The enchanting simulation game Stardew Valley (from 13,99€ at buy) by solo developer Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone was released in 2016, but is still very popular and appreciated by fans. Only a few months ago, the charming concept could look back on 15 million units sold (we reported). The developer is currently working on his next indie hit with the delicious title “Haunted Chocolatier”. But that doesn’t stop him from worrying about his first work and releasing patches.
A small but fine update was released for Stardew Valley a few days ago. This includes bug fixes and “Quality of Life” changes. The greatest pleasure, however, should be the improved modding support. Barone wants to give modders more opportunities to let off steam in the game.
For this, the game will be migrated in the new patch 1.5.5 from the XNA framework to MonoGame, an open source implementation of XNA 4. According to Barone, this restructuring should “future-proof the game and give modders access to more than 4 gigabytes of RAM.”
The “Quality-of-Life” changes are also interesting: It is now possible to buy or manufacture 25 items at once. All you have to do is press the Shift and Ctrl keys at the same time. In addition, you can accidentally sell items in the same Purchasing session can be bought back.
When building a house, you will no longer be stopped by pets standing in the way. Just push them away while you’re building a building. Farm buildings can, however, be built on artifact slots, but this will destroy the artifacts. In addition, the playing time is now displayed in the upper right corner of the screen when playing “Journey of the Prairie King” in multiplayer mode.
The developer has already announced another patch. He does not reveal all the details yet, but noted that a small content update could also be included. Primarily, however, the next update will be about additional modding support. You can read all further information about the update in the official Stardew Valley developer blog.
Last actual video: Multiplayer Update Trailer Release Date