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Functional Canning Station and Custom Canning Skill (Update 17th April 2019)

by icemunmun Posted 6th Aug 2017 at 8:04 PM - Updated 16th Apr 2019 at 9:43 PM by icemunmun : Updated to the Get Famous patch
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Update - 17th November 2019 Patch

--- Updated to Patch :UPDATE: 4/16/2019 — PC / Mac

Update - 14, November 2018 : Get Famous Patch

--- Updated to Patch :11/13/2018 — PC / Mac

(Only the preserves require re-downloading, not the base mod)

Compatible with PC / Mac

1. Introduction

I loved the Canning Station from Sims 3 and have been wanting to recreate it in sims 4 for quite some time. When I saw the poll for the eco Living SP, I knew this theme was not going to win because Laundry!!
Anyway so I took up my half finished stuff and finished it asap!

2. What does the mod do? Catalog Details

The Mod adds -

i) Canning station (To make various kinds of preserves)
Catalog Details -
Name - Canning Station
Price - 2000 Simoleons
Location - Appliances --- > Stove
Presets - 6 presets

ii) A new 10 level custom Canning Skill

iii) Retail GTW shelves - Comes in two sizes

Catalog Details -
Name - Canning Preserve Display / Canning Preserve Display - Medium Height
Price - 200/120 Simoleons
Location - Surfaces --- > Display
- Function --- > Retail
Presets - 10 presets
Slots - 24 small + 6 medium / 16 small + 6 medium

3. Interaction on the Canning Station

i) Make Jam ( Available from Canning Skill Level 0)
--- Requires 6 harvestables
--- Makes a Jar of Jam which is then put on a surface or into the inventory by the sim.
--- Gets a special Buff (This is my Jam!)

ii) Make Pickles (Available from Canning Skill Level 3)
--- Requires 6 harvestables
--- Makes a Jar of Pickles which is then put on a surface or into the inventory by the sim.
--- Gets a special Buff (Pickled Life!)

iii) Make Spreads (Available from Canning Skill Level 6)
--- Requires 6 harvestables
--- Makes a Jar of Spread which is then put on a surface or into the inventory by the sim.
--- Gets a special Buff (Spread The Love)

4. Canning Skill

--- 10 Level Skill
--- 3 Skill Books available from the bookshelf :---
i) Canning Skill Vol 1: To Can or Not to Can?
ii) Canning Skill Vol 2: Cantastic Fruits and Where to Can Them
iii) Canning Skill Vol 3: If I can can, I will can!

--- Custom Skill icon
--- Custom Speech and thought bubbles
--- Skill can be gained by reading the skill books or by making Preserves
--- Different Skill levels unlock different Preserves
--- Making Preserves is a Custom Club Activity (Get Together EP)

--- Custom Canning steps

5. Table of Jams, Pickle, Spreads

6. Jars


--- Each Jar costs 120 simoleons. Price maybe modified according to skill level

--- Jar can be sold from Inventory/Retail Shelves/City Living Craft tables

--- Jars of preserves do not spoil

--- Jars are not found in the catalog but are searchable by the name of the preserve (If you want to grab them quickly)

Interaction on the Jars

i) Eat
--- Sim eats Jam/pickle/Spread directly from the jar with a fork
(Issue - The jar has the lid on while being eaten from. Also sometimes the empty jars shows prices. Please ignore and clean them up. No cheating and selling empty jars!)
--- Gets special moodlet
ii) Eat with Bread
--- The Jar is consumed and 6 plates of Bread with preserve appears in the inventory.
--- The plate of Bread with Jam/Pickle/spread can be eaten as normal food
--- The plate of Bread with Jam/Pickle/spread is toddler compatible
--- The plate of Bread with Jam/Pickle/spread can be packed into Lunch Sacks (Parenthood GP)
iii) Sell To Evil Corporation
--- Jar can be sold for a hefty profit
--- Sim gets Special buff

8. Custom Buffs

9. Requirement -

Outdoor Retreat Required

10. Compatibility - Outdoor Retreat Required

11. Issues - Mainly graphical at lowest settings - The canning pot becomes translucent
- The skill icon disaappears - to be fixed in the next update

12. Future direction - Addition of more moodlets
- More options for gameplay enhancement
- Support for more EA and Custom harvestables as they are released

13. Patch Level - Made with Game Version PC Version / Mac Version

14. Conflicts: Should not conflict with any other mod

15. Polycount

16. Translations - Traditional Chinese (konansock , wuccwzt ), POR_BR (simshout), German (Jevi) and French (YuuNyuu)

17. Thanks

-EA Maxis for Grandma's Canning Station for some meshes and ideas
-Sims 4 studio
- Canning station Overhaul by Butterbot for inspiration
- All my simming friends for the feedback and encouragement. Love you all!
-Thank you to everybody who have reported issues and helped in testing

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 + 1 GPs
Built with Game Version: PC Version
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
icemunmun_Canning_RetailShelves_GTW.rar | Retail shelves.Requires GTW EP

Size: 1.30 MB · Downloads: 149,813 · 16th Apr 2019
1.30 MB 149,813 16th Apr 2019
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA_IngredientOptional.rar | Preserves using EA Maxis harvestables. Ingredients optional

Size: 3.62 MB · Downloads: 108,387 · 16th Apr 2019
3.62 MB 108,387 16th Apr 2019
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_EA.rar | Preserves using EA Maxis harvestables

Size: 3.64 MB · Downloads: 161,335 · 16th Apr 2019
3.64 MB 161,335 16th Apr 2019
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_Custom_IngredientOptional.rar | Preserves using Custom harvestables. Ingredient Optional

Size: 3.70 MB · Downloads: 94,732 · 16th Apr 2019
3.70 MB 94,732 16th Apr 2019
icemunmun_Canning_Preserves_Custom.rar | Preserves using Custom harvestables

Size: 3.69 MB · Downloads: 136,623 · 16th Apr 2019
3.69 MB 136,623 16th Apr 2019
icemunmun_Canning_Base.rar | Main mod File

Size: 3.67 MB · Downloads: 197,660 · 16th Apr 2019
3.67 MB 197,660 16th Apr 2019
icemunmun_Black_plate.rar | Required for the Preserve bread

Size: 11.8 KB · Downloads: 153,132 · 16th Apr 2019
11.8 KB 153,132 16th Apr 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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Forum Resident
#2 Old 6th Aug 2017 at 8:15 PM
This is awesome! Thank you very much!
Test Subject
#3 Old 6th Aug 2017 at 8:25 PM
#4 Old 6th Aug 2017 at 8:41 PM
Thanks Mun Mun!
Test Subject
#5 Old 6th Aug 2017 at 8:49 PM
I've been dying waiting for this! Thank you for being so amazing and doing this <3
Test Subject
#6 Old 6th Aug 2017 at 8:54 PM
Wow! This is amazing!! Thank you so much <33
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 6th Aug 2017 at 9:07 PM
OMG!!! I fall in faint! I loved canning already in Sims 1 and had also voted for it at the poll for the Eco-GP and than I was so sad about laundry-theme has won. Thank you so much, you're the BEST!
Forum Resident
#8 Old 6th Aug 2017 at 9:19 PM
ermagerd!! lubs!! thank you thank you thank you.
Test Subject
#9 Old 6th Aug 2017 at 9:22 PM
ive been waiting for this to release! EA EAT YOUR HEART OUT lol ♥♥ great improvement with your modding skills
Test Subject
#10 Old 6th Aug 2017 at 9:22 PM
OMG! This is awesome. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 6th Aug 2017 at 9:25 PM
How do we vote this onto MTS Top Items list?
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 6th Aug 2017 at 9:28 PM
Wow. Just wow. Please create a Patreon.
#13 Old 6th Aug 2017 at 9:42 PM
Unfrickin' believable. This is just.... Wow. Gonna go finish my farm now. All favs from me and throwing a little shade at EA with all their excuses why we can't have cool things. Leaving with a 90 degree bow in your direction.
Top Secret Researcher
#14 Old 6th Aug 2017 at 9:55 PM
Been waiting for this! This is marvelous. Thank you for doing the work EA refuses to do. Modders have been saving the game since TS1.
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 6th Aug 2017 at 9:57 PM
Thank you <3
Top Secret Researcher
#16 Old 6th Aug 2017 at 9:58 PM
It's finally there!! YAY I've been waiting for it since I saw your WIP months ago Thank youuuuuu <3
I loved the canning station overhaul Butterbot did for sims 3 so much so I am glad to see it now for Sims 4! Being able to sell the preserves using GTW shelves or with the city stands is so awesome! Finally all those harvests will be really useful - either feeding or making moolah ^^ I oversee grannies being slaved haha. And so glad all those CC harvest will be usable with the station! Vampires having a recipe is so cool, also thank you for the grunge recolor, sims 4 highly need to be grungified.
Test Subject
#17 Old 6th Aug 2017 at 10:06 PM
This is so cool, sims can never have enough things to do! Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#18 Old 6th Aug 2017 at 10:09 PM
This is so amazing! Thanks so much!
#19 Old 6th Aug 2017 at 10:14 PM
It's here!!!1 I've waited for this so patiently since you announced it!

EDIT: Can we take a moment to appreciate "Cantastic fruits and where to find them" skill book? As well as the "This is my jam!" moodlet?
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 6th Aug 2017 at 10:18 PM
Can't wait to try it
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 6th Aug 2017 at 10:22 PM
Hey munmun, can you provide a strings file so it become easier to translate your amazing creation?
Test Subject
#22 Old 6th Aug 2017 at 10:24 PM
Thanks so much ! Is french translation available ? I can help with that ^^
Icy Spicy
Original Poster
#23 Old 6th Aug 2017 at 10:26 PM Last edited by icemunmun : 6th Aug 2017 at 10:56 PM.
Thank you everybody! I am overwhelmed by all the love for this

I have found a few non-English strings missing (these went missing while merging the individual files) and I am fixing them. Will also upload the strings for translation!

The package file with the string tables attached to this comment.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar Canning_Strings.rar (4.5 KB, 339 downloads)
Description: String tables for translations
Field Researcher
#24 Old 6th Aug 2017 at 10:50 PM
Fantastic job! Thanks for your hard work!
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 6th Aug 2017 at 11:01 PM
OMGGGGGODDDDD! Thank you! I hope it works good! The canning station is one of my very favorite things about TS3.

Question, which custom harvestables can be used with the station? I have some of Leniad's harvestables that aren't yet on MTS.
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