Posted April 25, 2017 by David Latham in Feature

Stardew Valley gets new update on PC, Breaks Language Barriers

Stardew Valley developer Eric Balone announced today in a blog post that there is a new update for the Windows/Mac/Linux version of the game, which includes support for six new languages: German, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Brazilian-Portuguese. The Harvest Moon-inspired farming simulator proved to be a massive success when it launched on Steam in February 2016, and later on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with a Nintendo Switch version expected in the next few months.

Stardew Valley update 1.2 also includes several bug fixes to improve gameplay experiences, but does not include any actual new content.

Check out the official Stardew Valley 1.2 patch notes below:

Patch Notes

  • Translations for German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Japanese and Simplified Chinese.
  • When using a controller, the cursor will snap between menu buttons by default. If you disable that, the cursor will instead accelerate while moving.
  • When using a controller, pressing the back button will skip events that are skippable.
  • Exit to Title has returned.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed lighting shader not covering the whole screen on Mac and Linux.
  • Switching from “Windowed Borderless” to “Fullscreen” should now go straight to fullscreen instead of Windowed mode.
  • Wallpapers and floors no longer have a tile placement indicator showing a random object
  • Increased stability of preference-saving code. This should fix infrequent crashes that require the player to delete startup_preferences.
  • Fixed a crash that can happen when a pig tries to spawn a truffle but there’s no space for it.
  • Fixed a couple of rare crashes that could have occurred at any time during the game.
  • Fixed a typo of the word ‘pronounce’ in the marriage event.
  • Fixed the player not getting the recipe for Cookies if they skip Evelyn’s event.
  • Farming level now affects crop yield prior to level 10

The Stardew Valley 1.2 update should be available for Steam immediately, while GOG users may have to wait a few more hours. A console patch is in the works and should be available soon. We’ll have news here at Rocket Chainsaw when an announcement is made.

For further reading, we covered Stardew Valley farming and creating gardens in a recent feature article titled “Gardens in Games: Fun, Friends, Propagating!

David Latham

David has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) from a Go8 university but only uses his unique set of skills writing for passion. By day he's a stay-at-home father of two, by night he responds to the Bat-Signal. Where does he find the time?


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