Cowplant Farming
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  • Creates a new type of 'Hybrid' cowplant that you can get milk, cream, and sour milk from

  • Can have relationship with cowplant

  • Interactions with cowplant effect their relationship with your sim

  • Relationship effects how your sim can interact with the cowplant

  • Relationship will determine milk or cream quality

  • More to come!

Conflicts:

The only resource I've overriden is the Strawberry Fruit so any other mod using that resource will conflict.

I've been working on this off and on for the last 2 years and finally got the first version finished! You can find the Hybrid Cowberry in Appliances > Fridge or in the catalog by searching 'garden' with the bb.showhiddenobjects cheat active. I'm working on a mod right now to make my harvestables more accessible :)


This mod makes using cowplants more fun and functional to grow. You can interact with the new Hybrid Cowplants like you would with the original cowplant, but when you do it will effect your relationship with them. Certain interactions will improve your relationship (petting, playing with) and others will hurt it (fattening it up, milking it). 


You can feed Hybrid Cowplants several types of food which will make their udders full and ready for milking. Each type of food will effect the Hybrid Cowplant differently. Just remember Cowplants are carnivorous by nature, they'll eat scraps if they have to but they prefer to have meat!  


Hovering over the cowplant will show your sims relationship with it as well as it's hunger and health. Be aware that their health and the sim's relationship with them will effect the quality of milk products you get!


Cowplant Milk Health Reference:


  • Flourishing - 3 bottles of milk

  • Vibrant - 2 bottles of milk

  • Good - 1 bottle of milk

  • Bloated - 1 bottle of milk & 1 bottle of cream

  • Queasy - 1 bottle of sour milk

  • Sick - 1 bottle of spoiled milk & a random alien seed


The hybridization process has imbued these plants with sim-like empathy so if a sim happens to get eaten, they have a better chance at surviving if they're friends with it.


You can also graft the Hybrid Cowplant onto other plants. You may even create some new Hybrids if you graft it to the right plants! 


At a certain friendship level you can choose to 'Clip Tendrils' from the cowplant. These can be used as an ingredient in recipes that are coming soon!


A quick video of how it works HERE

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

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Last Update: 

1/18/21

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Last Update: 

1/15/21

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More Info:

If you don't want spoilers and want to figure the gameplay out on your own then don't read below! Otherwise, here is some more detailed info about this mod: 


  • Interact with cowplant to start relationship with it

  • Milking, Fattening Up, Taking Cutting will affect the relationship negatively

  • Talking, Petting, Playing will affect the relationship positively

  • All interactions are tiered based on the sims relationship with the cowplant; for example a sim cannot play with a cowplant until they are at a certain friendship level, but they can pet them regardless of the relationship

  • Sims will pet the cowplants autonomously

  • When hungry or starving the cowplant can be fed free food scraps, fish, steak (costs §50), or faux meat cubes

  • This cowplant will take longer to become starving, and will take longer to die from starvation

  • The cowplant will be ready to be milked after a feeding

  • Sims with high relationship will be able to 'Fatten Up' cowplant by feeding it one more time, but this will effect their relationship negatively

  • Cowplants will give cowplant milk instead of essence, and it's quality is based on their relationship with sim

  • Sims can grab a glass of milk, or they can measure a cup of milk to use as an ingredient

  • Sour milk and cream don't have drinkable versions (yet) but they do have the option to measure a cup of it to use as an ingredient

  • There's a chance of getting a playful buff when a sim plays with the cowplant

  • If your sim eats the cake when a cowplant is starving, it will still get eaten and the cowplant will give sour milk

  • Sims who have a better relationship with a cowplant that eats them will have a better chance of not being drained and in turn able to getting eaten again without dying!

  • Sims will become terrified after being eaten by a cowplant and will not be able to interact with any cowplants

  • You can create chocolate and strawberry cowplants by splicing a piece of the hybrid cowplant onto the cacao tree and strawberry plant

  • You can find all seeds in the Appliances > Fridge section of the catalog with the bb.showhiddenobjects cheat active

  • You can 'Clip Tendrils' from the cowplant which will give you a new ingredient that will be used in future recipes


More to come:

  • New recipes

  • Add buffs to drinks


Known Issues:

  • The cowplants image in the friends panel will periodically revert to a llama icon

  • Sometimes your sim will cancel out of feeding a cowplant - still looking into this but I think it has something to do with with how the game prioritizes the cowplant friendship

  • Spliced plants don't show the name of the grafted cowplant part

Translations:

Update Notes:

  • Updated names and descriptions

  • Removed 'Cup of...' from all names to keep it simpler

  • Updated milk costs

  • Added SCCO ingredient and grocery tags

4/15/21

  • Lots of cleanup like fixing/updating text, textures, etc

  • Added additional options to feed cowplant; food scraps, fish, steak, & faux meat cubes

  • Food scraps fill hunger the least, then fish, then steak fills hunger the most

  • Feeding cowplants a steak costs 50 simoleons but will give you 3 jars of milk

  • The option to feed cowplants fish or faux meat will only show up if it's in your sims inventory

  • Feeding cowplants fish will give you 2 jars of milk

  • Added custom feed animations for fish, steak, and faux meat cube

  • You will only be able to 'Fatten Up' the cowplant if you feed it food scraps first

  • When you feed faux meat to the cowplant it will become Sick

  • Your Cowplant will feel better after you milk it but you will get spoiled milk; you will also get a chance at getting one of the following seeds (from highest chance to lowest): Alien Glow Orb, Mosquito Trap, Fang Flower, Plasma Fruit, Bizzare Fruit, Quill Fruit, UFO, Forbidden Fruit

  • Updated and condensed some tunings

  • Can clip tendrils from cowplant to get the cowplant tendrils ingredient which will be used for cowplant flour (I decided to go with this option so you can harvest the ingredient without needing to get eaten first)

  • Added Strawberry Cowplant that gives strawberry milk; has matching cowberry and cowplant sprout

  • Added Chocolate Cowplant that gives chocolate milk; has matching cowberry and cowplant sprout

  • Strawberry and Chocolate Cowberry can be made by splicing a shoot from the Hybrid Cowplant onto the Strawberry bush and Cacao tree respectively

  • This mod includes an override for the strawberry fruit that shouldn't conflict with harvestable overhaul mods, although I think it may conflict with another of my mods so I'll be looking into that next week

  • You can find the Hybrid Cowberry in Appliances > Fridge, and you'll find the the Strawberry & Chocolate Cowberry there as well with the bb.showhiddenobjects cheat active

  • Adjusted interactions so that Playing with the cowplant gives the highest relationship increase, then Petting it is the next highest, and talking to the cowplant is the lowest increase

  • Added new descriptions along with some scientific names for each cowplant type

2/20/21

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