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More Realistic Dining For Sims (UPDATED 06/08)

by Wee Albet Posted 5th Aug 2014 at 2:22 AM - Updated 16th Feb 2015 at 2:23 AM by Wee Albet : Updated files
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UPDATE August 6th: Added WeeAlbet_DiningOverhaul and WeeAlbet_LickCleanLessHunger files.

I realized I'd uploaded the file missing the Lick Clean file. I have since added a new package WeeAlbet_DiningOverhaul which combines all three mods into one package. I have also added WeeAlbet_LickCleanLessHunger as an individual package for those who have already downloaded.

If you download and install the new Dining Overhaul mod, then remove the Less Filling Food and More Bites Per Meal packages. If downloading only the Lick Clean, Less Hunger mod, you can use this fine with the first two files.

The values used in this mod remain unchanged. Sorry for the mix-up.


Hello everyone! After going back to play on The Sims 2 for a while I realised that I prefer the way that Sims eat in that game. Full meals wouldn't completely satisfy hunger and it took a while for them to eat and they would chat. I missed this and decided to see if I could make this happen in The Sims 3. So, here we have my first two ever mods! The reason I wanted to make this mod was because I wanted Sims to be able to eat a main meal and have a dessert after it too.

There are two files contained within this mod and each one changes the way that Sims eat. It is perfectly fine to have one or both in your game at the same time. I'll discuss what each file does below.

Meals will give 100 points (1/2 Hunger Bar) EA Default - 200
Snacks will give 50 points (1/4 Hunger Bar) EA Default - 122
Drinks will give 25 points (1/8 Hunger Bar) EA Default - 122

10 dishes made per serving instead of the default 8.
Sims will take 30 bites of food before it has gone instead of the default 15.
Sims will sit and talk for up to 60 in-game minutes instead of the EA 40 minutes.

Sims will now gain 10 Hunger points instead of the EA 200

Both of these files combined will hopefully allow your Sims to have a better dining experience. I enjoy having my Sims sit down as a family and eat, so when one Sim has already sat down to eat, they won't be finished by the time everyone else comes along and joins him. These values also work with the food introduced to the game through The Sims 3 Store! So feel free to have your Sims bake a pie for after dinner with the Baking Station.

There shouldn't be any other mod conflicts when this mod, but I wouldn't recommend you use it with another mod that alters the same things (although I've not seen this mod before which is why I made it). UPDATE! Thank you to those who made me aware of this in the comments, it seems that this mod will conflict with a mod that changes the cooking time and eating time.

This mod shouldn't require any expansion packs or stuff packs and it was created with game version 1.63.

Additional Credits:
The awesome S3PE!
The easy and straight forward tutorial by Nona Mena
Cinderellimouse for listening to my babbling.
Tags: #Food, #Hunger, #Less Hunger

      Social: Mods affecting social interactions and relationships between sims
      Motive gain: Mods increasing or reducing the motive gain for certain interactions

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.

Built with Game Version: 1.63
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date | Sims will gain less hunger when licking a plate clean.

Size: 1.5 KB · Downloads: 9,354 · 6th Aug 2014
1.5 KB 9,354 6th Aug 2014 | Combines WeeAlbet_LessFillingFood and WeeAlbet_MoreBitesPerMeal into a single file and adds WeeAlbet_LickCleanLessHunger to same file.

Size: 4.0 KB · Downloads: 18,778 · 6th Aug 2014
4.0 KB 18,778 6th Aug 2014
WeeAlbet More Realistic Eating.7z | Contains 2 files: One which makes Sims eat longer and one which makes food gain a lot less.

Size: 2.8 KB · Downloads: 25,731 · 5th Aug 2014
2.8 KB 25,731 5th Aug 2014
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
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Lab Assistant
#76 Old 8th Feb 2019 at 12:45 AM
It's so nice to have the first to the table still there when the others arrive!

Now my sims are clapping while they eat. Is it because of this mod? It's very strange--especially when they don't put down their sandwiches before they clap. Silly, but much better than their old meals!
Test Subject
#77 Old 17th Mar 2021 at 1:51 AM
Hi, i love finding this mod.
I wonder does it stack with mermaid eating?
Im playing mermaids alot and they fill up from fish and even more from saltwater fish. I dont even use kelp, since its a reason to fish for my sims.
They need about 3 fish to be full, i guess its 25%. They also fill up from a meal baked with fish, dont know if its different with sweet and salt fish.
Lab Assistant
#78 Old 22nd Dec 2021 at 9:29 PM Last edited by SecretX : 31st Dec 2021 at 4:52 AM.
If you're interested through Nraas method : In Game, on Map view, Click on City Hall>Nraass>Retuner>Settings > General > By Tunable XML > Sims3.Gameplay.CookingObjects>EatHeldFood>Set khungerformeals to 100 (by default 200)
Set khungerforjuice to 25 (by default 122)
Set khungerforsnack to 50 (by default 122)
Set knumToTalktotherAftereating to 60 (by default 20)

For increases the number of dishs serve by group meal : City Hall>Nraass>Retuner>Settings > General > By Tunable XML > Sims3.Gameplay.CookingObjects>Food>Set knumServingForGroupMeals to 10 (by default 8)
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