Townies preparing food from fridges on community lots and inactive homes.

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Townies preparing food from fridges on community lots and inactive homes.

Post by Mothman » February 19th, 2019, 11:35 pm

Hello everyone.

I am having an issue on which Retuner will encourage inactives to prepare food (not quick meals) on community lots with fridges (e.g. my customized Appaloosa Plains town hangout). I have several issues with this in that I have set the option of "Allow on community lots" "Fridge_prepare" to false, but a hungry inactive Maisy Miller (probably because of her high Cooking skill) continues grab chopping boards out of the fridge, prepares the food on the counter, and then leaves multiple pans/saucepans/cake trays on the counter doing nothing as there is no stove/BBQ on the lot. THEN she will complain about hunger while other inactive Sims with no cooking skills will sensibly eat canned soup.

I have also witnessed other Sims (without the Insane trait) with high cooking skills will start preparing food inside my inactive neighbors' homes, and then they will be humorously kicked out for "inappropriate behavior".

Additionally, if I cannot direct my own Sims to prepare meals from the hangout fridge and only eat quick meals, then why can Maisy Miller do it? This never happens with Retuner's autonomy set to "No Change" or even before Retuner was installed, as I mainly wanted to use Retuner to disable the annoying autonomous teenage snubbing and encourage other types of Sim behavior.

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Post by TreyNutz » February 21st, 2019, 12:06 am

I don't have answers as to what's going on with Miller. My active sim can't prepare anything but autumn salad in SV's gym because there isn't a stove/BBQ/microwave on the lot. I'm surprised Miller appears to get part way through the process with other recipes. Do you have any food related mods? Icarus_allsorts Cook With Any Ingredient or something similar which adds new interactions to the fridge? I couldn't get my sim to cook anything other than autumn salad with icarus' mod either though.

As a workaround: do you have the University Life EP? Maybe try swapping in the mini-fridge for the full sized one. IIRC, the mini-fridge only allows quick meals.

Another thought: Maybe Miller is using some other interaction? Enable Retuner's Object menu: City hall>NRaas>Retuner>Show Object Menu>True. Then click on a fridge>NRaas>Retuner>General>Have [Brunch \ Mac and Cheese or whatever meal appears]>Allow On Community Lots>False. I didn't see a 'Serve' option so hopefully she's not trying to serve meals; I don't know where the serve interaction is in Retuner. I also don't know the difference between the Have (meal) setting under the fridge object menu and the Fridge_Prepare setting that you found. You'll have to try it and see.

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Post by Mothman » February 21st, 2019, 9:00 am

I've checked NRaas>Retuner>General>Have [Brunch \ Mac and Cheese or whatever meal appears]>Allow On Community Lots> and it is set to false, and Maisy Miller appeared yet again autonomously on the hangout lot. She still tries to prepare full on meals instead of having a quick meal like everyone else that doesn't having any cooking skills. All this happens while my active Sims cannot prepare complex meals on community lots with no BBQs. It is funny to watch but it's also very confusing, and I don't want to disable autonomous cooking for the entire town... I also do not have University Life, so unfortunately I cannot place a small fridge nor do I have any mods that affect cooking other than, well, this.Image

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Post by Mothman » February 21st, 2019, 7:45 pm

Great, now Felipe Marshall is constantly doing the same thing too! Just because he has 1 skill point in cooking.

This is getting very annoying now, I've turned Retuner's autonomy to "No Change" just to stop this for now.:x

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Post by igazor » February 21st, 2019, 7:57 pm

I would probably remove the fridge and give them a different kind of food source. Or possibly remove the counter surfaces or temporarily place things on the available countertop slots so they no longer have a usable work surface on which to begin preparing food.

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Post by Mothman » February 21st, 2019, 9:24 pm

Looks like I may have to remove the fridge and keep the bars, as even with the counters stacked with decorations, they continue to pull food tray after food tray out of the fridge and leave them on the dining tables. Even with no counters, they do exactly the same thing! Look at Kim Marshall in the background leaving a third food tray on the table. It's also too early in the day for inactives to be hungry, so they are just cooking for no reason, maybe as if their AI thinks if there is a party going on. Even if there were no tables, they'd probably leave the trays all over the floor instead. I frankly have no idea what's going on, and it always looks like Stu Surprise ingredients for some reason.

Edit: Since first posting this, the foods trays ARE actually all over the floor. The Marshalls won't stop grabbing food trays.:-o
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Post by Mandelyn » April 20th, 2019, 3:14 am

There’s are ways to deal with uncooperative sims.....they aren’t pretty though.....you may need to call Grim. You are probably unfortunately going to have to remove the fridge or remove their cooking skill if they are the only ones doing it, but that isn’t going to stop other sims from potentially starting the same behavior. Maybe just remove the fridge till another solution is found or lock the kitchen up but then no sims could use it. Perhaps temporarily put in a food register.

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Post by JohnL83 » April 21st, 2019, 7:56 pm

I tired to make this work too and had the same issue. Except for me it was at the laundromat. (it had an employee break-room) Are you dead set against adding a stove or grill?
I just ended up putting in the coffee shop stand where they can order plates of food. Or you can use the food register too, though I'm not sure which EP gives you those. But I think you have to have UL for the coffee shop stand.
Perhaps you have Seasons? If so you can go into community objects and put in one of the food stands for sims to order food from. I generally use the summer one (with the hot-dog on top) since it makes most sense for year around, but really any of them work year-round and sims can order various plates of food like hamburgers, fries, nachos etc. I've not seen it affect their family funds enough to matter if you're concerned about them buying stuff. Most things are cheap.
Late Night also has the fancier bars (not just the home drink serving ones like you have in the pic) where if you put them on community lots the game will produce a bartender who will serve many foods as well, like pizza, fries, burgers. etc.
It's the best advice I can give as I was not able to stop this annoying behavior either.

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