Better Butler (and Second Butler)

Better Butler (and Second Butler)

Someone mentioned in another Mod Thread that Butlers don’t put away Food. Now they do Plus More!

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Better Butler (Glamour DLC needed)
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This Mod adds more Interaction(s) to the Butler Service:

  • Butlers will now put away Food into the Fridge

If i get more Requests or find Interactions which would fit here then i will maybe add them if possible

Increased Static Commodity so Butlers will more likely clean up, repair & take care of Kids.

There are the following Variants inside the Better Butler rar File (Only install one!):
The “no Cooking” Part is still in testing

  • Version including all
  • Version without Put Away Food
  • Version without Cooking
  • Version without Cooking & Put Away Food
  • Version without Gardening
  • Version without Gardening & Cooking
  • Version without Gardening, Cooking & Put Away Food

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Better Butler – Hire Second Butler Addon (With or Without Gardening)
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  • You can hire a second Bulter via the Sim Menu of the first Butler!
  • If you want to fire/cancel them, you’ll need to do that via the Sim – Butler – Managment Menu “Cancel Second Butler”
  • You’ll need to have a Bed available for them too

The “Without Gardening” Version prevents Butlers from Gardening!

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Better Butler – Go to Sleep & Wake up earlier Butler Addon
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  • Butler will get a Buff around 11pm which will them give them a higher Autonomy to go to Sleep
  • Butler will wake up around 6am instead of 8am

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Better Butler – Forbidden Moods Addon
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  • This should prevent Butlers from getting certain Moods (Uncomfortable, Bored, Stressed, Dazed, Flirty)

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Better Butler – Choose what your Butler cooks/bakes
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Download my seperate “Ask to Cook/Bake” Mod for that

Languages: English (default), Dansk (by Sighubert) and German

Download “Better Butler (and Second Butler)” Version 17.04.2018 | Downloaded 13288 times | 96 KB

XML used “Better Butler”

0000000000024A38.buff_Role_Butler_GardenerRole_NPC.BuffTuning.xml
00000000000237FD.buff_Role_Butler_NPC.BuffTuning.xml
0000000000024F72.situation_Butler_Autonomous_Idle.InteractionTuning.xml
00000000000241DE.desk_Clean_Butler.InteractionTuning.xml
0000000000007443.maid_PutAwayItem.InteractionTuning.xml

Hire second Butler Addon:
000000000002398F.butler_Roles_start.RoleStateTuning.xml
0000000000023E64.butler_Roles_Maid_start.RoleStateTuning.xml
0000000000023E65.butler_Roles_Gardener_Start.RoleStateTuning.xml
0000000000023E66.butler_Roles_RepairMan_start.RoleStateTuning.xml
0000000000023E67.butler_Roles_Nanny_Start.RoleStateTuning.xml
0000000000023A52.serviceNpc_Butler.ServiceNPCTuning.xml
0000000000023F86.bed_Picker_AssignButler.InteractionTuning.xml

100 thoughts on “Better Butler (and Second Butler)

  1. Can you make this mod work for the maid so you can hire a second maid. Maybe one for the gardener too. I have your mod for the second nanny and butler. I really enjoy using your they are great.

  2. I am new to this site. I feel like Sims4 is a new game to me again. I am trying to figure out how to get around and find things.
    Can’t wait to turn on my game and try them.
    Thank you

  3. So when I install the mod do I need to download the Better Butler All version and the version for the second butler or just the second one?

    1. You must install one of the versions of “BetterButler”. If you want a second Butler, you must install one of the two versions of “ButlerHire2Butler”.
      The mod “Better Butler (and Second Butler)” does not work well in my game.
      This is the only mod that gives me a report of “lastException”.

  4. The mod “Better Butler (and Second Butler)” does not work well in my game.
    This is the only mod that gives me a report of “lastException”.

  5. You must install one of the versions of “BetterButler”. If you want a second Butler, you must install one of the two versions of “ButlerHire2Butler”.
    The mod “Better Butler (and Second Butler)” does not work well in my game.
    This is the only mod that gives me a report of “lastException”.

  6. I removed the file from the second Butler: “LittleMsSamBetterButlerHire2Butler”.
    I kept the BetterButler file: “LittleMsSamBetterButler”. Everything worked well afterwards.

  7. I think this is borking butlers after Cats and dogs EP.

    Butler is not able to cook the family meal ($40) and sim is getting charged only 20 (like it was the single meal) when asked to cook. But nothing is cooked. (My sims can cook normally and eat too though).

    I took it out and now works fine. Maybe could be a conflict w other mod?

  8. First, a big Thanks for all your amazing Mods . I have installed Better Butler and Hire Second Butler Addon. I didn’t hire a second butler yet, so I haven’t tested that part. Everything works great so far with the first butler, except that when I click on the bed in the butler bedroom, the option “assign bed to butler” doesn’t show, so my butler never goes to his bedroom and of course doesn’t sleep. It could be a conflict with another mod I have. I just wanted to let you know in case someone else is getting the same bug. Thanks a million again.

      1. Hello! Thanks for all your mods! I have a question on this one though. I just downloaded the new files, but noticed that the dates on them are from july instead of november… are they still the updated ones? The 2nd butler folder has the correct dates.

        1. The Files inside the Zip are all from 8.11. or 18.11.? The only File that still has the July Date is the Text File “Only install One…txt”

  9. Is it somehow possible to add “Evolve all plants” automatically like cleaning or gardening for the Butler as well? My sim life will be easier af!!! Thank you for the mod…….

    1. I don’t know about this yet because it would probably conflict with my other Mods and i don’t want that. I will think about this.

      1. Can we expect something in next few days? Any thoughts if you can share on this “Evolve” plants for butlers?

        1. The only thing i can add without making it incompatible is the Static Commodity Evolve but if a Butler Evolves autonomon then is still open. It will take some time to test this ingame. If it does not work i will not add anything more to it in the near future.

          1. No the butler doesn’t evolve autonomously with the vanilla game, so you could add that and test and hopefully you find a suitable solution.

            1. If someone uses a butler to garden and evolve then it is not required to add “Autonomous gardening or Evolve Plants” mod at the same time. So how it is incompatible I didn’t understand. It depends on the user solely.

              1. ^^ Exactly this what I also want in my game. This mod changed butler behavior completely but evolving plants seems to be an excellent addition to it.

                1. The first attempt did not work so the only way is to overwrite Files. I will only do this as an optional Addon but i won’t have time to test this out. So if you are willing to test such an Optional Addon send me an Email via my Contact Form. I will make such an Addon in the next few days and would send it to you then to check it out.

                    1. Can you please provide a file link over here for the attachment as a zip? use spaces between.

  10. No need to overwrite files. Also I’ve not yet got a test copy from you. Here is what I did to it:
    Added
    156948 to your existing buff tuning and added this line

    156948
    300

    —–all under respective headers.
    I made multiplier to 300 because the evolve continuation file gives 2 plants to be checked for evolving and the butler was deviating after evolving 2 plants. It is working as I was thinking. If you need I can drop the tuning over here or you can add the add-on over here.

    1. First, i did send you the Files 2 days ago.

      I did add the staticcom. of evolve the first try but with the value of 100. And in my Game it did not work. I will try again with 300 and will see how it will affect the Butler then.

  11. Hi,

    I seem to be having a problem, that just started, with the updated 12/5 version of Better Butler. I have only one version of each. All day long all he will do is read. He will move to another spot only to read. Could this be a conflict with something? I do not have any other butler mods except one that makes their skills level 10. Only other thing I though would be MCCC he incorporated Scumbumbo’s no autonomous scan. I was careful not to turn off anything that had butler linked in the display text. I mostly disabled wash hands, hugs annoying things etc.

    Thank you for your mods I have quite a few of yours & love them.

      1. Listed below are the only butler mods I have

        LittleMsSamBetterButler.package

        LittleMsSamBetterButlerHire2Butler_WithoutGardening.package

        LittleMsSamAskToCookBakeGrill.ts4script

        Otbrst_ButlerSkills10on10.package

        Sorry I did have another that I forgot about, below

        Otbrst_NoMotivesDecayForButler.package

        1. Okay i cannot check the two Otbrst Mods (they are deleted) but i guess they use the same Ressources like i do! Especially the NoMotivesDecayForButler.
          What happens if you put these out and delete your Cache (localthumbcache.package)

          Does it still happen?

          1. Removed the files you suggested. The butler is on top of gardening & mopping puddle now, but he will not pick up dishes. Even after he ate he just walked away. My other sims collect the plates just fine. He is definitely not sitting and reading all day like before.

            1. If he does not pick up dishes within a timeframe of 12 Simhrs, check if you have any Mods that somehow have to do with dishes. Like no auto wash dishes in sink or anything.

  12. Hello, when you put the mod GrayCurse’s Cooking & Ingredients Overhaul, buy in the fridge, the option to prepare family food, etc, the butler does not cook, is there a solution for this? Thank you

    1. No, because the Butler does not have the Ingredients that’s why he can’t cook. That’s why i personally don’t use that Mod anymore.

          1. Only GrayCurse’s Cooking & Ingredients Overhaul Mod itself let’s you by such things as far as i know

  13. I don`t know if this is related with your mod or EA bug, but when my sim go to another lot and comes back, arrives another different butler. I’m tired of fire and rehire the butler just to get my buttler back.

  14. Sorry if this has been asked/suggested before but I was wondering if it was possible for butlers skills to already be maxed out? I noticed when I used your ask to cook mod for the butler that he didn’t have the recipe I was looking for because he was only level 3 in cooking.

    1. I don’t think i will add the max skills in my Mod. There has been a Mod out there which did that but the Modder deleted all their Mods for a unknown reason.

  15. A small correction that you may consider in LittleMsSamBetterButler with everything included. You have added Appropriateness_Cooking under _inappropriateness_tags in buff_Role_Butler_NPC that makes the household member to get salty whenever the butler cooks on order that I have removed personally to get to work the right way.

  16. Hi. Is there any way for the butler not to put the food in the fridge? Do not give time to call to eat immediately collect all the food. Next I pick up the preserves and everything. Thank you

    1. I would recommend to use the “Version without Cooking & Put Away Food” together with my Ask to Cook/Bake/… Mod in this Case. Or you could take the All Included Version and delete the PutAwayItem File within the Package.

      1. Hello, I have changed to no cooking and saving food and continue cooking and keeping food. Then I tried to remove the file and tb it continues cooking and saving what it cooks. Thank you

  17. I have an issue. the butler throws away food as soon as him or any other sim on the lot has made food. It’s super annoying. He eve threw away the food on the high chair!

    1. Cannot confirm this. Checked the LittleMsSamBetterButler_WithoutCooking VErsion which includes the Putaway File and the LittleMsSamBetterButler_WithoutCookingAndPutAwayFood without the Putaway File. In the LittleMsSamBetterButler_WithoutCooking the Butler did what he should, he put the Food into the Fridge. In the LittleMsSamBetterButler_WithoutCookingAndPutAwayFood he did not touch the Food at all until it is empty.

      Check for other Mods that could cause this.

      1. I am using the LittleMsSamBetterButler.package file. It still happened when I removed the file, so I’m sorry. But I have no idea what it could be. Thanks for checking anyway.

          1. I did the 50/50 method and I found a sneaky old mod by coolspear, the jedidishes one, that was hiding in my folder. LOL
            Sorry to bother you btw, I kinda panicked. Your mods are awesome. I’ll try this one out again. 🙂 Happy new year!

            1. Thx for letting me know. I had a feeling it had to be something with food/dishes. & Happy new Year to you too^^

    1. No, you can hire a second Bulter via the Managment Menu of the first Butler. Back then i did not want to overwrite the Phone xml Tuning file so i added the Option to the first Butler. Maybe one Day i will add it to the Computer or so.

  18. The butler is not doing laundry but it takes some heap of clothes (slob sims) to the dumper and just it. Same with the maid. Hope you introduce the ability for butler to do everything related to laundry, even if there is no dryer they would take that to clothes line. Ty.

        1. So far i did not have that much time to play but it looks like my Butler did do the Laundry as it seems. He uses the WM and Dryer autonom when something is in and i think they empty the Hamper when it is full. He also took of the clothes from the clotheslines i think. That’s how it looks coded too in the Tuning files to. The necessary StaticCommodity is included in the Files and autonomous Behaviour is set. I will still keep an eye on him to see if there is something he will not do or not good enough.

  19. First of all. Great job on all your mods. I love using your mods. Is this still working with the 1.38 update? Second. Is the “no cooking still in the testing stage as stated on the description? Can I still use the no cooking even though you mentioned that it is still in testing? Thank you in advance

    1. Yes you can and so far it seems to work well. Testing only means that i have to keep an eye on the Butler if he still cooks without me telling him to.

  20. I’ve installed Version without Put Away Food, and the butler throws away drink to dishwasher immediately after I order her to make a drink. She keeps on the table and in due time my sim reaches there, she takes the unspoiled new drink glass and load into the dishwasher. I’ve tested 4 times. Can you fix it please? Thank you.

    1. Checked the “LittleMsSamBetterButler_WithoutPutAwayFood” & “LittleMsSamBetterButler_WithoutCookingAndPutAwayFood” Version. Both times i ordered my Butler to make a Drink. Both times he did not touch the drink after making it. I waited for 2 ingame hrs and he did not touch it. So there is nothing for me to fix here.

      Make sure it is not another Mod, a Mod Conflict or your Game itself which is causing such Problems.

  21. ^^ Same problem with the Version without Cooking & Put Away Food. The butler rushes towards the bar drink which my mixologist made and washed it in a sink. It’s so annoying and I think this problem came with the new update.

      1. I didn’t think about this mod cool1_jedidishes_YodaSupreme by some coolspear shit which was causing this problem and after removing it, the butler mod works well as expected. This happened to me, but I don’t know about the person above with the same problem. Thanks for responding.

  22. Hi, i’ve lost my first butler, he just walking on the world but he is still “butler” in his career, my second butler is still present but when i cancel all butler and hire again, the second butler become the first one and when i try to hire a second butler no one appear i only have one butler…

    1. Can you maybe send me your savegame to check? It is difficult to say what the problem is or how to fix it. Never had that. Let me know which Sim the Runaway Butler is if you send me the save and which family he worked for.

      1. Ok, where can i send you my save ? I have all expansions and about my mods is from mc command, wicked woohoo, your mods and polarbearsims’s mods

    1. Alright checked it. Do the following. Click on your current Butler (not the one crying in Front of your door^^). Click on Cancel second Butler within the Butler Pie Menu under Managment.

      After that you can hire a second Butler again by clicking on the Butler again and then Hire Service.

  23. But Woeno lost his Management Pie Menu, i can’t do anything on him, it’s only for Vex that i can use the Management Menu, or the phone…

    1. But the hiring itself worked again?! I tested your Savegame and could hire a second one and he arrived shortly after. Did you try it out without any other Mod? To check if something is “blocking” the second one to spawn.

      1. I found the conflicts, there is a conflicts between mc command and this mod, do you use the mod mc command ?

        1. Yes but not all modules. Only the Cheats, Cleaner, Pregnancy and Population one. It may be one of the other Modules or a Setting. But it will be difficult to find the right one i guess.

  24. Problem solved but i lost my edited butlers now i must do it again but i prefer waiting if this bug reappears again

    1. Since I have the same problem, may I ask what module or setting was in conflict or how you fixed this issue?

  25. I too am having this problem now, although only after the latest patch (not Jungle Advetures the one after…). I use MCCC so would be helpful to know which modes are conflicting and what the fix was. Thanks!

    1. I cannot help you here guys sry, I don’t have the Problem but i only use some of MCCCs Modules. I can only guess that it maybe is the Career Module or any Setting that has to do with Careers?

  26. I do not know if this was posted or stated before but I am 100% sure that this and the “Ask to Cook/Bake/Grill” mod is not compatible with GrayCurse’s Cooking & Ingredients Overhaul over at Mod The Sims -> http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=584503
    Every time I ask the Butler to cook, the money is removed but he does nothing. Bummer, cause I love that mod but I love your mods more! LOL!

    1. GrayCurse’s Cooking & Ingredients Overhaul does not work for Butler/NPCs per se with or without this Mod. Grays Mod has a Ingredients Requirment and the Butler/NPCs simply can’t fulfill that.

    2. Actually its more of incompatible issue with GrayCurse’s mod than yours. His mod just stops the Butler (with or without your mod) from cooking.

  27. The option to hire a second butler isn’t showing up in the management part. Do I need to do something else in order for it to work?

    1. It is directly in the Sim Menu when you click on the Butler not in the Managment Menu sry. Will change the Description. When i have more time i will change that somehow to make it easier to find.

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