Stardew Valley Switch Update Improves Saving & Audio

Stardew Valley

An update for the Nintendo Switch version of Stardew Valley was just released.

A blog post on the official website details everything that has changed. Not only were save times improved but the saving screen is now animated, eliminating any concerns that the game is freezing while saving. They also added support for the video recording feature, allowing you to capture up to the last 30 seconds of gameplay in video form. The issue of the left channel audio occasionally crackling as well as various conditions that lead to game crashes were also fixed.

You can see the full patch notes below:

  • Players should see a significant improvement on save times! Also, the saving screen is now animated.
  • The new video recording feature is now supported!
  • When a controller connects or disconnects, the Controller Support Applet now appears to ask which controller you want to use to play the game, instead of silently switching to the new controller.
  • The game now detects Simplified / Traditional Chinese environments on first start up and defaults to the Simplified Chinese localisation instead of English.
  • Fixed issue that created the unintended ability to skip saving at night with a well-timed button press.
  • Fixed an issue causing the player character (and sometimes important NPCs) to appear off-screen during certain cutscenes.
  • Fixed a temporary soft lock that occurred when the player pressed A and B together while eating or drinking an item.
  • Fixed a way for players to temporarily lose access to essential tools via the chest interface’s organize button.
  • Fixed the Wizard’s slay monster quest sometimes asking you to kill 0 monsters.
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes occurred while sleeping (before saving) if any essential tools were not in your inventory at the time.
  • Fixed the wrong tooltips sometimes appearing on the bundle interface in the Community Center area.
  • Fixed the inability of players to drop items without deleting them when using the cursor mode that snaps to UI elements.
  • Morning music is no longer looped endlessly, and now fades out during the day as it should.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when opening the journal with no quests.
  • Fixed occasional inability to select certain items in the crafting menu.
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when pressing the ‘-‘ button when playing a minigame at the Saloon.
  • Fixed button controls for the Prairie King minigame shooting in the wrong direction.
  • Fixed occasional left channel audio crackling
  • Fixed lack of vibration in handheld mode
  • The Switch version of Stardew Valley released on October 5, 2017, where it quickly became one of the top games on the eShop. This update solves many of the problems reported since the game’s release on the system, according to the blog post.

    Stardew Valley first released on February 26, 2016 where it held the top spot on Steam sales charts. It also earned an 89 on Metacritic. The game has since seen releases on the PS4 and Xbox One. A Wii U version was planned but it was scrapped in favor of the Switch.

    New content for Stardew Valley was teased earlier this month by Creator Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone. The content will come with the free multiplayer update coming soon and will affect single player as well.

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