Questions tagged [stardew-valley]

A farming game for PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, PS4, PS Vita, and Nintendo Switch inspired by Harvest Moon. First seen on February 26, 2016, it was developed by ConcernedApe and published by Chucklefish. Use this tag for any version of the game.

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Does shooting people make them dislike me?

I just got a new slingshot. It's not very effective against monsters but it's fun to take potshots at Shane when I see him. Hitting Shane makes the grumpy speech bubble appear above his head. Does ...
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Do I get any benefits from petting my chicken?

I recently unlocked the chicken coop and then I bought a chicken. I noticed that I can pet the chicken once per day and a little heart displays above its head. I've done this every day for almost an ...
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Do you lose any friendship points if somebody sees you digging in a garbage bin?

When villagers are too close to you while you're "using" a trash can, they are usually disgusted and say something about it. But does it have any negative effect on friendship? A bit of a late update,...
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Can I really feed crawdads to cows in Stardew Valley?

Jas claims to have fed a crawdad to a cow. According to Wikipedia, a crawdad is just another name for a crayfish. Since you can catch crayfish in the game, I thought that my bovine companions would ...
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Why did my relationship with my wife go down by two hearts?

In my Stardew Valley game, I'm married to Abigail, and we have two children. For quite some time, our relationship level has been 13 hearts. I talk to her every day. The other day (14th Fall in year ...
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Does food expire/rot in Stardew Valley?

From playing the game, I've noticed that I can put food and other crops inside of a chest or my inventory. From what I've seen, it doesn't look like they perish, but I'm not certain if they do and I ...
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What in the world happened with my cauliflower?

I woke up one morning expecting some of my cauliflower to be ready to be harvested. I was alarmed when I woke up and saw this: A giant cauliflower has eaten up the spaces around it. What happened? I ...
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What do I get from fishing perfectly?

I've gone fishing a few times now and have gotten a "Perfect!" a few times. Does this affect the quality of the fish I get? I'm not sure because each time I've gotten the "Perfect!", I only get a ...
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Can lightning rods prevent trees from being hit by lightning?

I had a fully mature fruit tree get hit by lightning one day, destroying the tree and leaving behind a useless stump. Can placing lightning rods near trees prevent them from being hit by lightning? ...
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How long do items persist on the ground outside?

I've occasionally had to leave an item, like wood or stones, uncollected on the ground due to a full inventory. I notice that they persist between area changes (so I can cut down a tree in the ...
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Is there a limit on the number of days or years for a single playthrough?

There is a lot of mention of dates such as the note from your grandpa about a 3 year date and the game keeping track of the total days and years. Does the game have an "end"? Such as after 5 years on ...
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Is it better to sell items or to just ship them?

I keep seeing people differentiating between selling and shipping items. Do you get better or worse prices based on how you sell an item or is it just the difference between having money now or later?
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What happens if I buy a Joja membership?

The mayor said that he'd sell the old community centre if another person bought a Joja membership. They're selling them in the store and I'm tempted to buy one. What happens if I do buy one? Does the ...
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Does Speed-Gro fertilizer affect the growth of repeating crops?

Speed-Gro fertilizer increases the growth rate of crops by 10%, while the Deluxe version increases growth rate by 25%. My question is, does the fertilizer also increase the rate at which repeating ...
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What does this GUI icon mean?

As you can see, there is a bunch of GUI stuff in the upper-righthand corner of the screen: time indicator, money counter, date, time and other. There are also two small icons. Directly below the date, ...
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Does walking on crops hurt them?

Does walking on crops damage them in Stardew Valley? Will I lose seeds or grow lower quality produce?
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What does +1 Proficiency mean?

When you level up Mining for example, the game will state that you get +1 in Mining proficiency. What does this actually do? Does it decrease the amount of swings needed to smash rocks? Or does this ...
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How exactly does the Tapper work?

The tooltip on the Tapper says, "Place on a maple, oak, pine or palm tree and wait for the reservoir to fill with product!" When it says on, does it literally mean on the same square as the stump of ...
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Can I use weapons above my combat level?

Every weapon has a "level". Does this mean I can't use that weapon if my combat level is below the weapon's level? If not, what does the weapon level mean?
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What happens if I don't give my dog water?

So a dog showed up on my farm and everyday I fill his water bowl. Will he leave if I forget or will he attack me if I don't give him water? He doesn't seem to eat anything, so does he even need this ...
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What does the weight stat on weapons mean?

Some of the weapons in Stardew Valley have a + Weight stat. For instance, the Claymore sword has +3 weight. What, if anything, does this stat affect? Does using a weapon of this type make my character ...
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Can you change your appearance in-game?

So when setting up your character there's quite a few customization options, including over 100 options for shirts, and RGB metres for hair, eyes and pants colour. Loads of customization is great (...
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Do tree stumps do anything if you don't cut them down?

When you cut down trees, you can cut them down to the stump, and then you can cut the stump down too: If you don't cut these stumps down, do they do anything? I'm trying to figure out if there's any ...
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Why did these plants wither?

It's the middle of summer and I like to plant melons since they bring in some good money. For some reason, two of them withered even though they get watered everyday by my iridium sprinkler. Why did ...
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Which crops provide the most daily profit?

I'm trying to optimize the money I can make each season, so I can spend the late game mining, fishing, and other fun things there are to do in the valley! What crops provide the most daily profit? ...
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How do I sell equipment?

I've done some mine delving and I've amassed a selection of equipment that's frankly useless to me; some outdated weapons, shoes, and rings. While I know that I could dispose of them with the ...
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What's the area of effect for the Scarecrow?

So after having some jerkass crows steal some crops for the first time I immediately put up a Scarecrow, since it'll keep the crows away. However, it has a limited range of 20 tiles, as seen in the ...
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Can't harvest/forage bushes

I find myself unable to harvest/forage bushes that appear to have fruits. In the summer there are bushes with pink berry looking dots and all I can do is shake it - nothing pops off. I'm a forager ...
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How do I store items I don't want to carry?

I have a full inventory of wood and other useful crafting items that I don't want to hold onto all the time or sell. Is there a place for me to put them early on?
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Can you unlock steam achievements in Stardew Valley Multiplayer?

If I start a new coop game can I earn achievements like I would in a singleplayer game? Is that progress shared between all players?
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How do the higher level skills like Artisan and Agriculturalist work in Multiplayer?

In Stardew Valley Multiplayer certain things are shared between players (Farm Space, Money, Shipping Box) while other things are separate (Skills and XP, NPC relationships). I am wondering about the ...
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When talking to the townspeople, do I have to finish the conversation to earn full friendship points?

In Stardew Valley, one of the main objectives is to make friends with as many of the villagers as possible. One way to do this is by talking to them every day. As per the wiki, speaking with other ...
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How long does it take to upgrade the watering can?

You need to water your plants every day. But you only have one watering can. Upgrading the pickaxe took at least 2 days (meaning you miss a day of watering). Does the watering can take 2 days as well ...
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Is Luck dependent on the Fortune Teller?

You can check your luck value for the day by watching the Fortune Teller on TV. My question is what happens if you do not do this? Are you assigned a default luck value for the day? Or is your luck ...
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How do I make the Minecarts active?

The minecarts are all broken. Seems like they are pretty useful for fast traveling between some places around the city, farm and mines. How do I make these work?
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Is there a <10 relationship cap with bachelor/bachelorettes who aren't your spouse?

Update: As of April 2016, the last two hearts are greyed-out for marriage candidates until you give them the bouquet. This question is obsolete. I'm super about completion, and I've been grinding up ...
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How do I bait my rod?

I've unlocked the bait crafting recipe in Stardew Valley, but I'm completely failing at baiting my hook. How do I apply the bait to a fishing rod?
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How long does it take for a fruit tree to fill up before it needs to be harvested?

I noticed that fruit trees don't need to be harvested everyday when they've matured. If you wait 2 days, then the tree will have 2 fruit instead of 1. So how long does it take for a fruit tree to ...
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Do you have to water winter crops?

The only crops that you can grow outside of the greenhouse in winter are winter forage items (as far as I know). Specifically, if you combine the following winter forage items: Crocus Crystal Fruit ...
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What purpose does the Fortune Teller serve?

So I'm assuming the Fortune Tellers predictions about chance impact some RNG in the game, but I'm really not sure what RNG it impacts, since there is quite a few things I can think of (chance for rare ...
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How much grass is enough for the animals in Stardew Valley?

I'm planning out my farm layout and was wondering... how much grass tiles would be good enough for two 3rd level barn/coops (24 animals)? "Good enough" as in "there's no need to buy hay during warm ...
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If you fail a timed quest, are you penalized?

The board in front of Pierre's often offers 2-day timed quests. I haven't noticed if failing these quests penalizes me somehow (for instance, lowering my reputation with the quest-giver). Does ...
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Do relationships degrade over time?

Will my relationships with the residents of Pelican Town degrade over time if I don't talk with them for a while? If so, how quickly does it degrade?
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Is there a way to increase movement speed?

Running is so insanely slow to me. While I'm working on my farm or mining it's alright, but traveling to different parts of the map can take minutes at a time. Is there a way to speed up the running ...
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Are backpack and tool upgrades separate or shared among players?

We are about to have the money to buy the backpack upgrade, but does every player have to buy it or is upgrades progress common between all players? Same thing goes with the tools upgrades. Are they ...
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Do my animals need fences?

I have a barn and a coop. Each has several animals in. Because fences keep deteriorating and get in the way, I didn't build any. The animals can roam freely around my farm. Is there a downside to ...
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Is there any reason to keep starred items?

Some crops and foraged items (and likely other classes of items) sometimes come with a silver or gold star next to them. Is there any reason to specifically hold onto these items?
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How many heaters should I put in my barns and coops?

I know that I need to put SOME amount of heaters in my barns and coops, but I'm not sure how many is efficient. Can I place too many, as well?
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Do similar/identical magnet rings stack?

I just got a Small Magnet Ring but I'm already wearing one. Do the two rings stack, increasing my collection further?
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What do ripples on the water indicate?

Occasionally while fishing in Stardew Valley, I'll see ripples on the surface of the water (little animated circles). Does this indicate the presence of a rare type of fish? Are my fishing chances ...