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Mermaids Cannot Eat Non-Sea Fish Raw

by icarus_allsorts Posted 20th Feb 2014 at 5:54 PM - Updated 28th Mar 2014 at 8:29 AM by icarus_allsorts : Title Edit
11 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts

Translated into (by): Japanese, French (Occultine), Finnish (varpunen)

I basically made this mod to go with my other Mermaid mod that increases the hunger they get from eating meals cooked with fish from the sea (Check it out here: Increased Mermaid Hunger From Fish Meals + Extra Moodlets From Plasma Fruit Meals ). It seemed strange after making the mod that Mermaids could still eat fish that wasn't from the sea as long as it was raw or still swimming in a bowl or tank... (And the thought of my Mermaids eating raw Frogs and Toads is just...) So I whipped up another script mod, simply replacing the MermaidEat and MermaidEatFromFishContainer interactions with custom versions that cannot be used if the mod considers the fish to be invalid. This way, Mermaids can still eat raw fish, as long as the fish is not one of the following:

Minnow, Goldfish, Rainbow Trout, Piranha, Black Goldfish, Vampire Fish, Robot Fish, Deathfish, Mummy Fish, Crocodile, Frogs, Dragon Fish, Doitsu Koi, Kawarimono Koi, Ochiba Koi, Tancho Koi, Snails, Sewer Trilobite, Toad, Luminous Salamander, Rainbow Snail

The list can be found and edited in the mod's Tuning XML. If you have my other Mermaid moid, this default list is exactly the same as the default list of invalid fish in that mod, but each mod has their own separate lists so you can edit them separately as you wish, or make sure that if you edit one that you do the other to match.

If you try to direct a mermaid to eat one of the fish from the above list, the interaction will now be greyed out with a tooltip telling you "This fish does not seem to be from the sea". The tooltip is translatable (I've done only the English and Japanese ones) and you are welcome to post a translation in the comments if you wish.

Built and tested on Patch 1.63 (Should still work on patches above)

Requires Island Paradise

Uninstalling: Make sure non of your active mermaids are eating raw fish during the time of saving before you remove the mod if you do.
Tags: #mermaids, #fish

Type: Other

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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 21st Feb 2014 at 7:55 AM
Hi ! In French "This fish does not seem to be from the sea[/u]" -> "Ce poisson ne semble pas provenir de la mer"
#3 Old 22nd Feb 2014 at 1:24 AM
Finnish translation: "This fish does not seem to be from the sea" -> "Tämä kala ei näytä olevan peräisin merestä."

Great mod, by the way.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 26th Feb 2014 at 6:13 AM
Wait how does the mermaid have a tail if it is on land?!

Perry the Platypus
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Original Poster
#5 Old 9th Mar 2014 at 3:56 PM
Originally Posted by bprevite
Wait how does the mermaid have a tail if it is on land?!

That requires a separate mod, I think it can be found on MTS or if not you'll have to Google for it since I can't seem to remember where I got it from...
Test Subject
#6 Old 13th May 2014 at 6:05 PM
portuguese(BR): "This fish does not seem to be from the sea" -> "Este peixe não parece ter vindo do mar"
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 19th May 2014 at 3:04 PM
Hi! I'd like to offer a German translation for "This fish does not seem to be from the sea" --> "Dieser Fisch ist anscheinend kein Meeresfisch." Keep up the great work, I've just realised I've got almost all of your mods in my game!
Field Researcher
#8 Old 5th Nov 2014 at 11:59 AM
I think this mod is great, I don't want them eating my freshwater fish! Seriously, if there are no freshwater mermaids in the game, it doesn't make sense that they eat freshwater fish! Just one question: Can I use this mod without your other mods? Please answer by mailing me with this mod link in the message box so I know which subject we are speaking of. Also I tend to ask a lot of questions so it's hard to keep track of where I have posted and when.
Test Subject
#9 Old 17th Dec 2014 at 1:37 PM
I need know, how does the mermaid have a tail if it is on land ??
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 25th May 2015 at 5:02 PM
Thank you so much for this mod.This creeped me out so much. Now I feel safer having mermaids in the house. You rock!
Forum Resident
#11 Old 2nd Apr 2016 at 8:48 PM
Love it! Thanks!!!
Test Subject
#12 Old 17th Feb 2018 at 4:50 AM
Who the fucc tryna eat raw ass fish?