Questions tagged [stardew-valley]

A farming game for PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, PS4, Android/IOS, 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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What do pulsating gold quality stars mean?

If you look closely at the GIF (zoom in if needed), on the top right side of my inventory, there are two Summer Spangle flowers that are of gold quality. But the gold stars are pulsating. I've also ...
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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 these sounds mean when it is raining?

Sometimes when its raining in the game, I hear these low tone sounds (watch your ears - the rain is a little loud): Sound 1 Sound 2 Do these sounds signify something or are they just background ...
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How many points per heart?

Does anyone know how many points you need to get to the next heart? I kinda want to try and calculate how many times I need to give gifts to people for the next heart.
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Is there anyway to consume food faster?

I just started exploring the mines, where I use up my energy fairly quick. Currently, I have a stockpile of salmonberries that I've been eating to get my energy back. However, it's slow going. Each ...
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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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Can you outfriend your pig's ability to find truffles?

On Stardew Valley's official wiki's Pig page there is a passage: Warning: Pigs will NOT PRODUCE ANYTHING if they are at a high enough mood and friendship to produce a "Deluxe Product", because the ...
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Is it possible to see how close you are to getting the next heart?

I'm trying to befriend a villager up to a specific amount of hearts. I know that I need one more heart, but I want to know how many more gifts it will take. Is there a numeric value or a progress bar ...
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What is the difference between “This area is infested” and “This area is overrun by monsters”?

Sometimes when exploring the mine I see levels with high amount of monsters (primarily slimes). There are two different messages about such levels: This area is infested This area is overrun by ...
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Do I need to water seeds?

I know that not watering crops will slow their growth and eventually kill them. Does this apply to freshly planted seeds as well? Is there any benefit to watering seeds I just planted or should I wait ...
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Why is my chicken blue?

I just bought a chicken from Marnie and to my surprise when I checked my coop it was blue! Is something wrong with it?
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What are the best fishing locations on the new farm layouts?

According to the official wiki certain locations in the game provide higher quality fish than others. Specifically, tiles far from land, near/in dark water, and near logs provide better results. On ...
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Are the renewable stumps in the new forest farm hardwood?

In the new update, there are 4 new farm layouts to choose from at game start. One of these is the forest farm, one perk of which is renewable stumps that you can use for more wood. Do any of these ...
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What is the advantage of the wilderness farm?

The 1.1 update brought 4 alternative farm map layouts, each focusing on a different skill: whereas the standard farm focuses on farming, the forest farm focuses on foraging, the hill-top farm on ...
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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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How do I go to sleep?

Apologies for the simple question but I just can't seem to do it. I wait until night time, go to my bed in my house, and click x, left click, right click, click every damn key, and I just stand there....
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How do slimes inherit stats?

When two slimes breed, the resulting baby will have a similar colour to its parents, and it feels like it has the same health as well. How exactly do parents pass their stats to the baby?
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How do I have level 13 out of 12 friendship with my wife?

While talking with my wife recently, the friendship level pop-up in the dialogue box shows we have level "13/12": This seems peculiar, since only 12 hearts out of a maximum of 12 show in the social ...
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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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Where can I get a Mermaid Pendant?

I need a Mermaid Pendant but I don't know where to get one. If it matters, I'm playing as a girl.
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Is it possible to eradicate a tree in Stardew Valley?

So I got rid of a ton of trees in my farm in Stardew Valley. I also removed all the acorns and used them all in a bunch of different things. And now I can't find any more Oak Trees anywhere in the ...
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Stardew Valley : Exits appearance in mines

I was wondering how exits appear while mining in Stardew Valley. I though about two possibilities : 1- Each time you mine a rock, there is a chance an exit appears. The probability get greater and ...
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Stardew Valley Fortune Teller meaning

If the fortune teller (at the fair) says "I see you and (blank) in a dimly lit room. You seem serious, but not unhappy" What does she mean by that? For me, the name was Sam and I already married him, ...
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How do I delete an item when I have a chest open?

When I click on an item in my inventory while I have a chest open, the item teleports into the chest instead of letting me pick it up! I can't delete any items because they just jump back and forth ...
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Do Star Tokens roll over to next year?

First year of play here. I don't particularly want to grind mini games to get the 2000 token prize. If I don't turn in my tokens this year, will I still have them for next year's fair?
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What's a typical playtime for one year of Stardew Valley?

The game has an in-game clock but playing on PC I've left it paused for as long as a 24 hour (human) day on a couple occasions. A full day (6 am - 2 am) is 20 minutes, plus time spent in menu, plus ...
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<Pet's name> loves you ♡

I've been touching my cat for a while and just now a message appeared at the bottom-left corner (where all the other messages like "it's time to sleep" and "festival begins" appear). What does this ...
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Why can I shake all the bushes and trees?

During special times when there are berries growing on bushes, I see why you'd need that ability. But the rest of the time you can still shake everything. I've been shaking stuff for a bit at the ...
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How can I get more leeks in Stardew Valley?

I'd like to grow some spring forageables, but I'm lacking leeks to craft a 10-pack of seeds. Everything else I've got lots. I've been looking for 11 in-game days and I can't find any. Is there some ...
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How can I un-till the soil in Stardew Valley?

Turns out the tiles must be empty and that includes non-tilled soil if you want to build a coop or other farm buildings. Seasons just changed and I don't want to wait ~20 game days for them to change ...
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How can I gather crops quicker?

Collecting harvest is slow if you click each item and wait for the pick-up animation to play. Game time pauses during animation, so there's no worry there, but the whole process is very slow (real ...
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How do I deselect a tool?

I have one of the items in the backpack selected at all time. If there is an empty space, I can use it to deselect, but if all are filled, how do you deselect a tool?
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Is there any difference between spouses chores?

Upon getting married, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that my spouse will occasionally do chores: cook food, fill the dog bowl, etc. For my second play-through I read up on the available ...
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Mine exploration is getting very dangerous, how can I safely continue to progress?

I'm still in my first year of Stardew Valley, but I'm having a lot of fun. I just reached Fall, and thanks to some (relatively) decent sprinkler positioning I'm able to have most of my crops watered ...
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How can I disown the cat?

The cat has been bothering me a lot by blocking path to chests where I keep my stuff, and sometimes even the doorway into the house, which made me miss an event. So the cat is very bad and I want to ...
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Will my spouse divorce me if I ignore them or pursue others?

I'm trying to figure out how marriage works. Wiki says I can either talk to my wife/husband and it will gradually make them happier up to a certain threshold, but it doesn't say much about ignoring ...
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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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How do you get a giant mushroom?

On your farm, it's possible to find big tree-like mushrooms, but it's not really clear to me when and how they spawn. Do I need to plant normal seeds and they'll randomly turn into mushrooms? Do they ...
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Does Stardew Valley have poweruser keyboard support?

I am not an experienced PC gamer but I am a software developer who tries to leave the keyboard as little as possible during the day. I've had a lot of trouble with this in Stardew Valley. The biggest ...
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What constitutes as an empty space?

When growing fruit trees, the informative text under it states that the surrounding 8 tiles must be empty. Naturally, this brings me to the question. "What constitutes as empty?" After planting my ...
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Why do my slimes keep teleporting out of their hutches?

I have ten Slime Hutches, almost all of them housing 20 slimes each, but for some reason every now and then I'll find a slime behind one of my hutches (always the same one), or even outside of the ...
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For bachelors and bachelorettes, is 8 hearts or 10 hearts considered “maxed-out friendship levels”?

Version 1.07 introduced a change where friendship levels that have been "maxed-out" no longer decay. For the marriage-eligible villagers, the last two hearts are disabled until you give them a bouquet....
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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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Do monster kills outside of the mines count toward the Monster Eradication Goals?

Some monsters can be found outside of the mines. For example, slimes can be found in the Does killing these monsters count toward the Monster Eradication Goals?
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When does a weapon's speed take effect?

According to the Stardew Valley wiki, a weapon's speed statistic affects how fast a player moves. Does this occur only when the weapon is selected? Or does the speed change occur even when the weapon ...
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What do differently coloured slimes drop?

By breeding different slimes together, the child will have a mix of the parents' colour, with a small chance of natural variation. If the colour is different enough, the slime may gain its own unique ...
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Stardew Valley Traveling Cart inventory set at save time?

I'm wondering when the game determine the inventory the traveling merchant will sell? Is it locked in right after you save at the end of the day or is it randomized when you get up. I've tried ...
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Brown Chickens and egg frequency

What determines the chance to get a brown chicken? Can I get it by incubating white eggs? And what determines the eggs frequency? I noticed that my chickens don't lay eggs everyday, I'm not treating ...
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What does “efficiency” in a tool do? [duplicate]

When leveling up one of your skills in Stardew Valley, you are frequently told that you have gained efficiency in using a particular tool. For example, gaining a level in farming gave me +1 to ...
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What makes chickens unhappy?

I have a full coop (four chickens). They produced eggs almost every day in the winter and early spring but now they seem to be making them only once every few days and sometimes not even all of them. ...