th Aug 2014 at 2:00 AM
awesome
Scholar
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#14 Old 14th Aug 2014 at 2:10 AM
Great idea, thank you for sharing it!
Lab Assistant
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#15 Old 14th Aug 2014 at 2:16 AM
This is one of those mods that make EA programmers bang their heads against the wall, wondering why on earth they didn't do that in the first place. One great big THANK YOU!! So useful. Thanks!
Test Subject
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#16 Old 14th Aug 2014 at 3:06 AM
Thanks.
Test Subject
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#17 Old 14th Aug 2014 at 10:01 AM
I can see You don't idle there Icarus :D
Thanks for another good mod ! :)
Test Subject
#18 Old 14th Aug 2014 at 1:33 PM
I loved it, thank you so much
One thing, in portuguese plasma means plasma, so don't need translation at all
Top Secret Researcher
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#19 Old 14th Aug 2014 at 2:18 PM
You are amazing icarus. Thank you once again for a great new mod.
Test Subject
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#20 Old 14th Aug 2014 at 2:58 PM
I didn't even know all of these flavors were available,so thanks for now giving my sim an option.They always seemed to end up with a nasty nougat bar that they didn't enjoy.
Test Subject
#21 Old 14th Aug 2014 at 3:03 PM
thank you for this mod
btw: you don't need a translation for "plasma cola" in german, too. it's perfectly fine that way
Lab Assistant
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#22 Old 14th Aug 2014 at 3:49 PM
Thanks!! I love your mods :)
Top Secret Researcher
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#23 Old 14th Aug 2014 at 5:04 PM
Thanks!
Field Researcher
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#24 Old 14th Aug 2014 at 8:03 PM
Thanks! This is excellent!
Test Subject
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#25 Old 14th Aug 2014 at 9:28 PM
Thank you for this great new mod
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