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Featured upload! Candle Making

by icemunmun Posted 4th Apr 2018 at 11:45 AM - Updated 12th Apr 2018 at 9:29 PM by icemunmun : Added spanish translation and fixed the Apple Candle
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Don't forget to look under the spoilers for important info! And apart from the Smell Aroma interaction, just Admiring the candles will also give many custom buffs! All the candles have at least one unique buff apart from the common buffs

Update - 12, April 2018

--- The Apple candle can now be crafted ( I forgot to include a couple resources while merging the files! Sorry)
--- Added Spanish translation by jordihs (Thank you )

1. Introduction

Ever since the beekeeper box was released with Sims 3 supernatural, I wanted to making a candle crafting skill! So I when I made the beekeeper box, I simultaneously started on this Candle crafting station and skill. Yep! It took that long So here is the candle crafting station with a custom skill, 30 new candles and numerous buffs (50 +)

2. Description - Catalogue

1. Candle crafting Table

Name - Candle crafting table
Price - 750 simoleons
Location - Entertainment >Activity
Presets - 7

2. Candle making Kit

Name - Candle making kit
Price - 25 simoleons
Location - Misc Appliances
Presets - 3

3. Candles

Not present in the catalogue but can be found by searching for 'Candles' in debug mode

3. Interaction - details

1. Candle making Table - Craft Candle

--- opens up a recipe picker menu from which you can select the candles to craft

--- At level 1, only the plain candle is available for crafting.

--- As the Skill progresses, more candle recipes are unlocked




2. Candle making kit - Open box

--- Using the interaction will give 5 of any of the following ingredients - Wick, Dye, Glitter, Wax ( chances are low)

--- Equal chance of getting any one of the above



4. Skill - details

Name - Candle making

Levels - 10 levels

Gained By -

-- Reading skill books ( available from bookshelf)
-- Making Candles

Reward

-- At level 10, a new interaction is unlocked on the Candles - Sell to Botique ( Selling price 2x retail price)
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other Features -

-- Custom Skill icon
--- Custom Speech and thought bubbles
--- Making Preserves is a Custom Club Activity (Get Together EP)
--- Can be mentored
--- As skill increases the skill gain for each candle crafted also increases. (The initial few levels require much more work than the higher levels)


Skill Books

--- 3 skill books -

1. CandleMaking Vol 1: Waxing and Waning

2. CandleMaking Vol 2: Get Fired

3. Candlemaking Vol 3: Lets Get Lit

--- Custom thought bubbles

--- Can be bought from the bookshelf



Skill Buffs

1. Ouch! - +1 Uncomfortable buff for 180 sim minutesfrom crafting candle. The frequency of the buff decreaes as the skill becomes higher

2. Proficient - +1 Confident buff for 120 sim minutes for crafting candle at level 5 - 9

3. Veritable Expert - +2 Focussed buff for 120 sim minutes for crafting candle at level 10

4. Crafted a Candle - + 1 Inspired buff for 60 sim minutes for making some candles

5. Made a fancy candle - + 1 Inspired buff for 60 sim minutes for making some candles

6. Made a novelty candle - + 1 Inspired buff for 60 sim minutes for making some candles

Skill level unlocks

------At Skill level 1, only the Plain Candle is available to craft. As the skill progresses, different candles are unlocked and can be crafted




5. Candles - Names, Interactions, Buffs

-- Can be crafted
-- Can be sold from the inventory
-- Can be sold from the city living Sales Tables
-- Can be obtained from the Buy mode catalogue after turning on debug and then searching by 'Candle'

Interactions

1. Light/extinguish Candle

--- Self Explanatory
--- There is a chance the sim can get Singed
--- There is a chance the candle can melt ( The candle will disappear and the sim will get a notification that the 'Candle has melted' and melted wax will be found in the inventory which will have to be thrown away)

2. Smell the Aroma

--- Sim will smell the candle and will get special moodlets

3. Admire the handicraft

--- Sim will view/admire the candle and will get special moodlets

4. Sell to boutique

--- Sell the Candle at a higher price (2x retail price)
--- This interaction will be available after maxing out the skill



Buffs

1. Warm Flame - +1 Happy moodlet from Lighting the Candle
- Very small chance of starting a fire when this buff is active

2. Slightly Singed - +2 Stressed moodlet from getting singed for 60 sim minutes
- Hygiene will be decreased slightly on getting singed

3. Melted - +1 Sad buff for 120 sim minutes after the candle has melted

4. Candle Aroma - +1 Inspired moodlet for 60 sim minutes from smelling the candle (Common buff)
- A lot of the candles have special moodlets for smelling ( see the buff table lower down)

5. Handcrafted Candle - +1 Focussed moodlet for 60 sim minutes from viewing the candle (Common buff)
- A lot of the candles have special moodlets for viewing( see the buff table lower down)

Ingredients
  • There are 3 types of ingredients for the candles -
  1. Wax - Obtained from the beekeeper box ( I have updated it so there is more chance of getting wax)
  2. Harvestables/Collectibles
  3. Essentials (From the Candle making Kit)

If you do not have the ingredients, making the candles will cost more ( Will add an ingredient absolutely required version)



Price Structure
  • The cost to make the candle has two components -

1. A small fee - to cover hidden costs. (Amounts to 0.1 % of retail price)
2. Delta ingredient price - Price to compensate for missing ingredients
  • Selling Price -

-- Adjusted so that the sim can profit
-- A higher price can be obtained by selling via the interaction 'Sell to Boutique' (Unlocked after maxing out the skill)

Buy Mode Recolour

--- All the candles ( except the beehive one) has multiple swatches ( because i had already made the textures so why not add some recolours!)
--- Once you have crafted a candle you can take the candle into buy mode and use the swatch tool to use other swatches

8. Buff details - with special effects

--- Some Candles will give special buffs on smelling and viewing the candle with various gameplay effects.
--- Read the buff description to find out more about the candle origin
--- All the buffs give +1 mood and lasts for 60 sim minutes



9. Requirement

Requirements are optional. The candles will function properly even without the ingredients. Having the ingredients in game will just make them show up in the recipe picker menu and lower the crafting cost.

1. Wax From Beekeeper Box
2. Vanilla Bean
3. Raspberry
4. Pumpkin Project
5. Cocoa
6. Plum
7. Guava
8. Peppermint
9. Pistachio
10. Coconut

10.Future Direction

--- Add more Candles
--- Make novelty soap option
--- other waxworks

11.Issues

1. Cannot queue candle crafting. have to craft candles one by one
2. When crafted the default state of the candle is Lit
3. Sometimes while trying to smell the candle, the sims will move in a wide arc ( have reduced this as much as possible)

12.Patch

Compatible with Game Version PC 1.41.38.1020 / Mac 1.41.38.1220

Base Game Compatible

13.Conflicts

No Known Conflicts

14.Polycount Table



15.Files

1. icemunmun_Candlemaking_Base
2. icemunmun_Candlemaking_Candles

BOTH are required

I have separated them because it will be easier to update this way

16.Thanks

A huge thanks to my testers ! Thank you so much for your patience

- Nicky Jayne - Twitch
- Just Jones
- Chaavik

17.Credits

- EA maxis for some of the meshes I modified to make candles
-s4pe
-Sims 4 studio
-TSRW
-Blender
-Photoshop

This is a multi-part download:


Requires both files
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_CandleMaking_Base.rar | Description: Candle making Mod. Base 3.63 MB 17,723 11th Apr 2018
icemunmun_CandleMaking_Candles.rar | Description: Candle making Mod. Candles 22.32 MB 17,655 11th Apr 2018
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  • 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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#51 Old 7th Apr 2018 at 10:25 PM
you make the most amazing mods, i think i have every one now, thank you so much!
Instructor
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#52 Old 8th Apr 2018 at 10:05 PM
So you basically made a stuff pack LOL. The candles are beautiful, not to mention in line with the game aesthetic. And a new skill is just beyond amazing. I can't thank you enough.
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#53 Old 8th Apr 2018 at 10:34 PM
i love this ,thank you icemunmum,got any more great ideas coming up?
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#54 Old 9th Apr 2018 at 9:06 PM
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Originally Posted by zukieyakie
I have this problem too.


Only the Apple candle I leveled up all the way.
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#55 Old 10th Apr 2018 at 4:51 PM
Wonderful mode ...thanks very !!! <3 <3 <3
Test Subject
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#56 Old 11th Apr 2018 at 1:58 PM
Thank you,so glad you did this.
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#57 Old 11th Apr 2018 at 6:22 PM
Thanks, works great my sim only to skill 2 this is the best mod I got candle making kit as teen was so obsessed with them (still am) made sand ice shell candles used to sell them as summer job! so the ability to sell them is so cool
Test Subject
#58 Old 11th Apr 2018 at 9:54 PM
me too apple candle sim puts wax on table then the animation stops retry same
Icy Spicy
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#59 Old 11th Apr 2018 at 10:09 PM Last edited by icemunmun : 12th Apr 2018 at 1:19 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Loucifer1326
me too apple candle sim puts wax on table then the animation stops retry same


Quote:
Originally Posted by jadee1391
this mod is brilliant. after playing with it for a few hours I can't get my sim to create the apple candle. It comes up with the menu. I have all the ingredients and the block appears on the table as usual then it cancels out. Is this just me?


Just updated to fix this issue Thank you for reporting

Quote:
Originally Posted by rena2sweet4u
I'm loving this sooooo much!! Does crafting.shorten_phases work for your candle making like it does for the woodwork station?


I did not even know that was a thing But you can try it since I used some custom phases based on the woodworking phases

Quote:
Originally Posted by larsV
i love this ,thank you icemunmum,got any more great ideas coming up?


Look at my tumblr WIP tag or my twitter linked in my profile to see the upcoming stuff

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlazeGirl12
This is super cool! Any chance you could make the candle components able to be ordered over the computer in the future? That might be more convenient than buying the candle making kit every time.


I was actually making that but did not include in the mod since I have to use an injector script for this and injector scripts often show up in the last exception errors even when some other defective /outdated mod or CC . I got tired of dealing with that for the Custom food and drinks interaction mod and did not want to add to the list of last exception errors I had to troubleshoot

But I may add it in future ( along with a few computer based interactions i have made like research, browse for inspiration etc)

Thank you so much guys All the lovely comments have totally made my month and I am glad to see that you peeps enjoy it
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#60 Old 11th Apr 2018 at 11:56 PM
I immediately download every single thing you make. Your canning station is the absolute best and I'm sure this will be just as good! Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
Test Subject
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#61 Old 12th Apr 2018 at 4:53 PM
What a lovely surprise! I used to craft candles as a hobby, and now my sims can, too.
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#62 Old 12th Apr 2018 at 8:20 PM
omgg this is so cool!!
Test Subject
#63 Old 13th Apr 2018 at 2:38 PM
Hello! I "open box" on the candle supplies and I had a script error.
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#64 Old 13th Apr 2018 at 6:43 PM
Congratulations on the feature! Amazing work
Icy Spicy
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#65 Old 13th Apr 2018 at 7:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Lasinalia
Hello! I "open box" on the candle supplies and I had a script error.


Can you please attach the last exception file generated to the comment section ?
Icy Spicy
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#66 Old 13th Apr 2018 at 7:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Karen Lorraine
Congratulations on the feature! Amazing work


Thank you
Test Subject
#67 Old 13th Apr 2018 at 9:14 PM
If i've done it right, should be attached.
Test Subject
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#68 Old 13th Apr 2018 at 9:14 PM
It's not, shucks. I cannot figure out how to do it, I'll see if PM works better, sorry for the annoyance.
Test Subject
#69 Old 14th Apr 2018 at 12:38 AM
Watch out if you put the sale table on your lot, do the yard sale I had Mortimer Goth just walk in my house and take a bath (this is a maxis stupid thing) just lock your doors before yard sale lol
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#70 Old 16th Apr 2018 at 1:56 AM
I so enjoy your harvesting, collecting & creating Mods. These are all my favorite kind of activities in the game! Plus, my grandmother owned an actual candle shop that she hand dipped and carved candles, so this Mod is definitely going to be my ultimate!
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#71 Old 16th Apr 2018 at 10:04 PM
What an awesome mod! I'm having issues downloading it. every time I try, it says the file is corrupted. I can't install.
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#72 Old 16th Apr 2018 at 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by kittielickie
What an awesome mod! I'm having issues downloading it. every time I try, it says the file is corrupted. I can't install.


Sometimes incomplete downloads happen when there is a database overload. I would suggest to try later ๐Ÿ˜Š
Test Subject
#73 Old 17th Apr 2018 at 7:08 PM
Wonderful
Thank you.
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#74 Old 18th Apr 2018 at 6:22 PM
I can help with the portuguese translation if you want
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