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** Tested on build 30.16, NOT backwards compatible with build 29 ** I play games like Project Zomboid because I like the semi-realistic scenario and challenges to survive. No other mod has given me the realism I've wanted when it comes to food preservation and most specifically, canning. Ultimately, for a game that strikes to immerse the player into the game world, canning food for prolonged preservation shouldn't be as easy as simply putting food in a jar and sealing it. So I decided to make this mod to enhance my own gameplay and that of those that seek more realism from food preservation. This mod adds new mechanisms so that survival still remains challenging and food preservation doesn't become a thought of the past. The implementation of everything you can can is based off real life canning. Each canning option closely resembles how that food item would be canned in real life; skipping a few steps and/or details here and there to keep things fun and not overly complicated. ___________________ CURRENT FEATURES ___________________ Pickling Canning Options: Pickles, Broccoli, Cabbage, Leek, Carrots, Bell Pepper, Radish.Open Kettle Canning Options: Strawberry Jam.Water Bath Canning Options: Strawberry Jam.Pressure Canning Options: Rabbit, Rodent (Rat, Mouse, Squirrel), Bird, Fish(All types except bait fish).Extend your food's lifespan with the Pickling Method. The simplest and fastest way to get into canning. Simply cook up some brine, have your vegetables ready and put it all in a jar, seal it, and you're all done! The food might taste a little salty though, but hey now your food will gain a preservation span of 7 days.Extend your food's lifespan with the Open Kettle Method. You can cook and prepare the food that you wish to can in a kettle, pour it in a jar, seal, and that's it! Food processed this way will gain a preservation span of 15 days.Extend your food's lifespan by using the Water Bath Method.You can cook and prepare the food that you wish to can in a regular pot, pour it in a jar, seal, and then place up to 5 sealed jars in a water bath canner to get a tight seal. Food processed this way will gain a preservation span of 30 days.Extend your food's lifespan with the Pressure Canning Method. You can cook and prepare the food that you wish to can in a regular pot, pour it in a jar, seal, and then place up to 5 sealed jars in a pressure canner to get a tight seal and make sure the food is fully cooked. Food processed this way will gain a preservation span of 60 days.Inspect your canned food to see how many more days left it has until it spoils. Download [HERE] How to install: GUIDE - Instructions / Recipes for Canning 101 - Changelog: TEST THE MOD: if you'd like to see how the mod works without having to collect everything and test it out; press the 'HOME' key to enable the testing feature, instructions will appear in your console that runs along with Project Zomboid. Press the 'END' key if the instructions don't show up after pressing the 'home' key. Keep in mind each time you spawn a set of items for testing the testing feature is disabled. This is as to avoid having you accidentally spawn items without wanting to do so. P.S: There might be an error where you press HOME and then another key to spawn items and won't work; try about 3 times and it should work. Q&A: I would love to get some feedback on this mod. if you have any questions, comments, suggestions,...etc. Go ahead and post . Also if you think the mod is too complicated or challenging, let me know how you would scale it down to make it more fun.
Long-term survival is a tricky proposition. Doubly so in that you can't preserve an enormous number and variety of foods-yet. Jars and Jar Lids are way rarer than they have any business to be. There's dozens of things that come in glass jars in even the most basic kitchen-pickles, salsa, premade pasta sauce, olives, applesauce, sauerkraut-and my mother's home canning business buys jars in bulk from K-Mart and the local hardware store. Furthermore, despite being in a farming state, nobody appears to can their own fruit-no jam, no jellies, no preserves, no marmalade. On top of that, there's no jerky-makers among the hunters; no sides of venison sitting in smokers; no freezers containing mountains of chops, roasts, ribs, steaks, and sausage; despite being in Kentucky, Fort Knox and Muldraugh are apparently one big pile of generic suburbia. This post addresses meat preservation better than I could, and leads into the preservation options I'd like for fruit...but he's left out the obvious! Jam! Combine multiple wild berries to make Wild Berry Jam, and turn all those little +1, +2, and +3 Hunger berries into a nice big crock of Happiness-boosting sweetness. Strawberry Jam for a little pot of joy. Peach Jam to brighten your day. And, of course, with all of the above...the purest comfort food, a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich becomes possible. On top of these are Preserves-not merely "jam but thicker", but fruit in syrup; preserved peaches, spiced pears, Watermelon Rind Pickle, quince (impossible to eat until preserved or cooked), conserved berries, marmalades, the list goes on... And, of course, if it comes out of the ground and you can eat it, you can pickle it. Cucumbers for pickles would be nice, of course. Zucchini are crap pickled, but there is really no reason for them to not be implemented. Pickled cabbage is better known as...sauerkraut! Yes, you can pickle corn. Furthermore, if it comes off an animal, you can turn it into jerky. I've been to enough state fairs to know. And now, the recipes: CANNING The canning process requires multiple pots-one pot to cook your fruit in, and another to seal the jars. (Fruit) jam/marmalade: 30-hunger fruit (2 Apple/Peach/Lemon/Orange/Grapes; 1 1/2 Bananas, 10 Cherries, 15 Blackberries/Blueberries, or 6 Strawberries), 1 Sugar, 1 mug Water. (Fruit) Preserves: 30-hunger fruit, 2 Sugar, (spices). Crafting these only provides the uncooked base, needing to be added to a pot to make a Pot of Uncooked Jam. You can put up to ten of the same Uncooked Jam into a Cooking Pot, then cook it for two hours to get a Pot of Jam. You then make Unsealed Jars of Jam the same way you make Bowls of Soup or Bowls of Stew from a Pot of Soup or Stew, and cook those another ten minutes in a Pot of Water to get Sealed Jars of Jam. Unsealed Jars of Jam provide the same bonus but go off in a much shorter period of time, and are the result of opening a Sealed Jar of Jam but not using all of it as well as not sealing one in the first place. Pickling vegetables works the same as it does now, save for using a Salt Shaker instead of an entire bag of sugar. Speaking of Vinegar... BOOZE AND VINEGAR If you've got booze and rags, you've got vinegar in the offing. Just pour some into an open jar, tie a clean rag on top, and wait awhile, checking every so often. But what if you've run out the tasty red, lovely chardonnay, and sharp whiskey? You make your own, of course. There's all that corn to the north, and you can certainly make barrels by Carpentry 6, as demonstrated by the Rain Barrel. Enable the creation of a new Barrel, and you can make Corn Beer from corn. ...with considerable further difficulty, requiring the addition of a couple extra items that thankfully have their own separate uses. Dried Corn and Cornbread! I'd assume you can dry corn in an oven or kiln-until a kiln is added, perhaps for ceramics, it'll be oven or fire only. Use a Knife on Corn, get Corn Kernels, dry in oven to get Dried Corn. According to this post, it's quite possible to just throw cornbread into the mash to make wort and be done with it. Making that mash, however, is another thing entirely. This guide says you need a pound of grain per quart of water, and this article says you don't need hops. Assuming the Cooking Pot holds three gallons, that's six pounds of grain. Cook that for an hour, and you've got a Mash-suitable for eating, feeding to pigs, or washing in a Bucket. Washing the Mash produces Wort, which can be consumed for a mild Happiness, Hunger and Thirst bonus or taken to the next stage. Cook the wort for another hour, then pour it into your barrel. Wait a couple weeks, and either get Failed Beer or Corn Beer. Open the barrel and cover it with Clean Rags to get an enormous amount of Vinegar, or pull individual bottles and let them sit for smaller amounts. Bam, you can now make all the vinegar you need. SUGAR CREATION Sugar Beets are grown only occasionally in Kentucky. Sugar cane was grown historically, and might still be found growing feral. What IS grown in quantity is Sweet Sorghum, and that you could grow relatively easily without planting it near a river, pond or swamp. Since it doesn't matter particularly to the player whether they use white or brown sugar for preserving or baked goods, refinement isn't necessary. Just cook the Sugarcane/Sorghum/Sugar Beets into Blackstrap Molasses, strain that through a Clean Rag to get Molasses, and cook that down into Brown Sugar. SALT ACQUISITION Salt's harder. According to this map, there's a salt deposit along a creek 40 miles from Muldraugh, which would require cars and special dispensation on the map. That said...salt is sold in boxes for a reason. There's no reason to not put boxes of salt around the map; this would make preserving a more viable option, but still ultimately a temporary one. Unless you add traveling traders. With the addition of driveable vehicles and NPCs, the gameworld gets a lot larger. Three years in, there's gonna be a lot less zed, and people will start rebuilding. Rebuilders will need stuff they can't get locally-the traditional goods of wood, iron, and salt; and various precious commodities no longer available elsewhere. Trade will become a thing again, and the Survivor and their enclave will have a means to access salt, new stocks of scrap metal and raw iron...but perhaps I overreach the aim of this post. Anyway. Three pound boxes of salt in various houses. How 'bout it. TL;DR New items: Box of Salt More Food In Jars Large Jar of Olives (-Hunger, +Happiness, +Thirst) Large Jar of Pickles (contains four Pickles) Pasta Sauce (Prego, Progresso, Ragu, what have you) Jar of Salsa (-Hunger, -Happiness like Ketchup et al unless applied to Burger or Casserole) Jar of Sauerkraut (-Hunger, +Thirst, keeps one month after opened even without refrigeration) Jar of Applesauce (-Hunger, -Thirst, +Happiness) Box of Jars (Jars+Jar Lids x12) Jams & Preserves Applesauce Pineapple Jam/Preserves Grape Jelly Peach Jam/Preserves Marmalade (Lemons or oranges result in the same thing to save assets) Cherry Jam Blackberry Jam Blueberry Jam Strawberry Jam/Preserves Confits, Sausages and Hams as addressed above Barrel (Carpentry 6, four Planks, four Nails, possibly two Scrap Metal) Corn Beer Corn Vinegar Dried Corn Corn Mash Wort Sorghum OR Sugarcane OR Sugar Beets Blackstrap Molasses Molasses Brown Sugar Corn Kernels Modifications to existing mechanics: Jars now spawn in Large Crates and Hardware Stores. Various jams+jellies spawn in cabinets and sheds. Thoughts?
What about a water mill in front, and a wind mill on the roof? Hey, I just have some ideas about interactions with water I was thinking about while building most preferably on coastal lines: Food preservation – I was thinking of lakes and rivers as a natural refrigerator; I'd love the possibility of building cooling units in coastal water since that's something I already made with friends for cooling drinks. I have something in mind that needs resources like the rain barrels; you need wood and nails to create a static furniture in the water, then you'd need bags for depositing stuff – self-grown agricultural products or catched fish – that needs to be fresh but shouldn't get wet resp. contaminated by the river water. Additionally there could be the possibility of adding salt to the bag for cooling fish and meat. Building this rather easy natural refrigerator I'd suggest lvl2 carpentry skill. Drinking water – It would be also nice to have drinking water out of rivers and lakes. But due to biochemical aspects this needs to be heated/cooked to get rid of biochemically dangerous contents. Additionally houses could use – as many indeed do – water filters and other chemicals, to get rid of other contents. Drinking untreated water could lead to diarrhoea, causing much water loss and little infection symptoms, so that one'd need to drink more. Writing this I wonder: Shouldn't there be the need to regularly go to the toilet? So one also could build a pit latrine. Here I'd also think of lvl2 carpentry. Green energy – This would be more heavy to be built, so I'd suggest carpentry lvl4. Here I'd think of a water mill, esp. a danaide. That would need much more ingredients: Besides wood for the wheel there'd be the need of cables (possibly from any electronic device in houses or cars [they'll come, right?]); then there'd be the need of a current transformer (also from electronic devices like refrigerators or so). Then it's up to the builder how he wants to use the processed energy: batteries could be loaded or there could be made something like an electric socket. This would be also possible for windmills actually (the higher the ground the more energy will be produced; regarding the water mill: river mills should produce more energy than lake mills due to the higher flow of water); but besides the lvl4 carpentry I also would think of special books u have to read in order to build such advanced devices; not just a skill book but one which ultimately allows one to build them. What would you think of these? Just was wondering... And please feel free to post critic, additional ideas, and so on! Best, rumpel
******** DOWNLOAD LINK ******** **** Can be found HERE **** Inspired by this mod, I wanted to make a juice mod that would let you put juices into various other containers, and even make a custom juicer to use to make things harder (easier?)! I did most of the coding, and debugging, sprites, and distribution guiding was done by Bassair. Making recipes isn't that tough, but be sure sure sure to credit her for her lovely sprites. If you have a container in your game/mod that you want to add to this, though, go right ahead. The more the merrier! Just post and let me know, I might want to add it to my game too!! o_o Now on to the good stuff... What this mod does. Fairly simple! This mod allows you to take a juicer, an empty container, and some fruit/veggies and turn it into juice that won't spoil! What containers does it use? Empty water bottles, empty pop bottles, empty whiskey bottles, empty remoulade bottles, and empty pop bottles. It also uses mugs, but... How do mugs work? Mugs require a new item added to the game.... CLINGFILM! These recipes require fruit + juicer + mug + clingfilm. How much fruit does it take? I'm not telling! =) Just know that some containers take more fruit than others... and it takes more fruit for some recipes... Where can I find the new items? Hunt around, my zombie fighting friends! But where do people usually keep juicers and clingfilm? I will tell you this, though. Some pre-bottled juices can be found in fridges. Anything else? Every feature works on my game. 99% sure it's debugged. If you run into any problems, let me know. If there's too many bugs you all run across, I can move it to WIP. Planned features! Possible integration of the jars from this wonderful canning mod (check it out!) if I get the go-ahead.Bowls! Cooking pots! Roasting pans? o_oMod-loader compatibility Installation, for now! Just pop the main folder right into your media > lua folder, same as most drag-and-drop mods. ******** DOWNLOAD LINK ******** **** Can be found HERE ****