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News video games 29 May 2024, 05:38

author: Jacob Blazewicz

Stardew Valley Mods Don't Bother Eric Barone, but He Has One Remark for Players

Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone wants fans to know what is the “official” part of Stardew Valley and what is just an addition from mods. Also in terms of the storyline.

Source: Eric „ConcernedApe” Barone / Chucklefish.

Stardew Valley dev has no objections to any fan modifications, although he did express one reservation.

Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone in an interview for PC Gamer magazine (via GamesRadar) stated that he isn't even bothered by mods that expand the game's story. Besides, the developer also used the support of moderators. Suffice it to remember FlashShifter, the creator of Stardew Valley Expanded, who also helped with the big update 1.6.

However, the American stressed that only the basic version of the game is "canonical," and no one should consider the story from the mods as an actual part of the narrative. Barone wants to make sure that players are aware of what is the official version of the story, and what is just a fan-made addition.

Likely for the same reason, the dev advised a couple of weeks ago that after the release of version 1.6, players should play a session without mods. Naturally, he was also concerned with the game mechanics and additional gameplay features. Nonetheless, the idea that players should be aware of which changes are "official" and which are brought by fan mods, also fits into Barone's appeal regarding the plot.

The 1.6 update is still not available on consoles and mobile devices. The developer has assured that he is doing his best to ensure that the patch debuts on these platforms as quickly as possible. More updates for the PC edition of SV are also on the way.

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Graduated with a master's degree in Polish Studies from the University of Warsaw with a thesis dedicated to this very subject. Started his adventure with in 2015, writing in the Newsroom and later also in the film and technology sections (also contributed to the Encyclopedia). Interested in video games (and not only video games) for years. He began with platform games and, to this day, remains a big fan of them (including Metroidvania). Also shows interest in card games (including paper), fighting games, soulslikes, and basically everything about games as such. Marvels at pixelated characters from games dating back to the time of the Game Boy (if not older).