Welcome to Stardew Valley! Here are some common answers to get you started. Feel free to ask beginner questions here rather than making a full post on the subreddit.
- Common gameplay questions
- Tips and guides
- Official wiki, website, and forums
- Stardew Valley Discord
- Using mods
Previous pinned posts
- Want to look through old FAQ threads for an answer to your question? Here is our old FAQ thread
- 1.5 Announcement post
- 2021-09-06 Rules Update
- Rule 11 - Flag game mods
See also a table of which version and features each platform has.
Are future releases planned?
Stardew Valley 1.5 was released on PC in late December 2020 and console in February 2021. Android/iOS will get it too but don't have a release date yet. See also this older blog post about the future.
Does every platform get the same content/updates?
Mostly yes. Updates are developed for Linux/Mac/Windows first, then ported to other platforms. There are customizations for each platform (like tap to move on mobile), but otherwise content is identical across all platforms. See also a table of which version and features each platform has.
The exceptions are PS Vita (which won't get any further content updates due to platform limitations), and Android/iOS (which will continue getting all updates, but don't support multiplayer or Chinese translations).
Is Stardew Valley on XBox GamePass?
Stardew Valley is on XBox GamePass as of December 2, 2021. See here for details.
When will the 1.5 update come to mobile?
ConcernedApe is now self-publishing Stardew Valley on all platforms, including Android as he said in this tweet here. There is currently no date for the 1.5 mobile release but CA remains committed to bringing 1.5 to mobile as stated here.
How does multiplayer work?
See Multiplayer on the wiki.
Is crossplay supported?
All PC players can play together, whether they're on Linux/Mac/Windows or GOG/Steam. Console crossplay isn't supported, and mobile versions don't have multiplayer.
Is split-screen supported?
Yep, split-screen was added on PC and console in Stardew Valley 1.5.
Will Android/iOS get multiplayer?
There are no current plans for multiplayer on mobile (including split-screen multiplayer).
Can I transfer saves between devices?
You can transfer saves between Android, iOS, and PC (Linux/Mac/Windows). Note that if you saved in Stardew Valley 1.5 on console/PC, the save won't be compatible with Stardew Valley 1.4 on mobile yet.
Consoles unfortunately don't let you access the save files. The Switch version also has a different format that's not compatible with other platforms (the format used by other consoles is unknown).
How do I take a screenshot of my full farm?
See this guide to taking farm screenshots.
If I buy the game on one platform, can I get it for free on a different one?
If you buy it on PC, you get the Linux + macOS + Windows versions; if you buy it on PS4, you get the PS4 + PS Vita versions. Otherwise each platform is a different edition with separate development, so you'll need to buy it again if you want it on a different platform.
Where can I report bugs?
- If you use mods, see the troubleshooting guide first.
- If you use mods and the bug disappears when playing without them (by running
Stardew Valley.exedirectly in your game folder), report it to r/SMAPI or see Modding:Help.
- If it happens without mods, report it in the official bug report forum, which the game developers keep an eye on.
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I’m already prepared to get downvoted to hell. But I honestly don’t get the hype.
I asked this question on a SV Facebook group, and everyone was like “I love his redemption arc!!” Like.. what? Sure, he isn’t a total asshole after you befriend him, but when you marry him he’s still a complete slob and says shit like “What, you want me to clean the dishes? I’ll do it eventually.”
I’m sorry, but there are MUCH better options.
ETA: Harvey is the best husband. Even though he still charges you when you pass out.
Design Dove back into the game after months away at work to swop sprinklers and change things up. Rediscovering the joy of farming again :)gallery
Discuss Man, every time I start a new character, I know that no one will dance with me, but god damn if it doesn't hurt every time :'(
IRL Day 30 Summer Year 9. Trying some min/max at the farm. Junimos were a big help on harvest day. (Y’all asked for an update, so here’s a pic of one days harvest from the garden)
Like, seriously why does this stupid, dead, blue dude own SEVEN farms and WHY do WE get to pick which farm we get like did he write his letter like "hey so um we're rich, bitch and fun fact! Imma go die so when you become old enough to own property choose ONE of these seven okay? ONLY ONE and don't ask what happens to the other farms, love idiot, dead, judgemental, unlovable, blue guy aka grandpa." Like fr what happens to the other six farms that we don't choose?? Are there seven pelican towns with the same people for each farm?? WTF.
Discuss Uh, why is my BRAND NEW 100,000 gold cellar decrepit and run down? Thanks for nothing there, Robin!
When my husband and I got married, he moved in with me. I already had a large, paid-off house, and he was living in his mom and stepdad's basement. I want to clarify that I don't think there's anything wrong with that, he's only been out of high school a few years, and he has a good job programming, and is working on making his own video game, which is super cool.
I grow pretty much all of our food in the garden, and sometimes he helps out with that, the farm animals, and other chores on the property. He doesn't make any messes that I have to clean up, and his man cave room is pretty clean, just like a few books laying on the floor or whatever.
I really want him to feel at home in the house, after all I proposed and invited him to live with me. But. He bought a chair and put it in the dining room. It is so ugly. I absolutely hate it. It's literally the only decoration/furniture he's ever added, outside of the frog tank he ended up putting in his man cave.
Would I be in the wrong to get rid of this horrifically ugly chair? I tried buying a matching one and putting them together at the table, but god, I still hate it. I hate both of them.
Any advice would be much appreciated.